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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • Wonderful vacation spot

    "This was our second visit to this condo and will go back again. We have three children ages 13, 10 and 8. This is their favorite vacation spot. These are kids that have been to Disney 3 times in the last 5 years. My wife's favorite thing is to drink her morning coffee on the back deck in the cool morning breezes. The kids love to fish and kayak in the bay behind the house. One caught a Sting Ray which we thought to be very exciting and educational. We love this condo with all its amenities and rarely leave the area. The walk to the beach is short and the roads are so uninhabited it is a easy 5 minute walk."
    Guest: Sue Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Perfect family vacation

    "The condo was perfect. Plenty of room for 4 adults & 2 kids age 10 & 5. It had everything we needed. Ground floor was great for quick easy access to pool and beach. Had a problem with the fridge & maintenance replaced it within 15 minutes of my call. Everyone from check in to check out were very friendly and seemed to sincerely care if we enjoyed our stay. The island was beautiful from crossing the bridge to the quiet streets and the beach was huge. White sand and shallow water with gentle waves let the kids play without parents constantly with them. There was never a problem finding the perfect spot on the beach. We loved the Estuarium & the fort. Both we very educational about area. Shell mound was pretty cool but mosquitos ran us off. We forgot bug spray. We ate at all the restaurants and liked J T Sunset Grill the best. Grilled grouper recommended by waitress was fabulous. Island resident were definitely some of the friendliest people. My husband & I went to local bar across road to have an anniversary drink and ended up staying for hours talking to locals and vacationers. We drove around looking at all the place to rent and decided that we could not have picked a more perfect place for us than this condo. When my 5 year old grandson said, "Granny can we come back to our beach house again next year?", I knew this would be our family vacation spot for several years to come. We are already making plans to do everything we missed doing this time. So glad the owners have chosen to share their comfy relaxing home with us."
    Guest: A guest from Turner Station, Kentucky Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Highly Recommend!

    "My family just left this condo a week ago and I've been having withdrawls since :) We absolutely fell in love with this island! If you are looking to find a place to relax and enjoy the ocean without all of the crazy planning, driving, and spending like other popular "touristy" islands this is the place to be!! The island is small and but still has several restaurants, we grabbed pastries and coffee from the Bakery one morning and went out early to search for shells and watch the dolphins, yes dolphins!! Our last day we counted as many as eight and it was amazing! You have to get out early to catch them but I enjoyed watching them swim close to shore from the balcony with coffee most mornings. We walked the beach down to the point near the public beach and found many shells in the mornings. We also loved the outdoor shower that allowed us to rinse of sand and hop right into the pool before heading back up to the condo! As for the condo, it was fantastic! The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable! I slept like a baby all week! The front desk staff were very friendly as well as the folks at Boardwalk Realty. The condo has almost everything you could possibly need except I will say that it could use a new can opener and some baking pans. Specifically the cabinet mount can opener was very hard to use and the manual one in the drawer isn't usable. I needed a 13 x 9 inch dish to bake but there was not one and also it could use some cookie sheets. I know most people don't bake on vacation but we did all but two meals at the condo to stick to a budget. Those things are very minor though and I'm sure will be replaced :) I highly recommend this unit to anyone!! Lets just say that to sum it up we are already planning next years to come back!! The entire stay surpassed our expectations and you will love this unit/island! Thank you Boardwalk Realty and Dauphin Island Inn for the fabulous stay!!"
    Guest: NWA Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Nice relaxing vacation!

    "The condo was fantastic as was the island. We took a family vacation here with my three year old and he loved that we could walk to the beach (his first time ever at a beach) and that they had a pool! The condo truly felt like home! If we come back this will be the first place that I will look into for sure!!!"
    Guest: Christina M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 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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