USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Dauphin Island Listing #39708

Chele's Bayside Cottage - Dauphin Island, AL

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34 reviews
Max. occupancy: 14 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 4 Double Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max  (50 lb weight limit) 
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New listing! Lovely beachfront home w/ a private dock & spacious deck - dogs OK!

Escape to the warm waters and pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico at this lovely, two-story home fit for a large family or travel group. Featuring a spacious deck, a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar, a dining area for eight, and beach decor throughout, guests will feel right at home the moment they step through the main door. Toss something on your gas grill and dine accompanied by the sights and sounds of the beach, and stroll down to the water whenever you wish.

What's nearby:
The fun and excitement of Dauphin Island awaits! Take the family down to the sand and enjoy the sunshine and calm Gulf waters the island is known for. Inquisitive minds will love exploring the Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab or touring historic Fort Gaines, both five miles due east. And for a dose of adventure, rent a kayak to paddle around the bay, or launch your boat from the East End Landing for an chill afternoon out on the waves.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Central air conditioning
Up to two dogs (50 lbs. max.) allowed with a nightly fee
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact us for special rates.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.





Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view


Beach access

Gulf view





DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions



Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private






34 reviews

Benjamin B. Aug 2022
Loved the house and caught fish on the pier
Lisa B. Jul 2022
Chele's Bayside Cottage was the perfect place for our family to vacation. The deck overlooked the beautiful Mobile Bay and provided evening views of Pelican's, Dolphins and those breathtaking sunsets. There was only a six minute walk to the beach, which was not crowded, at all!
Michelle L. Jul 2022
Beautiful home and our big group fit perfectly. The pier out back was great for the kids to fish. The upstairs bunk beds is ideal for kids while the adults had time downstairs. Kitchen was fully stocked and even had kid plates, utensils, etc. Internet was spotty but we made it work. I'd recommend a larger crockpot as the one they had was small and we had a large group to cook for. I'd recommend this house especially if you have kids.
Angel R. May 2022
Everything about this home was on point!! Plenty of space for the 14 people we had! Definitely coming back!
Mary H. May 2022
Nice home. Ran out of propane while barbequing, had to buy toilet tissue and trashcan bags. Had a wonderful time!
Robyn F. Apr 2022
The house was great! It was very clean, had plenty of room, a well-stocked kitchen, and plenty of towels. We spent lots of time out on the pier, and the beach was only a short stroll away. We hope to stay again soon!
Crystal A. Apr 2022
We loved the house and the privacy it provided. We had around 12 people and it was very comfortable.
Jennifer D. Mar 2022
This house was perfect! Very clean and amazing location!!
casandra a. Mar 2022
We loved our stay on the bay! Plenty of room for everyone and the views were amazing! The kitchen was stocked with dishes and cookware and the appliances worked great. Will definitely return!
Lisa J. Dec 2021
Holiday memories with 2 out of 3 kids and their significant others and 3 grandkids. Chele’s Bayside is a great spot for relaxing. Being there on the Alabama Gulf coast during the week before Christmas wasn’t the “ideal” weather, but it was quiet, relaxing and fun. We will definitely return to visit our family again. I highly recommend this rental with plenty of bed space, a great kitchen (fully stocked for all cooking needed), and deck and dock amenities. Make a grocery store stop on the way to the island, as it’s just a small Ship & Shore store or gas station marts on the island! We recommend beach trips to both the Gulf and the Sound side of the island!
Jennifer T. Nov 2021
We had the best time this home was perfect and had everything we could possible need. Will be back
Danny W. Nov 2021
To be quite honest, we were a bit skeptical before arriving to the island. We knew that storms had come through only weeks before our arrival, so we wanted to be sure we were not walking into a catastrophe. They assured us all was well, and we found it was.
We have vacationed at Dauphin Island multiple times and have always vacationed oceanfront. This time we booked on the bay side. What drew us to this listing was the pier, and that it was pet friendly. The pier was a plus, for sure!
"You can't judge a book by its cover" is an understatement with this place. From the outside it does not pull you in so much, but it is picture perfect on the inside. You can tell this home is well loved by its owners. Every detail, from the moment we walked in, was taken care of.
Aside from heavy rains one night that left some water standing under the house, our vacation was perfect.
I contacted Vacasa about the water, and they were very accommodating to us. They were willing to move us to another home (which we opted not to do), and they sent someone out to check the pump. It was clogged with debris, so as soon as it was cleaned out, the water receded quickly.
You will not go wrong if you rent this home for your vacation. We always love being ocean front, but if we opt to stay bay side again, we will not hesitate to stay at Chele' Bayside Cottage!
Augusta W. Oct 2021
This home had everything you could possibly need or want. Lots of utensils and items to cook your own meals. Very clean and nice place to stay. Our kids loved the home’s private beach!
Tamara Y. Oct 2021
This home has everything you can think of and more! It even has a high chair, baby tub and pack n play for a family with a small child!
Like the other reviews say the kitchen has everything you need other than spices. It has a waffle maker, blender, crock pot, griddle and all the plates, cups, silverware and cookware you could possibly need.

Fishing off the dock was great and we even caught crabs in the crab trap that was there.

We will definitely be returning!!
Katherine M. Aug 2021
This house was very clean and updated. It had everything we needed. The water and doc area is perfect for the kids because it’s shallow for a long ways out. We really enjoyed this home and the sunsets!!
Emily S. Jul 2021
We loved the quiet neighborhood! Very relaxing atmosphere! The layout of the home was perfect for our group of 14! The grandkids had so much fun being able to walk down to the bay in play in the sand and the water without us having to worry about them because we could see them from the balcony. Great place to vacation!!
Anna S. Jun 2021
From the moment we walked through the door and saw the very clean, well decorated home-- from that very moment we were comfortable, lacked for nothing, we fished and swam and laughed and ate and drank and had so much fun that we want to return every year forever... bring water shoes because there are rocks in the water just by the dock. if you want to ride the waves just cross the street..easy peasy.
lynn s. Jun 2021
This house was amazing! We had 6 adults and 6 teenagers. There was plenty of room and we never felt cramped or crowded. The beds were comfy and the sheets were so soft. The kitchen is fully stocked. We have rented a lot of Vacation homes and this one byfar had the best top of the line kitchen supplies. They had a waffle maker, griddle and a crockpot...all things we brought with us because vac homes don't typically have those things. Pots and pans were nice also! We loved the decks with nice furniture and uses the dock daily. We saw dolphins swimming daily, watched pelicans fish and caught crab and lots of fish of the dock! Would highly recommend this home and we will rent it again!
Rachel J. May 2021
We loved everything! Dauphin Island is fun, peaceful, quiet and our group enjoyed every bit of this home! Thank you for allowing us to stay!
Angela R. Aug 2020
The home was beautiful and the view was amazing! We will definitely plan another visit.
Rizwan M. Aug 2020
The house was nice, clean and right on the water. The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s right on the bay and the sunsets are breathtaking. You can walk to the open ocean on the other side. Even the neighbors were super sweet and invited us to go fishing next time we stay! We loved our stay and would definitely come back!
Danielle H. Jul 2020
We loved the house. Worked well for family. The dock for our boat was awesome! I will say the only draw back was no private master bath in bedroom. But not a big deal for us! We would recommend this house to anyone. Has everything you need and some!
Andy C. Jul 2020
This was a great place to spend a vacation. The house fit 8 people comfortably by offering room too spread out. We were with-in walking distance of the gulf side beach, but the kids loved to wade out into the bay and play around the dock. Bluetooth speakers on the dock made it a joy and just watch the boats pass by.
Dutch H. Jul 2020
Great place for our large family.
SHELLEY M. Jun 2020
very quiet, not many people
Brady G. Jun 2020
Chele’s Bayside cottage was the best house on the bay. We had an amazing time. The pier was wonderful and the speakers on the back porch and pier were great. It was the perfect spot for swimming. If you have a bigger family and need a house this one is perfect!!!!!
Christopher T. Jun 2020
We will definitely being booking this home again! It was well stocked with everything you could need. Very clean and up to date. Plenty of room and great for kids. The views are fantastic and you get your own little dock!! We loved our stay!
Amanda L. May 2020
The view was great! The house was well furnished and very nice! We really enjoyed the stay!
Martin A. May 2020
Excellent house. Location, furnishings and set up. Unobstructed views of the best sunsets anywhere on the planet.