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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • simon family

    "We had a great vacation. The house was fabulous! We had lots of fun on the beach and on the island. We had wonderful seafood at Barnacle Bills as well as what we cooked at the house from Skinners. I would recommend this house to anyone that wants a quiet peaceful vacation. Thank you Miss Pat for all your help in making our trip a GREAT ONE."
    Guest: Leanne S. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • Quiet and peaceful with all the comforts

    "We stayed at the River Cottage with our friends (another couple) and our two little kids. It was a spacious and clean house with all the comforts. It was very quiet and relaxing and a great place to be with little kids and not have to worry about them running into the road or getting into all sorts of trouble. We had a great time and loved the large, bright rooms and easy access to all the local spots. We also want to thank Julie for being so informative and also for sending the deposit refund so fast. Sometimes one has to wait a long time before getting the security deposit back but Julie was just so prompt. Thank you Julie and we hope to be back someday for another relaxing vacation!"
    Guest: Brit Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • 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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  • Family Spring-breakers

    "We vacationed over spring break with our children (7, 13 & 15). The home was wonderful! The older two girls had their own room with queen beds and the youngest had his own room. The neighborhood was very quiet & a short walk to the beach-one I was ok with letting my teen girls do alone. All the amenities were plenty-everything we have at home (including a washer & dryer). The jacuzzi tub in the master bath even kept the kids happy on a rainy day. If I were to have a complaint it would be with the dishwasher and definitely the gas grill (both were VERY old & just need replaced). We are a gas grilling family & it's a must for us! I highly recommend this duplex and the owners-they were very nice to work with."
    Guest: Overworked Illinoisans Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 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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