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Romantic Grotto by the Sea - 'Breathtaking' ...

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from the beach - ground floor middle is the balcony/patio!


Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Newly remodeled condo on the ground floor where you can enjoy the largest covered balcony in the complex that directly overlooks the Gulf of Mexico!

Quiet and relaxing. At this cheerful and tropical Romantic Grotto by the Sea, the beach is at your balcony and the pool is at your back door. Pool is heated in the cooler months.
This ground floor unit offers you the convenience of not having to use stairs or wait on the elevator. Although it's ground floor, it is elevated significantly from beach level, so the views are fantastic! The boardwalk that will lead you to the sugary white sandy beach is just steps away.

Emerald Skye is a low density complex with only 37 units, which means a less crowded beach ... and that makes your vacation quiet, luxurious and as private as possible. Leave the stressful life behind when you kick back at this magical condominium.

Please note: Although you CAN cram 5 people into this condo, it is very small and it only has one bathroom. So, it is much better suited for a maximum of 4 people. Plus, the interior seating really only accommodates 4 people ... and that's crowded. I just don't want anyone to feel cramped and uncomfortable. Forewarned!
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT RENT TO ANYONE UNDER 25. This means that anyone under 25 is not allowed to stay in this condo without an older adult chaperone.

Keywords: Condominium


Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 0

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    This is a small condo and really would be too crowded with more than 2 children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry - wish I could, but it's against assn. rules....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    It's the only ground floor unit in the building....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    An eclectic mix of books for all types of readers....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended cable service - many channels, including music channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Jam box (CD & radio) with good speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screens - 1 in living room / 1 in bedroom...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 bar stools at island inside and 2 bar stools at table on balcony. TV trays....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer / Dryer stack unit....moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Small fitness room - nice machines....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bath towels. Sheets & blankets. Kitchen towels. Beach towels are not provided - bring your own....moreless

  • Living Room:

    One sofa, one chair, one coffee table, TV & DVD player and bookshelf with books....moreless

  • Parking:

    $20 per condo stay ... one time payment, NOT nightly. Only one vehicle is permitted per condo stay - no exceptions....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot. 3 covered spaces that are first-come, first-served....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone in unit for local calls only. Cell phones get good reception....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels. Kitchen towels. Beach towels are not provided - bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer / Dryer stack unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • Pantry Items:

    Vacuum cleaner. Broom & dust pan. Iron and ironing board. Good shelving space....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric. 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 charcoal grills available in the common area by the pool. This is just steps from my door....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.6
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall 2015
Aug 17 - Sep 13, 2015
2 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly

Late Fall 2015
Sep 14 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $118 Nightly

Holiday Season 2015
Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$500 $975

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $71 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $33 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Maid / Cleaning fee $75
  • Parking for one vehicle $20
  • Tax Rate 11%


Once owner has received payment in full, renter will be sent a full instruction sheet which includes the lock box code. Lock box on condo door has keys to enter the condo. Early check-in and late check-out are offered when available - based on calendar bookings. Parking at Emerald Skye is limited, so there will be only one vehicle accepted per condo rental.

*** Payment in full is required 30 days prior to arrival (when possible) in the form of money order or bank cashier's check mailed to owner. PayPal is accepted also. Sorry - no personal checks are accepted.

*** Credit card payment is accepted via PayPal. Add 3% to total amount to cover their fee.

*** Last-minute bookings are welcome. Contact owner to make arrangements for these payments.

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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Orange Beach is an upscale community with numerous fine dining restaurants, boutique shopping, great waterway bistros and a nice collection of casual dining options. Orange Beach is newer than many other places on the Gulf Coast and it holds an air of sophistication not often found in other Gulf Coast communities in this vicinity.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Baton Rouge native, Julee, sipping a celebratory glass of champagne on the balcony after purchasing the condo!

Why the Owner Chose Emerald Skye:
For years, I have wanted to have a vacation property on the Alabama Gulf Coast. It's an easy drive from my home and the beaches and ocean are gorgeous. I chose Emerald Skye because it is a low density complex and is less crowded. What sold me on the unit I purchased is the huge balcony/patio.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
It is a ground floor unit, so there is no need to climb stairs or wait on the elevator - so convenient! I just updated the condo with ceramic tile and tropical colors. It is cheerful. The balcony/patio is 3 times the size of any of the other balconies in the complex. It has comfortable furnishings outside and inside. Emerald Skye is almost directly across the street from a big grocery store and lots of other shopping, so there is no need to drive for miles to get something you need for your stay. The restaurants in Orange Beach are superb.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • from the beach - ground floor middle is the balcony/patio!

    from the beach - ground floor middle is the balcony/patio!

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  • another fantastic view from the balcony/patio!

    another fantastic view from the balcony/patio!

  • Newly remodeled kitchen!

    Newly remodeled kitchen!

  • view from balcony/patio

    view from balcony/patio

  • living area

    living area

  • pool at your door!

    pool at your door!

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