USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Dauphin Island Listing #31517

Whatever She Wants - Dauphin Island, AL

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44 reviews
Max. occupancy: 14 3 King Bed, 4 Queen Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Dog friendly, beach front home w/ stunning views, gas grill, and elevator!

Come relax in paradise in this newly built home with 2,718 square feet snuggled up on the beaches of Dauphin Island! Relax on the covered and comfortably furnished deck and breathe in the fresh salt air that is perfect for lounging and watching the dolphins play in the Gulf. Do not forget that your dog is also welcome during your visit, but you might want to wash off the sand in the outdoor shower before they come in. There is one flight to enter, however this home features a private elevator that makes getting in and out a breeze.

What's Nearby:
Situated directly on the sandy white beaches, you only have to walk down the steps to put your toes in the sand at the water's edge. You're less than three miles away from favorite local restaurants like Waves DI, Island Rainbow, and more! Alternatively, you can hop on the ferry (less than four miles from the house) across the bay to visit Ft. Morgan and Gulf Shores for an exciting day adventure.

Things to Know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Private elevator
Disability access
Dogs welcome (2 dogs max)
Please note: this is a non- smoking property

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.
If you have any questions please contact Vacasa at 251-968-6868.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub


Baby gates



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view





Cable : Dish Network

Gaming system

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player


Step-free access

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Parking & access


Safety & accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Limited mobility access



44 reviews

Christy H. May 2022
We had 9 people (5 adults, 4 kids ages 10 months, 2, 3, and 4). We had tons and tons of space to spread out and there was even a perfect, dark, spacious closet for the baby to sleep. The back porch was amazing for meals, kid play time, and ocean gazing. We had so much fun watching the wildlife from our porch and watching the birds dive into the ocean. We truly felt like we were still down at the beach, even when we came up to the house. The baby gate/screen at the top of the stairs on the porch was extremely sturdy and almost impossible for a small child to figure out, which brought us all peace of mind. The elevator down to the beach was also amazing! The other “extras”, like big TVs in every bedroom, drink fridge, and the huge ice maker just made our trip so much more convenient (especially with children). The Vacasa staff were helpful and responsive to our needs at the beginning of the trip. We would definitely stay here again! We are so sad to leave.
Rebecca J. May 2022
We stayed the end of April 2022. This home comfortably accommodated 7 adults and 2 toddlers. We appreciated the elevator as we had ages ranging from 87 - 2 years old.
The home was exactly as presented in the listing, well maintained. Vacasa management was responsive and friendly.
Please consider the following if visiting this location.
1. Very basic supplies are provided. Be sure to bring everything your family needs from toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher tabs, laundry soap, to dishwashing soap. The amount provided will not last more than a three days.
2. Also plan for any kitchen needs foil, spices, oils, any basic pantry items. Shop or bring with you prior to arriving on the island. The only available store on the island has very limited selection and pricing is high.
3. The back deck is great and the grill had an ample supply of propane. We appreciated that amenity.
4. There are a couple of beach chairs and some beach toys under the home. Nice.
5. Dauphin Island entertainment is all about nature. If you need nightlife, this quaint island may not fill your need. But beauty and serene days are plentiful.
6. Restaurants are limited and adequate. Not fancy, but the help is island friendly and welcoming.
Thank you for allowing us to rent this wonderful home.
Wanda G. Apr 2022
This house is wonderful. Lots of space and fully equipped. Have reserved it for next year!
Gayle M. Mar 2022
Lovely large home right on the beach! So relaxing for our family.
Tim B. Mar 2022
The layout is awesome and the view off the deck is fantastic! We had our children and 5 grands there and never felt crowded at all. The fishing was also pretty good!
Keith S. Mar 2022
The views are awesome, elevator was great for bringing luggage up. Lots of space for everyone.
SHARON E. Mar 2022
Plenty of room and beautiful views
Jean B. Feb 2022
The house was clean and well stocked. Plenty of room for everyone. The elevator was great for getting the luggage up and down. The local Vacasa team was awesome and quickly to resolved a Dish Network problem. WIFI was a little spotty, but not a big deal. We would definitely rent this house again!
Floyd O. Jan 2022
Greatly exceeded our expectations! Had everything we needed. We prepared all our meals and “social distance” our entire stay. Daily walks on the beach with our pup, and afternoons on the deck enjoying the ocean. Best vacation ever.
David F. Jan 2022
My wife and I were looking for a beach rental to break up our drive back to Austin from Florida. We found this spot and it was perfect! Located right on the beach with tons of space, this was a great find. Well maintained and very clean rental, they provided everything we needed. We just wish we could have stayed longer!
Richard J. Nov 2021
Enjoyed stay tremendously. Highly recommend. Great for big family. It was very convenient to be right on beach. Beach was great. Fresh seafood close by. Audubon park and Estuary worth the visit.
Michele G. Oct 2021
The house was absolutely gorgeous! The space was perfect for our group. The house was so neat and clean that we felt very comfortable. One suggestion we have is to add hooks in each bathroom to hang wet towels. We loved the place and plan to stay there again.
Kelley L. Oct 2021
This home was perfect for our family! The house is beautifully updated with all of the amenities of home. The cleaning crew did a fantastic job!
Jason L. Sep 2021
We LOVED Whatever She Wants! It’s beautiful, clean, fresh, and spacious. The beds are large and comfortable. We loved staying right on the beach! The owner and Vacasa were easy to work with. We’d definitely rent again.
Julie A. Sep 2021
This house just makes me happy. It’s well equipped, clean and beautiful. The view of the beach can’t be beat.
chris f. Aug 2021
The house had awesome views, very clean and everything accessible that you would need not to leave the house. Especially loved the beer fridge in the laundry room.
Zack P. Jul 2021
The house is great and as described! No complaints!
One very minor suggestion: two trash cans out by the street would be great! One just doesn’t seem to be enough for a weeks worth of trash.
Manager response:
Zack, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your review. We passed your comments along to our local manager to review and we appreciate guest’s preferences as a means to continually improve. We look forward to hosting your next stay!
John B. Jul 2021
The ocean is a few feet from the bottom of the steps!! You love 'chillin' on the beach, this is the place to be. The house has wonferfully huge deck, comfy chairs for an unabstucted view of the gulf! Kitchen is FULLY stock with all needed utensils to prepare great breakfast/lunch/dinners. Furniture is adequately comfortable, except for master bed. We're not fond of the foam style mattress so we didn't sleep the best, but, everything else makes for a wonderful beach experience. Plan to cook most, if not all meals. Local restaurants have odd hours, or close early or are so packed (there's not a lot to choice from), you'll wait a long time for dinner. Plan to cook ALL your breakfasts, nothing available except pastries!! As for the house, one of the best!!!!
Manager response:
Hi, John! Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the home, the location, the fully stocked kitchen, and the wonderful beach experience. We are sorry to hear that the bed was not well-suited to your sleep preference and apologize that your experience outside of the home was not up to your expectations. It was our pleasure hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
April W. Jun 2021
First of all, the house is beautiful, clean, and in a perfect location! It was stocked with everything we could have ever needed. The staff was friendly and receptive to calls made during the trip. I would have given it 5 stars just based on the loveliness of the home and the helpfulness of the staff.

However, we had so many issues during our trip that would have been bad had we not been staying with and near friends (in another house).

Problem #1: Our trip was cancelled by VACASA through email on our way down to Dauphin Island (5 hours into our trip) due to a storm. VACASA offered no other options or suggestions initially. They just said it was cancelled. After asking, they suggested we get a hotel (they would pay) for a couple days until the roads cleared up. After about two hours of phone tag (really, just me calling them over and over again), we were able to re-rent the home, but ONLY because our friends staying in a nearby home were able to tell us the road conditions and the condition of our rental. I basically had to harass VACASA to let us re-rent the home, which they did.

Problem #2: The washing machine went out on day 2 or 3. Two people came and looked at it during our 7-day trip, but it was never fixed. The staff was very responsive and delivered us towels almost immediately and even offered to wash our clothes (nice, but didn't want them to do that). Once again, our friends came to the rescue and allowed us to use their washer for the remainder of the trip.

Problem #3: The elevator didn't work on day 1. Someone came by to fix it sometime during our stay. On the last night, our friends used it to pack up their stuff into the car, but they got stuck halfway between floors and the doors wouldn't open!! Luckily, my husband and I were there to help them get the door open and crawl out a tiny space to get out! My friend had bruises all over her back and legs! Had we not been there, they wouldn't have been able to get out.

Overall, the house alone gets 4.5 stars for being so beautiful and in such a great location. But, with all the other things added, I have to give it a 3, especially considering our trip would have never happened had we not had an insider to give us the details!
Manager response:
Hello April! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the cleanliness and beautiful location of the home. We apologize for the last minute cancellation of your reservation and the weather causing safety issues upon arrival of the hope. We take our guest's health and safety very seriously. We make every effort to honor each of our guest's reservations, but there can be circumstances that mean we can no longer safely host a guest. In those instances, we work to provide an alternate home when available for the dates of the guest's stay, work with the guest to move the dates of their stay, or provide a full refund as available. We apologize for the inconvenience, frustration and disappointment that this has caused and we hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future.
Robbie S. Jun 2021
The house was absolutely beautiful and it’s just steps from the beach. We’ve rented several different houses on Dauphin Island and this has been our favorite!
Bobby L. May 2021
Diana M. May 2021
We had a great Time, all the tools you need for cooking and Extra ICE MACHINE was a Major Help no need to buy ICE had plenty!! All the Shells you could ever want!! Will be Back!! We Was there Mother’s Day Weekend and a RED Rose was Left to Welcome US!! Thank you 😊
Ionia R. May 2021
We loved our stay at this beach house! Perfect location, lots of room, comfy beds and stocked with anything we needed during our stay!
We enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the waves roll in and picking up hundreds of shells on the beach!
The elevator made everything accesstfor our son who uses a wheelchair, and our dog Maggie enjoyed romping in the sand!!!
We had a wonderful family getaway!
The Vacasa representatives were helpful, communication was great and the house so clean when we arrived!
We hope to return because you know... Whatever She Wants!!! 😊
Dana M. Apr 2021
We absolutely loved staying at this well appointed beachfront home with our furbabies. So close to the shops, restaurants & pier as well. Right at the house we caught Bull Reds, Pompano, Trout, Croaker, Catfish & Sand Sharks. We grilled up yhr Pompano and Trout from the deck on their large grill which was amazing. Elevator made it extra nice for carting luggage and such and it was especially nice for our bulldog to avoid the stairs when she was too tired to do so. Our Pointer Mix loved the elevator too. Always a plus to find a home that offers one. We would definitely stay here again in the future. Love visiting this island each and every time.
Marsha R. Mar 2021
Dauphin island is always beautiful and we love it here but this house leaves a lot to be desired. From the minute we get there, the process to use the elevator is ridiculous! Then we find out the key for it isn’t even there!! Have to call Vacasa to get the local manager who isn’t worried at all that she has the key and my elderly grandparents can’t use the stairs!!! More than an hour after arrival, they are finally able to make it up the stairs. The house isn’t well maintained, trash compactor broken, dishwasher fell apart upon opening? Eaten alive by bugs while in the house, Who knows what kind and scared to ask. Deck peeling to reveal the old paint and nasty black stuff in the jetted tub, I used the shower because of this. We stay on dauphin island every year and never had this bad of an experience!!
Manager response:
Hello Marsha, Sorry for the issues glad to see that the on site was able to help you out during COVID restrictions
Jessica S. Feb 2021
Last minute surprise trip for my husband turned into planning future trips to this exact house with our babies yearly. Cannot wait to rebook in a couple months for December. We are hooked!
Helen C. Feb 2021
We loved everything about this property! Just feet from the water’s edge (Gulf side), beautifully appointed interior, roomy to the nth degree, totally supplied with any utensil or linen we could possibly need AND the FROSTING on the cake was the elevator!!! We will never rent again without an elevator and WhateverSheWants is at the top of our list. Awesome place!
Nina H. Dec 2020
My family thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The home was clean, spacious and directly on the beach. The kids were really impressed with the elevator and ice machine lol. The home did not have the usual sway from being raised off ground level and in windy conditions you couldn’t tell you were in a beach home which was a huge plus for us. Plenty of seating, new appliances and utensils. And a holiday card with my favorite chocolates as a gift (I swear I think they spied on me to know this lol)! Our vacasa rep Lola was hands down the most responsive and friendly rep I’ve ever encountered while vacationing in a home. Overall would definitely recommend this home and will hopefully return in the warmer months.
Julie A. Dec 2020
Plenty of space for the whole family, fully stocked. It even had a crockpot and huge pan so we could cook our turkey (stayed at Christmas time). Gorgeous view!
Be sure to read the manual about the elevator and how to work the TV. I didn’t notice it was in the folder until our stay was almost over.
Amy K. Dec 2020
We loved everything about this place. The elevator caught our attention because we have a 15-year-old Wheaten Terrier with severe joint problems. It turned out that it was easier to carry him down the stairs, but having the elevator was such a nice touch. Would definitely stay here again. First-class!
Catelyn P. Nov 2020
This home was very beautiful inside and out. Plenty of room. Very spacious. Would definitely recommend it to others and would love to go back.
Gilda H. Nov 2020
D.I. and "Whatever She Wants" is the place to go if you want privacy, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and a beach that is covered with sea shells. This rental is exactly as the pictures show: super comfortable beds, a huge kitchen filled with everything you need: coffee filters, paper towels, plenty of ice, pots, dishes, etc. And the bathrooms are stocked with lots of towels, soap, and toilet paper. It was clean and comfortable and we would recommend it to anyone. Be sure you have the codes for the door and the elevator before you arrive.
Richard G. Oct 2020
We spent one week at this wonderful home. There were multiple things that we loved about this home, the very spacious kitchen and living area, easy home access via elevator, large porch with close proximity to the beach. Our next family vacation to Dauphin Island will definitely be spent at “Whatever She Wants”.
Michael K. Oct 2020
House was wonderful and close to beach
Steve G. Aug 2020
GREAT great place - clean - bright - perfect!!!!
Everything we needed was already there - and we had a full house! Thanks Owners and Vacasa! We'll be back!!!!!
Rob H. Jul 2020
The home was extremely clean and in great shape. No houses are blocking the beach view/access which is a huge plus. The elevator was extremely handy while handling luggage and groceries. We had absolutely no issues with anything in the house or cleanliness. Book this house with confidence!
Anna B. Jul 2020
Right on the beach and super accommodating for a large family (or two!)
Justin M. May 2020
This house was perfect for our group of 4 adults & 4 kids, we didn't even use one of the bedrooms. The house is fully stocked with anything you may need. We really enjoyed watching dolphins from the covered porch. Our kids hunted crabs right around the house. We've stayed at other houses on DI & this by far takes the cake. The elevator made it easy to unload & load everything. We are planning a trip back in the Fall.
Shelly L. May 2020
The beach house was perfect for our family of 10!extremely well stocked kitchen etc, tons of room and directly on the beach!We had an amazing stay and never left the house or the private beach!We will be back!also, the beds were very comfortable.
Whitney Z. May 2020
The house as amazing! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need! I loved being on the beach and just walking out the door to take a walk on the beach. A big plus was being able to bring my sweet fur baby, Tessa, with me! She loved the beach!
John H. Mar 2020
Very nice home, beautifully furnished, with four large, comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms. Fully stocked kitchen. Dauphin Island is a bit remote with limited restaurants and grocery. Beach is beautiful but narrow. This is a perfect spot if you’re looking for a quieter, more secluded beach vacation.
Joseph H. Mar 2020
This new home has everything. Very comfortable and fully stocked. The porch is lovely. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a wonderful and relaxing time. we will be returning.
Nancy L. Feb 2020
I love the fact that it had an elevator, for those of us who have more difficulty getting around. The view was awesome. Cold and chilly, but awesome.
I did feel like the sheets were not clean. There was stuff at the end of the bed on the sheets that was there when we went to bed.
But otherwise the house was beautiful.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback following your stay, Nancy. We are glad to hear you enjoyed this beautiful home. We apologize for the unclean appearance of the sheets and for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have passed your comments along for our local manager to address with the housekeepers to ensure they are through with each clean between guests. We look forward to hosting you again!