Brandiwine, A great way to unwind

One of our favorite past times is dinner every other Thursday at Tequila’s and Listening to the music of Brandiwine.  We were introduced to Eric and Brandi through our maintenance man Jim Merrick who is their sometime guitar player.  Brandi and Eric always add fun and merriment to our evenings, when we are trying to relax after a busy day.  It is great to live in and work in a community where people are so talented and love to share their gift.  Brandi has an absolutely spellbinding voice and their music ranges from Heart to Hank Williams. 

When your are out this summer be sure to schedule your Thursday night for Tequila’s and Brandiwine!  You won’t regret this great time with new friends, enjoying yummy Mexican and music that puts you in the vacation spirit.  You will walk away feeling like a local.

Yes, We Have A Beach

Because we are just near the end of the island and not on Beach Boulevard in the heart of Gulf Shores, many people don’t realize that we even have a beach.  The question “Do you have a beach there?” keeps us constantly laughing.  I wanted to take a moment to tell you about “OUR” beach here in Fort Morgan AL.

Not only do we have a beautiful white sandy beach that rivals anything you will find in the heart of Gulf Shores,  we are only a mile and a half or so from the end of the island.  That means beyond the 1000 feet of private beach in the Dunes Community there is another mile and a half of beach  to explore, fish off of, and make memories on with your family.  Some of my favorite memories over the last five years have been on that beach.  It is quiet and secluded, even at our busiest time of the year.  There are always new shells and other beach treasures to find and with such a huge stretch of beach there are plenty for everyone.

Did I mention the sunsets and sunrises?  Spectacular!!!!  Not to be missed.  Waking up early before anyone else to enjoy the beach is one thing to put on your agenda.  This early morning trip will change your perspective.  If you get there early enough you are just in time to see the sea turtle patrol looking for mamma sea turtle tracks.  If you get to see these gentle giant’s tracks, it is something you will never forget.

So in a word, “YES”  we are on the beach, you should come check it out!  Take a look at the beach sneak preview I made for you then give me a call!  We have a spot for you!

New BIG house for big family fun, Sun Down!!!!

This home is located in Ft. Morgan only 18 miles West of Gulf Shores. It offers the complete Island experience. Enjoy the tranquility of the ocean with awesome views from one of several decks.  Warm tropical colors, comfy seating and beds for your large family, is sure to encourage all sorts of family fun.  Take a look around this beautiful home!
Sundown photos The home has 3250 Sq. Ft. with three levels which provide plenty of space for family and friends to gather. The large, open floor plan allows plenty of space for everyone to eat play and relax together comfortably. Head off to the nearby historic Ft. Morgan for a very interesting day in the lives of the solders that served in the Civil War. You can also explore the beach; watch the dolphins play or head across the street to Gulf Shores Marina for fresh seafood a cold drink and the most beautiful sunset in the world. The vacation your family spends in this home will be the one everyone remembers for years to come. This house rents only Saturday to Saturday  during the Summer and Spring…..if you are looking for a Fall or Winter you need a shorter stay please call 888-877-9270 or email!

New Addition to our Bayside Houses!!!

I’m talking about the Rookery number 1101. This great little house will win you over as you step in the door. Beautiful wood floors through out and an open floor plan perfect for a family. You have 3 bedrooms a great living room, dining, kitchen area that facilitates memory building togetherness. This house is part of a duplex in The Rookery community.
The Rookery Community is situated at mile marker 6 on Fort Morgan Road. That means it is about 4 miles before the Dunes Community. This quiet little area is nesteled on the bay side of the road, and offers great amenities. With the rental of this house you have access to the tennis courts, the largest pool in the area, a hot tub, and family grilling area that are just steps from your screened in porch.
Surround by the Bon Secour Wild Life Sanctuary you are sure to see wildlife at every turn. This house has two queen beds, and a queen sofa sleeper in the 3rd bedroom. You are half a mile from the beach and 7 miles from championship golfing.
Renting in this secluded community you are guaranteed to have a quiet getaway for your beach vacation. Call to book today!

What to pack for your Beach Vacation!!!

If  you are like me, you always over pack no matter where you are going, and the things you pack are not exactly what you need.  Tara and I took some time to make a video about what you need for your beach vacation.  What you need is a surprisingly short list.  Be sure to check out this video so you don’t bring needless items, and don’t forget the most important things! 

   What to pack for your Beach Vacation

39th Annual Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival Oct. 7-10

Fall is officially here!!!!! We have some great happenings at the beach this fall, including the 39th Annual National Shrimp Festival.  This year it is the weekend of October 7th thru Sunday the 10th.  If you have never been here for the Shrimp Festival, it is certainly an event not to miss.  Great food, that ranges from seafood to typical fair food, that brings back memories of those childhood visits to the state fair. 

 The food is not the only reason to attend however, there are great vendors and you can purchase beach inspired clothes, jewelery, and artwork of any scale!  Some of my favorite pieces are the giant metal sculptures of life size sea creatures, and the resin cartoonish ones that bring a smile to everyone’s face.  Don’t forget about the musical performances each day you have choices of two different stages to listen to music continously through out the festival.  The kids are not left out at shrimp festival.  There is a family friendly sand sculpture contest, and a Children Activity Village, for your little ones to create their own masterpiece!  A Chef’s Challenge is something you don’t want to miss as the top five finalists consists of some of the best chef’s in our area showcasing their talents in the kitchen to create new dining delights for visitors to our area. 

We have some great specials for you come for a couple of days or a long weekend to enjoy the fun and events of Shrimp Festival, and then the piece and quiet of Ft. Morgan, only 20 minutes from the festival shuttles!  Prices start as low as $199.00 for 2 nights!  Give us a call today!!!!