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Sunsets and Beach Breezes ***Free WiFi****

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Step back in time and enjoy this retro beach cottage on peaceful Dauphin Island, Al. This two bedroom cottage is located one block from the Gulf of Mexico beach on a connecting street with minimal traffic that provides easy access to the Gulf beaches. At the end of Raphael Semmes on the Gulf Side of the Island there is a public walkover that allows convenient access to the beach. There are beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Sound from several rooms and the large deck and screened porch.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a view of the water. There is ample seating including a large bar and dining table. The master bedroom has a Queen bed with a private bath with views of the Gulf and the lagoon. The second bedroom has a double bed and access to the second bath. The living room has a futon for sleeping and views of the Mississippi Sound and the lagoon. The screened porch faces the West and offers a relaxing place to watch the sun set into the water.

The concrete drive provides parking space for boats or an RV and there is covered parking under the house. There is a fish cleaning sink and outdoor shower under the house as well.

This home is located on the North side of the West end of the Island in a residential area. The traffic is minimal and provides a great place for taking walks and bike rides. It is a short walk to the beach and there is a wagon under the house to transport chairs and ice chest to the beach. Some small pets are allowed for an additional charge and must be pre-approved, please call for details.

Keywords: Beach cottage, beach cabin, beach house

More Details

Dennis Carter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for taking the time to look at our Dauphin Island House, Sunsets and Beach Breezes. We have rented our home since purchasing in 2001 and have just activated this guestbook. We would appreciate any comments from our former guests.
Jul 2009
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Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Sunsets and Beach Breezes ***Free WiFi****
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews

Charming beach house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here and appreciated that it had everything we needed to cook and to make ourselves at home. It was a short walk to the beach and had a pretty view. The screened-in porch was a lovely place to eat when the weather was nice. The only issue we had was that the Internet was very slow and brought back memories of dial-up, but I assume that is unavoidable due to the remote location and it was a good nudge to spend more time disconnecting while on vacation. We will definitely return to Dauphin Island and hope to stay here when we do!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice older house

  • 1 of 5

Nice older house. Great for dogs. The bedrooms were small, if you are a large person this is not for you. My husband and I are not large people and we did not have any room at all to walk around the bed the furniture was too large. The house inside could use some updates it's very dated... Short walk to the beach. Overall is was nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, responsive owners, perfect size for a family of 5

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation to Dauphin Island! The Carter's house was perfect, just two short blocks from the beach. It ended up being colder than anticipated during our stay, but our boys still had fun building sand forts. And the adults enjoyed dolphin watching--they would come up right next to the shore and fish.

Having a washer and dryer in the house was a huge help, as was the dishwasher. The kitchen had everything one would need for almost any type of meal.

This was our first trip to Dauphin Island. It's a wonderful quiet community, but there is a lot to keep everyone of all ages occupied, should it rain or you want a change of pace from lazing on the beach. The Estuarium is well worth the price of admission. And the trails at the bird sanctuary are beautiful. The public beaches on both ends of the island are great for finding shells and bird watching. The ferry over to Fort Morgan is very nice and you can easily walk to the fort, so you really don't need to pay to take your car on the ferry, just do the walk on.

Also, do not miss the Lighthouse Bakery, but go early for the best selection. Dority's and I.R. Italian are great for dinner.

If you plan on making meals at the house, be sure to stop for groceries in Mobile. There is a well stocked general store on the island, but you will pay extra for the convenience.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brought back memories of our beach home near Galveston.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the beach house as it was set-up and furnished in a manner that allowed you to walk in and immediately sit down and relax. We sat in the screened porch for meals, played cards on the dining room table, walked a block to the beach, and basically enjoyed the peace and quiet. Miles of beach front and clear water made strolling, or jogging, a joy every evening. Sunsets were amazing!

Look forward to doing it again someday!

Karen and Byron Kelly

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful long weekend to relax and getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and so did our dog!!! The house was very nice and clean. Kim and Dennis were absolutely super. We asked to come down a day early, at the last minute, and they helped us out. The screened in side porch was my favorite place. So relaxing! Wore my dog out!!! Easy walk to the beach. Great neighborhood walks. Would stay again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental at Dauphin Island

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beach house while at Dauphin Island. Dennis and Kim, the owners, were excellent and easy to work with. Upon arrival the house was very clean and had all the amenities we needed.


Beach access- Such an easy walk to the beach and there are two wagons for use to help with your gear.

Outside Shower

Rates for the rental


Quite and peaceful

Easy to find and access

Furnished nicely

Beach and water- loved it.

Away from the crowds

Friendly people

Notes: Dauphin island isn't Destin or Panama City, it's a semi remote location so be prepared to bring what you need to eat and drink with you unless you want to pay island prices for everything. There is no local Walmart or Publix (within 20 miles), so plan accordingly. Bring your bug spray, the mosquitos can be thick. This was a great stay for our Fall Break, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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