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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • Wedding destination

    "We stayed at the rental for 4 days while attending a family destination wedding. The house was very well stocked and clean. The owner sent us plenty of information before arriving on the island and after we got there we all enjoyed seeing the pictures of what the property looked like before the renovations. View is terrific from the back porch, couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. Thank you again."
    Guest: Moe Duncan Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Gena and Ken Cranford

    "We just got home from "The Island" yesterday! We had so much fun and hated to leave. Your home was beautiful. We love the spaciousness, the comfy beds, and the beautiful views from the front and back porches! Dauphin Island is beautiful and peaceful. No traffic! Our daughter was sick and unable to go with us as planned. She was heartbroken and wants us to go back so she can go! We plan to look at for a long weekend in February or March! I will be in touch! Thanks again!"
    Guest: Gena Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 2014
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  • Lots and Lots of Room! Great location!

    "This condo was much larger than I anticipated! It's hard to imagine that you are in a condo because the rooms are big! It's an older condo so be aware that you aren't walking into the Hilton. The kitchen is well stocked, tons of pots and pans, plates, serving utensils, etc. The decor is a little funky, but cool. It prepares you for a laid back, island feel. We met some people that have owned a condo there since 1972 and they were a hoot! You are just a short walk to the beach on a boardwalk from the condo complex, the estuary and Sea Lab is about 2.5 miles from the condo. It's really in a great location, nice and quiet, and perfect for a great family getaway! Thank you for helping us make great memories!"
    Guest: Melissa L. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 2014
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  • Great Vacation

    "We grudgingly left yesterday and miss the house already! It was fantastic. The house was really clean and was decorated well. It was so light and airy. The pictures most definitely don't do it justice. We had our two teenagers, my mother-in-law and two boxers and there was plenty of room for everyone to sprawl out. The island itself really was like stepping back in time. No high rises, no t-shirt shops. It was great. We let our teenagers go and didn't have to worry (except the Gulf beach- we could not see them clearly there from the house). The house is located pretty far down the island so we had to drive to the restaurants, etc but it's all only about 2-3 minutes away. This is a great house for dogs. I really loved the gate on the deck. We could have our dogs out on the deck and didn't have to worry about the stairs. Also, it seems like every beach house we've ever stayed in has those stickers/burrs in the yard that get in their paws. There are none here. In fact, we could comfortably walk barefoot in the yard too. They have a shower and a hose/sprayer both upstairs and down which was really convenient. There was also a porch swing on the deck that was just lovely. Sitting out there watching the sunset was the best. The yard itself is really large. Don't worry about the lack of a walkway. They keep a path mowed and that was just fine. Also, there were hardly any bugs while we were there. Based on other reviews we brought a ton of bug spray and citronella but didn't need any of it. The small beach in the back is great for fishing and would be perfect for families with small kids. Our teenagers prefer the waves so we spent most of our time on the Gulf side. It's a straight walk over but is a bit of a hike. I'd recommend a cart for your gear. The beach there is beautiful and not crowded at all. We had about two hundred feet of beachfront to ourselves every day. Overall, this is our eighth trip to the beach (Florida and the Outer Banks) and this was our favorite. Steve and Karen made the whole process of reservations, etc. so easy and they were very responsive. We returned recharged and looking forward to next year."
    Guest: Jennifer P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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Dauphin Island Travel Tips

If you're planning a trip to the South but not sure where to go, we have an excellent option for you: Dauphin Island. This Alabama destination is filled with an interesting history and stunning natural beauty, making it a top contender for travelers.

There are a selection of outdoor activities to enjoy here throughout the year thanks to hot summers and mild winters. You'll find seven miles of warm, sandy beaches where you can soak up the sun or take an exhilarating hike or bike ride along the numerous trails. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially the birds! For an aquatic adventure, head out on a canoe or kayak trip under a backdrop of gorgeous natural scenery as you search for the perfect spot to fish. When you work up an appetite, head to any number of local eateries for fresh seafood dishes and other tasty flavors.

Things to Do in Dauphin Island

- Fort Gaines: History buffs definitely need to fit Fort Gaines into their schedule. This is one of the area's most famous landmarks and an architectural masterpiece. The Battle of Mobile was fought at this spot during the Civil War. The fort itself has been built and modified many times since the 1800s and is now maintained by the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board. You can learn more about U.S. history as well as the fort's past and impressive design. You'll see an anchor from the USS Hartford, original battle cannons, an operational blacksmith shop and tunnel stations, then take a tour of the museum.

- Dauphin Island Sea Lab: If you enjoy all things aquatic, head to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, which is a marine laboratory centered around education, research and teaching the public through the estuarium. You'll see four key habitats of coastal Alabama: Northern Gulf of Mexico, Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Barrier Islands and Mobile Bay. Throughout the lab's 10,000 square feet are the Exhibit Hall and the Living Marsh Boardwalk you'll learn about plants, animals and natural resources. There are variety of interactive displays for hands-on fun, making this an excellent attraction for families.

- Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries: Dauphin Island is one of the best spots for bird watching in the South, and more than 340 different species call the island home. Depending on when you're visiting, you can see different creatures of flight during spring or fall migration. The whole of Dauphin Island is a bird sanctuary where you can observe from parks, dunes, beaches, wetlands and even the streets, so don't forget the binoculars. Since bird watching is so popular, you're bound to find locals who love the hobby and will be happy to share their favorite spots and avian knowledge.

- Indian Mound Park: One great place to go bird watching is Indian Mound Park, also known as Shell Mound Park, which is a bird refuge on the island's north shore. Settle in to see what animals are flying around or explore the different plant species that make for a lovely setting. The site has a rich history too because of the presence of prehistoic Indian shell middens - mounds of discarded oyster shells. The park has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1973.

Dining in Dauphin Island

- Barnacle Bills Marina Grill: If you're looking for seriously good seafood, head to Barnacle Bills Marina Grill, which serves some of the best on the island. The reasonable prices and welcoming atmosphere create an excellent place to take in the stunning views while you eat with your friends or family.

- Southern Lights Restaurant & Bar: Another terrific option for a tasty meal in Dauphin Island is Southern Lights Restaurant & Bar, especially if you're looking to have a romantic night out. You'll be treated to amazing views as you dine on salmon dip, fish tacos, shrimp or other mouthwatering menu options.

- Dauphin Island BBQ: Barbecue is a dining staple in the South, and you can find some delicious food offerings drenched in the tasty sauce at Dauphin Island BBQ. The atmosphere is casual and laid back here, so you can have a relaxing, fun night while enjoying a delicious meal in the company of friends of family. Whether you're stopping in for lunch or dinner, Dauphin Island BBQ is great for groups, and when the weather is nice, take your barbecue outside while breathing in the fresh air. Some favorite menu items here are the nachos, ribs, shrimp, pulled pork and brisket.

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