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This was a wonderful property for a large family. We were able to sleep everyone comfortably(twelve people). Everything was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed for anything from a shrimp boil to baking pizza. I have been taking my family to the beach for four years now and this was absolutely the best property we have stayed in. I plan to rent again in 2019.
We are loaded up and headed home. We had an incredible time. The house was gorgeous and fit our group perfectly. The weather even cooperated. Next year our group celebrates our 10 year beach reunion and we are headed to Jamaica. But 2020 we will be back!!! Thank you so much for your hospitality. We recommend you to all of our friends.
I could not see another place being more perfect for our group. Once in a lifetime trip for our Kansas City family of 26 ranging from my 75yr old mother-in-law, her 3 kids and spouses, 13 grandkids and 7 great grandkids. Youngest being 4months old. The online description was spot on. We cooked 3 meals a day at the house. The main floor had plenty of space to all gather and bond. Yet, everyone having their own rooms and bathrooms, we never felt on top of each other. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook, bake or grill each meal with ease for our large group. The 2 dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators were much used. The 3 levels of the house were very steep. Next time I would not take 1 large suitcase. 2 smaller would've been easier to tote. I said the stairs just helped work off the extra vacation calories we were consuming. We did strategically put the kids and teens on the 3rd floor. They appreciated the 3rd floor tv area to get away from the adults occasionally. The pool was perfect to step out and socialize or take a quick dip. And of course the beach was well attended being only a dune bridge away. One evening we played a wiffle ball game with the family in the east unit on the beach. The owners were very responsive and patient to all my questions. We played free bingo at Flora-Bama one rainy afternoon. The 20s also enjoyed walking there at night. There was backed up traffic from Flora-Bama that went in front our house. Not a big deal but did make it hard to get out of our driveway after 7pm. We went out one dinner as a group to Flipdaddy's. They had a band and cornhole games in an open air restaurant. Food was great. Souvenir stores and groceries were conveniently over the bridge just west of us. I would 100% recommend this property.
Date of arrival
May 20, 2018
We loved it.
It was perfect for our work retreat – we wanted to all be close enough to bond, but we all needed our own space to retreat to.
This is an annual event for us, and everyone is already asking if we can stay there again next year.
I may go ahead and reserve soon.
We do a huge family trip to the beach every year, this was our first stay in Orange Beach. 16 "adults" and 4 kids. This house was perfect! The owner was easy to reach if we needed anything. We've stayed in a lot of large homes over the years and this is the first one that had a kitchen that actually had EVERYthing we needed AND everything worked! The bedrooms/bathrooms were all great. The pool was awesome for the kids and when the beach got really hot. The walk to the beach was short and easy, they had beach chairs and toys to use, and the beach was pretty much ours. I would definitely recommend staying here. Great memories - thank you!!
We had an AMAZING time at Castle in the Sands. The house was beautiful! Everything was in working order. The double refrigerators and dishwashers was very helpful!! I cannot say enough about this house. If you have a large group with lots of small kids this house is great!! Short distance to the beach. Rooms are spacious for pack n plays for small children. Lots of seating to eat dinner together. We had a great time!!
We had a great week. All of our family loved the house and the beach access. The first couple of days were spent at the house with the beach and swimming pool. We drove to the aquarium at Dauphin Island and then stopped at the military park to see the ships and planes on Tuesday. We went to Alligator Alley Wednesday morning and then the family spent the afternoon at the beach. We drove to Pensicola on Thursday and watched the Blue Angels practice and toured the museum there. We went to the Wharf at Orange Beach late Friday afternoon. We checked out the shops, watched a marlin weighed in at 740.6 pounds and enjoyed a great dinner at one of the restaurants there. We actually got to our house at 6 p.m. last night and then unloaded and unpacked. We got our mail picked up and gone through today and checked the messages on the answering machine. So, I am now down to going through emails. I know there is a survey here and I will do that as I go through the emails. We would definitely recommend Crews Quarters and had a very enjoyable (but tiring for us grandparents) week. It's a great house and a great location. We extend our sincere thanks for a great week!!
There’s so much room here!! We really enjoyed the house! Lots of room for our big family of grandparents, Uncles & Aunts, and cousins! We cooked almost every meal and found the kitchen stocked with everything we needed!! The beach was literally right out the door!! And we hardly heard a noise from the neighbors unless we were all out on back porch. Would love to come back here again!!
Submitted May 26, 2018
We loved staying at Crews Quarters, a wonderful beach house in Gulf Shores.
The house was perfect for us and very well equipped and comfortable. The bedroom situation provided everyone with nice beds, plenty of privacy and room for everything. Our grandkids utilized the table upstairs for some marathon Monopoly games. We loved having the pool right outside the back door, and especially enjoyed the great view of the beach that we had from the deck. It was easy to enjoy the view and watch kids in the pool at the same time.
We had such a good time and would love to return next summer if the house is available.
Submitted Jun 01, 2018
We had all of the family together and the very best thing for all of us was the porch in the morning and evening! It was an awesome view with room for us all. . The house was very nice and clean. The pool was a definite plus for the kids after they had enough of the beach. Orange Beach is very quiet and a great place for a family vacation. The owner/manager was helpful and very quick in responding to any questions we had. We had a great time!