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Private Pool, Beautiful home , Awesome views of Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Shore Thing Beach House is a very nice 3 bedroom-2 bath house featuring a beautiful 12 x 28 private swimming pool, surrounded by a 25 x 40 sun deck. This home offers the best of both worlds. You can spend the day at the beach frolicking in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico & playing in the sand or, if you prefer, you have access to your own private pool. The deck provides awesome views of both Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for sun bathing. When you come back from the beach be sure to rinse off in the enclosed outdoor shower with both hot & cold water. Morning sunrises to late night talks can be spent on the covered front porch which offers a swing, rocking chairs and a picnic table. Other amenities include DirecTV with Genie, TV’s & DVD’s in all bedrooms and living room, an outdoor grill and a very well stocked kitchen.

Of the 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom has a king size bed; bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and bedroom 3 has a queen & twin size bed. The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa. Sleeps 9.

Free WIFI, microwave, blender, coffee pot, dishwasher, laundry room.

Must be 25 years of age to rent this home. No smoking and no pets allowed.


Bruce Cantrell

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Bruce Cantrell

My wife and I were both born and raised in Alabama. My wife in Cullman and myself in the Birmingham area. We are both retired now and live in the Trussville area. We have been married 40 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two awesome son-in-laws and three wonderful grandchildren. We are a close knit family and we get together every Thursday evening for dinner and family time. We have been doing this for 18 years when our oldest daughter started college. Everyone, especially the grandchildren look forward to this special family time. We would highly recommend this to everyone that has the opportunity. Family is everything and this keeps us all very close.

Bruce Cantrell purchased this House in 2002

Why Bruce Cantrell chose Fort Morgan

My wife always wanted a house with a covered porch, real dormers, two bedrooms upstairs and the master bedroom and living area downstairs. When we found this house it fit her dream home perfectly. We are new to VRBO but our home has been in a vacation rental program since we purchased it 14 years ago so we are not new to renting and knowing what makes people happy. My wife goes beyond expectations in stocking the kitchen. We have had many rentors write in our book that they brought lots of cooking utenstils, etc. only to find they had everything they needed already here. All of our beds are very comfortable and offer a great nights sleep. All three bedrooms have a tv, dvd and dvr capabilities. Same for the great room. We have many movies on dvd that can be viewed and we have a bookcase full of books to read.

What makes this House unique

This home has a 12' x 28' private pool with a large 25 x 40 sunning deck. The deck was shifted to the east to offer unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. If you have guests with you that don't prefer hours in the sun, they can sit on the covered front porch in the swing, rocking chair or deck chair in the shade and enjoy a book or just enjoy the fantastic scenery. The entire family can enjoy a meal on one of two picnic tables, one on the front porch and one under the house. There is a large enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water under the house. We also have a very nice stainless steel park grill for outdoor cooking. If you enjoy birds, we have a large colony of Purple Martins just to the north of the pool deck. They arrive in March and travel back to South America around the middle of July. They have a beautiful song and eat lots of insects. One of our favorite things to do is sit in the swing on the front porch or on the pool deck in the mornings, drink coffee and watch the dolphins play in the gulf. It is so peaceful and makes everything seem right with the world.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          outdoor shower, Hot and cold water.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              2nd tier home with vacant beachfront lot in front which provides an unobstructed view of gulf. Walk out our short driveway across a small side beach road and you are on beachfront.
            • Beachfront
              Beachfront directly in front of our home is vacant providing unobstructed view of the gulf.
            • Ocean View
              380 ft +or- from our front porch till you are standing in gulf. Can observe dolphins swimming from our front porch or pool deck. Can hear waves break with windows open at night in cooler seasons.


                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          WIFI enabled
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Full size.
                        • Living Room
                          Great room.
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Full sized washing machine. Only use HE liquid detergent.
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Regular Mr. Coffee and a small Kuerig.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Table seats 6 and bar seats 3.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 9 people


                                    • Books
                                      Bookcase with an assortment of books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      TV's in great room and all 3 bedrooms.
                                    • Video Library
                                      Assortment of DVD's and VHS tapes.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Stainless Park Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool


                                                    • churches
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  57 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Property was very nice.

                                                                  Kevin D.

                                                                  Location was too remote to any shopping or restaurants worth eating at. The restaurants close enough to visit were of poor quality and very slow service.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Fort Morgan is a quiet, family oriented community without the congestion and noise of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. The trade off for this is a 20 - 30 minute drive to major grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Outlet Malls and some of the finest dining anywhere. For most of our guests the trade off is well worth it.

                                                                  Great location across the street from the Gulf. Very short drive to nearby restaurants.

                                                                  Kristine P.

                                                                  House was very nice. Weather average so we couldn’t use the pool which was too bad. We liked the size of the house for two couples. We had enough space and privacy for each couple. Nice TVs in each room for relaxing before bed. The appliances are brand knew and very nice. The walks every morning and evening were so nice. Walk right out your front door. All in all a very nice VRBO and would recommend it to others!!

                                                                  Great location, good space

                                                                  Jodi S.

                                                                  Loved being able to see the Gulf from the front of the house and the bay from the back! The bedrooms were good sized and there was plenty of living space for our family of four. The owners were awesome to work with. The decor is a bit outdated but the space is comfortable.

                                                                  Definite Stay Again

                                                                  Jerry R K.

                                                                  Location, cleanliness, comfort and amenities were perfect for us. We look forward to our next stay at this location.

                                                                  Beautiful home with amazing pool right by the beach.

                                                                  Bonnie D.

                                                                  We really enjoyed staying here. The house has an amazing deck and pool where we spent a lot of time. The beach is right across the street. The home has nice furniture and high end appliances. The location was perfect for us. Away from the crowds but still just a 30 minute or less drive away from all the great Gulf Shores tourist attractions and restaurants. We highly recommend this home for a great vacation.

                                                                  Super place to stay!

                                                                  Sharon G.Christiansburg, VA

                                                                  Everything was clean and inviting. We had a lovely visit.


                                                                  Gulf Shores, AL, USA

                                                                  Fort Morgan known as the guardian of the bay is at the tip of Mobile Point at the western terminus of State Route 180 (Alabama). It and Dauphin Island, on which Fort Gaines is situated, enclose Mobile Bay. The Alabama Historical Commission maintains the site. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CST. the site is open Daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST, except for the award winning “Tuesday Twilight Tours” in June and July, when visitors can learn about the life at the Fort with — rifle demonstrations, the responsibilities of the Laundress, and cannon firing!


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                                                                  57 Reviews
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