|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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This charming, Non-Smoking, beach house is located on Ryan Court. It has a large oversized deck facing the Gulf with plenty of seating. Downstairs you will find a charcoal grill, picnic table, swing and a double hammock. Stepping stones lead you over the sand dunes and out to the beach! Inside you will find a bright, sunny decor with a large open living/dining room/kitchen area that includes a large bar with six stools. The entire front of the house is windowed and has double windowed french doors offering you a fantastic view of the Gulf.
Dauphin Island is known for it's fishing! There are plenty of charter boats available for full and half day excursions. There are also plenty of bike and walking trails, a wonderful bird sanctuary and historic Fort Gaines. Lets not forget the golf course with a view of the Gulf!
There is plenty to do on Dauphin Island but you are also close to many other attractions! Take the ferry to Fort Morgan and explore both the Fort and beautiful Gulf Shores. Visit Mobile and see the USS Battleship Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens, and the historic antebellum houses. You are also close to the Gulfport/Biloxi casinos and New Orleans, Louisiana is only two hours away!
As of 10/15/2014 I have turned over the management of 'Our Beach House' to ACP Real Estate. I am familiar with them and choose them over the other real estate businesses on the Island because of their great reputation and my personal experience with them. I know they will keep 'Our Beach House' to the standard my guests have come to expect.
Rest, Recreation & Relaxation! The fishing was magnificent! Appreciation of God's creation!
Two families with small children stayed in this home and fit comfortably. We had a late July week, the weather was pretty good with some rain. The house was situated with limited gulf views but you are close to the water with a 3 minute trek through the sand to the beach. Nice deck but the patio furniture was uncomfortable and falling apart and the deck wood has seen better days and many nails need to be pounded down. The out side of the house was a little run down, there was a large hole in the front apex of the house which made the house almost look condemned but it did not affect the stability of the house only aesthetic. House was clean, no bad smells... Housekeeping does a great job as we have stayed at many houses on the island over the years and whomever cleans this house did a fantastic job. Kitchen is well stocked. Wish there was a better shower under the house to rinse off but there is a hose to use.
Overall if you aren't super picky this house is a good value and really well layed out.
We recently came down for a short fall break beach trip. The house was a great fit for our family of 4 plus my mom and uncle. I really liked that two of the three bedrooms had 2 beds which permitted a variety of sleeping arrangements. The main room of the house is spacious and opens onto the deck, and we spent most of our time at the house split between the deck and living/dining room. In the mornings the kids would go down and play in the little sand "yard" that is visible from the deck, before we all went down to the beach.
There is a short walk past 2 other houses to the beach, maybe 50 yards or so. Short enough that we made the trip several times a day. The beach is private and so you don't have to be as paranoid about leaving things if you want to go back inside for meals. This was nice for us as our only previous trip to the gulf was Destin, Florida, which is much more crowded. That said, those 2 houses do obstruct a majority of the direct view of the beach from the house; this wasn't a big issue for us.
There is a LOT of sea life in the water here. That combined with the cooler temperatures of early October meant that we did not swim per se, more like heavily involved wading. There were a decent number of dead moon jellyfish on the shore and tumbling in the shallow surf, but manageable. The kids played in the surf just fine and no one got stung. We also saw many varieties of fish and a few small sharks.
We cooked almost all of our meals in the kitchen, having brought a decent amount of food with us in a cooler, and picking up a few odds and ends at the island's "Ship and Shore" mini mart. Everyone told us "there's nothing on the island so come prepared" but honestly I found this not to be the case, we went looking for Worchester sauce at the store and found it, so, there you have it. The kitchen in the house is EXTREMELY well stocked with everything you need to make all your meals, not just dishes and basic pans - lots of bakeware, small appliances like a waffle iron and a hot plate, mixing bowls, etc.
We really enjoyed everything about this trip and will definitely return to Dauphin Island. We liked it much, much better than Destin!
The proximity to the beach is the highlight of this property! Step outside, walk across a dune, and you're there! This was our first beach trip so I don't have much to compare it too but.....though the house was well stocked it was shabby. The couches are stained and smell, our pillowcases were stained, the plumbing was backed up so we had to plunge a tub and a toilet, the ice maker stopped working, and water poured in under the door when it rained. Not sure we'll pick this one again, but we made the best of it and had a lovely time at the beach!
Stayed a week here early June of this year and we had a wonderful time. The beach was so clean and there was virtually no seaweed. The walk
over the dunes was a workout but not so bad that we felt it was too much to walk back to the house for lunch and then back to the beach in the afternoon. We were a group of women on a girl's vacation and never felt unsafe. Would have enjoyed a more unobstructed view to the beach, but all in all it was a really nice place to stay.
My family of 11 just spent a 3 day weekend at this great property! It was very roomy, clean, and well-furnished. THe location is great and had a straight shot to the beach. We saw dolphins every day. My grandson even saw a ray. I would definitely recommend this beach house to anyone needing lots of sleeping accommodations. Cid was very easy to communicate with while making arrangements. Deposit returned very promptly!!
Our extended family of ten had an amazing experience in this Dauphin Island home. Everything we needed was supplied, and it was clean, comfortable, and we had plenty of space. The location of the home is the perfect distance from the gift shops and restaurants. It is such a quiet, family-friendly place. We had just a short walk out back to get to the white, powdery sand, the clean, private beach, and the best sand crab hunting one could imagine! Each morning, from the deck, we watched the dolphins swimming close to shore. We made some incredible memories. The people in this beach community are among the friendliest you will ever meet. Cid was extremely helpful in making sure we were comfortable, and answered all questions we had. I highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet, family getaway.
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