Fresh Market Seafood

So you are at the beach and love to cook!  You don’t mind eating out but you can cook seafood as good or better than any restaurant so where do you go to get your fresh seafood???  Fresh Market Seafood is a family seafood business owned and operated by the Wallace Family. The Wallace family is one of the oldest families in the area. It was the Wallace’s who founded the Lagoon fishing village in 1861 located just a few miles from the market. The Wallace’s have been local area fishermen and shrimpers for generations. Owner, Hal Wallace, his Father, Johnny and several cousins catch the bulk of the shrimp sold at Fresh Market Seafood. Our Seafood is hand selected, and only the best quality is sold in the market.

Fresh Fish

Be sure to check out their website to get current pricing on seafood and what is in season right now. They carry everything from Popcorn to Royal Red’s in shrimp, there is always a variety of seasonal fish, Crabs whole, claws, or lump meat,  Oysters, and lots of other treats  and don’t miss the gumbo, it is the best in the area!!!  Fresh Market now has three locations.  The original on Hwy 59 on your way to the beach on the west side at the corner of County Road 10.  The second location on Ft. Morgan Rd. between the Chevron and Ocean’s restaurant.  The newest location is in Orange Beach!  Give them a call to find out which location is closest to you 251-955-5550.

Fresh Shrimp


Fresh Market also has everything you need to prepare for your next fishing trip.  If you need bait, poles, tackle, something to entertain the kiddos, or the spices to cook your catch Fresh Market is your place.

Fishing Poles

They cater as well.  if you like your seafood cooked when you get it or you have a party to feed.  Call them ahead and they will have your order ready for you!  Get ready for some yummy seafood!


Indies 410 Beautiful Sunset Views!!!

We rent several different sizes of condo but in the Indies there are a few that are quite a bit larger.  We rent a couple of these large Indies condos.  One is one the east end and has a city view and the other is one the west end and it has a Sunset View!  The west end condo is Indies 410 it sits on the end of the 4th floor of the Indies building.  Not only is this condo a beautiful mix of cozy and kid friendliness it has some of the most gorgeous views on the island.

This condo sleeps eight comfortably.  Each bedroom has its own bath attached.  The bathattached to the twin bedroom is a bath shared by the living room which is the first bedroom to your left as you walk in the front door.  If you continue straight down that happy you will find yourself in the living room.  The tan sofas and dining room set welcomeyou and your family to come and relax.  While the beautiful kitchen behind you has everything you need to make wonderful meals together.  The master bedroom has a king size bed with a large garden tub and separate shower.  The third bedroom has a queen sized bed and there is a shower only in this bathroom.   

The balcony is definitely the showplace in this balcony!  You have beautiful views of the bay and the Gulf from this wraparound balcony.  Our Favorite part of this condo you have a view that is ideal for taking sunset pictures, or just enjoying  a quietevening with your sweetie watching the sunset.

The living room has a little secret in it!  There is a sleeper sofa for a couple of extra friends!  You can view Indies 410 here!  This beachy condois large enough for you and your friends or you can bring the grandparents along for a beach vacation.  Either way you are sure to enjoy a great stay in its comfy, beach setting with the amazing views just out the window!  Keep in mind this great big beautiful condo only books for seven night stays.  If you need a shorter stay just give us a call we are happy to help you find the perfect fit!

Hangout Music Festival 2012

This May 18th, 19th, and 20th The Hangout Music Festival returns to Gulf Shores.  This year the headliners include Dave Matthews Band & Red Hot Chili Peppers & Jack White! All the general admission tickets are sold out but there are a few VIP Passes left.  Now you just need a place to stay!  You have the opportunity to party in town then come out to the quiet of Ft. Morgan to relax and rest up for the rest of the party!  We have some great specials for that time. A one bedroom that sleeps up to 6, for 3 nights starts as low as $569.00.  A 2 Bedroom for 3 nights starts as low as $708.00.  A three bedroom condo that sleeps up to 8 people can start as low as $980.00.  Just give us a call to book today! 

Be sure to look below to see who is preforming this year and we will see you soon!

 The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips Preforming Dark Side of the Moon, Chris Cornell, Dispatch, Kaskade,  Steve Winwood, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Randy Newman, Young The Giant, Dr. Dog, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M. Ward, YelaWolf, Switchfoot, Rebelution, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, The Greyboy Allstars, GaryClark JR, Allen Stone, Big Freedia And The Divas, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Tribal Seeds, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, GIVERS, THE LUMINEERS, ARCHNEMESIS, Rich Aucoin, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns, The Q Brothers, School of Rock, Big Bang Boom, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, Jim Cosgrove, John Yost’s Rhythm Revolution, Peter DiStefano& Tor

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf Great Fun for Your Money!!!

On our 1 month anniversary my husband Anthony decided to do a little miniature golfing.  We decide to go to Pirates Island Adventure Golf!  First let me say this is one of the most impressive courses I have ever seen.  It is immaculately clean, beautifully maintained and so fun!  So not only do you get to test your miniature golfing prowess but you get a history lesson about the pirate who is the namesake of your particular course and about the gulf area in general. 

For under $20 the two of us were able to play a challenging and entertaing 18 hole course.  That took us through a pirate ship around and under a water fall and through a cave.  We went during the day but I am sure this is even more fun at night.  This is definitely a spot for the entire family when you need a break from the surf and sand. The staff was great and we won a free game with a hole in one!

If you spend an evening in town be sure to add Pirates Island to your list. Pirate’s Island is located north of the Intercoastal waterway bridge on hwy. 59 It is on the west side of the road about an 1/8 th of a mile before the bridge.  Look for the Pirate Ship!

Sunday at Behind The Pines

Every Sunday you have a chance to hear one of our local treasures, Brandiwine, not just once but twice.   Sunday mornings starting at 11 Brandi sings along with Jim, Eric and Luther and of course the crowd sings along at a gospel brunch until 2.  They are sure to preform your favorites along with all the great classic gospel songs.  You can get the best bloody mary, a fantastic breakfast and hear Brandiwine sing crowd favorites for Sunday Gospel Brunch.  Breakfast choices are traditional brunch and southern fare such as Eggs Benedict, and Steak and Eggs.

Sunday evening the crowd and the music amps up a step or two with Sunday Blues at behind the Pines.  Brandiwine sings Blues and is accompanied by our own head of maintenance Jim.  Blues starts at  4 and goes until close.  Come by have a ” Nookie”  burger, home fries  or the best Shrimp and Grits in the south.  The dance off your dinner with blues that will get you moving.  Take a sneak peek at Brandiwine!

The migration has begun!!!

We see all kinds of animals migrate through our area. We sit in a unique area that allows us to witness birds, butterflies, even different sea life migrate past our little stretch of island. Right now we are enjoying our finely feathered friends as the migrate through. The Alabama Gulf Coast is a critical stopover point as migratory birds return from Central and South America. The bird banding station opens before dawn each day and;operations usually cease between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., depending on the flow of birds. Bring a lawn chair, binoculars and inquisitive mind but leave the pets at home.
Admission: Admission to Fort: $5:00 adults, $3:00 children 6-12, free to younger children. Banding is FREE.

Dates & Times
Mar 31, 2012 – Apr 12, 2012
Fort Morgan, 51 State Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The migration has begun and we are enjoying these beautiful painted beauties as rest right outside our door.

scarlet tanager
scarlet tanager

A Great Vacation With Sunset Properties

Tara and I had so much fun on the beach a few days ago with our visitors staying in Sun Down! They were having a fantastic time and were happy to share there vacation stories with us! We wanted to be sure to share them with you. Our Vacation with Sunset Properties!!!

We would love to here your vacation stories!  If you made a video of your family at the beach, have some pictures you want to share or just a great story be sure to send it to us we would love to share it!   We can’t wait to hear you stories.

See you soon!!!

Low Cost & No Cost Gulf Shores Activities

It is so nice to see the spring break visitors back in the area this year.  So far it has been fantastic weather and looks to remain that way through this season. We wanted to give you a few ideas about low cost or no cost activities in that you and your family can enjoy while you are here!

The closest one to our area is actually Ft. Morgan!  You should check out this amazing fort if you haven’t yet.  It’s architecture is simply beautiful and it’s history is so interesting.  You could make a day of it and visit it’s sister on the other side of the bay on Dauphin Island.  It is only $5 to walk on the ferry and the cost to get into the forts is only $5 for adults.  Not only do you get some great history lessons but a beautiful ferry ride as well!

If you are more of an outdoorsy kind of person are you in the right place!!! We have multiple walking trails to enjoy in the Ft. Morgan area that are free.  You can also stop by the Bon Secour Wild Life refuge and get some great information and see some really neat displays of local wildlife.  It is all ther for you and your family to explore and enjoy.  If you are up for a little drive you could go to Orange beach and there are bike trails for you and your family to enjoy in this area. There are days of trails and miles of beautiful beach to enjoy. All of them are free!!!  Don’t forget your sunscreen and water.  Have fun hiking!!!

Finally, one of our favorites is to send folk over to the National Aviation Museum in Perdido, just to the west of Pensacola.  It is a little bit of a drive but worth it!  This museum has some of the most amazing exhibits you will ever see!  If you have kids (especially boys) or an airplane enthusiast you don’t need to miss this!  Don’t miss the I max theater.  Great shows are guaranteed.  There Is no cost to get in but they do accept donations.  There is a cafe on site and a great gift shop if you are looking for some special gifts.  This is  DON’T MISS on your trip!

Spring Beach Update

Happy Spring everyone!  We are so excited that the warm weather is here and our guests are returning in full force!  It is great to see all the happy families playing at the beach and splashing in the pool!  we wanted to give you a little bit of a beach update to start your Spring off right.  We are having blustery days right now bring in rain part of the week but that is great for all of our local wildlife.  Spring is also the beginning of our wedding season,  we are having lots of weddings this year in Ft. Morgan and we are thrilled that they chose to celebrate their happy day with us. 

Just around the corner it will be bird banding season and all of our fine feathered friends will begin to arrive from South America.  This is one of my favorite times because we are almost overrun with humming birds each spring. The last couple of years we even had a couple fly in the office when we leave the door open.  Spring is always fun at the beach!  a new adventure waits around each corner.  Come enjoy your springbreak with us and play at the beach, have adventures with your family, and rest in the warm sunshine!

Enjoy the Spring Beach Update