Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

The Whale House - Elegant Charm in Dauphin Island Village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Experience Dauphin Island the way it’s been experienced for a century. This updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath shotgun built in 1916 is in the center of Dauphin Island Village, less than a block from biking trails and a short walk to the Indian Mound, Goat Tree and Green Parks. Sleeps 6: king, double & sofa pull out. Comes with reserved boat slip on Indian Bay.

A Central Location: The Whale House is really in the center of 'town'. I use quotation marks because there are only about 1,100 full-time residents and the entire Island is only 14 miles long. You're able to walk to most activities and bicycle riding gets you to the places that walking doesn't. Three of the island's 4 restaurants are within walking distance...not including the Bakery, behind the cottage. The beaches are accessible via bicycle, short car ride, or the town's public transportation (two minivans).

Things We Love About the Island: There is a large bird sanctuary that provides excellent walking paths - you'll see beach, forest and swamp on the walk. We love to go there. There is also a small forested bird watching area that we like to walk through as well (an old Indian mound). The Estuarium is great. They often have fun classes as well as a great tour through their fish/sea life exhibits.

More Details

Owner
Teecie Cozad
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Place all garbage in a garbage bag, tie closed and place in can outside. Bagged trash only is allowed in the can.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Completely updated; vessel sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Luxurious linens and plenty of pillows
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Reservation includes a boat slip on Indian Bay.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

81% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
1% Complete
The Whale House - Elegant Charm in Dauphin Island Village
average rating of 4.742424 based on 66 reviews
5

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage! Perfect for a relaxing week on Beautiful Dauphin island. House is perfectly located in the center of town. Super peaceful and quiet. We will be back very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us. We hope to have you back. Teecie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay s the 🐳 House.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Columbia, TN
4

She was very professional

  • 4 of 5

Well decorated and stocked with everything we needed. Centrally located on the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Please come back to visit. Teecie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

A Great Spot to Relax

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Dauphin Island. The Whale House was centrally located and very comfortable. Teecie and Jared were very responsive to our needs the house was very much as represented on line. No complaints at all. Thanks

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments. Thanks fur staying with us. Teecie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Marrero, louisiana
5

Very quite and feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

The island is beautiful and close. Owners are very friendly and cottage has everything you need in it . We will be back . Thank you Mr and Mrs Coward

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We enjoyed having you as our guests. Looking forward to your next trip. :-)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time on the island was simply exceptional! Wonderful family time and The Whale House more than met our needs - all of the convenience of home minus the day to day routine and chaos. We have already reserved our dates for next year and truly appreciated the hospitality! Only 51 and 1/2 more weeks til our next visit! 😊?

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Pelican Pub
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Billy Goat Hole
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, AL
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
BJ's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dauphin Island Public Beach
Car: necessary

Dauphin Island is a barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Entry to the island is made by crossing a three mile long, high rise bridge. An automobile ferry from the eastern shore provides another entry point from Gulf Shores, AL. The island is approximately 14 miles long and 1 ¾ miles wide at the widest point. It is estimated that 1300 permanent residents call Dauphin Island home. The number of residents soars during vacation and holiday times. The entire Island has been designated as a bird sanctuary. Many attractions are located on the east end of the island including a Civil War fort, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, Audubon Bird Sanctuary and numerous boat launch sites. The Island's beautiful beaches of sugar white sand, public golf course and parks are added attractions located on the west end of the island. Together they make Dauphin Island a wonderful laid-back resort destination.

Other Activities: Biking, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, boating

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties