Island Life Paradise - Beach & Bay Home in Gulf of Mexico!(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- 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 - one with King bed, two with Queen beds, with 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
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Two Jack 'N Jills, one Guest Bathroom, one outdoor shower.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
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- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Towels Provided:
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- Wireless Internet:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Fully stocked with dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, teakettle, blender, toaster and toaster oven, cake mixer, waffle maker, ice-tea maker, can opener, dishwasher, microwave...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Mar 4 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay
May 13 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 1 - Mar 9, 2018
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Damage Protection $45
- Cleaning $125
- Reservation Fee $35
- Pet Fee $100
- 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 www.IslandResortManagement.com 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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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.
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!
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Front of Set Sail which faces Gulf of Mexico across the road, Bay to the Back
Gulf Side Living Area with Gas Fireplace
Family Room Bay Side with SmartTV
Gulf Side Living Area with Books/DVDs Nook
The Shell Room w/ DirecTV and Queen Sized Bed
The Yacht Room w/ King Sized Bed (no TV)
The Bunk Room w/ Pull Out Sofa Bed & DVD Player/Monitor
West Side Jack n' Jill with Shower and Toilet. Two Private Vanities.
Looking North Eastward from front of Set Sail
Let's Go Fishing!
Bay Side, Looking West
Car in photo is at end of your driveway, and Gulf Beach is right across the dune
Fully Equipped Large Kitchen!
Bay Side Private Beach w/ Shade Pavilion, Hammocks & Picnic Table
Comfy Bay Side Living Area Leading to Screened-in Deck
The Lighthouse Room w/ DirecTV and Queen Sized Bed
The Bunk Room w/ Pull Out Sofa & DVD Player/Monitor (no TV reception)
East Side Jack 'n Jill w/ Shower/Toilet/Bathtub, Two Separate Vanities.
Enjoy your Island Life at Set Sail!
Screened-In Bayside Deck Facing West
Sunset on West End. Across Road on Gulf Beach.
Beautiful Audubon Sanctuary Walk with Lake and access to East End Beach
Dauphin Island Welcomes You
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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