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Sound Retreat- Relax and enjoy!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Beach Cottage-sleeps 6. 3 bedroom/2 bath. Close to Gulf of Mexico and MS Sound.

Sound Retreat - Comfortable and cozy! Enjoy calm Mississippi Sound or wet and wild Gulf of Mexico! Fish and crab from dock. Sleeps 6 comfortably with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Cable TVs in living room and master and TV/DVD player in kids room for your pleasure. Walk to Gulf of Mexico in 5 minutes or MS sound in 5 minutes. Enjoy the well stocked kitchen to cook fresh caught seafood. The front and back decks for viewing beautiful sunsets or sunrises await you for a restful getaway. House has private boat dock, easy access to MS sound, so bring or rent a boat. Island amenities include restaurants, golfing, skateboard park, bird watching, cute shops, Estuarium, fort and museum. Ride ferry to Gulf Shores for more vacation fun!

Patricia Houston
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Patricia Houston

We love Dauphin Island, it is quiet and peaceful. Great place for kids and families. My husband grew up in Mobile. I grew up in Baldwin County. We live in Mobile. We have been married for 25 years and have two children. We have been bringing our kids to DI all their lives and love it. We are about to be empty nesters! So we wanted something that we could enjoy with our children and their future families. Sound Retreat is a great location.

Patricia Houston purchased this house in 2014

Why Patricia Houston chose Dauphin Island

We have been going to Dauphin Island swimming and fishing for 30 years. We had begun looking for houses to purchase last year and were waiting for the perfect place. We found it on Sandpiper. It was a fixer upper which we love. My husband is a great handy man! He can fix almost anything! My daughter, son, and I enjoyed painting , redoing the interior, and making it our own. It was a family affair! We are glad to share our home with other families to create special memories!

What makes this house unique

Great spot for getting to beaches or just viewing the beach. It is quiet and peaceful. The front porch is cool and has great sunset views. The back porch is great for sunning and watching stars at night. The stars and meteor showers are spectacular! Under house is always very cool with wonderful breezes great place to take a nap! Dock is great for catching crabs and fishing.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Sound Retreat- Relax and enjoy!
average rating of 4.6 based on 30 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Beautiful location and just a short walk from the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Sound Retreat! The house was beautiful and the location was great! There was a quiet beach a short walk from the house that was excellent for she'll hunting! While we were staying there we went for a walk on the beach one morning and a beautiful crane flew right up to the beach just a few yards from us and proceeded to walk within 5 feet of us and even posed for pictures. He was simply beautiful! Such an amazing experience! We saw lots of rays, crabs, and mullet fish, and even a very small shark! It was a wonderful vacation, only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very nice but...

  • 1 of 5

The property itself was very nice. Fully stocked kitchen. Plenty of towels. The knifes were dull and the iron had something on it that ruined my husbands shorts.

The reason they only got one star is we were blamed for damages that were not our responsibility. They refused to return our deposit because they claimed we left the hot water running in the kitchen and the sink overflowed and ruined the wood floors. We did NOT leave the water running. We walked through the entire house to make sure everything was in order.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These renters left on Thursday at 10am my husband went down on Friday at. 8 am to check on house before he went to work and found HOT water running in sink! And kitchen flooded with water! Ruined wood floor, subfloor and insulation layer was soaked with water. Sink was draining but slower than water flow. I'm sorry these renters think they didn't do this but obviously they did! No one else could have. Sometimes people make mistakes. I'm sure this was nothing they meant to do. But it happened!
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  • 5 of 5

property was better than out the back door was great.the island was laid back compared to gulf shores and orange beach.i will stay again but this time I won't leave the island for the whole week.some of the shops were not open at the first of the week,also the west beach is not open until Thursday.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thumbs Up!

  • 4 of 5

Nice little get-a-way that's reasonably priced. Comfortable beds. Nice porches with good views.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sound Retreat was amazing. The short walk to two beaches was perfect for our family of 5. The canal was a special bonus and we enjoyed fishing and crabbing. The house was clean, well stocked and adorable. We had such an amazing time and we will be back! Everything was perfect! Thanks so much for everything, and we look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Low key beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

The Sound Retreat was the perfect place to get away from the crowds and enjoy a weekend at the beach. We had a wonderful stay and will be back! The house was exactly as described, the beach access was extremely convenient, and the island was very quiet. Dauphin Island is very low key and there is not a lot going on there which is exactly why we chose it. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile Municipal Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Barnacle Bills or Island Grill 1mile
Car: necessary

Bellingrath Gardens, MS casinos, Gulf Shores outlet malls, lending library on island, Fort Gaines and Dauphin Island Estuarium.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $125

Your housebroken and well-mannered pets are welcome. Cleaning company will clean house after check out. Check out time is at 11:00 to give them time to clean before next rental. Thank you for renting with us! Enjoy your stay!

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Silver Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , stocked with towels
  • Step in tub with shower, stocked with towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King Size bed in Master, Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom, twin beds in third room, master bath and guest bath. Kitchen fully stocked equipped with dishes, refrig/freezer, dishwasher, coffeemaker,blender,toaster oven, dining table and bar, washer and dryer, and microwave.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Fort Gaines, shopping, restaurants, Close to Bellingraph Gardens, Close to Mobile and Gulf Shores, Close to casinos in MS.

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