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Peaceful Waterfront Getaway

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Small waterfront cottage in picturesque Bon Secour, 10 minutes from beach.

This unit is located in Bon Secour Cottages in the quaint community of Bon Secour. Only 15 minutes from the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast yet worlds away in ambiance. This is old style Gulf Coast living at its best, with modern amenities. The cottages are on the Bon Secour River where it flows into Bon Secour Bay. Cottage 6 is a one bedroom /one bath unit that sleeps 4. The open concept living, dining, and kitchen area is bright and cheerful. Unit has full kitchen. This property has been undergoing renovation which is almost complete. The deck will become a screened in porch and a kitchen vent will be added. Bon Secour Cottages was a former fish camp with 10 units that have been converted into a condominium. This is close to the beach (about 10-15 minutes, 18-20 in summer) but a world away from the traffic and high rises of the coast. As you pull into the driveway, passing under the moss draped live oak you will feel a sense of serenity and peace. Bon Secour has long been famous for shrimp, oysters, and other seafood. You can take your early morning coffee (unit has a Keurig and drip brewer) and sit on the deep water pier and watch the shrimp boats come and go, perhaps you will even catch a sight of the dolphins as they travel up river in search of food. Fishing from the pier requires a saltwater permit, available by the week for only $10 at various locations around Foley or Gulf Shores. Great dining is nearby at the Tin Top but if you prefer to eat in there are two excellent seafood markets in easy walking distance. This is a boater's dream location, with miles of navigatable waterways. There is a boat ramp at both Aquila's and Billy's Seafood and room to tie up at the pier. It is easy to access the intercostal canal, Mobile Bay, and even the Gulf. Some restaurants have boat access from the canal so you can have a great day on the water.
Bon Secour is home to the oldest homes in Baldwin County, found right here on River road. The nearby Swift-Coles house is open for tours on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you choose to walk to Billy's Seafood you will see a marker telling about the Saltworks that were located here until Union soldiers destroyed them. If you are interested in history take a half a day and visit Fort Morgan and learn about early Gulf Coast life and the Battle of Mobile Bay. The fort is about 36 miles away on Fort Morgan peninsula.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs (20 lbs) are welcome. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Four steps to get in cottage....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bath with tub/shower combo. Beadboard and pedestal sink.



  • Away From It All


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Located on Bon Secour River/Bay. Pier on property and boat launches very nearby....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Small dining area surrounded by windows. Great place to watch the water....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Two units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    Park adjacent to cottage, left side. Additional parking available near cottage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in storage building adjacent to cottage....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    complete kitchen renovation December 2O15. Gas range, dishwasher, microwave, crock pot, mixer. Granite counters....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.6
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 18 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 21 - Sep 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$90 $98
Fri, Sat
Fall 2017
Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$95 $100
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%


Check in is 4:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM.

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: 04/23/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gulf Shores
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tin Top
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fort Morgan/Mobile
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tin Top
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We live in Cook Springs, AL, 26 miles from Birmingham. We have been vacationing at Bon Secour Cottages since 1985 and were excited to purchase a cottage in 1998. Our cottage has just undergone extensive renovation and will be completed summer 2016.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
There are very few places with the ambiance of Bon Secour Cottages. While very convenient to the beaches, BSC is a very laid back, peaceful place. Early morning coffee on the pier is a perfect start to the day. You can walk or bike to the seafood market for some steamed shrimp or fresh seafood. Or perhaps you would prefer to catch you own from the pier. You can use the beach chairs and umbrella to enjoy a day at the beach and then return to the peace of Bon Secour. Go for lunch at Jesse's in nearby Magnolia Springs and then go for a walk or bike ride around that delightful village.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Absolute old Gulf Coast experience.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • View from cottage

    View from cottage

  • A great place to watch boats and dolphins.

    A great place to watch boats and dolphins.

  • A cool, shady place to relax.

    A cool, shady place to relax.

  • Bon Secour Cottages

    Bon Secour Cottages

  • Looking southwest from pier.

    Looking southwest from pier.

VRBO #704783

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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