|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Island Dream is easily one of the finest and largest beach houses available on Dauphin Island.
This is a large (4500 sq ft) newly-remodeled 6 bedroom, 4 and a half baths on an over-sized bay-front lot with its own sandy beach, pool and jacuzzi overlooking the bay to the north, and a partial Gulf view to the south. The pool is heated, upon request, for an additional fee. This is a wonderful home to host family reunions or for a large group.
This fabulous home has an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room seating up to 16, beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico and the MS Sound.
Island Dream underwent an extensive upgrade this year, with all new furnishings and been completely remodeled throughout. There is also a dune walkover extending out to the home's bay-side beach, with a gazebo and benches to relax and enjoy the great views!
This house was big, clean, and the perfect location for some R & R. Our family enjoyed fishing from the dock, swimming in the pool and bay, and the spacious rooms. Beach access was a short drive away, as well as a local grocery chain and some casual dining spots. Took the kids to the estuarium and everyone enjoyed. Only complaint from everyone who stayed was the need for new mattresses. Living room could have used some more seating and a coffee table also. Would recommend this house to anyone staying with multiple families.
Loved it! Hope to plan another stay here soon.
This house and location were perfect for our family reunion with children, spouses, and grandchildren. The people at Dauphin Island rentals were very responsive when we had something that needed attention. They even replaced the pump and motor on the hot tub because the jets would not continue to work. There were plenty of spaces for dining together including the picnic-type table in the kitchen for the children. We went to the estuarium in town and enjoyed all of the interactive activities for the children very much.
We would say that for a house of this price, the beds left something to be desired. The bunk beds (which parents and children in our family used) had very thin mattresses and were not comfortable. The dishwasher did not clean nor dry the dishes adequately. The gas grill would not heat evenly. We felt that it would be nice to have more seating in the living room given it was the only common space where everyone could gather. Only 3 of the 6 jets worked in the Jacuzzi tub in the master suite.
But overall, we were grateful for a house with a hot tub and heated pool that was very close to the beaches on both the North and South sides of the island.