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Slice of Heaven! Boat Slip, Direct Bayou Views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Boat Slip, First Come First Serve

8A is a Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath Coastal condo with direct views of Cotton Bayou from all three bedrooms, deck and living room. Our Unit is located at the end of the drive closest to the water so to provide a peaceful private environment. The kitchen with stainless steel appliances is stocked with new dishes, pots & pans, bake ware & utensils needed to provide a quick snack or a large meal. The Master bedroom includes its own bath with a walk in tile shower, Queen bedroom and a Double Twin bedroom to fit all of your sleeping needs. All bedrooms feature beautiful bedding with bright white crisp linens while the bathrooms each have hotel quality towels.

Jerrie DuCharme
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Jerrie DuCharme

My husband Mike and I (Jerrie) live in Southwest Michigan along the Lake Michigan coast. We discovered and fell in love with the Orange Beach Gulf Shores area about 10 yrs ago when vacationing with our 2 daughters.

Jerrie DuCharme purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jerrie DuCharme chose Alabama

Mike and I bought Unit 6B, a 2 bedroom 2 bath in this same fantastic complex 5 yrs ago. We loved it so much that when Unit 8A became available we just couldn't pass up the opportunity. Cotton Bayou Condominiums is a safe, beautiful coastal non high rise complex close to everything. It would be our wish to share beautiful Orange Beach with everyone.

What makes this condo unique

With the rental of this unit you are able to launch and dock your boat in our 1st come 1st serve boat slip making for a short easy access to the Gulf for fishing or to enjoy miles & miles of inshore boating fun. The dock has a fish cleaning station for Mike and sitting areas where I enjoy watching sunsets with a glass of wine of course!


Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Pensacola Regional (PNS)
Nearest Barpub
0.16 Miles
Cottons Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.16 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Across the street

Numerous restaurants within minutes of Cotton Bayou Condominiums. Excellent inshore and offshore fishing in the area. We will be happy to recommend some excellent charter captains to ensure a memorable fishing adventure. There is a State Park fishing pier a short drive down the road if that is your fishing style. From the must see Pensacola Naval Air Museum to the Gulf Adventure Center where you will find zip lines, paddle boarding & kayaking should provide entertainment for all.


Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I do refund 100% if a named storm is forecast for Orange Beach Alabama. Jerrie
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hallway between Twin and Queen Bedrooms
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master Bath with Tiled walk in shower
  • Two bathrooms one private for the master bedroom and the other shared
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bedroom with 32 in flat screen & private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom with flat screen television and DVD player
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom
  • Master suite
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We tried to think of everything including Pool Towels for your convenience!


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Slice of Heaven! Boat Slip, Direct Bayou Views.
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Cotton Bayou unit 8A July 3-10 and our stay could not have been more pleasant. The condo appears to have been recently renovated and is immaculate and simply, but beautifully decorated. Very comfortable beds and furniture. Nice dishes and cookware in kitchen. Not cheap stuff like most rental units. Fresh flowers on the dining table when we arrived were a very nice touch! Covered parking within a few steps of stairs is very convenient. This is a great place to stay if you own a boat. The boat ramp on property is super convenient! The docks are nice and several slips were available. Owner is very pleasant to work with. She emailed detailed instructions prior to our arrival and we had no issues with anything at all while we were there. We have spent a lot of time in Orange Beach and this has been, by far, our favorite place to stay. We hope to be able to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. You are welcome back anytime! Jerrie
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Great place! Great views!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy staying here. The unit is close to the docks so it is a short walk down to the boat. The unit is also very close to the pool. It has great views of the Bayou and Docks out of every window.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Every thing was perfect including the view.

  • 5 of 5

Cotton Bayou Condominiums are a nice well kept secret in Orange Beach

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven for sure!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family vacation! I have stayed at lot of VRBO's and Air BNB's and this condo set the bar high! The kitchen was well stocked along with everything else in the condo. This was plenty big for our family. The location was perfect and loved that the condo was on the end. The view of the bay is breath taking! I look forward to staying here very soon! We are already wanting to plan a fall trip!

We met several people who lived at the complex and everyone was so friendly!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

It was really nice having immediate access to the bayou for kayaking and fishing. I saw some sting rays and caught some fish right from the docks. This condo is the closest to the water, you could fish from your balcony. The owner answered the phone when I called with questions and was very helpful. The manager was also very helpful. This area in general is for families and is watched over well by law enforcement and managers! If you want to party head over to Panama City. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes, but we liked to head down to the state park to avoid the crowds. It was a 10 minute drive, not too bad. The park itself was really nice too.

So bring a fishing pole and have fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's very nice, clean and peaceful condo. We really enjoyed it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

If you plan to bring your own boat, proof of insurance & registration must be provided to Cotton Bayou Property Management before launching.

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.