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Private pool and pet friendly...Book now for Spring and Summer

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Experience a different kind of vacation, one that is away from the crowds of the beach. Flip Flop Repair Shop is located on the north side of historic Perdido Bay in the quiet community of Perdido Beach, Alabama.

Nestled on the northern banks of Perdido Bay this unique vacation get-away offers the best of both, a serene setting as well as the convenience of the beaches and entertainment just minutes away. Kayaks are available for your enjoyment on Perdido Bay, Palmetto Creek and Soldiers Creek. Kayakers often have close up dolphin encounters. 'Book it Now' 1-251-978-1731

Pool is heated with Eagle Sun Solar System October through March (water temps depends on weather conditions)

Pillow Top Bedding

Master = King Size

Bedroom 2 = Queen Size

Bedroom 3 = Queen Size

Bedroom 4 = Queen Size

Fold Out Sofa = Std (you know the comfort level)


Keywords: Beach Cabin, Bay Front, Pet Friendly, Bay Front,

More Details

Keith Morris
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Keith Morris


My name is Keith Morris and I am the owner of Flip Flop Repair Shop and Flip Flop Vacations. This was my first vacation rental property and I then started Flip Flop Vacations shortly after.Flip Flop Vacations was started to improve the rental process for my guest and to help some of my real estate clients with their vacation rental properties.

Keith Morris purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Keith Morris chose Alabama

I grew up on the Alabama Gulf Coast and spend most of my summers on Perdido Bay. This place brings back those memories and would love for your family to share the same experience.

What makes this cottage unique

It's a great location for 'different type of vacation'. Lazy summer days of swimming, kayaking, fishing or just laying in a hammock. Set and talk on the swing on the front porch as the sun goes down...


Elberta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(35 traveler reviews)

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Private pool and pet friendly...Book now for Spring and Summer
average rating of 4.5142856 based on 35 reviews

Family and Friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, beautiful view and pool. We had a great time with our friends and adult children. Definitely will consider going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quiet, loved the solitude...

  • 4 of 5

Loved the place, had a great visit with family.

Recommend it whole heartedly....little problem with pool cleaner, couple of small issues in house. I understand how hard it is to keep up maintenance when you are booked almost solid. You said you had a couple of open days due to a cancellation. You might audit the place and hit it during that period.

Again, loved the place and would go back.....

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely my HomeAway! Keith made us feel like family, and the house and neighborhood are perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We love love love this house! More than enough room for the whole family plus fur babies. Some light bulbs went out on us, but we could've cared less! Crab hunting, bay wading, pool, bubble baths, cookouts- it was the most amazing family getaway!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

There were SO many things our family could gush about re: our stay @ the Flip Flop Repair Shop. The house was very spacious and clean with lots of storage space. We all loved waking up to that view every day, and the porch was ideal, that overlooked the pool, and gorgeous Perdido Bay. While we loved the reclusiveness and privacy of the location, it did take us a day or two to get used to the geography of the area. There was an outdoor shower that everyone loved; super relaxing. There were so many amazing destinations about 1/2 hour away from the house, so the location turned out to be perfect. Half hour from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley (Lambert's Fried Chicken & Outlet Shopping). We simply ran out of time to do everything we wanted to do in the area. We hated to leave the property, it was so relaxing and wonderful.

I am aware of how people can be very hard on rental properties, but my only real complaint is that there were lots of pieces of furniture, electronic devices, and kitchen items that were broken, or not functional. Microwave, televisions, lamps on tables nowhere near plugs, DVD players, frying pans, leaky blender, recliner by the pool, .. most of which was really not a big deal.... but we felt it would make the place EVEN more amazing if items we couldn't use were just removed. It just seemed to take away from the overall beauty; for no real reason. For example, there was already plenty of furniture, so there's no need for furniture w/out function. Take the TVs that aren't' connected to cable away, and replace with a shelf of books from garage sales or 2nd hand shops. Most people don't' want to watch TV on vacation anyway, so get rid of the clutter. Most of the closets/drawers/storage was already filled with "stuff", so most of us just lived out of our suitcases. It would really add to the beauty of the home to just remove all of the superfluous/non-functional items and store them in a locked container under the house, where there was PLENTY of room. Perfect for the dogs too. Plenty of shade, and fully fenced yard.

Honestly, it was so amazing we didn't want to leave... just a few minor things would have really made it even more picturesque and closer to perfect. We would definitely come here again; my son was ready to move in for good. Keith was very amenable and responsive when we had any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Perfect getaway location!

  • 4 of 5

My fiancée and I spent several days here as a romantic getaway. It was perfect for that. Secluded, quiet, beautiful views over the water. It is a bit of a drive to get anywhere, but we were primarily just looking for a place to chill and relax. Keith, the owner, lives next door and is responsive to any issues that may arise. Not all was perfect, though. The pool pump system was not operative so heated water from solar panels could not get to the pool. Keith spent quite a bit of time trying to fix it for us. Several outlets in the kitchen were not working. Also, it seems our reservations got set for the incorrect date, and the house had not been cleaned when we arrived. Keith did his best, and managed to get a cleaning crew on a Sunday evening. Sandra and her mother were the nicest people and did a great job cleaning on such short notice. We just hung out on the back porch drinking wine until they were finished. We also loved the fact we could bring our two dogs, too. The yard is fenced so we could just let them roam on their own. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind words and glad you enjoyed stay with us. The pool issue and faulty outlets have been resolved. Hope you can come back soon. Keith
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pirate's Cove
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Soldiers Creek
Nearest Train
187 Miles
Amtrack / New Orleans La
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Gulf Shores Public Beach (The Hang Out)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Elberta Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 - 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $100

Housekeeping is $130

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.
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