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Watch dolphins on your own private beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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!


Owner
Roy A. Mortensen, Jr.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

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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Amenities

Elberta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size daybed with trundle
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Watch dolphins on your own private beach!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 26 reviews
5

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: Aug 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The real (quiet and private) thing for the two of us.

  • 5 of 5

We got everything we wanted: Quiet and private accommodation with lake view, kayaking in the bayou, trees, ospreys, pelicans, dolphins, birds, trees, no noise, no music, no people, no traffic, no meeting, no barbecue smoke. The real thing for the two of us. Roy lives in the roadside house. We lived in the waterside house. Air conditioning was quiet and effective. We would like to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Country Fun

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with Papa Roy late October for two nights and it was much better than expected. Papa Roy did everything needed to insure our stay was a great one. We barbequed both nights, used the kayak both days, and just enjoyed the solitude. Our talks with Papa Roy alone were worth the trip. The Elberta Market has great meats and sundries, but if you have to have something special bring it with you.(ie. alcoholic beverages)! It was so quiet at night. Awesome! Loved this place. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
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

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

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