Beach House Paradise on an Island in the Gulf of Mexico!

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Set Sail faces Gulf of Mexico from across the road, no homes blocking your view


Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


This is your Sweet Home Alabama!! "SET SAIL" has a complete wraparound porch with french door entrances to and from each bedroom, and water views from all. Three large bedrooms with queen beds, with the fourth having a set of bunk beds and sleeper sofa. Air-conditioned, and ceiling fans throughout! You will love your large well-equipped kitchen with its lengthy breakfast bar and dining area, and the living area with an elegant gas Fireplace. In addition, you'll have a comfy family area with a brand-new Vizio Smart TV and large table for board game playing. WiFi or plug in, you are connected for free! Sit on your decks and enjoy your views of the spectacular sunrises and sunsets! This is a perfect getaway for families and friends, couples and romantics!

Sunbathe on the lower deck facing the Bay, or on your private beach with a tidal lagoon for fishing or swimming! Your own shade pavilion is great for napping, as you listen to the fish jumping or birds flying in the skies above. An outdoor shower is under the home to rinse off after a day at the beach. Grill your fresh fish, crabs or shrimp bought or caught locally. Go shelling along the water's edge. Relax with your wine on the comfy sofa in front of the fireplace. Greet the mornings with coffee and the sunrise on your deck or your own private pavilion. Set Sail has a screened-in deck great for eating 'outdoors' or using the two camping cots on hand for sleeping, which kids love. There is also a little public skateboard park just down the road, and a swimming pool/cabana at the local golf club.

We are pet-friendly, too! Quick and easy access to restaurants, Island activities and shopping. Dauphin Island is only several miles long and 1 3/4 mile wide at its widest spot! 45 minutes to Mobile Regional Airport, 2.5 hr drive to New Orleans, and a ferry ride over to the Gulf Shores area. Other nearby airports are Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL. In addition, the Island has its very own smallcraft Airstrip. A Golf Course minutes away, here on the Island, overlooking the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A public beach with activities/vendors is on the West End in the Spring and Summer. If you visit us in the Fall, it's even more quiet on the Island and the weather is balmy. We have even been swimming in the Gulf in November and February!

Dauphin Island is an unforgettable resort destination, yet without the crowds or fastfood chains of other coastal towns--not even a stoplight! We have been designated as the "Sunset Capital of Alabama" and it is well-deserved! The Island is also proud to have been designated as a bird sanctuary and dubbed the "Birdiest Coastal Town in America"! its Audubon Sanctuary is not to miss. Visit the world-reknowned Sea Lab and Public Estuarium here on the Island. The Island is rich in history, and is a haven for a great many of the Gulf Coast's well-known artists and craftspeople. We have our own Arts & Heritage Council and Gallery here. You won't walk anywhere on the sand without coming across beautiful seashells at your feet. The clean, shallow emerald water is warm and the birds and waterfowl who inhabit and migrate through are everywhere. Visit the waves of the Gulf beach across the road, or your own backyard which is a private beach on the gentle Bay. Take a fishing charter from the Island's marina, because here, fishing is King! Hang out at the local pubs! Eat some oysters. The people are warm and friendly - it's the South!

Located on the West End of historic Dauphin Island, the first French settlement in the southern United States, 'Set Sail' is a large, beautiful newer-built 4 bdrm home on the Island's exquisite powder white sands, with direct views of the Gulf of Mexico to the home's front, which is just across the road, and the Mississippi Sound (Bay) to its back. The Island is just south of Mobile, Alabama (the birthplace of Mardi Gras!) and is accessible by a bridge to its North and an auto ferry at the Island's East.

We love everything about Set Sail and know y'all will, too!

Keywords: Large family beachhouse on Island in Gulf of Mexico


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs old...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you are a smoker, please do it outside and remember that children play in the sand; therefore please place the cigarette butts in a proper disposal, not on the ground.....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $100 per pet fee, non-refundable....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom One: 1 queen

    The "Shell Room" (with satellite TV & DVD Player)...moreless

  • Bedroom Two: 1 queen

    The "Yacht Room" (no TV)...moreless

  • Bedroom Four: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    The "Bunk Room" (with DVD Player only; no TV reception)...moreless

  • Bedroom Three: 1 queen

    The "Harbor Room" (with Satellite TV & DVD Player)...moreless

  • 3 Queen size Beds, 1 Sleeper sofa, 1 Set of bunkbeds. Cribs, toys, umbrellas, beach chairs, etc. are available for rent locally at They will deliver!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom Three: toilet, shower

    Private Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom Two: toilet

    Guest Bath with Private Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom One: toilet, tub, shower

    Private Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom Four: outdoor shower

    Makes it easy to rinse off after a day at the beach! ...moreless

  • Two Jack 'N Jills, one Guest Bathroom, one outdoor shower.

Other Amenities

  • Fishing!!!


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Family room area has board games, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Various CDs available w/ CD player in Family Room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) DirectTV; 1 in Family Rm; 2 others in west bedrooms only. Free WiFi available 24/7....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two bedrooms have DirecTV & DVD players. Third bedroom and bunk bedroom have DVD players/monitors only (no TV reception). Living room has DVD player and a brand-new Vizio Smart TV!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Various beach toys; local Island vendor has many to rent and will deliver....moreless

  • Video Library:

    LOTS of feature film DVDs available for viewing....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Set Sail sits across Bienville Bl, facing the Gulf Beach with no homes blocking the beautiful view. The private beach to the rear of the property is on the gentle Bay side....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Across Bienville Bl is the Gulf Beach, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. Back has private boardwalk to your own beach & pavilion with hammocks & large bench that turns into a picnic table!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Set Sail sits on Bienville, across road from the Gulf of Mexico, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. Windows on the North side overlook the Bay side....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Gulf to the front; the gentle Bay in back. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8, and there are 4 more chairs at the kitchen bar in the dining area; child's high-chairs are rentable from an Island vendor....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer (washer/dryer stackable)....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Under house parking for 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi; also a brand-new Smart TV!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and pillows are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has two sofas and fireplace. The TV watching area has an ample sofa....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for four cars under house. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls free. Cell Phone Service very good. Long distance available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, washcloths, dish towels only. Bath towels cannot be taken to beach, so bring beach towels with you!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New front loading washer (washer/dryer stackable)....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker; tea kettle; ice-tea maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, skillets, BBQ utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Equipped with ample dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, teakettle, blender, toaster and toaster oven, cake mixer, waffle maker, ice-tea maker, can opener, dishwasher, microwave...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in microwave over the stovetop....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven; also a countertop toaster oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Various spices, salt & pepper, sugar, powdered creamer, coffee and filters, tea bags....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator/freezer, with ice maker, ice dispenser and water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric four burner stovetop....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Sliced bread toaster and a separate toaster oven....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles, scooters are available for rent on the Island....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Set Sail has a wraparound deck; there is a lower sundeck off the back of the home overlooking the Bay....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Private boardwalk to a pavilion off of the back deck, looking towards the Bay. Two hammocks and a large sitting bench that turns into a picnic table!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Set Sail has a screened in deck overlooking the Bay and the private beach with pavilion....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill under house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a public pool at the Isle Dauphine Golf Club nearby, it charges a small entrance fee for pool use, there is a cabana/pub there and a two family restaurants there....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay

Dec 1 - Mar 11, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,000 $2,200
Mar 12 - May 13, 2016
7 night min stay

May 14 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 13 - Sep 9, 2016
5 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation Fee $35
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $125
  • Damage Protection $45
  • Tax Rate 11%


We have a local property management company which is on the Island and processes all reservations. (251) 861-6121. We live on the Island as well and are very "hands on" with making sure everything is right for our guests!

Our local property management company processes all of the reservations. You can do this online (Our property is "Set Sail" on the Rentals list), or call them at (251) 861-6121. A $35 reservation fee is required at time of booking, 1/2 of total rental fee is due 90 days prior to arrival. Remainder of rental fee is due 30 days prior to check in.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile, AL
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isle Dauphine
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Dauphin Island Parkway (193)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Island Rainbow Pizza / IR Italian / Salad Bar
Dauphin Island
Nearest Beach
Dauphin Island

Car: Necessary

Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Fort Gaines, Sea Lab and Public Aquarium, Dauphin Island Campground, Local Airport on Island, Fishing Charters, Golf Course on the Island within minutes, Skateboard Park on Island, Hair & Nail Salon on Island, Souvenir Shops, Clothing Boutiques, Boat Cruises, Eco-Tours and Fishing Tournament, Yearly Regatta, The World's Biggest Fishing Tournament, hosted by Dauphin Island in the Summer Season-Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are Captain Jim Cash and Mrs. Valerie Cash, we enjoy boating, traveling, the beach and relaxing! We previously lived in Marina del Rey, California, which is a yachting community at the ocean on the West Side of busy and hectic Los Angeles, only getting to visit our Island home, Set Sail, on occasion, and decided to permantly move to Dauphin Island almost 3 years ago. So we bought a second home here and took up residence, and now we are able to enjoy Set Sail more often, when we do not have guests there! The great thing is since we live so close now, we have the opportunity to make sure Set Sail is kept up nicely, and we love that our guests want to come back again and again. We have a teriffic vacation property management team right here on the Island (Island Resort Management), and they are exceptional when it comes to hospitality and looking after Set Sail. We care very much about our great beach home and our beautiful Island! We also take pleasure in bragging to our Los Angeles friends that there is not even a single stoplight here on Dauphin Island! Paradise Found!

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
Dauphin Island is 50 mins from Mobile Airport, 2.5 hrs from New Orleans. The beaches are incredibly powder white, uncrowded and the water is warm. There is fishing aplenty. A wonderful place for all--families, couples, snowbirds, sportsfishers, romantics. Dauphin Island has been dubbed 'The Birdiest Coastal Town in America.' There is an Audubon Bird Sanctuary Park. And of course, Southern Hospitality abounds.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peaceful beach living! Water views on all sides of the home. Swimming, fishing, sailing, birdwatching, relaxing, local Southern food!

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  • Set Sail faces Gulf of Mexico from across the road, no homes blocking your view

    Set Sail faces Gulf of Mexico from across the road, no homes blocking your view

  • SHELL ROOM [Southwest Corner]

    SHELL ROOM [Southwest Corner]

  • CAPE COD [Northwest Corner]

    CAPE COD [Northwest Corner]

  • BUNK ROOM (w/ DVD Player)

    BUNK ROOM (w/ DVD Player)

  • Family Room, TV/DVD & board games, leading to screened in deck

    Family Room, TV/DVD & board games, leading to screened in deck

  • Sitting Area with Fireplace, DVD & Book Nook

    Sitting Area with Fireplace, DVD & Book Nook

  • Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail

    Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail

  • View of Screened-In Back Deck; with Heron who landed on the roof's cupola!

    View of Screened-In Back Deck; with Heron who landed on the roof's cupola!

  • Another Gorgeous Sunset on Dauphin Island

    Another Gorgeous Sunset on Dauphin Island

  • Bay Side, Looking West

    Bay Side, Looking West

  • Beautiful Audubon Sanctuary Walk with Lake and access to East End Beach

    Beautiful Audubon Sanctuary Walk with Lake and access to East End Beach

  • Dauphin Island Welcomes You

    Dauphin Island Welcomes You

  • Dining Area in Great Room

    Dining Area in Great Room

  • YACHT ROOM [Northeast Corner]

    YACHT ROOM [Northeast Corner]

  • BUNK ROOM with Pull-Out Sofa Bed, & DVD Player

    BUNK ROOM with Pull-Out Sofa Bed, & DVD Player

  • Spacious Kitchen

    Spacious Kitchen

  • Family Area with TV/DVD/Stereo & Board Games, Leading to Screened-In Deck

    Family Area with TV/DVD/Stereo & Board Games, Leading to Screened-In Deck

  • Private Pavilion with Hammocks on the Bay Side (Mississippi Sound)

    Private Pavilion with Hammocks on the Bay Side (Mississippi Sound)

  • Screened in Back Deck on Bay Side, Facing Eastward

    Screened in Back Deck on Bay Side, Facing Eastward

  • Let's Go Fishing!

    Let's Go Fishing!

  • Sweet Home Alabama, Heart of Dixie!

    Sweet Home Alabama, Heart of Dixie!

  • Sunset on West End.  Across Road on Gulf Beach.

    Sunset on West End. Across Road on Gulf Beach.

  • Gulf Beach right across the road!

    Gulf Beach right across the road!

VRBO #274318

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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