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Architectural Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom, Two Bath Beach Cottage With Beach Access

An architectural beach cottage located directly across from the beach in the awarding winning and magazine featured community Village of Tannin. The community is centrally located between Orange Beach and Gulf Shores with activities, entertainment, shopping and attractions all reasonably accessed with a short drive or walk. The Village of Tannin features seclusion, award winning homes, private low-traffic brick streets, nature trails, and an Olympic-size swimming pool for your enjoyment and relaxation.

The single story cottage has a large rear deck overlooking one of the numerous lakes in the community, as well as ease of access to the various running and biking nature trails throughout the Gulf State Park. Village of Tannin is conveniently located directly across from the beautiful white sands along the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the early morning sunrises with a relaxing coffee or the sunsets with a glass of wine on the lakefront deck, within the confines of a rear screened porch or the large front porch. Whether it's a short stroll to the beautiful white sands of Orange Beach or the paved nature trails of the adjacent Gulf State Park, this home will be the perfect getaway.

The cottage is an architectural gem with numerous details, hardwood floors, central kitchen with stainless steel island cooktop and marble countertops, French doors, 10’ ceilings, exposed beams, directional dormers and central copula, allowing for maximum natural light into the space. Add in the combination of quality contemporary furnishings and modern amenities, this space becomes a comfortable and relaxing home away from home.

The single story cottage features two bedrooms and two baths with fresh linens and towels, making it easily comfortable for two couples or a family with kids. Each bedroom includes a queen size bed with attached bath as well as a walk-in closet with ample room for hanging and storing of personal belongings. One bath includes a tub/shower combination while the other features an enclosed tiled shower with bench.

The open living area includes modern contemporary furniture combining the best of leather and metal furnishings with entertainment centered on a 50” LED flat screen TV, TiVo, Netflix and WiFi, as well as a rear wall of windows with French doors which provides ample lighting and access to the rear screened porch with further access to the rear deck overlooking the lake.

In addition, the cottage includes an ample laundry with full-size washer and dryer for your convenience.

Thank you for your interest in this cottage and hoping you will enjoy many stays in this home.

More Details

Timothy Haines
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Timothy Haines

I grew up along the Alabama gulf coast and spent many of my childhood summers playing on the dunes and enjoying the coastal waters of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. I love the area with the great seafood, laid back attitude, as well as the wonderful white beaches and blue waters.

Timothy Haines purchased this cottage in 2013


Orange Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each with adjoining baths and walk-in closets
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Architectural Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

It was just like the previous reviews. It was very clean, had great amenities, it was quiet but yet very convenient to everything. A lot of detail not only in the design of the house which is phenomenal but also the details to the visitors. From the beach towels, beach umbrella, cork screw, Keurig, Ninja Blender, cook ware, utensils, dishes, towels, bedding, etc you could not ask for more. The front porch and back screened in porch was great for wine sipping and listening to the frogs sing. The turtles will come if you feed them. The house is just big enough and comfortable for 4-5 people. We played cards that were provided and used the beach accessories. I cannot say enough about this place, check it out for yourself and enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ooltewah TN

This is a quintessential Southern beach cottage. Beautiful cottage set in a beautiful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage if perfect. It's beautifully set within a wonderful neighborhood called Tannin. The back part of the neighborhood leads to a beautiful state park that has a wonderful greenway walking path. The house is stocked perfectly. You will not be disappointed. I will book again. The only aggravation is having to drive 15 minutes, without traffic, to pick up keys to the property. The Managing company is very nice and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Love the dragon flies and the dragon fly themed decor in cottage. The tortugas in the back "black lagoon" cracked us up! Daughter loved the porches (3). Grandmother 's favorite was her own closet. Grandpa enjoyed open layout to visit with family!

Highly recommend cottage. SAFE neighborhood. Pool is perfect. Easy walk for young people to walk to Tannin beach access. Elders drove to the many little state provided tuck

In beach


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This amazing house is located in a very relaxing setting providing a large number of amenities

  • 5 of 5

This house was truly amazing in the descriptions provided online as well as the actual location. It was very clean, has a fully equipped kitchen and located just 2 minutes from an awesome pool. We feed turtles from the deck during the evenings. In back of this property is a natural preserve with well maintained walking trails that allows individuals to see a wide variety of wild life. Among the many amenities available, the owner provided beach chairs as well as toys for those with children This house was conveniently located to a number of great restaurants, grocery stores and other shops. It was close to just about everything.

It was one of the most relaxing vacations and we will do it again.

Most important, the owner of this house was always available and very helpful in providing information in advance of our arrival. He made every effort to answer all of our questions.

We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northport, Al

Just right!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at the house. It was just perfect for us and our two boys. The front and back porches were a favorite! It was so relaxing and everything was clean and well kept. For future renters- make sure to bring extra toilet paper and dish soap, as those are not provided. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stop searching... this is the house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was perfect for our family of three, and the location is perfect too. If you're looking for that 'home away from home' feeling, this is the rental for you. The kitchen has all you need, the washer and dryer are great, the bathrooms have a lot of storage areas, and the walk-in closets are a bonus! The neighborhood pool is nice, never crowded (while we were there) and in walking distance (the entrance is only a few houses down). Our kiddo loved keeping tabs on the turtles in the water off the back deck. The State Park beach is just a short distance down the road with very neat, clean facilities. The pavilion came handy during an unexpected, short downpour of rain, and the shower houses and bathrooms are nice to have close (especially with a 5 yr old). The beach, of course, is gorgeous and there's plenty of room for all the beach goers.

We cannot say enough good things about the rental owner. Tim kept in communication with us.... even kept us up to date with the weather prior to our trip. Always quick responses! It was apparent Tim cared about the quality of our vacation. Highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.