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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
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, Realtor, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Martha Howard, Realtor, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores

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, Realtor, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Martha Howard, Realtor, EXIT Realty Gulf Shores 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:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 7
  • 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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5

Lazy, relaxing stay. Perfect house.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, extremely clean and well maintained. Great location in Fort Morgan, close easy access to quite beaches and close to Orange and Gulf Shore Beach. Martha was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We came back and loved it again!!!

  • 5 of 5

Second year and we still love this place! Perfect for our family!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Martha’s Shady Shack is such a wonderful find for me and my family. To start off the cottage is super cute, very clean, decorated perfectly and well equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed the morning and the evenings on the screened in porch, what a beautiful view! The fenced in yard was perfect for our pup! Can’t wait to come back to this find.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy bayside cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Private, clean and comfortable : we lacked for nothing. Our 21 month old granddaughter loved her big girl bed as it was only inches off the floor. We hiked the dunes and went to Fort Morgan. Martha is a great hostess, available by phone or text.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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
 
Peak Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$262
From
AU$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,814
AU$5,376
 
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$202
From
AU$215
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,344
 
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$188
From
AU$208
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,317
AU$4,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$188
From
AU$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,337
AU$1,949
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
2 Mar 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$222
From
AU$249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,411
AU$4,032
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
25 May 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$249
From
AU$296
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,740
AU$6,451
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
17 Aug 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$202
From
AU$222
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,377
AU$3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$215
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$181.43 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$100.79 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97

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

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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