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Peaceful Gulf Shores of Yesteryear Yet Close to the Vacation Action in Town!

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Cottage on the Bay


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 Bedroom, Cottage With Full Size Futon On The Bay With Beach.

This quaint 450 sq. ft. one-bedroom home was one of the original fishing cottages seven miles west of the heart of Gulf Shores, a totally different experience from the hustle and bustle of condo life along the Gulf. Our family, with several small grandchildren, enjoy this home several times during the year when accommodations become too cramped in our two-story house on the same property. This fully-equipped kitchen/home features satellite TV, wireless internet, phone, outside (and inside) showers, small pier, sand beach, deck, screened-in porch, washer and dryer and park type outdoor grill. The bedroom hosts a queen sized bed while the living room offers a futon sofa sleeper.

Should you decide to stay with us, great. Please keep in mind, the house is located 7.2 miles west of the intersection of 59 and 180 Highways in Gulf Shores, Alabama (the main intersection), at a quarter mile west of Bay Breeze RV Park, turn off the highway to the right (north) at the sign and mail box suggesting 12863, follow the driveway to the right, past the yellow two story house and down to the water. It's about 500 feet off the highway.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow
  • 450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    suitable for younger children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    pack-n-play available upon requesty...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$720 $2,000
Summer Peak
Jun 1 - Aug 31
2 night min stay
$168 $198
Fri, Sat
$910 $4,260
Late Summer
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$720 $2,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$168 $198
Fri, Sat, Sun
$910 $4,260
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax and Cleaning $200

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensecola, Florida
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Peninsula Golf Club
7.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 59
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Beach Club
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mobile street beach

Car: Necessary

Main attractions in the Gulf Shore area are its beautiful white-sand beaches, amusement and water parks. There is upscale dining, pub dining and then there is 'fun' dining such as Lulu's Homeport Marina, The Hangout and Tacky Jacks where you take the whole family for hours of entertainment. Take the kids to see Captain Crunch at the alligator farm or spend a day at the zoo and see a variety of animals. Old Fort Morgan just down the road also offers an afternoon of entertainment as well as the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: My wife, Sandy and I purchased this property as our retirement home and a location where we could enjoy time with our children and grandchildren. We are fortunate that many of our grandchildren are able to spend significant time each year with us at the beach.

Why Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
This is one of the rare family friendly, quiet, peaceful retreats in the area. After enjoying the many fun-filled activities of the area this is where you come to relax.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Time and again visitors have told us how peaceful it is at our property. Dolphins go by every morning and evening. The sunsets are lovely and some love to take an afternoon to sit and read.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Cottage on the Bay

    Cottage on the Bay

  • sleeps two more.

    sleeps two more.

  • Comfortable queen sized bed.

    Comfortable queen sized bed.

  • Dolphin watching!

    Dolphin watching!

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

VRBO #477845

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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