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Best Island Retreat for the Family and Active Seniors

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Privacy yet close to it all on the Island.

This house is very well built, situated in a cul de sac, nestled in a wooded area w/screened back porch to lounge, listen and enjoy songs of the famous birds of Dauphin Island. Beach is a short stroll. "Downtown" is a short stroll. Plenty of opportunity to sightsee as well as surround yourself in a very private area.

Bedrooms: Three: main suite with queen, front with double and adjoining one for the children with twin beds and a settee. Direct TV and wifi . Bikes for you to ride and explore the area.

Contact us any time with questions, we hope to make your vacation memorable and fun!

More Details

Owner
Whites Sea Enterprises
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Whites Sea Enterprises

FIRST SEASON OF Our first family vacation home, and we want to share it with like-minded vacationers. We live in Kentucky and have just discovered Dauphin Island ourselves. It's an exciting new adventure. We are constantly updating the decor. As the house was built in '08 to National Hurricane Standards you will find it a wonderful place to enjoy your days or weeks of fun.

I live on a farm in southcentral KY and am a Superhost to an Airbnb barn/studio apartment with swinging bridge over gorge. This will be our other venture; questions and suggestions are a must from our guests to make for maximum enjoyment.

Whites Sea Enterprises purchased this house in 2016

Why Whites Sea Enterprises chose Dauphin Island

When we discovered Dolphin Island it was transformative, we love the area, all local seafood, island bakery, churches situated conveniently in downtown. And this property is centrally located for quiet enjoyment of wildlife, handy to get from one end of the Island to the other.

What makes this house unique

It's fairly new, well built, thoughtfully decorated with guests in mind. We want it to be warm and welcoming for your stay here.

We had looked at many properties, both beach and beach view but when we first saw this house we knew it was just the place, situated for maximum enjoyment and has great potential - as you too will soon discover!

Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mainr bed/bath with queen bed Double bed, shared bath Twin beds, shared bath Pocket door separates these two bedroom from rest of house for privacy
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Peculiar, MO
5

Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Alabama Coast. The first time we stayed in a condo in Gulf Shores off of the beach. The family agreed that we liked this location and the accommodations were better...the island is very laid back and quiet. The only downside was not being able to walk right down to the beach, but it was worth it to have the peace and quiet of the island. The house was on a quiet street and there were no other houses visible. We saw people working at a house under construction across the street, but never heard any noise. There was plenty of room for the four of us. We often find that the living room doesn't have enough space to accommodate four people, but there was plenty of room here. The house was generously stocked with plenty of linens (although you will want to bring beach towels) and kitchen supplies. We couldn't find any game boards as mentioned, but there were a few puzzles, books and toys. The master bed was lovely and we slept like angels. My kids said their beds were not as comfortable. The pictures are very true to the house...very lovely, up to date, and clean!

This doesn't reflect on the owners, but I was somewhat frustrated with the lack of clear information online regarding Dauphin Island beaches, so thought I would share some information here. There are three public beaches - West End, East End and one in the middle that seems to have no name? IMO, the West End Beach is the nicest. Parking very near by and the beach was clean, but not "groomed" if that is what you are used to...you will see oil platforms on the horizon, but that didn't bother us. It was about 10 minutes from the house. We never found it to be crowded. It costs $6 to park plus $3 per person - pay once per day. Also, you can go late afternoon (5:30 or so?) and get in for free. You can rent chairs and other items during daytime hours. The middle beach is just $3 to park, but it is quite a walk to the beach and IMO not as nice as WEB. The beach on the east end is near the fort and was nice as well with some rock formations. I don't think swimming is allowed there due to currents. There are also some private beaches, including one by the golf course which is near the house - it was ok.. The beach that is connected to the bird sanctuary is very nice as well, and is free. It is a bit of a walk through the sanctuary.

All in all, we had a lovely stay...great property!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house has everything you need to enjoy yourselves. The master bed was comfortable,the kitchen has most of the necessities. Has a nice grill, bikes,and other odds and ends to make you stay enjoyable. (It had been awhile since I had cooked on charcoal and fell back in love with it and bought a Weber grill when I got home.)

You have several beaches to chose from,( one just blocks from the house) some nice restaurants to eat at if you don’t feel like cooking, Fort Gaines is worth the tour. I will suggest that you stop at the grocery store in Bayou LaBatrie for true groceries as that is the closest real grocery store. Overall a great stay at a nice summer rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta
5

Nice house on a quiet, dead end street but just minutes from the private beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and clean. Everything we needed was provided including towels and linens. They have some DVD's to watch, both adult and kid friendly and a bookshelf with several different genres to choose from. They provided bikes for the kids to ride, a BBQ grill and even some buckets for the kids to collect seashells in. The master bedroom has a door leading to the screened in back porch. The kitchen was nice and included a lot of cookware, utensils and everything you need if you want to cook. The street where the house is located is super quiet but less than 5 minutes from the private beach. We visited both the private and public beach but definitely preferred the private one as there was a lot more playing room for the kids and significantly fewer people. The house is located off the beaten path, yet close to everything you could possibly want to do on the island, giving you a sense of seclusion and peacefulness. We will definitely be back!

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  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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KY
5

great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Nice home and location. Enjoyed the screened in areas. House had everything you need!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family of 5. I would highly recommend this vacation home to others. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and our kids stayed here for 4 nights and had a great time! The house was clean and decorated nicely. We loved that there were bikes for us to use! We also like how tucked away the house is. Sitting on the back screened in porch surrounded by trees was so nice! And it’s a short drive or bike to the beach. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Pirate's Cove
Nearest Ferry
2.3 Miles
East End
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Isle Dauphine Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
J. T. Sunset Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Bienville Bch and/or Pirate's Cove, at golf course
Car: recommended

OUR FIRST YEAR TO SHARE OUR ISLAND HOME WITH GUESTS!!

A few reviews so far, we are looking forward to hearing from you as to all the amenities and suggestions too as we go along.

It's an island township, with all that entails, family friendly, everything is close by, beaches both on the Gulf and the Bay, Sea Lab, Estuarium, Ft. Gaines with Battle of Mobile was fought, Bird Sanctuary, and loads of other fun places!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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