Family-Friendly Condos in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores

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With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to begin planning an exciting summer vacation with the family. By booking early you will benefit from a wide selection of choices and get in on the best deals before they’re snatched up. With beautiful powder-white beaches, emerald green waters, and charming small-town atmosphere, it is no wonder why the Alabama gulf coast has been a long-time treasured destination for vacationing families.

What are the most important features when choosing your vacation getaway? Do you look for a condo with spacious accommodations with all the comforts of home along with great views?  What about a wide array of amenities such as an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts and game room? Or is location the most important? Do you prefer to be walking distance to your favorite restaurants or entertainment spots?

We have compared Orange Beach and Gulf Shores condos and selected the most popular family-friendly destinations in regards to location, onsite amenities, and comfort of accommodations.

Turquoise Place is undeniably one of Orange Beach’s leading beach retreats.  These two high-rise towers boast incredible panoramic views of the Gulf and, depending on floor level, the entire city of Orange Beach.  This luxury resort offers three to five bedroom floor layouts with spacious living areas of 2,300 square feet and larger allowing plenty of space for large families. In addition to each unit’s large wraparound balconies and private hot tubs, the complex offers many resort-style amenities including a lazy river, indoor  outdoor pools, spa, poolside cafe/bar, gym, and tennis courts. 

Phoenix West is centrally located in Orange Beach and one of the newer developments among the Phoenix condominiums.  This upscale resort offers an endless list of amenities including a beachside pool with waterslide, lazy river, kiddie pool, fitness center, saunas, and tennis courts.  Phoenix West offers three- and four-bedroom units ranging from approximately 1,900- 2,500 square feet.  A reputable name in Orange Beach, Phoenix condos have provided families with unforgettable vacation experiences for over 30 years.  

Views are unbeatable at Caribe with large wraparound balconies overlooking Perdido Pass, Ole River, and Gulf of Mexico. This upscale resort offers roomy accommodations available in two- to three-bedroom floor plan styles.  The grounds resemble an outdoor tropical oasis with 40,000 sf of indoor/outdoor pools, a winding lazy river, putting green, tennis courts, and more.  Book your stay at The Caribe and it is guaranteed the kids will never be bored. 

The Wharf is a resort community offering plenty of entertainment options and features an open-air shopping and dining district, private marina, movie theater, ferris wheel, and amphitheater.  During peak seasons, the Wharf boasts an amazing water resort with a lazy river, wave pool, hot tubs, and poolside grill.  The Wharf condos are elegantly furnished and comfortably accommodate all family sizes with 1 to 4 bedroom floor plan styles. 

Lighthouse is located in the heart of Gulf Shores and the largest condominium in the area.  Guests can walk to popular restaurants and entertainment spots like The Hangout just a half-mile away.  Offering great amenities and well-appointed gulf front units ranging from 1 -4 bedrooms, Lighthouse is a top-ranking destination for families. 

Seachase is a fantastic beachfront development with numerous onsite amenities including 4 outdoor pools, heated indoor pool, hot tubs, children’s interactive splash pad, kiddie pool, and tennis courts.  Seachase is set in central Orange Beach close to favorite restaurants and attractions, such as offshore fishing excursions, shopping centers, and entertainment venues. 

Summerhouse is another gulf front development offering great amenities and centrally located in Orange Beach.  Families can enjoy a massive tiered beachfront pool,spacious sundeck, putting green, children’s playground, basketball and tennis courts.  These three-bedroom condos offer roomy accommodations with unobstructed gulf views.

Sugar Beach is a popular gulf front complex enjoyed by vacationing families without breaking the bank. Central to Orange Beach restaurants and attractions, Sugar Beach is a great getaway offering several beachside pools, a kiddie pool, tennis courts, and a seasonal snack bar.  Condos range from studios to three-bedroom units with direct or indirect gulf views.

Gulf Shores Plantation is located on the Fort Morgan peninsula and next door to Kiva Dunes, a top-rated golf course.  The resort’s offers a variety of reasonably-priced accommodations along with an exceptional amenity package that includes 6 outdoor pools, 2 indoor pools, kiddie pools, hot tubs, fitness center with saunas & steam rooms.  Families can enjoy many outdoor activities with shuffleboard, basketball, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and a putting green located on the property grounds.

If you are looking to find a permanent vacation home, visit our Orange Beach condos for sale and Gulf Shores condos for sale pages to learn more about beachfront real estate, ownership costs, and to view current listings in these areas and nearby communities such as Perdido Key and Destin, FL.  We provide annual rental revenue for buyers interested in joining a rental program. Why wait any longer? Own your personal beach retreat and create long-lasting memories to be cherished by family and friends year after year.