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Breezy Decks - Gated Sub - Free use of Golf Cart - Pool, Tennis Court, Boardwalk

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Custom Built House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Overlooks the Dauphin Island Lighthouse. Two large decks, front and back with great views. HD Direct TV. Free wifi. Free use of electric golf cart. Free use of the community pool, tennis court, playground and boardwalk.

Main level has kitchen, dining areas, great room and master bedroom. Master bedroom bath has jetted garden tub with separate shower. Access to both front and rear decks are through the master bedroom, kitchen and great room entry. Upper level has two bedrooms with queen beds with bathroom between them. Downstairs has bath, cabinets with sink, queen bed, sofa sleeper, trundle bed, 12-foot ceilings, separate entrance--private from main level house! Perfect for additional family members.

Three separate heating and cooling units (three levels) allows everyone to be on their own comfort zone.

Two Refrigerators and freezers with icemakers.

Green Egg grill is available for your use.

New paint and carpet/flooring in 2015.

High ceilings throughout (18 feet in greatroom), lots of closets, custom staircase, over 600 square feet of decks! Fourteen-foot clearance under house. Ceramic tile with carpet in Bedrooms and Great room. Eighty-gallon hot water heater.

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John Reeves
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About John Reeves

My wife and myself have two daughters. My oldest graduated from Samford and got her Masters from Auburn. The youngest just graduated from Auburn.

John Reeves purchased this house in 2000

Why John Reeves chose Dauphin Island

Cargo lift just installed. I enjoy the three levels the house offers. Large decks front and rear so there is always breeze in your you like. Three separate central air and heat units so everyone gets their 'way'. Golf Cart. Top of the line mattresses give you a great nights sleep. Fantastic flat screen TV with impeccable clarity. Top quality components throughout the home - we built it to retire in and we took it to another level. Located at the end of the cul-de-sac it offers a very peaceful existence. Great view of the water and Lighthouse. I angled the house to be a direct view. Lots to love about the place!

What makes this house unique

Great House located in a gated subdivison with pool, tennis court, playground and white sandy beaches. Saltwater pool has restrooms and showers. Boardwalk takes you to the shoreline.

Custom built home with lots of features. Even has RV hookups - sewer and power.

I own a Condo next door for 'OVERFLOW" - if needed.

Everyone has their own space and won't feel crowded.


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 Bathrooms. One on the ground floor, One off of the Master bedroom (sep shower and jacuzzi tub), One off of the two upstairs bedrooms with a garden tub. Half bath off living room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master has queen with private bath - shower + jacuzzi
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with queen bed - leads into shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Large bedroom w/queen bed leads into shared bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Ground level bed/studio has queen bed, single & sofa sleeper
  • Queen size Beds (4) 4 Queen Sealy's, Double Beds (1) Sleeper Sofa, Twin or Single Beds (1) Day Bed with trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) inflatable air mattress
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Remodeled in November of 2012 - Tennis court (shared) for your use - playground area (shared) very quiet gated subdivision - Golf Cart (4 person) for our guest to use What more could you ask for? This house has just about everything.


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Breezy Decks - Gated Sub - Free use of Golf Cart - Pool, Tennis Court, Boardwalk
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Perfect for family vacation with both sets of in-laws

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing and blew our expectations of of the water! There was room for everyone and we were never cramped or needed more privacy (which is amazing with both sets of in-laws, adult brothers and two kids!). The location was secluded and provided convenient access to the beach, pool and tennis courts which gave everyone something fun to do at any given time. The golf cart was perfect and made everything easier.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time on the Island and the amenities offered within the neighborhood. Thanks again!! John
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Wonderful time at the beach. Enjoyed the view.

  • 4 of 5

This was my family's third time at Dauphin Island and, as always, we had a great time. The house has a great view off the back deck and we also made good use of the golf cart for getting to the boardwalk and bringing tired children back from the beach. We enjoyed the grill, and the beds were excellent. The property was in good condition and well maintained. Desoto Landing is a private community and the beach is never crowded.

Renters should note that the downstairs bedroom requires going outside as it is separate from the rest of the house. I missed that in the description at first, but fortunately it was no problem for us and could be a plus for some situations as it has its own mini kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen was stocked with the basics, but probably needed a few more glasses for full occupancy.

Everything worked as it should and was comfortable and attractive. We enjoyed our time there and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house and the island! It was amazing! We definitely would like to stay there again. We had three generations (My husband and I, two boys, and my 70+ year old parents) plus another mom and son. The house was a perfect fit. There was plenty of space to not feel like it was crowded but a large enough space for all of us to be together.

Some of the things we really appreciated during our visit..

-super comfy beds

-well stocked kitchen with small appliances, pots & pans, and some pantry items.

-lots of space

-large collection of DVDs-I think we watched a movie almost every night

-nice collection of games

-beach chairs

-lots of towel

-great grill (but we also had an awesome chef :-)

-golf cart

-semi private beach plus larger public beaches on either end of the island

-nice trails for running and biking on the island

-Nice to have wi-fi and lots of channels


-deck with comfortable furniture; great for watching for relaxing with a cup of coffee and watching for dolphins

-loved the view of the lighthouse, gulf, and shrimp boats

There is a grocery store on the island (Ship and Shore). They had a pretty good variety for being a small store on an island but the prices are obviously higher. If you have space, I would take most of your groceries with you. That being said, I think we went there every day for something.

We also went to Skinner's Seafood. It was good but pricey. We took the ferry to Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores and found some seafood markets that were less expensive.

As with any house, rental or not, there were a few things here or there but we all mentioned at one time or another that the house more than exceeded our expectations which were pretty high. We definitely plan to return! Great place!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are glad the home meet your expectations. Please come back anytime. Again, thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the house.very well stocked. Even beach towels. We gave the teens the downstairs . they loved having their own space. Ot was nice having the gulf cart to get to thr pool. Having 2 refrigerators was a huge help for a bigger group. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you. We enjoyed having your family stay at our house. We work hard to make your stay a pleasant one. John
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place for your big family this is the place. Our family of 7 had a wonderful time at John's place! The day we moved in John stopped by to make sure everything was good. I told him everything was great! Our oldest son loved the downstairs "apartment". Being a college student it was nice for him to have own place. The walk to the beach is less then 2 minutes. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. If you want a place to get away from the hustle and bustle this is the place. We will most certainly be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked for you and your family. Come back anytime. Thanks John
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Home Has Bed Bugs!! Rotted Floors!! There's not a star below POOR or thats what I would put

  • 1 of 5

Once we got home a few weeks later we got a call from one of our guest now had bed bugs! They actually found one on the luggage. We also had a roach problem. The golf cart worked half the time and caught fire!


Half the light bulbs worked, hot water was constantly going out, NO cups or glasses, none of the TV's worked except in the livingroom, dishes were in serious need of changing out very scratched up & Stained, no lamps in the whole house... The house appears your renting a large tent. Owner seems very cheap! Thats explains no lamps and dishes so you won't use his dishwasher electricity. Speaking of the Air Conditioning barley worked. The unit is too small for a house the as extreme vaulted ceilings. The home could not ever get cool. It's depressing to sit in the dark or under half working overhead lights. Mold and mildew smell in the basement/downstairs room. The sheets on the bed did not appear to have been changed in a while! We found hairs on our pillow case!

I was extremely disappointed in the home. Not to mention that back door was inoperable considering the floor is rotted out. The owner was very difficult to deal with, because I was unhappy with his home. He started blaming me for things and making things up. The owner wants to believe his home is a 5 star luxury and said so when its actually a dump! to get to the beach you can't walk right out the door you have to walk back down street and go public access. NOT WORTH IT!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, your review is a lie. You and your crew of spring breakers trashed my property. You were called out on it four months ago (when it happened) and I even posted this about your abuse: John R. 04/06/2015 Amy, rented a vacation home of mine. What a joke. If she is any indication of the company (I assume she is) then there must be two standards.... This is how she left my house.... Dauphin Island, Alabama 3/29/15 - 4/3/15 Broken commode seat. Big green egg grill with your left over nasty meat left. Ever clean up after yourself? Fish smell and fish slime left at corner of house. Nobody needs to deal with rotten fish stink. Dirty underwear left on floors. Never had a tenant do that in 15 years of vacation rentals. Cans left between beds - 3 of them. Corner broken off post - freshly done with matching wood splinter on concrete. Golf cart had been driven in sand/off road. Tons of sand under the cart and wheels were packed with sand. Abused and not charged when left. Clearly not designed for driving through sand. Storage building had been entered, my personal boat had been boarded and pilfered. Come on? The only complaint you had was that the golf cart had quit working (first day) and the next day I was there replacing the battery. If you had any complaints during your stay I would have corrected them. It is a good thing that Alabama Power has unlimited amounts of power available - you tested that as well leaving the air conditioner units working overtime trying to maintain the 64 degree temps the cleaning crew found when they arrived. Also, they found all lights left on...Alabama Power thanks you. Speaking of the cleaning crew...they spent seven hours cleaning up after you. 7 hours. But, you said you left the house as you found it. BS. You got way more that you paid for. It is very interesting that a person of your position can abuse someones property and then try to turn around the blame. It is very sad that now...that you are confronted with the damages you caused, you demand a full refund. John Reeves The above is posted on in Birmingham, AL website and was posted 3 days after your stay. I can only assume that you just "found" my posting and it caused you to post your lies on this site. None of my houses have EVER had bed bugs - that is a lie and you should be ashamed of yourself. I own five vacation rental homes on Dauphin Island. In my fifteen years of renting them I have never had a tenant treat a property the way you did.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mobile Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
dauphin island ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Isle Dauphin Golf Course - Dauphin Island
Car: recommended

House has NEW CARGO Lift (11/29/17)!!

Subdivision has Community Pool, Tennis Court and Playground Area, Boardwalk to Beach, and access to adjoining golf course. Gated community keeps street traffic to a minimum.

This is a very private subdivision that is sure to please everyone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
HOA fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund