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Gulf Side - Ke O'hana Hale (The Family Cottage)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

More Details

Kathy and Mike Stockton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Kathy and Mike Stockton

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.

Kathy and Mike Stockton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kathy and Mike Stockton chose Alabama

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties permitted or gatherings exceeding occupancy except by express permission from owner.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Single vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Single vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
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
Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Gulf Side - Ke O'hana Hale (The Family Cottage)
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Always excellent and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

I'll start by saying I am SUPER PICKY about cleanliness, etc - we travel 5 to 7 weeks per year with our three kids, and usually our dog - this is the ONLY rental we've been repeat guests at. This wasn't our first trip, and def won't be our last! The house is always clean, well stocked with everything you might need - and the owners are super friendly! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for families and friends. The kitchen is well equipped and big enough to share. We had 4 adults and 2 children (under 10) in our party. The front porch is perfect for early morning dolphin watching and evening grilling. I have stayed at several other properties on the island and Ke O'hana Hale is my favorite.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ozark, MO

Great location and homey

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect! Great location and great hosts. Plenty of room and nicely stocked with all of your needs. Can't wait to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela. We enjoyed having you as our guests and would love to have you back. Thanks for leaving the house so neat and tidy.
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Ke O'hana Hale

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a lovely four days at this very comfortable and convenient beach cottage. It's so close to the beach and really does have all the amenities a group could want including beach chairs and toys on the wonderful porch! The kitchen is extremely well equipped and there are four bedrooms!! The owners were out of town during our stay, but were always helpful and easy to reach by phone. We all hope we can return to Ke O'Hana Hale in the future.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deborah. We were bummed that we missed meeting you this trip. We haven't missed personally greeting very many of our guests since acquiring the home in 2014. Thank you for your kind words. It makes us feel good when guests enjoy the cottage amenities that we feel set it apart from our competitors. Hopefully, you will visit again in the future.
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Metairie, Louisiana

Great location, spacious, has everything!

  • 5 of 5

Six of my sisters and I spent four days at Dauphin Island. This house was perfect! It had enough bedrooms and bathrooms for us to be very comfortable and a nice, spacious family room. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, plus more. We ate all of our meals at the kitchen island. The beach was just a few steps away - Kathy and Mike had furnished enough beach chairs of all of us. We loved sitting on the porch and listening to the waves. We were even able to enjoy the meteor shower!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our beach cottage. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we are hoping to see you on a return visit to our lovely island.
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Russellville Ky

Clean,spacious and beautifully decorated! Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dauphin Island! The house was spacious and Kathy and Mike thought of just about everything a family would need on vacation! Kathy gave us some great ideas for fun with our boys! We really appreciated the beach being only steps away and the beautiful view of the ocean from the deck! We saw dolphins, caught ghost crabs, and picked up some beautiful shells. The beach was not touristy or dirty! It was perfect! Thank you again Kathy and Mike for sharing your beautiful property with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words Brian. We try hard to make our house inviting and comfortable and well-equipped. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come again.
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Nearest Airport
39.13 Miles
Mobile Regional Airport - 55 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.9 Miles
Runs between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan AL
Nearest Train
151.02 Miles
Amtrak in New Orleans - 2 hr 32 min drive
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Nearest Interstate Hwy is I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Dec 30 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 12 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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