|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This unit is on the Gulf. There is a pool, tennis court, and playground area in this gated subdivision. The area under the house is concreted and perfect for cooking out and family gatherings. There is also an outside shower under the house. The living room and all bedrooms have flat screen TV's. The property has satellite TV and WIFI Internet. The great kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for cooking during your visit. Linens and towels are furnished, however you will need to bring beach towels. There is deck furniture on the deck (which is very spacious). You will need to bring beach chairs! Three of the five bedrooms have a gulf view!
Our vacation rental homes are individually owned by people from across the United States and beyond. They rely on Dauphin Island Real Estate, Inc. to be their management agency because they want professional management by the 'Dauphin Island Vacation Experts'. Our owners use their properties many times throughout the year. They enjoy the Island as much as we know you will!
We love Dauphin Island, a wonder of nature and full of history - a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico . The population is about 1,300. The town is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. The island was named for Louis XIV's great-grandson and heir, the Dauphin. Our 'laid-back' atmosphere is prized by folks who enjoy serenity and natural beauty.
The eastern, wider portion of the island, is shaded by thick stands of maritime pine trees, but the narrow, western part of the island features scrub growth and few trees.
Dauphin Island is home to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The Estuarium public aquarium, the Dauphin Island Airport, boat ramps, a fishing pier located on the Island's eastern end, historic sites, several restaurants. Beaches attract tourism, and fishing is a popular activity in the waters around the island. The island is connected to the mainland by a 3.5 mile long bridge.
Although the entire island is a bird sanctuary, the main one is the 164-acre Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Dauphin Island is the first landfall encountered by many birds as they migrate north from Central and South America, and as a consequence many species can be found resting there before continuing their journey.
In 1519, the Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda was the first documented European to visit, staying long enough to map the island with remarkable accuracy.
The island's French history began on January 31, 1699, when the explorer Pierre Le Moyne, sieur d'Iberville, D'Iberville later decided to locate a port for Fort Louis de La Louisiane (Mobile). Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of the island was built between 1821 and 1848. It was occupied by Confederate forces in 1861, and captured by Federal troops during the Battle of Mobile Bay. The phrase, 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,' was spoken by U. S. Admiral David Farragut just a few hundred yards from Dauphin Island's shore.
We love 'The Island' as much as we know you will!
There are so many reasons to love Dauphin Island. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back ( you are on Island Time ). The beaches are beautiful, white sand, miles of beach to walk and enjoy shelling, fishing, birding, watching the dolphins (lots of them)! The SUNSETS are fantastic...Dauphin Island is Alabama's 'Sunset Capital' Our homes provide you with an awesome deck overlooking the views to the south, east and west. You are also close to the island-wide bike trail which is great for biking, running, or walking. There are no traffic lights on the island and life is truly low key. This will be the most relaxing vacation you can remember.
We LOVED this home! Perfect size for two large families. Perfect location. This house had everything we needed and more! We were so very pleased with our stay. We hope to stay here a lot more in the future!
Places to Visit during your stay,
*The Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary! The Sanctuary consists of 137 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, including a lake, a swamp, and a beach. Recently, the 3 mile trail system within the Sanctuary has been designated as a National Recreational Trail.
*The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
* Fort Gaines a famous Civil War Fort, built in 1822
* Mobile Bay Ferry - to Fort Morgan ( another Civil War Fort ). Drive 20 minutes into Gulf Shores for shopping and dining. Continue on to Foley & shop at the outlet mall. Visit Fairhope, a lovely town with shopping and great dining choices.
The Dauphin Island Marina offers eco-tours, fishing, kayak and paddle board rentals, and more!