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

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Trundle, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)


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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Julie Starling
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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 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,

Aug 2016
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Dauphin Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(134 traveler reviews)

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! A Fan Favorite on the Island!
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 136 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation Weekend...The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter graduated from the University of South Alabama and she wanted to stay in Dauphin Island. It's a quaint island with friendly people. Julie's condo had all of the comforts of home with a spectacular view of the gulf coast from the living room and master bedroom. The weather was mild enough for us to enjoy the spacious patio and comfortable furniture each day. The exercise room, jacuzzi, and indoor and outdoor pools were a bonus once we played on the sandy white beaches.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing! We started planning our next trip the 2nd day. Definitely going back.

  • 5 of 5

The condo has everything you need. The master bathroom is large and so is the jacuzzi tub! I was concerned about going during the "off" season but I think it was better. Had the pool and hot tub to ourselves and only saw a few people on the beach. Enjoyed sleeping with the door open listening to the waves crash on the beach. Parking was also great. Parked in the same covered spot all week, right across from the door. Sampled several restaurants and took the ferry across the bay. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME doesn't do this condo justice!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation since having our 3 year old & the condo was perfect!!! Very clean & we were provided with everything we needed. This was also our first trip to Dauphin Island and we are hooked!!! Quiet, relaxed, family friendly, and beautiful! Everyone we met at Holiday Isle and on the island was delightful!

My handicapped father in law was able to park right by the front door & never had to walk more than 10 yards! Parking on the 2nd floor just outside the condo was never crowded and is completely covered! I loved that the parking deck was gated access only - felt very safe. The elevators are right outside the condo, so access to the beach or pools was extremely simple. The pools, hot tub, sauna, & steam room are a quick trip down an elevator either right outside the condo or around the covered walkway to the floors indoor sitting area. Being handicapped didn't stop my father in law from being able to travel there to enjoy the amnenities! Wooden deck out to the beach was very well maintained & lighted. It is a long walk, but we were able to pull our gear & 3 year old on his wagon with ease. We could leave our stuff on the beach with no worries that someone would take anything! Very safe area with card access needed to enter the pool area from the beach or the condo foyer. I felt very secure & had no second thoughts of traveling to the beach alone or by myself with my son.

The unit - 😍򓐽򓘍😍򓐽򓘍. Extremely clean, beautifully decorated, well maintained, very comfortable couches, & the patio was perfection!!! Plenty of room for our son to run & play. The master is beautiful & comforting with a breathtaking view out the sliding patio door! Master tub was as fun as the pool to our kiddo!! The guest room has plenty of sleeping space, with 2 large & sturdy bunk beds. 7-8 people can easily sleep in that room alone! I loved having a washer/dryer so laundry wasn't a must when we arrived home! The laundry room was also large enough to store our son's wagon so it was out of the way! The owner provided a plethora of beach toys, floats, & a few beach towels. Everything we needed to cook simple meals was provided & the kitchen is extremely nice with direct ocean view! We did bring extra paper towels, dish liquid and dishwasher tabs, trash bags, & our own beach towels per the owners suggestion. Otherwise, the condo was set for us to use!!!

We absolutely loved "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" and Dauphin Island. Already planning a trip back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy, This is the NICEST review and really sums up our condo, the complex and the beach and the area! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this, I really appreciate it! We look forward to your next visit at Dauphin Island or at our other condo on 30A in Seacrest Beach, Fl (720256), Again, thank you so much! Julie
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The condo was nice and clean.

  • 3 of 5

The condo was a very nice place. Just wish it was little closer to the beach. The local people was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's was a great beach that was not very crowded. Great location for a quit relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and tidy. It was a great place we could actually live it. Owners were very friendly and easy to contact. It was a great stay and couldn't if been happier!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thomas, Thank you very much for writing a review, especially the nice compliment for ME! We look forward to your next visit either at Dauphin Island or or newest property on 30A, Seacrest Beach, FL (720256). Returning guests get a discount! Sincerely, Julie
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Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4 Weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Break
Sep 19 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
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Dauphin Island Airport


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