Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About Mark Bensen
Hi - We are Mark & Beverly Bensen and have owned and enjoyed this unit since 2001. Love the area and the beach.
Mark Bensen purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Mark Bensen chose Orange Beach
Beautiful beach not far from our home in Baton Rouge. - An easy weekend trip if we choose.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Just as stated
We enjoyed a week right on the beach as stated. The pictures are identical to what to expect. The unit is on the top floor so you either need to walk up the stairs or take the elevator which is located in the middle of the building. There is a great State park across the street that we hiked in almost daily as well as the ocean. We were concerned because the review right before we got there said the AC was not working well. We only had trouble the first day getting it to maintain a basic temperature. After that it worked just fine. The only thing I wish I would have known is to bring liquid hand soap, dish towels, sponges, paper towels, toilet paper, foil, saran wrap and basic food items like salt and pepper. We ended up spending quite a bit of money at the Walmart for those items that I had at home. I also wish that there was a check in sheet so that you knew what was supposed to be in the unit or what was already broken. For example, the rod to open the blinds in the bedroom was broken. It wasn't a big deal not to open that set of blinds, but it would have been nice to have a sheet to see that recorded or to be able to record it as not functioning. Thanks for a great opportunity to stay along the gulf shores.
Great condo for family vacation. Great proximity to the beach.
Orange beach vacation
Was very pleased with the accommodations. Worse thing was the walk from and to the elevator. Would be great to have another at the other end of the building.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, unfortunately we can't do anything about adding a second elevator. :-)
Beach area was wonderful! Bedrooms, etc are exactly as pictured. We did not feel like the AC was working at its full potential; during the day with everything shut while we were at the beach it would not cool below 76 & of course once we got to the room and started getting ready it added to the heat and would end up being around 78-79. Overall we had a wonderful family vacation!
Appreciate the feedback, 3rd (top) floor unit and very hot July temps make it tough on the AC. Had it checked and cooling to 68deg temp though cooler outside this week. We will investigate installing additional insulation in attic for next year.
Great place! The only thing to make it better would be new mattresses on the twin size beds! Otherwise we had a great time and the place was super nice!
Appreciate the feedback, we'll look into replacing those mattresses in the fall.
Very nice place, not fancy just basic but nice and clean! The only two personal things I wish were different was the elevator being further down the hall when you had your load of junk coming back from the beach. You get two keys to the room, easy to put on your key ring, but I don’t like carrying my keys in my bag to the beach. It would be very helpful to put a lockbox on the door (or wall next to the door) with a code to place your key. We had more adults than keys and I was so afraid one was going to get misplaced and then me have to pay to replace. But it wasn’t that bad and we made it work and had a blast and would stay here again in the future!!
We've discussed a lock-box in the past. May consider adding or converting. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Shopping (including nearby outlet mall), Close to state park (walking distance)