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Fish Tales - Boat Dock! 2 King Masters. Jacuzzi Tub. Private Beach. Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

On the Bay- Dock, Private Beach, 4 Bdrm/3 Bath, Big Flat-Screens, Jacuzzi, Pets

If the week you want is booked, see our other property 'Fish Bones' at VRBO listing 471724.

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

We take pride in the condition and quality of this property. We are intentionally positioned as a premium property, largely because we live in it a significant portion of the year. We keep our headcount limits low in order to ensure your comfort. There are plenty of small, cramped houses that will pack in renters like sardines. That is not our business model. We serve those that value their vacation time and wish to spend it in quality and comfort.

Guest Limit of 10 total, with no more than 8 adults. No exceptions, children count regardless of age. This is strictly enforced. Violation WILL result in eviction.

4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Spacious 2350 square foot open floor plan with high ceilings. Very private. Huge windows with bay views everywhere in the living space. Luxurious upstairs private master suite has its own living room, huge bath with 2 person jetted jacuzzi tub, and private deck. Well equipped kitchen (renovated in 2017) has everything. Laundry room with washer/dryer and sink. Free wifi internet & 4 large flat screen TVs with DirecTV DVRs. Huge screened-in deck. Plenty of chairs and lounges on the decks along with gas and charcoal grills.

Brand new dock with electricity/lighting and fresh water, Fish, crab, and relax in the shade on the dock. Pole holders are mounted everywhere. Bring your boat. You are not just renting a house – you are renting this pier, too, and you will be glad you did. Private sandy bay beach out the back door and the Gulf beach is just steps out the front door. 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. 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 directly out the front door and across the street. It’s no more than just a couple hundred feet. Out the back door you have your own wide, sandy bay beach and your own dock. There are not many rental houses with a dock on a sandy beach. This is one of the very few. We also 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.

Bedrooms: 2 Kings, 1 Full + Twin, 2 Twin. 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 first Master Suite is a huge upstairs area that has a King bed, a master bath with two-person jetted jacuzzi tub and separate shower, a separate living room with large screen TV, mini-fridge, and coffee maker, and a walk-out private deck with bay view. This suite can be used to sleep additional guests or can just be enjoyed as a massive luxurious suite for two.

The second Master bedroom is on the main level and has a King bed, TV, and private bath.

Also on the main level are two more spacious bedrooms. One with a Full and Twin. The other has a pair of Twin beds. Between them is a large bathroom with double vanities and separated (by doors) toilet and shower rooms.

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 avoid 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. No stated dog limit, but owner must review if more than 2. Contact us for details.

Special Note regarding young children: While the bay water is very shallow, the pond in the back yard was cut out by machine and is 8 feet deep with some steep entry points. If you have young children, you may prefer our other (pondless) property, Fish Bones, VRBO #471724.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Ron

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 a house called Fish Bones (VRBO listing 471724) so they could come with us and enjoy the beach. We put a lot of hard work into Fish Bones and it is now renting so much that we hardly get to go there. When this house became available, it all just kind of fell together perfectly and we couldn't let it pass us by. Now we have the two dog-friendliest houses on the island. We run an animal rescue organization in Birmingham. Visit at

Ron purchased this house in 2014

Why Ron chose Dauphin Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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. This house is on the west end of the island where the land starts to get pretty narrow. So it is a very short distance from the house to either the Gulf of Mexico, or the Mississippi Sound (aka, the bay).

Out the back door is the beach on the the bay. This beach is great for swimming, fishing and walking. This is about the last house at the west end of the group of houses on Bridgeview Dr. There are not many houses beyond us to the west. So there is a long stretch of open beach to the west that is usually pretty 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.

Out the front door is the Gulf of Mexico. You need only walk down the driveway, cross Bienville Blvd, and enter the beach area right at Seneca. You do not have to pass thru anybody's lot or turn down the street to find beach access. It is just right there in front of the house. Take your pick - bay beach or Gulf beach. They're both extremely close.


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master suite. Double vanities, jetted soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath in 2nd Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom. Double vanities, private shower and toilet
  • Great jetted soaking tub in Master Suite.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge luxurious master suite and living area. Jacuzzi Tub. TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second Master Suite with private bath, walk in closet, TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , One full bed, one twin.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds, 38 inch TV, walk-in closet, walk-out to deck.
  • All bed linens and bath towels provided. Be careful - Many rentals on the island do not do this! Upstairs Master Suite has double sink/vanity, two person jetted jacuzzi tub and separate enclosed shower. King bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV with DirecTV DVR, doors private deck, coffee maker, mini fridge, living area with couches. Can sleep extra people here. Second Master has a King, DirecTV with DVR, ceiling fan, water views to Gulf. Bedroom 3 has 2 Twins, water views to bay. Bedroom 4 has a full bed and a twin bed, ceiling fan, DirecTV with DVR.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Permanent beds for 9 in the 4 bedrooms. Sofas, pullouts, futons, or other will allow for an additional 1 or 2 guests


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Fish Tales - Boat Dock! 2 King Masters. Jacuzzi Tub. Private Beach. Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Best place to Chill in Dauphin Island

  • 5 of 5

Fish Tales is an amazing place for a beach vacation. The house was spacious and very clean. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms were awesome. There was 8 in our party and we never felt crowded. The private dock was the best for just chillin out or fishing. We caught fish from the deck each time we fished and had a great time. From the deck you could watch schools of small fish, stingrays, and we watched dolphins in the evening. Sunsets are like none you've ever seen from the swing on the private deck. The set up in the garage area with hot and cold water was great for clean up coming from the beach or getting ready to grill out. The owners are the best, and most helpful. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Peters, MO

First stay but not our last!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I love the property location. We love the house and all the stuff available for use and enjoyment. Ron was super easy to work with and always responded quickly! Our 90lb pup REALLY enjoyed the ocean and the dock that went along with it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Like out of a postcard

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at Fish Tales. Absolutely Love the house and the view. This feels like our home away from home. Ron thank you so much for letting us enjoy a piece of heaven. My entire family loves Dauphin Island. We can't wait until we can book another vacation there. The sunrises and sunsets are great. We love how friendly people were that we ran into. The house is way bigger than what we need, but we love the location. My kids absolutely would live there if we could. If you are looking for a place to get away and not full of chain restaurants etc. This is the place. Ron has always taken great care of us and quick to responses. Thanks again for another great family vacation. Until we come again...

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Louis, MO

Great Family Fun and Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have rented from Ron and Linda and we will keep coming back. Beyond our love of Dauphin Island, they have provided such a wonderful house that makes our trips such fun. The home is spacious, clean and very well kept. The lot, with the private pond and deck, provide hours of fun fishing, crabbing, swimming and kayaking. We traveled this year with our 3 kids, ages 13 to 18 as well as the grandparents and a great time was had by all. Ron and Linda go out of their way to make sure the home is ready and welcoming. For anyone new to the area, they have a booklet of things to do and see as well as where to eat and shop locally.

The home sits on the Mississippi Sound side of the island with a wonderful view of the Gulf. You can't beat sitting out on the deck, watching the sunsets, hearing the waves and feeling the warm breezes. We thank you again for the use of your home and are looking forward to our visit next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Stay Ever

  • 5 of 5

My family's best stay ever! This home was beautiful and everything we had hoped for. The property was spacious, clean and well appointed. The third floor master bed and bath were comfortable and clean with plenty of space and a private deck and a nice corner couch for TV. There was even a desk and work area which I used to conduct business during the time we were there.

We enjoyed the gorgeous views from everywhere in the house. We loved walking out to our private dock and beach every day -- the pond in front of the home was an added treat for our two dogs. We had always stayed on the gulf side but this was much better in terms of the property, the privacy and the gulf side was essentially across the street from the end of the driveway. My family really enjoyed the trip and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Calera, al.


  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation. Our lab Buddy loved the bay and spent hours running up and down the beach. He would come out and check on us at the dock then run and swim in the bay. He was prancing and wagging his tail the whole time he was outside. It meant so much to be able to share our vacation with our dog. The house is beautiful and completely equipped with all you need to cook a great meal. We got the seafood boil from Skinners and had enough for two meals. Thank you Ron and Linda for a relaxing vacation .

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Mobile International Airport
Nearest Beach
Back Door

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145
Processing $35
Tax Rate 11.0%

$400 Refundable Deposit most times. $45 Damage Coverage Policy for Summer. Rent due in equal parts at 90 and 30 days before check-in.

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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