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Recent Dauphin Island property reviews

  • Great little place to stay.

    "This was a great little place to stay. We had to be in Mobile for a funeral so this was a last minute rental. The owner was easy to work with and very nice. The house was very clean and we felt very comfortable. Thanks for letting us rent your house."
    Guest: Mountain people. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 12, 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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  • Stress Free Holiday

    "We just returned from a week in this wonderful condo. It is clean, comfortable and beautifully appointed. We've had experiences renting other properties that are pitifully equipped. Such is not the case with this unit. Everything we needed for cooking our meals was there. I only have 2 issues that I hope the owners will consider. First, the "jetted tub" was a huge disappointment. It was VERY, VERY loud. it actually scared us when it first came on. Then it would not turn off. We had to flip the circuit breaker to make it stop. Second, the patio doors need window treatments to block the sun. There was WAY too much light coming in very early in the morning. We will be back but we will look for a different unit with window treatments if this one hasn't provided them."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 17, 2013
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    "My three children ages 8,9, and 11 have declared our time on Dauphin Island as "The Best Vacation Ever", (and yes, they've been to that very large theme park in Florida). They enjoyed waking up and going to the pool for a swim, followed by beach time spent boogie boarding and building sand castles. Crabbing at night was definitely a highlight for all of them. My favorite part of the vacation were the opportunities I had to have good heart to heart one on one conversations with each child, as the laid back atmosphere on the island was conducive to reconnecting as a family. The condo was absolutely perfect for our family, and we cooked and prepared every meal save for 2 during our visit. Julie has the condo stocked with everything a family needs to just chill out and enjoy dining al fresco while watching the sun set on the ocean. Working with Julie could not have been easier, and we appreciated her detailed instructions for grocery shopping options, in addition to tips and pointers for what to do during our stay. My kids are already planning their return trip. We are all so grateful for our family time together, and this condo at Holiday Isle was simply perfect for us. Thanks Julie!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 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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