Beautiful Gulf-Front Home
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dauphin Island house description
Amazing views, blissful sunsets, ocean breezes, and the sound of waves lapping at the shoreline await you at this fabulous, newly built, pet-friendly, beachfront home located directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
Villa Delphinus (named for the leaping dolphin constellation) was built 2008 and has a large, wrap-around, partially covered deck for panoramic views of the Gulf and Bay. The interior is bathed in that magical seaside light and features a vaulted living room, bamboo flooring, 2 bedrooms with queen beds and sleeper sofa in the living room, 2 porcelain tiled bathrooms, and spacious, open living, dining, and kitchen areas.
This home has new, high-end furnishings, appliances and amenities for your ultimate comfort and convenience, including: a fully stocked kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender and multiple TVs; full size washer & dryer; large Weber charcoal grill; WIFI, cable TV/DVD and phone connections; and linens/towels provided.
The living room features oversized windows overlooking the ocean, flat-screen TV/DVD combo, and sleeper sofa. The master bedroom with private bath has separate patio doors that open onto the ocean-side deck, and both bedrooms have cable TV and all new furnishings.
REGARDING WIFI - We are on an island, and WIFI is not always reliable due to weather and other changing conditions. IF Internet is imperative to you during your stay, please consider bringing an Internet device such as Verizon MIFI Jet Pack or set up your iPhone or Android as a back-up HOT SPOT. We can fix most issues with just a phone call from you during your stay, so give us a ring if you need something.
Villa Delphinus is located on the quiet, residential West End of Dauphin Island and is perfect for walks, bike rides, bird watching, fishing, exploring nature by the sea, or simply watching the dolphins play among the passing shrimp boats.
This beach house is also just a short walk to the new West End Beach, where you can enjoy bands, horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, jet skis, kites, and a variety of food and beverages all day long.
Once you get a taste of island life here, we're sure you'll want to make this little slice of paradise a permanent vacation destination! Check us out - our availability calendar is current and accurate.
Keywords: beachfront waterfront gulf front vacation home
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Large, wrap-around, partially covered deck for panoramic views of the Gulf and Bay, outdoor shower, large flat-screen TV/DVD combo, WIFI and local phone service, sleeper sofa in living room, queen beds and cable TV in both bedrooms, spacious open kitchen/dining/living areas, vaulted ceiling, bamboo flooring and oversized windows throughout, all-new high-end appliances/furnishings/amenities....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- The many attractions on Dauphin Island include historic Fort Gaines, The Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, golfing, swimming and dining at the Isle Dauphine Golf Club, plus many excellent restaurants, fishing, and relaxing by the sea while watching the dolphins and shrimp boats pass by....moreless
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Truly Relaxing Getaway
Truly Relaxing Getaway
We rented this wonderful house for a Granddaughter Trip. It was the perfect size for the 4 of us. The location is amazing. Not just one the beach, but over the beach. The sound of waves crashing under the house was very soothing. We loved sitting on the deck watching shrimp boats pass so closely that we could see lots of dolphins following in the wake. The house was thoughtfully stocked with lots of beach towels. Everything was new and worked great. The folks at ACP Rental were great to work with. They offered good service and did an excellent job of making sure all was going well. It was a wonderfully memorable trip for us and our granddaughters. We returned home rested with great memories. Thanks for having this lovely home available to rent!
- Guest Ruth (Longview, TX)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Ruth, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the house during your recent visit to Dauphin Island! D.I. has so many treasures and one of my favorites is watching the dolphins chasing the shrimp boats. We so appreciate your taking the time to provide such a kind and thoughtful review, and we hope you will return again very soon to our little slice of paradise!
My favorite place
My favorite place
This was my family's second time at this beach house and to Dauphin Island and it's just as amazing as I remembered it to be. The house is beautiful, neat and comfortable. Plus being right on the beach and so close to the ocean is unbeatable, and for us being away from the chaos and crowds that come with other beach communities was just what we wanted. Of course, we didn't have to give up great food because there are plenty of locally owned restaurants that serve up great casual beach food. With bike rentals and a public pool just down the road, we never got bored even when we needed a break from the beach. We're definitely going back to DI and to this house. In fact, the other families we met were also repeat visitors to DI and we all agreed that once you stay here, you never want to go anywhere else.
- Guest Jennifer (Huntsville, AL)
- Date of stay 05/27/13
- Review Submitted 06/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: THANK YOU so much for your kind and thoughtful review, Jennifer! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the beach house and your vacation adventures on one-of-a-kind Dauphin Island. We always welcome feedback, and we hope you will make many return visits to our little island paradise.
Last Jan., 2012, my husband and I stayed here for a month and, loved every minute. The house was immaculate, well furnished, comfortable. We fished right off the deck and, caught lots of fish. The sound of the tide coming in lulled us to sleep. We had intended to book it this coming Jan., but family obligations prevented that...hopefully, we will be able to come back one day before we are too old.
- Guest Gigi & Papa (Sheridan, AR)
- Date of stay 01/03/12
- Review Submitted 11/14/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to comment on your stay at Villa Delphinus. Your kind words were music to our ears, and we hope you will be able to return to the island again very soon. As we have stated before, we want to provide an experience that consistently exceeds our guests' expectations and we always welcome constructive feedback. Again, we so appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration. Please keep us in mind in the future!
My wife and our two dogs stayed at this property for a week. The surf breaks around the sea wall under the house just as described creating a unique experience. After leaving I had to get used to not hearing the waves. It was very soothing. The house was immaculate and provided everything we needed. We brought most of our own supplies for cooking since there are not many places to eat on the island. The Ship and Shore is a combination grocery, hardware, tackle and liquor store where you can buy most things although fresh meats and veggies are sparse. The property management company delivered on everything promised. The bottom line is that this is a fantastic property in a unique location where a family can spend a relaxing vacation. Be aware that Dauphin Island is not place to go if you are looking for top-notch restaurants or any kind of night life. It is a place to chill out, enjoy the environment and, maybe, do a little fishing.
- Guest Twayne (Austin. TX)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: First, thank you SO VERY MUCH for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at Villa Delphinus! Second, we so appreciate your positive comments, and we sincerely welcome and encourage ALL comments, both positive and negative. We enjoy a wonderful roster of repeat guests and we are committed to continuing to improve the beach house so that it exceeds the expectations of all of our guests. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again very soon! Thank you so much again for your thoughtful review.
We had a fabulous time on our first trip to Dauphin Island. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated, and well suited for our family of four. The reality company was friendly and there were no problems at all. Our kids loved playing on the beach right outside the house and found seashells with ease. We even saw dolphins while sitting on the deck. I would definitely recommend this house to a friend!
- Guest dawnk (East Moline, IL)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/09/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We so appreciate your kind words about the beach house and we hope you will return again soon to this little slice of paradise! We try very hard to maintain the home at a standard where it is pleasing to our guests, and we are always eager to hear about any improvements we can make. Again, thank you so much for your thoughtful review!
Still one of our best vacations
Still one of our best vacations
It's been over three years since our vacation to Dauphin Island and we still remember it very fondly (and we've done our fair share of traveling both in the US and abroad). It was so relaxing and enjoyable! The house was clean, comfortable and accomodating. We cooked several meals, even grilling out some and found the house well stocked with what we needed. We were even able to enjoy hanging out with our dogs and really enjoyed walking the beach with them (our primary occupation of the week). The people of the island we terrific and inviting. We tend to not return to places traveled (we want to see it all!), but I can see us making another trip back to the island and this beach house. Thanks so much! Terrific!
- Guest makrt (Evansville, IN)
- Date of stay 10/17/09
- Review Submitted 02/23/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Relaxing place to visit
Relaxing place to visit
We certainly enjoyed our stay at this property. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore beneath the house was very relaxing. The home was well described in the listing and had everything we needed for our stay. There were only a few restaurants open while we were there in December but Mobile is a reasonable drive away. The island was a pleasure to visit and we look forward to another opportunity to make this house our home away from home.
- Guest Tzvecl (Cape Girardeau, MO)
- Date of stay 12/29/10
- Review Submitted 02/03/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: We so appreciate your taking the time to offer a review of Villa Delphinus and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You will be pleased to know that two new restaurants have opened since your visit and the island tends to pick up in activity during the spring and summer seasons. Thank you again for your kind comments and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Sleeping Immediately Above the Surf: Amazing
Sleeping Immediately Above the Surf: Amazing
We chose this house because its pilings are literally in the surf. The water washes under the house day and night, and we found this utterly amazing. (The pilings are deep so there is no danger of the house eroding into the Gulf with you in it!) We had a day of real rain and wind which magnified the surf and made the under-the-house water the more mazing. The windows are brilliantly placed to get the fullness of both the morning and afternoon suns. The pictures of the house on the website do not do the interior justice. You don't think of a beach house being "aesthetic" but this one does have an aesthetic feel. The owner has given a lot of thought to decor, lighting, appointments, kitchenware, etc. The house is located almost at the end of the West End and so is unusually quiet. Not only are tehe sunrises, sunsets, and beach-walks things to write about, but even he bike-riding is uplifting. Dauphin Island itself is such a welcome respite from the crassness and commericalization of so many beach areas. This was a perfect location for the perfect week for my spouse and me. The fact that the owner knows Latin (naming the place "Villa Delphinus") is a mystical bonus.
- Guest RJA (Indianapolis)
- Date of stay 10/31/09
- Review Submitted 11/06/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! We strive to exceed our guests' expectations and we so appreciate your feedback. While the surf does tend to lap at the deck pilings during high tide, many efforts are currently under way on the island to replenish the beach along the quiet stretch of West End beach front homes (and it's working!) so there is still plenty of beach in which to play. Thank you so much again for your wonderful review and we hope you will visit again very soon!
We had a fabulous get-away at your house in Dauphin Island! And ACP Real Estate could not have been any more helpful. When we go back we will definitely be looking to stay at Villa Delphinus, Jennifer
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/02/10
- Review Submitted 03/02/10
This was the best vacation we have ever had. The house was beautiful! The people on the island were so friendly and we absolutely loved falling asleep listening to the waves. We are already counting the days down until next summer. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
- Guest Don & Sendy (Memphis, TN)
- Date of stay 12/20/09
- Review Submitted 12/20/09
Sept 7-Mar 22 .. $242/night .. $1,450/week *Mar 23-May 17 .. $310/night .. $1,860/week *May 18-Aug 16 .. $375/night .. $2,250/week Aug 17-Sep 6.. $310/night .. $1,860/week *3-night min stay must fal1 within a Sat to Sat $100 non-refundable deposit per pet (2 pet maximum); 11% lodging tax $50 damage waiver; $35 reservation fee; $85 cleaning fee; outdoor smoking ONLY
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We love visiting Dauphin Island whenever we can. It is a real treasure, a beautiful island escape, and highly recommended vacation destination.
Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
Dauphin Island is a quiet, peaceful slice of paradise with wonderful wildlife, amenities, and recreation.
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We are committed to ensuring that your visit is truly a VACATION. PLEASE contact us if you ever encounter any issues while staying at Villa Delphinus! We can fix most issues with just a phone call from you. REGARDING WIFI - We are on an island, and WIFI is not always reliable due to weather and other changing conditions. IF Internet is imperative to you during your stay, please consider bringing an Internet device such as Verizon MIFI Jet Pack or set up your iPhone or Android as a back-up HOT SPOT.
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Dining room counter-height pub table seats 6
Vaulted living room with combo TV/DVD and sleeper sofa
Master bedroom patio doors open onto the ocean-side deck
Second bedroom with oversized windows, cable TV, spacious dresser and closet
The covered porch offers cool breezes and respite from the sun
Beautiful seagull in flight captured in photo by a recent guest.
Spacious, fully equipped kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms
View of living room from kitchen/dining area
Master bedroom with private bath and walk-in closet
Spacious main bathroom with double vanity
The second of two porcelain-tiled bathrooms
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This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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