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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: 02/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • 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

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 Years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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

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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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Last updated: 02/19/2015
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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

 

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  • 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 - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    49
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/19/2015
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Alabama, USA

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