REDNECK RIVIERA LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY ISLE CONDO - 6TH FLOOR - NO BUNK BEDS!

John Ryan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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REDNECK RIVIERA LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY ISLE CONDO - 6TH FLOOR - NO BUNK BEDS!

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! 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
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed

John Ryan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks french, english
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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

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.

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Redneck Riviera Luxury Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Redneck Riviera Luxury 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
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Redneck Riviera Luxury 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
business
Redneck Riviera Luxury Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
LA
5

LADIES BEACH HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Dauphin Island in early May. Beach was quite and the pool was an added bonus. The entire experience was so relaxing and enjoyable. The condo had the most comfortable mattresses and bedding. We made use of the gym with a spectacular view of the beach. Our condo was fantastic with everything that we would ever need. The owner was most accommodating. We plan on visiting again next year. ???
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Redneck Riviera Luxury Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
villa hills, ky.
5

3 NIGHT BEACH ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
the condo was very neat and clean. it was decorated beautifully and was equipped with anything you would need, including beach chairs and umbrellas.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Redneck Riviera Luxury Beachfront Holiday Isle Condo - 6th Floor - No Bunk Beds!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p438130vb
(504) 582-1280
Dauphin Island Alabama Gulf Coast
Reedsburg, WI
5

HAPPY SNOWBIRDS

  • 5 of 5
We had a delightful stay in this property for the month of February. The condo itself is absolutely gorgeous. There are many extras, included premium beds and bedding, wonderful artwork in every room, and a fully equipped kitchen down to a full spice rack. This owner provides several pairs of binoculars and optic scopes on tripods, which we used multiple times from the 6th floor balcony to spot things in the Gulf. We saw dolphins from the balcony with the unaided eye, and got even better looks at them with the various scopes. We have rented from this owner before, and all of his properties get an A+ when compared to other condos we have rented in 3 other states. Super clean, well-maintained. The condo in real life is even better than the photos in the listing. Enjoy!!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We like to keep the condos fully stocked. We have this on-beach condo at Dauphin Island, AL and two on-beach condos at Pass Christian, MS. You have no road to cross to reach the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Redneck Riviera Luxury 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

MY FAMILY AND I RECENTLY SPENT 10 DAYS ON DAUPHIN ISLAND IN THIS CONDO AND ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY.

  • 5 of 5
We arrived Nov. 25 and the weather was cold, windy, and rainy for a few days which I rather enjoy. The wind howling and the surf crashing appeals to me. We drove 14 hours once to the Outer Banks just to enjoy the rougher winter weather. The weather moderated and we enjoyed some beautiful days with incredible sunrises and sunsets and we also enjoyed long walks on a huge beach. My son even tried some surf fishing. The grandchildren occupied themselves by spending hours in the heated indoor pool. So, the off-season worked well for us.
Dauphin Island was exactly what we were looking for. It still has a small community flavor of times past. It is a very small southern town that just happens to be on an island. While we were there, it was very quiet and I suspect that even in the summer it remains relatively so if compared to Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Destin, or Panama City. It is unlikely that I will ever vacation in those places now that I have found the place that I have been looking for several years. There are enough places to visit and things to do while on a vacation there to keep one occupied. If one needs anything more, Mobile is just a short drive or one can take a short ferrry ride to access the other beach communites mentioned earlier.
This condo is relatively new as a rental property. It has only been used for about a year if I remember correctly. Consequently, it does not have the worn/beaten look of condos rented for years. I had the good fortune to look at some other rental condos at this complex and I was very pleased to have chosen this particular condo. My wife and I have generally had good experiences renting condos because we study the pics closely and make a determination based on renting a place that is clean, comfortable, and well done-up. Beyond that, all we are looking for is a competitive rental rate. We know what the low-ball rental rate is likely to yield. This condo is a real value when all is considered. This condo is as it is advertised and the comments of other renters are true (there is no point in repeating them). The owner of this condo has obviously spent a great deal of time outfitting this condo. It is tastefully done, upscale in many ways, and supplied in such quantities that it is unlikely that one will have to buy any supplies. Oh, we did have to replace a bottle of ketchup. Can you imagine a rental unit that everything has been thought of and provided? This is it.

Thanks for offering such a nice condo.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • 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
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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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Availability & Rates

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Dauphin Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rate
May 22 2014 - Aug 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
$6,000
 
 
Fall Rate
Aug 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
Winter Rate
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
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 ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Adventure
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
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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