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New House in Beautiful Gulf Front Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,920 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful House on Natural Dune

This new custom home was just completed April 2016 and is located on the east end of Dauphin Island in the gated Desoto Landing community. Enjoy the neighborhood pool, tennis courts, and boardwalk to a white sandy beach. The house is situated with a serene view of a natural dune out of a large screened in porch – perfect for getting away to enjoy some quiet time or gathering with family and friends. Inside, the house features a spacious open floor plan. The fully stocked extra large kitchen opens up into the dining and living room area with plenty of space for cooking, eating, and entertainment. The living room includes a leather reclining sofa and 60” Television. The large Master bedroom has an open view through French doors to the dune, spacious master bathroom with separate tub and shower, and king size bed. The other bedrooms include a queen size bed in one and twin beds in the other, both with their own full bathrooms. TV’s are included in all bedrooms fed by dish satellite. A large laundry room with washer, dryer, and lots of counter space comes in handy for those long stays.

Dauphin Island is a great place for a laid back, family friendly vacation. No high rises and no stop lights! Enjoy long walks or doing nothing on miles of local beach or take a short drive to the West End or East end beaches. Get some exercise or take in the scenes along 7 miles of bike paths. Rent a bike or kayak. Walk the trails in the bird sanctuary and explore Fort Gaines and the Estuarium. Bring your fishing gear or schedule a trip on a charter boat. Enjoy the casual atmosphere in locally owned restaurants or enjoy preparing your favorite meals in our large kitchen.

If you want to venture out further, take the Ferry to Fort Morgan and explore the eastern shore beaches. The city of Mobile is a 45 minute drive, Biloxi 90 minutes, and New Orleans 2.5 hours with no shortage of things to do.

This is our personal beach get away and our hope is that many families and friends will create some memories here as if it were their own.

More Details

Pat and Kurt Bessonen
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Pat and Kurt Bessonen

This is our personal beach getaway. We live in Mobile, Alabama and thoroughly enjoy all the simple pleasures Dauphin Island has to offer. We work locally in the Mobile/Pascagoula area and wish to have others also enjoy our beach home.

Pat and Kurt Bessonen purchased this house in 2016

Why Pat and Kurt Bessonen chose Dauphin Island

This is a new custom home with many amenities needed for a beach vacation. This house rests on a peaceful dune with beautiful views and has easy and close access to the beach and neighborhood pool and Tennis courts.

What makes this house unique

New, immaculate home with spacious open floor plan.


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master with separate tub
  • 3 full bathrooms plus outside shower for rinsing off. Master bathroom has separate garden tub and double sinks with large vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms: Large Master ( King size bed) with French doors to deck. Other two bedrooms include a queen and twin beds. Beds for 6 sleeps 8.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

First, let me start this out by saying the photos do not do this home justice. It is such a beautiful home! The kitchen, dining and living space are all open together which is so nice when you're traveling with family. The bedrooms are all a very good sizs as well as the bathrooms. We loved having a laundry room as well. The whole home is decorated in a very classy beach decor, not over the top in anyway. The whole house is very light and airy. My husband and I traveled with both of my parents, my sister and her daughter. There was more than enough room for all of us to be together if we wanted to or to be apart. The screened in back porch was a dream as well, my husband wants to get the same chairs for our porch at home.

The walk to the pool was barely over 2 minutes and you can see the ocean from the pool, add another 30 seconds to that 2 minute walk and you're in the ocean. The entire community was beautiful and friendly. We had the pool to ourselves everyday we were there and the beach maybe had 1 or 2 others families on it at any given time.

The owners were amazing as well from booking to checkout we couldn't have been happier!

The island is beautiful and so relaxing. The owners left us a book detailing all of the local cuisine and that helped us so much! We also took the ferry over to Gulf Shores a few days to explore. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind this is it! If we ever come back to Alabama, this is where we'll be staying! Thank you so much Pat!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hannah! So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay on the island. We would love to have you for a return visit anytime!
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Wonderful stay on the island

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Pat and Kurt for their hospitality for our stay at the island! The house itself is very well appointed, and looks like it was built yesterday. You'll find VERY comfortable beds and just about everything you need to have a great week (or more) at the beach. It's a very short walk to the beach, and when you get there you will find a private community beach with white sand. On any given day, there were maybe another family or two sharing the stretch of beach with us. The water was a bit murky the days we were there, but had mostly cleared by the time we left. The island itself is secluded and underdeveloped. You'll find a few restaurants of good quality, and there is a small store to help get you the extra things you might need. A 5 star experience for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt! So glad you and your family enjoyed the house and the island! We would love to have you as return guests anytime! Pat and Kurt
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Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Pat we had an amazing time at the house! We relaxed A LOT, sat in the sun by the gulf enjoying a week of amazing weather... seen a few snakes, a fox, & plenty of crabs... even watched a blue heron gracefully walking on the shore w a large fish in its mouth!! Made many memories, laughed, & sat by the pool listening to music... so thank you, thank you, thank you, so glad it worked out last minute & appreciate how easy you were to work with! Oh & the house itself was just beautiful such a treat!! You have great taste!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chalee! So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and look forward to future visits!
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Allow me to start with a big Thank You to Pat & Kurt. The decision to rent the home was done at the last possible minute and Pat was very accommodating. The home is very well decorated and comfortable. I traveled with the kids and there wasn't a down moment the entire time. Having flat screen tv's won the kids over. They were able to watch their programs and play video games without disturbing one another. Despite having the luxury of electronics, the kids played monopoly, corn hole, tennis, or walked on the beach. The screened in porch allowed us the opportunity to just sit and talk (it was so peaceful). This home has provided us with so many treasured memories that I have to say this has been one of the best vacations ever.

Once I left, Pat contacted me to ask if I had left a container behind and sure enough I did. She promptly sent the package to me. I'm not big on speeches/reviews but this place is awesome. There's no way you can go wrong by renting this home. I will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corey thanks for the review! So glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the island. We would love to have you guys back anytime. Thanks! Kurt and Pat
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I must begin by saying that this was our first experience in renting a vacation home. Not knowing at first how the process works with a rental contract, being out-of-state and needing a vacation property on short notice I was reticent if we could swing it; however, I had no reason for concern because Pat could not have been more responsive and timely with her communications with us all along the way. We had our contracts signed and agreement sealed in a matter of a few days. She had complete instructions of how to access the property and all the necessary details laid out for a seamless arrival! If a beautiful, serene and relaxing getaway is what you are looking for, then this is the place for you! This was our first time to Dauphin Island and we had the fortunate experience to rent this beautiful home. The rooms are all beautifully appointed and comfortable. The porch is huge! The kitchen is equipped with all the necessities to prepare meals as if you were in your own home. My family enjoyed playing board games on the big country kitchen/dining table. We made most all of our meals in the kitchen as well as grilled out. My sister and her husband came to the island to stay with us for a few days. They too remarked how lovely the rental home was for a family. The gated neighborhood offers lit tennis courts to enjoy after dark and there are no hours on the pool. The rental property is near the boardwalk to the private beach and the lovely warm Gulf. For the person or family that needs a break of going on the big attraction type vacations and simply want to recalibrate and reset, this is the place for you! Other highlights available are petting the stingrays, visiting the museum and estuary or seeing turtles laying their eggs. So calling all thalassophiles, nature-lovers, writers, hikers, birders, painters, musicians, etc, this is a must see and a must experience!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim thanks for the review! So happy that you and your family enjoyed our house and your stay at Dauphin Island. We look forward to having you again! Pat
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Stunning home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning new vacation property that was beyond what I was expecting. The home is steps from the boardwalk that takes you to the tennis court, pool and beach. This beautifully decorated home has a fantastic open floor plan with an amazing gourmet kitchen, that has everything you can imagine. The large island is where the kids hung out at meal time. The home, which has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths with a large screened in porch out back of the house, was perfect for two adults and 3 teenagers. The master bedroom and en suite is a perfect place to relax. The kids enjoyed renting kayaks and paddleboards to use on the water to watch the dolphins in the morning. The beach was clean and was never full, as it is a private beach. The house has plenty of space under the house for parking and storing the kayak and paddleboards. I must state that after an 18 hour road trip to get here, the home was more than I expected. My family had a fantastic time and are already planning on the next trip. The owners left information, as where to rent kayaks, paddleboards, restaurant suggestions/menus etc, which was quite helpful. They also made check in and check out super easy. I want to thank the owners for allowing us the privilege to share their home with us. This home is a jewel within a jewel of a location.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad ya'll had an awesome time! Thanks for taking such good care of the house. Look forward to having you and your family again. Pat and Kurt
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Gulf Front gated community


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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