|Space||1,600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Unit 049. Beachcomber - Beautiful three bedroom, two and a half bath home directly on the beach with gorgeous views of the Gulf and Mississippi Sound. Just steps to the water's edge, this home offers a wrap around deck that is partially covered on the first level and an upper open deck opening out from a bedroom on the 2nd floor. Open floor plan with tile floors, stainless steel appliances, smooth top range. The bedroom on the first level has french doors opening out to the deck and a private bath with large stand up shower and walk in closet. Two bedrooms are upstairs and a second bath. The island community features a Gulf front 18-hole golf course with restaurant or explore the secluded beaches at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Charter a boat for sightseeing or deep sea fishing. Visit historic Fort Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Bring your bike to enjoy the bike path that runs the length of the island. Or simply kick back and take in a breathtaking sunset! Sleeping accommodations for up to six guests include (1) Full, (1) king and (2) twins. All linens provided. Pet friendly with 25 lb. limit. Non-smoking. Additional Charges: Cleaning Fee, Lodging Tax 11%, Non-refundable Reservation Fee $40; $75 Damage Waiver. $100 Non-refundable pet fee. Travel Insurance is now offered. Saturday to Saturday reservations preferred during peak summer season. Call 866-861-3311 for reservations.
Location is great. Pleased we could bring our dogs. Here were the items that dissatisfied us:
Prior pee and poop stains on carpet
Laundry and pantry doors broken
Main double doors sealed shut and can not be open
Only one pan to cook with
Beach chairs rusted and broken
Upstairs sliding door very difficult to open
Grill rusted shut
Upstairs bathroom vent covered in dust and toilet paper holder broken
Master bath drain cover loose
All this was noted to the rental agency.
Here is our list:
1 - could only get into the building thru one door and it took work to open it. Please inform future renters which door opens with the keys.
2 - Outdoor doorknobs very loose and rusty.
3 - Kitchen garbage can was a 5 gallon can vs the usual 13 gallon can. One extra garbage can included. I left a full box of 13 gallon garbage cans.
4 - Upstairs bedroom screen leading to deck torn at the bottom corner, taking away guest's ability to hear/feel the surf.
5 - We had to replace 4 outside bulbs on the main deck, plus one on the upper deck.
6 - Ice maker was not turned on prior to our arrival. Most renters do this.
7 - No light over stove cooktop?????
8 - No lighting for the outside stairs. There are 24 stairs. The really should be illuminated.
9 - Living room center double doors are foamed shut and locked, making it impossible to totally enjoy the sea breeze.
10 - BBQ Grill: Rusted close. Could not use.
11 - Camp's location is prime, but considering our remarks above, it is not worth the money. Owners don't make sure "creature comforts" are there: coffee filters, Dish soaps, laundry detergents, etc. Please provide a minimum of tools: hammer, pliers.
12 - Inside sign states there are 9 kitchen towels. We found 3. Same type of situation with other towels, wash cloths.
13 - 2.5 Bathrooms advertised. One of the full bath downstairs has a raced floor and peeling paint by the window. Floor of shower is a safety issue. Chrome drain cover not secured - another safety issue.
14 - Living room: eiling fan to the left of back door missing chain to moderate fan speed.
15 - Toilet paper holder in upstairs bathroom non existant.
16 - Upstairs bath: shower did not work - shower head there.
WHEN POSTING AN AD FOR THIS UNIT, TELL PEOPLE TO BRING EVERYTHING. HOUSE ONLY INCLUDED IN RENT.
We enjoyed our stay in Dauphin Island at the Beach Comber! The house was cozy and had cold A/C, all the comforts of home, and working appliances. DirectTV was available in several rooms. The beach was just a short walk away and the kids were able to play in the surf and find lots of shells. The neighboring vacationers were quiet and we had the time of our lives. This area of the island is not too crowded - definitely recommended for those who are looking for a beach spot to call your own.
There were several things to do on the island. We also took several day trips to nearby Mobile and Gulf Shores. Be sure and check out the Island Chevron and the Lighthouse Bakery for breakfast.
Thanks again, from Kansas.
We've now spent a month in this lovely home and have found life to be about as good as it gets. Beach Comber is a friendly and warm home with an outstanding Gulf front view, expansive decks and an open, inviting atmosphere. It is a clean, well maintained house with large rooms and impressive amenities throughout. The master suite is spacious and comfortable and the upstairs bedrooms are large, well appointed and provide magnificent island views. The upper bedroom balcony is outstanding! The well appointed kitchen and open living/dining room are bright and cheery and ideal for great family conversation. And best of all, the water and sand of the Gulf is on full display 24 hours a day. We've traveled to a lot of beach destinations and definitely plan to return to this one!
This place is a dump. The leather couches in the photos actually have holes in them and are covered with cheap ill fitting blue slip covers. The double front doors had a key broken off in the lock and couldn't open to enjoy the gulf breeze. The satellite overheated continuously. There were roaches everywhere. The dryer broke during our visit. We let management know how disappointing our visit was who in turn notified the owner. I never heard a word of apology from the owner or any type of compensation. It was a pretty disappointing stay. Don't rent this house, there are too many other nice homes on the island to be taken advantage of by these people.