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Bayfront Cottage, Fish from the Dock, Screen Porch, Lovely 4 Acres of Privacy

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Screened in porch overlooking Mobile Bay

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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.

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 couple of 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.


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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(205) 522-1500

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please, ask the owner before bringing pets. We request that you do not allow animals on the screened porch and that you clip their nails before your trip to prevent damaging the pine floors. Otherwise, it's a great place for dogs! ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Bay front with private pier and boat launch...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The large table seats 6 and a smaller wooden folding table seats 4. There is also a dining counter in the open kitchen with 3 bar height stools. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless through CenturyLink...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    a huge parking area...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    we provide a few rolls of toilet paper, a paper towel roll, and some dish clothes and towels....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2016-17
Nov 1 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000
Spring 2017
Mar 4 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$220
$1,500
summer savings
May 21 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$290
$2,000
summer peak
Jun 10 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

These rates do not include taxes, cleaning fee, linens fee, damage waiver, etc. I can send you the exact quote when I have your preferred dates.

Call owner to inquire about nightly rental rates! Also to ask about possible pets. We will consider well mannered pups. There will be a pet fee and deposit. Reed realty will send out a contract and help you through the details.

Final payment and arrangements will be handled through local Reed Realty in Ft Morgan. They are the best!


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulf Shores
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf Beaches

Car: Necessary

must do...

-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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Mark and Maggie Johnston live and work at Camp McDowell, in north Alabama where Mark is the Executive Director and Maggie is Director of the educational programs. We have visited Ft Morgan for many years with the idea that one day, we would find the perfect bayside house for us. WE found it! You will love it also!

Why the Owner Chose Gasque, AL, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Screened in porch overlooking Mobile Bay

    Screened in porch overlooking Mobile Bay

  • deck with gas grill and view of bay and pier

    deck with gas grill and view of bay and pier

  • A view from the private dock...magical spot.

    A view from the private dock...magical spot.

  • tree lined driveway is 1/4 mile long!

    tree lined driveway is 1/4 mile long!

  • Sit on the screen porch and watch for dolphins and pelicans!

    Sit on the screen porch and watch for dolphins and pelicans!

  • The dock of the Bay... and it is your private haven!

    The dock of the Bay... and it is your private haven!

  • Kitchen opens up to the living room so the cook can enjoy the fun.

    Kitchen opens up to the living room so the cook can enjoy the fun.

  • from the kitchen into the living room and sunroom

    from the kitchen into the living room and sunroom

  • Great Blue Herons are frequent visitor on the beach and on the dock

    Great Blue Herons are frequent visitor on the beach and on the dock

  • Second bedroom is bright and sunny!

    Second bedroom is bright and sunny!

  • Master bedroom and bath

    Master bedroom and bath

  • Front of cottage surrounded by live oaks, a picket fence and a 4 acre lot!

    Front of cottage surrounded by live oaks, a picket fence and a 4 acre lot!

  • The open plan provides a veiw of the Bay from almost anywhere in the house.

    The open plan provides a veiw of the Bay from almost anywhere in the house.

  • view of kitchen from sunporch

    view of kitchen from sunporch

  • one of the bathrooms

    one of the bathrooms

  • A sunroom can act as a 4th bedroom.

    A sunroom can act as a 4th bedroom.

  • sunset from Mobile St beach...only about 1 1/2 mile away from cottage.

    sunset from Mobile St beach...only about 1 1/2 mile away from cottage.

  • sunset on the cottage dock... photo shared by a guest

    sunset on the cottage dock... photo shared by a guest

  • Wake up to a view of Mobile Bay and a giant live oak where squirrels play!

    Wake up to a view of Mobile Bay and a giant live oak where squirrels play!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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