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New gulf-front, dog-friendly home, beach for your back yard w/ amazing views
This beautiful dog-friendly, Gulf front home will create long-lasting memories and an amazing beach vacation! Walkin' on Sunshine rests on a sandy lot that is steps from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Newly constructed in 2018, this house provides all the amenities necessary for a wonderful island vacation and all-new furnishings with beach colors and décor. Enjoy flat screen 4K televisions in each room with a 65" in the living room area.
Relax and soak up the island sun on the large, partially covered back deck. If you want a little more action and exercise, step down to the sugar-white sands and swim in the waters of the Gulf. Off the front porch, you can see birds fly over the Mississippi Sound. The views of the Gulf, Mississippi Sound, sunrises and sunsets are spectacular.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen Dogs welcome for a small 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
Kitchen & dining
Gas grill : Private
Bruce W.Oct 2021
Newly built, spotless and quality build.
Jessica S F.Oct 2021
Perfect location on the island - middle and Gulf side!
Angie T.Jul 2021
House is very nice! Loved being only a few steps from the beach! Spent lots of time sitting on the back deck, and there were plenty of chairs for the whole family!
Melissa G D.Jul 2021
House was so nice, and location was absolutely perfect!!! House is directly on the beach and private!
Debbie W.Jun 2021
Wonderful place to relax and enjoy quiet time at the beach with the family. Great location.
Darrell H.Jun 2021
We had a fabulous time. The stay was very comfortable, the house was clean and well kept. Only suggestion would be that the outside shower be in working order and not just a hose and spigot. But, hey, can’t have everything. :-) We would definitely stay here again!!
Katrina S.May 2021
The house was so clean and nicely laid out for three couples. We enjoyed so much time on the covered porch. Being right on the beach was magical! Would def. go back!
Virginia J.Apr 2021
Loved the decor, floor plan, and close proximity to the beach!
Tammy P.Mar 2021
This was a beautiful home to stay in. Only praise for the home - comfortable, beautiful, and clean. However, it was tough to get in touch with Vacasa by phone and email. We did have a question about the key but could not get anyone on the phone. I sent an email to notified them that we left early due to bad storms but never heard back from them.
My family love this house and would stay again.
Thank you for your review, Tammy! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the issues with communication. We are handling a higher than normal guest communication at this time. We are adding additional staff, so we are able to assist our guests as quickly and efficiently as possible. We look forward to hosting you again!
Mark O.Mar 2021
Clean, well equipped. I highly recommend this rental....
Tonya R.Mar 2021
A wonderful view of the water front. The homes are wonderful.
Jennifer S.Feb 2021
We loved this house. Everything was amazing. It’s right on the beach. It had everything we needed. The island is such a great place for families and anyone that wants to get out of the hustle and bustle.
SCOTT L.Jan 2021
Great place to stay.
Joslyn R.Dec 2020
We loved it. Beds were very comfortable and the view from the rooms was absolutely beautiful. Very well kept and clean home.
Kathryn D.Oct 2020
Loved this so much, I booked it again in April 2021!
Carol M.Oct 2020
Home was exactly what we needed! Lovely, beautifully furnished, and right on the beach.
Jessica L.Oct 2020
The house was awesome...perfectly situated right on the beach near the water. The house was clean, well-appointed and a great size for my family of 4 to spread out and enjoy our stay.
Carolyn P.Aug 2020
Love the location! House super clean , beautiful on the inside and out. Had a lot of beach stuff ! Would stay again . Had a wonderful family vacation here ❤️ Went crabbing in a local park caught dinner . Finishing wasn’t so great but there was a hurricane on the move.
Johni L.Aug 2020
Absolutely worth the stay, convenience, relaxation, and most of all the house was very clean and spacious. Has an elevator but was not able to use, so be prepared for hauling everything upstairs physically. We will be back.
Nina F.Aug 2020
Loved that we could walk out the door and were on the beach!
tony c.Jul 2020
Great home, plenty of room, very well kept! Caught lots of sharks from the beach and neighbors were great!
Consuelo N.Jul 2020
Loved being right on the Gulf, the partially-covered deck was large, and the layout of the house was easy. Everything was just right.
Martha K.Jul 2020
Everything is fabulous when staying at Walking on Sunshine. Lots of space & convenient to everything. Outdoor shower & hose to control sand. Dolphins galore! We really enjoyed Dauphin Island. It was our first trip & we learned a few things that would make our next trip better...such as...the house was well stocked for a house but nothing is provided for the beach. Bring your own beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas/tents and fishing gear. Also bring your own soaps, detergents & paper products. We weren’t sure how to pack to be prepared & I think that is probably standard for DI rentals. The island does have a small grocery/hardware store but i advise stocking up before arrival & using the Ship & Shore for the extras you forget or run out of.
Sara R.Jun 2020
This place was perfect for our two families with young kids! Well stocked kitchen, which was good because the dining on the island was limited. So glad we found this gem! We will definitely be back!!
Allison R.May 2020
We loved everything about this house!!! 40 footsteps from the house to the water!!
Jennifer E.Mar 2020
Right on the beach, great layout with two bedrooms and baths down each side and lovely common area in center. Lots of sliding large glass doors give great access to lovely huge porch looking right onto the Gulf. No homies blocking the view or the breeze. Everything nice and neat.
Carrie L.Dec 2019
This is our 2nd time staying here in this home. It is perfect for our family. Everything we needed was there. The water pressure in the master shower could use some help, but I really can't complain since that was the only issue. We will be back next year!
Leigh L.Dec 2019
This house is beautiful, comfortable, extremely clean and had everything we needed. The deck looks out at the ocean and the dolphins kept us entertained all week. We loved it and highly recommend it. We had some problems with the WiFi but that is an island-wide issue and not related to this specific house. It’s a great place for a restful getaway.
Anne W.Nov 2019
really nice layout, clean, well stocked kitchen, good view in front and back.
Barbara M.Oct 2019
The location of this home was perfect and the town of Dauphin Island was a unique experience for our family. A much needed retreat for all us and the Skinners Seafood Market was our home away from home for our hearty seafood appetite. Coming back in 2022.
Reba N.Aug 2019
The home was very nice and clean!
The access to the beach is absolutely perfect and very private area.....
Not a lot of eating places on the island but they are good and if there is a gripe it would on be the only grocery store is pricey !!!!
NOTE: Take groceries with you
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, Reba! We look forward to hosting you again.
Kathleen H.Jul 2019
House was perfect for our nine member multigenerational group. Beds very comfortable. Bathrooms good. We cooked all meals. Kitchen was fine. Could have used a small mixer. Outdoor shower was nice. The full size bunk beds were great for the kids.
Gladys A.Jul 2019
House and location was perfect. Lots of sunshine and time on the beach with family. Weather was great until the day we left for home and Barry decided to hit the coast! Would have booked for next summer but vacasa rates are about double what we paid for last week.
Gerard S.Jul 2019
We have stayed here the last two years. It is the BEST location on the island! Private & quiet. The house is beautiful and clean. Plenty of space for our family of 8! The ocean is in your backyard! Mornings spent on the deck overlooking the water are the best way to start each day! Our family loves it here!
Carlton B.Jun 2019
This was a perfect house for a family beach getaway! The house was very clean and had many nice amenities. Great location right on the water and easy access into town.
Charlene H.Jun 2019
The location is great! Quiet beach! House is in great shape. Could use some kitchen items such as cookie sheets and large bowls but all in all it was a great rental
Elizabeth A.May 2019
Nice newer home. Super close to the water.
Douglas H.May 2019
Spacious house with easy beach access that was never crowded!
Christine B.Apr 2019
Awesome home, perfect beach. Loved our stay on DI!
Deborah R.Mar 2019
Location is perfect. We loved the ocean view and listening to the sound of the ocean at night. The home was clean and well-designed with everything you need. We stayed the month of February, and had quite a few days with fog. It was nice to have such a nice place to relax.
Jill S.Feb 2019
The house was a 10, the view was spectacular and Elton the service man was the best, he was very responsive to our every request within a short time.
Carrie L.Dec 2018
We arrived late and it was dark outside. We had no clue which house it was. A random person flagged us down in the car and pointed us to the house (they are the nice people who turned on the lights for us). We were so thankful!! The house is beautiful!! Plenty of room for our family to spread out (yet still annoy each other). We are talking about renting this house again for Christmas next year. Just trying to plan getting a Christmas tree there on a plane (ha!). If you haven’t yet, you need to book this place!!!!
Jackie J.Nov 2018
The home was beautiful and well cared for. We had rough weather the first several days so we were inside more than expected and so happy to be in such a beautiful place.
Steve H.Oct 2018
Had a wonderful time on Dauphin Island. Excellent food, friendly people, and a great place to spend a quiet vacation. The house was great and the dog loved the beach.
Diane U.Sep 2018
Treva H.Jun 2018
Theresa H.Jun 2018
Loved being right on the beach, watching dolphins and shrimp boats. Just relaxing. Property was very nice and clean.