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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

When you want it all, you can get it all at Tidewater Condominiums. Located in the middle of upscale Orange Beach, Tidewater offers you all the amenities that you could ask for in a setting that is incomparable.

Not only are the broad white sandy beaches and emerald green waters breathtaking, there are so many amenities that you may have to extend your stay to use them all. If you are interested in fishing in the Gulf, please see link below for fishing pictures from our family in 2010.

Tidewater features a large outdoor pool, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness center facing the Gulf, a sauna, and a grilling/picnic area.

We offer a beautifully decorated 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit. with 9 foot ceilings which, of course, has a direct Gulf Front 175 degree view (see photo). We are on the 3rd floor. There is plenty of space between condos in this upscale area of Orange Beach. This third floor (actually 4 stories up) unit has the feel of an elegant Caribbean beach cottage. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a new mattress and the living room has a queen-size sofa sleeper also with pillow top added.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE A GREAT CONDO? CHECK OUT THE UNIT'S REVIEWS. SEE WHAT GUESTS SAY. As a recent guest told us on the phone, 'there is much to say about dealing directly with the owner who really cares about their condo and their guests'.

An added extra is a bunk area with 2 bunk beds perfect for the children and we get reports from guests that the children are crazy about the bunks. This condo comfortably sleeps up to four adults and 2 children guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a full size washer and dryer in a utility closet.

Tidewater Condominiums are located in the heart of Orange Beach just minutes from Gulf Shores and Perdido Key. It is located 1/2 mile from the Perdido Pass Bridge. Largest marina in Orange beach with two eateries directly across the street.

Also close by are exceptional golf courses, fishing, and of course, fantastic shopping. Be sure to check out the links mentioned for golf information. This condo will truly make a wonderful vacation destination for a family or a romantic get-away for a couple.

During the spring & summer and early fall, from the balcony, watching the moon come up over the Gulf is breathtaking. During the fall and winter, the sunrises and sunsets are very beautiful. Coffee on the balcony at 7:00 AM makes the trip worthwhile. You will never forget the sight.

Quick View Summary

Gulf Front
Directly on the beach, widest beach on the Gulf
2 padded chaise lounges with umbrella available for rent from City of Orange Beach Vendor daily or weekly. You may bring your own.
Indoor Heated Pool year around
Outdoor Pool
Hot Tub
Fitness Center
Grilling Area
1 Bedroom with king-size bed
2 Bunk Beds
Queen-size Sofa Sleeper w/ pillow top
Easily sleeps 4 adults and 2 children
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Washer and Dryer, full size
Hair Dryer
Free wireless Internet Connection
Wide screen Flat Panel TV with many cable channels including Pensacola and Mobile local stations.
Fishing from beach is good but seasonable, license required
Suggest our guest try the new fishing pier about 5 miles west in the Gulf Shores State Park. $8.00 entry fee for a 24 hour pass. Non-fishermen pay $2.00.

Keywords: Condominium, 1 bedroom, with unobstructed full beach & ocean front view. No view to or from other balconies.


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 640 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Families or couples only. Limited to 25 years old or older. No college spring break guests....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Smaller complex and easy to control children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Allowed on balcony ONLY with door closed. Complex does not allow smoking in pool areas, workout room and lobby....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Association Policy for guests...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bunk Area


  • King size bed (1) new mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed with additional pillow-top, 1 set Bunk Beds for children, upper and lower which are not for adults. We limit occupancy to 4 adults and 2 children under 11 years old. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Premier shower head with removal spray head. Wall mounted hair dryer.

Other Amenities



  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    75 channel cable...moreless

  • Television:

    (2) Flat Screen High Def and new, wall mounted flat screen HD/DVD TV in Bedroom ...moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View:

    Just the beach and ocean, not someone else's balcony...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Full 175 degree view of the Gulf, Beach and Pool....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:

    Central ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quantity & quality greater than rental companies...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Gated Parking lot, code & pass required. No parking fees for Tidewater guests....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size in unit utility closet...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free non-secure Wireless (WiFi)...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee Maker, Toaster, Crock Pot & small George Foreman Electric Grill. Our guest claim is best equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    More than enough for six occupants....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size, full power above store/oven with light...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Icemaker in full sized refrigerator with freezer section....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner glass flat-top electric self cleaning....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Tiled with 4 chairs at table at bar height to view beach & Gulf without railing obstructing view. 2 additional chairs. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grilling area where four families can grill at same time....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) One outdoor and one heated indoor with whirlpool...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Located in Indoor Pool area...moreless



Write a review 5
from 54 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 - Aug 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$249 $269
Fri, Sat, Sun
Aug 8 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct 31 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$549 $1,099
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Departure Housekeeping $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


Rates not confirmed until deposit is received by owner. Holiday Rates may be higher, call or email. ***NO PARKING FEES AT THIS COMPLEX BUT IS GATED. Call or email for standard booking agreement. NOTE: 45 day minimum January 1 through February 28. Check in time is 2:30 PM and check out time is 9:30 AM Central Time.

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

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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
Across Street
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
To Dalphin Island: Ft. Morgan
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many Choices starting at 7 miles
39 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate I-10
Nearest Restaurant
2 across the street

Car: Not Necessary

Close to Tanger Outlet Shopping! Day trips to Naval Air Musuem, Bellingrath Gardens and the quaint town of Fairhope. Also new zip line park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are Kathy and Andy Schaus of Little Rock, Arkansas. We stay at our condos 3-5 times a year doing maintenance, some shopping, some fishing and just sitting on the beach and always having coffee early morning on the balcony watching the ocean.

Why the Owner Chose Tidewater:
Tidewater is one of the smaller condo complexes so short wait for elevators and never a crowded pool outdoors and plenty of room on the beach. We also like the elbow room between condos at Tidewater. Staff and security are very friendly. We had to have an indoor heated swimming pool as we normally go in the off-season. Quote from a recent guest: 'The building was extremely clean and well-kept. There was absolutely no problem with noise, and the property was well supervised.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our condo association has a keen interest in making Tidewater a clean and safe property. Owners have pride. Say 'hi' to Kenya, from our maintenance staff. As owners, sand in the condo can be very upsetting and plug drains. There are two high pressure fresh water hoses near the entry gate back to the condo which washes off the sand from feet and toys you may take to the beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Caribbean ambience

    Caribbean ambience

  • Smooth surface self-cleaning stove/oven, dishwasher and microwave.

    Smooth surface self-cleaning stove/oven, dishwasher and microwave.

  • Dining area looking into kitchen.

    Dining area looking into kitchen.

  • We call him 'Oscar'

    We call him 'Oscar'

  • Hairdryer provided in bathroom.

    Hairdryer provided in bathroom.

  • Not a Mega complex. Plenty of beach and space between condos

    Not a Mega complex. Plenty of beach and space between condos

  • Plenty of chairs and room and the outdoor pool.

    Plenty of chairs and room and the outdoor pool.

  • Beautiful Beachfront Pool at Night

    Beautiful Beachfront Pool at Night

  • All seasons indoor heated pool and hot tub

    All seasons indoor heated pool and hot tub

  • Powder Sugar Sand on uncrowded beach

    Powder Sugar Sand on uncrowded beach

  • Our boardwalk. Welcome to your beach!

    Our boardwalk. Welcome to your beach!

  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner watching the Beach and the Gulf of Mexico

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner watching the Beach and the Gulf of Mexico

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Queen Sleeper for additional guests with blockout blinds

    Queen Sleeper for additional guests with blockout blinds

  • King mattress in bedroom.

    King mattress in bedroom.

  • the bunk beds! the bunk beds!

  • Bathroom with design!

    Bathroom with design!

  • Sea Oats, beach and the Gulf

    Sea Oats, beach and the Gulf

  • Orange Beach sunset from Your Balcony at Tidewater Fall, Winter and Spring

    Orange Beach sunset from Your Balcony at Tidewater Fall, Winter and Spring

  • Moon rise in summer from balcony.

    Moon rise in summer from balcony.

  • Gulf front exercise/weight room with TV

    Gulf front exercise/weight room with TV

  • Open space between condos

    Open space between condos

  • Fall sunset colors

    Fall sunset colors

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