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'Anchors Away' at Fort Morgan - Premier Unit, Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,030 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

'Anchors Away' is a great Condominium at Navy Cove Harbor located directly on Mobile Bay on Fort Morgan Peninsula. You dock your boat in slip #20, a dedicated 20 feet by 40 feet boat slip (with power) right next to the condo. This is only one of four premium units which sit directly on the bay with two balconies. The sunsets are spectacular!

Other amenities include pool, hot tub, fish cleaning station, barbecue grills, and a gazebo. Public beach access is a very short walk across the street. From the balconies you can watch ships coming in and out of Mobile Bay or schools of dolphin and other fish swim at your feet. Just steps away is a sandy beach (bayside) to walk, sail or kayak next to Bon Secure Wildlife Refuge. Even if you do not own a boat this is a great place to vacation and relax. The views and sounds of the bay are really special.

'Anchors Away' is a beautifully decorated, two bedroom, two bath Condominium with all of the upgraded features. The living area and guest bedroom have separate balconies over the water. The Condominium features include tile floors, granite countertops, and nine foot ceilings. Beds include a King, two TWINS, and deluxe queen sleeper sofa.

The new Gulf Shores Yacht Club is located next door and provides many additional amenities for the boating family. Dock store, dockside fuel, on-site charter and rental service, and full restaurant and bar.

Keywords: Condominium & Private Marina, Private boat slip, Beach Rental,Pet Friendly, Water Front., great fishing, next to Gulf Shores Marina at Ft. Morgan

More Details

Cindy Gordon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Cindy Gordon

Charles and Cindy Gordon

Cindy Gordon purchased this condo in 2003

Why Cindy Gordon chose Alabama

Navy Cove is a great location for the boater. On the bay and only a short distance to the ocean. The best of both worlds.

What makes this condo unique

We just updated all the beds, the main TV, the TV in the Master bed room and in the twin bed room. Also a new central ac unit, new carpet, and new paint. We changed the lighting in the kitchen area to recessed type lighting.


Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , new shower May 2014
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Brand new King bed, firm. July 2012, Twin or Single Beds (2) New beds added July 2012., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Located on Mobile Bay, close enough to the Ocean to see it from the balcony.


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(23 traveler reviews)

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'Anchors Away' at Fort Morgan - Premier Unit, Great Location
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Comfortable & pet friendly

  • 5 of 5

We had everything needed to be as comfortable as we are at home. Beds were comfy, view of the bay was nice, and the beach was a quick walk. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MS

Pet and people perfect!

  • 4 of 5

The property was always presentable. The views from the balconies were beautiful and peaceful. I have never stayed on the bay and loved it. The condo was spacious and clean. To be able to have my dog, Angel with me made it twice as nice. Loved the jacuzzi in the master bedroom and the bed was very comfortable! Thank you Jodi for being great at your job, 'property manager' !!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I am a beach lover and have stayed in many places in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. A couple of years ago my son, who loves to fish, wanted to stay in Ft Morgan. I was a little hesitant to stay on the bay, but I agreed and found a room at Navy Cove having no idea what to expect. Well, needless to say, now we don't ever want to go anywhere else. We absolutely love it!

It really is the best of both worlds. The view from the room is so beautiful, and the kids fish in the bay and have a great time, even when we are not at the beach. They hop in the back of the truck and we drive across the street to the beach and spend the day. It is so great and never crowded. It is a short walk, and we have done that too, but we prefer to just drive over.

We don't have a boat, but if you do, then this place is perfect for you. But, don't hesitate to go without one. We always catch fish off the docks. I honestly don't think I will ever stay anywhere else on the Gulf. It is like home away from home.

As far as management and the won't find any better. Jody is so easy to work with and will get back with you very quickly in text, which I love! If you are on the line about staying on the bay and crossing the street, so was I, but it is such an amazing little place! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchors Away is great

  • 4 of 5

Anchors Away was great. The harbor is very nice if you have a boat. Good view and its on the first floor so quick trip up the stairs. If you bring your boat the slip is right behind the condo so you can see it out the window. I would recommend the rental, especially if you plan on brining your boat.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needing some attention

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Anchors Away many times over the years and have always had a great experience.

We really enjoyed our stay this year as well but I must say that the condition of the condo is not up to its usual level.

.The microwave oven needs replacing.

.The rugs are getting pretty threadbare.

.The latch on the door to the master bedroom needs work.

.The tub in the master bath needs some attention. It floods the floor when you take a shower no mater how hard you try to avoid it.

Still a great place and will plan to stay again. Just hope these items can be addressed.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your feedback and we haven't been there in a couple of months and we will take care of it this fall due to heavy bookings until then. Also will touch base with the management company. Thank you.
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Birmingham, Alabama

Convenient Fishing/Boating - Responsive Manager - Aging Condo

  • 4 of 5

Navy Cove condo complex is the best location and facilities for boating and fishing in Fort Morgan, in my opinion. You can be in the Gulf in 5 to 10 minutes by boat, and you're right in Mobile Bay (Bon Secour Bay technically) where there are gas platforms, reefs, etc for fishing and plenty of open water for boating. There is a sheltered marina with boat slips allocated to each condo. Some even have lifts which is really nice...#1107 does not have a lift, but the slip is right below the balcony so you can keep an eye on your boat. I left fishing gear in my boat and things out in the open around my truck overnight during my week's stay and had no problem with anything missing so it feels very safe around there.

Anchors Away (#1107) is a very nice condo though starting to show it's age. It has most all of the amenities and stocked items that you will need, but we did experience a failed appliance (Washer/Dryer) during our stay. Jody the leasing manager had a new one installed the next day, so some inconvenience for us (see below re: wet towels) but we are very satisfied with the response from her! A couple of other items that we noted regarding this particular condo were:

- The view from the main balcony is restricted by the large palm trees that are directly in front of it. (The guest bedroom's balcony view is actually better than the main balcony's!) There are birds that hang out in the palms as well, which is kind of cool, but noisy and if you are paranoid of birds flying into your living area, better keep the balcony door closed at all times.

- The master tub funnels water into the bathroom floor during showers. We had to put towel(s) in the corners of the tub to keep from having a slippery lake when stepping out of the shower. That was a bit of a nuisance and kept us a little short on dry towels especially when the Dryer went out.

- Due to the above the mat stayed wet, which is very annoying in bare feet. (Jody agreed to address this situation, by the way, so again we love her responsiveness and communication, but not that part of the stay.)

- No bar soap for showering; only hand soap. Bring your own!

All in all this is a nice condo with an excellent leasing manager (Jody Varden) and it's in a great location for fishing, boating and sunset/sunrise/water views!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have asked the management company to leave extra towels and soup. We will add a glass enclosure to the tub as soon as we have a few days to get in there. Thank you.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tackey Jacks
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tackey Jacks
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

Private boat slip with power and water. Full service marina next door with restaurant, bar, fuel and supplies.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130
departure fee $125
maintenance fee $45
Pet Fee $60
reservation fee $30
Tax Rate 6.0%

Must give 60 days cancellation notice. $80 cancellation fee if within 60 day notice, if less than 60 days possible loss of booking deposit

Pay 50% at booking, balance 30 days prior to reservation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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