KEY WEST-STYLE BEACH COTTAGE RIGHT ON THE GULF OF MEXICO!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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KEY WEST-STYLE BEACH COTTAGE RIGHT ON THE GULF OF MEXICO!

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

FABULOUS, GULF-FRONT THREE BEDROOM BEACH COTTAGE ONLY STEPS FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. Water views from nearly every room. This house was built in 2007, and is outfitted with the best-quality beds, linens, furnishings, appliances, etc. for your comfort and convenience. You are truly only steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.

This house features wrap-around decks on 3 sides to fully enjoy the great views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.

The Gulf-facing side has a large deck with a great picnic area for those beach-side lunches. It also has many deck chairs and beach chairs to watch the shrimp boats go by, with dolphins and other wildlife in their wake.

The Master Bedroom has a Gulf-view balcony, its own huge, private bathroom, and a King-size Luxury Memory-Cell Foam bed. Bedroom #2 views the Gulf and the Bay and has a brand-new Queen Memory-Foam bed . . . Bedroom #3 views the Bay and has a set of bunkbeds and also an additional Full-size bed. All the beds and bedding are brand-new.

Dauphin Island is a beautiful barrier island that is largely undeveloped. You won't find any high-rise condos or crowds . . . It's a great place to 'get away' and swim, fish, shell, walk the beach, ride bikes, or just read a book or work on your tan.

This house was built new in 2006, and is truly a beachfront cottage with all the amenities of home that we know you and your family will enjoy!

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Gulf-front, pet-friendly, beach house, waterfront, first tier

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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Hi! We're David and Nancy, and we live in Daphne, AL with our two school-age kids, so we have been making this house available to guests to enjoy as well.

We designed and built this beach house after our original house was destroyed by Katrina, and put a lot of time and thought into how to do it right. The end result is a 'Key West'-style cottage, but with all the amenities of home.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

We have lived in various Gulf of Mexico beach towns since 1990, and fell in love with Dauphin Island's quiet, rustic charm. There are very few places left where you can drive down a two-lane road along the beach, and see what the towns along the Gulf were like in the days before high-rise condos became the norm.

Most of the vacation homes on Dauphin Island are single-family beach houses sitting right on the beach. No traffic, no crowds, just a quiet barrier island to enjoy beach combing, fishing, shelling, kayaking, kite-flying, grilling dinner on the deck, and star gazing at night.

There is nothing like staying right on the beach. Being able to simply walk down the steps and be on the beach is wonderful. Sitting on the deck reading a book while listening to the waves, playing on the beach with the kids and then coming inside for lunch, are great memories, as are chasing crabs at night on the beach with a flashlight, or sitting on the deck and marveling at the beautiful night sky and millions of stars!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

12 Reviews Write a Review
Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
business
Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p61023vb
(251) 455-1159
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
tennessee
5

very private place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
our stay was wonderful. the beach and the house were very private. all the women loved relaxing on the beach while the men enjoyed the fishing. the waves were a little rough the week were there due to a tropical storm out at sea so we opted for fishing in the bay. we cant wait for our next time to visit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 27/28
business
Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p61023vb
(251) 455-1159
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Michigan
5

Michigander

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We had a wonderful vacation at this rental on Dauphin Island. The location is perfect-- towards the end of the island and on the Gulf side, which is much nicer. It is right on the beach, which was so convenient, especially with kids. The home was immaculately clean and well kept. It was well stocked with everything we needed. We have rented homes before and have been disappointed. This was a pleasant surprise, as the home was as beautiful in real life as it looks in the pictures. Nancy was very helpful, and responded quickly to our requests/concerns. I would highly recommend this rental if you're looking for a place to relax, enjoy the beach, and read some good books. We saw dolphins, pelicans, shrimp boats, beautiful sunsets, and loved strolling the beach looking for shells.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 25/26
business
Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p61023vb
(251) 455-1159
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
daphen
5

Anniversaries

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We had an absolutely wonderful time here at Island Time. We were pleased to walk in and see how nice the furnishings were and how clean the unit was. The views from the large balcony are spectacular! We enjoyed walking on the nearly deserted beach. There was an abundance of sealife to observe. It was quiet and peaceful, a perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our milestone anniversary.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 16/16
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Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p61023vb
(251) 455-1159
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Tylertown, MS
5

GREATEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
Me and my girlfriend absolutely love Dauphin Island and Island Time was the greatest, couldn't have asked for more. Sound of the waves, so close and the view was magnificent, Dolphins, Shrimp Boats, Seagulls, and our friend Herman the crane who came by everyday for shrimp. The house was super, great view from the deck, kitchen sink, bedrooms, living room. Looking forward to staying again, Nancy and David were super, just a great experience and would and have suggested to my friends. Took some absolutely beautiful pictures of sunset and night scenes, we had a ball.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 16/17
business
Key West-Style Beach Cottage Right on the Gulf of Mexico!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p61023vb
(251) 455-1159
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Freshly painted throughout

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We have been taking the winter to make many upgrades and improvements at "Island Time"!

The entire interior has been freshly painted, and mahogany floors were installed in the living room, hallway, kitchen/keeping room, and the utility room.

We have also gone through and updated some of the furniture, and added new housewares (knives, pans, and small appliances).

Our calendar for 2012 is filling up quickly, so if you'd like to reserve our beach home, please don't wait long!
Helpful votes: 11/12

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry (to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach)
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 10 and Interstate 65
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

Golfing, Dolphin Watching, Bird Spotting, fishing, beach combing, explore nearby historic fort, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, take the car ferry to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

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Availability & Rates

This listing does not have a published calendar. Please contact the owner for availability.

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $150/nt - $2300/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Winter .. Nov 06-Mar 09 .. $150/weeknight .. $ 1050/week .. Call For Monthly Rate
  • Spring .. Mar 10-May 18 .. $250/weeknight .. $1750/week .. $5000/month
  • Summer .. May 19-Sep 06 .................... $2300/week .. Weekly (Sat-Sat)
  • Fall .... Sep 07-Nov 05 .. $250/night ...... $1750/week .. $5000/month
  • 3 Night minimum, except Peak is Weekly. Some Holidays at Higher Rates.
  • Call for last minute Specials/Cancellation Specials $$$.
  • Fishing Rodeo/New Year's/Mardi Gras/Spring Break (families, please!).
  • SOME HOLIDAYS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! CALL or EMAIL.

Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom Number 2 has Gulf view and Queen memory-foam bed, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin bunk beds in bedroom #3 are suitable for children only
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
Notes:
Stereo/CD Player DVD Player PS2