Island Escape - Dauphin Island, AL
Max occupancy: 13
2 King Bed,
1 Queen Bed,
1 Double Bed,
3 Twin Bed,
1 Sofa Bed,
105 Vargas Ct, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
NEW LISTING! 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:
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
Washer/dryer : Private
Cable : Dish Network
I stayed for 6 weeks and enjoyed every minute. The house is very roomy and clean. Hope I get to come back next year.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Enjoyed our time at Island Escape
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
The house is great! Great location! The house has plenty of room.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great time, very enjoyable