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Top O’ the Dunes-Luxurious family friendly beach home with beautiful gulf views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3900 square ft home with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 large living areas, pool.

Come enjoy your wonderful and relaxing beach getaway at this beautiful and unique, completely renovated two level home , sitting on top of the sandy white dunes of Ft. Morgan peninsula, overlooking the beautiful waters and beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to escape the crowded beaches, and enjoy a quiet vacation, Top O' the Dunes is the place to be !

The upper level has a large living room and dining area with table that seats 12 comfortably , fully equipped kitchen with bar counter/seating, laundry room, master suite with full bath, king bed, adjoining sitting room with twin sleeper (ideal for baby nursery), 2 guest rooms with 1 queen bed in each, full guest bath with corner tub and separate shower, large study with queen sleeper sofa, and large covered deck off the living area, with wonderful gulf views !

The downstairs level has a large living area with dining/game table, kitchenette/bar area, master bedroom with king bed, large guest bedroom with 2 queen beds, 2 full baths, large covered deck with picnic table , 'dipping' swimming pool with sunning deck and outdoor shower, covered cooking area with barbecue grill and counter space - ideal for family gatherings and entertaining!

The sandy white beaches are easily accessible - a short 90 yard walk out the back door !

Available for Saturday to Saturday rental during the peak summer season. 2 and 3 night rental is available during off peak seasons. No student groups are accepted. Renter must be at least 25 years old to rent property, and an adult, also 25 years or older must be present during the rental period.

Please come and enjoy this beautiful beach house for the perfect , relaxing vacation getaway ! Sit back and unwind as you take in the beautiful sunsets !

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More Details

Kathleen O'Leary
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.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Kathleen O'Leary

My husband and I fell in love with the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area years ago! Our kids have grown up coming to this beach, and now our grandkids will also enjoy this beautiful area of the country ! We live only a few hours away so are able to come quite often. We look forward to building fond memories for you and your family by offering you this comfortable, relaxing atmosphere here in our home and the breathtaking beauty of Ft. Morgan beaches.

Kathleen O'Leary purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathleen O'Leary chose Surf Side Shores

Situated in a quiet mature subdivision, Top O'the Dunes offers all the luxury for a gulf vacation. We own other property in the subdivision and believe this home offers a family the perfect vacation. Our desire was to upgrade a property in a style that we would enjoy, be proud of, and believe that others would find the perfect spot for their families and friends.

What makes this house unique

We have been property owners on the Fort Morgan Peninsula for over 20 years. We have incorporated all the 'must haves' with a touch of luxury that will give you a relaxing vacation experience. If you enjoy spacious comfort, spectacular views, and want to feel pampered, this is the place.


Surf Side Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-master suite upstairs - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity , large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs guest bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large corner tub, double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3-downstairs guest - toilet , shower , Single sink vanity
    Bathroom 4-downstairs guest - toilet , shower , Located near pool area for easy access ! Single sink vanity
  • All bathrooms have been completely renovated and updated! Towels are provided for all bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1-upstairs master suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper is a twin, located in sitting room off of master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - downstairs master - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - downstairs guest - 2 queen
  • Upstairs level - Master bedroom suite, 2 guest bedrooms, study with a queen size sleeper. A child's pack n play is also available, linens included. Downstairs level - Master bedroom, large guest bedroom, queen size sleeper sofa located in living area. All linens for beds are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A great way to have your groceries delivered directly to the house when you arrive is to place an order with Amazon Pantry about 4 days before your check-in date! Several guests have used this service, and have loved the convenience! A few less groceries that you have to travel with, or go purchase when you arrive!!


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Top O’ the Dunes-Luxurious family friendly beach home with beautiful gulf views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Perfect for our whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days in Top O’ Dunes and loved every minute of it. Settled far enough away from Gulf Shores to feel like you aren’t in the thick of traffic. Fort Morgan had everything we needed. We ate and shopped within 5 miles of us the whole week.

Everyone had there own space with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The 2 separate living rooms made for great space for the young adults and older adults. The views from EVERY corner were perfect. The huge back deck overlooked the gulf and the pool. What a way to live! It is beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you could need to feel right at home.

The O’Leary’s were wonderful to work with. Prompt with every email. They gave us tips for the beach(which was a football field away walk over the dunes) and more.

Our family of 14 never wanted to leave, but we figured the next crew would not be too happy about that. We’re already talking about next year! Thank you for the memories Top O’ Dunes.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home we stayed in was absolutely beautiful! The owners thought of everything and there wasn't one thing we needed to make our stay a memory to remember. The house was spotless and the kitchen had everything we needed for a family of 14. The outside back deck was just perfect for sitting out and looking at the ocean. When the kids got tired at the beach, the pool was great for them to play in. There were 3 refridgerators and a separate ice maker which helped so much with our large family. All the beds were so comfortable. We have already booked it again for our next family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

There were eleven of us that stayed at Top O' the Dunes for a week in June. The house was beautiful and clean with everything we could possibly need. We had stayed in Gulf Shores in the past and loved it; but we were looking for a less crowded area and Fort Morgan was it! We enjoyed our stay at this house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion Vacatioin - Amazing Time and Great House

  • 5 of 5

Cannot thank Kathy enough for renting to us and taking care of our needs while we stayed in this beautiful home. It has everything that you need for a large group of guests.

The floor plan is perfect. The views are awesome. The walk to the public access point is short and the pool is a great plus for the kids that just get tired or to hot down at the beach!

We are actually planning to return next year the same week if Kathy will have us!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My grandchildren loved the pool and the house was perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. We will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you can ask for and is beautifully appointed! Large, spacious kitchen that lacked nothing, beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms and plenty of room inside and out to spread out. It is less than a block to the beach with easy access. We loved it, and will rent it again if we come back to this area.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Top O’ the Dunes! We love to hear our guests comments and welcome any suggestions that can make their stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible! That is our goal! We would love to have you return to Top O’ the Dunes on your next vacation to Gulf Shores/Ft. Morgan! Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pensacola International Airport (PNS )
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Fort Morgan Beaches
Car: necessary

Historical Fort Morgan, Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, Dauphin Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $400
Property Damage Protection $99

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, payment will be refunded as follows:

Cancellation outside of a 45-day period prior to arrival is subject to a 10% cancellation fee. (10% of TOTAL rental fees) Any cancellations made within the 45-day period will result in forfeiture of total payments already collected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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