Featured Vacation RentalThe Key of Sea
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Property Code: High Dunes Retreat - 1427 Oleander Lane
High Dunes Retreat - Fun on the beach
Available to Reserve Online 24/7
High Dunes Retreat - Perched high atop sand dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Dauphin Island beach, this private retreat with all the modern amenities has sweeping sea views and world class sunsets. The home is outfitted with broad window walls that accentuate the outdoor vistas. Expansive porches, lined with rocking chairs, capture gentle ocean breezes and invite quiet reading or conversations and romantic sunset dining. You feel totally immersed in nature. Enjoy the fragile sand dune landscape and expect daily visits from the island’s unique water fowl (Dauphin Island is a designated bird sanctuary.) A short walk takes you to a well maintained public beach and a two mile stretch of undeveloped seashore which guards the eastern approach of this secluded barrier island and is home to an annual turtle migration.
High Dunes features seven bedrooms and five full bathrooms with an open floor plan perfect for large groups and reunions. The oversize living room is furnished in modern decor with three full size sofas, four arm chairs, two reading nooks and a fireplace with gas logs. The South (beachside) is a window wall that opens onto a porch with teak rocking chairs, panoramic views of the gulf and an outdoor shower. A large chef’s kitchen features a breakfast bar, an island with sink, two wall ovens, a six burner stove top, a French door fridge with ice and water dispenser and a stand-alone wine and beer cooler. The property has full internet access, a new 65” smart TV with a Blue Ray DVD player and TV’s and DVD’s in every bedroom. The house features art collected from the family’s travels and a large and eclectic film and reading library. High Dunes has all your creature comforts covered. You can also rent the house adjacent to High Dunes, we call is The Bird's Nest, for an additional charge. The two houses are connected with a deck. (Ask about the Bird's Nest if you need extra room for friends and family)
Dauphin Island is a charming island community that still has an active fishing fleet, a small grocery store, gift shops, a bakery, restaurants and an art gallery. The town also boasts historic Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, and an Audubon Bird Sanctuary. There is no need to drive with a bike trail that runs the length of the island. The Mobile Bay ferry runs regularly between Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan, the old civil war forts guarding the Bay (Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead!) providing travelers access to Fort Morgan, and more populous sites on the eastern side of Mobile Bay including Gulf shores, Daphne, and Fairhope.
The island is home to number of events and festivals including the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the Sailboat Regatta, the Battle of Mobile Bay celebration, and the Alabama Coastal Bird Fest along with Mardi Gras parades, seafood festivals, fun runs and art and craft shows. Dauphin Island offers a range of water sports, fishing charters and sunset cruises.
Escape the throngs and take advantage of the best kept secret on America’s gulf coast.
Relax and savor the gentle ocean breezes while sipping your coffee on a spacious front porch. Listen to the calls of the Morning Doves and watch the Pelicans and Blue Herons coast gracefully over the gulf.
Our family fell in love with Dauphin Island in the eighties and built our vacation retreat.
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1 King Bed
3 Queen Beds
1 Queen Sofa Pullout -- in Living room
2 Single Beds
2 Bunk Beds
3 Twin Day Beds -- in open areas
Available to Reserve Online 24/7
Rental Rates and Seasons: (USD)
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Parking permitted for no more than 4 cars. More than 4 will result in eviction.
Minimum age limit for renters (drivers license required)
Front door is up at the top of stairs.
THE CROWS NEST IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Internet code is available upon check in.
House number: 251- 861-5049
Only 3 vehicles (boat included) are permitted. Do not park on the street or near the fire hydrants. Watch out for sand stay in driveway.
Respect others by keeping noise to a minimum after 10pm.
Bag all trash.
Grill only on the ground or concrete. No grilling on wooden decks.
Refrigerator and freezer settings should be kept in the middle range.
CLEAN FISH OUTSIDE ONLY!!!!
Prior To Departure:
Check out is 10 Am.
Clean all your dishes.
Empty the refrigerator.
Bag all trash and put in outside containers.
Turn thermostat to 80 degrees in warm weather and 60 degrees in cool weather.
Turn off all interior and exterior lights.
Lock all doors.
Return keys to Grace Tyson Real Estate: drop in the key slot on office front door.