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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Richard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Alabama Gulf Coast

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?

Amenities

Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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World class bay front living. Unreal Views, boat house, waterfront. Relax!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
Saraland AL
5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time. It was a very relaxing week. The house was great. We had plenty of room and every thing we needed. (The guest house was a nice bonus.) The pier needs a little attention but at the same time, we never felt like it was unsafe. We enjoyed fishing and crabbing from it and watching some amazing sunsets.

We would also like to thank Monica, the property manager, who met us there when we checked in. She made us feel right at home and answered all of our questions. It may be old fashioned, but I still prefer dealing with people in person. Great customer service like that is hard to find these days.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston
4

Beautiful location and well equipped home.

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice. Open floor plan allowed for our family to gather for meals, conversations, games and tv watching.

Pier is in need of some new slats and more seating, but otherwise we enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great little house on Mobile Bay

  • 4 of 5

Darling little house on Mobile Bay. We really enjoyed the view. Nice kitchen, bathrooms were adequate. Fun dock with hammock. The guys fished every morning and evening.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great views and sunsets!

  • 4 of 5

our rental went very smoothly....we met the manager Monica at our arrival who was very helpful. The views and sunsets were wonderful. We managed to be home by 7 pm every night from sightseeing to watch the sun go down! The guest house was great and our family enjoyed our mini vacation over the Easter holiday at Bamalicious!!!

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

Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy, incredible views. Had the whole family ( all of my in-laws) everyone had a great time with plenty of room for 11 of us.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs work

  • 2 of 5

Needs a good thorough cleaning. Mold in the bathroom tile & around the window. We took our fishing poles because of the dock, never even unpacked them. The dock is rickety and not trustworthy, boards are turning up on the sides which is a trip hazard and covered with bird stuff. Gross. The landing going off the back porch needs replacing. Bedding was clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rose, Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately your stay in early March was just a couple of weeks prior to our Spring clean up. As you can appreciate, winter on the water is rough on waterfront homes, piers, docks, etc. This winter was particularly difficult with several storms which caused some damage to boards and nails to loosen etc. The GOOD NEWS for all future guests is: all the loose wood has been replaced and is 100% safe and in great condition. Likewise, after a full winter of bird activity on the walkway, we have done our spring cleaning and power washed the pier and boat house. However, birds are a constant struggle for all waterfront owners and while we clean and maintain, every home on the water will have bird droppings. Regarding the bathroom, thanks for bringing this to our attention as the last guests left the window cracked and moisture entered. It too has been remedied. As you can see from all history of 5 start reviews, this is an unfortunate blemish that occurred during the "in between season" before spring cleaning and repairs to get ready for spring and summer. But, rest assured, all has been remedied and this really falls into the category of standard routine maintenance but unfortunately, it takes place in Spring and not late winter. Thanks again for visiting Rose and for your candid feedback. Best, Richard
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Mobile
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous options!
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: necessary

Read: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fairhope-alabamas-southern-comfort-133410004/

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Rates & Availability

Fairhope Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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