THINGS THAT SHOULD BE IN THE CONDO: (for your use)
B3 is completely stocked with plates, glasses, silverware and pots/pans and anything you will need to prepare and serve a meal. There are baking sheets below the oven (please line these with foil to make
clean-up easier). There is a coffee pot, small George Foreman cooker, 2 crock-pots, blender, mixer. There is also an iron, small ironing board, vacuum (and hand-vac). There should be 3 beach chairs and 2 old bicycles.
Items for use in the pantry and some recipies
Items for use in the pantry
Items for use in the pantry
Items for use in the pantry
The items in the pantry are for use of our guest.
I would suggest that you wait until you get there to see what is available before bringing a lot of staples. We try to keep basics in the pantry, but can’t guarantee that all items will still be in the pantry. If you leave anything in the pantry please be sure it is sealed in a plastic container.
If you use all of something we appreciate it if you replace it so items will be available for the next guest.
Items that are usually in the pantry.
Salt & Pepper
Italian seasoning or Oregano
Franks hot sauce or Tabasco
Steamboat Bill’s /Creole Seasoning
Zip lock bags various sizes
Pam and/or Vegetable oil
Individual coffee packets (enough for an emergency pot
There should be starter rolls of Paper Towels and TP, but you should plan on bringing more.
Also there should be some laundry soap, but you should also plan on bringing some. I try to keep the following in the condo.
Spray & Wash
Dishwasher soap tablets
Dish soap (dawn)
Finish dishwasher rinse
A few basic cleaning products (for emergencies or daily touch up).
Some small shampoo, conditioner and hand soap samples. Use what you need but leave extras for other guest.
A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITE RECIPES:- Enjoy
Stuffed Flounder or Grouper This is my favorite seafood dish to make and I thought you might enjoy having the recipe. I buy the ingredients at Skinners. They have the crab patties – you could probably do this with another fish.
Season fish as desired – I use “steamboat bills” seasoning
Make crab paddy filling into a ball (about size of golf ball)
Wrap fish around filling and secure with toothpick
Put a pat of butter in center
Bake at 350 about 30 minutes until fish and center are done (time will vary depending on size).
Best Shrimp You Will Ever Eat – my favorite way to cook shrimp
- Put fresh shrimp in pan with sides- line with foil and spray pan with Pam (1-4 lbs. shrimp as desired). I like to peel the shrimp but you could do it with shells on (it is just messy to eat). Sprinkle shrimp with one pack of dried Italian seasoning (I use steamboat bills – or other Cajun seasoning instead – you could use any kind you like).
- Melt a stick of butter and pour over shrimp . Slice one lemon– remove seeds as possible (I like to use 2 or 3 lemons) and layer it on top of the butter. (I think limes would work also).
- Put in the oven and bake at 350 for 15 min. (time is for one lb.). If you use 3 or 4 lbs. it may need 20-30 minutes (just check to see when shrimp turn pink so they don’t overcook)
About the Condo Unit B3, Dauphin Surf Club, 51 Forney-Johnston
- The large sofa is a hide-a-bed- sleeper (queen size). We do not leave sheets on the hide-a-bed – so you will need to make it if you use it. Also remove sheets before leaving so the cleaning service will know it was used.
- There are extra sets of sheets in each bedroom. Hide-a-bed are in the small bedroom
The cleaning service appreciates your removing the sheets and leaving them on beds used.
- There are extra towels in the bottom drawers in chests (under T.V.). There are beach towels, (the really large ones). Please be sure to bring back inside any towels taken out of unit.
- Both TVs have DVD players. Ship and Shore has some DVDs to rent. There are a few DVDs in the condo. DVDs should be in the drawers under the TV in the living room.
- Dishwasher: Set cycle for 1 hour. Push START button 2 Times.
- 6. Phone # 251-861-8008. There is nation-wide free long distance on the telephone (dial 1+number). Please be sure the hand held phone is placed back in the cradle near the desk after using.
- Coffee pot, blender, mixer, toaster, waffle maker, iron and two crock-pots are available. (on counter or in cabinets under counters, blender and iron- on top shelf of pantry. Sheet pans are in drawer under oven.
- Feel free to use items in the pantry. If you use the last of an item we appreciate your replacing it so it will be available for the next guest. Do not leave any boxes or packages of food in pantry. Put anything you leave in the pantry in a sealed plastic container.
- You will need to bring paper towels and toilet paper. The cleaning service should leave at least
one roll of each so you will have some when you arrive.
- Enjoy the books in the master bedroom cabinet. Feel free to take one with you if you don’t have time to
finish reading while you are on the island.
- There should be 2 hair-dryers in condo. One should be in bottom of small cabinet next to Master bed and the other should be in a drawer in guest bathroom.
- In the event a child or someone accidentally locked in the guest bathroom a key should be hanging on the top frame of the bathroom door. A spare key is also in the bowl on top the refrigerator.
- There should be a couple of beach chairs in the small closet. Feel free to use the old bikes, just chain them after using.
- Internet and TV: see separate sheet for directions.
About the Island/Area
1 RESTAURANTS on D.I. Check for days they are open as this changes seasonally: Restaurants come and go on the Island. These are the ones that we have tried and were open on our last trip.
Islander -The Shrimp and Grits and Crawfish Artichoke Pasta are two of my favorites
Island Bakery – Serves breakfast and lunch when it is open
Pirates Pleasure – at the golf course
A few other restaurants are on the Island.
Off ISLAND RESTALURANTS –but not too far are: Pelican Reef, Bayley’s, and Beaudean’s.
- SKINNERS -Fresh seafood on the island at “Skinners” (Days open changes seasonally) good selection and prices are pretty reasonable. Skinners will also cook some seafood (fora small charge). B3 is well equipped if you want to cook in the condo. We really like to cook in.
- ZIRLOTTS: (251-873-4455). Call to see if they have Quiches (a little hard to find but – our favorite)
Great prepared seafood to bring back to condo tocook
Quiches, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and other ready to cook seafood.
Directions: When leaving the island (after crossing the hump) turn left on 188 go about 2 miles (toward Bayou Le Batre), turn right on Brisbane Rd (small “Zeafood” sign). Go almost to the the end of the road (big “Z” sign) turn left into drive. The house is on the right – drive past the house to the small building by the water –someone is usually around. Don’t let the back roads scare you, they are great people, tell them “Mayor Bowers sent you”.
- GROCERIES AND SUPPLIES – Check the pantry list
You may want to bring some things with you or stop on your way to D.I. and pick up some supplies.
There is a Wal-Mart and also other large stores in Tillman’s Corners –about 30 miles from D.I.
The “Ship & Shore” (on D.I.) store sells some of everything. (also rents bicycles)
Dollar General – about 8 miles off Island at hwy. 188. (I recommend this for supplies)
Greer’s is a pretty decent grocery store (you will probably pass it on your way to the island -about 10 miles from D.I). It is a nice grocery store and has a good supply of meat if you get-tired of seafood.
Family General is across from Greers.
INFORMATION AND ATTRACTIONS:
DAUPHIN ISLAND VISITOR’S CENTER – Open 10-2 most days
Nice people –maps, coupons, and a lending library and the people there are really helpful. The visitor’s center has computers if you didn’t bring your own and want to check email.
PUBLIC BEACHES – There are public beaches at both the East and West end of the Island. I think the East end beach is free. There may be a charge for the West end beach: $3.00 to park plus $3.00 per person over 12.
ESTUARIUM – on the east end of the island has a nice small aquarium and admission is reasonable.
Check at the visitor’s center for a discount coupon.
FORT GAINES on Dauphin Island is interesting. Try to go on the day the blacksmith is there. I really enjoyed the demo and if you get him talking he knows all sorts of history of the island.
AUDUBON BIRD SANCTUARY– free – you can look it up on the internet.
OTHER STUFF – (there are lots of other things in the area, but these are some of our favorites)
you may want to run an emap or put these in your GPS
MOBILE It is only about 30 miles to Mobile and they have a nice Museum, the battleship Alabama is well worth the visit (plan to spend at least ½ day there) and lots of other attractions.
Wintzell’s is a really good Southern style (seafood) restaurant. There are several Wintzell’s, but the original is worth the trip into Mobile (605 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602).
“Dreamland Barbeque” in Mobile (3314 Old shell Rd) is pretty well known for southern style barbeque. Located just off HWY 65 (in fact you can see it when you are on the hwy) .
Dick Russell’s in Tillman Corners has great barbeque & other food.
BELLINGRATH GARDENS- is about 20 miles and I think well worth the trip. It is beautiful all seasons. Bellingrath Gardens and Home consists of gardens and a mansion located on the Fowl River in Theodore, a suburb of Mobile, Alabama. The garden, 65 acres, is open daily for a fee. (check at visitor’s center for a $2.00 off coupon-sometimes available).You probably will see a road sign pointing toward Bellingrath Gardens on your way to D.I.
FERRY TO MOBILE is an interesting ride. Fort Morgan is where the ferry docks on the Mobile side. From here you can go to the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach area. You can take the Ferry one way then drive through Mobile and come back to Dauphin Island by the bridge. This is an all day trip- the drive is approximately 100 miles. Brochure with Ferry times and rates is available at www.mobilebayferry.com.
CHARTERING BOATS: Capt. Mike Deep Sea Fishing (251)-861-5302, Wright one Charters (251)-391-1818 Quest Adventures (251) 861-3500. These are seasonal and change – there may be others available.
FISHING LICENSE VARY FOR ALABAMA RESIDENTS AND OUT OF STATE: For more information about Alabama Fishing License:
- Over the phone, by calling 1-888-848-6887
- Over the Outdoor Alabama App
- In person, in any Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries office, license commissioner, county probate office or from a license agent. There is a conservation office on Dauphin Island
TV/DVD/ Netflix Instructions
There are two TVs. The living room has TV/Internet and DVD player.
Living Room TV/DVD Player
Turn on the TV using the RCA Remote
TO GET TO NETFLIX, DISC PLAYER OR OTHER WIRELESS SITES
The DVD player must be on. (use the Samsung controller to turn on DVD player)
Turn on TV using the RCA Remote
Push the input button on the RCA Remote (The minus sign “-“ near the top of the remote)
Use the down arrow (on the round purple buttons) to select HDMI 1
Use the DVD remote (Samsung)
Use the arrows (near bottom of this remote)
To select Disc player, Netflix or other choice
YOU WILL NEED TO PUT IN YOUR EMAIL AND PASSWORD TO USE NETFLIX OR OTHER
HIT RETURN SEVERAL TIMES UNTIL:
Symbols for “Search (magnifying glass), categories, kids, Gear, exit Netflix – Comes up
Select the “GEAR” symbol
Under gear go to Settings>Network> Network Settings
Select Century Link 0577
Select “CHANGE EMAIL” and put in your email and password
TO SIGN OUT:
HIT RETURN SEVERAL TIMES UNTIL:
“Search (magnifying glass), categories, kids, Gear, exit Netflix – Comes up
SELECT THE “GEAR”
Page to bottom of the listings and select “SIGN OUT”
Be sure to sign out so someone else cannot use your NETFLIX or other .
TV channels – all channels may not be listed or be completely accurate on this list as some have recently changed or been added.
20….A & E
60 + Music Channel