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Best Bama Beach House!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beach front home

Clean Slate is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom single family home directly on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is at your back door and the water is just steps away. Our home offers a break from overcrowded beaches, free from the congestion associated with condominiums.

Clean Slate features tastefully appointed furnishings provide the comfortable environment for a vacation or retreat. When Clean Slate is not rented, we (the owners) occupy the home. This assures the best care and maintenance (and it shows). The home is very clean.

There are two master suites with two additional bedrooms. The home sleeps twelve people comfortably, all in beds (no convertibles or pullouts). The main living area is tiled, with area rugs. Each spacious bedroom is carpeted, has a private bath, ceiling fan, television, and more.

Bedrooms

Two suites gulf front

Two bedrooms bay side

Suites have walk-in closets

Suites have dressing area

Suites have a king-size bed

Suites have trey ceilings

Bedrooms have two queen beds each

All have private baths

All are carpeted

All have ceiling fans

All have flat screen TVs

Den

Majestic views of beach and gulf

Large open area with plenty of seating

Twelve foot ceilings with ceiling fan

Tile flooring with area rug

Flat screen HDTV

Blu-Ray/DVD player

Stereo with 5.1 Surround Sound

Fireplace

Dining/Kitchen

Full-sized table seats eight comfortably

Counter seating for four

Top notch appliances

Large refrigerator with ice maker

Fully equipped for cooking

Exterior

Gulf front with bay views

Large screened porch

Open and covered decks

Dune walk to beach

Covered parking for four cars

Four dining/picnic tables

Two outside showers

Park style, oversized charcoal grill

Landscaping

Private road

Dunes and expansive beach

Other

High speed wireless Internet

Free long distance in continental US

Two water heaters (plenty of hot water)

Dish Network with 250+ Channels and HDTV

Alarm system

Laundry room

No smoking

Pets MAY be welcome!

Nearby

Boat ramps/marina within two miles

Quick exit to Gulf from Bay by boat

Ferry to Dauphin Island five minutes away

Charter fishing boats within five minutes

Golf courses within ten minutes

Plenty of restaurants nearby

Close to bird sanctuaries/trails

Across from nature preserve

More Details

Owner
Helen or Dan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Helen or Dan

In the old days of nautical navigation, a slate tablet was kept near the helm on which the watch keeper would record speeds, distances, headings and tacks during his stay at the watch. At the change of watch, the slate tablet would be wiped clean. The new watch would always start with a clean slate.

In a similar way today, we refer to a new beginning or a second chance as starting with a 'clean slate'. Our family has found that we are able to come here, forget about the things that worry us, review our plans for the future and get a fresh start upon leaving. We hope you also can come visit and leave with a clean slate!

Helen or Dan purchased this house in 2003

Why Helen or Dan chose Gulf Shores

Whether you want a very active vacation or just want to lounge on the beach, Clean Slate and the surrounding area can accommodate your desires.

If it is quiet-time you seek, Fort Morgan is the beach for you. Off-the-beaten path, Fort Morgan's allure is undeniable. Single family homes nestled among the dunes translate into 'no-crowding' on the beautiful white-sand beaches. Nature preserves afford safe haven for wildlife and a birders' paradise. For those in a more active mood, championship golf courses await. A full service marina with fishing charters is just down the road. Great restaurants invite you to sample the local culinary treasures.

The land of Fort Morgan is so pristine, you can imagine being the first to discover it. Scrub oaks hide colorful chameleons and nesting robins. Nesting American Bald Eagles and Ospreys plunge from the heights to secure meals for their hatch-lings. Pelicans drift serenely overhead, then suddenly plunge into the water. Pods of dolphins play in the water. The stars crowd the night sky in a spectacular display - you can actually see the Milky Way. To walk along the shores of Fort Morgan is to discover a place where time has seemingly distanced itself from the business of life. Perhaps it is the shape of the land, a long peninsula, which makes this place unique. Or perhaps something magical drifted in on the tropical breeze and simply never left.

What makes this house unique

At Clean Slate, you walk out to the beach on the boardwalk and plant your toes in the sand. Takes all of 15 seconds!!

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower 1 - outdoor shower , On boardwalk
    Outdoor shower 2 - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed shower under house (people love it!)
    West Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Separate shower area, separate dressing area.
    East Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Separate shower area, separate dressing area.
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    East Suite - 1 king
    West Suite - 1 king
  • 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Spacious rooms. Suites have walk-in closets. No pullouts or bunkbeds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Best Bama Beach House!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Like coming home

  • 5 of 5

Love this place ! Well kept, well stocked, great beds, awesome porch. It feels like home. You will always enjoy your stay at this home. Rent it ! Just not when WE plan to come back :))))

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love having y'all there, especially for feedback during storms. The photos were awesome! Thanks for taking such great care of "our" spot. Just let us know when you choose your 2018 week. :-)
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4

Great

  • 4 of 5

House was nice. We had beautiful weather.

We went for a week of relaxation on the beach and that is what we had😃?

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House! Great Location! Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our week here! Wish we could've stayed longer! We returned to to Fort Morgan after several years and chose to return to this house again. We loved it the first time & it was even better this trip. No complaints! It has the most well equipped kitchen of any house we have ever rented. Beautifully decorated & very comfortable for 2 families with our kids ranging from 8-20. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! What a lovely review. Guests like you are why we work to keep our home well maintained and up-to-date. So happy to have you back in the Clean Slate Family. We hope to have you back soon.
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5

50th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Decided to splurge for a 50th birthday. Clean Slate did not disappoint! The view from the living/dining/kitchen area was stunning! Very comfy bed. Can't say enough about how clean the house was. Very homey also! Location was perfect. I'm not crazy about staying in a condo/commercial area because of the noise. Very peaceful area. Hopefully will be able to return again. Definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that Clean Slate met your expectations. The view is truly awesome - from fantastic sunrises to surreal sunsets there is something new every day. We like the 'homey" comment. We strive to make our 2nd home a very comfortable place. Thank you! p.s. We believe we have the best cleaning team around!!! We will pass along the accolade!
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5

Great beach house!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as portrayed in the pictures. The beach is mere steps away. The house lacked for nothing and was very clean. Helen was easily accessible and responded quickly to any concerns I had. I have no difficulty recommending this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests! We appreciate you staying at Clean Slate. And thank you for taking such good care of our home away from home! We have an awesome cleaning team - we will pass along the accolade! Thanks!
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time my huge family has stayed at Clean Slate. You absolutely can't beat the 4 bedrooms with attached baths and these bedrooms are large! The entire house is very clean well kept. The kitchen, dining and living room are completely open but we spend most of our time on the screened in porch. It is huge with plenty of seating and a great place to congregate after a day on the beach. We have all ages in our group, from 8 weeks old to almost 70 so one of the most important features of this house is the great wooden pier from the house to the beach. You don't have to walk far in the sand to get to the water. We also love that on rainy days the little ones can still play in the sand under the house. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you can imagine needing and more. The owners are beyond helpful and easy to communicate with. If you are considering this house, you will absolutely not be disappointed! My family is already discussing dates for trip #4 to clean slate.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Niki! Dan so enjoyed meeting the family. We look forward to helping you plan your next visit.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Jack Edwards or Mobile Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry (www.mobilebayferry.com)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 65 or 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
Fort Morgan Beach - in your backyard!
Car: necessary

If it is family focus and quiet-time you seek, Fort Morgan is the beach for you. Off-the-beaten path, Fort Morgan's allure is undeniable. Single family homes nestled among the dunes translate into 'no-crowding' on the beautiful white-sand beaches. Nature preserves afford safe haven for wildlife and a birders' paradise. For those in a more active mood, championship golf courses await. A full service marina with fishing charters is just down the road. Great restaurants invite you to sample the local culinary treasures.

The land of Fort Morgan is so pristine. Pelicans drift serenely overhead, while pods of dolphins play in the water. The stars crowd the night sky in a spectacular display - you can actually see the Milky Way. To walk along the shores of Fort Morgan is to discover a place where time has seemingly distanced itself from the business of life. Perhaps it is the shape of the land, a long peninsula, which makes this place unique.

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Fee $195 + Tax
Initialization Fee $40
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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