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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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  • 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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  • Walkers & Kayakers delight

    "Great convenient get-away from the ATL to the laid back pace of an island. If you want the touristy stuff this is not the place. If you want to relax on a beautiful uncrowded beach on a quiet island this is the place. There are only two or three condos on the whole island, mostly homes and protected undeveloped beach. Great for walking, biking, or kayaking. I took my kayaks and put in on the back side of the island and paddled over to little Dauphin Island which is only accessable by boat. Since it is rarely visted the island had tons of great driftwood everywhere. I loaded up as much of the good stuff as our yaks would hold. There is an outfitter on the island is you don't have your own boats (if you do, call her and she will tell tell you where to put in). There is an old Fort & park on the east side that protects a kong section of undeveloped beach, a great walk. Another day trip is by ferrry over to Fort Morgan. A couple of good local restaurants and grocery to get goods to cook up at the condo. We like the heated pool at the condo for cool days, the unheated pool and palm tree shade on really hot days when the beach can be a bit much at mid-day. Beautifully/tastefuly decorated condo. I could live there. Go."
    Guest: Greg h. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 2014
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  • 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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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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