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Wonderful Bay Cottage Home Twenty Feet from the Water!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About The Owner

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.

Why The Owner chose Alabama Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Amenities

Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(98 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Bay Cottage Home Twenty Feet from the Water!
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 98 reviews
5

Great Home, Great View, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week at the Bay Cottage. Home is very well laid out with plenty of room both in and out of the home. Wrap around deck was fantastic, both at dawn and dusk. Being right on the water was fantastic, listening to the waves through the windows. Kitchen was well stocked with anything you would need. Owner was courteous and highly communicative. Highly recommend staying.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, sir! I wish you could have stayed longer, and it sounds like you do too. That is what I like to hear from people, and I certainly continue to try to make that happen. Thank you again.
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5

Time to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This beachside cottage has all the modern amenities with the charm of a beach home. It's a very well appointed home and is cozy and clean. We loved how easy the owner was to work with and the peace and authenticity of the setting. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at our home, and for your kind words. I certainly hope that you can make it back sometime. Thank you again!
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4

Very comfortable with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

The house is well stocked with everything you should need. We love it. Sunsets on the water are awesome and just 15 minutes from Downtown Fairhope. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Key West, Fl
5

perfect

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit here. The house is so comfortable. The furnishings are very nice. The kitchen is well stocked and the home is very clean.The cabinesque atmosphere on the banks of Mobile Bay gave us the feeling we were transported to another world. The wrap around covered deck, the large yard, the sunset views--the peace and quiet of it all. Dolphin and birdlife! Another plus was that is was a quick hop to Fairhope. Really relaxing visit. The owner was very pleasant to work with. Will try to visit this special place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very clean and right on the Bay.Beautiful sunsets and very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very charming and relax to the fullest.Cottage fully furnished and stocked,just bring your shorts and sunglasses!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, al
5

Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were all close friends in college and meet 2 other couples from the area. It was great for our needs. Very quiet street and close to

Store and great restaurants. Beautiful sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fairhope House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Rate For 2017
Feb 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,040
$3,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

For stays of 8 nights and up, please speak to owner for further discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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

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

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