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Beautiful Home on the Gulf | Gourmet Kitchen | Elevator | Pet-Friendly!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 14

You’ll love this Island hideaway on the Gulf of Mexico! Bordered by the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and a short walk from the beach, this two-story home features beautiful views of the water, flat screen TVs in every room, an elevator, and a gourmet kitchen!

Welcome to your Island hideaway! “Shell Cottage” is a charming 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom house located right next to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and just steps away from your own private beach on the Gulf of Mexico! Be sure to check out the aerial drone video and Google Map of "Shell Cottage" in the Media Tab above!

The Great Room has picturesque views of the Gulf and the Island wildlife. Large windows and two sets of French doors provide scenic views of the porch overlooking the water. This room is furnished with a bistro table with two bar chairs, two cozy chairs, loveseat, sofa, and handcrafted décor. For movie nights, this room has a 65-inch flat screen TV with satellite, a sound system, and Blu-ray player. This room opens to the dining room—perfect for entertaining the family!

The beautiful kitchen is fully furnished and stocked with everything you may need for preparing a wonderful meal. This modern kitchen is decked out with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a pleasant design. With appliances like a coffeemaker, double sink, knife block, refrigerator, oven/cook top, tea carafe, microwave, and all the cookware you may need, you’ll love cooking in this kitchen. Beautiful paintings overlook an expansive dining room table that seats 8 with room for 3 more at the bar. If you’re in the mood for grilling, you’ll find a gas grill underneath the house—great for cooking the fish the kids caught earlier!

Upstairs, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, flat screen TVs, and Blu-ray players in every room will please everyone in the family. The Master Bedroom is cozy with views of the deck and beach, stylish furniture, and 48-inch flat screen TV and features windows that open to listen to the surf. The Master Bath offers large countertops, Jacuzzi tub, sink vanity, private toilet, separate shower and a gigantic walk-in closet. On the other side of the house, you’ll find the other two bedrooms and bathroom. The second bedroom offers a king bed with a 42-inch flat screen TV and comfy furniture. Third bedroom offers a queen bed, daybed with trundle, closet, and flat screen TV. These two bedrooms share the second bath, which is complete with a tub/shower duo, toilet, and sink vanity.

This home is also equipped with an elevator! Downstairs, you’ll find the “Bunk Room”—a studio-like room that sleeps 6! This room has two sets of bunk beds—one set with a double beds while the other offers a futon on the bottom and a single bed on top. The Bunk Room has a full bathroom with toilet, sink vanity, and shower. This room also offers a flat screen TV, microwave, and mini-fridge, and the Bunk Room has a separate heating and cooling system!

Outside is a huge deck with views of beach and island. The deck has comfortable patio furniture and a child gate, which makes this spot great for dinners outside or afternoon naps. Underneath the house, you’ll find plenty of parking space, patio furniture, a gas grill, and a hammock!

If you can’t leave your furbabies at home, Shell Cottage is a Dog Friendly Property. A non-refundable of charge of $100 per dog is required for each one that comes to Shell Cottage. All pets must be reported at the time your reservation is made. We will require the total number of dogs their breed and weight. All dogs must be on a flea, tick and heartworm prevention program and have all current vaccinations. The Town of Dauphin Island leash law requires dogs to be on leash and properly secured when outdoors and also requires that dog waste from rental property yard, beaches and public areas be picked up and properly disposed of.

So pack your bags! This stunning house will have you longing to never leave and coming back as soon as you can.

More Details

Property Manager
Island Resort Management
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

Amenities

Audubon Place House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 3 Twin beds, 2 Bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beautiful Home on the Gulf | Gourmet Kitchen | Elevator | Pet-Friendly!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Madison, WI
4

Loved it

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We liked the house and the location. We did feel that the bedroom on the lower level could use more comfortable mattresses. Also the TV did not well. The light and the fan are on the same electrical switch, which is fine if you can shut the light off and keep the fan running, but that's not what happens. Also the stairs leading to the second floor should have a motion light on it. Its very dangerous going up and down the stairs at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Trophy Club, TX
5

Sanctuary next to a Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My wife, two dogs and I came to Dauphin Island for the first time. Shell Cottage was a great place to stay. The house is in a great gated community. It is slightly set back between two other houses. But that did not ruin the view. From the deck and especially the side deck you have an amazing view. Side deck is great in the hot afternoons. Inside was just as great. Very comfortable for the two of us and pups. Nice linens, appliances, and furniture. Private beach was fantastic and we basically had it to ourselves. Minor drawback was no outdoor shower and a small amount of landscaping that could be done. Overall we will be back and would highly recommend! Island Resort staff was awesome!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, OH
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is a great house and in a great location. Low key and relaxing. House is laid out nicely and kitchen is nicely equipped. Elevator made loading and unloading a breeze. Steps to the beach. The bird sanctuary next door was a nice place to walk and it created an unobstructed view of the ocean from the deck of the house. The fort and aquarium were also fun to discover. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Searcy, AR
5

It went too fast

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Best home away from home experience we have had in a long time. The private beach was phenomenal. The peace and quiet were just what we needed. Management was quick to respond to any issues we had and was concerned with our concerns. We did not want to leave and are already planning our next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Strafford, MO
5

The Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We are frequent travelers and have been to Shell Cottage twice now in the past two years. We normally don't go to the same place twice, but this place has resulted in the absolute best family vacation both times. I love that Dauphin Island is not a place with lots of people and crazy party goers, perfect for a family with small children. The house is so bright and well decorated, which I can't say for most of the vacation rentals we have stayed at. The beds are very comfortable and there are plenty of rooms and bathrooms to accommodate larger or multiple families, which can make it more cost effective if you are looking to save money. The location is also perfect. The house is about a minute walk away from the beach but it is surrounded by beautiful trees and feels much more secluded than any of the other houses. It is also at the end of the cul-de-sac which adds an additional layer of privacy. I also love that the town is somewhat small and has a biking trail that spans the length of the island. There is also a bird sanctuary within walking distance of shell cottage, so you honestly don't even need to drive much to have a week's worth of family activities. We spent our week spending most of the day on the beach with almost no one in sight. When we weren't at the beach we would go for long bike rides as a family, walk around the bird sanctuary and look for alligators, and even tried to catch crabs at night on the beach. We also biked down to the aquarium one day and took a tour of Fort Gaines. You can also tour the battleship in Mobile which is just a short 45 minute drive away, and there is also Bellingrath gardens about 15 minutes away for short excursions. It was the perfect mix of low-key things to do for a family with small children. The property was also very clean and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need. My only wish is that there was a decent grocery store close by, the ship-n-shore price gouges! Stock up before!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Grange, KY
5

So good we tried to book it again while we were still there...

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Shell Cottage was perfect for our Fall Break. 2 families (4 adults, 9 kids ages 5-13). We got groceries in Mobile and cooked at the house most of the week (except for a couple of trips to Miguel's, which we recommend). Kitchen was well-stocked; only thing missing was a blender, but we brought one. ADVICE IF YOU STAY THERE: Open all the cabinets, drawers, closets on your first day--they really do have everything! House sits back from the private beach, but you can see well enough from the deck to let the kids play out there. Comfortable beds. Bunk room great for 6 boys. We couldn't figure out the elevator, but it didn't matter enough to ask. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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