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Gulf Side - Ke O'Hana Hale (the Family Cottage)

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Gulf View - Family Friendly - Sparkling Clean - Well Equipped

Ke O’hana Hale (The Family Cottage) is conveniently located on the Gulf side of the island, just a few steps from the water’s edge. We are certain this 1400+ SF, well-appointed and beautifully decorated cottage will become your family’s favorite vacation spot. Great care has gone into planning every detail for our guests from soft, comfortable linens to every imaginable cooking need for your home away from home.

The floor plan includes an open living/dining area with lots of seating, beautiful views of the water, and large windows letting in lots of natural light. The kitchen is well appointed with everything needed for cooking family meals and includes a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, hand mixer, blender, crock pot, convection oven, dishwasher, and all the flatware, glass, dish, serving dishes, and cookware needed. The center island is great for food prep and also offers seating for 8. A rectangular drop leaf table offers additional seating for 2. A full-size gas grill is available for cook-outs.

There are 2 master bedrooms, each furnished with a king bed and private bath with single vanity and shower. The northeast guest room (mermaid room) is furnished with a set of twin beds and the center north bedroom has a full/twin bunk bed. The third bath is located off the hallway and is a single vanity with tub/shower combo. All bedrooms are equipped with flat screen TVs and DVD Blue-Ray players for your enjoyment.

The oversized covered porch is perfect for relaxing, dining, reading, or just watching/listening to the waves. When dolphins are swimming close to shore, they can often can be seen from the porch.

Dauphin Island is known for its shell collecting, fishing, bike and walking trails, a wonderful bird sanctuary, Estuarium and Sea Lab, and historic Fort Gaines. Other attractions in the Mobile area include the USS Battleship Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens, and the historic antebellum homes. Or, you can take the ferry from Dauphin Island to over to Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores.

Summer Season: Reservations for the summer season are a minimum of 7 days and rental period is Saturday to Saturday. A reservation deposit of 1/3 the total rental fees is due at the time of booking unless other arrangements are agreed upon in writing. If reservation deposit is mailed, it must be received within 10 days of making reservation. The deposit may be made by check (mailed), credit card, or e-check using the VRBO web site. The balance of fees are due according to the schedule agreed upon at time of booking. Summer season rentals must be paid in full 60 days prior to arrival, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.

Payment of rental fees for stays of less than 7 days are due in full at time of booking, unless otherwise agreed to in writing.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.

We take great pride in offering a fresh, comfortable, attractive and well-equipped home for our guests. In that regard, occasionally, it may be necessary to substitute particular bed coverings and/or quilts from those pictured so the original linen article can be properly laundered. Anytime there is a substitution, it will be of equal or higher quality than those pictured.

When considering our cottage in your vacation plans, please carefully consider that, as pictured on VRBO, the cottage is furnished with a total of 6 beds. It will accommodate a maximum of 9 overnight guests. If you have questions concerning this restriction, please inquire before you book. Advance written approval is required to exceed this number of guests. An additional fee may apply.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Kid friendly, the twin bedroom (sleeps 2) and is decorated with a mermaid theme. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Only small pets considered. If approved, a non-refundable pet fee of $100 per pet applies. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • 2 master bedrooms with king beds, 1 bedroom with bunk bed with full mattress on bottom and twin mattress on top, 1 bedroom with a set of twin beds. Please note that cottage is setup for a MAXIMUM of 9 overnight guests occupying 6 beds. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure....moreless


  • Books:

    Small selection of books and magazines...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue-Ray available in each bedroom and living area...moreless

  • Games:

    Limited number of board games and puzzles provided....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV and Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in each bedroom with Blue-Ray DVD players...moreless

  • Toys:

    A variety of sand toys are available...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of videos are available for use by guests...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can view the beach and water's edge from the front porch and can listen to the waves lapping the beach. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    House is third tier from the water's edge. It is approximately 200' from the porch to the end of the street which is the start of the beach. Picture from porch accurately shows the closeness. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Third tier from the water's edge with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico....moreless

  • Water View:

    You have a good view of the water from the large covered front porch. When they are swimming in the area, you can watch the dolphins play....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    8 stool seating available at large island plus optional seating for 2 at drop leaf table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New heating and air conditioning installed in November 2014...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric - quick drying. Has all the bells and whistles or you can silence the chime....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Cottage has a fireplace but we currently do not permit use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean, fresh stylish linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating and flat screen TV with DVD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Comfortable parking for 2 vehicles. 3 vehicles are possible but might be a little tight....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and emergency 911 calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Full size, thick and luxurious towels and wash cloths and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Efficient and easy to operate. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee make and stove top hand tea kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Flatware, dishes, glassware, pots/pans/skillets, cookie sheets, mixing bowls, hand mixer, rolling pin, measuring cups and spoons, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel, easy to operate, and ultra quiet. You will appreciate all the appliances in this cottage. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large food prep/serving area. Pots/pans (varying sizes), baking dishes/sheets/tins, serving dishes/utensils, mixing bowls, glass and flatware provided. Crockpot, blender provided ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Overhead stainless steel with large capacity. Includes turntable...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection as well as regular baking...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Provided: 1 Week supply of dishwasher soap, laundry soap pods, dryer sheets, initial 3 rolls toilet tissue, 1 roll paper towels, bath bar soap, Bath and Body Works hand soap in each bath...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Includes ice maker and filtered water dispenser inside refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stainless steel with glass top stove ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-slice bread/bagel toaster with adjustable toasting...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch with picnic table, swing glider and deck chairs. 4 beach chairs are available along with 2 beach umbrellas...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Open lanai area at end of porch is great for sunbathing...moreless



Write a review 5
from 49 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 20 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Dec 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017/2018
Dec 30 - Mar 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$875 $1,795
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%


Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed booking. Rental fees for less than 7-night stay must be paid in full at time of booking. A refundable damage deposit of $300 is required unless waived or reduced by Owner. Damage deposit will be refunded within 7 days after end of stay if no damage is noted.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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39.13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mobile Regional Airport - 55 minute drive
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Runs between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan AL
151.02 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak in New Orleans - 2 hr 32 min drive
33 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Interstate Hwy is I-10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rainbow Pizza

Car: Necessary

Local heritage museum, Audubon park with walking trails and bird watching opportunities. Biking trails run entire length of island. Bike, paddle board, kayak, surf board rentals available from a local shop.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Mike and I live directly across the street from Ke O'hana Hale with our little Shih Tzu, LiLi. We are available to answer any questions or just sit and chat. You will feel like you already have neighbors. We enjoy serving in many capacities at Dauphin Island Baptist Church and enjoy participating in the many activities and opportunities offered on the island. It is a close knit community with wonderful, friendly people. We have been island property owners since 2002.

Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island, AL, USA:
Over the years, my husband and I have stayed in multiple rentals on the island through difference agencies. None of them really had that Wow! factor in terms of niceties in all areas of the home such as, a well-equipped and organized kitchen, comfortable and attractive quality bed and bath linens, comfortable furniture, quality appliances and those little extras that tell you the owners love and take great pride in their home. From the beginning, we have worked very hard to establish this home in that condition. We want you to feel like you a guests in our own home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Another big draw for this house is the wonderful covered porch facing the Gulf and its convenient location. It is third tier from the water, a mere 90 second walk. Also, it is perfect for senior citizens because it is not high off the ground like so many of the newly constructed rentals.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Master Bedroom 1 faces the Gulf

    Master Bedroom 1 faces the Gulf

  • The Mermaid Room will make a splash with your little ones.

    The Mermaid Room will make a splash with your little ones.

  • Full bottom, twin top. Top bunk has railings on both sides.

    Full bottom, twin top. Top bunk has railings on both sides.

  • Large covered porch facing the Gulf - great for relaxing

    Large covered porch facing the Gulf - great for relaxing

  • Sunset...unfiltered...and yes, it gets even prettier than this.

    Sunset...unfiltered...and yes, it gets even prettier than this.

  • Photo shot from end of the street

    Photo shot from end of the street

  • Master bath 1 with step in shower

    Master bath 1 with step in shower

  • Master bath 2 with shower

    Master bath 2 with shower

  • Each room has a TV and Blu-Ray player

    Each room has a TV and Blu-Ray player

  • Hall bath with tub/shower

    Hall bath with tub/shower

  • House is just a few steps from the water's edge

    House is just a few steps from the water's edge

  • Beautiful sugary white sand and gently rolling waves = perfect vacation.

    Beautiful sugary white sand and gently rolling waves = perfect vacation.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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