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SURPRISE LANDING GUEST COTTAGE - BATTLES WHARF- BEAUTIFUL AREA

Owner

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014
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SURPRISE LANDING GUEST COTTAGE - BATTLES WHARF- BEAUTIFUL AREA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Fairhope Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Surprise Landing Cottage is in the quiet, secluded area south of Fairhope known as Battles Wharf.

We are located 1 mile north of Marriott's Grand Hotel and Lakewood's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course on Mobile Bay. Several other golf courses are nearby. We are a short drive to historic Mobile, the Battleship Alabama and the white sandy beaches of the Alabama Gulf coast.

The cottage is fully furnished and you would have use of our pier on beautiful Mobile Bay. Come and enjoy our spectacular sunsets.

There is a walking/biking trail practically at the back door and Fairhope's charming little shops are a short drive or bike away. The area is known for its many seafood restaurants on the Causeway and other local favorites nearby. Tanger's Outlet Center in Foley is a short 30 minute drive for great bargains and The Eastern Shore Center in Spanish Fort offers a huge variety of shopping and dining. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail shopping are a ten minute drive.

Fairhope's Arts and Crafts Festival takes place every spring and there are always local artists working in Fairhope. Mobile's Mardi Gras and Fairhope's own Mardi Gras celebrations attract many visitors who like our low-keyed style of celebrating. Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a unique opportunity to learn about Coastal Alabama.

Whether you are looking for golfing, art, walking, biking, tennis, boating, fishing, crabbing, shopping, discovering coastal South Alabama or just plain relaxing, all are available for you to enjoy year round at Surprise Landing Cottage.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164279vb
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
5

We'll Leave the Light On!

We'll Leave the Light On!
  • 5 of 5
Thank you Deborah and Frank for offering this quiet and quite beautiful cottage! From our initial email communication to our arrival and departure, you were gracious. We attended a wedding in Fairhope at Saint Francis at the Point Church with a reception at the Marina and could not have been situated any better.........in the middle of the two venues.

The cottage was comfortable and clean and we truly hated to leave.

Frank recalled a conversation where we let him know I was from Missouri and attended Mizzou. After we returned home, Frank mailed to us a kind letter and inside was a Mizzou football momento he had come across from 1942!!! What a kind gesture and a souvenir I was so happy to add to my collection!

Thank you again Deborah and Frank and we so look forward to a return stay at Surprise Landing!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are lucky to be so conveniently located for folks needing to get around in our area. And we are blessed to have visitors who we can make feel welcome. I am delighted you liked the rather historic Mizzou pin; we kind of thought you would.
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Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164279vb
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
GA
5

The perfect Surprise Landing!

  • 5 of 5
Frank and Deborah certainly know how to keep their guests coming back. I love clean and cozy, and my husband loves to fish. We were both very happy to find this little piece of heaven in Fairhope. The cottage has everything you could ever need for a comfortable stay. I packed coffee filters, laundry detergent, and Kleenex boxes, just in case, but everything was already there. There was even yummy cheese sticks and a bottle of wine on the table to welcome us. My husband caught a 23" Speckled Trout off the wharf, after a very heavy rain (didn't have anything to weigh the fish with), and that made the trip! Frank was elated. There is not a better place to stay in Fairhope. The owners are the nicest and most impressive couple. I only wish we could have had more time to get to know them better. We hope they have us again, the next time we visit Fairhope. Tim and Anna
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. You hit on two of our main themes. First, we are almost fanatic about presenting our guests with a, "white glove" clean property. Second, we both do have as good a time as they do, when our guests have an opportunity to really enjoy the water. On that note, I can tell you that your skill in landing those fine Speckled Trout you caught right off the pier has put a bunch of our local fisher folk (including me) to shame.
business
Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164279vb
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Fort Thomas, KY
5

Connie and Charley

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is well equipped, well maintained and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the privilege of using the pier. Watching the birds and sunsets across the bay was a treat!
This is our fourth stay here and each time is as enjoyable as the last. Thanks Deborah and Frank.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Connie and Charlie. It was good to have you back and fun to catch up on each other's news. We keep hoping you will find that perfect, irresistible spot down our way and become neighbors. Just keep thinking "Fairhope" when you have to get out the snow shovels.
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Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164279vb
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Palos Heights, IL
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Surprise Landing cottage and the property that it is on are truly beautiful! The owners, Deborah and Frank, have supplied everything you need to have a restful, peaceful holiday. The cottage itself is outfitted in the most attractive way, and the high ceilings and tall French doors give it an added feeling of spaciousness, opening to the scenic outdoors. Their private pier was available for our use, and we were allowed to have family that we were visiting to spend time with us there. We will be very disappointed if we couldn't stay at this great place during our next visit to the lovely Fairhope area! Thank you, again, Deborah and Frank, for all that you do to make your guests feel so comfortable! Surprise Landing is really a very special treasure!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We too hope you will be able to come again. We believe that our Cottage, grounds, and pier provide an attractive, quiet, and private setting for guests who enjoy having local relatives over for a visit.
business
Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164279vb
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
5

A Surprise Indeed

  • 5 of 5
What a great find this was! The grounds on this property are beautiful with wonderful huge trees. You'll know you made the right choice when you start down the driveway. The cottage is small but extremely well done. We caught cold, rainy weather during our short winter stay but didn't mind because the cottage was so comfortable. Access to their nice pier is also a plus.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It never ceases to be a pleasure to get to know good folks like you two. We hope you can come back to soak up some local knowledge about fishing on Mobile Bay.
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Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164279vb
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
San Jose, CA
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Our week long stay at Surprise Landing was delightful. Days were busy visiting family and friends and it was wonderful to come back to the relaxing environment of the cottage. Walks along the bay were enjoyable. The cottage is well equipped, well maintained and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the privilege of using the pier. Watching the birds and sunsets across the bay was a treat! Frank and Deborah are gracious hosts.

Meg and Herb
San Jose, CA
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind review. We hope you will return when you next come to the Fairhope area.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Fairhope Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$150
$675
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes RENTAL RATES:

Our minimum stay is two nights at $150 per night or $300. Add a third night for half or $75, making the rental rate for a three-night stay, $375.

Reduced average daily rates when our guests stay longer. For example, five days is $525, one week $675, two weeks, $1,100, three weeks, $1,475, and monthly, $1,800.
FEES, TAXES, DEPOSIT AND FORM OF PAYMENT:

CLEANING FEE: Minimum fee is $50 following up to a week’s stay. For extended stays, cleaning is weekly. Cleaning for up to two weeks is $75, for up to three weeks is $100 and for a month is $125.
LODGING TAX: Plus six percent Lodging Tax.
DEPOSIT: A fully refundable $200 deposit is required when booking.
PAYMENT: We accept either cash or check.
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Amenities

Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Equipped with shower, but no tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A crib can be arranged for a small infant. Cottage is not suitable for older children., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Use of pier.

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