"We have done many VRBO rentals over the years, and are generally very picky/discriminating travelers. This was a top notch condo, on the beautiful unspoiled Dauphin Island. We took our young boys and mother in law. Boys appreciated the large, clean and uncrowded beach, and their very own Dish TV in their room (plus wifi). We also loved the indoor pool and jacuzzi (did not use the saunas that were available) and the outdoor pool which, by virtue of its layout, was partially or fully shaded, which was a nice option to keep swimming without worrying about too much sun exposure! Mother in law appreciated walk in entrance (no stairs), parking right next to the door, large elevators and quiet location. The condo was lovely, beautifully decorated with quality furnishings throughout, with pretty much every tool, dish, or appliance you could want. Immaculately clean, including the carpeting in the bedrooms - no small feat at a beach place. We especially appreciated the beach toys, beach cart and umbrellas that were on the property.
The condo complex is gated, with covered parking, and quite secure. Easy to relax there. There is also a front desk with staff during the day who were kind enough to answer a few of our questions.
The owner, Glenna, was very helpful and prompt in booking, providing information, and checking in while we were there.
We liked Dauphin Island - we wanted something less developed, and we got it. Holiday Isle may be the largest development on the island, and it was right sized, in my opinion. There is an Audubon Bird Sanctuary nearby with nice, short hikes for kids, the Sea Lab Aquarium which was very well done, informative for adults and kids, and not too big or too small. A bike path runs the length of the island. Several decent restaurant options, and a smallish but well stocked grocery right on the Island.
We really enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely consider going back!"
Guest: Patricia M.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 17, 2015