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Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!

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Gulf-front house, completed in 2007

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

FABULOUS, GULF-FRONT THREE BEDROOM BEACH COTTAGE ONLY STEPS FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. Water views from nearly every room. This house was built in 2007, and is outfitted with the best-quality beds, linens, furnishings, appliances, etc. for your comfort and convenience. You are truly only steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.

This house features wrap-around decks on 3 sides to fully enjoy the great views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.

The Gulf-facing side has a large deck with a great picnic area for those beach-side lunches. It also has many deck chairs and beach chairs to watch the shrimp boats go by, with dolphins and other wildlife in their wake.

The Master Bedroom has a Gulf-view balcony, its own huge, private bathroom, and a King-size Luxury Memory-Cell Foam bed. Bedroom #2 views the Gulf and the Bay and has a brand-new Queen Memory-Foam bed . . . Bedroom #3 views the Bay and has a set of bunkbeds and also an additional Full-size bed. All the beds and bedding are brand-new.

Dauphin Island is a beautiful barrier island that is largely undeveloped. You won't find any high-rise condos or crowds . . . It's a great place to 'get away' and swim, fish, shell, walk the beach, ride bikes, or just read a book or work on your tan.

This house was built new in 2006, and is truly a beachfront cottage with all the amenities of home that we know you and your family will enjoy!

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Gulf-front, pet-friendly, beach house, waterfront, first tier

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The renter must be at least 25 years of age, and staying on the premises....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are allowed with prior written permission and a pet fee paid....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom Number 2 has Gulf view and Queen memory-foam bed, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin bunk beds in bedroom #3 are suitable for children only...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stereo/CD Player DVD Player PS2

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Cable plus some premium (HBO)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    PlayStation 2 for rainy days...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Game rentals are available for PS2 at a nearby store...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Direct Gulf view. Nothing between this house and the water but sand....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    House is directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach, with its own wooden walkway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free domestic long distance...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding, towels, beach towels, etc....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway will accommodate at least 2 vehicles. No RV's or boat trailer parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    2 cordless telephones...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless and LAN internet access provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen includes all the amenities of home, such as a blender, coffee maker, garbage disposal, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    This house has approximately 600 sq ft of deck along the Gulf-side, and also a covered porch on the front of the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Winter .. Nov 06-Mar 09 .. $150/weeknight .. $ 1050/week .. Call For Monthly Rate
Spring .. Mar 10-May 18 .. $250/weeknight .. $1750/week .. $5000/month
Summer .. May 19-Sep 06 .................... $2300/week .. Weekly (Sat-Sat)
Fall .... Sep 07-Nov 05 .. $250/night ...... $1750/week .. $5000/month
3 Night minimum, except Peak is Weekly. Some Holidays at Higher Rates.
Call for last minute  Specials/Cancellation Specials $$$.
Fishing Rodeo/New Year's/Mardi Gras/Spring Break (families, please!).
SOME HOLIDAYS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! CALL or EMAIL.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile, AL
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry (to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach)
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10 and Interstate 65
Dauphin Island
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Car: Necessary

Golfing, Dolphin Watching, Bird Spotting, fishing, beach combing, explore nearby historic fort, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, take the car ferry to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi! We're David and Nancy, and we live in Daphne, AL with our two school-age kids, so we have been making this house available to guests to enjoy as well. We designed and built this beach house after our original house was destroyed by Katrina, and put a lot of time and thought into how to do it right. The end result is a 'Key West'-style cottage, but with all the amenities of home.

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
We have lived in various Gulf of Mexico beach towns since 1990, and fell in love with Dauphin Island's quiet, rustic charm. There are very few places left where you can drive down a two-lane road along the beach, and see what the towns along the Gulf were like in the days before high-rise condos became the norm. Most of the vacation homes on Dauphin Island are single-family beach houses sitting right on the beach. No traffic, no crowds, just a quiet barrier island to enjoy beach combing, fishing, shelling, kayaking, kite-flying, grilling dinner on the deck, and star gazing at night.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is nothing like staying right on the beach. Being able to simply walk down the steps and be on the beach is wonderful. Sitting on the deck reading a book while listening to the waves, playing on the beach with the kids and then coming inside for lunch, are great memories, as are chasing crabs at night on the beach with a flashlight, or sitting on the deck and marveling at the beautiful night sky and millions of stars!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Gulf-front house, completed in 2007

    Gulf-front house, completed in 2007

  • "Island Time" beach cottage right on  the quiet west end beach of Dauphin Island

    "Island Time" beach cottage right on the quiet west end beach of Dauphin Island

  • Water views from nearly every room!

    Water views from nearly every room!

  • Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from this comfortable deck!

    Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from this comfortable deck!

  • Comfortably furnished living room has direct Gulf view and TV with DVD player

    Comfortably furnished living room has direct Gulf view and TV with DVD player

  • Large Kitchen/Keeping area has an over-sized island and Gulf views

    Large Kitchen/Keeping area has an over-sized island and Gulf views

  • Large Master suite has private bathroom with shower, Gulf view, and door to deck

    Large Master suite has private bathroom with shower, Gulf view, and door to deck

  • Bedroom #3  has a Full-size bed and Twin bunk (bunk suitable for kids only).

    Bedroom #3 has a Full-size bed and Twin bunk (bunk suitable for kids only).

  • Viewed from the west

    Viewed from the west

  • View from the Gulf of Mexico, May 2011

    View from the Gulf of Mexico, May 2011

  • "Island Time" is only about 100 feet from the Gulf of Mexico!

    "Island Time" is only about 100 feet from the Gulf of Mexico!

  • Peaceful, quiet and relaxing . . . .  truly a great Island beach cottage!

    Peaceful, quiet and relaxing . . . . truly a great Island beach cottage!

  • Front Living Room has Gulf views, large TV, and mahogany floors.

    Front Living Room has Gulf views, large TV, and mahogany floors.

  • Fully-equipped Kitchen with convenient, over-sized  Breakfast Bar

    Fully-equipped Kitchen with convenient, over-sized Breakfast Bar

  • Luxuriate on the "other" Riviera!!!

    Luxuriate on the "other" Riviera!!!

  • Second bedroom has a Queen size Memory-foam bed and direct Gulf view!

    Second bedroom has a Queen size Memory-foam bed and direct Gulf view!

  • Shrimp Boats, Dolphins, Seabirds, Shelling, Walking, Swimming, Fishing, Grilling

    Shrimp Boats, Dolphins, Seabirds, Shelling, Walking, Swimming, Fishing, Grilling

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 05/20/2015
Email owner

(251) 455-1159

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