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HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2 - 10, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Private pool

Is your week already booked? Check our our other listings, 216921 (sleeps 12 in gated community with neighborhood pool) and 211477 (sleeps 9, riverfront - great for fishing/kayaking)

This HGTV featured home is your perfect vacation getaway!. This home is located a short walk or even shorter drive from the beach and fishing pier and the golf course is 1/2 mile away! It is just off the bike trail and Salt Creek playground. The home also backs up to Salt Creek, a quiet creek which is great for birding, fishing, or kayaking from the backyard!

Furnished in the latest island style, this home features a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops, and luxurious bathrooms, one with dual shower heads and another with a deep soaking tub. Three bedrooms have direct bath access. Upstairs you will enjoy the home theater/game room with mini pool table. This also serves as the 4th bedroom, with full size futon bed (best for 1-2 children). Two twin futons in the upstairs sitting area sleep 2 more, for a total of 10 beds.

The outside life is great on Dauphin Island, and you will enjoy the luxury of your own 12 x 20 heated (off season) fun pool

Our Other Homes: If this home is not available, please see our other listings on HomeAway.

Property Number 216921 sleeps a maximum of twelve guests and is located in a private community with pool, tennis courts, and beautiful private neighborhood beach. Weekly rentals only.

Property Number 211477 sleeps up to 9 in beds and is located on the river, a short drive to Dauphin Island. You can fish from the private dock, and enjoy a private, peaceful getaway!

More Details

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Julie

We are Steve and Julie Kenney. We are homebuilders (need a beach home, anyone?) and have three sons. We love Dauphin Island and all there is to do, and the time we spend together, just hanging out at our Dauphin Island homes with friends. Our boys are active in Boy Scouts (our oldest, now in college is an Eagle Scout!), and we love to travel and stay in vacation homes when we do!

Julie purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Julie chose Dauphin Island

We purchased the property this home is built on in 2004, the day before Hurricane Ivan flooded the 50 year old home that sat (flat on the ground). We loved this property because of its unique setting on the island - a large, grassy, beautiful location along Salt Creek - just a minute from the beach!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Dauphin Island, Alabama

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional day guests allowed - max 10 registered guests.
  • No animals of any kind allowed - our family has allergies. Thank you for understanding.
  • If the home can be re-rented for the cancelled period, we refund all but $100.00. We suggest trip insurance.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Deep Tub, Upstairs bath
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower at Pool
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Theater room with full window bed - children only
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Sitting area upstairs with 2 twin futons
  • The Master bedroom is located on the ground floor and features a private bath with luxury shower and double vanities. It also opens onto a shuttered porch - a nice retreat for morning coffee! The second downstairs bedroom features a queen sized bed and opens onto the rear covered porch. It has an adjacent bathroom. Upstairs you will find the 3rd queen bedroom, also with its own private balcony overlooking the pool and Salt Creek, and also with an adjacent bathroom. The fourth bedroom is outfitted as a home theater, with a flat screen t.v., surround sound, mini pool/air hockey table, and a full size window bed (suitable for 1 or two children). At the top of the stairs is a cozy sitting nook which converts to two twin beds for sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We provide all linens and towels and have a fully stocked kitchen. Please bring your own beach towels for the pool and beach. The pool is heated 'off season' only... it will not need heating in Spring or Summer!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.744186 based on 43 reviews
5

This is a wonderful vacation home that was perfect for our family of six.

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything you would want for the perfect Dauphin island vacation. Our kids especially loved the pool, all the space the home has, and the many games available. We also enjoyed the privacy the home offers as we were able to spend a lot of time on the porches enjoying island life. The home is close to everything, including public beaches and restaurants. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for your stay and review. It's making me want to head down to those porches and pool right now! We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you return! Julie
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5

Heron and Heaven's Nest

  • 5 of 5

As all the other reviewers attest, except that one that would find a problem anywhere they go, this place is the real deal. I'm back home in Chicago writing this, but my mind is still there at the Heron's Nest on Dauphin Island. Like others have said, you don't even need to leave the home to enjoy your vacation. The place and property has everything -- a pool, a big yard, a creek for fishing, pool table, ping pong table, basketball hoop, board games, satellite TV, hammock, 5 decks, a grill, bikes, fishing poles, scooters, etc. These folks have thought of everything. These amenities are great, but the home and decor are what make the experience. Tasteful, modern, and very well kept. Stop looking and book it now!

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A calm, relaxing vacation home.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. Suited our needs well (5 adults, 1 teen, 4 kids and 2 babies). Well stocked with kitchenware, linens, grill, bikes, kids toys, etc. Central location on island, quite a bit to do around the area, more popular cities (Mobile, Gulf Shores, Pensacola) were a reasonable drive away for our week long stay. Owner was friendly, available and promt in addressing our questions. Only con was the walk to beach wasn't really quick and easy. Had to climb over really steep dunes. Would be ok for adults but not convenient for a group with young (1-7yr) kids. However, drive to beach walkover is short. Just had to let up the cars.Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay at our home, we're glad you enjoyed everything we provide. The dune walk to the beach is only one option and is definitely an "adventure" which lots of kids love. Many people walk on the bike trail to the public beach or, as suggested when traveling with equipment or kids, drive the 1/2 mile to the parking lot of either the public or Isle Dauphine beach as you mentioned. Thanks again for your stay! Julie
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Great Stay on Dauphin Island!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is exactly as it appears in the description. My family of seven had a great time here. Nice quiet spot close to everything you would want to see or do on the island. Julie was great and easy to get a hold of when we had questions about anything. We look forward to our next visit when it's warm!

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Thanksgiving get away

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful get away still close to beaches but quiet

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Julie's. Everything was just as described and Julie was great with communication leading up to our trip and while we were there. Would definitely recommend for those planning a trip to Dauphin. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Luke for your review! I'm so glad your group had a wonderful time on Dauphin Island and at our home!
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Map

Escape to Dauphin Island! This paradise features beautiful beaches, a historic civil war fort, a public aquarium, a golf course along the Gulf of Mexico, fresh seafood, fishing charters, a bike trail and so much more! Visit Fort Gaines, a historic Civil War fort. Watch for birds in the backyard or at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Have delicious cinnamon rolls at the Lighthouse Bakery, and play golf with a view at the Isle Dauphin Golf Course. The white sand beaches are beautiful, and you can also charter a fishing boat to explore the gulf waters, or rent a kayak and explore on your own! Fresh seafood is everywhere. Catch your own or buy some 'right off the boat' at the local seafood shops.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Dauphin Island, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$395
AU$2,105
 
 
Summer 2018
12 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,341
 
 
Late Summer 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$460
AU$3,157
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$657.7
Cleaning AU$197.31
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday weeks available weekly only. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. Ask about last minute 3 night minimum stays.
Holiday weeks, if available, add $300.00 (Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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