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As seen on HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home! Gulf front home 3BR/3BA.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3BR/3BA gulf front cottage directly on the beach.

This home, completed in 2006, is situated directly on the ocean along Alabama's coast. It offers vacationers the best there is to enjoy a quiet, relaxed time on the beach. The home was the featured home on HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home Season 1, Episode 9. The home has been specifically designed to cater to all those little things you would have wanted in order to provide for a hassle free time on the beach--including deck chairs, beach towels, and all the basic kitchen amenities.

The home consists of 3 bedrooms ( 1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins). There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. There are 2 baths inside (1 with shower, 1 with tub/shower combo). An outdoor bath and shower is located on the lower deck. It is fully private and has both hot and cold water.

There is a TV located in each bedroom and also in the living room. Wifi is also provided. A DVD player is located in the living room, and a sampling of movies is provided.

The home features open plan living, with the kitchen, living, and dining all composing one large room with a commanding view of the ocean. Dolphins can often been seen right from this room.

Off of this main living area, you will find a large deck overlooking the ocean which is perfect for lounging and watching the waves. Rocking chairs and lounge chairs are provided, along with a picnic table. A portion of the deck is covered, so it can be enjoyed even in the heat of the day. A staircase off of the deck leads you right down to the beach--with no walkways or boardwalks to cross. It is truly beachfront.

The house is dog friendly; however, dogs must be pre-approved by the owner prior to booking. Up to two dogs are allowed and weight is limited to 60 pounds. Dogs must be house trained, flea free, and does not chew on furniture. Dogs are not allowed on furniture and should be in crates when alone in the house. A non-refundable pet fee of $100 (total-regardless of one dog or two) will be added to the booking. If staining of any nature is caused by the dog(s), there may be additional fee levied to mitigate the stain. The dog excrement is to be picked up in plastic bags anywhere on the property, within the subdivision, or anywhere on the beach and disposed of properly.

Mainstay Cottage is rented on a weekly basis most of the year with turn over days on Saturday only. It is rented on a monthly basis December through February. Check in is 3 pm and check out is 9 am.

More Details

Pete Blakeney
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

Why Pete Blakeney chose Surf Side Shores

We chose this property due to its beachfront location and quaint coastal style.


Surf Side Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Strictly non smoking inside and NO cigarette butts should be thrown onto property grounds. No pets on beds or furniture.
  • No college student renters allowed. No parties or events--this includes Spring Break trips and weddings.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity. Oversized shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outside on bottom deck. Fully private. Hot and cold water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Flat screen TV. Ocean view. Sitting area. Ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV. Ocean view. Ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV. Ocean view. Ceiling fan.
  • Portable crib (pack 'n' play) available. Queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing


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As seen on HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home! Gulf front home 3BR/3BA.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Mainstay Cottage has the most scenic view. We all loved l waking up to the sound of the waves every morning. The deck was the perfect place to have a morning cup of coffee, read a book, or just relax. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could ever need. There was never a big crowd of people so it felt like we had our own private beach. We even saw dolphins swimming once morning! What a fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, wonderful of the best places to stay

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Most relaxing vacation of my life

  • 5 of 5

Mainstay Cottage is perfect! You can't get any closer to the beach and the porch has a shady spot somewhere all day. The kitchen is better stocked than at home. The views are all around you, and the breeze is amazing. Whether sunning on the beach, hunting for shells, or simply rocking on the porch, the area is quiet, peaceful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have enjoyed Mainstay Cottage! It is wonderful and has all the amenities you could want. We bring our pups and they have the best time. Thanks so much again, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views and a perfect location right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about the views. Nice open layout. The beach was beautiful. Outdoor shower/bathroom was convenient. Will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property with a quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, kid friendly, and allowed for a relaxing stay. We hope to come back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Jack Edwards National Airport (GUF)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kiva Dunes or Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Beach
the house is gulf front
Car: necessary

Mainstay Cottage is located gulf front on the beach in Fort Morgan, Alabama. Fort Morgan is a quaint beach community known for its relaxing and family friendly atmosphere; yet, it is just a quick 15 drive from all the exciting activities that Gulf Shores has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Taxes and cleaning fee already included in rate. Non-refundable pet fee will be added on individual basis (if applicable) at time of booking-with prior approval from owner.

Full payment due no less than 30 days prior to check in. Cancellations prior to 30 days will receive 100% refund. Cancellations made at 14 days prior to check in will receive 50% refund. No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 14 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.