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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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 Alabama

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!!


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


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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(13 traveler reviews)

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The Porches Desoto Landing Pool, tennis court, Porches, Views, 4 bed 3 bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgeland, ms

Great getaway!! Can't wait to return!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved my stay at the Porches! Very relaxing, loved all the porches and house is very well stocked!!! Peaceful island atmosphere! Loved walking to Sand Island, great way to spend a perfect day!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My stay at this property was wonderful. It is so quiet and peaceful. I especially enjoyed the swing on the front porch and the spacious floor plan. This is such a lovely getaway. The owner is so helpful and easy to get in contact with. I highly recommend and hope to visit again soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Family Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time staying at the "Porches" on Dauphin Island. It was the perfect venue for our family which includes 3 couples and 2 babies. There were a ton of toys, water paraphernalia, and everything that you can think of to make us feel comfortable. I especially liked all the towels and the fact that beach towels were provided. We were flying in so dragging all this "stuff" with us can be a pain, but the house included everything. It was such a pleasure to spend quality time with our children in this hectic world that we live in. There's only peace and quiet on this island and plenty of it, with an outstanding beach. I can't really say enough about the property as my husband and I have travelled extensively and have rented houses on several occasions but I was in awe at how it was outfitted, especially the kitchen--every tool that you can possibly use, and plenty of dishes and flatware. The porches themselves were awesome. We especially like the screened-in porch that allowed to have the babies out there without constantly fearful that they would fall between the railings. The owners were most accommodating, and very helpful in finding and returning to us something that we inadvertently left behind. I'm sure that we will be returning and I will not hesitate in recommending this property. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so glad I got to briefly meet your precious family! I LOVE sweet memories being made at The Porches!! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and please come see us again! Have a great rest of the summer!!
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Madison, Wisconsin

summer days by the sea

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I met our adult son/wife & 2 young children at this lovely seaside house. We very much appreciated this quiet, gated community which is a short walk to the beach and pool. The boardwalk leads to a quiet beach which was never crowded. There are fish to catch and the Great Blue Heron who lives nearby will help you eat them. The house is surrounded by beautiful palm trees and porches wrap around 3 sides. We enjoyed the beach house decor and the spaciousness. Everything one needs for a beach vacation is in this house. We hope to return again with other family members. What a delightful beach retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. What great guests!! We just love having such wonderful families stay at Porches! Thanks for taking such wonderful care of everything! I sincerely hope you will consider Porches again in the future! Congrats on all of the fish you caught!! Ya'll are awesome!!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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