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'Island Dream' 3BR/2 Bath, Gorgeous Unobstructed Water Views

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

ISLAND DREAM

This free standing 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is perfect for your beach get-a-way. Enough seclusion for privacy and quietness yet the Ocean is in back of you only a few yards away by walking out thru your back yard and the entrance to the Bay located a few yards from the front of the house.

Ideal location for the fisherman at heart. Tacky Jacks Marina is 1/2 mile down the road with a convenience store, restaurant and bar. (Living the Dream Life!)

There is a large covered deck across the front of the house with a gorgeous view of Mobile Bay. Table and chairs are arranged on the deck making it perfect for drinking your coffee or watching the sun set while enjoying a cocktail or Ideal for reading a book.

The fully stocked kitchen has stainless steel appliances, glass top range, frig w/ice-maker, dishwasher, and plenty of linens. Pots and pans, dishes, silverware - all provided.

Your inside laundry room is located off the kitchen area on the main living level.

You have double sided covered concrete parking area below on ground level to accommodate 2 vehicles and an area to park a boat trailer or Sea Doo. Motion detector lights are positioned to light your paths to both sets of steps leading to the front and back doorways.

One bath is located on ground level and is convenient after coming in from the sand and water from the beach or bay. You have a hot and cold private enclosed shower area and a separate private toilet.

There is a concrete covered picnic area with table and benches provided for cookouts and to enjoy the lovely natural landscape with sand dunes, shells, and natural foliage all surrounding. A charcoal grill is provided for your use. There is a fire pit ,as well.

The house is decorated in Island Style with beautiful, cheerful, tropical colors to lift your spirits. There are natural pine plank floors, ceiling fans throughout, and 2 sets of sliding glass doors on the back side of two of the bedrooms- including the Master Bedroom, leading to the back deck facing the Ocean. The views are all incredible- there is a water view from every window and doorway in this house!

There is free high speed WiFi. For your convenience, you have a land line phone installed with free long distance.

There are sleeping accommodations for 7 persons. The Master Bedroom has a King sized bed with a 3" memory foam mattress topper for your comfort and a water view.. The second bedroom has a very comfortable single daybed and a water view. The 3rd bedroom has a full sized bed with a water view. A Queen sized sofa bed is located in the Living Room Area.

There is a dining area off the Living Room and Kitchen with Dining Room Table and seating.

There is a flat screen 42” HD TV in Living Room Area w/DVD Player. The Master Bedroom has a flat screen TV mounted on the wall.

A pizza restaurant with free delivery, a seafood restaurant and American cuisine restaurant are close by. The 4 restaurants, 3 convenience stores, seafood market, and gas station on the peninsula are quite convenient.

There are 2 golf courses and the drive to the house is simply beautiful.

A Ferry Boat at the end of the peninsula makes trips to Dauphin Island and the Sea Lab. Take a tour of Old Fort Morgan from the Civil War and go to the State Park.

You are only a few miles away from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach happenings. Concerts are performed at the Wharf in Orange Beach with famous groups. Water parks such as Waterville located on Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores and The Track and miniature golf are fun activities for the children.

Tanger Outlet Center in Foley and Old Time Pottery are fun shopping spots. Numerous fine seafood restaurants are all around. Plenty of things to keep everyone busy with lots of fun and sun.

Keywords: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Water Views, Beach House, Free-Standing, Vacation Rental Home

More Details

Owner
Brenda Collins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Brenda Collins

We LOVE our vacation beach home and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.

We are true beach lovers and enjoy the strolls down the beach each day when we are visiting our home. The fishing is awesome in this area and we take advantage of it often.

Brenda Collins purchased this house in 2011

Why Brenda Collins chose Alabama

We love the area and this has always been our dream to have a home here. It feels like you are living on an island when staying here.

What makes this house unique

Quietness, seeing dolphins play in the gulf.

Watching the sun set over Mobile Bay. Enjoying the natural beauty of the beach with no highrise buildings to obstruct your view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fort Morgan is absolutely gorgeous and the history amazing!

We had so much fun fishing and hanging out on the beach. Fishing from the pier was the best. I caught the biggest fish I have ever caught in my life.

We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks so much for such a comfortable and cute place to stay that made this a great vacation. We will be back!
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is on ground level.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free Standing House that has a covered deck across the front of house with a beautiful unobstructed view of Mobile Bay. There is an open deck across the back of the house with a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico. There are water views from every window and doorway.

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'Island Dream' 3BR/2 Bath, Gorgeous Unobstructed Water Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect location, Perfect Price, Superb Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our stay at "Island Dream". We absolutely loved it ! I've stayed in Gulf Shores for the past 5 years and this is one of my favorites I have been in for a few reasons. 1. Privacy - there was nobody staying next to us and where the property sits it's more private anyway. 2. The shower area at the bottom that you use to get off the sand from the beach is private, enclosed, and has a bathroom. 3. The price you can't beat. We came when it was still part of the high season and we usually go in Sept. after that and it was still cheaper than any others I have stayed in. Brenda (the owner) was super friendly and accommodating. The place was simple and nice and had everything one would need to enjoy their vacation. I will definitely consider this rental again in the future. Thanks Brenda !

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles thank you for the review. I am visiting Island Dream myself this week and enjoying all that you have so nicely described. I hope you and your wife do visit again. You have been a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Brenda
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Kemp, Texas
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was just that, a home away from home. The beds were comfy, the views relaxing, and extremely clean. After a long fun day on the beach you might sit on the front or back porch and enjoy the gulf breeze and view. I would recommend this home to anyone.

Even though the home is not located directly on the beach you can still enjoy the ocean view and the beach is only on short walk. Once on the beach most people leave their gear such as canopy frame, chairs and coolers. Just pile them in the center of the frame which is a sign you will return. We noticed others removing the canopy so we did that as well. No one bothered our gear the entire week.

Each morning and evening I witnessed the Dolphins swim across the horizon. However, on day at noon a dolphin swam 20 yards from me. That was close, not to mention they seem larger than the ones on the Texas coast. Each evening you can watch the sand crabs scurry along the beach as well. If you want to excite the kiddos feed the gulls and they will take a chip right from your fingers. This made my 2 years old grand baby laugh straight from the heart.

I wish this home was my home to retire to, but it's not and hopefully I will be able to return one day. Brenda is a helpful and reliable owner. She is on call if needed as well. Thanks for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: April It sounds as though you had an awesome time and this is what I like to hear. I work hard to make this happen for everyone who visits. The beach is so safe, beautiful, and relaxing. Island Dream is a great family home and is almost like being right on the beach but with lower rates than beachfront. Please come again! Thanks, Brenda
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Chicago
5

Great Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed for Spring Break week. We loved it! The house was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated and had everything we could need. The beach was a short walk. The views from front and back of the house were great! The kids loved our time there. The location is a little more private than the other beach houses which was nice. The sand toys, beach chairs & umbrella were super handy. Less to pack. We hope to go back next year. Thank you Brenda!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen thank you for your review. You have described our home very well and we are glad you enjoyed the extras. The views at Island Dream really set it apart as one of the best places to visit. We do hope you return next year to visit us. Brenda
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5

A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from visiting

Ft Morgan/Island Dream and it was such a great time! The house is super clean, stocked with anything you could need and a 2 minute walk to the beach. We loved sitting on the back deck soaking up the sun, walking the beach looking for shells, and relaxing. The house is close enough to town if you want to do some shopping or go out to eat, but far enough away from all the action if you're looking for peace and quiet. We fit 4 adults and 1 child with plenty of space.

All the comforts and conveniences of home, but with an ocean view!

Brenda made the entire process so simple- I hope we can come and stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melisa and we are so glad you enjoyed Island Dream. There is just no better place to visit the beach than the Fort Morgan area. We look forward to your next visit and wish your family well. Brenda
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5

Island Dream is a" Dream"

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after an amazing week at Island Dream. Very clean and well kept. Short walk to beach with an excellent view of gulf and bay. Well stocked house with beach toys, beach chairs and extras in kitchen. Visited Fort Morgan and took ferry to Dauphin Island .You must go to Lamberts restaurant in Foley. Brenda was great to work with. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie thank you for your review. You have described everything as it is at Island Dream. The views and the short walk to the beach truly are awesome. We try to make every one's vacation enjoyable and hope that the extras make it feel like home. Please visit us again. Brenda
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5

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this property with my wife and two children. The location was perfect with only a short walk to the beach. My wife and were impressed with the cleanliness of the house. We also appreciated the fact that the rental is stocked with beach toys, spices in the kitchen and extra towels. This rental has all of the little touches that makes you feel right at home. This location offers a lot because it is located away from the main strip, and we felt as though we were at our own private beach.

Working with the owner was an excellent experience, and we are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joshua, You were a pleasure to work with, as well. I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the house and location. Thank you for noticing the little extras we provide for our guests. I will be looking forward to your next visit with us. Thanks, Brenda
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Pennsacola
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sassy Bass
Car: recommended

Tacky Jacks Marina is 1/2 mile down the road with a convenience store a restaurant and bar, as well as boat launching and docking facilities.

You can take your car on the Ferry to Dauphine Island just down the road from the house and visit the Sea Lab there. Spend the day shoping and tour Fort Gaines.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 
 
WINTER
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Damage protect $59 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

Monthly rental is $1500 plus electricity during your stay.
November, December, January and February only.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you (guest) wishes to cancel your reservation, the cancellation fee is $350 should you cancel for any reason 30 days prior to your check in date. Should you cancel your reservation for any reason 2 weeks prior to your check in date the cancellation fee will be the rental rate as shown in your signed rental agreement if we cannot rent the property for your reserved dates.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and personal check. When paying by check we give you a discount. We would rather help our guests than pay bank fees. The 7th night is free.
50% is due when you reserve and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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