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The Original Retreat - Orange Beach, AL

23 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 1 dog max 
28251 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

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Bayfront home w/ amazing views, pier, boat slip, & private smokehouse - one dog

Looking for a place to feel as though you are truly away from it all? Want to be minutes to restaurants and shopping? Then look no further than The Original Retreat!

Located off of Canal Road in Orange Beach, with trees on either side of the road, this home can only be described as an escape from reality! At the end of the road, there is a circular driveway with the house and smokehouse that sits on 7 acres. Feel free to use the smokehouse to try your best-smoked recipes!

This home makes you feel like you are at an old beach house, and yet offers plenty of modern amenities. The floor plan is very open. Walk in and the kitchen is to the right. The kitchen has pots, pans, and utensils so you may cook or bake during your vacation. Step down to a living area that runs the length of the house, a flatscreen television, and plenty of seating. The entire living area has large windows to enjoy the amazing view!

Two bedrooms are to the left as you walk in. One bedroom has two bunk beds with twin-size beds on top and bottom. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed. Both bedrooms have televisions. There is also a full-size bathroom in the hall with a tub/shower combination.

The master bedroom suite is on the left-side of the house. There is a King-sized bed and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. The half bathroom is located in the hall off the master bedroom side of the house. There is a laundry room on that side as well with a washer and dryer.

Look outside from anywhere in the kitchen or living area and see what appears to be your own paradise! Your side views are wooded and there is a path down to the pier. At the pier, there is a place you may fish off of, store your boat in the slip (please note a lift is not provided), drop a crab trap, or simply jump in the water for a swim! There are 300 feet of shoreline to sit or play at the water's edge. Enjoy memorable sunrise and sunsets from the pier. If you plan to bring a boat, you are minutes from local restaurants and bars who welcome boat traffic! There are also bicycles onsite that you may borrow and enjoy during your stay.

One dog is welcome for a small nightly fee.

Come and escape to paradise as The Original Retreat!

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: 2019-4502



Washer/dryer : Private

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Central AC


Wood-burning fireplace

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23 reviews

April B. Oct 2020
Loved this little house on the bay. Perfect for our family!
Jason G. Aug 2020
The house was clean, the location was close to everything, and we really enjoyed our stay. The check in process was simple. The house had all cooking utensils, pots, and pans that you would need to cook meals. It also had a crock pot. The yard was large enough for our dogs to run and there was plenty of privacy. My boys enjoyed fishing off the pier and watching the dolphins in the early mornings. We had 6 in our party and never had to wait on the water to heat up after showers. There was plenty of room to stretch out and make ourselves comfortable. There were boogie boards and a couple of bikes in the shed which was also a really nice surprise. When we plan our next trip to Orange Beach this will be our go to rental. It had all the amenities and was perfect for our family.
Josh M. Jul 2020
Perfect for families, boats and dogs.
John C. Jun 2020
Scenic views of sunsets and dolphins each night. Great dock for fishing and swimming. In town, yet you feel like your at a secluded retreat. House had everything needed, minus the WIFI, but you can still get a signal or hotpot. Later bed could use a newer mattress but theirs another queen bed if your party isn’t using all the beds. Would stay again and plan to get back.
Jet C. Mar 2020
Loved that it was mostly private. Loved the space. Loved the area and convenience it was located at.
Liked that it still had cable tv with all the movie channels.
Vacasa management was always quick with any issue I had or just to leave a message to say hello and how we were doing.
TRACY M. Sep 2019
This place was perfect! Everyone, including the dog loved it!! We are planning our next stay for 2020!!
Alyssa S. Sep 2019
We love The Original Retreat! We have our annual family trip in Orange Beach, AL and this house by far been our favorite! From fishing off the dock, to playing at the private beach, & even getting to bring our boat and use the boat lift at the dock, this house has EVERYTHING!
Joseph M. Aug 2019
Everything was as advertised or better!
Ryan W. May 2019
This place was perfect! Very private, clean, and convenient to everything. The best part was being able to bring our dog Jeffrey and he had plenty of outdoor space to run and play. Highly recommend.
Hayley G. Apr 2019
This is our 2nd stay at this home and have a 3rd planned. We love the location - close enough to stores, restaurants by car and boat but feels secluded tucked away on 7 wooded acres. Has a little beach so our dog loves it too! The large dock is great for our boat from swimming, tubing, to heading out to fish. House was clean and open, airy feel. We even used the smokehouse this time - great brisket!
kimberli w. Apr 2019
The house was great and the lot with view was AMAZING. Will definitely stay again. Thanks so much!
Michelle P. Sep 2018
My husband and I stayed here for a little getaway and absolutely loved it! It was very secluded and has gorgeous views of the bay. This has been our favorite house in gulf shores, We will definitely be back!
Bubba G. Aug 2018
Yes, it is rustic, but the house is modern and super comfy. The pier is to die for and the endless, clean sandy beach. My kids loved it. We will be back.
Laura H. Jul 2018
Conveniently located but feel secluded. We brought our crab traps and enjoyed catching crabs off the dock. We also caught some redfish but were too small and threw back. The house was spacious and our 10-year old loved the bunk!