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Waterfront Beach 'Home' Gives You Best of Both Worlds at an Affordable Price

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom, 2+bath waterfront fully appointed beach home perfect for families

Our goal is that you and your family/ friends will feel like pampered guest at our beach 'home' while enjoying the stress free and unique beach island vacation experience that Dauphin Island offers year round.

Our beautifully appointed, fully renovated (May 2013), waterfront 5 bedroom home offers a great value for those seeking an economical, yet upgraded and conveniently located vacation home that will comfortably accommodate a large group - sleeps up to 14 in beds- with unobstructed views of the beautiful calm and family-friendly Bay front beach.

This home has the best of both worlds- you can beach your boat, kayak, or jet ski on your own -private - sandy beach, fish right outside your back door, or walk across the street to the Gulf of Mexico for some wave action - all for the comparable cost of a much smaller Gulf-side house.

Relax and entertain your guests on the extra large sun deck; with lounges, tables, chairs, and even a beverage bar - it's the perfect place for the whole family to hang out! Or, you can enjoy Gulf of Mexico views from your front porch.

If indoor entertainment is more your speed, you will love the open-concept living, dining and kitchen area, with a large island area / breakfast bar so the chef is still part of the action. There is even a wet bar with mini-fridge for mixing up your favor island cocktails and a private “sun room” for quietly relaxing with your favorite book.

Four of the five bedrooms have private or shared bathrooms, with two being “full” and two having a half-bath. The fifth bedroom is a unique and charming 'kids bunk room' designed specifically to make them feel cozy and at home.

This watefront beach house is fully equipped to ensure that you truly feel 'at home' including TVs in every bedroom, all of the kitchen utensils and appliances you would expect, and plenty of linens - even a beach wagon and chairs are provided. A truly outstanding value you will want to return to year after year.

More Details

Owner
Nancy or Terri
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Why Nancy or Terri chose Alabama

We looked at a lot of properties and stayed in several in various parts of the island before settling on this one. Gulf front homes are nice but the beaches are busy and views of oil platforms on the horizon just did not give us the sense of serenity and natural beauty we were seeking. Serenity Now provides the best of both worlds - right our your back door is the calm and natural Bay with gorgeous views of the water and bridge as well as allowing for lots of privacy. Watch the fish jump or shrimp boats go by while enjoying beautiful and peaceful sun sets and you will see why we named this home- Serenity Now.

The Gulf front beach is right acorss the street (very easy walk) so if you prefer more wave action and people watching - just head out the front door.

We love to include our parents in 'family time' and while elderly folks many find the stairs up a bit challenging- everything is on one level so grandma and grandpa can join the fun as well.

Having 5 bedrooms and a private 'sun room' / sitting area was important to us as well. We love hanging out with our family and friends but also like having the option of having 'me time' as well while on vacation. With this home, you have plenty of options to do your own thing or be with the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were fortunate to be one of the first guests after the renovation was completed and have to say the owners did a great job! The attention to detail from the interior design and decorations to the well stocked kitchen (all new appliances) and super comfy beds was evident. The kids really loved the "kids bunk room" and the Bay beach. We have stayed at other "rental" units over the years and this one really feels like staying in a very nice beach "home" for the same price. Hit a couple "start-up" bumps but the owners were very responsive and addressed our concerns immediately. We would definately recommend Serenity Now and hope to be back soon.
May 2013
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Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Jack & Jill Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared shower facility each has it's own toilet/sink
    Half Bath - toilet , .
  • 2 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king , Opens to private sun porch/lounge w/ views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has private Half Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has private half bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Has private half bath
    Bunk Room - 1 child bed , 5 bunk bed , 6 singles total, one is trundle. Fun details.
  • Larger beds are extra plush, pillow top matresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Beach 'Home' Gives You Best of Both Worlds at an Affordable Price
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
PAYETTE, ID
4

GREAT LOCATION ON THE ISLAND

  • 4 of 5

THIS HOUSE HAD A GREAT LOCATION AND I WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT 5 STARS BUT FOR A FEW THINGS THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED. THE GARBAGE DISPOSER WAS NOT WORKING. THERE WERE DIRTY DISHES IN THE CABINET. THERE WAS HAIR ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR.SOME OF THE CLOSET DOORS DIDN'T WORK. THERE WERE OBVIOUS THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE THAT NEEDED TO BE FIXED, LIKE BROKEN CHAIR LEGS. THIS HOUSE HAS MANY THINGS GOING FOR IT. THE LOCATION IS GREAT. THE DECORATING IS REALLY PRETTY.THE KIDS BUNK BED ROOM WAS AWESOME. LOVED THE VIEW OUT ALL THE WINDOWS. IT JUST NEEDS SOME TLC. THE RESTAURANTS ON THE ISLAND WERE GREAT AND REALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO THE LOCALS. THE HOUSE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL, WE HOPE IT GETS THE CARE ON THE UPKEEP THAT IT DESERVES.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, AL
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. This house was perfect! A large, well-stocked kitchen really was appreciated. And the store on the island was open on Thanksgiving day for our last minute needs. Great communication with the owners and the reasonable price left us wanting to book again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love this house

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about this house. It had everything we needed for a great vacation. The rooms are big and the beds are really comfortable. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to stay on the gulf side but there weren't any houses available the week that we were traveling. We ended up at Serenity Now and it couldn't have been more perfect. The bayside is so quiet and relaxing, away from the strong winds and crowds. We have four kids, so it was great to be able to sit on the back deck and watch them explore the land behind the house. When it was time to head to the beach, the walk was short (150 yards) and mostly paved making it so convenient. The owner even included a small garden wagon to tow all of your beach stuff over with you. The house felt like a home and our kids thought the bunk room was the coolest place they had ever seen. We even took along our puppy since the house was pet friendly. Probably the best measure of how much we loved the house is the fact that we are already working to book it for next year, and we are bringing along some friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Amazing Views, Peaceful Beaches

  • 5 of 5

My family and I love this home ,and its location. The views are amazing ,and the beaches were peaceful. The perfect family vacation for reacquainting yourselves after a long year of stress and work. To me the lack of water parks, nightclubs and tourist traps is a plus. Without these distractions you can donate 100% of your time to enjoying your family and strengthening the fragile bonds you tend to forget about in everyday life.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Mobile (MOB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dauphin Island / Gulf Shores
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Duaphin Island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Out the back door!
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island 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 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,045
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
 
 
winter 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
 
 
winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$325
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
 
 
winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,125
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
 
 
summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Processing $20
Pet Fee $100
Damage Waiver $69.99
Tax Rate 11.0%

CALL OUR REPRESENTATIVE FOR BEST SERVICE OR RESIE 1-800-771-1480

Damage Deposit- All reservations require a damage deposit via credit card. Your card information will be stored on file and will not be charged unless damage occurs duirng your rental agreement period.

For stays of less than 7 nights- call us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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