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Gulf front Luxury w/ Pool - Quiet Relaxing Retreat, great family rental

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 14 (No College Spring Breakers)

Are you ready to escape the “hustle and bustle”? Tired of fighting the condo crowds?

Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico our beachfront home - the Dolphin East, offers the vacation escape your family desires.

The Dolphin East is newly updated with fresh-bright colors, ($15,000 in renovations!) all new living room furniture, 50in WiFi TV, new bath vanities, new deck furniture, granite counter tops, extra long Restoration Hardware dining table, & new stainless steel appliances -- all to make your vacation experience enjoyable, carefree, and fun!

We offer a unique beachfront, family oriented vacation experience (NO Spring Breakers):

Breathtaking Views - Famous Sugar White Sand - Warm Breezes - Romantic Sunsets - Convenient Community Pool - Boardwalk to the Beach - No Crowds - Privacy - Don’t forget the Dolphins, Crabs, & Pelicans!

Location Specifics:

The Dolphin East is nestled within the quiet Bay to Breakers community, located in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores, 18 miles from Hwy 59 on Rt. 180. Bay to Breakers is a low density development and a short walk to Ft. Morgan State Park.

Activities:: Great Fishing (Bay of Surf) Water sports Nature trails with bird watching, sea turtles and the famous beach mouse. Biking Close to several plush Golf courses Near local restaurants, bars and convenience stores. Less than 1 mile from Marina with boat ramps and charters 2 miles from Civil War landmark-Fort Morgan and ferry to Dauphin Island 20 miles from Gulf Shore’s main shopping district and amusement/water parks 25 miles from outlet shopping malls.

Sleeping Accommodations:: Sleeps 14, 5 bedrooms + Kid’s “Hang-Out” room (3 King, 2 Full, 1 Full/Twin bunk, & 1 Twin.

First Floor - King size bedroom with comfortable linens, Direct TV & DVD. A full size bath services both the king and an additional bedroom with a Single/Full bunk and TV/DVD combo.

Second Floor – The Master Bedroom on the second floor has a Direct TV & DVD, master bathroom and private deck and large fish style Adirondack chairs.

Additional bedrooms include one room with 2 new Full Beds + DirectTV and a second bedroom with 1 king. Additional sleeping arrangements include twin size day bed found in the “Hang-Out” room with large TV for movies & Xbox games.

Please click on the Reviews tab to view the many positive comments from our previous guests over the last 10 years.

More Details

Shawn Callaway
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Shawn Callaway

I have managed our rentals with VRBO and Homeaway for over 10 years.

President of the Homeowners Association allowing me to care of any issues that renters may have in the community.

Love to get the positive feedback from guests on how much they enjoyed the area, the house, first rate beach, and the chance to unite with friends and family.

Shawn Callaway purchased this house in 2004

Why Shawn Callaway chose Gulf Shores

Great get away from it all beach experience with friendly people and lots of activities

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kiddos had a fabulous time building sand castles, swimming in the ocean, and making memories. Can't wait to come back!
Jun 2012
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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • HURRICANE: No refunds are given for disruption or cancelation due to Hurricanes or bad weather. Insurance is included in some rates.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain Style Showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located on main level which has living dining & full bath
    Hang Out Room - 1 twin/ single , day bed, Xbox, 40" TV, curtain, top floor in hallway
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Top floor facing beach with double rain head shower & porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , facing street, shares full bath in hallway
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Beach view across hall from shared full bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , On main level next to Bedroom 1, shares full bath in hallway
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linens provided, Easy access to Community Pool, Community bayside Pier, A/C, Spacious Deck with Screened-in Porch, large picnic table, over sized Adirondack chairs, grill, 5 TVs- 1 new 50' Plasma WiFi TV for NetFlix & Pandora Radio, HBO, 2 VCRs, 2 DVD players, Kids “Hang-Out” room (includes Playstation3, DVD and Stereo), Phone – local service, Sand Toys, sand chairs, Beach books, Videos, Large Size Washer/Dryer, Jacuzzi bath in Master BR, Iron, Full Size Kitchen, breakfast bar, Microwave, Fridge with Ice Maker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, espresso maker, and Blender!


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Gulf front Luxury w/ Pool - Quiet Relaxing Retreat, great family rental
average rating of 4.952381 based on 48 reviews

Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dolphin East in April 2017 for spring break and had the perfect beach vacation! The home was amazing and the location is phenomenal. The home is steps from a beautiful beach. The beach was never crowded and we often saw dolphins. The home had plenty of beach chairs, rafts and sand toys to enjoy at the beach. At night our kids loved finding crabs with their flashlights. The views from the home are fantastic and can be enjoyed from the spacious deck and screened in porch. When we needed a break from the beach we headed to the pool which was about a two minute walk from the house. We spent most of our vacation enjoying the outdoors but the interior of the home was wonderful. The family room/kitchen/dining area are very spacious and comfortable. We actually felt there was mores space than it looks like in the pictures. We prepared many meals in the fully equipped kitchen. We were with a group of eight and there were an abundance of sleeping options. Interior and exterior this home really is fantastic. We did head to town to try a few restaurants and it is about a twenty five minute ride. We enjoyed the restaurants but were happy to be staying in quiet/less crowded location. There was a small market close to the home if we needed anything and did not want to drive into town. I would highly recommend this home. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. We can't wait to return to the Dolphin East!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spring break week!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Dolphin East for the Spring Break week (March 11-18, 2017). What attracted us was that the house was far away from the Gulf Shores spring break crowds, since our party included 5 kids aged 8 & under. We wanted to be in a place where we didn't have to fight for beach space and didn't have to deal with loud college kids partying all night. If that is what you are looking for, this is the place! We had 11 total people and everyone had plenty of space. The kitchen had pretty much everything that we needed, equipment-wise, as we cooked most of our meals at the house. Only additional things we brought were a crock pot and electric pancake griddle. The furnishings and furniture were great at the house, and there was enough parking for the 3 large SUVs that we had...we could have probably had 1 more. The bedrooms themselves are nicely sized, with closets, and the master suite is large and has it's own balcony. From the back porch, it takes about 2 minutes to walk to the water's edge, and it's not too far to carry things. The beach is very nice...white sand...and there is always a nice collection of new seashells to pick through each day (my 8 year old daughter came home with 10 sand dollars). We saw pods of dolphins every day that we were there, which was also fun for the kids. We went into Gulf Shores a few times to go to the store (a nice Publix) and for a bit of entertainment when the weather wasn't cooperating. The trip is an easy 25 minute drive. We also went across the road to Tacky Jack's for dinner on the first night...good food and nice outdoor seating areas. The Sassy Bass is a restaurant about 3-5 minute drive away and has a small grocery inside that has essentials and a bit more, including a liquor store. The property itself was very clean and well-maintained...a bit more so than I would normally expect for a beach house. Everything was, I believe, described accurately in the listing for the house. Top floor has 3 bedrooms (master bedroom/bath, king bedroom/bath, two doubles) and main floor has 2 bedrooms (king bedroom/bath, bunk beds with double mattresses). Also the hangout room on top floor is handy for the kids, including a DVD player and XBOX 360. Finally, the owner, Shawn, provided top-notch customer service and response throughout the process. We didn't have really any issues at all. Would definitely recommend this to others, and would love to go back again someday!! Book this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at Dolphin East and had an amazing time! Our last family vacation had been in 2003, when my three children were teenagers. Now they were grown, married, and with four children ages 3 and under among them. I wasn't sure what to expect and how everyone would be able to manage together for a week. But it was fantastic! There were a total of 12 of us, and there was plenty of room for everyone. Since we were right on the beach, it was easy to come back to the house for meals and naps. The house was clean and beautiful, with all the amenities I could imagine. There were plenty of beach chairs and beach toys for the children. The beach was not at all crowded and seemed very private. We had evenings relaxing on the deck and chasing crabs on the beach. We absolutely loved every minute of our time there. The owner was a pleasure to work with, responding to every emailed question very quickly and pleasantly. My eldest granddaughter (almost 3 1/2) said almost every day that "it was the best day ever" - it was the best vacation ever, and we definitely plan to come back here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House was better than expected. We had our whole family down for our son's wedding and did not feel crowded with everyone in the same house. Beach was great. Homeowner was very helpful with any questions we had. We would definitely stay at this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best week ever

  • 5 of 5

We had the best week ever! We came with a big group and also had the house next door . There was plenty of room to accommodate everyone. We loved the beautiful weather, the uncrowded beach, fishing off the private Bay to Breakers pier and sitting out on the deck every night. This house was more than we expected and had everything we could have ever needed or wanted. The owner was pleasant to work with on planning and even text during the week to see how we were liking it. All though we never visited the pool (because shockingly the kids just wanted to stay on the beach) it was nice to know that it was there just incase we needed a break from the sand. We also liked the culdesac like area because it was great for our kids to safely ride their bikes. We went crab hunting at night and saw dolphins swimming by while we were swimming. I can honestly say that this was probably one of the best vactions I have ever been on and our group completely agrees that we will definitely be taking this trip again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ft. Morgan Beach is Amazing!! Located on the Peninsula of Gulf shores this beach is beautiful and serene. Our family has traveled to many of the panhandle beaches and Ft. Morgan is the best by far. We had a blast paddle boarding, Awesome experience kayaking with the dolphins and the best part is you can have the equipment delivered and picked up at your door. There were 12 of us staying at Dolphin East and it was very comfortable and roomy. We loved this house from its beautiful relaxing décor to the well equipped kitchen and spacious bedrooms. You can enjoy the gorgeous view from a nice screen porch that leads to a cool deck. The short distance to the beach was a definite plus. The kids loved the pool! We had fun going to the local bar/restaurants Tacky Jack's is a great place to hang and sing a little karaoke:) and Sassy Bass is a yummy place to eat! Will definitely stay at Dolphin East again, already looking into next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tacky Jack's 2

We only rent to families and adults over 25 years of age. No College Spring Breakers

Location Specifics

The Dolphin East is nestled within the quiet Bay to Breakers community, located in Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores, 18 miles from Hwy 59 on Fort Morgan Road (Rt. 180).

Bay to Breakers is a low density development, ensuring a comfortable beach experience with plenty of privacy. Cool off in the nearby community pool, or try fishing in Mobile Bay using the neighborhood pier.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning & Linens $260 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

1. Security Deposit of $750 is due at booking & acts as refundable security deposit during your stay.

2.'s automatic payment service has been hacked. As a victim of this hacking, we do not participate in that program. For security reasons, we accept personal check, cashier's check, and PayPal payments. PayPal can manage credit card transactions in a more secure environment for both buyer and seller.
4. Travel / Hurricane Coverage is required for rentals starting in late June through early October - add 6.5% to rental rate.
(Authorized Agent for CSA Travel Protection & Travel Insurance (GA License))
AL & Baldwin County Tax is now 6%

Cleaning and Linen fee is $250
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.