Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Dauphin Island, AL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $229 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Dauphin Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover Dauphin Island beach rentals

Dauphin Island is a top spot for beach rentals in Alabama. The tranquil area is known for its white-sand beaches, fascinating historic sites, and vibrant natural areas filled with wildlife. You can visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary to explore forest and swamplands with migratory birds, see colorful marine life at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, or walk along a living marsh boardwalk. If you prefer history, you can visit historic Fort Gaines to see cannons, a blacksmith shop, and other war relics. Dauphin Island also has unassuming restaurants with delicious seafood and creative dishes to try for a unique culinary experience.


Heritage sites near Dauphin Island vacation rentals

Dauphin Island has numerous historic sites to delight the history buff. Vacation homes are available near fascinating places like Sand Island Lighthouse, a masonry Gothic lighthouse from 1873, and Indian Shell Mound Park, a historic subtropical island park with prehistoric shell mounds, abundant birdlife, and ancient trees. You'll also like Battery Stanton, a historic gun battery at Fort Gaines with 2 levels of reinforced concrete.

Things to do

Attractions near your Dauphin Island vacation rentals

So you're thinking a Dauphin Island vacation rental is just about as tranquil as it gets? Well, it hasn't always been this tranquil. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Mobile Bay was a crucial naval bust-up, and you can learn all about it at Fort Gaines. And if you're more about the here and now, how about paying a visit to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab? Their "Estuarium" features exhibits on marine environments including Mobile Bay, the river delta, and Alabama's barrier islands, plus a living marsh boardwalk and a tank full of rays.


Activities near your Dauphin Island vacation homes

Your Dauphin Island vacation rental is a great base for exploring the gorgeous Gulf beaches. There are a few to choose from, all pretty much pristine. The main public beach is open during the day all year round, with modest fees payable during peak season. And if you'd prefer to be on the water than in it, Dauphin Island offers plenty of opportunities for boating and fishing. Away from the beaches, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary is one of the major activity hotspots on Dauphin Island. A great location for wildlife watching, it also boasts several miles of hiking trails across a 137-acre site.


Local weather for your stay in Dauphin Island vacation homes

Like everything else on Dauphin Island, the climate is pretty simple. Summers are hot and fairly humid, while winters are milder and not quite so close. And if you're not keen on white stuff falling from the skies, then you can rest easy—it's pretty much certain you won't see any. What you might see a fair amount of, though, is rain. It can get wet even in the middle of winter on Dauphin Island, while summer days are prone to short, sharp thunderstorms. Throw an umbrella in your bag, and all will be well.

Natural features

You're not the only ones migrating to Dauphin Island

This handsome island in the Gulf of Mexico offers up a dizzying variety of terrain, including beaches, wetlands, maritime forests, and dunes. And you'd best polish up those binoculars, because you're going to need them for your Dauphin Island vacation rental. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary is one of several such reserves on Dauphin Island, but it's the most famous. It's such a popular spot for birdwatching during the spring migration that it's even been recognized as being of national importance. Oh, and did we mention the sunsets on Dauphin Island? Never mind, you'll soon find out for yourself.


Top beaches near Dauphin Island vacation homes

The beautiful beaches of Dauphin Island are one of its biggest draws. Vacation rentals put you within reach of beach locales like West End Public Beach, an island beach with picnic areas, a waterslide, and calm waters, and Public Beach, a pet-friendly beach with a boardwalk and beautiful gulf-front views. You'll also like Coronado Cove, a sheltered cove with sandy beaches, parks, and greenery.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Dauphin Island

The nearest airport is in Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), located 30.1 mi (48.4 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Dauphin Island, AL?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,004 vacation rentals around Dauphin Island. From 743 house rentals to 46 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Dauphin Island?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 743 Houses in Dauphin Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dauphin Island include:

  • Cottages: 46 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 260 rentals available
  • Cabins: 46 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dauphin Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 494 vacation rentals with pool available in Dauphin Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.