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River Cottage - Fish, Birding, Kayaking, Near Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps max 4-6 adults/3-4 kids - max 9 people)

CLICK ON AMENITIES AND OWNER LINKS for a YouTUbe VIDEO of this property. Furnished for relaxation, come for a true getaway and enjoy listening to the birds, watching the boats go by, kayaking on the river, fishing on the dock, or just sitting on the screened porch with a good book. Cook delicious dinners in the gourmet kitchen, or purchase prepared and fresh seafood from our neighbors, Zirlott's Seafood. Relax under the house in the 800 sf screened room with its picnic tables, ping pong table, outside shower, and sleeping cots for a 'camp out'.

This home is a short drive from the beaches of Dauphin Island..... about 15 minutes. It is 5 miles from beautiful Bellingrath Gardens, and within a short drive of several wonderful restaurants. It's private and secluded, yet not too far from everything you need!

We rent to a maximum of 6 adults, with a total occupancy of 9 including children. Top bunks for kids only.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Julie Kenney
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Coden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom features a king bed with adjacent bath (with tub and separate shower), Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom 2 features a queen bed. Bedroom is adjacent to full bath in hall., Bunk Beds (2) One set of twin buns, one set of twin/double bunks. Sleeps 5 in Bedroom 3 with adjacent bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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River Cottage - Fish, Birding, Kayaking, Near Beach!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The river cottage was just as beautiful as the pictures! Very peaceful location with no tourists to deal with! Neighbors who own a Seafood business are amazing with amazing fresh shrimp/crab! The house was an amazing vacation for our family (10 & 8 year old boys & aging Mother in Law). I don't know who enjoyed it the most! The dock is perfect to fish or just enjoy the scenery. The porch was awesome to relax on or to have a nice dinner outside, away from the bugs! The boys also loved playing ping pong beneath the house. Dauphin Island is about 10 minutes away if you want to go to the beach! The owners are amazing & so helpful! Will definitely visit the River Cottage again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tiffany for your stay and kind review! I'm glad you mentioned our wonderful neighbors! You can't stay many places where delicious fresh seafood is so close (yet not toooo close!) . We love dinner on the porch, too. We look forward to having you back! Julie and Steve
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Wide open spaces inside and out

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing! Amazing fishing, make sure you bring your fishing pole. Even though there was no WIFI my teenagers had a blast.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, OR

Wonderful: beauty quiet comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Such a special property. At the end of dead end lane. Quiet so you can listen to birds and enjoy the peace. Pretty with trees, water, dock. Just the right space for 3 couples (1 double bed was fine) with 3 bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay, I'm so glad you were able to enjoy our cottage at this beautiful time of year!
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and exceeded our expectations. Everything was provided as advertised. We enjoyed the quiet location, the pier, porches, space, and amenities provided with the cottage. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was beautiful, quiet surroundings and the ping pong table was a great treat for the teens!

  • 5 of 5

If you don't like the normal beach seen and want to try something a bit different, this is it! Sitting on the screened in porch, relaxing as boats, jet skis, kayaks travel up and down the Fowl River was awesome! Loved the proximity to Dauphin Island and Mobile. If you want to get away, this is your vacation home.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, that's exactly what we love about our river cottage!
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Sweet Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I ventured to the Mobile area for a conference. Instead of staying at the traditional convention hotel, we opted to rent this wonderfully comfortable home 25 minutes from the conference site. What a great decision! Mon Louis River Cottage is a peaceful oasis; yet close to interesting things to do if one is so inclined. Dauphin Island is beautiful...spend some time there. Julie has a comprehensive list of "Kenney Favorites" which is quite helpful. Peace and quite is what you get here. We hope to return when we can spend a week and further explore this beautiful area. Thanks, Julie!

Sue and Dave

Bristol, IN

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and Dave, Thanks so much for your kind words, and we too believe our home is better than a convention hotel. :) I'm glad you had some time to relax, and we look forward to your return visit! Julie
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

We collect 50% of the base rent at reservation, with the remaining rent/tax/cleaning/security deposit due 3 weeks prior to arrival. We accept weekly rentals only for Summer. Holiday weeks add $300.00 . Ask about last minute 3 night rentals for Spring/4 night last minute for Summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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