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Watch the waves from your porch. Dog friendly

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Vintage 3 Bedroom, 1 & 1/2 Bath House Across Street From White Sandy Gulf Beach

This vintage beach house, nestled in the dunes of Cabana Beach Estates, offers guests the relative seclusion of a private beach community. When you first take the winding gravel road through the neighborhood you’ll feel as though you have stepped back to your childhood before beach living went condo. Most houses in the neighborhood are older and only a few rent to visitors. The community has a dedicated beachfront access for the homes that are not located directly on the Gulf beach. A short walk two houses down and across the street make for quick and easy access to the water and back home again. Pull the large-wheeled wagon loaded with your towels and toys from under the house to the beach in just a few minutes.

If you enjoy fishing you can go across Ft Morgan Road to Cabana Beach Estate's dedicated bay front area. Here you will find a dock where you can sit and enjoy unobstructed views of the bay's incredible sunsets. Fishermen will love this side of the peninsula. Toss in a crab trap, fishing line or use your cast net to gather dinner. It is truly the best of both worlds, bay and beach.

This 1000 sq. ft. home was built in the 1970s and is across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. You will enjoy the vintage feel of a home that has not gone condo. You will appreciate lazy days at the beach where the view and the sound of the surf are the most important things.

Even though it is raised on pilings its steps are an easy climb. Upstairs you will find an open central living room with TV and DVD player and comfy seating for nine. The home also has Wi-Fi for those who want to keep up with the world while on vacation.

On the west side you will find one queen and one full bedroom with adjoining half bath. On the east side is a smaller room with three twin beds, a newly remodeled full bath and kitchen with beautiful new cabinets and granite countertops.

Built before air conditioners were commonplace (don't worry, it has central heat and air now!) the home is designed to catch the cross breeze. You can open up the windows and enjoy the fresh air blowing through the rooms. You’ll love to relax on the screened front porch and enjoy the natural vegetation of the front yard and a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Sunrise and sunset have never been so beautiful!

Downstairs is a full laundry and an outdoor shower with both hot and cold water. It is great for cleaning up the sandiness of a day on the beach before going upstairs. Hang your towels and suits on the clothesline to dry. Under the house is parking for two cars or it can be a great place for kids to play outside in the shade when they've had enough sun. Owners keep a wagon of beach toys for others to use at the beach.

If you want to get out and enjoy the sights or eat out you will find both an excellent fine dining restaurant and a less formal eatery at The Beach Club Resort located adjacent to the neighborhood. On holiday weekends, you have an unequaled view of the resort's fireworks displays. A few more miles down Fort Morgan Road are the Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks; both have full bars and good food. Just east of the neighborhood is The Pines. Its convenience store, gas pumps, pizza place and restaurant mean you may never have to venture far to find the items you need.

Historic Fort Morgan is only a fifteen minute drive. The historic fort and museum are great fun for kids and an educational outing. The Fort has reenactments every Tuesday evening and other special events. The summer of 2014 marks their 150th anniversary so this summer will feature even more excitement at the fort.

Another great local day excursion is a ferry ride to Dauphin Island. Catch the ferry at the end of Fort Morgan Road (about a 15 minute drive) and spend 45 minutes crossing the mouth of Mobile Bay to the island. While there, visit Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats. To make a day of it go on up to a favorite place, Bellingrath Gardens and Homes on the mainland. If you want to make the full circle, travel on up to Mobile and enjoy that historic city and the WWII battleship USS Alabama before returning to the Gulf Shores area.

When you pull yourself away from the beach house try a trip in the opposite direction and go 20 minutes into Gulf Shores. Here you find all the usual beachy stuff from souvenir shops to restaurants, adventure golf, grocery stores, sea kayak rentals and waterparks. Explore the whole island and visit Orange Beach, the Gulf State Park, the Hangout, Lulu's, or even take a quick trip over the line into Florida.

For nature lovers the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve is only five minutes away. They have several hiking trails and guided walking tours. Bird watching is a favorite pastime of visitors to the area as well. Pick up the local Mullet Wrapper or Islander newspapers for schedules of local events and activities.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , New vanity with granite counter tops
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Jack and Jill half bath located between west side bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Enclosed outside shower has both hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Shares half bath with second bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Shares half bath with bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Snowbirds welcome.

Reviews

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(38 traveller reviews)

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Watch the waves from your porch. Dog friendly
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 38 reviews
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful as always!

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place to get away for a week

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to get away. The neighborhood is nice and somewhat private with a nice beach access. The beach was clean. The home was adequate but could use a little bit of upgrade and upkeep. Several lights did not work (assuming new bulbs are needed) and kitchen utensils could use an upgrading. The bed in the master bedroom could use some reinforcing. Overall we were very satisfied and would stay at this property again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Stay

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Potts Spot. It is a great area and perfectly comfortable. Our Bassett Max felt at home on the porch and claimed the lounger to watch the action. The view and sound of the Gulf is just fine from this area. An added bonus is having access to a dock on the bay just across the street. This made my hubby happy! A review would not be complete without complimenting the amazing Martha. This lady is on top of it!

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice house. Very clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Pott"s spot. The house was well kept and we loved the location... Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!! Marks family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 6 day stay! Even though I was a little worried about it being a dog friendly place there maybe fleas or anything of that nature , there wasn't! You couldn't even tell There had been a dog in there! It was Clean , nice beds .. Clean beds :) that's a big thing for me and the bathrooms were very clean! We had everything we needed. The only real complaint I had was the outside switch didn't work for the outdoor lights and the bunk bed ladder wasn't attached it kept falling on the kids .. so we kept them out of that room! But as soon as I told Mrs Martha the day we left she said she would definetly take care of! But I'm sure she would of took care of it, if I would of called them the day I discovered it, but to me that wasn't a big issue due to my kids stayed outside most of the time! My kids had tons of extra toys and floats down stairs that were provided including the wagon, so there is definetly no need to bring extra beach toys! Even though we did! :) The outdoor shower was a HUGE plus for us with HOT water and so was the screened in back porch, that's where we had most of our breakfast, lunches and dinners, we stayed on the back porch! You could feel the wind from the ocean and hear it just like you were directly on the beach! Overall it was perfect for us even the short walk to the beach was not bad , it's directly across the road! And the AC worked perfect also!! Tons of kitchen ware stuff!! TONS literally you have everything you need to cook with or even make sweet tea! We will definetly be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great week at Pott's Spot

  • 5 of 5

For the third year my wife and I have stayed at this property and may well book it again next year. It's always interesting to see what new improvements have been made - good job!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Pensacola, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beach Club or Behind the Pines
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
Across the street
Car: necessary

Nestled in the dunes in Cabana Beach Estates, this vintage beach house offers the relative seclusion of a private beach community. When you first take the winding gravel road through the neighborhood you’ll feel as though you had stepped back to your childhood before beach living went condo. Most houses in the neighborhood are older and only a few rent to visitors. The community has a dedicated beachfront access for the homes that are not located directly on the Gulf beach. A short walk two houses down and across the street make for quick and easy access to the water and back home again. Pull the large-wheeled wagon loaded with your towels and toys from under the house to the beach in just a few minutes.

If you want to get out and enjoy the sights or eat out you will find both an excellent fine dining restaurant and a less formal eatery at The Beach Club Resort located adjacent to the neighborhood. On holiday weekends, you have an unequaled view of the resort's fireworks displays. A few more miles down Fort Morgan Road are the Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks; both have full bars and good food. Just east of the neighborhood is The Pines. Its convenience store, gas pumps, pizza place and restaurant mean you may never have to venture far to find the items you need.

Historic Fort Morgan is only a fifteen minute drive. The historic fort and museum are great fun for kids and an educational outing. The Fort has reenactments every Tuesday evening and other special events. The summer of 2014 marks their 150th anniversary so this summer will feature even more excitement at the fort.

Another great local day excursion is a ferry ride to Dauphin Island. Catch the ferry at the end of Fort Morgan Road (about a 15 minute drive) and spend 45 minutes crossing the mouth of Mobile Bay to the island. While there, visit Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats. To make a day of it go on up to a favorite place, Bellingrath Gardens and Homes on the mainland. If you want to make the full circle, travel on up to Mobile and enjoy that historic city and the WWII battleship USS Alabama before returning to the Gulf Shores area.

When you pull yourself away from the beach house try a trip in the opposite direction and go 20 minutes into Gulf Shores. Here you find all the usual beachy stuff from souvenir shops to restaurants, adventure golf, grocery stores, sea kayak rentals and waterparks. Explore the whole island and visit Orange Beach, the Gulf State Park, the Hangout, Lulu's, or even take a quick trip over the line into Florida.

For nature lovers the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve is only five minutes away. They have several hiking trails and guided walking tours. Bird watching is a favorite pastime of visitors to the area as well. Pick up the local Mullet Wrapper or Islander newspapers for schedules of local events and activities.

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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 2018
1 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$200
AU$1,325
AU$1,998
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$300
AU$1,998
AU$4,661
 
 
Early Summer
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$306
From
AU$333
Thu,Fri,Sat
AU$2,144
AU$8,257
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$326
From
AU$333
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$2,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$300
From
AU$326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,998
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$333
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$133.17 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$78.57
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$332.92
Cleaning AU$186.44 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Payment in check, cash, or online with e-check preferred. Credit card payments online through HomeAway or Pay Pal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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