|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This architect designed home is 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths - The living, dining and kitchen areas of this beautiful home open out to the gulf side deck. This property has glass doors across the Gulf side with awesome views. The home has approximately 2,300 sq ft and includes all amenities, and beautiful designer furnishings throughout. All four bedrooms face the gulf of Mexico and each has its own private bath...an outstanding floor plan with beautiful gulf views. There are two master's downstairs with King Size Beds. The two upstairs bedrooms both have 2 full size beds each. There is also a wonderful screened porch upstairs overlooking the Gulf. Open decks with wonderful deck furniture. Ceramic tile and carpeted bedrooms. 5 TVs, DVD's, DSL internet.
Our vacation rental homes are individually owned by people from across the United States and beyond. They rely on Dauphin Island Real Estate, Inc. to be their rental agency because they want professional management by the 'Dauphin Island Vacation Experts'. Our owners use their properties many times throughout the year. They enjoy the Island as much as we know you will!
Dauphin Island, a wonder of nature and full of history is a barrier island on the Gulf . The population is about 1,300. The town is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. The island was named for Louis XIV's great-grandson and heir, the Dauphin. Our 'laid-back' atmosphere is prized by folks who enjoy serenity and natural beauty.
The eastern, wider portion of the island, is shaded by thick stands of maritime pine trees, but the narrow, western part of the island features scrub growth and few trees.
Dauphin Island is home to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The Estuarium public aquarium, the Dauphin Island Airport, boat ramps, a fishing pier located on the Island's eastern end, historic sites, several restaurants. Beaches attract tourism, and fishing is a popular activity in the waters around the island. The island is connected to the mainland by a 3.5 mile long bridge.
Although the entire island is a bird sanctuary, the main one is the 164-acre Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Dauphin Island is the first landfall encountered by many birds as they migrate north from Central and South America, and as a consequence many species can be found resting there before continuing their journey.
In 1519, the Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda was the first documented European to visit, staying long enough to map the island with remarkable accuracy.
The island's French history began on January 31, 1699, when the explorer Pierre Le Moyne, sieur d'Iberville, D'Iberville later decided to locate a port for Fort Louis de La Louisiane (Mobile). Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of the island was built between 1821 and 1848. It was occupied by Confederate forces in 1861, and captured by Federal troops during the Battle of Mobile Bay. The phrase, 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,' was spoken by U. S. Admiral David Farragut just a few hundred yards from Dauphin Island's shore.
We love 'The Island' as much as we know you will!
The old walled Fort Gaines is on the east end of Dauphin Island. A ferry from nearby Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores brings both vehicles and pedestrians to the island. One of the closest attractions to the ferry dock is The Estuarium, located at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab...a fresh- and saltwater aquarium highlighting species native to coastal Alabama.
Sailfish was FABULOUS! We could not have asked for a better house for our spring break. Everything we could have possibly needed was in that house. Not only is the house beautifully decorated, it was very clean and the views are spectacular and it really felt like home. We plan to make this a regular family trip! In our opinion we were in the best house on the island! There isn't much to do on Dauphin Island so if you are looking for fast pace, lots of activities I would suggest going somewhere else. But if you want to sit in the sand with a good book and enjoy the peace and quiet, this was the perfect spot!
We didn't know what to think since this was our first rental of a home on the beach. Each year my brothers and myself have spent a week in the late winter golfing on the gulf. This stay was the first for us to take our wives and we needed it to be special. Each of us are retired or near retired and plan on doing this for a long time. The stay was spectacular, great views and the house was well kept. There is even a nice golf course on the island that is easy to get on with little waiting. Overall our group would rate this an exceptional place to visit.
This home is beautiful, spacious, and very well stocked. It has all the comforts of your own home. The views are spectacular! We had a wonderful vacation and I would highly recommend this beach house and Dauphin Island.
Really wonderful stunning house on a great beach. Everything you need for a nice stay is there.
This home is top notch!! Very clean and elegant but homey! The access to the beach was perfect!!!! Plenty of room and comfort. Kitchen had every kind of pot, pan, serving dish etc..... Peaceful, quiet and beautiful!!! We had a dream come true vacation and will definitely come back!!!!! Big thanks goes to the family that owns this home and was kind to share it :-)
Some great choices to visit during your stay, Fort Gaines, a famous Civil War fort, The Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary which consists of 137 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, including a lake with lots of gators, a swamp, and a beautiful dune system and beach. Recently, the 3 mile trail system within the Sanctuary has been designated as a National Recreational Trail. *The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, a marine aquarium which is popular with children and adults as well!
*Dauphin Island Marina offers eco-tours, deep sea and inshore fishing, kayak and paddle board rentals, and more!
*Take the Mobile Bay Ferry to Fort Morgan ( 20 minute drive to Gulf Shores ) from the Ferry landing. Lots of shopping, water park, and places to eat.