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USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Dauphin Island Listing #19787

Island Escape - Dauphin Island, AL

32 reviews
Max occupancy: 13 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 3 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib 5 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Dog-friendly 
105 Vargas Ct, Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Dog-friendly home w/beach access & amazing views from decks & porch

Panoramic views abound at this beautiful Gulfside home. There are gorgeous decks for basking in the sunrise and a crow's nest that overlooks the whole island. Other perks include easy access to the beach and plenty of deck furnishings on each of the four porches.

Floor to ceiling windows allow for lots of sunlight and spectacular views. There is a large, flatscreen TV with DVD player in the living room, lots of comfortable seating, and an electric fireplace. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stainless steel cookware including a large stock pot for cooking seafood, blender, food processor, standard coffee pot, and more.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Dogs welcome for a small nightly fee
You must be at least 25 years old to rent
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




Cable : Dish Network

DVD player

Wireless router






32 reviews

Mike M. Mar 2020
Great house
Julie M. Mar 2020
This place was more than we expected. The beaches were closed but we were right on the beach and were able to be on the beach anyway. Everything was so nice. The crows nest was spectacular!! The customer service from the first call about a reservation reservation until the time was left was top notch. The only thing missing was a decent can opener 😊
Elizabeth J. Feb 2020
Plenty of space and bedrooms for a family getaway including our dog who loved the beach being right outside our door and sun bathing on one of the mainly porches. This was my first time staying at a Vacasa property and I loved all of their extra touches. They stock their houses much better than most. I will be using Vasaca now whenever possible!
Scott H. Feb 2020
The location and beach access was amazing! And the layout of the house was perfect for a large group or family. We didn’t need all the space but wish we had brought more guest with us.
Katie H. Feb 2020
This is a great house almost at the very end of the island. It’s way more quiet than some of the other we have stayed it. The west end public beach is just down from the house if you want to be around lots of people. A perfect house for everyone. We will be back for sure.
Rhonda B. Oct 2019
The sunsets and sunrises from the Crow's nest up top were the BEST! GREAT house!
Tracy W. Oct 2019
Very nice home for our family of 12 to spend a few days at the beach. Well appointed, clean and plenty of space so that we all had a little ‘breathing room’. Can’t beat the view and can’t get closer to the water! The house is 5 stars. I would say that my 20-something children found Dauphin Island to be dull. The little ones had fun—they’re easy to entertain. And me and my husband couldn’t have been happier to spend time in a chair on the beach and in a great house in the evenings. Just make sure you have correct expectations for what this island has to offer (not many good restaurants, almost nothing touristy, and very far from a real grocery store),
James R. Oct 2019
Home had everything we needed and was right on the beach. Beautiful views from balconies and crows nest. 9 adults, 4 children and small dog. We were very comfortable. Everything was great.
Jonathan C. Sep 2019
Great place
Norma W. Sep 2019
Location, location, location. What a wonderful 4 days of relaxation on Dauphin Island. It was our first trip to the island and we loved it. The house is spacious and has all the appliances,, electronics and comforts to make your stay enjoyable. Sure not everything is perfect, probably needs a little tic but overall the view and proximity to the water make everything disappear .
Great service by Vacasa, the house was clean, complimentary soaps, shampoos/ conditioners in every bathroom, enough paper towels , towels etc for all 7 of us including 2 dogs , and a wonderful water bowl for them . If you are looking for a real break away just to relax and have a good time with loved ones, book this now!!!
Willie G. Jul 2019
The house was great the set up was just what we needed for a group of 12 and the access to the beach couldn’t have been any better and none crowded at all and use of the crows nest on the roof worked out perfect for watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July we will definitely book this house again in the future thank you very much.... Willie
Joe V. May 2019
This home was perfect for our family of 3 children plus their spouses and 3 grandchildren. Plus the beach was quiet and perfect for playing.
Judy H. Feb 2019
I stayed for 6 weeks and enjoyed every minute. The house is very roomy and clean. Hope I get to come back next year.
Sarah S. Sep 2018
Island Escape is the perfect house for families to enjoy a week together. The open floor plan on the first floor is great for eating together.
Cheryl H. Aug 2018
We really enjoyed Dauphin Island and being able to use this house makes the trip even home enjoyable. My only note would be that it was not as clean as the last time we rented it. There was sand everywhere, wet towels in the washer, the tub was dirty, the outside of the refrigerator was really dirt as was the inside kitchen trash can. They weren't a big deal - but thought you would like to know. We will be back in 2020 :) Thank you for helping make our vacation great!
Jodi C. Jun 2018
Wqe love coming to DI every year and we are always staying in different house. This how was great and we loved it. We had a few things that could use some minor improvements.
Please fix the tile at the sink. I know the rug was covering but everyone was tripping on it so we moved it. Then everyone was stabbing their toes with cut tile pieces. There was a big pile of trash under the house that could go away for a nicer area, but it wouldn't stop us using the house again. Other than that it was great.
Natalie V. Mar 2018
This home was perfect for my husband and me, our three grown children, son-in-law and two small grandkids. Everyone had their own bedrooms and bathrooms. The house was beautiful, spacious, modern and well-equipped kitchen, wrap-around deck so we could always get out of the wind or into the sun. The beach area right off the house is gorgeous.
Joel K. Mar 2018
Awesome vacation...
Awesome staff...

This is not a place to come and do serious shopping or hanging out with big groups... not what I wanted anyway so it was nice - peaceful - great walks along the beach... food was average imo (at the restaurants) with two exceptions - the bakery (a must visit) and Miguel's Beach'n Baja (a must visit). Sorry folks - have had seafood all over the world - average is a high rating with that in mind.

The unit needs a little tlc on the cleaning side - I am tall... I cleaned the top of the refrigerator - but the microwave vents and other areas looked to have not being cleaned in a year... it was bad... most people would not notice.

Everything else was as I said - awesome and I would come back... and I probably will... with bikes and kayaks... :) thank you for an awesome stay
Gary A. Jan 2018
Enjoyed our time at Island Escape
Rick H. Nov 2017
Awesome time with the family over Thanksgiving..Had a couple very minor items to fix and within a couple hrs it was a done deal..Excellent customer service..House sleeps 13 and has a huge dining room table, but only can sit 5 in the livingroom..1 couch 1 loveseat..during the summer months I doubt that is an issue since everyone would be outside on the large deck taking in the dolphins swimming by..Overall a great house for a family get together
Sarah S. Aug 2017
The house is great! Great location! The house has plenty of room.
Kim D. Jul 2017
The house was the perfect size! We had 4 adults, 3 teenagers and 3 pre teens. Everyone had their own space/own tv's. Bathrooms/showers were never a problem- although more hooks to hang up wet towels in bathrooms would have been great! We loved that house was right on the beach! We had no idea there was a crows nest- that was so awesome to view sunrises and sunsets!! We also enjoyed the short walk down to the public beach to look for shells. The house was clean and very well stocked everything we needed to cook was there. - we would have appreciated some plastic tumblers for the kids vs. all the glass. We did have to send a maintence request and that was acknowledged quickly. There are quite a few things in need of attention around the house- especially door knobs and lights that will need to be replaced. And spraying for the bugs. I know it was mentioned they come from the trees?? There is not a single tree near that house for at least 5 miles.
The parking was not ideal . It was quite a trick to maneuver three houses worth of cars in the very small lot- plus unloading the car while climbing up the 'dune' to get inside.
William M. Jul 2017
Our group of 10 (parents + 8 adult kids) had a great week overall at Island Escape!

Positives: Great views from deck and "crows nest", clean home, basically a private beach, easy check in check out, plenty of kitchenware/towels, etc., walking distance to West End Beach.

Negatives: Only real negative is size of shared parking area on Vargas. There were 10 vehicles between the 3 rentals and it was like a jigsaw puzzle the first couple of days. Our advice is to communicate early with your "neighbors" to work out a system. We were also able to work with renters next street west to park there as there is only one home using that lot. Obviously if another home built that won't be possible but works for now.
Amanda M. Apr 2017
Amazing property. The rental group was very responsive to the minor fix needed done and the serviceman was the within the hour. Fantastic views. Well stocked. Can't wait to come back!
Rebecca S. Feb 2017
My family and I rented this house for a month, and I could not be happier with our experience. The house is in a marvelous location, and is equipped with practically everything you could even think you might need. It didn't have a whisk or a pizza cutter, but we contributed those for future renters. ;-) I have stayed in cabins in the mountains and places on the beach, and I've never stayed anywhere that was as well-equipped.
The views from the crow's nest are awesome, and there is nothing better than sitting on the deck listening to the waves and birds, and watching dolphins swim just off the shore. There was plenty of room for everybody to spread out and have their own space. The peace and tranquility of this island is just hard to express in words. In short, as my title says, FABULOUS! I almost cried when I had to pack up and go home.
Gary A. Jan 2017
Great time, very enjoyable