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Luxury 3BR On-Beach Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor -- No Fees by Owner

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Magnetic Sweeping Views: Dauphin Island High-Rise Condo Directly on the Beach

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!


Owner
John Ryan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

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!

Amenities

Dauphin Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks
  • 2 bathrooms with double sinks in both. Master bath has jacuzzi tub and a separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , No bunk beds.
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin Beds (2). No bunk beds. Flat screen TV's in two bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Many species of birds migrate between North America and Latin America. A great many stop at Dauphin Island in spring and fall. We provide two sets of binoculars and a tripod. We also provide several powerful zooming spotting scopes with tripods to permit you to examine detail.

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Luxury 3BR On-Beach Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor -- No Fees by Owner
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
5

Feels like home but better

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property has everything you need for a nice relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Property is clean, safe, inclusive of almost every amenity one needs!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condo with an awesome view !!!

  • 5 of 5

Great family time with perfect accommodations for our family . Condo was in perfect condition with great views . Indoor and outdoor pools were just what we needed with small children and rainy days when going to the beach wasn't possible . Owner was very kind in checking in to make sure there were no issues or problems . Great place to stay and we will definitely be going back !

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

606 was a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This condo was a perfect fit, with the offer of many extras, we discussed the drawbacks, and if a rug in front of the kitchen sink is a drawback, lol, thats all we could think of.... the condo was well stocked and comfy, the beds were soft and cozy, the view was amazing, of course we love the island... our appreciation goes out to John for sharing his wonderful place.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Would stay again, without hesitation.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FEELS LIKE YOU BELONG

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for an awesome experience. The condo is as beautiful and fully stocked as before. Wife and kids had a blast watching the sunsets, playing tennis, and swimming can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Mobile, Alabama
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
At east end of island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy188 one mile away
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
In front of you
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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