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Save $'s on Quality 1BR/1BA Beachfront

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

RENT DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER FOR A QUALITY GETAWAY ....... AND SAVE! Why pay more? We are consistently much lower than rental management companies and we offer superior personal service!

Great oceanfront condo on the 4th floor with private balcony and beautiful view overlooking pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico. Sleeps up to six with one bedroom adjoining the bathroom. The private bedroom has a comfortable memory foam queen mattress. There are 2 built in bunk beds in the hallway and a sleeper sofa, if needed.

We have upgraded appliances and a fully equipped kitchen to include a Kuerig 1 cup coffee maker! The first cup is on us so bring your favorite Kuerig K-cups.


Gorgeous white sand beaches, clear blue waters, championship golf courses, great restaurants and shopping throughout the area make our Orange Beach / Gulf Shores resort area 'one of the best kept secrets' in the vacation industry according to the Wall Street journal.

This high rise resort complex has heated indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, exercise room, sauna, private boardwalk to a wide beach; and a great location (directly across from Zeke's Restaurant and Marina) near restaurants, shops, charter fishing, Perdido Pass and the Florida State Line.

Keywords: beachfront Condominium beach front condo

More Details

Fran and Steve Kauffman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Fran and Steve Kauffman

We are retired, live nearby in Daphne and take pride in providing superior service for a comfortable, clean beach retreat for a small party. Because we are original owners and manage our own rental, we provide very competitve pricing. We have had many repeat guests, with some returning for over 10 years! We hope you will give us a try!

Fran and Steve Kauffman purchased this condo in 2000

Why Fran and Steve Kauffman chose Alabama

Tidewater has all the amenities for a great beach front vacation and is situated near Perdido Pass so you can also watch boats come and go. It is very family oriented and is well maintained.

What makes this condo unique

We love sunning on our sugar sand beach and the sounds of the surf as we relax on our balcony. We have decorated our unit in bright tropical colors and decor to enhance the feel of a Carribean vacation at the beach!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Save $'s on Quality 1BR/1BA Beachfront
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
Murfreesboro, TN

Great condo for the price!

  • 5 of 5

We usually go to Panama City Beach and wanted to visit Orange Beach as we heard good things about the beach and planned to visit Dauphin Island where we were married. After searching many units on VRBO I came across this one and am so glad I did! Working with the owners was easy and I always got a response quickly with my questions. Once arriving at the condo we were very pleased and really enjoyed the entire visit. The master bed was most comfortable and the view was beautiful. My only complaint was not being able to see a sunset from the balcony :(

We will be planning a return visit in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your nice comments and we look forward to your return visit. Sorry you could not see the sunset from our balcony but we hope you saw the sunrise! Come visit during the winter months and you can see both!
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Tidewater and Orange beach .

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tidewater 403 was Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at tidewater 403. The owners were easy to work with and responded very quickly. The room was perfect, and I loved how they encourage guest to leave condiments, dishwashing powder and laundry detergent instead of throwing it out for the next guest to use. That was a nice surprise and keeps from being wasteful. The furniture was so comfortable and we felt like we were at home! We look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed you stay and appreciate the nice comments, especially about the basic condiments and laundry soap. We have been doing this for years as a convenience for our guests and save them a little money, too. We look forward to your return.
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Glasgow, KY


  • 5 of 5

Our condo was absolutely perfect for our spring break getaway. We loved the view from the 4th floor balcony and the beautiful fish decor throughout all the rooms. The owner, Steve, was very easy to work with and very helpful throughout the entire process. The condo is in a fantastic location - right on the beach - and very near every delicious restaurant, shopping mall and grocery store imaginable. We will DEFINITELY stay in this exact condo again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice compliments and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to Tidewater. We do strive to provide personal service and we are glad we could accommodate your requests. Please check with us as early as possible for your next visit so that we can ensure availability.
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Tidewater trip

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo and that it is right on the beach.It was very clean and had everything you need to be comfortable.Owners were very easy to work with they even called during our week there to check on how things were going.This is my second time to stay there and I hope for many more.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you could visit again and thank you for the nice comments! We look forward to your return.
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Riverside, Alabama USA

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

The 10-Day stay with the returning visitor and off season discounts made this an extremely affordable vacation. This was our 7th stay in this unit and it continues to be improved and updated all the time. Conveniently location to attractions in near by Florida and Gulf Shores. The unit is very well equipped with everything needed from the time you get up through the evening. This late season visit allowed us to enjoy both the sun rise and sun set over the Gulf. Both pools, the Hot Tub and workout equipment within the Tidewater add to the overall enjoyment of the facility. The secure parking and easy access to the Tidewater are very nice. Will return again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your 7th year with us, visiting in the late Fall instead of your usual late Summer visit. We hope you can return next year regardless of the season. We strive to offer a great value with competitive rates, personal service, and a great beachfront condo. We really appreciate your kind comments and for taking the time to post the review and rating. See you next year.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Shrimp Basket and Wolf Bay Lodge
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Fort Morgan/Dauphin Island (Mobile)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Orange Beach Golf (par 3)
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Shrimp Basket and Wolf Bay Lodge
Nearest Beach
Orange Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Orange Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 11.0%

PLEASE NOTE - SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER RENTALS ARE SATURDAY ARRIVAL TO SATURDAY DEPARTURE. A separate $200 refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation and will be returned after departure. Total price includes rental rate, 11% tax and cleaning fee. THERE ARE NO OTHER FEES! Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We prefer payment by personal checks for deposit upon booking and full payment of rent at least two weeks in advance of arrival. We will do credit cards through PayPal for an additional 3% (our cost) if approved in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • One Queen size bed, One Queen size sofa bed, Two Built-in bunk beds off hallway
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Indoor heated pool, gym, dry sauna

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