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from the beach - ground floor middle is the balcony/patio! (just behind flag)

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Beach-Front Condo, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath, Great balcony!

Attitude adjustment will happen as soon as you walk through the door! This colorful, beachy condo is on the ground floor, where you can enjoy the largest covered balcony in the complex that directly overlooks the Gulf of Mexico! Yes - it's right on the beach.

Quiet and relaxing ... this cheerful and tropical "Romantic Grotto by the Sea" has the beach at your balcony and the pool at your back door. Pool is heated in the cooler months.
This ground floor unit offers the convenience of not having to use stairs or wait on the elevator. Although it's ground floor, it is elevated significantly from beach level, so the views are fantastic. The boardwalk that leads to the sugary white sandy beach is just steps away.

Emerald Skye is a low density complex with only 37 units, which means a less crowded beach ... and that makes your vacation quiet, luxurious and as private as possible. Your stress will disappear when you kick back at this magical place.


Although you CAN cram 5 people into this condo, it is very small and it only has one bedroom and one bathroom. So, it is much better suited for a maximum of 4 people - preferably 2 adults and 2 children. Plus, the interior seating really only accommodates 4 people ... and that's crowded. I just don't want anyone to feel cramped and uncomfortable. Forewarned! ** PLEASE NOTE: As of Oct. 20, 2016, I no longer have a sleeper sofa. The new sofa is just a sofa and not a sleeper.

I DO NOT RENT TO ANYONE UNDER 25. This means that anyone under 25 is not allowed to stay in this condo without an older adult chaperone.

ONLY ONE VEHICLE ALLOWED PER CONDO RENTAL - NO EXCEPTIONS. This is an association rule that is strictly enforced.

Keywords: Condominium

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 0
  • Elevator : Don't need elevator - ground floor condo!

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a small condo and really would be too crowded with more than 2 children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry - wish I could, but it's against assn. rules....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    It's the only ground floor unit in the building....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Comfy bedding - fairly new / Chest of drawers / Nite stand....moreless

  • Bunk beds: 2 bunk bed

    2 twin mattresses on bunk - betw. bathroom & living room....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), , Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    vanity with drawers and medicine cabinet on the wall...moreless

  • Only one bathroom - it has a tub/shower combo.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An eclectic mix of books for all types of readers....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended cable service - many channels, including music channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Jam box (CD & radio) ...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screens - 1 in living room / 1 in bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    2 bar stools at island inside and 2 bar stools at table on balcony. TV trays....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 units....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer / Dryer stack unit....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Don't need elevator - ground floor condo!...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Small fitness room - nice machines....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bath towels. Sheets & blankets. Kitchen towels. Beach towels are not provided - bring your own....moreless

  • Living Room:

    One sofa, one chair, one coffee table, TV & DVD player and bookshelf with books....moreless

  • Parking:

    $20 per condo stay ... one time payment, NOT nightly. Only one vehicle is permitted per condo stay - no exceptions....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking lot. Open spaces - not covered....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone in unit for local calls only. Cell phones get good reception....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels. Kitchen towels. Beach towels are not provided - bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer / Dryer stack unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Automatic....moreless

Kitchen

  • Pantry Items:

    Vacuum cleaner. Broom & dust pan. Iron and ironing board. Good shelving space....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric. 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 charcoal grills available in the common area by the pool. This is just steps from my door....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Season, 2016
Nov 18 - Jan 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$120
$675 $975
Winter, 2017
Jan 4 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$95
$600 $1,050
Spring 2017
Mar 17 - May 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$160
$1,000
Early Summer 2017
May 12 - Jun 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,200
Peak Summer, 2017
Jun 29 - Jul 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$210
$1,300
Late Summer, 2017
Jul 17 - Sep 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$1,200
Fall, 2017
Sep 18 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900
Holiday Season, 2017
Nov 17 - Jan 4, 2018
2 night min stay
$130
$700
Winter, 2018
Jan 5 - Mar 15, 2018
2 night min stay
$100
$625 $1,050
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Parking for one vehicle $20
  • Maid / Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Once owner has received payment in full, renter will be sent a full instruction sheet which includes the lock box code. Lock box on condo door has keys to enter the condo. Early check-in and late check-out are offered when available - based on calendar bookings. Parking at Emerald Skye is limited, so there will be only one vehicle accepted per condo rental.

Payment in full is required 30 days prior to arrival (when possible) in the form of money order or bank cashier's check mailed to owner. PayPal is accepted also. Sorry - no personal checks. Credit cards accepted via PayPal with additional 3% fee.

** Owner does NOT take payments from the VRBO site.

*** Last-minute bookings are welcome. Contact owner to make arrangements for these payments


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

Orange Beach is an upscale community with numerous fine dining restaurants, boutique shopping, great waterway bistros and a nice collection of casual dining options. Orange Beach is newer than many other places on the Gulf Coast and it holds an air of sophistication not often found in other Gulf Coast communities in this vicinity.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Baton Rouge native, Julee, sipping a celebratory glass of champagne on the balcony after purchasing the condo!

Why the Owner Chose Orange Beach, AL, USA:
For years, I have wanted to have a vacation property on the Alabama Gulf Coast. It's an easy drive from my home and the beaches and ocean are gorgeous. I chose Emerald Skye because it is a low density complex and is less crowded. What sold me on the unit I purchased is the huge balcony/patio.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
It is a ground floor unit, so there is no need to climb stairs or wait on the elevator - so convenient! I updated the condo with ceramic tile and tropical colors. It is cheerful. The balcony/patio is almost 3 times the size of any of the other balconies in the complex. It has comfortable furnishings outside and inside. Emerald Skye is almost directly across the street from a big grocery store and lots of other shopping, so there is no need to drive for miles to get something you need for your stay. The restaurants in Orange Beach are superb.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • from the beach - ground floor middle is the balcony/patio! (just behind flag)

    from the beach - ground floor middle is the balcony/patio! (just behind flag)

  • bedroom

    bedroom

  • another fantastic view from the balcony/patio!

    another fantastic view from the balcony/patio!

  • Newly remodeled kitchen!

    Newly remodeled kitchen!

  • Comfy furniture on the balcony.

    Comfy furniture on the balcony.

  • My balcony in the middle, just to the left of the boardwalk and sitting area.

    My balcony in the middle, just to the left of the boardwalk and sitting area.

  • I love seahorses!

    I love seahorses!

  • view from balcony/patio

    view from balcony/patio

  • living area

    living area

  • pool at your door!

    pool at your door!

  • from the balcony

    from the balcony

  • Cool furniture to dine and relax on the balcony.

    Cool furniture to dine and relax on the balcony.

  • Balcony is wide and deep.  Easy to see over the wall, even when sitting.

    Balcony is wide and deep. Easy to see over the wall, even when sitting.

  • Nice surf to walk in while shelling on the beach.

    Nice surf to walk in while shelling on the beach.

  • Sitting on the balcony, looking east.

    Sitting on the balcony, looking east.

VRBO #254707

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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