3 BR/4BA Unit. Sleeps up to 12 with maximal seating in living/dining areas
About Cindy Matthews
My wife and I have been married for 39 years and currently live in Hoover, AL. We have 4 children and 7 beautiful grandchildren. I started a software company, where I was president for 22 years, with my wife worked along my side for most of those years, working hard to help me get the business off the ground and running. We recently retired and are trying to slow down and enjoy life and spend time doing things we enjoy like playing golf, traveling, Alabama football, and spending time with the grandchildren, especially at the beach!! We are so happy to finally have a resting place at the beach for family vacations and are excited to share our beautiful condo with your family!!
Cindy Matthews purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Cindy Matthews chose Orange Beach
We love the Phoenix West condos, and have stayed at the Phoenix properties for many years. When the opportunity became available to purchase condos at Phoenix West II we jumped at the chance. There are so many amenities for the entire family, including the indoor and outdoor pools, the lazy river, the splash pad for the little ones, the grills for the fun evening dinners and the beach services offered. We originally bought 3 condos for personal use (1704, 1705, 1706), but later decided to rent 2 of the three units (1705, 1706). We love the white, sandy beaches of the Gulf, along with all the family friendly activities available for all ages in this area!
What makes this Condo unique
All 3 condos were personally decorated by me, my wife and 4 children. Each unit is unique and decorated with a modern flare, to give you that feel of being in a luxurious condominium with the down the earth feel, that is right on the beach. Each condo has a gorgeous view of the gulf, and offers maximal seating in the living room, dining room and bar area for a family the size of ours! There are 2 Queen sofa sleepers in the living room. The Master bedroom has a King bed, and offers an open view of the gulf, with pocket doors that will provide privacy when needed. You will get lost in the master bathroom with the jetted tub, double vanity, private commode, walk-in closet big enough for a baby crib, and the walk-in shower with the double shower heads!! Premium black out curtains are in the Master BR as well as the entire living room are for maximal darkness during the daylight hours! There are 2 bedrooms upon entering the condo, one with a King bed, the other with 2 Queen beds. Each of these rooms have a blackout shades, a full bathroom, and a 40' flat screen TV with a Blu-Ray/DVD player.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Crowdef.Too touristy. Also hate heights..
Very clean and comfortable. We had two families staying with a total of 10 people.
The unit itself was amazing. Beautiful views and close to the beach. The only negative was the elevators. There were times we waited 5-20 mins to get on an elevator. Despite the elevators we would definitely stay again.
This condo was perfect for our large family, 6 adults and 5 kids. Plenty of room for everyone but the balcony was our favorite spot! Saw lots of dolphins and even a manatee! The beach directly in front of the condo is very crowded so we walked up the beach where it isn’t nearly as crowded!
We will definitely return to this condo when we visit Orange Beach again!
Luxury Condo - Highly Recommend
Overall very satisfied and impressed with this home. The owners were responsive and easy to get a hold of, and the rental company only checked in with us if needed during our stay. Previous reviews mentioned the slow speed of the elevators being the only notable downside, but they were only a few minutes wait at the worst. We were very impressed with the way the condo was set up, from the cleanliness to the beddings and decorations. If/when we return to Gulf Shores, this will be our place to go. Highly recommend!
Great amenities. Everything we needed & more!
We've booked through VRBO probably our last 4 vacations with good luck. This time I thought I was booking through VRBO again, but ended up being contacted by Brett Robinson about payment. And got very confusing when time to pay as to whether payment was to the owner or realty company. One month before vacation I received an email from VRBO that included all our trip info (pic of unit, unit number, dates of stay). It stated the balance as about $800 less than original quote. We stopped at Brett Robinson to check in when we arrived and were told we check in at the condo (never done that previously). Check in counter very similar to a hotel. I showed them my email from VRBO and they said they had no clue why I got it and had never seen anything like it previously and they didn't rent through VRBO. I told them I was very confused because I found the location through VRBO but then was contacted by Brett Robinson. (We're guessing that somehow the owner is able to list on VRBO but then has BR act as manager for an upcharge of what we guess to be about $800--seems that this whole phoenix building was BR)
We chose this condo because of lazy river and splash pad for our young grandsons. But we would not say worth the money. With 30 stories and only six elevators it was a mess at checkin. You were waiting 20-30 minutes for an elevator. And the beach and pool area were very crowded (I can't imagine how much worse it would've been if we had nice weather each day). We still had a great family vacation but higher cost doesn't mean better. (And just because you book through VRBO, doesn't mean you won't end up with a realty company)
Hi Kim, I apologize for the very long delay in responding to your concerns. When this misunderstanding happened we immediately contacted VRBO to try to determine what happened and they gave your incident a case number. There was a long process for them to investigate what happened. They assured us that the email did not come from VRBO, but from a scammer that gave the incorrect balance (which was the $800 discrepancy). I sincerely apologize for the discrepancy and understand the frustration this caused. At the time, we did not allow online booking through VRBO and took the information ourselves to book the rental on the Brett Robinson website and Brett Robinson handled all of our payments. Currently we are also allowing renters to book through VRBO as well as taking the information and booking on the Brett Robinson website. If renters book through VRBO, they will pay VRBO. If I book the rental for renters, Brett Robinson will handle the payments.
WOW!!!! You will have a hard time deciding what to do since there are so many activities to choose from here in Orange Beach, AL. You are never far away from food and fun! There is the Wharf for shopping, dining and movies, along with an amphitheater for concerts.
Restaurants galore that are just a short drive from the condo - including some of our favorites - Cosmo's, Cobalt, Wintzells, Tacky Jack's, Lulu's, Lambert's (home of the 'Throwed rolls'), The Hangout, and MANY, MANY more!!!
The kids, and adults, will have a blast at the Track playing mini golf and racing on the car tracks or cooling off as you splash each other in the bumper boats. There is a mini carnival that the smaller kids will love as well.
Rainy outside?? Take in a movie or go shopping at the Wharf, go shopping at the outlets in Foley, go to an arcade, or spend the day in the indoor pool/hot tubs at the condo!! Don't forget about the dolphin cruises, deep sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, zip lining, pick-nicking or bike-riding at the state parks, etc..... You will never find a place that has it all like it does here in Orange Beach, AL!!!!