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Gulf-front house, completed in 2007. Picture Feb 2016

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

FABULOUS, GULF-FRONT THREE BEDROOM BEACH COTTAGE ONLY STEPS FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. Water views from nearly every room. This house was built in 2007, and is outfitted with the best-quality beds, linens, furnishings, appliances, etc. for your comfort and convenience. You are truly only steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.

This house features wrap-around decks on 3 sides to fully enjoy the great views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.

The Gulf-facing side has a large deck with a great picnic area for those beach-side lunches. It also has many deck chairs and beach chairs to watch the shrimp boats go by, with dolphins and other wildlife in their wake.

The Master Bedroom has a Gulf-view balcony, its own huge, private bathroom, and a King-size Luxury Memory-Cell Foam bed. Bedroom #2 views the Gulf and the Bay and has a brand-new Queen Memory-Foam bed . . . Bedroom #3 views the Bay and has a set of bunkbeds and also an additional Full-size bed.

Dauphin Island is a beautiful barrier island that is largely undeveloped. You won't find any high-rise condos or crowds . . . It's a great place to 'get away' and swim, fish, shell, walk the beach, ride bikes, or just read a book or work on your tan.

This house was built new in 2006, and is truly a beachfront cottage with all the amenities of home that we know you and your family will enjoy!

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Gulf-front, pet-friendly, beach house, waterfront, first tier

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The renter must be at least 25 years of age, and staying on the premises....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are allowed with prior written permission and a pet fee paid....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk is suitable for children...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Bedroom Number 2 has Gulf view and Queen memory-foam bed, (1) Full bed . There is also a Twin bunk bed in bedroom #3 that is suitable for children only...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stereo/CD Player DVD Player

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Cable plus some premium (HBO)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Direct Gulf view. Nothing between this house and the water but sand....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    House is directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach, with its own wooden walkway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free domestic long distance...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding, towels, beach towels, etc....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    No RV's or boat trailer parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    2 cordless telephones...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless and LAN internet access provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen includes all the amenities of home, such as a blender, coffee maker, garbage disposal, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    This house has approximately 600 sq ft of deck along the Gulf-side, and also a covered porch on the front of the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 5 - Nov 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$265
$1,750
Winter 2016
Nov 5 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$1,050
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2016
6 night min stay

$1,590
flat fee
Winter Holidays 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$265
Late Winter 2016
Jan 2 - Mar 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Waiver $49
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Proc Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

All Reservations are subject to approval by our Reservations Manager and a signed Rental Agreement must be returned to us in order to complete your reservation. Reservations may be canceled up until 60 days prior to check-in, subject to a $100. cancellation fee. Reservations canceled less than 60 days before check in are not refundable. We do offer Travel Insurance/Trip Interruption insurance, please inquire at time of booking. Complete details are contained in our Rental Agreement, which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your reservation request.

All Rates are subject to verification by our Staff. A $500. advance payment is due at time of booking. House rentals require payment in full 60 days prior to check in, or at time the Reservation is made. All rates are subject to an 11% tax, plus a reservation fee, cleaning fee, and pet fee when applicable. We also charge a Damage Waiver of $49.00.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile, AL
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry (to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach)
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10 and Interstate 65
Dauphin Island, AL, USA
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Car: Necessary

Golfing, Dolphin Watching, Bird Spotting, fishing, beach combing, explore nearby historic fort, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, take the car ferry to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi! We're David and Nancy, and we live in Daphne, AL with our two school-age kids, so we have been making this house available to guests to enjoy as well. We designed and built this beach house after our original house was destroyed by Katrina, and put a lot of time and thought into how to do it right. The end result is a 'Key West'-style cottage, but with all the amenities of home.

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island, AL, USA:
We have lived in various Gulf of Mexico beach towns since 1990, and fell in love with Dauphin Island's quiet, rustic charm. There are very few places left where you can drive down a two-lane road along the beach, and see what the towns along the Gulf were like in the days before high-rise condos became the norm. Most of the vacation homes on Dauphin Island are single-family beach houses sitting right on the beach. No traffic, no crowds, just a quiet barrier island to enjoy beach combing, fishing, shelling, kayaking, kite-flying, grilling dinner on the deck, and star gazing at night.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is nothing like staying right on the beach. Being able to simply walk down the steps and be on the beach is wonderful. Sitting on the deck reading a book while listening to the waves, playing on the beach with the kids and then coming inside for lunch, are great memories, as are chasing crabs at night on the beach with a flashlight, or sitting on the deck and marveling at the beautiful night sky and millions of stars!


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Gulf-front house, completed in 2007. Picture Feb 2016

    Gulf-front house, completed in 2007. Picture Feb 2016

  • "Island Time" is only about 100 feet from the Gulf of Mexico!

    "Island Time" is only about 100 feet from the Gulf of Mexico!

  • Luxuriate on the "other" Riviera!!!

    Luxuriate on the "other" Riviera!!!

  • Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from this comfortable deck!

    Enjoy the spectacular sunsets from this comfortable deck!

  • Fully-equipped kitchen with everything you'll need for your stay

    Fully-equipped kitchen with everything you'll need for your stay

  • Master Bathroom has shower, dual sinks, separate lav

    Master Bathroom has shower, dual sinks, separate lav

  • Bathroom in hallway between Bedrooms 2 and 3

    Bathroom in hallway between Bedrooms 2 and 3

  • Viewed from the west, Jan 2016

    Viewed from the west, Jan 2016

  • Dauphin Island has some of the best bird-watching of anywhere.

    Dauphin Island has some of the best bird-watching of anywhere.

  • "Island Time" beach cottage right on  the quiet west end beach of Dauphin Island

    "Island Time" beach cottage right on the quiet west end beach of Dauphin Island

  • Imagine the view from your front porch! Feb 2016

    Imagine the view from your front porch! Feb 2016

  • Over 75 feet of Gulf-front sun deck, plus covered porch

    Over 75 feet of Gulf-front sun deck, plus covered porch

  • Comfortably furnished. New sofas added  in Jan 2016

    Comfortably furnished. New sofas added in Jan 2016

  • Fully-equipped Kitchen with convenient, over-sized  Breakfast Bar

    Fully-equipped Kitchen with convenient, over-sized Breakfast Bar

  • Large Master suite has private bathroom with shower, Gulf view, and door to deck

    Large Master suite has private bathroom with shower, Gulf view, and door to deck

  • Second bedroom has a Queen size Memory-foam bed and direct Gulf view!

    Second bedroom has a Queen size Memory-foam bed and direct Gulf view!

  • Bedroom # 3 Has A Full-size bed and A Twin Bunkbed set.

    Bedroom # 3 Has A Full-size bed and A Twin Bunkbed set.

  • Peaceful, quiet and relaxing . . . .  truly a great Island beach cottage!

    Peaceful, quiet and relaxing . . . . truly a great Island beach cottage!

  • Historic Fort Gaines is just a few miles away

    Historic Fort Gaines is just a few miles away

  • Calm day on the Gulf

    Calm day on the Gulf

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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