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'Island Pleasure'Waterfront, Stunning Views,Kayaks, and Bikes

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Waterfront porch featuring fabulous new turquoise cushions on teak lounge chairs

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Last updated: 08/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dauphin Island house description

We are glad you found our vacation home. For us, it has been our home for the past two and a half years. We are excited about others finding out what we know. We are now making our house available to rent and now everyone can find out how Dauphin Island is one of the Gulf Coast’s best kept secrets. We feel like we have the best of both worlds here. We have one of the most spectacular views from our back deck looking out over one of Dauphin Island’s inlets, with a long view toward Mobile Bay and the entry to the Gulf of Mexico. Our front porch offers another amazing water view with a stunning sunrise. We are just a couple of minutes from the beach so we have you covered whichever you prefer during your stay. You could hang out by the pool or take that short journey to the snow white sands of the island. There is a boat lift available for the avid fishermen and pleasure seekers. No worries about the hassle of launching your boat each morning!

Our house has a great layout inside. You could come with just your family or use it for a multi-family gathering place. We have two bedrooms on each side of a large family room with jack-and-jill baths in between providing plenty of privacy for each family if you are sharing your vacation with others. The downstairs 5th bedroom room is perfect for the kids with queen bunk beds and a pull out couch but is not accessible from inside the house. There is also a half bath that is easily accessible from the pool deck. The kitchen is open toward the family room giving it that warm, open feeling. It is fabulous for the cooler seasons as well because you can open the doors and feel the breeze through the screen doors.

Our back deck is a winning part of this story. You will not want to come back inside once you have relaxed on the deck and simply gotten lost in the view. There is always a beautiful sunset. You will see boats passing by and the peacefulness of the water on a calm or breezy day. While you relax on the back deck, you can keep an eye on the children swimming below in the pool while soaking in the hot tub. I told you that you won’t want to go back in.

No matter how long your stay is, you will not lack for things to do. Right from our home you will be able to swim, fish, kayak and go boating. Dauphin Island is a great place to go for long walks, bike rides, bird watching, or just laying out on the beach or by the pool. You can even catch a ferry that runs between Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores for extra shopping and entertainment.

Dauphin Island will give you what most people want from a vacation. A chance to escape the busy and noisy life. When you go home, you will know that you have been rested and recharged. We hope you will love our home as much as we do. Thank you, Steve & Cathy Vickers


Keywords: Beautiful, Charming, Relaxing, fun, peaceful,delightful, heaven on earth,blessed

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, but we have a grandchild that's allergic to animals...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            You must be twenty five years of age!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            double with a single bunk above a single trundle below...moreless

          • Bunk Area: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Bunk room not accessible from inside house...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1) Trundle in kids room, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs pull out couch, Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Stainless side by side with filtered water and icemaker. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            0...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            concrete drive provides lots of space for family and friends...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            everything but beach towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large capacity...moreless

          • Covered Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Dish so you want miss your favorite games...moreless

          • Stereo:

            inside and outside entertainment ...moreless

          • VCR
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone
          • Wireless Internet
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            great for relaxing on a cool night...moreless

          • Private Pool:

            18' round with deck all around...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            (2) three steps down from the porch is the deck with the hot tub and bar with four bar chairs then 5' below is the pool deck with (4) lounge chairs, table and umbrella...moreless

          • Porch / Veranda:

            street side has good view but the water side has fantastic views and beautiful sunsets with 14 chairs overlooking the pool...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            three kayaks are provided along with life jackets...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            charcoal grill downstairs near pool...moreless

          Location & View

          • Waterfront:

            Our house is on the water with two boat lifts and fishing from the dock! It also over looks the bridge coming on to Dauphin Island. ...moreless

          • Water View:

            Watch the charter boats come and go as you relax on the deck....moreless

          Activities

          • Restaurants
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Sailing
          • Parasailing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Cycling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Bird Watching
          • Churches
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Surfing
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          fall and winter
          Sep 6 - Feb 28, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,000
          spring
          Mar 1 - May 2, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,400
          summer
          May 3 - Sep 5, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,000
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $2,000

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Tax Rate 11%

          Notes:

          $500.00 security deposit is due within seven days of booking and converts to a damage deposit upon arrival. The full rental amount is due thirty days before arrival.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 08/23/2014
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          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
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          Location

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          45 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Mobile Regional Airport
          1 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Fort Morgan / Dauphin Island
          1 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Dauphin Island Golf Course
          1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Common Loon
           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2010

          About the owner: We have lived in the Theodore, AL area all of our lives. Our children were born here and now have families of their own. We have been very blessed to be able to purchase this home and would love to share it with your family.

          Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
          Dauphin Island has always been a special place to us. It is close enough to home that we can jump in the car and come down any time we feel like it. This is where we brought our children when they were young and could not imagine wanting to go anywhere else.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Our favorite times at Dauphin Island are when the whole family is here. We hang out and visit on the porches and the kids love the pool. We have a pontoon boat and we frequently take it out to sand bars and for sunset cruises. There are many dolphins around our area and they are lots of fun to watch as they are playing in the water. The kayaks also keep everyone entertained. We have three kayaks on the property and we will be glad to let you use them instead of renting. Our home is on an inlet with a no wake zone, which makes it very safe even for the little ones to kayak. We also fish right from our dock when we don't feel like taking the boat. Ft. Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium are just a bike ride away. We have several bikes available, if needed, of various sizes so you won't have to rent them or bring them with you. The ferry can be taken to Ft. Morgan for easy access to Gulf Shores. You have to try out The Bakery for breakfast and The Common Loon for lunch or dinner while you're here, too! The public beach is a couple of minutes away or you could go to the West End beach (about a five minute drive), which has many amenities, like water slides, music, parasailing, rentals, and a concession stand. There is a small fee for parking, but it is well worth not having to walk a long way to the beach.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Waterfront porch featuring fabulous new turquoise cushions on teak lounge chairs

            Waterfront porch featuring fabulous new turquoise cushions on teak lounge chairs

          • Lots of covered parking/entertaining space under the house, as well as a hammock

            Lots of covered parking/entertaining space under the house, as well as a hammock

          • New LazyBoy furniture in the living room-August 2013

            New LazyBoy furniture in the living room-August 2013

          • Comfy, new sofas and rocker/recliners

            Comfy, new sofas and rocker/recliners

          • New stainless steel farmhouse sink and new fixtures- June 2014

            New stainless steel farmhouse sink and new fixtures- June 2014

          • Bedroom with french doors leading to waterfront porch

            Bedroom with french doors leading to waterfront porch

          • Comfortable guest bedroom

            Comfortable guest bedroom

          • Remodeled queen bedroom

            Remodeled queen bedroom

          • Downstairs bunk room with half bath and pull out couch

            Downstairs bunk room with half bath and pull out couch

          • Another pool view

            Another pool view

          • Covered porch with new turquoise cushions on teak lounge chairs

            Covered porch with new turquoise cushions on teak lounge chairs

          • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water

            Outdoor shower with hot and cold water

          • Street side of house with shady covered porch.  Sunrise view is spectacular!

            Street side of house with shady covered porch. Sunrise view is spectacular!

          • View from covered porch overlooking Dauphin Island bridge. Sunsets are awesome!

            View from covered porch overlooking Dauphin Island bridge. Sunsets are awesome!

          • Comfortable living room with fantastic views

            Comfortable living room with fantastic views

          • Newly updated kitchen with granite countertops and glass backsplash-June 2014

            Newly updated kitchen with granite countertops and glass backsplash-June 2014

          • Updated bar sink area with ice maker

            Updated bar sink area with ice maker

          • Updated bath with new granite and fixtures

            Updated bath with new granite and fixtures

          • Remodeled bath with new granite and fixtures

            Remodeled bath with new granite and fixtures

          • Kids room with a pull out trundle bed below

            Kids room with a pull out trundle bed below

          • Pool surrounded with new decking

            Pool surrounded with new decking

          • New decking around pool and on fishing dock

            New decking around pool and on fishing dock

          • Breathtaking sunset

            Breathtaking sunset

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          Date last modified - Saturday, August 23, 2014

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          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
          Sleeps 14

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