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Lovely 3BR Dauphin Island Cottage w/ Deck & Gulf Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Dauphin Island, Alabama

Let this spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Dauphin Island vacation rental cottage serve as your home base for exploring the Sunset Capital of Alabama! Nestled in a quiet beach community, this 1,200-square-foot abode comfortably sleeps 8 and is ideal for warm weather travelers and snowbirds alike, ensuring a relaxing trip with incredible views of the ocean. Create memorable days lounging on the warm white sand as your fellow travelers play in the calm Gulf of Mexico. At night, gaze up at the clear stars from your private porch. Your seaside retreat awaits!

THE PROPERTY

The moment you arrive, you'll simply fall in love with the unit's breathtaking setting, surrounded by picturesque beach scenery, reminding you how close you are to the warm sand and rolling surf. All the essential amenities you want in your ultimate home-away-from-home are here, including air conditioning, in-unit laundry machines, and a gourmet kitchen.

You'll enjoy easily communicating with everyone in the open-concept layout of the great room. Relax on the plush furnishings while watching your favorite shows on the TV or disconnect with a good novel.

Look forward to enjoying your early morning coffee outside on the cottage's lovely private deck, where you can take in the gulf views and relish in the tranquility of the area. After the sun goes down, convene with your loved ones on the deck to observe the spectacular display of twinkling stars across the night sky. Thanks to the absence of glaring city lights, the stargazing here is amazing!

At the end of a memorable day spent playing at the beach, come home to prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Essential appliances and ample counter space allow you to create meals as though you never left home. Savor hearty feasts at the 4-person dining room table before gathering around the sitting area on the lower level patio.

3 bedrooms offer a comfortable place to rest and recuperate after exciting days on the beach. The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed and en-suite bathroom for guest's privacy. Additional guests will sleep soundly on the full beds of the 2 other bedrooms.

THE LOCATION

Ideally situated at the West End of the island, this charming cottage will let you enjoy easy access to everything Dauphin Island has to offer!

From here, you'll be a stone's throw from beautiful beaches, great seafood restaurants, prime bird watching opportunities, and the historical Fort Gaines, notable for its important role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War.

Bellingrath Gardens is also nearby, home to a fascinating 65-acre public display garden and mansion on the Fowl River in a suburb of Mobile, Alabama.

THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, air conditioning, private deck and covered patio with outdoor furniture, 3 TVs with standard cable, DVD Player, and much more

- Fantastic Dauphin Island location minutes from the beach- Situated in a quiet beach community on the West End of the island adjacent to gorgeous beaches and numerous popular local attractions!

Policies:

- No smoking

- Pet friendly with $75 fee per stay (Max 1 Dog, No cats)

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Please use the A/C reasonably

- Remove shoes at the front door when entering the unit

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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Amenities

Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 (North) - 1 double , Bedroom 2 (North)
    Bedroom 3 (South) - 1 double , Bedroom 3 (South)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Lovely 3BR Dauphin Island Cottage w/ Deck & Gulf Views
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The House Could Be Nice, but.....

  • 3 of 5

Overall, this house could be great, but it was lacking a lot. It was very obvious guests who have stayed here have trashed the place a couple times and are too lazy to pick up after themselves. I can see where at one point this was an amazing house, but due to guests destroying items and the owner not keeping up with what was broken/dirtied, the house is no longer in its prime.

We were very disappointed with our stay, and most likely will never rent this house again. My three stars are comparable to what I would judge a hotel I would stay in for a week.

Pros:

-Short walk to the beach

-AC works GREAT! (temps in upper 80's and low 90's during the week we stayed here)

-Great WiFi

-The price is better than most in the area

-There are tons of kids DVD's and Coloring books in the hall closet

Cons:

-House was still dirty when we arrived. I do not think the owner is the one who is cleaning it, but a cleaning service. Sadly, I feel the owner is being taken advantage of. (One example is the fridge had not been cleaned out in over 2 years, I threw away an entire trash bag of EXPIRED condiments, drinks, & food, just so we could fit all of our food)

-There is random junk in all the closets, which make them unusable if you want to move luggage out of the way

-The local TV barely works

- Pictures ARE NOT UP TO DATE!!! The house looks completely different

- Grill does not work and is disgusting (we had to purchase a tailgating grill just to prepare a planned meal based on the fact this place had a working grill)

-Beds are VERY VERY firm... if you like a firm bed, then this will be a Pro for you

-Non working Dishwasher (I understand this is no longer considered an amenity, but when I booked in Feb it was)

-Despite the pictures, there is no toaster oven (we had 4 kids under 5 so a toaster oven is great for a quick lunch, and we were disappointed)

-Light bulbs out in two rooms (including the Master, which obviously was not replaced after the last review)

-There are no patio tables to have dinner outside, just chairs. There is no place to relax and entertain outdoors like stated in the listing

-Under the house is dirty and cluttered, the bed is just a mattress and there is no table or chairs

-There are holes in the Master Bath door

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jennifer, Thank you for providing us with this feedback and we apologize for the few issues you experienced during your stay. All of these concerns have been addressed with the homeowner and she plans to make many upgrades during the off season, including a deep clean and replacing furniture. The grill has already been replaced with a charcoal grill and is ready for the next arrival. After these updates have been made we will be sending a photographer out to get accurate and current photos. Cheers, The Evolve Team
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4

Great Location, plenty of space.

  • 4 of 5

The house location was AMAZING, the beach an easy walk across the road. Running lane on the side of the road. Fun restaurants and shops! The house was adequate, and for its size had plenty of space and beds! The house could use a deep cleaning and organizing! It was clean, just the cabinets could use a little TLC. Simple things like toilet paper, dish soap, etc were NOT provided. So plan accordingly. The only little grocery store is limited, and expensive, so plan for that too. I would rent this place again!!!! We had a great week!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice. Master bedroom needs a light bulb replaced.

  • 5 of 5

Beach house was very attractive. Weather could have been more cooperative!!!!!

Maybe you should put in your info that no paper products are furnished. We weren't aware there would not be any garbage bags, bath tissue or paper towels. It can be inconvenient when you run out and there isn't any more without a trip to the store.

Overall great place. Love the Island !!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's quirky

  • 3 of 5

As you may know the dishwasher does not work. So, if this is a deal breaker, don't come. Now, positives:: The beach butler worked and was a pleasure. The a/c worked well all week on 72. Internet was fast. The location is good, close to the beach. The gas grill worked. It was well equipped if you could find it.

Negatives: The place needs a good deep cleaning. Master bed was hard and lumpy. Bed swing downstairs is just a bare mattress (fix it up or take it down). Generally things didn't work well.

Like I said, quirky.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback! While the listing is not advertised with a dishwasher, we have taken additional measures to clarify in the listing that this is not an available amenity. We understand that expectation setting is important and want to ensure future guests are aware. The master bedroom mattress is firm, and that suits many travelers, but not all! You feedback was sent and acknowledged by the property owner and we hope for the opportunity to assist you in your future travels! Best, The Evolve Team
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Not upkept well

  • 1 of 5

Where to start? Dishwasher still out of order. Air conditioner came with instructions which were had to keep it at 72 or higher. We set on 73 to be safe. Well the air struggled to keep up but with the instructions just figured it was a struggling unit. On the third day we woke up late as we was just planning a lazy day around the house. Well that didn't happen the temperature just kept rising during day. I guess we didn't notice that the other days because we was not there during day. We called owner said she would call air conditioner guy but couldn't guarantee he would be there before the next day. The air conditioner had frozen up was the issue so we turned it off and went to beach etc. came back and it had unfrozen. Turned air on and went to dinner came back and unit was freezing up already and hadn't cooled house down any. The house was a toasty 82 degrees. I know this is an ongoing issue as indicated by note and how owner reacted to our call. Also the white wooden box in the picture under the house was warped and had mold/mildew on it because it sits directly below air conditioner lines, so not the first time the unit has froze up and had to be unthawed. Needless to say we did not sleep in the 80 degree house that showed no signs of cooling. Owner did not want to try to make other accommodations, just said sorry if you would have called earlier I could have gotten my air conditioner guy there. The house was full of other maintenance issues including holes in doors. The dishwasher has been out of order for a while now. And other people reported issues with the air conditioner. Travelers beware better yet look at a different place on dauphin island.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate and thank you for your feedback and regret your stay fell short of expectations. We don't list a dishwasher as an amenity available at this home, but we have added additional clarification to ensure we don't set any inaccurate expectation. We're sorry to hear you battled a bit with the air conditioner and the owner was notified of your feedback. It is our understanding that the owner was notified of the A/C unit and the repair man was there the next morning and it was a quick fix as the unit is only about 5 years old. As evidenced by past reviews, this home has hosted many happy travelers in the past and we're confident it will host happy travelers in the future. Best, The Evolve Team
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5

Great space, very homey!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and Dauphin Island as a whole. The area is great and peaceful. Perfect for relaxing, but close enough to other things for some adventuring. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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