About the property
- Cottage1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, a Beautiful View of the Bay, Nearby Beach, Wildlife Refuge
We have looked for the perfect beach house for many years! We finally found it in the summer of 2014. This cottage sits on a secluded 4 acre lot surrounded by live oaks and huge pines! You can enjoy the sunrise and sunsets overlooking Mobile Bay while sitting on your screen porch or out on your private dock. Bringing along a canoe or small boat, you have your own small boat launch from the yard.
Our property is a Birder's Heaven. Not only can you sit on the screen porch and watch Great Blue Herons, Osprey and Pelicans fly by and fish for a meal around the dock, but the neotropical migrants are amazing. We enjoy the hummingbirds also!
This cottage is one of a kind! The interior is a classic with heart pine floors, walls and ceilings. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, with the master suite having its own bath. The other two bedrooms share a lovely bath. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer. The kitchen includes a full stove and oven, dishwasher, and all the necessary cooking supplies to make it possible to prepare your own meals. Or you may drive just a few miles to enjoy fine cuisine at a number of restaurants at the Beach Club or in Gulf Shores.
Mobile Bay is a fisherman's paradise! You can fish off your private dock, catch live crab with one of the traps on site, or put your boat in and enjoy the bay. Mark catches redfish, flounder and specks.
If you enjoy the beach side of Ft Morgan, the Mobile St public beach is a short drive (or bicycle) away. I love to walk or run the Pine Beach Trail across highway 180 through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. See photos to see the beauty! If you like to ride bicycles, there is a nice bike trail just down the road that goes all the way into Gulf Shores. The cottage is only about 8 miles from Gulf Shores, close enough to run to town for groceries!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Maggie Johnston
Maggie is the Director of Educational Programs at Camp McDowell. She manages the McDowell Environmental Center and Farm School, as well as Magnolia Nature Preschool. Mark recently retired from 26 years as the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. He is enjoying retirement but still doing renovation of houses and keeping up our acreage and cabins.
Maggie Johnston purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Maggie Johnston chose Gasque
Amazing and unique! You'll love it. Such a quiet, private home, while still being so near the beach. We love the quarter mile driveway.
What makes this Cottage unique
4 acres of peace and quiet on the water. Bird watching paradise. Fish from the dock or put in a canoe and paddle around the bay. Sitting on the huge screen porch watching the dolphin dance and fish...and pelicans and Great Blue Herons fish as well.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Breathtaking views of the bay surrounded by nature!
Beautiful clean home with everything for a comfortable stay. Start and end your day on the relaxing screen porch listening to birds. My husband fished from the dock every day appreciating sunrise and sunset views. My dogs swam in the bay every day and walked the scenic driveway . Thanks Maggie for sharing your home.
Had a nice stay in this secluded and quite cottage with great views of Mobile Bay. If you want peace and quite, then this is the place to be...
Thanks for the kind words! I am actually typing this from the back screened in porch at the Bay Cottage! I love it here... just stopped to watch a few dolphins swim by.
Time at Bay Cottage
Loved the Bay Cottage! It is everything as advertised and more! Amazing view from the dock ! Exceptionally clean and so comfortable. Decorated so cute!
Thanks for sharing your home Maggie 🙏�🏻�
Wonderful bay cottage!
Beautiful surroundings with a fabulous Mobile Bay view! The cottage was very clean and well stocked. Comfortable beds with soft sheets and warm quilts! My husband loved walking the Pine Trail to the gulf. We also enjoyed time on the sugar sand beach that is just a short drive from the cottage. We will definitely be back again! Maggie was very easy to communicate with and Martha, our contact at GS, was wonderful!
Two weeks of relaxation!
We enjoyed our stay at your Bayfront Cottage. We saw several sunsets but only made it up early enough to see sunrise one day...unfortunately a bit cloudy that day. Our little dog was afraid of the pier at first but became accustomed to it, then would expect to go to the pier/dock any time we stepped out the back door. I think she enjoyed the pelicans and dolphins as much as we did. We sat on the screened porch often and enjoyed lunch on the porch table. The kitchen had everything needed for meal preparation. Our time was spent very quietly and we only ate out twice. However, there were plenty of restaurants just a short drive away. We especially appreciated having a washer and dryer at our convenience.
Owner was so prompt and helpful. The property is even better in person! Very clean,impressive.
Loved our stay at the amazing Bay Cottage! The property is so beautiful. Loved the pier, loved the easy put in for our kayaks, loved the cottage which is clean, comfortable and very relaxing, but my favorite spot was the large screened in porch! Also want to say how lovely it was to deal with Maggie and how much we appreciated all the very thoughtful touches especially for our pets! They really have thought of everything! Thanks again for sharing your lovely home with us- can’t wait til next time!
-tour Ft Morgan, historical site.
-walk the gulf beach at sunset.
- walk the gulf beach at sunrise and collect shells.
- fish for Redfish and Flounder in the Gulf and in Mobile Bay from the dock, shore or in a boat.
- Eat at Tacky Jacks outdoor dining at sunset one night.
- Stroll or jog the Pine Beach Trail just across the highway from our Cottage. It goes through the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge.
- sun on the dock or nearby beach.