Vacation rentals in Dauphin Island

Vacation rentals in Dauphin Island

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Vacation Rentals in Dauphin Island

Vacation rental for 9 people, with pool and terrace in Dauphin Island
from
$598
per night
Vacation rental for 9 people, with pool and terrace
9 pers.4 bedrooms3.4mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 11 people, with terrace in Dauphin Island
from
$708
per night
Vacation rental for 11 people, with terrace
11 pers.4 bedrooms3.4mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.8
(14 reviews)
Vacation rental for 12 people, with view, with pets in Dauphin Island
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$884
per night
Vacation rental for 12 people, with view, with pets
12 pers.4 bedrooms3.7mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.7
(22 reviews)
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and balcony as well as hot tub in Dauphin Island
from
$157
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and balcony as well as hot tub
6 pers.2 bedrooms750yd to the beach
4.7
(51 reviews)
Vacation rental for 4 people, with balcony and pool in Dauphin Island
from
$117
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with balcony and pool
4 pers.1 bedroom1.3mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.1
(3 reviews)
Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace and pool as well as view in Dauphin Island
from
$60
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace and pool as well as view
6 pers.2 bedrooms0.9mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.3
(24 reviews)
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Vacation rentals with free cancellation

Vacation rental for 7 people, with terrace and pool in Dauphin Island
from
$459
per night
Vacation rental for 7 people, with terrace and pool
7 pers.3 bedrooms700yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.5
Vacation rental for 10 people, with balcony in Dauphin Island
from
$236
per night
Vacation rental for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers.4 bedrooms1.8mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0
(2 reviews)
Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace and pool in Dauphin Island
from
$364
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace and pool
6 pers.3 bedrooms0.9mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.4
(3 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental for 11 people, with terrace and pool, with pets in Dauphin Island
from
$431
per night
Vacation rental for 11 people, with terrace and pool, with pets
11 pers.4 bedrooms2,390ft²0.7mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 9 people, with terrace in Dauphin Island
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$170
per night
Vacation rental for 9 people, with terrace
9 pers.3 bedrooms1,798ft²1.2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace, with pets in Dauphin Island
from
$379
per night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace, with pets
8 pers.3 bedrooms1,798ft²1.8mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.6
(3 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and terrace in Dauphin Island
from
$319
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and terrace
6 pers.2 bedrooms1,195ft²0.9mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace and pool in Dauphin Island
from
$395
per night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace and pool
8 pers.2 bedrooms700yd to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.8
(12 reviews)
Vacation rental for 7 people, with pool and terrace in Dauphin Island
from
$392
per night
Vacation rental for 7 people, with pool and terrace
7 pers.2 bedrooms650yd to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation rental for 10 people, with balcony in Dauphin Island
from
$959
per night
Vacation rental for 10 people, with balcony
10 pers.4 bedrooms1.2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0
(18 reviews)
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace in Dauphin Island
from
$275
per night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace
8 pers.4 bedrooms1.2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace in Dauphin Island
from
$338
per night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace
8 pers.4 bedrooms2,390ft²2mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
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Highlights Dauphin Island

  • White sand beach
  • Historic sites
  • Bird sanctuary
  • Marine life
  • Fishing charter
  • Ferry ride

Most popular in Dauphin Island

Pool 4
Internet 22
Pets allowed 12
Balcony/Terrace 17
TV 21
Air conditioning 22

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Prices and availability

Prices

$538
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October
Average price per week

Availabilities

94 %
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Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Dauphin Island

A barrier island paradise in Alabama

Alabama might not be the first place that comes to mind when you envision sparkling turquoise waters and powdery white sand beaches, but you may want to think again! Alabama’s southern coastline hugs the Gulf of Mexico and is home to a beautiful sandy stretch of beaches and barrier islands. Dauphin Island is one of the top beach destinations in Alabama and is known for its world-class beaches, spectacular sunsets, and crystal clear swimmable waters. The barrier island is the perfect place for an uncrowded beach getaway, plenty of sunshine, and unique coastal attractions.

Finding your perfect Dauphin Island vacation rental

Dauphin Island is home to numerous fine vacation rentals which reflect the southern coastal charm of the region. Stay in a vacation rental tucked away in a forested part of the island, with a large private yard space and plenty of trees. Or opt for a rental close to the water’s edge, with a private balcony where you can enjoy stunning views of the sunsets and sea. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families, while couples can choose from 1- or 2-bedroom rental options. Some rentals come with a private pool to splash around in during the warmer months. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Dauphin Island

The area and getting around

Arriving in Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is connected to mainland Alabama via a bridge. The closest town to Dauphin Island is Mobile, which is around 40 minutes, or 35-miles north on the mainland. Mobile is home to the closest airport to Dauphin Island, Mobile Regional Airport, which offers domestic flights and some direct flights to a few major cities.

Getting around Dauphin Island

Having a car is highly recommended for conveniently navigating around Dauphin Island. The island is 17-miles long, so it spans a large area and a car is the best way to see it all. Renting bikes is another practical way of getting around. Certain parts of the island are walkable, most notably on the eastern end of the island.

Travelers and activities

Dauphin Island for families

Dauphin Island is perfect for a laid-back family beach vacation. Be sure to visit The Estuarium where kids and adults alike can see over 100 sea creatures. All the marine life here is native to the local area, and there are plenty of educational exhibits which teach about sea life in the area. Children can peek inside the tanks and enjoy learning about the colorful, interesting sea creatures.

Dauphin Island for nature enthusiasts

If you enjoy nature, head over to Audubon Bird Sanctuary for a fun day of bird watching. The sanctuary houses a wide range of birds from Central and South America. Bird species from the US pass by this sanctuary in the spring months when they are migrating back north after spending the winter down south. There are several wooden pathways that you can walk along as you explore the bird-filled space.

In 1711, when Dauphin Island was a French colony, it was raided by pirates.

Top 5 travel tips in Dauphin Island

1. Spend the day at the beach

Public Beach is the main beach on Dauphin Island. It boasts enormous white sandy shores and calm swimmable waters. Bring your beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler full of drinks and snacks. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a quintessential beach day on Dauphin Island with your friends, family, or significant other!

2. Visit Shell Mound Park

This historic site is home to shell mounds which were believed to be made from seafood meals eaten by Native Americans who lived here between 1100-1550 AD. You can walk the trails throughout the park and see the various mounds. Keep in mind that the mounds are so old that they are now covered in vegetation, but are still visible if you pay attention. The park is also a great place for bird watching.

3. Visit the historic Fort Gaines

Learn about the local history at Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of the island. The fort is over 150 years old and is considered one of the most endangered historical sites in the U.S.A. since its coastal location makes it prone to wind, erosion, and rough weather conditions. Spend some time walking around the grounds of the fort and visit the on-site museum, a blacksmith shop, and even a gift shop where you can grab a souvenir to bring back home with you.

4. Do a fishing charter

Fishing is a popular activity in and around Dauphin Island. Several companies on the island offer fishing charter trips where you can catch a variety of saltwater fish, including kingfish, catfish, seatrout, snapper, mackerel, ladyfish, and more! You can choose from many different charter packages, including deep sea, offshore, inshore, and more!

5. Ride the Mobile Bay Ferry to Fort Morgan

Take a ride on the Mobile Bay Ferry, which goes to nearby Fort Morgan. The 40-minute ferry ride offers breathtaking views of the Mobile Bay Area. You can spend a few hours exploring the historic sites of Fort Morgan, and then hop back on the ferry to Dauphin Island!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Dauphin Island

How much did it cost for a vacation rental on Dauphin Island in 2020, the first year impacted by the corona crisis?

Our data shows that Dauphin Island has an average price of $376.42 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Dauphin Island are October ($295.87 the average per night for accommodation), February ($305.12), and January ($313.77).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental on Dauphin Island?

When booking a vacation rental on Dauphin Island, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of July (with an average of $483 per night), followed by June ($476.87), and April ($437.14).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available on Dauphin Island?

So you don't run out of accommodation options in Dauphin Island, it is necessary to be proactive as 86% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data in 2020.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation on Dauphin Island are April (the average amount of properties that are free reached 37% of the total in 2020), May (25.6%), and January (25%).

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental on Dauphin Island?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is July (fully booked). Followed by June (1.5%), and March (3.67%).

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have on Dauphin Island?

On Dauphin Island we offer you an extensive catalog of approximately 190 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 3 local and international providers.

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