|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Let this serene Dauphin Island vacation rental cottage serve as your home base for exploring the Sunset Capital of Alabama! Nestled in a quiet beach community with outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico, this delightful abode ensures a truly relaxing seaside retreat.
With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and enough room to comfortably sleep 8 guests throughout 1,200 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this cottage is a terrific size and layout for families and friends traveling together. The moment you arrive, you’ll simply fall in love with the unit’s breathtaking setting, surrounded by picturesque beach scenery, letting you know that you’re not too far away from the sand and surf. All the essential amenities you want in your ultimate home-away-from-home are here, including air conditioning, in-unit laundry machines, and a fully equipped kitchen, complete with everything you need to prepare your favorite home-cooked meals.
Look forward to enjoying your early morning coffee outside on the cottage’s lovely private deck, where you can take in the gulf views and relish in the tranquility of the area. At the end of a memorable day spent playing at the beach, come home to prepare a tasty meal before gathering around the sitting area on the lower level patio. After the sun goes down, convene with your loved ones on the deck to observe the spectacular display of twinkling stars across the night sky. Thanks to the absence of glaring city lights, the stargazing here is amazing!
Ideally situated at the West End of the island, this charming cottage will let you enjoy easy access to practically everything Dauphin Island has to offer. From here, you’ll be within very close proximity of beautiful beaches, great seafood restaurants, prime bird watching opportunities, and the historical Fort Gaines, notable for its important role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War. Bellingrath Gardens is also nearby, home to a fascinating 65-acre public display garden and mansion on the Fowl River in a suburb of Mobile, Alabama. Whether this is your first trip to the Gulf Coast or the continuation of an annual tradition, this quaint Dauphin Island vacation rental cottage will not disappoint!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, air conditioning, private deck, 3 TVs with local channels only, and much more
- Enjoy sensational stargazing and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico!
- Fantastic location! Situated in a quiet beach community on the West End of the island within close proximity of gorgeous beaches and numerous popular local attractions!
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Full-sized Bed
- Bedroom 3: Full-sized Bed
- 2 Day Beds in the Great Room can accommodate extra guests
- No smoking
- Pet friendly with fee (maximum 1 dog allowed, no cats)
- Pet Fee: $50 Per Stay (Max 1 Dog Allowed, No Cats)
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
The house was very clean and tidy and had everything you could need for a short stay in a beach house. It had a few minor places that the owners need to attend to that we saw others have left comments about but for whatever reason they have decided to not address. Thankfully the weather was comfortable enough that we did not require the use of the heat or air since the owners seem to be experiencing problems with their central AC unit as noted by the message left above the thermostat. Someone has posted on here that it comes with "Dish", No it does NOT!! it only comes with over-the-air on all TV's and it was spotty at that. We did see a Dish on the side of the house but apparently that was reserved just for the owners.
All in all... It is a nice little beach house and if you are looking for a quiet place near the beach to get away for a few days with your family or special loved one then I'd have to say this hits all the right buttons.
The Island is quaint.. We found everyone we met to be very friendly and the food for the most part although a little pricey not bad after a day running around exploring the island.
We enjoyed our mini vacation of 5 days very much.
The furnishings are fine and plenty of space for a family, although there was only two of us.
The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable, we didn't try the others...no need to make more laundry.
The "cargo" elevator is a BLESSING when coming and going to transport luggage etc and no need to lug it all up and down the stairs in the Gulfcoast heat.
Some FYI's, which did not hinder our visit, but may be a concern to others:
BRING DISPOSABLE PLATES, CUPS, FLATWARE. (Nearest "grocery " store is 15 miles) Dishwasher is still not working, there was an out of order memo note on it. No issue for just two of us, but if there are more people, no one wants to spend their time doing dishes.
The home is well used as in the doors and woodwork are "dinged and banged" up. There was a hole in one where a door was opened into a closet door behind it.
Note that in the photos there is a table on the deck that seats 6 with an umbrella, non-existent. There is a molded plastic table with one chair to use, the other chair is cracked and broken, so, no meals on the deck, if you that is what you were planning.
There are four beautiful lounge chairs on the deck, perfect for viewing the constellations in the night sky.
Great value for money.
The house was very near and clean. About a block from the beach. It comes WiFi.dish, and a Wii which is not in The description. The only. Negative was the diswasher was broken. Would rent again !
House was very clean when entering ...the bedrooms were nice the beds are kind of hard but serve the purpose and we did sleep well.... there was already dishes and paper products which was very helpful... the only thing that needs to be upgraded would be the gas grill we was going to use it but it was very dirty and falling apart but besides that everything else was great the beaches are a short walk down the street and we enjoyed every day there...
We just left the house 1 day ago, it was the perfect get away, it had everything we needed and the beach was only a few steps away.the house was clean and we'll maintained. We had ole 4th of pots and pans and dishes to cook the meals we wanted, plenty of ice and refridge space. My 28 year old kids and their spouses enjoyed just relaxing.
The only critisim, I would have and it was minor is there are no hooks for clothes or towel bars in the second bathroom., but that did not stop the enjoyment.We would defiantly rent it again.
We loved this house and were blown away by the great value. The house is very roomy and only 1 block from the beach where we swam every day. The island bike trail is right out front to jump on so take advantage! My only complaints are that the lock is very difficult to turn in the door. I'm sure this is due to salty air conditions in the area. Also we never could get the lights in the living room ceiling fans to come on, even with following instructions. Finally the dishwasher was broken and only a dime size amount of dish soap was provided so we bought some and left it for the next tenant. These things though were minor to the enjoyment we got, even with some rainy weather. We hope to be back soon.