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Best of Both Worlds-Bay & Beach..45ft from bay, 5 min to Gulf

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Bayside Cottage across the street from the Gulf of Mexico

Enjoy the peace and serenity of our 3 bedroom, 2 Bath sanctuary on beautiful Mobile Bay. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from our expansive front deck. Watch the ships head out to sea and the dolphins frolic most every afternoon. Swimming, fishing and crabbing can be enjoyed just outside our door. New flat screen TV in the family room, DVD, Wireless Internet, Washer/Dryer, fully stocked's all here! Walk out the front door and fish, swim or sunbathe on our backyard bay beach..or walk 5 minutes to the Gulf.

Pam McElhany
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Pam McElhany

Having grown up in Mobile, my sister and I developed a lifelong love for the beach. Now, we both live in Texas with our families and look forward to coming home to our vacation getaway by the beach, our 'Coastal Cottage'.

Pam McElhany purchased this house in 2011

Why Pam McElhany chose Gulf Shores

This house is on a quiet peninsula, with a beautiful view of the bay..dolphins regularly swim right out in front of the house. We love living on the bay and having the Gulf just across the street, a 5 min. walk. No high rises, tourist traps or noise here.

What makes this house unique

Fishing and swimming are just outside our door. We have our own private, sandy bay beach. Our shady, downstairs swing is the perfect respite from a busy day of fishing or frolicking on the beach.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Mattress (2017)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Mattress (2017)
  • Both Queen Beds have new mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New picnic table and new table on upstairs deck. New outdoor rinsing shower. Porch swing under the house.


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Best of Both Worlds-Bay & Beach..45ft from bay, 5 min to Gulf
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation! The house was better than expected. It was the best of both worlds. The bay was quiet and beautiful. The gulf was only a 1/2 mile away. We enjoyed fishing in the bay and lounging on the beach. The local restaurants were great and Tacky Jacks was a lot of fun. I would do it again tomorrow.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love our little bay get away and are glad you enjoyed your time there. Come see us again real soon.😊
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Montgomery, AL

Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a few days as a quick getaway before our baby comes, and we LOVED it!! The house is in the perfect location.. close to everything you need or want, yet far enough away to enjoy tranquility and relaxation. It's super close to the gulf, and we loved the private bay beach. And the house has all the amenities you could need. Will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sarah. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our little slice of paradise. Come back with that baby next year. The bay is calm and perfect for the little ones. Thanks!
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Grapevine, TX

Awesome, quiet vacation home with white sandy beaches

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3 bedroom beach house, fully equipped with everything you need. The owners have taken well care of this home/property and is nicely beach theme decorated. Very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Loved getting up in the morning and sitting outside drinking coffee and either reading or watching the birds fly around or taking in the. Beautiful bay views. Just a few miles from Fort Morgan and the ferry ride across to Daulphin Island was a great and fun experience. The tour at Fort Gaines at Daulphin Island was really nice. The beach is within walking distance and just totally relaxing. Sat on the beach for hours and hours watching the waves, relaxing and reading. Beautiful white sand beaches. Went to Sassy Bass restaurant several times as food and entertainment was great. They have a small adequately stocked bate shop, grocery store and souvenir shop. Locals were very friendly. We were there in October and didn't have a lot of traffic and would go back during this time. Told by the locals that October was one of the best months to go. Can't wait to book our next trip there.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Such a peaceful place, can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the fact that this property was out near Ft. Morgan, the last thing I wanted to hear on my getaway was traffic and noise from the crowds at Gulf Shores. This place is quiet and peaceful with expansive views from the front deck. Every morning I would make my coffee and look out at the birds landing on the piers on the beach in Mobile Bay. The house was comfortable and well cared for, with interseting local art & beach themed decor. The outside shower was perfect for washing off the sand after a busy day at the beach. We especially enjoyed Karaoke night with the locals at "Tacky Jacks" a short walk from the house. Be sure to have at least one meal at "Sassy Bass" the crabmeat crostini was delicious. The owner was extremely helpful with suggestions on area attractions and I hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on the Bay! Rental was an easy process and owner gave such special attention to see that we had all needed to make our vacation special. Home was lovely and comfortable! The outdoor space was wonderful with beautiful views of Mobile Bay and sunsets to remember! Off the beaten path enough and yet accessible to restaurants, stores, etc. Beach was close and the Fort Morgan beach was beautiful! The tour of Fort Morgan was an interesting deviation from sun and surf. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise and hope you will stay with us again real soon. Pam
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Everything was PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

This was our best vacation so far! The house is right on the bay, but also really close to the gulf. We went to the beach off Beacon several times, which was really nice and not overcrowded. The house was very clean with a fully stocked kitchen. Very nice deck with a great view. Pam, the owner, has been great to work with. It was family friendly yet romantic at the same time. We have 3 kids ages 9, 11, and 14. They LOVED it. The last night they planed a romantic dinner for my husband and I on the deck. Can't say enough about this house and the location. Memories will definitely last a lifetime! We will recommend it to all of our friends & family and hopefully we will get to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tacky Jacks 2 less than 1/4 mile away
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Less than 1 mile to the ferry
Nearest Golf
19.8 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: recommended

Beautiful, quiet location, just down the street from the ferry and historic ' Fort Morgan'. A cozy cottage nestled on the shores of Mobile Bay. The perfect location for swimming, fishing, and Dolphin watching. A short 20 minute drive from all the shopping and restaurants of Gulf Shores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates vary depending upon the season. Average rate is $200 per day, less during spring and fall, more during summer peak season and 4th of July.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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