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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp

Royce Ard

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Royce Ard

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Orange Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Large 4 bedroom home sleeps up to 9

***** Book now for special summer pricing for the month of August *******

Incredible Value! - Booking now for our second season - Great location, Lots of Room For the Whole Family

The entire family can spend a fun filled week together in our roomy beach cottage. The beach is an easy, short 5 minute drive away and we're located just one block away from the Orange Beach Recreation Center which offers fitness classes, a gym, heated pool and tennis courts for a small daily fee. Our house is conveniently located near restaurants, marinas, and city parks. Osprey Watch, named after our neighborhood's world famous osprey offers you an escape to the coast - as well as an escape from the crowds.

Start your morning off with a cup of coffee in one our rocking chairs on the front porch. A big live oak tree covers our front yard with shade and the front porch has two ceiling fans to keep you cool. You’ll be greeted by the joggers and walkers that enjoy exercising in one of Orange Beach’s most welcoming neighborhoods.

The home features an open floor plan and is furnished 'beach style' with beautiful and comfortable rattan furniture. The living area contains a love seat, sofa and an oversized chair with ottoman for kicking up your feet after a busy day at the beach or on the water. Reading lamps grace each side of the room which gives you plenty of light for reading your favorite novels. The room boasts a media center consisting of a new 50' Smart TV, as well as a DVD player, sound bar and Apple TV. The home is Wi-Fi equipped which can be accessed from the entire house, including the porches and deck.

Osprey Watch has been our second home for the past 10 years and our kitchen is equipped better than most rentals. We have a deep fryer, food processor, blender, toaster, iced tea maker, cookie sheets and even a cake pan. There is regular food and then there’s beach food. This kitchen is stocked for beach food! There is even an old fashioned ice cream churn for creating memories as well as a delicious dessert. Our table seats 8 comfortably and two more can eat at the bar.

Osprey Watch sleeps 9 comfortably in their own beds. No need for a sleeper sofa when you have this many beds. All of the bedrooms, including the bunk room have their own LCD TVs. Bedroom #1 has twin beds, Bedroom #2 has a queen as well as a twin bed. The bunk room has twin beds. These bedrooms adjoin a large bathroom with tub/shower combo.

The large master suite has new luxurious bedding and high thread count sheets. An antique desk serves as a makeup table and makes it easy to get ready for dinner at one of Orange Beach’s fabulous restaurants. An ensuite bathroom is decorated with beadboard wainscoting that adds to the cottage style decor. The master has a new LCD Smart TV for watching movies in bed.

One of our favorite features of the house is the HUGE 600 square foot screen porch which runs the entire width of the home. The porch has new wicker furnishings including two wicker chairs and a dining set that seats 6. We spend a lot of time on the porch thanks to three ceiling fans that keep everything cool. Strings of white lights surround the porch in soft light creating a magical atmosphere.

The porch has a ping-pong table as well as a Bimini Ring Game (just like the one at LuLu's). Visitors to our house stay entertained for hours playing this simple game. Be careful if you get challenged to play by one of the kids!

The screen porch opens onto a large deck which has an umbrella covered patio set for additional seating. The deck is also home to a new CharBroil Infrared gas grill and we have sizzling steak plates for serving your creation in style. With all of this, you may find yourself eating out less and enjoying more family time at the cottage. Our backyard is professionally landscaped and managed and is surrounded by a privacy fence so you can feel at ease letting your kids (or pet) play outside.

The neighborhood has 2 private sandy beaches where your kids can play without crowds. In addition, there is another area at the end of our street with a private pier. Around the corner is a small public area with another pier. You are literally surrounded by water in our neighborhood and there are plenty of access points to allow you to enjoy it.

FOR THE BOATER - Our house has ample room to park your boat. We can park our 22 ft bay boat in the driveway and even keep the tow vehicle connected. When you return from a day on the water, a water hose is conveniently located to flush out the motor. Our neighborhood has a private boat launch that provides hassle free launching. The launch is located on Bay La Launch and is convenient for trips to Pirate’s Cove, The Wharf and LuLu’s. Perdido Pass is a short hop away with minimal No Wake Zone waiting.

FOR THE PET LOVER - Our house features a fenced in back yard. The house is pet friendly and most of the house is tile flooring. Our neighborhood is great for dog walking and Orange Beach’s Dog Park is only 1 mile away. Another great option is the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail. It's a wonderful paved trail that runs from Orange Beach to the Gulf State Park. It is pet friendly.

FOR THE FISHERMAN - Our family has been in the charter boat business in Orange Beach for almost 35 years. We have two boats and can accommodate your group from 4 persons to over 20.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Royce Ard (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015

Why Royce Ard chose Orange Beach

I grew up walking along the dirt roads (now paved) of this neighborhood between my aunt and uncles house and our family's house. This place has lots of memories for me... catching tadpoles in the streams, seine netting for minnows, learning to drive a boat and fishing with my Dad. There is even a white knuckled ride along Wilson Blvd on the back of my cousin's motorcycle that I'll never forget!

We bought this house in 2004 and have spent my family holidays here. Christmas at the beach is one of our longest family traditions and each year we travel down from Georgia to keep it alive for another year.

Orange Beach is where we go to relax. For us, that may mean spending time cruising the bay in our boat, enjoying one of the many great restaurants the area has to offer, or just spending time with family.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Trophy Club, Texas
5

Relaxing spring break vacation

  • 5 of 5

I don't take a lot of vacations, and really needed to get away to nice, quiet beach area. We decided to rent to Osprey Watch House. It was secluded and quiet, and a 5 minute drive to the beach. We could not have made a better decision. The pictures of the house are nice, but don't even come close to doing it justice. The bedrooms are HUGE. the bathrooms are CLEAN. The kitchen is bigger than my everyday kitchen. Having a washer/dryer was nice. It allowed us to pack less. The back yard was very pretty. The deck and screened in porch were awesome. My son really enjoyed the Ping-Pong table. We had a very nice grill at our disposal, and cooking at the house helped us save money.

There is A LOT to do. We went to the Naval Air Base in Pensacola (only about a 30 minute drive). The museum is free and there is a ton to look at. Lots of great restaurants surrounding the house and down on the beach. Our favorite was The Hangout in Gulf Shores. Very entertaining staff. Lots for the kids to do. We had a blast. Maybe the best $20 (per person) we spent was the dolphin cruise. Really awesome and very relaxing.

If you have never been to Alabama, be ready for the nicest people you will ever meet. We had such a great time and plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you made the decision to come down and visit some of the whitest beaches in the world. Even locals enjoy getting out on the water and watching the dolphins. It never gets old! Hope you come back again soon.
5

Pet friendly, quiet, comfortable ,roomy, super location, responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month. Just me, my wife, 2 dogs and our son joined us for a week. The owner, Royce, responded very promptly to our initial inquiry and to all other contacts. Almost always within an hour. Thanks, Royce! This house is very roomy, super clean, very liveable..rocking chairs on the front porch to the screened in porch in the back, and the deck outside that, all kinds of room to stretch out..Everything was comfortable, the beds were great, we all slept well..the master bedroom and bathroom were great..everything here is top quality! We used the grill several times and it is also great to cook on. I wanted to take it with me!

The house was an easy walk to the local recreation center..we purchased a one month membership. It is also a nice neighborhood to walk around in. There is plenty of room to park, and no houses close by so it is really quiet. The neighbors across the street are nice, too..we talked to them several times during our stay. There is also shopping close bythat has everything you need, as well as access to the hiking trail.

Overall, we had a wonderful month here at Osprey watch and yes, I did see the osprey on their nest..It is down by the Rec Center...Don't hesitate, give Royce a call or email to take advantage of this nice house.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the Orange Beach amenities. The Rec Center is definitely one of the town's jewels and has daily as well as monthly memberships available. Hope to see you again soon! Come back in September or October when the weather is amazing.
5

Terrific pet-friendly home

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything it was advertised to be and more. It was clean as a pin, spacious and better-accommodated than any we have ever rented -- enormous screened porch and deck with gas grill, ping pong table, well-furnished kitchen, tons of games and books. A bonus was the fenced yard where our lab could stay outside and roam without us having to watch her every move. This is an excellent house for a family or even two. Close to the bay and beach. Well-maintained. We'd definitely use it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We're glad that you enjoyed the home. There are definitely a lot of advantages to a beach vacation in the winter. Glad you had some great weather for your stay.
Columbus, GA
5

Excellent Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came down for a short getaway - we stayed here last year and had such a wonderful time, we HAD to come back! The owners are wonderful to work with, and they have a wealth of knowledge about the area! The house is located in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from everything - beaches, fishing, dining, shopping, etc... The house is so accommodating - built for absolute comfort... lazy living room, deck in the backyard - perfect place to unwind... I would highly recommend this place and these owners for providing a fantastic vacation, regardless of what you wanted to involve your self with... play time, relax, whatever!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. Glad to have you back.
Georgia
5

Just Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

Photos reflect property accurately. Clean and very comfortable! Loved the screened porch and privacy of enclosed back yard! We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return next year. Homeowner was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay. October is one of my favorite times to be on the gulf coast. I hope to see you next year!
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 8 other family members and had a great time. The house was great. It was very clean and everything worked great. The backyard and porch are awesome too. There is a ping pong table on the back porch. Lots of fun. I will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you guys had a great stay. October is a special month in Orange Beach. The water is a little clearer, the sky a special shade of blue and the beaches are empty. We hope you come back again soon. Thanks for staying at Osprey Watch.

Map

Nearest Airport
33.7 Miles
Pensacola, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Pappas Pizza
Nearest Golf
7.6 Miles
Gulf State Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Pappas Pizza
Nearest Beach
3.4 Miles
You're Here! Beach access
Car: necessary

Our neighborhood has 3 private beaches, a private boat launch and 2 piers. We are just a short walk from the Orange Beach Rec Center offering a swimming pool, tennis and fitness center.

Hudson Marina at Skull Harbor (.5 miles) offers a Pirate Cruise, Dinner cruises, sailing charters and rental boats.

The children's park at the Orange Beach Waterfront Park is less than 1.5 miles away.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Orange Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2015 Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$3,000
 
 
2015 Summer High Season
May 31 2015 - Aug 1 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
4th of July Week (6/28-7/5)
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
Flat fee
 
 
2015 August Value Summer
Aug 2 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
2015 Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
 
2016 Winter
Jan 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 7 night rentals begin and end on Sunday. Check in after 3 pm. Check out by 10 am.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Orange Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1764 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bunkroom - 1 bunk bed
    Master - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Get away from the crowds on the beach and discover the Orange Beach that the locals know and love. Includes use of a gated, private boat launch at no additional charge to our guests. No need to take boat outside of neighborhood.

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