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Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 104 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 recently redone it has never been on the rental market before. It sleeps five 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 day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

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

Owner Brian Murray (left), pictured here with property manager Martha Howard (center) and partner David Kilborn (right) bought this cottage so he could be near family when he retires. Until then he wants to share it with others who want to get away for some quiet time near the water. As the "parent" of three fuzzy four legged "children" Brian knows just how hard it can be to find a pet friendly place to spend a vacation. Clovis, Mimi, and Sissy are looking forward to spending their golden years on Mobile Bay.

Martha Howard, Gulf Coast Keyholders and Exit Realty, Gulf Shores purchased this cottage in 2015

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

Not only did David grow up in this area but his sisters, nieces and nephews live here too. 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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 104 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Bay House. Pet and people Friendly!
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The cottage had everything we needed and we loved the calm location on Mobile Bay, surrounded by lovely trees. My favorite part of the trip was sitting on the dock with coffee in the morning and wine in the evening :) We were treated to absolutely gorgeous sunrises and sunsets!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property was clean and well kept. Beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and made some wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Bay Leaf Cottage was absolutely lovely! The only thing that you have bring when staying at Bay Leaf is your clothes...That's it! This property has everything that you need for a comfortable relaxing beach vacation! The furnishings and the way the house was decorated (inside and out)was beautiful! Hands-down it was a great experience staying at Bay Leaf Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, spacious & dog friendly beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. It was really easy to reserve and get all instructions from Martha for check in etc She was also readily available when we were on our way there. The house is very comfortable, with one room with a king bed and another one with a full and a twin bed. Kitchen, dining and living room are really spacious. There is a very nice sreened porch, an outside balcony and a decent size fenced backyard. The bay is walking distance and the sunset there is beautiful. There is also a public access with parking to the beach almost right in front of the street to the house on Mobile St. Overall we had a great time and we were happy we wereable to bring our furry friends with us as well. I recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying at your house. It is the perfect location between Gulf Shores and Ft. Morgan. We loved being able to go to our favorite restaurants in Gulf Shores, explore Ft. Morgan, and be directly across from the beach! Being on the bay was fantastic. Every night we would walk onto the pier and watch the fish jumping out of the water! It was a fun sight to see.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful and peaceful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Bay House. The sunsets were beautiful! We enjoyed watching the Dolphins swim, feeding a Blue Heron some small fish we caught off the pier. We even watched some Hawks flying above the pier. It was very quiet. Our dogs loved running in the fenced in yard and walking on the pier. The house is absolutely beautiful and we loved the large kitchen. The screened in porch is nice to sit on early in the morning and drink a cup of coffee. A beautiful view of the bay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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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
 
Peak Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$225
From
A$238
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,576
 
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$200
From
A$213
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,400
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$169
From
A$175
Fri,Sat
A$1,175
A$4,376
 
 
Winter
2 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$156
From
A$169
Fri,Sat
A$875
A$1,876
 
 
Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 15 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$181
From
A$188
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,250
A$4,001
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$213
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$312.6
Cleaning A$162.55 + Tax
Pet Fee A$62.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Guest information form must be submitted prior to arrival. Pet fee is $10 per night 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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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