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Low Prices for Fall/Winter!! Book Now! Almost on the Beach and Family Friendly!

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

WELCOME TO OUR HAPPY PLACE!

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!
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be at least 21 to rent this house. This is NOT a party area. Our street has family-fun, not much fun for young people if you want to get loud and crazy. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots for children to do here! Indoor games, outdoor games and a television in the bunk room!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please NO SMOKING in house. Smokers are asked to please smoke in yard and dispose of extinguished butts in trash receptacle. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    All furry people are welcome, but we do ask that you properly clean up after them! NO PETS ON FURNITURE!!! (If we find animal hair on furnishings, we will keep half your security deposit! Make sure it's clean for future guests)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed

    Toys and games provided. Flat screen television also!...moreless

  • Guest Room: 2 double

    Extra big closet and flat screen television...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master bedroom with bathroom, walk-in closet & desk...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    We do not have any movies at the beach house...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTv...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat-screen in living room and one smaller flat-screen in the two guest rooms. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Rescue Pets Building Blocks Balls Beach Toys (MUST BE REPLACED IF DAMAGED) Puzzles Coloring Books and Crayons Games...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    Views of the Gulf of Mexico from both decks. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the bay from both decks. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are two dining areas: kitchen and deck. Both seat 6 people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    We do not provide fabric softener. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking:

    Parking is available - two/three under the house and two more in drive...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes, a landline is here. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided. Please wash all beach towels before leaving the house. We provide the laundry detergent to do that. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We provide one laundry detergent to wash the beach towels before you leave. If you wish to use the washer, you must bring your own laundry detergent. Thanks!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, cookware, pots and pans provided. Ask if you are looking for something specific. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We have a full-service kitchen. Pots, pans, dishes, silverware, paper products are all provided. We have all the major appliances as well as a blender, electric griddle and toaster oven!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Well, this is attached to the stove. :-D Charcoal/propane grill located under the house. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are a few stock pantry items on-site. We ask only that you replace them if they run out or are running low. These include cooking sprays, cooking oil, salt/pepper, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side refrigerator with in-door ice and water. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Your basic 4-burner, glass-top stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    This would be a toaster oven. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    OUTDOOR SHOWER...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane - charcoal You must provide either...moreless

 

Reviews

4.8
from 35 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER
May 21 - Sep 5, 2017
1 night min stay
$180
$1,200 $3,500
FALL
Sep 6 - Nov 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$165
$1,000 $3,000
WINTER
Nov 6 - Feb 24, 2018
1 night min stay
$110
$690 $2,200
SPRING
Feb 25 - Apr 28, 2018
1 night min stay
$135
$925 $3,300
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$160
$1,150 $3,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Housekeeping/Linens $130
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175

Notes:

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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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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Location

57 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola Regional Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tacky Jacks II
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 180
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tacky Jacks II
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • This is it: our HAPPY PLACE!

    This is it: our HAPPY PLACE!

  • Our periwinkle hallway. One of my favorite colors!

    Our periwinkle hallway. One of my favorite colors!

  • This little nook is located at the end of the bunk bed in the youth room.

    This little nook is located at the end of the bunk bed in the youth room.

  • Here's a peep at our Ala-bathroom!! We love Bama! RTR

    Here's a peep at our Ala-bathroom!! We love Bama! RTR

  • It's just a short trip to Mobile to tour the Battleship Alabama!

    It's just a short trip to Mobile to tour the Battleship Alabama!

  • The front door is are right - behind the round chair! Nice, open floor plan!

    The front door is are right - behind the round chair! Nice, open floor plan!

  • Kitchen has new sink and granite counter tops with tile backsplash.

    Kitchen has new sink and granite counter tops with tile backsplash.

  • Here is the children's room - or a room for anyone who loves bunk beds!

    Here is the children's room - or a room for anyone who loves bunk beds!

  • Here is our third guest room. It features 2 full beds and a large closet.

    Here is our third guest room. It features 2 full beds and a large closet.

  • More photos of the Ala-bathroom.

    More photos of the Ala-bathroom.

VRBO #606013

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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