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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:
    55
  • Views:
    76494

Last Updated: 09/26/2022

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!
  
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 remodel in 2021 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 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 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 with Netflix , HBO 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.   Once you're back from the beach, we have a full size wash-dryer to get you ready for the next day. 

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 so lots of space to find lots of Happiness!  Read our reviews for guest insight.
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.

If we're booked or you need something smaller, see one of out another rentals that sleeps up to 6 at The Beach Club Resort & Spa ~ Serenity1205d.com is 12th floor with gulf front master and Bliss102d is a family friendly ground unit. Details at SandMannRentals.com

 ~ 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
09-05-2022
10-01-2022
$275.00 $900.00 $1,750.00 -- 3
10-01-2022
10-15-2022
$400.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 5
10-15-2022
11-19-2022
$275.00 $900.00 $1,750.00 -- 3
02-25-2023
05-27-2023
$400.00 -- $2,650.00 -- 4
05-28-2023
07-02-2023
-- -- $3,880.00 -- 7
07-02-2023
07-09-2023
-- -- $4,200.00 -- 7
07-09-2023
08-06-2023
-- -- $3,880.00 -- 7

Cleaning : $175

Credit Card Convenience Fee: 4% Optional

Refundable Security Deposit: $250

Pair of Parking Passes: $100

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.We book Summer 2023 from Sunday to Sunday only starting May 28- August 8: see dates for min. Summer House allows 2 cars to park. 

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
  • Hairdryer
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
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
  • 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 Front
  • Balcony
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
Parking
  • Parking for 2 cars
Bedroom Extras
  • Balcony/Patio off Master

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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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!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Appreciate you Charles for helping us have a wonderful summer after our recovery. And thank you for letting us get our phone installed while you were there. :)

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Starlyn

Happiness for sure!!    Jul 11, 2021

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This was our first time staying in Orange Beach after staying in Gulf Shores about 20(+) times. We loved it! The Happiness601A condo gave us everything we needed after a very long 2020! All the condos we have stayed at before had a third bedroom that was only large enough for 1 bunk bed, which left our kids separated on pull out couches. This third bedroom was huge! They all loved being together! The kitchen had everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable. We had a few hiccups from other condos around us but that has to be expected post hurricane. The balcony was everything for us. We definitely found happiness and will return!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you and your very husband Zac for helping with the plumber intrusions! The mystery is still unsolved....appreciate you and so happy we didn't have to cancel our reservations this July. We rallied at the end to get this unit ready for guests!! Happiness returned. Hope to see you Summer 2022~

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Brian

Happiness is at 601a.    Jul 04, 2021

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We stayed at Summer House six years ago on our first vacation to Orange Beach. Since then, we’ve stayed at several Phoenix buildings. Summer House 601a is by far the best unit. Everything was clean, neat and comfortable. The view is incredible from the large balcony. Stephanie and her family have done an excellent job of recovering from the storm. We will definitely be back.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

We are thrilled you enjoyed our place and agree that view is one of the best in Orange Beach! Thanks so much for the kind words.

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Kim & Thad

Returned and made more memories    Jun 26, 2021

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We stayed at Summer House a couple years ago and enjoyed everything the condo had to offer. So when we saw Stephanie working hard and getting her condo set back up after the hurricane hit them last year we wanted to help support her. We are so grateful that everything worked out and we were able to come and make wonderful memories with our family.

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Heidi Soltys

Summer House #601A has become our family favorite!    Sep 03, 2020

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First of all, may I say that Stephanie is by far the best owner we've ever worked with. Location of the condo is ideal, not too crowded and in close proximity to everything you need. And the unit itself - every attention to detail was met. From the welcome gift upon arrival, the comfortable and beautiful decor, to the many hooks in every room, this unit left nothing to be desired. And Stephanie thought of it all especially in the kitchen, as we dined in this trip due to COVID19 scare. Everything we needed was there, even my favorite spice - Tony Chachere's! The corner deck offered impeccable views and lots of beautiful and comfortable furniture for lounging with a glass of wine and napping. Bedding was very comfortable. My husband said it "felt like home" and that is something he's never said before. We will definitely want to return. Highly recommend this unit.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

You are too kind!! We love our guests and most appreciate you! Come see us again soon!!

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Deb Mays

Happiness 601A    Aug 08, 2020

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This was our 2nd stay at 601A and once again it did not disappoint. The condo is well equipped with everything you need for a wonderful week at the beach. The balcony is our favorite spot. The kitchen is adequately stocked for preparing meals. The linens are very nice. No complaints from us and we can't wait for our next trip to Happiness!!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Hurry back! We appreciate you!

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Sonny Stutes

Great Time    Aug 01, 2020

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Condo had everything we needed plus. Ice maker was a great add. Not having to chase ice everyday was a plus. Love the easy check in. Unload and enjoy no wasted time. Would definitely recommend for a family or group of friends. Low key complex without a lot of flash but nice and well kept.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks for the kind words Sonny ~ please let us know what we can do to earn a 5th star. We've never had a 4 star review so we def want to know what we were missing. Glad you enjoyed the ice maker...it's a must during these hot summer days.

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Cheryl

Beautiful Condo!    Jul 18, 2020

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This condo is so beautifully decorated! So cozy! We just kept talking about all the special touches all week! The kitchen is so well stocked which was amazing since we stayed in for meals more than usual. The ice maker! Amazing! The balcony is so spacious for the whole family and being on the corner we had such nice breezes. This was our first trip to Orange Beach and we were not disappointed! Lovely area and the condo is located close to many great restaurant options and shopping! We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to families. We had 6 people and had plenty of space. The pool area is nice but small, not enough seating and would get quite crowded in some parts of the day. Not really a problem for us, you have a great view of the pool from the condo so we just would head down when pool cleared out! We were there during peak summer on top of this crazy time of physical distancing so it definitely would not keep us from planning to stay here again. Check in was a breeze and the owners are awesome! Highly recommend staying here!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Yeah!! Thank you for the wonderful review and especially for taking such great care of our place while there. Folks like you make the rental biz worth it!

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Tish Drake

Loved this condo!    Jun 28, 2020

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We absolutely loved this condo! It was not only decorated beautifully, but was extremely well stocked! The little “gifts” you receive is just an added bonus to how wonderful this condo is! The owner was very easy to work with as well! I highly recommend this condo and hope to stay in it again myself one day!

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Courtney

So much happiness    Jun 14, 2020

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This condo is one of our favorites we have ever stayed in. We had amazing weather, played some good baseball (in town for a tournament), and spent every remaining minute on the beach or on the wrap around patio. We can't wait to book again with Stephanie.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

We love being a favorite!! Thank you Courtney ~

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Serena

Relaxation!    Jun 06, 2020

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This condo was wonderful! My family and I loved staying here. The views are beautiful from the wrap around balcony. The beds are so comfy! The location is perfect, close to shops and restaurants. Stephanie was so wonderful to work with. We will definelty be booking here again. We loved our time and hated to see it end!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

And we appreciate you taking such great care of us as well!! We'd love for you return soon ~ thank you for the kind words.

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Cindy B

Two Weeks of Bliss    Feb 08, 2020

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This condo is unbelievably beautiful. The owners have spared no expense to make visitors comfortable. From the posh kitchen, to the oh so comfortable bedding...this was undoubtedly the nicest unit we’ve ever rented. Te wrap around balcony is to die for. Laying in the Master bedroom, drinking coffee and looking at the ocean...what a way to start the day. Beautiful, beautiful condo, coupled with wonderful owners...you’ll love your time at Summer House!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Cindy!! May I say you left our condo spotless!!!! Only thing was you left your coffee mug gifts so you must return!!

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Melanie Broussard

Am I in heaven? ????    Jan 25, 2020

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What an amazing place to get away from the real world. You definitely feel at home at this condo. There are a lot of places to eat and things to do near by. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends. I can't wait to come back.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Heaven sounds like a good place to visit! Thanks for the recommendation and we'd love to have you visit us again soon!

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Caitlin

Loved our weekend here!    Oct 25, 2019

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My friends and I had a great time on our girls weekend at 601a Happiness! The condo was so cozy and we loved the spacious balcony. The location was perfect as it was close to the grocery store and a quick drive to Flora Bama. The beach was not crowded at all. 601a Happiness gave us the best spot for a fun and relaxing girls weekend, and we're all ready to go back!