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Family Friendly - Sparkling Clean - Gulf Side

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath

Ke O’hana Hale (The Family Cottage) is conveniently located on the Gulf side of Dauphin Island, just a few steps from the water’s edge. This is a locally owned and operated beach cottage.

If you choose to book with us, we are certain this comfortable 1400+ SF, well-appointed and beautifully decorated cottage will become one of your family’s favorite vacation spots. Located directly across the street from our personal residence, we view, treat, and maintain this home as an extension of our own home. We hope all who enter as guests will leave as friends.

Great care has gone into planning every detail for our family and friends from clean, soft, comfortable well-maintained linens to a wide variety of cooking need utensils for your home away from home. To make your vacation more enjoyable and less stressful, we provide initial supply of laundry detergent pods, dryer sheets, dish soap and dishwasher soap pods, full size bath soap, hand soap, 1 roll paper towels, 3 rolls of toilet tissue, supply of kitchen trash can bags, gallon and quart storage bags, aluminum foil, Saran Wrap, a limited selection of basic pantry items, including spice rack, 9 beach towels, beach umbrella, assortment of beach toys, and 4 beach chairs.

The floor plan includes an open living/dining area with adequate seating for 9 people, beautiful views of the water, and large windows letting in lots of natural light. The kitchen is well appointed with everything needed for cooking family meals and includes a microwave, traditional coffee pot, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer, blender, crock pot, convection oven, dishwasher, and all the flatware, glass, dish, serving dishes, and cookware needed for a family of 9. The center island is great for food prep and offers comfortable seating for 8. A rectangular drop leaf table provides additional seating for 2 people. A full-size gas grill and picnic table are available for cook-outs and outdoor dining.

There are 2 master bedrooms, each furnished with a king bed and private bath with single vanity and shower. The northeast guest room (mermaid room) is furnished with a set of twin beds and the center north bedroom has a full/twin bunk bed. The third bath is located off the hallway and is a single vanity with tub/shower combo. All bedrooms are equipped with flat screen TVs and DVD Blue-Ray players for your enjoyment.

The oversized covered porch is perfect for relaxing, dining, reading, or just watching/listening to the waves. When dolphins are swimming close to shore, they can often can be seen from the porch.

Before you request to book our home, please take time to carefully review the available sleeping accommodations (a total of 9 people including children, 6 available beds), maximum occupancy limit (9 people, including children), terms and conditions outlined in rental agreement, pet policy, and restrictions/policy on use of the home. Advance written approval is required to exceed the occupancy limit. If you have questions concerning these restrictions, occupancy limit, pet policy ($100 per pet, non-refundable, limit 2 pets, under 20 pounds each), etc., please inquire before requesting to book.

Dauphin Island is known for its shell collecting, fishing, bike and walking trails, a wonderful bird sanctuary, Estuarium and Sea Lab, and historic Fort Gaines. Other attractions in the Mobile area include the USS Battleship Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and the historic antebellum homes. Or, you can take the ferry from Dauphin Island to over to Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores.

Summer Season: Reservations for the summer season are a minimum of 7 days and rental period is Saturday to Saturday. A reservation deposit as indicated on VRBO booking site is due at the time of booking unless other arrangements are agreed upon in writing. If reservation deposit is mailed, it must be received within 10 days of making reservation. The deposit may be made by mailed check or credit card or e-check using the VRBO web site. The balance of fees is due according to the schedule agreed upon at time of booking. Summer season rentals must be paid in full 60 days prior to arrival, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. See owner rental agreement for cancellation policy.

Payment of rental fees for stays of less than 7 days are due in full at time of booking, unless otherwise agreed to in writing.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.

More Details

Kathy and Mike Stockton
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Kathy and Mike Stockton

Mike and I live directly across the street from Ke O'hana Hale with our little Shih Tzu, LiLi. We are available to answer any questions or just sit and chat. You will feel like you already have neighbors. We have been island property owners since 2002.

Kathy and Mike Stockton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kathy and Mike Stockton chose Dauphin Island

We work very hard to maintain this home in a pleasant, comfortable condition with niceties such as, a well-equipped and organized kitchen, comfortable and attractive quality bed and bath linens, comfortable furniture, quality appliances and those little extras that tell you the owners care and take great pride in their home.

What makes this cottage unique

A big draw for this house is the wonderful covered porch facing the Gulf and its convenient location. It is Gulf-side, a mere 90 second walk from the water. iI is perfect for citizens because it is not high off the ground like so many of the newly constructed rentals.


Dauphin Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties, receptions and events not allowed.
  • Pets welcome, limit 2, under 20 pounds each. Pet fee $100 per pet, non-refundable. All pets on the property require prior written approval.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Single vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Single vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 master bedrooms with king beds, 1 bedroom with bunk bed with full mattress on bottom and twin mattress on top, 1 bedroom with a set of twin beds. Please note that cottage is setup for a maximum of 9 overnight guests occupying 6 beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.


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Family Friendly - Sparkling Clean - Gulf Side
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We love this house and the owners! We stay here year after year and it gets harder and harder each year to leave both this place and our second family! Not only is this house a blessing in every aspect imaginable the owners are even more of a blessing! We would recommend this place for too many reasons to mention! The Goss Family

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage! Can't beat the location, either. Both Kathy and Mike went beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable and tended to our needs when necessary. I would definitely go back and bring my family next time. My peers loved this place and are already talking about going back for our next girls' getaway. Thanks, Kathy and Mike!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house with great view of the Gulf and literally less than a one minute walk from porch to sand. You get beachfront benefits without beachfront prices. This house has everything, and I mean everything you could possible need except swimsuits and sunscreen. If cleanliness is important to you, you're gonna love this place. SUPER CLEAN! Comfy bed with soft linens. Kathy contacted us after arrival to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property!! Great owners!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach rental is exactly what my family needed for a wonderful time at the beach.

Newly renovated, well appointed. Mike & Kathy were great to work with.

I will book this unit again. 10/10.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charles. It was a pleasure having you stay in our beach cottage. We welcome you back anytime.
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Awesome house, Awesome Owners!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in several houses though vrbo and this house tops them all. It was stocked extremely well. Everything listed on the site was actually there and in working order. We really enjoyed our week there. The owners were very friendly and they visited with us several times (that says a lot right there). They are proud of their home and want to make sure you are too! We plan on coming back to Dauphin Island next year and if our number of guests does not change we will rent this house again. Five Star rating from this family.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All of the reviews were spot on.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Could not have had a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The
Mobile Bay Ferry
Fort Gaines
"Great place to visit and learn about battle of Mobile Bay."
Lighthouse Bakery
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
"Great activity for a rainy day."
Tanger Factory Outlet Center
"Great place if you are taking ferry over to Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores anyway."
Wintzell's Oyster House
Lambert's Cafe III
Fort Morgan State Park
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
Mobile Bay Ferry: Fort Morgan
Sand Island Lighthouse
Skinner's Seafood
Alligator Alley
Isle Dauphine Golf Club
bellingrath garden
Nearest Airport
39.13 Miles
Mobile Regional Airport - 55 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.9 Miles
Runs between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan AL
Nearest Train
151.02 Miles
Amtrak in New Orleans - 2 hr 32 min drive
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
Nearest Interstate Hwy is I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rainbow Pizza
Car: necessary

Local heritage museum, Audubon park with walking trails and bird watching opportunities. Biking trails run entire length of island. Bike, paddle board, kayak, surf board rentals available from a local shop.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed booking. Rental fees for less than 7-night stay must be paid in full at time of booking. A refundable damage deposit of $300 is required unless waived or reduced by Owner. Damage deposit will be refunded within 10 days after end of stay if no damage is noted.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and check-out is 10:00 a.m. on day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.