QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, CLOSE TO BEACH AND RESTAURANTS, BOATER FRIENDLY W/ RAMP

Royce Ard

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, CLOSE TO BEACH AND RESTAURANTS, BOATER FRIENDLY W/ RAMP

Orange Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Large 4 bedroom home sleeps up to 9

******** Incredible Value! - New to the Rental Market - 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Royce Ard (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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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
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p585608vb
7066816070
Orange Beach Alabama Gulf Coast
Birmingham
5

Vacation Home to Rent Again

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed the house. Perfect accommodations for six adults with own beds and one bed unused. Great parking. Nice spacious enclosed porch with seating and ping pong table which opens to deck with table and chairs. Infrared grill for cooking steaks and we were happy there was a fryer used for our two dozen or so trout fishing haul. Short walk 1 block on sidewalk to private water access for fishing, dock, and shaded picnic table. Friendly neighbors stopped and chatted on their walks.

Short drive to Gulf State Park for public parking and going to the beach. Short drive, we rode taxi, to Flora-Bama for a night out.

We would definitely stay here again when coming to Orange Beach.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and congratulations on the fishing haul. Summer time is a great time to visit the beach, but the lines at the restaurants can be long. That's one of the reasons why our house has such a fully equipped kitchen and nice infrared grill. Why wait in line when you can spend more quality time with your group and just throw some steaks on the grill - or trout in the hot oil. We hope you will come back to visit us again soon.
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p585608vb
7066816070
Orange Beach Alabama Gulf Coast
Oklahoma
5

Kimberly Salcido

  • 5 of 5
The house was absolutely gorgeous from the interior design to the backyard! The location was fantastic and the neighborhood was so inviting. My family and I were amazed at how organized and accommodating our stay was. I am already planning on staying there again next summer. Thanks for everything!!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad that you were able to come down with your family. Looking forward to seeing you again next summer!
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p585608vb
7066816070
Orange Beach Alabama Gulf Coast
Midwest City, Oklahoma
5

So, beachy!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this home! The furniture, décor, games, screened-in porch, location all top notch! The neighborhood is quiet. My boys loved fishing from the dock. They caught 2 sting-rays and many other fish. The house is minutes away from all kinds of entertainment. Royce made us feel very welcome, he provided many recommendations of things to do and places to eat. Jim's right down the road- very nice ladies working there and you can get a hot, yummy breakfast to go. They have lots of bait, too.
Chute em up Parasail was amazing fun for our family. Cosmos and Bravo Tacos were our favorite places to eat.
This property is so relaxing and peaceful. I cannot say enough about how we enjoyed our stay. The homeowners' truly take pride in their home and that is very evident! Thanks for letting us enjoy your oasis!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad that you guys were able to come down and enjoy the beach. Next time you need to take those boys deep-sea fishing. I hope we see you again soon.
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p585608vb
7066816070
Orange Beach Alabama Gulf Coast
Conway Arkansas
5

Ard home

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect! Everything was clean and new. The owner is polite and helpful. His family has a wonderful fishing chapter business that I recommend as well. I hope to visit again soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm glad you guys had a great week and that you were able to go fishing on our charter boat, the Boll Weevil. Sounds like the perfect vacation to me! Hope to see you again soon.
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p585608vb
7066816070
Orange Beach Alabama Gulf Coast
New Orleans
5

The Perfect Nest

  • 5 of 5
This house served as the perfect nest for our home away from home. It is fully stocked for family fun with games of all kinds. The kitchen was fully stocked with every appliance you could think of. It even had a homemade ice cream maker! The comfort of the rooms/beds felt like home. The history of the home being named after the Osprey birds was very interesting. We were able to see these burds in action, nesting, right up the street. To top it off, the marlin adorning the wall caught by Royce's dad was awesome!
Royce and his family have done everything possible to make their visitors feel welcome and experience the comforts of home while visiting. Royce also clued us in to the events occurring in the area, which made the visit that much sweeter. This was such a lovely experience!
This property is accomodating to all needs. (The website has a little glitch not allowing me to click all that apply.)
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. We want our house to feel just like "your" second home :-) Glad you and your family enjoyed the week and I hope you come back soon.
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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boater Friendly W/ Ramp
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p585608vb
7066816070
Orange Beach Alabama Gulf Coast
Ohio
5

Great for Families

  • 5 of 5
We vacation in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach every year. Owner was great. Home was clean and beautiful as described. Quiet neighborhood. Great for families. Water access was nice with good fishing right at the end of the street. Dolphin cruises, fishing charters and restaurants are literally minutes from home. We will be back. Thanks for letting our family use your fantastic home.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Like you, our beach vacations are as much about spending time with family as it is about spending time at the beach. Glad you enjoyed your time at Osprey Watch and we hope to see you again soon! P.S. Next time I'm down I'm going to check out that fishing hole myself.
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Orange Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,000
 
 
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
$1,575
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
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

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:
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker ...
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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
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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