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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) King, Queen & 2 fulls

This spectacular, HUGE, BEACHFRONT PENTHOUSE, has approximately 1700 square feet (400 SQUARE FEET LARGER THAN THE NORMAL SUMMER HOUSE CONDO), 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, nine+ foot ceilings, and a FIREPLACE. The south wall is entirely glass and has an awesome view of the Gulf.

Professionally decorated with exceptional furnishings, but fine for kids too! Designer tile throughout living areas and under-the-counter ice maker at breakfast bar, granite in the kitchen. Dining table seats eight to ten comfortably. FULL SIZE washer and dryer, four TV's all with DVD players, 5 CD-stereo, board games & library. The beds include a King, queen, and two fulls. FREE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL VACATION HOME! All you need to bring is a bathing-suit!! UP-TO-DATE RENTAL CALENDAR!!!

Our complex has two brand new outdoor pools, one indoor heated pool, huge hot tub, tennis courts, weight room, sauna, playground, basketball court, shuffle board, meeting rooms, and boat/jet-ski lot. Guarded gate! Walk to ice cream, shops, restaurants, grocery, and amusement park!!!

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About The Owner

Our family loves to vacation! Our favorite places to vacation are Orange Beach and Park City, Utah (see other listings). We live in Birmingham and it is less than a 4 hour drive to the beautiful white sands of Orange Beach.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1997

Why The Owner chose Alabama

Summer House is a great complex with one of the nicest pools and a lot of beach frontage. In addition, we have an indoor heated pool, 20 person hot-tub, sauna, fitness center, tennis courts, basketball court, playground & putting green.

What makes this condo unique

This is a penthouse unit which is about 400 square feet larger than the typical condos at Summerhouse. We also have taller ceilings a log burning fireplace. This condo comfortable lives 8 people with ample living space for all.

We are an easy walk from restaurants, ice-cream, beignets, grocery stores, souvenier shops and an arcade. If you desire, you don't ever have to get in the car once you get here!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was concerned when I read a recent review that the condo was not clean. We found it to be very clean and spacious. Our group had ample space to play games, watch tv, etc without being cramped. The kitchen was well appointed, the beds were comfortable and the views and beach were AWESOME!! We will definitely be back!! Thanks for the great stay!!!
Jun 2015
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.428571 based on 44 reviews

Excellent accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our week in the this fantastic condo at this amazing beach. It was very clean and comfortable and the location was excellent. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time! :-)
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Clean, very convenient location and very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, my brothers and my family stayed there and it was great. I personally love the way the condo is decorated, I think some of the ocean and beach themed decor looks silly and ridiculous, this place was nice and comfy. Plenty of room, very clean, great location, great price!!!!

We will be repeat guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice stay! :)
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Great views - large unit!!

  • 3 of 5

We were only there for a long weekend, meeting up w/ family. Summer House is perfectly located and property well maintained This particular unit is perfect as it is large and layout well done. There is no balcony since unit is on the top floor, but large windows w/ awesome views! Didn't mind not having balcony as weather was really hot and several little ones w/us that we didn't want going in and out on a balcony. That being said this unit does have numerous maintenance issues. We were in touch w/ owner on several of them (and did get quick response to text). The worst issue being a constantly running toilet that wouldn't tank could not fill up. She did say maintenance was notified, but unfortunately they were off that weekend and by the time the offer was made to contact a different maintenance service on Monday we were already checked out. The other "issues" were mentioned and she said she would have maintenance take care of those as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Glad you had a nice stay. We were at the condo right after you and all of the maintenance issues have been taking care of. Thanks!
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Needs updating and cleaning. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, in spite of some issues.

  • 2 of 5

When we arrived, the condo had not been cleaned, on July 13th. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but there are a few things that, if I were the Owner, I would want to know. Below are just some of the things issues that we encountered.

• The newly installed tile in the kitchen and living space is very nice! Great job on that update!

• However, the tile is NOT clean…..could not walk barefoot because our feet were BLACK from dirt still on the floor.

• The carpet in the bedrooms is so dirty that we would not even walk around barefoot in there either.

• Overall, the condo is NOT clean.

• The icemaker in the refrigerator made hardly any ice at all. We had to buy ice to have enough for tea.

• The big icemaker made almost NO ice… would drop 2-3 cubes after making a horrible noise in churning to try to produce ice. It was very annoying.

• The bottom strip of the mirror trim in the hall bathroom was barely attached when we arrived. It was so bad that we placed it in the queen bedroom closet.

• Pots and pans are in such a horrible disarray that we could hardly find lids to go with cookware, blender, etc.

• With the inside of the kitchen cabinets being painted black, it makes it VERY dark when you search for cookware.

• We had to replace light bulbs to have even enough light to see with the lamps and some of the overhead lights. There are some fixtures / lamps still with no light bulbs.

• Lights above the vanity in the master bathroom does not work. Very dark in there.

• Knobs on most of the light fixture controls are missing. Had to use tools to turn the knob to adjust what lighting there was.

• Overhead fan in Queen bedroom runs only on LOW speed.

• Overhead Light in full bedroom does not work at all.

• Closet in Queen bedroom is so full of “stuff” that we couldn’t get anything in the bottom of the closet. Therefore, all our bags and suitcase had to be lined up all around the room.

• Information on VRBO should tell people there is no balcony.

• Pictures on VRBO site are very misleading as to the living space.

• Advertising should let people know the tennis / basketball courts are across the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, Thanks for staying. I agree there were some maintenance issues. By the end of the summer with back-to-back bookings, this occurs. We just left there and had deep cleaning done, carpets and furniture cleaned, and all this other maintenance done.
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Good Space, great view. Wiring issues.

  • 3 of 5

When we first entered the condo there were lights out in the master bathroom and guest rooms. There was also sand all over the couch. We were missing the hotel keys also. I did contact the owner and she had maintenance come the next day to replace the bulbs and she told us to use the codes and not worry about the keys, so that was fixed quickly. The light switches and ceiling fan controls in the condo are insane. All the knobs for the fans are missing and some of the light switches control the power for the entire room. The water to the entire condo shut off on us about 3 times during our stay lasting a couple hours each. The view and the space are the biggest positives of the unit. The beach was nice, amenities were great for our 1 year old. I think with some maintenance and updating this could be a really nice condo, but I doubt we would stay in this particular condo again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, Thanks for your review. The keys are no longer needed as we have a keypad on the door. We apologize for bulbs and light dimmer knobs being gone, glad we got it taken care of the next day. We have had back to back bookings all summer and this results in some wear and tear. We are here now making all the needed improvements. :-)
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Needs Maintenance

  • 2 of 5

The Summer House complex is in a great location. The beach was beautiful. The complex itself was nice. The particular condo our family chose for our yearly trip to beach together was disappointing. We selected it because it was spacious. The view out the windows was nice. However, it was not as clean as we would have liked so we spent time cleaning when we first arrived. The kitchen sink & master bath sink both had clogs causing them to drain slow so we cleaned out the clogs to get the water draining adequately. One bedroom had no working lights. Several lamps in the condo had no bulbs so we bought light bulbs & got a working lamp in the bedroom that needed light. The mattresses were not the best. The closet doors in all the bedrooms were glass & some of that glass was cracked. The toilet flapper in one bath was leaking so it made noise at regular intervals. One bathtub had a drippy faucet. The ice maker in the kitchen made an annoying whistling/ringing sound so we turned it off. The place needs some attention & updating. In spite of a list of issues, we did enjoy our stay & enjoyed the fact that we had plenty of room & privacy for 8 of us. Everyone agrees that we will not return to this particular condo or complex. For the price we paid, we expected better.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear of these issues. Wish you had let me know so we could have remedied these issues during your stay. I have contacted my maid service and maintenance to replace and repair these issues.
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Rates & Availability

Orange Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 18 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), 2 full beds (2) Sofa group with chaise, no hide-a-bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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