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A Short Walk to Dauphin Island Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See OTHER AMMENTIES), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-6)

A Dauphin Island house nestled in the trees with large sand dunes between the house and the Gulf of Mexico. This is a quiet street on the west end of the Island near the Little Red Schoolhouse.

It has 2 Bedrooms: #1 with a king size bed and #2 with two twin beds. One bath with a large garden tub and a separate shower. TV's and DVD's are in each bedroom and living room.

A full Kitchen,with granite countertops, separate dining area, and a living room. Sliding glass doors open to a large balcony with room for grilling or dining.

We are licensed with the 'Town of Dauphin Island' and the State of Alabama.

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a small cottage in the rear with living room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, King bed, and a bathroom that is available for extra guests. . The small cottage rents for $75 per night.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

A Short Walk to Dauphin Island Beach
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Many memories made!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this home.It was our first time seeing the ocean and Dauphin Island was so relaxing and everyone was very hospitable.Ms Joy was very easy to get in touch with and when the washer quit working she sent someone right out.I recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our vacation house and beautiful Dauphin Island. We hope you will plan to come again every year. Thanks, Joy Whatley
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2 0

Perfect home for a GREAT vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home and Ms. Joy could not be more helpful or kind. We cooked our meals in the well stocked kitchen as well as grilling outside on the wonderful deck. We found that the house met all of our needs and Ms. Joy was truly a delight. This was the first time seeing a beach for two of the teenagers in our group and they were mesmerized. Memories for a lifetime were made :-) Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the vacation house and the Gulf. It is always a thrill for people to make memories of seeing the Gulf and all those waves for the first time. Welcome back anytime. Thanks, Joy Whatley
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Decatur, Alabama

We agree, a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week in this house while our son was at Sea Lab camp. The house is not fancy but quiet and cozy. The beds are comfortable and linnens are provided. The bathroom has a large tub, separate shower and ample counter space. The grill works perfectly , no problem as stated by a previous reviewer. There is a starter supply of soap, paper towels, dish detergent and toilet paper. The deck is a great place to relax and dine. We loved the fact that we could have our two dogs with us. No wifi, but we had excellent reception with our t-mobile hot spot. The owner is nice and wants to make your visit enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family and pets enjoyed staying at our vacation rental. You are welcome back, anytime. Thanks, Joy Whatley
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semmes al

awesome beach house

  • 5 of 5

I have been renting this beach house from Mrs Joy the last 8 to 10 years every summer my kids look forward to going down there to dauphin island we always have a blast and Mrs joy always makes sure everything is working properly I would recommend this rental to anyone wanting to have a nice place to stay on dauphin island we will be back next year

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that your family has enjoyed this beach house all these years. I look forward to seeing you back next year. Thanks, Joy Whatley
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Not impressed

  • 3 of 5

We were not impressed with the house nor the island. The house was just a place to sleep after we saw it. There was only used hand soap in the bathroom when we got there. Ms. Joy did bring us some soap after I let her know what was going on. We did get the tv's going in the other rooms, but the remote would not work in the twin bedroom. My girls were not happy about that. There is no wifi there which Ms Joy did tell me that there wasn't. However it would have been nice to have had it since the channels on the tv are limited and my girls could have watched something on their devices since the tv wasn't working correctly. The house needs updating. With there being 4 of us plus a dog there was no extra room to stretch out as a family in the living room. The grill on the balcony blew up in my face while trying to light it. The ignition switch does not work and the only way to light it was with a long piece of paper. There was no lighter in the house, just so happens I had some matches with me. The shower was so small that my 6' 3" husband had a hard time taking a shower plus the part that keeps the shower wand up there was broken and the other one that you can turn on has no pressure behind it. I could go on and on, but I think I have said enough. Needless to say we will not be back to the house or the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am surprised that anyone would not be impressed with beautiful Dauphin Island. So many people love to sit on the balcony and listen to the waves roll in. I apologized to Ms. Anonymous that my new cleaning lady failed to leave soap, but there was liquid soap in a container. I always try to please my guest so I drove the 60 mile round trip and took her some soap and toiletries. Since she had a problem with the tv, I planned to check that out. A child came to the door and took the soap and let me know that they had the tv corrected. I always give my phone number and ask if the guest has any concerns to call me. I hope she will go elsewhere next year so I can continue to rent to all the people who enjoy the island, the beach and the house. Joy Whatley, owner
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I spent 5 days and had a great time. House was clean, neat, and orderly. It has a VERY comfortable king bed and 2 twin beds. We didn't use the twin beds so I can't comment on their comfort. Televisions and DVD players in each bedroom and living room. Nice large bathroom with big tub and step-in shower. Kitchen has microwave, 2 coffee makers (large and small), toaster, dishwasher, stove, and everything you need to cook and eat a meal if you want. Also has a washer and dryer. Nice sliding glass doors to large balcony with swing, and table and chairs for 4 people. I ate breakfast on the balcony on several days. All decorated nicely, too. The downside I have is there is no internet connection and the television channel offerings are limited. (Hubs likes to stay up late and watch TV.) However, these are not deal breakers for us, and we would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed the vacation house and your Dauphin Island Vacation. We welcome you back anytime. Thanks, Joy Whatley
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Estuarium-Aquarium, Dauphin Island Ferry to Ft. Morgan, Historic Ft. Gaines, Island Cruises, Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Isle Dauphine Golf Club, Comunity Pool, Fishing Pier, Deep Sea Fishing Charters. Great bike trails across the island.


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

To reserve pay $200 payment of the total with the balance due before arrival. ( no deposit)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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