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River Cottage Getaway - Short Drive to Dauphin Island Beaches!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Dauphin Island holiday cottage

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Screened Sleeping Porch, Sleeps 9

Getaway to the river in this beautiful home! Furnished for relaxation, come for a true getaway and enjoy listening to the birds, watching the boats go by, kayaking on the river, fishing on the dock, or just sitting on the screened porch with a good book. Cook delicious dinners in the gourmet kitchen, or purchase prepared and fresh seafood from our neighbors, Zirlott's Seafood.

Relax under the house in the 800 sf screened room with its picnic tables, ping pong table, and outside shower.

Mon Louis Landing: .

  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Julie (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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based on 20 traveller reviews

River Cottage Getaway - Short Drive to Dauphin Island Beaches!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Flora, MS

Great Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are beautiful. Secluded but also close to the beach and to Mobile. The screened porch overlooking the river is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee. A very short drive to the beach for sailing or fishing. The beds are comfortable and kitchen is outfitted with everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay at our home. I'm glad you enjoyed the home and especially the screened porch, one of my favorite parts of our home! We look forward to having you return!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Julie's house. House was nice quality and perfectly spotless with all the needed dishes, towels, blankets, etc. Screen porches are amazing! We've rented lots of houses through VRBO and Julie's definitely ranks with the nicest and with a great price. Close enough to Mobile and the beaches yet not right in the middle of all the hubbub. Super convenient to have Zirlott's yummy food right next door and a grocery store and several restaurants close by (Beaudeans was our favorite). Fun antique stores in Mobile. Booked a day of fishing with FinAtics who picked my husband up right at the dock at the house - can't get better than that. Great fishing right off the dock, too - caught 7 different species of fish. Thanks so much, Julie!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay and review. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit. I'm so glad you had a great experience with fishing, our place is in a great spot for catching fish! Hope you'll visit again! Julie
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Baton Rouge, LA

Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the River Cottage. The cottage is very well constructed and we love the modern decor. It's definitely very spacious and having a long dining table with additional bar stools was very thoughtful. It's a great spot for the entire family to dine together, socialize and just having fun playing board games when it's too dark to go outside. The kids and adults also play a lot of ping pong and yes it can be competitive at times. Fishing off the pier was also a big hit for the adults and kids. We caught red fish, trouts and croakers. We also went to Dauphin Island beach. It's a perfect spot for the kids to stretch and run around to release their energy. They had a great time playing in the sand while my wife and I pepper the volleyball.

There was enough homemade Thanksgiving food so we did not visit any nearby restaurants. Maybe next time. We did visit Chevron at Dauphin Island to pick up pizzas on two occasions though.

It was very professionally working with Julie. She was easy to get in touch with and always there to answer any questions. The River Cottage is truly a hidden gem in the Dauphin Island area. We plan to come back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much , Michael, for your kind words! Also thanks for leaving everything in good condition for us. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed all the home had to offer, and that you were successful at fishing! We look forward to having you return!
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had a great time here! This property looks just like the pictures listed. It had plenty of room for my kids to play and have their own space. My husband and kids loved fishing off the dock. My youngest son loved the ping pong table and board games. We grilled most nights instead of eating out, but there are plenty of places to go. This location is out away from the noise of others but close enough to get out and do planned activities, which we loved! The beach was just a short drive. Nice and clean...very impressed! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your stay. Glad your family had a good vacation. We look forward to having you return!
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Fowl River Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! We loved the house. Plenty of room for our family of 5. We loved fishing off the dock and my youngest son played ping-pong everyday. The outside shower was super handy for washing sand off after our beach days. It is close to everything you want to do. The house was clean and well taken care of. It looks just like the pictures show. I highly recommend staying here! We didn't want to leave!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and stay in our home. Glad everyone had a good time!
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Summer time vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful property. Just not long enough. We took our 6 y/o grandson and it was nice not having to worry about him making too much noise and disturbing other guests in a hotel. He could run and play and yell and just have fun. There was plenty of room and everything was very comfortable and relaxing.

The only draw back was the remote location. But it wasn't far to the beach and area attractions. About a 15 minute drive to Dauphin Island. And after a hot day in the sun, it was nice to be able to come home to 3 full bathrooms, get cleaned up and head out again. No down time having to wait on everyone to cycle through one bath. One of the toilets quit flushing and Julie had someone out immediately. Couldn't ask for better service.

The kitchen area had all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils we could want. We ate in for one big meal and kept the fridge stocked with drinks and snacks.

Only access is stairs, which could be difficult if one had difficulty climbing steps or had heavy bags to carry but we had no problem.

Recommend the beach on the east end. Had a water slide our grandson loved and could go down as often as he wanted. San Miguels Mexican Restaurant was wonderful. Chad, with FinAtics charter boat, was a great fishing guide for mackerel and trout off Dauphin Island. Enjoyed Ft. Gaines, but VERY hot. Our favorites were the fishing trip with Chad on Dauphin Island and visiting Alligator Alley in Robertsdale, AL just north of Foley. Got to hold alligators and watch them feed.

Cash is a must. A lot of the vendors don't take cards, but there is an ATM on Dauphin Island. Would recommend a map of the area with various points of interests, location of ATM, Dollar Stores, where to get bait, etc... at the house so you wouldn't have to spend time trying to find the most convenient places on your own.

All in all a wonderful vacation. Thanks Julie for having such a nice place for us to enjoy, relax, and have fun.

Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay! I'm glad you had a nice visit!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Mobile, Al
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 188
Nearest Beach
12 Miles

Located about 15 minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Dauphin Island, this hideaway is on West Fowl River. Located just downriver from beautiful Bellingrath Gardens, it's a nature lover's paradise! Jump in a kayak and explore the river, or just cast a line from the dock. Located along the Alabama Coastal Birding trail, this cottage is a great spot to view all types of birds.

You're 30 minutes from Mobile and all the attractions there, and a short drive to Dauphin Island where you can visit historic Fort Gaines, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, the Estuarium (sea lab and aquarium), and of course the beautiful white sandy beaches.

Other Activities: Birding, Kayaking, Relaxing!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Dauphin Island, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
13 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$132
Refundable Damage Deposit A$658
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Weekly rates only for Holiday weeks .
Rates subject to change.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • mobile phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 3 single bed
  • This 3 bedroom home will soon sleep up to 9 in beds inside - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin bunk, 1 full/double bunk.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming