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Dauphin Island Condos & Vacation Rentals

Dauphin Island Travel Guide

Known as the Sunshine Capital of Alabama, Dauphin Island is a town in the Gulf of Mexico where vacationers can relax, catch some rays and have a good time. With pristine white sand and turquoise blue waters, the beaches in Dauphin Island are some of the best in Alabama. The town also offers activities for everyone to enjoy, including museums, historical sites, aquariums and green parks. When it comes to delicious food, you will find it right here in Dauphin Island with everything from southern favorites to seafood.

Things to Do in Dauphin Island

Top things to do include lazing around on Dauphin Island Public Beach. The beautiful sandy beach is where you can sunbathe and swim in the water, as well as there being nearby trails for a leisurely stroll. To learn more about aquatic life and the Mobile Bay Estuary, there is the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. For bird watchers, head to Audubon Bird Sanctuary. For history buffs, Fort Gaines is a popular historical site that was used to protect the entrance to the bay for over 150 years; while at shell Mound Park, visitors can view preserved archaeological sites from around AD 1100 to AD 1550.

Best Time to Visit Dauphin Island

Summer is a popular time to visit Dauphin Island, but cheaper accommodation is available and there is more pleasant weather in the spring and fall.

Condos in Dauphin Island

When searching for a Gulf front getaway perfect for family and friends, find your ideal beach house on Dauphin Island. This popular holiday isle destination has a host of vacation rentals that meet a variety of needs.

Sitting on the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful Dauphin Island rental homes offer comfort and style appropriate for both couple mini-breaks and big family reunions. Properties range from 2 bedroom 2 bath condos to typical 8 bedroom 4 bath elevated house rentals, some sleeping up to 20 people. To be with pets is to be without problems as many Dauphin Island vacation homes are pet-friendly.

A Dauphin Island vacation home is more than just a relaxing time on a gulf beach -- the island has an interesting past, inheriting its name from the 18th century French heir apparent Louis XV. Your appetite for military history will be satisfied by a trip to the famous Fort Gains, an important artefact from the American Civil War. Whether you want to unwind with family or discover with friends, find the perfect beach home on the gulf coast in a Dauphin Island beach rental.

Price and Availability in Dauphin Island

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Dauphin Island is in June, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Dauphin Island is in the high season in July. Dauphin Island has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Dauphin Island tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Dauphin Island tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Wednesdays.

The Weather in Dauphin Island

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Dauphin Island. The warmest months in Dauphin Island are April and June, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 19 ˚F. The wettest month in Dauphin Island is December with 11.7 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 1.66 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Dauphin Island

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 3,009 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Dauphin Island, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. The average price of accommodation in is $235 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Dauphin Island can pick from 897 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 15 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 183 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Dauphin Island by car, be sure to choose from 867 accommodations that provide parking. 182 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 363 pet-friendly places to stay in Dauphin Island, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Dauphin Island AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 332 places to stay from VRBO, 156 accommodations from Airbnb and 156 places to stay from Homeaway.

829 accommodations in Dauphin Island have been reviewed: 25% are rated excellent or good. 865 places to stay in are instantly bookable.