in orange beach we always had good experiences at the pheonix condominiums. they are very family friendly and generally convenient to most shops, grocery stores, ect. i have also stayed on fort morgan road in a rental house and loved it! very nice but definitely more remote--beautiful.
my parents recently bought a condo on the west beach in gulf shores. it's at the crystal towers and it's very nice. indoor and outdoor pools, workout room, arcade. we really like it.
if you have any specific places you want to ask about, i'd be happy to give it a try
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