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Packing for your Dauphin Island vacation Use our handy Packing Checklist to help you prepare to relax during your Dauphin Island vacation. All of our Dauphin Island Vacation Rentals include linens and fully-stocked kitchens. However, you may want to bring some of the items below to make it easier to cook or to include some […]
The 59th annual Dauphin Island Race, scheduled to take place on Saturday, has been postponed due to forecasts for rain and windy conditions. While the race is scheduled not to take place, this year’s hosts – the Buccaneer Yacht Club – posted that the “party is still on with live music, libations, and food being […]
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Dauphin Island, Alabama is a barrier Island in the Gulf of Mexico about 33 miles south of Mobile, AL. Dauphin Island is accessible by land via the Dauphin Island Bridge, and by ferry service from nearby Gulf Shores, AL.
Dauphin Island is a unique fishing village. The populated portion of the Island is seven miles long, yet there isn’t even a single stoplight on the Island! Home to 1,200 year-round residents, and few hundred thousand birds, Dauphin Island is world-renowned for its diverse bird population, and is a stopover point along the migratory route south, for not only birds, but also Monarch butterflies. Dauphin Island is a popular destination for families, due to its laid-back beach atmosphere, and the availability of many affordable beachfront vacation rental beach houses and beach condos for rent.
About Dauphin Island Rentals
There are several different areas to consider when choosing a Dauphin Island vacation rental; there are beach house rentals and beach condo rentals along the Gulf of Mexico beach (commonly called the West End) and also the north shore of Dauphin Island (the Bay, or the Sound). Many families choose to stay on the Bay side of Dauphin Island, for the calmer waters are easier for small children to play and splash around, and it is easy to beach a jetski, or small craft along the shore. For those who prefer the Gulf of Mexico beach, Dauphin Island has approximately 7 miles of public beach, and at the far West End of the Island, you can find parking, restrooms, and a variety of vendors offering food, drinks and rentals of various beach equipment.
At Dauphin Island Beach Rentals, we have many great Dauphin Island vacation rental beach houses and Condo rentals on Dauphin Island. We specialize in Beach House Rentals with Pools. Dauphin Island is a great place to bring a pet- there are many pet-friendly beaches on Dauphin Island, and we have a number of pet-friendly rentals to choose from. If you are bringing a pet, please make sure that you are reserving a pet-friendly rental, and that you have notified us that you plan to bring your pet.
We have a number of Dauphin Island rentals that come with a boat slip or have a boat dock. If you are bringing a boat, please check with us about the availability of a boat slip or dock, and to discuss parking options for your boat trailer. Our properties cannot accept RV parking (although there are places to park an RV on the Island)., Parking is limited at many properties on the Island, so please be sure to check with us about the number of parking spots available at your Dauphin Island rental.
What is there to do on Dauphin Island? For starters, you can see the Dauphin Island Attractions area of our website for a directory of local Attractions. Other Dauphin Island activities include beachcombing, swimming, fishing, shellling, kayaking, paddleboarding, crabbing, surfing and just plain relaxing!! Evenings are often spent grilling out (all of our properties have either a gas or charcoal grill available), followed by family activities, such as night crabbing, board games, etc. Of course, all of our properties have either Cable or Satellite TV, and WIFI Internet as well.
To find the perfect Dauphin Rental for your family vacation, please insert your check-in dates in the Search box near the top of this page. During the Summer, Dauphin Island beach house rentals are Weekly Rentals, renting from Saturday-Saturday. Beach condos are more flexible; our Dauphin Island Condo Rentals require a 3 night minimum stay during the busy Summer season. Once you enter your check-in and check-out dates, our Dauphin Island Rentals site will show you all of our rentals that are available for those dates. You can get a total price for available rentals, and even book them on-line, using a Vsa or Mastercard. If you have questions or need assistance, just email us via this site, or call us at (800) 771-1480.
Thanks for visiting our Dauphin Island Rentals website. We hope you have found it useful, and we look forward to your visit to Dauphin Island!