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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area

32 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Fairhope Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + sofa bed, 1 Bathroom. (2-3 adults or 2-4 with children)

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 private 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.

NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, OR SOCIAL GATHERINGS. Please note that our property is not zoned, equipped, or insured for weddings or events like a reception or after rehearsal party or other gatherings.

Keywords: Cottage pier wharf boat dock

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Beautiful Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Lovely Guest Cottage in Fairhope

  • 5 of 5

This past month my husband and I have been celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and we stopped in Fairhope Alabama for a few days on our way back to Georgia from New Orleans. This was our first visit to Fairhope and we loved the town, the people, the restaurants, the shopping, everything--especially our stay at Surprise Landing Guest Cottage. Frank and Deborah were the perfect hosts and the cottage was a special place to kick back and relax. We particularly loved drinks or coffee on the pier and the wonderful bird show in the bay. We highly recommend a stay in this charmingly comfortable cottage that had absolutely everything we could need. We will be back! Joe & Marianne

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the week visiting the charming town of Fairhope and surrounding areas. The cottage was just

perfect it had everything one needed; including a pier to relax and watch great sunsets. Frank and Deborah seemed truly intent on making our stay a happy and memorable one and they hit the mark.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We thought you probably packed as much as possible into your stay. We are always glad when folks take advantage of the many opportunities to explore our unique area, while still making time to relax on the wharf to experience the natural beauty of Mobile Bay. It was good that there were some particularly spectacular sunsets while you were here.
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Most Beautiful Sunsets in Alabama

  • 5 of 5

Deborah and Frank, Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.I truly enjoyed every moment on my retreat at your magnificent property.The sunrises as well as the sunsets are absolutely the most beautiful I have ever witnessed.I loved waking up having my morning cup of coffee on the pier as the sun rose over the beautiful oaks,and listening to the seagulls and pelicans as they started their day .The hammock was wonderful relaxing, and a great place to read a book or just meditate.The view of all the beautiful homes and golden waters that surround the property is breath taking from the dock at sunset.The cottage was clean cozy and relaxing. I'll never forget my time at Surprise Landing.Rebecca

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are glad that your retreat was so great. The magical restorative power of time spent on beautiful Mobile Bay has been the stuff of legend for many generations. Although many activities, attractions to explore, and the beach scene crowds are nearby, the quiet and solitude to be found at Surprise Landing Cottage are often just the ticket for our guests.
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Our Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely the most pristine perfect getaway for my husband and I. We were greeted by Deborah and Frank upon our arrival and were given a friendly tour. We spent each evening on the pier and it was so peaceful. I highly recommend Surprise Landing for a getaway or vacation. We will be return visitors.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful review. We were very happy to see you out on the wharf every day. The wharf is one of the greatest benefits of staying with us, and we are always glad when our guests make good use of it. Also, you mentioned our arrival tour, which reminds to mention that whenever possible, we try to give a little geography and history lesson to make folks a bit more familiar with our beautiful area.
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Charming Accommodations, Charming Hosts, Gorgeous Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic, relaxing stay with the Moores! The cottage is wonderfully comfortable. Our hosts did everything the could to make our stay enjoyable, starting with the homemade cheese straws and the welcoming bottle of wine on the night of our arrival. Their private pier is a beautiful place to sit and watch the sun set. We had planned to try to do a little fishing, but the time got away from us! We would highly recommend choosing Surprise Landing for your getaway in Mobile Bay. Can't wait to find a way to get back for another visit soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jim and Patricia

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Frank and Deborah. Surprise Landing is absolutely fantastic!!! My grand daughter calls it "fairyland" because of all the trees and ferns. From the moment you arrive till the moment you leave, you feel the quiet and beauty. The cottage has everything that you need to cook, have friends over or just sit and relax. Close to all of Fairhope - good restaurants and shops. 30 minutes max from Gulf. Excellently maintained.....can't wait to go back!!! Deborah and Frank are marvelous hosts beginning with a bottle of wine waiting for you on arrival! Does it get any better?!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you indeed for your beautiful review! We go at it really hard to try to make a visit at our Cottage special, and are always thankful when we are able to succeed. Your description of our property pretty much sums up how we feel. We have been here many years, but still marvel at the beauty of our Live Oaks, our Mobile Bay and our special area. It was great to have you two back again, and we hope you won't stay away so long before you come for another visit.
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Rates & Availability

Fairhope Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$695
$2,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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 $535, one week $695, two weeks, $1,280, four weeks $2,295, and a 30-day month $2,395

NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD AUTO-GENERATED RATE QUOTES FROM THE "GET AN INSTANT QUOTE" OPTION ON THIS WEBSITE. OUR PRICING STRUCTURE IS QUITE VARIABLE DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF STAY, AND THE WEBSITE'S "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" QUOTE SYSTEM CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THIS. THE RESULT IS THAT THE "INSTANT QUOTES" ARE USUALLY HIGHER THAN, BUT OCCASIONALLY BELOW, OUR ACTUAL RATES.

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
  • One queen-size bed in bedroom for two adults. Convertible sofa in living area suitable for one additional adult or possibly two additional smaller children. A crib can be provided for a small baby.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Use of private pier.

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