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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Alabama

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Wake and Sea 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Gulf Beach Front Home - 2 king, 4 queen Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 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: Jun 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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A week of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this home. We came down 3 years ago, and enjoyed ourselves so much that we had to do another trip! The home is perfect for our group of ladies. All 5 bedrooms have their own adjoining full bathroom, and 4 of them have their own access to the deck. The kitchen is well equipped, beds are comfy, and the view is spectacular! The only teeny tiny criticism I could offer is that the pillows are worn and need replacing in a few of the bedrooms, but honestly, I slept fantastic just the way they were! House was clean when we arrived, and everything was just as we remembered!

Dauphin Island is truly a hidden gem, I'm almost afraid to rave about it too much for fear that it will be spoiled by masses of people and commercialism. The greatest things about the island are the lack of chain restaurants, the peaceful atmosphere, and the easy access to all the island has to offer. No crowds, and clean soft sand to relax in.

It was hard to leave, so we stayed until the last moment even though the car had been packed for a few hours. There is no doubt in my mind that we'll return again.

Thank you for sharing your home with us, we had a lovely time!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for the glowing review. We appreciate your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We will replace the pillows and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and the ladies again soon!
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A Step Away from Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet location, other than the sound of the lapping of the waves on the shoreline, and the occasional cawing of gulls gliding along waters edge, and never hearing a car horn all week long other than to arouse me from a sea-front nap!!! Property was very clean and well-equipped for us as visitors. Highly recommend the property, it great escape from the common busyness of the spring break season!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review. You were also 5 star guests and we appreciate how you took care of the the property and left it in great condition when you departed. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay in our beach home and hope you will consider us in your future vacation planning.
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Blown Away by an Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time booking a house through VRBO so we were a little nervous. We are from Michigan and planned a family vacation with 6 kids ages 5 through 13 and 6 adults and Wake and Sea house was beyond perfect! Linda was always very quick to respond to my numerous questions and I felt secure booking with her. When we arrived I just couldn't believe how close to ocean we were and how beautiful the house was. It was very clean and very comfortable. We all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms to escape to when needed but the kitchen and living room had plenty of space to hold all of us. The kitchen was beautiful and stocked with everything we needed. Our favorite thing was waking up early in the morning and sitting on their comfy outdoor furniture with our coffee and watch the family of dolphins swim by. We saw dolphins every day all throughout the day. Our kids had a blast playing on the beach and we walked for miles every day up and down the beach picking up shells. The refrigerator was leaking one day and I emailed Linda and Greg (not because it bothered us at all, but just so they aware) and they responded right away and had someone our the next day fixing it. Wake and Sea is on the best side of the island and it truly was more than I expected when booking our vacation. You can be 100% confident in booking this house for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the 5-star review. We love hearing our guests have had a great vacation and a positive experience during their stay. It's amazing guests like you that make renting our house such an enjoyable experience for us. We also appreciate very much how well you took care of our home during your stay and would love to have you as our guests anytime you decide to visit the Island again.
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Won't go there again

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice home which would have worked great for us. We were disappointed when we walked in the door and there were several dead cockroaches laying around. We were not happy that no one had come in before we got there and made sure everything was ready for us (apparently no one stayed there the previous week). There were towels in the dryer, dishes in the dishwasher, the ceiling fans hadn't been cleaned in months and one of the tvs wasn't working. Called the owners and there solution was to move one of the other tvs in that room which was a good temporary fix and I assumed they would come and replace the broken one, but that never happened.

I let them know early in the week that we were still seeing lots of roaches. Their response was to send an exterminator to spray which would not work since we had two babies crawling around on the floor. They needed to wait and spray after we left and before the next tenants arrived. Hopefully they did. We ended up taking one home with us.

The response to our problems was that they had never had any issues or complaints before. The solution was to give us $500 off our next stay. That won't be happening since they couldn't fix the issue we had this time.

The beach is fantastic but they only had 2 beach chairs for a 5 bedroom house. A few more chairs would have been nice. There were plenty of items in the the kitchen to cook with, which was nice.

The last thing is most of the mattresses were great, one was not, it creaks and is very uncomfortable and needs replaced.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate feedback from our guests and are working to remediate every issue you identified as a problem during your stay. There are 6 TVs in the house and while it was not replaced during the week as there were 5 working TVs, a new TV has been ordered. We have regular pest control service and contacted them right away for extra service and sorry they were not able to remedy the situation during your stay but they have treated the house and the grounds around the house. Our guest agreement states we do not provide beach chairs. The housekeeping issues were a suprise and agree unacceptable for your arrival. We do not live locally and must depend on housekeeping and other service providers to do quality work and we welcome feedback from our guests if they find they are not performing at the highest standards expected. We will continue to strive to provide the vacation experience our guests expect and deserve.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We booked for 2 weeks as a corporate stay while we attended classes in Mobile. I wish I could stay away so I could book the rest of the year myself. Great place.. Could not have asked for a better place to stay.. Thank you very much.. can't wait to come back a couple more times. Just wish I could find a reason to stay longer..

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 6 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 3 2017 - Feb 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Feb 3 2018 - May 11 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 12 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2018 - Oct 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2018 - Dec 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2018 - Feb 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Processing $40 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + 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.
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