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Private Villa + Boat + Infinity Pool + Kayak with Dolphins!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Why stay in a boring place? Why deal with the tourists and the traffic?

You have found Osprey Villa!

The most unique and sophisticated vacation villa available on the American Riviera, and one of the most sought after properties on VRBO!

Osprey Villa is the ultra-quiet get-away thats only minutes away from all the tourists and tourists spots. Unbelievable. Located in the Pirates Cove area, on the north side of Wolf Bay, about 3 miles due north of Orange Beach.

It's QUIET here! NO crowds and NO traffic!

If you're tired of vacationing in a shoebox, packed into a big building with a bunch of people you don't know, you might like this.

Osprey Villa is maintained and cared for to the highest of standards, and those who know and enjoy the difference will appreciate our unique home. This is an extraordinary piece of real estate, unlike anything in this area, and is fully equipped for a unique and relaxing vacation.

Interesting and unique features and amenities:


Kayaks - a fleet of kayaks, no less; bicycles; two private outside showers & pottys (one on each end of the property - with water views); a stone fire pit at the water's edge; picnic and patio tables; a swim-out beach into the protected bay; boat dockage for up to a 50-foot yacht; covered parking for three vehicles; covered pool lanai; tables for outdoor dining; chase lounges; a large deck close to the water; basketball goal with nice court...


Screened-in and ready for cooking! The cabana features an antique table, a full size gas range, Big Green Egg and table, 2 sinks, refrigerator, stereo system with JBL speakers, commercial ice maker, large park style charcoal grill, big pots & pans, and nice bar. Oh, and a restroom and a very private outside shower


EVERY room has a fantastic view! Every single room! Unique Italian porcelain floors throughout; gourmet kitchen featuring a gas range, butcher block counters, huge pantry, double drawer dishwashers, and a coffee bar featuring a Kuerig, a French Press, and a drip coffee maker; a bamboo floored loft / library overlooking the living areas, featuring lots of books, a sofa bed, a queen size platform bed, board games, and a Texas Hold Em Poker kit with casino chips; two MASSIVE flat screens / smart TVs featuring Dish, Netflix, and all of your apps located in the main hall and the master bedroom; a killer pool table; and massive custom glass mosaic tiled showers.

Most don't want to leave Osprey Villa when they get here. But if you want to venture out, you are a short drive to The Wharf, where you'll find all kinds of restaurants, bars, shops, Rave theater, and a world class amphitheater featuring the top entertainment. Also within a short drive is the World famous LuLu's (famous because LuLu is Jimmy Buffet's sister and he sometimes shows up at the restaurant unannounced!), Tacky Jacks, or Acme Oyster House.. The beautiful Soldiers Creek Golf Club is only a five minute drive to the North. The infamous Pirates Cove is 4 miles away (best 'dive' bar and hamburger joint on the Coast).

Want to shop? The largest outlet mall in the South is only 15 minutes back into civilization.

And yes, a large pontoon boat is on site and experienced boaters are welcome to use it! (you pay for the fuel you use). The boat is great for sightseeing, sun tanning, exploring, fishing...! Its really slow, but it is reliable and very economical.

Something you won't find at most vacation rentals....Trees! Osprey Villa has thousands of trees and plants! Palms, live oaks, magnolias, river burch, cypress, red oaks, oleanders, bananas, loblolly pines, redbuds, azaleas, lemons, satsumas, peach.... goes on and on - we've catalogued over 5000 individual plants, and nearly 100 species.

I know all of this 'sounds' really great. But possibly the best feature Osprey Villa has to offer is the lack of noise. What you are likely to hear: Osprey (fishing hawks), pelicans, ducks, geese, dolphins, speckle trout, the occasional fishing boat or dolphin tour boat, the occasional cigarette boat making a high speed run in the Intercoastal, crabs (jk), the pool dribbling over the infinity edge, the breeze blowing through the palms, or maybe some Bob Marley tunes coming from your Cabana.

What you are NOT likely to hear: Traffic, crowds, announcements, elevator dings, horns, sirens, people complaining, or annoying people (unless you bring 'em....and PLEASE don't bring annoying people to our paradise)....

Osprey Villa is very easy to get to. The Villa is located approximately 40 minutes from Pensacola Airport, and little over one hour from the Mobile Airport. Drive times are approximately four hours from Birmingham, five hours from Atlanta, nine hours from Dallas / Houston / Nashville.

Grocery service is available :-) For a fee, you can have the pantry and refrigerator stocked before you arrive. Just send us your shopping list. . We can also assist with catering for your parties, and helicopter tours or hot air balloon rides over the beautiful American Riviera. We can also assist with fishing trips...anything from a back bay trip, to a bottom fishing trip, to a super lux tuna or marlin trip. Just ask. We are life long residents and we can help you with just about anything.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Elberta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 Bunk Beds.... 4 Twin Mattresses.
  • 1 King 2 Queens 4 Twin Bunks (4 mattresses) 1 Twin Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Private Villa + Boat + Infinity Pool + Kayak with Dolphins!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
West Monroe

Beautiful property with the perfect mix of plenty to do yet perfect for relaxing. :)

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for a better first impression! Upon arrival, we were greeted with personal touches of fresh florals in arrangements that were obviously collected from the super lush gardens on property. (Not to mention fresh farm eggs in the fridge!) Just lovely! We had so much fun just getting to know the home and enjoying the surroundings. We played pool, board games, card games, watched Netflix, read books, went kayaking, boating and fishing on the pontoon, played basketball, sat in hammocks, grilled out AND just sat and soaked in the quiet and amazing beauty of the waterfront property. We had everything we needed and it was truly the best of both worlds...everything to do and nothing to worry about. The beds were comfy, linens nice, property was clean and well cared for. Furnishings were stunning and fashionable. All appliances and cookware were right there. The outdoor cabana was charming and allowed for chilling and grilling. The pool offered beautiful views (our cool weather wasn't conducive to swimming but our grown children did get in a few times.)

This is truly a place to reconnect and unplug from pressures. What a haven.

Thank you to the Ryles family for hosting us at such a stunning home. We loved every little thing about your wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 😊? Makes my day. This makes all the effort worth while.
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  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations! It was really unreal! I had amazing views and accommodations. We did not feel like we were in Elberta, AL but somewhere tropical! The house was modern and very comfortable. It was fun to have an extra boat to cruise around. The outdoor kitchen was also a huge plus. The owner quickly responded to any questions and/or needs. I highly recommend this wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Utica, MS

A fantastic serene getaway with luxurious amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Osprey Villa for 5 nights, and we were not ready to leave. Our dogs went with us and shared in the private, peaceful, relaxed setting with the amenities of home, plus lots more. We cooked out on the charcoal grill and took the pontoon boat out at least 3 times, dogs included. We road the brand new bicycles they surprised us with the morning after we got there, and took the kayaks out late one evening during a beautiful sunset. We took the pontoon boat to two different restaurants that allowed us to dock and eat, in which one allowed dogs. There was a massive selection of movies, in which we watched "Finding Nemo." (My daughter is 26, and we can't wait to see "Finding Dory"). We made homemade vanilla ice cream with the ice cream maker there that was incredible. The last night there, we had a small fire in the fire pit beside the water. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. Looking forward to going back in the future. Thanks so much to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break - wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Osprey Villa duirng Spring Break 2011 and had a truly wonderful time. It was very relaxing while giving the children plenty to do. We had two 13 year old boys and two eleven year old girls. They enjoyed the pool and the grounds, but mostly were entranced by the kayaks and the dolphins. As the dolphins swam into the cove twice each day, the kids would take the kayaks out onto the lake....the dolphins would swim alongside and under them. What a thrill. We were close enough to the busy attractions (30 minutes) to visit the beach, the souvenir shops and restaraunts. But were quite happy staying at the villa, cooking in the well equipped kitchen our outdoor cabana. I highly recommend a stay at the Osprey Villa

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chicago, il

my dream home

  • 5 of 5

over the top... exceeding all expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: :) We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing y'all again soon!
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Kansas City

beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Our family (7 seniors) stayed at Osprey Villa this February and loved it. Despite below-normal temps, we enjoyed the outdoor facilities as well as the lovely interior of the place. Our host was always available to answer questions. The Villa wouldn't be very kid-friendly, as everything is open to explore, but there are other properties within the Osprey Estate that are quite suitable for families with young ones. We'd certainly go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2010
  • Date of Stay: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Elberta

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
1 Mar 2019 - 15 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
16 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$135 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$674.05
Property Damage Protection AU$79.54


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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