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HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!

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

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast 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 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!

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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)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
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
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4

Beautiful Home - Fun time!

  • 4 of 5

Normally we stay at one of the larger condos right on the beach. But we wanted to try something different during this family vacation. We were looking for more space and fun things to do. And, we found it all at this property. There were bikes provided for biking, a ping pong table, basketball court, swimming pool, ramp access to a canal for kayaking and more. The house was beautiful, roomy and allowed us to really enjoy our family vacation.

The booking was easy and seamless. Julie answered all our questions and responded immediately. I would recommend this home to anyone with a family. You cannot always count on the weather, so it's nice to have other options to entertain your family.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at our home and for your review. I'm glad that you found both the process and the home to have everything you needed to have a wonderful family vacation. Julie
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5

Terrific vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect vacation home, terrific location, well maintained with responsive and helpful owners. I had three generations on vacation, from 2YO to 74YO, and all were comfortable with plenty to do at the house and on wonderful Dauphin Island.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation on Dauphin Island and I hope you'll return!
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Nashville
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing stay. The house is amazing and we really didn't need anything as it was fully furnished. Awesome ice maker in kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and house is well maintained. The weather was perfect so my husband and I enjoyed the pool every day. The boys were able to walk to beach every day and rode bikes and rented kayaks that were delivered to the house for $15.00 a day. The only thing missing was lighthouse bakery was closed for a couple weeks. The owners were so nice and easy to work with. Would highly recommend and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and comfortable. It was exactly as the owner indicated. The house was spotless clean, very quiet area, and loved the view of the night sky from the pool. We enjoyed the island, kayaking, and the beach. Access to the ferry was quick and easy; 35 minutes and you are at Fort Morgan! We ate at Barnacle Bill's and The Islander; food was average. The Lighthouse Bakery is the place to go for breakfast and lunch. Pastries and sandwiches were fresh and delicious and service was superior!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! And we definitely agree about Lighthouse Bakery! Yummy! So glad you were able to discover many of the things we love about Dauphin Island. Hope you'll return! Julie
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything and then some! It's hard to leave your home of comfort but when we arrived you could clearly see the time and effort that was put into this home for comfort and pleasure! The beaches was so much fun and private. Defiantly a home that we will have no problem telling people they need to visit!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, and I'm glad you found our home to be comfy for your vacation! Hope you'll return!
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Map

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

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
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)

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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast 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 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
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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