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

Summer House, Orange Beach Vacation Rental Condo


  •  337-268-3522
    11:00 am - 06:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

  • Bedrooms:
    3
  • Bathrooms:
    2
  • Sleeps:
    8
  • Condo
  • Reviews:
    35
  • Views:
    38440

Last Updated: 08/12/2020

no service fees

Description

Find Happiness at Summer House 601A~ Huge Corner Balcony

               
Alabama beaches are open!!!   Come see us this fall ~ we still have a few openings so check our calendar.

Come find Happiness 
on our spacious corner balcony with that awe-inspiring view!  
Just feel the happiness the minute you walk into 601A. Owners are from South Louisiana so we offer" Lagniappe''! The unit is fairly new to the rental market but we are seasoned vacation home owners who know how to make your stay memorable. We cater to the families with three private  bedrooms as one is a bunk room for up to 4 children, teens or guests. Sleeps a max of 8 people in beds.  Our rates are hundreds & in some cases over $1000 a week 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!

  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 12 cups or cup 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 50" Smart TV with Netflix account or just gaze at the gulf right from one of the swivel rockers.  The 6 sliding glass doors gets you out to 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 with a PlayStation3 Game console with bean bag chairs. We sleep 8 in beds but do not offer a sleeper sofa.  Each bedroom has a flat screen and DVD player ready for those rainy days (bonus ~ we have games, puzzles and coloring books in 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 located near lots restaurants, shopping and fun activities like the The Gulf State Park, OWA Amusement Park & The Wharf.....or maybe The Flora-Bama?  Once you're back from the beach, we have a full size wash-dryer to get you ready for the next day.  Dine inside or out right on the corner ~ our favorite place is in one of the rocking chairs at sunrise & dusk.  Happiness Found!
PLEASE NOTE:
*** Calendar & rates are updated for a quick reference on minimum stay and pricing. Summer rents only weekly.  I work during the day so please note an e-mail  inquiry is best way to get details on how to book with us.  Please give some details about yourself  when you inquire. This lets us see if Happiness is the best fit for both of us. ****

 

Availability

Rates

From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
08-01-2020
09-08-2020
$365.00 $1,500.00 $2,390.00 -- 3
09-09-2020
11-21-2020
$250.00 $900.00 $1,790.00 -- 3
11-21-2020
11-28-2020
$350.00 $1,850.00 -- -- 4

Cleaning : $150

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

Payment is by paper check, there are no processing fees and I can keep my rates down. Because of this: I can not take last minutes rentals.  I am hundreds less than VRBO and do not rely on a management company to make sure you have a fantastic experience. Our rates posted INCLUDE the 13% tax.  Cleaning fee is paid upon check out directly to the service and if no top bunks are used, Betty will charge $140.  You'll have a welcome gift waiting for you to remember your trip.. 

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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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!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks for sharing your pic with us! Love to see smiles in the sand...hope you ladies come visit us again soon.

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Rhonda Ingram

Wonderful Condo    Oct 05, 2019

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We loved everything about this condo. Many hours were spent on the large balcony. The kitchen was wonderfully stocked. Thank you!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Rhonda! We think the balcony is like it's own little resort. :D

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Joan Jocks

Beautiful Condo!    Sep 15, 2019

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We loved our time in this condo! It is beautifully kept and very comfortable! Planning was a breeze.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Joan! Happy to hear ~

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Michelle Leverenz

#Blessed-our sanctuary    Sep 08, 2019

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We ABSOLUTELY LOVED this condo. It was perfect for our family downtime! Stephanie was wonderful and everything was smooth. Condo was spotless and stocked with everything imaginable! We loved the beachy decor and layout of condo. The VIEWS are priceless. We could take in the ocean views from the kitchen (I'd cook and clean anytime if I always had this view), dining room, living room and master bedroom. Just BEAUTIFUL! You could also see if from the other 2 bedrooms however that was for sleeping. We spent day and night on the huge balcony just having quality family time. The pool was great as well. Elevator was quick. Close to shopping & dining . I don't think we ever went over 1 - 2 miles from the condo. Loved the area. We are already looking at our calendars to return next year. This was the BEST, MOST RELAXING family vacation we have ever had. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Awe.....so happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay! You are too kind Michelle! Please come back and stay with us soon!

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Deb

We found Happiness at Happiness 601!    Aug 03, 2019

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We LOVED every minute of our stay at Happiness. We are a large family of 8 and had plenty of room. We spent a lot of time on the balcony watching the waves and dolphins. The ice machine was awesome. The kitchen was well equipped as we cooked all of our meals there. Beach access was easy! We will definitely being staying here again. Stephanie was so easy to work with and the cleaning lady did an awesome job!!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Deborah! We loved hosting your family and glad you found Happiness! We love Nancy too and will pass along your kind words.

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Don

Great Family Vacation In Orange Beach    Jul 27, 2019

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We stayed at this condo for the first time ever and were not disappointed. It's well maintained and furnished and is stocked with everything that you need to basically live here as though it's your home. We have a family of 5, and I'd say that the condo is perfect for a group that size. Multiple families using a condo together with five or more people might find it a little bit cramped unless all the kids are able to sleep in one bedroom, and even then, the adults would have to share a bathroom either with the other adults or the kids. The wrap around deck is a great size and has rocking chairs and a table to relax at. Beach access is very easy, as is access to the pool, which is a nice sized pool for what it's worth. There is little to no crowding to the east of the building, so there was a lot of beach space for people willing to walk a tiny bit farther. There was construction going on at the building next door, and several owners of that building own dogs who park at all hours of the day and night until they're let in from the balcony, but that wouldn't deter us from going back. The owner is very attentive to her guests and responds quickly to questions or concerns. She was one of the best owners we've ever dealt with, and we've stayed at probably a dozen different condos over the years. Highly recommend.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks Don! Appreciate you sharing your experience....potential guests love to hear from other guests. And fun fact...that condo with the pups belongs to Sandra Bullock! Her caretaker must have brought her dogs. I hope you and your peeps visit us again. :D

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Stacey H.

Absolutely fabulous!!!    Jul 13, 2019

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This was exactly what we were looking for!! Beautiful views, very clean, everything that you need is there, including a wonderful ice machine!! The kids loved having bunk beds and the king bed...sooo comfy!! Thank you, Stephanie for our vacation filled with happiness!!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you Stacey and full disclosure....this poor guest had to endure a dead thermostat for almost two days until we figured out why the AC was not cooling! I'm blessed with the compassionate & understanding guests! We do hope you come stay with us again!

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Colleen Francis

Awesome Vacatioin    Jun 08, 2019

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The Condo had anything and everything you would need and then some. comfortable seating indoors and out. Brenda does an amazing job with cleaning. the ice machine is a bonus for sure. My husband said if we ever go back we will surely book with you again.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks Colleen and we appreciate you taking great care of our place as well. No doubt Brenda is my saving grace! So glad you found Happiness!

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Nicole Vidrine

The Perfect Home Away from Home!    May 25, 2019

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Summer House #601A was the perfect home away from home! There wasn't an amenity that was overlooked. The condo was cleaned to perfection and was so accommodating. This corner unit overlooked the white sandy beaches. Each room had its own entry to the balcony with a beach view. We absolutely loved and enjoyed our stay.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thanks for the love Nicole! Hope you come find some more Happiness soon! I'll send your kind words along to Brenda ~ she is the reason it is spotless and ready to be enjoyed. :D

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Donna Jones

Every little thing....PERFECT    May 18, 2019

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We returned home Saturday from an AMAZING relaxing, serene 7 days . Absolutely hated to pull out of the parking lot. Brought four very tired college grads with me. We spent the majority of our time right there in the condo or on the sand. LOVED the condo so much , I asked Stephanie to just sell it to us...She, of course...laughed. Enjoyed every transaction with her and feel like I have a new friend. DEFINITELY want to return. SOON!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

OMG Donna!! Happy to call you a friend. Yes your bunch needs to return....getting updated cable and a huge smart TV installed end of June. Thanks for taking sure great care of our place. You are welcomed anytime. Booking fall now wink-wink ;)

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Jana H

TOP NOTCH!!!    Apr 04, 2019

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What an experience this place is....the views are absolutely stunning off the wrap around balcony! The owner for sure thinks about everything for their guest - great amenities! You are just steps to the beach! Location of this condo is awesome...its near dining, grocery and shopping!!! Be sure to book quickly cause they book up fast!

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Bob Montgomery

Perfect!    Mar 30, 2019

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The condo was very well appointed. They pretty much have everything you have at home! The balcony view was wonderful! Very close to restaurants and shopping. We will rent from Stephanie again, thanks!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Hope you had a safe trip back home Bob! Thanks a bunch!

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Rich and Nancy

Annual trip South    Jan 01, 2019

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Our stay at Summer House 601a was wonderful. We love the balcony and the view looking all the way down the beach. The 6th floor is just high enough to see all the action on the beach and just high enough to be above all the noise. We will be back again.

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Hi Rich & Nancy, Happy you're returning next year! Stay warm for now....

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Cathy K

Picture Perfect!    Sep 23, 2018

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What a wonderful condo in Orange Beach!!!! If you rent one I soooooo would recommend this one!! Hope everyone enjoyed all my beach pics on FB.

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Jeanne Davidson

Crowley girls weekend    Sep 21, 2018

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We spent 3 glorious days and nights at this beautiful place. I’ve been to several beachfront properties, this rivals (or takes) first place. The balcony is just divine. 6th floor corner views mean you can still people watch, dolphin watch and get fantastic breezes - but aren’t bothered at all by foot traffic. Big comfy furniture and the high top was perfect for sipping wine or martinis. The condo is VERY nicely equipped and furnished. Falling asleep and waking to the sound of ocean waves was heaven. We were three, and while the condo holds more (and we hoped more could make it), don’t discount the advantage of private bedrooms for everyone. Highly highly recommend

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Girls weekends are the best!!! Hope you get to return and relive some more high school days.

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Claire

Best balcony ever!    Sep 13, 2018

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Your giant wrap around balcony is THE best I've ever enjoyed. Seeing 180 degrees of unobstructed beach is almost impossible to find. And, the beach is never crowded - thanks to the very small properties next door. I LOVE your place!

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Sue Pagett

Great Get Away    Sep 05, 2018

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We had a wonderful get away! The condo is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking! Will definetly stay here again and recommend it to others

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you and we're happy you still came after the Tropical Storm gave us a scare. Loved your "rain or shine" beach attitude!

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Karen H

Perfect vacation spot!    Aug 29, 2018

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Checks off all the vacation boxes! Comfortable,well equipped condo with the best balcony ever! Location is convenient to restaurants,groceries and shopping. Can’t wait to come back to this relaxing, happy place.

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Elisabeth Arnold

AWESOME PLACE    Jul 28, 2018

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Definitely recommend 601 Happiness! Stephanie has thought of absolutely everything -- they truly allow you to enjoy their home. The unit is beautifully and comfortably decorated. The balcony views are amazing --- I loved sitting with my glass of wine in the afternoons watching the sunset. Just perfect. Thank you!

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Stephanie Mann's reply:

Thank you for the recommendation Elisabeth! We do try to make you feel like family....hope you visit us again! That balcony will be calling your name ~

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Dionne

Thanks for the memories~    Jun 16, 2018

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I just wanted to say Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with my family. We had a great time. The condo was beautiful and very well cared for. The kids were comfortable in the beds and so were we. We spent lots of time on the balcony enjoying the breeze and view when we weren’t at the beach. We even had music on Saturday night and on our last day, the kids got to see dolphins swimming close by. Thanks so much for this chance to bring my kids back to the beach! They can’t wait to do it again.