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The Sunny Pit - Directly on the Gulf!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This house sits on an extra large gulf front lot with plenty of sugar white sandy beach to enjoy.

With an empty lot to the east side of the home as well, you will enjoy a panoramic ocean view that will take your breath away.

TO take advantage of our large private beach, we have installed a volleyball court for the exclusive use of our guest. In addition, there is a shuffleboard court for our guests to enjoy. We have also provided chaise lounge chairs (up to 8) and 9 ft. wooden umbrellas (up to 4) for use on the beach.

Everything you need is right here!

Our home consists of a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and private bath. A second bedroom contains a queen-sized bed while a third bedroom contains 2 twin-sized beds. Additionally, there is a sleeper-sofa in the main living area.

A wrap-around balcony with plenty of seating allows everyone to enjoy the amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The property is locally managed, so any needs that might come up during your stay is just a phone call away.

We know that you will enjoy our new beach home as much as we do!

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mary & Scott,

What an awesome time! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We loved relaxing on the beach and the deck. Your home offers so much, & we felt completely at home. From watching the dolphins in the surf to barbequing and shuffleboard, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All of the little details like wifi and a terrifically stocked kitchen made our experience perfect. You do a great job on how how you manage things here. We look forward to a future visit. So sad to leave today. Thanks again.

P.S. Capt Mike's Deep Sea fishing & Skinners Seafood were both amazing!!
Apr 2011
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Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Sunny Pit - Directly on the Gulf!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Charleston, SC

Excellent Deal!

  • 5 of 5

Sunny Pit was the ideal vacation place for me. Directly on the beach, incredible views and the home amenities were some of the best I have seen in even the most pricey vacation rentals. Nice touch with the shuffle board court, volleyball court, children's games, etc. I thought I would have to buy beach chairs and other comforts upon arrival but I never had to leave the house to have what I needed throughout my entire stay.

I could tell the owners are responsive to vacationer needs as this place had it all.

I will surely be back to Dauphin Island and this house will be my first, and most preferred choice.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frontenac, Kansas, USA

First Family Get Away/Vacation

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed the time on the Beach. House is literally on the beach. House offered all of the amenities that made the stay a "at home" type of experience (had toys and games). Linen service is a plus to get, less to pack. Weather was good to us all week long, SUNNY - High 90's. Spent a lot of time outdoors on the beach and at various places throughout Dauphin Island (Estuarium, Ft. Gaines, Lighthouse Bakery, Bird Sanctuary, and the numerous sea food establishments). Would recommend a trip to the Welcome Center to find out all that the area has to offer, we did this our last day and would have wished we did it on our first day. Missed a lot..... Costs on Dauphin Island, depending on what it is that you needed, a little expensive and a trip to the local Wal-Mart is out of the question. Either you travel to Mobile, a 45 minute drive, or you take the Ferry and go to Gulf Shores (a longer trip) to get your necessary supplies (you figure out the advantages, time vs costs). The home offered a shuffleboard court, but two of the four shuffleboard cue heads were broken. Still was able to play, but the cues were of different lengths. Some of the dishes were chipped and pots and pans had seen better days. There were some issues with some of the appliances. Mixer only had one beater, but performed as needed. Keurig was experiencing issue with size of coffee, worked but needed some attention. House appeared to have a garbage disposal at one time, but only offered a under the counter receptacle. Garbage disposal would have been nice, since we did a lot of cooking. Carpets could have been cleaned prior to arrival, since they appeared dirty and had some stains (hard to do when one family is leaving same day as the next family arriving - 4 hours). Lighting under the home was adequate, but two of the four lights were burned out and could not replace since the screws and fixtures were damaged from the salt air. Outdoor grill was in need of cleaning (two old ones were left, waiting to be discarded). The stay was adequate considering the location and time to get to the Beach. Residents across the road utilizing the driveway to gain access to the beach was a little awkward. Aside from the little things, our trip was good. We enjoyed our stay and time together as a family.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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petal, ms

lovely week on the beach

  • 4 of 5

had a lovely time on dauphin island at the sunny pit. easy to find, right on the beach with neighboring homes far enough away that it didn't interfere with our time on the beach. house was clean and had everything we needed with a couple of exceptions: the beach chairs/recliners were in very bad condition. there were several to choose from but only a couple that weren't broken. beach umbrellas were really market umbrellas you'd use for outdoor dining table. no way to set them in the sand. we had a canopy and had brought a couple of our own chairs, so it wasn't a problem. we enjoyed the audubon bird sanctuary and fort gaines. had a couple of grandchildren with us and took them to the estuarium/sea lab. they loved it. shrimp steamed from skinner's was great. we will definitely look to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Truly Enjoyed our stay at Sunny Pit! The house is right on the beach, set well apart from the neighboring homes, quiet and private. It was clean and comfy and had all of the things we needed, very well equipped. The sound of the water was so very relaxing. The covered deck was awesome. The owners graciously answered all of our questions pre-trip through the Facebook page so we knew exactly what we needed to pack . It was very difficult to leave. We would love to return! (Linen service was well worth the cost.)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I am glad that you found us and hope that you can return soon. Please stay in touch through our Facebook page!
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed at The Sunny Pit for 7days!! Loved spending my days on the beach watching the birds and daulphins!! My son and I would loved playing volleyball and shuffle board that was on the deck!! This house is very nice and we can't wait to return!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Great Vacation at Sunny Pitt

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a four day stay at Sunny Pit. This was our first time taking our kids to the beach. They loved it! Sunny Pit is in a perfect location. Right off the road and just a short, short walk down to the water. We loved the shuffleboard and volleyball net/court. I liked the large wrap porch and the table/chairs on the porch. We ate a few meals outside. The house was well stocked. It was easy to prepare meals. I loved the bookshelf full of books, movies, and games. That was a pleasant surprise. Everything was very clean. We had 6 people in all that stayed at Sunny Pit (4 adults and two children). It was the perfect size and space. We loved getting up every morning before sunrise to take walks. We utilized the lounge chairs and umbrellas for the beach. The way the house was decorated was nice too. Thank you for making our vacation so nice and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our beach house. We are delighted that you had a great time and were able to use most of the "extras" that come along with renting our house. Please stay in touch with us through the Facebook link on our VRBO. We hope you can come back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation and Cleaning $130
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates and minimum stay requirements are subject to change until confirmed. There may also be limits to number and types of pets allowed. Monthly rates in January and February are offered at $2375 per month. Questions about rates, deposits, pet fees, etc. should be directed to Boardwalk Realty at 251-861-3992 regarding the Sunny Pit!
** Higher rate/ longer minimum stay may apply Labor Day Week and other holidays / special events.
ALL rates are subject to change until booked.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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