Enjoy this tastefully furnished 3 bedroom 3 bath home single story home built at ground level with no steps to climb. The home is located between Gulf Shores beaches and historic Fairhope. Shopping is nearby and restaurants are plentiful. The sugar white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico ( Gulf Shores ) are just 20 minute drive. There is also a white sand beach in the bay less than a quarter of a mile away. Some of the Gulf coast's best restaurants are just minutes away. You can drive to surrounding cities such as New Orleans , Mobile , Pensacola , Mississippi casinos , Destin , Fort Morgan, or Dauphin Island for interesting day trips. There are also tour buses that make day trips to these locations.
The home has one of the best inshore fishing piers in the Northern Gulf area. It extends 240' into the bay and has a large covered gazebo and boathouse. Many of the local fishing guides bring fish around the pier targeting flounder,speckled trout, red fish, mullet and many other inshore species. The natural flow of water from the tides and the two fresh water rivers (Magnolia and Fish rivers) brings the shrimp and other bait fish right by this pier. There are also oyster beds in close proximity that add to the fishery. The home is less than a 1/4 of a mile from a former World renowned Tarpon fishing lodge that attracted guests from afar in the early 1900's (there is an exhibit at the Weeks Bay interpretive center (brochure (PDF) - Weeks Bay Foundation.
Bring your kayak, canoe, boat or jet-ski to explore the national protected estuary of Weeks Bay known for its' overabundance of wildlife or just take it all in while sitting on the home's oversize deck cooled by the mammoth live oak tree and the cool breeze coming off the water. There is plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture along with a table and chairs to dine and a full size gas grill for cookouts.
Rest and relax in this tranquil and picturesque setting and watch the dolphins swim by and the pelicans dive the bay. Take in the natural landscaping with the moss-draped oak trees and wildlife as you sit on the decks and covered pier. The home faces the West to treat you to Mother Nature’s daily canvas of new colors from the grand sunsets over the water. Life is good at Weeks Bay!
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We purchased this property in 2007 to be closer to our family in the Fairhope and Gulf Shores Alabama area. This is a custom built home built on a beautiful lot with centuries old oak trees and great waterfront viewing of the bay. It is a very comfortable home that we enjoy fishing, boating and water sports. Weeks Bay adjoins Mobile Bay and is fed by two fresh water rivers, the Magnolia and the Fish rivers which provide for the best fishing for both freshwater to saltwater varieties of fish. The home's pier is a known local hotspot that inshore professional fishing guides bring their customer to fish by boat. The pier is located over the top of the main tidal flow path of the bay. There is also oyster beds near that are natural fish attractors. Weeks Bay is a protected natural estuary that is off limits to shrimping. Biologists project that 90% of all shrimp caught in state waters come from Weeks Bay. The ban of harvesting shrimp greatly increases the quantity of bait. Shrimping impacts both the shrimp population and all the other bait fish caught by their nets.
We were reading the Sunday paper one July morning and I ran across this home in the classifieds. We were living on the Gulf at the time and we were very content. Having been in the area for over a decade we were very familiar with most of the real estate from Dauphin Island to Pensacola. We had looked at numerous properties in the Fairhope area on Mobile bay. There had been this small strip of land on the eastern shore of Weeks bay that we had always been attracted to, the only problem was it was very limited (~1,500 feet of shoreline) and never came up for sale. We decided to go take a look and see if by chance it was in this part of Weeks bay. We were both awestruck by natural beauty of the lot and landscape. The home had the longest pier within sight and when we walked out to the gazebo it felt like we had the bay all to ourselves. Pelican point was very near where Weeks and Mobile bay join. The property faced to the west and the sun was going down over the water providing a picturesque view with a refreshing breeze blowing. I knew at that moment this was 'IT. I would never find a property that had all the combinations of this one.
Points of Interest:
Alabama Dolphin Cruises,
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo,
Audubon Bird Sanctuary,
Bon Secur National Wildlife Refuge,
Model Train Exhibit,
Estuarium at D.I. Sea Lab,
Fort Morgan Museum,
The Gulf Breeze Zoo,
Gulf Coast Science Center IMAX Theater,
Gulf Shores Sportsplex,
Gulf State Park,
Mobile Bay Ferry,
National Museum of Naval Aviation,
Pensacola Grey Hound Track,
Performing Arts Center,
Sailing Cruises and Dolphin Watch Cruises,
Tanger Outlet Center,
The Track Recreation Center,
USS Alabama Battleship,
Weeksbay National Estuarine Research Reserve,
Zeke's Charter Fleet,
David L. Bodenhamer Center,
Lillian Recreational Park,
Orange Beach Rec. Center