If you’re gearing up from a family vacation to the Gulf Coast, finding the perfect vacation rental near the ocean is essential. As you’re browsing listings, you’ve likely seen ocean view and oceanfront condos. While they may seem the same, there are very distinct differences. To ensure you’re booking a unit that meets your expectations, here’s what you need to know about the two types of properties.
Ocean View vs. Oceanfront Condos
Ocean view condominiums only guarantee that you have a view of the ocean from somewhere in or near your unit. There’s no promise of the extent. You may have sweeping views of the beach, water, and horizon directly across from your bedroom window, or you may only have a small bit visible from your bathroom or balcony. There may also be obstructions in the way. Because of this, ocean view condominiums come at a lower price.
Keep in mind that you may still have direct or close beach access despite only having partial views of the ocean. When you’re booking, weigh out the importance of ocean views and speak with the property management representative for an accurate description of what you’ll be able to see from your unit.
Oceanfront condos have direct, unobstructed views of the ocean. They’re positioned on or very close to the beach and may have direct beach access. If not, it’s usually only a short walk. Because of the views and convenience, oceanfront condos are more expensive and will usually be booked more quickly than ocean view units.
Many condominium buildings have both oceanfront and ocean view options, all with varying views of the water, so explore online and speak with building representatives to ensure you book a condo you’ll love.
Looking for the perfect vacation rental on Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Turn to Coastal Properties. Located in Orange Beach, they offer a wide selection of stunning ocean view and oceanfront condos, and their property management team is committed to ensuring customers enjoy an unforgettable experience. Explore one-, two-, and three-bedroom options on their website, as well as plenty of amenities and services. To book a unit, call today at (251) 981-4951.