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Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom

Richard Schmohl

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Richard Schmohl

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015
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Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Dauphin Island House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms, sleep 17.

5 bedroom luxury direct gulf front home on large 'thru' lot which extends from the street to gulf. No houses in front of or behind.

WIFI!, Music hook up (iPod,iPhone,ipad,laptop etc.)

This is the perfect vacation rental, great for families or couples. The interior is spacious with huge living areas.There's plenty of outdoor space, with fabulous views !

Sit on the porch, sip your morning coffee, and enjoy the sights and sounds

This is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath house on Dauphin Island sleeps 17 Adults

Enjoy the quiet southern lifestyle of one of the last Gulf islands to remain unaffected by commercial tourism.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard Schmohl (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Richard Schmohl

I am retired from the fire department and bought the home from my family. Two months later hurricane Katrina totally removed the house from the lot. We rebuilt finishing March 2008.

Richard Schmohl purchased this house in 2008

Why Richard Schmohl chose Dauphin Island

The original house was built by my grandfather in 1956 for the pleasure of his daughters family. As a child I had full freedom running the beach with very few houses in sight.

In 2005 my family wanted to sell and I did not so I bought it from them. Hurricane Katrina totally removed the house from the property two months later. Heart broken, I began to rebuilt on August 12, 2007 finishing March 21, 2008 naming the house 'Grace Like Rain', with my first rental client checking in on 3/22/08. When you experience it yourself, you will understand my love for the location.

What makes this house unique

THE PRIVATE Plunge POOL:

House features an elevated fiberglass pool. We have a Private, heated Pool facing the Gulf beach of Dauphin Island. House Books Quickly. Pool is Pre-Set @ 90 Degrees oct thru mid May however, that is not to imply that it will be 90 degrees or even be warm enough during the winter to swim. (PLEASE NOTE THAT WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE POOL TO BE HOTTER OR COLDER THAN SETTINGS) POOL SIZE IS 8'X15'(4 feet deep). (holds 10-12 People)

We cannot guarantee performance and function of the pool and no discounts will be given due to any issues with the pool.

The house itself is better than advertised. It is well stocked and everything you would need is available and works. A perfect place for a large group. The living/dining/kitchen area are spacious, with plenty of room for everyone. Great location on the beach. Vacant lot next door same owner. Volley ball net and tether ball.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Wonderful House, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your house with us. It was a perfect house for myself, husband and 3 children. The weather for our stay was a bit rainy so the very well heated pool on the deck was a perfect solution to keeping the little ones very happy. We appreciate how well stocked the house was including ample towels, blankets and pillows in each room. Its clearly an adequate space for many more guests. The living room set up was great with 2 comfortable couches (ie. no wicker :) and multiple recliners, perfect for afternoon napping in between beach ventures.

Fun had by all!

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Riverside, CA
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We came sight unseen from the west coast to "Grace Like Rain" which we booked over the internet. We were absolutely amazed at how perfect it was! When we first walked in we were so surprised at how really nice it was. You just never really know when you book on the internet. Everyone in our group (from Seattle,WA, Salt Lake City,UT, San Diego, Orange & Riverside, CA) loved it and we had such a wonderful time. We were having a family reunion in Mobile, we had everyone from the reunion out on Sunday for dinner and there was room for all 60 of us with no problem.

Also even though it was winter the beach was breathtaking and we had several beautiful days to enjoy the beach. The pool was a real plus and stayed heated even in the cold.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, I'm not sure if we had guests from that far out west before. It's nice to know that you all enjoyed your vacation with a southern touch. We do hope ya'll can come again. We strive to make our home pleasing to our guests as we like it ourselves when we are there. Thank you for your positive comments, have a great year!
Saint Louis, MO
5

Grace Like Rain is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year renting this house and we love it! The house is spacious with lot's of seating in the living room and dining area. It is situated right on the water and you have a constant view of the water with so many windows in the house. There is a large deck that includes a pool facing the ocean. There are several Adirondack chairs to sit in and watch the dolphins move in and out of the water.

I have never stayed in a rental with a better equipped kitchen! They have EVERYTHING you will ever need instead of the standard dishes you find in most rentals. They have a crock pot, a blender, wine openers, platters, bowls, bakeware, and everything else you can think of which makes it easy to make and serve large meals for a crowd. It seems like everyone that stays there leaves a little something behind spices, aluminum foil, hand soap, birthday candles...etc so that there are lots of things for others to use. We do the same things and try to leave it a little better than we find it. They also have a gas grill on the deck that we always use to grill fresh shrimp that we purchase at Skinners.

The house is very clean and nicely decorated. They have plenty of regular and beach towels and a nice washer and dryer. There are lots of beach toys available for the kids to play with so we literally bring nothing with us except for the clothing we need. There are even books to read, some games, crayons and puzzles for rainy days. We always rent sturdy beach lounge chairs from Chase n' Rays on the island and they deliver them right to the beach.

The house has wireless and a nice sound system hook up. I really can't say enough nice things about this house. We think of it as our home away from home and we hope to go back for years to come! The owners are wonderful to work with and even though I have never met them, they seem like friends. When we visited last year, there was a hurricane coming our way. They were in constant contact with us and made sure our needs were discussed and luckily it was down graded to a tropical storm and we rode it out. It put my family at ease that the owners cared and were available for us to figure out what we should do. This house is excellent in every way!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for righting the review. We are proud to have repeat clients giving us the confidence that we are leaning in the right direction for providing your comfort. We check the house regularly for repairs, cleanliness and supplies. Thank you again!
5

Beach Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We held our wedding here in April 2014 it was great. We even had to have the reception inside/on the deck due to the wind tearing up tents and there was plenty of room for guests to get there food and mingle. The owner was great to deal with. Will be staying again!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 12 enjoyed this house for five days. The pictures do not do it justice! The house is beautiful, well maintained and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is stocked better than my own. Plenty of bath and beach towels, linens and extra bedding. Beach chairs and toys were all there, too! The view from the deck was amazing and only about 50 steps to the water's edge. Plenty of space for everyone. I would highly recommend this house to anyone, especially ones with a large group! We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our property. We do try to keep everything on hand that we like to have when we are there. We are especially thankful for all of those who have taken good care of our home throughout 2013/2014. We look forward to your return.
5

Sibling vacation

  • 5 of 5

Last fall my brothers and sister and I decided we needed to reconnect as a family. Dauphin Island was recommended a relaxing spot for our vacation. We found your home on the internet and loved that it was directly on the beach. Upon arrival we found, as beautiful as the house appears on the internet, it was even more so in actuality. Your home is spacious, well decorated, and well maintained. The atmosphere is one of a home not a vacation rental house. We were surprised at how well stocked the kitchen was, from tools to pans to aluminum foil. There were plenty of towels with soap stocked in the bathrooms. The washer and dryer was very useful as well. We were all sad when our time in your home came to an end. I am hoping to use your home again next year and bring my children and grandchildren with me. Thank you very much for allowing us to use your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Grace Like Rain. We are happy that you had a memorable time and do hope you return. We pledge to make sure that the ones who work in the kitchen have what they need. It is pretty frustrating to try to cook a certain thing and find yourself in a jam because there is not a variety of options in cookware. It never made scents to us why you would have 8 of plates forks etc... We vacation there too, Thanks for your confidence!

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Fort Gains Dauphin Island, AL
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-10 two routes depending east or west bound
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Islander
Nearest Beach
Bottom of steps
Car: recommended

Visit the Sea Lab, Historic Fort Gaines, view birds and wildlife and explore secluded beaches at the Audubon Sanctuary, fish on the beach or charter a boat for sightseeing or deep-sea fishing, swim, bike, walk, collect shells, or just RELAX!

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Rates & Availability

From $349 Per night

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,799
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2015 - Nov 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$379
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Nov 5 2015 - Mar 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
 
Thnksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Mar 5 2016 - May 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
$429
 
 
2016 Summer
May 21 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,799
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$349
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Pet Fee $150.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All check out times are at 10 AM. Check in time is 3 PM.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity-double head shower/Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Foyer Day Bed - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle (non pop up)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play crib, we also provide high chair.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master bed room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , State room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Dorm room-Double bottom/twin top bunk + one twin
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , The Cave-Two twin/bunks sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1 Pack and Play), Day Bed (1), Non pop-up trundle (1), Bunk Beds (2)=4 beds. Capacity in beds is 17.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dauphin Island is a barrier island accessed by a three mile, hi-rise bridge. There are some dine in restaurants and take-out foods. Skinners sea food is good for a variety of steamed delicacies and self cook take-out sea foods. Google Dauphin Island restaurants for more info.

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