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Ono Island - Large Sandy Beach - Kayaks Included!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Orange Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Welcome to Crackerbox, a waterfront home located on the north side of Ono Island, an exclusive gated community located in Orange Beach, Alabama. Crackerbox provides 3 levels of living space and will comfortably accommodate up to 14 people.

Bedding consists of 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 4 bunk beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper. All furnishings are top quality and were selected by an interior decorator. Interior amenities consist of 7 flat screen TVs, 7 DVD players (2 are Blue Ray), 2 stereo systems, 2 ice makers, wine cooler, stainless GE Monogram appliances, 2 sets of front-loading washer / dryers, wireless internet, and elevator(may be locked off upon request).

Outdoor living space and amenities consist of a ground level covered deck, main level screened porch and sun deck, top level covered porch with access from 3 bedrooms, built-in gas grill, sound system, boardwalk to private sandy beach and a 40' x 40' boat house with a 12' wet bar for entertaining. The direct bay front location and sandy beach are perfect for swimming and enjoying sunsets. One covered boat slip (10' x 30') and mooring pilings are provided for guests of Crackerbox. Also, guests may enjoy the use of 2 kayaks (single person) while visting Crackerbox.


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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jeff Barnes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This place is cool!" - Whitney Pinor - June '09
Mar 2010
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Ono Island - Large Sandy Beach - Kayaks Included!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful experience, perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week at Crackerbox! The house was beautiful and immaculate. The kitchen had everything we needed. Jeff was responsive and easy to work with. We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Marian. We appreciate your comments, and are glad that you and your family had an enjoyable vacation at Crackerbox. If we can accommodate you in the future, please let us know.
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Room to relax!

  • 5 of 5

First time ever in 20+ years we felt like we had a vacation where we didn't need another to recoup. 10 people in one beautiful home ages 9-48, all happy together. Eating dinner every night at the big round table. Fishing off the dock. Kayaking. Swimming. Early morning walks in the private neighborhood. Rented a boat for the day and went to Pirates Cove. Lunch at Lulu's. Shopping at the Wharf. Comfortable beds. Plenty of utensils, dishes & towels. Screened in porch for the few rainy moments. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cracker box - Ono Island

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and nice property. Perfect for a relaxing family vacation away from the crowds.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful family vacation on Ono Island

  • 4 of 5

Our experience on Ono Island and at this home was 5 stars. There were 13 of us with 6 children ages 6 and younger. The beach with it's extensive sand bar and the marsh setting with all of its wildlife were perfect for young and old alike. The screened in porch on the main level is perfect for evenings spent outside. This location is so near Orange Beach and all of its action but you would never know it because this house setting is so peaceful and quiet. There are 2 Publix grocery stores nearby and plenty of other shops to purchase anything that might be needed. My husband and I went to Blalock Seafood 4 times during our stay because their selection of seafood was very fresh and they were helpful with their suggestions. We enjoyed the house and property so that most of my family only ventured out to go to the zoo which we really enjoyed. We particularly liked the living areas, one on each level, because, for example, at nap time, we were able to put the older girls in the top living room to rest and to watch a movie while one of the toddlers slept in the bedroom on the ground floor without being disturbed. The house is beautifully decorated and the amenities were as described. We ate all of our meals here so having a well stocked kitchen was important. I rated our overall experience 4 stars because of some issues that we encountered. Once remedied it would definitely be a 5 star stay. Specifically we encountered sugar ants, a dryer that was not drying properly, kayaks that must have been locked unbeknownst to the owner by previous guests, and the grill was not working properly. The owner was extremely responsive and tried to remedy everything he could. For example, he sent out maintenance people to clean and inspect the dryer and tried to get an exterminator out during our stay. Lastly, the house was not as clean as we would have liked it to be. Some examples are that the dining room rug was very stained and the drawers in the downstairs bathroom were too dirty to want to put your items into them. Two things would have helped us: cleaning supplies so we could clean as needed and an enclosed outdoor shower. We would have bathed all of the children outside plus probably ourselves so that we wouldn't have tracked any sand into the house. Ono Island is a very special place and the Crackerbox is a large well-equipped home. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ono Island 2013

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Ono Island and the Crackerbox. The pictures did the house justice.It is a very beautiful and spacious house. It is beautifully decorated and very clean. We had to call the owner many times before our visit, and the owner was very informative and accommodating to us. I would definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, Tennessee

May 3 day rental

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, well provisioned and provided the luxury we anticipated. I highly recommend this property if you have the need for its features!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Orange Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 13 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Ono Island assessment $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Minimum Rental of 7 days - Inquire for Monthly Rates

$500 @ reservation,
50% @ 90 days prior to arrival
50% @ 30 days prior to arrival

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Orange Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Property is Bay Front with a Private Sandy Beach and 40' X 40' Covered Boathouse. Two Boat Slips Are Available for Use by Guests. The use of 2 (single person) kayaks are provided to guests of Crackerbox

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