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4/22 WEEK $200 off! Brand New Dock! 2 King Masters. Jacuzzi Tub. Private Beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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 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.

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 - not another house within 150 feet. 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 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.

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. (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.

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

Owner
Ron
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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 FCDF.org.

Ron purchased this house in 2014

Why Ron chose Alabama

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.

Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Permanent beds for 9 in the 4 bedrooms. Sofas, pullouts, futons, or other will allow for an additional 1 or 2 guests

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

4/22 WEEK $200 off! Brand New Dock! 2 King Masters. Jacuzzi Tub. Private Beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Peters, MO
5

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: Aug 2016
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5

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: Jul 2016
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St Louis, MO
5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia
5

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

Dawn

  • 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: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Mobile International Airport
Nearest Beach
Back Door

Dauphin Island Estuarium, Fort Gaines, Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Summer Special 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$315
From
$340
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,995
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$279
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
 
 
November 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,475
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$299
$1,949
 
 
Winter (Dec 2017)
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,195
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,750
 
 
New Year's 2018
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,435
 
 
2018 Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$198
$1,295
$2,550
 
 
2018 Early Spring
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 10 2018 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$298
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
 
 
PreSummer 2018
May 12 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Summer Special 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$279
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$198
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $35
Cleaning $130
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

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