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Orange Beach, AL, USA
  • Cottage1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

NEW Coastal Cottage w/Beach access, Pool, and miles of Bike Trails

This upscale coastal beach cottage located in the quaint brick street Village of Tannin, encompasses outdoor living with its large porches including an oversized sundeck looking onto Tannin's private pool. This open-style floor plan provides plenty of space for your family and friends to maximize your vacation pleasure. All rooms have beautifully placed windows that gives you outdoor views from every angle including your children enjoying the adjacent community olympic size pool. This cottage backs up to the Gulf State Park with beach-sand and recreation area as its backyard. Morning sun and afternoon shade gives in to an enjoyable cool afternoon and exciting outdoor entertainment spot.

This home features upscale island decor with shiplap walls, plantation shutters, quartz counter tops, ice machine and large walk-in showers. Your family and friends will be living-in-style while enjoying all the comforts of today's best technology and vacationing comforts. Every room is equipped with XL wall mounted TV's with DIRECTV and FREE wireless internet service throughout the home.

The Master Bedroom and bath space looks out onto the wooded park with a large walk-in master closet. You also get a view of the pool area through the live oaks that surround the property.

The second floor begins from the beautifully placed stair case leading to its 2-BR and oversized full bath. The most treasured room is our "Tower" room with 2-queen beds, 14' ceilings and boating style decor. This is one of the two bedroom's with access to the large sundeck and its pool view, park view and glimpses of the Gulf. The 3rd bedroom encompasses a king size bed. All bedrooms include nice size closets with plenty of space and built-in cubby's.

Bring your bikes or you can rent them right down the Beach road from Tannin. You have immediate access to miles of paved biking and walking trails with wooden bridges and plenty of wildlife and picnic areas. Take a quick look online at "Back Country Trail" website for more details. Your bike can easily get you to Tannin's beach access point directly across the beach Hwy at its West Entrance or just a short walk. Look for the small TANNIN beach access sign on the white fence. The cottage is located in the back of Tannin by the pool. Take a ride on the bike path along side the main beach road to get to convenient stores, restaurants, beach shopping and the popular public Beach Pavilian less than a mile west of Tannin.

Y'all come and have the best vacation ever!


Starla Paul

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Starla Paul

I am from the area and grew up going to the beach. I am a licensed Realtor and have been selling Real Estate along the Gulf Coast for over 25 years. I have designed and built several houses and by far this is my favorite!

Starla Paul purchased this Cottage in 2017

Why Starla Paul chose Orange Beach

I designed and constructed this cottage to enjoy the beauty of the pool area. It is a great floor plan with everything you need to enjoy a great vacation in Orange Beach. Pool, Beach access and the bike trails right around the corner. No crowded elevators during the peak time to wait for. Relax in this coastal decorated cottage and enjoy the adjacent pool without having to compete for loungers. It's like it's your very own pool!

What makes this Cottage unique

Enjoy cooking from the beautiful kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless appliances while overlooking the view of the large community pool then relaxing on the porches and decks. Access to the Back Country Trails is right down the street. The Beach is a short walk across the beach Hwy with private Tannin beach access. It's located at the West entrance of Tannin. It's location has everything Orange Beach and Gulf Shores has to offer.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • MASTER
        1 king
      • 3RD BR
        1 king, Access to sundeck
      • TOWER ROOM
        2 queen, Access to sundeck


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, walk-in oversized shower. double sinks
        • Bathroom 2
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, separate toilet area. Oversized walk-in shower. double sinks
        • Outside shower


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    Highspeed throughout home
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    New front load
                  • Linens Provided
                    There are sheets and pillow cases on each bed. Bring detergent to wash for re-use.
                  • Living Room
                    Sofa, Side chair and chair with ottoman
                  • Parking
                    All vehicles must be parked out in front of house on gravel with tires clearing the road.
                  • Towels Provided
                    There are 6 towels, hand towels and washcloths in each full bath. Bring detergent to wash for more use.
                  • Washing Machine
                    New front load


                      • Coffee Maker
                        There is a Keurig and regular coffee pot that uses #4 filters.
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Crock pot, griddle, blender.
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                        Kitchen has porch access. center island, ice machine, view of the pool.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                        3 door
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster
                        Double toaster


                          • Dining
                            Dining table seats 6. 2 barstools at Island
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                                65" in Living room 43" in Master Bedroom 48" in upstairs Bedrooms


                                  • Balcony
                                    Upstairs sundeck overlooking pool area.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Charcoal Weber


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            Olympic Size adjacent to property


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Beware of wildlife as this cottage does back up to the Alabama State Park.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                15 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Outstanding Beach House!

                                                                Nicole D.

                                                                We had an amazing stay at this beach house. This house is beautiful, clean, conveniently located, and updated with modern amenities! I would highly recommend staying here. We plan staying here again! Responsive owner and very easy to work with. We had a great family vacation!

                                                                FANTASTIC HOUSE, NICE LOCATION

                                                                lynn g.Wheaton, IL

                                                                We just returned from our stay at this property, and we couldn’t have had a better stay! The cottage was the perfect size for us (2 adults/2 pre-teens), and with the 2 BR / 1 BA / and the sundecks upstairs, our kids basically took over that whole area. The house’s close proximity to the pool was an added bonus as well! (It was a little too cold for us - pool’s not heated. But in summer if your kids swim a lot, while enjoying your own deck, you can easily keep an eye on them!) The house also has every convenience needed, with everything new and high-end, and it is beautifully decorated.

                                                                For beach access we personally just drove over to the high-rise on the sand that my in-laws were renting, to use the beach there. But if you don’t have that luxury, you can certainly walk through Tannin / dart across the highway / and be at the beach after a 15-minute or so walk. In our opinion though, being OUT of the craziness (away from the ‘high-rise crowds’ and the busy highway and traffic) was a fine trade-off for being further from the beach. Also - a nice plus that the path through the state park starts just a few houses down. We walked the trails a couple of days, but next time would definitely rent bikes.

                                                                Also Starla was great to work with, very responsive for the few questions I texted her with, once we arrived. Overall a great experience! Rent Beachcomber Cottage, you wont be disappointed!

                                                                Nana family Spring Break

                                                                Tammie S.

                                                                My family loved the Cottage , supplied with every thing you need to cook. Decor was out of this world. All my grand babies brought their bicycles and loved the trails. Great stay.

                                                                Alabama Girl, Tammie

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Tammie! So happy y’all had a great time! Thanks for taking care of the cottage and you are welcome back anytime!

                                                                Fantastic! Outstanding home.

                                                                steven R.Illinois

                                                                We spent the whole month of February and greatly enjoyed staying in this beautiful home. Pictures don't do it justice, from the layout to the wonderful beach decor and furniture, everything was well thought out and comfortable. The kitchen was far more than adequately supplied with everything needed to prepare meals. The layout of the house would work well for families or couples, as there is plenty of privacy with the master downstairs and two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.

                                                                We particularly liked the location, being able to walk down a few houses, across a bridge and directly into the state park onto the many walking/ biking paths. We were able to do that nearly every day as we enjoyed above normal temperatures for most of the month, mixed in with a few rainy days. There is also beach access which requires a little more of a walk out the front of the community and across Perdido Beach Blvd.

                                                                Starla was great to deal with and responded quickly to any questions or concerns.

                                                                We would definitely consider staying here again.

                                                                The Rudolphs

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much and especially for taking good care of the cottage. You were great guests and are welcome back anytime!

                                                                Perfect Gulf Retreat

                                                                Ricky L.-

                                                                Starla, your home is amazing and you were a wonderful host. Our family time ringing in the New Year was such fun! Everyone loved both the architecture and the decor. Your attention to detail for both was spot on! We have always loved The Village of Tannin and loved the privacy provided by your Sand Oaks and vegetation. Your selection of deck and porch sitting options were so appealing to us. Love the way the State Park is located adjacent to the back of the property. Proximity to the pool and bike trail is also a huge positive. All in all, your home and hospitality was as good as any we have ever experienced in our years of traveling to the beach. Thank you so much, Rick&Barri

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                The Lenox Family,

                                                                So happy you all had a great NY getaway! I could hardly tell someone had been there. Thank you for the lovely compliments and the care that was taken by all of our cottage. Welcome back anytime!

                                                                Beautiful Home!

                                                                Amy A.Dallas

                                                                The home is beautiful and looks like it could be in a magazine! The location next to the pool worked well for us, since we have a 5 year old who loves to swim! There are a couple of things that we weren't thrilled with, but we didn't let them impact our overall experience. For informational purposes for future renters, the owner does not supply the following items:

                                                                1. Toilet tissue (starter roll in each bathroom, which was not a full roll in all cases 2. Hand soap in bathrooms 3. Dish washing soap/pods in kitchen 4. Paper towels (starter roll provided) 5. Trash bags (other than the 2 that were in the cans when we arrived). My husband, parents and I typically rent 2 homes per year (one at the beach & one in the mountains), and we can't recall one time when these items weren't provided. The last thing we wanted to do on vacation was go to the store and purchase all of these items, which are bulky to pack on the way home if not all used. I'd rather pay a few $ extra per night and have these items on hand upon arrival. Additionally, it was not entirely clear where the beach access was. We did figure it a couple of days in. It is directly across from the entrance to the community that is marked with columns and the word "Tannin." There is walkable entrance and a locked gate. It is a bit of a hike if you are carrying beach gear or have small children, so be aware. We pulled the car up to the entrance and carried our items down to the beach from there and then had one person from our party park it back at the house. The owner was quick to respond to my questions via email, and overall, our stay was very pleasant!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you very much for the compliment on the house! Just wanted to clarify that in this region it is common to have just the start up necessities. I have sold Real Estate and worked with a Major rental management company for 25 years and they have never provided more than the start up package, Nor Have I ever known of any other company in this area providing anything other than the start up package. Toilet tissue and soap are left in every bathroom and a roll of paper towels and dishwashing liquid in the kitchen for every stay. It is common that renters buy their own for their extended stay. Beach access is a short walking distance across the Beach Hwy as stated on HomeAway. My property is located in the back of the Tannin subdivision beside the pool.


                                                                Orange Beach, AL, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                JUNE and JULY are weekly only. Saturday to Saturday stay. Rates are subject to change. Must contact owner to book property. It may be possible to book less than 5 nights if dates are available. 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival. Rental contract must be filled out by traveler from Owner.

                                                                15 Reviews
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