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Lisa and Scott Marlowe

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

'SOL-MATE' ..Directly on the water!..AMAZING SUNSETS..Beautiful View!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Dauphin Island House Rental Photos and Description

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, unlimited nationwide calling, and cable service with movie channels. Rental includes the use of (2) bicycles, fishing poles, and a propane grill. This home also has washer and dryer, outdoor shower and outdoor cooking area.

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.

For more information on this home and many more pictures go to OR TUMBLR feed at OR finally on twitter @solmateblog

Use of the boat lift is NOT included in rental.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa and Scott Marlowe (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Dauphin Island

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Scott and Lisa,

Everyone had a great time! I was definitely in my happy

place! The accommodations were spot on and the view left me speechless. I

loved everything about it! We are already planning our next vacation back

to sol-mate and it can't be soon enough! Thank you for sharing your

beautiful home and making our stay memorable!
Apr 2015
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based on 32 traveler reviews

'SOL-MATE' ..Directly on the water!..AMAZING SUNSETS..Beautiful View!
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from the back patio and comfy furniture out there too. Beds were very comfortable. Decorations were great! The downstairs area with the hammock, grill, fire pit, etc was second only to the back deck and dock/fishing area. We fished everyday! The sunsets are just as beautiful as promised. We spent the majority of our time in those two areas. The owners obviously love this house and they go out of their way to welcome guests and make them feel special. The house's website and the information book in the house were a great resource. Wonderful place and will definitely want to go back! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely thank you for not only the kind words, but also (and more importantly) that you chose "Sol-Mate" for your vacation home this summer! It seems that you and your family enjoyed the same things that we love about "Sol-Mate". We are excited to have you back soon!
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Home sweet home. ..

  • 5 of 5

It was the best feeling !!! For us it felt like our home from start to finish. We will enjoy coming back with the kids everyone on the island was super nice helpful as well ...thanks Scott once agian for sharing your home with us

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are absolutely thrilled that you felt at home during your stay. It is our ultimate goal to make Sol-Mate a comfortable home away from home for all of our guests so that they can truly relax and experience all that the island has to offer. We sincerely welcome you to the "Sol-Mate Family" and hope to see you back soon!!
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Crystal Lake, IL

Good location for relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Property was as advertised; no surprises. Excellent access to the bay with a well planned dock and deck area. Weather was chilly and foggy (first part of February) but there was enough good weather that we could enjoy being outside several days during the week. Owner provided a wealth of information regarding things to do and how to access various necessities.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to know that you got a taste of pleasant weather during your stay! You never know what the weather will do this time of the year. We hope to see you back at Sol-Mate. Thank you!
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Peacefull retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a brief 3 day family reunion. Property was perfect with great bay views. Bird watching from the deck. Kayaking from the dock. Watching playoffs on the outdoor big screen TV. Home was very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, bathrooms etc. Beach was a short walk. The fort was very interesting and is not to be missed. Make sure you do your food shopping on the way in. As the closest large grocery is off the Island.

We definitely will look forward to a return in the future.

Only issue was the pans for cooking were no longer non stick. A minor issue but one that should be easily corrected.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It seems you had a busy 3 days on the island taking in some of the fun activities available year round. We are glad to hear that the weather cooperated and you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the tip on the cookware. New pans have been added to the list! Cooking at Sol-Mate is one of our favorite things to do. We want our guests to have as many comforts as possible, and pans that stick just won't do! Thanks again. We hope to see you back soon!
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Great little place!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed your place. The only dissapointment had nothing to do with your place. It was that the weather! It was so cold and windy that we couldn't fully enjoy the house as we hoped. I. E the outside amenities. No luck with fishing either. However we made the best of it and had fun inside. Great dvd library! Husband and teens watched your Star Wars I -V! We had a w yurt but nice NYE.And could see fireworks out the windows. We'll have to try again when iits warmer!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry the cold weather kept you from enjoying the outside. You never know what winter will be like on the island. One day it feels like a mild spring day, and the next can bring blustering cold winds. It sounds like you made the best of it though. We try to keep a good selection of various games, dvds, puzzles, books, etc. just for those days when you are kept inside. We hope that you can return to Sol-Mate during warmer temperatures and experience the fun that can be had outside!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The location was amazing! My husband was recovering from bypass surgery and the stairs were not too much for him. The bedroom on the main level was excellent for us. We gave our daughter the master bedroom and she was very happy! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sol-Mate. We are pleased to know that your family enjoyed the holidays down on the island and honored that you chose Sol-Mate as your destination! Please come back during warmer months if possible. We would love to have you back. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Dauphin island airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barnacle Bills
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Dauphin island beach
Car: recommended

Directly on the bay with beautiful sunsets directly off the back deck.


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
August Special
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 5 2016
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
FALL 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
WINTER 2015/2016
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2 full baths inside outdoor shower and enclosed bathroom outside
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , One twin over full size bunk bed. Plus one twin trundle
  • 3 bedrooms master has queen sized bed bedroom 2 has queen sized bed bedroom 3 has 1 full, and 1 bunk bed (double on bottom,twin on top) Plus one twin size trundle bed. Pull out queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Bath soap, hand soap, dish soap, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and fabric softener provided.

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