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Perfect For Birdwatching! Adjacent To The Shell Mounds.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom newly renovated cottage.

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.


Owner
Joseph Baldwin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

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.

Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Perfect For Birdwatching! Adjacent To The Shell Mounds.
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 57 reviews
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We were wow'ed! The owners were very kind and accommodating. Lots of care and detail were put into this place to make it special...such as the comfortable beds, magnifying mirror in one of the bathrooms, embroidered dish towels, outside shower to remove excess sand, etc.. It was truly a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable cottage with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week on Dauphin Island at Birder's Cottage and we loved every second of it! From the spotless, comfortable cottage to the outside area and bikes to ride around town. Thank you so much for sharing your rental with us! We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great property. Super location. We rode bikes each day to the beach and enjoyed this lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Owners are super to work with and quick to respond to text and email.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute, clean, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

What more can you ask for?! It seems like Joe and Gina have thought of everything from plenty of extra towels, sheets, and pillows, to conveniently placed outlets for devices and an essentially fully stocked kitchen! (minus food, of course) We were ecstatic about the array of bicycles and had a lot of fun exploring the island that way! We were just a short bike ride away from many restaurants and public beach access! What a fun time! I would most definitely recommend, and if I ever find myself back in DI I will surely be checking the availability here! Thank you Joe and Gina!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect...just Lovely❤️

  • 5 of 5

We just Love this cottage❤️...it's just right!!!! Only moments away from Lighthouse Bakery, Ship-N-Shore, Skinner's Seafood and More!!! We'll be back😉�

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I really enjoyed our stay at Birder's Cottage! It had everything we needed and more. Very well stocked with a washer and dryer. Perfect amount of space and had a beautiful deck to enjoy the birds. It was close to the island restaurants and bakeries and we loved the West End Beach. We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $50

Ask owner about pets.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.