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Pet-Friendly Home Located 200 Yards North Of Gulf Of Mexico.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3BR, 2BA Home. Sleeps 8. Views Of Gulf Of Mexico And Mississippi Sound.

Welcome to 'Peace At The Beach'. Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Sound, and the famous Dauphin Island Sunsets. You are a short walk from the 2 beaches, one to the south; the other to the north. You will enter a lovely Great Room with a Lighthouse Theme , where you can visit from the Kitchen, Living Room, and Dining Areas, while enjoying the window view of the Mississippi Sound. There are 3 inviting Bedrooms; a King Bedroom, decorated with shells and palm trees; a 2 Twin Bedroom decorated with tropical fish; and the Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and decorated with Dolphins and Whales. In the Living Room there is also a Queen-sized Sleeper Couch. All of these beds allow for accommodation of up to 8 people on their visit to the seashore. The house is furnished with dishes, cookware, appliances, and linens. It is also fully equipped with dishwasher and laundry center (washer and dryer). A center island/bar separates the Living and Dining Rooms from the Kitchen, but when working in the Kitchen, you can still be part of the activities in the other rooms. The large front porch faces the setting sun and both water views. The bedrooms are off a hallway with one of the bathrooms located in the Master Bedroom. The other bathroom is located off the living room/kitchen area. The House, as appropriate for the island, is elevated, which provides a shaded parking area for up to 6 vehicles, plus a center area for gatherings and barbecuing and fish cleaning outside and under the house.

The house is provided with CenturyLink services for TV, Internet, and Telephone. Their is a TV Cabinet in the Living Room with a 32' LED Flat Screen TV connected to the cable. A TV is also provided in the Twin Bedroom for DVD and VCR use only. (Many DVD's and Tapes are available from the DI Library, which is located across from the DI City Hall.)

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Mahn/Timothy Mahn
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Richard Mahn/Timothy Mahn

We have enjoyed a wonderful life travelling ALL 50 States, most of the Canadian Provinces, and several Central and South American countries. Of all the places we have been, we love our home in Georgia, which is in the woods on a private lake. BUT we have also enjoyed the beaches/coastline whenever we could. Growing up in Washington State, many times we went to the cold, but beautiful, Pacific Beaches. Now we enjoy visiting the warm, Gulf 'coast' beaches, and what better way then on an Island. We were introduced to island rentals years ago, and ultimately buying a second home near a beach led us to Dauphin Island with both beaches and many activities while here. We have been able to share it with ourselves and others for the last 9 years and wish to do so again via this rental venue. We hope, whoever you are, that you will enjoy all that this home and Dauphin Island have to offer, as we have done.

Richard Mahn/Timothy Mahn purchased this house in 2005

Why Richard Mahn/Timothy Mahn chose Silver Cay

When we decided on Dauphin Island we looked at many homes that were available at the time. (Our sales agent was very patient.) We ended up with this one because of the Great Room entrance, the ability to have camaraderie with everyone, whether in the kitchen, living room, dining room, or reading area, as all of this was so open and spacious. The bedrooms are located in the 'back' of the house, so one can have 'Peace At The Beach' when activities settle down for the night. However, before you go to bed, we hope you have sat on the front porch to enjoy the water views and the beautiful Dauphin Island sunset. Another thing that I really enjoy is getting up in the middle of the night and going out on the porch in the quiet, light breeze to view the startling bright moonlight when there is a full moon. I have taken many close-up pictures of it over the years that we have been coming here.

What makes this house unique

Dauphin Island is not just an Island, but it is a town of ~1,300 year-round residents plus another 2,000 'part-time' residents, like ourselves, who come here on a regular basis. Dauphin Island has all of the basic services, activities, and points of interest as any other city. If that is not sufficient, then Mobile is less than an hour away with all of the 'big city' services you could want, including Tillman's Corner, which is on the north end of the Dauphin Island Parkway (Highway 193). However, to us the main emphasis for this location is in the name that we gave it: 'Peace At The Beach', which is what it represents to us and for you the visitor to the island. We hope that you would find the same Peace and Happiness that we have enjoyed coming here. Another important aspect of Dauphin Island is for the Christian traveler. Dauphin Island has a variety of churches: Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, and Catholic. We have found Dauphin Island Baptist Church to be a welcoming and scripturally sound church with a well-spoken Minister and his young family who live on the island nearby.


Silver Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This has a 17-inch toilet with Aid Bar next to toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 separate twin beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The pull-out sleep sofa is in the Living Room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 king , This is the Master Bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Pet-Friendly Home Located 200 Yards North Of Gulf Of Mexico.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious home... Loved having the kitchen and dining and living room all together to enjoy family... Quick walk to the beach...I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax with the family members you love best! Your DOG!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was there except food. Clean, relaxing atmosphere! Not on the beach but close enough to view, hear & enjoy. Extremely short walk to the beach on either side of the home. Communication with the owners was outstanding. Quick response to any questions & made sure any information I might need I got. A storm had came through, so there was a checkpoint before you could come in; Mr. Mann made sure we knew what we would need at the checkpoint so we could get through quickly. Absolutely LOVED our vacation, looking forward to renting it another time. Hopefully for a whole week!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Many Thanks Mahn Family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beach house!! We definitely found Peace At The Beach and on Dauphin Island. We know now why some call the island The Sunset Capital Of The World!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and had everything we needed. The layout makes good use of the space accommodating everyone. I appreciate the fact there were no plug in air fresheners, etc. just fresh air! We loved sitting on the porch enjoying the breeze.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Talk about off the beaten path. I had never heard of Dauphin Island and found it by chance and what a find. Very relaxing and peaceful. Beautiful home with everything you need for a comfortable family gathering. Beaches are close enough to walk and a short drive to restaurants and stores. We went in Sept. which was a little scary with hurricane season but the island was very quiet and not filled with tourists. We hope to go again in the winter time.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 days on Dauphin Island- it was great! This home had a great lay out and was very clean. Pet friendly and you can walk to the beach in about 2 minutes! There are also amazingly clean and uncrowded beaches within a short drive. We had amazing fresh local seafood every night. This home is lovely and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet beach vacation (with their dogs!). It was wonderful watching the sunset over the Gulf from the deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Mobile Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Deep End
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry (Dauphin Island/Ft. Morgan)
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 10 (E & W) and Interstate 65 (N)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Island Rainbow
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gulf of Mexico/Mississippi Sound
Car: necessary

The activities for Dauphin Island include: 1. The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, which includes water life from the Bayous to the Gulf of Mexico; 2. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary, a beautiful wooded area which includes a well-maintained walking path all the way to the beach and a small lake with its own alligator; 3. The Indian Shell Mounds, which is also a bird-watching area; 4. Historic Ft. Gaines, the construction of which started in 1821 and whose preservation has continued through the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Battle of Mobile Bay to today with many reenactments during the year; 5. The Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, which provides Fishing Licenses and Tide Calendars; 6. The Bellingrath Gardens (~16 miles away), which is a beautiful, formal Botanical Garden, with year-around flowers and decorations and a special Light Display during the Christmas Holiday; 7. The 'grand old' Battleship USS Alabama (~38 miles), which has tours daily and commonly entertains all kinds people groups, especially school-age children; and 8. The Lighthouse Bakery, which has the most delicious Cinnamon Rolls (and other goodies).




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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