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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Richard Schmohl
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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.


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Gulf Beach Front Home*** Private Heated Pool, 5 Bedroom
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 65 reviews

The best house and location on Dauphin Island!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a HOME. It is obvious the owners have included every detail to make visitors welcome and feel at home. VERY clean, updated and well maintained. There is plenty of room for even several families to have their own "space" but a couple wanting a peaceful vacation retreat would still find it warm and inviting. The kitchen has every item needed to prepare a gourmet meal. The heated pool was perfect for an unusually chilly March spring break. But the private wide expanse of beach to play and relax on with spectacular views of the water, birds and dolphins couldn't be beat. Our family can't wait to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house. We had more than enough room. House has a great layout. Watched beautiful sunsets and the stars were amazing. With the pool on the deck and the beach right in front it was perfect for all of us. Can't wait to go back! House was well supplied . Lot's of great memories.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Haley, We do hope you will come back! Most of our clients are repeat for several years. We use the winter months for updates and repairs so we don't rent out by the month. Going back soon to finish before the season. Thanks for entrusting your vacation with us.
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Dauphin Island get away

  • 5 of 5

This awesome beach front house, complete with heated pool and endless views of the gulf, is modern, clean, well maintained and better equipped than we could have imagined for a vacation home. Three of the 5 bedrooms had their own bathrooms, and two of those had their own private door to the huge deck! Our two dogs were welcome and enjoyed basking on the deck while watching the shore birds scurry about. We cooked our own meals, not expecting the island restaurants to be open in the off-season- but they were! We enjoyed long walks on the beach, touring Ft. Gaines, the Audubon bird sanctuary and the Estuarium. It was a very peaceful escape, and we would definitely recommend this property to others, as well as stay again ourselves. We liked not having to go through a property management office for check-in, etc. and the owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying again! We will be working again this winter to spruce up and make a few comfort changes.We have to replace the total A/C unit this year because the salt air deteriorates it so quick. That and some other things should make your next vacation at least as pleasurable as the last at our beach home.
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  • 5 of 5

This property has it all! Every space is well thought out and planned for convenience, comfort and atmosphere. The decor is tasteful, classic and understated, perfect for the beach. The beds are comfortable and seating arrangements plentiful both indoors in the living and dining areas and out on the spacious deck. There are two large wooden chests on the deck full of beach toys and gear. We appreciated all the water spigots placed around the outdoor areas to keep sand out of the living areas. The small pool really is great for cooling off or just hanging out. The beach, just steps from the house, is beautiful and the sand, perfect for sandcastle building. You can watch your kids at the beach from the deck of the house it really is that convenient. They have a tether ball and volley ball net permanently installed on the property, which the kids and teens loved. You won't regret booking this house - it is a winner!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to respond with a review. You covered a lot for us. We are doing a little updating this winter to try and keep the comfort level up for our clients. So many things to consider for our comfort is your comfort. We are changing one of the rooms to better accommodate the parent couple in a queen bed instead of the double. Thank you so much for being a repeat client.
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Absolutely PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed for 5 nights with our 3 adult children, their spouses, and 5 grandchildren. It was everything we could have imagined and more. We were in the house less than a half an hour when our son said, "I think we need to come here every year!" It was so fabulous for the children to be able to go out the back door and onto the beach. They flew kites, played in the sand and waded in the water. We sighted dolphins surfacing out in the water and saw MANY shooting stars. Our adult children who are rarely together enjoyed hours of talking on the deck. My husband, who is a runner loved running on the island. The bird sanctuary was a great place to visit up the road, but mostly we stayed at the house with no desire to go anywhere else. We grilled and cooked simple meals in the well equipped kitchen. Thanks for such a beautiful place to rest.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is our 'forever' home!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing missing here. Extra'a galore from sheets, beach towels, kids toys. The kitchen lacks nothing! This year we had the added pleasure of a sea turtle nest right outside our back door! Love this place, this beach, this piece of God's creation.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Pam, We heard about the hatchlings. The sea lab people told us that the turtles might lay eggs three times a year and hatch out about 75 each time. This year there were two nests about 50 feet apart at different times of the season, maybe same momma. Thank you for staying at our house, please come back.
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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
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
May 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 4 2018 - May 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas week 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 29 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
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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