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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage. Bay front with pier. Dog Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, sleeps 6

For those who remember 'the way it used to be' this cottage will bring back fond memories of days on the bay. One of the original block houses from the '50's, this cottage features old iron beds with comfortable quilts, a boat-shaped fireplace, a sidebaord full of fiesta ware and a vintage pink tiled bathroom. The pier is just right for fishing and crabbing and kids will enjoy the tree fort across the street.

From this quiet out of the way street you would never guess that Gulf access is just a two minute drive away. The Bon Secour Wildlife preserve access offers free parking and a boardwalk over the snow white dunes. Not as crowded as the beaches up in town this pristine area is great for shelling, surf fishing, walking and sunning.

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 a 15 minute drive away. Want more? Play Kiva Dunes or the Golf Club of the Wharf; both are just five miles away.

Shopping: Ten miles north of Gulf Shores in Foley, Alabama the Tanger Outlet Center features 120 name brand shopping options for the bargain hunter. Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Osh Kosh, SAS, Gap, Banana Republic, Anne Klein, and more.

Once you are finished there try the numerous antique stores in and around the area. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have numerous shopping venues for those looking for special items to take home as a reminder of their days by the sea.

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. Information can be found at the city website.

History buffs will love historic Ft. Morgan just 11 miles west When you are finished there catch the ferry to Dauphin Island to see its sister Ft. Gaines or visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

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
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
  • Second bedroom has a privacy screen to separate two double beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • wooden decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
Great fishing in Mobile Bay at Shell Banks reef. Bring your boat and tie up just in front of the house. Fish, crab and throw your nets right from the pier. Property borders both the bayou and the bay. Small dogs may be allowed with additional fee. Please ask. Check in 3 p.m. Check out 10 a.m.


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Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage. Bay front with pier. Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.5 based on 48 reviews

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lantana Cottage was the perfect get away for our family. The cottage was cozy and comfortable with a beautiful view of the bay. If you're looking for a newer updated Cottage this one may not be the best for you but it was perfect for our family. Close enough to restaurants and shopping but also just far enough away to be removed from the crowds! We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage away from the crowds.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a nice place to stay to be away from the crowds of Gulf Shores but still close enough to be convenient. It offers plenty of privacy and we enjoyed quiet mornings on the pier and quiet evenings in the screened in back porch. We even saw a large group of dolphins that swam around within view for hours. The only other people we saw while there was a small family in the house next door. Since we only saw them a couple times we were basically alone the whole time which is what we prefer when we are not out doing things. The inside was well kept and clean with everything we needed. The washer and dryer in the garage were convenient for washing our swimming suits and beach towels before taking the long drive home. Being only about a half mile from an uncrowded swimming beach on the gulf in the Bon Secour Wildlife preserve was great. Being about halfway between Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan suited us perfectly as we enjoyed activities on both ends of the peninsula. I would highly recommend the cottage for anyone seeking a quiet place to stay with a nice waterfront view away from the crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice to Get Away!

  • 3 of 5

The property is away from everything, and that's what we wanted. We enjoyed being able to bring our dogs. It was very nice to fish off the dock from the back property, even though we didn't know what to do with the "rays" that were caught. We were there to relax and that's what we did!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lantana Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was quaint, well kept and quiet. The long pier made a great fishing spot. The location was ideal - close enough but away from the hustle and bustle of town.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

First, I'd like to express that it was a nice quiet (except my dog barking at the neighbors to the immediate right) get away. It was just enough rustic to my tasting and not too rustic. I was hoping it was more secluded on both sides of the cottage which I was expecting, but still ok.

I read in the reviews that the stove was kind of messed up. It was , but 2 of the burners and oven worked fine.

Over all it was a nice stay~

The only thing I would have to mention that was a negative for me would be the hidden costs. It was $150.00 a night plus $50.00 for the dog fee but also, $130.00 cleaning fee, which I understand if someone trashes it, but isn't that what the deposit is for? I always leave a place as I find it, it was a little ridiculous to have to pay that much to wash a couple of towels. Also, taxes, realtor fees which in the end the cost for a one night stay was a whopping $ 245.33 which came to $735.99 for 3 night!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a nice stay. It is a fairly secluded area but we do have one neighbor. The lane has mostly permanent residents and is usually very quiet. We try to keep our prices reasonable in comparison to others in the area and have some of the lowest for waterfront properties. Anytime you go online to inquire or book you can get an instant itemized quote before you decide to reserve. The web service advertises using averaged base rates not all inclusive ones. In peak seasons like Spring Break and Summer rates are higher than the average and in winter they are lower. As with hotels we are required to add tax to our rates and we charge a pet fee to cover the additional more detailed cleaning after a pet has been there. Since not everyone brings a pet it is only fair to charge it only to pet owners. Our pet fee is $10 per night as opposed to $75 a night charged by some facilities in the area! The cleaning fees reflect what a housekeeper charges us for 5 hours of cleaning and cover far more than linens. The fee also helps us to offer a washer and dryer for your use, starter supplies of paper products, a clean yard, and more. As for Realtor fees, there are none. The VRBO/Home Away website charges a service fee that goes directly to them (not to the owner or the manager) for their online services. We do accept personal checks, however, for guests who do not wish to use the online booking. We encourage all our renters to give us a call before booking if they have any questions about the prices. We always enjoy talking with our guests and answering their questions!
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Not sure if we would return.

  • 3 of 5

We had a good time. The cottage was ready when we arrived. However we feel it was over priced. The 1/2 bath and washer and dryer are in the unattached garage. Improvements to the property would merit the current price. Not sure if we would return at current cost.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Peninsula Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Beach Club
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve

Other Activities: Parasailing, dolphin cruises


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$6 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
6 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
2 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
3 Mar 2018 - 15 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$163.77 + Tax
Pet Fee A$62.99
Refundable Damage Deposit A$314.95
Tax Rate 8.5%

•Refundable $250 deposit returned within 14 days of departure after inspection. If booking an arrival date that is less than 30 days away, entire rent is due at the time of booking. A $250 deposit is required to hold a booking more than 30 days prior to arrival.
•Cleaning fee and deposit may vary with length of stay. Dog friendly; limit two with additional fee. NO CATS

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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