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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • Excellent House Excellent Location

    "Our famiy vacation included ages 20 to 84, everyone had a fantastic time with beautiful views from the multiple balconies and charming & comfortable furnishings in the house. You will sleep like a baby on this vacation. Fishing off the pier and swiming in the pool were daily activities, with biking, kayaking and golf cart rides when the fish weren't biting. This is a great house for a family vacation and an excellent location on the island. You will be happy you came and enjoyed Island Pleasure. I can't thank the Vickers enough for sharing their beautiful home with us.. I wouldn't stay anywhere else on Dauphin Island. Thanks"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Hospitality at its finest!

    "My stay on Dauphin Island at Tiki Hut had the perfect combination of comfortable accommodating lodging, sightseeing and relaxation. Tiki Hut is conveniently located across the street from an inlet to the bay and a short walk from the Gulf of Mexico. The house was well equipped with bicycles for all ages, kayaks, life vests, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach buckets and toys for the kids, and even a wagon to haul it all to the beach...and that is just the outdoor extras. Inside, the closet was stocked with beach towels, every kitchen utensil and cookware I could want, and many staple items and condiments. There were extra linens, laundry detergent, and many other conveniences such as extra toiletries. I have never rented a vacation home with such hospitality as Tiki Hut! The decor was beach themed but not over-the-top tacky sea shells and palm trees everywhere. I enjoyed the local art and photography decor, and muted colors of the bedding. The wifi worked perfectly. We did not even turn the tv's on, so I can't comment on that. I enjoyed sitting on the wrap around deck and feeling the ocean breeze. The owner, Bob was available to answer any questions I had through text or email. He was even kind when I called upon a late arrival. There are a few suggestions I would have for guests staying here. In the main areas and bedrooms there is woven flooring. I found this to be a little rough on my feet if I had been in the water or walking on sand awhile. You may want to wear your flip flops, house shoes, or socks. I could also just have sensitive feet. I stayed in the master bedroom. The air conditioning unit is outside under the master bathroom window. I closed the bathroom door each night to muffle the sound. I am highly sensitive to sudden sounds while sleeping. It's possible that this is unnoticeable to most people. I think a great addition to the master bedroom would be black out curtains. It's beautifully bright on the island and the blinds still let in ample diffused light in the morning. But, this is a preference. There was plenty of room in the house and my bed was comfortable. The water pressure was good. The house was very clean. From the living room, one can see the gulf and the bay through the windows. The furniture was comfortable and modern. The extra amenities, such as bikes, kayaks, and beach equipment make this house even more desirable. I would absolutely recommend Tiki Hut for your stay! I don't think you will be disappointed!"
    Guest: :) Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Perfect Little Island Pearl!!

    "My husband and I, our 18month old, and my parents stayed at this wonderful little rental for a weekend while we attended a wedding on Dauphin Island. I am quite familiar with the area - as I am from Mobile - and couldn't have asked for better accommodations. The house was small, yet spacious, and had all of the amenities we could ask for (TV, wireless, great beds and baths, and all the kitchen appliances and washer/dryer appliances needed). The back/front porch is a great space with a beautiful view of the Gulf. The pictures did not do the rental justice... From the photos, I was expecting a little less room but was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The owners were very easy to communicate with and were even able to accommodate a last-minute additional night! The only recommendation that I would give future renters is to arrive during daylight - if possible - as most of the homes on quaint Dauphin Island do not have well-lit driveways or house numbers! :) made for an adventure upon our arrival. However, the owners do provide wonderful directions in the paperwork that comes with your key. I have nothing critical about this property! It is more than enough space and so close to both Bay and Gulf water! We had a wonderful time and will definitely look forward to future visits! Thank you, Dwight and Tami!!!"
    Guest: Colleen Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
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  • Ritz Carlton of Dauphin Island!!!

    "Really, this place was perfect! While my youngest went to UCP Camp in Mobile, my cousin and best friend stayed with me. VERY clean and well equipped and the price was so wonderful! This house looks brand new and it is very well kept. The owners were available to make sure we were comfortable and they were right down the street in case we needed anything. Be sure and review their book about beaches and restaurants and helpful house tips (on the kitchen counter). We discovered the public beach by the elementary school one day (little bit of a walk to water but check the closet in garage because the house comes with boogie boards and beach chairs and a nice carry stroller like thing to haul your cooler and other things). That price for the public beach was 5 dollars a car load but it helps to keep up the beaches of Dauphin Island so its money very well spent. The next day we went to public beach all the way to the end of Island called West End Beach. The price for a car load was more expensive (more like 8 dollars) but they had snacks available there and air conditioned rest rooms and also you could take a short walk across to the bay and set up there if you wish. The waves were larger on West Beach. Very nice families all around from all over. Now, we did take a walk to the beach that was closest to the house meaning its a short mile to the "Pirate Club" and "Southern Lights" restaurant area. There's also a golf driving range there. We never went to that beach but just explored. The Pirate Club is 3 dollars to use that beach plus a little more if you want to swim in their pool. That beach looked a little smaller than the public beaches. So, you can just explore all the above and see what best suits you. We noticed the Pirate Club had a guitar player Friday night and bar service by that pool. Some locals were on their way to swim at night and float and have a drink and listen to the guitar player. Restaurants: We ate at Barnacle Bills which was pretty good, a little pricey. Southern Lights by that Pirate Club was also good. We ordered take out and took home. That building the Southern lights is housed in is from 1953, it used to be the old Dauphin Island Country Club. It reminds me of George Jetson, lol. The house was perfect and the outside shower was great for washing off sand at the end of the day. Thank you to owners for being so wonderfuland we will be back!"
    Guest: Marguerite Hopkins Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 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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