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Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms, sleep 17.

5 bedroom luxury direct gulf front home on large 'thru' lot which extends from the street to gulf. No houses in front of or behind.

WIFI!, Music hook up (iPod,iPhone,ipad,laptop etc.)

This is the perfect vacation rental, great for families or couples. The interior is spacious with huge living areas.There's plenty of outdoor space, with fabulous views !

Sit on the porch, sip your morning coffee, and enjoy the sights and sounds

This is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath house on Dauphin Island sleeps 17 Adults

Enjoy the quiet southern lifestyle of one of the last Gulf islands to remain unaffected by commercial tourism.

More Details

Richard Schmohl
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Richard Schmohl

I am retired from the fire department and bought the home from my family. Two months later hurricane Katrina totally removed the house from the lot. We rebuilt finishing March 2008. During winter of 2016 we began a total update with paint, appliances, heat/air, and furniture.

Richard Schmohl purchased this house in 2008

Why Richard Schmohl chose Alabama

The original house was built by my grandfather in 1956 for the pleasure of his daughters family. As a child I had full freedom running the beach with very few houses in sight.

In 2005 my family wanted to sell and I did not so I bought it from them. Hurricane Katrina totally removed the house from the property two months later. Heart broken, I began to rebuilt on August 12, 2007 finishing March 21, 2008 naming the house 'Grace Like Rain', with my first rental client checking in on 3/22/08. When you experience it yourself, you will understand my love for the location.

What makes this house unique


House features an elevated fiberglass pool. We have a Private, heated Pool facing the Gulf beach of Dauphin Island. House Books Quickly. Pool is Pre-Set @ 90 Degrees oct thru mid May however, that is not to imply that it will be 90 degrees or even be warm enough during the winter to swim. (PLEASE NOTE THAT WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE POOL TO BE HOTTER OR COLDER THAN SETTINGS) POOL SIZE IS 8'X15'(4 feet deep). (holds 10-12 People)

We cannot guarantee performance and function of the pool and no discounts will be given due to any issues with the pool.

The house itself is better than advertised. It is well stocked and everything you would need is available and works. A perfect place for a large group. The living/dining/kitchen area are spacious, with plenty of room for everyone. Great location on the beach. Vacant lot next door same owner. Volley ball net and tether ball.


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The garbage must be carried to the street on Tuesday and Friday. There will be a $50 charge if the garbage was not out on time.
  • Strip used bed linens and place towels and linens on laundry floor. Start one load of laundry upon departure.
  • All used dishes are to be placed in the dishwasher and normal cycle started upon departure. All food must be removed from the frige and freezer.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity-double head shower/Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Foyer Day Bed - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle (non pop up)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play crib, we also provide high chair.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master bed room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , State room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Dorm room-Double bottom/twin top bunk + one twin
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , The Cave-Two twin/bunks sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1 Pack and Play), Day Bed (1), Non pop-up trundle (1), Bunk Beds (2)=4 beds. Capacity in beds is 17.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly 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
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dauphin Island is a barrier island accessed by a three mile, hi-rise bridge. There are some dine in restaurants and take-out foods. Skinners sea food is good for a variety of steamed delicacies and self cook take-out sea foods. Google Dauphin Island restaurants for more info.


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Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 73 reviews
Saint Louis, MO

We keep returning to Grace Like Rain

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th year coming to Dauphin Island and we love this house. It's always clean and it has much more to offer then a typical rental. The kitchen has everything you could want. We cook almost every meal for our group and this kitchen makes it easy! You can't get a better location either. You walk about the back door and you are steps away from the ocean. The owner is wonderful and always responsive. Once we were there and a hurricane was approaching (it turned out to be a tropical storm) but he was proactive and making sure we had options to keep us safe. It takes a lot for me to give 5 stars to anything but this one is 5 star for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, worked out great with a 3 and 4 year old.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing week at Grace Like Rain!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best property and experience we have had at Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores. Great location, layout and very clean. We had ages 6 through 91 and everyone had a wonderful time! The pool was an extra bonus -- a great gathering location after a day in the surf.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You David, Yes the beach is a little closer since the last tropical depression but it seems to grow back although never gaining beyond it's current point. There's a lot of history about the Corps' of Engineers and the ship channel that affects Dauphin Islands' erosion. We just pray that it will all work out. Thanks for coming and come back next time you head this way.
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Another great week

  • 5 of 5

I cant really add anything more than what the other good reviews have said. What I can say is my family enjoyed the property and the island so much that on returning home after our stay, I booked the property that evening for the third year in a row. That right there, I believe, is a pretty good review.

Looking forward to next year. Thanks again, Richard

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael! We are going to do some changes this winter so I think all will be surprised. The entire A/C-heat system was replaced in February and all of the appliances except the range are within two years of age. This year we will have new paint and some new furniture. Thanks for booking a year in advance. Most of our clients are repeat and summer 2018 is almost full already.
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Amazing family time

  • 5 of 5

We love everything about Grace Like Rain! The house, itself, is like a second home; so inviting and comfortable. Love the big deck, the pool, the more than adequate parking space. Being only a few short steps from the beach and water is heavenly, and the tether ball and volleyball court are icing on the cake!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Brenda, It was good to see ya'll come back. We really appreciate the care that you take of our house. Hope to hear from you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Better than expected

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your help and support during the "Cindy" weather. Your pictures and videos saved me countless hours. Please come back again!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Fort Gains Dauphin Island, AL
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isle Dauphine club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-10 two routes depending east or west bound
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Islander
Nearest Beach
Bottom of steps
Car: recommended

Visit the Sea Lab, Historic Fort Gaines, view birds and wildlife and explore secluded beaches at the Audubon Sanctuary, fish on the beach or charter a boat for sightseeing or deep-sea fishing, swim, bike, walk, collect shells, or just RELAX!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All check out times are at 10 AM. Check in time is 3 PM.
A full name and address must accompany booking for insurance purposes!
A copy of the drivers license of the person booking must be emailed to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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