HOME on the Water! Sleeps 14, 6/3 with Pool, Covered Boat Slips & Pet Friendly!
About Dorenda Doyle
GREAT NEWS! I have been selected as a PREMIER PARTNER! And, recently, I was invited to be a Panelist on the HomeAway Voices Portal! ALL of this helps me to be a better Property Manager so I can better serve my GUESTS! I have a sign above every doorway of our 4 properties: Enter as Strangers. Leave as Friends! THIS is my Motto! We are north Alabama residents, but we look forward to our retirement so that we can become permanent LA (Lower Alabama) residents! I'm a retired high school teacher who now does a side-line business of photography & print design, while my husband still runs his own 5-location business. We LOVE boating, fishing, and the beach life in general. Orange Beach is a wonderful place where we have been inviting family, friends, & customers over the past 20 years--plenty of AMAZING restaurants and entertainment venues for the WHOLE FAMILY, and we can't ever complain about the weather! We now have 7 grandchildren, so our "beach home" is everyone's FAVORITE place to go, especially since it's close enough for short 3 day weekend visits, as well as the extended week-long vacations.
Dorenda Doyle purchased this House in 2000
Why Dorenda Doyle chose Cotton Bayou
This home has been OUR home for the past 15 years. Over the past year, we remodeled another house located on the bay side of the island (only about 5 minutes from this house). My husband, who is an avid boating and fishing enthusiast, wanted a place where he could build his "dream" boat house and dock. So, as much as we hated to move from our Bayou Blessings home, we downsized slightly in the house and upsized in the boat dock! LOL Now, we want to offer our Bayou Blessings home to others who want to vacation with a large family. It is the PERFECT place to do so!! There is something at our home for everyone . . . a reading & office area in the loft, a big screen tv in the living room, a game room downstairs, a huge pool with a shallow area for the little ones, a fishing pier, boat slips, a fish cleaning table, a fenced yard for the dogs, and plenty of outside seating areas for cozy chats.
What makes this House unique
*6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms on two levels *sleeps up to 14 (2 per bed & Queen Sleeper sofa downstairs) *located on the canal off Cotton Bayou, only 1/4 mile from Gulf Beach *private, 39' pool (heated all but the months of Oct-Feb) *Covered Boat Dock, fishing pier, cleaning station, TWO boat slips with one that can accommodate a 42' yacht! *Pet friendly (house-broken only please) *two separate living areas (upstairs and downstairs) *game room downstairs has a full ping pong table & a fooseball table *2 carports and a circular drive that can easily hold 8 vehicles and a boat trailer *3 outside seating and dining areas (upstairs front porch, upstairs back balcony, downstairs deck and pool area) *fenced backyard (but NOT fenced around canal so please supervise kids and pets that can jump or fall into the pool or canal!) *master bedroom area is an enormous suite with a walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub, separate walk-in double-head shower, and double sink *full laundry area with washer, dryer, folding table and storage *all 3 bathrooms are full sized *quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors! *not your typical vacation rental furnishings--our furniture is HIGH QUALITY with 400 count linens and a fully-stocked kitchen . . . if i don't have it, let me know and I'll get it! *two bedrooms, including master, open onto back upstairs balcony with double doors
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
NO LOUD parties or after evening hour events
NO SMOKING, Vaping or Candles anywhere on property
MUST be Housebroken! Canal not fenced.
Back yard is NOT fenced around canal!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Please follow Departure Requests (located on the Fridge or in your email) so that additional charges are not incurred. No Smoking, Vaping or Candles!
Please follow all rules in our 3 page Rental Agreement; ENTIRE DAMAGE DEPOSIT forfeited if any sign of pet soiling inside the house or balconies..
This is a 2 story home without fencing around canal area--PLEASE SUPERVISE children and pets at all times! Not Responsible for accidents!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property was perfect for us! Enjoyed sitting on the deck or by the pool. The neighborhood works well for walks. Plenty of restaurants nearby along with a Walgreen’s and Publix.
The owner was highly responsive to questions and was so helpful & friendly.
The two huskies with us did fine in the back yard - they didn’t threaten to jump into the bayou.
The bedrooms were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, the laundry area was convenient, and the bathrooms were clean.
The beach is about 1.5 - 2 miles away. So, if you want immediate access to the beach, don’t stay here. It didn’t bother us.
I highly recommend this property.
Five couples + 1 baby had a reunion in Orange Beach. The house was super comfortable, quiet location, pool was great. Dorenda is a super host. Thanks!
Property support team isdue
Cleaning team are not checking all beds and in this case at least one was not cleaned Overall not as expected and cleanliness is too important
Dear Linda & Frank, I agree wholeheartedly that cleanliness is absolutely important! That is why I have strived to maintain a consistent 5-Star rating on all 4 of my properties, focusing on cleanliness, comfort, and communication with my guests.
I am very sorry my home did not meet your expectations. I've never had ANY complaints about my cleaning crew (and I do follow-up visits before each guest arrival), so I am very surprised that you found their work lacking. And, although I tried very hard to make your stay a comfortable one, I know you were unsatisfied with my efforts due to the numerous times I was called or texted for things such as a burned- out light bulb on a nightstand (even though new bulbs were provided onsite, and even though I installed a new window AC unit for one bedroom that "wasn't cool enough", purchased a new larger lobster pot, a new metal colander, a new set of "sharper" knives, and a new beach umbrella, just to name a few of my attempts to make you happy). Thank you for your opinion. I hope your future rentals with OTHER owners better meet your needs.
Great location and loved the pool!
Our friends and family were planning to go to the air show and this house was perfect for us with the 2 boat slips. Hurricane Barry messed up those plans, but we still had a wonderful time hanging out in the pool, playing ping pong, and foosball. The living room is very large and fit everyone comfortably when spending time together at night. Thank you again for sharing your lovely house!
This is an awesome property. The owner is incredible as well. Whatever the situation, this owner is prompt in answering and attending to her guests including the fur babies. There are pet beds, water and food bowls, "doggie bags" and even treats waiting for the pets. The owner was so very helpful to us when we met with some troubling boat situations upon arrival. She did everything possible to help us get the boat diagnosed and up and running. She goes above and beyond trying to make sure guests are comfortable and happy. The house was perfect for us. The boat docks are incredible and the pool is absolutely awesome. After having a horrible experience renting a home last year that was not at all what was pictured, we were skeptical to try again. However, this home was just as described and pictured. We are already looking at our calendars for booking again next year. The house is also located in a great neighborhood perfect for walking your fur babies as well.
Guys beach trip
We have being doing a guys beach trip for 4 years best place we’ve stayed so far. We will book again.
Orange Beach is a tourist location that boasts the white sugar sands of the Gulf of Mexico as well as a plethora of festivals and activities year-round. I provide a list of my FAVORITES (which includes not only attractions but restaurants as well) to all my guests!