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The Porches Desoto Landing Pool, tennis, Porches, Views, 4 bed, 3 bath, Beachy!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a beautiful home located in a gated community on Dauphin Island, Alabama. The house has four bedrooms and three baths. The lower level bedroom suite includes a queen sized bed with a private shower bath. French doors lead to a spacious screened porch with amazing views of the beach, gulf and golf course. The second bedroom has a set of child sized bunk beds and a twin bed with access to a full bath. On the top floor, there is a huge master suite with a king sized bed, sitting area and table and chairs for playing games and cards. The master bath has a large whirlpool tub and separate shower and water closet. French doors lead to a porch and balcony with amazing views of the gulf. The 4th bedroom upstairs has a queen bed and is decorated in a sailboat theme. There is a 'toy' closet located in this room for your little ones. There is a loft area at the top of the stairs that has a twin bed.

Downstairs, the family room has soaring ceilings and access to the wonderful screened porch perfect for coffee and conversation.

The kitchen is fully equipped and the breakfast area has a large table for family meals and games.

All linens including sheets, towels and beach towels are furnished for your convenience.

This is definitely a house that will force you to relax and take in the wonderful views! The house is located directly across from the beach. The pool, tennis court and boardwalk to the beach are just a short walk away. (about 200 yards).

There is also a sand area for your little ones under the house equipped with sand toys for hours of fun at your fingertips!

Sorry, no pets or smoking is allowed in this home! -Free Virtual Tour

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Beth Durrett
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Beth Durrett

We live in Madison, MS and purchased the home at Dauphin Island so we could spend time with family in Mobile. Spent summers at the island as a child and have always loved the laid back atmosphere, friendly people and beautiful beaches.

Beth Durrett purchased this house in 2000

Why Beth Durrett chose Dauphin Island

Very close to Mobile, New Orleans and a fun ferry ride to gulf shores! Very peaceful on the island!

What makes this house unique

Very kid friendly house with toy closet, kids books, sandy play area under house with toys, sailboat themed room, bunk bed room. Also lots of porches and screened porch for relaxing and visiting. Great views!!


Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Very child friendly, sand toys, and other toys, books provided.


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The Porches Desoto Landing Pool, tennis, Porches, Views, 4 bed, 3 bath, Beachy!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great house! Love Dauphin Island!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at The Porches in Dauphin Island! The house was well-stocked, spacious (we had four adults and two children) and we loved hanging outside on the porch every day. The house is only about a five minute walk to the beach, swimming pool and tennis courts. We really enjoyed the quiet beach and the beauty of Dauphin Island.

Additionally, we had two children with us and we really appreciated the toys, crib, highchair and wagons the owner provided us! This is great house for families with kids!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Fun

  • 4 of 5

Great lodging (bedrooms, linens, beach gear- even two adult bikes- all included) for up to 10 in a gated community. Tennis court and swimming pool only several houses away next to the beach access. A truly restful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa fe, New Mexico


  • 5 of 5

Great house in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful stay on Dauphin Island!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful home.

It was spacious and beautifully decorated. The kitchen had plenty of pans & dishes. There were plenty of towels, wash clothes, and kitchen towels.

The living room furniture was comfortable. We used the outdoor spaces daily. We ate breakfast several times on the screened-in porch wihich had plenty of seating. We enjoyed sitting on the side porch looking at the Gulf.

The neighborhood was very quiet.

There are two wagons to use to haul supplies to the beach. It’s an easy walk to the beach a couple of houses down the street and then down the wooden boardwalk to the spectacular white sand beach.

We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation we have ever had! House was beautifully furnished, clean, and close to the beach. We had 10 people in the house but we all had enough room to relax and have a good time. The owner was a delight to work with! She made sure we had everything we needed and even went out right before our stay to buy a new microwave because the built- in one wasn't working quite right. All of the kids had a blast, as did the parents. You can't ask for more than that! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What sweet, wonderful guests!! Loved having you! Such a pleasure, thank you for making memories at The Porches! I look forward to your next visit! Have a great rest of the summer! Beth
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Madison, MS

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place. Very close to the beach. Easy access to dining and shopping. Great wrap around porches. The owner was very easy to work with and very accommodating. I look forward to my next visit!


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in a quiet gated neighborhood with beach access. Ferry runs daily weather permitting to Fort Morgan. there is an Estuarium on the Island, a wonderful bakery, various restaurants, a seafood market with local fresh seafood, bike rentals, a bird sanctuary, bike paths, a public beach on the west end, souvenier shops, Fort Gaines. Close to Mobile for day trips to Bellingrath Gardens, The USS Alabama battleship, Museums and shopping. -Free Virtual Tour


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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