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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 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.

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Julie Kenney
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

River Cottage - Fish, Birding, Kayaking, Near Beach!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great Thanksgiving Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great time at the River Cottage. The house was very nice, private, and spacious with plenty to do. The sunsets were amazing on the back screen porch and the dock. The ping pong table was a huge hit with the kids (and dad). Everyone loved fishing off the dock. We caught croakers, red fish, trout, and my 8 year old daughter caught a large crab. I would highly recommend the River Cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flora, MS

Great Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are beautiful. Secluded but also close to the beach and to Mobile. The screened porch overlooking the river is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee. A very short drive to the beach for sailing or fishing. The beds are comfortable and kitchen is outfitted with everything you would need.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay at our home. I'm glad you enjoyed the home and especially the screened porch, one of my favorite parts of our home! We look forward to having you return!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Julie's house. House was nice quality and perfectly spotless with all the needed dishes, towels, blankets, etc. Screen porches are amazing! We've rented lots of houses through VRBO and Julie's definitely ranks with the nicest and with a great price. Close enough to Mobile and the beaches yet not right in the middle of all the hubbub. Super convenient to have Zirlott's yummy food right next door and a grocery store and several restaurants close by (Beaudeans was our favorite). Fun antique stores in Mobile. Booked a day of fishing with FinAtics who picked my husband up right at the dock at the house - can't get better than that. Great fishing right off the dock, too - caught 7 different species of fish. Thanks so much, Julie!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay and review. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit. I'm so glad you had a great experience with fishing, our place is in a great spot for catching fish! Hope you'll visit again! Julie
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Baton Rouge, LA

Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the River Cottage. The cottage is very well constructed and we love the modern decor. It's definitely very spacious and having a long dining table with additional bar stools was very thoughtful. It's a great spot for the entire family to dine together, socialize and just having fun playing board games when it's too dark to go outside. The kids and adults also play a lot of ping pong and yes it can be competitive at times. Fishing off the pier was also a big hit for the adults and kids. We caught red fish, trouts and croakers. We also went to Dauphin Island beach. It's a perfect spot for the kids to stretch and run around to release their energy. They had a great time playing in the sand while my wife and I pepper the volleyball.

There was enough homemade Thanksgiving food so we did not visit any nearby restaurants. Maybe next time. We did visit Chevron at Dauphin Island to pick up pizzas on two occasions though.

It was very professionally working with Julie. She was easy to get in touch with and always there to answer any questions. The River Cottage is truly a hidden gem in the Dauphin Island area. We plan to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much , Michael, for your kind words! Also thanks for leaving everything in good condition for us. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed all the home had to offer, and that you were successful at fishing! We look forward to having you return!
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had a great time here! This property looks just like the pictures listed. It had plenty of room for my kids to play and have their own space. My husband and kids loved fishing off the dock. My youngest son loved the ping pong table and board games. We grilled most nights instead of eating out, but there are plenty of places to go. This location is out away from the noise of others but close enough to get out and do planned activities, which we loved! The beach was just a short drive. Nice and clean...very impressed! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your stay. Glad your family had a good vacation. We look forward to having you return!
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Fowl River Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! We loved the house. Plenty of room for our family of 5. We loved fishing off the dock and my youngest son played ping-pong everyday. The outside shower was super handy for washing sand off after our beach days. It is close to everything you want to do. The house was clean and well taken care of. It looks just like the pictures show. I highly recommend staying here! We didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and stay in our home. Glad everyone had a good time!
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Rates & Availability

Coden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay

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.

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Coden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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