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

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 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 queen mattress. There are 2 built in bunk beds in the hallway and a sleeper sofa in the living area, if needed.

We have upgraded appliances and a fully equipped kitchen to include both a conventional drip coffee pot and a Keurig 1 cup coffee maker! The first cup is on us so bring your favorite Keurig 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 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 Orange Beach

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!


Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • 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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average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews

Spectacular view with this 4th Floor condo! Great price!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in Tidewater 403! Fran & Steve were great to work with and answered any questions we had. Condo was clean, comfortable and easily accommodates a small family of 4-6. We also loved having a washer/dryer in the unit, definitely a bonus! Tidewater is in a great location and is very family friendly. Hope to visit again soon one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our condo and thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice and comprehensive review! This was your first visit and we realize that booking a new location can be a little daunting for some. That is why sharing your experience is important to us so that others will give us a try. We do hope to have you back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Best 1 bedroom at tidewater we have ever stayed in

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tidewater is a great family condo and we are so happy that you rate us at the top.
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Albertville, AL

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time.. 82 degrees in early November; you can't beat it. No crowds, no wait times at restaurants, complimentary coffee for the Keurig in the mornings.. we loved it and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments and taking the time to share your experience. We think the Fall is a great time to visit and our condo is perfect for a couple's retreat. We hope you can return next year.
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St. Louis

Another great beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th stay at this condo and it is always very comfortable and cozy. We enjoyed the new couch and appreciate that the unit and building are well maintained. We love the fall season, although it was a windy at the end. As usual, the owners were great to work with and we look forward to our 6th visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

Best ever beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Orange Beach many times over the years but this was our best time yet. The condo was not large but very comfortable for our needs and was well decorated and appointed. The location was great and the owners were great to work with and resolved our few minor concerns promptly. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you found our Tidewater condo to be your best experience in visiting Orange Beach. We are proud of our record with our numerous guests over the years and appreciate hearing about their great comments.
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Corner, AL

Relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. The fourth floor view was breathtaking. The condo was beautiful and very well equipped for our needs. Fran and Steve were very nice and answered all our questions promptly. From the happy day of our arrival to our departure we could not have asked for a better experience. The pool areas were always clean and the staff were very helpful. I would most definitely recommend this condo and will hopefully be able to book with Fran and Steve in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy knowing that your first experience at Tidewater and our condo we a great one and yes, we do hope you will return. We appreciate the wonderful comments and the nice reference to our building maintenance staff.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.