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'Island Pleasure' Waterfront, Stunning Views, and Kayaks.


Property Details

Updated: Jul 19, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 16 Sleeps

Beautiful, charming, relaxing, fun, heaven on earth, blessed.

We are glad that you have found our vacation home. For us it has been our home for the past two and a half years, but, we are excited about others finding out what we know. We are now making our house available for rent. Now everyone can find out how Dauphin Island is one of the Gulf Coasts best kept secrets. We feel like we have the best of both worlds here. We have one of the most spectacular views from our back deck looking over one of Dauphin Islands inlets, along with a view toward Mobile Bay and entry to the Gulf of Mexico. We are only a couple of minutes from the beach, so we have you covered which ever you prefer during your stay.

Our house has a great layout inside, if you are coming with your family or sharing your vacation with another family. We have two bedrooms on each side of a large family room, with jack and jill baths in between. Plenty of privacy if you are sharing a vacation with others. The downstairs fifth bedroom is perfect for the kids. The kitchen is open to the family room giving it a warm, open feeling.

Our back deck will be the winning part of this story. You will not want to come back inside once you relax on the deck and get lost in the view. You will see beautiful sunsets, boats passing by, and the peacefulness of the water on a calm or breezy day while you relax on the deck. You can keep an eye on the children swimming below in the pool. I told you, you will not want to go back in.

No matter how long you stay, you will not lack for things to do. From our home you will be able to go swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. Dauphin Island is a great place to go for a long walk, ride bikes, bird watch or just lay on the beach. You can even catch the ferry that runs between Dauphin Island and Gulf Shores.

Dauphin Island will give you what most people want from a vacation. A chance to escape the busy and noisy life. When you go home, you will know that you have been rested and recharged. We hope you will love our home as much as we do. Thank you, Steve and Cathy Vickers.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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39 Reviews

based on 39 traveler reviews


Beautiful home on a relaxing island!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here with 3 sets of parents, a grandma, and our kids for a week. It was big enough that we never felt crowded and we all enjoyed sleeping on very comfortable beds. We fished right off the dock, kayaked, swam in the pool, and enjoyed taking rides on the golf cart and bikes. This home is lovely, and we all agreed this is the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. The island itself has beautiful white sand beaches and we enjoyed getting to go on a sunset dolphin cruise and deep sea fishing. There is plenty to see and do without ever feeling rushed or hurried. We will definitely be back someday!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great vacation in Daughin Island!

  • 5 of 5

We initially rented this property in 2015 for our week long vacation with our college kids. They LOVED it so much, that for one's graduation trip in 2016, he requested coming back to Dauphin Island...instead of Vegas!!! We rented again (in May) for our 2016 trip and again had a wonderful time and made memories for a lifetime! The house is setup to easily accommodate 8 people and everyone has plenty of space. The outdoor area is truly a dream! Multi-level decks overlooking the cove and a dock for fishing, kayaking or even your boat if you have one. There is Wi-Fi which made logging into work easy and not nearly as painful when you are sitting on the covered porch with the breeze blowing. :) The restaurant choices on the island are just ok, really nothing great so we decided this year to grill and eat in most days. Gathered around the large table each night with our college age kids was my favorite part of the trip! And I can't get enough of the built-in ice machine in the bar area...I need one of these at my house!!! We took our corn hole boards and setup under the house in one of the parking spots, what a great place to play and nice breeze coming off the water. The golf cart and bikes were fun to tour around the neighborhood. I can't say enough great things about this house. Wish I could buy it and live there forever! Thanks so much to the Vickers for another great vacation, we can't wait for our 2017 trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lori, some of our best guest come from Ga. and you guys are no exception. We hope your return trip to the Island met or exceeded your expectations. It is the best place on the Island for a family vacation! A house right on the beach is nice but it doesn't compare with a cool pool, kayaks, bikes, hot tub and fishing from the dock. Our best times are spent just sitting on the deck watching the birds and boats go by. We sure hope you have a chance to visit us again! Steve and Cathy
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with everything you need for a great vacation on the Island. Also, the owners are very nice. Hope to be staying there again next year

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, thank you for vacationing on Dauphin Island. Hope you have a chance to visit us again! Hope you have a great summer!! Steve And Cathy
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The property was wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our trip!! The house was so amazing and relaxing!! Having the bikes, kayaks, fishing, swimming pool!! The deck was so relaxing sitting on it after along day at the beach!!! We are excited to return to dauphin island, and question where we will stay again!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janell, our success in vacation rental property is because of the fantastic guest we have had and you guys were great! Cathy and I are amazed at the reviews we have received. We try to make our house like we would want it if we were renting it. To have families like your enjoy all the amenities and the great reviews sounds like we may be doing something right. Hope you have a wonderful summer! Steve and Cathy
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Spoiled ourselves with this one

  • 5 of 5

My adult children, my toddler grandson and I rented Island Pleasures, May 7-14. We loved the floor plan of this beautiful home with two bedrooms on each side of the home with jack and jill bathrooms; perfect for young parents to share with the toddler. We look to cook, only ate one meal during the entire week at local restaurant, and loved cooking in this large kitchen with farm table and benches for dining. The kitchen is larger than the pictures depict which was a nice surprise. We three woman were never in each other's way.

We utilized the hot tub, pool, and kayaks. The kayak trips and golf carts rides were family favorites. So many places to sit outside and enjoy our morning coffee and the birds. From the cargo lift to the ice maker at the wet bar, the home is outfitted for a relaxing stay. We won't even bother looking at any other home when we return to Dauphin Island. Thank you Steve for answering all my email questions, even though you had provided me with all the information previously. This rental is truly organized from the booking to checkout. Loved it all. If you visit the area, you must visit the Bellingrath Gardens and Home in Theodore.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property was impressive, as was the decor. Steve couldn't have been any more great to rent from. We loved every minute of our vacation. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your home. The beds were so comfy, soft linens and pillows. The showers were amazing and so was the decks. We gathered around the big kitchen table (there was 8 of us) and played games before bed almost every night. We fished everyday and used the crab trap after buying bait that was surprising cheap. Shrimp was the best. There was a blue Heron that visiting everyday, we named Walter Blue and fed him daily. We loved going out on the kayaks and visiting the shore across the bay full of shells. (Watch the bugs, you can't hardly see them but they bit the guys pretty good on the beach and on the docks. We think the bait attracted them.) The swimming pool was kind of chilly but the kids didn't seem to mind. Us adults enjoyed the hot tub and touring the neighborhood in the golf cart. We visited Fort Gainses and even the kids loved it. Visited the beach on the end of the island and it was beautiful. We took a dolphin tour and rented two jet skis for an end of day discount. Ask for Joey, he's great and the kids had a ball. We hated to leave and would definitely rent from again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, thank you guys for spending your vacation with us! Our house has something for the entire family and I don't think there's a place on the Island the offers more amenities. We have the pool, hot tub, bikes, kayaks, fishing from the dock, watching the birds, riding the golf cart or just relaxing on the deck. No matter your age it's a great vacation destination and we love having families like yours! Hope you guys have a chance to visit us again! Steve
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Activity and Interests

Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Biking, Floundering, Bird watching, Fort Gaines, & The Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium.


Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

April 27, 2013 -Aug. 10 2013 2800.00 per wk
Aug. 10, 2013 -Dec 31, 2013 2000.00 per wk

Rentals are from Sat. at 3 p.m. to Sat at 10 a.m. in peak seasons.
Add $300.00 per week for 4th July, Fishing Rodeo, and Thanksgiving.
All rates must include additional 11% tax plus $150.00 cleaning fee.
Rates subject change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Two boat lifts, fishing from dock, 5 bedrooms, sleeps 16, 2 1/2 baths, bikes, kayaks, private pool, washer & dryer, ice maker, Dish TV, and beautiful sunsets.

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