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Renovated 2014, Affordable Piece Of The Beach! :)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach Side, 1 Bedroom, Patio Side View Of The Gulf

Welcome to your piece of Sugar Beach! Just recently (Feb, 2014) finished renovations on my unit!

~1 mile from Live Bait, ~5 miles from FloraBama, and ~20 minutes from the Foley outlet mall. And more importantly: its ON the beach!

Sugar Beach is located across the street from the Gulf State Park, which gives us a 2-sided advantage. On the bay side, this unit is across the street from several biking trails (Rosemary Dunes Trail), and on the beach side, has significantly less people to worry about, as there's little development between us and the Gulf State Pier. You can enjoy the beach without stepping over 20 people to get to the water because of the location.

Sugar Beach features 4 pools, 1 of which is heated during the cooler months. Our parking is underneath the units, so your car wont be 5000 degrees all day long. There is a near permanent state of people grilling out, the environment tends to be family oriented and friendly, and if you pan through the reviews of other units, everybody loves these for the bang for the buck.

This particular unit has new granite, paint, air conditioning unit (late 2013), the walls were all stripped and smoothed down, the king size bed is new as of 2014, all of the furniture was removed and replaced with much more tasteful options. The unit even had 2 old CRT TV's when I bought it... those are now wall mounted LCD's with blu ray players, and a high speed DSL connection with wireless access. Dont laugh - you may get a sunburn and really appreciate having them around! Faucets are new, sinks are new, appliances are new stainless steel units, and the dreaded popcorn ceilings are gone.

This unit looks amazing and offers updated amenities with a price that's hard to beat.

...and of course, it's on the BEACH!

NOTE ON SECURITY DEPOSIT: this is 100% refunded once my cleaning service verifies you havent destroyed or stolen anything. To date, I’ve never had to keep a penny of this. Just dont damage anything and this will be sent back the day you check out. Takes ~2-5 days to be at your door, generally. If you do damage something, it's in your best interest to be forthcoming and let us know. Accidents happen. I'd rather take care of it in a civil manner than one involving legalities and a lot of paperwork!

Note: In the past, I noticed somebody had flipped the futon, and it does NOT feel the same on both sides. It's only meant to lay ONE way. If you sit on the futon and it feels like a torture device, please flip it over, and it'll feel like a mattress again.

More Details

Owner
Sean Barmettler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Sean Barmettler

I've lived across the Southeast, Aleutian Islands, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Belgium, and seen 20+ other countries.

It's been an amazing ride and we've met some incredible friends, but the Gulf Coast is home!

Ever since living here, it was my dream to own a condo here. In 2010 that dream finally came true. I'll rent this until I'm ready to retire, and I might one day call this place home again in the future.

Sean Barmettler purchased this condo in 2010

Why Sean Barmettler chose Alabama

I'm about to turn 34 and bought this unit in 2010. It was never rented because I allowed my family to stay in it after my dad and brother died. That's a downer of a detail, but I dont know how else to explain it not renting for 3+ years. It was a place to allow my mother to see her grandchildren, our other relatives in the area, and regain our senses where my family considers 'home.' My ex wife actually wanted this in the divorce, but it means too much to give up!

To that end, I've poured a lot of heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, and money into this unit. It's not just a mass rented unit: it's something I'm proud of, and it shows.

The unit was renting just fine prior to my renting it, but it wasnt something I could introduce to friends and say 'THIS IS MINE!' Now, it definitely is. I've made every inch I touched a product of the labor of love, not simply a unit seeking maximum capitalization rate. I worked so hard that I was actually anxious about renting it!

The environment is perfect for relaxing or partying, the prices are affordable, and I always leave the beach with more friends than I arrived with. And now you can enjoy the result of a lot of labor and a lot of love.

What makes this condo unique

Sugar Beach has enough pools that if you want to relax around a pool, enjoying the Gulf breeze, you wont have to compete with 100 other people. If you want adult conversation, chances are the upstairs pool isnt taken, while the kids are by the downstairs kiddie pool areas. If you want to cook out, that's right by the pool. If you want a snack and dont want to cook it, there's even a 'Sugar Shack' which makes burgers and other snacks, right there by the pool/beach.

You really do get a lot for your money with these units. Why go to the beach and think 'we shouldnt eat out again... we're spending so much already.' Stay here, and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Amenities

Orange Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , This is the bathroom attached to the upstairs bedroom
    downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , This shower is all new tile from ceiling to floor!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room futon mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon , this is a legitimate mattress futon, not just a cushion
    Master bedroom - 1 king
  • Upstairs bedroom features a king size bed on a low-rise European looking (we used the same one in Belgium) pull out drawers. The lower mattress futon is an actual mattress - not just a thick cushion on top of a futon frame. We bring a pillow topper when we visit and we'll often sleep downstairs ourselves.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Renovated 2014, Affordable Piece Of The Beach! :)
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo right on the beach. We have stayed at Sugar Beach several times before but we will be repeat renters of this condo from now on. This has been our best trip and best stay. The owner is extremely helpful and quick to respond to any question that may arise. The condo is clean and well stocked. Perfect view of the sunset from the balcony. We have really enjoyed our stay here and can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay to relax and recharge! Had a wonderful time and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The location on the beach is great. Toward the end of the condos. Plenty of open beach. The sand is powdery soft. All 3 pools are clean and beautiful.

The room (381) was updated and charming and extremely affordable. Comfortable for my wife and 2x daughters for a week. Clean and tidy. Would definitely stay here again.

Thanks a ton for the great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Hokes Bluff, Alabama
5

Family time!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our family time! If giving the opportunity will stay again. The only downfall was that the room didnt have a pitcher to make sweet tea in! Would have stayed longer but one must go back to work😀

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will return

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience from booking, to when it was time to leave. Great place and great value! Sean was very helpful when we had questions and quick to respond. We hope to return again next year and will definitely check to see if this place is available before booking anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Marion, IL
5

Hangout Music Fest

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with an awesome owner. Sean provided all the information needed along the process and during the stay. Highly recommend this condo to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Pensacola - PNS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Live Bait
Nearest Beach
outside the front door
Car: not necessary

Our newly renovated (finished early 2014) unit is located beach side, 3rd floor, on some of the most beautiful beaches you could hope for in the continental US. We are across the street from Rosemary Dunes Trail in the Gulf State Park if you're interested in leisure biking, and 1.4 miles from Live Bait if you're not interested in leisure at all!

A couple of miles into Gulf Shores, the state pier is available if you're interested in fishing, or just watching what our locals manage to pull up that day. The legendary FloraBama is of course a quick cab ride away - maybe 5 miles further into Orange Beach.

Sugar Beach itself is located conveniently next to an empty lot and the Gulf State Park, so if you just want to grab some rum and some sun, we tend to have significantly less people competing for the sand than other condos. This also works out if you're just after some shells, as there's a good stretch between Sugar Beach and the Gulf State Pier in which there's very few people on the beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 11.0%

If you cancel 30+ days out, it's 100% refundable. Cancelling within 7 days of the reservation is subject to a $100 penalty. Cancelling 3 days out is subject to 100% forfeiture. We simply cant risk the unit being empty during prime time due to a last second booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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