USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Orange Beach Listing #29882

Tidewater #506 - Orange Beach, AL

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29 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Breezy Gulf front condo w/ indoor pool, outdoor pool, & exercise room!

Welcome to Tidewater! This Gulf front condo, centrally located in Orange Beach, features space for six guests, an upscale layout, full kitchen, and a private balcony with incredible views. Guests of this rental will enjoy access to a number of on-site amenities including shared pools, a hut tub, fitness room, and a private, beach boardwalk. We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

What’s nearby:
Check out Gulf State Park for days of fishing, hiking, and beautiful scenic views, only two miles away. Craft Farms and Peninsula Golf Courses await those looking to play a few rounds, both less than 15 miles from your front door. Just three miles away, Orange Beach Marina offers fishing charters, dolphin cruises, and watersports equipment rentals. And when you get hungry, GTs on the Bay, the Flora-Bama Yacht Club, and Big Fish are all popular restaurants within three miles of this complex.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Sofabed included
Elevator in the building
Central air conditioning
Group and snowbird friendly. Please contact us for special rates.
This condo allows monthly reservations between January 1st and March 15th.

The property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.
This rental is located on floor 5.

Parking Notes: There are two parking spaces available in the complex parking lot. Complimentary parking passes will be provided for you in your unit. Please display these passes on the dash of your vehicle.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

Water Access: This property is located on the beach and has a boardwalk for easy access. Enjoy!

Other permit number: 2019-2439

Other tax number: 31838

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

AMENITIES

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Gulf front

Gulf view

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Indoor pool

Sauna : Shared

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

Parking & access

Elevator

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

29 reviews

Kimberly S. Aug 2021
Over all its. 4/5 stars for me.

Several things need to be replaced or updated but for my family of two adults and three children it was perfect. Great pool and short walk down the path to the beach.
James K. Aug 2021
Great location and view. Convenient to grocery stores, etc.
Melodie G. Aug 2021
The location of the condo is great. It has an indoor and outdoor pool which kept either from being too crowded even at the busy times.
However, we did have a leak in the ceiling (it was literally raining in the condo). Vacasa did send someone but they set up two very large blowers and a large dehumidifier that took up the whole hallway and dining area (already a small condo made much smaller). We were aware they would enter our condo while we were at dinner but were not told about any equipment that would be set up. I had to turn it off at night so everyone could sleep (they were right beside the bunks). I told the Vacasa rep that I was doing so. While we were at the beach the next day, someone entered our condo unannounced with no notice and turned them back on. When I asked the rep to make sure to notify us next time she said she would try but could not promise they would let us know! That gave me pause to think that someone could enter the unit unannounced at any time. In addition, the sliding door to the balcony was duck taped (literally) and was extremely hard to open. They warned us about that when we checked in but of course not when renting. We rent a lot of condos in Orange Beach (I’ve been coming for 20 years now) and this is the only time I have ever left a bad review or thought to myself that I would not be using a certain property management company again.
Manager response:
Hi, Melodie! Thank you for telling us about your stay. We are disappointed to read we did not meet your expectations. The leak was from another unit, so the HOA had to handle it and were the ones to set up and monitor the fans. The sliding glass door will be replaced as soon as production and shipping delays allow this to happen. We hope to provide you with a better experience next time.
Brian B. Jun 2021
Balcony door was hard to open. Dryer took multiple cycles to dry clothes.
Daniel B. Jun 2021
I would absolutely not recommend this property to anyone. This unit had stained dirty sheets, the condo itself felt dirty, baseboards were filthy and tub would not drain. My biggest complaint is the stained sheets on ALL beds and the air condition unit. The unit runs off sensors. It will not allow you set it below 72, will not allow you to see the current temperature and also if you are not in the room, the temperature changes to 78 and once back in the room, the unit takes hours to cool down. Also the doors have sensors on them and if left open for one minute, the air will turn off. Not a huge deal with the doors being open except the sliding glass door was broke and held on when duct tape so the top of the door didn’t close all the way which kept making the air turn off. This should definitely be disclosed when renting that the air will not go below 72 and when no movement inside, the air goes all the way up to 78. Sensors are located inside the unit as well. I contacted a representative for Vacasa and she was very kind about the sheets and air. She had new sheets delivered and the air condition tech to call me but he advised nothing to could be done with the air and to deal with it.
Manager response:
Daniel, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are truly sorry to hear about the unfortunate issues affecting your stay. Please know this is not the standard grade of presentation that we provide, and that we take this feedback seriously. Your concerns regarding cleanliness have been addressed with housekeeping to ensure that our expectations are being met for every guest moving forward. The local manager has also addressed the maintenance issues you brought to our attention and has worked diligently to resolve them. While it does not negate the experience you had, we hope the refund you were given is indicative of our efforts to make things right. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to provide you with a truly exceptional vacation experience in the future.
Olivia G. Apr 2021
This was an amazing place to stay to get away to the beach for a few days. Easy access to a nice beach and close to shops.
Andrew H. Apr 2021
Fam of 4 with two young children. We enjoyed our spring break in Orange Beach! Tidewater is in a great location and #506 met our needs. That said, we did think this place was a little rough around the edges. 2.75 starts / B- overall. Here are a few things to note and areas where the property could improve going forward:
-No spatula, coffee filters, spices in the kitchen
-Clothes dryer would not run unless we slammed the door shut. Opening the door, the dryer would continue to run. Very inefficient having to run on high for two hours to dry a load of towels
-Paper thin T.P.
-Cheap feeling, itchy sheets (like $49 motel cheap)
-No sleeping pillow for the pullout bed
-Master bed is a double / full size - Queen would be ideal for two adults
-Bunk bed mattresses need to be replaced. They are very worn out
-Sliding door is unreasonably difficult to slide
-Cracking, peeling paint throughout the unit
-Refrigerator would over-condensate once we placed groceries in it and leaked a large puddle onto the floor even when notching it down to a lower temp setting. Rust spots forming on the front of the refrigerator.

For the price, we would probably consider other units but would stay here again if others unavailable.

Hope this helps prospective renters as well as owners to make a more enjoyable experience for their renters!

Manager response:
Hi, Andrew! Thank you for telling us about your Tidewater experience. The refrigerator line was backed up and has been fixed, the sliding glass door has been serviced, and pillows are provided for the sleeper sofa. We were unable to discover any issues with the dryer or paint. We appreciate you staying with us!
Krista K. Mar 2021
We loved practically everything about our condo!! The view was great, nice and clean! Only down fall are the mattress very thin and uncomfortable. Other than that everything was great!
Michelle W. Nov 2020
My husband and I rented this condo for a couple of days, 2 months after Hurricane Sally. It is a 1 bedroom with a queen size bed, a bunk bed in the hallway, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. It is perfect for a family getaway. The kitchen was well equipped with a coffee maker, dishwasher, refrigerator, dishes, etc. The balcony overlooks the pool and faces the Gulf. It is an absolutely beautiful view! Because of Sally, we weren't able to access the hot tub and gym but, they called us ahead of time to let us know. Construction workers were there working but, they weren't very noisy. We very much enjoyed our stay and hated to leave. We will definitely come back!
Chelsea B. Sep 2020
Highly recommend ! Very clean and nice! Close to the beach and walking distance to restaurants
Rena M. Aug 2020
There was everything there for an easy vacation. There were even beach chairs under the bunk beds. This is not the case in other condos we have rented and was a nice find.
Stacy C. Jul 2020
Wonderful view
Dallas R. Jul 2020
We have stayed in this unit for the past 4 summers, and have already booked for next summer. We, being me, my wife, and my two sons...currently 11 and 5. We love it, but there are a couple tweaks that we would like to see. If the bedroom were rearranged to a mirror image...by moving the bed to the other wall, it seems like it would really open the space up. The TV stand in the living room seems like it could be updated to a functional “buffet” style dresser and could serve as clothing storage, since the unit can sleep 5-6 people. Other than that, it’s exactly the place we need.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Dallas. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We will certainly keep your comments in mind when planning updates for the home. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Martha P. Jun 2020
Easy access to the beach!
Laura B. Jun 2020
Great location, price and availability.
r david f. May 2020
Awesome unit with view of water. Listened to the waves at night. Property next door is under construction and the property past that is closed for remodel so there are about 400 yards of empty beach.
Barry L. Mar 2020
Tidewater has a great location toward the eastern end of the island which means less beach traffic. Great views with few things to get in the way. Condo was clean and comfortable!
Barry L. Mar 2020
Great location and facilities.
Joey H. Dec 2019
This condo was very nice and clean. The whole facility was clean and well kept.

Your confirmation email might say that you do not need parking passes. This is false. We receive a warning on our windshield from the facility security people. There will be a parking pass in your room. Use it. The facility security personnel are very active. Maybe a little overzealous, but they do a good job.

You can’t go wrong with this condo. 5 stars all the way.
Robert B. Dec 2019
Everything was very clean and I had no problems accessing the property nor my unit .
Allen G. Aug 2019
We have stayed at The Tidewater several times over the last few years and love it
Terri B. Jul 2019
I don’t feel the unit was properly cleaned before we arrived. The sliding glass door handle came off shortly after we arrived.
Hope M. Jun 2019
Great and clean condo
Paula H. Mar 2019
Unit phone didn’t work, WiFi didn’t initially work, trouble with elevators in building one day-had to walk up to unit.(realize elevator not your fault)
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Jean H. Oct 2018
Check in & out was very easy For being newly renovated.. appliances were very old, dishes / knives were not a complete set
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Teresa D. Sep 2018
Nice, clean unit. Bed comfy and we were supplied with plenty of towels, etc.
Nicole P. Jun 2018
Only negatives were no closets to put things for 5 people and wish we would've known about the loud construction next door.
Manager response:
We're very sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. This issue occurred under a previous management company. Our local teams are working with that company to learn from feedback and fix any issues. We just started managing this unit and would love for you to try staying with Vacasa in the future to experience our world class service.
Stephanie K. Apr 2018
had a great time...the staff onsite was very friendly and helpful