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HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 featured 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 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!

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 Alabama Gulf Coast

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!


Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional day guests allowed - max 10 registered guests.
  • No animals of any kind allowed - our family has allergies. Thank you for understanding.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deep Tub, Upstairs bath
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower at Pool
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
Sulphur Springs, TX

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
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Connersville, IN

Very clean, spacious and plenty of amenities to keep all ages entertained!

  • 5 of 5

This property is just what our family was looking for! It is off the beaten path in a small island town and had all that was needed to keep our group of 8 entertained for the week. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, fishing and crab hunting in the creek, short walks to our own private beach, and playing ping pong, pool, and board games when the sun went down or the rain came to shore. We were sad to leave and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this house and the island!!!

Everything you need for the beach and the pool is at the home. My son was so excited to find a dump truck in the toy box outside;) Drinking coffee on the front porch was so relaxing! We will be visiting this home again because it was great and Julie makes the renting process a breeze!!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, thank you so much for your kind response, and for being so accommodating with our furniture change out/temporary furniture! Next time you come we'll have the new furniture! I'll be posting pics soon so take a look! I'm so glad you had a great time at our home and on the island! Julie
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Louisville, KY

Adorable Home on Dauphin Island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home on spring break of 2017. The weather was perfect and the home was spotless and adorable. I spoke to the owner a couple of times while I was there with questions I had and she was very attentive. My husband is a chef so he was very impressed with the kitchen and all the tools he had access to in order to prepare meals for us. We had 8 people with us and everyone slept comfortable. We had identical twin 10 year old boys sleep on the futons at the top of the stairs and they were very comfortable. The pool and the salt creek were a lot of fun. We rented kayaks from Don and he was a nice man. We ate all over the island and the restaurants were small and pretty good. I would follow the owner's recommendations when it comes to restaurants. There are groceries but I would go to Greer's across the bridge for your meat. The island was very quiet and the perfect place to take teenagers if you don't want them going to beach parties every night because there are none. There is no place to go and get dressed up. These people truly live on island time. The home is a short bike ride from everything and a 10 minute walk to the beach. It's in a perfect location. They had plenty of balls, toys, fishing poles, games and bikes but the bikes are on their last leg. You might need to bring your own or plan to rent one. The owners don't guarantee bikes so this wasn't a big deal. We loved this home and are so grateful the owners are sharing it with others.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary for your kind review, I'm so glad you had a wonderful stay. We agree with you on all the reasons our family likes Dauphin Island - a great place for families to reconnect without a lot of distractions, but still lots to do. You are correct about the bikes, and our not guaranteeing them - we consider them to be a nice bonus when we can have some available, but due to wear and tear we just can't promise them. Since your stay we have actually replaced several, and there are also official bike rental places on the island if it's not convenient to bring your own. Thanks again for choosing our home, and we look forward to having your family visit again.
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Private and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home, well furnished. Nice pool and outdoor space which is private and quiet. Also within walking/biking distance to restaurants and shops. Plus, the beach is an easy walk or short drive. We would be happy to stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mark for your kind words. It was great to meet you and I'm glad you all enjoyed your first trip to Dauphin Island!
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Wonderful, relaxing and private vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week between Christmas and New Year and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more (well, we could've discovered Skinner's sooner, that place is amazing!). The house was wonderful for our 2 families and offered the perfect amount of space and privacy. The game room and heated pool were a hit with the teenagers and the deck and river (kayaking) were great for the adults. The proximity to both sides of the island and beaches was convenient and the house was wonderfully finished and stocked. Would highly recommend to others and will likely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and stay. We're so glad you were able to enjoy this wonderful season on Dauphin Island!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday weeks available weekly only. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. Ask about last minute 3 night minimum stays.
Holiday weeks, if available, add $300.00 (Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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