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Ann Gunter

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Large Family Friendly Mobile Bay Home Near Grand Hotel, Shops

29 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Fairhope House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Crepe Myrtle is a charming traditional 'old Mobile Bay home'. It is located on Mobile Bay and has been our family retreat for over 30 years. Located 4.5 miles past the Grand Hotel and about 12 minutes from Fairhope, it is close to shopping and restaurants. The approx. 3000 sq.ft fully air-conditioned and heated house includes a large glassed-in porch stretching across the front of the house offering waterfront views with spectacular sunsets. Sit on the outdoor front patio under the old Live Oak trees or take a stroll out on the pier to kayak, swim or crab off the deck. We have 100 feet on the bay with a large manicured front and back yard. Chose from multiple spots within the house for sitting or dining or just getting away from it all. Six flat screen TVs are scattered throughout the house. Cable TV, high speed Internet, wi-fi, and telephone available. The fully equipped, newly renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, includes 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, new convection double ovens, new disposal, gas cook top, toaster oven, microwave, and many small appliances. Washer and dryer located in laundry room off the kitchen. The three bedrooms have 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, and 7 twins are located on the sleeping porch. The master bedroom has a separate bathroom with tub and shower and granite counter top vanities. The guest bathroom has also been newly remodeled with granite counter tops and walk-in shower and is shared by the 2 guest bedrooms. We are very proud of our house and keep it immaculate shape. Unfortunately we are UNABLE TO HOST WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, OR OTHER LARGE PARTIES. Occupancy is limited to the 13 registered guests.

Keywords: Traditional one story home, on Mobile Bay, 3 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, newly remodled kitchen, wharf, beautifully landscaped yard, near Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Foley Outlets, Golf Courses, shops and restaurants, 4.5 miles past the Grand Hotel.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann Gunter (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Ann Gunter

Crepe Myrtle has been our family retreat for 33 years. We have spent our summers here raising 2 children to love the Eastern Shore life style and we are now sharing the experience with our 7 grandchildren. The house is perfect for that family reunion or for our Northern friends wanting to escape the winter's cold. There is nothing to compare to the warmth and charm of nearby Fairhope or a visit to the historic Grand Hotel, just 4.6 miles away, for dinner. Indulge in shopping at the nearby Foley Outlet stores, or just stretch your legs on the wide walking and biking path out your back door. Practice your swing at any of the many nearby Robert Trent Jones golf courses.

Ann Gunter purchased this house in 1978

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

Large Family Friendly Mobile Bay Home Near Grand Hotel, Shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Birmingham, AL
5

Perfect for large family!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family met at Crepe Myrtle for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful! The layout was perfect for our families. The sleeping porch was ideal for the children and the bedrooms and bathrooms accommodated everyone! We had everything we needed in the kitchen for our Thanksgiving cooking and we loved all the dining space options for everyone. It never felt crowded. We had such a great time, we are already planning a trip back for the family! Thank you for thinking of everything anyone might need! It is truly a home away from home and made for some very special memories. We were able to play games with the children, they threw the football in the backyard, plenty of parking for cars, fishing off the pier was fun and accessible for the kids.

We even hired a photographer to come the week of Thanksgiving and the pictures she took of the family on the property are absolutely the most beautiful ones we have had made. Such beautiful moments we were able to capture! Thank you for giving us a place for some cherished memories! Cannot wait to visit again!

The sunsets are not to be missed... truly beautiful! Great customer service! I love how they checked on us to answer any questions and make sure we had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review! I can tell you loved Crepe Myrtle as much as we do. We've made many memories there and we're so glad to share it with families like yours. Please come back soon.
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Green Brook, NJ
5

Crepe Myrtle Exceeded Expectations!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our large family 14 in all - 6 adult children with 2 extra guests, three other family members and a 2 year old. Very comfortable home. Indeed, a home away from home! The kids enjoyed the sleeping porch. The beds were all very comfortable. Two bathrooms were tight for all of us, but we managed just fine. The dock was peaceful and fenced in so we could let the baby roam without fear of her falling in the water. We were there for a family wedding. The only problem we had was that we couldn't stay long enough in the home to enjoy it more! Ann was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Crepe Myrtle. The entire home, including outside and dock was well-kept and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The sleeping porch is simply adorable. The view at sunset is spectacular whether you are in the home or on the dock. There is a sidewalk across the street, perfect for morning runs. And you are only a few miles from town. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks! Ann
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Savannah, GA.
5

Savannah Wedding Group

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastic. So comfortable and charming with an amazing view. Loved it. My grandchildren loved the sleeping porch and swings, and their own private alcove to watch videos.. I loved the incredible view at sunset from the dock and the beautifully decorated and spacious rooms. Ann was a perfect vacation owner. Highly recommend this home for families.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. Please come again!
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Birmingham, AL
5

A beautiful home for a family getaway. Great location and porch!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 brothers, their wives, my husband and I stayed at Crepe Myrtle for 4 nights. We loved the home. It is decorated exactly like the photos on the web site. The kitchen was well equipped as we would prepare our breakfasts and afternoon snacks. You rent some houses and you can barely make a cup of coffee with the 2nd hand utensils or cookware. Not at Crepe Myrtle!

The glassed in porch has floor to ceiling windows that face the bay. One evening while we were there, we turned off all the lights in the house and watched a huge thunderstorm come across the bay. We squealed like kids watching the lightening (Our age group ranged from 58 to 70!) It is just 4 miles south of the Grand Hotel and conveniently located to Fairhope and Magnolia Springs. Ann was so accommodating and so easy to work with that we will rent Crepe Myrtle again!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. We want your vacation experience to be as good as ours when we are there! We love it too. Ann
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Fayette, Alabama
5

Great Stay on the Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Brought a large senior adult group to Fairhope. Stayed in 2 separate houses, or course Crepe Myrtle was our favorite. Beautiful, clean and all we could have asked for! Ann G. was great. will be back with familes. Clyde and Wanda

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind remarks! Please come back again! Ann
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Map

Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lakewood
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Wash House
Nearest Point of Interest
The Grand Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Mullet Park boat launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairhope Pier

Immaculately manicured large front and back yard, 100 feet on the bay, backdoor access to biking and walking paths all the way to Fairhope. Plenty of off street parking. Just minutes to Gulf beaches, Robert Trent Jones golf courses, and Tanger Center outlet shopping. Stroll the boardwalk in front of the Grand Hotel and visit beautiful downtown Fairhope with its many specialty shops and beautifully landscaped street corners. Sunsets over Mobile Bay are not to be missed while sitting on your own comfortable warf.

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Rates & Availability

Fairhope House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $50
Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $400

Holidays-4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 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:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom has granite countertops. Master bath has tub/shower combination, and the guest bath has a walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Air conditioned/ heated Sleeping Porch - 7 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size bed in master bedroom, King size bed in guest room 2, queen size bed in bedroom 3. Sleeping porch has 7 twin beds. Sleeping porch is fully heated and air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Crepe Myrtle is a great home for family or couple's gatherings, a girls' shopping get-a-way, meetings at the Grand Hotel, romantic weekends alone. There are lots of great sidewalks for jogging or strolling and exceptional shopping and dining in nearby Fairhope. Oh, and did I mention the beautiful sunsets? Have your cocktails and watch each evening from the patio under the oak tree, the wharf or the glassed in porch. Truly, the Eastern Shore at Point Clear is a special place and Crepe Myrtle offers a unique opportunity to experience it.

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