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Cindy Porter

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

TIRED OF THE ORDINARY CONDO RENTAL??? Then check out our home....you'll love it!

37 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Our beautiful beachfront, 3 bedroom/2 bath, 8th floor condo in the 'B' building at the desirable Summer House complex is where you want to be. The B building is the one closest to the beach and, unlike Building A, has unrestricted beach views (Building A's view to the west is blocked by Building B). We purchased this dream in June 2012 and invite you to be our guests in our long-awaited beach home. We have been coming to Orange Beach several times a year since 2005 and have learned what we like and dislike about rental condos. We don’t like white/beige walls, wicker and bamboo furniture, and cheap beach décor that owners often put in their units because it’s strictly an investment for them. This truly is our second home, and we welcome you to enjoy it as we do, to create memories, recharge your batteries, and escape your worries. In our condo you will find a warm, soothing, beachy wall color, comfortable furniture, and classy décor that lets you know you’re on vacation at the beach without screaming it at you. We’ve updated the entire unit.

We chose Summer House because it is in a perfect location just 5 miles east of highway 59, and within walking distance to shops and restaurants, is gated, has indoor/outdoor pools, a sauna, hot tub, tennis, handball, and basketball courts, playground, exercise room, free wi-fi, and grilling area.

One of the best features of this complex is the private, massive balcony that overlooks the Gulf and beautiful white sand. This unit has unrestricted beach views in both east and west directions. There is so much space that it will accommodate everyone with plenty of room to spare, and yet it’s cozy so that you and your loved one can enjoy the romantic sunsets. And you'll want to spend a lot of time out on the balcony because we've furnished it with soft, cushioned furniture. No cheap plastic or uncomfortable furniture here! There is access to the balcony from both the living room and master bedroom.

The living room features all newer, comfortable furniture including a queen-sized sleeper sofa (which has an awesome memory foam mattress - you can't even tell you're sleeping on a sofa), a flat screen tv, a dvd/vcr player, and blackout curtains so anyone sleeping on the sofa can sleep as late as they want without the sun waking them up early in the morning.

The kitchen has been remodeled with new cabinets, countertops, appliances, custom stone backsplash, and is fully-stocked with everything you will need to cook any kind of meal. There is even a built-in ice maker so that you never run out of ice. And we have plenty of plasticware so that you can safely take your beverages/meals out on the balcony, down to the pool, or onto the beach without fear of breaking glass.

The master suite features a tiled floor, king-sized mattress, upscale furniture and bedding, a flat screen smart tv (so you can watch a movie on your Netflix account), dvd/vcr player, and room-darkening curtains so that you can sleep in if you want to. The en-suite bathroom has all been updated beautifully. It now has a tiled, walk-in shower with glass doors, new vanity with granite countertop, and new lighting.

One of the guest bedrooms features a queen-sized bed and the other guest room has two queen beds. Both rooms have high thread count, super soft sheets, tiled floors, ceiling fans, plantation shutters, flat screen tvs/dvd players, and share the guest bathroom (which was also totally gutted).

The unit also has a full-sized washer and dryer, clothes iron/ironing board, board games, books, kid dvds, and even a high chair, pack-n-play, and a bouncy seat for your little one so you don’t need to bring it from home.

Please keep in mind that Summer House is one of the nicest complexes on the beach and has every amenity, is gated, extremely well maintained, and is beachfront. You will be able to find less expensive complexes, but they won't be the same.

POLICIES: Absolutely no renters under age 25. This is strictly enforced. A copy of the renter's drivers license will be required and must be returned along with the rental contract which will be emailed to you upon the reservation being made. Absolutely no smoking in the unit. If there is a smell of smoke or any other evidence in the unit upon check out, you will be charged an extra cleaning fee. No pets of any kind are allowed. This is the Summer House policy, not ours. Our unit is spotlessly clean and well maintained and these are ways that we keep it that way. If any of these policies are abused, the renter will be evicted and no rental fees will be returned.

$250 security deposit required when reservation is made. This is refunded within 7 days of checkout date, provided there is no damage or theft of property. All rental fees are due 30 days prior to check-in date. If reservation is made within 30 days of check-in date, all fees are due at time of reservation. Check and credit cards are accepted.

My calendar is kept up-to-date, so please check it before contacting me regarding availability.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cindy Porter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Cindy Porter

We live in the Nashville area, have been spending time in Orange Beach since 2005, and have dreamed of owning a beach condo there ever since. We are so excited our dream has came true and we look forward to sharing it with you. We are the parents of two boys, ages 12 and 9 and they're growing up loving OBA as much as we do. If you're visiting OBA for the first time, we know you'll love the area just as much as we do. If you're a returning visitor, we hope your upcoming visit will be your best one yet. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. We are very familiar with the area and have a lot of recommendations for good food, fun things to do, and even some great places to go on a short day trip.

Cindy Porter purchased this condo in 2012

Why Cindy Porter chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We rented a unit in Summer House several years ago and loved the property. When it came time to purchase one, we narrowed it down to three complexes based on our 'required items' the complex had to have. After looking at the three complexes, the other two didn't compare to SH. They just couldn't compete with the location, the amenities, the environment, and the overall package that SH offers.

What makes this condo unique

Beautiful, spacious, beachfront pool area, gated entrance, complex cleanliness, family-friendly environment, indoor pool for those yucky weather days, huge balcony for all of the time you spend outside enjoying the view, convenient location.

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

TIRED OF THE ORDINARY CONDO RENTAL??? Then check out our home....you'll love it!
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
Holden, Louisiana
4

Summer House B

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable. Well-equipped kitchen. Loved the ice maker!! Perfect for families.

Summer House facilities were clean and in working order, no elevator breakdowns that are sometimes prevalent in condos.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 adults and 2 toddlers and our stay was awesome. Loved the condo layout, the decor and especially the balcony. We ate every breakfast and lunch on the balcony looking at the beach. Also loved the built in Ice Maker (under counter). Check in and out was easy, Cindy is great to work with and our deposit check arrived back to me promptly!! We will definitely be staying here again on our next girls beach trip!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isn't the balcony amazing! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It means so much to me that our guests love our home as much as we do. Hope you'll be back soon!
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5

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Summer House, and the condo was perfect for us! The condo had everything we needed and plenty of room, and the balcony is wonderful. The pools were perfect for the kids and they were never too crowded, even over Memorial Day weekend. The kids loved the Italian Ice stand by the pool! Beach access was easy and the beach never felt too crowded, either. Everyone we met at Summer House was nice, and there were lots of good restaurants and activities nearby. The owner was easy to work with. She responded quickly to our reservation request, provided us with complete instructions for our stay, checked to make sure that we didn't have any problems checking in, and sent back our security deposit quickly after our vacation. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and relatives, and we'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Deborah, for the kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed our home. I feel like Summer House has the best pool around!! I hope you'll return for another stay.
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5

Amazing. Exactly what was on the VBRO website.

  • 5 of 5

Cindy was great to work with. She text us on our 2nd day to check-in to see how things were going. We gave her feedback on the cleaning lady. The room was not ready at 3pm when it should have been. It room was ready at 4pm. She thanked me for bringing to her attention. She stated that she is 7 hours away and if nobody gives her the feedback, she is not able to fix it. The condo had everything in it that we needed. Loved the ice maker in the kitchen. This saved us $$ for not having to go to the store for our coolers. The condo has been updated and had personality. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Melissa, for your kind review. I most definitely want to know of any problems that a guest encounters. It is very important to me that everything be perfect for every guest, and with me living seven hours away, the only way I know of problems is if the guest lets me know. So thank you again. I really do appreciate it! I spoke with the cleaning company after you and I spoke and it was all taken care of and will not happen again. :-) I am so glad you enjoyed our home and hope that you will return for another visit.
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Spring, TX
5

Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our escape from the stresses of work. The location is ideal and the view is amazing. Even when the weather was less than ideal, the balcony was the best place to stay. We found every comfort of home in the well appointed condo, and helpful notes posted in the rooms. Definitely worth it!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The balcony is my favorite place in the condo! So glad you enjoyed our home and we hope you'll return for another visit. Take care!
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Silver City, MS
5

Four Years and Counting

  • 5 of 5

My college roommates and I have reunited in Orange Beach for over ten years. Once we found this unit, we knew we didn't need to look any further for our September vacation. We have rented this unit for the past four years and enjoyed every square inch of this beautifully decorated and fully equipped condo. Great location, great balcony, and great hostess. Cindy is a doll and bends over backwards to make sure you need nothing. If I could give more than five stars, I would!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't even say how much you girls returning year after year to our home means to us. It is truly the best compliment you could give us! I look forward to hearing from you when you're ready to book next year's dates. :-)
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Map

Summer House is located in a prime location 5 miles east of Highway 59 and within walking distance to several souvenir shops, grocery stores, restaurants, drug stores, etc. We are also located within a mile of go-kart tracks, miniature golf, amusement rides, and a 10 minute drive of Waterville. Our location can't be beat!

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Rates & Availability

Orange Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 19 2016 - Aug 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$380
$2,120
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,640
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,410
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,110
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$1,850
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% taxes and housekeeping fee of $125 are not included in the rates listed above.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alabama Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms were completely gutted and remodeled in November 2012.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Super comfy mattress!, Queen size Beds (3) Guest Room 1 has a queen and Guest Room 2 has two queen beds. Baby Cribs (1) We have a pack-n-play for your convenience, along with a high chair/booster and a bouncy seat. So, you don't have to lug all of that with you from home. :-)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Lit tennis courts, handball and basketball courts, grassy area directly in front of building where the kids can run around, sauna, gated entrance, sun deck, short boardwalk to beach with a wide, uncrowded beach area.

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