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'Blue Bayou!'~Waterfront~Private Heated Pool~2 Boat Slips~Sleeps 15~Elevator!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Private Home, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15) Pool, Elevator

'Blue Bayou' is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath single-family non-smoking home that can accommodate 15 guests comfortably. Located in a quiet family neighborhood Blue Bayou is perfect for families and friends who want to get together to relax and re-connect. It features two covered boat slips, a private swimming pool which can be heated, tasteful tropical décor, air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, and the convenience of an elevator for those who are unable to navigate stairs or just want the convenience of bringing groceries and supplies quickly and effortlessly to the upper level.

The huge master suite includes 1 KING size bed, 1 FULL bed and a FULL bath with 2 sinks as well as an enormous walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom features 1 KING bed and overlooks the swimming pool. The 3rd bedroom features 1 QUEEN bed and opens to the sun porch and pool, while the 4th contains 1 QUEEN bed and 1 TWIN bed and looks out to the pool and bayou. The 5th bedroom features 1 FULL bed and 1 TWIN bed and is adjacent to the main level FULL bath. The 2nd FULL bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower and the 3rd main level FULL bath includes 2 sinks and an over-sized shower with double shower heads! The sun porch opens out to the lower deck and private swimming pool and includes 1 QUEEN bed, lots of windows, Flatscreen TV and 2 ceiling fans for comfortable sleeping! The Living Room includes a comfy QUEEN size Sleeper Sofa. All Bedrooms and sleeping areas are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans and flat-screen televisions with either built-in or separate DVD players. Each has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with your comfortable vacation in mind.

The home's spacious upper level features lots of windows and french doors that open to the Balcony overlooking the Pool and the Bayou. The tropical furnishings are casual and selected for your comfort and enjoyment. The fully equipped kitchen has Corian countertops, stove, refrigerator with in-door ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, a huge amount of cabinet storage and an eat-at counter for at least 12 people. A child high chair can be found in the Master walk-in Closet. All regular small appliances are included as well as extras such as a waffle-maker, slow-cooker and popcorn maker. The desk in the kitchen area features a list of services and activities available in the area and there is a cabinet stocked with books, movies, puzzles, games and playing cards. The two spacious living areas are complete with comfortable tropical furnishings, huge flat screen TV’s with DVD players and music systems as well as on the lower level a Ping Pong table, and Playstation 2 with games. 'Blue Bayou' also features a convenient elevator that opens to either the Kitchen or the Master Suite.

There is a huge shaded upper balcony with ceiling fans, a gas grill and a great view of the Bayou. From the concrete sunning patio you can watch your kids playing and swimming in the pool or see fish or occasionally dolphins jumping in the Bayou. In addition to the lower covered decks next to the boat slips there is a cute covered waterfront 'shack' complete with counter top, running water and refrigerator. The 'shack' adjoins the HUGE built-in charcoal grill where you can grill your day's catch! This area also offers a nice gathering place in the shade and a casual outdoor dining table and umbrella next to the Bayou. We invite guests to being their state license plate to date, sign and nail up in the party 'shack'. The waterfront also features two covered boat slips that will accommodate up to a 30 foot boat. There is a fish-cleaning station on the pier with a sink, running water and an area to filet your catch! Clean your fish, cook them on the grill and enjoy your meal sitting on the sheltered deck! There is lots of parking space for cars and trailers in the large driveway and garage.

'Blue Bayou' is minutes by boat to the Gulf of Mexico. Cotton Bayou public beach access and the public boat launch are both 5 minutes away. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, and the 6 provided kayaks, complete with paddles and life jackets. Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and Pirate’s Cove Restaurant!

Grocery and convenience stores such as Publix are very close and the outstanding Tanger Outlet mall is a thirty-minute trip by car. There are all types of shopping, family activities, movies, and live concerts at the Wharf complex. The towns of Foley and Gulf Shores offer additional nearby entertainment and shopping experiences with outstanding restaurants in all directions. Visit the nearby quaint and historic antiquing town of Fairhope. You may want to venture further to explore Pensacola and Mobile, each about an hour away by car, or why not visit historic Fort Morgan which is about 30 miles west.

We think you'll find that Orange Beach is the best-kept secret along the shores of the Gulf. From the beautiful white sand, swaying palms and gorgeous ocean waters, to plenty of restaurants serving delectable seafood and icy drink concoctions, to limitless choices of fun activities and the serenity of a more casual lifestyle, Orange Beach promises to be your favorite vacation destination...and 'Blue Bayou' your favorite vacation home away from home.

Keywords: Waterfront, spacious single-family home, sleeps 15 comfortably, elevator, tropical beach furnishings and decor, completely fenced-in spacious yard faces the Bayou and features in-ground private swimming pool, huge covered decks, 3 car garage, 2 covered boat slips, waterfront 'beach shack' with refrigerator and running water, fish cleaning station with sink and running water, 2 grills. Well-equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 large living areas, sleeping porch, upper and lower decks, extensive parking. Lots of extra amenities...Air conditioning, ceiling fans, Ping Pong Table, 2 kayaks, 6 bikes, 6 beach chairs, fishing poles, hammock, darts, flatscreen TV's, Playstation2.

We are licensed by the City of Orange Beach, Alabama and authorized to engage in business as a Rental Property.

OWNER'S NOTE ** Some travelers renting vacation properties as well as some vacation homeowners, have been victims of Phishing Fraud. Unfortunately there are thieves that attempt to infiltrate email and pose as the homeowner or traveler without either ever knowing until they are victimized.

For this reason and for the protection of our guests we ask that in addition to email communication, you verify that you are dealing with us personally by calling the phone number shown on the site on which you located our property, which is the same United States phone number listed here. 262-745-3535. If you wish to provide your phone number we will contact you as well.

We are American citizens. We live and work in the United States and will NEVER ask a traveler to go to their bank to send a wire transfer. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. We hope that together we can help continue to keep Vacation Rental sites safe places to find great rental properties.**


Bill and Susan Bosworth

It is stated in our rental agreement that in order to book a stay at Blue Bayou, the Rental Agreement must be signed by a responsible party that is 25 years old or older and that the responsible party must be present during the entire scheduled stay.

**When you visit Orange Beach and Blue Bayou you will understand why we say life is just better on the bayou!**

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Bill and Susan Bosworth
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Bill and Susan Bosworth

When our children were growing up we made an annual pilgrimage to the Gulf. We vacationed in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama for years and then as the kids grew up and moved off to all corners of the country we looked for a way to bring everyone together at least once a year. This is when we decided to purchase a home in Orange Beach, not only for our reunions, but to share with other families and friends looking for a place to come together and make lasting memories. We were fortunate to find a beautiful home that is close to great fishing, wonderful Gulf-front beaches as well as back-water adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and all the fun amenities and activities of the Gulf Coast life. We are excited to share it with YOU!

Bill and Susan Bosworth purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill and Susan Bosworth chose Alabama

We love Orange Beach and think it is the best kept secret along the shores of the Gulf. The slower, more casual lifestyle is so refreshing and the people are so welcoming and friendly.

What makes this house unique

'Blue Bayou' is a spacious and comfortable, fully furnished and beautifully decorated single-family vacation home that sleeps 12 to 15 guests comfortably! The home faces the Bayou and features an elevator, a private pool and 2 covered boat slips. The Gulf is only a few minutes away by boat and features fabulous fishing while the best boat ramp in Orange Beach is located close by at Cotton Bayou Boat Launch. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, and kayaks. Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and fun restaurants and bars like Tacky Jack's, Cobalt's, and Pirates's Cove Restaurant and Bar.

The beautiful, private in-ground swimming pool is a great place to relax and perfect your tan while the kids swim and play! The pool can be heated if you desire. The covered front balcony or the covered pier area offer great places to gather and be out of the sun. There is lots of room for parking cars & boat trailers as well as 2 covered boat slips. There is fabulous shopping nearby and the Tanger outlet mall only about 30 minutes away by car. Restaurants and cute beach bars abound and there is always fantastic seafood being served at most establishments. Kids have a multitude of activities available to them from swimming and shelling to theme parks, aquariums, mini golf, and more! Adults love golf, fishing, swimming, shopping and dining...or just chilling and reading a great book! Friendly locals and a slower pace makes Orange Beach the place to be. A fabulous home base that is peaceful yet close to all the area's exciting activities makes Blue Bayou your 'Home away from Home'!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough positive things about Blue Bayou! We rented this vacation home for our annual family gathering and we were all very pleased. The photos truly don't capture how roomy it is; there were 15 of us and we never felt crowded. Little things like the coffee cake that welcomed us and the beach toys and chairs the owners provided made us feel even more welcome. The property manager and his family were wonderful people and very helpful, as well. We had to book this vacation at Blue Bayou a year in advance, but it was so worth the wait. We highly recommend it to anyone looking to spend a week in Orange Beach!


We so appreciate your great review and we are really pleased that you had a great time and that you enjoyed the Orange Beach area as much as we do! Our property managers are really fantastic and we will pass along your compliments to them. Thanks and remember it's not too early to start looking at the calendar for Blue Bayou 2015 availability. Thanks again!

Susan and Bill
Jul 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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'Blue Bayou!'~Waterfront~Private Heated Pool~2 Boat Slips~Sleeps 15~Elevator!
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Absolutely the BEST!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion and it was perfect!! It is spacious and well stocked with everything you could imagine, including a mending kit and even band aids! The dinning table is perfect for re-connecting with each other and sharing family love. The kids loved all of the surprises in the garage, just for them. The house is beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained. Every detail was delightful. It was absolutely the BEST. Thank you Susan and Bill for making the Koranda Family Reunion so incredibly special!!! You are both wonderful and all of us THANK YOU!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Al

Near perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, Loved, Loved this house! We rented it for a big extended family vacation - unfortunately my sister in law became ill and half our group had to cancel at the last minute. So the "near perfect" is on us - not the house! We had not been there 10 minutes before our kids were saying "we HAVE to come back when everyone can come - this if AWESOME". Every detail has been seen to - our 4 teenagers enjoyed ping pong and kayaking and hanging out by the pool. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the deck and just chillin' for the week! We found plenty of board games and when I finished the books I brought there were more to choose from. We have already booked again! This home does not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mobile, Alabama

The Best Family Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family can't say enough about how wonderful this home is and how wonderful the owners, Bill and Susan Bosworth, are to work with. Anything that you could want in a vacation home, this home delivers it all from the in-ground pool, bikes and kayaks that are provided to gaming systems, ping pong table and corn hole. This home offers something for every age group. Anything we needed at any time, the owners and property managers that live next door were right there to make it happen. Bill and Susan Bosworth have done an amazing job making sure that your family has the best vacation possible. They have thought of every single detail even down to beach toys for our 2 year old grandson. The only thing our family needed to bring were beach towels and food, everything else was provided.

We enjoyed having family ping pong tournaments, corn hole tournaments, kayaking, and sitting by the pool and bayou every single day! It is so relaxing and peaceful. We were even blessed with morning visits from a few dolphin visitors. We had a family of 15 staying for the week and everyone was comfortable in this wonderful home. We could all come together as a large family but have space to spread out as well. We can not wait to return to this home every year! We have already booked again for next summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time..your place is very beautiful and spacious with everything we needed. Boat slips were very handy as we brought our boat down from Michigan..Had a nice Hawaiian Dinner party with many's just the Perfect place. We really enjoyed it..your neighbors Larry and Karlene are wonderful people too. Thank you again for allowing us to stay..

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas/ USA

Blue Bayou Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family of 11 had the one of the best vacations in many years. Because the home was equipped with everything from household items to sports equipment, we were able to move-in and start enjoying our kids and grandkids. We spent many hours playing games, in the pool or just sitting on the dock. The home itself was beautifully decorated and very clean. We want to thank our hosts, Susan and Bill attending to every detail and sharing the home with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just noticed that we had not replied to your very complimentary review and we wanted to thank you belatedly for your kind words. We are so happy that you all had such a great vacation and we would love to welcome you back anytime to this wonderful place, Orange Beach!
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Whats not to LOVE about Blue Bayou?!?!?!?!

  • 5 of 5

We searched many houses and locations for our family vacation, but once we found Blue Bayou our searched ended!! From the first contact with the owners to check out time our experience was top notch!

When searching for a vacation rental we had one "need" of the house being Handicapped Accessible and one "want" of having a private pool, all of which we found with Blue Bayou!! The elevator made both floors of the home and the outside area very accessible for a wheelchair. However, we did find that not all bedroom/bathroom doors were wide enough for a when selecting this house keep that in mind! But no worries, there was at least one bathroom and bedroom that worked great!! And for the pool, it was great to have our own space and we all enjoyed cooling off in the pool!

The house has more than enough room - we had 15 people in our party (2 were babies) and we never felt packed in the house! The house had so many "extra perks" that we were not expecting, just to name a few: beach chairs, sand toys, pool toys, beach umbrellas, several different spices, bikes, and hand soap in all bathrooms. We had a great time with the Kayaks (especially the boys ages 7-15)!

The location of the home was very quiet and relaxing! We never felt like we were missing out on something by not staying on the beach, it actually was nice to be able to get away from the sand!

I would like to say an extra "THANK YOU" to the owners (Bill and Susan) for being so accommodating when you found out we had and injured veteran in our party! It is nice to know there are people out there that truly care for others! Thank you and we all really appreciated your gestures!

Our overall experience was amazing and we would definitely look into renting this home if we come back the Orange Beach area!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello...just wanted to thank you for your lovely review and let you know how very honored we were to have a veteran staying at "Blue Bayou" . There are not enough ways to express our gratitude to all of our veterans. We hope you had a truly wonderful visit. Thank you very much again and let us know if we can be of service to you in the future. Sincerely, Susan and Bill
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lots around!
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
PLenty nearby!
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Perdido Beach Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots nearby!
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Lots of beaches
Car: necessary

Bring your BOATS!!! Plenty of room to dock at your own private pier with 2 covered slips. Just minutes to the Gulf of Mexico via bayou!


Rates & Availability

Orange Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 31 2016 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

In the event the National Weather Service declares a state of emergency or evacuation for a hurricane prior to check-in we will issue a full refund or prorated refund for unused portion of stay.
A 5% Discount will be applied to the 7 Night Rate for returning guests.
Optional pool heat is an additional $150 per week.

A $300 Deposit must be made in order to reserve a stay and is refundable UP TO 30 days before stay.
The Remaining Balance is due 30 days before stay.
Payments must be made by check.
A $500 REFUNDABLE Damage Deposit will be returned to guest after inspection for damage or missing items.
Rates are subject to change without notice or until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Orange Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Shower and Double sinks. Adjoins Master Suite.
    Upstairs Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower , Huge Double-Headed Shower and Double Sink
  • Each of the 3 bathrooms is beautifully decorated with our guests in mind and each includes a hair dryer for your convenience. Each is decorated with a vacation theme and features lots of towels and other necessities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 double , Private bath with shower & double sinks. Elevator acccess.
    Tropical Retreat - 1 queen , Opens to Sun Porch and Private Pool.
    Convertible Bed - 1 queen , Upstairs living area opens to Balcony overlooking Pool.
    Shell Haven - 1 king , Overlooks Private Pool and Bayou.
    Beach Retreat - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Faces Bayou and Private Pool.
    The Hideout - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Opens to shared bathroom with huge shower and double sinks.
    Safe Haven - 1 queen , Sun Porch, ceiling fans, lots of windows, opens to Pool.
  • Each sleeping area includes flatscreen TV's, ceiling fans, window blinds, alarm clocks and good lighting for reading. Our beds feature great mattresses, soft, quality sheets and pretty, comfy bedding from 'Pottery Barn' and 'Bed Bath and Beyond'. Each room was designed and decorated as an eye-pleasing retreat for our guests' comfort and relaxation.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You won't find many vacation properties that offer a waterfront location, private in-ground pool, two boatslips, completely fenced-in yard facing the Bayou AND sleeps 15 comfortably. A great little Shack down by the Bayou has a refrigerator and sink with pass-through window that opens to the deck, HUGE charcoal grill and outdoor table with umbrella for a great place to enjoy cooking your freshly caught fish!...A FUN PLACE to relax while watching fish and sometimes even dolphins jumping in the Bayou!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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