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

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

Use of the boat lift is NOT included in rental.

More Details

Lisa and Scott Marlowe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

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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Royal Lagoons 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

'SOL-MATE' ..Directly on the water!..AMAZING SUNSETS..Beautiful View!
average rating of 4.6829267 based on 42 reviews

Quaint home with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This house has everything you need. The owner goes above and beyond on kitchen furnishings. The lower patio was a great place to watch your favorite sports! Great relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5
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This is the second time we have stayed in the winter. Great place for relaxing on the water. Sunsets beautiful and inspiring. Kitchen well stocked we prepared all our meals. We watched the Super Bowl outside on the patio with a fire in the fire pit (propane). The weather fantastic and we went kayaking on the beach and off the dock. The dock is great for bird watching and relaxing with a beverage. We had two herons, osprey, possum and a small cat pay us numerous visits. We will be back.Quiet location close to beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a wonderful place with so much to offer!!!

  • 5 of 5
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We truly enjoyed our stay at Sol-Mate! The weather was good so we were able to enjoy the outside features as well as the features inside the cabin. We had our annual Christmas Eve supper with family and friends who loved the property as much as we do. Thanks for making it available!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5
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Perfect place to relax, beautiful sunsets.


  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could have been better does have a great view and great fishing access to bay

  • 2 of 5
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The house is in need of some updates and routine things. The bathroom down stairs did not work. I did message the owner and they advised me someone would be out to fix it on day 2 or 3 of our stay. NO ONE CAME! The jet tub has not worked in some time per the owner and we had to fix the bikes to use them. There was mouse poop on the towels and stored linens and Cocklebur's in the carpet everywhere. They hurt when your bare foot. However the fish did bite... and being on the bay side was nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I debated for almost a week on how to write this response which was our first ever negative review. Lisa and I take great pride in our home and while we don't pretend that it's perfect we do find it to be a pretty nice place! With almost 40 reviews representing over 100 guests over the past 4 years and never less than a 4 star rating, my response is: I guess that you can't please all the people all the time. I do wish that the guest would have called me during his stay with any issues as opposed to just dropping a poor review. I personally field all calls from our guests and you will never see a review that says we are not responsive. I sent the pest control company that provides our monthly service over to the house for an inspection as soon as I saw the review. No evidence of a mouse or droppings was found. As a precaution the company set 4 traps and no mouse has been caught to date. Could a mouse have gotten into the house? Of course, but its nothing that we, or our guests, have ever seen in the past. The jetted tub on the main level isn't broken it just has the jets turned off. After multiple overflows due to kids adding bubble bath and soap to the tub with jets on (How can a kid resist that!!) we decided to disable the jets but we don't advertise it as a jetted tub. Our listing shows it as a standard tub/shower combo. Finally, I agree that the sand spurs stink!! (as do the sand gnats, jellyfish, and hurricanes) but, that's just the island being an Island! You drag them into the house on your shoes and they do wind up in some weird, undesirable places. But, we inspect carefully after each guests leave to make sure that there are none left in the house. Lisa and I put a lot of time and effort into Sol-Mate. We enjoy seeing other families enjoy our home as much as we do. More than the poor review, knowing that someone stayed at Sol-Mate and didn't have the enjoyable experience that our family and many other guests have had is what is most disappointing. If this guest didn't like Sol-Mate then we respect his opinion and to each his own. But, we ask our future guests to read through the pages upon pages of glowing reviews before making your judgement on Sol-Mate. Scott and Lisa
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Perfect family setup!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We could not of been happier with this house! The island is very nice but we were really look for a place to spend time with my family who is scattered across 3 states. Soulmate was perfect and everyone had their favorite parts. The men loved the downstairs living area and the pier while the women enjoyed the convenience of the completely setup kitchen and living room. My niece was thrilled to run back and forth and everyone was still close enough to interact while being comfortable.

I was unable to spot another house close by that was as charming or had such a great setup. All you need to do is load up your family/friends and grab some groceries! We are already trying to work another trip in ASAP.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Royal Lagoons House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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