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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

DIRECT BEACH/OCEAN FRONT, TWO POOLS, TENNIS, GYM! Condo, 2 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 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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More Details

Owner
Julie Starling
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

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

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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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 Dauphine Golf 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

Amenities

Dauphin Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • alternative lifestyle
  • 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

Reviews

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5

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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

WiFi was spotty but overall a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to stay in this unit.

The condo is perfect and the owners are great to work with.

The unit is spotless, updated and has everything you might need for a beach trip.

The location on the second floor gives you easy access to the covered parking garage and elevator. The concrete walls aren’t great for cell service but you will never hear your neighbors.

Holiday Isle is a wonderful place and even during the peak times it never seems crowded. Shops and places to eat are within walking distance.

We highly recommend Chasing Rays for beach chair rental. Very affordable weekly rates and very convenient.

We also enjoy Miguel’s and Skinner’s Seafood. Just pay attention to the days they are closed and their closing times. Skinner’s is a must for picking up fresh steamed fish or shrimp. Call ahead and it will be ready for you to pick up.

Make your Walmart run on the way or early in your trip. The local store is convenient but doesn’t have everything. It is a good place to stop if you forget something or run out of the basics.

Dauphin Island is a hidden gem. If you like the crowds of Gulf Shores, keep driving. If you enjoy peace and quiet and a laid-back scene, you are in the right place.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT WEEKEND GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay very much. Our unit was very comfortable and clean. The only thing that shocked us was the fire alarm that went off at 2:30 in the morning.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Relaxing Fun Vacation!!😎

  • 5 of 5

We visited It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere last week had a great time. Our 7 year old grandson stayed with us for 3 days. He loved the indoor and the outdoor pools. Every morning we walked on the beach and found shells, hermit crabs and all kinds of fish, he loved it! We toured Fort Morgan and the Sea Lab 👍?Both were great. We walked to the Light House Bakery (a must) they have the best homemade cinnamon rolls and pecan chocolate chip cookies😋?. There are several reastruants on the island we liked the Islander ate there a few times great shrimp and crab claws. The condo was perfect, had everything we need to cook morning coffee was great on the balcony watching people on the beach. Real comfortable beds slept wonderfully even with our grandson in the king bed with us! The condo was up to date just like the photos I liked having the washer and dryer did laundry before we left so was caught up when we got home😊?. Perfect relaxing spot for a couple, family or grandparents and grand kids. Julie was great to work with answered all our question and wanted us to feel at home and we did. Will definitely be back😎?

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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It was amazing! The condo was exceptional! Very nice and comforrable.

  • 5 of 5

It was easily accessible. It was so very nice and clean. Stocked with all our needs! The view was breathtaking! We loved every single minute of our stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $135 + Tax
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.