Peaceful Waterfront Getaway
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- Minimum stay:3-30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Small bedroom, queen bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bath with tub/shower combo. Beadboard and pedestal sink.
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - Mar 10, 2017
30 night min stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 20 - Apr 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 18 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
May 21 - Sep 11, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Friday
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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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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View from cottage
A great place to watch boats and dolphins.
A cool, shady place to relax.
Bon Secour Cottages
Looking southwest from pier.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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