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Summer House on Romar Beach
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“Private yet Close to Everything”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Beautifully decorated, privately-owned condo that we rented from our friends. Loved the wrap around balcony and view. The outdoor pool was too cold, and the beach was windy, but as it warmed up, got to run thru the surf. Loved the indoor pool house with work-out area, showers, and huge hot tub with flow over wall into the pool. I loved being at the beach, and then running over to the pool house to warm up in the hot tub. Both were clean and well maintained. The condo had everything you could want, and the sense of privacy was relaxing. Having a washer/dryer in the condo was a plus, and the kitchen was very well stocked. A huge dining room could seat 8 comfortably. Carts at the elevators helped us move our stuff in/out quickly. The Wal-Mart Market almost across the street had good prices and a huge selection. Even the beach hats & towels were unexpectedly reasonable for the area. Huge selection of wines & mixers, as well as fresh bread and meats. Loved that there wasn't the bother of a daily maid, so you could leave your stuff where you wanted, and it felt like home. Will be back for sure! A home away from home

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Metamora, Ohio
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We booked a golf and stay trip through Kaiser Realty and stayed in 203B, a three bedroom condo. This was very nice for three women. The place had three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a large balcony facing the beach. The people from Kaiser Realty were very helpful and accommodating. For a first time visit to the Gulf Shores area, I was very satisfied with this location.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I and a friend of ours took our 4 children to Orange Beach for a 5 day vacation in September and stayed at Summer House on Romar Beach, 1201 B. The condo was on the 12th floor with an amazing view! This is a corner unit, so there is a wrap around balcony with doors opening to the balcony from all 3 bedrooms and the living room! It was nicely decorated and had a wonderfully appointed kitchen! It is a short walk to the beach and the pool area is really nice. There are two round pools that are 3.9 feet deep around the edges and they get deeper as you walk to the middle, with the middle at around 5 feet deep. There is a separate building located at the entrance of the parking lot with an indoor pool and a HUGE hot tub (you can actually swim in it!). The indoor pool is 3-5 feet deep. This building also includes a gym and there is a playground for the little ones outside. There are two grills out front that we used and enjoyed. Check in and check out was easy. We decided to stay an extra night and that went smoothly as well. There are souvenir stores just across the street and Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie are a very short drive away (you could actually walk if necessary). Publix is close as well as several restaurants. There are also a few specialty stores within walking distance that sell art, jewelry, clothing, etc...

We stayed during off-season (fall), so we got a nice discount on the room (almost half off the summer rates!). There was painting and repairs being done to the outside of the condo, which was a bit annoying, but I guess that's the small inconvenience that goes along with the nice discount. It wasn't too much trouble anyway. The only other negative is that I didn't find the beds very comfortable. No one else seemed to have complaints about it and I am a little picky about beds and pillows, so maybe it was just me.

Overall, I loved this condo! I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to you!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My family stayed the last week of July beginning on August. The location was great and the beach was nice. We were in condo 1205. The condo was clean but very dated. The doors to the closets would not open completely. The only complaint I had was with the crowd on Saturday with everyone coming in the two elevators were packed for hours.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We're a group of women who have been coming to this area for about 16 yrs. Our unit was #1103 in B Bldg. Actual reservation was for #702 & don't know why that wasn't what we got, but once we hauled all of stuff up no one wanted to question it. The unit was awful. Worn, dated & tired looking. Didn't even have a decent frying pan in it. There were some cracks in the floor & there were some huge straps around the outside of the bldg. as if holding it together. Kind of scary as it's the first thing you see when you step off the elevator.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We just spent 5 nights in a 3bedroom condo in bldg B. the condo is not bad but needs some deep cleaning. There was black grime around the kitchen sink,spots on the couch andl lampshade falling apart. None of the remotes worked but they did bring us a new one. The other needed batteries. The Tv screen was covered with dirty fingerprints and the mirrors needed cleaning. I know they don't have a lot of time to clean but for the price you have to pay to stay at the beach I expect clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Clemson, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

There have been several negative reviews regarding the rooms and the service. First, some of the condo units that are rentable are managed by a rental realty agency; it's NOT a hotel. Second, one of the fully furnished condo's my family rented lacked a coffee carafe for the coffee maker. We called the rental agency and they delivered a brand new coffee maker in less than an hour. I can't say anything negative about that kind of "Johnny-on-the-spot" service.

On a slightly less complementary note, one of the condo's was very well equipped and appointed; the other, not so much. I suppose that it depends on the owner that's renting the unit out as to how well the unit is equipped and decorated.

The beach is pristine and beautiful. The beach attendant was very accommodating and helpful, picking up trash and seeing to the needs of all those on the beach. He referred to the beach as his "office" and the beach goers as his "clientele." There are several different swimming pools and there was never a time when they were overcrowded or unpleasant. The exercise room was adequate. There are many attractions in the vicinity, including numerous grocery stores and novelty shops. It's worth the visit and stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Summer House on Romar Beach
Address: 25020 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-6215
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Location: United States > Alabama > Orange Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Orange Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Summer House on Romar Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer House on Romar Beach brings families back to the Alabama Gulf Coast year after year. This long-time favorite destination in Orange Beach offers spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath condos. Individual units feature a living room, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and at least one bedroom faces the Gulf of Mexico. Summer House guests have full access to the large, split-level outdoor pool and spacious sun deck, indoor heated pool with an extra-large hot tub, sauna, covered poolside gazebo, and fitness room. Unexpected amenities such as Omni tennis courts, a putting green and a basketball court will keep you entertained. The kids even have their own playground near the indoor pool. Summer House is a short walk from area restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. Boat parking facilities are available. Renew your love of the Alabama Gulf Coast at Summer House on Romar Beach. ... more   less 
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