|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
I enjoy the three levels the house offers. Large decks front and rear so there is always breeze in your face...if you like. Three separate central air and heat units so everyone gets their 'way'. Huge hot water heater never lets you run out of hot water. 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!
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.
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.
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
-lots of towel
-great grill (but we also had an awesome chef :-)
-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!
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!
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.
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!
Nice house, big. Close to beach. Loved the outdoor decks, but back deck stairs need more lighting at night. Quiet. Dressers in the bedrooms to put clothes during stay would be a a BIG plus. None. Beds are comfortable. Wrought iron/glass furniture in kitchen and living room not practical with kids, and uncomfortable. Refigerator upstairs needed some attention, as well as a toaster( needs one) but told owner. Coffee maker is awesome. Downstairs separate from upstairs, cannot get upstairs without going outside. We called it an apartment. It would work well for families that wanted to be separate like in laws /older teens? Master bath on main level could use new wallpaper or repair (peeling) and a new mirror on vanity. Sliding back door on main level needs some grease. Makes a loud noise when opening. Owner had a satellite fixed while we were there and removed a tree for reception ( thanks!) Golf cart nice for older kids, and riding to clubhouse/ pool. Kitchen cabinets and drawers need a good cleaning( debris. Dried on food). I ran dishes through the dishwasher and put paper towels in the drawers after cleaning. I left a note for cleaning people to wash the placemats. It was a nice stay, just needs sprucing.. would stay again though.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 3 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
|HOA fee||$50 + Tax|