|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
''Blue Bayou'' is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath single-family home that can accommodate 15 comfortably. Located in a quiet family neighborhood Blue Bayou is perfect for families and friends who want to get together to relax and re-connect. It features two covered boat slips, a private swimming pool, tasteful tropical décor and the convenience of an elevator for those who are unable to navigate stairs or just want the convenience of bringing groceries and supplies quickly and effortlessly to the upper level.
The huge master suite includes 1 King-size bed, 1 Full-size bed and a full bath with 2 sinks as well as an enormous walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom features a King-size bed while the 3rd bedroom has a Queen-size bed. The 4th bedroom contains 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Twin-size bed. The 5th bedroom features 1 Full-size bed and 1 Twin-size bed.
The 2nd bathroom features a pretty shell motif and the 3rd bath includes 2 sinks and an over-sized shower with double shower heads!
The sun porch opens out to the lower deck and private swimming pool and includes 1 QUEEN bed, lots of windows, Flatscreen TV and 2 ceiling fans for comfortable sleeping! The Living Room includes a comfy Queen-size Fold-out Sofa-bed and Flatscreen TV as well as ceiling fans. All Bedrooms have ceiling fans and flat-screen televisions with either built-in or separate DVD players and have been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with your comfort in mind.
The home's open-concept upper level opens to the balcony complete with gas grill and overlooks the Pool and the Bayou. The tropical furnishings are comfortable and casual and selected for your enjoyment. The fully equipped kitchen has Corian countertops, stove, refrigerator with in-door ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, a huge amount of cabinet storage and an eat-at counter for at least 12 people. All regular small appliances are included as well as extras such as a waffle-maker, slow-cooker and popcorn maker. The desk in the kitchen area features high-speed Internet connections and a list of services and activities available in the area. There is a cabinet stocked with books, movies, games and playing cards. The two spacious living areas are complete with comfortable tropical furnishings, huge flat screen TV's with DVD players and music systems as well as a Ping Pong table and a Playstation2 with Games! ''Blue Bayou'' also features a convenient elevator that opens to either the Kitchen or the Master Suite.
There is a huge shaded upper balcony with ceiling fans, a grill and a great view of the Bayou. Below is the completely fenced-in yard, concrete patio and covered decks overlooking the Bayou where you can watch your kids playing and swimming in the pool or see fish or occasionally dolphins jumping in the Bayou. In addition to the lower covered decks next to the boat slips there is a cute waterfront ''shack'' complete with countertop, running water and a refrigerator. This area also offers a HUGE charcoal grill and is a nice gathering place in the shade with a casual outdoor dining table and umbrella next to the Bayou. The waterfront also features two covered boat slips that will each accommodate up to a 30 foot boat.There is a fish-cleaning station on the pier with a sink and running water. There is lots of parking space for cars and trailers in the large driveway and 3 car garage.
''Blue Bayou'' is minutes by boat to the Gulf of Mexico. Orange Beach public beach access and the public boat launch are both nearby and you can walk to some restaurants and bars. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, and the 6 provided kayaks, complete with paddles and life jackets. Also provided for your use are 4 bikes, 6 beach chairs, a beach umbrella and some fishing gear as well as lots of beach and pool toys! Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and Pirate!s Cove Restaurant!
Grocery and convenience stores such as Publix are very close and the outstanding Tanger Outlet mall is a thirty-minute trip by car. There are all types of shopping, family activities, movies, and live concerts at the Wharf complex. The towns of Foley and Gulf Shores offer additional nearby entertainment and shopping experiences with outstanding restaurants in all directions. You may want to venture further to explore Pensacola and Mobile, each about an hour away by car, or why not visit historical Fort Morgan which is about 30 miles west.
We think you'll find that Orange Beach is the best-kept secret along the shores of the Gulf. From the beautiful white sand, swaying palms and gorgeous ocean waters, to plenty of restaurants serving delectable seafood and icy drink concoctions, to limitless choices of fun activities and the serenity of a more casual lifestyle, Orange Beach promises to be your favorite vacation destination...and 'Blue Bayou' your favorite vacation home away from home.
OWNER'S NOTE **We are licensed by the City of Orange Beach, Alabama and authorized to engage in business as a Rental Property. HomeAway management has notified its members that some HomeAway travelers have been victims of Phishing Fraud. Unfortunately there are thieves that attempt to infiltrate email and pose as the homeowner without the homeowner ever knowing. For this reason and for the protection of our guests we ask that in addition to email communication you verify that you are dealing with us by calling the phone number shown on this site on the right side of the page under 'CONTACT THE OWNER'. We are US based and will NEVER ask a traveler to go to their bank to send a wire transfer. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. We hope that together we can help continue to keep all of us safe.
Bill and Susan Bosworth
Our Rental Agreement must be signed by a responsible party that is 25 years old or older and said responsible party must be present during the entire scheduled stay.
When our children were growing up we made an annual pilgrimage to the Gulf. We vacationed in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama for years and then as the kids grew up and moved off to all corners of the country we looked for a way to bring everyone together at least once a year. This is when we decided to purchase a home in Orange Beach, not only for our reunions, but to share with other families and friends looking for a place to come together and make lasting memories. We were fortunate to find a beautiful home that is close to great fishing, wonderful Gulf-front beaches as well as back-water adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and all the fun amenities and activities of the Gulf Coast life. We are excited to share it with YOU!
Bill Bosworth purchased this house in 2011
We love Orange Beach and think it is the best kept secret along the shores of the Gulf. The slower, more casual lifestyle is so refreshing and the people are so welcoming and friendly.
'Blue Bayou' is a spacious and comfortable, fully furnished and beautifully decorated single-family vacation home that sleeps 12 to 15 guests comfortably! The home faces the Bayou and features an elevator, a private pool and 2 covered boat slips. The Gulf is only a few minutes away by boat and features fabulous fishing while the best boat ramp in Orange Beach is located close by on Marina Road. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, and kayaks. Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and fun restaurants and bars like Tacky Jack's, Cobalt's, and Pirates's Cove Restaurant and Bar.
The beautiful, private in-ground swimming pool is a great place to relax and perfect your tan while the kids swim and play! The pool can be heated if you desire. The covered front balcony or the covered pier area offer great places to gather and be out of the sun. There is lots of room for parking cars & boat trailers as well as 2 covered boat slips. There is fabulous shopping nearby and the Tanger outlet mall only about 30 minutes away by car. Restaurants and cute beach bars abound and there is always fantastic seafood being served at most establishments. Kids have a multitude of activities available to them from swimming and shelling to theme parks, aquariums, mini golf, and more! Adults love golf, fishing, swimming, shopping and dining...or just chilling and reading a great book! Friendly locals and a slower pace makes Orange Beach the place to be. A fabulous home base that is peaceful yet close to all the area's exciting activities makes Blue Bayou your 'Home away from Home'!
I can't say enough positive things about Blue Bayou! We rented this vacation home for our annual family gathering and we were all very pleased. The photos truly don't capture how roomy it is; there were 15 of us and we never felt crowded. Little things like the coffee cake that welcomed us and the beach toys and chairs the owners provided made us feel even more welcome. The property manager and his family were wonderful people and very helpful, as well. We had to book this vacation at Blue Bayou a year in advance, but it was so worth the wait. We highly recommend it to anyone looking to spend a week in Orange Beach!
We so appreciate your great review and we are really pleased that you had a great time and that you enjoyed the Orange Beach area as much as we do! Our property managers are really fantastic and we will pass along your compliments to them. Thanks and remember it's not too early to start looking at the calendar for Blue Bayou 2015 availability. Thanks again!
Susan and Bill
We rented this house for a family reunion and it was perfect!! It is spacious and well stocked with everything you could imagine, including a mending kit and even band aids! The dinning table is perfect for re-connecting with each other and sharing family love. The kids loved all of the surprises in the garage, just for them. The house is beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained. Every detail was delightful. It was absolutely the BEST. Thank you Susan and Bill for making the Koranda Family Reunion so incredibly special!!! You are both wonderful and all of us THANK YOU!!!!!
Loved, Loved, Loved this house! We rented it for a big extended family vacation - unfortunately my sister in law became ill and half our group had to cancel at the last minute. So the "near perfect" is on us - not the house! We had not been there 10 minutes before our kids were saying "we HAVE to come back when everyone can come - this if AWESOME". Every detail has been seen to - our 4 teenagers enjoyed ping pong and kayaking and hanging out by the pool. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the deck and just chillin' for the week! We found plenty of board games and when I finished the books I brought there were more to choose from. We have already booked again! This home does not disappoint!
Our family can't say enough about how wonderful this home is and how wonderful the owners, Bill and Susan Bosworth, are to work with. Anything that you could want in a vacation home, this home delivers it all from the in-ground pool, bikes and kayaks that are provided to gaming systems, ping pong table and corn hole. This home offers something for every age group. Anything we needed at any time, the owners and property managers that live next door were right there to make it happen. Bill and Susan Bosworth have done an amazing job making sure that your family has the best vacation possible. They have thought of every single detail even down to beach toys for our 2 year old grandson. The only thing our family needed to bring were beach towels and food, everything else was provided.
We enjoyed having family ping pong tournaments, corn hole tournaments, kayaking, and sitting by the pool and bayou every single day! It is so relaxing and peaceful. We were even blessed with morning visits from a few dolphin visitors. We had a family of 15 staying for the week and everyone was comfortable in this wonderful home. We could all come together as a large family but have space to spread out as well. We can not wait to return to this home every year! We have already booked again for next summer!
We had a wonderful time..your place is very beautiful and spacious with everything we needed. Boat slips were very handy as we brought our boat down from Michigan..Had a nice Hawaiian Dinner party with many friends..it's just the Perfect place. We really enjoyed it..your neighbors Larry and Karlene are wonderful people too. Thank you again for allowing us to stay..
My family of 11 had the one of the best vacations in many years. Because the home was equipped with everything from household items to sports equipment, we were able to move-in and start enjoying our kids and grandkids. We spent many hours playing games, in the pool or just sitting on the dock. The home itself was beautifully decorated and very clean. We want to thank our hosts, Susan and Bill attending to every detail and sharing the home with our family.
We searched many houses and locations for our family vacation, but once we found Blue Bayou our searched ended!! From the first contact with the owners to check out time our experience was top notch!
When searching for a vacation rental we had one "need" of the house being Handicapped Accessible and one "want" of having a private pool, all of which we found with Blue Bayou!! The elevator made both floors of the home and the outside area very accessible for a wheelchair. However, we did find that not all bedroom/bathroom doors were wide enough for a wheelchair...so when selecting this house keep that in mind! But no worries, there was at least one bathroom and bedroom that worked great!! And for the pool, it was great to have our own space and we all enjoyed cooling off in the pool!
The house has more than enough room - we had 15 people in our party (2 were babies) and we never felt packed in the house! The house had so many "extra perks" that we were not expecting, just to name a few: beach chairs, sand toys, pool toys, beach umbrellas, several different spices, bikes, and hand soap in all bathrooms. We had a great time with the Kayaks (especially the boys ages 7-15)!
The location of the home was very quiet and relaxing! We never felt like we were missing out on something by not staying on the beach, it actually was nice to be able to get away from the sand!
I would like to say an extra "THANK YOU" to the owners (Bill and Susan) for being so accommodating when you found out we had and injured veteran in our party! It is nice to know there are people out there that truly care for others! Thank you and we all really appreciated your gestures!
Our overall experience was amazing and we would definitely look into renting this home if we come back the Orange Beach area!!!
32 miles west of Pensacola Florida Airport.
One of the greatest assets about Orange Beach is that everything you need to make your vacation memorable is 'just around the corner'! We named our waterfront home 'Blue Bayou' because it overlooks the bayou and is only minutes by boat to the Gulf of Mexico. It's tucked away in a peaceful family neighborhood and away from the noisy tourist packed high rises. Cotton Bayou Beach, Alabama Point Beach and Orange Beach as well as the Cotton Bayou Boat Ramp, Zeke's Landing Marina and Bear Point Marina are all within 5-10 minutes away. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, or the 2 provided kayaks, complete with paddles and life jackets. Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands, perfect for shelling and swimming.
Grocery and convenience stores such as Publix are very close, also within 5 minutes and the outstanding Tanger Outlet mall is a thirty-minute trip by car. There are all types of shopping, family activities, movies, and live concerts at the Wharf complex just 10 minutes down the road. The towns of Foley and Gulf Shores offer additional nearby family entertainment and shopping experiences with outstanding bars and restaurants in all directions.
You may want to venture further to explore Pensacola, a 45 minute drive along the pretty coast. There you can visit the National Naval Aviation Museum or watch the exciting United States Navy’s Blue Angels practice overhead. Why not visit historical Fort Morgan which features artillery batteries, a museum, picnic area, bird sanctuary and fishing pier and is about 30 miles west and at the mouth of Mobile Bay.
We think you'll find that Orange Beach is the best-kept secret along the shores of the Gulf. From the beautiful white sand, swaying palms and gorgeous ocean waters, to plenty of restaurants serving delectable seafood and icy drink concoctions, to limitless choices of fun activities and the serenity of a more casual lifestyle, Orange Beach promises to be your favorite vacation destination...and 'Blue Bayou' your favorite vacation home away from home....and remember...Life's always Better on the Bayou!
|Cleaning||$300 + Tax|
A $500 REFUNDABLE Damage Deposit will be returned to guest after inspection for damage or missing items.
In the event the Natl. Weather Serv. declares a state of emergency or evacuation for a hurricane prior to check-in we will issue a full refund or prorated refund for unused portion of stay.
A 5% Discount will be applied to the 7 Night Rate for returning guests.
Pool heat is $150 per week.
A $300 Deposit must be made in order to reserve a stay and is refundable UP TO 30 days before stay.
The Remaining Balance is due 30 days before stay.
All payments must be made by check.
Rates are subject to change without notice or until reservation is confirmed.