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Dates available for March through August. Inquiries come in late December.

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 31 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, Corner unit with unlimited beach and Gulf view

Tidewater 209: When you want it all, you can get it all at Tidewater Condominiums. Located in the middle of upscale Orange Beach, Tidewater offers you all the amenities that you could ask for in a setting that is incomparable.

Not only are the broad white sandy beaches and emerald green waters breathtaking, there are so many amenities that you may have to extend your stay to use them all. If you are interested in fishing in the Gulf, step out on the beach for surf fishing or go across the street for a group or private charter.

Tidewater features a large outdoor pool, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a fitness center facing the Gulf, a sauna, and a grilling/picnic area.

We offer a beautiful newly decorated 3 bedroom, 3 full bath unit which, of course, has a direct Gulf Front 160 degree view (see photo) and a second balcony from a guest bedroom. This is a corner unit with 9 foot ceilings and an over-sized balcony and plenty of privacy as there are no balconies who look into the balcony nor can't look into any other balconies. There is plenty of space between condos in this upscale area of Orange Beach. This second floor (actually 3 stories up) unit has the feel of an elegant and soothing retreat. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a new pillow top mattress, a king mattress in one guest's bedroom and a queen mattress in the 3rd bedroom which also has a balcony with a view of Perdido Bay, and the living room has a double-size sofa sleeper.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE A GREAT CONDO? CHECK OUT REVIEWS. As a recent guest told us on the phone, "there is much to say about dealing directly with the owner who really cares about their condo and their guests".

This condo comfortably sleeps up to eight including children. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a full size washer and dryer in a utility room.

Tidewater Condominiums are located in the heart of Orange Beach just minutes from Gulf Shores and Perdido Key. It is located 3/4 mile from the Perdido Pass Bridge. Largest marina in Orange beach with two eateries directly across the street.

Also close by are exceptional golf courses, fishing, and of course, fantastic shopping. Be sure to check out the links mentioned below for golf information. This condo will truly make a wonderful vacation destination for a family or bring Grandma and Grandpa with you.

During the late spring, summer and early fall, watching the moon come up over the Gulf is breathtaking while sitting on the balcony. During the fall and winter, the sunrises and sunsets are very beautiful. Coffee on the balcony at 7:00 AM makes the trip worthwhile. You will never forget the sight.

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium, 2 king bedrooms and 1 queen bedroom, double sleeper sofa, 3 full baths with full beach & ocean front view. All furnishings new. Limit is 8 occupants but two must sleep on a sofa-sleeper.

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Kathy & Andy Schaus
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Kathy & Andy Schaus

We are Kathy and Andy Schaus of Little Rock, Arkansas. We stay at our condos 3-5 times a year doing maintenance, some shopping, some fishing and just sitting on the beach and always having coffee early morning on the balcony watching the ocean.

Kathy & Andy Schaus purchased this condo in 2012

Why Kathy & Andy Schaus chose Alabama

Tidewater is one of the smaller condo complexes so short wait for elevators and never a crowded pool outdoors and plenty of room on the beach. We also like the elbow room between condos at Tidewater. Staff and security are very friendly. We had to have an indoor heated swimming pool as we normally go in the off-season. Quote from a recent guest: 'The building was extremely clean and well-kept. There was absolutely no problem with noise, and the property was well supervised.'

What makes this condo unique

Our condo association has a keen interest in making Tidewater a clean and safe property. Owners have pride. Say 'hi' to Kenya & Rick from our maintenance staff. As owners, sand in the condo can be very upsetting and plug drains. There are two high pressure fresh water hoses near the entry gate back to the condo which washes off the sand from feet and toys you may take to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Guest Book: Second time at Tidewater - 1st time in Unit 209 and I must say "What a delight". Weather couldn't have been any better - 76 - 80 with blue skies and sunshine. We got to watch dolphins from the balcony. We had 1/2 of a rainy day which led us to the Outlet Mall!. We ate at Bubba's twice, Cobalts, Len, and Cotton's, all good. We will be back twice annually! The accommodations were beyond our expectations! Thank you Kathy and Andy. I'm glad we discovered y'all and Tidewater Unit 209.
Nov 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Dates available for March through August. Inquiries come in late December.
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 67 reviews

It was just OK

  • 3 of 5

While we did have a nice time spending Thanksgiving together as a family, and the beach and weather was fabulous, but after reading such great reviews from previous guests I was not as impressed with the condo as with others I have stayed in before. This was a very tight fit for five adults and a 9 year old who ended up on the sofa bed, which was kind of small, and he said was uncomfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for us to have our Thanksgiving dinner, but my biggest complaint is the cleanliness of the whole place. Since I paid a fee for cleaning, I would expect it to be spotless. The floor was sticky in the kitchen as soon as we walked in, I got down on my knees to clean it better and what I wiped up was very dirty on the paper towel. I am glad I brought an extra roll. Also, we were told there would be starter rolls of toilet paper, so I'm thinking that means a full roll. Not the case in two of the bathrooms. Make sure you bring extras of paper towels, toilet paper, and definitely extra garbage bags. I can understand limiting the amount you want to leave for guests to use, but one is a little too conservative. The floors in the bathrooms near the walls were pretty grimy as well. I was a little weary about whether or not my bed linens were as clean as I have come to expect when renting condos on the beach. I think there needs to be a check up on the cleaning crew in the condo. If you are planning on working out in the gym, don't expect much either, the weight machine needs a good oiling. Orange beach is a great destination, we ate two great meals at Fisher's and at Cobalt, and the beach is gorgeous, I just kinda wished the place I had to lay my head was a bit cleaner and roomier.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie, I was saddened to get your review. We have always had excellent reviews and good comments on cleaning. I did talk to our housekeepers and they double checked everything and felt it was clean. The sheets on the master bed were brand new. We had just been there the week before and I left new sheets. I will report the problem in the weight room. The sofa is just a year old and sorry for the discomfort for your 9 year old. As you know, some sofa beds are not quite as comfortable as a regular bed. Leaving one trash can liner is standard in most units as far as I am aware. There are enough supplies to get you started till you get to the grocery store. Most people bring the things they know are needed or go to the grocery store upon arrival. I wish you would have contacted me during your stay so I could have had them come and correct the situation. One negative review can really hurt us. I did instruct them to always, leave a full roll of toilet tissue. The unit strictly states the square footage at 1260. We have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with the bedding type listed. I might suggest that you thoroughly read the descriptions of any future units that you book. Perhaps Phoenix II West or the Turquoise would have been much more roomy for you and pricier. I'm glad you enjoyed the restaurants and hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
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Beautiful, comfortable and very clean! Highly recommend this condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Great family trip! Spacious condo. Beautifully decorated. Awesome clean beach and great weather! Couldn't have asked for more!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our wonderful Indiana Family. We have so many return guests because of the reasons listed in this review. We try very hard as owners to make it as perfect as we can.
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Wonderful once again

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from yet another most pleasurable vacation at Kathy and Andy's condo. Always enjoy the beach, the great food, but mostly the relaxation. Have stayed before and they have done such a nice job with new furniture, new bedroom flooring and such a nice new color scheme in the middle bedroom. We've always been so comfortable here and it is so easy working with Kathy and Andy. See you next year!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These are guests who have multiple visits and are very special guests. Kathy is responsible for decorating and believes keeping the unit up to date and comfortable is key to having our very high repeat rate of guests.
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Lovely, roomy condo!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family of six! Beautifully decorated, gorgeous view, very nice/smaller complex with lots of families. We had everything we needed for our stay. We were a little confused about whether we were supposed to wash & dry all the towels from the unit, as the owners' note said not to, but a hand-written note in the laundry room stated for us to do so. Towels were certainly needed the morning we left, but we made it work! We would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. No need to wash towels unless you wish to. Note in laundry room means, if you do wash towels please wash same color together and towels only. :-). Please do return!
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo worked out perfectly for our family trip to gulf shores & being able to see the ocean from the condo was awesome. We made new memories with our daughter & son n law & grandchildren, also my mom. Wonderful, hope to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Annette. As owners AND managers of the condo, nobody should expect anything less than what we represent. Clean with high quality furnishings and that great Gulf view.
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Give it a 5

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful room! Everything was perfect. One of the best rooms we stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make is beautiful and comfortable.Thank you for your kind review
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Penscola, FL
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
To Dalphin Island: Ft. Morgan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Many choices starting 7 miles away
Nearest Motorway
39 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
Across the street
Nearest Beach
On the beach!
Car: recommended

2 eateries across the street. Grocery and shopping less than one mile away.

Naval Air museum, home of the Blue Angels, Tanger Outlett Mall for great shopping and Bellingrath Gardens are perfect for day trips!


Rates & Availability

Orange Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
31 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 21 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
31 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 19 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Housekeeping $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates not confirmed until deposit is received by owner. Holiday Rates may be higher, call or email. ***NO PARKING FEES AT THIS COMPLEX BUT IS GATED and security checked. The standard booking agreement including cancellation is displayed in this listing. Cancellation more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund of the deposit amount. NOTE: 45 day minimum January 1 through February 28. Check in time is 2:30 PM and check out time is 9:30 AM Central Time. Kathy and Andy prefer payment via eChecks (like personal checks through VRBO, more secure, easy to use and almost immediate confirmation) or credit cards. ABSOLUTELY NO STUDENT OR PARTY GROUPS AND MUST BE 25 OR OLDER TO OCCUPY.

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.
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Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity with sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity has sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Two sinks in vanity.
  • All bathrooms have wall mounted hair dryers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Back balcony off this bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King with Pillow Top. Balcony entry off this bedroom.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Sofa Sleeper in living room. All bedrooms have 2 door closets.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free parking for guests in secure parking area. Pass will be provided. Beach lounges, pads and lounge covers available for daily - weekly rent by beach vendor. You may bring your own equipment but must be removed each evening as the city will remove and put in trash.

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