See the wilderness on a pristine and private island off the forgotten coast, for a sun drenched beach vacation. Dog Island is the island that time forgot where the fish are huge and plentiful. Drive your boat up to your own 80ft private dock to unload your stuff in front of the home. Very short walk to the best beaches in the country, maybe the world. You can often walk for hours and not see another person.
From the deck off the master bedroom, you can see the Gulf of Mexico and if you have the sliding glass doors open, you can hear the waves crashing. Dog Island is accessible by boat or plane only. There is no bridge to the mainland. If you do not have your own boat, there are a number of charter captains that can take you to the island for around $85-$100 each way. We can provide you with a list upon request or we can arrange your charter for you. There are also local boat rental companies where you can rent a boat for around $350 per week.
Throw your cast net and catch sweet island mullet from the dock along with black drum, trout, sharks and redfish. The blue crabs are often plentiful right off the dock. You are welcome to use our traps. We have a stand up paddle board (SUP), 3 kayaks ( two child 130lbs max / 1 adult), a canoe (4 Person) , and a small skiff with paddles that you have unlimited access to also. We have beach mats, and camping chairs for the beach. We also have a cart to help you unload your boat or cart your things to the beach.
The trash and recycling are down the road. We have Dish TV and a Verizon Hotspot for wifi. The well water is drinkable in an emergency, but bottled water is recommended. Watch the mullet jump while using the BBQ on the deck overlooking the bay. After a day at the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower while feeling the gulf breeze.
For any fire, medical, or police emergency, call 911. They will contact the volunteer fire department No open fires are allowed anywhere on the island. If you have a fire on the property or on the beach, you will be asked to leave. There are no stores or public facilities on Dog Island so you need to bring all your food and drinks with you.