Orange Beach Condos with Lazy River

Enjoy unrivaled luxury at these Orange Beach condos with lazy river relaxation at Turquoise Place Resort. Perfect for families and groups of all sizes, these beachfront condos offer a luxurious getaway with picturesque views and generous amenities, including access to various outdoor and indoor pools, and the 450-foot lazy river.

Select from three-, four-, and five-bedroom Orange Beach condos that boast the space and comforts of home with a gorgeous beachfront view. Explore our condos below to find the best accommodations for you!

 

orange beach condos with lazy river

Three-Bedroom Condos

Our spacious three-bedroom condos can sleep up to a maximum of 8 to 10 guests. These condos include three-and-a-half bathrooms, an outdoor balcony with a gas grill and private hot tub, a full kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, and a spacious living area with plentiful seating. Other extras include flat-panel televisions, outdoor balcony seating, and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide incredible Gulf-front views.

Four-Bedroom Condos

Turquoise Place’s four-bedroom condos can sleep up to a maximum of 8 to 14 guests! Each condo includes its very own private hot tub on the outdoor balcony and up to 4 bathrooms. Guests will discover a litany of comfortable accommodations, including a living area, and a full kitchen with Sub-zero, Wolf, and Kitchen-Aid appliances. Other amenities include flat-panel televisions, a grill and sink on the outdoor balcony, balcony seating, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

orange beach 5 bedroom condo

Five-Bedroom Condos

For optimal space, select a five-bedroom unit, complete with the luxuries of Turquoise Place Resort and the Spectrum Experience. Our five bedroom condos can sleep up to a maximum of 18 people and include up to 4 bathrooms. Whip up a delicious home-cooked meal with state-of-the-art appliances in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen and relax in the living area after an eventful day of exploring Orange Beach. End the evening with a view of the Gulf of Mexico, right from your very own outdoor balcony overlooking the ocean. The outdoor balcony also includes a private hot tub, an outdoor grill and sink, balcony seating, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

It’s not too late—search our Orange Beach condos to find the perfect accommodations for you and your family, friends, or group.

 

Exciting Water Features

outdoor lazy river at turquoise place resort

450-foot Lazy River

Enjoy 450 feet of relaxation in the refreshing waters of the heated outdoor lazy river. Located on the fourth floor of the west tower, this slow-moving water ride is a guest favorite and offers plenty of lazy time on the water. Lounge chairs are nearby, so you’re not too far from the kids, and inner tubes are available for guests looking to drift away.

turquoise place outdoor pool

Five Outdoor Pools

Take a dip in one of the five outdoor pools at Turquoise Place Resort. Located throughout the resort, these saltwater pools, surrounded by a cascading fountain and waterfalls, are the perfect remedy for vacation fever. Enjoy tunes as you swim with underwater speakers and easy, zero entry design are just a few of the touches that set Turquoise Place Resort apart from the rest. Visit the main outdoor pool for seasonal live music and poolside cuisine!

kids in indoor pool at turquoise place

Two Indoor Pools

In case of those rare rainy days, or if you’re visiting during the cooler months, the indoor pools at Turquoise Place Resort keep any Orange Beach getaway bright. The two indoor pools are saltwater and each is equipped with underwater speakers so you can enjoy music as you swim. Guests will discover an indoor pool in both Turquoise Place towers. The indoor pool area also includes a hot tub pool and a sauna/steam room.

outdoor kiddie pool at turquoise place resort

Outdoor Kiddie Pool

Even our youngest guests will discover fun at our Orange Beach resort. The kiddie pool at Turquoise Place Resort is 1.5 feet deep, providing the right amount of splash and safety. The kiddie pool is located on the east side of the C Tower.

Easy Beach Access

At Turquoise Place Resort, guests are only footsteps from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Centrally located in Orange Beach, you won’t have to travel far to build sandcastles, enjoy the surf, and experience Orange Beach at its most tranquil. Turquoise Place has several services to make your beach day that much more relaxing and memorable with beach chair rentals and watersport services that include kayak, paddle board, and surfboard rentals.

Spectrum Club Lounge

A recent addition to Turquoise Place Resort, the Spectrum Club Lounge has become the go-to spot for family fun. Turquoise Place guests can enjoy a delicious morning spread of breakfast favorites during the complimentary breakfast, welcome receptions held every Wednesday and Saturday, and a gaming area with gaming consoles, billiards, table tennis, and board games.

 

Sound like fun?

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Condos Near Hangout Festival Gulf Shores 2019

Searching for the best condos near Hangout Festival 2019?

You’ve come to the right spot!

Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach is just minutes from the concert grounds, has tons of on-site amenities, boasts spacious, beachfront condos and rentals with added features, and is also offering an exclusive Hangout Music Fest 2019 ticket package for attendees!

Find the latest information on this year’s Hangout Fest below and how you can start planning your trip!

Hangout Fest 2019 General Info

When?

Thursday, May 16: 6 pm – 11 pm

Friday, May 17: 11 am – 11 pm

Saturday, May 18: 11 am – 11 pm

Sunday, May 19: 11 am – 11 pm

Where?

The Hangout Gulf Shores – 101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

hangout music fest main stage with large crowd

Hangout Fest Lineup 2019

If you haven’t heard, this year’s Hangout Fest will feature some of the hottest names in music, including headliners Vampire Weekend, Travis Scott, & Cardi B!

Check out the full 2019 lineup below:

Thursday, May 16 – Thursday Kickoff Party

  • Big Gigantic
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  • Camelphat
  • SNBRN
  • & more!

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

  • Travis Scott
  • The Lumineers
  • Khalid
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Cardi B
  • The 1975
  • Diplo
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Walk the Moon
  • Hozier
  • Gang of Youths
  • Madeintyo
  • Kygo
  • & many more!

 

Exclusive Hangout Festival Tickets & Packages

Enjoy an epic weekend with Gulf views from the private balcony hot tub in a 3-bedroom condo at Turquoise Place Resort when you grab one of our exclusive Hangout Festival tickets packages.

Turquoise Place Resort is offering Hangout Fest tickets packages that include general admission or VIP tickets, spacious 3-bedroom condo rentals, shuttle service to and from the festival, and full resort access including complimentary breakfast and gaming area at the Spectrum Club Lounge for you and three of your friends or family!

Get your Hangout Music Fest 2019 ticket package here!

 

private balcony with hot tub at turquoise place resort

Hangout Fest Condos – Turquoise Place Resort

Located just minutes from the festival grounds, Turquoise Place Resort is a Hangout Fest favorite for nearby accommodations and beachfront amenities.

Spacious Orange Beach Condo Rentals

This Orange Beach resort offers spacious 3-, 4-, and 5-bedroom gulf-front condominiums and vacation rentals with amenities and accommodations that will make you feel at home, including a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and dining area, comfortable bedrooms, and an outdoor balcony with your very own hot tub and outdoor grill.

Select your Orange Beach condo rental for Hangout Fest 2019.

outdoor lazy river at turquoise place resort

Unrivaled On-site Amenities

Turquoise Place Resort guests have complete access to the many on-site amenities offered at our Orange Beach resort, including:

  • Two saltwater indoor pools
  • Five saltwater outdoor pools
  • Outdoor lazy river
  • Quick and easy beach access
  • Watersports
  • Complimentary breakfast at the Spectrum Club Lounge
  • Gaming area at the Spectrum Club Lounge
  • Change of Pace restaurant

At the end of a long day enjoying incredible musical performances, you can head back to your condo rental at Turquoise Place Resort knowing there’s a place to rest, dine, and enjoy.

 

 

It’s not too late to plan for Hangout Fest 2019—grab your tickets and accommodations to start planning!

8 Festive Orange Beach New Year’s Eve Events

Welcome in 2019 near the sand and the surf of the gulf with these exciting Orange Beach New Year’s Eve events. From family-friendly fun, like fireworks and kids activities, to events catered towards adults, find out how you should ring in the new year along Alabama’s Gulf Coast!

 

balloons and confetti

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration at Coast

Ring in 2019 at our sister resort, The Beach Club Resort & Spa, during our annual dinner and celebration at Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar, our signature restaurant. Treat yourself to a seven-course dinner with three wine pairings by Alabama Crown. Award-winning executive chef John Hamme and his talented culinary team will prepare a dinner to remember. Two seatings are available at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. for $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Follow up dinner with our Fireworks & Champagne Celebration beginning at 10 p.m. Enjoy live music by Gypsypearl. Spectrum Resorts guests receive complimentary admission. Admission is $25 per person for non-Spectrum guests. You must be 21 and older to attend the party. 

When: 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

Where: Coast Restaurant & Sushi Bar at The Beach Club

Admission: Dinner – $125 per person; Celebration – $25 per non-Spectrum guest 

Noon Year’s Eve at Lulu’s

When: 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Lulu’s in Gulf Shores

Admission: Free

Make the quick drive over to Lulu’s in Gulf Shores for this year’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Noon Year’s Eve is a great family-friendly way to celebrate the new year with your little one(s) with live music and a beach ball drop! There will also be crafts, a sand castle building contest, and kid safe fireworks.

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

When: 10 am to Midnight

Where: The Wharf

Admission: $10 per person; includes skate rentals

Skate your way into the new year with ice skating at The Wharf! The rink will be open until midnight on New Year’s Eve, making for a perfect way to enjoy the new year with family and friends. Cost of admission is $10 per person and skate rentals are included!

champagne glasses for new year's

Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf

When: 5 pm – 12 am

Where: The Wharf

Admission: Free; some activities require a fee

The Wharf in Orange Beach will be rocking all night long to welcome in 2019 during this year’s Reelin’ in the New Year event. This Orange Beach New Year’s Eve celebration kicks off at 5 pm with the annual New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring live music, kids activities, and family-friendly fun! For the street party, enjoy live entertainment from DJ Ramsey, Kyle Daigle, and the Wes Loper Band. Once midnight hits, enjoy a spectacle in the sky with a dazzling fireworks display!

Flora-Bama’s New Year’s Eve Bash

When: Starts at 6 pm

Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar in Pensacola, FL

Admission: $40 for advance tickets ages 18 and up

Bring in the new year with food, party favors, and champagne at this year’s Flora-Bama’s New Year’s Eve Bash. Located just a short drive from Orange Beach in Pensacola, FL, Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar will have three stages of live music for dancing the night away. Each ticket includes delicious food, party favors, and champagne. Celebrate the new year Flora-Bama style!

sparkler

Live Bait’s New Year’s Eve Bash

When: 7 pm to 2 am

Where: Live Bait Food & Spirits in Gulf Shores

Admission: $40 for singles; $75 for couples

Contact: (251) 974-1612

Head to Live Bait’s in Orange Beach to enjoy extravagant dining and live music for New Year’s Eve. Starting at 7 pm, guests will enjoy the New Year’s Buffet with a mouthwatering selection of dishes including a prime rib carving station. Party favors will be handed out throughout the night and live music in the Main Bar will be rocking. There will also be a live DJ in the club. Once midnight hits, champagne will be provided. Tickets are $40 for singles and $75 for adults.

Phil and Stan Foster at Blue Water BBQ Company

When: 9 pm to 1 am

Where: Blue Water BBQ Company in Gulf Shores

Admission: Free

Contact: (251) 256-0081

Enjoy your Orange Beach New Year’s Eve by the fire and with $2 beers all night at Blue Water BBQ Company at The Wharf for a special live performance by Phil and Stan Foster. Welcome the new year with a laid-back get-together.

Polar Bear Dip

When: Noon, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

Admission: Free

Start the new year off with a splash! Take the plunge at this year’s Polar Bear Dip at Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar in Pensacola, FL. This is an exciting, fun, and chilly experience with participants dressing up in costume and jumping into the Gulf of Mexico for a thrilling start to the new year. Anyone that fully submerges themselves in the waves will receive a free draft beer and a New Year’s Lunch at Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar.

 

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Book Direct: What Does it Mean, and Why Should You Do it?

While shopping for your next vacation you may have come across articles and ads encouraging you to “Book Direct”, but may have been unsure of what that means.  Booking direct means booking your vacation directly with the rental management company rather than through booking sites like VRBO, Booking.com, or Airbnb.

So why should you book direct with a vacation rental manager for your next vacation?

You Get a Better Price by Booking Direct  

Booking sites don’t actually manage any vacation rentals.  Any vacation rental you view on a booking site has been listed there by the vacation rental management company that actually manages the rental.  The booking site allows the vacation rental company to list their rooms in exchange for a commission on the rental amount, usually anywhere between 15% or 20%.

  • To offset that commission, vacation rental managers increase their rates for their listings on VRBO, Booking.com and Airbnb.
  • Plus, some of these sites, like VRBO, also charge a booking fee on their reservations that make the total price even higher.

You’ll always avoid higher prices and fees and get the best available rate by booking your vacation directly on the vacation rental company website, and that’s before you arrive.

Once you arrive for your vacation, you may find that certain amenities and activities are not included with your stay since you didn’t book directly with the rental management company.  If that’s the case, you’ll end up paying more fees to gain access to things that would have been included if you had booked direct.

You Learn More about What You’re Booking by Booking Direct

Since booking sites don’t manage the rentals that are listed on their sites.  They are not as familiar with the rooms or resorts that they offer for rent.

  • Let’s say you’re looking at renting a room at The Beach Club on Booking.com. You’d be able to see photos and some kind of description of the room you are looking at, but that’s all the information that Booking.com would be able to provide you.
  • What if you wanted to know more about the restaurants or activities at The Beach Club or even just in the Gulf Shores area? com would be unable to help you.

When you deal with the vacation rental company directly, you are dealing with the people that are involved in running the resort everyday so they have firsthand knowledge about the resort you are looking at plus they will have feedback on all the fun things to do in the local area.

You Get a Better Vacation Experience by Booking Direct

Booking sites exist for one reason – booking your vacation.  That doesn’t seem like a big deal, until you think about.  When you book your vacation on a booking site, as soon as your reservation is confirmed their job is done and you’re on your own until you arrive for your vacation.  This means that you’re missing out on things that vacation rental companies offer prior to your arrival to make your vacation more enjoyable.

  • Want to reserve a set of beach chairs before you arrive to make sure you get a front row view of the water?
  • What about make your restaurant reservations before you arrive?
  • How about doing an express check-in so you can skip the front desk and go straight to your room when you arrive?

Well if you didn’t book direct you’re probably out of luck, you’ll have to wait until you arrive and just hope there are still some beach chairs still available on the back row.

There you have it, booking direct is the best way to get the best vacation possible at the lowest rate.  Many people looking to book a vacation don’t realize they have so many options when it comes to making their reservation, but doing the research before you book, and knowing the difference in your options, could make you the hero of your next vacation by saving it before it even starts.

 

Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals – Which is best for your family?

You did it! You have completed all the research and found the perfect destination for your family’s next vacation. Imagine yourself taking tons of photos to share with your friends! Now the next step begins – booking a place to stay. Should you book a hotel or a vacation rental? How do you decide? Don’t bother yourself with contacting a travel agent. We are delivering all the facts to help you choose the best option for your family’s next vacation.

How many are in your group?

When deciding on your place to stay, the first thing to consider is how many people will be joining you on vacation. Is it just your family? Are you bringing along nieces and nephews or are two families vacationing together? Even as a family of four, if you are looking for more privacy, the cost of additional hotel rooms can add up quickly. Vacation rentals are an excellent choice for party size groups because of their room options. With joint living spaces such as the living room and dining room but also the privacy of individual bedrooms, you really do get the best of both worlds. Also the price for a 3 bedroom home could equal or be less than only one hotel room. Vacation rentals are individually decorated for a more “feeling of home” experience. Plus, you won’t hear the maids coming and going.

What are your food options?

Hotels provide various on-site dining options such as restaurants, a buffet, or breakfast bar. Would you want to be restricted to specific menus or a dinner schedule for your entire trip? Also, is there anyone in your family with dietary restrictions? If that is the case, as it is for many families, vacation rentals are the best option because they provide a fully equipped kitchen. Guests can spend more time together preparing meals of their preference and also save money! Many vacation rental management companies even offer grocery delivery, so be sure to ask.

How important is daily housekeeping?

Housekeeping and provided linens can vary in vacation rentals and hotels. Each vacation rental is supplied with a washer and dryer for the guest to use at their disposal. Linens can be provided or you may even have to bring your own. Also, some vacation rentals offer daily housekeeping, but at an additional charge or “al a carte.” Be sure to get all the information on their housekeeping packages before booking. Many hotels offer complimentary daily housekeeping and provide the linens and amenities daily. Vacation Rentals may or may not provide you with an amenities package at the time of check-in. Is this something you really need for your vacation? Does your family ever use the soaps or shampoos provided?

Do you like to operate on your own time?

Hotels tend to have more of a “tight schedule” for meals, housekeeping, fitness facilities, etc. When you book a vacation home you are on your own time. You don’t need to rush your daytime beach trip to make a dinner reservation. Vacation Rentals offer the luxury of in-room features such as a personal washer and dryer and a private kitchen so you can do laundry or cook meals at your own pace. Your vacation should be relaxing and not in a rush. Also, be sure to educate yourself on services provided by your hotel or property management company such as concierge, front desk, room service, and valet. Most hotels provide this service, but a vacation rental can depend on which property management company you are booking.

The place you plan to stay during your vacation can really make a huge difference in your experience. If you consider the topics we have mentioned above you can definitely find the most ideal spot for your family. Keep in mind everyone is different and has different needs when it comes to their vacation. We hope you enjoy your next trip!

Leave Only Footprints – Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that, according to Conserve Energy Future, over one million seabirds are killed by ocean pollution each year? Or that 300,000 dolphins and other marine life die each year from entanglement in polluted plastics and items. You may wonder how this pollution is entering the ocean in the first place. Most ocean pollution begins on land, but there are small steps we can take as a community to keep our beaches beautiful and create a sustainable ecosystem for the creatures that call the Gulf Coast their home.

This actually is not as uncommon as you may think. Visitors go to the beach, maybe bring a cooler and some food or drinks, then accidentally forget a trash bag, beach toys, an umbrella breaks or something falls out. That little something could potentially cause significant damage for our local wildlife. It could wash into the Gulf or get buried in the sand, and unfortunately the wildlife may consider this food or even become entangled. Just that simple, an accident has turned into a bigger problem.

You may have noticed signage around our community of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that reads “Leave Only Footprints” but do you know what this program is exactly? Here on the Gulf Coast, this program is set in place to prevent these mishaps and help to keep our beaches beautiful for generations to come. Here are a few rules and regulations from the Leave Only Footprints website:

  • Any structures or equipment left on the beach an hour after sunset will be removed and disposed of by beach patrol (except for permitted beach services).
  • Individual lodging properties and land owners may allow tents and shelters in designated areas during the day. Learn the rules for your stretch of beach.
  • Items such as glass containers, overnight camping, fireworks, and pets are not allowed on the beaches. Please visit the website for the full list of items.
  • Keep off the dunes. Staying off the dunes will help us to preserve our dune system and the habitat it provides. Use beach walkovers and boardwalks where provided.
  • Observe and obey the Beach Warning Flag System. Double red flags mean the waters are closed for your safety.
  • Be respectful of private property beyond the bounds of your lodging property.

Leaving the beach natural and litter-free helps to ensure that it will remain the same when our children bring their children to visit. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are rated among the best Gulf Coast beaches for travel according to The Travel Channel and with your help, we can keep it that way. So create happy memories with your family and remember to “Leave only Footprints” when you leave. Enjoy your stay!

What exactly is the Clean Bed Guarantee?

You’ve seen it in all of our marketing. You’ve heard it over and over again mentioned in the Spectrum Experience, but what exactly is the Clean Bed Guarantee? You might be thinking, “Oh you have clean beds, well I sure hope so!” Spectrum Resorts has taken the Clean Bed Guarantee much further than just a simple promise. Cleans beds are pretty much expected during any vacation stay, so how can Spectrum Resorts be any different? We are glad you asked.

The Vacation Rental Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

There is a dirty little secret in the vacation rental industry. As much as we would all like to pretend it is not true, fact is that comforters/ bedspreads are only washed, at the most, once or twice per year in most vacation rentals. Hard to swallow? It is one of those topics that no one wants to talk about. Most vacation rental companies do not address this at all. What about the children’s beds? Would you be able to completely relax knowing that yours or your children’s bedding was being shared by honeymooners or spring breakers before you?

Our Guarantee to You

We are definitely not one of those companies to keep topics in the dark. We encourage our guests to bring all concerns “to the table” and that is exactly why we created the Clean Bed Guarantee. Spectrum Resorts doesn’t feel that our guests should have to share their beds with strangers. We guarantee to promote wellness with a clean environment by eliminating the spreading of germs with freshly laundered white duvets for every arrival. We are proud to say this service is offered exclusively in the vacation rental industry along the Alabama Gulf Coast by Spectrum Resorts only.

Insider Tricks

In those instances where you consider booking a vacation rental not managed by Spectrum Resorts, we want you to be prepared on how to ensure the duvet/comforter will be clean. The first trick is to simply ask. Simple questions such as “How often are your duvet/comforters laundered?” can help you to determine if this booking is the best fit for your family. Secondly, keep in mind when booking that most hotels follow this policy, but unfortunately not all resorts do. Last but definitely not least, use your senses. Yes, your senses of sight, smell, and touch can be useful in determining if the duvet provided for your family is clean and germ-free.

There are so many things to worry about when booking for a vacation. Where to go, what to do, the weather – cleanliness should not be one of them. Relax and get your best night’s sleep on a freshly laundered duvet when you book with Spectrum Resorts.

5 Things to Do on a Rainy Beach Day

Rain always puts a damper on a fun day at the beach. When you envision a relaxing day of waves, sand and pure relaxation, you don’t expect it to rain. No one expects rainfall on their coastal getaways but weather is often unpredictable.

When rain dampens your beach vacation, make the best of your time and have a plan in place for the perfect rainy day on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We have composed a list of 5 fun things to do on the Alabama coast on a rainy day.

The Wharf
Keep everyone entertained and dry with a trip to The Wharf in Orange Beach. There is something for all ages happening at The Wharf including shopping, dining, concerts and the daily Spectra Light Show.

Tanger Outlet
Shop the nation’s leading brands and designers at Tanger Outlet. It’s only a 15 minute drives from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Tanger has everything from accessories, apparel, footwear and home furnishings.

Gulf Bowl
Visit Foley’s family owned and operated 24 lane bowling center for a bowling experience you won’t forget. Gulf Bowl has state-of-the-art technology, a game room, a pro center and a family restaurant. They offer good food and good times with play and eat combo.

Indoor Pool Games
Most resorts and hotels on the Gulf Coast have indoor pools. In many cases, they have great beach views and are heated. Enjoy some swim time inside with the kiddos and play some great pool games including Marco Polo, noodle joust, ping pong scramble and scavenger hunt. For a list of safe and fun pool games, visit SwimmingPool.com.

Fat Daddy’s Arcade
Arcades are entertaining and fun for all age groups. Take the family to Fat Daddy’s Arcade for a fun-filled day. With over 65 arcade games to choose from, even the adults give into their inner child. Test your skills on interactive games including Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, Big Buck Hunter HD, Termination Salvation and many more.

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s blog by Spectrum Resorts. Please send us your favorite rainy day activities you would like us to write about.

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