HGTV CHARMING ISLAND COTTAGE

Julie

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HGTV CHARMING ISLAND COTTAGE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 feature 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 air hockey/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!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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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!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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HGTV Charming Island Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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HGTV Charming Island Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152737
+1 -251 533-1357
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Sulphur Springs, TX
5

Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage on Dauphin Island is a great place to vacation with family and/or friends (we did both). The description really doesn't do it justice. This is one of the most beautifully decorated and maintained homes we have ever rented. It really is gorgeous! The master suite was so comfortable as were the other bedrooms and baths. All were well appointed with high-end fixtures and amenities. The kitchen was to die for! Everything you could possibly want was there. Games were provided and the selection was great--for the kids and the adults. Some of us enjoyed the beach, while others took advantage of the private pool. We didn't eat out much, but we did take advantage of Skinner's Seafood and ate their steamed shrimp, potatoes and corn a couple of time. The history of the island is interesting and we toured Fort Gaines and enjoyed a ferry ride to Fort Morgan. This is the perfect place to relax and read! The owners have made sure that all the comforts of home are available to their guests. We plan on going back next year!!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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HGTV Charming Island Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152737
+1 -251 533-1357
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Marietta, SC
5

Perfect house for the perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Cameras and pictures do not come close to describing the beauty and furnishings of this home. Everything about this house is breathtakingly beautiful!! My daughters and I love to cook and this had a dream kitchen that did not lack anything. It had every small appliance you could imagine. Upscale pots and pans and cookware...it was wonderful!!! The grandchildren (and one son-in-law) loved the game/bedroom. The kids thought this was the coolest room ever. The pool was great when we didn't want to go to the beach and the furnishings there were also great. My husband loved the hammock so much while watching the kids swim that I pretty much didn't see him all week. We all laughed a lot because he got missing very often and we would find him down by the pool in the hammock. One of my daughters is a germ/dirt nut. Every time we go on vacation she takes here cleaning caddy with the Clorox, Lysol, etc. and makes us wait for her to clean before we unpack. She literally does the white glove test on the floors and counters and bathrooms. This is the first time EVER that we didn't have to let her clean first before we could unpack. It passed her inspection right off and that is saying a LOT!!! She is one that does not mind picking up the phone and giving someone a call if it isn't up to her standards. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a vacation home that truly has everything. The first two days we were there we had heavy rain and storms. The first night we were there the power went out during a storm and us watching a scary movie. There were candles on the table and flashlights in the drawer. It lacked nothing for convenience or beauty. We purchased fresh caught shrimp at the local seafood market and mad low county boil and it was great. We grilled out a couple of times on the grill provided and all in all had a perfect week. Julie was great to work with and very accommodating in every way. I look forward to talking with her next year because I know we will go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Polly for your nice review! I am so glad your husband enjoyed the hammock. Funny thing is, just a week or so ago we were talking about whether the hammock took up too much room, and if we should have seating for more people there. I said that it was such a great spot for the person watching the kids in the pool, and that it should stay as is! :) So glad you agree! We look forward to having your family return.
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HGTV Charming Island Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152737
+1 -251 533-1357
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Olathe, KS
5

What a week!!

  • 5 of 5
We are really missing the house today as we sit at home watching the SNOW come down!! Our girls did not want to leave until we called and made reservations for another week. We all had a great time!
We were looking forward to a relatively quiet week without a ton of stuff to do- our schedule, like many others, is full of sports, church, school, and work activities -so we did NOT want a vacation with a "to do" list. We got exactly what we wanted! We were able to relax in the pool and at the beach. We played board games every day, something we don't get to do often enough and there were plenty to choose from. Our girls loved exploring in the back yard around the creek, riding bikes, and taking walks on the beach looking for shells.
Dauphin Island had just enough to do without having to do it all. We stopped at Skinner's Seafood at least 3 times- maybe more. We enjoyed the fresh shrimp and fresh crawfish boil. The Lighthouse Bakery was a true bright spot! We even stopped as we left to bring some home. We also ordered pizza from Island Rainbow- delicious!! We were wishing we could order some for dinner last night. We spent one cloudy and cool day on the east end of the island at the Fort and the sea life area.
The house was beautiful and yet very "homey". I'm not sure how old the home is, but it still looks like new! The pictures were spot on! The house was clean and neat and had everything we needed to enjoy a wonderful Spring Break. We are in LOVE with Dauphin Island and are looking forward to another trip sometime soon!!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Charise and Nathan for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed all that our home and Dauphin Island have to offer! Would love to have you visit us again! Julie
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HGTV Charming Island Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152737
+1 -251 533-1357
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at the River Cottage. It was super clean on our arrival. The heated pool was perfect for our March stay. The kids used it everyday. The cottage was well stocked with everything we needed, and we made good use of the bikes, scooters, beach toys, and beach chairs. Accomodations were perfect for two families with six kids between 5 and 14. No problems at all, and the owners were a pleasure to deal with.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay at Heron's Nest. We don't really call this our "river cottage" since we have another listing that we do call that, but I know that you were at our Dauphin Island cottage on Salt Creek and I'm glad you enjoyed the pool and all the amenities. Thanks again for your stay!
business
HGTV Charming Island Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152737
+1 -251 533-1357
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at the River Cottage. It was super clean on our arrival. The heated pool was perfect for our March stay. The kids used it everyday. The cottage was well stocked with everything we needed, and we made good use of the bikes, scooters, beach toys, and beach chairs. Accomodations were perfect for two families with six kids between 5 and 14. No problems at all, and the owners were a pleasure to deal with.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay, though we don't call this home the "river cottage", that's another listing! But I know you stayed here at Heron's Nest on the creek, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the pool and amenities of the home!
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HGTV Charming Island Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152737
+1 -251 533-1357
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
5

FABULOUS Home!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures just do not do justice to this home. The home is absolutely gorgeous with anything and everything you could hope for stocked in it. It truly was a home away from home and made our stay very enjoyable.
The island was like going back in time. It was slow paced and quiet. We rode bikes, took many beach trips and went to Fort Gaines and the Estuarium, both of which I would highly recommend.
The house had everything we needed and more. The kids swam in the pool non stop and had a blast in the game room too. Our group ranged in ages from 3 to 55, the kids from 3-15 and everybody had fun.
I hope we can make it back to Dauphin Island in the future and will without a doubt choose this home to stay in!
Thank you for making our experience the best it could be!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Melanie for your kind words. We love Dauphin Island for the same reasons you do, and are so glad you enjoyed our home! We look forward to having you visit again! Julie
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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

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Fall 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Jan 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Holiday weeks available weekly only. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • 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 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower at Pool
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deep Tub, Upstairs bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Theater room with full window bed - children only
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 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 for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • sound/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!

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