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Unique Old World Charm- Deep Water Fish/Swim-Pier, Sleeps 16, 3 Min Walk to Gulf

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Seating for 12! Not your cookie cutter condo. Lots of memories to be made!


Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

owner for more information 251-232-9011 / email

***Plenty of Extra Pictures - See Link Just Below Calendar 3/4 of the Way Down Page on Left***

Details for This Beach House's Listing-


Unique house on Lafitte Bay. Best of both worlds. Lounge on the pier and deck or take a 2 minute walk to the Gulf beach. Take a deep water swim in the Bay right from the pier or head to the Beach to cool down. Antique heart of pine floors upstairs, Egyptian tile downstairs. Large covered screened porch upstairs with additional uncovered sun deck. New Orleans style porch downstairs overlooking the water. 4 large private bedrooms with 3 additional sleeping areas. Accommodations are as follows:

*Bedroom 1 - Upstairs King
TV/cable full size baby crib
*Bedroom 2 - Upstairs 2 Queens
TV / DVD pac and play crib
*Bedroom 3 - Downstairs King TV/DVD/Cable
*Bedroom 4 - Downstairs King with TV/DVD/Cable
*Sleeping Area 1 - Downstairs 1 twin
*Sleeping Area 2 - Downstairs 2 Two Queen Beds
*sleeping area 3 - Downstairs
10 X 5 bunk room- sleeps 4-5 children ages 2-10

Even though this house only has two bathrooms, each has a separate dressing area with sinks so that one person can shower in private while others continue to get ready/dressed. Upstairs bathroom features a double vanity in the dressing area with separate tub and shower. Downstairs bathroom is the same with the exception of a single pedestal sink.

All of the bedrooms and sleeping areas have individual pictures available (SEE LINK JUST BELOW CALENDAR 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE PAGE ON THE LEFT)



This house accommodates very large crowds easily but has plenty of private porches and rooms to get away from the group. See below for descriptions of the various areas of the house.


The kitchen comes fully stocked with dishes, utensils, etc… This Cook's kitchen features a 4 burner stove, refrigerator/freezer (w/ ice maker), microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, two sinks and a disposal. Stocked with large pots and many extras, the open floor plan allows the cook to hang out with the family as the kitchen and living area are combined.

The house is fully furnished with 4 cable TV’s (42' HDTV in main living area). A DVD/VCR player will allow you to watch your favorite movies anytime you choose. Broadband wifi is available free of charge. The main living area features a large sectional sofa, love seat, large chairs, as well as plenty of additional seating. French doors open to a large covered and screened porch that features, two 5' swings, two single swings, two large rockers, and large outdoor dining table with seating for 8.
The charcoal grill / outdoor cooking area is located close to the kitchen off of the screened porch.

Open to the living area, the dining table seats 12 with additional seating at the bar. Dining room has panoramic views of the bay and Mississippi Sound.


Beds, beds, beds... and spaces for playing games or just getting away from the crowd. Just out the door, is a covered carport with comfortable seating to catch the gulf breezes. Facing the water, you can enjoy the New Orleans style porch with seating for 11 people (table and chairs, rocker, swing). From this porch you can watch the mullet jump or if you keep a close watch you can spot the dolphins stroll through the Bay.
The pier is a great spot to watch the sun rise and set, sit and enjoy the views and breezes, fish, crab, swim, toss a cast net, get a tan.


House sits on the deep water Lafitte Bay, which is the largest inlet bay on the north side of Dauphin Island. It's hard to determine what is prettier, the sun rising in the east or the moon hanging over the Bay. At this house, you can see both. Step out the front door and watch a gorgeous sunset to the west in the evening. This house has a water view from all four sides.



A $500 deposit (per week) is required to confirm reservations. The Confirmation Deposit is not applied to rent.

Upon check-in, Confirmation Deposit converts to a DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT.

ADVANCE RENT- ONE-HALF of rental rate is required 60 days prior to check in.

SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSITS are fully refundable if conditions are met. Deposits are returned to you by mail approximately 14 days after check out.


Including but not limited to the following:
* No Damage to House
* No missing or broken items.
* No more than the maximum number of occupants in the property.
* No smoking
* No Parties or weddings
* Property is left reasonably clean, no dirty dishes, all trash taken to outside containers and put on the street by Friday night, in general just general tidying of the property.

We reserve the right to deduct excess cleaning & damage charges from the deposit.

See details on linked site containing pictures below.

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DEPOSIT & ADVANCE RENT are refundable, if reservation is canceled 60 days prior to arrival.
* We will also refund if we can re-book the property.
* A $25 processing fee is charged on all cancellations.


We accept: Traveler's checks, money orders, and cashier's checks. Credit Cards are accepted via PayPal, but the renter will split the fees charged with owner.
Personal Checks must be mailed in 28 days prior to check in. All late check-ins must prepay.

* CHECK IN 4:00 PM -- CHECK OUT 10:00 AM..

Keywords: bay front,deep water, boat friendly, pier, waterfront, fishing, crabbing, expansive rooms, porches everywhere, antiques/cottage, unique,lots of parking, game room,, birds abound,very comfortable furniture,cooks kitchen,open floor plan, private spaces.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    no high school or college age groups without special permission from owner...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A great house for extended families. We have had many families stay with 3-4 generations. This is our family home and we strive to make it a great place for our adult children and our grandchildren. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking on outside porches only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    pet are considered. please discuss with owner. pet fee applies...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • main level master: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • main level 2: 2 queen


  • ground level 1: 1 king


  • ground level 2: 1 king


  • Other (See Description): 2 queen, 1 twin/ single, 4 child bed

    3 seperate sleeping areas without doors for privacy...moreless

  • private bedrooms- 3 with king size beds/ 1 with two queens sleeping areas without private doors- 2 queen beds/one twin/4 child bunks...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    double sinks in seperate area from toilet/bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    sink and dressing area seperate from toilet/bath...moreless

  • Each bath has a sperate dressing area so that someone can use the sink area while another uses the bath/toilet area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This home is unique-feels like an old lodge or cottage. Beautiful views-quiet and very comfortable. a great get away for family. A perfect house for large groups-rooms large enough for a crowd and many get away spots to be alone. Water views from all directions. Porches and pier are favorite spots for guests. Swimming from pier, fishing, cast nets, bird watching, crabbing, spotting the dolphins, sunrises and sunsets, listening to the surf are all simple delights of 'Beyond Reason'-our island home.Large open rooms and spacious bedrooms. Lots of nooks for private conversations and small groups. a great home for large groups with get aways when you want to be alone. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    12' harvest table-14 chairs kitchen bar with stools ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 units/one for each level...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    double carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large open room with comfortable seating-...moreless

  • Parking:

    double wide concrete driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    double wide concrete driveway for 6 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    blender, food processor, toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, waffle iron-etc lots of dishes and serving pieces, cookware, corning, large seafood boil equipment, charcoal grill and propane cooker...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    well stocked two sinks/disposal, solid surface counters, open to living room /island for food prep and eating...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    several covered porches, pier, deck, large screened porch with sings, rockers, large table for dining...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    wildflowers and wildlife...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill / propane cooker...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 - Mar 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000 $2,000
May 13 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee-$250 $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I'm a teacher, mom, grandmother and project extraordinaire. I'm passionate about getting my hands dirty - whether it's gardening or remodeling a home. I love my porches; being outside in the warm breezes rejuvenates and calms my soul. Napping in the hammock, chasing my grandchildren, sunning and reading magazines on the chaise lounge chairs, eating watermelon or lavish dinners of fresh trout with a bottle of wine -- it doesn't matter what you are doing, being outside heightens the experience!

Why the Owner Chose Royal Lagoons (Dauphin Island, AL, USA):
I dreamed of owning a beach home on Dauphin Island and we finally made that happen by doing most of the work ourselves on a previous beach cottage. Then, we made the commitment to live on Dauphin Island full time and purchased this property. This was our home for many years but after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, we decided to have a second home in Mobile, AL and rent out our home. It's still a place we all love. Beyond Reason is appropriately named ... It is unique in so many ways. I fell in love the first time I walked through the door of this awkward brick house on the water. It has so much charm and it wraps you up . All are surprised by this home's beautiful qualities when they enter. It has an unexplained warmth and beauty that is unexpected. It is Beyond Reason!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Not another condo or silly bright bedspread ...instead... 200 year old heart pine floors, slave made bricks, stately arched brick columns, antique Egyptian tiles, panoramic water views, antique furniture that is relaxed and user friendly, large open kitchen furnished with all needed for gracious cooking, old time large screened porch -- Beyond Reason is comfortable and beautiful. The open plan is modern and updated, but gives you a feeling of 'back in time'. The cottage garden has wildflowers and trees that are filled with birds and butterflies. Mature oaks and numerous palm trees surround our home. It is located on the largest deep water bay on Dauphin Island's West End. Dolphins stroll through to catch the mullet as blue crabs roam the bay floor . Choose a porch from the many surrounding our home; New Orleans style porch with brick arches on waterside, large screened porch upstairs overlooking Lafitte Bay, covered area on ground level furnished for relaxation, sit in the gardens around the house or on the front stoop. The spacious open living area is comfortable for large crowds, and the nooks throughout the house are great get away spaces for small groups. The abundant comfortable bedding allows for large groups to vacation together. The location provides deep water swimming 15 feet from the back door; the walk to the gulf beach is an easy 3-5 minute stroll. The large screened porch provides seating for 16 with a play space for kids. It is a great escape from evening bugs and has views of the bay and gulf with an outdoor cooking station. The charm of this home is hard to describe. 'When guests walk through the door they always give a sigh of unexpected delight. Our guestbook is a joy to read as our visitors comment on the amazing attributes of this iconic island home. We are attached to our family home and take great care to insure that our guests feel the same connection. You will not want to leave. Many return because there is no place that compares.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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  • Seating for 12! Not your cookie cutter condo. Lots of memories to be made!

    Seating for 12! Not your cookie cutter condo. Lots of memories to be made!

  • Open main living area. Stylish and comfortable!

    Open main living area. Stylish and comfortable!

  • Beautiful water views. Plenty of space.

    Beautiful water views. Plenty of space.

  • Dining alfresco

    Dining alfresco

  • Downstairs bedroom 2 - King.  A restful retreat

    Downstairs bedroom 2 - King. A restful retreat

  • Beautiful & hard working kitchen. Plenty of counter space and two sinks.

    Beautiful & hard working kitchen. Plenty of counter space and two sinks.

  • Antiques add old world charm. large bedrooms. Even a baby crib.

    Antiques add old world charm. large bedrooms. Even a baby crib.

  • Swings, swings and more swings. This porch is our favorite place to be!

    Swings, swings and more swings. This porch is our favorite place to be!

  • Downstairs porch with tons of comfortable seating looking out over the water

    Downstairs porch with tons of comfortable seating looking out over the water

  • Downstairs bedroom 1 - Queen. Many custom framed works of art

    Downstairs bedroom 1 - Queen. Many custom framed works of art

  • Lafitte Bay from the upstairs porch.

    Lafitte Bay from the upstairs porch.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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