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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront Book Direct

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 28, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

You can also book directly on our site. Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals is abbreviated GSVacationRentals for our web address. We do have a secure payment interface. We know some of you are displeased with VRBO/Homeaway service fee.

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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55 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)
Baton Rouge, LA
5

Best beach house ever

  • 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:

The Mar Tortuga was a dream house for us in more ways than one. The home is palatal in size, yet decorated very comfortably in an upscale way. We had everything we needed in the house from linens, to dishwasher liquid, and even a grill with charcoal. The location of this house is excellent, and the two big decks with ample seating allowed us to watch the waves roll in without moving from the house. But if we wanted to get in the water (and who doesn't?), all we had to do was walk out the sliding glass door and walk out onto the sand. We only had a to drive a few miles to get to the restaurants and shops, and we liked that we were located out far enough to not be in the midst of everything. My elderly mother-in-law loved her downstairs master, while my SIL had one of the front upstairs bedrooms with her own bathroom. My husband and I shared the massive upstairs master with its enormous bathroom, featuring a huge tiled walk in shower and humongous garden tub. The Wi-Fi was great and easy to access. We easily had 8 devices using it. The property management team was highly professional and it was actually a pleasure to deal with them. We had to leave town in a rush because our city was experiencing unprecedented flooding (August 14 floods in South Louisiana) and I called ahead and they allowed us to get into the property a few hours later. When we asked to extend our stay, they responded quickly in the affirmative and I suspect they may have even given us a lower rate because of the nature of our request. :-) If it's possible to be in love with a beach house and its property management, we are those people! I worked with Geoff the whole time and he was impeccably polite and responsive. We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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5

Cooper Family Annual Beach Vacation

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We love this house! It is the perfect size for our growing family. It is always very clean and the amenities are great. I only have two minor suggestions for change: 1) the kitchen utensils (pots and pans) could use some upgrading 2) It would be great if more towels were provided. We had to wash towels at least two loads of towels daily. These two things aren't things we can't work around. Again, we love this house and will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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PLANO, TX
5

Mar Tortuga Review

  • 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:

Fantastic. The house was everything we had hoped for. Our family had stayed at Mar Tortuga a couple of years ago and the repeat visit was even better. Your staff was very responsive and friendly with the one simple issue we had with the crock pots. The beach was very private and the overall weather was perfect. Very nice property-I would pick this house again. The only suggestions for your owner are as follows: The sliding doors were very difficult to open for the kids and us old folks-some kind of handles would be great. The dishwasher was tough to open. Carpet in two upstairs bedrooms at the thresholds was worn and tack strips were poking us. When you access the WIFI, and enter the password, we got an "invalid password message". We then entered the password in the security message and everything worked. The password you gave us was the security key, not the password. Overall, a great experience. Thank you for a wonderful week! Absolutely would recommend this house to others.....

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jemison, AL
5

ANOTHER GREAT WEEK AT MAR TORTUGA

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately 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:

AS ALWAYS, THE PLACE WAS VERY CLEAN. THE KITCHEN WELL EQUIPED. JUST COULD NOT ASK FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE. OUR THREE CHILDREN AND FIVE GRANDCHILDREN JOINED US FOR THE WEEK. THIS WAS OUR THIRD SUMMER TO STAY AT MAR TORTUGA. LOVE THE LOCATION. WE WILL BE BACK IN 2017!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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burlington, KY
5

Family Beach Vacation

  • 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 had a fabulous time! The property was even better than the pictures. I received email updates daily from customer service insuring that everyone was going well and if I needed anything just let them know. The location was fantastic! The beautiful beach is just off the back porch and never crowded. (just guest from adjacent homes) I plan on going back next summer and would certainly recommend this property. I guarantee you will be satisfied. We played golf three times and if you do golf you will have no problem finding a nice course. We ate lunch out a couple of times and for dinner we visited the fish market and cooked in. This worked out well because the restaurants in the evening were extremely busy with waiting lines of 1 to 2 hours.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent rental 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:

Great location for us....close enough to the action, yet private and uncrowded beach. Lots of closet and bathroom space, well equipped kitchen. Just be aware that only one bedroom has gulf view. Rental company checked on us to make sure all was ok. Great experience!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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

  • Main Floor Master - toilet, tub, shower
  • Upstairs Master - toilet, tub, shower
  • Private Bath for Queen Bedroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Private Bath for Queen + Daybed Bedroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Half Bath Main Floor

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Master - 1 king
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king
  • East Queen plus Daybed/Trundle - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single
  • Queen - 1 queen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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