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Designer Gulf Front Beach House - Family Friendly. Quiet!

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Last updated: 11/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

***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 14 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

Send email

+1 (251) 232-1566
Feel free to text/email as kids keep me busy!

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    House is elevated and only accessible by stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Very spacious room, large gaming table inside bedroom...moreless

  • Middle Bedroom: 1 queen

    shares jack & jill bathroom...moreless

  • Front bedroom: 2 double

    Shares jack & jill style bathroom...moreless

  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Full/Double Bed (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • ...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Full soaking tub, spacious marble shower, double sink vanity...moreless

  • Jack & Jill Style Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double vanity separated from tub/shower area...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are 30+ books in the house. Children's literature and classics to more modern mysteries and thrillers....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    50" TV in ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Many previous guests leave their beach toys for future guests so we usually end up with quite a plethora of toys....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View:

    Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    8 seated at table with 3 barstools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Wi-Fi provide through CenturyLink. Service can be spotty at times on the Island....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Side by side W/D...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace but DO NOT USE IT. The flume cracked in Hurricane Katrina and is inoperable. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with 2 sofas and a large chair....moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel Parking in front of house. Not covered....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathing towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided. However, please bring your own BEACH towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Side by side W/D...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi-Fi provide through CenturyLink. Service can be spotty at times on the Island....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker with round filters. Coffee filters are provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty of spoons, whisks, spatulas, etc. Baking sheet. Muffin pan....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes. Wine glasses, acrylic margarita and wine glasses. Can opener, wine/ bottle opener,....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full service / fully stocked kitchen with double sink, refrigerator with built in ice maker, oven, 4 burner stove, microwave, dishwasher. The additional ice maker in the kitchen does not work....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    fridge, freezer with built-in ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Full Sun and Covered Decks available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Full Sun and Covered Decks available....moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole golf course at Isle Dauphine....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal. Can only be lit under the house due to safety regulations....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter (pre-Christmas)
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$185
$1,300
Holidays
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$215
$1,450
Winter (post-Christmas)
Jan 4 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$185
$1,300 $4,500
March
Mar 4 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

April SPECIAL
Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

May
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750
Summer
May 27 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$357
$2,500 $10,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

- 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 14 days after check-out.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are a fun loving family of 5. My husband (Justin) and I (Erin) are the proud parents of three boys. We live nearby in Mobile, AL and have spent the majority of our lives calling Dauphin Island our home away from home. We have another home on the Island that we use personally so we are down there quire often ourselves. We enjoy all of the activities that the Island has to offer and feel blessed knowing our boys will grow up in such a great environment on the Island.

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island, AL, USA:
This property is very special to us. It is the second rental property we have owned on Dauphin Island. Our first was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. We purchased this house after Hurricane Katrina left it leaning quite significantly. We spent a lot of time and love repairing it and renovating it. Since that time, we have renovated the property two additional times, once in 2009 and again recently in 2015. 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

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Photos

  • View of home from the water's edge.

    View of home from the water's edge.

  • Fireplace is for show only.  Not a functioning fireplace.  50" TV.

    Fireplace is for show only. Not a functioning fireplace. 50" TV.

  • BEACH (beech) (n) the part of the shore, washed by the tide or waves.

    BEACH (beech) (n) the part of the shore, washed by the tide or waves.

  • View out of the living room sliding glass doors.  Overlooking the south porch.

    View out of the living room sliding glass doors. Overlooking the south porch.

  • View of kitchen work area.  Solid surface cooktop.  Ice maker in fridge.

    View of kitchen work area. Solid surface cooktop. Ice maker in fridge.

  • Entryway foyer.  East facing deck located outside the door. Beautiful sunrise!

    Entryway foyer. East facing deck located outside the door. Beautiful sunrise!

  • Master bedroom!  Queen size bed.

    Master bedroom! Queen size bed.

  • Master bath.  Walk in shower and soaking tub.  Dual vanity.

    Master bath. Walk in shower and soaking tub. Dual vanity.

  • Front bedroom.  Two double beds.

    Front bedroom. Two double beds.

  • View from front porch in the evening.

    View from front porch in the evening.

  • This is what it's all about!  Three porch swings beneath the house.

    This is what it's all about! Three porch swings beneath the house.

  • Relax on the porch and take in the breathtaking views.

    Relax on the porch and take in the breathtaking views.

  • Main Living area w/ 50" TV.  Gulf beach views and views of the west end!

    Main Living area w/ 50" TV. Gulf beach views and views of the west end!

  • Living area is situated between the two front bedrooms and the master.

    Living area is situated between the two front bedrooms and the master.

  • Large dining room table with seating for 8.  Open to kitchen and living area.

    Large dining room table with seating for 8. Open to kitchen and living area.

  • Large kitchen with solid surface countertops.  All appliances + coffee maker.

    Large kitchen with solid surface countertops. All appliances + coffee maker.

  • Entryway hall. Front two bedrooms located on the right w/ shared Jack & Jill BR.

    Entryway hall. Front two bedrooms located on the right w/ shared Jack & Jill BR.

  • Hutch with phone and modem.  Wi-Fi access available.  Island internet is spotty.

    Hutch with phone and modem. Wi-Fi access available. Island internet is spotty.

  • Master bedroom w/ TV.  Direct access to west facing deck.

    Master bedroom w/ TV. Direct access to west facing deck.

  • Middle bedroom.  Double bed.

    Middle bedroom. Double bed.

  • Sunrise from the beach.

    Sunrise from the beach.

  • Two outdoor dining tables on the porch.

    Two outdoor dining tables on the porch.

  • Sand pit under house!  The beach is your sandbox!

    Sand pit under house! The beach is your sandbox!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Designer Gulf Front Beach House - Family Friendly. Quiet!

Dauphin Island, AL, USA #228463

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