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Island Life Paradise - Beach & Bay Home in Gulf of Mexico!

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Front of Set Sail which faces Gulf of Mexico across the road, Bay to the Back


Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Home, 4 BDR, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10), located on Bay Side; Gulf is across Road!


This is your Sweet Home Alabama!! On an Island! "SET SAIL" has a complete wraparound deck (Bay Side is Screened-In!) with french door entrances to and from each bedroom, and water views from all. You have the best of both worlds here - the beautiful Bay with your private beach oasis in your backyard, and the Gulf Beach with waves right across the road! Four large bedrooms - Three with King beds, and the fourth having a set of bunk beds and sleeper sofa. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans throughout! Your kitchen is large and well-equipped. The dining table seats eight, with additional seating at the kitchen bar.

Set Sail has open concept living areas, one side with a fireplace to gather around, and the other with a comfy sofa and brand-new Vizio Smart TV and large circular coffee table for board game playing. WiFi or plug in, you are connected for free! Sit on your decks and enjoy your views of the spectacular sunrises and sunsets! This is a perfect getaway for families and friends, couples and romantics!

Go shelling along the water's edge. Sunbathe on your lower deck, or your private beach on the gentle Bay, which is also great for fishing or playing in the water! The shade pavilion has two hammocks for napping--you're on vacation! An outdoor shower is under your home to rinse off after a fun day on the sand. Grill your fresh fish, crabs or shrimp bought or caught locally, of course. Eat outside, because one of Set Sail's great features is its uncommon screened-in Bay Side deck!

We are pet-friendly, too! Quick and easy access to restaurants, Island activities and shopping. There is a swimming pool/cabana at the local Golf Club, and also a little public skateboard park just down the road, and a putt-putt mini golf center just opened, too!. Dauphin Island is only several miles long and 1 3/4 mile wide at its widest spot! 50 minutes to Mobile Regional Airport, 2.5 hr drive to New Orleans, and a ferry ride over to the Gulf Shores area. Other nearby airports are Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL. In addition, the Island has its very own smallcraft Airstrip. A public beach with activities/vendors is on the West End in the Spring and Summer, with monthly Outdoor Concerts! If you visit us in the Fall, it's even more quiet on the Island and the weather is balmy. We have even been swimming in the Gulf in November and February!

Dauphin Island is an unforgettable resort destination, yet without the crowds or fast food chains of other coastal towns--not even a stoplight! It's Country--imagine the Town of Mayberry at the Beach! We have been designated as the "Sunset Capital of Alabama" and it is well-deserved! The Island is also proud to have been designated as a bird sanctuary and dubbed the "Birdiest Coastal Town in America." Our Audubon Bird Sanctuary is not to miss. Visit the world-renowned Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Public Estuarium here on the Island. The Island is rich in history, and was the site of the first French settlement in the southern United States. We have our own Arts & Heritage Council and Gallery here and it is a haven for a great many of the Gulf Coast's well-known artists and craftspeople. You won't walk anywhere on the sand without coming across beautiful seashells at your feet. The clean, shallow emerald water is warm and the birds and waterfowl who inhabit and migrate through are everywhere. Take a fishing charter from the Island's marina, because here, Fishing is King! Hang out at the local pubs! Eat some oysters! Visit the Welcome Center and the Art Gallery while you ride your rented bicycles from one end of the Island to the other!

Set Sail is located on the West End of the Island, and is a large, beautiful newer-built 4 bedroom 2500 sq. ft. home on the Island's exquisite powder white sands, with direct views of the Gulf of Mexico to the home's front, which is just across the road, and the Mississippi Sound (Bay) to its back. The Island is just south of Mobile, Alabama (the actual birthplace of Mardi Gras!) and is accessible by a bridge from the Island's North and an auto ferry at the Island's East.

See y'all at the Beach!!

Keywords: Large family beachhouse on Island in Gulf of Mexico
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you are a smoker, please do it outside and remember that children play in the sand; therefore please place the cigarette butts in a proper disposal, not on the ground.....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $100 per pet fee, non-refundable....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • The "Harbor Room" King Bedroom: 1 king

    The "Harbor Room" (with Satellite TV & DVD Player)...moreless

  • The "Shell Room" King Bedroom: 1 king

    The "Shell Room" (with satellite TV & DVD Player)...moreless

  • The "Bunk Room" Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    The "Bunk Room" (w/DVD Player/Monitor only; no TV reception)...moreless

  • The "Yacht Room" King Bedroom: 1 king

    The "Yacht Room" (w/DVD Player/Monitor only; no TV reception...moreless

  • 3 King Size Beds, 1 Sleeper sofa, 1 Set of bunk beds. Cribs and baby items are available for rent locally at They will deliver!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom Three: toilet, shower

    Private Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom Two: toilet

    Guest Bath with Private Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom One: toilet, tub, shower

    Private Vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom Four: outdoor shower

    Makes it easy to rinse off after a day at the beach! ...moreless

  • Two Jack 'N Jills, one Guest Bathroom, one outdoor shower.

Other Amenities

  • Fishing!!! Jet skis, paddleboarding, kayaking, bicycling, antiquing, nature trails...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Family room area has board games, poker chips, cards, puzzles, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Various CDs available w/ CD player in Family Room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) DirectTV; 1 in Family Rm; 2 others in west bedrooms only. Free WiFi available 24/7....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two bedrooms have DirecTV & DVD players. Third bedroom and bunk bedroom have DVD players/monitors only (no TV reception). Living room has DVD player and a brand-new Vizio Smart TV!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Various beach toys; local Island vendor has many to rent and will deliver....moreless

  • Video Library:

    LOTS of feature film DVDs available for viewing....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Set Sail sits across Bienville Bl, facing the Gulf Beach with no homes blocking the beautiful view. The private beach to the rear of the property is on the gentle Bay side....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Across Bienville Bl is the Gulf Beach, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. Back has private boardwalk to your own beach & pavilion with hammocks & large bench that turns into a picnic table!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Set Sail sits on Bienville, across road from the Gulf of Mexico, with no homes blocking the beautiful view. Windows on the North side overlook the Bay side....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Gulf to the front; the gentle Bay in back. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8, and there are 4 more chairs at the kitchen bar in the dining area; child's high-chairs are rentable from an Island vendor....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer (washer/dryer stackable)....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi; also a brand-new Smart TV!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and pillows are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two separate lLiving Rooms, one with fireplace, one with TV...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Landline, and cell phone service very good....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, washcloths, dish towels only. Bath towels cannot be taken to beach, so bring beach towels with you!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washer (washer/dryer stackable)....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffeemaker, also 12 cup coffee maker; tea kettle; ice-tea maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, skillets, BBQ utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with ample dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked! Dishes, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, blender, Keurig & reg. coffee makers, teakettle, blender, toaster, toaster oven, cake mixer, waffle maker, ice-tea maker, can opener, dishwasher, etc!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in microwave over the stovetop....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven; also a countertop toaster oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Various spices, salt & pepper, sugar, powdered creamer, coffee and filters, tea bags....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator/freezer, with ice maker, ice dispenser and water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric four burner stovetop....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Sliced bread toaster and a separate toaster oven....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rent on the Island....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Set Sail has a wraparound deck; there is a lower sundeck off the back of the home overlooking the Bay....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Private boardwalk to a pavilion off of the back deck, right on the Bay. Two hammocks and a large sitting bench that turns into a picnic table!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, canoe & paddleboards are for rent on the Island...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in deck(!!!) overlooking the Bay and your private beach with pavilion....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill under house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a public pool at the Isle Dauphine Golf Club nearby, it charges a small entrance fee for pool use, there is a cabana/pub there and a family restaurant....moreless



from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 13 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay

Winter 2017-2018
Dec 1 - Mar 9, 2018
4 night min stay

Spring 2018
Mar 10 - May 11, 2018
7 night min stay

Summer 2018
May 12 - Aug 10, 2018
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 - Sep 7, 2018
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation Fee $35
  • Cleaning $125
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Damage Protection $45
  • Tax Rate 11%


We have a local property management company which is on the Island and processes all reservations. (251) 861-6121. We live on the Island as well and are very "hands on" with making sure everything is right for our guests!

Our local property management company processes all of the reservations. You can do this online (Our property is "Set Sail" on the Rentals list), or call them at (251) 861-6121. A $35 reservation fee is required at time of booking, 1/2 of total rental fee is due 90 days prior to arrival. Remainder of rental fee is due 30 days prior to check in.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile, AL
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isle Dauphine
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Dauphin Island Parkway (193)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Island Rainbow Pizza / IR Italian / Salad Bar
Dauphin Island, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
Dauphin Island

Car: Necessary

Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Fort Gaines, Sea Lab and Public Aquarium, Dauphin Island Campground, Local Airport on Island, Fishing Charters, Golf Course on the Island within minutes, Skateboard Park on Island, Hair & Nail Salon on Island, Souvenir Shops, Clothing Boutiques, Boat Cruises, Eco-Tours and Fishing Tournament, Yearly Regatta, The World's Biggest Fishing Tournament, hosted by Dauphin Island in the Summer Season-Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are Captain Jim Cash and Mrs. Valerie Cash, we enjoy boating, traveling, the beach and relaxing! We previously lived in Marina del Rey, California, which is a yachting community at the ocean on the West Side of busy and hectic Los Angeles, only getting to visit our Island home, Set Sail, on occasion, and decided to permanently move to Dauphin Island almost 4 years ago. So we bought a second home here and took up residence, and now we are able to enjoy Set Sail more often, when we do not have guests there! The great thing is since we live so close now, we have the opportunity to make sure Set Sail is kept up nicely, and we love that our guests want to come back again and again. We have a terrific vacation property management team right here on the Island (Island Resort Management), and they are exceptional when it comes to hospitality and looking after Set Sail. We care very much about our great beach home and our beautiful Island! We also take pleasure in bragging to our Los Angeles friends that there is not even a single stoplight here on Dauphin Island! Paradise Found!

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island, AL, USA:
Dauphin Island is 50 mins from Mobile Airport, 2.5 hrs from New Orleans. The beaches are incredibly powder white, uncrowded and the water is warm. There is fishing aplenty. A wonderful place for all--families, couples, snowbirds, sportsfishers, romantics. Dauphin Island has been dubbed 'The Birdiest Coastal Town in America.' There is an Audubon Bird Sanctuary Park. And of course, Southern Hospitality abounds.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peaceful beach living! Water views on all sides of the home. Swimming, fishing, sailing, birdwatching, relaxing, local Southern food!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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  • Front of Set Sail which faces Gulf of Mexico across the road, Bay to the Back

    Front of Set Sail which faces Gulf of Mexico across the road, Bay to the Back

  • Gulf Side Living Area with Books/DVDs Nook

    Gulf Side Living Area with Books/DVDs Nook

  • Dining Area towards Gulf

    Dining Area towards Gulf

  • Family Room Bay Side

    Family Room Bay Side

  • Shell Room

    Shell Room

  • Bunk Room Sleeper Sofa

    Bunk Room Sleeper Sofa

  • Enjoy your Island Life at Set Sail!

    Enjoy your Island Life at Set Sail!

  • Screened-In Bayside Deck Facing West

    Screened-In Bayside Deck Facing West

  • Beautiful Audubon Sanctuary Walk with Lake and access to East End Beach

    Beautiful Audubon Sanctuary Walk with Lake and access to East End Beach

  • Gulf Side Living Area with Gas Fireplace

    Gulf Side Living Area with Gas Fireplace

  • Well Equipped Kitchen

    Well Equipped Kitchen

  • Family Room Smart TV

    Family Room Smart TV

  • Bunks


  • Shade Pavilion with Hammocks & Picnic Table

    Shade Pavilion with Hammocks & Picnic Table

  • Sunset on West End.  Across Road on Gulf Beach.

    Sunset on West End. Across Road on Gulf Beach.

  • Car in photo is at end of your driveway, and Gulf Beach is right across the dune

    Car in photo is at end of your driveway, and Gulf Beach is right across the dune

  • Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail

    Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail

VRBO #274318

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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