About Kristen West
We are a fun loving family of 5. My husband (C.O.) and I (Kristen) are the proud parents of three girls. We live in Missouri and are excited to get to spend time in Dauphin Island at our home away from home and to share this home with others. We enjoy all of the activities that the Island has to offer and feel blessed knowing our girls will grow up in such a great environment on the Island making priceless memories. Dream Big LLC built this home in 2019
Kristen West purchased this House in 2019
Why Kristen West chose Dauphin Island
This property is very special to us. My husband visited Dauphin Island when he was 16 and his family took a detour on their memorable trip to the Olympics in 1996. He knew then that he wanted to return to Dauphin Island and dreamed of owning a home there someday to share with his family. We purchased a vacation/rental home on Dauphin Island in 2017 and fell in love with the Island. When the lot in front of our new beach home went for sale we decided to invest again and build a bigger home for our growing family. We think that you will find the house is uniquely situated on the Gulf with views of all the Island has to offer from the sunrise in the east, the Gulf to the south, the Sound to the North and the sunsets to the West. This house was designed to offer 3 incredible King suites that all have incredible views and a bunk room for kids, a perfect match for multiple family/friend groups with children.
What makes this House unique
"Island Cure" is located midway down the West End of the island and sits directly on the beach/gulf. It is a very short drive or bike ride to the far West End of the Island, which has lifeguards and various other attractions/vendors during the summer months. Additionally, it is only a short drive from the local grocery store, shops, restaurants, golf course, Estuarium and Fort Gaines on the East End of the Island. The house offers a wide variety of outdoor space to hang out and relax including a covered deck to the south as well as a full sun deck extension, additionally a covered deck off the 2nd floor king suites. There are dual staircases allowing access to the beach and your parking area. It has been decorated with comfort and simplicity in mind to allow you to rest, relax and recharge and provide you with the perfect "Island Cure".
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house is beautiful and lots of memories made. I lost my 16 year old daughter last year in a car wreck and she loved beach sunsets. The views were beautiful!!! Definitely would stay here again!
Perfect get away
The only thing I wasn’t aware of was no trash bags or dish soap but there was a gas station down the road
Great stay in a beautiful newly built home!
The owner of this property is extremely nice and easy to work with. The home is as advertised and is beautiful. Great views of the ocean from all most every room.
As a whole we weren't fan of the island (it was our first trip). Just too slow for us. We had to drive an hour away several times to get to the things we wanted to do but if you were looking for a relaxing low key vacation, this is perfect.
Plus you will want to swing by a Walmart before arriving, there is only one small store that we could find.
The only suggestions for the owner that I would have is black out curtains! I know its vacation on the ocean but sleeping in past sunrise would of been nice a few of the days! Also, a user guide for those who do not have Direct Tv at home! None of us knew how to work it and without directions it was hard to figure out. We never did get the upstairs tv on the left side to work the entire stay.
One thing the deck stair on the bottom part needs some kind of something on it. It all looks like it is one landing and 3 of the people with us walked off of it flat footed and fell. Everyone was alright but its very hard to see were the deck stops and the stair starts. If you are not mindful and looking at the ocean instead of where you are walking, you could get hurt.
Speaking of stairs pack light because the trip up and down them getting your things is rough! There is a lot of them and you will build muscles during your stay!
In summary: Great place to stay for a quiet get away and a very awesome home owner!
Best Vacation Ever
The Island Cure was just that and so much more! What a beautiful home that felt like home. Brand new with everything needed for a peaceful, relaxing week. The island is clean, wonderful for walking and exploring. I’ve been to the panhandle since I was a child and have never experienced the dolphins, seashells, sandpipers and pelicans like this. We hope to spend 2 weeks here next year and highly recommend this property. Thank you for the memories that will last a lifetime.
Dauphin Island 2019
This is our 6th year at DI — and truly this is the best place! Wonderful location! Great family space!! Love it!
Gina, I am so thrilled to hear our review!! Thank you for your sweet comments and we would love to have you join us again! (A little worried about that white couch in the family space... curious how it has held up over a summer of use!! LOL!!) Thank you!!
Our stay was amazing! Kristen was super easy to work with and very accommodating. The property was gorgeous and perfectly decorated. We could not have been closer to the water. We stayed here with another family (4 adults, 6 kids) and the space was perfect. Spacious kitchen and living room and plenty of privacy with each bedroom having its own bath. We had a great relaxing vacation and hope to come back!
Hi Tori! Thanks so much for the review!! So glad you felt it was accomodating and gorgeous. It was our first ever attempt at decorating a home so I am so pleased!! I have to give credit to my builder, Ron Twilley, and his wonderful subcontractors and their help with picking things out! We would love to have you visit again! Thank you.