About the property
- House1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights
3 Bedroom/2 Bath. Sleeps 8 BEAUTIFUL sunsets
SOL-MATE is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located off the coast of Alabama on Dauphin Island. The home sleeps 8 comfortably and is situated directly on the Mississippi sound. The rear of the home faces the Western sunset and is only a few feet from the bay.
The beach is just a short two block walk from the house. The rear decks and dock offer unobstructed water views as far as the eye can see and spectacular sunsets. The home has a private dock that allows for fishing, swimming or just relaxing in the sun. SOL-MATE has extensive dock lights to attract bait fish and offers some of the best speck and white trout fishing on the Island right from the dock!
The home is located within easy walking distance to the gulf (approx. 2 blocks). SOL- MATE is fully furnished to provide you with all of the comforts of home including WI-FI internet connection and cable service with movie channels. Side decks and cook center with propane grill offering of outdoor entertainment spaces . This home also has washer and dryer and outdoor bathroom with private open air shower with hot/cold water.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a private second floor deck that overlooks the water. Additional bedrooms have a queen size bed, 1 full bed with 1 twin over full bunk bed.
Use of the boat lift is NOT included in rental.
Lisa and Scott Marlowe
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Lisa and Scott Marlowe
I have always loved the beach and sun. I enjoy the serenity and peacefulness that our vacation home on the bay provides. I hope that when you visit 'SOL-MATE' on Dauphin Island that you enjoy it as much as i do!
Lisa and Scott Marlowe purchased this House in 2013
Why Lisa and Scott Marlowe chose Royal Lagoons
Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets.....My husband and I looked for quite a while for the perfect little vacation home. You can change the carpet or paint the walls but you can't change the views that a home offers. 'SOL-MATE' provides an almost endless view of the sun setting over the sound in the afternoons.
What makes this House unique
'SOL-MATE' just feels right. There are bigger homes on the Island and nicer homes on the Island but, I don't think that I would trade Sol-Mate for any of them. SOL-MATE doesn't feel like it was furnished from the 'vacation house superstore' It has character and history. SOL-MATE has an authentic value to it that draws you in. It often seems that the house was built just so I could have a glass of wine and watch the sun drop into the bay. With so many houses just 'stuck' into the sand everywhere, SOL-MATE seems to belong where it is, as it is.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
PERFECT FOR OUR GROUP! WOULD NOT HESITATE TO BOOK THIS AGAIN!
Our group (4 of us) booked this home from May 1st Through May 5th. With only a couple of hiccups with the dock water hose and the radio not playing for us, I can't say enough good things about this home and the spot it's in on the Island!
From The decorations of the home perfectly placed to the many many amenities in and around the home. The first peek of the home was amazing, then you walk in and you will be even more amazed. We packed a few of our pans and dishes, but did not need any of them. This house is completely stocked full of beautiful dishes of all kinds, silverware, knives and everything you need right down to a blender.
There are also so many decks and seating areas to choose from. Even the dock has seating. So much space for everyone all in one place.
The fishing from the dock that is amazingly close to the home was perfect! We had many catches including Gafftop, Shark, Stingray and blue crab from the crab trap provided. We played Cornhole also provided.
If you don't like to read, you should still check out the library of books that were handpicked just for the island life and cute titles.
The birds will quickly become your friends and hang out daily. The Great Blue Herrings are hilarious and they also get excited when you are reeling in that fish, they are like sneaky little kids. We got some belly laughs from them for sure!
Comfy Beds and linens, a beautifully updated upstairs shower, and too much more to mention!
The pictures and the owners description do not do this home justice!
We chose to take our trip just before the busy season for the island for the peace and quiet and hit the nail on the head with that. The bay was very peaceful and the few neighbors that were there were very friendly to us.
There just seems to be a bonus everywhere you look in this home, but I will leave that up to the next guest to discover!
Thank You to Lisa and Scott Marlowe for doing it right!
So far the best VRBO I've rented!
Please do take the time to read the owners suggestions on where to go for your needs. Skinners was the best, get your groceries in Mobile and take the ferry ride. They were spot on with all of it!
So get your flip flops, relax, fish and take in that amazing sunset in the evening hours! You will not be disappointed!
Location, location, location!
We enjoyed our stay at Sol-Mate and would return again. The view is incredible, the neighborhood quiet, and the home is as quaint as could be. Two thumbs up!
Loved the house, especially the remodeled upstairs. Thanks for letting us share your home!!
This would have been a perfect vacation with my family if a few things had not bummed us out.
1.The fridge in the kitchen did not work. We were told to use the one downstairs. But what a bother that was! Do you know how many times you need the fridge when it's 90 degrees outside? Many bags of ice were purchased to keep items from going bad.
2.The outdoor grill did not work. Had to cook burgers inside.
3. My bed sheet had a huge rip in it.
4. One bed did not even have sheets. We couldn't find any extras in the house.
So, if only the above mentioned didn't occur, it would have been a super great place to stay.
Hey Kate, Sorry your trip wasn't 5 stars. You did notify us of the fridge being out and we ordered a new one that same day. Unfortunately you were only there for 3 nights and it arrived after you departed. Deliveries to the Island take a few days!
The linens are completely replaced every 6 months and I found no rips in any of the sheets when I inspected the property after hurricane Nate but, things like that can happen from time to time. Our cleaners discard and replace any discolored or damaged linens when they are noticed. Also, the grill burners were basically brand new when I arrived on the island but the maintenance company that inspects after each renter could have replaced them after your stay. Typical grill burner life in that environment is only about 4 months so we change them often!
We don't make up the upper bunk in the kids room because it is rarely used but sheets were in the chest in the living room. Location of the extra sheets is provided with the welcome letter and in the helpful info book on the coffee table.
Bottom line is that I wished you would have called if you were having any problems. Our goal is to have our guests enjoy their stay at Sol-Mate as much as we do! Other than the fridge we could have solved the other small issues within a few hours. Hope that you will give Sol-Mate another visit.
Love this home. Ideal location and the views can't be beat. Our kids paddle boarded and kayaked off the dock. We saw tons of dolphins and they came up so close to us while on the paddle boards. Great fishing from the dock as well. The outside areas can't be beat! We love it here.
We very much enjoyed our stay. If you don't mind being right on the beach, this is a great place.
The sunsets are absolutely amazing. We were so lucky to have great weather and to see the sunset almost every night. It is just a couple blocks from the beach as well. The atmosphere that they have set up outside is very enjoyable and relaxing. Everyone enjoyed the outdoor shower. Something about being to shower outside is exhilarating. We enjoyed fresh shrimp from Skinners, we rented a jet ski and kayaks for an afternoon, we had lunch one day at JT's Sunset Grill, dinner at the Islanders Restaurant, and also visited the Pelican Pub and Fin's Bar for an adult night. All in all, it was a great time for the whole ear. Definitely recommend.
Directly on the bay with beautiful sunsets directly off the back deck.