Not having vacationed in the Orange Beach, AL/Pensacola, FL area before, we were thrilled to discover Ono Island and this beautiful property! Pier Envy is a perfect location for a family vacation--in our case, two families vacationing together. The house is luxurious, but comfortable just like visiting a friend's home. It is located in a gated community accessible only by bridge that feels "exclusive" with high security for safety and limited traffic. The house and property are beautiful and well-maintained.
Pier Envy has something for all age groups. The property has a pool as well as a long pier and dockhouse on the inland waterway. Fishing, canoeing, swimming, and crab trapping are possible. The owners are very gracious by having all the comforts of home for guests to freely use. Several public beaches on the Florida and Alabama sides are in very close proximity. The beach we often used on the AL side was within 2 minutes from the Ono Island entrance.
The property owners were attentive to our needs, and called on occasion to check in on us while we were on the property. Whenever we had a question, they quickly responded to our needs. In fact, by the end of our week, we were referring to the owner as our "Aunt"!
Pier Envy and Ono Island are within short drives of a variety of attractions, restaurants, and activities in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Pensacola.
We would highly recommend this Pier Envy for a family vacation due to the spacious accommodations. In our group, we had 4 adults, 2 teenagers, and 4 children ages 7-12. We never felt crowded! We could not have imagined a more suitable, relaxing, and comfortable property with so many amenities for our Spring Break vacation.