Escape to where the only wildlife of a beach vacation is the mullet jumping, dolphins feeding, and ducks quacking by! This two bedroom/one bath cabin sleeps 4, has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer combo, and all the serenity you could ask for! Sitting directly on the Bon Secour River, it is minutes from the outlet malls as well as from Gulf Shores’ beaches. The gated community of 18 free-standing cabin units has a swimming pool and boat launch, and each cabin has its own private pier to tie up your boat after cruising down the river to Bon Secour Bay, Mobile Bay, the Intracoastal, or out into the Gulf of Mexico. Or, rent kayaks and explore the upper river. Spend evenings grilling out and lounging in the hammock and swing, watching the herons, pelicans, jumping mullet and occasional pods of dolphin. Or drive just minutes to enjoy Gulf Shores and Orange Beaches’ attractions. Foley offers shopping @ The Tanger Outlets along with many restaurants to choose from.
- Cabin750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 21, 2018
About Charlotte Spurlin
After living in Baldwin County for many years and then moving away, we found ourselves constantly trying to get back home. We spent too many nights in hotel rooms and too many days in the car, riding and looking for the right place. Finally, we found Number 17. The Galley. That's what we have always called it. It is a perfect place for our family of 4. We love the river ways of Baldwin County. It sits right on one of the most versatile, beautiful rivers there is. We love fishing. We love boating. We love swimming. We love throwing the cast net and hauling in mullet, cleaning it, and putting it on the grill for dinner. Bing. Bang. Boom. Number 17 is all that and more. Our girls love the pool. We love that we can watch them swim from the hammock. We live about 2.5 hours away but go to Number 17 as often as the social lives of one teenage and one pre-teen daughter will allow.
Charlotte Spurlin purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Charlotte Spurlin chose Foley
Number 17. The Galley gives us everything we wanted and more. We are able to 'go home' and then go boating, fishing, tubing, canoeing, and to the beach as much or as little as we wish. Number 17 is right in the middle of Foley and Gulf Shores and has easy access to so much. We love the location almost as much as we love the Bon Secour River.
What makes this Cabin unique
There is always a breeze blowing in from the river, making the swing and hammocks a great place to be no matter the time of day or night. Watching the sunset from the porch, feeding the baby ducks off the banks, and pulling in a cast-net full of mullet onto the pier are just three of our favorite things to do.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Good fit for us
Loved everything about our stay with Charlotte! The house had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable with extra pillows available. Most of all, the place was clean! It was close to everything we wanted to do (shopping, beach, restaurants, etc.) We will definitely be back.
Nice area, great little restaurant in walking distance
Cozy and clean, away from the beach hub bub. Neighbors were friendly and helpful. Turtles begged food each morning. Mullet were active all day. Fun to relax and drink coffee on the porch. Really enjoyed the Galley restaurant, the new owners and team. Food was great!
Quiet, serene retreat.
Had a wonderful time. This home is clean and well maintained. It was the perfect size for 4 adults and our 3 fur babies. We really enjoyed spending time on the deck watching the birds, fish and turtles on the river. It was close to everything. The owner was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this little gem.
Beautiful home, lovely location: close to everything but quiet and private
This river home is very well maintained and very comfortable. It is a quiet, relaxing location and truly just a couple minutes drive to walgreens, target, etc, and 10 minutes to the beach. Community members were nice to our dogs and to us. Good quality furniture with couches that are comfy and extra blankets tucked into the living room chest. Cute vintage painted finds with plenty of storage space for clothes, towels, etc. Kitchen has lots of quality items and good storage space.
Beds were comfortable and quiet- NO SQUEAKS!
A/C very effective, plenty of hot water. Washer/dryer worked great.
Our family has 2 adults, 2 boys (7 and 10) and 2 mini dachshunds. We were very comfortable and felt the space was appropriate for relaxing, getting ready and eating meals. The downstairs space has 2 covered parking areas and lots of paved area to lay out stuff for beach outings, etc. The sandy beach stuff can be sprayed off and left to dry without being an eyesore.
We really enjoyed the porch right out the front door- the boys fed the turtles every morning, a great blue heron regularly hunted about 50 feet away, we watched bats in the evening, swallows in the morning, a Florida Soft Shell turtle came by a few times, an osprey was hunting, the dogs were able to enjoy the sunshine. Great space for a rainy afternoon. The river depth actually changed by 2 ft in 10 minutes! The river was fascinating.
The dock is perfect to lay on at night and see lots of stars, we used the canoe once and had fun.
This little retreat is very comfortable, clean and well cared for. The river setting is beautiful and relaxing. This was a much better choice for our family than to be directly on the beach road. Charlotte Spurlin and her staff are easy to work with and very nice.
Thank you for offering your home, it is special!
I love that you feel about our place the same way that we do! Your experience is exactly why we began vacation rentals when we couldn't go as often as we like: we genuinely enjoy sharing with others what we find so amazing.
Thank you for taking the time to put into words what you enjoyed about The Galley #17. I am happy for others to know as well as happy to hear that you had such a great time.
We hope to have your family back time and again. You were incredibly easy to work with as well.
Nice quite retreat
Lovely home! Neighbors were great and it was so peaceful and relaxing. Amazing sun rises and sunsets. Would definitely stay again.
A brackish river, Bon Secour provides the best of all water worlds. Canoe up-river to the clear, cold fresh water for an exhilarating swim, fishing, or exploring nature. (Canoe provided) Or, launch your boat on-site and head down river to Bon Secour Bay, the Intracoastal, Mobile Bay, or the Gulf of Mexico for sight-seeing, fishing, tubing, or hanging out on the beach. Happy Harbor, Lulu's, and Tacky Jack's restaurants are within 30 minutes of tying up and sitting down. Happy Harbor also rents pontoon boats and jet skis.
Dolphins, ducks, herons, and pelicans are just a few of the many types of wild life visible from the porch. Watch the mullet jump and throw the cast net from the pier to haul in dinner!
Gulf Shores is only 5 miles down the road and offers Waterville USA, shopping, para-sailing, jet skiing, and sugar white sands for beach-going. Play 'serious' golf at one of many courses such as Craft Farms or goofy golf at The Track. Craft Farms Shopping Center provides a Target, Publix, and Cobb Theater along with an Apple Store!
Orange Beach is only a few minutes' drive and is home to The Wharf where there is great shopping, a giant ferris wheel, a zip line, and always great live entertainment including names like Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, and much more.
Foley, 5 miles up the road, is home to the world famous Tanger Outlet Center as well as many delicious restaurants.
There is a Fresh Market Seafood store for fishing and bait needs and a handy-dandy Shell station that sells marine fuel just up the road, and Billy's Seafood with fresh seafood right off the boat is only a 10 minute drive down the river - just in case you don't bring in the big haul!
Both Foley and Gulf Shores have wonderful municipal libraries, excellent city parks, and one or both are usually having some kind of festival.
The Eastern Shore, home to Fairhope and Daphne, is less than 30 minutes away, and both extend the opportunities for shopping, golfing, boating, and sight-seeing. Additionally, just a minute more up the road you will find the Malbis Mall and Spanish Fort Town Center with a Bass Pro and much, much more. Spanish Fort is also home to some really interesting Civil War Historical Landmarks. Fort Morgan, about 25 miles from the cabin and home of the Mobile Bay Ferry, also provides Civil War history.
Mobile, AL, is about an hour's drive west, and Pensacola, FL, is about the same heading east. Both have airports. Pensacola is also home to the Blue Angels. Biloxi, MS, is about a 2-hour drive, or with some planning, you can catch a tour bus that leaves out of Foley on Biloxi gambling day trip.