"*My family and I just returned from a week's stay at this condo. (My husband, myself and our two girls, ages 15 and 12.) We arrived on Saturday evening, along with many others who were just arriving. My major complaint about this complex is that there are only two elevators for a very large complex. Simultaneously, one of the two elevators broke down. The maintenance was there quickly, but it was still quite frustrating. Especially throughout the week constantly waiting for the elevators.
*My other complaint is with the condo's televisions. Yes....we were there to go to the beach and enjoy the outdoors, which we did plenty! However, there were times we wanted to watch tv. The cable was TERRIBLE! In the main living area, there were lots of channel choices, but it wasn't HD. In the master bedroom, there were maybe three channels, literally, and the owner said it was because they didn't have the correct model of television in that room. I have never heard of a cable company only providing service if you only have a certain make of tv! They wouldn't have any business! Anyway, it was very frustrating for me, having paid what I thought was quite a bit for a week's stay, to not be able to get updated cable in 2015.
*We did love the balcony and view. The condo itself was nicely updated and decorated, however, the pictures showed two club chairs in the living room for seating. Those were not there when we arrived, and the couch was small and very uncomfortable. (I think it might be a sleeper.) Would've been nice to have the additional seating. There were plenty of dishes, and all the things you need to cook, do laundry, shower, etc.
*The beach itself was very nice. Clean and soft sand, once you get past the short walk down to the water. That sand has some shells. I had asked the owner prior to coming if the chairs and umbrellas at the beach were included in the stay. She informed me they could be rented and I followed-up asking for a price, to which she did not respond. My daughters went down the first morning with some cash, prepared to rent the chairs for the day. The chair rental person informed them it was $120/week. YIKES! Wish I would've know that ahead of time. Needless to say, we did not rent the chairs. The condo does provide two lounge chairs.
*I am sharing information I would've wanted to know ahead of time. We will probably stay in Orange Beach next time!"
Guest: Gail K.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 7, 2015