Down Fort Morgan Road in Gulf Shores, AL around mile marker 10, lies one of the hidden secrets of the Alabama Gulf Coast – an uncrowded beach where not only can you productively fish right off the shore, you can also bring your dog.
Just steps from this beach lies the “Seagrass Cottage.” The cottage is nestled at the end of a dead end street where seemingly hidden stairs magically lead you up to the home.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house boasts Gulf of Mexico views, the sounds of the surf and just a few steps to dip your toes in the water. Located in the private Cabana Beach neighborhood of Fort Morgan, “Seagrass Cottage” delivers stunning views, 2 private decks and all the comforts of home. A parking pass for the private beach lot is included and as a guest at Cabana Beach, you are also able to fish off the neighborhood fishing pier across Hwy 180 on Mobile Bay.
But why drive anywhere? You can step down under the house and be at the Gulf in 2 minutes.
The house is equipped with 2 decks: the main deck wraps around from the kitchen to the master bedroom and includes loungers and a full outside dining table. Another deck is attached to the second floor loft bedroom (all the kids’ favorite room).
There are 3 sets of French doors in the home to let the sea air in: in the living room, master bedroom & the huge loft bedroom. The Gulf views and breezes must be experienced to be believed! There is also an outdoor shower so you can wash the salt water off or just delight in taking a shower out in the elements (it is private).
This is our favorite area of Alabama and many parts of it are wild and untamed. Some of the wildlife you can see here are dolphins, pelicans and sea birds, many species of turtles, multitudes of fish, crabs, otters and yes, even alligators (but not on the beach!).
An educational excursion less than ten miles to the west lies the actual Fort Morgan historic site which includes the barracks, canons and a small museum. This is a great short trip for history buffs and a super way to introduce your children to physical history.
The home features flat screen TVs throughout (all with HDMI so you can bring your Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, whatever), basic cable, DVD players and free wifi.
“Seagrass Cottage” is easily within walking distance of The Beach Club resort where there is shopping, dining and even a spa. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is also within walking distance. And of course, Gulf Shores, 12 miles to the east offers many fine dining establishments, Rouses (the best grocery store ever) and a bunch of tourist stuff, if you’re into that.
There is a dedicated grilling area under the house (charcoal, no gas here!).
Bed linens, towels & washcloths are all provided. Do remember to bring beach towels.