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Beach Paradise on a Gulf of Mexico Island

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

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Last updated: 07/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

[PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR LINK HERE ON THIS WEB PAGE FOR AVAILABILITY, THANKS! PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR HOME RENTS ON A SEVEN DAY, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE. NO EVENTS, PARTIES OR WEDDINGS ARE PERMITTED]

Set Sail has a complete wraparound porch with french door entrances to/from each bedroom, with water views from all. Three large bedrooms with queen beds, with the 4th serving as a 'kids' room w/ sleeper sofa and bunk beds. The home is air-conditioned, and has ceiling fans throughout. You will love your large well-equipped kitchen with its lengthy breakfast bar and dining area, which separates the living/reading room and fireplace from the family TV. WiFi or plug in, you are connected for free! Sit on the decks and enjoy your views! This is a perfect getaway for families, couples, romantics.

Sunbathe on the lower deck facing the Bay (Mississippi Sound). Your 'backyard' is a saltwater tidal lagoon and a beach all the way to the water. Also is a pier/pavilion for relaxing, fishing and swimming. There is an outdoor shower under the house to rinse off the kids after a day at the beach. Grill fresh fish bought or caught locally. Take sunset walks. Relax with your wine on the comfy sofa in front of the fireplace. Greet the mornings with coffee and the sunrise on the decks or your own private pier. Set Sail has a screened-in deck great for eating 'outdoors' or using the two cots there for sleeping, which kids love. There is also a public skate park just down the road.

We are pet-friendly, too. Under house parking for 4 cars. Short 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 Florida beaches are only 1 hour away. Other nearby airports are Gulfport and Pensacola. In addition, the Island has its very own smallcraft Airstrip. Golf courses within driving distance on the mainland. The fall months of September and October are 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 beach resorts. The Island is proud to have been designated as a bird sanctuary and its Audubon Sanctuary is not to miss. Visit the Sea Lab and Public Aquarium. You won't walk anywhere here without coming across beautiful seashells at your feet. The clean water is warm and the beaches are beautiful. A brand new public beach with activities/vendors now exists on the West End, if you decide not to use the Gulf beach across the road, or your own backyard which reaches to the water of the Mississippi Sound. Take a fishing charter from the Island's marina. 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 beautiful newer-built 4 bdrm beach house on the Island's exquisite powder white sands on the Sound Side, with direct views views of the Gulf of Mexico to the front which is just across the road, and the Mississippi Sound to the back. The Island is just south of Mobile, Alabama and is accessible by a bridge to its north and an auto ferry at the 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

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs old...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Sleeping Porch

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  • Queen size Beds (3) Sleeper sofa (1) Set of bunkbeds. In addition to the Bedrooms, you have two cot with their own camping mattresses, perfect for kids to sleep on the screened in porch., Baby Cribs (1) Cribs, toys, umbrellas, etc. are available for rent locally at ChaisenRays.com. They will deliver....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • 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:

    The Kids' Room has a TV which has DVD playing capability only (no satellite/TV reception)....moreless

  • Toys:

    Chest in Kids' Room has beach toys....moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Set Sail sits across Bienville Bl, facing the Gulf of Mexico Beach, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. The beach to the rear of the property goes all the way to the water of the Bay....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Set Sail sits across Bienville Bl, facing the Gulf of Mexico Beach, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. The beach to the rear of the property goes all the way to the water of the Bay....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Set Sail sits on Bienville, across road from the Gulf of Mexico, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. The beach to your property in back goes all the way to the water of the Mississippi Sound...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Gulf to the front; a pier and views to the Sound in back. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8, and there are 4 more chairs at the breakfast bar in the dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Under house parking for 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has two sofas and fireplace. The TV watching area has a large L-shaped sofe....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for four cars under house. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls free. Cell Phone Service very good. Long distance available, but chargeable to you if made during your stay....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen fully stocked with dishes, glassware, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave over the stovetop...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stovetop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Gazebo:

    Pier with a Pavilion off of the back deck, looking towards the Mississippi Sound. Two hammocks hang there and there are a couple steps down to the sand and lagoon....moreless

  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Set Sail has a screened in sitting/sleeping porch overlooking the Mississippi Sound....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill under house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 17 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,195
Late Summer
Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750
Fall
Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,550
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 11, 2016
5 night min stay

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

$1,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $95
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Reservation Fee $25
  • Damage Protection $45
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We have a local property management company which is on the Island and processes alll reservations. (888) 473-5534.

Our local property management company www.IslandResortManagement.com 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 $25 reservation fee is required at time of booking, 1/2 of total rental fee is due 60 days prior to arrival. Remainder of rental fee is due 14 days prior to arrival.


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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile, AL
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Islanders
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isle Dauphine
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Dauphin Island Parkway (193)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Island Rainbow 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 Skateboard Park on Island, Hair & Nail Salon on Island, Souvenir Shops, Clothing Boutiques, Gourmet Coffee House, 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: Captain Cash and Mrs. Cash enjoy sailing and traveling, and would love to accommodate you in experiencing the peaceful existence to be had on their special getaway, Dauphin Island.

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
Dauphin Island is 45 mins from Mobile Airport, 2.5 hrs from New Orleans. The beaches are incredibly powder white, uncrowded and the water warm. There is fishing aplenty. A wonderful place for all--families, couples, snowbirds, sportsmen, 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • 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]

  • LIGHTHOUSE ROOM [Southeast Corner]

    LIGHTHOUSE ROOM [Southeast Corner]

  • Spacious Kitchen

    Spacious Kitchen

  • South Living Room and Fireplace

    South Living Room and Fireplace

  • View of Screened-In-Back Deck from Set Sail's 'Backyard' on Mississippi Sound

    View of Screened-In-Back Deck from Set Sail's 'Backyard' on Mississippi Sound

  • Another Gorgeous Sunset on Dauphin Island

    Another Gorgeous Sunset on Dauphin Island

  • Let's Go Fishing!

    Let's Go Fishing!

  • Mississippi Sound Looking West

    Mississippi Sound Looking West

  • Gulf Beach right across the road!

    Gulf Beach right across the road!

  • YACHT ROOM [Northeast Corner]

    YACHT ROOM [Northeast Corner]

  • KIDS ROOM [w DVD Player]

    KIDS ROOM [w DVD Player]

  • Screened in Back Deck on Mississippi Sound and Lagoon, Facing Eastward

    Screened in Back Deck on Mississippi Sound and Lagoon, Facing Eastward

  • Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail

    Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail

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

    Sunset on West End. Across Road on Gulf Beach.

  • Heart of Dixie!

    Heart of Dixie!

  • 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

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