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River Cottage Getaway - Short Drive to Dauphin Island Beaches!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Screened Sleeping Porch, Sleeps 9

Getaway to the river in this beautiful home! Furnished for relaxation, come for a true getaway and enjoy listening to the birds, watching the boats go by, kayaking on the river, fishing on the dock, or just sitting on the screened porch with a good book. Cook delicious dinners in the gourmet kitchen, or purchase prepared and fresh seafood from our neighbors, Zirlott's Seafood.

Relax under the house in the 800 sf screened room with its picnic tables, ping pong table, and outside shower.

Mon Louis Landing: .

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • This 3 bedroom home will soon sleep up to 9 in beds inside - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin bunk, 1 full/double bunk.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

River Cottage Getaway - Short Drive to Dauphin Island Beaches!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Sweet Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I ventured to the Mobile area for a conference. Instead of staying at the traditional convention hotel, we opted to rent this wonderfully comfortable home 25 minutes from the conference site. What a great decision! Mon Louis River Cottage is a peaceful oasis; yet close to interesting things to do if one is so inclined. Dauphin Island is beautiful...spend some time there. Julie has a comprehensive list of "Kenney Favorites" which is quite helpful. Peace and quite is what you get here. We hope to return when we can spend a week and further explore this beautiful area. Thanks, Julie!

Sue and Dave

Bristol, IN

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and Dave, Thanks so much for your kind words, and we too believe our home is better than a convention hotel. :) I'm glad you had some time to relax, and we look forward to your return visit! Julie
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Great Thanksgiving Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great time at the River Cottage. The house was very nice, private, and spacious with plenty to do. The sunsets were amazing on the back screen porch and the dock. The ping pong table was a huge hit with the kids (and dad). Everyone loved fishing off the dock. We caught croakers, red fish, trout, and my 8 year old daughter caught a large crab. I would highly recommend the River Cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flora, MS

Great Place to Relax!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are beautiful. Secluded but also close to the beach and to Mobile. The screened porch overlooking the river is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee. A very short drive to the beach for sailing or fishing. The beds are comfortable and kitchen is outfitted with everything you would need.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay at our home. I'm glad you enjoyed the home and especially the screened porch, one of my favorite parts of our home! We look forward to having you return!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Julie's house. House was nice quality and perfectly spotless with all the needed dishes, towels, blankets, etc. Screen porches are amazing! We've rented lots of houses through VRBO and Julie's definitely ranks with the nicest and with a great price. Close enough to Mobile and the beaches yet not right in the middle of all the hubbub. Super convenient to have Zirlott's yummy food right next door and a grocery store and several restaurants close by (Beaudeans was our favorite). Fun antique stores in Mobile. Booked a day of fishing with FinAtics who picked my husband up right at the dock at the house - can't get better than that. Great fishing right off the dock, too - caught 7 different species of fish. Thanks so much, Julie!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay and review. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit. I'm so glad you had a great experience with fishing, our place is in a great spot for catching fish! Hope you'll visit again! Julie
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Baton Rouge, LA

Great Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the River Cottage. The cottage is very well constructed and we love the modern decor. It's definitely very spacious and having a long dining table with additional bar stools was very thoughtful. It's a great spot for the entire family to dine together, socialize and just having fun playing board games when it's too dark to go outside. The kids and adults also play a lot of ping pong and yes it can be competitive at times. Fishing off the pier was also a big hit for the adults and kids. We caught red fish, trouts and croakers. We also went to Dauphin Island beach. It's a perfect spot for the kids to stretch and run around to release their energy. They had a great time playing in the sand while my wife and I pepper the volleyball.

There was enough homemade Thanksgiving food so we did not visit any nearby restaurants. Maybe next time. We did visit Chevron at Dauphin Island to pick up pizzas on two occasions though.

It was very professionally working with Julie. She was easy to get in touch with and always there to answer any questions. The River Cottage is truly a hidden gem in the Dauphin Island area. We plan to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much , Michael, for your kind words! Also thanks for leaving everything in good condition for us. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed all the home had to offer, and that you were successful at fishing! We look forward to having you return!
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had a great time here! This property looks just like the pictures listed. It had plenty of room for my kids to play and have their own space. My husband and kids loved fishing off the dock. My youngest son loved the ping pong table and board games. We grilled most nights instead of eating out, but there are plenty of places to go. This location is out away from the noise of others but close enough to get out and do planned activities, which we loved! The beach was just a short drive. Nice and clean...very impressed! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your stay. Glad your family had a good vacation. We look forward to having you return!
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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Ask about 3 night minimum last minute stays!
Weekly rates only for Holiday weeks .
Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Mobile, Al
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 188
Nearest Beach
12 Miles

Located about 15 minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of Dauphin Island, this hideaway is on West Fowl River. Located just downriver from beautiful Bellingrath Gardens, it's a nature lover's paradise! Jump in a kayak and explore the river, or just cast a line from the dock. Located along the Alabama Coastal Birding trail, this cottage is a great spot to view all types of birds.

You're 30 minutes from Mobile and all the attractions there, and a short drive to Dauphin Island where you can visit historic Fort Gaines, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, the Estuarium (sea lab and aquarium), and of course the beautiful white sandy beaches.

Other Activities: Birding, Kayaking, Relaxing!


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