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Low Prices for Fall/Winter!! Book now! Almost on the beach and Family friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Lots of room for everyone - even your pets! 2 minute walk to beach!


Come stay with us and you will see why we call this our Happy Place. Three bedrooms, two baths, two decks, dual grill (charcoal and propane), views of both the ocean and the bay from both decks . . . all you need to do to enjoy is kick off your shoes when you arrive!

The place is so serene, you can do as much or as little as you want! You can walk to the beach or the bay. You can play games in the yard or sit out on the deck. There are a several restaurants out here near Ft. Morgan and a couple of general stores.

The Fort Morgan historic site is less than 2 miles away. After exploring there, jump on the Dauphin Island Ferry and explore the island. Sometimes you can just sit on the deck and watch the Blue Angels practice!

Our home is about a 15 to 20-minute drive back to Gulf Shores central. Once there, restaurants and tourist gift shops are everywhere! You can find a gift on your list for everyone.

If you tire of the beach, you can always visit the zoo, the water park, go on a zip-line, rent a kayak or paddle board, take a dolphin cruise - - - Oh the places you could go!

If it's quiet at home you seek, just sit back and read one of the many books. Maybe you're in the mood for a game or a jigsaw puzzle?

There's lots to do, but remember, you don't have to do anything at all!

We aim to make our Happy Place, one of your favorites!

More Details

Jill Rathert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Jill Rathert

We are just your average, All-American family. We work hard and play hard. Much of our time centers around 3 things: ice hockey, all-star cheer and Alabama football - ROLL TIDE!

Jill Rathert purchased this house in 2012

Why Jill Rathert chose Alabama

We began looking for a beach house to call our own in March of 2012. Our whole family loves the beach, and we thought we'd see if there was something out there in our price range. We were blessed enough to come across this gem! It was in sad shape, but had good bones. We have worked hard to update it and are continuously making improvements!

What makes this house unique

When we first purchased the house, it didn't have a name, we simply called it the Lil Beach Shack. We spent months debating names before settling on Happy Place. It truly is our happy place - hope it's your also.

One of the benefits of our home is you get a double view off the front and back porches of both the Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Our floor plan allows you to close off the sleeping areas from the living areas. Plus, in case it's raining, you can enter the storage room and take our wrought iron staircase up to the house so you don't get wet. The iron staircase was already there and it's just sort of like a secret passage!


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Toys and games provided. Flat screen television also!
    Guest Room - 2 double , Extra big closet and flat screen television
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom with bathroom, walk-in closet & desk
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Low Prices for Fall/Winter!! Book now! Almost on the beach and Family friendly!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great to work with and it was an easy transaction. Very clean home. The house has any essentials that you would need, although we usually bring most of those items with us. Our dog was very comfortable in the home, and the neighbors are all very kind. Everything is exactly as we expected, and some things were even better. If you want to use your vacation wisely and go somewhere that you can really relax and enjoy your time off, then this is it.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it, clean and every thing you need

  • 5 of 5

Your house was just right, fit our family of 7. The house has every thing you need for a stay at the beach. Thank you for sharing your cabin and letting us enjoy your happy place.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was great! Kids loved the bunk room and toys. Quiet and quaint area.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house was perfect. Decor was cute. Good area, if you don't like crowded busy areas. Just a quick walk to the beach. Owners were great to work with. A very pleasant stay! Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation in Fort Morgan. Our kids are 14, 6 and 4...all of them had an incredible time! Most of our time was spent at the beach which is a very short walk from the home. The property has everything a family needs and more. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family with kids or pets!! We really enjoyed our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time while in Fort Morgan. The beach is beautiful and low key!! This home was a perfect fit for us as we brought 4 kids and our grandmothers. We would definitely come back in the future if allowed.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot, dog friendly, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed, very quiet ( except for the ocean of course!), peaceful, relaxing. Dogs ( and humans) loved walking on the beach! This time of year we had the beach to ourselves! Far from the hustle of tourist places, but could still go there if you want.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Pensacola Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks II
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Highway 180
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks II
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Beach at Ft. Morgan
Car: necessary

Our home is located on a fun, family-oriented street - away from the hustle and bustle of most rentals.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2017 - Sep 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Feb 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2018 - Apr 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/Linens $130
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $40

WE CONSIDER SPECIAL REQUESTS. PET FEE IS PER PET! Please note that by renting, you agree to replace any broken or damaged toys/items, wash and put away beach towels (housekeeping takes care of the rest), make sure grill is clean, take out trash, leave no open food and start dishwasher before you leave. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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