'it's 5 O'Clock Somewhere' Holiday Isle-Directly on Beach!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
WELCOME TO OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUPHIN ISLAND! SNOWBIRDS WELCOME!!
Dauphin Island is truly a place like no other. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you’ll feel the difference as soon as you step foot on the Island and take in a breath of fresh Gulf air. A historically significant location, Dauphin Island’s Historic Fort Gaines was active in the Civil War. The fort, now retired, stands guard overlooking Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Nowadays, Dauphin Island thrives upon its emphasis on low-key, family oriented vacations. Forget road congestion, water parks and outlet malls – the island doesn’t even have need for a traffic light. Instead, envision bike paths, walking trails, seven miles of white sandy beach and simplicity centered upon outdoor recreation and the environment.
Relax & enjoy the serenity of Dauphin Island. Our beach front condominium is located in the new 'Holiday Isle on the Beach' seven story condominium complex with a gorgeous view of the beach. Enjoy the beach, read a book on the balcony, watch the dolphins, find seashells in the sand or go out and explore the many activities that our island has to offer. Covered parking is available at our condo door. Our condo is located on the same floor as the social center and the fitness center. The Social Center is where you can hang out with family and friends, watch the big screen plasma TV, cook in the large kitchen, or just gaze at the pool, beach and water views. Elevators & stairs are located nearby to access the first floor lobby, the pools and sauna and the boardwalk to the beach. Our unit is professionally decorated with quality furniture and accessories for your enjoyment.
The Holiday Isle complex is gated and offers 24 hour patrolled security. There are 2 levels of covered parking. The tennis court is on the third floor with additional parking and a wonderful view of the Mobile Bay and the Bay Bridge. There are 2 pools. One is an outdoor pool that is half covered so you can sit and watch the kids in cool comfort. Or go to the other side of the pool and work on your tan! The outside pool is gated and controlled by an access gate. Exiting the access gate, you walk across the wooden boardwalk to the beach. The inside pool is great for rainy days and evening swims. The hot tub, sauna and steam room are located next to the indoor pool. The lobby is staffed from 9-5 every day and is professionally decorated and has a huge salt water aquarium as its focal point.
Take a long stroll on the white sand beach. Relax, read a good book and listen to the waves. Go antiquing in nearby towns. Wait until you see the crabs that scuttle around at night! Take a bucket and your flashlight and try to catch them! If you want to go out for dinner or entertainment, there are close restaurants and bars on the island. The restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Mobile, Alabama is less than 30 minutes away and the CASINOS await you in Biloxi, Mississippi. Zipping over to the Biloxi casinos takes approximately an hour. Gulf Shores, Alabama has a huge outlet mall and entertainment strip and it is just a car ferry ride away. Antiquing in the neighboring towns is another fun pastime.
Enjoy the golf course just a few minutes away, with its beach views. Go boating. Rent bikes and ride on the trails throughout the island and visit the Bird Sanctuary. Rentals are available for boats & fishing. Charter boats are available 15 minutes away at Pelican Reef Marina.
The Island is loaded with history such as Ft. Gaines, the Indian Shell Mounds, Ancient Oaks, The Shell Island Light House, & Middle Bay LightHouse. It is a great place to enjoy every holiday & local events. Check out the Dauphin Island, AL Chamber of Commerce website for information about events such as Mardi Gras, The Fishing Rodeo, The Sailing Regatta, Bike Wee and more.
If you are ready for a fantastic get away, please visit our island and stay in our condominium. Our motto? 'It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!'
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Can park in front of unit and use wheelchair into unit with no limitations except for door jamb lip of front door. Elevator is located catty corner close with flat walkway. Fflat walkway down to the fitness center also, and on same floor as our unit, would need to open two doors to get into fitness center. Going to beach would have stairs leading off the boardwalk into the sand that may be a problem....morecollapse
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Shared Kitchen:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
The three story garage is gated and needs a code to enter. The garage is covered on the first and second floor. Our unit is on the second floor so there is basically covered front door parking at our unit, The tennis court is on the third floor and the rest of the floors have to share the third floor garage parking with the tennis court and take the elevators to the units in the upper floors. Our unit is the best!...morecollapse
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- Video Games:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
Gorgeous view of the water in front of you and to the left is a view of a curving sandy beach, fishing pier and water. To the right is the view of the sand beach as it stretches along the island. ...morecollapse
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
"It's 5 o'clock Somewhere" condo is lovely. All the furnishings and decorations are in excellent shape and lend themselves to a relaxing visit. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, utensils, cookware, including a large refrigerator which was great since we love to cook. The condo facilities offer wonderful pools, a weight room, grill, etc. The owner, Julie, was very attentive to our questions and provided comments on things to do to enhance our stay. I would suggest the condo facility lengthen the walkway from the condo to the beach/water so we don't have to cross the dunes and damage them.
- Guest Dan
- Date of stay 04/18/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
We had a wonderful time on our first trip to Dauphin Island! The condo was immaculate, the view is wonderful! We took our family of 5 for a long weekend and were pleased to find our accommodations just as described. Julie was even willing to be flexible with us about some last-minute changes to our scheduled trip! We enjoyed the pools (indoor is heated!), the beach (especially sand island), the estuarium, and the fort in our short stay. The Lighthouse Bakery has wonderful pastries and yummy crab omelets! The Bienville Grill has delicious smoked meat, and Island Rainbow had pizza and Stromboli that were mouthwatering! Also, the property management staff were very friendly. We would eagerly return to this wonderful vacation condo!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/26/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
The condo and the beach were perfect! Plenty of room for the 6 of us. Everything was furnished well so we had no issues making meals...no last minute jaunts to the store. The only disappointments were what the island had to offer in restaurants. Many places were closed on Monday and/or Tuesday which sent us off the island for a meal. Great place for a great price! One of the best facilities and beach we've stayed. We even received a call from the owner to make sure everything was ok. Thank you!
- Guest Joe F.
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Great Condo with everything you need to have a perfect vacation!
Great Condo with everything you need to have a perfect vacation!
Great Condo with all of the amenities! Beautiful View!
- Guest kami
- Date of stay 12/14/12
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Loved everything about our trip. The condo was so roomy and everything was impeccable. Would definitely stay here again.
- Guest Teebone
- Date of stay 03/14/13
- Review Submitted 03/21/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. View was breathtaking, and the condo was very clean and comfortable. Appreciated the extra touches that made it feel like home. Great location and very quiet beach. Can't say enough good things about it. Loved our trip and would definitely stay here again. Thank you for your hospitality.
- Guest joy
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 03/19/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Clarisa, thank you so very much for your wonderful review! The condo and the island are sooooo relaxing and you expressed that so well. We are very happy that you stayed with us and had a great time. We look forward to your return! :) Julie
A Must Stay!
A Must Stay!
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation on the island for the month of February. There is something to be said about enjoying one's morning coffee on the balcony feeling the breeze and listening to the rolling waves of the gulf...so serene. The condo is lovely and the complex offers many amenities. Dauphin Island's location allows for sightseeing treks to cities of interest. Not only did we visit Mobile on numerous occasions, but also Pensacola, Biloxi, and New Orleans. Golf courses are abundant, a Tanger outlet mall is close by, and an outstanding seafood market is just down the street! On those days that we wanted to spend as an "island day", the Bird Sanctuary, Fort Gaines, and the Estuarium offered a welcomed change of pace. The beach is beautiful and you can walk for miles. You might even meet Harold the Heron who waits patiently with his fishermen friends for a feed of fish! There are a number of restaurants on the island and close by that treat you to great food and excellent Alabama hospitality. We were impressed with easy travel on #10 and #65 to reach additional shopping and dining areas. We cherished our time on Dauphin Island at Holiday Isle and reluctantly returned to the Canadian winter where we eagerly await the warmth of Spring!
- Guest Ontario Snowbirds
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Barry and Brenda, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are an excellent writer, you explained the magic of Dauphin Island so eloquently! We look forward to your return next spring and appreciate you choosing our condo for your respite from the Canadian winter. :)
Sun, Sand, and Sweet Sounds!
Sun, Sand, and Sweet Sounds!
If you are blessed enough to even know that Dauphin Island exists, you are blessed times two if you rent this condo while you stay on the Island! Very comfortable and tasteful decor, amazing views right on the beach, rushing sounds of the ocean fill the night, and mornings watching the sun rise on the balcony all make this a great vacation spot. I am a very, very fussy sleeper! I usually am unable to sleep well unless I am in my own bed, however, I slept very well in the comfortable master bed!! Holiday Isle is a fantastic resort! We appreciate the heated indoor pool as well as the little extras such as the ping pong table and the very nice workout room. This was our first visit to the Island. We felt like we were worlds away from the Midwest. I would love to buy my own condo at Holiday Isle, but until then I will happily rent from Neal and Julie. Thanks for this much needed island escape!! The only part that I am unhappy with is leaving. Until next time...Thanks again!!!
- Guest The Washingtons
- Date of stay 01/25/13
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Sara! What a wonderful review! Thank you so very much. It makes me so happy that you discovered Dauphin Island and it's way of life at Holiday Isle. I bet you DON'T tell anyone back home! We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to your return trip! :) Julie
Beach Home Away From Home
Beach Home Away From Home
I just wanted to say thank you so much for providing such a beautiful place at a great price. We had an amazing, relaxing weekend. Exactly what we wanted to celebrate our January birthdays. A lot of condos have cheap, uncomfortable furniture and beds and are decorated with hideous bright colors. Everything from the fully stocked kitchen to the tasteful decor to the comfortable furniture made it as close to being like home as possible. Except with fantastic beach and sunset views! We look forward to renting from you again in the near future!
- Guest Nicole
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Nicole, for your kind review! It was a pleasure to help you two with your birthday celebrations. See you next year! :)
Miss Angie and Crew
Miss Angie and Crew
We loved this place! It was a perfect getaway for our family. The weather was perfect and the beach was full of all sorts of birds, dolphins (every morning), sting rays and lots of crabs. The condo was up to date and just beautiful. Am looking forward to visiting again in the near future. Thanks to Julie for sharing!
- Guest angie
- Date of stay 10/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Angie, I knew that October weather would be perfect! Thank you for your kind review, I hope more nature lovers come and stay. Did you make it to the bird sanctuary too? Hope to have you return again this fall! Julie
Winter .. $100/night My calendar is up to date, email me TODAY! Spring .. $125/night We would love to have you as our guest! Summer .. $150-225/night Thank you so much for inquiring! Fall .... $125/night You will love our fully stocked condo! Tax is 11% 3 night minimum WE LOVE OUR SNOWBIRDS! WE LOVE OUR SNOWBIRDS!! Cleaning Fee $100 WE NOW ACCEPT CREDIT PMTS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2.5% Non Refundable Security Deposit $49 or a $150 refundable sec dep is avail upon req
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- Nearest Ferry: Daupin Island Ferry going across Mobile Bay at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 10 at 8 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Dauphin Island Golf Course at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Our family bought this condo when the complex opened in 2007. We have enjoyed many happy times here and we welcome you to visit and create your own happy memories on the beautiful Dauphin Island!
Why the Owner Chose Dauphin Island:
Dauphin Island is the best kept secret of the United States! A totally unspoiled beach without the commercialization of neon signs, pancake houses, putt putt golf courses and crowds and crowds of people. When you cross the bridge onto the island, you just breathe a huge sigh of relief and all anxiety fades away. Google 'Dauphin Island' and see all the great things about this island beach resort!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The view, especially at sunset, is my favorite part of our unit. Hearing the waves and feeling the ocean breeze is just mesmerizing. Walking the beach in the morning and hunting for crabs at night with my kids are my favorite activities. I enjoy the facilities at the complex as well. We are located on the best floor, the second floor, with covered parking and quick access to the fitness center and the social center which is also located on the same floor.
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Holiday Isle on the Beach is your summer vacation spot!
Balcony offers gorgeous views and sounds of the waves!
Updated steel appliances in our fully stocked kitchen!
Well decorated Master Br offers access to the oversized balcony.
2nd Br has Queen over Queen bunk bed, twin bunk bed and twin trundle in closet.
Second bathroom with granite counters access to bedroom and family room.
Boardwalk to gorgeous beach with gate access from complex's pool area.
Social Center is perfect place for large groups to hang out and enjoy amenities
View from fitness center of outside pool, beach and boardwalk.
Inside pool has view of outside pool, outside grill area and plenty of lounge ch
Hot sauna anyone?
Spacious family rm has sleeper sofa and great view from extra wide balcony
No sounds from the outside pool from our relaxing balcony!
Spacious dining seating. More chairs outside that can be brought in.
Spa-Like bathroom with granite counters, jetted tub, tiled and glassed shower.
Second Br has TV and lots of drawer space and floor space.
Extra towels, buckets and toys are located in the laundry room cabinets.
Looking to Grill? Located next to pool and beach, what a great place to dine!
Huge fully stocked fitness center overlooks outside pool and beach.
Inside Pool has hot tub, sauna & steam room. Huge fitness center overlooks pool.
Outside pool has roof over half, no one has to get sunburned unless they want to
Gorgeous aquarium in lobby is fascinating to view!
Steam Room, ahhhhhh!
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