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USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Dauphin Island Listing #22856

Paws-a-While - Dauphin Island, AL

33 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options.

  • 7+ days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • 30+ days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee & associated taxes).

Exceptions apply. Read our full policy for details.

Expert cleaning

Pro housekeepers clean thoroughly and provide fresh linens before every stay.

Local support

Count on 24/7 guest care and local teams everywhere we operate.


Smart locks or lockboxes at many homes offer smooth, contactless check-in.

Dog-friendly, waterfront getaway w/ a private hot tub, furnished patio, hammock

Take a few days to "Paws-a-While" and enjoy a relaxing stay at this bayfront home located on Dauphin Island! The house itself has a well-equipped kitchen for easy meal preparation and plenty of seating for dining both inside and out on the furnished balcony! Enjoy the beautiful views of Mobile Bay while relaxing in your hot tub or watching a little cable TV by the outdoor wet bar.

What's nearby:
Stroll out the back door and enjoy your bayfront beach paradise! This house is located just five miles away from Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The island also features a golf course and a bird sanctuary. And when you are feeling a little hungry, there are plenty of local restaurants to choose from!

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Outdoor shower
Dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
Outdoor wet bar with a wine cooler

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.

Parking Notes: Adequate parking under the house and driveway.

You must be 36 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf view




Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private







33 reviews

Bobbie W. May 2021
Again, this lovely house provided us with the best family vacation we could have hoped for. Many thanks to the owners for sharing this peaceful place with us for a little while! We love everything about this house. It's roomy while still feeling warm and cozy. It's feet from the sand and sea. There's plenty of things to do, even on a stormy day with no wifi! We enjoyed grilling and eating on the lower deck and watching the sun rise and set over the beautiful bay on the upper deck. We saw dolphins on several occasions and were visited by hungry birds every time we brought out the fishing poles. Everywhere in the home you can find a comfortable place to sit, nap, or cuddle up and read. What a wonderful way to relax and refuel for the year to come, until we can visit again. This place is a family favorite, and we are grateful to have found such a lovely place to be alive.
A few things were amiss from our first visit and likely due to storms in the area. A few repairs would have made our stay absolutely perfect, but still did not deter us from having a fantastic time. I'll elaborate in my private feedback for the local crew. We had absolutely no cleaning issues, the house was spotless and the hot tub was fresh and clean. The housekeeper did an amazing job, and we appreciate him/ her very much!
We did have issues with the wifi, but it was to be expected with the storms. The local crew jumped right on it when we text about the issue, and we had it repaired by the end of the day. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to giving people the best vacation experiences possible! You are very much appreciated and do not go unnoticed.
Charles M. Apr 2021
We loved our stay here. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to coming back again soon!
Paul D B. Apr 2021
Victoria M. Mar 2021
The home is on the bayside which is great for kids. Just a short walk across a quiet street to the ocean side. Beaches are clean and many shells. The bird sanctuary is close and nice to walk through. Small bakeries for pastries, market for groceries and date night restaurants. We will be back!
Michelle S. Feb 2021
You are directly on the bay with the gulf side right across the street. FEMA is doing hurricane cleanup in the area, still very peaceful. This home is set up perfectly. The kitchen has everything you need. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. The hot tub was excellent when the weather got cooler. This would be an excellent fishing getaway, relaxing family getaway, or romantic couple getaway (although the home was a bit large for two). We love vacationing with the dogs, so we will be back.
Jeffrey S. Feb 2021
We love being in the house able to see the ocean from the front door and the backdoor. Wonderful.
William A. Aug 2020
The house was beautiful! The view was peaceful and felt like we had the beach to ourselves!! I would definitely come back:)
LoRissia A. Jun 2020
Paws was far enough from the hustle and close to the water. Although it was on bay side, my kids didnt care. We were the only ones on the beach mostly. The last day more families came but remained socially distant. The internet never worked and no one was available for trouble shooting. We attempted to call microcomm, but their hours are Monday thru Friday 8-5. It only mattered at night when kids wanted to watch a movie. They were so tired from being outside though.overall, a great stay
Manager response:
Hi, LoRissia! Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted that your family was able to enjoy this lovely waterfront home. We apologize for any issues you experienced in regards to the wifi. Please know that our guest services team is available 24/7 through a phone call, text message, or email to assist or rectify any issues you may experience. There were some storms in the area that caused the internet to go down, but the local company had it back up and running very quickly. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope to host you again soon!
Michelle Z. May 2020
This house is just as it is described. We loved everything about it. It's simply beautiful -- very clean, check in/out was a breeze, great semi-private beach, and we actually preferred being on the bay side - seemed more private. Kitchen was well stocked - my only recommendation is a tea kettle please. Master bath shower had great water pressure and bed was comfortable. From the back deck, we were able to see both a gorgeous sunrise and sunset every day. So happy we were able to bring our dogs! It was a little too warm for the hot tub so we'll just have to return when it's cooler. I highly recommend this place.
Paul K. Mar 2020
My wife and I were able to stay four amazing nights at this house, and we couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Dauphin Island! It is truly one of the most peaceful places I have ever been! The attention to detail in this beach home was so incredible. You won’t regret booking it!
Christina M. Feb 2020
This house has everything you need, to include a Keurig coffee maker that was not listed in the amenities. We hope to return during warmer weather to fully enjoy all the house has to offer. The house is spacious, well-appointed, clean, and very comfortable.
Bronwen Z. Jan 2020
The house is comfortable and easy and in a great location on the bay side with clear views of the Gulf across the street. We do this every year, somewhere different each time, and enjoy cooking - dinner especially so we can drink wine in our pj’s. The kitchen was well appointed and easy to work in. (we wished that the table was more comfortable but we brought chairs up from the downstairs deck). And the hot tub! What a wonderful setting and a marvelous treat! Thank you for our week.
Emily E. Jan 2020
The house was in the perfect location, updated and the views were spectacular.
Patty M. Jan 2020
My wife and I loved this house. It is situated on the bay side. Has a semi-private beach. The house is beautiful inside and out. The only thing that could have been a little better is the upkeep on the outdoor furniture. Everything else was spectacular and we really enjoyed our stay.
clinton t. Dec 2019
This was our first stay in Dauphin island, and the house did not disappoint. It was like walking into a magazine. The weather was cool and windy, but we were always cozy in the house and used the hot tub as much as possible!! The beach was clean, and soft, and right there! This is a bay side house, which would be nice to be a bit more clear I. The listing. But overall we would definitely stay here again!
Sarah J. Oct 2019
Beautiful home, fantastic private beach area. The house has everything you need even beach toys and games to play. The decks are perfect and provide a cool
Place to hang out. Everything in fantastic condition. Bring a fishing pole, get bait on the island-you will catch lots of fish! Be sure to feed your catch to Steve the heron that will hang out right next to you on the beach. Look out for his Mohawk and a few crazy feathers, no joke you know it’s Steve because he is friendly/not scared. My family loved him.
Vacasa was very accommodating and provided great service. Thank you for the great family memories!!
Christi S. Sep 2019
This house was perfect about everything. The microwave was not working, no problem, one was brought to us. You really need nothing for the beach except towels and lotion. They have chairs, toys and umbrella. The downstairs was great for watching Sunday football. Hope to return in the future.
Melissa M. Sep 2019
After travelling 17 hours (all in one day) in a minivan with 4 daughters, opening the door to this lovely home was simply wonderful! We drove in driving rain, with poor visibility late into the evening. Having done most of the drive, I was extremely stressed and tired, but thankful to arrive safely. Once I opened the door, stepped in, the girls rushed to explore our home for a week. The accommodations were nothing short of superb! The privacy of the beach, the quietness of the area, low traffic, and general comfort of the home made our beach vacation. There were so many little details in the home that made it perfect. Play toys for the sand, plenty of entertainment available (games, books, movies), the entertaining deck below the home. Even an area of shade to play in the sand under the house. We fished from the shore, caught stingrays and local fishes. Our girls played in the water and on the beach daily. I just cannot rave enough about this home. What every you do, do not miss the mornings on the back deck or the sunsets from the beach! A complete moment of serenity.
Thank YOU home owner for sharing your space! I hope to visit again!
Wendy L. Aug 2019
Loved this house and location. Will most definitely book again!
Laura H. Aug 2019
First of all, LOCATION! This was our first time visiting Dauphin Island, and I loved the slow pace. There were many times when my family were the only people in sight on the beach. We brought most of our groceries but also enjoyed some local seafood that we called in and picked up, steamed and delicious.

Then there's the home itself. Everything from the cleanliness, decor, and stocked features to the epic downstairs/ground level area to the hot tub on the back deck was flawless.

I will note: I must have missed that our beach is on the bay side, but it turned out to be just as well. My husband walked across the street to the ocean side and the neighbors said it was totally fine for us to come by and enjoy the gentle waves, but we ended up just staying on our side because of the privacy.

We weren't ready to leave and would love to return someday.
Amy E. Aug 2019
It was great!
Tamra B. Jun 2019
Our family of five enjoyed this home very much! We will be back for sure!
Michelle G. Jun 2019
We loved this house for our family vacation. We had two families staying in this house. The two bedrooms downstairs were great for the parents while the kids had the upstairs to themselves. The outdoor living space was a nice alternative and I loved having access to both the bay and gulf sides of the ocean.
Erin M. May 2019
This house is amazing. Very relaxing vacation.
Lisa F. May 2019
The house was perfect for our family of five and our dog! It’s so well equipped and the location was awesome. We loved being able to hear and see the Gulf from the front side of the house but have the serenity of the Bay from the back. We are already discussing our next stay there!
Michelle W. May 2019
We loved everything about this house! Having your own piece of the beach just steps away is absolutely amazing! The beds were comfy, kitchen well-stocked, and the house very spacious for 7 of us. Thank you for allowing us to spend our vacation in your beautiful home!
Carol M. May 2019
Loved the beach on the quiet bay side. Home was perfectly laid out for our family. The deck underneath with hammocks and grill, the back deck, the front porch, the fabulous views from every window--made our vacation the best ever!
Lori U. May 2019
The home was wonderful!! Immaculate and beautiful. There were minor issues (wobbly table) but we fixed those with the help of the toy hammer. It was such a blessing to have a home on the island. We could not have asked for anything better!! The hot tub was a little disappointing but nothing to do with the company. Previous guests had allowed sand into the hot tub, so it was a little gritty on the bottom but the home and the surroundings are just contagious happiness. We will be back!!
chad g. Apr 2019
Got lucky with the weather. We had a great time and the house was amazing.
Jimmy J. Apr 2019
Best home rental experience. They thought if everything and we needed it due to weather.
Jefforey H. Mar 2019
House was everything we expected. Plenty of room for our family of six.
Robert D. Mar 2019
This house was wonderful! We had no problems. Everyone had their own bedroom and bath. The location was awesome as well. We would definitely choose this house again. You won't be disappointed in this rental. The people on the island were welcoming as well. I hate that I've told others about it. They're going to want to rent it too! LOL!! Unfortunately, the best weather day was the day we left.