This 6th floor (second floor from the top) condo at the Holiday Isle Resort offers supremely opulent island living. Enjoy jaw-dropping grandeur in wondrous panoramic views! For a sample, please see our video posted on this site. 3BR 2BA with designer touches. Granite counter tops, high-quality appliances & well-stocked with supplies. Enjoy staggering views of the Gulf of Mexico from your huge beachfront balcony, den and master bedroom. Enjoy dynamic views of Mobile Bay from the two rear bedrooms and your entry balcony. No stoplights on the island!! Choose your resort pleasure: two pools (indoor pool heated), sauna, whirlpool, steam room, & modern, well-equipped workout room overlooking the Gulf. Holiday Isle is a destination hideaway. It is the premier luxury resort on Dauphin Island, offering extraordinary amenities and decor rarely found at beachfront condo developments. Enjoy nature at its sublime best!
Magnetic Sweeping Views: Dauphin Island High-Rise Condo Directly on the Beach
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- Dec 13, 2018
About John Ryan
I live in New Orleans and own three beachfront condos, in Pass Christian, Mississippi and Dauphin Island, Alabama and a mountain getaway in Sapphire, North Carolina. I have my kites and my birding interests. I don't like to walk across the highway to experience the beach. I like to live on the beach. So here you have direct beach living with nothing but raw nature between you and the sand, dunes and water.
John Ryan purchased this Condo in 2012
Why John Ryan chose Dauphin Island
This is island living at its best. Having lived on several islands in the Aegean Sea, I know the experience of island living. I know how it feels to see the mainland in the distance while knowing you are not part of the mainland environment. You are in a separate, different world inducing an island state of mind. The rawness of this barrier island captures that sensation. On the island you can experience the intimacy of nature and the beauty of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico in its primal, unadulterated form. The island is a unique place, and this unit at the unique Holiday Isle resort offers everything: opulent condo, luxury resort, with truly incredible views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico from this special high-rise condo (while of course staying high and dry!). I am a birder. The island is a major stopping point for birds migrating back and forth from Latin America. I like to watch the herons, pelicans, cormorants and other sea and air creatures while enjoying the spacious balcony, using the powerful optics provided. Of course I also like the amenities of a quality resort, in an opulent setting, and we certainly have that here. On the island you witness the divine sense of nature in a pacifying setting without the unnecessary and distracting trappings of modernity and commercialism so prevalent on the mainland. Enjoy the unique harmony of this haven of serenity suitable for undisturbed reflection.
What makes this Condo unique
Huge balcony with stunning views in all directions--south, north, east & west. You'll find nothing like it on the mainland! The whole island is a bird sanctuary. Please use our high-power binoculars and scopes and our tripods. We have a great library focusing on birding, boating, the Gulf of Mexico, and regional wildlife and history. Extravagant furnishings and distinctive original modern art ! You know you are on an island when you see the Gulf of Mexico before you and Mobile Bay behind you. This is NOT Orange Beach or Destin! No fast food joints! This is supreme luxury and beach living as it was decades ago, except you experience the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico from 80 feet in the air and in an opulent and extremely comfortable setting. You will not see a traffic light or a crowded beach. You will experience relaxation and stupefying views you will remember and cherish! This resort has all desired amenities: an outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, an indoor heated pool with hot tub, steam room, sauna, tennis court, and a state-of-the-art work-out room overlooking the pool and ocean. This beautiful 6th floor, 3 BR, 2BA condo is brand new and incredibly spacious! No bunk beds! Enjoy knock-out views, including miraculous sunrises and sunsets! Experience serenity as the seclusion and tranquility delude you to feel that your family is alone on the island! We appointed this condo with quality furnishings for selfish reasons -- because we wanted it to be perfect for us. Expect quality linens, elegant decor, and a well-stocked kitchen, pantry, laundry and bath. We want our guests to enjoy the condo and island and not worry about the picayune details, e.g., toiletries, detergents or condiments! You will want to come back. We want you to come back. Stay at Dauphin Island's Holiday Isle Resort. Let the crowds stay on the mainland! Enjoy the seclusion! Experience the Redneck Riviera like your parents did, but with 21st century luxuries!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best views on the island
John was very responsive and helpful. The condo is amazing. Stunning views! There was so much left here to enjoy we woukdnt have even had to pack much had we known Haha. Our favorite experience was picking up shells on Pelican Island just a walk from the condo. We will definitely be back.
We have stayed at this Dauphin Island condo on numerous occasions and find it to be relaxing and a grand experience. Hope to return again soon.
Great Vacation Spot
The condo was roomy and homey. We stayed 4 nights and could've stayed longer once we were there. It was our family vacation with our 3 little boys and they had a blast. Swam every day and even saw a dolphin swimming 20 ft from us!! Had everything we needed down to the toiletries and shampoo. Best vacation yet!
Another great year in 606
This was our 3rd trip in the last 4 years to 606. Once again the condo was clean and well-stocked. There was even a replacement for the canopy/tent which had been taken by beach patrol a couple of years ago. John has earned his high rating, and he continues to offer very reasonable rates. We plan to return next year.
It was a rough year on the beach though. Jellyfish blooms kept our kids out of the water. There was also quite a bit of garbage that had washed up on our third day. But Dauphin Island is still the best place for taking long beach walks, especially at night. There is something about the island which forces you to "slow down" and enjoy the simpler things.
Holiday Isle 606
The condo was very nicely decorated and stocked with most basic essentials. More so than one could ask. The building was quiet and had very nice amenities including the pools, hot tub, tennis and ping pong. Also, my wife and daughter enjoyed the fitness center. Beach was beautiful and there were no crowds...very little "peopling", which we like. The condo could use a fresh coat of paint, carpet is tired, and recommend higher quality toilets. Furnishings were above average and bedrooms were very nice. Telescope was a plus. We would stay here again. Thanks.
Feels like home but better
Wonderful and well maintained condo that has that perfect home away from home feeling. Everything from the furniture to all the items you might need in the kitchen or bathroom are perfect. Will definitely be coming back. Hopefully soon!
Dauphin Island is a barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Enter the island by crossing a three mile long high rise bridge which opened in 1982 after the original draw bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Frederic in 1979. An automobile ferry from Fort Morgan offers an entry point on the eastern end of the island. The island is approximately 14 miles long and 1 ¾ miles wide at the widest point. The eastern six miles are inhabited while the western 8 miles are undeveloped and privately owned. Approximately 1300 permanent residents call Dauphin Island home. The number of residents soars during vacation and holiday times. The entire island is a bird sanctuary and thousands of visitors come to experience the annual migrations from Latin America.
Rates & Availability
No pets and no smoking in the unit and no glassware near the pools. Tourist information available pre-booking on request. I don't take a damage deposit or charge a cleaning fee. I rely on the good faith of my guests. I have a cleaning crew come in at your departure, but appreciate anything you can do to make their job easier. Please use the condo as your own -- gently.