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Ono Island - Large Sandy Beach - Kayaks Included!

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Streetside Photo Waterside perspective of Crackerbox Private Beach with chaise lounges.  Great Swimming Area!  Use of Kayaks included Western View from Boat House - Awesome Sunsets 10'x30' Covered Boat Slip / Mooring Pilings are set 22' out for a larger vessel Gourmet Kitchen with stainless appliances, ice machine, and wine cooler Main Level Great Room with Access to a Screened Porch Comfortable seating for 8 on the Screened Porch overlooking the Bay Main Level Deck with Built-In Gas Grill Covered Porch with Great Views and Access from all 3rd Floor Rooms Main Level Dining Room with seating for 10 3rd Floor Guest Room with King Bed, Private Bathroom,  & Flat Panel TV / DVD Guest Room with 2 Double Beds, Private Bath, & Access to Covered Porch 1st Floor Guest Room with Queen Bed and Flat Panel TV / DVD Ground Floor Den with 42" TV, Stereo System & Wet Bar with Ice Maker Master Bedroom - King Bed / Flat Panel TV / DVD / Private Bathroom / Bay View

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Last updated: 03/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ono Island house description

Welcome to Crackerbox, a waterfront home located on the north side of Ono Island, an exclusive gated community located in Orange Beach, Alabama. Crackerbox provides 3 levels of living space and will comfortably accommodate up to 14 people.

Bedding consists of 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 4 bunk beds and 1 queen sofa sleeper. All furnishings are top quality and were selected by an interior decorator. Interior amenities consist of 7 flat screen TVs, 7 DVD players (2 are Blue Ray), 2 stereo systems, 2 ice makers, wine cooler, stainless GE Monogram appliances, 2 sets of front-loading washer / dryers, wireless internet, and elevator(may be locked off upon request).

Outdoor living space and amenities consist of a ground level covered deck, main level screened porch and sun deck, top level covered porch with access from 3 bedrooms, built-in gas grill, sound system, boardwalk to private sandy beach and a 40' x 40' boat house with a 12' wet bar for entertaining. The direct bay front location and sandy beach are perfect for swimming and enjoying sunsets. One covered boat slip (10' x 30') and mooring pilings are provided for guests of Crackerbox. Also, guests may enjoy the use of 2 kayaks (single person) while visting Crackerbox.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • The Property is Bay Front with a Private Sandy Beach and 40' X 40' Covered Boathouse. Two Boat Slips Are Available for Use by Guests. The use of 2 (single person) kayaks are provided to guests of Crackerbox...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Indoor Pool
                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Waterfront:

                        Private Beach - shallow water great for swimming ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Water Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Zoo
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shelling
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • A wonderful family vacation on Ono Island

                        A wonderful family vacation on Ono Island

                        • Guest Victoria C.
                        • Date of stay 07/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/19/13
                        Our experience on Ono Island and at this home was 5 stars. There were 13 of us with 6 children ages 6 and younger. The beach with it's extensive sand bar and the marsh setting with all of its wildlife were perfect for young and old alike. The screened in porch on the main level is perfect for evenings spent outside. This location is so near Orange Beach and all of its action but you would never know it because this house setting is so peaceful and quiet. There are 2 Publix grocery stores nearby and plenty of other shops to purchase anything that might be needed. My husband and I went to Blalock Seafood 4 times during our stay because their selection of seafood was very fresh and they were helpful with their suggestions. We enjoyed the house and property so that most of my family only ventured out to go to the zoo which we really enjoyed. We particularly liked the living areas, one on each level, because, for example, at nap time, we were able to put the older girls in the top living room to rest and to watch a movie while one of the toddlers slept in the bedroom on the ground floor without being disturbed. The house is beautifully decorated and the amenities were as described. We ate all of our meals here so having a well stocked kitchen was important. I rated our overall experience 4 stars because of some issues that we encountered. Once remedied it would definitely be a 5 star stay. Specifically we encountered sugar ants, a dryer that was not drying properly, kayaks that must have been locked unbeknownst to the owner by previous guests, and the grill was not working properly. The owner was extremely responsive and tried to remedy everything he could. For example, he sent out maintenance people to clean and inspect the dryer and tried to get an exterminator out during our stay. Lastly, the house was not as clean as we would have liked it to be. Some examples are that the dining room rug was very stained and the drawers in the downstairs bathroom were too dirty to want to put your items into them. Two things would have helped us: cleaning supplies so we could clean as needed and an enclosed outdoor shower. We would have bathed all of the children outside plus probably ourselves so that we wouldn't have tracked any sand into the house. Ono Island is a very special place and the Crackerbox is a large well-equipped home. We would stay there again.

                        Recommended for: People with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Ono Island 2013

                        Ono Island 2013

                        • Guest Ono Island 2013 (Houma,LA)
                        • Date of stay 06/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                        We enjoyed our stay on Ono Island and the Crackerbox. The pictures did the house justice.It is a very beautiful and spacious house. It is beautifully decorated and very clean. We had to call the owner many times before our visit, and the owner was very informative and accommodating to us. I would definitely recommend this house to others.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.

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                      • May 3 day rental

                        May 3 day rental

                        • Guest Hurricane Bill (Knoxville, Tennessee)
                        • Date of stay 05/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/08/13
                        Property was clean, well provisioned and provided the luxury we anticipated. I highly recommend this property if you have the need for its features!

                        Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Beautiful, Relaxing, Fun, Refreshing 20th anniversary!

                        Beautiful, Relaxing, Fun, Refreshing 20th anniversary!

                        • Guest Hayley (Gulf Breeze, FL)
                        • Date of stay 02/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/27/13
                        Absolutely PERFECT! We celebrated my parents 20th wedding anniversary, and it could not have been more wonderful! The home is exquisite, and fully stocked all the way down to an apple corer! The dock is so private and peaceful, with a private beach! There is a playground to take the kids to in the afternoons!!! Very very wonderful! My favorite feature is either the screened in porch, or the black out drapes, I think I could have slept for days. Even the kids slept till nine everyday! Location is amazing, we went to am art gallery one day, shopping the next,a zoo, great resturants all within 15 minutes from The Cracker Box ( that's the house nickname) I recommend this home over any other!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

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                      • Crackerbox was perfect!

                        Crackerbox was perfect!

                        • Guest Brian H (Anniston, AL)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/30/12
                        Great place to stay! Plenty of room and all the amenities you could want. We really enjoyed the dock and the beach kayaks. The kitchen was wonderful and fully equipped for cooking and the grill on the back deck was useful as well. It was helpful to have the washer and dryer. The screened in decks were perfect, especially the third floor deck where we watched the sun set. I would definitely recommend this house!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Spring Break 2011

                        Spring Break 2011

                        • Guest Ashley (Mobile, Alabama)
                        • Date of stay 04/22/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/30/11
                        Jeff, Thanks so much for letting us rent your home for spring break...we all had a wonderful time. Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!!! The pictures do not do it justice! Everything was perfect and everyone had a great time. Thanks again!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you, Ashley. Please keep us in mind for future rentals.

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                      • Our girls weekend

                        Our girls weekend

                        • Guest Coast Camillia's (Portland, Oregon)
                        • Date of stay 03/24/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/04/11
                        For a group of up to 11 girls finding the perfect house can be challenging; we have found a gem in Crackerbox. This is our second year to stay on Ono Island and we couldn't have been happier. The open, beautifully decorated main living area serves all our together time needs. You can't believe how wonderful it is to sit down at the large round table to share meals and know we are all going to fit, it is one of the hardest things to find when we are looking for a house, we love it! And the abundance of bedrooms provides private time for when you just want to relax and be away from the group. All of the bedrooms have a tranquil relaxing feel, as well as being large and open. Although we miss direct access to the beach on the gulf side, having the bay right at the end of our private pier with our own private beach certainly has it advantages. Did I mention all the wonderful decks the house has where you can sit and relax and just look at the the amazing view? It is just a fabulous place to have a getaway with all the amenities for making your vacation spectacular.

                        Owner response: Thank You, Shannon!

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                      • Successfully entertaining four generations and everyone was happy!

                        Successfully entertaining four generations and everyone was happy!

                        • Guest Joan (Enterprise,AL)
                        • Date of stay 09/25/10
                        • Review Submitted 10/11/10
                        We intend to return to The Crackerbox! Our family has been gathering in the Gulf Shores region for 30yrs. As we have grown, by age and by number, it became a greater challenge to accomodate everyone's recreational interests and still provide for "family time", yet attempt some level of privacy (in-laws). The Crackerbox can do it all! We had a bed for everyone, behind closed doors! We had a large gathering space on the main floor, indoors and outdoors. Each floor had a wonderful outdoor deck so each generation had a space, all were thrilled. The family matriarch, approaching her 93rd birthday, truly enjoyed being able to use the elevator, safer and less taxing on her.The entire crowd gathered at the beach everyday, some sunning, some swimming, some fishing . . . . our unanimous return vote is YES!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Four couples

                        Four couples

                        • Guest Dr. Hank (Dothan)
                        • Date of stay 04/15/10
                        • Review Submitted 05/03/10
                        We had an outstanding weekend. Crackerbox was just as describe only better. The wharf was perfect for my boat and we enjoyed the water so much we probably missed out on hanging at the house. Jeff, your help was very much appreciated. I would absolutley recommend this property to anyone and hope to revisit soon. Went to dinner by boat to Cobalt. Also hit Tacky Jack's, Florabama, Pirate's Cove, Lulu's, Sunset Grill. By car Cosmo's and Oyster Bar. Great weeked for 8 great friends.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Guest comment entered by owner

                        • Guest Watts Family
                        • Date of stay 03/13/10
                        • Review Submitted 03/13/10
                        "Beautiful House - our best family trip ever!" June '09

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      Mar 1 - May 23, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $900
                      $5,000
                      Summer
                      May 24 - Sep 6, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $6,000
                      Fall
                      Sep 7 - Dec 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $900

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $325 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 8.5%

                      Notes:

                      $500 @ reservation,

                      50% @ 90 days prior to arrival

                      50% @ 30 days prior to arrival


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                      • Streetside Photo

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                      • Private Beach with chaise lounges.  Great Swimming Area!  Use of Kayaks included

                        Private Beach with chaise lounges. Great Swimming Area! Use of Kayaks included

                      • 10'x30' Covered Boat Slip / Mooring Pilings are set 22' out for a larger vessel

                        10'x30' Covered Boat Slip / Mooring Pilings are set 22' out for a larger vessel

                      • Main Level Great Room with Access to a Screened Porch

                        Main Level Great Room with Access to a Screened Porch

                      • Main Level Deck with Built-In Gas Grill

                        Main Level Deck with Built-In Gas Grill

                      • Main Level Dining Room with seating for 10

                        Main Level Dining Room with seating for 10

                      • Guest Room with 2 Double Beds, Private Bath, & Access to Covered Porch

                        Guest Room with 2 Double Beds, Private Bath, & Access to Covered Porch

                      • Ground Floor Den with 42" TV, Stereo System & Wet Bar with Ice Maker

                        Ground Floor Den with 42" TV, Stereo System & Wet Bar with Ice Maker

                      • Waterside perspective of Crackerbox

                        Waterside perspective of Crackerbox

                      • Western View from Boat House - Awesome Sunsets

                        Western View from Boat House - Awesome Sunsets

                      • Gourmet Kitchen with stainless appliances, ice machine, and wine cooler

                        Gourmet Kitchen with stainless appliances, ice machine, and wine cooler

                      • Comfortable seating for 8 on the Screened Porch overlooking the Bay

                        Comfortable seating for 8 on the Screened Porch overlooking the Bay

                      • Covered Porch with Great Views and Access from all 3rd Floor Rooms

                        Covered Porch with Great Views and Access from all 3rd Floor Rooms

                      • 3rd Floor Guest Room with King Bed, Private Bathroom,  & Flat Panel TV / DVD

                        3rd Floor Guest Room with King Bed, Private Bathroom, & Flat Panel TV / DVD

                      • 1st Floor Guest Room with Queen Bed and Flat Panel TV / DVD

                        1st Floor Guest Room with Queen Bed and Flat Panel TV / DVD

                      • Master Bedroom - King Bed / Flat Panel TV / DVD / Private Bathroom / Bay View

                        Master Bedroom - King Bed / Flat Panel TV / DVD / Private Bathroom / Bay View

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                      $857 - $900 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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