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Dauphin Island Harmony

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

HGTV Featured Home in Gated Community with Community Pool/Beach/Tennis

Is your week booked? Check our other listings, 152737 with private pool, and 211477, located on beautiful W. Fowl River.

This beautiful home is located on a cul-de-sac -- just a few minutes walk from the private community beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the ground-floor game room which has a snack kitchen, small pool table, and is adjacent to the outdoor living space with gas grill and outdoor dining area and deck overlooking the dunes. The ground-floor also features a bedroom and bath. The main floor is the main gathering area. The spacious dining table is ideal for family meals and games; and the comfortable living area is adjacent to the screened porch and open kitchen. Two bedrooms with queen beds and a full bath complete this floor. The master suite is on the third floor -- with access to the upstairs screened porch and a luxurious bath with separate tub and shower. A bunk room is adjacent to the second bath on this level. Make sure and scroll to the bottom of the listing to see a link to our web album with lots more pictures of our home!

A study with a porta crib (and fax machine!) provides a quiet getaway for reading, games, or sleeping!

Pets are Not allowed, And No smoking, please.

Amenities include a telephone, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a VCR, stereo, linens, a washer, dryer, and a gas (barbecue) grill. The full kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, and cooking utensils.

Activities (on site or nearby) include hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, sightseeing, swimming, boating, sailing, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, and shelling. Also close by are restaurants and museums.

There's a lot to do on Dauphin Island! Visit the Dauphin Island SeaLab and Estuarium, Fort Gaines (a historic Civil War fort), and beautiful nearby Bellingrath Gardens. The whole island is a bird sanctuary. And especially during the spring and fall, you can see many different types of birds on their migratory trips.

Charter fishing is great.

You can charter boats for both fishing and sightseeing. Enjoy taking a boat ride to see the historic Sand Island Lighthouse.

You can also take a car ferry ride across Mobile Bay to visit the Gulf Shores area -- with its water parks and outlet malls. There are several seafood restaurants on the island, as well as a chocolate shop, bakery, and an ice cream shop! You can ride bikes on the bike trails which cover most of the island!

Our home is just a short drive to Mobile, Alabama, where you can visit many area museums such as the Exploreum Children's Museum or our brand new Mobile Museum of Art. In season, enjoy a Bay Bears baseball game, and the Mardi Gras! Mobile has a wonderful family-oriented Mardi Gras celebration.

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Julie

Our family built our Dauphin Island getaway in 2002, as a place to escape, relax, and build family memories with our own family of 3 boys. We live in nearby Mobile, Alabama and are custom homebuilders, so if you decide you need your own Dauphin Island home, we can help with that, too!

Julie purchased this house in 2002

Why Julie chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We love the East End of Dauphin Island for its quiet, residential feel. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac, we love the beautiful dune views and quiet street. Our neighborhood has a private community pool, private neighborhood beach access, and a tennis court. You can easily take long walks on the beach, down to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and back to the neighborhood via the bike/walking trail.

What makes this house unique

Because this is our personal family home, it is equipped how we like it to be! You'll find lots of coffee cups (Julie prefers tea, however), dishes, and cooking utensils. The kids will enjoy the big bucket of sand toys, scooters, and bikes, which we are happy to share with you though we can't 'guarantee' them. Our home was designed to provide a comfortable main living area for gathering with the whole family, yet also provide several different 'getaway' spots such as the back deck, hammock, or 3rd floor porches, when you just need a little quiet time!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely, lovely home - I could spend the rest of my life in the beautiful upstairs bedroom. Hope to be back again soon.
Apr 2003
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Dauphin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor - toilet , shower
    Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Third Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 2 sets bunks + trundles
    Bedroom 6 - 1 baby crib , (Crib is a Porta crib)
  • This home rents to maximum 12 guests per neighborhood restrictions.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Dauphin Island Harmony
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 30 reviews

Harmony is a Beautiful House to Stay At!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year coming back to the Island for Spring Break and first time staying at Harmony. We loved it! The house setup is great for the kids to be able to hang out downstairs while the adults enjoy the kitchen/dining and screened in porch area. We loved being on the end of the cul-de-sac so the kids could ride scooters without worry of traffic. The entire neighborhood was very low key and we loved it. The pool, tennis courts, and short walk to the beach were big hits with our group. Looking forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aylssa, for your stay and review. We're so glad you enjoyed all the benefits of our home just as we do! We look forward to your family visiting Harmony again!
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our annual family vacation. We had ages 14-84 and it worked out so well. The kids had their bunk room and the lower level rec area. Everyone else had their own beautiful bedroom. Plenty of room to spread out, we were never on top of each other. One of the best things for us was the kitchen and dining area. It is well stocked with everything you need including an electric griddle, crock pot and mixer. We used the grill as well. We ate almost every meal at the house. Plenty of room at the table and adjacent counter. Also great for family game night! For outdoor activities, we couldn't have asked for a better location. Just a very short walk to the pool and beautiful private beach. We spent a lot of time at the beach, from early morning to late night swims. The house is stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas and a wagon to haul them. The location is great for sight seeing too. Lots of fun things on the island and only 40 min to Mobile and a 40 min Ferry ride to Gulf Shores. The island is very laid back and peaceful and the people are very friendly. Overall just a great place to spend a vacation.

-Arne Malvik

Madison, Wisconsin

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arne and family, thank you for your kind review. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip and made the most of our home, neighborhood pool and beach, and Dauphin Island and the surrounding areas! Let us know when you want to come back! Julie
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San Antonio, TX

Spacious home, great location, perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect getaway for multiple family units! We'd stayed on Dauphin Island previously, but never in a home and would highly recommend the convenience and relaxed atmosphere over condo units. Not only was the home spacious inside with each person/family having their own private area, the addition of several porches and deck for gathering made the home seem even larger. The convenience of the outdoor shower and the storage area for "dropping" stuff on way home from beach, was much appreciated. The home was furnished in nice decor and the kitchen well equipped for cooking....though carry out was much preferred! Would highly recommend Skinners for seafood boil. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous home and giving our family the opportunity to make wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cobden, IL

Fantastic Time

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! There was 9 adults and 2 children that stayed here. Lots of room the two kitchen areas was awesome. the Kids enjoyed the Nintendo 64 . The beach was a easy walk to get to. pool was nice,. My daughter learned to ride a bike here. we enjoyed the two bikes that was here ,the bike trail was peaceful. The Bird sanctuary is a must if you go,seen a aligator, horned owl , and lots of birds, trails was well maintained and lots of shells to get, also found a shark tooth on this beach. The west end beach is a great place to find shells.

thanks for a beautiful place to stay in!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

The kids really enjoyed playing pool and all the beach toys that were at the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Harmony House

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time on Dauphin Island so we weren't sure what to expect. The island had more to offer than what we expected. The house met our needs perfectly with 3 levels, one for each family. The grandkids enjoyed all the games and books. Several of us went bike riding, walked to the beach, played tennis (must bring own rackets). The kitchen was large enough for us to share cooking and serving. The extra refrigerator downstairs was really useful. We ate at Miguels (carry out) ,& J.T.'s. Both very good. Our favorite place was the bakery. They cooked our turkey and dressing and gravy - delicious. But even better than that were the wonderful cinnamon rolls. The only down side to Harmony House was no view of the beach. The walk was only 5 min. but would have been nice to see the water from our windows or porch. The porches are screened which is perfect to sit out and not have mosquitos buzzing around.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay at our home, and for taking such good care of it. We truly appreciate guests who treat our home as their own.. We have to agree with you on the cinnamon rolls from the Lighthouse Bakery! We too enjoy all the things you mentioned - big kitchen for cooking with family and friends, screened porches, lots of games, etc. when we are there with our family. Our home location on a cul-de-sac , as mentioned in our description, is a few minutes walk from the private neighborhood beach, and though we have peeks of the water through various windows and porches of the house, it's not a beachfront home so we don't get the wide open water views. We're thankful we can walk to our beach easily! Our dune views, as shown and described in our photos, are stunning! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return!
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Lighthouse Bakery

Visit the Estuarium, Fort Gaines (a historic civil war fort), and beautiful Bellingrath Gardens, The whole island is a bird sanctuary, and especially during the Spring and Fall you can see many different birds on their migratory trips, Charter boats for both fishing and sightseeing, see historic Sand Island Lighthouse, You can also take a car ferry ride across Mobile Bay to visit the Gulf Shores area, water parks, outlet malls, etc, There are several seafood restaurants nearby, as well as a bakery and ice cream shop! You can ride bikes on the bike trails which cover most of the island! In Mobile, Alabama you can visit area museums such as the Exploreum Children's Museum or our brand new Mobile Museum of Art, Enjoy a Bay Bears baseball game, or even Mardi Gras!


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTE 7 NIGHT MINIMUM. Sat-Sat in Spring/Summer. Arrival dates flexible off season, please ask.
Please ask about off-season extra nights (cannot rent for less than 1 week but off season you can add nights - $300 per night plus tax)
Holiday weeks, if available, add $300.00 (Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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