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'Blue Bayou' is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath single-family non-smoking home that can accommodate 15 guests comfortably. 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 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 2nd FULL bathroom features a pretty shell motif and the 3rd main level FULL bath includes 2 sinks and an over-sized shower with double shower heads! The sun porch opens out to the lower deck and private swimming pool and includes 1 TWIN bed, lots of windows and 2 ceiling fans for comfortable sleeping! The Living Room includes a comfy QUEEN size Sleeper Sofa. All Bedrooms and sleeping areas are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans and flat-screen televisions with either built-in or separate DVD players. Each has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with your comfortable vacation in mind.
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 and music systems 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 ceiling fans, a gas grill and a great view of the 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 being their state licence 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 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 Pirate's Cove Restaurant!
Grocery and convenience stores such as Publix are very close and the outstanding Tanger Outlet mall is a thirty-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.
Keywords: Waterfront, spacious single-family home, sleeps 15 comfortably, elevator, tropical beach furnishings and decor, completely fenced-in spacious yard faces the Bayou and features in-ground private swimming pool, huge covered decks, 3 car garage, 2 covered boat slips, waterfront 'beach shack' with refrigerator and running water, fish cleaning station with sink and running water, 2 grills. Well-equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 large living areas, sleeping porch, upper and lower decks, extensive parking. Lots of extra amenities...Air conditioning, ceiling fans, Ping Pong Table, 2 kayaks, 6 bikes, 6 beach chairs, fishing poles, hammock, darts, flatscreen TV's, Playstation2.
We are licensed by the City of Orange Beach, Alabama and authorized to engage in business as a Rental Property.
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**When you visit Orange Beach and Blue Bayou you will understand why we say life is just better on the bayou!**TripAdvisor property ID 2378277...Read more
'Blue Bayou!'~Waterfront~Private Pool~2 Boat Slips Orange Beach, Alabama
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One of the greatest assets about Orange Beach is that everything you need to make your vacation memorable is 'just around the corner'! We named our waterfront home 'Blue Bayou' because it overlooks the bayou and is only minutes by boat to the Gulf of Mexico. It's tucked away in a peaceful family neighborhood and away from the noisy tourist packed high rises. Cotton Bayou Beach, Alabama Point Beach and Orange Beach as well as the Cotton Bayou Boat Ramp, Zeke's Landing Marina and Bear Point Marina are all within 5-10 minutes away. There are also many miles of protected water and bays to explore with small boats, pontoons, or the 2 provided kayaks, complete with paddles and life jackets. Enjoy adventures leading to white sandy beach islands, perfect for shelling and swimming. Friendly locals and a slower pace makes Orange Beach the place to be. A fabulous home base that is peaceful yet close to all the area's exciting activities makes Blue Bayou your "Home away from Home"!
Grocery and convenience stores such as Publix are very close, also within 5 minutes and the outstanding Tanger Outlet mall is a thirty-minute trip by car. There are all types of shopping, family activities, movies, and live concerts at the Wharf complex just 10 minutes down the road. The towns of Foley and Gulf Shores offer additional nearby family entertainment and shopping experiences with outstanding bars and restaurants in all directions.
You may want to venture further to explore Pensacola, a 45 minute drive along the pretty coast. There you can visit the National Naval Aviation Museum or watch the exciting United States Navy’s Blue Angels practice overhead. Why not visit historical Fort Morgan which features artillery batteries, a museum, picnic area, bird sanctuary and fishing pier and is about 30 miles west and at the mouth of Mobile Bay.
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....and remember...Life's always Better on the Bayou!
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Left on 07/19/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | drwReviewed Jul 19, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We had a wonderful vacation at Blue Bayou. Our family enjoyed this home so much, it accomodated all our needs, so spacious and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the pool, kayaks, fishing and boating for sightseeing and traveling to some wonderful restaurants. Our next door neighbors were very nice and helpful.
Blue Bayou home is #1 as a vacation rental home in our opinion, the best vacation home we have rented.
We had so such fun just getting out and riding in the boat, went to see the fireworks by boat, went to The Wharf by boat and out to some of the smaller islands to jet ski and swim. We will definitely be going back to Blue Bayou home in the future.
Bill and Susan, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and for making our stay at your home such a pleasurable one. We will have some wonderful memories of this time together with our family. We wish you both well and thank you again for all your kindness.
Left on 04/22/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 22, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We were blown away with how beautiful and relaxing our visit to the Blue Bayou vacation home was. A short drive from the airport, and a short canal ride to the gulf! We so enjoyed hanging out at the pool, fishing in the canal and cooking on the outdoor grill. Our guest rooms were more than comfortable, spacious and definitely set the scene for our vacation. We will be back next year with our kids! Thank you for helping us to create new family memories.
We are so glad you had a chance to relax and enjoy Blue Bayou and Orange Beach! Cooking your catch of the day on the huge outdoor grill is such a treat - a great place to all come together at the end of the day and enjoy! We are happy you loved your bedrooms - we put so much care into making sure our guests have great beds and bedding. Can't wait to have you come back next year...thanks for visiting!
Susan and Bill
“Best Family Vacation Ever!”
Left on 04/19/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | mdw1012Reviewed Apr 19, 2012Stayed Jun 2011
Our family stayed at Blue Bayou for our summer vacation last year, and we can't wait to head back this summer! Blue Bayou is a beautiful home with ample room for a large family or multiple families. We had 13 people in our party, and we all slept comfortably...in fact, we had plenty of room to spare! The interior of the house looks like it belongs in a Pottery Barn magazine...a very laid back and comfortable beach style. We felt right at home when we walked through the door! Cotton Bayou offers such a great sense of community...especially for boat lovers! The neighbors are incredible, and you can charter a fishing trip right next door! You wouldn't believe the size of the red snapper our guys came home with. My husband, an avid fisherman, said it was the best charter he's ever been on! The beautiful outdoor space, boat slip, private pool, and fabulous interior certainly make Blue Bayou a great find for families visiting Orange Beach. I am counting the days until summer!
Thanks for visiting Blue Bayou! We still can't believe the size and quantities of Red Snapper you all caught that week. We can't wait to welcome you again in 2012! Bill and Susan
“Klein Family annual Reunion”
Left on 04/18/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | MauryReviewed Apr 18, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Guest: Maury (Ohio)
Date of Stay: 03/24/12 Review Submitted: 04/12/12
Eight of us stayed at the house at the end of March. Six adults and 2 childres (ages 16 & 10) All of us had a blast. The house was very clean and the beds more comfortable than the ones we have at home. You do not find that often! Stores are conveniently located but you are off of the main drag so ever the spring breakers were not a problem for us! If you go, make sure you see the Blue angels in training. The elevator was a blessing for loading in everything and avoiding the stairs. We had wild life in our backyard and chameleons on the deck! We had 3 large Suvs and had no trouble parking them on the drive.
We are so happy you all had a great time at Blue Bayou and that everyone found the beds so comfortable! We think comfy beds and bedding are an integral part of a successful vacation and we always look for this feature when we vacation, so this was a priority for us when furnishing Blue Bayou for our guests. We agree that it’s great having the Publix grocery store less than 5 minutes away. They carry all the usual grocery staples as well as gourmet and specialty items in their awesome deli section. It’s nice to have the CVS Pharmacy right there as well and there are lots of surf shops close by where you can pick up beach towels, beach toys or flip-flops! The Blue Angels practicing overhead should not be missed – they practice every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at around 8:30. We are lucky to be able to offer the convenience of an elevator for those who are unable to navigate stairs or just want the convenience of bringing groceries and supplies easily to the upper level. We also love the wildlife and our visits from “Harry the Heron” who stops in each morning and at dusk along the Bayou. We look forward to your return visit...we hope you think of Blue Bayou as a place to call your ”Home away from Home”!
Burrell - Broxson Family Reunion
“What a great place for a Family Reunion!”
Left on 04/18/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Burrell - Broxson Family ReunionReviewed Apr 18, 2012Stayed Nov 2011
Guest: Chris (Sealy, TX)
Date of Stay: 11/23/11 Review Submitted: 04/11/12
Our family of 25 met at Blue Bayou and shared one of the most memorable Thanksgivings any of us have every had and this would not have been possible if not for William and Susan's beautiful and accomodating Blue Bayou Home! Everyone had plenty of room and bathrooms galore. of course only 15 of us stayed there, but most of the time we had 25 people there at any given time and everyone was comfortable, felt at home, and loved the view. Weather was great, the beaches in that area are beautiful and very close. We hope to go there again in the near future! Thanks Bill and Susan from all of us!
Thanks for such a lovely story about your Thanksgiving Holiday at Blue Bayou! We have had some great stories from guests who needed a place to get together and reconnect. Each story means so much to us and we are truly grateful to be able to share our home. We were fortunate to recently host our own family reunion at Blue Bayou and as they say “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” We are happy you could savor those moments. Blue Bayou is a great house, but the families and friends who love it make it a home. Thanks so much for being our guests. Hope you will come back soon!
Bill and Susan
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A Little Piece of Paradise”
Left on 04/18/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 18, 2012Stayed Oct 2011
We so enjoyed our two wk. stay @ your lovely home! This clean and well kept home and yard (with plenty of parking) is located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood. Bill & Susan have furnished it with everything you need, and then some. Each room is comfortably furnished, & the elevator made it possible for those unable to climb stairs to enjoy time with family & friends as well. For us this was a real plus!! The spacious home provided plenty of room to entertain & enjoy friends. I would certainly recommend this home. The owners were great to work with which was an added bonus. Maybe we will be able to stay with you again.
Thanks for visiting Blue Bayou! We are so happy that you enjoyed the home and the great area. The house is such a great place for family reunions and that is what we love about sharing it with our guests. We're glad you enjoyed the kayaking in the canals - you can reach the small sandy islands in a short time and enjoy swimming, sunning, shelling and relaxing. It's great that you found the elevator so helpful. Even if guests can navigate stairs easily we find they are happy to be able to take groceries and supplies easily up to the second level. Please come back to Blue Bayou!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 04/18/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
We had a large group (12 adults + kids) stay at Blue Bayou and everyone loved it! It is such a beautiful home and very spacious. The neighbors on each side are very welcoming and friendly. We loved the pool and the recreation room. A lot of us went kayaking. (It is only 5 minutes to the ocean by kayak!) There are several beaches within a 5 minute drive. All the beaches we went to were beautiful, not crowded, and had plenty of parking. Everyone in our group really enjoyed the trip and cannot wait until the next chance we have to stay there again.
We are so happy that you had such a great time at Blue Bayou and that you all enjoyed the 2 provided kayaks! It's amazing to stay in such a quiet neighborhood but yet be so close to the great beaches and basic amenities like groceries and beach supplies! We recently added 4 bikes and 6 beach chairs as well as some fishing equipment for our guests' use.
We hope you will visit Orange Beach and Blue Bayou again soon!
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