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“Great views, great location, beautifully maintained, lots of amenities!”
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SeaChase
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Orange Beach
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We've been coming to Orange Beach for 25 years. This is our first year at Seachase and we have finally found the best spot on the beach. We rented from the owner and received a wonderful deal. The 2 bedroom/2 bathroom units include a side bump out in the living room with 2 additional floor to ceiling windows that make the units bigger, bring in more light, and offer a wider vista than units in most other complexes on the beach. The unit faces the beach with a 3-window sliding glass door. The kitchen was well-stocked and newly remodeled. The master suite is huge with sliding doors leading to the porch and a very large master bath including a walk-in closet, shower, jacuzzi, and 2 sink vanity. The 2nd bedroom is pretty small. It, along with the 2nd bathroom, is set off in an alcove which offers privacy for guests. Seachase is beautifully landscaped and maintained. There are at least 3 outdoor pools, 2 outdoor hot tubs, and several water activities for young children. In addition, there is a large indoor pool, indoor hot tub, and a workout room. 3 grocery stores are across the street within .5 miles. The office staff is very helpful and everyone is friendly and welcoming. I think Seachase is a bit more expensive than some other complexes on the beach but we think it is worth it.

Room Tip: We prefer the 5th-8th floors because we feel closer to the beach and can hear the surf.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

We stayed in a privately owned condo (1402W), so we rented directly through owner and did not have to go through checkin process except to get a parking pass. We found everything we needed in the 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo. The view of the gulf was wonderful and the dolphins came by a few times while we were on the balcony. There are several pools at this resort, both indoor and out. We loved the pool which makes a waterfall into the pool below it. It was a little deeper than the others and more to our liking. There are also hottubs. Everything was nice and clean and the people working there were friendly without being bothersome. There is a Walmart across the road and many restaurants within a mile of the resort. There are full kitchens in the condos for those who want to cook. This is a prime location for anyone going to Orange Beach.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank RetiredCokeTraveler
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

First time for us to stay here. We were in the middle building on the 7th floor, which was a perfect height for us.uch better than the 18th floor we stayed on in a different complex last year. Our unit was privately owned so we rented directly from her. It was a 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Just the right size for my husband and me. If we had our 2 kids with us, it would have been an ideal size. The 2nd bedroom is a little small but with kids it wouldn't matter. The 2nd bathroom is a normal size. There was plenty of storage space. The kitchen was a good size and had a great bar/counter area for sitting and eating. However we ate outside on the balcony every time instead. The balcony was a good size and we felt comfortable out there, not crampt. It could hold a small table and 2 chairs, a lounge chair, a chair and ottoman and a small side table. You can enter it from the living area or master bedroom. The living area bends around so it has an extra set of floor length windows which were nice and made it feel open and large. There was a laundry room off of the kitchen with space for a full size w/d. Always nice to have at the beach. There was a wet bar area and a breakfast table area too. The master had a king size bed and an extra set of long windows in addition to the balcony door. Master bath has 2 sinks, separate shower and tub and walk-in closet. Each unit is furnished and decorated differently. For us, a comfortable bed and good, large tv are important. You only get 1 roll of toliet paper per bathroom and 1 trash sack per can. Bring extra.

The lobby of eah building felt very cozy and more like what youd find in a nice resort. Beautiful furnishings and decor - not tacky, cheesy beach atmosphere. There's a nice fitness center in the middle building on the ground floor. It looks out over the pool area and towards the beach. There's also a teen room but we never saw anyone in it. There's an elevated tennis court in the parking lot. Never went up to it so don't know what condition it's in. Also have a nice decent size indoor pool that looks nice and not like a basement. Outside there are 3 pools. The west pool is the smallest. The middle pool has an upper section that flows into the lower pool. The lower pool doesn't get more than 3-4' deep and has a zero entry. There's a small baby pool with a mushroom that has water flowing over the top. It's in the shade in the afternoon which is great for little ones. There's a water pad area near the zero entry. Perfect for just cooling off without getting in a pool. The east pool is a larger pool in a pretty curved shape. There's a hot tub close to the middle beach gate. There are 3 entrances to the beach, one for each building. The landscaping is beautiful with tropical plants, several yew bushes and palm trees. It's a short boardwalk that stretches to the beach making it easy to carry things to the sand and to come back in. There are men's and women's bathrooms in the fitness center if you don't want to go back to your room. Nice small flatscreen tvs in the fitness center too. Bikes, weight machines, elliptical and treadmills are in there too.

The beach was quiet when we were there in mid-Sept. Beach service offers lounge chairs and umbrellas. for $20-25 a day or bring your own. Several put up their own tents, chairs, etc and just left them while they were there for the week. No one bothered anything. Seachase has RF access cards to use for the beach access gates and fitness center. It also has a guard station at the entrance to the parking lot fir security.

Finally, it's incredibly convenient. Across the street/highway is a new Walmart Neighborhood Market, a Winn-Dixie, among other stores. The next shopping center down has a new Publix. There's a RedBox movie rental at Walmart or Winn-Dixie and a Blockbuster Express at Publix. Cafe Beignets is in the same shopping center as Winn-Dixie. Easy to walk to. You can take an easy drive back into Gulf Shores for dinner but there are several restaurants in Orange Beach including Shrimp Basket and Louisiana Lagniappe.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

A last minute decision turned out wonderful. My husband and I took our 3yr old, 12 month and his mother for a week at Seachase. Between the spraying fountains, various pools including zero entry and shallow for kiddos, indoor pool when it gets too hot or rains, hot tubs, workout room, and tennis court there is something for everyone. Parking entry is monitored and the premises are very well maintained. Chair/umbrella rental is available for the day or week. We loved our gulf front balcony enabling us to still enjoy the ocean during nap times! We spent the day on the beach with a family who comes to stay in the same condo every summer and I can see why they like it so well. Even my mother-in-law is ready to rebook to go back next summer.

Room Tip: a higher floor will allow you to be further from any pool excitement
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Mommy2CandE
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

The condo is in a great location and right on the beach. Our unit was nice and comfortable for our family. However there are a couple of things I wish I knew prior to booking this unit at SeaChase. First, there limitied parking onsite. We went out to dinner our first night here and when we returned there were no parking spots available. We had to drive and park our vehicle in the wal-mart lot across the street. When I call guest services the following morning to find out where we should park and the lady I spoke with was extremelly rude. She stated that there are not enough spots for the guests. Then with a sarcastic tone stated she was busy and had to answer another call. I find the parking situation unacceptable and we will not be returning to SeaChase.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Sea Chase is an easy drive from the Pensacola airport. Check in was easy, breezy and quick. Upon entering the 2 bed 2 bath condo in the east tower on the 9th floor it was evident that the property was very well kept with high quality furniture and decor. A complete pillow menue and nice selection of linen. The kitchen was fully equipped and the decor was beachy but not cliche.

The condo boasted a large balcony that over looked the well maintained unusually soft, clean and white sand beach. The gulf water in July was warm but still gave relief from the hot sun. There is the option to rent (2) lounge chairs with an umbrella daily for the cost of $25.00 U.S. dollars a day. My tip for that is directly across from the property is a Walmart along with other shops that sell umbrellas and lounge chair and may be a cost saving deal.

The work out facility had plenty of machines and well air conditioned. The couple I traveled with used it daily and seed to think it was more than just fine.

There are many restaurants within walking distance from the property. My personal favorite was "Zen" which is open for lunch and dinner. I had the Tea Smoked Duck salad and frankly there are no words to describe the tastiness of this meal. It had to rank in my top five all time meals. "Jakes" is also within walking distance which is a casual BBQ with friendly service, low prices, and the best darn cheese bread bites!

I would suggest to travel about 10 mins to the Wharf for shopping, ogling of the yachts, restaurants and their Ferris wheel. I highly recommend the restaurant Villaggio Grille. My friend ordered the scallops which I tasted and it was heaven.

There is much to do in the area- parasailing, boat outings, and all sorts of water sports.

Sea Chase seemed to be very family oriented and the children all seemed very happy with the children's pools.

The only downside to Sea Chase is the inadequate amount of parking available. There were days when there was NO parking available and we and others needed to improvise and create our own parking.

If you choose Sea Chase as your next vacation it should not disappoint.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Ilse1959
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

We stayed in 702 and 704 in the East Building and loved every minute of our time on the beach, in the pools, and in the conference room of the East Building. Our family and friends plan to return to Seachase for our next beach trip!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank bettylaz
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Additional Information about SeaChase

Address: 25240 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-3191
Region: United States > Alabama > Orange Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Orange Beach
Price Range: £179 - £320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — SeaChase 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SeaChase. Perfection, inside and out. Each of our incredibly spacious floor plans sets the stage for the ultimate vacation escape, with sweeping Gulf views of the ever changing Gulf of Mexico. Guests enjoy a zero entry pool, infinity edge pool, children’s splash pad, mushroom spray pool, heated indoor pool, whirlpool spas, tennis court, state of the art fitness center with Gulf view and more. SeaChase has all of the ingredients for the perfect beachside vacation! ... more   less 
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