This island house is a very peaceful, fresh and happy getaway. It is in the heart of the town and walking distance to the Ship n Shore and the Lighthouse bakery. It has a comfortably furnished den and large dining area. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with 1 queen size and 2 twin beds. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your meals. It is furnished with a washer and dryer for your use. Outside is a large deck and very large back yard overlooking the shell mounds park.
- Cottage1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
2 bedroom 2 bathroom newly renovated cottage.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Joseph Baldwin
I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. I have been vacationing with my family on Dauphin Island since I was 5 years old. I currently live in Theodore, Alabama, about a 30 minute drive from DI. I have been a nurse for the last 37 years and an ultrasononographer for the last 14 years.
Joseph Baldwin purchased this Cottage in 1955
Why Joseph Baldwin chose Dauphin Island
This house has been in our family since about 1955. It was built by my grandmother on 2 lots. The lots were purchased before the bridge was built and the house was built shortly after that. We have spent the last 1 1/2 years renovating it. We have put lots of tender loving care into its' revival and we love it.
What makes this Cottage unique
This pretty little cottage is in a prime location for birdwatching. It is close to the center of town and a very cheerful home away from home. The house is at ground level and there are no steps to climb.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peacefule Easy Feeling
The Birdie house was just PERFECT. Decorated just perfectly for the area and comfortable as you can hope for. The beds were like our home. Joe and Gina are like your friends from high school.
We had our two small dogs and they just loved our morning and evening walks . Sunrise over the bay was so beautiful. Loved the bird trails . NO STRESS on this Island. A must visit Island and a must stay house. Thanks for everything Joe and Gina. See ya next year.
Steve and Rene
Cozy and clean cottage!
Our second stay here! Love this sweet, little home! Super clean and well-appointed. Within walking distance to the places we love on the island. Birder's paradise! Joe and Gina, the owners, are awesome!
👍 The House was very clean, comfortable and A great location.
The first night there we had a dozen Indigo Buntings in the backyard! A picture of the deck really needs to be added to their profile - it’s lovely and a great place to sit outside to enjoy the Island. Everything is furnished in the cottage - we wanted for nothing! Would definitely book again if we were to return to the Island.
You can't go wrong!
You really can't go wrong with the Birder's Cottage. Gina and Joe have provided a clean and neat little house for vacationers who want to enjoy Dauphin Island for several days or for several weeks. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking-in, and there is a charcoal grill behind the house for cooking-out. Also behind the house is a comfortable wooden deck with table, chairs, and umbrella - for taking things even 'more easy'! Another nice touch - you needn't worry about bringing along all of that miscellaneous stuff like paper products, garbage bags, and dish-washing and laundry supplies; the Cottage is well furnished. The Cottage is located on a quiet street and is an easy bike ride to the grocer, the bakery, Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and even to the Sea Lab and Fort Gaines. And if you do happen to be a birder, just across the back lawn is Shell Mound Park, one of the Island's premier sites for viewing migrant birds. To top it all off, you won't meet any nicer 'landlords' than Gina and Joe. I wholeheartedly recommend Birder's Cottage.
Wonderful location for birding, next to shell mound park. Accommodations were very good and comfortable. Great hospitality. Enjoyed our stay.
Clean and neat
Very neat and clean
Would stay again.
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