Gulf side condo conveniently located near area shopping, restaurants, boating, fishing, golfing and many other vacation activities. wireless intTV with DVD / VCR Combo, NON-SMOKING, FREE amenities package included,
Left on 04/09/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Vern
We spent time on the beach and at the pool and went golfing!
A great time
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | BOBBY
I thought I had already written a review, but here is another one. The unit was pretty and convenient; very clean looking. The weather was wonderful and the festival was fun. We enjoyed our stay.
Nice place to stay!
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | J cook
We enjoyed this condo, right near the beach, quiet, clean place. Conveniently located on the strip in town.
set at 74 the aC never got there 78 the best it could due
Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | the fishers
the beach is great room was clean a most relaxing time
St. Louis, MO
Great stay at the beach.
Left on 06/26/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Dave
My wife and I were very happy with this unit. We arrived about an hour early and the staff were more than happy to check us in and tell us of all the available amenities. We found the unit to be very clean and it had all of the utensils and equipment in the kitchen to take care all of our needs. It is a one bedroom unit which was great for the the two of us but it does have a couch that pulls out that would be good for kids. The unit is on the street side of the condo so you do not have a beach view but you walk out the door and across the parking lot and you are on the beach. Friendly people and good times.
Nothing fancy, but clean and great location
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Walker
Stayed here for the Hangout Music Festival. The condo was not luxurious by any means, but very clean and very convenient for walking to the festival. It's also great for anyone who likes to spend time on the beach.
The pull out couch was great to have.
Anchor Vacations was also very accommodating for parking when we had a visitor.
I really cannot say anything negative about the place except for the bed being a bit on the stiff side.
Family of three
New Orleans, LA
Worth every penny!
Left on 05/16/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Family of three
I'll be honest, at first I thought the price was too high. I understand when you go through a rental company that you are going to pay extra fees, so I wasn't surprised by the price, but definitely wanted to pay less for the weekend we stayed there.
When we arrived at anchor Vacation Rentals to pick up our keys, the woman behind the desk could not have been any nicer. She greeted us with a smile and made checking in a pleasant experience. She gave our two-year old a mini beach ball and made us feel welcome.
We continued on to the condo to find it in pristine condition. Everything was clean and the feel of the place was warm and "homey". The aC worked great, everything was in working order, and had we wanted to watch TV there was a new flat-screen with hundreds of channels to watch, and a VCR with DVD player. We felt very comfortable immediately.
The condo itself was on the beach side of the road, and although we didn't have a beach view, it was just a walk through the parking lot to get on the beach. The pool view we had was still great - and the pool itself was clean and very well taken care of, and the grounds were also manicured and it great shape.
Although we never chose to use any of the included amenities that anchor offers their guests, had we stayed for the week we would have taken advantage of some of the discounted activities in the package, which included fishing trips, boat tours, water parks, etc.
Another nice feature about renting through anchor is that there is someone on call, in case of any issues you may have, 24-7. That's a nice feeling of security, especially with a young child in tow.
Overall, I left there thinking that I would gladly spend the extra few dollars next time to have the knowledge that we are walking into this kind of situation. The place was in fantastic condition, and if there were any problems I wouldn't need to track down the owner of the place, but would have support right there if I needed it.
The perfect place for a beach vacation!
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Derek
The place is a little small. It's ok for 1 child, or 2 older children. The location is nice, being right on the beach. The only downside is that since it's the bottom floor and facing the main road, you can hear street noises a good bit. Being able to park under the condo is helpful. The inside is very clean and well maintained. The laundry room is down by the pool, and loads cost $2 to wash and $2 to dry, so bring quarters if you plan to use them. Also, this location is not very hadicap accessible, so keep that in mind if that's a concern.
Baton Rouge, LA
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | Rebekah
we really enjoyed our stay and we are returning this summer!
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | Don Turney
Had to cancel trip because of bad weather on the coast. Travelers insurance which you have to buy was not honored. So all in all would not recommend anchor Vacation Rentals.
Lake Charles, LA
It was perfect!
Left on 03/29/2013 for a stay in May 2011 | MMHD
We stayed here during the Hang Out Festival. It was the perfect location. We would chose this place even when visiting at other times. We had a one bedroom unit, it was not super big, but was plenty of space for up to four people.
Left on 03/28/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | never again
For the cost of this rental we were disappointed about the apparent thin walls where the outside noise was louder than should be. Also, the bed was uncomfortable in this unit. Owner should invest in a new mattress/box spring set at the least.
A good day at the beach
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Lorraine
Our stay at Ocean Reef was very good. We were within steps of the beach and were able to walk to a lot of local attractions. The condo was very clean and comfortable. The pool looked very good, just too cool to use it. Only complaint is that the walls are very thin and you can hear every move your neighbors make. There is no elevator and several steps to climb. Gulf Shores is one of our favorite places to vacation and now Ocean Reef is one of out favorite places to stay.
tanner , al
Left on 05/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | malone
we are handicaped and expected to be on the ground floor. we had 2 flight of stairs to climb...the place was clean but the sofa is worn out...it was sagging on the ends where you usually sit...not a very good experience.. Read more
Response from Anchor Vacation Rentals - 05/21/2012
We are terribly sorry you were not aware that this unit was not ground floor. There are very few ground floor units is our area. Our first floor units are one flight up. Please be sure to inform us of any special needs so we can properly accommodate you. I will pass the information about the sofa onto the owner.
Great location .
Left on 11/05/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | JUDITH FREDERICK
Made reservations online everything was great from the check in to check out..
Perfect location for the shrimp festival
condo was clean and fairly up to date but comfortable..
Morgan from Weiner
Left on 11/04/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Morgan from Weiner
The place was nice and clean. It was easy walking distance to the beach. Parking was right off the main beach road. Our condo face the road, but the noise did not disturb us.
Great place to stay!!
Left on 06/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | The Jones'
We had a great trip and enjoyed our stay in Ocean Reef 103. We were within steps of the beach. The pool was really cool also. Our condo was very cozy. We would definately recommend this unit and will stay here again!
Private & Quant
Left on 08/13/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | gennylyn
With the exception of our balcony not facing the gulf it was wonderful the price. The condo was ocean front but because they all circle around the pool our condo did not face the ocean. The pool area was wonderful. The pool was much larger than pools at most condos. There are not many condos at the Ocean Reef which meant there were a lot fewer people at both the pool & the beach. It made our stay a lot more private. I will stay here again & have already recommended it to friends.
Great relaxing vacation
Left on 07/22/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Judy Arnold
We have stayed in OR 105 off and on for many years but have not been back to Gulf Shores since about 1998. OR 103 very clean, view of the pool which looked as if had been refurbished since we last stayed there, very nice. Love the covered parking, keeps the car cool. Love the very close walk to the beach. Very close to The Hangout (great fun place to dine) and Sea n Suds (our favorite place to eat). Would highly recommend this property. Check in with Anchor was very quick and friendly.
Tom and Linda
We have a great experience!
Left on 07/01/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Tom and Linda
We had a great experience at Ocean Reaf. The condo was clean and well stocked. There were plenty of towels and sheets. The access to the beach was simple and close. Hot water and air conditioning worked well. We felt safe with the security on site. We will definitely stay at Ocean Reef again.
The "Boro" Couple
Just What I Needed!!!!
Left on 06/17/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | The "Boro" Couple
My wife and I needed to get away for a couple of days and Gulf shores was the closest beach we could find. We really enjoyed the apartment, and surrounding area. Ocean Reef was in a perfect location for us. We will be back!
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