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Happiness Found ~ Summer House 601a, Orange Beach, Alabama Vacation Rental by Owner

Summer House, Orange Beach Vacation Rental Condo


  •  337-247-3997
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

  • Bedrooms:
    3
  • Bathrooms:
    2
  • Sleeps:
    8
  • Condo
  • Reviews:
    67
  • Views:
    99791

Last Updated: 02/19/2024

no service fees

Description

Find Happiness at Summer House 601A~ Huge Corner Balcony

        
Come find Happiness on our spacious corner balcony with that awe-inspiring view!
Read what our guests say about visiting Summer House 601aHappiness ~ And save hundreds compared to VRBO!



        March & Summer 2024 rates are posted:  Summer rents Saturday to Saturday only Just feel the happiness the minute you walk into 601A. Owners are from South Louisiana so we offer" Lagniappe' . We are seasoned vacation home owners who know how to make your stay memorable.   The unit has been recently remodel with NEW high impact sliding glass doors and new railings.  Both of our bathrooms have new custom showers & new tiled surround with soaker tub. We worked hard to get back to Happiness after Hurricane Sally in 2021 and it's paid off!  Fresh new walls, painting, furnishings, lighting, bedding . Then in 2022 came the new AC unit & fridge....our guests are loving it!!  We cater to the families with three private bedrooms that all have gulf views. Master offers a king bed, queen in second bedroom.  Third is a bunk room with twin beds for up to 4 children, teens or guests. Sleeps a max of 8 humans in beds (I do not offer a sofabed).  Our rates are hundreds less than similar condos on other rental sites. Vacation in luxury in that perfectly comfortable spot while you deal directly with owner/manager.  No booking fees or management fees!

  Our kitchen is fully equiped & ready to make meals with new stainless appliances and a guest favorite ~ high capacity standalone icemaker. Make your martini in style at our new bar area with a full bar set with all kinds lots of drinkware & tons of koozies. Enjoy our extras like our FlexBrew coffee station that makes a 12 cup pot or use Keurig pods, Cajun seasonings & spices, rice cooker & a crock pot.  Make yourself at home in the comfy living room with plenty of space to watch the Smart TV to log into your Netflix,Hulu, Peacock, Max and Prime accounts or just gaze at the gulf right from one of the swivel rockers.  The 6 ways for you to see the water from the wrap around balcony, you'll never get tired that gorgeous gulf!  Want to wake up to the sunrise?  Easy to do from any bedroom.  Master bedroom has a plush king mattress with fresh bedding and decor.  Guest bedroom boast a comfy queen bed and the kids will love the double bunks.   Each bedroom has a flat screen and DVD player in LR ready for those rainy days (bonus ~ we have LOTS games, puzzles and  DVDs for the kids our wall unit cabinet).  We are experienced condo owners who know that our guest expect a high level of comfort.  No carpet anywhere; entire condo has Saltillo tile. Summer House is centrally located near lots restaurants, shopping and fun activities like the The Gulf State Park, OWA Amusement Park & The Wharf.....or maybe The Flora-Bama?  Walk across the street to Wal-Mart market or breakfast at Waffle House...the new hot CoastAL resturant is within walking distance if you're up to it!   Once you're back from the beach, we have a full size wash-dryer to get you ready for the next day.  Pickleball & tennis courts/ basketball goal all across the street.

No need to fight the restaurants for a beach side table with you can indulge right outside our doors. Dine inside or out right on the corner ~ our favorite place is on our huge balcony for a magical sunrise.   Our guests say they favorite place is in one of our three rocking chairs facing the beach. Our balcony is HUGE (480 sq feet to be exact!)  so lots of space to find lots of Happiness!  Read our reviews for guest insight.

We're making Summer House even better than ever!
Summer House building B will be under restoration from Sept. 2023 - May 2023.  They will have staging material in front of that part of the parking lot and you may hear some noise during 8- 5 daylight hours.  The outdoor pool with remain OPEN and so is all of the resort other than B building.  Our building will under go the same restorations Aug. 2024 - May 2025.  We will NOT have any guests at this time but B building is allowed to have guests.  The outdoor pool will be CLOSED at this time.

PLEASE NOTE:
*** Calendar & rates are updated for a quick reference on minimum stay and pricing.  I work during the day so please note an e-mail  inquiry is best way to get details on how to book with us.

We also have a second 3/2 rental in the same Summer House building:  705A ~ 
See ecbyo.com/9900 or more details at SandMannRentals.com
*We do not book winter guests for more than 4 weeks.
*Parking passes are required by the HOA & paid for upon entry at the guard shack
Our physical address is 25020 Perdido Beach Blvd in Orange Beach, AL

 ~ Please give some details about yourself, where you're traveling from and how you found us  when you inquire.  This lets us see if Happiness is the best fit for both of us. Please check rates and availabilty prior to sending inquiry.  ****

Availability

Rates

From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
03-01-2024
03-22-2024
$295.00 $900.00 $1,750.00 -- 3
03-22-2024
04-04-2024
$400.00 -- $2,650.00 -- 4
05-25-2024
06-29-2024
-- -- $4,000.00 -- 7
06-29-2024
07-06-2024
-- -- $4,250.00 -- 7
07-06-2024
08-03-2024
-- -- $4,000.00 -- 7
08-03-2024
08-31-2024
$450.00 -- $2,880.00 -- 5

Cleaning: $200

Credit Card Convenience Fee: 4% Optional

Refundable Security Deposit: $250

Parking Registration: $50

No Booking or Management fees & all taxes are included. Deal direct with owner:

Payment is by paper check,CC(with fee) or money order. Personal VENMO is accepted for deposits only. Credit cards incure a 4% fee. I do not rely on a management company to make sure you have a fantastic experience. Rates INCLUDE the 16% tax.  Cleaning fee is paid upon check out directly to the service. Welcome gifts included. Summer House allows 2 cars to park & fee paid upon arrival to property.

Check-In Time:   3:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM

Amenities

Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
Entertainment
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Netflix
Games
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
General
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Pack and Play
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Room
  • Wireless Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Indoor pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
Parking
  • Parking for 2 cars
Boating
  • Trailer Parking Nearby

Activities

Gulf Shores Alabama Restaurants
  • Gulf State Park - Best Beach
  • Cosmo's
  • The Hangout
  • Tacky Jacks
  • Hazel's Nook
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Hog Wild BBQ
  • Gulf Island Grill
  • Fish River Grill
  • Cobalt
Orange Beach Alabama Restaurants
  • Fisher's
  • Cosmo's
  • Cobalt
  • Shipp's Harbour
  • The Gulf
  • Cafe Grazie
  • Doc's Seafood Shack
  • Cayman Grill
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Ginny Lane Bar&Grill
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Gilbey's Seafood
  • Anchor Bar & Grill
  • Villaggio Grille
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Live Bait
  • Cotton's
  • Brick & Spoon
  • Hazel's Family Seafood
  • Voyagers
Orange Beach Alabama Activities
  • Dolphin Fun Cruises
  • Orange Beach Sailing Charters
  • Dolphin Tours
  • The Wharf
  • ABC Parasail
  • Adventure Island
  • Dolphin Tales
  • Coast Cab
  • Getaway Charters
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Boat Rentals
  • Breakout Game
  • Blalock Seafood Market
  • Happy Harbor
  • Paddled by You
  • Coastal Kayak Excursions
  • Beach Bike Rentals
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Freebird Charters
  • Wahoo Watersports
  • Golf Course

Reviews

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Mary Jane Bauer

Thanksgiving/Birthday Gathering    Nov 20, 2023

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Renting 601a and 705a from Stephanie was the perfect combination for our family gathering. It didn’t matter what the weather was with a well equipped kitchen, heated indoor pool and lots of board games. Also there were great views from the balconies. We highly recommend both condos.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

So happy you had a great birthday celebration with your family! Thanks for the kind words!

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Lisa L.

Wonderful Condo    Nov 05, 2023

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This was my first time staying at Summer House 601A. Everything that you could need is in condo and a wonderful location with grocery stores and restaurants nearby. Wonderful balcony to enjoy morning coffee, listen to the waves and relax. Hope to be back soon.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Lisa! Happy to have you anytime!

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Linda

Great Getaway    Oct 08, 2023

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This was our first time in 601 A and it didn’t disappoint. Very comfortable accommodations and a well-stocked kitchen. Loved loved loved the balcony ! Morning coffee in a rocking chair while watching for dolphins was a great way to welcome each day. It was so easy working with Stephanie to book the condo. Can’t wait to return.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Linda! You are welcome any time and also a pleasure to work with. :)

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S. Collins

Another fabulous family vacation at 601A    Sep 24, 2023

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This is our second year in OB staying in 601-A. This property never disappoints. From booking to the week vacation the owner goes above and beyond to make every detail seamless. The owners take care of the renters as if you are family. We love everything about this unit. I highly recommend.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

We love our returning guests! Thank you so much for the nice review....see you in Fall 2025 when we're back and better than ever!

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Darla

Our Second Stay in 601A…    Sep 13, 2023

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and it was as great as our first. We’ve been vacationing in the OB area for 45+ years. Our usual Summer House digs had sold so we needed to find another unit we’d like to return to year after year and this is it. Has everything you could possibly need with a location in the complex that can’t be beat. Comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, serene beachy decor, great balcony furniture and uplifting “Happiness” throughout. Stephanie is easy to work with - very responsive and truly cares about the experience you have. See you again next year!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Oh we love having you Darla...and you travel a LONG way to visit us so we best be on our toes! Thank you for the kind words and hope to see you next time :)

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Julie Guidry

Amazing Condo    Aug 03, 2023

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Summer House 601A had everything (and more) our family of 5 needed. From booking to checking out, Stephanie was so easy to work with! Betty did a great job cleaning for our stay. We hope to be back soon!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Awe thank you Julie! Nice to know you're close to home as well. Appreciate your nice review. :)

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Julie Coppess

Beautiful views!!    Jul 22, 2023

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Happiness 601a provides beautiful views of the Gulf! The wraparound balcony is phenomenal. There is an abundance of kitchenware as well as a crockpot, Instapot, and covered skillet. The stairs are right by your condo for easy access down to the beach. We had 2 families with 8 people total and had no problems at all. I already miss spending my morning on the balcony with my coffee watching the dolphins EVERYDAY!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Julie! Hope you come back soon.

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Kimberly Moon

Amazing!!    Jun 17, 2023

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We had a wonderful week!! Everything about this condo is amazing! Stephanie is so sweet and Ms. Betty does a phenomenal job cleaning. The balcony is my favorite place to be in the condo. I absolutely love the rockers. Thank you, Stephanie, for an unforgettable week!! We will be back again!!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you for your kind review! We agree the Betty is the best & so is rocking on our balcony. Love to have you back anytime :)

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Jami Clark

A perfect getaway    Apr 01, 2023

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We loved everything about this condo. The views are amazing, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, and the porch is so spacious. Stephanie made the booking process a breeze and was great to work with. Our family really enjoyed everything! Thanks for a great stay.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you so much for your positive acknowledgement! We appreciate your feedback. Hope you come see us again!

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M. Nelson

Lovely Getaway!    Jan 02, 2023

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Great location, nicely accommodated, well-appointed kitchen, and just a few steps to the beach . A killer wraparound terrace acts as an outdoor living room with sweeping Gulf views. Loved it - can't wait to go back!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks for the review. I'm sorry we didn't have the whisk but will def replace it (and new bungee cords) before rental season starts up again. Your feedback about the electronic lock is also helpful. I hope we can earn that 5th star if you come visit us again. :)

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D. Bain

Piece of Paridise- Happiness 601A    Oct 08, 2022

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This condo is amazing. Stephanie is so very easy to work with. We had 5 adults & all of us were comfortable inside & outside. The rooms are spacious & the condo design is very well laid out. We spent most of our mornings & evenings out on the balcony, which is just as amazing as the inside. It was also spotlessly clean with ample supply of towels & wash cloths, not to mention how well the kitchen is stocked. We definitely plan on staying again. Thanks Stephanie for sharing your Happiness with us & Thank you Ms. Betty for a spotlessly clean condo to enjoy for the week. The Bains. The Biggs. & L.Autry

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Wow!!! Love reading this! I will definitely share your love with Betty! She's the best....hope you come stay with us again. We appreciate you. :)

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Lisa W

Summer House 601a - Wonderful    Sep 22, 2022

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We were so pleased with the condo for our girls trip. My friends love new adventures, but wanted to come back here again! Lots of room, extremely well stocked kitchen, games, great location, and the balcony!! We spent much time on that wonderful balcony, in comfy rocking chairs ( and high top table and loungers!) Stephanie was very easy to work with. And this was such a pleasant experience.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Nothing better than a girls trip! Glad you and your peeps found lots of Happiness! We love that balcony too....nothing like rocking while listening to the waves. Thanks for your kind words and hope yo come see us again!

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Steve A

Great Place    Sep 10, 2022

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First what a great condo, and a great location. It's exactly what's represented in all of the pictures, just beautiful and super clean. Stephanie was wonderful to work with and made the entire booking process very easy. I enjoyed your condo and will be returning soon, thank you so much for sharing we left with a smiles on our faces.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Steve! We also appreciate you helping with the few little issues with the doors...seems like it's always something! Hope you and your family come see us again soon! We love smiling faces!!!! :)

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Pamela B

Home Away From Home!    Jul 17, 2022

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We’ve been home less than 2 hours and I am so missing Summer House’s spacious, beautiful balcony! ?? Nothing like spending your morning here with a cup of coffee or the evening after a long day at the beach, watching the waves crash and feeling that amazing breeze! We (party of 8) had plenty of room to spread out in the condo. Furnishings are clean and no attention to detail was missed - plenty of hooks to hang towels and swimsuits, lots of kitchen amenities, king bed is comfy, kids enjoyed their own room with bunk beds, and that ICE MACHINE! So convenient. Love the full size washer and dryer, too. This is the second property we’ve stayed at of Stephanie’s; both are beautiful and she is great to work with! We will not stay anywhere else on our trips to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Pam.....we appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback! You are a thoughtful and gracious guest. You are welcome anytime. Hope to see you next summer ~

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Elizabeth Raso

Family Loved It!    Jul 10, 2022

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We enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable. Kitchen is well stocked for meal prep.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed it....we are Louisiana cooks and appreciate a little love for the kitchen!

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Amy

Love! Love!    Jun 19, 2022

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Stephanie is amazing! It’s nice to rent from someone that cares about you and your needs. Condo…amazing! Spacious, balcony beats any thing I’ve seen in all the years of renting beachfront condos. We’ll definitely be back! I especially liked that summer house isn’t too big like some of the others in the area. Which means elevators are easily accessible and pools are never too crowded. Kids loved the double set of bunk beds!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks for the love! We appreciate it…agree we have one of the best spots in OBA. ;)

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Heather Martin

Best rental around!    Jun 12, 2022

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From the moment we walked into the condo... we knew it would be a splendid stay! The smell was amazing, the cleanliness was perfection, and the colors were so vibrant and welcoming. We were welcomed with sweet little keepsakes from the owners to enjoy on during the stay. The beds were comfy, the living room/dining had an abundance of seating...each with a marvelous view! The kitchen was WELL stocked with any and all needed kitchen tools. As a mom, I was so appreciative of the ample amount of hooks in each room/bathroom for towels, hats, and swimsuits. The balcony was my favorite place to be! The balcony furniture is super comfy and plenty for everyone to have a seat with a view. The Mann's were more than accommodating and SO easy to work with. We love OBA and the location of Summerhouse was PERFECT. It was close to anything you needed.... groceries, pharmacy, souvenirs, drinks, restaurants, and activities! We will be back for sure!!!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Heather! We love having local folks enjoy a little Happiness too! I must say the rockers are my favorite place to be any time of the day or night. Hope you and your growing family come visit us again.

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Macy Mitchell

Happiness is here!    Apr 24, 2022

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601A was absolutely perfect for our time at the beach! Stephanie made sure everything was there for us to enjoy our time and be able to relax! The condo is perfectly decorated & the kitchen is fully stocked with anything you may need! The views are breathtaking & the large balcony is perfect to watch the sun rise & set! We will be back ??

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you for your nice review! Love to hear when I guest find Happiness! Come back anytime.

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Sheree Shaw

Love this place!    Apr 04, 2022

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This is by far the best condo we have ever stayed in. It has a cozy feel like you are at home. There is plenty of seating for everyone to hang out in the living area without being on top of each other. The beds were really comfortable. The best part is the balcony, it is amazing! The kitchen had all the amenities we needed so we didn't have to eat out every meal. The host was kind and very responsive. We will definitely stay here the next time we are visiting Orange Beach.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Sheree! I appreciate you taking such great care of our place and so happy you enjoyed it! You are welcome anytime!

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Becky W

Best Condo!!    Mar 05, 2022

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This place has it All! Best views, best location, spotless and the kitchen has everything you need and more!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Yeah! We love that you loved Happiness! Thanks for the kind words~

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Mark Olbrantz

Summer House 601A    Feb 01, 2022

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We spent the month of Feb at Summer House 601A. It was fantastic. Stephanie was great to work with. The condo was light and bright. Very clean and well equipped. Very comfy beds and fantastic view from wrap around balcony. We would have booked for next Feb but was booked during the time we would wanted it.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Mark for your feedback! I know you enjoyed the break from that freezing weather. So nice to have met both of you and hope you have safe travels home and remember us another year.

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Michelle Leverenz

Our Happy Place    Nov 20, 2021

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This is our second time at 601A Happiness and we still absolutely love everything about it. Stephanie is wonderful to work with and she has thought of little touch in her beautiful and relaxing condo. We love the beach interior design and kitchen is fully stocked. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner and needed nothing. The views inside and out are the BEST along with the huge balcony for sitting/eating relaxing being at the beach. Location is close to Rouse's Market which we prefer over the Walmart there. Lots of restaurants close by and the Sweet Cone Alabama our favorite ice cream store. We will definitely return to his condo as soon as possible. We appreciate Stephanie and her family sharing this special spot. 601A Happiness - Our Happy Place too.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Michelle....you left the place in impeccable condition! You're always welcome & appreciated!

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Mitch Landry

Great place to relax!    Oct 17, 2021

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This was our first time staying in 601A Happiness, but it will definitely not be our last. Views were spectacular. The condo was perfect. Every imaginable kitchen appliance and utensil and dish was available. We loved it!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you for the kind words Mitch! We try to make it as special and relaxing as possible. Look forward to you visiting us again soon~

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Kelly Ruble

601 A Happiness    Sep 03, 2021

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This is our second time staying in this condo and can say nothing but wonderful things about the condo and in dealing with Stephanie. The condo is decorated beautifully and fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. We will be back as it is one of our new favorite places to vacation.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Kelly! We appreciate the kinds words and that you take such great care of our rental while you're there!! Let me know when you and Mark need a little more Happiness!

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Deb Mays

601A Happiness    Aug 01, 2021

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This was our third summer staying at 601A and it was awesome! Stephanie is so easy to work and communicate with. The condo has the best balcony and view! Convenient to shops, restaurants, etc. Can't wait to come again!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

You're almost a regular at Happiness! Yeah!

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Charles

Great Stay!    Jul 18, 2021

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Our family stayed here for a softball tournament 7/2021 and absolutely loved the accommodations! Wonderful ocean view and more than enough space for our family! Great Stay!