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The Whale House - Elegant Charm in Dauphin Island Village

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The Whale House, built in 1916

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dauphin Island cottage description

Experience Dauphin Island the way it’s been experienced for a century. This updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath shotgun built in 1916 is in the center of Dauphin Island Village, less than a block from biking trails and a short walk to the Indian Mound, Goat Tree and Green Parks. Sleeps 6: king, double & sofa pull out. Comes with reserved boat slip on Indian Bay.


A Central Location: The Whale House is really in the center of 'town'. I use quotation marks because there are only about 1,100 full-time residents and the entire Island is only 14 miles long. You're able to walk to most activities and bicycle riding gets you to the places that walking doesn't. Three of the island's 4 restaurants are within walking distance...not including the Bakery, behind the cottage. The beaches are accessible via bicycle, short car ride, or the town's public transportation (two minivans).

Things We Love About the Island: There is a large bird sanctuary that provides excellent walking paths - you'll see beach, forest and swamp on the walk. We love to go there. There is also a small forested bird watching area that we like to walk through as well (an old Indian mound). The Estuarium is great. They often have fun classes as well as a great tour through their fish/sea life exhibits.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Completely updated; vessel sink

          Other Amenities

              • Reservation includes a boat slip on Indian Bay.

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Shampoo
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Large eat-in kitchen...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 49 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $85
                  $550 $1,950
                  Spring
                  Mar 1 - May 23, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $95
                  $625
                  Summer
                  May 24 - Aug 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $98
                  $650
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $80
                  $525 $1,950
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $80
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Total Rental Charge Due at Check In. A deposit of $75 is required to confirm a reservation and also serves as a damage deposit. It is refunded within 7 days of a clean check out.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                  Location

                  37 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Mobile, AL
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Pelican Pub
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Billy Goat Hole
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, AL
                  28 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-10
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  BJ's
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Dauphin Island Public Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Dauphin Island is a barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Entry to the island is made by crossing a three mile long, high rise bridge. An automobile ferry from the eastern shore provides another entry point from Gulf Shores, AL. The island is approximately 14 miles long and 1 ¾ miles wide at the widest point. It is estimated that 1300 permanent residents call Dauphin Island home. The number of residents soars during vacation and holiday times. The entire Island has been designated as a bird sanctuary. Many attractions are located on the east end of the island including a Civil War fort, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, Audubon Bird Sanctuary and numerous boat launch sites. The Island's beautiful beaches of sugar white sand, public golf course and parks are added attractions located on the west end of the island. Together they make Dauphin Island a wonderful laid-back resort destination.

                  Other Activities: Biking, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, boating

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The Whale House, built in 1916

                    The Whale House, built in 1916

                  • Master bedroom with king bed

                    Master bedroom with king bed

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Updated bathroom with vessel sink

                    Updated bathroom with vessel sink

                  • Updated kitchen, fully supplied

                    Updated kitchen, fully supplied

                  • Second bedroom with double bed

                    Second bedroom with double bed

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  VRBO #196027

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                  $80 - $98 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 2 days
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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                  +1 251 209-0723
                  Alabama, USA

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