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Dauphin Island Harmony

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

HGTV Featured Home in Gated Community with Community Pool/Beach/Tennis

Is your week booked? Check our other listing, 152737 with private (heated when needed) pool. This beautiful home is located on a cul-de-sac -- just a few minutes walk from the private community beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the ground-floor game room which has a snack kitchen, small pool table, and is adjacent to the outdoor living space with gas grill and outdoor dining area and deck overlooking the dunes. The ground-floor also features a bedroom and bath. The main floor is the main gathering area. The spacious dining table is ideal for family meals and games; and the comfortable living area is adjacent to the screened porch and open kitchen. Two bedrooms with queen beds and a full bath complete this floor. The master suite is on the third floor -- with access to the upstairs screened porch and a luxurious bath with separate tub and shower. A bunk room is adjacent to the second bath on this level. Make sure and scroll to the bottom of the listing to see a link to our web album with lots more pictures of our home!

A study with a porta crib (and fax machine!) provides a quiet getaway for reading, games, or sleeping!

Pets are Not allowed, And No smoking, please.

Amenities include a telephone, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a VCR, stereo, linens, a washer, dryer, and a gas (barbecue) grill. The full kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, and cooking utensils.

Activities (on site or nearby) include hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, sightseeing, swimming, boating, sailing, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, and shelling. Also close by are restaurants and museums.

There's a lot to do on Dauphin Island! Visit the Dauphin Island SeaLab and Estuarium, Fort Gaines (a historic Civil War fort), and beautiful nearby Bellingrath Gardens. The whole island is a bird sanctuary. And especially during the spring and fall, you can see many different types of birds on their migratory trips.

Charter fishing is great.

You can charter boats for both fishing and sightseeing. Enjoy taking a boat ride to see the historic Sand Island Lighthouse.

You can also take a car ferry ride across Mobile Bay to visit the Gulf Shores area -- with its water parks and outlet malls. There are several seafood restaurants on the island, as well as a chocolate shop, bakery, and an ice cream shop! You can ride bikes on the bike trails which cover most of the island!

Our home is just a short drive to Mobile, Alabama, where you can visit many area museums such as the Exploreum Children's Museum or our brand new Mobile Museum of Art. In season, enjoy a Bay Bears baseball game, and the Mardi Gras! Mobile has a wonderful family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration.

More Details

Member since: 2002
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Julie

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely, lovely home - I could spend the rest of my life in the beautiful upstairs bedroom. Hope to be back again soon.
Apr 2003
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Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor - toilet , shower
    Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Third Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 2 sets bunks + trundles
  • This home rents to maximum 12 guests per neighborhood restrictions. We have a 6th room which has a desk and a porta crib, or can be used with a mattress from the bunk room for another private sleeping bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Dauphin Island Harmony
average rating of 4.9375 based on 36 reviews
Blue Springs, Missouri

Great Home and comfortable for a crowd

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 adults and 2 children enjoyed the spacious two living areas and the screened in porches. Lots of utensils/dishes/pots and pans for cooking as well as a blender, pancake griddle and crock pot. Great place for babies/children as there is equipment: pac and play, baby bath, gates, monitor and toys/books. Close walk to the beach with a wagon that is available for toting kids on the boardwalk and a wagon for toting beach chairs and umbrellas. Also bikes were great for riding to town. It was great having the pool for those who wanted it. Also appreciative of the large quantity of linens. Would highly recommend this Harmony for your family. Thanks Julie, great home!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret, thanks for your review and your stay! It's great for you, a guest, to remind others why our home is so comfortable for families, especially those with kids! We always want our homes to be well-equipped! We raised our own family here (now young adults/teens) and are still enjoying it! Let us know when you want to come back! Julie
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Joyous family get together

  • 5 of 5

The island home was just as described... a perfect place for a large family. Lots of beach and rainy day equipment - bikes were in great condition. Such a great little get-away island.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Return guest....beautiful, spacious home ideal for beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to Dauphin Island and our second staying in this lovely home! It's so well equipped and easily accommodated two families with private space for everyone (11 guests total). The kids really enjoyed playing on the sand dune adjacent to the house as well as the tennis courts. The bikes were put to great use with daily trips to Ship & Shore by the older kids. Unfortunately, it was a very cool week so beach time and pool time was limited.

Regardless, it was a wonderful spring break to this family friendly island and so glad this home was available for our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful beach home that easily accommodated our 11 member family group.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at this fabulous home. The bedrooms were awesome and it was nice to have use of the beach umbrellas, chairs and other water toys. The bicycles were also fun to use. We had a great week and would definitely stay there again. It is perfect for a large group.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay Sheree, we're glad you enjoyed all that our home and Dauphin Island have to offer! See you next time! Julie
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Great place for the family to have a great time close to the bea h

  • 4 of 5

Property has plenty of space and amenities to make your stay a great experience

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay! We're glad your family had a nice trip to Dauphin Island!
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Spring Hill, KS

So beautiful. It was very roomy. Games and bike awesome.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place to stay. All the games books and bikes were great. My familys Christmas present was awesome. Julie was great as well. I will rent again. The beach was fantastic for just swimming in. But the west end beach has the waves if you want that. If you want to rent a house I would rent this on it is the best. Thank you Julie and Steve for letting us rent your home.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cherie, We were so glad to have your family share our home. I'm glad you had a great vacation on Dauphin Island and look forward to your return! Julie
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Lighthouse Bakery

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 our brand new Mobile Museum of Art, Enjoy a Bay Bears baseball game, or even Mardi Gras!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTE 7 NIGHT MINIMUM. Sat-Sat in Spring/Summer. Arrival dates flexible off season, please ask.
Please ask about off-season extra nights (cannot rent for less than 1 week but off season you can add nights - $300 per night plus tax)
Holiday weeks, if available, add $300.00 (Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.