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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

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 seven 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

More Details

Owner
Steve Vickers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

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.

Amenities

Pass Drury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

BOOK NOW! 'Island Pleasure' 25% Discount "Nov - Jan: Excluding Holidays
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect for the family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was comfortable for our family of 12 with plenty to do between the bikes, kayaks, fishing, games, etc. We really enjoyed our stay on Dauphin Island! It was a relaxing getaway and just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kokomo, In
4

Great house provided everything we needed comfortably for 11 people, adults and kids.

  • 4 of 5

Our family (6 adults and 5 kids) had a great week on Dauphin Island. The house was perfect with lots of space to allow privacy and get togethers. Tiered decks waterside with pool, hot tub and fishing pier was used every day. We caught enough decent sized white trout and drum of the dock the first 2 days for a meal. The beaches are great and just a 5 minute drive away. Everyone enjoyed touring Fort Gaines and the Estuarium and a ferry ride for a day of shopping at Gulf Shores. The advertised amenities were disappointing as they suffered pretty severe deferred maintenance so the bicycles, golf cart and kayaks were essentially not usable. If these things are going to be promoted in the VRBO site they really should be maintained in usable condition. Again the house was very nice and perfect for our stay and very well kept. Great kitchen!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved this house and island!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family recently stayed at this property. The ages were 61 to 11 and everyone enjoyed their stay! There was something to do for all. we swam, rode bikes, fished off the dock, kayaked and enjoyed the hot tub too! We spent every evening on the deck watching the beautiful sunsets. We also enjoyed all that the island had to offer. We went to the beach, bird sanctuary, went to Fort Gaines, the sea lab and even took the ferry to Fort Morgan. I also strongly recommend a visit to the Uss Alabama in Mobile. It is not to be missed!!!

Steve and Cathy were wonderful to work with. All emails were answered promptly and professionally. And they were attentive to all questions and concerns. Before we arrived, there had been a minor problem with the pool. Steve personally came to check on the pool to make sure all was well! He was great!

The house itself was roomy and inviting. There was ample seatng inside and out. There was a large farm table for dining and game playing, which we did every night! The kitchen was well appointed and roomy. The kitchen island with breakfast bar was great for food prep and serving. And the extra ice maker was a hit.

We cannot say enough good things about the owners, this house and this beautiful island. Every summer we rent a house for our family vacation in a different part of the US. We all agreed this was the best one yet!!! It truly was the warm and relaxing vacation we were looking for! We are already making plans to come back next summer.

Thank you Steve and Cathy

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Diana, we are so glad you guys made the trip from Chicago. It was a pleasure having you and your family vacation in our house. We have truly been blessed with the finest guest and you guys are at the top of our list. Your review was fantastic and I don't think I could have said it better. Our house has something for everyone no matter what age and we hope to have you visit us again in the future. Thank you Bill for the CPD hat and Cathy and I will continue to keep you and the first responders and your family in our prayers! Until next time have a great year! Steve and Cathy
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5

Great house for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Dauphine Island and really appreciate the Vickers for sharing such a wonderful place. Grandkids really enjoyed fishing at the dock and caught sand trout and speckled trout which we fried up for dinner. Also make sure you rent a pontoon boat at the Marina. We had it for two days and enjoyed exploring and catching speckled trout. Had an offshore trip planned but then the rains hit....but we just packed up the family and headed to Biloxi for the day. Plenty to do and don't forget the bakery in town.....best cinnamon roles ever. The house has everything you need and the pool was really great in the heat and humidity. We came from Texas and it was worth the drive!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for spending your vacation on Dauphin Island in our house. We have what folks are looking for in a vacation. Whether it's relaxing on to deck or kayaking, biking, fishing, sunbathing or floating in the pool we have it all. The boat rental is a great way to explore the Island as well.Then after a day at the beach the outside shower gives you a fresh start for the afternoon. Hope you have a chance to visit us again! Steve and Cathy
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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
Owner's Response: Hello Stephanie, Thank you for choosing Dauphin Island and our house for your vacation destination. I'm sure you could have picked from thousands of houses but we are honored that you guys choose ours. If you like doing your own thing I don't think you can find a house that offers more amenities for the price. We have the pool, hot tub, bikes, kayaks, fishing rods, golf cart and beautiful sunsets without all the traffic. Cathy and I hope you visit us again! Have a great Year! Steve and Cathy
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Buford, GA
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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Map

Dauphin Island
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

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Rates & Availability

Pass Drury 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 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%

These rates are excluding holidays!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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