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Let the Surf Sing You to Sleep

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,230 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

In this second floor unit, you will hear the surf at night in your master bedroom, which opens onto the balcony. The Palms sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

This 2 bedroom unit features a private balcony, ensuring a terrific view of the Gulf. Spacious interior (1233 sq. ft. inside living area and 267sq.ft. balcony) features a fully equipped kitchen (with KEURIG coffee maker), along with a full size washer, dryer and cable TV in living room and each bedroom. You have full use of the indoor heated pool, Gulf-front outdoor pool, fitness room and elevated tennis court. The fitness room is equipped with treadmill, weight equipment, stair machine and sauna.

Private boardwalks are available to take you directly to the beach, where umbrellas and padded lounge chairs are available for rent. The Palms is conveniently located to many unique shopping establishments and fine restaurants. There is an elevator for added convenience.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Gina & Rudi
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Gina & Rudi

These two are the reason we're still here... and we're sure glad we are.

Gina & Rudi purchased this condo in 1996

Why Gina & Rudi chose Orange Beach

We bought pre-construction, initially impressed by the quality of construction and the reputation of the builder.

In 1996, this was a newly developing area, and for this reason, today, it is an upscale area, closer to newer shopping and restaurants. We liked it then and we like it now.

What makes this condo unique

The kids (and friends, of course) enjoy the indoor pool, all year round. Tennis can get a little breezy, but on a calm night (and nights are usually calm), it's great.

If you've got kids, it's so handy, on the 2nd floor, but not over the pool, being able to walk out or sit out on the balcony and check on them from time to time, without having to deal with typical pool noise.

The indoor pool is on our floor, as well. We've found it an all around great setup for kids.

Guestbook comments from the owner

George,

What a blessing our little trip to the beach. We had great weather - not a drop of rain that we saw. Mostly sunny with just rolling clouds. Sparsely populated - which is how we like it. I'll be mailing you the keys plus one knife that is making the trip to Raymond in the pan of rice krispie treats. Jimmy said he could have stayed another day or two - unusual for the non-beach guy. Thanks for being so easy to deal with.

Lesley

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Sent using BlackBerry
Sep 2008
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Mobile Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alabama 182 & Alabama 161
Nearest Beach
Orange Beach
Car: necessary

On-site tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools,

Publix, Walmart and Starbucks is a mile away.

Amenities

Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Livingroom sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Extra-Thick Simmons BeautyRest, Double Beds (2) Two Doubles in guest bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 40 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2nd FLOOR... not directly above the pool!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Let the Surf Sing You to Sleep
average rating of 4.647059 based on 42 reviews
Maple Hill, NC/Cedartown, GA
5

Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at The Palms and this co do for about five years now. The owners, Gina and Rudi are great to work with. The condo is very comfortable. The new den furniture was a good upgrade. The view each morning is awesome. We are looking forward to next year already.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great condo! Minor details to modify.

  • 4 of 5

This condo was in a great location-convenient on second floor for my 75 year old parents to get to with beautiful view of ocean. Very nice and clean. Just a few minor details that could improve-the tv had several remotes a little difficult to figure out and turn on. Kitchen pans could improve if you plan to cook, and door to porch was hard to open. Also details from owner said check in was at 4pm and checkout was at 10am- vrbo app said times were different. There wasn't clear instruction on what to do with linens on checkout day. Could use a bit of update but was still a great visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are right Priscilla. Thanks for the feedback and we continuously improving the condo and address your issues immediately.
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The owners need to provide a wagon to haul stuff to the beach. Also a fan is needed on the patio.

  • 3 of 5

The property is nice as is the building. The gym needs to be bigger.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I can work on the wagen but adding a fan on the patio or extending the gym is very well managed by the HOA. Thanks for letting me know.
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean and in order. Great commutation with owners

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prattville, Alabama
1

Terrible First Impression

  • 1 of 5

First of all a 4:00 check in is the latest we have ever had, but I was ok with that UNTIL..... we got to the condo around 4:20 because of traffic and the door to the unit was wide open. We went in to find the cleaning lady. She had apparently just started. We had ALL of our luggage with us so my family had to stay out on the balcony until she finished at 5:30. So, we had lost 1 1/2 hours of our day already. My husband and I were very upset about this so we thought we should call the owners to let them know. I thought they would want to know, it is a direct reflection on them, I was wrong! I left a voice mail and my call was returned promptly, but to my surprise Rudi was very upset that I did not understand that they get behind cleaning and I should be OK with that. He was more than rude to me and even told me that I could leave and find another place to stay. I will say that the condo was very nice I would like to have gone back, but I just can't give my hard earned money to someone that must not appreciate my business or need repeat customers. I have been renting condos for several years and I have never been treated like this before and I hope to never be again or anyone else looking to rent this unit for that matter. Needless to say, I will not be renting here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you feel that way. At the same time I do respect the cleaning folks as well. They are on a tough schedule. The way I perceived your phone call wasn't as professional as your review and I got frustrated. I am traveling for business every week and the Hilton's and Marriott's rarely have a room ready mid afternoon, unfortunately those Hotels dont have a beach 200 feet away. So, I wish you all the best for the future and refocus your priorities towards beach, fun and respect versus a 90 minute late cleaning lady on a Sunday. Again, I am very sorry and I wish we can talk in person rather than online. Rudi
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Somerville, tn
5

Very nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

Directly on the beach. Beautiful view! Very clean condo

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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