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HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 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!

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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.

Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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.
  • If the home can be re-rented for the cancelled period, we refund all but $100.00. We suggest trip insurance.
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
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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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HGTV Charming Island Cottage - PRIVATE POOL!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews
5

This is a wonderful vacation home that was perfect for our family of six.

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything you would want for the perfect Dauphin island vacation. Our kids especially loved the pool, all the space the home has, and the many games available. We also enjoyed the privacy the home offers as we were able to spend a lot of time on the porches enjoying island life. The home is close to everything, including public beaches and restaurants. Would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for your stay and review. It's making me want to head down to those porches and pool right now! We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you return! Julie
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5

An amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay! The homeowners were wonderful and their home was lovely! Such a fantastic island to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gonzales LA
5

Beautiful and luxurious home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Everything we needed and more was provided. The home was was nicely furnished and decorated. The beds were very comfortable. And the pool was just right for lounging in the sun. I would recommend this home to anyone wanting to have a very nice , very clean , and very comfortable place to stay while enjoying Dauphin Island. The owners Julie and Steve were wonderful to work with and made our stay very easy to book and an easy move in and move out. We will defiantly make this location our place to stay when we visit the island !

Thanks for sharing your home with us for our stay ,

Alan and Vanessa LaValley

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alan and Vanessa, Thank you so much for your stay. We are glad you were able to have a relaxing weekend at our home! We look forward to having you return! Julie
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5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our fourth trip to Dauphin and our first to this home and we absolutely loved it. Had been concerned since we prefer houses directly on the beach, but a few days with the pool and the privacy this lot afforded us allayed any misgivings. My husband's cut-to-the-chase question always is: "Would you do it again?" The answer is a resounding YES, definitely! Julie made the process extremely easy and we had no problems during the week that necessitated our calling her. Beautifully decorated rental in a very quiet neighborhood close to Skinner's (our favorite) and Lighthouse Bakery and within walking distance of the beach. Four generations spent the week together and each person said it was a fabulous time. We'll be back, Lord willing!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Rick and familiy for your review. We're so glad your family enjoyed our family's home! We look forward to having you back! Julie
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4

Lots of amenities! Very nice house!

  • 4 of 5

Well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, ping pong table, mini pool table, pool, etc. private lot in a quiet area.

if you require a firm mattress in the master bedroom, this may not be an option for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, thanks for your stay and review, I'm glad you enjoyed all the amenities of our home. I'm sorry you didn't like the master mattress, we've had nothing but rave reviews (including our own) of the comfy mattress. It's a Sealy Posturepedic Plush Euro Pillowtop, so it is not a firm mattress. But you are correct, none of our mattresses are of the very "firm" variety, so that may be helpful for someone. The other downstairs bedroom does have a "not as plush" queensize mattress. Thanks again for your stay. Julie
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perkinston,ms
5

House was very nice and clean. The pool makes it very enjoyable and good break from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Love the whole vibe of the island. Laid back family atmosphere with no chain restaurants and hardly any traffic. Won't be disappointed staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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