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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • Perfect Vacation

    "Wow, what a beautiful home. I spent weeks trying to find the perfect getaway for my family, which includes 4 sons who love to fish. This was a perfect place because we had our own dock, which we used so much for fishing. They even caught a stingray. You could actually see the fish jumping out of the water right next to the dock. There was also a kayak that some of my boys used. Unfortunately, there was only one working paddle, but that didn't stop my boys. Remember to bring life vests. I didn't so I was nervous when they went out into the bay. We did have to drive to the beach because the public beach was too far to walk. It wasn't crowded at all. We saw dolphins swimming by us in the Gulf while we swam. One ended up about 15 feet from us. It was so cool. The boys and my husband went on a deep sea fishing excursion for $130 each. They caught red snappers and smaller fish. Memories were made by all. Groceries are expensive along with many other items on the island so we drove to Walmart in Mobile. About 30 miles away but saved a ton of money doing so. Very relaxing and peaceful trip. The island is very quiet and so friendly. The only problem that we had was that the gas grill had no gas tank. When I called the manager, she said that we could purchase a propane tank and that they would reimburse us, which we did. This house was perfect for us. We especially loved that 3 of the bedrooms had attached bathrooms. This really helped in the morning with showers. There's a big kitchen table that we used for all of our dinners. The family room was big enough for all of us in the evenings. The house is decorated so nicely and everything looked freshly painted. The beds were very comfortable. We did bring beach towels but I felt that the house had enough bath towels for the 6 of us. Be sure to bring your own toilet paper and paper towels. We did visit a couple of the restaurants: BBQ (big pig in front) and Pirates (not sure of the whole name). Not fancy at all but had great food. The restaurants seemed expensive and not fancy at all. We were very happy that we rented this house for the week. We loved every minute we were there. I would highly recommend renting this home!!"
    Guest: Laura H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Just what we needed!!

    "What started out as a trip for just my significant other and our pup, ended up being a trip with three of our friends tagging along. Once we described the place to them, they just had to go too. We absolutely loves it! So calm and peaceful. We loved that there weren't people everywhere - including the beach. We would definitely love to come back. The home was clean and orderly and had everything we needed. Sunsets were beautiful and the view in general was great. We saw dolphins and what appeared to be a small shark. Caught some crab and several fish. Thank you for one of the greatest beach experiences, that I think, we all had!!!"
    Guest: Candice H. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 2014
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  • Thank you. We had a lovely stay and are looking forward to returning to Dauphin Island.

    "Our hostess, Glenna, is such a wonderful person! She really made us feel special and warmly welcomed to her beautiful beachfront condo. My 2 daughters, granddaughter, sister-in-law and I, thoroughly enjoyed our all girl getaway in the beautiful, spacious condo on Dauphin Island. One of our favorite days, even though it rained, was spent playing board games (thoughtfully provided by Glenna) at the dining room table. So peaceful at Dauphin Island. Uncrowded white sand beaches, spectacular sunrises and sunsets."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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  • 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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Dauphin Island Travel Tips

Beach Relaxation on Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island in Alabama is a destination rich in American history and natural scenic beauty. If you're looking for a place where you can get away from it all then you'll feel right at home with Dauphin Island vacation rentals. Life on the island is relaxed and you can enjoy exploring the many attractions at your own pace. Large homes and cozy condos are available as rentals and most are equipped with all the home comforts you could wish for. You may choose a home with a private plunge pool where you can cool off on hot summer afternoons, or you may want to sit on the deck and watch the dolphins playing in the bay. If you have an urge for more civilization, you can take a short drive to the nearby towns of Mobile and Pritchard. There you can browse the antique shops for some rare finds.

Bird-watchers Flock to Dauphin Island

While the island was inhabited by the French in the 1600s, it wasn't until the mid-1900s that a bridge was finally built connecting the island to the Alabama mainland. It was during this time of development that a few visionaries recognized the importance of the island as a habitat to migrating coastal birds. The entire island was later declared a bird refuge and forms part of the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Birding enthusiasts come in great numbers to Dauphin Island condos to watch the spectacular spring and fall migrations. A specially constructed boardwalk provides access for handicapped people to enjoy the wonders of Gaillard Lake and an extended trail system allows to you explore the bird sanctuary and swamplands on the eastern side of the island.

Things to see and do from Dauphin Island Beach Rentals

One of the area's most famous landmarks is Fort Gaines. An architectural masterpiece, it was also the site of the Battle of Mobile during the Civil War. Built and then modified several times during the 1800s, the fort is currently maintained by the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board. A visit will give you insight into the fort's history and you'll see some of the genius aspects of its design. For more nearby historical landmarks, enjoy a short ferry ride to Fort Morgan.

Another great way to explore Dauphin Island is to rent bicycles and follow the many winding trails that criss-cross the island. At the Marina, you can enjoy a pleasure boat cruise or a sail on the bay. There are also several boat charters that offer deep sea fishing. These can be booked at the marina. The many parks are perfect for picnicking and bird-watching. Some of the parks occasionally host fresh produce markets in season. The beaches of Dauphin Island are some of its greatest attractions. Beautiful, white and sandy, they stretch for miles along the length of the island. Untouched and undeveloped, the beaches are perfect for that early morning sunrise stroll. The fishing pier was once a popular sport for angling enthusiasts but shifts in the tides and currents have left it sitting high and dry on a sand bank. The pier can still be accessed for viewing and has some shops and a function room that is available for weddings and other events. It's hoped that in time currents will one day bring water below the pier so that it can once again become a fishing haven.

Getting to Dauphin Island

There is a four-mile bridge that connects Dauphin Island to the Alabama mainland. Travelling south from Mobile, follow highway 193; this will take you across the bridge and to the water tower intersection. Turning east will take you to the bird sanctuary, campgrounds and Fort Gaines. To the west are the public beaches and the fishing pier.

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