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Wake and Sea 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Gulf Beach Front Home - 2 king, 4 queen Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

Directly on the beach, Appox 2500 sf of living area, deck partially covered,

Our home is a comfortable and roomy 5 bedroom, 5 bath ocean front property with no obstructed views and literally within a few feet of the Gulf of Mexico. Sunrises and sunsets are absolutely amazing to watch from the porch and this island is truly the Gulf’s best kept secret. It is decorated in Mediterranean, bright and cheerful with a comfortable family friendly decor. The house sleeps 12 - two king size bedrooms, two queen size bedrooms, and 2 queen beds in the 5th bedroom. An extra large open floor plan with living room, 8 person dining table, 6 person bar and modern kitchen w/ granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances provide ample space for everyone to spread out and relax. You can rent bikes, kayaks and other island toys and the very well maintained bike trail runs from the west to the east end of the island. The island is known for it's great fishing! Skinner's, local fisherman, brings in fresh shrimp and the catch of the day and is one of our favorite places!

More Details

Linda and Greg Black
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Linda and Greg Black

We are empty nesters living in North Alabama and have recently decided it's now time to slow down and enjoy the pleasures life has to offer. Every weekend we can, we load up as many of our pups as possible and head down to the beach for some fun and relaxation.

Linda and Greg Black purchased this house in 2014

Why Linda and Greg Black chose Dauphin Island

After visiting Dauphin Island with friends who own a vacation home on the island, we fell in love with the quiet, laid back atmosphere and decided to buy a place of our own! This is truly paradise for us! This beach is very low key and the locals are very friendly - just the way we like it. There are not a lot of restaurants but there is a great bakery and a couple of good seafood hotspots. It is truly the place to go to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends. We find ourselves retreating more and more often to the ISLAND!!!!

What makes this house unique

There are so many reasons we fell in love w/ this house - it has windows across the front that provide plenty of light and a terrific view of the water. After long walks and beach combing on the west end; we love sitting outside with a glass of wine in the evenings watching the sunset and listening to the waves crashing on the beach. Long bike rides or just being lazy curled up on the deck with a good book makes for the perfect beach day. This is truly the most amazing thing we have marked off on our 'bucket list' and we totally love the lack of high traffic and crowds you have at most beaches. It's truly magnificent! If you like a little more excitement and adventure on your vacations, you can drive onto the ferry at the east end and it'll take you across to the Gulf Shores area for entertainment and more dining choices!


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Wake and Sea 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Gulf Beach Front Home - 2 king, 4 queen Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful house right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this property justice. Perfect place for a family vacation. Don't hesitate to rent this house. Hopefully, we will be making a return visit soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love knowing you had a great vacation and enjoyed our home. We appreciate the great review and hope to be on your short list for your next trip to the Island!
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Fantastic week

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fabulous week here. I highly recommend staying here. We had 12 in our family staying here and we had plenty of room. It's was so nice having a bathroom for each bedroom. The decoration made the atmosphere! Would most definitely stay here again. You literally walk down the steps and you are on the beach. Beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO

A gorgeous house on a gorgeous island.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed her Aug. 12-19, 2017- 10 adults and 1 child. This house was great. Clean and tidy when we arrived. A bathroom for every bedroom is an awesome perk.

The pictures do not do this house justice. It is a very spacious property. The kitchen/dining/living room is huge. All the bedrooms have ample room and well furnished. We didn't feel like there were ten of us in the house.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Give it a try, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we love knowing what our guests enjoy about our home and their stay. We hope to have the opportunity to have you as our guest again in the near future.
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Beautiful house with lots of room!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with the beach as your backyard. It had all the kitchen appliances you would ever need and an open floor plan with lots of dining and living room space. The bedrooms were spacious and slept 10 adults comfortably. There was plenty of room for air beds for the kids. There are other houses close but it was still like we had our own private beach and we never heard from any of the neighbors. This house was great for our family with 10 adults and 4 children. We look forward to spending another vacation on Dauphin Island in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our home and your vacation. So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay on the Island and would love to have you back as our guests for your next Island vacation.
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The perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Dauphin Island and I hope it's not the last. Wake and Sea was perfect for our family. We had 3 adults and 7 kids staying all week. The 5 bedrooms are perfectly arranged and big. The kitchen had everything we needed. There was plenty of seating for eating and relaxing. We felt like we had a private beach. Even with all the properties around us rented the beach in front of the house was always just our family. It made watching the kids from the deck or while prepping meals easy. Walking up and down the beach and looking at lots of rentals before our trip I can honestly say that if you have a larger group there isn't a better property. Don't forget your bug spray- we were surprised by how persistent the mosquitos were at night!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate our guests taking the time to write about their vacation on the Island and so glad you liked the house. We usually come down in the spring and fall so haven't experienced the mosquitos which would definately not be fun but I hear they were worse this year because of all the rain! Thanks again and hope to have you as our guests again on your next trip to the Island.
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Fishers, IN

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for us. We all had enough space to hang out. For getting ready to go out to dinner we all had our own bathrooms!!

This place is Great

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for being such great guests!
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dauphin Isand Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Sea Lab Estuarium, Fort Gaines, Audubon Bird Sanctuary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Processing $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rates are from Saturday to Saturday. Check out time 10 am day of departure. Check in time 3:00 pm day of arrival. During high season these times are non-negotiable to allow the cleaning crews time to prepare the house for the arrival of the next guests. Rates subject to change until reservation has been confirmed by deposit. Checks for deposit and final payments can be mailed to Linda Black 1423 Modaus Road SW Decatur, AL 35603

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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