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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just returned from spending a week here. The house is in an excellent location, almost at the end of the island. Very peaceful and quiet, no traffic and the beach was almost empty. The house is a good size and has a great layout with a huge deck. I agree with the last reviewer that the kitchen was poorly stocked, the knives weren't even sharp enough to cut lettuce. The shower in the master was horrible and the shower in the secondary bath didn't work at all. The pictures on the website must have been taken when the house was brand new, it is now pretty worn and could use a good cleaning. The doors, windows and woodwork were really dirty. Many burned out lights, broken toaster, no serving bowls. The beds were GREAT, however, they are tempurpedic and we slept really well. The grills do not work and there is no longer a boardwalk. The deck had fabulous views and was a great place to have morning coffee, you can watch the fishing boats and dolphins. There were plenty of beach towels and deck chairs. Nice colors in the house and cute artwork. Overall, the house is average but it is pet friendly which was very important to me as I brought my dog with me. We had a very relaxing week and none of the issues was bad enough to affect our stay. The island is beautiful and it is very peaceful. Be prepared for a long drive to the Wal-Mart, about 50 miles or so, so stock up before you arrive. We enoyed our stay on the island.
The photos must have been taken right after it was built. Stayed here in March 2011 and found everything to be extremely worn and very dirty. Kitchen was not well stocked and all appliances were very worn and dirty. The furniture was very cheaply built........it wasn't even possible to put your feet up on the coffee table without fear of it falling apart. In our opinion, way too much money for what you get.
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