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Quiet Neighborhood, Close To Beach And Restaurants, Boat and Pet Friendly

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,764 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Royce Ard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Why Royce Ard chose Alabama

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.

Map

Cosmo's Restaurant & Bar
The Gulf
Tacky Jack's Tavern & Grill
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
Louisiana Lagniappe
Cobalt
Franco's Italian Restaurant
Wolf Bay Lodge
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Moe's Original Bar B Que
Bravo Tacos
Another Broken Egg
Flippers
Nearest Airport
33.7 Miles
Pensacola, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Anchor Bar and Grill (at end of Wilson Blvd)
Nearest Golf
7.6 Miles
Gulf State Park
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Anchor Bar and Grill (at end of Wilson Blvd)
Nearest Beach
3.4 Miles
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.

Amenities

Orange Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1764 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bunkroom - 1 bunk bed
    Master - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this beautiful house for a long weekend/girls trip. The owner has a binder set up that provides information about local stuff which helped us find things easier. Owner was super nice and easy to get a hold which made things easier when you're on a trip. If you're looking for a nice, quite place to stay, I'd recommend staying here! Thank you again for opening up your home for us and being kido (dog) friendly!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Osprey Watch. It is a beautiful house and very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. We were able to fix all of our meals with no problems at all. The kids loved the screened in porch and ping-pong table. They played out on the porch most of the time when we were at the house.

The owner was more than accommodating. He kept us up to date on the hurricane that hit the day we had planned to arrive. He was flexible and let us change our arrival date, but not miss a minute of the vacation time that we had planned. He was easy to communicate with and returned all of my texts very quickly.

We will definitely try to stay here again, and again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Osprey Watch. The location is perfect - it's close enough to everything that we could easily hop in the car and be anywhere we wanted to be in under half an hour, but far enough from the center of tourism that we could relax and take the kids and dog on daily walks. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly, and the mosquito program is top notch. The house itself is gorgeous, well stocked, and very comfortable. Don't expect the private neighborhood beaches to hold a candle to the tourism beach, but they were just enough to let the dog and kids experience the ocean. Mr. Ard is fantastic with customer service, communicating with us every step of the way - from planning things to do with our family, to providing "local driver" directions to the house, to ensuring we were prepared and comfortable with unlocking the house, right down to letting us know our deposit was processing. If you want a home-away-from-home vacation that is close enough to all the good Southern food you could eat, Osprey Watch is your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Hope to have you back again soon.
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Ospry Watch in Orange Beach, AL

  • 5 of 5

Open, clean and comfortable with all necessary amenities. Location is great for total beach experience. The owner was very nice and available without being intrusive. I highly recommend this property for a fun get away!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a nice week at Osprey Watch. The owner was great to work with and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time in Orange Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Osprey Watch is a great place to spend time with the family and close to everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. We spent the week at Royce's and felt it was a home that offered privacy plus had amenities we really used: for cooking, making smoothies, feeling safe with our kids playing outside, grilling out and it's right down the street from the Orange Beach Activity Center. At the Center, we got to play tennis, grabbed a quick workout (which helped after an Original Oyster House PoBoy) and got some laps in at the pool (drop in fee applies). Looking forward to going back to Orange Beach and recommend staying at Osprey Watch!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.