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A Cozy Coastal Cottage in the Woods

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,870 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A wonderful, quiet getaway vacation - "home away from home"

Our 4 bedroom/2 bath cottage, located centrally between Foley and Gulf Shores is just 15 minutes from the beach (7 miles) and just minutes from the Bon Secour River, Gulf Shores Sports Complex and Foley Soccer Field Complex, as well as the Tanger Outlet Mall, and now the new OWA Amusement park, located on beach express, only miles away.

If you are looking for a home to house up to 13 guests, that is a true "get away", in a relaxing, quiet and private location, then look no further. This Cottage has a screened-in back porch that everyone loves, a gas grill for cooking out, plenty of space for parking, perfect for a group of 4-13. Fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room with seating for 13, two HD TVs and blu ray player with Direct TV that gets regular channels, ESPN, kids' channels, HBO and more. The second tv is located in the smallest bedroom that has a queen sofa sleeper couch that can be used as a child's room to watch tv while the adults watch the other tv. This tv also has Pg-14 and under control ratings. There are also plenty of DVDs and Blu ray discs to choose from, should you wish to watch a movie.

So book today to secure your family vacation get away to our cozy cottage and start making memories!

More Details

Leeanne Stilley
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Leeanne Stilley

We have been in the ministry for more than 30 years and also love performing and directing music and theater for children through adults. We love going "Junking" and doing creative cooking, crafting and decorating. We have been very happily married for 35 years and have a wonderful family of two sons with their wives and 2 granddaughters. We are having a blast living closer to our sons and their families.

Leeanne Stilley purchased this house in 2001

Why Leeanne Stilley chose Foley

We bought this home in 2001 and lived in it for 15 years. It was a wonderful home for our family in which we raised our two sons. We recently relocated in ministry to Jasper's First Baptist Church, in Jasper, Alabama, having ministered for 17 years in Gulf Shores at the First Baptist Church there. When we relocated, we knew we wanted to keep our home, as well as make it available for others to enjoy. So we decided to put it on the market for short term, vacation rental. We believe you will find this home to be a wonderful retreat from the "beach scene", and a great place for multiple families to stay together. We always loved it and felt so relaxed and at home here and we hope you will also!

What makes this house unique

We loved this home from the moment we walked in the front door, from the wonderful wood smell of the beadboard throughout the home, to the charm and "cottage" feel to the house. Among our favorite features are the screened-in back porch, large kitchen/dining room, split floor plan, and the master bedroom ensuite bath, with a large garden tub. All three bedrooms have large walk-in closets for use during your stay. It backs up to a heavy wooded lot, with a privacy fence on one side, and woods/privacy fence to the other. So you will enjoy the quiet, getaway retreat you will feel here.


Foley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1870 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master ensuite bath with vanity, shower, and garden tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master ensuite bath, shower, garden tub, dresser, WI closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small, private room with TV/Blu ray & queen sofa sleeper
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full bed w/ twin sleeper in room, dresser and walk-in closet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


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A Cozy Coastal Cottage in the Woods
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great House to Rent Everything was Amazing The Owner was always in contact to make sure we had Any and Everything needed

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We enjoyed hosting you! You guys did such a great job taking such good care of our house. Please come back anytime! Have a great summer!
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Nice accommodations, good location to beach and shopping. Would recomend!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Decorated with a lot of love. The owner was texting to make sure if everything is good and even send us informations where to find fireworks during the 4th. Overall very great experience and I can only recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home! You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

We had 13 people here from infants to adults and everyone felt comfortable and very much at home! The description of the property is very accurate. Beautiful back porch! The area is very nice! The house is close to the beach as well as many other things to do. We all loved our stay and we would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This house was simply beautiful and spacious, in a group of 13 we all had plenty of space to maneuver around. We were right in the center of everything which was also a plus. I would highly recommend this home to families or friends who are looking for a home away from home. The owner is awesome and made sure that our stay was nothing short of amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home! Was almost perfect for our large family getaway.

  • 3 of 5

The layout of the house was just as described, We traveled with 8 adults and 3 children and everyone was able to sleep comfortably. Our oldest child is on the Autism Spectrum and spends a considerable amount of time on his computer and iPad. Our younger children and a couple of the young adults like to play PS4. We initially planned on spending more time at the home but the internet connection was so poor that we could barely get a connection for our son. When we got there and read through the very thorough rule book, it mentioned that the internet connection was not for streaming but that was not mentioned in the description at all. We have stayed at many airbnb’s and never had an issue. The only other issue was the number of trash cans outside, as you can imagine having so many people generates a considerable amount of trash and the trash cans were already overloaded when we got there, in fact a critter of some sort got into the trash and made a mess for us to clean. We stored our trash in trash bags in the screened in back porch and somehow a critter got in there also. Overall the house met our needs but it wasn’t the most pleasant experience. I would invest in high speed internet as surely there is ample connection next to a large subdivision.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In regard to the comments made by guest: They loved the home, etc. We are very happy to hear. In regard to the Wifi and trash problems in the comments they made, we are so sorry that the communication between guests and host weren't better to make sure that expectations were met and/or exceeded. The following is our response to the comments made. 1. When the guest booked, they never mentioned a special needs child and needing a good internet for gaming. The only comment they made when booking, was they were excited to go to the beach. 2. I always send a check in message immediately after someone has booked. The guest said on their review they didn't know the internet wasn't good enough for what they were needing. However, my message clearly states as a disclaimer that the internet is poor in our area and not appropriate for anything but general web browsing and email, social media, etc. The guest never responded to the original message, stating it would not work for their family. I would have easily allowed a cancellation with full refund, had they communicated that early on. 3. I spoke with the guests shortly after check-in, when they were telling me they were having trouble getting any internet, and was trying to get the internet working, but it took them being available to do something on their end when they were home. The guest was never available. We spoke several times. 4. I did contact AT&T and they were working to get the internet up and running for the customer. 5. In regard to the trash issue, sometimes we have multiple people check ins in one week (we allow 3 nights minimum stay), We have one day of trash pick-up, and so it could possibly pile up. However, had the guest communicated with us that there was a trash problem, we would have definitely called and gotten that taken care of, but they never made communication of any kind that there was a problem with the trash. Communication with the hosts is key to having expectations met and exceeded. We are working on our part to ensure the guests have that experience. We are available at all times.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax

No smoking and NO pets.

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.