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Crimson Tide - Gulf Front on Dauphin Island's West End Beach, Family Friendly!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Fantastic 4 bedroom, 4 bath home ( 2100 sq. ft ) directly on the Gulf of Mexico!

This great, new beachfront home is beautifully furnished, and has all the amenities of your home.The home features a spacious, open great room, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, all stainless appliances, dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile throughout. The two king master suites open to the gulf-front deck. All baths with marble tops, washer, dryer, DirecTV, flat panel TV's in all rooms, DVDs, wireless internet, large open and covered decks, and splendid views of the Gulf of Mexico! The home will book quickly, so reserve soon for the best selection of dates.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL dire01@earthlink.net.

More Details

Property Manager
Cathy Havard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Cathy Havard

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!

Why Cathy Havard chose Alabama Gulf Coast

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Bedroom 4
  • The Two King Sized Bedrooms face the Gulf Of Mexico.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Crimson Tide - Gulf Front on Dauphin Island's West End Beach, Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Beautiful Home!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

This was an absolute jewel! We loved it but we did have one complaint. The available direct tv service was terrible. It was not user friendly at all. Our only suggestion to the owner is change your cable company. We had TV service only one day of the seven we were there. We were not there for the television, but we did have a toddler who would have benefited from it.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie, I am very sorry for the issues you had with the tv service. If you stay again please make sure you contact the management office and they will do everything they can to assist you in fixing issues such as this. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the house and hope that you will return again!
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5

Gorgeous home and pristine beach. Loved every minute of it!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well maintained. Great floor plan and proximity to beach and town. Would definitely like to return.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heaven on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply gorgeous! It is on a beautiful and quiet beach. I've stayed in many beach houses and this is by far the nicest. The modern kitchen makes cooking a pleasure. The photos on the website can't begin to do it justice. To top it off, the realty team are a pleasure to deal with! I highly recommend the Crimson Tide.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This house was even more beautiful in person than in the photographs. The beach is pristine and quiet. Our stay at the Crimson Tide was more than we could have imagined. Everything is just a short drive away and the locals were very nice. We had such an enjoyable and peaceful time at this house that we were already planning our next vacation before we left. We recommend this home away from home for anyone and everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile, AL (MOB)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fin's
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Isle Dauphine
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Islander's
Car: necessary

There are so many reasons to love Dauphin Island. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back ( you are on Island Time ). The beaches are beautiful, white sand, miles of beach to walk and enjoy shelling, fishing, birding, watching the dolphins (lots of them)! The SUNSETS are fantastic...Dauphin Island is Alabama's 'Sunset Capital'. You are also close to the island-wide bike trail which is great for biking, running, or walking. There are no traffic lights on the island and life is truly low key. This will be the most relaxing vacation

Places to visit on your stay,

* Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary! The Sanctuary consists of 137 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, including a lake, a swamp, and a beach. Recently, the 3 mile trail system within the Sanctuary has been designated as a National Recreational Trail.

* The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium very popular with children and adults?

* Fort Gains ( a Civil War Fort )

* Take the Mobile Bay Ferry to Fort Morgan ( another Civil War Fort )

Short drive to Gulf Shores ( 15 minutes ) for shopping, good places to dine. The outlet mall in Foley is not far from Gulf Shores.

* A visit to Fairhope a lovely time is worth the visit.

* The Dauphin Island Marina offers eco tours, fishing, kayak and paddle board rentals, and more!

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Rates & Availability

Notes


  • Notes

    ONLY WEEKLY RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED WHEN BOOKING THROUGH HOMEAWAY( OUR WEEKS RUN FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOKING FOR LESS THAN A WEEK PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL dire01@earthlink.net. OUR RATES FOR 2016 WILL BE POSTED IN DECEMBER.

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