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Is your week booked? Check our other listings, 152737 with private pool, and 211477, located on beautiful W. Fowl River. This beautiful home is located on a cul-de-sac -- just a few minutes walk from the private community beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the ground-floor game room which has a snack kitchen, small pool table, and is adjacent to the outdoor living space with gas grill and outdoor dining area and deck overlooking the dunes. The ground-floor also features a bedroom and bath. The main floor is the main gathering area. The spacious dining table is ideal for family meals and games; and the comfortable living area is adjacent to the screened porch and open kitchen. Two bedrooms with queen beds and a full bath complete this floor. The master suite is on the third floor -- with access to the upstairs screened porch and a luxurious bath with separate tub and shower. A bunk room is adjacent to the second bath on this level. Make sure and scroll to the bottom of the listing to see a link to our web album with lots more pictures of our home!
A study with a porta crib (and fax machine!) provides a quiet getaway for reading, games, or sleeping! Pets are Not allowed, And No smoking, please. Amenities include a telephone, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a VCR, stereo, linens, a washer, dryer, and a gas (barbecue) grill. The full kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, and cooking utensils. Activities (on site or nearby) include hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, sightseeing, swimming, boating, sailing, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, and shelling. Also close by are restaurants and museums. There's a lot to do on Dauphin Island! Visit the Dauphin Island SeaLab and Estuarium, Fort Gaines (a historic Civil War fort), and beautiful nearby Bellingrath Gardens. The whole island is a bird sanctuary. And especially during the spring and fall, you can see many different types of birds on their migratory trips. Charter fishing is great.
You can charter boats for both fishing and sightseeing. Enjoy taking a boat ride to see the historic Sand Island Lighthouse. You can also take a car ferry ride across Mobile Bay to visit the Gulf Shores area -- with its water parks and outlet malls. There are several seafood restaurants on the island, as well as a chocolate shop, bakery, and an ice cream shop! You can ride bikes on the bike trails which cover most of the island! Our home is just a short drive to Mobile, Alabama, where you can visit many area museums such as the Exploreum Children's Museum or our brand new Mobile Museum of Art. In season, enjoy a Bay Bears baseball game, and the Mardi Gras! Mobile has a wonderful family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration.
Our home is great for kids, and our family is happy to share our 'toys'! We have a nice selection of family games, puzzles, a big can of beach shovels and buckets, and a great space for the kids to play downstairs. Our cul-de-sac is quiet, and we have a big driveway and sand for digging! ...moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
Please don't ask. No pets, no matter how small, clean, well trained, etc. Thanks!...moreless
Downstairs level is a small 3.5' rise with no stairs to climb. This area has a bedroom, bath, and living area with snack kitchen....moreless
We usually have nice variety of spices available to share. This collection tends to evolve as our guests contribute, so it's ever-changing!...moreless
French door refridgerator with bottom freezer drawer on main floor. Traditional fridge on ground floor is great for overflow and drinks....moreless
Electric Maytag Gemini Range has double ovens (one small, one large) . Great for fixing meals for a crowd!...moreless
We share our bicycles as a courtesy, and usualy have 2-3 adult and 203 kids' bikes, as well as a variety of helmets. We can't promise they are all perfect, but are happy to share (and leave our pump)...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Our back deck overlooks the beautiful dunes. Be first to get there and you can grab the hammock. :)...moreless
Late Fall 2014 Nov 16 - Jan 2, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Winter 2015 Jan 3 - Feb 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Spring 2015 Feb 28 - May 1, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer 2015 May 2 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall 2015 Sep 12 - Jan 1, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
NOTE 7 NIGHT MINIMUM. Sat-Sat in Spring/Summer. Arrival dates flexible off season, please ask.
Please ask about off-season extra nights (cannot rent for less than 1 week but off season you can add nights - $300 per night plus tax)
Holiday weeks, if available, add $300.00 (Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day)
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Visit the Estuarium, Fort Gaines (a historic civil war fort), and beautiful Bellingrath Gardens, The whole island is a bird sanctuary, and especially during the Spring and Fall you can see many different birds on their migratory trips, Charter boats for both fishing and sightseeing, see historic Sand Island Lighthouse, You can also take a car ferry ride across Mobile Bay to visit the Gulf Shores area, water parks, outlet malls, etc, There are several seafood restaurants nearby, as well as a bakery and ice cream shop! You can ride bikes on the bike trails which cover most of the island! In Mobile, Alabama you can visit area museums such as the Exploreum Children's Museum or our brand new Mobile Museum of Art, Enjoy a Bay Bears baseball game, or even Mardi Gras!
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Our family built our Dauphin Island getaway in 2002, as a place to escape, relax, and build family memories with our own family of 3 boys. We live in nearby Mobile, Alabama and are custom homebuilders, so if you decide you need your own Dauphin Island home, we can help with that, too!
Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island: We love the East End of Dauphin Island for its quiet, residential feel. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac, we love the beautiful dune views and quiet street. Our neighborhood has a private community pool, private neighborhood beach access, and a tennis court. You can easily take long walks on the beach, down to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and back to the neighborhood via the bike/walking trail.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Because this is our personal family home, it is equipped how we like it to be! You'll find lots of coffee cups (Julie prefers tea, however), dishes, and cooking utensils. The kids will enjoy the big bucket of sand toys, scooters, and bikes, which we are happy to share with you though we can't 'guarantee' them. Our home was designed to provide a comfortable main living area for gathering with the whole family, yet also provide several different 'getaway' spots such as the back deck, hammock, or 3rd floor porches, when you just need a little quiet time!