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Gulf Beach House in the Dunes! Gated Community, Boardwalk, Pool Access, Pets!

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Our beach home in the island dunes.

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Last updated: 09/17/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, Sleeps 8 each side

Enjoy a comfortable beach house in the dunes, located on the quiet cul de sac of a one-street, gated, Gulf-front community with a lovely ocean view and private boardwalk to the beach!

Great for large or small groups! Spring, summer, winter or fall, where will you enjoy your precious vacation time? Try our BEACH HOUSE IN THE DUNES of DAUPHIN ISLAND - RELAX in the surf on secluded GULF OF MEXICO white sand beaches and enjoy the beautiful GULF VIEW from the covered front porch, with easy access to the beach and to all Dauphin Island amenities.

RESERVE ONE OR BOTH UNITS NOW - Two duplex units will accommodate up to 16 persons, 8 persons each side. Great for Couples - Small or Large Families - Friends - Reunions - Retreats - Birders (Next to Audubon Bird Sanctuary)

Friendly, comfortable, fully equipped and affordable, there are 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in each side of our "duplex in the dunes", with beautiful views of the water and easy access to the wide, sugar-white Gulf beach! Covered porch in front for relaxation with a view, private open porch in the rear for sunning or taking an outdoor shower to wash off the sand; gas grills and picnic table under the house to cook your catch or some steaks. Call 770-598-1324 or email now for reservations!

Also included for the 2016 summer season at no additional cost - access to the pool and beach at the beautiful Isle Dauphine Club on the island - a 7 minute drive from the house!

No crowds or noisy traffic - not even a stoplight on the island! We are PET FRIENDLY and SMOKE-FREE.

CALL OR EMAIL FOR OPEN DATES AND TOTAL PRICE QUOTES! Ask us questions - we'd love to tell you all about the island and our home.

FREE - No additional cost for cable TV, WIFI, HIGH SPEED INTERNET & UNLIMITED phone service to anywhere in the continental U.S.

Each side of this one-floor duplex has three bedrooms and two baths, accommodating up to 8 persons on each side, and may be rented separately or together - perfect for a family reunion or a group get-together with friends, fishing buddies, church or social groups. Both units are fully furnished and comfortably equipped. Sleeping accommodations conveniently include all bath towels and bed linens.

Our bright and spacious beachside home is nestled in the barrier dunes of Dauphin Island's beautiful private, gated, east end Gulf-front community, Audubon Place, with a spectacular view of the Gulf from the private, covered front porch.

We are located on the cul-de-sac of the one and only private street. It's a short stroll across down the community boardwalk to the secluded beach.

You can tour a Civil War fort, take a ferry ride across the bay, see the live displays at the Sea Lab Estuarium, go fishing - shore, pier or deep sea - take a boat ride, rent a kayak, ride your bike, sample local restaurants and shopping, or spot the wildlife at the world famous Audubon nature preserve which borders the eastern edge of Audubon Place. Everything is close at hand.

Each of the mirror-image, side-by-side units has two baths and three spacious bedrooms - one king bed in the master bedroom, one queen and one twin in each of the other two bedrooms. The master bedroom bath has a jetted tub and separate shower. Kitchens include all necessities: dishes, cookware, serving ware, utensils, glassware, and appliances: refrigerator, range, microwave, disposal, dishwasher, washer and dryer. A wall between the units separates both front and rear porches for privacy. There are gas grills and a picnic table underneath the house. (Note: charcoal grills are not allowed anywhere on the property.)

Bring your beach towels, suntan lotion and sandals and leave the stress behind as you recharge your batteries on glorious Dauphin Island, the island that time forgot.

For a truly economical vacation at the beach, take advantage of off-season rates. Book a week or a few nights and get the same great accommodations, the same great Gulf beach as in the summer, but at a super discount and without the crowds! 11% Alabama state lodging tax and cleaning fee also apply.

DEPOSIT POLICY
$400 fully-refundable advance deposit, per week, per side. All of the deposit will be returned to you after departure provided there is no damage, the unit is left tidy, all dishes have been cleaned and neatly put away and all trash is placed in the proper outside container. Excessive cleaning after departure will be considered damage.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Your reservation deposit automatically converts to a damage deposit at check-in. If a deposit check is not received within 10 days of making the reservation, the reservation will be canceled without notice.

For rentals occurring during summer season, if it is necessary to cancel reservations or change unit/dates a full refund will be made, less $30 for expenses, if the reservation is cancelled or changed more than 60 days prior to the arrival date. If the cancellation/change is made with less than 60 days notice prior to the arrival date a full refund will be made, less $30, provided we can re-rent the house for the same time period and rate. If the unit cannot be re-rented the entire deposit will be forfeited to the unit owner.

For rentals occurring during winter, spring & fall season, a full refund will be made, less $30 for expenses, if it is necessary to change or cancel reservations more than 30 days prior to the arrival date. If the cancellation/change is made less than 30 days prior to the rental a full refund will be made, less $30, provided we can re-rent the house for the same time period and rate. If the unit cannot be re-rented the deposit will be forfeited to the unit owner.

Cancellations, late arrivals or early departures due to inclement weather do not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. There are no exceptions to the cancellation/change policy due to personal circumstances. Please note that no refunds or discounts are given for power outages or mechanical failures of household appliances or utilities featured. We will make every effort to repair or replace such items.

It is our goal to maintain a family atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of our guests and neighbors. Only responsible adults over the age of 25 may register. No sororities, fraternities, school or civic groups, house parties or weddings are allowed. Violations of the above policy are grounds for immediate eviction and forfeiture of rent and deposit. Identification must be furnished upon request.

Check In - AFTER 2:00 pm on the date of your arrival. Occasionally, properties may require additional cleaning/maintenance between guests and check-in may be delayed.
Check Out - BEFORE 10:00 am on the date of your departure.

HURRICANE POLICY
If we are put under a hurricane warning and authorities issue a “Mandatory Evacuation” order for Dauphin Island, we will prorate your rent and credit you for the number of nights you could not occupy the unit. The money will be refunded along with your security deposit as soon as it is possible considering the conditions. In the case of a “Voluntary Evacuation” leaving will be at your discretion. No refunds will be given in the case of a voluntary evacuation.

PAYMENT
Full payment of the rent, taxes and applicable fees is due upon arrival. For rental payment we accept cash, personal checks, traveler's checks, certified checks, MasterCard and Visa. We accept American Express and Discover cards with a 3% convenience fee.

Keywords: beach house, home, duplex, beach, gulf, ocean, view, Gulf, Gulf of Mexico, dunes, seashore, sea, shore, ocean, Alabama, white sand, boardwalk, porch, private, privacy.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1420 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    main renter must be 25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    With prior permission and payment of fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • King size beds: One in MBR. Queen size Beds: One in 2bd BR, one in 3rd BR; Twin or Single Beds: One in 2nd BR, one in 3rd BR....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • 2, plus outdoor shower on back porch

Other Amenities

  • Pet Friendly (by special request)

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Miscellaneous selections available...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Under Home - concrete slab...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway or under home...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Covered front porch with Gulf view...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals available at Dauphin Island Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Open rear deck with shower for sunbathing overlooks dunes...moreless

  • Golf:

    At the Isle Dauphine Country Club and courses on the mainland...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available on the Island...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    At the Isle Dauphine Country Club...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Community pool at Isle Dauphine Golf Club...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
WINTER, 2016-17
Nov 26 - Mar 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$900 $1,575
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $130
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Each side (unit) of duplex holds NO MORE than 8 guests. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by receipt of deposit. Please read Cancellation Policy, above. AL state lodging tax applies on rental fees only. Deposits are refunded after departure IN FULL with no damage to property (excess cleaning is considered damage.) LONGER TERM (3 months plus) rates are possible - contact Owner. Family passes to Isle Dauphine pool and beach are included in rental during open times.

Guests pay a $400 per unit FULLY REFUNDABLE reservation/damage deposit in advance; entire rental amount is then due at check-in; in SUMMER, 1/2 total rent is due 60 days prior to arrival date. Credit card or personal check accepted. SUMMER: advance reservations are taken for 1 WEEK minimums, beginning & ending on SATURDAYS; WINTER: MONTHLY means calendar month.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several on the island
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island - Fort Morgan Ferry (cars, people)
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isle Dauphine Country Club, Dauphin Island, AL
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several on the island and off
Audubon Place, Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States of America
Nearest Beach
450 feet from the home

Car: Necessary

Adjacent to world famous Audubon Bird Sanctuary, near Fishing, Birding, Biking, Sea Lab, Estuarium, Bellingrath Gardens, USS Alabama, Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan, Island Marina, Boat Launches, Rental Boats, Fishing Charters, Fishing Piers, Island Cruises, Ferry to Fort Morgan.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: We are a mature (i.e., old) couple who have loved the Gulf of Mexico for over 25 years, vacationing with our kids all along the west coast of Florida and the adjacent Alabama coast. We first discovered Dauphin Island in 2004 when we ventured farther west and did some exploring around Mobile Bay. The island captivated us from the first time we crossed the bridge and we bought our beach duplex a year later. We hope Dauphin Island will enchant you, too, that you will enjoy your stay here and want to return.

Why Audubon Place, Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States of America:
We fell in love with this little piece of paradise the first time we crossed that causeway. We can see the ocean every time we look out the window or sit on the front porch and the Gulf breezes reach us even during the warmest weather. We are always impressed with, and thankful for, the relaxed and friendly folks who llive in and visit Dauphin Island, the laid back feel of the place, and island life in general. The Estuarium, the Fort, the ferry, the fishing, the bird sanctuary, the miles of beach and the view of Gulf water everywhere - what else could beach folks want?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relaxation! Relaxation! Relaxation! Hmmm - did we mention relaxation?


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/17/2016

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Photos

  • Our beach home in the island dunes.

    Our beach home in the island dunes.

  • Gulf view from the front porch.

    Gulf view from the front porch.

  • The dunes of Audubon Place

    The dunes of Audubon Place

  • Bright, comfortable living areas have water views

    Bright, comfortable living areas have water views

  • Living area, east side -  cozy and comfortable

    Living area, east side - cozy and comfortable

  • Relax, put your feet up and stay awhile

    Relax, put your feet up and stay awhile

  • Additional bedrooms are spacious; each side sleeps up to 8 persons comfortably

    Additional bedrooms are spacious; each side sleeps up to 8 persons comfortably

  • Enjoy the cheerful, well equipped kitchen with full sized washer and dryer

    Enjoy the cheerful, well equipped kitchen with full sized washer and dryer

  • Kitchen, west side

    Kitchen, west side

  • White sand beach and the blue Gulf beyond.

    White sand beach and the blue Gulf beyond.

  • Dolphins in the bay

    Dolphins in the bay

  • Covered front porch with breeze and view

    Covered front porch with breeze and view

  • Entrance to the private, one street beach community of Audubon Place.

    Entrance to the private, one street beach community of Audubon Place.

  • Rear of the home, in the dunes, with open rear porches to catch the sun

    Rear of the home, in the dunes, with open rear porches to catch the sun

  • Open home design in kitchen, eating and living areas

    Open home design in kitchen, eating and living areas

  • Living area, west side, with that beach cottage feel

    Living area, west side, with that beach cottage feel

  • Restful master bedroom with king bed and water view.  Full bath attached.

    Restful master bedroom with king bed and water view. Full bath attached.

  • One of two additional bedrooms, each with queen & twin bed. All linens provided

    One of two additional bedrooms, each with queen & twin bed. All linens provided

  • Kitchen, east side

    Kitchen, east side

  • Pool on the beach at the Isle Dauphine - enjoy the free family pass

    Pool on the beach at the Isle Dauphine - enjoy the free family pass

  • Shrimp boat on the bay

    Shrimp boat on the bay

VRBO #62891

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, January 13, 2017

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