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Quiet Neighborhood, Close to Beach and Restaurants, Boat and Pet Friendly

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Beautiful cottage style home for your relaxing beach vacation.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Large 4 bedroom home sleeps up to 9

*** Now booking for our fall season - 3 night minimum ***

7 night minimum during the summer high season - Sunday to Sunday.

We have a mosquito control program from Mosquito Joe to help make your stay more comfortable!

The entire family can spend a fun filled week together in our roomy beach cottage. The beach is an easy, short 5 minute drive away and we're located just one block away from the Orange Beach Recreation Center which offers fitness classes, a gym, heated pool and tennis courts for a small daily fee. Our house is conveniently located near restaurants, marinas, and city parks. Osprey Watch, named after our neighborhood's world famous osprey offers you an escape to the coast - as well as an escape from the crowds.

Start your morning off with a cup of coffee in one our rocking chairs on the front porch. A big live oak tree covers our front yard with shade and the front porch has two ceiling fans to keep you cool. You’ll be greeted by the joggers and walkers that enjoy exercising in one of Orange Beach’s most welcoming neighborhoods.

The home features an open floor plan and is furnished 'beach style' with beautiful and comfortable rattan furniture. The living area contains a love seat, sofa, a recliner and an oversized chair with ottoman for kicking up your feet after a busy day at the beach or on the water. Reading lamps grace each side of the room which gives you plenty of light for reading your favorite novels. The room boasts a media center consisting of a new 50' Smart TV, as well as a DVD player, sound bar and Apple TV. The home is Wi-Fi equipped which can be accessed from the entire house, including the porches and deck.

Osprey Watch has been our second home for the past 10 years and our kitchen is equipped better than most rentals. We have a deep fryer, food processor, blender, toaster, iced tea maker, cookie sheets and even a cake pan. There is regular food and then there’s beach food. This kitchen is stocked for beach food! There is even an old fashioned ice cream churn for creating memories as well as a delicious dessert. Our table seats 8 comfortably and two more can eat at the bar.

Osprey Watch sleeps 9 comfortably in their own beds. No need for a sleeper sofa when you have this many beds. All of the bedrooms, including the bunk room have their own LCD TVs. Bedroom #1 has twin beds, Bedroom #2 has a queen as well as a twin bed. The bunk room has twin beds. These bedrooms adjoin a large bathroom with tub/shower combo.

The large master suite has new luxurious bedding and high thread count sheets. An antique desk serves as a makeup table and makes it easy to get ready for dinner at one of Orange Beach’s fabulous restaurants. An ensuite bathroom is decorated with beadboard wainscoting that adds to the cottage style decor. The master has a new LCD Smart TV for watching movies in bed.

One of our favorite features of the house is the HUGE 600 square foot screen porch which runs the entire width of the home. The porch has new wicker furnishings including two wicker chairs and a dining set that seats 6. We spend a lot of time on the porch thanks to three ceiling fans that keep everything cool. Strings of white lights surround the porch in soft light creating a magical atmosphere.

The porch has a ping-pong table as well as a Bimini Ring Game (just like the one at LuLu's). Visitors to our house stay entertained for hours playing this simple game. Be careful if you get challenged to play by one of the kids!

The screen porch opens onto a large deck which has an umbrella covered patio set for additional seating. The deck is also home to a new CharBroil Infrared gas grill and we have sizzling steak plates for serving your creation in style. With all of this, you may find yourself eating out less and enjoying more family time at the cottage. Our backyard is professionally landscaped and managed and is surrounded by a privacy fence so you can feel at ease letting your kids (or pet) play outside.

The neighborhood has 2 private sandy beaches where your kids can play without crowds. In addition, there is another area at the end of our street with a private pier. Around the corner is a small public area with another pier. You are literally surrounded by water in our neighborhood and there are plenty of access points to allow you to enjoy it.

FOR THE BOATER - Our house has ample room to park your boat. We can park our 22 ft bay boat in the driveway and even keep the tow vehicle connected. When you return from a day on the water, a water hose is conveniently located to flush out the motor. Our neighborhood has a private boat launch that provides hassle free launching. The launch is located on Bay La Launch and is convenient for trips to Pirate’s Cove, The Wharf and LuLu’s. Perdido Pass is a short hop away with minimal No Wake Zone waiting.

FOR THE PET LOVER - Our house features a fenced in back yard. The house is pet friendly and most of the house is tile flooring. Our neighborhood is great for dog walking and Orange Beach’s Dog Park is only 1 mile away. Another great option is the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail. It's a wonderful paved trail that runs from Orange Beach to the Gulf State Park. It is pet friendly.

FOR THE FISHERMAN - Our family has been in the charter boat business in Orange Beach for almost 35 years. We have two boats and can accommodate your group from 4 persons to over 20.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1764 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love our house!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $50 nonrefundable fee. Pet fee applies for each pet. Only house trained dogs under 50 lbs are permitted. No cats due to homeowner's allergies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Get away from the crowds on the beach and discover the Orange Beach that the locals know and love. Includes use of a gated, private boat launch at no additional charge to our guests. No need to take boat outside of neighborhood....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books for you to enjoy. Especially John D. MacDonald...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games and puzzles available...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    LCD TVs in all rooms. Smart TVs in living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Access to Amazon Prime. Access to Netflix and Apple TV with your account...moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    While you can just catch a glimpse of the bay from the front porch, the neighborhood is surrounded by water. A leisurely walk around the neighborhood takes you by 4 different waterfront access points...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking and space for boat and trailer...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular drip coffee maker along with a Keurig. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes small appliances such as food processor, iced tea maker, microwave, and toaster....moreless

  • Stove:

    All electric kitchen...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    HUGE screened in porch and large deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Convenient to 4 stops along the Orange Beach Kayak trail...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Privacy fenced landscaped yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New CharBroil InfraRed Gas Grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available for a daily fee at Orange Beach Rec Center...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring
Mar 1 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$190 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,250 $3,750
2017 Summer High Season
May 28 - Aug 6, 2017
1 night min stay
$265
$1,850
August Value Season
Aug 7 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,450
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Nov 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,200 $3,200
Winter 2017
Nov 13 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$170
$1,100 $2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

7 night rentals begin and end on Sunday. Check in after 3 pm. Check out by 10 am.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

33.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola, Florida
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Anchor Bar and Grill (at end of Wilson Blvd)
7.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gulf State Park
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Anchor Bar and Grill (at end of Wilson Blvd)
3.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
You're Here! Beach access

Car: Necessary

Our neighborhood has 3 private beaches, a private boat launch and 2 piers. We are just a short walk from the Orange Beach Rec Center offering a swimming pool, tennis and fitness center.

Hudson Marina at Skull Harbor (.5 miles) offers a Pirate Cruise, Dinner cruises, sailing charters and rental boats.

The children's park at the Orange Beach Waterfront Park is less than 1.5 miles away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Why the Owner Chose Orange Beach, AL, USA:
I grew up walking along the dirt roads (now paved) of this neighborhood between my aunt and uncles house and our family's house. This place has lots of memories for me... catching tadpoles in the streams, seine netting for minnows, learning to drive a boat and fishing with my Dad. There is even a white knuckled ride along Wilson Blvd on the back of my cousin's motorcycle that I'll never forget! We bought this house in 2004 and have spent my family holidays here. Christmas at the beach is one of our longest family traditions and each year we travel down from Georgia to keep it alive for another year. Orange Beach is where we go to relax. For us, that may mean spending time cruising the bay in our boat, enjoying one of the many great restaurants the area has to offer, or just spending time with family.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • Beautiful cottage style home for your relaxing beach vacation.

    Beautiful cottage style home for your relaxing beach vacation.

  • Start your morning off on the rocking chair front porch.

    Start your morning off on the rocking chair front porch.

  • Large dining table and barstools seat 10 for family meal time.

    Large dining table and barstools seat 10 for family meal time.

  • Master bedroom suite with luxury linens has makeup table and reading chair

    Master bedroom suite with luxury linens has makeup table and reading chair

  • Large bedroom with queen and twin beds - decorated beach style, with LCD TV.

    Large bedroom with queen and twin beds - decorated beach style, with LCD TV.

  • Bunk room has its own small dresser and LCD TV

    Bunk room has its own small dresser and LCD TV

  • Large deck overlooks landscaped yard with privacy fence.

    Large deck overlooks landscaped yard with privacy fence.

  • Wicker style dining seats 6 on porch.

    Wicker style dining seats 6 on porch.

  • Plenty of light allows for nighttime family fun on the back porch and deck

    Plenty of light allows for nighttime family fun on the back porch and deck

  • Private beach escape owned by our neighborhood association

    Private beach escape owned by our neighborhood association

  • Our renters get 10% off deep sea fishing charters on our boats

    Our renters get 10% off deep sea fishing charters on our boats

  • Orange Beach Rec Center is just a block away. Pool, gym and more for $5/day

    Orange Beach Rec Center is just a block away. Pool, gym and more for $5/day

  • Osprey Watch is the perfect place to spend a quiet week at the beach

    Osprey Watch is the perfect place to spend a quiet week at the beach

  • Comfortable rattan furniture and 50' LCD TV make for a great living room

    Comfortable rattan furniture and 50' LCD TV make for a great living room

  • Kitchen is ready to prepare your favorite 'beach food'.

    Kitchen is ready to prepare your favorite 'beach food'.

  • Master bath has cottage style decor.

    Master bath has cottage style decor.

  • Two twin beds in the second bedroom - with LCD TV (not shown)

    Two twin beds in the second bedroom - with LCD TV (not shown)

  • Cottage style bath with tub/shower.

    Cottage style bath with tub/shower.

  • HUGE screened porch runs the full width of the house. 3 fans keep you cool.

    HUGE screened porch runs the full width of the house. 3 fans keep you cool.

  • Wicker style porch furniture for enjoying a relaxing drink at the end of the day

    Wicker style porch furniture for enjoying a relaxing drink at the end of the day

  • Small bay front park located one block from house

    Small bay front park located one block from house

  • Our neighborhood's private boat launch is convenient and hassle free

    Our neighborhood's private boat launch is convenient and hassle free

  • Experience an amazing sunrise from Perdido Pass

    Experience an amazing sunrise from Perdido Pass

  • Orange Beach's backcountry trail provides a wonderful place to walk or bike

    Orange Beach's backcountry trail provides a wonderful place to walk or bike

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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