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USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Dauphin Island Listing #19776

Dauphin Tale - Dauphin Island, AL

32 reviews
Max occupancy: 14 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Beachside home with covered deck, full modern kitchen, & free WiFi

This home has a large covered deck, just steps from the beach. A trio of glass doors invite you inside where you find the great-room with its elegant, coastal décor, plush leather sofas and large flat screen TV. The adjoining dining area offers lots of seating with a table for six and room for 4 more at the breakfast bar. Dinnertime will be a pleasure for all in this wonderful kitchen with new stainless appliances, plenty of cabinets, center island and stylish granite countertops.

What's nearby:
Go for an evening walk down the beach and look for shells or relax on the deck and enjoy the awesome sunset. For the more active or adventurous, you can rent a bike and ride the bike trail, go explore Fort Gaines or maybe catch a concert on the west end beach.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Dogs welcome for a nightly fee

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf front

Gulf view





DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Tennis court : Shared


Gas grill : Private





32 reviews

Jordan B. Nov 2020
Everything was perfect! Beautiful home that had everything we need.
Christina S. Oct 2020
Great location. Beautiful house and very clean. Fully stocked - had everything we needed -including cooking spices. Went with 7 other family members and we all had a wonderful time.
Alvaro G. Sep 2020
The house is really great, fully equipped, great for big groups and ready for everything. We had an awesome weekend, would definitely recommend it.
Jane L. Aug 2020
This home was perfect for our girl's trip to the beach. It is beautifully decorated with a beach theme and there was plenty of space for 8 of us. The kitchen is adequately equipped with lots of dishes and most appliances needed. Plenty of hot water for everyone to shower after being at the beach all day! The Vacasa team was extremely helpful to us during the questionable weather we experienced and extra thank you goes out to Peyton at Vacasa for great customer service.
Dawn S. Aug 2020
Loved our stay and everything about it. Place was very clean and well stocked, beds were very comfortable, view was great. We will definitely stay here again.
Christy S. Aug 2020
Perks of a house and a hotel rolled up in one great place! Views were beautiful, perfect location to spend the day at the beach or take a short walk across the street to see the bay and really take in some nature (saw sting rays, hermit craps, large birds, flying fish, and even dolphins!). House had everything you need, extra towels, toiletries, soap, even coffee filters!

Minor recommendations for the owner: Add a door in the master bath to separate toilet and vanity. If a lot of people were staying here that would help a lot and would be super easy to do, it is already sectioned off perfectly for a door.

Curtains in the living area! I know it is the beach and you want to be open and free but at night it would have been nice to close some curtains, the neighbors can see in through those windows pretty easily.

Update shower heads, really need some extra power to get the sand off and if they could be taken down and moved around your body for cleaning that would help too.

Please replace the hammock! I love hammocks.

We brought a fire stick so we could watch our own shows but the TVs were so close to walls there was not way to access HDMI port, recommend buying a little HDMI splitter and extending the port out so people can plug in their consoles/fire sticks for entertainment easily without risk of damaging tv mounts.

Like I said, just minor stuff, but for a few hundred bucks I think these upgrades would really go a long way to making it the absolute perfect stay.

We will be back again though and next time we will bring extended family. Thank you for the great first beach experience for our kids.
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback and will share it with the owner. Thank you!
Amy P. Jul 2020
Immaculate and very beautiful home. But on west end of island and hardly any beach. Sad to see the island “sinking”.
Sam R. Jul 2020
Loved the relaxing atmosphere without all the busy, commercial, crowded attractions...the simplicity of just the beach right out your back door was perfect!! Will definitely be back!! The whole family loved it!!
Jessica H. Jul 2020
The house was nice and clean when we arrived. Location is nice, close to the water. I would have loved for the bedrooms to have better window coverings. It is very bright, even at night. Be sure to grocery shop before you get on the island! We didn't have very good luck with any restaurants on the island, all had extremely long wait times (2 1/2 hrs for a to go pizza).
Stacey T. Jun 2020
The location is wonderful! The house is right on the beach, with beautiful views. I sat on the back deck every morning to have my coffee while enjoying the view and listening to the waves. And the view of the sunset from the front deck was just as good. The house is beautiful, and fully stocked for all your needs. They have the basics for paper towels, toilet paper and trash bags, so just remember to take extras. We loved it and will definitely book again!
Millie P. Jun 2020
This home was beautiful and clean. We loved the location.
Nancy R. May 2020
Dauphin Tale was the perfect place for us this past week. Basically right on the beach. Fully furnished with everything you might need and spotless. Thank you.
Brad S. May 2020
We loved the entire house! It was absolutely beautiful, it was very close to the beach, and we had plenty of space for our family!!
W M. Mar 2020
The location is perfect!
Harold S. Mar 2020
Great house. Close to water
Matthew D. Oct 2019
The house itself has everything you need and then some. Everything from the floors to the countertops look and feel newly renovated. We will definitely stay here again and loved every minute of the house and the beach!! Not to mention the great people we met around us!!
Stephen S. Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Dauphin Tale home on Dauphin Island. We loved being so close to the beach. It was perfect weather the entire time we were there. The house came with every single thing we needed. The only thing missing were beach chairs that we could take and sit out on the beach with but other than that, the house was excellent. The beds were comfortable and everything was perfect for our weeklong getaway for rest and relaxation.
Debra J. Sep 2019
The house was beautiful and well furnished! Location to the beach was perfect, just a few steps to the water. We had a very relaxed time on our vacation. I would recommend this house for a family vacation or a romantic get away.
chris m. Jul 2019
The view is even better than the pictures show. House was clean, check in was easy, they had most everything we needed, except wine glasses 😄 I do think that one of the baths could have easily been made into two smaller baths to give a little more privacy as there are no doors to close off commode to the sinks and shower.
Over all this house is great!
Vacasa even left a dog bowl and doggie waste bags since we brought our dog!
Jessica C. Jul 2019
This house was beautiful and well kept! Right on the beach, which was perfect for our family (we have young children and made frequent trips from the beach to the house). Vacasa was helpful every step of the way. We look forward to booking again next summer!
Rhonda C. Jul 2019
The house was beautiful with a fantastic view. Very spacious and they took great care of all our needs!😊
Joseph P. Jun 2019
We stayed here with our extended family and the home was very nice. It worked really well with small children as well. Our stay started off with a few hiccups that were resolved very quickly, so the rest of our stay was nice (issues with AC/grill). We would definitely look at renting this home again.
MICHAEL L. May 2019
What's not to love? Beautiful views of the Gulf where you can see dolphins playing day and night. House inside is GORGEOUS with plenty of space for everyone. It's stocked with everything youd need for your stay. Definitely will be back.
Bryan J. Mar 2019
The unit was very clean with lots of lighting. Right on the beach. Our family of 5 had a great time.
Tyson J. Mar 2019
Clean and recommend to anyone
Jodine T. Feb 2019
We absolutely loved this house, it was in the most perfect place & the house was imaculate with everything you need, the fixtures & fininishes were beautiful. We were also lucky enough to see 6 dolphins come close to shore.
PAUL B. Jan 2019
wonderful home, clean, modern, well appointed, great location!
Patrick H. Oct 2018
The beach and island did not disappoint. The house had everything we needed and is as pictured. The only downfall was the restaurants on the island are very few; however, our family enjoyed the low-key atmosphere. Perfect location to get away. We will definitely be back!
Teresa H. Dec 2017
We had a marvolus time. Our expectation we exceeded! Our family had plenty of room. The beds were bery comfortable. the house was easy to keep clean and there were olanty of kitchen supplies.