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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 28, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Amazing Beachfront home with 4 large bedrooms, 4.5 baths and lots of extras that will make you want to never leave! Mar Tortuga is a wonderful custom home with space to graciously enjoy time with your family amid comfortable furnishings and luxury touches.

It is a cliche but true, pictures don't do it justice. You really do have to see it to believe it. We drove by Mar Tortuga for several years and didn't really give it a second look but the moment we walked inside, our jaws dropped! Actually we only got as far as the covered area underneath with the mural and swings and the best sea oats providing a magical pathway to the beach and we knew--this is a really special place.

Mar Tortuga means Sea Turtle--most years, including 2010, Sea Turtles nest in the dunes in front of the house. If you come in October, you just might see their first journey to the sea.

There is a Large Main Floor Open Living Area with 2 Seating Areas; a Dining Table for 10, plus a Breakfast Bar and a Game Table for more Dining Space; a Beautifully Stocked Kitchen, plus a Wet Bar, Undercounter Ice Maker, and Large Pantry; and Spacious Beachfront Porches, both covered and open to the sun. Relax on the Lounge Chairs with a cool beverage or step right down to the beach.

There is also an Oversized Main Floor King Master complete with a chaise, a futon (for families with small children this is wonderful), and a Deluxe Bath featuring a Separate Shower, Jacuzzi Tub, Double Vanities, Dressing Table and lovely custom tile work. The smaller of the 2 Laundries is on this floor.

The Top Floor features a wonderful OWNER'S SUITE with a large King Bedroom with Private Beachfront Porch; a Desk area with Computer & a Wet Bar with Undercounter Refrigerator; a Huge Master Bath with Separate Tub and Shower, Two Vanities and beautiful finishes. There are 2 More Large Bedrooms: A Queen Bedroom, and a Bedroom with a Queen Bed plus a Daybed and Trundle, each with a Private Bath and a TV. The Very Large primary Laundry Room is on this level.

Great porches offer Amazing Views of Gulf Shores Sugar White Sand Beaches. This Quiet Area of West Beach has a single row of beachfront homes, plus a single row of homes on Little Lagoon. It is a wonderful, quiet area of the beach but it is less than 4.5 miles from the heart of Gulf Shores.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a professional couple with college-age children. We previously had a smaller, simpler home here that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. When we rebuilt, we added lots of luxurious touches that we enjoy when we come. With the children busy with their own interests, we find we spend less time here and decided we'd like to have someone enjoying this magical house! We hope your family will create the same kind of special memories at Mar Tortuga that we have over the years.

Our friends Susan & Geoff who live in Gulf Shores and have their own vacation rental beach houses take care of it for us. We know how much they care about making sure our home is clean & well-maintained for our guests, and for our family.

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26 Reviews

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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p328932vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
woodruff, WI
5

awesome - we will be coming back

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Lovely
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p328932vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Oley, PA
5

Wonderful Surprise

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
1st time visitors to Gulf Shores. MarTortuga was beautiful, comfortable and excellently located. Waking up and looking at the ocean and gorgeous beach was a dream realized. Great restaurants (especially Cobalts) Visit Fairhope. It's quaint and charming. Our friends who visited hope we do it again...We would love to come back.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p328932vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Fairview, Texas
5

our winter run away from home month.

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
It was great, Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals took very good care of us. any minor problems we may have had during our month's stay was taken care of immediately. Very centrally located, this was our 2nd stay at Mar Tortuga and would highly recommend it. Our favorite restaurants were Cosmos and Tacky Jacks. We found a great church in First Baptist there in Gulf Shores, they really welcomed their "Winter Visitors". That entire town was so friendly and made us so welcome. Alabama in general, and Gulf Shores in particular, would be a great place to live.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p328932vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Birmingham, Alabama
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We enjoyed our Christmas 2013 so much at Mar Tortuga that we extended our Christmas 2014 stay through New Years. This home has to be one of the best managed and cleanest properties available at Gulf Shores. We like to cook fresh seafood and the kitchen is well supplied with all we need to turn out some delicious dinners! Looking forward to another Christmas at this very comfortable beach home.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p328932vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Hamilton, Ohio
5

A wonderful home

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
I have been visitimg the Guld Shore area for over 15 years and recently found this home. It was amazing. Well maintained, great accomodations and everything in great condition. Often one choses a home via the internet based on photos and on arrival you find it to be far less than depicted. This is certainly not the case with this home. The well stocked kitchen, overall suberb condition of the home made this visit one of our best trips to Gulf Shores. Plenty of space and accomodations made this home a perfect place for 8 adults. Yes, we have already reserved the home for 2015
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p328932vb
-(251) 597-8737 (Alabama, USA)
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Pekin, IL
5

Fabulous Mar Tortuga

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Wonderful home! Beautifully decorated, well designed. Four couples enjoyed a restful, fun week-coming back next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc

Location

Activity and Interests

Near 2 Historic Forts, National Naval Air Museum, USS Alabama Battleship Museum, Charter Fishing Boats, Dolphin Cruises and more

Availability

From $575 Per night

Notes

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Attractions

  • cinemas

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 3540 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

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