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Julie Starling

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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

128 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Trundle, 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.

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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
Speaks: english

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 Alabama Gulf Coast

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

Hi, Julie.

I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us to rent your condo. It was perfect. We loved how convenient it was to a few restaurants. The Islander is our new favorite restaurant. We definitely plan on returning to Dauphin Island, and we hope your condo will be available again.

Thank you,

Lisa
Aug 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 128 traveler reviews

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! A Fan Favorite on the Island!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 130 reviews
5

Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful condo! The condo was perfect and decorated so beautifully. It's location was great right on the beach! The beach was very secluded and nice. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time scheduling a beach vacation for Grandparents, parents and grandkids. Julie was incredibly helpful in guiding me through the process and answering questions. The condo location is wonderful, easily accessible, with a great view of the beach. The condo was immaculate and well appointed. We found the availability of the pool especially helpful. The grandkids were able to swim in the afternoon when the July beach sand was too hot to enjoy. The condo staff was attentive with prompt answers to our questions. Skinners Seafood is a must do. We made daily treks for the great seafood. Lighthouse bakery served us the best huge cinnamon rolls ever. We made many wonderful family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great condo and great beach location! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Dauphin Island!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience on Dauphin Island at Holiday Isle condominiums. The beachfront property is well maintained. Our condo was well maintained, clean and spacious. We did not have any issues at all with the property. We love the location. DI could use a couple really good restaurants. The only place that we ate at more than once was the bakery. Great vacation overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Clean, well appointed, very convenient, Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is very convenient to access, it is clean and in very good condition. The pools and beach were great. The staff at the lobby was very helpful. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation in Dauphin Island

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights/6 days in this wonderful condo and it was an amazing experience. Our kids were disappointed that we had to go home and wanted to stay longer. The condo was just as described, and made for perfect sleeping arrangements for our family of 4. The kids had plenty of space to spread out and everyone snuggled in to make this a home away from home.

The condo was clean and comfy when we arrived. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of cooking supplies and all the appliances worked perfectly. We recommend you bring your own cooking spices, cooking spray, and dish cleaning sponge. There was dish soap for the sink and a dish washer. The dining area was perfect for breakfast, dinner, and coloring time for the kids. We had breakfast and dinner on the balcony also. The living room had a couch and loveseat and made for comfortable movie nights with the kids. The balcony is accessed from the living room and master bedroom. On the balcony there is a table with 4 chairs and a second sitting area with cushioned seats for beach/sunrise watching. The balcony sitting area had a table that doubled as a storage location for tons of beach toys. The master bedroom is huge and very comfortable and has a walk-in closet. The master bath has a garden tub, stand up shower, and a double vanity. The kids bedroom had 2 bunk beds with plenty of room for the kids to spread out. There were TVs in both the master and the kids bedrooms. Our family was very comfortable and happy with this condo.

The beach was awesome! A quick elevator trip down one floor, through the lobby, pass the pool, and then cross a wooden walkway to the beach. Don't forget your key because you can't leave the lobby to the pool without it. It sounds further away than it is. Plenty of space and plenty to do on the beach. Water was nice and the beach was clean. We played, swam, and got buried in the sand. Bring a beach umbrella, we purchased one at Walmart for $15, and don't worry, no one messes with your stuff on the beach. We left our umbrella and RTIC ice chest alone on the beach and no one touched it. At night we would catch blue crabs and put them in a bucket. We brought flashlights and bought a net at the local Walmart to help with our nightly crab hunts. The kids really enjoyed being as close to the beach as we were.

You have to go to the Lighthouse Bakery. Everything we bought was delightful!

Overall, everything was GREAT and we'll be back.

Thank You Julie!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was beautiful, clean and very spacious. It was located in the perfect spot in the complex. Everything was close and convenient. The condo had everything we needed and more than expected. The view was beautiful. We spent a lot of time on the balcony that was spacious with a lot of quality outdoor furniture. Everything inside was also very high quality. We will be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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 -- CLOSED
Oarhouse Restaurant LLC
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Barnacle Bill's Marina Grill
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
Isle Dauphine 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

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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Early Spring
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
 
 
Mardi Gras
Feb 14 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Spring
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$168
 
 
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$187
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
July 4 Weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Summer 2
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Fall Break
Sep 19 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please send me an inquiry about your dates; price quotes can vary depending on holidays and festivals, my mood that day, aqnd how many guests are booked already. I would love to send you a quote based on your vacation time preference.
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 ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
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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