|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
WELCOME TO OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUPHIN ISLAND! SNOWBIRDS WELCOME!!
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Dauphin Island is truly a place like no other. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you’ll feel the difference as soon as you drive over the bay on the magnificent high rise bridge and take in a deep breath of fresh Gulf air.
A historically significant location, Dauphin Island and the the fort, Fort Gaines, was vitally important in the Civil War. The fort, now retired, stands guard overlooking Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and today, Dauphin Island thrives upon its emphasis on low-key, family oriented vacations. Forget road congestion, water parks and outlet malls – the island doesn’t even have a need for a traffic light. Instead, envision bike paths, walking trails, seven miles of white sandy beach and simplicity, centered upon outdoor recreation and the environment.
Relax & enjoy the serenity of Dauphin Island. Our beach front condominium is located in the newest building on the island, 'Holiday Isle' It is a seven story condominium complex with a gorgeous view of the beach. Enjoy the beach, read a book on the balcony, watch the dolphins, find seashells in the sand or go out and explore the many activities that our island has to offer. Covered parking is available at our condo door. Our condo is located on the same floor as the social center and the fitness center. The Social Center is where you can hang out with family and friends, watch the big screen plasma TV, cook in the large kitchen, or just gaze at the pool, beach and water views. Elevators & stairs are located catty corner to our unit with access to the first floor lobby, the pools, the sauna and the boardwalk to the beach. Our unit is professionally decorated with quality furniture and accessories for your enjoyment.
The Holiday Isle complex is gated and offers 24 hour patrolled security. There are 2 levels of covered parking. The tennis court is on the third floor with additional parking and a wonderful view of the Mobile Bay and the Bay Bridge. One of the pools is an outdoor pool that is half covered so you can sit and watch the kids in cool comfort. Or, go to the other side of the pool and work on your tan! The outside pool is gated and controlled by an access gate. When you exit the access gate, you walk across the wooden boardwalk to the beach. The inside pool is great for rainy days and evening swims. The hot tub, sauna and steam room are located next to the indoor pool. The lobby is staffed from 9-5 every day with friendly island natives. The lobby has an incredible rounded column style salt water tank of beautiful fish as its focal point.
Take a long stroll on the white sand beach. Relax, read a good book and listen to the waves. Go antiquing in nearby towns. Wait until you see the crabs that scuttle around at night! Take a bucket and your flashlight and try to catch them! If you want to go out for dinner or entertainment, there are close restaurants and bars on the island. The restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Mobile, Alabama is less than 30 minutes away and the CASINOS await you in Biloxi, Mississippi. Zipping over to the Biloxi casinos takes approximately an hour. Gulf Shores, Alabama has a huge outlet mall and entertainment strip and it is just a car ferry ride over the bay away.
Enjoy the golf course, just a few minutes away, with its beach views. Go boating. Rent bikes and ride on the trails throughout the island. Visit the gorgeous and quiet Bird Sanctuary. Rentals are available for boats & fishing. Charter boats are available at Pelican Reef Marina.
The Island is loaded with history such as Ft. Gaines, the Indian Shell Mounds, the Ancient Oaks, The Shell Island Light House, & Middle Bay LightHouse. It is a great place to enjoy every holiday & local events. Check out the Dauphin Island, AL Chamber of Commerce website for information about events such as Mardi Gras, The Fishing Rodeo, The Sailing Regatta, Bike Week and more.
If you are ready for a fantastic get away, please visit our island and stay in our condominium. Our motto? 'It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!' Call or email me for more information. :)
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We are the original owners of the condo. We have enjoyed many happy times here and we welcome you to visit and create your own wonderful memories on the beautiful Dauphin Island!
Julie Starling purchased this condo in 2007
Dauphin Island is the best kept secret of the United States! A totally unspoiled beach without the commercialization of neon signs, pancake houses, putt putt golf courses and crowds and crowds of people. When you cross the bridge onto the island, you just breathe a huge sigh of relief and all anxiety fades away. Google 'Dauphin Island' and see all the great things about this island beach resort!
The view, especially at sunset, is my favorite part of our unit. Hearing the waves and feeling the ocean breeze is just mesmerizing. Walking the beach in the morning and hunting for crabs at night with my kids are my favorite activities. I enjoy the facilities at the complex as well. We are located on the best floor, the second floor, with covered parking and quick access to the fitness center and the social center which is also located on the same floor.
Thank you so much for checking in...your condo is amazing and we have enjoyed all the amenities! Seeing the dolphins cruising around right off our beach for the past couple days was the icing on the cake. We really appreciated this past week's solitude and the fact that we didn't have cell service the majority of the time was an extra bonus! Thanks for offering your home...the girls (ages 9 & 11) rated this vacation better than Disney! :-)
The condo was absolutely beautifully decorated, had a gorgeous view and contained everything we needed. Holiday Isle is a completely relaxing place to be with great amenities, restaurants nearby and a beautiful beach. We really enjoyed the view of the beach from the pool too. The perfect vacation spot, inside and outside. Highly recommend it!
The condo was absolutely fabulous. It was clean and had everything we could possible need. The new floors were beautiful and the view is stunning from the patio. Holiday Isle has every amenity you could ask for and everyone was so helpful and nice. Julie did a great job suggesting places to go and things to try and has set the condo up to feel like a home away from home. Fort Gaines was a great family outing full of history. Skinners was a fun place to try local seafood. The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile should not be missed! Dauphin Island is a lovely area and we will be back! Thanks for a wonderful week!!
The condo had everything we needed . It's was clean and well furnished . The ammenidites at the condo were an added bonus . The outdoor salt water pool was perfect. Julie has set the condo up so well... You feel right at home. Every morning and every night we sat in the balcony and enjoyed the ocean air. The sunsets on dauphin island are beautiful . You must visit the lighthouse bakery and try the raspberry Danish ... Very good. We also loved barnacle bills . Try the blackened grill upper sandwich.
The condo was awesome!!!! Great view and great unit. The indoor pool and hot tub were perfect.
The island has some great places to entertain the family. We visited the fort, the aquarium, and the bird sanctuary. The beach is beautiful. Add visits to the Islander, Skinners, and Barnacle Bills and we had the perfect vacation.
Thank you Julie for setting the condo up perfect for us! We hope to be here again next spring.
The condo is very well appointed and all of our needs were met. We was leaving behind snow and sub freezing temps at home so even the 60 degree days were perfect for us. The beach was great and the kids still played in the sand for a few hours. We couldn't get them out of the heated pool, they had so much fun in there with other kids staying at the complex. We wasn't sure with the chilly nights is the grabs would be on the move but our 3 year old loves to try and catch them and she caught 3 good sized ones. The sand toys left on the deck was a great plus so we didnt have to lug our own. Thank you for sharing your little island fun with us for a week.
All I can say is WOW!! I stayed for a whole month and regretted I did not book it for 2 months. The condo is very well appointed, comfortable and cozy. I loved being able to park right at the unit. Since I was staying for a month I was very interested in the amenities and they did not disappoint. On days it was a little cold on the beach it was so great to be able to work out in the fabulous workout room overlooking the beautiful outdoor pool and the ocean. The indoor heated pool, the sauna and the steam room were equally fabulous. Security was very important to me and the fact it is a gated condominium with 24 hour security was very reassuring. I wish I could give this unit more than 5 stars. I do agree with another post that it could use some handrails in the shower, but was not an issue for me because the HUGE tub was over the top. I will be back just as soon as I can clear my schedule for another month. OH ONE MORE THING, the outdoor deck was where I spent much of my time because again when it was windy and cold on the beach it was nice and sunny right outside my door. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants it all in a great little package called "Its 5oclock Somewhere". SO MUCH FUN!!!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 15 2015 - May 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 10 2015 - Sep 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 14 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
Please send me your dates, quotes can vary depending on my mood, how many guests are booked already, and if it is a holiday. I would love to send you a quote based on your vacation time preference. The option for a refundable security deposit of $150.00 is always available, just let me know if you would prefer it. :)
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