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Son of a Sailor- 5 bedrooms/loft, beach, swimming pool, tennis, gated

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful beachfront home located in the gated community of Desoto Landing on Dauphin Island. Great location with the swimming pool right next door and it's on the gulf beach. Offers 5 bedrooms with loft bedroom, 4 baths. Large kitchen with breakfast bar opens up to a large family room. Great open concept for entertaining. All bedrooms are large and beautifully decorated. Master bath tub and walk-in shower, living room has gas fireplace for cool nights. The views from the decks face the ocean and offer breathtaking sunrises and sunsets as well as being great for sunbathing and entertaining. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook or you can enjoy fresh seafood at one of our many local restaurants. Linens and towels are provided. Free wifi. Located next to the tennis court, swimming pool, and boardwalk to the beach, this beach home is perfect for large groups.

Property Manager
Rhonda Hopkins
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash cans are to be taken to the street on Thursday night. Two cans provided, all trash is to be in cans only. Grilling on decks is not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ground level
  • two bathrooms on main level, upstairs bathroom and bathroom on beach level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Son of a Sailor- 5 bedrooms/loft, beach, swimming pool, tennis, gated
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Starkville , ms.

girls weekend trip.

  • 4 of 5

Great location for a girls weekend trip all celebrating turning 65 this year. I would stay here again. Bought steamed shrimp from Skinners and they were delish.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this home and hope to come back again next year. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, there are plenty of fresh towels and the kitchen is well appointed to prepare meals for a dozen people. The view from the back porch is spectacular, this was a favorite spot for the four adults.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dauphin Island, AL

Large home next to the pool

  • 5 of 5

Great place, nice large home and plenty of parking.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location, needs some TLC.

  • 4 of 5

I am giving Son of a Sailor 4 stars mainly because of the location. It is directly on the gulf, next to the swimming pool and tennis courts, all which the kids loved.

However, the house needs some TLC. The master bath's paint is peeling off the walls. There was only half rolls of toilet paper, no garbage bags, very little dish soap and no washing machine detergent. You are required to wash the towels and wash the dishes, but provided nothing to wash them with. The BBQ grill was gross. If the showers are in use there is no water pressure in any other rooms.

This is an amazing house in an amazing location, it just needs some work.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Erin Glad you enjoyed your two days on the island. As far as the house and items supplied , the master bath has a faux finish on the walls and are not peeling. As stated in the contract signed, paper products, soap, garbage bags, are not furnished, there were two bags of laundry detergent above the washing machine and were still there when the house was checked after you left. The water pressure was fine and the showers were working fine. The grill had dust on top of it but clean inside. I do appreciate your comments. Thank you
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation: A full refund of your reservation payment is allowed if your reservation is cancelled more than 60 days prior to your reservation date, less $150.00 cancellation fee. If cancelled less than 60 days prior to rental date, a full refund will be made, less $150.00 cancellation fee, provided we are able to re-rent the unit for the same timeframe. Trip Insurance is recommended.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.