8 BR house, Private Beach, Pool, Elevator, Outdoor Grill, Colossal Deck
Semi retired couple that grew up in the Australian Outback. This is our dream location on one of the most beautiful beaches you will find.
Ian purchased this House in 2004
Why Ian chose Orange Beach
Keep the family together and enjoy the private beach, colossal living room, outdoor seating, and expansive kitchen.
What makes this House unique
You wont be sharing the beach with the crowds at condos. You won't have to use packed elevators to get to your house. Park your vehicle underneath out of the sun.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Roomy House for Large Group / Family Vacation
Our family vacation included 25 of us from all corners of the country. Having a house with room for all of us was very nice. There were several things we absolutely loved about the place and a few things that could be improved upon, or at the very least, future guests should be aware of.
Our group prefers to cook our meals vs. eating out. The kitchen had plenty of counter space and included dual refrigerators, dishwashers, and pantries. It had, an icemaker, and 2 additional (small) sinks on the island and wet bar. On our arrival, the house was generally in good order and clean. The check in process was easy, Kate was helpful and pleasant.
A day or so in, we noticed that the kitchen island disposal switch is nonfunctioning. To use the disposal, we had to open the cabinet, plug in the disposal directly in the wall outlet, let it run, then unplug it. There was also a leak in the ceiling kitchen that dripped onto the kitchen countertop. It seemed to be occur when someone was taking a shower in the 2nd floor bathroom. I called Kate on our second or third day in the house and reported these two items, and never heard back, so I didn’t bother calling in on any additional items during the week. The maintenance guy showed up on Friday (our Second to last day) and fixed the disposal. He was super nice, and apologetic for not being there earlier in the week. He was going to look further into the leak in the kitchen ceiling after we checked out.
Other notables during our stay included:
1. There was no blender pitcher, blades etc. Effectively, no blender.
2. The oven needed cleaning – it frequently set off the smoke detectors
3. The utensils, pots and pans in the kitchen were inadequate for large group meals. There should be more pots and skillets. The skillets that were there had Teflon scraping off.
4. There were not enough towels. It would be nice if there was a stocked linen closet. We were washing towels by the second day of our vacation.
5. One of the king comforters was soiled and we had to wash it
6. Outdoor lighting was missing lightbulbs and it came on and off irregularly
7. The internet signal was spotty
8. We could not get all televisions to work
Finally, there are a few “nice to haves” that could have improved our vacation if they had been there. These include: basic condiments like salt and pepper, coffee for the first day, some extra toilet paper, paper towels, waxed paper, aluminum foil, trash bags, and similar kitchen essentials.
We really enjoyed our stay
Wonderful place for a large family
Katrina was so responsive to any questions I had during the renting process. And I had a lot of questions. If you have people in your party that need wheelchair accessibility, this house worked for my nephew. The elevator was very convenient. The only bathroom that is truly accessible for a wheelchair is on the main level.
We had 25 (and a toddler) staying and we had plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is well equipped with all supplies (pots, pans). We ate all our meals at the house. There was plenty of seating.
The beach is a short walk. Remember to bring beach towels and chairs.
Enjoyed the stay. Katrina was great
First class accommodations
Thank you for the review! Your group was a pleasure! Already looking forward to next spring break!
Great house for a beach vacation.
We loved the house and it was more than adequately sized for my family. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking.
There were a few maintenance items that didn't get addressed. The ice maker didn't work and one of the dishwashers didn't run. The property manager was very responsive but could not address everything.
Thank you for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the house. We have the Owner looking into the items you mentioned in your review. Look forward to seeing you again.
We stayed in unit 9 of Beach Music. The property is first class and well appointed. The beds are comfortable and easily slept our family of 23. While unit 9 was only a minute or so walk along the board walk to the beach, the view of the ocean from the deck is limited.
The pool is very nice and a welcomed addition.
The only issues we had were with the elevator. It’s a bit temperamental. We only used it when absolutely necessary. However, when it didn’t work a call or text to the property manager Helen was promptly answered and dealt with. Helen made everything run smoothly from check in to check out. We will choose Beach Music when we return to Orange Beach.