I’ve been vacationing in Orange Beach, Alabama, since I was a little kid and have never seen any oranges growing there—the orange groves disappeared a long time ago. What I have experienced is a natural wonderland that extends far beyond the beach to a secondary dune system, a maritime forest, and many back bays and bayous.
Vacation rentals in the form of houses, condos, and apartment-style dwellings far outnumber traditional hotels here. This is a place where families, couples, and large groups take week-long trips or long weekend sojourns to bask in the sun, explore nature along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, and hang out at legendary beach establishments such as the Flora-Bama Lounge.
Unlike hotel rooms, an Orange Beach rental provides the things you’ll need for a beach summer vacation such as a full kitchen, separate bedrooms, lots of living space, and even beach gear in many cases. So, ready to discover the best vacation rentals in the area?
Insider tip in Orange Beach: In-season rentals are usually for a full week, and the week runs from Saturday to Saturday, so search accordingly. Plus: F