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Designer Gulf Front Beach House - Family Friendly. Quiet!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Dauphin Island West End Beach

***Newly Remodeled in 2016***

HOUSE FEATURES:

Newly remodeled 3 bedroom luxury beach front home on large gulf front lot. No houses in front of or behind. This is the perfect vacation rental, great for families or couples. The interior is spacious with an open concept living area. There's plenty of outdoor space with fabulous views! Listen to the waves crash in as you fall asleep or take a nap on one of the two porches. Watch the sun set over the west end from the porch or as you walk along the white sandy beach.

This is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house on Dauphin Island which sleeps 8. Enjoy the quiet southern lifestyle of one of the last Gulf islands to remain unaffected by commercial tourism.

***GREAT BEACH FOR KIDS***

FURTHER DETAILS:

Plenty of comfortable furnishings and a table that will seat the whole group! Large table that seats 8 plus 3 additional stools at the kitchen bar. Perfect for lunch or snack after time out on the sand.

The house is fully furnished with bedroom TV's and a large TV in the living area (50” Plasma). Broadband wi-fi is available free of charge (although service on the Island can be spotty at times).

Outside are two large porches. One on the east side and one large porch that wraps around the south and west sides of the house. Unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as views of the Mississippi Sound. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning as you listen to the waves roll in or watch the sun set in the west over the Island. The back porch offers full sun or shade as it is partially covered.

There is NOTHING but white sand between the steps from the porch to the Gulf of Mexico. No houses, no roads…directly on the Gulf. This means no putting on shoes or loading the car to head to the beach…it’s all right there!!!

The kitchen comes fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots, blender, coffee maker, etc… and has a four burner stove with electric oven. A double sink, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer w/ icemaker are also featured. There is a standalone icemaker; however it does not work and is not advertised with the house.

The spacious master bedroom has an additional gaming table that seats 6 along with the king size bed! Great for a late night game of cards or for those who need to check-in with the office while on vacation. The master bath features a large soaker tub, a walk-in shower and double sinks. The jack-and-jill style bath in between the other 2 bedrooms also features double sinks and a tub/shower combo.

ISLAND INFORMATION:

Dauphin Island is very laid back & non-commercialized, but has shops, a grocery store, bakery & several restaurants ranging from pizza, ice cream and burgers, to great seafood and steaks. Island is accessible by bridge. Gulf Shores & Fort Morgan are only a few miles away & are accessible by auto ferry (makes a great day trip).

For attractions, visit the Sea Lab, historic Fort Gaines, view birds and wildlife & explore secluded beaches at the Audubon Sanctuary, fish on the beach, charter a boat for sightseeing or deep-sea fishing, swim, bike, walk, collect shells, or JUST RELAX!

ADVANCE RENT: ONE-HALF of rental rate is due at booking. ONE-HALF of rental rate is required 45 days prior to check in. There is a 60 day cancellation policy on all rentals.

We accept: personal checks and credit cards (via VRBO and PayPal).

ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE CHARGED A CLEANING FEE ($150).

DEPOSITS

A $500 DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT is required for all rentals and is due with the second half of your rent 45 days prior to arrival. It is fully refundable if conditions are met. Deposits are returned to you through your method of original payment approximately 7 days after check out.

GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR DAMAGE DEPOSIT REFUND

Including but not limited to the following:

* No Damage to House

* No missing or broken items.

* No more than the maximum number of occupants in the property.

* Property is left reasonable clean, no dirty dishes, all trash taken to outside containers, in general just general tidying of the property.

We reserve the right to deduct excess cleaning & damage charges from the deposit.

PETS:

THERE IS A PET FEE OF $100.

* Dogs must be under a pest management system for fleas and ticks.

* Do not allow your dog onto the furniture. Please use the extra throws to cover our white slipcovered furniture to keep it pet hair and stain free.

* Please ensure that your dog does not chew on the furniture or other items.

* Please, please, please bring a pooper scooper. Pick up after your dog. Children like to walk and play in the sand.

* Dauphin Island has a leash law. Dogs must either be on a leash or be under voice command at all times.

Call or email for more info.

CANCELLATIONS:

DEPOSIT & ADVANCE RENT are refundable, if reservation is canceled 60 days prior to arrival. We will also refund if we can re-book the property. A $25 processing fee is charged on all cancellations.

* THE RENTAL WEEK IS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.

* CHECK IN 3:00 PM -- CHECK OUT 10:00 AM.

* ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AN 11% LODGING TAX

More Details

Owner
Kristen West
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Kristen West

We are a fun loving family of 5. My husband (C.O.) and I (Kristen) are the proud parents of three girls. We live in Missouri and are excited to get to spend time in Dauphin Island at our home away from home and to share this home with others. We enjoy all of the activities that the Island has to offer and feel blessed knowing our girls will grow up in such a great environment on the Island making priceless memories.

Kristen West purchased this house in 2017

Kristen West purchased this house in 2006

Why Kristen West chose Alabama

This property is very special to us. My husband visited Dauphin Island when he was 16 and his family took a detour on their memorable trip to the Olympics in 1996. He knew then that he wanted to return to Dauphin Island and dreamed of owning a home there someday to share with his family. We think that you will find the house is uniquely situated directly on the Gulf with 360° views of all the Island has to offer from the sunrise in the east, the Gulf to the south, the Sound to the North and the sunsets to the West.

What makes this house unique

Island Lure is located midway down the West End of the island and sits directly on the beach/gulf with nothing but white sand between you and the waters edge. It is a very short drive or bike ride to the far West End of the Island, which has lifeguards and various other attractions/vendors during the summer months. Additionally, it is only a short drive from the local grocery store, shops, restaurants, golf course, Estuarium and Fort Gaines on the East End of the Island. The house offers a wide variety of outdoor space to hang out and relax from a full sun porch on the south side of the house to the shade on the west side porch and all underneath the house. Three swings are located below the house to listen to the waves roll in. There are dual staircases allowing access to the beach from either side of the home. It has been professionally decorated to provide a laid back atmosphere for your stay so that you can rest, relax and recharge before heading back to reality.

Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Full soaking tub, spacious marble shower, double sink vanity
    Jack & Jill Style Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity separated from tub/shower area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very spacious room, large gaming table inside bedroom
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , shares jack & jill bathroom
    Front bedroom - 2 double , Shares jack & jill style bathroom
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Full/Double Bed (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Designer Gulf Front Beach House - Family Friendly. Quiet!
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews
Luling, LA
5

Lovely home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect! It makes the most of all the views. It is just the right size and had all the comforts of home. We had a couple of rainy nights and it was so nice to take the dog underneath the raised house. The wildlife is amazing! Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking. The island is a fun, laid back place to unwind. The shop owners are so friendly and make you feel like family. Kristin is so kind and we really enjoyed their home!We loved our

stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Everything we wanted. Very comfortable. Not too many people but lots if friendly pets. Will be back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Calm, peaceful, relaxing -- a truly memorable vacation. We had never been to Dauphin Island before, but we will definitely be back! This home is ideally located steps from the ocean for enjoying the beach and waves, but is also an easy walk from the Mississippi Sound for fishing, hermit crab spying, etc. The home owners are accommodating and responsive. You can tell that they take pride in maintaining a clean, inviting home. We are sad that our stay is over!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sun, Sand, Surf

  • 5 of 5

Dauphin Island is our favorite family vacation destination. This year we enjoyed a week at Island Lure and loved it. We especially appreciated the large, family-style dining table and the books, games, and beach supplies available to renters. But the highlight of our rental experience was easy access to a perfect beach, which the adults and little ones in our party enjoyed every day. Communication with owners was always extremely prompt and responsive. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing week in this charming home! The beach was so private and the house was fantastic. Erin and her family were more than helpful. Thank you Baldwin Family!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, TX, USA
5

Perfect get away...

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather didn't cooperate, it didn't matter because the house was so comfortable. Our family was able to relax and enjoy just being away. The house is perfectly located on the island and access to the beach couldn't be easier. The only feedback would be is that we did get a few splinters off the railing on the stairs off the deck and a larger toaster would be nice. Otherwise, everything was wonderful. Communication was easy and Erin was quick to respond to any questions we had. Thank you for sharing your beach home with us and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$357
$2,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

- ONE-HALF of rental rate is due immediately.
- FULL RENT is due 45 days prior to check in along with the $500 DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT.

CANCELLATIONS
ADVANCE RENT is refundable, if reservation is canceled 60 days prior to arrival.
* We will also refund if we can re-book the property subject to a $25 Cancellation Fee.

SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSITS are fully refundable if conditions are met. Deposits are refunded through your method of original payment 7 days after check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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