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Dauphin Island vacation rentals

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Condo in Dauphin Island
Family Condo: Resort Pool Access & Ocean View
An unforgettable getaway awaits your family at this spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental condo on Dauphin Island! Located in the lavish Holiday Isle community, complete with 2 pools, a hot tub, a sauna, direct beach access, and more, this property has something for everyone. After days spent enjoying a deep-sea fishing excursion or one of the area's beautiful wild spaces, you'll look forward to eating dinner on the furnished balcony and listening to the waves crash against the white sand.
$121 per night
Condo in Dauphin Island
Beachfront Dauphin Island Condo w/ 2 Pools & Sauna
Let your worries melt away at this charming 2-bed, 2-bath vacation rental condo! The beachfront abode boasts many modern conveniences, including access to the high-end amenities of the Holiday Isle Resort. Spend afternoons swimming in one of the 2 community pools, relaxing in the steam room or sauna, and lounging on the white-sand shores only steps away. Top it all off with a drink on the private balcony, where you can bask in beautiful sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico!
$155 per night
Cabin in Dauphin Island
TheAlabamAframe w/Hot Tub - Dauphin Island
At face value, IG: @thealabamaframe appears to be just a humble little A-frame cabin tucked away on the gulf shore of Dauphin Island, Alabama. But even the most discerning guests will be quickly spirited away by the rustic charm and postcard-eqsue surroundings all around. At night, can't-be-beat stargazing on the back deck (or while soaking in the hot tub) will have you convinced this humble A-frame cabin is a lot more illustrious than it lets on.
$114 per night

Stay near Dauphin Island's top sights

Dauphin Island East End Public Beach10 locals recommend
The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab48 locals recommend
Pirate's Bar And Grill44 locals recommend
Islanders Restaurant33 locals recommend
Mobile Bay Ferry32 locals recommend
Public Beach6 locals recommend

Dauphin Island beach vacation rentals

Rental unit in Dauphin Island
Breathtaking Beach/Gulf Front/ 2 Pools! #605
$141 per night
Condo in Dauphin Island
Ocean-View Condo w/ 2 Pools + Resort Amenities!
$152 per night
Home in Dauphin Island
1BR Oceanfront Dog Friendly | Hot Tub | Elevator
$273 per night
Condo in Dauphin Island
Sunny 1st-Floor Condo w/ Ocean-View Balcony!
$164 per night

Dauphin Island house rentals

Home in Dauphin Island
Charming 3BR Oceanfront | Balcony | W/D
$349 per night
Home in Dauphin Island
Private pool, bayfront beach, kayaks!
$221 per night
Home in Dauphin Island
007 Hammack's Hammock by ACP Vacation Rentals
$407 per night
Home in Dauphin Island
Quiet Fisherman's House w/ Hot Tub + Tiki Bar!
$151 per night

Dauphin Island cottage rentals

Cottage in Dauphin Island
Charming Dauphin Island Home ~ 1 Mi to Beach!
$142 per night
Cottage in Coden
Cottage on the Bay! Minutes from Dauphin Island!
$145 per night
Cottage in Dauphin Island
“Simpler Times” in the Pines! Fully Stocked Home!
$137 per night
Cottage in Dauphin Island
Bright 3 bedroom beach house, ocean & bay views
$175 per night

Your guide to Dauphin Island

All About Dauphin Island

The seafaring town of Dauphin Island — just across the bridge from Mobile, Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico — boasts white-sand beaches, fiery sunsets, and a reputation for tranquility. Amble down the beach past pastel-colored cottages, and watch for dolphins and herons hoping to steal the catch of the day from local fishermen. Venture out to see the historic Fort Gaines and marvel at the mystery of Shell Mound Park, where layers of seashells have created a beautifully preserved site. For a quiet town that’s only 14 miles long, there is no shortage of picturesque scenery, water activities, and local history to be soaked up here.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dauphin Island

From April through until Labor Day weekend, Dauphin Island’s 1,300 residents are joined by visitors spending the summer season in town. The summer heat makes this an ideal time to enjoy the island’s pristine beaches, and the busier-than-normal buzz turns it into a lively coastal destination. Come in March or April for more tranquility, peak birdwatching, and beautiful tropical flower blooms – the weather is warm and sunny in spring too. It gets a bit chillier in Dauphin Island from October through February, though brisk seaside walks and the promise of warming up in cozy cafes make for a very welcome consolation prize. During winter months, it gets a little rainier on Dauphin Island, but temperatures never dip into freezing.

Top things to do in Dauphin Island


While the dolphins often steal the show at Dauphin Island, this is also a prime spot for birdwatching. Every spring, 420 species of birds fly into town for a pit stop along their migratory path north from Central and South America. You can best spot them at Audubon Bird Sanctuary, with its 137-acres of protected marshes, dunes, swamp, and beach.

Fort Gaines

The pentagonal outline of Fort Gaines stands at the eastern tip of the island, guarding Mobile Bay as it has done for over 150 years. Visitors head here to explore the tunnel system, visit the blacksmith shop, and inspect original cannons fired during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. The on-site museum showcases period clothing and local photographs, while the lookout points provide commanding views of the ocean.

Shell Mound Park

Shell mounds — or handmade layers of oyster, mussel, and various other shells to form hills — can be found sprinkled around the Gulf Coast and usually demarcate an important Indigenous settlement. Traditionally, tribe leaders would have their houses at the top of the mounds, with the rest of the community living below. These sites were hubs for gathering, trading, and celebratory feasts, and have lasting cultural and historical importance. Today, this park and bird sanctuary is a scenic and informative place for a stroll.

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