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Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english

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

37 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Gasque holiday cottage

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english

Reviews

4.6
based on 37 traveller reviews

Get away from it all at Lantana Cottage. Bay front with pier. Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews
5

Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I give Lantana Cottage TEN stars!! From the moment we pulled off the highway and drove up the little lane with the canopy of trees dripping Spanish moss and pulled into the driveway of Lantana Cottage I was smitten. Then we walked into the house and I "really" fell in love. My sister, brother-in-law and I vacation together and usually go for a beach house or condo but found this little home online and the fact that it is dog friendly...we decided to take a chance. I'm SO glad we did!!! I LOVE everything about this house and the location. It's near the end of a cul de sac and if you like peace and quiet and serenity this is the place for you. The house had everything we needed. We loved the open layout of the house and the furnishings are very welcoming and homey. We did a lot of cooking and every utensil, pots, pans, bowls, everything we needed was there. We spent a lot of time out on the deck and the pier admiring the pelicans, herons, sea gulls and watching for dolphins. One morning we were rewarded with dolphins swimming very close so my sister and I walked down the pier and one of them swam so close to us beside the pier... we were beyond thrilled. My dogs were very happy here also. I liked that they had a yard to run and play and boy did they run with their eyes shining and tails wagging. They must enjoy the fresh sea breeze as much as I do :o) I enjoyed sitting in the swing overlooking the bay listening to the bell hanging from the tree by the swing as it swayed in the sea breeze. I even liked the garage with the washer and dryer and half bath. The owner thoughtfully provided everything from fishing poles, crab traps, laundry detergent, you name it, it was in that garage. The house was very clean, the beds comfy, the couches and chairs comfy, the eclectic furnishings are charming....if I could move in and call this home I would do it in a heartbeat. The beach at Bon Secour is about a mile away and is beautiful but doesn't allow dogs. We found another beach a ways down the road but the flies were so bad we decided we'd rather be back at the cottage on the bay. Our time there flew by in a blink and we were sad to have to leave. We definitely will be back!! I highly recommend Lantana Cottage which was my idea of heaven on earth.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a great bayside cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a lovely fall weekend at the cottage. The location is away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas (which suited us well) but easily accessible to Bon Secour park and the Fort Morgan. We spent our time at the cabin fishing and crabbing (the crabbing was good, the fishing was ok) and relaxing. We brought our 2 year old and he had a great time playing in the tree fort and going out on the pier to check the crab traps. The screened in porch was great for pinning him in but allowing outside time.

The amenities of the cabin were sufficient. The kitchen had enough to cook with, the beds were comfortable and well stocked with lines, and the cabin was a bit rustic but even more comfortable than it looks in the pictures.

This was a very well maintained property in a great location and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a homey place on the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Third amazing stay at the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time to stay at the cottage and it was just as wonderful as the previous two. Could not have asked for more perfect weather, the beach was not crowded, the bay was quiet, and the Blue chair was my favorite place to sit, read and relax. The Cottage is cozy and feels like home. It is far enough away from the main strip of Gulf Shores that it isn't noisy but close enough to go and enjoy. Ms. Martha and Ms. Linda always make my stay perfect. I will be back many more times in the future, it is my happy place. I highly recommend the Cottage to anyone wanting to escape, enjoy, and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Little Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

WONDERFUL!!! The cottage itself is absolutely adorable and the setting is spectacular. This truly is one of the most peaceful vacations I have ever had. I loved sitting outside in the evening and watching the gorgeous sunsets over the bay. The property is so quiet and peaceful and is a wonderful place to recharge and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. My little dog and I had such a relaxing time and I hated to leave! I will definitely go back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything we needed for enjoying the area

  • 5 of 5

This property has an amazing view of the bay with a truly awesome pier. Everything is supplied for fishing and crabbing. The ceilings are pine panels that take me back to grandma's house. The kitchen has adequate pots, utensils and towels( I've rented houses that left me without forks and kitchen towels). I give it five stars because it was exactly as it had been described.

We enjoyed it so much and would be happy to go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A very clean, unique, home away from home, filled beach treasures; convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cottage; a nice comfortable property with plenty of outside benches, chairs, and a swing. The neighborhood is quiet, peaceful,, and secure. The house is filled with a beach-collectors prized possessions and every chair and couch has comfortable pillars and fans in each room. The location is very centralized for visits to Ft. Morgan or Gulf Shores. Every electrical appliance was in working order and that added to our enjoyment--we will return for future relaxing stays. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Pensacola
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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Gasque, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-17
1 Dec 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$167
From
A$181
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,171
A$1,839
 
 
Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$201
From
A$207
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,405
 
 
Early Summer
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$214
From
A$227
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,538
A$5,886
 
 
Peak Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$247
From
A$254
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,732
A$6,020
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$247
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$67
Cleaning A$174 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334
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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Gasque

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • wooden decking
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.