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Richard Schmohl

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Alabama Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathrooms, sleep 17.

5 bedroom luxury direct gulf front home on large 'thru' lot which extends from the street to gulf. No houses in front of or behind.

WIFI!, Music hook up (iPod,iPhone,ipad,laptop etc.)

This is the perfect vacation rental, great for families or couples. The interior is spacious with huge living areas.There's plenty of outdoor space, with fabulous views !

Sit on the porch, sip your morning coffee, and enjoy the sights and sounds

This is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath house on Dauphin Island sleeps 17 Adults

Enjoy the quiet southern lifestyle of one of the last Gulf islands to remain unaffected by commercial tourism.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard Schmohl (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Richard Schmohl

I am retired from the fire department and bought the home from my family. Two months later hurricane Katrina totally removed the house from the lot. We rebuilt finishing March 2008.

Richard Schmohl purchased this house in 2008

Why Richard Schmohl chose Alabama Gulf Coast

The original house was built by my grandfather in 1956 for the pleasure of his daughters family. As a child I had full freedom running the beach with very few houses in sight.

In 2005 my family wanted to sell and I did not so I bought it from them. Hurricane Katrina totally removed the house from the property two months later. Heart broken, I began to rebuilt on August 12, 2007 finishing March 21, 2008 naming the house 'Grace Like Rain', with my first rental client checking in on 3/22/08. When you experience it yourself, you will understand my love for the location.

What makes this house unique


House features an elevated fiberglass pool. We have a Private, heated Pool facing the Gulf beach of Dauphin Island. House Books Quickly. Pool is Pre-Set @ 90 Degrees oct thru mid May however, that is not to imply that it will be 90 degrees or even be warm enough during the winter to swim. (PLEASE NOTE THAT WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE POOL TO BE HOTTER OR COLDER THAN SETTINGS) POOL SIZE IS 8'X15'(4 feet deep). (holds 10-12 People)

We cannot guarantee performance and function of the pool and no discounts will be given due to any issues with the pool.

The house itself is better than advertised. It is well stocked and everything you would need is available and works. A perfect place for a large group. The living/dining/kitchen area are spacious, with plenty of room for everyone. Great location on the beach. Vacant lot next door same owner. Volley ball net and tether ball.


based on 53 traveler reviews

Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The handle on the basket was already broken. When my daughter went to move it the handle came off. Also when we sat in two of the beach chairs they broke. Neither of us were injured.

I will certainly keep you in mind for future vacations and share our stay with others.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't doubt someone covered their tracks in previous weeks with the basket handle. Evidently parents are letting kids jump in those chairs and break the slats. You could see where I made repairs. Thank you again for leaving the house as if it were your own. We look forward to having ya'll again.
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Not too much that I can add about my Family's week at Grace Like Rain that hasn't already been stated in the list of reviews.The property was clean when we arrived, well stocked with any kitchen utensil you might need, very comfortable beds for all of my Family, and plenty of room for all 10 of us. All of that with the Gulf and soft white sand right out the door.

I'd like to thank Richard for the courtesy calls after our arrival and once during our stay to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our stay..

Really the only think that I can add to this review is we liked it so much that I've already booked another week in 2017. So come on down, spend a week and ENJOY yourself.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to slow down and relax!

  • 5 of 5

Grace Like Rain is a fantastic house, located on a great beach, on a nice low-key island. We stayed two weeks (April/May) with three generations of family and the house met every need. Dauphin Island is quite, yet has enough restaurants, bars (Fins for live music!), etc. for a change of pace and a small store for ad-hoc grocery needs. Mobile is a quick 45 minute drive for larger grocery runs. The deck is perfectly designed to allow for sun or shade during the day and the pool is great for kids. We walked around the island and Grace Like Rain is definitely one of the nicest houses on the island. A great place to slow down and relax!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Dauphin Island is a little piece of heaven to us and we love to share it. It blesses us to be able to extend this to others. Thanks again.
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Fabulous Multi-family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Richard, we had such a terrific trip! We love your home, and found everything to be as indicated in the website. It was actually much closer to the water than we expected, too. We played volleyball everyday, plus had the usual beach fun. We did experience a couple unusual, crazy man-of-war/jellyfish days, causing us to stay out of the water for 2 days. I'm sure you heard about this unusual occurrence of hundreds of them coming to shore unlike any locals say they had ever seen. The pool temp was fine for kid swimming after a day or two of sunshine. We had much needed family fun time and such gratitude to God for this amazing creation and family.

We cared for the house as if it were our own and found everything to be terrific: plenty of chairs and toys for the beach, a well stocked kitchen, nice bedding and decor. The only thing that might be the perfect future improvement would be to have a larger table outdoors for lunches/dinners on the deck. This week was often too windy for us to have done that often, though, anyway. We spent hours every morning and evening enjoying the very large table indoors for board and card games and meals. We also rode bikes to "town" for the delicious Lighthouse Bakery, Fort Gaines outing, and more. We loved having fresh seafood from Skinners.

So glad we found Grace Like Rain! You were very attentive to our questions in the process. I highly recommend this property.

Thank you for this beautiful get-away! If we return next spring, we will hope to rent it again. Wishing you many blessings,


  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay, great house for my family!

  • 4 of 5

Annually all of us (three generations) holiday together. We come from every place between rural NY and parts of Louisiana for time together at Easter.

This place was a fine house, our first stay on the island. Upon arrival this house was totally clean, well stocked with kitchen appliances, ready for us to do our cooking magic (a couple chefs in our ranks). Plus the house was right next to the surf. We were just steps away from the ocean - very special!

This home setting had wide appeal for our 3-9 yrs old kids, the teenagers, the parents, and grandparents approaching age 70. We all agree this was a house to repeat stay for more reasons than any of us can state in a single message. We loved the opportunity to rent this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Grace Like Rain was a wonderful experience the place is very well-kept. Maintenance, Cleaning, everything is very nice and neat in order all the utensils You'll Ever Need. The owners of this property do a very good job of keeping in contact with the renters. I would advise everybody to pick Grace Like Rain. Great location right on the beach beautiful views wonderful place to visit our family and the other families had a great time and we would love to do it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Ferry
5.5 Miles
Fort Gains Dauphin Island, AL
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Isle Dauphine club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-10 two routes depending east or west bound
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Islander
Nearest Beach
Bottom of steps
Car: recommended

Visit the Sea Lab, Historic Fort Gaines, view birds and wildlife and explore secluded beaches at the Audubon Sanctuary, fish on the beach or charter a boat for sightseeing or deep-sea fishing, swim, bike, walk, collect shells, or just RELAX!


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 5 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All check out times are at 10 AM. Check in time is 3 PM.
A full name and address must accompany booking for insurance purposes.
A copy of the drivers license of the person booking must be emailed to

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.
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Alabama Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity-double head shower/Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Foyer Day Bed - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle (non pop up)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play crib, we also provide high chair.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master bed room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , State room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Dorm room-Double bottom/twin top bunk + one twin
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , The Cave-Two twin/bunks sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1 Pack and Play), Day Bed (1), Non pop-up trundle (1), Bunk Beds (2)=4 beds. Capacity in beds is 17.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dauphin Island is a barrier island accessed by a three mile, hi-rise bridge. There are some dine in restaurants and take-out foods. Skinners sea food is good for a variety of steamed delicacies and self cook take-out sea foods. Google Dauphin Island restaurants for more info.

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