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Large Family Friendly Mobile Bay Home Near Grand Hotel, Shops

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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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Ann Gunter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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


Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Large Family Friendly Mobile Bay Home Near Grand Hotel, Shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute-a beautiful home in a beautiful setting!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for selecting Crepe Myrtle. We are glad to share our home with you. Come back soon!
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I had a lovely time staying at Crepe Myrtle! There were three families - including six children - and we found the home to be a relaxing retreat. The fenced in area at the end of the pier was perfect for little ones, and the sleeping porch was a great fit for the kids. Cell service in the area is spotty, and the internet is not very strong, so plan to unplug and relax during your visit : )

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, LA

Southern Charm

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year staying at Crepe Myrtle and each year we enjoy it more and more. Everything is just perfect with this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We look forward to having you again next year!
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Great long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this perfectly situated bay house near Fairhope. Very well maintained and cleaned, helpful and thoughtful owners with a very nice pier for sunsets. Hope to come back next year if not sooner!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed sharing our home. Please come,back again.
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Crepe Myrtle Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 people (cousins, grandparents, etc...) loved our Christmas at Crepe Myrtle . The house is charming, we loved the central living room for people to gather and the beds were all very comfortable! You have one of the best lots in the area, the trees in front are so wonderful!! The kitchen had everything we needed - it was so helpful to have 2 fridges! We enjoyed dinners on the porch with the view of the water, and card games in the living room. The dock was the perfect place to relax and soak up the sunshine or watch the sunset. It was a perfect trip and we hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We love our house too and we're so happy to share it with you over Christmas. Please come back soon!
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Birmingham, AL

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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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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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