'A NOUSTE' (AH-NOOST) BAY COTTAGE TWENTY FEET FROM THE WATER

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'A NOUSTE' (AH-NOOST) BAY COTTAGE TWENTY FEET FROM THE WATER

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

20 feet from the water, this cozy, quiet waterfront getaway on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama is a perfect place for writing, painting, or just hanging around on the wharf catching Blue Crabs. The town of Fairhope is a quaint bay-front village that began in the 19th century as an artists colony, and it still retains much of this feel, couched in a Deep-South warmth.

The center of town has many quaint shops that add to this charm and evoke a feeling of stepping back in time. The house itself invites you to sit and rock, watch the pelicans, herons, and gulls fly overhead, and boil some of those crabs you catch on the pier.

For those who can tear themselves away from the boiling of seafood and the clink of ice in the glass, the Gulf of Mexico is but a short drive away. Have a good time, and remember: This is the home of 'Forrest Gump', 'Cheeseburgers in Paradise' (found at Pirate's Cove), 'Margaritaville', and in nearby Mobile, the original Mardi Gras!

GREAT WAYS TO ENJOY THE HOUSE

Brush your teeth on the deck by the light of the full moon;

Sleep out on the pier at least once if you can;

Turn off the ac/heat and open all of the windows when there is a breeze so that you can hear the sound of the water washing up on the rocks;

Count the number of pelicans that pass over the house in the afternoon;

Don’t miss a sunset;

Read more; watch TV less;

Serve drinks or dinner on the pier;

Look for porpoises chasing shrimp up and down the bay. When they are active you can see them 100-200 ft. off the end of the long piers;

Meet the neighbors; they are very nice;

Use the deck shower as often as you can;

Act out one of Shakespeare’s plays (there is a full set on the bookshelf);

As the kitchen is well equipped, learn how to make Creole Seafood Gumbo or West Indies Salad with the crabs that you catch (e-mail me for a recipe if you like).

Keywords: Bayfront Cottage

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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I: From Mobile/School at McGill and Spring Hill/Then to D.C./Background in International Relations/Wine Consultant/Love Fairhope, New Orleans, New York, and Hawaii/Love to Cook.

My Wife: From France/International Marketer/Family of Winemakers and Engineers/Love Fairhope, The Pyrenees Mountains, New Orleans, and Chicago/Love to Bake.

Fairhope is a diamond in the rough! An artists' colony that doubles as a retirement community; a fun town that can be quiet; a village that is both civilized and laid back is hard to find indeed!

It is not only the proximity of our house to the beautiful body of water that is Mobile Bay that drew us to it, but also the pace and gentile nature of the town of Fairhope itself that makes this a genuinely special place in this country.

This is the closest house on the Eastern Shore to the water; only twenty feet! This makes the panoramic views fantastic, and your neighbors houses are built so far back that you don't even know they are there. Water views from every room are a great perk, and bay breezes through the windows are a treat! In addition, we own the lot next door, and our lots are among the deepest on this part of the bay, so there is a lot of room for children to play or to let your dogs run around.

Have we mentioned that we have the most well-equipped kitchen you will ever find in a vacation house?

Just read the reviews to see what we mean!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
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'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 63 reviews
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'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170332vb
(203) 297-0238 (Connecticut, USA)
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Jackson,Tn
5

OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
Great four night stay. Spent a lot of time on the porch overlooking the water. With the prevailing wind being from the southwest during our stay, blowing direct from the open gulf, there was enough surf to enjoy the waves splashing on the rocks, giving us a real oceanfront setting. While we did not crab, there is obviously a large population, as we lifted several while fishing. If that's your bag, there are crab traps under the house to capture these critters. We are fishermen, and enjoyed catching Croaker, Hardhead Catfish and plate sized sting rays from the pier. The place is very clean, and the area extremely quiet. We also enjoyed watching the ship traffic come and go. And if you are a birder, this is the pelican, royal tern and laughing gull epi-center. If you are looking for a place close enough to the hassle of the beach, if that's your deal, but far enough away to be very peaceful, this is it!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well, you said it all, I believe! I couldn't have described things better myself. Also, thank you for treating our house with such great respect. We could not have asked for a better guest, so please do come back!
business
'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170332vb
(203) 297-0238 (Connecticut, USA)
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Madison
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I took our 11 yr. old grandson for a special time with just the three of us. We all had so much fun! They enjoyed fishing and crabbing off of the pier. I enjoyed taking photos of them and reading :-) Would you believe, they even caught a stingray!!! Of course we threw everything that was caught back into the water. I loved the deck upstairs and stayed there a lot! We cooked out on the grill. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. This place was more than we had hoped for! We enjoyed looking out the telescope. We drove to Gulf Shores a couple of days and went to "The Track." Our grandson enjoyed that a lot. We can't stop talking about this wonderful getaway and definitely plan to go again. I've always stayed on the beach in Alabama in the past, but I loved this just as much if not more! Our grandson loved it as much as we did! This would also be a great place to go to by yourself for nice and quiet getaway.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So great that you got to spend some time with your grandson there, and that you got the benefit of Mobile Bay living! It is indeed different from the beach. Takes you back in time. Thank you so much for appreciating it.
business
'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170332vb
(203) 297-0238 (Connecticut, USA)
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Atlanta, GA
5

ALL GREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My husband I stayed at a Nouste for 4 nights last week and were completely pleased. Everything is as advertised. We really couldn't believe how well equipped the kitchen was. That is important to us as we like to cook in. The owners have taken great care to label everything so you really have no questions. We had a fun evening/night watching a big storm come in while sitting on the porch. Awesome. This would actually be a great place to be stranded in during a storm as there are so many books, games and magazines that you never could be bored The owners seem to really care about the quality of the rental and come through! We were there to explore the Fairhope area. As described, the property is on the coast and you surely need to drive to get to town and any restaurants.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. That's funny: We do love being in the house during a storm, and we also have had guests there during several tropical storms who loved it as well. A great place to ride one out! There is a reason why our little house is still standing there after 35 years of hurricanes, too. I have to say, though, paying for insurance is no fun, so many thanks for staying in our place. If it weren't for you and our other guests, we could not afford to keep this little gem just 20 feet from the water!
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'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170332vb
(203) 297-0238 (Connecticut, USA)
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Taylorville Il
5

LOVE THE BAY

  • 5 of 5
Came to see grandson grad from U of Al Decided to come on down to a Nouste for a few days. Could not picked a better place Great location Beautiful area Loved the wrap around deck where you could watch Sunrise.Sunset All the birds ant ect. The house itself was all you could want. Everything fully stocjked. couldn.t want for anything. Unless it would have a couple of ribeyes in freezer.Great time Thanks Sabin & Catherine
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170332vb
(203) 297-0238 (Connecticut, USA)
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
Panama City, FL
4

BAYSIDE COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
A' Nouste was delightful and we had a great time there. The weather was wonderful and the cottage was clean, comfortable, cozy, and convenient.

The neighbors were very helpful and gave directions to excellent places to eat. We especially liked the little bistro on the main street.

We fell in love with Fairhope all over again. We will return in the Fall!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170332vb
(203) 297-0238 (Connecticut, USA)
Fairhope Alabama Gulf Coast
5

EASY GOING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
a Nouste was such a great place to stay--easy to find, quaint, comfortable, and right on the water. The area is quiet, a real hidden gem. Far enough away from all the tourist activity but close enough to everything to plan day trips to the beach. Loved Fairhope and the small-town back-road area the house is in. The owner is great and available for questions about hte area or anything that comes up. Great deal for what you get.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola or Mobile
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Mobile
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-10
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Gulf Shores
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Wash House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Grand Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Wash House
Car: necessary

Crabbing, Deep-sea Fishing, Bi-Plane Rides, Ultra-light Rides

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Availability & Rates

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Fairhope House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Rate For 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,090
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes For stays of 8 nights and up, please speak to owner for further discounts.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Carport
  • Telescope
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Twin beds in second bedroom may be converted to king., Queen size Beds (1) Queen in master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n' Play available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • water tubing
  • hunting small game
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Notes:
Covered Pier, Telescope, Crab traps, 'Pack And Play', Central Heat and A/C, propane smoker.
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