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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack. Dog friendly

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 83 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps maximum of 6

This cozy nautical cottage is located on a large, secluded, wooded lot about halfway down the Ft Morgan peninsula. The shady moss covered oaks in the back yard give way to a lovely view of Mobile Bay . Relax on the large screened porch or take a short walk down to the Bay. In addition, the cottage is located only two miles from the Mobile Street access to the Gulf of Mexico where there is free parking and a boardwalk over the dunes to soft white sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, fishing, walking or shelling. Neat, clean, attractively decorated, and recently renovated! Fishermen will love having room to park their boat and the short distance to public launching. Charter fishing close by.

Golfer's Paradise: Who could ask for more than a beach house and top of the line golf courses! The Peninsula Golf Club is located just four miles East. It features 18 holes, a pro shop, and restaurant. In addition you will find tennis courts and a swim fitness center. If you want to change things up a bit try the 36 holes of Pure Palmer Golf at Craft Farms, Cotton Creek, and Cypress Bend just an 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Fishermen welcome: For avid fishermen who want to bring their boat to the beach but avoid the high cost of properties with piers and docks, this cottage is perfect. The large yard has room for parking a boat and a public launch is just minutes away. The Shell Banks Reef is just out in front of the property for great bay fishing. For those wanting to fish the Gulf of Mexico, a launch a little further down makes getting into the gulf a short and easy trip.

Don't have a boat? Charter fishing services are close by. What could be easier!

Enjoy the City's recreation and special events: The City of Gulf Shores has a fantastic recreation center with daily, weekly, or monthly rates. It features an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness room, indoor track, ping pong and pool tables, water aerobics, yoga and other fitness classes.

In the winter the city's Special Events Department sponsors an outstanding series of performances.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Howard
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Martha Howard

A native of Mobile, Alabama I grew up on two shores spending many days as a child on Pleasure Island and then traveling back and forth on summer days and weekends as a teen and young adult to bask in the sun on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores.

In 1990 I bought my home on Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores where I raised my family while teaching high school in the area.

Now, after retiring from nearly 30 years in education I manage rental properties and sell real estate enjoy inviting others to share the pleasures of the island and the Ft. Morgan peninsula. This house is one of several I rent to guests from around the world. Some I own and some belong to friends and neighbors.

I have made many friends and always enjoy making new ones. It is my pleasure to see others enjoy a relaxing vacation in a home that is just right for them.

As a licensed Alabama Realtor with Exit Realty Gulf Shores I can also assist guests with finding a perfect vacation, 2nd home, investment property or retirement home.

Martha Howard purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Martha Howard chose Gulf Shores

I bought this home because of its beautiful yard. The oaks with Spanish Moss, the view of the bay, the serene setting all appealed to me. The home was just a tool shed turned fishing camp then. While it was livable it needed some major updates and renovations which we undertook in 2005.

What makes this cottage unique

This is the perfect get away for those who want to be away from the crowds or not right on the hot gulf beach. Its shaded screened back porch has a woodsy feel and a view of Mobile Bay. The yard is large and shady and guests can walk down to the bay. It is also only a mile from the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve where you find not only a great public beach access but also hiking trails and nature walks.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Smoking allowed outside only. We allow small, well-behaved, flea-free, dogs. An additional non-refundable pet fee is required. An increased cleaning fee may also be required. Fenced side yard is perfect for children and pets.

Reviews

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Get away from it all at the Shady Shack. Dog friendly
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5

Martha's Magic Touch

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the Shady Shack. Very special decor, location, amenities.

The only thing that would have made it better was warmer weather. Still warm enough to enjoy Gulf Shores and Martha's Magic.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and inviting

  • 4 of 5

Ideal for someone who wants privacy and has a pet. Very cozy

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Was just a short stay but had we stayed longer the Shady Shack was very well equipped with about everything a person could need or want- just like home ! A gorgeous fenced in back yard for our pups and screened in porch to view Mobile Bay. We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage just minutes from the water

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage under giant Oaks. Very well maintained. Everything you need is on hand. Just a short walk from the water. Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, quite, secluded cottage with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised with this neat house. It had everything that one could hope for and then some. Very clean and easy to care for and a wonderful yard for our dogs to play in. Martha was very nice to deal with and made sure that we had good directions and easy access to the house without running all over town to get the keys or return them at the end of our stay. Hope to be able to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Just right

  • 4 of 5

The Shady Shack was just what we needed. Would probably come back here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kiva Dunes or The Penninsula
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Mobile Street access
Car: necessary

The Fort Morgan peninsula is filled with local flavor and offers unique access to Mobile Bay, Little Lagoon and the white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico (just two miles from the house) The area is great for people who want to be away from the crowd yet close to shopping, entertainment and sports activities. A public boat launch is just three miles away. The Shell Banks reef is just out front for great fishing. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve offers pristine gulf beaches, a wonderful hiking trail and birdwatching opportunities. Three golf courses are within a few minutes' drive. History buffs will enjoy the ruins and museum at Ft. Morgan and her sister, Ft. Gaines, which is a ferry's ride across to Dauphin Island.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
2 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$180
From
AU$193
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,132
AU$1,864
 
 
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$206
From
AU$220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,398
AU$4,261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$213
From
AU$233
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,492
AU$5,327
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$233
From
AU$246
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,598
AU$5,327
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$206
From
AU$220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,332
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
8 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$186
From
AU$206
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,305
AU$4,261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$213
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$179.78 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$99.88 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$332.92
Tax Rate 8.5%

1st payment is your down payment on your rental. The full rental balance is due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date. It will include your damage deposit . If booking an arrival date less than 30 days away, entire amount due at time of booking. A $250* deposit is required to hold a reservation for a week or less, $500 for a month or more. Minimum rental age 25. Dog friendly with fee and approval. Monthly rentals require higher cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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