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The Bird House, cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Sleeps 8 comfortably,.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

This cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home offers direct access to the lake and beach through the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The house is located within close proximity to the bike trails, boat launch, the Dauphin Island Sea lab, Mobile Bay Ferry and Historic Fort Gaines. The house will sleep up to 10 people. Open floor plan, with a screened deck off back of house. Nice area underneath, which provides off street parking.

Sally and Wilson Richards
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Sally and Wilson Richards

I grew up vacationing on Dauphin Island. I love to fish and this is the best fishing in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. I love the Rodeo, sailboat racing, white sandy beaches, Mardi Gras and the tranquility of the Island

Sally and Wilson Richards purchased this house in 1992

Why Sally and Wilson Richards chose Alabama

Dauphin island is quiet and laid back. The house is located on a quiet street and close to everything on the East End of Dauphin Island.

What makes this house unique

The neighborhood is quiet with lots of birds. We have direct to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary through the backyard. You get a peaceful feeling as soon as you drive over the Dauphin Island Bridge.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

The Bird House, cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Sleeps 8 comfortably,.
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We have spent there 10 days.The place is perfect,quiet,next to the Bird Sanctuary.We took a short walk to the empty, beautiful beach. The house is very comfortable,fully equipped in everything what we needed.We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bird House

  • 5 of 5

We spent five wonderful days at the Bird House. Cannot say enough nice things about the house. Direct access to the Audubon Sanctuary and the beach. Be sure to bring a bike and the entire island is bike friendly. Pictures do not do the house justice. House was much larger that we anticipated, just the two of us. We are planning another trip in the spring. Owners were very polite and gave accurate information.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Bird House for a Grandparents Grandchildren get-away. The location was very good, just a short hike through the bird sanctuary on a trail that was clear and easy to follow to the beach. There were things to take to the beach and a wagon and cart to carry them.

The house is a little worn but not ugly though there was a cleaning issue upon our arrival, QUICKLY taken care of by the owners with an apology and a proper cleaning.

We had the opportunity to visit the Fort Gains and the estuarium, two places we highly recommend for a better understanding of the island and of course we went to the west end of the island to view the sunset one evening.

We hope to visit this location again in the future and will probable look at this house for our stay, so yes I would recommend this house to others. The customer service by the owners was very good and all the information was accurate in the pictures and description of the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bird House

  • 5 of 5

Loved the screened deck and the location, with direct access to the Audubon Sanctuary. Comfortable and clean. Owners were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very clean, very nice. Everything works and everything we could need is here for us.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed here and we can't say enough good things. What a great place with thoughtful owners. The bird sanctuary would be more aptly named "My sanctuary." The kids love it, every bit of it and so do we.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location. Clean and roomy. Very relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this house. The house was clean and very spacious. We had a nice relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles

Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Fort Gaines, Mobile Bay Ferry and bike paths.


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

All rates are subject to change. Seasonal rate will apply

Cancelations 30 or more days prior to arrival will receive a full refund, less than 30 days, a $100.00 fee will be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hall Bathroom - Tub and shower combo Master Bathroom - Tub and shower combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom - Queen bed Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunkbeds Bedroom 3 - Queen bed. Sleeper sofa queen. Sleeper sofa in family room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Dauphin Island Upcoming Events October 12, 2014 Dauphin Island Art Trail November 2, 2014. Seafood, Science and Celebrity Event December 7, 2014. Christmas Parade December 20, 2014. Carolina at Water Tower January 25, 2015 A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier, Fort Gaines February 1, 2015. Kreme De La Dauphin, Mardi Gras Parade February 8, 2015. Island Mystics, Mardi Gras Parade

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