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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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  • BEYOND EXPECTATIONS!!

    "We were visiting Dauphin Island for the first time and needed a place to sleep 9 people, including 3 teenagers. The twin room with 3 beds worked perfect! The pictures of this house did not do it justice! You instantly relax when you enter the house and see that it is set-up for all your needs during your stay. Our kids enjoyed fishing and crabbing off the canal and swimming in the bay during the day. The breeze under the house, in the two swings, during the evening sunsets was the best place with the full concrete pad! I can't wait to rent here again!!"
    Guest: sharon a. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 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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  • Great time and place

    "We had a wonderful time. Doug was great to work with and the Condo was beautifully furnished. It has everything you need. If you want peace and quiet this is the place to come. The view from the balcony was fantastic. The beach is great for walking on."
    Guest: Nancy W. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 14, 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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