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Watch the waves from your porch. Dog friendly

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
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

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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Watch the waves from your porch. Dog friendly
average rating of 4.5116277 based on 43 reviews
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4

I miss hearing the waves and the sweet breezes

  • 4 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay at Pott's Spot! Not a fancy place but perfect for our party of 6.

The screened porch and the views were fantastic. Kitchen was well equipped, and bathrooms were adequate. The outdoor shower was really nice. We all preferred going outside to shower than inside. The only improvement needed would be an upgrade on the mattresses on the beds in the bedroom that has the full and twin bed. Martha and her husband were very helpful and prompt when we had trouble with the hot water in the outdoor shower being turned off. We would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

House had enough room for our family of 5.

  • 4 of 5

Great area-so peaceful listening to waves at night

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Love going to this house

  • 4 of 5

Quaint small house we love it very kid friendly

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location and very dog friendly

  • 4 of 5

Martha, Sally, and Jeff were very good to work with. There was a slight

Problem with the Internet but Jeff and Sally worked with us and Dish to

Get it resolved. Great location to the beach and we and our dog loved the screen porch and beach. The cottage could use a little updating but is nicely laid out and well furnished. We would definitely recommend it and like to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Cabana Beach and in our home. You guys were great to work with too! Thank you for your patience while we had the Internet repaired! That porch is the absolute best and this house is in such a great, convenient location. We have been working steadily to update this home. The latest additions were the new flooring and blinds. There is more to come!
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5

Terrific Views for a terrific Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to do so this time. First of all, Martha and Wayne were absolutely terrific to work with. They made on-site visits and really made us feel like family! The house was great! The pictures on the site do not do it justice. Everyday we sat on the screened-in porch and played cards, read books, and watched the Gulf. You are so much closer to the water than you realize, with unbelievable views! The house was perfect for my wife and I and our dog Buster! The beach was private; in fact we felt at times as if it was all our own. Buster and I could walk a mile without seeing anyone! Of course, keep in mind that we did rent in January. There are great eating places close by, so you don't even have to go in town. Downtown Gulf Shores is only a ten minute drive and it has everything you need! If we can save our money, we will definitely be back next year. Once again, thank you to Martha and Wayne!!!

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful as always!

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: 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
 
Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$289
AU$1,926
AU$4,494
 
 
Early Summer
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$295
From
AU$321
Thu,Fri,Sat
AU$2,067
AU$7,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$315
From
AU$321
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$2,183
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$289
From
AU$315
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
8 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$244
From
AU$282
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,541
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$193
From
AU$212
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,277
AU$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
2 Mar 2019 - 17 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$289
From
AU$327
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
18 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$321
From
AU$353
Fri,Sat
AU$2,183
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
15 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$334
From
AU$359
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$2,311
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
10 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$289
From
AU$340
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
7 Sep 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$250
From
AU$289
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,502
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
30 Nov 2019 - 29 Feb 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$193
From
AU$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,277
AU$2,183
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$321
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$320.98
Property Damage Protection AU$75.75
Pet Fee AU$128.39 + Tax
Cleaning AU$179.75 + 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 cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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