About Tortuga Bay
Professionally managed by Sunset Properties
You must be 25 years old to rent this house!
Tortuga Bay, formerly known as Mama's Happy Place, Too, is located at 685 Cherokee Road, in Fort Morgan, Alabama. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath raised home which sleeps 6 people comfortably. Only 4 blocks to the beautiful beaches! Nearby Airports include: Pensacola, FL (90 mins), Mobile, AL (90 mins) and Gulfport- Biloxi, MS (2 hours)
Wireless internet and cable TV available
- Master bedroom has queen bed, guest room has 2 twin size beds and there is a pull-out full size bed in living room
- Washer/dryer for use as needed
- Central air and Ceiling fans throughout home
- Full kitchen with dishwasher and over sized island
- Private outdoor shower
- Water front deck for relaxing and watching sunsets- U shaped dock with boat slip for fishing
-Pole Mounted Charcoal Grill available
- Dolphins can usually be spotted in the bay behind house in the early afternoon ( 1200 to 1600), please do not feed
the birds (seagulls, pelicans and cranes)
- Beach is 4 blocks South of house with public access
- Sassy Bass market and restaurant is located approximately 3 miles up main road going East (passed it coming in)
and Tacky Jacks Restaurant and Bar is located just under 2 miles down main road going West in the marina.
- Fort Morgan is just under 3 miles West of house and is a historic Civil War site that you may want to tour
- Ferry crossing located at Fort Morgan to visit Dauphin Island either by car of on foot.
This home is pet friendly. Limit two dogs. To book a pet friendly property, you MUST call the office Monday-Friday 9-5 at YOU CANNOT BOOK A PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY ONLINE.
Rules for renting with a dog:
-Your dog must be older than 9-months.
-Your dog must always remain on a leash when outside of the home.
-You must clean up after your dog.
-No excessive barking.
-Paid pet fee of $120, PER PET. (It will be itemized on your receipt.)
Failure to follow these rules WILL result in immediate eviction of you or your dog, with no returned money.
If you would like to board your pet, we recommend SeaPaws Dog Resort in Gulf Shores,
$1 from each reservation made in Fort Morgan will be donated to the Historic Fort Morgan!
Free Fun Included Every Day! To enhance your vacation experience, Sunset Properties includes Xplorie, which means free admissions and rentals everyday of your stay to some of the most popular attractions the area has to offer such as a Fun Center, Nature & Scenic Cruises, Golf, Fishing, and a Water Park! Some exclusions may apply.
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Recent Reviews About This Property
Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 34 reviews)
"Our little family had an amazing vacation at Tortuga Bay. The beds are comfy, the kitchen is well equipped, and the whole place is gorgeous. My hubby spent lots of time fishing off the dock and the gulf beach is only a ten minute walk away. The deck is huge with a cozy couch for reading and plenty of places to sit while you watch the sun set. We loved it so much we're thinking about coming back in the fall!"
"We were very happy with this property. It was the perfect location for our annual family trip. It was very clean and customer service was prompt and friendly (we had a small issue with linens). We are already planning to return next year! Would highly recommend! "
"Michelle, we are so happy with your 5 star review!! Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tortuga Bay! We look forward to your next visit!"
"Overall we had a great time. Wish the weather was better for fishing but with rhe hurricane one state over that just wasnt the case. The house was clean and as described in the listing. It's a really cute place! Only problems was that we couldn't keep our boat in the boat dock because the Cove the house is located in doesn't have wave breakers and the waters were pretty ruff so the boat would have been damaged if we left it on site in the boat slip. The master bed mattress could definitely be replaced as it's more like a College bed thin mattress than a mattress for 2 grown adults to relax after long days on rough waters but other than that we enjoyed the place and would come again. Property managers were easy to reach and communicated with us through text to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed throughout the stay."
"Melissa, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! Tortuga Bay is a neat little house and I am so glad you enjoyed your time there! We look forward to seeing you again!"
"The house was very clean and larger than it looked. The deck was amazing. Kitchen was large enough and the island made it great for cooking. Needed more pots, pans and baking dishes. I think the rental agency would have brought some, if I asked, they were extremely helpful. Mattress in main bedroom needs to be replaced. We moved the twins in there and they were much better. "
"Janet, we appreciate the review of your stay in Tortuga Bay! Yes, we would have certainly brought more kitchen supplies. Give us a call and book this cozy home again!"
"My family loves to fish, we were in the perfect place if you like to fish off of a dock, my boys were out there constantly catching fish until they were exhausted at night. I would recommend this place to anyone!"
"Woo hoo! Fabulous review, thank you! I hope lots of good memories were made! Come on back and stay with us again!"
"Very nice little home. Very Quaint. Better fit for for 5 or less but will sleep 6. Quiet area and very well decorated and maintained. Super Super clean A+ to the cleaning company *****stars! Would definitely stay again!"
"Woo hoo! We love five stars!! That makes us happy! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in this cozy little home and we look forward to having you back! "
"the company sunset properties was very nice and very accommodating as far as allowing my larger dog to the property. The house was nice, the views were beautiful, seen dolphins from the deck, fished the pier caught lots of little fish.
The house is smaller than it looks in the pictures and the surrounding homes were going through repairs from hurricane sally so rebuilding was going on. Although it says pet friendly the yard was a bit overgrown and while they did come and mow it the burs were a pain when walking the dog. The property is far from lots but very relaxing in the evening. Quiet area. "
"Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay in Tortuga Bay. We love feedback from our guests! There are a lot of rebuilding projects going on down here and it can be frustrating when you are trying to relax, but it is an indication of progress. I hope your sweet fur baby was able to enjoy the beach! Come back and stay with us again! "
"We stayed six nights at Tortuga Bay, and it was a delightful week. We had a quaint cottage style home, tastefully decorated, but the highlight for our grandsons was the dock out back. Each day they fished and had such a great time. After their fishing day, we had dinner on the back porch/deck and were fortunate to have delightful breezes and gorgeous sunsets each evening."
"Thank you, Mary, for the five star review! Isn't Tortuga Bay a wonderful little home? I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here. Fort Morgan has the best sunrises and sunsets along the coast and I am glad you were able to enjoy a few of them! Come on back and make more good memories! See ya at Sunset!"
"Wonderful first trip to Fort Morgan!!!"
"Woo hoo!! We are so glad your first trip was a success! Now that you have found our little slice of paradise, we hope to see you and your fur baby again!"
"Very clean. Up to date & quite. We will be coming back in August.
"Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad to have you come back in August! "
"Wonderful little home, the owners thought of everything. This is a very peaceful little home. Beautiful views and a short walk or drive to beach with parking available. The deck was prefect. Loved watching all the fishing boats go by. I would give it a big 5/5 ,if it had had a king size bed, it would have been a 5+. Great for a couple or couple with one or two small kids. I hope to rental again,and recommend this property for sure."
"Woo hoo! Thanks, Dena! I am so glad you enjoyed Tortuga Bay! Isn't it the coziest little home? We would love to have you back! Give us a call!"
"We loved staying here! It was so peaceful being on the bay. The beach house is so clean and decorated so cute it was the perfect beach get away. It has everything you need the kitchen is stocked with all the essentials. It real feels like home away from home and we loved sitting outside at night by the fire pit. This is one of the very best places we have stayed at in Gulf Shores."
"Eric, this review makes us so happy!! It doesn't get any better than five stars! We love Tortuga Bay! It is such a fun home and the view of the bay is awesome! I hope memories were made and we look forward to making your next reservation in this home!"
"The house location was quite and fit our needs. It had a nice view. The house was clean. We liked the deck because it was partially shaded by the roof. Some areas that could be improved upon: more hand towels for the kitchen, more hand towels for the bathroom, the bathroom could use some updating with a new tub and shower. Close location to the Fort Morgan Beach was convenient. Sassy Bass was great for buying fresh shrimp and fish. Overall, the stay was a great experience and we would book at Tortuga Bay in the future. "
"Dean, thank you so much for the great review of your stay in Tortuga Bay! This is such a neat little home with a great view! I'm glad you were able to enjoy some fresh fish and shrimp! We look forward to booking your nest trip!"
"The house was adorable. Great location. Due to weather we were not able to enjoy the pier but it looked great. Boat slip does look a little narrow for bigger boats but a great addition if you want to bring your boat. Mattress in main bedroom could use an upgrade. But overall it was wonderful."
"Thank you for the review! This home was recently updated and it is so cozy! I hope you will come back and enjoy the pier in better weather! "
"We stayed 3 nights at Tortuga Bay and we could not have asked for a better getaway!! We loved everything about our stay! Very clean. Decorated beautifully. And the views were amazing from the upper deck and from sitting down by the fire pit! Will definitely book again!!"
"Yay!! Give us a call, Stacey, and let's get this home booked for your next stay! "
"I5s a great place to stay. Nice location and house hut the grass is over 2 ft tall in most places around the property. We took our dogs with us for the stay(which it's great they except pets) and there was nowhere for them to go outside that wasnt all tall grass except under the deck. That's my only complaint though. The customer service was top notch. And we'll be staying with them again just Hopefully the grass will start getting more attention at their rentals. "
"Thank you for the review! I apologize for the tall grass. Our maintenance men do try to keep the grass mowed at all of our properties, but this summer has been very challenging for them. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time in this cozy home! It was just remodeled very recently and it is a hit with our guests! We will be happy to book this home for you again! Give us a call!"
"Our family’s stay at Tortuga Bay was really enjoyable. My husband loved the peaceful, serene setting. We enjoyed watching the fishing boats go in and out, the cute home, and lovely outdoor seating areas. Our young boys enjoyed a fire pit where we were able to roast marshmallows. It is far out from most activity, but we knew that when we rented. Lovely getaway! We would love to stay here again!"
"Awesome!! I hope memories were made that will last a lifetime! This cute home was recently remodeled and we just love it! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to give us a review! Tell your friends about this neat little home and give us a call when you are ready to come back! "
"This property was set up to provide the setting for a wonderful getaway. A beautiful beach was walking distance away..the nightly sunsets over the bay were visible from the huge porch. The house was clean and had sufficient supplies to make cooking possible ..with lots of pots, pans, utensils and spices. The large island in the kitchen was perfect. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off sand from the beach. A washer/dryer unit was in the unit. Plush towels were provided. The beds were comfortable.
My only critique is the dishwasher ...it is old and decrepit and doesn’t get the dishes clean.
This house provided the space for a wonderful getaway for our family!"
"Thank you, Amy, for the great review! This cozy little home recently underwent a remodel and we absolutely love it! We are so glad that you stayed with us and we look forward to having you come back! "
"Great location with killer sunsets."
"Yay, Mark! So glad you enjoyed this location. The sunsets are always gorgeous on the Gulf Coast! Let us know when you're planning on coming back!"
"Large deck.. beautiful view right on the bay..awesome neighbors...met the owners who were very helpful..would highly reccomend this place..our little dog had lots of room to roam around on the deck...we were walking distance from the beach...Sunset Properties were awesome.."
"Yay! Thank you, James, for the great review! It was such a pleasure to meet y'all and your sweet fur baby! I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Mama's Happy Place, Too and I look forward to seeing y'all again next year! "
"Great place to stay good neighbors "
"Gail, thank you for the review of Mama's Happy Place, Too! I hope you caught a lot of fish from the fishing dock! The view of the bay from this home is wonderful! I hope you were able to catch a glimpse of the dolphins playing. We look forward to booking your next visit to Fort Morgan!"
"My family and I had a wonderful time here! The weather was great for the entire stay and we hope to come back next year. The house had everything we needed, the only thing I would consider changing is the master bedrooms mattress. I felt like I was rolling down a hill all night to the other side where my husbands weight was bottomed out lol. Other than that it was great and we would love to return. "
"Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Mama's Happy Place, Too! We will certainly pass along the mattress recommendation to the homeowner! Give us a call and let's get you booked for next year!"
"A variety of family friendly activities in driving distance of a comfortable home with a dock and great sunset views."
"Thank you, Carol, for choosing Sunset Properties to book your relaxing stay at Mama's Happy Place, Too! I hope you enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets that Fort Morgan is so well known for! Call us to book your next stay!"
"This vacation rental was the easiest ever to book "
"Yay! We are so glad to hear that! We try to make it as easy and hassle-free as possible! Give us a call when you need some more beach time!"
"MHP2 was amazing! My children had a blast, we were able to see dolphins from the back deck in the afternoon. The house had a very open feel with a lot of natural light. There were plenty of dishes, pots/pans provided to make it through our stay.
The only thing I would say to others is watch out for fish hooks, my oldest stepped on one on the back deck. Other than that the house was spotless. We would highly recommend this property and look forward to staying with Sunset again in the future. "
"Thank you for the great review of your stay in Mama's Happy Place, Too! I am so sorry about the fish hook! We need to be more diligent in our inspections. I'm glad you were able to see the dolphins during your stay! That is certainly one of the highlights of staying on the bay! Give us a call when you need another getaway!"
"I am very pleased with my experience at “mamma’s happy place, too”! We had a nice relaxing time watching the birds and dolphins on the water. With a nice quiet neighborhood that was a perfect place to walk our small dog, we were able to enjoy each other’s company. The house is a short drive to anything you could possibly want to do on vacation, including dining, golf, fishing, hanging out at the beach, or family fun at several different places. "
"Thank you so much, Kevin, for the great review of your stay at Mama's Happy Place, Too! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here! We would love to have you come back down and stay with us again!"
"very nice location if you want be be away from the crowds"
"It is very peaceful, isn't it? And with a great view of the bay! We look forward to seeing you again!"
"We loved the house and its location. It was very clean and well maintained. The only thing that I would change is the mattress in the master bedroom....if two people are in it, it tends to pull them into the center! Great for snuggling but not great if you need elbow room in the bed :) Otherwise it is a great place to escape to and avoid the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The management team was very good in answering questions and very easy to work with!"
"YAY!! We appreciate the feedback! We are so very glad you enjoyed your escape. Come back real soon!"
"Our stay at this rental was great!!! The house was cute and the deck and view were amazing. The house was great and the only thing that kept it from being perfect was the loud HVAC unit. It was load when running in the house and outside as well while relaxing on the deck. Other than that the stay was just about perfect (other than it rained a lot but of course that couldn't be helped : ) We have always stayed on the beach side but we will definitely be bay people in the future. Hoping this house will be available when we can make out next trip down to Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan. "
"Awesome! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Mama's Happy Place, Too! The view of the bay doesn't get much better! Give us a call and we will get you booked for your next trip!"
"MHP2 was the perfect place for us for a great time at the coast. The house is located on a canal that opens to Mobile Bay and is walking distance to the gulf beach. It had everything we needed. The folks at Sunset Properties are so nice and helpful if you have any questions. We will be back next year!"
"Awesome! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Mama's Happy Place! And what a beautiful view of the bay! Give us a call when you are ready to book for next year! Share about your stay on our Facebook page!"
"The house was adorable. Wonderful view. Very quiet area. The beach is super close. The beach area was great. It was not crowded for a public beach. I would definitely stay here again! "
"Yay!! Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Mama's Happy Place, Too! Fort Morgan's beaches are beautiful and uncrowded. Check out our Facebook page and leave us a review to help spread the word! Come back and stay again soon!"
"Our family's first time in this part of the country. We were thinking of finding a place in the Panhandle and stumbled upon this place searching online. It was just perfect! It is such a relaxing, peaceful area and the house/deck/docks/location were amazing! House was situated on the water in which we were able to enjoy beautiful sunsets sitting on the deck or docks below. Stunning views all around. The house was charming and very clean. Spacious kitchen and plenty of counter space to cook and/or entertain. This is a real gem - we will be back! Also - great neighbors who are friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. The kids were able to fish right off the dock and we met the resident heron who would sit patiently waiting for his dinner. We learned from the locals his name is Sam :) Just a wonderful vacation!! "
"Thank you so much for the great, detailed review!! We love it when our guests are able to relax and enjoy their vacation! And, yes, the view from Mama's Happy Place, Too is awesome! Check out our Facebook page and help spread the word with your review! We hope you are able to come back soon!"
"This was our second vacation to the gulf shores of Alabama but our first time renting on the bay. We loved our quiet little slice of heaven. It was a perfect get-away. "
"So glad you enjoyed your stay on the bay! We think the views are beautiful! Hope to see you again soon!"
"Had a great visit in mama's happy place II. It felt like home. Even the permanent residents helped us to feel like we were home. Everything was clean and well organized . Thank you to the owners ."
"Thanks for writing a review, this is one of our new properties and we are really excited about it! Hope to see you again soon!"
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS CONCERNING THIS PROPERTY
Is there a community pool access here??
Asked On 05/17/2019 Answered on 05/17/2019
This property does not have access to a pool.
Guest Property Review -
This house was great for the family plus a few extra family. The views from the balcony was fantastic. The house was very comfortable and homey.
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This is a clean, peaceful place to enjoy a stay! Communication was fantastic.L.Brewer
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Best rental experience for both owners and guest! Great staff, very attentive to every aspect of your vacation.Jeff.E
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I have had three management companies, and there is absolutely NO COMPARISON between them and Sunset Properties. They are truly, in several senses, a family organization, with the owners living on-site, and all members of the staff truly like a family, among themselves, and in their relationships with the homeowners.G.Gilmore
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I cannot say enough good things about Indies 603 and the amazing staff at Sunset Properties!! Everything was spotless, had everything we need and the check in and checkout process was flawless. Communication was amazing with the staff and very easy! Do not hesitate to book here or any other location with Sunset Properties.J.Eagle
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I have vacation properties in Gulf Shores, and they are all with Sunset Properties. Although I live close by the job of renting, managing, promoting plus handling the maintenance and cleaning in order to maximize my rental income, takes a lot more time and effort than one person can oversee. They are a fantastic company.A
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Doing business with Sunset Properties is always a pleasure. Everyone that works there is always very helpful and kind. I use Sunset Properties exclusively when I come to the beach every year because of the experience with the folks that I come into contact with there.J.Moon
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I've been booking with Sunset for the last couple of years and they are always great to work with! Communication is easy and responses are quick. Love the ability to text back and forth.B.Cooley
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I have used Sunset Properties for almost 10 years and have been completely satisfied with their management of my beach property. Becky and the rest of the staff are extremely knowledgable and professional and I have the utmost confidence in them. they take care of all the daily requests and needs of our guests. Many of our guests are repeat customers and I think it is partly due to the ease and comfort of working with Sunset Properties. Whether you are a property owner or looking for property to rent, I highly recommend Sunset Properties.R.Olivier