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OPULENT BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY ISLE CONDO - 6TH FLOOR - NO BUNK BEDS!

John Ryan

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

John Ryan

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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OPULENT BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY ISLE CONDO - 6TH FLOOR - NO BUNK BEDS!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

This 6th floor (second floor from top) condo at the Holiday Isle Resort offers supremely opulent island living. Enjoy 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 amenities and decor rarely found at beachfront condo developments. Enjoy nature at its sublime best!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
John Ryan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

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 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: luxury 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.

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
-(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
W. Georgia
5

Awsome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
Super cozy, comfortable, and like home feeling. Bonus 1- especially attentive reception at the front desk. Bonus 2- John Ryan calls on the first day to offer any info and ask for our questions and concerns. Amenities superb. Visiting friends on the Island and the Island Heritage Art Gallery, Estuarium, Bird Sanctuary and Ft. Gaines just kicked off a great week! The beach, pools, sauna & steam room were very appreciated. Would love to stay again & longer. Thanks for lending us this great relaxing getaway for all 5 of us! Ages 4-70
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
-(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Mobile, AL
5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a long weekend at this wonderful condo. Everything was fabulous. The condo is well-appointed and the view of the beach is spectacular. The owner has thought of everything. You feel as if you are staying in a friend's home. We have a boat at the marina so most of our activities centered around boating, but there are many things to do at Holiday Isle: indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, outdoor pool, beach, ping pong, tennis. Islanders restaurant across the street has great food with casual atmosphere. Highly recommend this condo!
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
-(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
5

I want to go back now!

  • 5 of 5
I grew up in Mobile and rumor has it I was conceived on Dauphin Island. I now live in the San Francisco area and whenever I go back home I always rent a place on the island for at least 3 or 4 days. This was the best rental I've had. You can see from the photos that is situated perfectly to enjoy magical views and become one with the island. But first I'm going to talk about the things that are harder to find and make something soar above other rentals.

Everything was immaculate and every detail and amenity you could imagine was in the condo. I loved that the furnishing were of high quality, comfortable, elegant and in "like new" condition. The bed linens were high thread count and luxurious and the towels were big and soft and plush and there were dozens of gorgeous towels, face towels and wash cloths. Beach towels - huge, comfy beach towels. The mattresses and pillows were perfect and I slept better than I have in months! I know these things might sound minor, but they are the underpinnings and foundation to a great experience. It means you can show up all tired and exhausted from a trip across the country and walk into this condo and everything has been thought of for you. That is priceless to me.

My family and I love to cook. I write about food. The kitchen was well equipped with high end appliances and every gadget a good home chef could want. There was an excellent selection of high end spices and condiments. I was able to make all of my family's beach favorites from West Indies Crab salad, to perfectly prepared shrimp Po-boys, gumbo and shrimp & grits. I saved a fortune not having to purchase a lot of the spices and condiments I needed and then leave them behind. Once again, I was able to walk into that kitchen and get to work with everything I needed right there.

Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom - heaven. Views from balcony - 24 hours of gorgeous. Binoculars and birding scope - so much fun for bird and people watching. Beach chairs, toys, shade tent and goodies all there for you to take down to the beach. Stellar laundry room with soaps and everything you need.

The condo complex itself is lovely. Indoor and outdoor pool, bicycles, kayaks and a friendly staff.

If I died and went to heaven it would be like this - just walk in with the wings on your back and everything else is taken care of for you.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
-(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Absolutely wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This condo is perfect. The view was picturesque every time you looked out the windows. Immaculate and very well stocked. You do not even have to bring shampoo. The view out the window was picturesque. Very quiet and relaxing with beautiful sunsets to enjoy. Walking on the beach enjoyable with the many different birds and shells we discovered. Would love to return soon. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
-(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
River Ridge, LA
5

Ditto!!!

  • 5 of 5
Prior to our stay, John's condo had 23 reviews-all 5 stars. The only reason I gave it 5 stars is there is no higher rating to choose. All of the superlatives listed in the other reviews are 100% true. We were there 3 nights, but I could spend a whole summer there and not get bored. John is an awesome owner, offering plenty of interesting and helpful info, and sharing his love of birding and the unique natural beauty of Dauphin Island. He answered all questions very promptly. Plus, since the price is all-inclusive, and no additional taxes or fees will be added, it is a fantastic value. I'm sure there are many very nice units for rent at Holiday Isle, but confident that John's is the absolute best. Can't wait to go back-and also look forward to renting his condo in Pass Christian.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Opulent Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
-(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Mobile, AL
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Amazing long weekend!! Perfect weather and perfect condo with amazing amenities!!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

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

From $200 Per night

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014-15 Rate
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$2,400
 
 
Spring 2015 Rate
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$4,000
 
 
Summer 2015 Rate
May 22 2015 - Aug 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
$6,000
 
 
Fall 2015 Rate
Aug 21 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
Winter 2015-2016
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes No pets and no smoking in the unit and no glassware near the pools. Tourist information available pre-booking. 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.

Cancellation Policy

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

Dauphin Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 7 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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 a three powerful zooming spotting scopes with tripods to permit you to examine detail.

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