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Sands Of Time*Heated Pool*Aqua Volley*Sandbox*Close To Beach,Attractions.Pets Ok

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


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16) Minimum Rental age is 21.

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 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 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:
December 13, 2017

About Debbie Phillips Tewell

I have owned another home in this neighborhood for the past sixteen years and have loved every minute. Now I have decided to offer this new home for YOU to enjoy what I have been enjoying for the past sixteen years. 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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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


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
  • 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
  • Fireplace
  • 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 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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


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Sands Of Time*Heated Pool*Aqua Volley*Sandbox*Close To Beach,Attractions.Pets Ok
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 59 reviews

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: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family as you checked in the beautiful Sands Of Time. As I greeted you at the house ,we did a walk through of the house and you were very happy and just loved the house. I told you if you needed anything or had any problems, please call me, I was available 7 days a week. Luella I'm very sorry you were unhappy with the sofa sleepers, although the sleepers are brand new and in pristine condition, I received not one call or complaint during your entire stay.The only call I received from you was PRIOR to your check in, you wanted to cancel your reservation and demanded a full refund. Upon inspection after your departure I found no evidence of your complaints. I hope you will come back and visit. Have a wonderful day Sincerely Debbie
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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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Gorgeous Property!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 16 (ages 2 to 72) spent a wonderful week at this property. The home is very spacious and beautiful. The yard was well manicured with colorful trees and bushes. There was quiet sitting areas in the front and a large patio in the back. Home and yard very clean! Young children enjoyed the sandy play area, the teens loved the water volley ball in the pool while the adults sat in the gazebo playing cards or working puzzles. The hot tub was relaxing after a busy day. Perfect location to all types of shopping, dining, the different parks and most important the beach. Will definitely play another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that your family made wonderful memories this week! Our goal is to supply our guests with everything they need to enjoy their stay at Blue Dolphin Manor. Look forward to seeing you all again on your next vacation to the beautiful gulf coast.. Debbie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

$250.00 refundable deposit 30 days after departure.
Additional charge to heat pool for monthly rentals. 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