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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

***2019 Spring/Summer Season rates pending***

Cottage is conveniently located on the Gulf side of Dauphin Island, just a few steps from the water’s edge and is locally owned and operated.

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 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, kitchen trash can bags, gallon and quart storage bags, aluminum foil, Saran Wrap, 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
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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 senior citizens because it is not high off the ground like so many of the newly constructed rentals.


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

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
  • Congregation of people exceeding the number agreed to in the reservation is not allowed at any time. Parties, receptions, events strictly prohibited.
  • Limit 2 pets, with written approval, under 20 pounds each. Pet fee $100/pet/non-refundable. Dauphin Island lease law applies.
  • Advance written approval to exceed number of people stated in reservation at any time is required. When approved, $30/person uncharge applies.
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 69 reviews
Georgetown, Texas


  • 5 of 5

My wife has wanted to visit Dauphin Island for years after a co-worker talked about visiting her parents there in the summer. Your home provided us the opportunity to do this. Not being beach people we were able to sit on your lanai (that's a porch in East Texas) and watch the waves roll in. Your home was tastefully decorated with attention to every detail. The two masters makes this home very attractive for families. We would highly recommend your home to everyone.


Dan & Betty McGaughey

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved coming back! Always clean and well stocked with all of those little things we tend to forget. So close to the beach, allowing for a nice view from the large and spacious covered deck. Will definitely be back many times more.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat As A Pin!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay! Kathy is a super host and has provided a home with just about everything you would need in the kitchen (right down to most spices!) all well organized for your use. Everything bright, clean and attractive. She lives nearby in case there are problems, and is very responsive. Heads up on checkout to avoid a mad scramble: Review the check-out list the night before so that you can take care of the beach towels if you use them and manage your checkout prep well so that you can help to keep it tidy for the next guest.

Also, general FYI for a Dauphin Island stay. Plan to use this great kitchen and enjoy the surf from the deck of this property as much as possible. Not many places to dine. The pizza at the Island Chevron is surprisingly great. Stay away from the Island Rainbow (IR) BBQ. Absolutely horrible food and not a pleasant owner either. The island itself requires dogs on leashes at all times, so if you bring Fido, make sure you're prepared for that.

Lovely property and great hosts!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this beach house! Great layout - big porch & just steps to the ocean! We keep coming back!😍

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a trip with friends from high school here!! 💕 We have spent two family vacations here at this property & we are counting the days until our next visit in June!! The beach house truly feels like home 🏡 for our crew! We have everything we need at the house for cooking and all the comforts of home. We love being so close to the beach! We can sit on the porch & see the waves relaxing! It is wonderful to just grab our towels & walk to the beach anytime we want! So much to see & do on the island! Seeing the dolphins & crab hunting are the kids favorites! Ready to get back for more adventures with our family & make more memories! 🌴🏖🦀🐬🌅

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Home Away

  • 5 of 5

This property epitomizes a “Home Away”. We felt at home the moment we stepped in the door. Kathy and Mike Stockton generously thought of EVERYTHING we needed for our spring break vacation. This was our first time using VRVO. Our daughter and son-in-law booked a house on Daulphin Island for a vacation with their six children and then invited us to join them. We agreed to come, but we wanted our own house. I randomly chose the Stockton’s house. Because it was big enough, I registered for four adults and four children on the chance that our son’s family would join us. Even though they declined, I was glad I’d done that because our daughter’s house was quite a disappointment. Ours was more than I could have imagined. Our daughter’s family arrived at their house before we made it to the island. When we arrived we went directly to their house, did a walk-through, and then found them at their beach right at dinner time. I’ll be forever grateful to Don for taking us in, poolside, at “Pirates’ Cove”. It was a beautiful evening and the kids were able to swim while we waited for dinner. It was a happy way to begin. Kathy Stockton let me know ahead that Daulphin Island’s grocery was small so we shopped for the major food items on our way. My plan had been to base out of our daughter’s house for meals. Our daughter wanted to see our house before we unloaded the groceries. While Kathy toured me through the house, those groceries were unpacked and loaded into our refrigerator and cupboards before I could blink. Our two granddaughters squealed when they saw the “Mermaid Room”, our oldest grandson ogled the “spare” room with the private bath and his brother drooled over the other “spare” with a TV. My mind planned individual “sleepovers”. The next morning all four (ages 13-5) showed up with their suitcases. Who could blame them? The truth is, I could not have “planned” a better vacation. Even when the weather wasn’t perfect, the kids were able to enjoy the beach and fishing at the pier. Cooking in Kathy’s well-equipped (including every spice I could want!) kitchen with my granddaughter was a pleasure. Fresh Blue Fin Tuna on the grill, DELICIOUS! When mom and dad left after dinner with our three-year-old twin grandsons, the rest of us had a great time with the house games and movies. The Stocktons’ respect for their guests is evident by the personal touches they share with us. I noticed a new feature every day. I hope every guest appreciates this "Home Away".

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you so much for the kind words about our beach house and hospitality. We enjoyed talking with you and seeing your family have such a good time at the beach. Grandkids are the best and this house was meant to be enjoyed by families with kids! If your vacation plans ever bring you to Dauphin Island again, we hope you will again choose our house.
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Great owers!! Genuinely interested in our family stay being the best possible.

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in 6 months. Mike and Kathy are great couple.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chuck. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to see us again soon!
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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.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
May 12 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$199.04
Pet Fee C$132.69
Damage Deposit C$398.07

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.
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