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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 2 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
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average rating of 4.8971963 based on 107 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

Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 4 to get away from it all! The quiet, peaceful nights sitting on the porch listening to the water, we feel rejuvenated. There wasn't anything they left out in this home to settle right in and be comfortable. Location is perfect to travel to beaches, museums, and shopping without being in the center of all the traffic and the noise. My family enjoyed every minute here.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property and owner!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at 'a nouste' and it was great. It was the perfect size for my family of 4. It had everything you could possibly need for a vacation- plenty of towels, plates, pans, and even beach chairs and a cooler. We did use the crab traps- didn't catch enough to eat but our kids loved it. The sunsets are as amazing as promised. It was nice to come back to a quiet place after a busy day at the beach and just relax.

The owners are great! They gave great suggestions for just about everything I requested. They were attentive to the one issue we had (only one working flash light during a power outage) and it was taken care of immediately. They gave a welcome text, Check in text and a departure text. I thought they were great!

This house is in fairhope and about 30-40 mins from gulf shores beach. We didn't mind the drive but just be aware of this when you book. We ended up at the beach daily and didn't mind a bit driving back. Take a day and explore fairhope. Great little downtown area! It's closes up pretty early so I suggest grabbing lunch and walking around on a non beach day.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our visit to Fairhope, Al

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would do it again. There is something very relaxing about staying near the water. The area is beautiful and close to downtown. The local people we met were all very friendly and helpful. The cottage we rented "A Nouste"was just wonderful. Everything we needed was available. The detailed information was great and very helpful. Would do it again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxed family time!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for what we needed! We plan to come back here!! The owner has this cottage stocked with everything needed and much more!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very pleased; great location

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, but hope to have better weather the next time.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay, however I sincerely wish that you had not held me responsible for the weather. I can't say that I understand that, and I do not think it is appropriate for a review. Thank you anyway for staying at our place.
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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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Rates & Availability

Fairhope House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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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
 
 
My Rate For 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$190
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,040
$3,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
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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