Walk down the white sand beaches and collect sea shells. Take a dip in the Gulf. Relax in the hammock and have a cocktail. Fish off the shore with the beach at your footsteps. Gaze at the starry night from the deck. Sea turtles nest in the spring and summer, dolphins can be seen jumping from the water. Majority of island is a nature preserve.
Home has everything you need. Private island no bridge. No stores. Bring your own food and beverages.
A great place to relax with your loved ones.
All guests must bring their own personal supplies, food and beverages to the island. There are local stores in Carrabelle and wonderful places to buy fresh seafood.
Home has minimal pillows.
There are No maid services. The home must be left clean and ready for the next guest. Please be respectful and leave the home in the condition you found it. Sheets must be washed and all dishes put away. We ask you recycle what you can and take your trash and recycles with you when you leave. There is NO smoking in the house and all cigarette butts must be picked up from outside.
Home is fully furnished with 1 queen and 1 full sized bed with a fold out futon. Includes 50" plasma TV with 2 local stations and a DVD player with a small various movie collection. A radio with a small collection of CDs, plus some books. There are cards and a few games (Yahtzee, chess + others), and puzzles as well.
Kitchen has dishes and cookware, along with utensils. There is also a small selection of spices. Home has a small BBQ grill with charcoal available.
There is no WiFi and limited cellular coverage to major carriers.
Home is not childproof and NO children under 5 are allowed.
Sorry No pets.
There are NO fires, No fireworks allowed on the island. NO loud music allowed after dark.
This is not a place to party. It is a quiet retreat with abundant bird watching and fishing available. A place to step away from all the distractions of the modern world and reconnect with your family.
There are No roads/bridges to the island. There is a local charter boat service that will take you and your luggage to the island. If you choose, upon your arrival to Dog Island, a car will drive you the 1.5 miles from the dock to the home. Guest are responsible for boat and car charges.
Only Dog Island property owners are allowed to have vehicles on the island. There is a parking lot in Carrabelle for boat passengers and Dog island guests.
Dog Island is unique in the fact that it is not busy or crowded. It is not full of tourists. It is a wonderful place to get away from the world, but still be in America. It is not easy to access and it takes a bit of effort. You will either LOVE it or HATE it!!
Please bear in mind this home is a work in progress. It is a simple beach bungalow with all the simple amenities.
Home has recently been upgraded with a new small front deck. New refrigerator and window AC units. Home has been cleaned and repairs have been made. Outdoor shower has been added to rinse off sand. A half bath has been added as well.
There are not many houses available for rent on the island. This is our home and we ask respect for the neighbors and for the benefit of this fragile island ecosystem.
The whole house is available. The house sits right on the beach. Its front yard is the ocean, the Gulf of Mexico.
Interaction with guests
Owner is not on the property, but with a phone call i'll be happy to help with any questions. But your not alone, the boat guys service the island guest in case you need anything.
Other things to note
A Boat charter will be needed to get to the island and home. Please see information online dogislandservices. we ebly. c o m
The round trip boat charter and a car ride from the dock to the house cost $270, paid to the boat Captain.
No fires. No fire works.