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Recent Dauphin Island property reviews

  • Perfect house for multiple families!

    "As good as the reviews were for this house they did not do it justice! Fabulous, spacious, clean, superb attention to detail. We had 7 adults and 6 kids from 6 months to 10 years old. The house is set up to give privacy if you want it, and plenty of room for together time when you want that. There is an abundance of cooking utensils, we cooked all of our meals there except one and never were in want of anything. The covered deck always provided plenty of shade no matter what time of day. The kids loved the pool! Plenty of towels, plus large washer and dryer to keep them fresh. You will have the beach pretty much to yourself, we saw people but never felt crowded. Everyone had a great time and we were all very comfortable. Richard was great to work with, he has made arrival and departure extremely easy, he answered all my questions, most before I ever asked them. Thank you for a great experience!!!"
    Guest: Paul K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • The Perfect Vacation Getaway.....

    "My family and I have stayed several times in this specific unit over the years, and now we vacation here exclusively. The appearance and amenities of this unit are at least as good as the pictures represent, if not better. The pictures do not convey the fresh up-to-date atmosphere that permeates the whole place. The pictures cannot give you the sound of the surf or the indescribable feel of sitting on that wonderful balcony watching the ocean all afternoon. The balcony is my favorite feature, although I do love the cool design and location of that outside pool. The exercise room is complete with everything you need, and has a glass wall that looks out over the pool and the beach. It is awesome. My wife likes to sit at the uncrowded surf line at dusk while the kids play. We always get Skinners Seafood and take it back to the condo. The people at Skinners aren't friendly, but after eating the awesome food there you will quickly get over that. For friendly people and good prices, buy groceries and supplies at the Ship & Shore next to the Circle K. We like this particular condo unit so much that it is now our only vacation destination. This year we are gonna go twice. It's perfect: Gulf-view balcony, awesome pool, modern and clean facilities, very nice/fresh furnishings, helpful owners, killer exercise room, quiet atmosphere, no crowds on the beach, no crazy/drunk teenagers. In fact, I hesitate to even submit this review because I don't want ruin this quiet wonderful spot."
    Guest: Michael Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Relaxing getaway on the river, live like a local!

    "This was our first time to stay on the river instead of the island, and I have to say we had the most relaxing vacation here! This "cottage" is actually a spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath house. The furnishings are modern and comfortable, the beds slept like a dream and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need. This is also one of the cleanest houses we have stayed in. We grilled steaks one night so I can vouch that the grill is sparkling clean! There was even an extra tank of gas for the grill, just in case. :) We ordered seafood from Zirlotts next door, they were very kind and had it waiting at the house for us. The stuffed shrimp are wonderful and individually frozen so you can cook a few each evening to go along with your meals. The lump crab and crab claws were super fresh! We also enjoyed a great dinner at Beaudeans and Dauphin Island BBQ is always good. We brought our boat around from Dauphin Island, which takes about an hour or so if you come down the Fowl River. It is a pleasant ride but watch the tides as the river can be very shallow in some areas. We literally spent hours on the screened-in back porch, watching the birds during the day and the stars at night. We saw waterfowl you don't usually see on the island, including an osprey with his fish dinner. Turns out the osprey nest is just up the river a bit, we found it when we were out in our boat. Our favorite time was spent on the porch listening to a thunderstorm, then afterwards the chorus of a million frogs. Bring your bug spray if you plan to walk down to the dock, the horseflies will be waiting for you LOL I used Deep Woods Off and they didn't bother me a bit, hubby had to make a run for it! Julie is awesome to work with, even with only 3 hours notice she was able to get us in without a hitch! We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Angela N. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • very private place

    "our stay was wonderful. the beach and the house were very private. all the women loved relaxing on the beach while the men enjoyed the fishing. the waves were a little rough the week were there due to a tropical storm out at sea so we opted for fishing in the bay. we cant wait for our next time to visit."
    Guest: IOWA RULES Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: July 6, 2012
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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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