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Recent Dauphin Island reviews

  • Hospitality at its finest!

    "My stay on Dauphin Island at Tiki Hut had the perfect combination of comfortable accommodating lodging, sightseeing and relaxation. Tiki Hut is conveniently located across the street from an inlet to the bay and a short walk from the Gulf of Mexico. The house was well equipped with bicycles for all ages, kayaks, life vests, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach buckets and toys for the kids, and even a wagon to haul it all to the beach...and that is just the outdoor extras. Inside, the closet was stocked with beach towels, every kitchen utensil and cookware I could want, and many staple items and condiments. There were extra linens, laundry detergent, and many other conveniences such as extra toiletries. I have never rented a vacation home with such hospitality as Tiki Hut! The decor was beach themed but not over-the-top tacky sea shells and palm trees everywhere. I enjoyed the local art and photography decor, and muted colors of the bedding. The wifi worked perfectly. We did not even turn the tv's on, so I can't comment on that. I enjoyed sitting on the wrap around deck and feeling the ocean breeze. The owner, Bob was available to answer any questions I had through text or email. He was even kind when I called upon a late arrival. There are a few suggestions I would have for guests staying here. In the main areas and bedrooms there is woven flooring. I found this to be a little rough on my feet if I had been in the water or walking on sand awhile. You may want to wear your flip flops, house shoes, or socks. I could also just have sensitive feet. I stayed in the master bedroom. The air conditioning unit is outside under the master bathroom window. I closed the bathroom door each night to muffle the sound. I am highly sensitive to sudden sounds while sleeping. It's possible that this is unnoticeable to most people. I think a great addition to the master bedroom would be black out curtains. It's beautifully bright on the island and the blinds still let in ample diffused light in the morning. But, this is a preference. There was plenty of room in the house and my bed was comfortable. The water pressure was good. The house was very clean. From the living room, one can see the gulf and the bay through the windows. The furniture was comfortable and modern. The extra amenities, such as bikes, kayaks, and beach equipment make this house even more desirable. I would absolutely recommend Tiki Hut for your stay! I don't think you will be disappointed!"
    Guest: :) Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • We loved this house

    "Miss. Joy is a wonderful sweet person. This was the first time we have been to dauphin Island, and the first time we rented of vrbo.com. My family, and I loved this place! At night my husband, and I would set on the porch, and listen to the ocean. It was very relaxing. Just wished we would have rented more days."
    Guest: Shanda S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Lots and Lots of Room! Great location!

    "This condo was much larger than I anticipated! It's hard to imagine that you are in a condo because the rooms are big! It's an older condo so be aware that you aren't walking into the Hilton. The kitchen is well stocked, tons of pots and pans, plates, serving utensils, etc. The decor is a little funky, but cool. It prepares you for a laid back, island feel. We met some people that have owned a condo there since 1972 and they were a hoot! You are just a short walk to the beach on a boardwalk from the condo complex, the estuary and Sea Lab is about 2.5 miles from the condo. It's really in a great location, nice and quiet, and perfect for a great family getaway! Thank you for helping us make great memories!"
    Guest: futureNFLmom Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 22, 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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