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Speaks: english, french, german

'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water

88 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Fairhope House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 88 traveler reviews

'A Nouste' (Ah-Noost) Bay Cottage Twenty Feet from the Water
average rating of 4.931818 based on 88 reviews
5

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at a Nouste. The house is clean and well-equipped. Sabin is a great communicator, which made the reservation process very easy. We took advantage of all the house had to offer: crabbing, fishing, cooking, playing games, and sitting on the back deck as often as possible. I would highly recommend a stay at this property. We hope to visit again soon. Thanks, Sabin!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL
5

Private slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a charming, private, well equipped, cottage with incredible sunsets than you have stumbled on the right property listing! Whether you like to fish, (we caught LOTS of redfish and trout each morning) crabbing, cooking, (they thought of everything in kitchen) or relaxing on the huge wrap around deck, (or pier!) this place is sure to please. We can't tell you anything about nearby restaurants seeing as though we ate fish and crab all week (and made our own margaritas.) Winn Dixie is a/b 8 miles, as well as ABC store, Captain Morgan's bait and tackle, and a large produce stand. Great place for pets and small children, baby gate installed at the top of the stairs to keep either critter safe. Owner was very accommodating and personable! I highly recommend "A Nouste!"

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Property was extremely clean. View from the second you walk out of the bedroom every morning, fabulous. Watching the sun set over Mobile Bay, breathtaking. Owner, very helpful and polite. Communication with owner very timely. Since the home is set closer to the bay than the surrounding homes, the side deck and rear covered porch are very private. Loved watching the pelican flyovers, and their diving for fish, all day every day. Caught some crabs and fish, right off the private pier. Would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this experience--both the house itself and interacting with the owner. The house was super clean, comfortable and has a very well-stocked kitchen. I practically lived on that front porch being entertained by the herons, pelicans and gulls. You won't find a more perfect spot to view the sunset.

I have rented through vrbo.com many times, but have never had a more pleasant experience than I did with Sabin. He is very attentive and concerned about the happiness and comfort of his guests. He has thought of everything, and shares thorough information about the home, local restaurants, things to do, etc.

If you enjoy wine, don't miss Red or White. The short drive to Magnolia Springs is worth it to eat at Jesse's Restaurant. I also had delicious meals at R's Bistro & Pastry, and Tamara's downtown.

You can't go wrong renting A Nouste!

Dale

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans
5

Cozy get-away on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, AL

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun, relaxing time at A'Nouste in Fairhope, AL. The cabin is right on the water with a small fishing dock. There's crab traps available for your use; we caught enough crabs during our 4 night stay to make delicious crabcakes. The cabin itself is very neat and kept up well; the kitchen is fully stocked with cookware. Fairhope is a quaint community with a downtown section that's good for walking and exploring. Being able to bring our two Border Collies was also a good reason for us to stay here. This was our second time staying here, we recommend A'Nouste!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Sunsets Relaxing and Crabbing

  • 4 of 5

Great place to enjoy the friendly community of Fairhope. First Friday Event in town was a must see. Easy access to Mobile, Pensacola as well as Fairhope. Owners were very attentive to details. We were able to enjoy sunsets and crabbing all in one day! Cranes, Egrets, Pelicans and Dophins were all seen from the lovely deck or dock. The second bathroom is outside the main living space as the owner described. Robert Trent Jones golf within 20 minutes.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Rate For 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,140
$3,700
 
 
My Rate For 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,190
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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Amenities

Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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