July 7-12specials Avail!-3 Min Walk to Gulf on Deep Water Bay-Fish/Swim- Sleep 1
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dauphin Island house description
***Plenty of Extra Pictures - See Link Just Below Calendar 3/4 of the Way Down Page on Left***
***Newly Remodeled in 2013***
Details for This Beach House's Listing-
Unique old world house on Lafitte Bay. Best of both worlds. Lounge on the pier and deck or take a 2 minute walk to the Gulf beach. Take a deep water swim in the Bay right from the pier or head to the Beach to cool down. Antique heart of pine floors upstairs, Egyptian tile downstairs. Large covered porch upstairs with additional uncovered sun deck. New Orleans style porch downstairs overlooking the water. 4 large private bedrooms with 3 additional sleeping areas. Accommodations are as follows:
*Bedroom 1 - Upstairs King w/ TV crib
*Bedroom 2 - Upstairs 2 Queens
*Bedroom 3 - Downstairs King
*Bedroom 4 - Downstairs Queen w/ TV
*Sleeping Area 1 - Downstairs 1 Double
*Sleeping Area 2 - Downstairs 2 Twins and a double w/ TV (no cable but can be hooked up for video games)
sleeping area 3 will be added fall 2013 -queen and bunk
Even though this house only has two bathrooms, each has a separate dressing area with sinks so that one person can shower in private while others continue to get ready/dressed. Upstairs bathroom features a double vanity in the dressing area with separate tub and shower. Downstairs bathroom is the same with the exception of a single pedastal sink.
All of the bedrooms and sleeping areas have individual pictures available (SEE LINK JUST BELOW CALENDAR 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE PAGE ON THE LEFT)
***BEST OF BOTH WORLDS - 2 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH - SWIMMING 15 FEET FROM THE BACK PORCH, BOATING, FISHING, CRABBING, FLOUNDERING, BIRDING - UNLIKE A BEACHFRONT HOUSE, YOU HAVE THE BENEFIT OF FISHING, SWIMMING & THROWING THE CAST NET DIRECTLY FROM THE PIER, EVEN AT NIGHT***
This house accommodates very large crowds easily but has plenty of private porches and rooms to get away from the group. See below for descriptions of the various areas of the house.
The kitchen comes fully stocked with dishes, utensils, etc… This Cook's kitchen features a 4 burner stove, refrigerator/freezer (w/ ice maker), microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, two sinks and a disposal. Stocked with large pots and many extras, the open floor plan allows the cook to hang out with the family as the kitchen and living area are combined.
The house is fully furnished with 4 cable TV’s (42' HDTV in main living area). A DVD/VCR player will allow you to watch your favorite movies anytime you choose. Broadband wifi is available free of charge. The main living area features a large sofa, two recliners as well as plenty of additional seating. French doors open to a large covered porch that features a hammock, swings and outdoor dining.
Also open to the living area, the dining table seats 8 with additional seating at the bar. Dining room overlooks the pier and the bay.
Beds, beds, beds... and spaces for playing games or just getting away from the crowd. Just out the door, is a covered carport and a stairwell leading up to the deck. Facing the water, you can enjoy the New Orleans style porch with table, chairs and a swing. Watch the mullet jump or if you are lucky, watch the dolphins roll through the Bay.
House sits on the deepwater Lafitte Bay, which is the largest inlet bay on the north side of Dauphin Island. It's hard to determine what is prettier, the sun rising in the east or the moon hanging over the Bay. At this house, you can see both. Step out the front door and watch a gorgeous sunset to the west in the evening. This house has a water view from all four sides.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF EXTRA PICTURES - SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE LINK JUST BELOW THE CALENDAR.
A $500 deposit (per week) is required to confirm reservations. The Confirmation Deposit is not applied to rent.
Upon check-in, Confirmation Deposit converts to a DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT.
ADVANCE RENT- ONE-HALF of rental rate is required 45 days prior to check in.
SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSITS are fully refundable if conditions are met. Deposits are returned to you by mail approximately 14 days after check out.
ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE CHARGED A CLEANING FEE ($150).
GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR DAMAGE DEPOSIT REFUND
Including but not limited to the following:
* No Damage to House
* No missing or broken items.
* No more than the maximum number of occupants in the property.
* No smoking
* No Parties or weddings
* Property is left reasonably clean, no dirty dishes, all trash taken to outside containers and put on the street by Friday night, in general just general tidying of the property.
We reserve the right to deduct excess cleaning & damage charges from the deposit.
See details on linked site containing pictures below.
Call or email for more info.
DEPOSIT & ADVANCE RENT are refundable, if reservation is canceled 45 days prior to arrival.
* We will also refund if we can re-book the property.
* A $25 processing fee is charged on all cancellations.
RENTAL PAYMENT BALANCE IS DUE THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!
We accept: Traveler's checks, money orders, and cashier's checks. Credit Cards are accepted via PayPal, but the renter will split the fees charged with owner.
Personal Checks must be mailed in 21 days prior to check in. All late check-ins must pre-pay.
* THE RENTAL WEEK IS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
* CHECK IN 3:00 PM -- CHECK OUT 10:00 AM..
* ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AN 11% LODGING TAX.
Keywords: bayfront,deep water, boat friendly, pier, waterfront, fishing, crabbing,, expansive rooms, porches everywhere, antiques/coattage, unique,lots of parking, game room, ping pong, birds abound,very comfortable furniture,cooks kitchen,open floorplan, private spaces.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
A great house for extended families. We have had many families stay with 3-4 generations. This is our family home and we strive to make it a great place for our adult children and our grandchildren. ...moreless
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Living Room seats 10:
- Washing Machine:
- Covered Parking:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- This home is unique-feels like an old lodge or cottage. Beautiful views-quiet and very comfortable. a great get away for family. A perfect house for large groups-rooms large enough for a crowd and many get away spots to be alone. Water views from all directions. Porches and pier are favorite spots for guests. Swimming from pier, fishing, cast the nets, bird watching, crabbing, spotting the dolphins, sunrises and sunsets, listening to the surf are all simple delights of 'Beyond Reason'-our island home. ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
ReviewsWrite a review
My family stayed at Beyond Reason as a treat to celebrate my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. We have a large family with diverse interests and ages and every single need and desire is met by staying at this home. We all loved fishing each morning and evening off the dock. The dining area and the nook off the dining area is the perfect place to cozy up to a coffee and watch the dolphins come into the bay each morning. The kitchen was great for a large family lots of room for people to do their thing throughout...every inch is immaculate and beautiful. If you want a truly gorgeous beach home with a little more privacy than right on the beach this is perfect. Beautiful part about the beach? Just a quick sprint across the street and over the dunes and we were there. It was wonderful. I can't quite get it all in how perfect it is. Our dogs were happy, the kids were safe, the adults could play and have fun, the foodies got fed...it rocked.
- Guest Niktrihard (Little Rock, AR)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 02/11/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: It makes us so happy that our guest love our very special home as much as we do! Thank you for the kind words. It makes sharing our place such a joy. Jan
My husband, two dachshunds and I stayed at Jan and Randy Tanner's home for five weeks over the holidays. I am originally from Mobile and therefore quite familiar with Dauphin Island. This home is spacious, comfortable, and in a great location. My husband and I worked remotely from the house the first 3 weeks of our stay and had one minor hiccup with the connection which was quickly resolved by the service provider technician with assistance from the home owners. Otherwise, no problems. Our 'office' view was beautiful looking out over the bay with wonderful sunrise and sunsets after a morning jog along Bienville Blvd. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved cooking for everyone. We had plenty of visitors between local family and friends and always plenty of space for those that stayed. Two words: Great Home. We thoroughly enjoyed our special time here and will treasure the memories.
- Guest Gidget (Stamford, CT)
- Date of stay 12/01/13
- Review Submitted 01/09/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Nice Family Vacation Home
Nice Family Vacation Home
Home is very nice and quite unique. The location is excellant and beach is awesome.. The yard needs some work but overall it is a great place. This was the best Thanksgiving ever.
- Guest oneofmanycats (Willoughby, OH)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/14/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad that families have great memories in our home. I think Eric caught bigger Red fish than we did from the pier. The birds and butterflies like my messy yard more than the humans!!
Family Vacation 2012
Family Vacation 2012
This rental was a lovely home away from home. Our family of 11 enjoyed everything the island had to offer, the beach, Bird Sanctuary, Fort Gaines, fishing, cinnamon rolls and more. Sunrise from the house deck is a must, they were spectacular. There are plenty escape nooks for a family of primarily adults when you needed some quiet time. The kitchen is well stocked and more than enough towels for or crowd. It is a lovely and warm home, a great place to decompress from our busy lives. thanks for sharing
- Guest Randy and Becky (United States)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are so glad that your family had a great time. We love our home and have had such a great time sharing it with other families! the tanners
The Best Winter Retreat
The Best Winter Retreat
Our first winter on Dauphin Island was fabulous due to the home we rented and the owners. The old world charm made everything perfect. Watching the dolphins and wild life play in and around the bay was worth the trip, the friendliness and down home feeling was the frosting on the cake. We enjoyed all the restaurants on the island, if weather was bad there was plenty to do with Mobile so close and Biloxi just a hop skip away to do some gaming. We will definitely be back, and look forward to years of enjoyment here and on the island. Thank you Jan and Randy for your friendship and for sharing your wonderful home. See you soon, Gil & Trudy
- Guest Gil & Trudy (Greenwood, IN)
- Date of stay 01/06/12
- Review Submitted 03/24/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Spring ....... Mar 12-May 21, 2011 ........ $1600/week Summer ....... May 21-Aug 06, 2011 ........ $2500/week (7 night minimum) Late Summer .. Aug 06-Sep 10, 2011 ........ $1500/week Fall ......... Sep 10-Nov 26, 2011 ........ $1000/week Winter ....... Nov 26, 2011-Mar 10, 2012 .. $ 975/week Fourth of July-Thanksgiving-Christmas/New Years inquire for rates Deposit of $500; Cleaning Fee of $175; Pet Fee, as applicable 11% Alabama Lodging Tax
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: I'm a teacher, mom, grandmother and project extraordinaire. I'm passionate about getting my hands dirty - whether it's gardening or remodeling a home. I love my porches; being outside in the warm breezes rejuvenates and calms my soul. Napping in the hammock, chasing my grandchildren, sunning and reading magazines on the chaise lounge chairs, eating watermelon or lavish dinners of fresh trout with a bottle of wine -- it doesn't matter what you are doing, being outside heightens the experience!
Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
I dreamed of owning a beach home on Dauphin Island and we finally made that happen by doing most of the work ourselves on a previous beach cottage. Then, we made the commitment to live on Dauphin Island full time and purchased this property. This was our home for many years! After Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, we decided to have a second home in Mobile, AL and rent out our home on Dauphin Island someof time. It's still a place we all love to be.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Not another condo or silly bright bedspread ...instead... 200year old heart pine, slave made bricks, comfortable and beautiful. Open plan and updated, but gives you a feeling of 'back in time'. Our home is unique and one of a kind.... wildflowers and trees filled with birds and butterflies right next to the water..... dolphins stroll through to catch the mullet while you catch crabs .... choose a porch from the many surrounding our home....
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Open main living area. Stylish and comfortable!
Beautiful & hard working kitchen. Plenty of counter space and two sinks.
Beautiful water views. Plenty of space.
Lafitte Bay from the upstairs porch.
Downstairs bedroom 2 - King. A restful retreat
Seating for 12! Not your cookie cutter condo. Lots of memories to be made!
Antiques add old world charm. large bedrooms. Even a baby crib.
Space for extra guests with open spaces for a great get away from the group
Swings, swings and more swings. This porch is our favorite place to be!
Downstairs porch with tons of comfortable seating looking out over the water
Downstairs bedroom 1 - Queen. Many custom framed works of art
Downstairs entryway and leather sofa 'reading nook'. Beach towels in wardrobes.
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Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014
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