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Sands Of Time*Private Heated Pool*Close To Beach*Shopping*Attractions*Pets OK

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4br/3ba, Sleeps 16, Fenced Yard, Pet/Family Friendly, Close To Attractions!

Sands Of Time is Custom built with beach style landscaping, spacious 3000 sq. ft. easy living floor plan has a huge Great room with fireplace and a 60 inch Plasma TV/DVD Player. Large Custom built Galley kitchen with breakfast room and snack bar and formal dining room that comfortable seats 15 people. Beautiful sun room overlooking private pool.

Kitchen is equipped with quality commercial cookware/Lobster Pot/Espresso Machine/Waffle iron/Local Cookbooks/utensils, blenders/food processor/toaster/can opener/Commercial double pot Bunn coffee maker/pizza cooker.

Plenty of movies for the Big Screen

4 bedroom 3 bath + Sun room features:

Bedroom #1 1-king suite /Plasma TV/private bath Jacuzzi tub/shower for two

Bedroom #2 2- queen beds/ Plasma TV/private bath

Bedroom #3 1- queen suite/ Plasma TV

Bedroom #4 1- queen suite/ Plasma TV

Sun room 2- queen sofa sleepers/accordion doors that provide privacy that can be used for the 5th bedroom that over looks the private swimming pool.

Another queen sofa sleeper in great room.

All beds furnished with bed linens. All bedrooms are on one level.Bathrooms are furnished with towels/soap and one roll toilet paper per bathroom.

Parking space accommodates up to 8 vehicles.

Have a blast with your own resort nestled in the fenced backyard starting with a large

Private Spacious Gunite Saltwater Swimming pool with large screened enclosure.

Have a great time playing Aqua Volley inside pool.

Spend numerous hours in the privacy of the fenced in backyard that offers a teeter totter, tetherball, beach toys and enough sand to build a sand castle.

Occupancy load for this home is 16 People!!

Plenty of lounge chairs to sun in.

SANDS OF TIME is just a few minutes to the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores and the new OWA amusement park.

There are several activities near by such as dolphin cruises, fishing,para-sailing, jet ski rentals, several shopping outlets, a movie theater, golf, zoo, race tracks, mini golf, arcade center, water park and not to mention the BEAUTIFUL BEACHES!

We are famous for our restaurants which include, LuLu's, The Hangout, The Wharf, The Oyster House. Ryan's, O'Charlies, Shrimp Basket, Nolan's Dance Club and Lambert's Throw Rolls.

If you love fishing, golf, walking on the beach, sunning on the beach or swimming this is the place to be. The fresh seafood served in local restaurants can't be beat.

Gulf Shores is rapidly becoming a golfer's paradise. There are a wide variety of courses in the area, ranging from local municipal courses where you can always find a game, to the ultra exclusive beach side resort courses which are truly world-class.

In Gulf Shores, there is something for every member of the family.

We keep our prices low so that you will come back year after year.

Our homes are very clean and well maintained.

Weddings,Receptions and Reunions are welcome at our vacation homes.

We have three luxury homes connected side by side that will accommodate 56 total guests. Vrbo ID Listing #189746, #209817 and #813997.

All houses are well equipped for Vacations/Weddings/Family Reunions/Corporate events or just relaxing around the pools.

Rent one or all and have a blast. Free Wifi

More Details

Debbie Phillips Tewell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Debbie Phillips Tewell

I have owned another home in this neighborhood for the past seventeen years and have loved every minute. Now I have decided to offer this new home for YOU to enjoy. You will have Peace,Tranquility and Relaxation.

Debbie Phillips Tewell purchased this house in 2007

Why Debbie Phillips Tewell chose Foley

The location is close enough to everything, but not so close that you can't enjoy privacy and quiet time.

What makes this house unique

The Unique Benefits at this House:

Open and spacious enough for Any gathering or Special EVENT; Multi-Family Vacations, corporate retreats, family reunions, Golf outings, Anniversary celebrations, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the fabulous Sands of Time (Blue Dolphin 2) house last week. The house was amazing. The decor was great. I loved everything about it. From the well equipped kitchen, the furniture, the lawn fountains, the pool and backyard, down to the great monkey in the palm tree in the front room (I called him Bobo, I am sure he misses me), and my favorite thing, the dual lion heads in the sun room! I will be remembering many times during our Ohio winters how much I loved it. Thank you 😊
Jun 2017
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Foley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking is allowed outside the home.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Sunroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2-queen sofa sleepers
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sports & Adventure Activities Cycling Deepsea Fishing Fishing Fly Fishing Golf Jet Skiing Kayaking Parasailing Pier Fishing Sailing Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling Skiing Snorkeling Snorkeling/Diving Sound/Bay Fishing Surf Fishing Surfing Swimming Water Skiing Wind-Surfing Leisure Activities Beachcombing Bird Watching Boating Eco Tourism Miniature Golf Outlet Shopping Paddle Boating Photography Shelling Shopping Sight Seeing Walking Wildlife Viewing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Sands Of Time*Private Heated Pool*Close To Beach*Shopping*Attractions*Pets OK
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 60 reviews

Property was everything we were told it would be! We enjoyed our stay here despite the cold.

  • 4 of 5

Owners were very accessible & came right away when we had a problem with the pool.

We enjoyed our stay with 1 exception .The chemicals were too high in the pool & caused chemical burning on grandchildren. The owner stopped the chemicals but was too late in our visit for it to dissipate for kids to use it. The pool was warm as we were told but we were unable to use pool or hot tub . I'm sure this is hard to regulate this time of year but kids were disappointed,as were adults & we had paid extra for heating & usage. Other than this I would recommend this property to others !

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Millie I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay and my deepest apology for the skin irritation to your family. Although we have no control of the unusual weather conditions that created the problem, you are absolutely correct, that it is very difficult to regulate the chemicals especially when the temperatures drop in the lower 20s and in the teens. Due to the inconveniences of the use of the pool we would like to offer you a discount on your next stay at one of our vacation homes. Sincerely Debbie
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This was an excellent choice. Close to shops, restaurant, the beach, and things to keep kids happy.

  • 5 of 5

Foley has a great historic downtown. The railroad park, with the operating model railroad, was a fun surprise. There was no need to go to the beach because the pool and backyard sand delighted the 7 kids in the family.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so happy you and your family had a great time at Sands Of Time.We strive in making everyone happy. Come back again soon. Many thanks Debbie
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It's ok. It looks better on the website

  • 3 of 5

When you first walk in the house, everything looks clean and organized. I wanted to use 1 of the pull out beds in the back room for 1 of my guests and I pulled it out and there was trash under the couch. I closed it up and my guest slept on the couch. The couch mattresses aren't clean and they're flat. The big white couch mattress in the living room is mildewed.

My complaint is, if you're spending that much money on a rental and a cleaning fee is part of that price, make sure whoever is cleaning, is CLEANING.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of this home. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced due to the issues you described, however you never called management about any issues during your entire stay. Management is on call 24 hours a day and we must be notified by phone or email in order to respond to any issues. We sincerely appreciate your valuable feedback. We do hope you will consider vacationing with us again on our beautiful coast .
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Very Nice Property Well stocked kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Well appointed kitchen, with everything you could possibly need, including cookware that you could actually cook with. Blender, expresso machine, multiple coffee makers, crock pot....etc.... I would recommend to anyone to stay here. Debbie was very easy to work with and to respond to any questions we had before our trip. We had no questions or issues during our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brent for the wonderful review and kind words. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit soon. Sincerely Debbie
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Great home for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved having our own pool! There was plenty of parking - we had 4 vehicles and could have parked 3 or 4 more. All the comforts of home was provided - full kitchen, laundry, etc. The house is great for a family vacation - whether big or small. We didn't use the crib this year but we will need it next year. We will be returning again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again, Bobbie, for visiting Blue Dolphin Manor ! We loved having you and are thrilled you and your family made lots of wonderful memories. Hope to see you again next year. Sincerely Debbie
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation. The house was a perfect match for us. It was plenty big for six adults, two teenagers, and four ages 2-6. The little ones loved playing in the sand and pool. We loved the being close to everything the gulf has to offer--beaches, sites, restaurants--yet far enough away from the crowds. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting Blue Dolphin Manor! We loved having your family! Please come back soon. Debbie
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola international
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Glen Lakes,Craft Farms
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lamberts Home of the tossed rolls
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Parasailing, Hot Air Ballooning


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable Damage Dep. $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
CC process fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

$250.00 refundable deposit 30 days after departure.
Additional charge to heat pool. Please call for pricing.
Pet fee- $15.00 per day per pet. Please disclose pets at time of reservation.Pet fee is nonrefundable.
Rate chart reflects the lowest published rate for entire season. Actual rates for specific dates may vary.
Please select travel dates on right and click Detailed Price to verify the exact rate for your stay.

Promotional rates are offered periodically. Discounts are not applicable to existing reservations.

Please contact Debbie at for reservation information.
On call 7 days a week.
251-747-3414 or 251-747-3771

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund