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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! A Fan Favorite on the Island!

Julie Starling

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Julie Starling

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! A Fan Favorite on the Island!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

WELCOME TO OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUPHIN ISLAND! SNOWBIRDS WELCOME!!

Even if calendar is marked Tentative, please inquire! Rates fluctuate with length of stay and my mood that day so please inquire!

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. :)

Sorry, it's impossible to keep up with the phone calls.

Please email me with the details of your visit.

I'll try my very best to get back to you within a day.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Julie Starling (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Julie Starling

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

Why Julie Starling chose Dauphin Island

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!

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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! :-)
Aug 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 91 traveler reviews

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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! A Fan Favorite on the Island!
average rating of 4.912088 based on 92 reviews
5

Fabulous Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cary, Illinois
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bridget, You are so kind and I appreciate your review! It sounds like you had a wonderful time and that makes me so happy! We look forward to having you and your family back for the raspberry danish at the Lighthouse very soon! Julie
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

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.��

Kind regards,

The Gaffneys

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, I am thrilled you had a good time! I appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review and remind me next spring because our return guests get extra discounts! See ya then! Julie
St Louis
5

Great little island fun

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, I am so happy you all had fun! and glad those crabs cooperated! We look forward to your next visit to the Best Kept Secret of the South! Thank you for your time to write such a great review. :) Julie
Knoxville TN
5

All I can say is WOW!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Alisa! I appreciate you mentioning about the security and the parking, not many people do mention it and it is a big reason why we originally bought the condo...and of course, the great view and well maintained building! :) New furniture, flooring and balcony stuff is coming next week, make your plans to come back soon! Thank you for being our guest! Julie

Map

Fort Morgan State Park
Gulf of Mexico
Mobile Bay
Dauphin Island
Fort Gaines
Skinner's Seafood
Beach Bums Beach Shack
Smokey's Island BBQ
Oarhouse Restaurant LLC
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Barnacle Bill's Marina Grill Inc
Pelican Bay
Isle Dauphine Golf Club
Isle Dauphin Country Club
Fort Gaines
Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Indian Mound Park
Dauphin Island Airport
Cedar Point Fishing Pier Inc
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Daupin Island Ferry going across Mobile Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dauphin Island Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Point of Interest
Dauphin Island Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Isle Dauphin Country Club & Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Mound Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Fort Gaines
Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Sanctuary
Nearest Point of Interest
Dauphin Island Airport

see these websites!

www.townofdauphinisland.org

www.dauphinislandhistory.org

www.dauphinislandcofc.com

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Feb 15 2015 - May 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Summer
May 10 2015 - Sep 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Fall
Sep 14 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 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. :)
Thanks!
Julie
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Amenities

Dauphin Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) extra comfy!!!, Queen/Full bunk bed(1), Single Bunk bed (1), Rollaway Twin Size Trundle Bed (1)Sleeper Sofa Full Size (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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