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Family Fun On Beautiful Bon Secour River

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

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.

More Details

Charlotte Spurlin
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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.


Foley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has king sized bed and tv 2nd bedroom has double-bed and tv Linens provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family Fun On Beautiful Bon Secour River
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews
Rising Fawn, GA

Terrific place!

  • 5 of 5

Sooooo nice and pet friendly to boot!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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  • 4 of 5

Deeper cleaning is needed...Fan on stand in second bedroom is extremely dirty...Most important. The stair at the bottom of the stairway is improperly built and is dangerous...For the sake of others who will be enjoying this lovely spot, please have that attended to..We really enjoyed ourselves...Sure did wish that we had a little canoe to use on that beautiful river...Thanks

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great place right on the water

  • 5 of 5

A great house with a deck that invites you to enjoy the views for hours. Pelicans where diving after fish as soon as we drove up. The location was perfect for our vacation with easy access to the beach, The Wharf, and OWA. We really could not ask for a better place.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place clean and you really fell at

home there. Loved watching the birds and ducks while sitting on the deck.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Onaha Nebraska

The home is very cozy and comfortable. It had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

Our deck overlooking the Bon Secour River was so peaceful watching the different birds, fish and turtles. If we wanted to go in to town, it wasn't far away. Our two week stay was one we'll never forget. Charlotte Spurlin was great to work with. She is a very pleasant person. We'd definitely like to book through her again. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Bon Secour

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Jack Edwards National Airport, Gulf Shores, AL
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry, Ft. Morgan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Craft Farms
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alabama Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Tin Top
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Gulf Shores, AL
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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