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Dauphin Island Harbor House

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730 Cadillac Ave, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4402
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Location
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Cleanliness
3.8
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4.3
Value
3.8

If you’re looking for a family-friendly bed and breakfast in Dauphin Island, look no further than Dauphin Island Harbor House.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the bed and breakfast.

The property also features free breakfast to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Dauphin Island be sure to experience local shrimp favorites at Skinner's Seafood, Pirates Bar and Grill, or JT's Sunset Grill.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Indian Shell Mound Park (0.2 mi), Dauphin Island Little Red School House Community Complex (0.6 mi), and Dauphin Island Marina (0.8 mi), which are all within walking distance of the bed and breakfast.

The staff at Dauphin Island Harbor House looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lisa J wrote a review Nov 2022
Marengo, Illinois11 contributions7 helpful votes
First timers on dauphin island and we are in love. Billy and Julie (and their son) made us (and our two golden retrievers) feel so welcome. We even were invited to Thanksgiving dinner (which was very delicious!!) We felt like part of the family! The rooms are super clean and smell amazing. Daily breakfast was also huge and delicious. Everyone is so friendly - it was so nice to share a meal with the other patrons. We will certainly be back on this enchanting island and we won’t stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bryan O wrote a review Sep 2022
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Billy and Julie are awesome people and fantastic hosts! Billy seems to be absolutely dialed into the local scene - fishing, social, commercial and community. We have stayed in numerous B&Bs over the years and have rarely if ever felt more welcome. Being able to fish off the private dock out back is just an added bonus. Strong recommendation! Thanks so much for a great vacation!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mary B wrote a review Aug 2022
Northport, Alabama1 contribution
Had the best time! Billy and Julie were the best hosts! Super sweet and made us feel right at home! They made sure we had everything we needed and the room was very comfortable and clean! The bed was also super comfortable! This was our first time to Dauphin Island and we will definitely be back to stay at Harbor House!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KC Pam wrote a review Jun 2022
Kansas City, Missouri, United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommend Harbor House Bed & Breakfast. Great home base for your Dauphin Island beach visit. Right on the water. Enjoyed sunrise & sunset views. Terrific homestyle breakfast, then out the door to the beaches or boating fun. Friendly guests.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Tracy W wrote a review Jun 2022
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We always have a wonderful time. Billy and Julie are gracious hosts. This is the perfect place to rejuvenate the soul! Family style breakfast is delicious. Rooms are clean and have everything we need. A true hidden gem! I live near Destin and escape here.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dawn D wrote a review Jan 2022
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We made a quick three day trip to the Island to soak up some beach. We have stayed on Dauphin Island many times but this was our first stay at Harbor House B&B. The owners were welcoming, inviting, and great conversationalists! They went above and beyond to ensure our stay was everything we hoped for! We cannot say enough about the delicious breakfast that awaited us each morning. We look forward to a return visit and chartered fishing trip! A special thank you to the Lindsey’s and their sweet dog who made it feel like home! Blessings to you and your family! The Davis’
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Becky wrote a review Sep 2021
Mississippi1 contribution
This place is the absolute best. This was the next best thing to staying at home. There is a deck on the back that is right on the water and you can fish right there. I want to stay here even after we move down here to live. The people were like family and it just doesn't get any better. If your looking for a place to stay on the island THIS IS THE PLACE YOU NEED TO BE! This was the first time we had stayed there but it felt like we'd been staying there forever. This is family to us now!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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buoywin2010 wrote a review Aug 2021
Geismar, Louisiana492 contributions49 helpful votes
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The checkin was simple with Jennifer. She is a hard worker and friendly.Originally, we were going to stay for 2 nights,check in: Aug 5 and checkout: Aug 7 in two premium rooms, so my parents could spend time with the grandchildren at the Harbor property and Dauphin Island beaches.The first night at 2am, I woke up with an "itch." To my disbelief, there a few bugs crawling ON ME! I freaked and swatted them away. I frantically looked over to my sleeping baby daughter and the bugs were moving in on her! I panicked and skimmed the bed and pulled the sheets down and there were other bugs gathering. I immediately smushed them with the bed sheets! It was horrific because it was early morning and my boys were exhausted so I didn't want to wake them from their sleep, after examining their beds for any bugs. THANK GOD there were no bugs on them or their beds. There were so many of the bugs closing in on me and my baby that I had no idea what they were since I've never encountered such an infestation, so I used Google Lens and was confirmed, BED BUGS. I smushed so many on the bed- some had blood, some didn't.This went on till 5am, on which I finally feel asleep with my baby in my arms from exhaustion. I did email Harbor about the situation. I didn't expect an immediate response but I did want to inform them as it happened. Knowing, Jennifer cleans the the rooms, she also makes breakfast, I waited until she got everything mostly done then I spoke with her. We had to get a different room, but there were no rooms available, so we told her we would check out after we went to the beach since our intentions were to bring the kids and grandparents to enjoy their time together before school started. We weren't going to miss out on a day at the beach because of bed bugs. She was apologetic and was fine with us coming back to retrieve our belongings. After we packed everything, I tried to talk to Jennifer, but she was hard to track down since after breakfast, she cleaned the dining area then went to clean the rooms so I couldn't talk to face to face. I called her at the beach and mentioned that we would be checking out after we got back. Surprisingly, she told me that my parents' room (Room1) was ALREADY booked for that evening! *Originally, we were booked for a Saturday checkout. I understand the industry and room perishability,so they weren't going to lose out. When she refunded my card for the two nights for Room 2, Room1 was charged a whole night's rate and half day's rate. We don't mind the one night's charge for Room 1, but she could have gone above and beyond and not charge us for a late check out, especially for the inconvenience of checking out early due to the bed bugs AND since the room was ALREADY booked to another guest that evening. We aren't messy guests, so there wasn't much to clean other than stripping the beds, sanitizing the room, and providing fresh linens and toiletries. Overall, it wasn't horrible... We really enjoyed fishing off the dock. The breakfast was mediocre with hot foods placed on a food cart: grits, eggs, canned biscuits and packaged sausage. To maintain proper temperatures, the hot breakfast items should be kept in warmers. There weren't any covid precautions- fortunately, the dining area was spacious. As a person who worked in the hospitality industry (Marriott, Hilton, and managing a small resort) , I didn't want to make a scene about the bed bugs, but I know more could have been done and enough time has passed, the owners/ management could have called and followed up with an apology for the incident and to state a plan of action to how Room 2 will be handled, maybe invite us back with a complimentary future stay, but it's apparent it won't happen and it's a poor reflection of customer service. I know this is just one review among others, so take this as you will. I was really hoping to give a praising review... instead this review is for future guests and for the property to improve one's standards of proper procedures and customer service. Photos will be posted of the night with the bed bugs in Room 2. It was the bed closest to the door.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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ruralartist wrote a review Aug 2021
Cheraw, SC354 contributions105 helpful votes
Sound front, super casual and laid back. Friendly, helpful staff. Don’t let the appearance when you drive up put you off…my daughter thought I had made a serious mistake! It looks like a ranch house, because it is….with two two story wings added behind…..and the docks and sound behind that! They have boat slips if you have your own boat, or charters for sound and gulf fishing that pick you up right there. The wings enclose a huge covered patio area. At the house end there are two large flat screen TVs with lots of comfy sofas and chairs. We preferred to sit at the end closer to the sound, or go up onto the large deck overlooking the sound. Nothing like starting your day with your choice of K Cup while rocking on the dock watching the sky lighten over the sound….with fans to keep you cool. A home cooked breakfast starts the day in a huge dining room with one big table and several smaller ones. Because of the pandemic we got paper plates and took ours outside, and ate looking out over the water. Wonderful! They are also pet friendly, with a very reasonable fee. My oldest cat got very sick right before our trip, and we would have had to cancel if we hadn’t been able to bring him. This is not a fancy, posh place. It is very casual, clean, comfortable and in a super location, right near the Indian Mound Park and just off the main road and the bridge. It’s on the east end, so close to the fort, the Estuarium, and the ferry. We tried that beach, but found we preferred the west end beach. The west end beach has a lifeguard, bathrooms, a snack shack, and charges per vehicle and per person. Well worth it! The Inn has rooms inside the original house, and on both levels of each wing. The rooms at the end of each wing face the sound. There are no elevators. Our room was a fairly standard size, not big, with a small bathroom with a shower. It had windows onto the patio area and out the back. We were in one of the wings, on the ground floor in the middle. It was not noisy, although you could hear folks chatting in the seating area, or getting ice from the ice machine, but not so loudly it was a problem. In addition to the docks there is a huge backyard area, lots of parking with room for boats, and a small play area for kids. We would absolutely stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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180goa wrote a review Apr 2021
Pascagoula, Mississippi22 contributions1 helpful vote
The location is excellent, rooms comfortable, breakfast very good. and hosts Julie and Billy work hard to keep their guests happy. What more could you want? Nice dock with boat slips and can fish off of. Very relaxed!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 4, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dauphin Island Harbor House
Which popular attractions are close to Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Nearby attractions include Fort Gaines (1.7 miles), Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (1.7 miles), and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skinner's Seafood, Lighthouse Bakery, and Miguel's Beach'n Baja.
Is Dauphin Island Harbor House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Dauphin Island.
Are pets allowed at Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dauphin Island Harbor House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Gaines (1.7 miles).