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Time to Book! Smack Dab on the Beach! Holiday Isle-Gulf Front-Dauphin Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property



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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

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,

Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Dauphin Island in Mobile County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Time to Book! Smack Dab on the Beach! Holiday Isle-Gulf Front-Dauphin Island
average rating of 4.8963413 based on 166 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.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We lived our stay here. The location is perfect with a wonderful view. The condo is very comfortable. Beach chairs and toys are available which is super convenient. Julie is very attentive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls getaway

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay with friends. Great place. Stocked well with toys,beach things, and kitchen things.

Internet not perfect since Hurricane standards so only reason our 4 star instead 5 star. Can get reception certain places.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snowbird Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Winter weather is mild and spring comes early to coastal Alabama. The island offers the opportunity for rest and relaxation or you can choose from many activities nearby. Holiday Isle has a heated indoor pool and hot tub and an exercise room with beach views for the days it is chilly or rainy. This condo has convenient undercover parking just steps from the condo door. The balcony is spacious. We love our days on Dauphin Island!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Serene

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the quiet and serenity of the beach and condo. Very few people present and we thoroughly enjoyed our walks on the beach. Condo was furnished with everything you could need or want. The only problem we encountered was the morning the cleaning crew walked in on us...said they had their days mixed up. A quick call to the owner(s) got an immediate response and profound apology....and a promise of swift reprimand to the cleaning staff. Other than that hiccup, we would recommend this condo and beach to anyone who enjoys unplugging from the world in general. The quaintness of Daupin Island was great and fun to explore. Sorry we missed the Lighthouse bakery...they were closed on Monday and Tuesday. Seafood at Captain Jacks was great and the staff was terrific. We will be back again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'd change nothing

  • 5 of 5

The island and the condo were better than expected. We enjoyed all that both had to offer. Get away from the commercialism and take a break here... you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Morgan State Park
Gulf of Mexico
Mobile Bay
Dauphin Island
Fort Gaines
Smokey's Island BBQ -- CLOSED
Beach Bums Beach Shack
Skinner's Seafood
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
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £102.48
Damage Deposit £75.91

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

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

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