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World class bay front living. Unreal Views, boat house, waterfront. Relax!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bayfront - double wide lot, 3 bedrooms 2 baths plus separate guest Cottage

We own this bay front cottage because living on the water, seeing the water from mostly every room, and waking up to the birds singing does wonders for the soul. Our family loves coming here and 'getting away' from it all. It is a charming, clean, great open floor plan with living room, dining room, kitchen all open and windows / sliding doors all showing the unobstructed bay views. #tremendous!

***NO parties, no weddings, not suitable for 'spring break' type getaways. If you are looking to party, we are not a good fit. Kindly look elsewhere. We seek family minded groups seeking peace, quiet, relaxation and good times. We are good neighbors, are community minded and do not want any disturbance. If you are like-minded, please proceed! We'd love to host you! #GoodNeighbors #BeCool

Please note: Hurricane Nate has damaged our pier and boathouse like dozens of others in Fairhope. We are rebuilding it and hope it is completed in April 2018. The pier and boathouse are NOT safe or accessible in current condition

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Richard

We are a family of five who reside in New York City. I am an entrepreneur and my wife is a Surgeon. We love traveling together and after our first visit to Fairhope, fell in love and wanted a small piece of it in our lives.

Richard purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Richard chose Fairhope

We visited Fairhope and instantly fell in love with the small community -- terrific art scene, charming downtown, fantastic restaurants, and a unbelievable quality of life. Very authentic, not too touristy, and drop dead gorgeous.

We visit Fairhope and escape from the rest of the world. It allows us to spend great quality family time together, slow down, reconnect, and rest and relax. It is incredibly peaceful living on the water and seeing birds, dolphins and wildlife from your windows, boat house, etc. Waking up to the sounds of the birds singing is magnificent.

What makes this cottage unique

Unobstructed bayfront views from most rooms. Double wide lot (extra privacy). Terrific boat house with swing bench located over the water. Can you imagine a better place to watch the most beautiful sunset you've ever seen?


Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds as shown in photo
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing


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World class bay front living. Unreal Views, boat house, waterfront. Relax!
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice layout with plenty of open space. Fairhope area is so quaint

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed location with fantastic sunsets

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family get together of four adults and four pre-teens. We enjoyed Thanksgiving week here. The weather was perfect and each sunset tried to outdo the next.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and great view.

  • 4 of 5

Storm had come through week prior so pier was gone and property very muddy. Was a pretty house though.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cynthia. So glad you enjoyed our home. Yes, unfortunately Hurricane Nate devastated Fairhope, AL and swept away the vast majority of piers and boathouses (including at the famous Grand Hotel). We can’t control Mother Nature but we can rebuild. The brand new pier and brand new boathouse will be completed in Winter 2017/2018 and be brand spanking new for all guests starting Spring 2018. We are upbeat and I was personally there last week meeting with my team and pier contractors and it’s going to be great. And, as you said, he home is unaffected and fantastic. I had such a great time. Fairhope remains idyllic. Sorry that the hurricane and pier loss may have caused you a less pleasant stay (and a 4 star rating) but everyone reading this should rest assured this was a point in time, a natural disaster that affected ALL the homes in Fairhope, and we are rebuilding better, stronger, with newer techniques and safety measures. We are excited to unveil our brand new pier and boathouse to all guests starting in spring 2018. Thanks y’all for your understanding!
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Great Bay Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The house is very comfortable with great views of the bay. Spent most of our time on the pier and back screen porch. The neighborhood is quiet and very convenient to Point Clear and downtown Fairhope. The process from start to end was very easy with Richard and Monica. Will be back in the Spring!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking! Great place to rent.

  • 5 of 5

This is a little piece of heaven. My inlaws stay at the Mother-in-law. They absolutely love the little apartment. There was everything that you need. They would fix breakfast every morning. Nice that there was pots and pans provided for cooking. They loved the swing in the carport. Or I would find them on the pier. They loved fishing.

My husband and I and his young adults stayed in the other bedrooms.

We stayed the whole week. Everything is furnished for you. We love sitting on the back porch - screen inside porch. We had a awesome time. The guys went fishing. They caught lots of fish. They even caught 8 crabs. We saw dolphins swimming too. At the end of the week. We had birthday party for our Grandaughter who turned 4. It was the perfect place. I highly recommend this place. We have rented this place 2 years in a row. It is absolutely worth it.

The improvements would be replacing some of the boards on pier. And light on the pier.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family gathering. View of the bay was breathtaking.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious for 10. Easy to get to and from. Spent a lot of time on the pier fishing and crabbing. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous options!
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.