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Quiet spot on Mobile Bay with great view and pier access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,120 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cute, clean two bedroom cottage with Bay view and pier access.

This cute two bedroom, one bath cottage is pet and people friendly. Cute, clean and attractively decorated, it sleeps five people comfortably, has a spacious well stocked kitchen, full laundry, screened porch, open deck, fenced yard, bay views, pier and bay access. Just two minutes from the gulf beach, the location has it all for the guest who wants to get away from it all yet still have it all!

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:
19 April, 2018

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

New owners George and Trudi bought this cottage with an eye to retire here in a few years. Until then they want to share it with others who want to get away for some quiet time near the water. As the "parents" of fuzzy four legged "children" hey know just how hard it can be to find a pet friendly place to spend a vacation.

Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2017

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

Trudi and George have a daughter, son-law-and beautiful grandchildren in Gulf Shores and they love to visit as often as possible. As for the home, there is not a more beautiful spot on the bay - the view, the old oaks with Spanish moss hanging from their limbs, the gentle lap of the water, the spacious yard, the quiet setting and peaceful surroundings simply spoke of home. The large yard and distance from the busy highway also made this home a perfect spot for children and pets.

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers a guest a different view of Gulf Shores. Quiet and secluded under old oaks this home is far away from the vacation rental crowd. Guests experience what it is like to live along the bay on the island's Ft Morgan peninsula. Sunsets are unparalleled from the pier it shares with its two neighbors. For those who want to play in the Gulf waters the beach at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is almost across the street. A two minute drive will take you to its pristine shore where you can swim, fish, walk, shell and bask in the rays. Located about nine miles from town it is a quick trip to the center of the action, shops, restaurants, and attractions if you can tear yourself away from the front porch.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Grilling on decks strictly prohibited.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
DATA! There is only one Internet provider available at Bay Leave; data is limited and costly. In an effort to increase Internet speed we buy 5 gig each month. However, when a guest uses all or most of that data during a stay the Internet is painfully slow for everyone else the rest of the month. Because many of our guests use their own data and refrain from streaming while here we feel it is not fair to raise our rental prices to cover data some people do not use. Therefore, we charge for use above 1 gig while you are in residence. The charge is deducted from your deposit at the end of your stay at our cost of $10 per gig. To avoid charges you can use data during free hours (3am-8am), use your own device data, or refrain from steaming movies, videos, music, etc. The Internet is still free and the small amount of data related to checking email and using your device minimally should not affect your bill. If your use exceeds 1 gig you will be charged at our cost of $10 per gig


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Quiet spot on Mobile Bay with great view and pier access
average rating of 4.8474574 based on 59 reviews

Super cabin and setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much. The cabin was clean and roomy. Sitting on the screened in porch in the evening and enjoying the view was super relaxing! Also, perfect for our "fur-baby" who was welcomed as well. We enjoyed walking down the lovely drive each morning. Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (and Golden!) had a wonderful time in this comfortable and well-appointed cottage on the bay. We enjoyed the pier for sunning and sunsets, and hiking through Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve to the gulf. Highly recommend a trip to Fort Morgan if you have an off weather day or want to take a break from the sun. Another really great place was the zoo in Gulf Shores. Get there when they open and see all the animals out for breakfast. Martha was great, and made the rental very easy!

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GIRLS trip in Gulf Shores!

  • 4 of 5

Met the BFFs in this gorgeous part of Alabama. House couldn't have been more perfect - spacious, clean & great sunsets off the fishing pier. Azaleas blooming everywhere and so peaceful. Great home base for us to run to Fairhope, Orange Beach, FLORA BAMA ;) Martha was responsive & helpful. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, comfortable and dog friendly with good access to beaches and birding

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our one week stay at Bay Leave cottage very much (March 1-8, 2018) We are a party of two adults and two dogs. Our young adult daughter was with us part of the time.

The cottage was very comfortable -both furniture and beds – and the large kitchen was well stocked with the essentials. It has a nice view of Bon Secour Bay from the screened porch. We enjoyed watching sunsets from the dock, which is a very short walk from the cottage. The fenced yard includes the porch; nice for the dogs to be able to go up and down freely.

The cottage is in a quiet shady location among the live oak trees, about a 12 minute drive from Gulf Shores. There is beach access and parking very close by at Bon Secour refuge, or not much farther, at Fort Morgan beach, which is dog friendly. Lots of stores and restaurants in Gulf Shores. There are a couple of small general stores and restaurants closer by the cottage.

We enjoyed hiking and birdwatching on the trails at Bon Secour, the Fort Morgan State Historic Park is very interesting, and the beaches are FANTASTIC!

The manager, Martha, was very responsive and helpful with any questions or issues. She and the owner made us and our pooches feel very welcome, and we would return in a second. It was the perfect escape from a chilly Michigan winter.

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first month away trip since retiring. Also first trip to Alabama. We loved the area, Gulf State Park was unbelievable. After a day of hiking and biking it was great to return to this cozy home, it was clean and comfortable. Our dog loved it too. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape from reality

  • 5 of 5

Bay Leave is a great cottage tucked in the trees away from the highway. It was renovated inside and out. Nice fenced in yard for the dogs. The cottage felt comfortable like home. The kitchen has every pot, pan, dish appliance you'd need. The neighbors are friendly and Martha the manager is great! She was so helpful with all of my questions. If you want to get away from it all and relax, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensacola or Mobile
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Pines
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Ft Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kiva Dunes or Penninsula
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Hideaway at the Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
3 Mar 2018 - 15 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
16 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
8 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
2 Mar 2019 - 15 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$96.29 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$101.43
Cleaning AU$186.17 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$320.98
Tax Rate 8.5%

Guest information form must be submitted prior to arrival. Pet fee is per pet. Signed pet guidelines and fee required for pet rentals. NO CATS!!! Owner is highly allergic! No smoking. Cigarette butts left in the yard will result in loss of deposit. Cleaning fees may be higher for larger groups and extended stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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