Dog and owner paradise!-So we are actually enjoying the house now. It is the perfect size for us and everything was spotless upon arrival. I had read a complaint somewhere about the strong smell of cleaner upon arrival. It was a little strong at first but hey don't you want a clean rental. And after opening the door and turning the fan on it was gone in no time. If you are looking for a place to bring you four legged baby trust me this is the perfect place. Don't have a dog, you will still love it.
Relaxing-I have stayed in several of the Harris Properties homes. I have stayed in That'll, Bellingrath, and now Fountain of Youth. This might be my favorite. Roomey and the bathrooms were nice. Wonderful view as always and very clean and well taken care of.
See you next summer!-We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Fountain of Youth. It was just the right size for our family. It was very nice, clean, and quaint! Love the adirondack chairs that were added to the houses!! We had the perfect vacation this year. Thank you so much! See you next year!
Love this place!-My husband and our dog Daisy are staying at this house as I write this review. I'm sitting on the wonderful covered deck so close to the ocean that it feels like I can reach out and touch it! What a great place to stay for the perfect getaway. The house is clean and well cared for. The bed is comfortable and the shower works nicely. The living room and kitchen are open to each other, with four floor to ceiling windows for a great view of the ocean! After we cleaned the ocean spray off the windows, it was outstanding! I would definitely recommend this place.
Another Great Vacation-The perfect house, beach and neighbors. Loved everything about it for the 4th time. Wouldn't go anywhere else with our Fur babies, HIGHLY RECCOMMEND!
Foutain of Youth-Had a wonderful weekend stay at the Foutain of youth! It's a great place for a family vacation or a weekend away with friends.. It's has a wonderful view of the beautiful beach. This beach house is very spacious and pet friendly!' There's a nice poarch where you can sit and listen to the waves.. You have your very own private beach which is one of my favorite accommodations..
All was fine. Enjoyed the big deck overlooking the beach.
We love it at Fountain of Youth!-We love it at Fountain of Youth!
Lazy days-Fountain of Youth was a very nice beach front home. It was very clean and stocked. The location was perfect, so close to the water. We really enjoyed the beautiful view. We have stayed in several fort Morgan properties and this one ranks right u there as one of the best.
Best house I ever rented-By far it was the best house I ever rented and I been going to Fort Morgan for five years in a row to a different house every year. It was very comfortable and cozy house.
Awesome stay-Right on a beautiful beach, house had everything we needed. Wished we could have stayed longer. Hope to stay again.
Wonderful Getaway-The Fountain of Youth is perfect for a small family get away! Very private with fantastic views of the ocean across the front of the house, a covered deck with wood adirondack chairs, plus new dining and living room furniture! You just step off the steps and into the warm white sand. We can't wait to go back!
Talking about coming back next year!-Thanks, we had the best time there, we are talking about coming back next year. We are telling all of our friends about our trip....
Beach and Everything was Great!!-Everything great!!
We did enjoy our stay!-We did enjoy our stay. We especially enjoyed being right on the beach; beautiful view! We loved the wooden Adirondack chairs on the deck. On New Year's Eve, we were able to see a fireworks show from the beach. We did have a problem with the oven. We cooked something one night and it took the oven a really long time to heat. Also, the heating elements in the stove must have a problem because our food was almost overcooked on one side and not done on the other. Someone might want to check on that. Other than that, no problems. Have a blessed day!
The locals made us feel right at home!-We really enjoyed waking up to the sandy beach and Gulf every morning during our visit. This was our first stay on the Gulf coast and by no means our last stay. The locals made us feel right at home - great southern hospitality. The Fountain of Youth proved to be a great hideout from the unrelenting winter in eastern Canada. The only recommendation to improve the quarters at The Fountain of Youth would be to replace the stained carpets with a similar flooring product as found in the rest of the cottage. Other than that we were pleased with the cottage.Note from the manager: John, thank you for staying with us in Fountain of Youth. You are right. We have updated the flooring in the bedrooms of Fountain of Youth and are happy to report that we are very pleased with the results. Brian Harris
Wonderful Week!-This is the third time we've stayed at Fountain of Youth! We loved every minute of it! The house is just perfect for our family of 5!
Fountain of Youth-We absolutely love this house - Fountain of Youth! This is my third visit since last March will plan our trip for next summer too! The bathtub in the hall bath doesn't drain well - must be full of sand in the trap . . .Note: Pj, Thanks for letting us know about the slow drain. Yes, sand is a constant issue but that's what makes it so great! We will take care of it.Brian Harris
Wonderful, again-My second stay here and loved it. I love being right on the beach, love being so "far" down Fort Morgan that there is less traffic, love the porch with the chaise lounge for those cool mornings. Love the full kitchen, although the glass cutting board is pretty useless. I'll be back, when I can scrape enough pennies together!
Good place to stay it is, Basic-We have stayed at GS and OBX always enjoying the place we stayed. The "fountain of youth" rental was just as nice but offers no frills. Beds were comfortable and were roomy. It is pet friendly making it the best part of the trip! It offers a very short walk to the beach with no big sand dunes in your way! It could use some more kitchen items, LARGER frying pan, up date the coffee maker..ect. and some board games, this is the first place we have stayed that did not have any (board games) . A packet of local restaurants and things to do would be helpful. It is perfect for 2 couples and a pet or two. We would stay at this location again.
Great location-The owners were very nice about accommodating us with a last minute discount, the staff is extremely courteous, the gulf side porch is perfect for dolphin watching and hanging out (with a cover that keeps the sun from roasting you), the rooms are comfortable and clean. Small issues include an outlet that didn't work, a toilet that ran sporadically ( interrupting sleep since it was right by the bedroom), somewhat soft and creaky beds, and spotty wifi. But then again, the cost was moderate. (Be sure to bring dish liquid and something to wash dishes with; there was no liquid or scrubby.)
Beautiful location for girls weekend away!-Owner was gracious about granting our special request. House is perfectly located beach front in Gulf Shore.
Fountain of Youth Stay, See you next year!-We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Fountain of Youth. It was just the right size for our family. It was very nice, clean, and quaint! Love the adirondack chairs that were added to the houses!! We had the perfect vacation this year.Thank you so much! See you next year!The McCord Family
1st Time in Gulf Shores & Loved it!-Staying in a beach front home in Gulf Shores is the way to go! The beach was perfect, not crowded, very relaxing! The house was perfect, the large covered deck was the best part! We had 4 adults and 2 kids and it was the perfect size! I would definitely stay at the Fountain of Youth again or at least another Harris Properties home, as long as it has a large covered deck!
Fountain of Youth-The location was great. The beach was very dog friendly. The house could certainly use some work. One window nearly fell out during a storm - we had to place a chair against it to keep wind out. Additionally, water came in around the door and kitchen window. Also, the internet connection did not work. Maxi (my wife) called and left a message but we never received a call back (although cell reception is poor and we may have missed the call).The location makes up for much of the issues, but they are issues that Harris Properties would certainly benefit by fixing...A note from the manager: Seth, I am sorry that you experienced some issues during your recent stay in Fountain of Youth. I can assure you that we will look into the condition of the windows throughout the home to make sure that we resolve this problem. The internet typically works well for our guests. I am sorry that you had a problem with the wifi. We are always here to help any of our guests. We hope you will choose to come back and stay with us again. Sincerely, Brian Harris
Second Year of Bliss-This was the second year that I have stayed at the Fountain of Youth. Again, I was blown away at how wonderful everything was. The addition of new/updated furniture was a wonderful surprise. There is nothing bad that I can say about staying at the Fountain of Youth. I love the location, the cleanliness, and the ability to bring my dog with me. I look forward to spending my Spring Break there next year.
Nice getaway-Rustic - which we wanted. Clean and a perfect place to get away and enjoy the beach. Very close to the water. Very relaxing. Will go again.
Awesome Family Experience-This lovely home had wonderful beach access and beautiful views of the white sand beaches of the Gulf. The Fountain of Youth accommodated our family of four including our dog very comfortably. The Harris Properties staff was wonderful as well. Our future beach vacations will be with Harris Properties and in the Fort Morgan family friendly area.
Another great stay in Fountain of Youth!-Good Morning Brian;I can't believe we will be leaving with return to Ohio in just 2 weeks! I could not imagine that our stay this year would top last--but it's over the top. Donna, the dogs and I want to thank you, Brian for allowing us again to stay at the Fountain of Youth. Beautiful sun rises, a quaint beach and unbelievable sunsets made our days. The improvements you have made to this wonderful little beach cottage makes things even better, if that's possible. We so look forward to returning again in December and for years to come as long as we are able. We cannot imagine any other place we would want to be for our Winter stay. Again, thanks from all of us to you and your staff. You are the greatest!Best RegardsDave
Really enjoyed our stay-The "Fountain of Youth" was just what the doctor ordered for this stressed out woman. I thought it near perfect. Two things to make it perfect? Fix the vents in the hall bathroom and first bedroom so that they open (they're rusted shut), and clean a bit better because I found 2 used tissues between the bed and night stand. Otherwise, I found nothing that'd stop me from renting this house again. Thank you so much for our too-short visit!
We loved it!-We stayed there in October 2011 and loved it. This year we are going back September 2012. So excited. The house had everything we needed for regular home living. The house is directly on the beach, has a great covered deck that faces the Gulf, it is pure heaven.
Vacation at The Fountain of Youth-We discovered "The Fountain of Youth" last Winter while vacationing on the Gulf Coast. Although I secretly hoped a youthful transformation would occur, sadly it did not. But what did take place was one of the most memorable times in the lives of my wife and I. Whether it was walking the dogs on the white sandy beach, viewing majestic sunrises or breathtaking sunsets this great beach cottage was magnificent. We stayed 2 months and plan to return next Winter. You will love it!
We have found heaven on earth...-We have found heaven on earth at the Fountain of Youth. You might have to kick us out! Seriously...we checked in this afternoon and love the home in every way. Looking forward to our next few days of beautiful weather in the most perfect location. You have a repeat customer already! :-)
Love It!!!-We just returned from our vacation in the Gulf Shores and loved it!!! The Fountain of Youth was a great house with everything we needed to have a great time! The beach was beautiful, and everyone was so nice. Our DSL internet went out and the Harris' had someone out to fix it the same day we called about the problem! The only reason I gave this a 4 star was because of the street light off of the master bedroom. I prefer a pitch black room to sleep in, but since we were the only family in the 2 bedroom house, we just slept in the other bedroom...the bed was the same size so it didn't really matter!Thanks for the awesome vacation, we are already planning our next visit and will use Harris Properties for sure!!
Great Vacation-This was a perfect get away for our family. The house was right on the beach and had everything we needed. The kitchen had every utensil we needed for the week! It was perfect!!!