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Absolute 'Showplace' with Game Room, a Golf Cart & Pool Access

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Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Absolute 'Showplace' with Game Room, a Golf Cart & Pool Access

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Dauphin Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

The 'Purple Parrot' is an absolute 'Coastal Living' style showplace, competed in May 2007.

The floorplan is perfect- 1 Master suite down, 1 Master suite up, and even has a third floor 'Crow's Nest' Game Room, with Air Hockey, Foos-ball and a billiards table for family fun. The Main floor is a 'Great Room' layout, and there is a second-floor 'Sitting Room' for reading or quieter pursuits. Truly a great layout.

This house is situated in a small, private Gulf-front neighborhood that has its own private Gulf of Mexico beach, plus a pool and tennis court. The house itself is just a few hundred yards from the beach walkover, and even comes with a matching purple golf-cart to whisk you and your things to the beach or pool with ease. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Isle Dauphine golf course (public welcome), and to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

This house has beautiful (but distant) views of the Gulf from the second and third floors, with a panoramic view from the third floor 'Crow's Nest' game room. . . . not to be missed!

Keywords: Large, 3 story luxury beach house with Game Room and Golf Cart. Located in gated community, Pool Access

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About The Owner

This home is professionally managed by Dauphin Island Beach Rentals, a licensed Real Estate Company. We also have Gulf-front Beach Houses and Beach Condos available.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family had a wonderful time! The house is lovely, roomy, well furnished and clean. This development is especially nice because the houses are widely spaced, giving occupants a nice feeling of privacy. The kitchen was well supplied - a great variety of good pots, baking dishes and skillets, plenty of plates and eating utensils. We greatly enjoyed sitting on the screened back porch with an early morning cup of coffee, overlooking the unspoiled dunes. Access to the beach was easy, on foot or in the cart. Four of us brought computers and the wireless internet connection worked well. We'd certainly be happy to rent the Purple Parrot again.
Nov 2014
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

1 traveler review

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Absolute 'Showplace' with Game Room, a Golf Cart & Pool Access
average rating of 2.0 based on 4 reviews
2

The Purple Parrot has seen better days.

  • 2 of 5

I stayed at this rental for a week recently. Here's the information you want that I did not have before I rented the place:

Pros: Big house, very clean, quiet development

Cons: Let's see where to begin. It took me an hour to get the key out of the lock box; the dishwasher was broke upon arrival; the couch was ripped and furniture generally very worn; the roof leaked when it rained (and it was the rainy season) into the living room; their were a lot of bugs due to poor weather stripping around the doors; the 2nd and 3rd floors were very hot even with the A/C on full; no water pressure hardly in the showers or bath on the second floor; a ceiling fan bland fell off while on and hit my 4 yr old in the head;

The development: run down; no pool heater so we could not get in the pool; the beach was littered with garbage -tires, big pipes, plastic, other trash.

In short, very disappointing and a waste of money. I would not rent this property again.

I've stayed on Fort Morgan before at beach houses so I know to expect some wear and tear but this development and house was pretty bad. I wanted to like it. It was clean for the most part-which not all beach houses are and big. I just think they have not put money into the place in a number of years and it shows and the development is a dump plain and simple.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Brian, Thanks for staying with us. The Purple Parrot is is a very popular house that has many repeat Guests, so your unusually low review (2 stars) came as quite a surprise to us. We went directly to the house, and carefully examined everything, including the neighborhood, the beach, and the house itself. Here is what we found- The DeSoto Landings neighborhood was clean, well-maintained, and there was no trash, debris in the streets, yards, etc. We checked the playground, tennis court, pool and cabana area for anything that could be described as "dilapidated", and found nothing. The pool has never been heated, and is not described as being heated. The neighborhood beach was clean . . . no trash, debris, or anything of the sort. In no way did it resemble the sort of condition you describe. The lockbox worked normally (just set 4 numbers and pull the tab). Every one of our houses has a similar lockbox, and they all work the same way. I am sorry if it was confusing for you, but our receptionist talked you through it when you called. The "ripped up furniture" must have referred a leather sofa with a 2 inch seam that had split (see picture). The "broken dishwasher" turned out to mean that that the little door that holds the detergent packet wouldn't remain closed (but the unit itself still worked). We apologize for the inconvenience, but I am not sure how these small issues could have diminished your enjoyment of this beautiful beach house? Thank you for bringing the leak to our attention. It was the result of the French Doors on the second floor balcony not sealing properly during the heavy rains and strong winds we have experienced this month (April). We have scheduled these items for repair, and we apologize that they were not working perfectly for your stay. I do apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. The happiness of our Guests is very important to us. As for the house being too warm during the time of your stay, unfortunately, we were not told of this during your stay, or we would have had our A/C tech out there right away! When we arrived at the house, the air conditioning seemed to work normally on all three levels, but we are having it serviced, just to be sure. As you probably noticed from the Guest book, we have had many, many families enjoy this home, many of whom return each Summer. I'm sorry that your experience was so markedly different from the others, but we thank you for staying with us.

Map

Car: necessary

Isle Dauphine golf course is adjacent to this neighborhood, but has recently closed. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary is nearby. Neighborhood Pool and Tennis Courts. Bicycle delivery and Kayak rentals available on the Island.

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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1050-$3100/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Daily Rates- Please Inquire (251) 455-1159
  • Winter 2011 .. Nov 05-Mar 19 .. $1050/week. ($165./day)
  • Spring 2012 .. Mar 10-May 18 .. $1750/week. ($250./day)
  • Summer 2012 .. May 19-Sep 06 .. $3100/week. ($450./day)
  • Fall 2012 .. Sep 07-Nov 02 .. $1750/week. ($250./day)
  • Daily and Off-Season Specials- Call for details!
  • Holiday Weeks may be more- please inquire
  • Cleaning Fee $150.
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Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2) Each of the two master suites has a King Bed, Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Cribs are available upon request, Bunk Beds (1) There are a total of 3 "Duo-bunks" which means a Full-size on the bottom, and a Twin-size on the top. Total is 3 Full-size beds, 4 Twin, plus the two Master suites each have one King.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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