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Fish Bones - Private Dock, Bay Beach, 2 Kings, Dog Friendliest on the Island

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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

On the Bay with private beach and boat dock, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, Flat screen TVs

If the week you want is booked check our other house 'Fish Tales'. See VRBO listing 515166.

See Virtual Tour Videos in 'Owner Info' section, just above the 'Photos' on VRBO.

We take pride in the condition of this property and the quality of the accommodations and amenities. We have intentionally positioned this house as a premium property - largely because we live in it a significant portion of the year. We keep our headcount limits lower than most in order to ensure your comfort. We aim to serve those that recognize their vacation time as highly valuable and wish to spend it in quality and comfort.

Limit of: 9 guests total with no more than 7 adults, or: 8 adults with no children. No exceptions, children count regardless of age. This is strictly enforced. Violation WILL result in eviction.

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus outdoor enclosed shower. Spacious 2075 square foot open floor plan with 2nd floor loft/parlor overlooking living room. Huge windows with bay views everywhere in the soaring 18 foot high living room. Well equipped kitchen has everything. Large laundry room with washer/dryer and sink. Free wifi internet & 4 large flat screen TVs with DirecTV DVRs. Huge bay-front deck with covered and open areas. Covered deck on south side has view to Gulf beach. Plenty of chairs and lounges on the decks along with a gas grill and picnic table.


Pier with 2 story dock / sundeck. Private sandy beach with the best location on the bay side. This is the last house on the street and there is a long stretch of beach to the east that has no docks and very few people. Bring your boat. Bring fishing gear - dock has tons of mounted rod holders, lights, electricity, and running water. You are not just renting a house – you are renting this pier, too, and you will be glad you did. Enclosed outdoor shower under house. Covered concrete parking pad under house. This is the Pet-friendliest place you will find - lowest pet rate, highest pet limit on the island. Crates and dog beds supplied. Sundeck has latched gate to contain dogs. Get the dogs out on the beach right out your back door.

The bay side is a great place to be. The Gulf beach is just a short walk, but here you have your own wide, sandy bay beach right out the back door. And with this house you have your own dock, too. Even if you don't have a boat, the dock is great to fish from or just relax on. You will spend more time outdoors when you have a dock, and that's why you're here. There are only 2 rentals on the island with a bay beach and their own boat dock. This is one of them, and it's the only one with modern TV and internet. We have full DirecTV with DVR on each TV. That means hundreds of channels, in-demand, programs saved on the DVRs, plus Sirius and Pandora Radio built into each TV. You're not here to watch TV, but trust us, you will get tired of 40 basic cable channels on old low definition TVs at other rentals. We are the only place with a bay beach, dock, and modern audio/video.

Bedrooms: 2 Kings, 1 Full, 2 Twin, Futon. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and light-blocking window treatments with black-out backing. You will not be woken by unwanted sunlight at the crack of dawn.

The Master bedroom is on the main level and has a King bed, TV, double vanities and full private bath along with a sliding door to the sundeck.

Also on the main level is a smaller bedroom with a Full sized bed and a private walk-out to the Gulf-facing deck. There is half bath next door to this bedroom.

Upstairs is a huge loft/parlor area that overlooks the entire open-floor plan downstairs and has great water views to the bay and sound. This area has a 50 inch TV, 2 couches and a game table.

Also upstairs are two bedrooms and a full bath with tub/shower. One bedroom has a king bed and TV. The other has a pair of twin beds. Both have walk-in closets and water views to the bay.

Turnover Day is typically Saturday: The vast majority of rentals on this island are weekly with check-in/check-out on Saturdays. In order to avoid interruption of the norm (and turning our calendar into a jigsaw puzzle), we may choose not to accept short stays or reservations that don't begin or end on a Saturday.

Pet Friendly - dog fee only $10/night per dog. (Snowbird pet fee $100/per pet) No stated dog limit, but owner must review if more than 2. Pets may reduce the number of people allowed. Contact us for details.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2075 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet Friendly. Dogs $10/day per pet. If more than 3, please discuss with owner....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Suite, 26 inch TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    King. 26 inch TV. Walk-in closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Walk-in closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Door to patio...moreless

  • All bed linens and bath towels provided. Master Suite has double sink/vanity and private shower. King bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with DirecTV DVR, sliding doors to patio. Bedroom 2 has a King, DirecTV with DVR, ceiling fan, water views to bay. Bedroom 3 has 2 Twins, water views to bay. Bedroom 4 has a full bed, ceiling fan, door to front patio....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Upstairs parlor has a full sized pull-out futon. Dog beds, crates, and bowls of various sizes are provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Game Room:

    Loft/Parlor upstairs with 4 person table for cards/games. Lots of board and trivia games....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of games for adults and kids. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV with DVR at each TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    50 inch in LR, 40 inch in upstairs loft, 28 inch in Master Bdrm and Bdrm 2. All have DirectTV with DVR. Bring your own video source (DVR, DVD, PC, xBox, Wii) and connect via HDMI....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Gulf of Mexico out the front door...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Mississippi Sound / Intercoastal Waterway out the back door...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gulf of Mexico out the front door...moreless

  • Water View:

    Mississippi Sound / Intercoastal Waterway out the back door, Gulf of Mexico out the front door...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Mississippi Sound / Intercoastal Waterway out the back door...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace is gas operated and behind glass. It does not produce significant heat and is mostly ornamental. It is currently not working....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens provided. Be careful - most rentals on this island do not come with linens or towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    50 inch TV with DirectTV DVR. Bring your own video source (DVR, DVD, PC, xBox, Wii) and connect via HDMI....moreless

  • Parking:

    Concrete pad under house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath and kitchen towels provided. Bring your beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well appointed and stocked kitchen. We love to cook. Everything you'll ever need is here....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Dock can accommodate boats and jet skis. Low tide approximately 20 inches....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gate locks to contain dogs on back patio and on dock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane and Charcoal grills....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Crab traps, nets, cooler, boogie boards, etc. may be available for use....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter (Dec. 2016)
Nov 27 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $190
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,195
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$295
$1,875
New Year's Eve Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$205
2017 Winter (Jan, Feb)
Jan 3 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$198
$1,295 $2,450
2017 Early Spring
Feb 25 - Mar 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$235 $265
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,550
Spring 2017
Mar 11 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $298
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,795
Summer 2017
May 13 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Special 2017
Aug 5 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$315 $340
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,995

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$255 $279
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,695
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$198
$1,295
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Processing $35
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$400 Refundable Deposit most times. $45 Damage Coverage Policy for Summer. 3% surcharge on credit/debit cards. Two equal payments due at 90 and 30 days before check-in.

Pets are $10/day/dog. No stated limit, please provide your pet details.

Saturday turnover most of the year. Short stays most likely have to start or end on a Saturday from March to Oct.

Contact us about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Snowbird - dates and rates are flexible.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dauphin Island, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
Out the Back Door

Dauphin Island Estuarium, Fort Gaines, Audubon Bird Sanctuary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We've been coming to Dauphin Island since moving to Alabama in 2001. We've always found it somewhat difficult to travel with our dog pack, so we finally bought this place so they can come with us and enjoy the beach. We run an animal rescue organization in Birmingham. Visit at FCDF.org.

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island, AL, USA:
Dauphin Island has the Gulf of Mexico on the south side and just a couple hundred yards away is the Mississippi Sound / Intercoastal Waterway on the north side. Dauphin Island is also a uniquely dog-friendly place, unlike anywhere else. There are very few places like Dauphin Island. If you're looking for a 'shopping mall by the sea', look elsewhere. There's no shortage of beach towns that have turned into neon lights, franchise food, and upscale mall stores by the ocean. We have none of that here. No Pizza Hut. No Tommy Hilfiger store. Just uncrowded beaches and throwback style restaurants. Come to get away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You are renting a dock with this house. We cannot overstate what that adds to your stay. The Gulf beach is great, but having your own dock on the bay beach is a completely different experience. It’s like having a little cabin right on the water. Out the back door is the beach on the Mississippi Sound (aka, the bay). This beach is great for swimming, fishing and walking. We are the last house on the street and there is a long stretch of open beach to the east of us that is usually empty. The fishing is great here. You can wade out a couple hundred yards from shore and have all the space in the world to cast. Or fish right from the dock. Out the front door is a view to the Gulf of Mexico. There is now a free parking area across Bienville Drive just a few doors down, which is convenient if you are hauling a bunch of gear. You can also walk it in 3 minutes or just walk straight out our front door and thru the empty lot directly to the beach. There are no houses on the beach at that point. It's just wide open beach. See the aerial pictures we've posted. The Gulf beach is close by and really great, but the best thing about this house is having the private bay beach with the dock right in the back yard.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

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Photos

  • Aerial view looking south.  We're 2526.

    Aerial view looking south. We're 2526.

  • Living Room.  Fireplace, loft upstairs.  Master bedroom thru door.

    Living Room. Fireplace, loft upstairs. Master bedroom thru door.

  • Living space as seen from kitchen.  Big views to the bay.

    Living space as seen from kitchen. Big views to the bay.

  • New kitchen (2016) and dining area.

    New kitchen (2016) and dining area.

  • Loft upstairs.  Views to the Gulf.

    Loft upstairs. Views to the Gulf.

  • Loft looking to the bay past the ship wheel.

    Loft looking to the bay past the ship wheel.

  • Master Suite (1st floor). King, TV, Bay View and Walk out to deck -behind camera

    Master Suite (1st floor). King, TV, Bay View and Walk out to deck -behind camera

  • 3rd Bedroom (upstairs) - 2 Twin beds, walk-in closet, bay view.

    3rd Bedroom (upstairs) - 2 Twin beds, walk-in closet, bay view.

  • Deck - propane grill, table, chairs and lounges (not in picture).

    Deck - propane grill, table, chairs and lounges (not in picture).

  • Fishing pole holders are mounted everywhere!

    Fishing pole holders are mounted everywhere!

  • Spinner Shark - 55 inches, 60+ lbs.  Caught and released from the dock 06/30/15.

    Spinner Shark - 55 inches, 60+ lbs. Caught and released from the dock 06/30/15.

  • David with 26 lb. Jack Crevalle. Caught on our dock August 2013

    David with 26 lb. Jack Crevalle. Caught on our dock August 2013

  • Front of house, dock in background.  Covered parking for 4 cars.

    Front of house, dock in background. Covered parking for 4 cars.

  • Big open floor plan.  Living room, from the kitchen/dining area.

    Big open floor plan. Living room, from the kitchen/dining area.

  • New kitchen (2016).  Large laundry room thru swinging door.

    New kitchen (2016). Large laundry room thru swinging door.

  • Living Room as seen from upstairs loft.

    Living Room as seen from upstairs loft.

  • Loft, views to the bay.

    Loft, views to the bay.

  • Master bedroom (1st floor) looking toward bay.  King bed. Full bath suite.

    Master bedroom (1st floor) looking toward bay. King bed. Full bath suite.

  • 2nd Bedroom (upstairs) - King, walk-in closet, TV, bay view.

    2nd Bedroom (upstairs) - King, walk-in closet, TV, bay view.

  • 4th Bedroom (1st Floor).  Full bed, walk out to front deck with gulf view.

    4th Bedroom (1st Floor). Full bed, walk out to front deck with gulf view.

  • Our dock behind Stella.  Empty beach goes a long way to the East.

    Our dock behind Stella. Empty beach goes a long way to the East.

  • Pier and Dock (behind Jack).

    Pier and Dock (behind Jack).

  • Joshua with 24 lb. Redfish.  Caught on our dock August 2013

    Joshua with 24 lb. Redfish. Caught on our dock August 2013

  • State record breaking  Sharpnose Shark. 22 lbs. Caught/released on dock 09/24/14

    State record breaking Sharpnose Shark. 22 lbs. Caught/released on dock 09/24/14

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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