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Sandra Wilgus


Meet & Contact Sandra Wilgus

ABOUT SANDY WILGUS:   I am in my early 60's, as is my husband. We moved from Michigan in 2006 after my husband received a 'forced' retirement from General Motors. Living in Alabama was a lifelong dream of mine, as I had visited different parts of the state many times. Fortunately my husband fell in love with the beach too. We are both finally retired! . We plan to continue renting the condo during the peak months and keep our wonderful snow and spring birds, but now claim November and December for ourselves!

Added note: April 2011: We just returned from a week cruising the Hawaiian Islands. It was beautiful -BUT- as soon as we could the same day we returned, we headed for Summer House to enjoy OUR BEACH...just as pretty to us!

Sandy Wilgus purchased this condo in 1997

Why Sandy Wilgus chose Orange Beach

In 1989 my family began vacationing in Orange Beach. We loved it so much we purchased a two bed/two bath ocean SIDE condo up the street from Summer House. WE loved THAT so much we knew we would want to retire here someday, and needed a bigger condo to accommodate our children and their families later. In checking the different resorts, Summer House stood out way ahead of any other condo around. I remember looking up at the building from the two-tiered pool side and asking my husband if he thought we could ever be able to be so fortunate to own a unit there! In 1997 our dream was realized as we bought 1406A. We have since retired and moved nearby, not quite able to afford full time retirement at the beach just yet. But we visit weekly, if not daily, and take tremendous pride in keeping it in the 'ahhh' category we first experienced when we entered our condo. We hope you feel the same.

What makes this condo unique

The balcony is number one - to eat, rest or visit on. Walking the beach, the indoor pool and jacuzzi. Nearby shopping is so convenient for fun or groceries. Sometimes we have forgotten how much fun it is to play miniature golf with family of all ages! Personally, I prefer to just do dolphin watch 8-10 hours a day from the boardwalk by the pool. I used to offer a dollar to the first person who could spot a dolphin for me! Still works to this day!

Guestbook comments from the owner:

My brother and his wife, from Ohio (me too originally), loved your place. They will come down either in late spring before kids are out of school or early fall after kids are back in school. We have rented places on Tybee Island, GA; Jekyll Island, GA; St. Simons Island, GA; Sarasota, FL; Boca Raton, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and your place topped them all with more value for the dollar. The view was to die for. And the options made the weather a non factor. By having the beach, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool, it didn’t matter what the weather did, you were still going to have a great time. My wife used the exercise room every day. I brought two binoculars, you had one pair and a telescope, wow. My brother loves to fish and caught 4 fish by fishing the surf. My wife brought her laptop, I brought just my ipad. We were not expecting wifi. BONUS! That was great. The kitchen was really stocked well with just about anything you needed. I love to cook and we had all meals in the condo except for one. You even had a slow cooker. I love those for putting something together and six hours later you come home to a meal hot and ready. The washer/dryer was great. We did clothes the on Friday before heading for the Beau Rivage, MS. The night we went out for dinner, we had chosen three restaurants from the info you sent. Taking with locals, in grocery stores and shops, we settled on the Original Oyster House about 15 min away on Rt 59. Best seafood meal, it was delicious and price was reasonable. 2016, my brother and his wife are coming to visit in May. I can’t commit yet, but I will keep a close eye on availability.

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Sandy's Summer House Luxury Corner

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