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A Few Dates Left! Plan Your Getaway Now! Short drive to the beach!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This 1100 sq. ft. cottage boasts a large master suite and beautiful views.

Hosting a large master bedroom suite, complete with double sink vanity, tub/shower, washer/dryer and all new appliances, this newly remodeled cottage is ideal for a quiet get away. With front and back porches and a large sitting area, there is plenty of room to sit back, enjoy the scenery in a quiet and peaceful community setting. Two 40 inch tvs, blu ray players and WiFi allow you to stay connected as well.

Chris and Donna Hyche
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Chris and Donna Hyche

A lifetime Alabama resident, I grew up enjoying the Alabama Gulf Coast and enjoy sharing this beautiful area with others. As a sales professional in the industrial marketplace, I spend a lot of time behind the wheel and have found few places like Bon Secour. Donna has worked as an educator for over 30 years and the peace and quiet of this area is a welcome reprieve to hours in the classroom.

Chris and Donna Hyche purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Chris and Donna Hyche chose Alabama

Growing up vacationing on the Alabama Gulf Coast, we discovered this area in the 1960's. My family purchased a cabin in the Bon Secour area in 1985 and have come to treasure the peace and quiet this community affords. Whether its sitting on the pier and watching the dolphins and pelicans at play or walking down to Billy's Seafood for steamed shrimp fresh off of the boat, it is safe to say there is no other place quiet like the Cottages at Bon Secour. While we hope to one day retire to this area, we are now content to share our secret with those who also appreciate this unique riverfront lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

The proximity of the Gulf Coast beaches and excellent seafood serve as additional benefits to the peace and quiet of this area. When you have had all of the sun, sand and people you can handle, our place provides the ideal setting to relax and unwind.


Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath with tub/shower, double vanities and washer dryer off of master bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 480 sq. ft. bedroom with new comfortable king size bed, desk area, 40 inch TV, BluRay and private entrance.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Walking distance to Billy's and Acquilla Seafood, crabbing and fishing off of the pier or just sitting in the swing on the pier and watching the shrimp boats go by. Also just a mile down the road to Tin Top for fresh oysters and shrimp prepared right off of the boat.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

A Few Dates Left! Plan Your Getaway Now! Short drive to the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Loudon, Tennessee

Peaceful long weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had a HUGE master bedroom with comfortable bed. It was a perfect location for a relaxing weekend! Donna Hyche was gracious, and more than willing to accommodate to make our stay fabulous!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Plano, TX

Perfect 3-day getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the HyTide cottage 8. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer--but we'll be back! The cottage is so spacious and accommodating...the kitchen is fully-stocked and several staple items in the pantry for your use as well. It was great being able to travel w/ our fur baby--the owners (Donna and Chris) were very nice and so easy to work with. The location is quiet and off the beaten path, yet a short15-20 minute drive to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach for dining and a day at the beach. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This cottage is wonderful. Donna and Chris have thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

I have been very impressed with the tasteful decor and cleanliness of the cottage. It is very convenient to shopping, great food, and beaches!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Equality, Alabama


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for what we were looking for in our getaway. No noise and no crowds but close enough for shopping and beach fun. Will definitely stay here again our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we had hoped for. It was very clean and everything worked as it should. We will most definitely be returning to Hytide.

The owners were most gracious and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Shores trip

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Donna's cottage was so comfortable. We were so relaxed when we were there. We spent a lot of our week sight seeing the beaches and all of the history there is to learn about on the gulf, and their cottage was centrally located away from all the busy hubbub of the area but close enough to everything we wanted to see. Thank you so much for opening your home and having all of the conveniences and comforts of home. Loved the king size bed, and so comfy.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Jack Edwards Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tin Top Oyster Bar and Lounge
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tin Top
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
Gulf Shores beaches

Bon Secour is a very Southern gothic, picturesque place, with huge water oak trees covered in Spanish moss, great blue herons, brown pelicans, ever present bottle-nosed dolphin pods and the potent smell of salty gulf waters everywhere. The local commercial fishermen that make their living from the Gulf are no less salty but also friendly. Other than the relatively small, family owned, seafood processing plants, Bon Secour is primarily made up of many rural neighborhoods, most of which enjoy beautiful vistas of the Bon Secour River and Bon Secour Bay. Brown Pelicans are everywhere and locals often see alligators from time to time, plying the waters of the estuarial system from the head waters of the Bon Secour River to the bay. One can see baby bottle-nosed dolphins playing near the mouth of the river at any time. In Bon Secour one can catch bass, bream, fresh-water catfish, then travel a few miles down river, to the bay and catch all manner of salt water fish, shrimp, and oysters in the same day


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Hangout Festival
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shrimp Festival
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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