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

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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Dauphin Island 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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016

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 59 traveler reviews

Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom
average rating of 4.983051 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying here - 2013, 2015 and 2016. The owners are very welcoming. We were lucky enough to meet them on our first vacation and they made us feel like we were old friends. The home has everything we needed and is well maintained. If there is a problem with something, it is taken care of. There is plenty of room to spread your wings in the house and not invade some one else's space. We all walked in this year and felt like we were at home. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful. Just sitting on the deck and watching the waves roll in, you can feel every bit of tension wash away with the waves. The plunge pool was again put to good use this year as it has been in the past years. I hope we are lucky enough to return again, again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you all will return! Thank you for reviewing. We do get to meet some of our clients and would wish to meet all but the house is about your vacation pleasures. Our clients have taken very good care of our house and we appreciate the effort. We find that our effort to detail creates a homely environment and our clients take care of "their" dwelling.
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Paradise, perfect place to refresh

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away to renew your spirit. The gulf is 25 steps from end of Boardwalk to waters edge. Beautiful flat beach with miles of gulf views. We watched dolphins play in front of us each day. We caught crabs for supper one night. The house is breath taking and the bedrooms are separate so that everyone has their on personal space. The common area with kitchen dining room and living room is huge. We had nine people at one time and all had plenty of room. The porch facing the gulf allows for fabulous views of the rising and setting sun , watching the waves break on the shore and a perfect size pool for a fresh dip. The porch needs a ceiling fan to make this place perfect. We have stayed in Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan for years. This is now our favorite place. Ages 7-65 and everyone voted Grace Like Rain the very best place we have ever been.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We strive to please with the house and its' comfort. We put ceiling fans on the front porch when we built but the winds broke all of the blades within three months. Some things are just too vulnerable in this zone. We hope you return.
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Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this vacation rental and our 1st time to Dauphin Island. This house had everything we needed and more! The owner was so helpful while we planned our stay and you can tell that lots of thought has been put into making this feel like home. Even when the weather wasn't perfect for the beach our kids still enjoyed using the pool on the deck. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your time to review. We know that our clients depend on a pleasant, worry free vacation so we work hard to ensure the house is maintained well.
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Excellent property! A beautiful home, nicely furnished, with everything we could need for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean and nicely maintained home with lots of attention to detail that made our vacation enjoyable. The volleyball net was a nice surprise (volleyball included). The kitchen had everything we needed and then some, with plenty of dishes and glassware (plastic for the outside -- a nice touch). Lots of outdoor seating and beach toys. Nothing was lacking! We will be back (this was already a repeat stay)! I would recommend this property for anyone, especially large or multiple family groups, as there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and still feel comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We replace the net and tether ball each year because the elements are so harsh on everything. We are working through the house this winter to make sure all is good for all of our clients.
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Wonderful beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week with family at a wonderful beach house. We are always so impressed that Richard provides all the necessities and more. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again, Thank you for responding. Summer weeks are hard for my cleaning crew but they are very attentive to detail. So far we have had no complaints of the cleanliness of the house. One client showed up to find the house had not been cleaned. Needless to say, I re-hired and refunded their fee. They were repeat clients and were so gracious.
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This was the BEST Family Vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect!! It had everything we needed plus more. It is so much better in person!! The kids could go from the pool to the beach by themarbles while the adults relaxed on the porch. We already have our trip booked for next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review. We will continue to improve our only vacation rental in hopes that the review responses will remain in the five star status. We are confident that doing the job right gains repeat clients.
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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
Sep 1 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
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $150
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.
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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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Dauphin Island 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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