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Blue Bayou, Orange Beach, Alabama Vacation Rental by Owner

Cotton Bayou Homes, Orange Beach Vacation Rental House

Bill & Susan Bosworth
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Last Updated: 05/03/2023

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*Waterfront~Sleeps 14~Private Pool~2 Boat Slips~Elevator~Kayaks~Great Location*

'Blue Bayou' is a 6 bedroom, 3 bath single-family non-smoking home that can accommodate 14 guests comfortably. Located in a quiet family neighborhood Blue Bayou is perfect for families and friends who want to get together to relax and re-connect. It features two covered boat slips, a private swimming pool which can be heated, tasteful tropical décor, air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, and the convenience of an elevator for those who are unable to navigate stairs or just want the convenience of bringing groceries and supplies quickly and effortlessly to the upper level.

The huge master suite includes 1 KING size bed, 1 FULL bed and a FULL bath with shower and 2 sinks as well as an enormous walk-in closet. The 2nd bedroom features 1 KING bed and overlooks the swimming pool. The 3rd bedroom features 1 QUEEN bed and opens to the sun porch and pool, while the 4th contains 1 QUEEN bed and 1 TWIN bed and looks out to the pool and bayou. The 5th bedroom features 1 FULL bed and 1 TWIN bed and is adjacent to the main level FULL bath. The 6th bedroom with 1 QUEEN bed opens to the pool. All bedrooms feature comfy, high quality bedding, ceiling fans and flatscreen TV's and each has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with your comfortable vacation in mind. The 2nd FULL bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower and the 3rd main level FULL bath includes 2 sinks and an over-sized shower with double shower heads!

The home's spacious upper level features lots of windows and french doors that open to the Balcony overlooking the Pool and the Bayou. The tropical furnishings are casual and selected for your comfort and enjoyment. The fully equipped kitchen has Corian countertops, stove, refrigerator with in-door ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, a huge amount of cabinet storage and an eat-at counter for at least 12 people. A child high chair can be found in the Master walk-in Closet. All regular small appliances are included as well as extras such as a waffle-maker, slow-cooker and popcorn maker. The desk in the kitchen area features a list of services and activities available in the area and there is a cabinet stocked with books, movies, puzzles, games and playing cards. The two spacious living areas are complete with comfortable tropical furnishings, huge flat screen TV’s with DVD players, as well as on the lower level a Ping Pong table, and Playstation 2 with games. 'Blue Bayou' also features a convenient elevator that opens to either the Kitchen or the Master Suite.

There is a huge shaded upper balcony with plenty of relaxed seating, ceiling fans, gas grill and great views of the pool and Bayou. From the concrete sunning patio you can watch your kids playing and swimming in the pool or see fish or occasionally dolphins jumping in the Bayou. In addition to the lower covered decks next to the boat slips there is a cute covered waterfront 'shack' complete with counter top, running water and refrigerator. The 'shack' adjoins the HUGE built-in charcoal grill where you can grill your day's catch! This area also offers a nice gathering place in the shade and a casual outdoor dining table and umbrella next to the Bayou. We invite guests to bring their state license plate to date, sign and nail up in the party 'shack'. The waterfront also features two covered boat slips that will accommodate up to a 30 foot boat. There is a fish-cleaning station on the pier with a sink, running water and an area to filet your catch! Clean your fish, cook them on the grill and enjoy your meal sitting on the sheltered deck! There is lots of parking space for up to 6 cars and trailers in the large driveway and garage.

'Blue Bayou' is minutes by boat to the Gulf of Mexico. Cotton Bayou public beach access and the public boat launch are both 5 minutes away. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, and the 6 provided kayaks, complete with paddles and life jackets. Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands and waterfront restaurants like Tacky Jack's, Cobalt's, Lulu's and Pirate’s Cove!

Grocery and convenience stores such as Publix are very close and the outstanding Tanger Outlet mall is a 20 minute trip by car. There are all types of shopping, family activities, movies, and live concerts at the Wharf complex. The towns of Foley and Gulf Shores offer additional nearby entertainment and shopping experiences with outstanding restaurants in all directions. Visit the nearby quaint and historic antiquing town of Fairhope. You may want to venture further to explore Pensacola and Mobile, each about an hour away by car, or why not visit historic Fort Morgan which is about 30 miles west.

We think you'll find that Orange Beach is the best-kept secret along the shores of the Gulf. From the beautiful white sand, swaying palms and gorgeous ocean waters, to plenty of restaurants serving delectable seafood and icy drink concoctions, to limitless choices of fun activities and the serenity of a more casual lifestyle, Orange Beach promises to be your favorite vacation destination...and 'Blue Bayou' your favorite vacation home away from home.

We are licensed by the City of Orange Beach, Alabama and authorized to engage in business as a Rental Property.

It is stated in our rental agreement that in order to book a stay at Blue Bayou, the Rental Agreement must be signed by a responsible party that is 25 years old or older and that the responsible party must be present during the entire scheduled stay.

**When you visit Orange Beach and Blue Bayou you will understand why we say life is just better on the bayou!**




From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$625.00 $625.00 $4,375.00 -- 3
$645.00 $645.00 $4,515.00 -- 7
$625.00 $625.00 $4,375.00 -- 3
$585.00 $585.00 $4,095.00 -- 3



OPTIONAL POOL HEAT: $250.00 Optional


NO NOISE AFTER 9:00 PM weeknts & 10:00 PM weekends
NO Events/Parties
SIGNATURE REQ'D-Responsible Party 25 years old+

AS OF MAY 1, '23-15%
AS OF SEPT 1, '23-16%

100% Refund-cancel up to 30 days before stay
50% Refund-cancel inside 30 days before stay

Full refund or prorated refund for the unused portion of your stay if the National Weather Service declares a state of emergency & evacuation prior to check-in.

Check-In Time:   3:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Bikes Included
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Garage Included
  • Marina
  • Pier
  • Boat Parking Nearby
  • Trailer Parking Nearby


Gulf Shores Alabama Activities
  • Gulf Shores Museum
  • Ike's Beach Service
  • Air Tours Beach Flight Aviation
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
  • Beach Flight Aviation
  • Cool Change Charters Tours
  • Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Fish-Kabob Bow Fishing
  • Fishing Charters & Tours
  • Fly the Beach Aerial Tours
  • Gulf Adventure Center
  • Gulf Adventures Fishing
  • Gulf Coast Tennis Club
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club
  • Hummingbird Ziplines
  • Island Life Beach Rentals
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Club
  • Miniature Golf Pirate's Island
  • Nicole Fishing Charters
  • Peninsula Golf Club
  • Perdido Key Parasail
  • Pink Pony Pub Beach Bar
  • Pleasure Island Parasailing
  • Reel Attraction Charters
  • Sightseeing Wild Native Tours
  • Spas - Austin Massage
  • The Track Family Rec Center
  • Waterville USA
  • Zooland Mini Golf
  • Pirate's Island Adventure Golf
  • Wild Native Tours
  • GoGo Kayaks
  • Gulf Coast Escape Room
  • Cobb Theatres
  • Down Under Dive Shop
  • Lost Bay Charters
  • Blue Sky Parasail
  • Hangout Music Festival
  • Zeke’s Landing
  • The Amphitheater
  • Tanger Outlet Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Alligator Alley
  • Gulf Coast Escape Room
  • Bike Rentals
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
  • Local Fitness Center
Gulf Shores Alabama Restaurants
  • Gulf State Park - Best Beach
  • Bahama Bobs Beach Side Cafe
  • Cosmo's
  • LuLu's
  • Nolan's Lounge
  • Original Oyster House
  • Papa Rocco's
  • The Diner
  • The Hangout
  • Sea N Suds
  • DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
  • Bill’s By the Beach
  • West Beach Grille
  • The Flying Harpoon
  • Tacky Jacks
  • Kitty's Kafe
  • Hazel's Nook
  • Papa's Pizza
  • Crico's Pizza & Subs
  • Mikee's Seafood
  • Acme Oyster House
  • Mudbugs Seafood Bar & Grill
  • The Steamer & Baked Oyster
  • King Neptune's Seafood
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Janino's Pizza
  • Hog Wild BBQ
  • Doc's Seafood Shack
  • Cactus Flower Cafe
  • Cafe Beignets
  • Aji Sai Asian Cuisine
  • Sunset Cork Room
  • Gulf Island Grill
  • Tequila Mexican
  • Pink Pony Pub
  • Mojo's Seafood & Chicken
  • Island Pancake House
  • Rafters
  • Ribs & Reds
  • The Cove Bar and Grill
  • Mikato Japanese
  • Flip Flop Deli Shop
  • Peninsula Restaurant & Grill
  • Fish River Grill
  • Happy Harbor Pizza
  • Wintzell's Oyster House
  • Villaggio Grille
  • The Tin Top Oyster Bar
  • Bubba's Seafood
  • Live Bait
  • Behind the Pines
  • Duck's Diner
  • Franco's Italian
  • Gulf Shores Steamer
  • Hazel's Family Seafood
  • Cotton's Restaurant
  • Cobalt
  • Lambert's
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Romantic
Fort Morgan Alabama Restaurants
  • Tacky Jack's
  • Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
  • Ocean's Pizza
  • The Village Lawn
  • Village Creamery
  • Coast Restaurant
  • Village Hideaway
  • Fort Morgan Pizza
  • Big O's Dog House Grill
  • Captain Morgan's Hideaway
Fort Morgan Alabama Activities
  • Behind the Pines
  • The Fort Historic Site
  • Mobile Bay Ferry
  • Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
  • Bon Secour WIldlife Refuge
  • Chill Time Charters
  • Corsair Charters
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Club
  • Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club
  • Village Point Park Preserve
  • Weeks Bay
  • Lakewood Golf Club
  • Oak Hollow Farm
  • Punta Clara Candy Kitchen
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



Krista Malnory

Blue Bayou or bust!    Aug 10, 2019

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We have enjoyed Blue Bayou twice with our extended family in the last three years. We WILL be back! From the fully stocked kitchen (utensils, waffle maker, toaster, glassware/dishware etc) to the ping pong table, bicycles, kayaks etc this place has everything we need for a wonderful vacation. The kids love the pool and the outside "shack" with the ring game. We really appreciate the effort Susan (owner) has put into making the guests feel comfortable and right at home. The house has always been clean and fresh when we have arrived from Texas. We rented a boat and enjoyed several afternoons on the water--the location of the house is a quick ride down the canal to the intercoastal where we have seen dolphins and enjoyed Bushwackers from Pirates Cove. We can't wait to be back. Highly recommend staying at Blue Bayou!

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Bill & Susan Bosworth's reply:

We appreciate your review and are so glad you had lots of fun! We provide every group of guests with a list of restaurants that can be reached by car and also the ones that are accessible by boat. There are so many close to Blue Bayou; the choices are endless...and DELICIOUS, and so many of the local places feature live music which we love. Pirate's Cove is a favorite and those Bushwackers are really yummy. The delicious frozen concoction is the local favorite with variations at so many bars and restaurants. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. We can't wait to welcome you back in 2020!


Nora Jameson

A little piece of heaven on the bayou!    May 18, 2019

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Wow. As soon as you walk through the big blue door in Blue Bayou, you are on vacation. This vacation home has room for everyone! We have stayed here in the past with family and decided to have our vacation here again this year. With 5+ bedrooms there is room for the entire extended family as well. Each room in the house is decorated with so much thoughtfulness you feel as though it is your own family home. Even the bathrooms make you want to stay a little bit longer! We have stayed in condos in Orange Beach that don’t even leave you a bar of soap. Not Blue Bayou, you get in, grab a cocktail and all your worries are gone! The outside areas of this home are so fun. From the cheeky decor on the deck to the feel on the dock and Bar area, this home makes you not want to leave. We swam in the pool, kayaked on the canal and played corn hole in the back yard. When the night drew in we found ourselves not wanting to leave the hangout area on the dock by the canal. We cooked our own food on the huge grill on the dock. The nighttime lights and peacefulness of the backyard were sublime. The owners put so much care into the home you truly feel as though you are family. We sign the guest book every year and love to see who else has visited our little peace of heaven on the bayou. Thank you for another wonderfully easy vacation, you think of everything we could possibly need! We will be back again next year.

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Bill & Susan Bosworth's reply:

WOW! Thanks for the wonderful review! It sounds like a fabulous week for all of you. We really appreciate our returning guests who love Blue Bayou and treat our home with respect and care. So glad you could chillax when you were in Orange Beach and make more family memories. We welcome you back in 2020!


Tiffany Jacobs

Blue Bayou is an Emerald Coast Dream Rental!    May 11, 2019

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My family (quite large when extended travels together) rented out this property several times over the last few years. The location is perfectly situated close enough to the beach, far enough away from the noise and peacefully along a canal of Cotton Bayou. The house is decorated with the sweetest coastal charm that you venture to see in the Gulf. There are plenty of comfortable accommodations for sleeping and relaxing. Each time we travel down, Susan (owner) has items replaced when needed and new decor to keep the place up to date and whimsical! Thankfully the house comes stocked with everything you could think of; washing machines, cooking utensils, basic spices, extra linens, little bathroom toiletries and a little ambience with timed LED lights on the deck. The pool is a great size and has toys/floaties left from previous tenants, should you choose to use them and there are several kayaks for use in the canal. They really have thought of everything! We have enjoyed all of our previous stays and will continue to make Blue Bayou our family rental when heading to Orange Beach. Thank you to the Bosworth's!

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Bill & Susan Bosworth's reply:

We are so happy you and your family enjoy Orange Beach and Blue Bayou as much as we do! It's the perfect place to unwind and re-connect with family and friends and as you know by now, our goal is to make Blue Bayou feel like your home-away-from-home. Thanks for taking time to post a wonderful review. Can't wait to welcome you back!



Blue Bayou getaway    May 04, 2019

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Great getaway!! Adorable, roomy house on the water, with a pool and near the beach!! A wonderful place for family time. Looking forward to going back.

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Bill & Susan Bosworth's reply:

Thanks so much for your great Review! We are so glad you all had fun and that the kids enjoyed the pool and beach. Please do plan to return - time for another Family Reunion!