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New listing! Dog-friendly waterfront home w/ shared pool, tennis, & beach access
Tan Lines is a spacious, family-friendly home located on Dauphin Island. Step outside and watch the beautiful sunrise from your furnished porch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. You can also enjoy whipping up a home cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen with plenty of seating for dining with your group.
What's nearby: Walk out your back door and enjoy a day at the beach! You can also take advantage of the outdoor community pool and tennis courts. The island also features bicycle paths that run from the west end down to the ferry landing and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on the east end. You’ll also want to visit the bird sanctuary and explore historic Fort Gaines. Lastly, there are kayaks, jet skis, pontoon boats, and bicycles available for rent on the island, as well.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen with a dishwasher Central air conditioning Dogs are welcome with a nightly fee Outdoor shower Snowbird-friendly! Please contact us for special rates.
This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.
Parking Notes: You may park under the house or in the driveway.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Tennis court (Shared)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Other
Pool : Shared
Tennis court : Shared
Gas grill : Private
Shannon F.Aug 2021
I wish I could give them 4.5 stars. It's not quite a 5 - the bathrooms & kitchen especially are ready for an update. But it's otherwise a wonderful house. Awesome locations, very short walk to the beach, pet-friendly, & plenty of space to spread out. We also very much appreciated all the small touches from the owners (e.g. beach toys, utensils, games, etc.). We had a really great week & will look to rent this home again the next time we visit Dauphin Island!
Joe A.Jun 2021
You couldn’t ask for a better location! Right on the beach in a beautiful home! The sounds of the waves and the frog singing all night long are memories that I will cherish forever. My children’s laughter and my wife’s happiness while were eating seafood yards from the water. Things weren’t 100% but you can’t expect 100% because the beauty of it all just outweighed anything that was negative. I’d like to write more but I can’t because if I do my allergies will will cause my eyes to water. My only advice would be to plan your meals in advance and stock up the best that you can so that you can spend more time on the beach and less time trying to buy groceries. If we came back 1000 times to dolphin Island I would want to stay in this house 1000 times more.
David H.May 2021
We loved Tan Lines proximity to world class birding and the beach.
Kenneth D.Apr 2021
Fantastic area of the island, protected by a sandbar and teaming with a diversity of wildlife. The house is comfortable and well kept. Our family enjoyed a peaceful rejuvenating week.
Michelle L.Jan 2021
Had a wonderful stay. Kitchen very well equipped with everything we needed. Living area quite comfortable. Spectacular view of the Gulf. Would encourage you to consider a better mattress in master bedroom. Extremely hard and uncomfortable.
Patricia M.Sep 2020
The views of the Gulf are beautiful and we enjoyed time on the deck. The home is well equipped. The path from the home to the beach goes through a wet swampy area of tall grass. We could not pull the beach cart through it and did not want to walk through it because it is full of mosquitoes and we saw a snake in the yard and weren’t sure what could be in the water. We encountered numerous housekeeping and maintenance issues with the home. This home is not a good value for the price. The development is nice, we enjoyed the pool and the community beach access.
Hi Patricia, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you bringing these areas of concern to our attention and we will work closely with our local staff to perform a thorough inspection of the home to address any issues. We hope to host you again soon!
Jennyliz H.Aug 2020
Great location, enjoyed the privacy... this was the perfect gateway during Covid!!! So many outdoor activities in the Island we enjoyed every minute of our vacation!!!
Charles H.Aug 2020
Good house for our weekly vacation to the beach. As with any house it had its pros and cons.
Kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils you could ask for
Outdoor shower was great to use with the kiddos coming off the beach
Nice open common area so everyone can be together if you are in the kitchen, family room, or dining room
Both tv’s are smart capable - again a nice feature for the kiddos when it rained
Beds are really uncomfortable
Toilet paper holder missing in the M bath
Dining room table was very wobbly and needed a repair man to come out for a temporary fix (greatly appreciated)
Sofa very hard to get out of as you sink pretty fair down in it
Boardwalk to the beach is missing so a bit of a walk to the beach and the common access boardwalk
With a bit of sprucing up (and another bathroom which we knew when we booked it didn’t have) this house has the potential to go from good to great.
Destiny G.Jul 2020
Everything was great except the bed in the master bedroom was hard
David H.Jul 2020
My family fell in love with this quiet island home! Clean, well-equipped, very private...& an amazing beach view. We fished from the shore, swam in the community pool and grilled out on the back deck to our hearts’ content while listening to the waves. (Also enjoyed a great deep sea charter trip w/Capt Mike if you’re looking for one!) Really appreciated the owner providing books, games and pool/beach toys too. Every detail was taken care of...simply couldn’t have asked for anything more for our relaxing family vacay. We will definitely be back!
Sheila K.Dec 2019
We enjoyed our family trip to Dauphin Island at Tan Lines. The views and privacy were beyond our expectations. Some of the amenities could be improved but the home was fully supplied and very clean. Would hope to have the opportunity to return.
Hi Sheila, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your feedback and we will be sure to address this with the homeowner for their consideration. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Walter D.Oct 2019
We enjoyed our stay at Tan Lines - we walked the beach every night, the access to the beach was great
Nathan D.Sep 2019
This was our first time visiting Dauphin Island, and we found this place pretty last minute which was a plus for us. It seemed to be a new rental because of lack of reviews but from the pictures and the questions answered over email we went for it. First, it’s located in a gated community which to us was a huge plus. You have to have a code to access the neighborhood. The home is nice, and is typical of a beach rental. There is plenty of room inside and ample parking outside. The views are great and accessibility on the island is perfect. It could use some updating here and there on the inside but nothing that wouldn’t keep us from coming back again.
Tammy C.Sep 2019
We loved the whole package. Being on the beach, the beautiful views from the house, and the home was comfortable and had great open space. It was an incredibly relaxing vacation.
David M.Aug 2019
The views were amazing, the beds were comfy, the food was awesome, the people were kind! We loved this place and Dauphin Island. Can’t wait to go back!!