Family Home in Gated Community with Community Pool/Beach/Tennis
Our family built our Dauphin Island getaway in 2002, as a place to escape, relax, and build family memories with our own family of 3 boys. We live in nearby Mobile, Alabama and are custom homebuilders, so if you decide you need your own Dauphin Island home, we can help with that, too!
Julie purchased this House in 2002
Why Julie chose Dauphin Island
We love the East End of Dauphin Island for its quiet, residential feel. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac, we love the beautiful dune views and quiet street. Our neighborhood has a private community pool, private neighborhood beach access, and a tennis court. You can easily take long walks on the beach, down to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and back to the neighborhood via the bike/walking trail.
What makes this House unique
Because this is our personal family home, it is equipped how we like it to be! You'll find lots of coffee cups (Julie prefers tea, however), dishes, and cooking utensils. The kids will enjoy the big bucket of sand toys, scooters, and bikes, which we are happy to share with you though we can't 'guarantee' them. Our home was designed to provide a comfortable main living area for gathering with the whole family, yet also provide several different 'getaway' spots such as the back deck, hammock, or 3rd floor porches, when you just need a little quiet time!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - We love kids! Do not leave them unattended please.We love kids! Do not leave them unattended please.
No pets - No animals allowed due to our family allergies.No animals allowed due to our family allergies.
No smoking - Smoking not allowed on premises.Smoking not allowed on premises.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Family groups only, age 25 and older.Family groups only, age 25 and older.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfect beach getaway
This was a very last minute trip for our family after our original trip was cancelled, and it was the best last minute trip we've ever taken! This is a beautiful house on a quiet street only a two minute walk from the pool and beach. The house is stocked with everything you'd ever need (puzzles, toys, games, beach toys, bikes, bunk bed), making it easy for our family of five to enjoy our time. The screened-in porch is fantastic, kitchen is stocked with all the pots, pans, appliances, etc. that you'd need. The beach is a beautiful, private, white sand beach. Very quiet! We were lucky to enjoy all of this before the beach closures. I can't think of a better place to social distance than Dauphin Island!
Thank you Stephanie for your stay and your kind words. We love when families are able to "escape" to our home, neighborhood, and Dauphin Island, and I'm so glad you had this getaway. We look forward to having you return!
This property has everything you could possibly need in a beach house!!! We were a party of 8 with 6 kids ages 9-21 and this house had everything - bikes, beach chairs/toys, beach cart/wagons, coolers, umbrellas, gas grill. The private neighborhood and private beach (minute walk from the house) were quiet and secluded..Inside the house, the kitchen has every appliance, dish wear, pots, pans, etc imaginable and the 2 refrigerators were great for a big family. Towels, sheets, etc were clean and plentiful. The owner, Julie, responded to any questions or concerns within minutes and sometimes within seconds. I would highly recommend this house to anyone, especially if you have a larger group. Worth every penny.
Quiet, relaxing beach vacation
The house was the perfect size for our two-family beach vacation. Plenty of room to sleep 10, large kitchen/eating area. If you're looking for a quieter beach vacation, this is the place to go. There aren't the large tourist crowds. Many mornings we had the private beach to ourselves even though we were there in late July/early August. Lack of large crowds also means not as many touristy things to do like shopping, fun parks, mini-golf, etc. The older kids really loved having a tennis court close by, everyone enjoyed the beach. The community pool is definitely on the smaller side, but the lack of crowds on the beach more than made up for it. We saw lots of marine life including dolphins, fish, a wide variety of birds (but not annoying), etc. Highly recommended if you want a quieter time at the beach, plenty of beach to just stroll along and search for shells.
Thanks for your stay in our family's home! I'm so glad you enjoyed a quiet, relaxing time with your family.
House was large clean and lots of auxiliary items left to for visitors use. Bikes, wagons, beech chairs, beach toys and books. Large kitchen with all needed items to cook and entertain. 5 minute walk to beach and family really enjoyed the pool.
Loved Loved the property we stayed in!!! The owner Julie was awesome, very helpful with everything, which made our time on Dauphine Island more enjoyable!!!! We had a wonderful time on our vacation!!!!
Visit the Estuarium, Fort Gaines (a historic civil war fort), and beautiful Bellingrath Gardens, The whole island is a bird sanctuary, and especially during the Spring and Fall you can see many different birds on their migratory trips, Charter boats for both fishing and sightseeing, see historic Sand Island Lighthouse, You can also take a car ferry ride across Mobile Bay to visit the Gulf Shores area, water parks, outlet malls, etc, There are several seafood restaurants nearby, as well as a bakery and ice cream shop! You can ride bikes on the bike trails which cover most of the island! In Mobile, Alabama you can visit area museums such as the Exploreum Children's Museum or Mobile Museum of Art, Enjoy Mardi Gras in Mobile (and parades on the island early in the year) !