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Perfect For Birdwatching! Adjacent To The Shell Mounds.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom newly renovated cottage.

This island house is a very peaceful, fresh and happy getaway. It is in the heart of the town and walking distance to the Ship n Shore and the Lighthouse bakery. It has a comfortably furnished den and large dining area. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with 1 queen size and 2 twin beds. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your meals. It is furnished with a washer and dryer for your use. Outside is a large deck and very large back yard overlooking the shell mounds park.

Joseph Baldwin
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Joseph Baldwin

I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. I have been vacationing with my family on Dauphin Island since I was 5 years old. I currently live in Theodore, Alabama, about a 30 minute drive from DI. I have been a nurse for the last 37 years and an ultrasononographer for the last 14 years.

Joseph Baldwin purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Joseph Baldwin chose Dauphin Island

This house has been in our family since about 1955. It was built by my grandmother on 2 lots. The lots were purchased before the bridge was built and the house was built shortly after that. We have spent the last 1 1/2 years renovating it. We have put lots of tender loving care into its' revival and we love it.

What makes this cottage unique

This pretty little cottage is in a prime location for birdwatching. It is close to the center of town and a very cheerful home away from home. The house is at ground level and there are no steps to climb.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Dauphin Island, Alabama

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We no longer have bicycles.


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Perfect For Birdwatching! Adjacent To The Shell Mounds.
average rating of 4.9206347 based on 63 reviews

Peacefule Easy Feeling

  • 5 of 5

The Birdie house was just PERFECT. Decorated just perfectly for the area and comfortable as you can hope for. The beds were like our home. Joe and Gina are like your friends from high school.

We had our two small dogs and they just loved our morning and evening walks . Sunrise over the bay was so beautiful. Loved the bird trails . NO STRESS on this Island. A must visit Island and a must stay house. Thanks for everything Joe and Gina. See ya next year.

Steve and Rene

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and clean cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here! Love this sweet, little home! Super clean and well-appointed. Within walking distance to the places we love on the island. Birder's paradise! Joe and Gina, the owners, are awesome!

  • Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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đź‘Ť The House was very clean, comfortable and A great location.

  • 5 of 5

The first night there we had a dozen Indigo Buntings in the backyard! A picture of the deck really needs to be added to their profile - it’s lovely and a great place to sit outside to enjoy the Island. Everything is furnished in the cottage - we wanted for nothing! Would definitely book again if we were to return to the Island.

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

You really can't go wrong with the Birder's Cottage. Gina and Joe have provided a clean and neat little house for vacationers who want to enjoy Dauphin Island for several days or for several weeks. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking-in, and there is a charcoal grill behind the house for cooking-out. Also behind the house is a comfortable wooden deck with table, chairs, and umbrella - for taking things even 'more easy'! Another nice touch - you needn't worry about bringing along all of that miscellaneous stuff like paper products, garbage bags, and dish-washing and laundry supplies; the Cottage is well furnished. The Cottage is located on a quiet street and is an easy bike ride to the grocer, the bakery, Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and even to the Sea Lab and Fort Gaines. And if you do happen to be a birder, just across the back lawn is Shell Mound Park, one of the Island's premier sites for viewing migrant birds. To top it all off, you won't meet any nicer 'landlords' than Gina and Joe. I wholeheartedly recommend Birder's Cottage.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location for birding, next to shell mound park. Accommodations were very good and comfortable. Great hospitality. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and neat

  • 5 of 5

Very neat and clean

Would stay again.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Dauphin Island, Alabama

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$66.42
Pet Fee C$132.84
Damage Deposit C$265.68

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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