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Watch dolphins on your own private beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage with glassed porch, pier and private beach.

Are you tired of staying in a cookie cutter condo and fighting for a space on the beach? If so, look no further than Papa Roy's Paradise! Papa Roy calls his paradise the Peace & Contentment Lodge or the P&C Lodge. His mantra is 'Do nothing and rest afterwards.' Located on Spring Branch just off of Perdido Bay, Papa Roy's Paradise is a little slice of heaven. You can drink coffee in the glassed porch and watch for dolphins or relax with a cocktail on the beach and view the sunset. Inside, there are two bedrooms, a large living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious glassed/screened porch. For your outdoor pleasure, there are kayaks, surf boards, paddle boards and even a slide on the dock. On the white sandy beach, there is a gazebo with a sitting area and a grill. Bring your boat and fishing gear! A dock with an underwater fish light will provide hours of enjoyment and entertainment. With a little luck, you can catch fish and crabs. In ten minutes, by boat or car, you can be at Pirate's Cove enjoying one of their cheeseburgers in paradise and drinking a world famous bushwhacker. Also, there are many other restaurants located in the area that specialize in local seafood. The sugar sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Pensacola are a short drive away. Fresh fruit and vegetable stands abound in the area and Sweet Home Farm Cheese is close by in Elberta. The butchers at the Elberta Grocery will cut your filet, t-bone or porterhouse to order and wrap it in wax paper. They also make and sell the finest sausage in Baldwin County. In season, for an additional charge, Papa Roy will take you out on his shrimp boat, The Perdido Queen, to catch shrimp for your dinner or to observe dolphins in their natural habitat. The P&C Lodge is paradise found!

Roy A. Mortensen, Jr.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Roy A. Mortensen, Jr.

You can travel many miles and not meet a character quite like Papa Roy. A shrimper for pleasure, not for profit, he washes his cares away each day in the beauty of his surroundings. His home, the P&C Lodge, in the Gulf Coast town of Josephine, Alabama, is a place where peace and contentment prevail. He spends his retirement enjoying life and savoring every bite. His mantra: 'Do nothing, and rest afterward.' This is Papa Roy's Gulf. Head south for a visit and discover yours.

What makes this cottage unique

Kayaking and paddle boarding included!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Papa Roy- We enjoyed our stay. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Bonus was watching the Ospreys. Thank you for your hospitality while we were here.
Jul 2017
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Elberta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size daybed with trundle
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Watch dolphins on your own private beach!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 28 reviews
Saint Johns, MI

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for having us. We enjoyed watching the dolphins every day. Fresh fish dinner right from the dock. Blue crab boil fresh from the dock. Kids loved waking up and being able to enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking and the overall beauty of Papa Roy's place without having to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
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A wonderful place to create family memories

  • 5 of 5

Papa Roy,

Thank you for a great place to kick off our Christmas holiday with family. My mother, sister and I truly enjoyed reminiscing about previous family cabin a few lots down the road. This is a wonderful area to create family memories. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation! There is so much to do. Kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and lounging on the beach! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the peacefulness of Spring Branch! Enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards!!

  • 4 of 5

We have a great time at Papa Roys!! The only thing that would have made our stay better was a 2nd bathroom 😜

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great respite before we headed back into the school year.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and very restful. Grandchildren had a wonderful time, fishing, crabbing, and kayaking. Thanks looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leave the Hustle and Bustle behind

  • 5 of 5

Great place if you are looking to get away from the crowds and have your own private beach. Very quite and peaceful setting. Kayak's, paddle boards and a boat dock are just a added benefit of the property. Dolphin sightings are very frequent.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Utilities included. Please pay by cash or check. Security Deposit Refundable upon completion of stay, if no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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