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Steve Vickers

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

'Island Pleasure'Waterfront, Stunning Views,Kayaks, and Bikes

39 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Dauphin Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 1/2 Baths with an outside shower, (Sleeps 12)

We are glad you found our vacation home. For us, it has been our home for the past five years. We are excited about others finding out what we know. We are now making our house available to rent and now everyone can find out how Dauphin Island is one of the Gulf Coast’s best kept secrets. We feel like we have the best of both worlds here. We have one of the most spectacular views from our back deck looking out over one of Dauphin Island’s inlets, with a long view toward Mobile Bay and the entry to the Gulf of Mexico. Our front porch offers another amazing water view with a stunning sunrise. We are just a couple of minutes from the beach so we have you covered whichever you prefer during your stay. You could hang out by the pool or take that short journey to the snow white sands of the island. There is a boat lift available for the avid fishermen and pleasure seekers. No worries about the hassle of launching your boat each morning!

Our house has a great layout inside. You could come with just your family or use it for a multi-family gathering place. We have two bedrooms on each side of a large family room with jack-and-jill baths in between providing plenty of privacy for each family if you are sharing your vacation with others. The downstairs 5th bedroom room is perfect for the kids with queen bunk beds and a pull out couch but is not accessible from inside the house. There is also a half bath that is easily accessible from the pool deck. The kitchen is open toward the family room giving it that warm, open feeling. It is fabulous for the cooler seasons as well because you can open the doors and feel the breeze through the screen doors.

Our back deck is a winning part of this story. You will not want to come back inside once you have relaxed on the deck and simply gotten lost in the view. There is always a beautiful sunset. You will see boats passing by and the peacefulness of the water on a calm or breezy day. While you relax on the back deck, you can keep an eye on the children swimming below in the pool while soaking in the hot tub. I told you that you won’t want to go back in.

No matter how long your stay is, you will not lack for things to do. Right from our home you will be able to swim, fish, kayak and go boating. Dauphin Island is a great place to go for long walks, bike rides, bird watching, or just laying out on the beach or by the pool. You can even catch a ferry that runs between Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores for extra shopping and entertainment.

Dauphin Island will give you what most people want from a vacation. A chance to escape the busy and noisy life. When you go home, you will know that you have been rested and recharged. We hope you will love our home as much as we do. Thank you, Steve & Cathy Vickers

Keywords: Beautiful, Charming, Relaxing, fun, peaceful,delightful, heaven on earth,blessed

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Vickers (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve Vickers

We have lived in the Theodore, AL area all of our lives. Our children were born here and now have families of their own. We have been very blessed to be able to purchase this home and would love to share it with your family.

Steve Vickers purchased this house in 2010

Why Steve Vickers chose Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island has always been a special place to us. It is close enough to home that we can jump in the car and come down any time we feel like it. This is where we brought our children when they were young and could not imagine wanting to go anywhere else.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite times at Dauphin Island are when the whole family is here. We hang out and visit on the porches and the kids love the pool. We have a pontoon boat and we frequently take it out to sand bars and for sunset cruises. There are many dolphins around our area and they are lots of fun to watch as they are playing in the water. The kayaks also keep everyone entertained. We have three kayaks on the property and we will be glad to let you use them instead of renting. Our home is on an inlet with a no wake zone, which makes it very safe even for the little ones to kayak. We also fish right from our dock when we don't feel like taking the boat. Ft. Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium are just a bike ride away. We have several bikes available, if needed, of various sizes so you won't have to rent them or bring them with you. The ferry can be taken to Ft. Morgan for easy access to Gulf Shores. You have to try out The Bakery for breakfast and The Common Loon for lunch or dinner while you're here, too! The public beach is a couple of minutes away or you could go to the West End beach (about a five minute drive), which has many amenities, like water slides, music, parasailing, rentals, and a concession stand. There is a small fee for parking, but it is well worth not having to walk a long way to the beach.

Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

'Island Pleasure'Waterfront, Stunning Views,Kayaks, and Bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Beautiful home on a relaxing island!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here with 3 sets of parents, a grandma, and our kids for a week. It was big enough that we never felt crowded and we all enjoyed sleeping on very comfortable beds. We fished right off the dock, kayaked, swam in the pool, and enjoyed taking rides on the golf cart and bikes. This home is lovely, and we all agreed this is the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. The island itself has beautiful white sand beaches and we enjoyed getting to go on a sunset dolphin cruise and deep sea fishing. There is plenty to see and do without ever feeling rushed or hurried. We will definitely be back someday!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another great vacation in Daughin Island!

  • 5 of 5

We initially rented this property in 2015 for our week long vacation with our college kids. They LOVED it so much, that for one's graduation trip in 2016, he requested coming back to Dauphin Island...instead of Vegas!!! We rented again (in May) for our 2016 trip and again had a wonderful time and made memories for a lifetime! The house is setup to easily accommodate 8 people and everyone has plenty of space. The outdoor area is truly a dream! Multi-level decks overlooking the cove and a dock for fishing, kayaking or even your boat if you have one. There is Wi-Fi which made logging into work easy and not nearly as painful when you are sitting on the covered porch with the breeze blowing. :) The restaurant choices on the island are just ok, really nothing great so we decided this year to grill and eat in most days. Gathered around the large table each night with our college age kids was my favorite part of the trip! And I can't get enough of the built-in ice machine in the bar area...I need one of these at my house!!! We took our corn hole boards and setup under the house in one of the parking spots, what a great place to play and nice breeze coming off the water. The golf cart and bikes were fun to tour around the neighborhood. I can't say enough great things about this house. Wish I could buy it and live there forever! Thanks so much to the Vickers for another great vacation, we can't wait for our 2017 trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lori, some of our best guest come from Ga. and you guys are no exception. We hope your return trip to the Island met or exceeded your expectations. It is the best place on the Island for a family vacation! A house right on the beach is nice but it doesn't compare with a cool pool, kayaks, bikes, hot tub and fishing from the dock. Our best times are spent just sitting on the deck watching the birds and boats go by. We sure hope you have a chance to visit us again! Steve and Cathy
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with everything you need for a great vacation on the Island. Also, the owners are very nice. Hope to be staying there again next year

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, thank you for vacationing on Dauphin Island. Hope you have a chance to visit us again! Hope you have a great summer!! Steve And Cathy
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5

The property was wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our trip!! The house was so amazing and relaxing!! Having the bikes, kayaks, fishing, swimming pool!! The deck was so relaxing sitting on it after along day at the beach!!! We are excited to return to dauphin island, and question where we will stay again!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janell, our success in vacation rental property is because of the fantastic guest we have had and you guys were great! Cathy and I are amazed at the reviews we have received. We try to make our house like we would want it if we were renting it. To have families like your enjoy all the amenities and the great reviews sounds like we may be doing something right. Hope you have a wonderful summer! Steve and Cathy
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5

Spoiled ourselves with this one

  • 5 of 5

My adult children, my toddler grandson and I rented Island Pleasures, May 7-14. We loved the floor plan of this beautiful home with two bedrooms on each side of the home with jack and jill bathrooms; perfect for young parents to share with the toddler. We look to cook, only ate one meal during the entire week at local restaurant, and loved cooking in this large kitchen with farm table and benches for dining. The kitchen is larger than the pictures depict which was a nice surprise. We three woman were never in each other's way.

We utilized the hot tub, pool, and kayaks. The kayak trips and golf carts rides were family favorites. So many places to sit outside and enjoy our morning coffee and the birds. From the cargo lift to the ice maker at the wet bar, the home is outfitted for a relaxing stay. We won't even bother looking at any other home when we return to Dauphin Island. Thank you Steve for answering all my email questions, even though you had provided me with all the information previously. This rental is truly organized from the booking to checkout. Loved it all. If you visit the area, you must visit the Bellingrath Gardens and Home in Theodore.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property was impressive, as was the decor. Steve couldn't have been any more great to rent from. We loved every minute of our vacation. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your home. The beds were so comfy, soft linens and pillows. The showers were amazing and so was the decks. We gathered around the big kitchen table (there was 8 of us) and played games before bed almost every night. We fished everyday and used the crab trap after buying bait that was surprising cheap. Shrimp was the best. There was a blue Heron that visiting everyday, we named Walter Blue and fed him daily. We loved going out on the kayaks and visiting the shore across the bay full of shells. (Watch the bugs, you can't hardly see them but they bit the guys pretty good on the beach and on the docks. We think the bait attracted them.) The swimming pool was kind of chilly but the kids didn't seem to mind. Us adults enjoyed the hot tub and touring the neighborhood in the golf cart. We visited Fort Gainses and even the kids loved it. Visited the beach on the end of the island and it was beautiful. We took a dolphin tour and rented two jet skis for an end of day discount. Ask for Joey, he's great and the kids had a ball. We hated to leave and would definitely rent from again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, thank you guys for spending your vacation with us! Our house has something for the entire family and I don't think there's a place on the Island the offers more amenities. We have the pool, hot tub, bikes, kayaks, fishing from the dock, watching the birds, riding the golf cart or just relaxing on the deck. No matter your age it's a great vacation destination and we love having families like yours! Hope you guys have a chance to visit us again! Steve
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Mobile Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Fort Morgan / Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dauphin Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Common Loon

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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
May 8 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
fall
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
winter
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
spring
Mar 4 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
summer
May 7 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
fall
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , double with a single bunk above a single trundle below
    Bunk Area - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk room not accessible from inside house
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1) Trundle in kids room, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs pull out couch, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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