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  • What is Spanish Cove?
    Established in 1974, Spanish Cove is a covenant restricted community with more than 600 acres located in Lower Alabama just west of Pensacola, FL on Perdido Bay. Three distinct areas offer three different styles of housing: Recreational Vehicle, Manufactured Home and conventional "stick-built" homes. Most of the residents are full-time, but some still travel to "summer homes;" many count Spanish Cove as their "home base" and travel to and from throughout the year.
  • What does P.O.A.S.C. stand for?
    Property Owners Association of Spanish Cove (pronounced PO-ask).
  • What are Covenants?
    Covenants are regulations and restrictions on land use. In an incorporated community they would be comparable to Zoning Laws.
  • Who takes care of the roads and other amenities?
    The Property Owners Association of Spanish Cove is an Alabama Non-Profit Corporation established in 1991 under the Alabama State Statutes. A 9-member Board of Directors sets policy and a full-time Operations Manager directs the full- and part-time staff. A full maintenance staff maintains the common property.
  • Is Spanish Cove a gated community?
    No, but our 24-hour security team patrols the Cove and is immediately available to respond to distress calls, including medical emergencies.  Though not gated, access to Spanish Cove is limited by design.
  • What are the demographics of Spanish Cove
    Most Spanish Cove residents are senior citizens. The retirees have moved from just about every state in the Union. Many are retired military and enjoy the benefits afforded by the Pensacola Naval Base, including medical and commissary. However, we have a growing number of families with children living in and enjoying the Cove as well. Over 100 children from our community attend area public schools.
  • How are utilities handled in Spanish Cove?
    Spanish Cove has central water and sewer, telephone, internet service, cable, electricity, county garbage service, and its own weekly yard debris pick-up.  Property owners may use free WIFI in either of the Cove's clubhouses. If you like great tasting water, you are in luck: the Perdido Bay Water District has received the Gold Medal award for the nation's best tasting drinking water. 
  • Where will I find medical services?
    There are two excellent general practice physicians with offices in Lillian, where Spanish Cove is located. In addition, several specialists maintain part-time offices in town. Dental services are also available in Lillian and in surrounding areas. A short trip east or west of Spanish Cove you will find physicians covering virtually every medical specialty, with many top-rated hospitals. The US Naval Hospital and a large VA Outpatient Clinic are just minutes away.
  • I am retired, what will I do all day?
    On-going activities, classes, and events make it easy to stay active and engaged.  Regardless of your age or activity level, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere as you enjoy life at Spanish Cove.  Opportunities include art classes, boating, bridge, golf, weekly card games, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball, horseshoes, swimming, fishing, Bible study, line dancing, exercise groups, bingo, book club, social evenings, trips to the Casinos in Biloxi, and group travel ranging from day trips to cruises! Many of our residents volunteer at local churches, hospitals, libraries, and the Naval Air Museum.  You'll find our property owners involved in helping make Spanish Cove an even better place to live by serving on our Board of Directors while others volunteer to serve on its various committees, such as Activities, Rules and Communications, etc.   If you prefer more solitary pursuits, Spanish Cove's pier provides a perfect place to watch the dolphins frolic ... and don't miss our spectacular sunrises and sunsets! 
  • How much are the Homeowners Association fees?
    Currently, POASC fees are $167 per quarter as of April 1, 2017. 
     
    Spanish Cove has negotiated a lower fee from Baldwin County that includes weekly garbage and yard debris service.  That pass-through fee of $48 per quarter is also paid quarterly to POASC.
     


     
  • What do the Homeowners Association fees pay for?
     
    Two clubhouses; a 24 hour security patrol; paid P.O.A.S.C. staff for management, office, maintenance and activities; common grounds maintenance;  maintenance of all amenities such as tennis, shuffleboard, nature trail, horseshoe and volleyball courts, fishing pier, beach and picnic area, swimming pool that is covered and heated in the winter; and private, paved streets.
  • Does Spanish Cove charge Special Assessments?
    In over 40 years of operation, Spanish Cove has never had a special assessment, even after Hurricane Ivan.  Our careful budgeting process  maintains reserves for such emergencies.  Though we cannot predict the future, Spanish Cove is in excellent financial shape.
  • Does Spanish Cove have a library?
    Yes, there are many opportunities to check out a variety of media. Spanish Cove has an “Honor System” library in the RV Clubhouse. Folks donate a variety of books for the use of all.
     
    The Baldwin County Co-Op Library On Wheels (Bookmobile) makes a stop on alternate Tuesday afternoons in the parking lot of the Cove Clubhouse. The Library On Wheels carries hardback and paperback books, books on tape, and videos. The staff can take orders for books and bring them on their next visit to the Cove or you can reserve your choices online.
     
    The Lillian-Perdido Bay Library in Lillian is staffed by volunteers and carries an ever-growing inventory of books, audio books, and movies.
     
    Spanish Cove residents are also eligible to use the larger public library in the City of Foley. Membership in this library includes e-book downloads. The Foley Library also presents free movie series, lectures and special events.
     
    In nearby Florida, the Escambia County Library southwest branch is just minutes away.
  • What level of government serves Spanish Cove?
    The Cove is located in an unincorporated part of Baldwin County. The county seat is in the City of Bay Minette. A satellite branch of the County Courthouse is located in the City of Foley.
  • What is the Spanish Cove Care Force?
    Spanish Cove Care Force volunteers provide Cove residents wheelchairs, canes, crutches, bed pans, cribs, highchairs, etc. at no charge, donated by those who no longer need them. The Care Force volunteers have also set up a communication system whereby callers can be given the phone numbers of other residents who have expressed an interest in helping with specific problems. Several Care Force volunteers make daily phone calls, as part of an activity called "Telecare," to make sure that individuals who live alone are greeted each morning with a cheery voice that lets them know someone cares. Care Force is sanctioned by the Property Owners Association, but is financially independent of it.
  • What is the street address for the P.O.A.S.C. office?
    2129 Clubhouse Dr.
    Lillian, AL 36549