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Charming Raised Cottage On Historic Mobile Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath on the Bay

Very private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home situated on a 1.5 acre lot on historic Mobile Bay. The gourmet kitchen includes a gas stove and built-in ice maker. The living areas open on to a sun deck with outdoor shower and a covered 50ft. screened-in gallery which is great for relaxing after a day on the beach. There is also a covered gazebo and 150 ft. pier on the Bay for fishing and crabbing or just watching the spectacular sunsets!

Sharon Harvill
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sharon Harvill

Retired consultant with vacation rentals in Ft. Morgan Alabama and Holmes Beach Florida.

Sharon Harvill purchased this house in 1997

Why Sharon Harvill chose Alabama

Ft. Morgan remains 'the way the beach used to be before the advent of high-rise condo's.

What makes this house unique

Very private home with spectacular views.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is on sun deck on main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with bath, overlooking bay
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Opens to screed porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , All bedrooms have TV's
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2). All have TV, DVD and overhead fans
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Charming Raised Cottage On Historic Mobile Bay
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Best Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time to stay at Near The End. We have been coming to the area for many, many years and have rented homes and condos in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. This cottage beats them all. The view is outstanding! Simply the best! The screened porch is amazing anytime of the day. You can read, take a nap or watch the birds and other wildlife. There is a sun deck with an outdoor shower. The dock is the perfect place to watch sunsets and the gazebo is perfect for morning coffee and a sunrise. All the furniture is comfortable, the house is clean and the beautiful kitchen is well stocked. The beach is just a short distance across the road if you decide to go there. We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was our second stay...perfect family getaway with all the amenities! Owners very nice. Love it!

  • 5 of 5

We love the peace and quiet of Ft. Morgan and this cottage definitely offers that. The pier is the perfect place to fish and watch the dolphins. Kayaking is fun as well. The beach is just across the highway. The cottage offers everything you need for your stay. Sharon is a joy to work with and we look forward to returning for our third annual trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will return. We caught several fish from the dock, including red fish. We caught crabs in the traps that were at the house, and the kids had a great time. There is alot of privacy from the road at the house with natural shrubs and that was nice too.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calming Effect

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting this wonderful area and beautiful home . Sharon is an absolute delight to deal with . The sunrise and sunsets on the bay are out of this world!! I highly recommend this place if you are looking for peace and quiet time!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Cottage for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this house! No one wanted to leave. Sharon was very helpful and the house was clean, cozy and well maintained. The Bay beach access isn't much and the kids (12, 11 and 10) did not swim there at all. They did however play on the docks for hours and since the dock is in shallow water, they jumped off and used the beach access to get back on the dock. They also caught hermit crabs on the bay beach. I think the bay beach would work for younger kids but my crazy preteens wanted big waves.

We caught blue crabs from the dock and also did some fishing from the dock. No luck at the fishing but I think our bait was too big for the shallow water fish (lots of hits and nibbles on the bait but we didn't actually reel anything in).

We drove the car over to the Gulf side (very quick little drive across the highway) and would stay there for the afternoon every day. You just have to find the "water access" sign and park along the street, simple.

The view is beautiful and my husband and I spent most all our time on the screened porch.

Sassy Bass is a great little seafood joint just down the road. Also, don't miss the opportunity to check out Fort Morgan (the actual Fort).

It was a wonderful week for my family. Thank you to Sharon and Bill for sharing their beach cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very relaxing week in this wonderful home. Fishing and crabbing for the boys and the beach for the girls, perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Jack Edwards
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
SunSet/Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dauphin Island/Ft. Morgan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Ft. Morgan

House is very private and is located directly on Mobile Bay. The Gulf beaches are across the street (approx. 1 block).


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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