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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • Outstanding Family Get-a-way

    "We had such a fabulous time staying at the "Porches" on Dauphin Island. It was the perfect venue for our family which includes 3 couples and 2 babies. There were a ton of toys, water paraphernalia, and everything that you can think of to make us feel comfortable. I especially liked all the towels and the fact that beach towels were provided. We were flying in so dragging all this "stuff" with us can be a pain, but the house included everything. It was such a pleasure to spend quality time with our children in this hectic world that we live in. There's only peace and quiet on this island and plenty of it, with an outstanding beach. I can't really say enough about the property as my husband and I have travelled extensively and have rented houses on several occasions but I was in awe at how it was outfitted, especially the kitchen--every tool that you can possibly use, and plenty of dishes and flatware. The porches themselves were awesome. We especially like the screened-in porch that allowed to have the babies out there without constantly fearful that they would fall between the railings. The owners were most accommodating, and very helpful in finding and returning to us something that we inadvertently left behind. I'm sure that we will be returning and I will not hesitate in recommending this property. Enjoy."
    Guest: rosie Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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  • Great Relaxing Family Getaway

    "This house is perfect for a quiet family getaway. It is secluded located right next to the river with very few neighbors in sight. The scenery is beautiful and very peaceful. We used it for our Thanksgiving holiday. It was very spacious, clean, and large enough for us to cook and visit in the kitchen and living room area. Although, the weather was a little cool, we were still able to enjoy outside and fishing at the dock. The children and adults loved the downstairs screened porch with the ping pong table. We had several ping pong championships! The owners were very kind and actually mailed back some jewelry that I accidently left there. We would definitely return again!"
    Guest: RINETTE S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • 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 Vacation

    "Wow, what a beautiful home. I spent weeks trying to find the perfect getaway for my family, which includes 4 sons who love to fish. This was a perfect place because we had our own dock, which we used so much for fishing. They even caught a stingray. You could actually see the fish jumping out of the water right next to the dock. There was also a kayak that some of my boys used. Unfortunately, there was only one working paddle, but that didn't stop my boys. Remember to bring life vests. I didn't so I was nervous when they went out into the bay. We did have to drive to the beach because the public beach was too far to walk. It wasn't crowded at all. We saw dolphins swimming by us in the Gulf while we swam. One ended up about 15 feet from us. It was so cool. The boys and my husband went on a deep sea fishing excursion for $130 each. They caught red snappers and smaller fish. Memories were made by all. Groceries are expensive along with many other items on the island so we drove to Walmart in Mobile. About 30 miles away but saved a ton of money doing so. Very relaxing and peaceful trip. The island is very quiet and so friendly. The only problem that we had was that the gas grill had no gas tank. When I called the manager, she said that we could purchase a propane tank and that they would reimburse us, which we did. This house was perfect for us. We especially loved that 3 of the bedrooms had attached bathrooms. This really helped in the morning with showers. There's a big kitchen table that we used for all of our dinners. The family room was big enough for all of us in the evenings. The house is decorated so nicely and everything looked freshly painted. The beds were very comfortable. We did bring beach towels but I felt that the house had enough bath towels for the 6 of us. Be sure to bring your own toilet paper and paper towels. We did visit a couple of the restaurants: BBQ (big pig in front) and Pirates (not sure of the whole name). Not fancy at all but had great food. The restaurants seemed expensive and not fancy at all. We were very happy that we rented this house for the week. We loved every minute we were there. I would highly recommend renting this home!!"
    Guest: Laura H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 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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