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Julie Starling

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

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

123 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

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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  • 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
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

Thank you so much for checking in...your condo is amazing and we have enjoyed all the amenities! Seeing the dolphins cruising around right off our beach for the past couple days was the icing on the cake. We really appreciated this past week's solitude and the fact that we didn't have cell service the majority of the time was an extra bonus! Thanks for offering your home...the girls (ages 9 & 11) rated this vacation better than Disney! :-)
Aug 2013
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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! A Fan Favorite on the Island!
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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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Beautiful, well-appointed condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Julie's condo and can't say enough about it! We love the condo, the beach, and the island in general. We have already made our reservations for 2017!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We do not have a negative comment about the whole island/condo. We absolutely loved the whole experience. We will be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Simply an Amazing Stay....

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful inside.. Everything new and in great condition...the view from the deck was perfect.. Staff was very friendly. Very safe and secure facility...

Great location... Myself, son and daughter had an wonderful vacation at Holiday Isle..This particular condo couldnt have been more perfect... Thanks Julie for letting my family enjoy your place... We will be back...I definitely would recommend this Condo ....Thank You Cindy 😊

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very clean and well-kept. Everything we needed in the kitchen. Comfy beds and plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

We loved visiting Dauphin Island and staying in this unit! Julie was great to work with and has created a lovely place to stay. The view is beautiful. We loved sitting on the patio and listening to the waves - you are that close to the ocean! We were traveling over Memorial Day Weekend and enjoyed getting to be at a beach that wasn't insanely packed with crowds. Very family friendly facility.....our daughter played with other kids in the beach and pools. If you are traveling from far away and don't want to load your car down with beach gear, check out Chaisen Rays. (Julie had their card on the fridge.) We rented boogie boards, beach chairs, and umbrellas from them for a very reasonable price. They set it up for you early in the morning. Not only do you not have to carry everything down to the sand, but their set up also saves your spot on the beach, which was great!

All in all, we had a wonderful time. Wish we had stayed longer! We were looking for a place that could become an annual tradition for our family. I think we found it! Thanks for everything, Julie!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Dauphin Island. It is truly a hidden gem. The island is mostly single family homes & condos with very few large complexes. Holiday Isle is the largest and it only has seven floors. We went right before Memorial Day and traffic everywhere, including the beach, was light. However, all of the restaurants and shops were open. If you are use to the crowds and traffic of Orange Beach & Gulf Shores, then this will be a pleasant surprise. If you like the secluded nature of Fort Morgan, then this will be a step up and offer a few more amenities.

Holiday Isle is modern, very clean and very secure. The outdoor pool was a little chilly for this time of year but the ocean and heated indoor pool provided a good alternative. The beach has beautiful white sand and was very clean. The water is not crystal clear / blue like Florida beaches but it still provides nice waves and a great setting.

The condo was beautiful, clean and well appointed. We only needed a few minor things from Julie and she quickly responded. The second floor location was perfect and we were able to park with 50 feet of our door. The complex does have a small cart you can borrow to load & unload your vehicle. Although near the elevator, the unit is very quiet.

There is a small grocery store on the island that has most of what you need. However, Julie will recommend a stop at Walmart on your way in to get your first load of groceries. The island store is great for the things you forget or need later during your stay. There is also a service that will set up beach chairs each day for you and take them down in the evening; their contact information is on the fridge. Also, make sure you get some steamed seafood from Skinner’s. Wonderful people and very easy to call in, order and pick up for a small or large group.

We will certainly be back; it is a special place.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Dauphin Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Aug 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 11 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 13 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.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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
  • 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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