The Best Condos and Vacation Rentals to Book in Orange Beach, Alabama

Sit back and relax with views of the ocean after checking into your condo in Orange Beach
Sit back and relax with views of the ocean after checking into your condo in Orange Beach | Courtesy of Playa Bella /
Jackie Tucker

With access to the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the calmer waters of Wolf Bay on the other, Orange Beach is a top water sports destination. It’s good for any water-based activity, so hop on a jet ski, take a dolphin tour, go deep-sea fishing or just enjoy the white sand beaches. At the end of the sun-filled day, you’ll need a place to rest. Book one of our hand-picked places to stay in Orange Beach at Culture Trip.

1. Phoenix West II


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This luxury beachfront hotel, a seven-minute walk from Gulf State Park, is the place if you love a comfortable condo. Ideal for families enjoying an extended stay, each unit comes with a fully furnished kitchen with lots of cream and blue decor, mirroring the sand and sea. If you need a break from the beach, dive into the indoor and outdoor pools, play a match on the tennis courts, flip burgers on the outdoor grills or charter a fishing trip.

2. Bayland


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Wooden floors, beams and chandeliers add to the coastal chic at this beachfront cottage, between Bay La Launch and Perdido Bay, with soothing waterfront views. Families love to sink into the simplicity of bayside living with six bedrooms and a covered porch. Should you tire of the sun and relaxation, you’re minutes away from restaurants, shopping and attractions, from Orange Beach Waterfront Park to Adventure Island and the Wharf.

3. Charter Landing 3 C7


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In the heart of Orange Beach on Cotton Bayou, this home offers soothing decor, cooling tiles and outside space, plus a winning coastal location. Try the cajun flavors of gumbo made with freshly caught shrimp at nearby Louisiana Lagniappe. Stroll down to the marina, where you can watch the charter boats come in and see the day’s catch. Then pull up a lounge chair by the outdoor pool or stroll across the street, towel in hand, to soak up the Gulf’s sugary white beaches.

4. Emerald

Villa, Short-term Rental

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Multi-generational family trips or large groups of friends will love this light-filled, beachfront space sleeping up to 44 guests. It’s spread out over three spacious floors – there’s even an elevator for easy access to the top. Each floor has a living room and wet bar, while the fully furnished kitchen is the place to gather and cook up communal feasts. The open sun deck and pool will have you choosing between diving in here or the sparking ocean in the warm Gulf Coast sunshine.

5. Jenny Lind East


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Part of the Nordic Villas community, this pretty blue villa with white shutters has plenty of windows for admiring the Gulf’s white-sand beaches from pretty much every room. Enjoy the sun on the beach, dive into the outdoor pool ringed by Adirondack chairs or rest up in one of the five serene bedrooms. A private balcony or patio with a beachfront swing makes for a quiet retreat, or you can escape to the nature-filled Gulf State Park, just a 10-minute stroll away.

6. Playa Bella

Short-term Rental

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Whether you want to soak up the sun or prefer a bit of shade, Playa Bella has something for everyone. Each floor has a covered balcony, and sun-worshippers can lay out on the sun deck or stroll across the dune walkover to the beach. Interiors blend warm wood-clad walls with cooling tiled floors and plenty of sofas to sink into. In the evenings, gather everyone around the community pool and fire pit, or head inside to enjoy the kitchen to cook up a coastal-inspired feast.

7. Skane by Meyer Vacation Rentals

Short-term Rental

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From the moment you arrive here, you’ll enjoy the classic Orange Beach experience. Soothe your senses with the sounds of waves and seagulls, spectacular views of sun and sand, and sightings of dolphins surfacing past the break. With peachy tones and cozy floral throws lining eight bedrooms, this spacious home makes for a relaxing summer escape. Families will love the wooden bunk beds. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, floating in the outdoor pool or using the gas grill to prepare your catch of the day for a family feast.

8. Hammock Dunes


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Let the Gulf breeze cool you down at this cute vacation home with everything you need for the ultimate beachside relaxation. In addition to private beach access, everyone will love splashing in the stepped outdoor pool and firing up the grill for lazy evening barbecues. The cabin-style interior sees plenty of wood-lined walls in the sociable open-concept living/dining space where you can prep salads, chill beers and let your hair down.

9. Phoenix VI

Short-term Rental

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Soak up the coastal scenery from your high-rise condo. Choose from one-, two- or three-bedroom fully furnished units fronting the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. You’ll spend each day basking in the sun, chartering a fishing trip or taking a dolphin-spotting cruise. Back at your holiday base, rinse off the sand and enjoy the indoor/outdoor pools, hot tub and sauna, or dine out on fresh seafood at one of the nearby restaurants.

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