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Bayfront Home-Near Gulf Shores Beaches,Fairhope & Outlet Malls

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Custon Bayfront Home- spectacular bay views

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Last updated: 10/29/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fairhope house description

Enjoy this tastefully furnished 3 bedroom 3 bath home single story home built at ground level with no steps to climb. The home is located between Gulf Shores beaches and historic Fairhope. Shopping is nearby and restaurants are plentiful. The sugar white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico ( Gulf Shores ) are just 20 minute drive. There is also a white sand beach in the bay less than a quarter of a mile away. Some of the Gulf coast's best restaurants are just minutes away. You can drive to surrounding cities such as New Orleans , Mobile , Pensacola , Mississippi casinos , Destin , Fort Morgan, or Dauphin Island for interesting day trips. There are also tour buses that make day trips to these locations.

The home has one of the best inshore fishing piers in the Northern Gulf area. It extends 240' into the bay and has a large covered gazebo and boathouse. Many of the local fishing guides bring fish around the pier targeting flounder,speckled trout, red fish, mullet and many other inshore species. The natural flow of water from the tides and the two fresh water rivers (Magnolia and Fish rivers) brings the shrimp and other bait fish right by this pier. There are also oyster beds in close proximity that add to the fishery. The home is less than a 1/4 of a mile from a former World renowned Tarpon fishing lodge that attracted guests from afar in the early 1900's (there is an exhibit at the Weeks Bay interpretive center (brochure (PDF) - Weeks Bay Foundation.

Bring your kayak, canoe, boat or jet-ski to explore the national protected estuary of Weeks Bay known for its' overabundance of wildlife or just take it all in while sitting on the home's oversize deck cooled by the mammoth live oak tree and the cool breeze coming off the water. There is plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture along with a table and chairs to dine and a full size gas grill for cookouts.

Rest and relax in this tranquil and picturesque setting and watch the dolphins swim by and the pelicans dive the bay. Take in the natural landscaping with the moss-draped oak trees and wildlife as you sit on the decks and covered pier. The home faces the West to treat you to Mother Nature’s daily canvas of new colors from the grand sunsets over the water. Life is good at Weeks Bay!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Master bedroom suite-separate entrance w/sunroom: 1 king

                waterfront/private bath w/cathedral ceiling/oversize jacuzzi...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Large bedroom with walkin closet & adjoining full bath...moreless

              • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                waterfront/full height glass w/4 place table & sofasleeper...moreless

              • Master bedroom 2: 1 king

                Very large MBR w/private bath & jacuzzi tub w/i closet...moreless

              • Master Bedroom #1-King size bed with Select Comfort mattress Master Bedroom #2-Spring Air Back Supporter mattress Bedroom #3- Queen size bed with orthopedic mattress Sleeper Sofa with deluxe extra thick mattress...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Master bedroom suite #1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Oversize Jacuzzi tub w/waterview,separate shower/toilet area...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Private bath off MBR#2 with Jacuzzi tub and shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Sharred full bathroom adjacent to third bedroom...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Something magical happens when you visit the Alabama Gulf Coast. The moment you arrive, the world starts to fade away. Maybe it's the sound of waves gently lapping the shore or sunsets at dusk. Perhaps it's our white sand Gulf Coast beaches and sparkling emerald water. You linger over a succulent, fresh seafood dinner at one of the seaside restaurants in the area. A visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast offers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and lay-around-doing-nothing time. Play a round of golf at one of the numerous championship golf courses. Cast your line into the bay just a few steps from your living room door or take a deep-sea adventure on the Gulf of Mexico with a short ride across Mobile Bay. Travel back in history with a visit to Fort Morgan, the site of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay or take in a day of shopping at the quaint shops in Fairhope or bargain shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Foley. The possibilities are endless....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Board games and puzzles....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish TV satellite high definition with Digital video recorder (DVR)....moreless

                  • Television:

                    High Definition LCD flat screen with digital Video recorder (DVR) for recording your favorite shows and movies in HD. DVD player also available. Second TV in Master bedroom number one....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Sandy beach 1/4 mile by water on Weeks Bay. Please inquire about location. Sandy areas in front of home on out going tides....moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    Water skiing on Weeks Bay from pier on property....moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Water skiing on Weeks Bay from pier on property....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Home custom built for great water views and beautiful sunsets....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Weeks Bay located on eastern side of Mobile Bay near Gulf Shores and Fairhope. Weeks Bay is a national estuary fed by the Fish and Magnolia rivers. 1/4 mi.to Mobile Bay-13 mi. to Gulf of Mexico....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Seats six in dining room and 4 in adjoining kitchen...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    High speed wireless internet...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Concrete parking for up to 6 vehicles; additional parking for boats, rv's and other large vehicles ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Large concrete parking pads and big yard....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Locally renowned Jesse's Restaurant featuring fine dining located minutes away in historic Magnolia Springs. Moore Brother’s Fresh Market adjoins Jesse's that includes a coffee shop, bakery, specialty groceries, hand cut meat, and Hot bar for lunch. Go by car or boat!...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Extra large deck (water side) with comfortable Adirondack chairs for R&R and a separate table with chairs. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Extra large deck overlooking beautiful Weeks Bay built around massive Live Oak tree...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Enjoy the breeze on the porch swing under covered gazebo, grab a tan on the pier or on a float in the bay. The pier extends into the bay farther than any of the neighboring piers which provides for privacy and the feeling of having the entire bay to yourself....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Numerous championship caliber golf courses and several regular courses....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large level yard with home sitting over 300 feet on low (traffic & speed) dead end road. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large propane gas grill on water side deck....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub:

                        Oversize Jacuzzi tub over looking Bay in Master Bath #1 A Jacuzzi tub is also in Master Bath #2...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Summer      (05/18/13-08/11/13)    $1,850/week   $990/3 day minimum
                          Late Summer (08/12/13-09/08/13)    $1,400/week   $725/3 day minimum
                          Fall        (09/09/13-10/31/13)    $1,250/week   $695/3 day minimum
                          Winter      (11/01/13-02/28/14)      $950/week   $575/3 day minimum 
                          Spring      (03/01/14-05/17/14)    $1,450/week   $785/3 day minimum 
                          Payment methods: Personal check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover & electronic-check
                          * Please add 6.00% tax, $145 cleaning fee and $150 fully refundable damage deposit
                          ** Labor day week is the same as Summer rate 
                          

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                          Last updated: 10/29/2014
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                          Location

                          43 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Pensacola Regional Airport, Florida
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Jesse's Restaurant www.jessesrestaurant.com
                          37 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Fort Morgan, Alabama
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Magnolia Springs Par 3 Golf, Magnolia Springs, AL
                          150 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Slidell, LA ( 30 mi. New Orleans)
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          US Hwy 98
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Jesse's Restaurant www.jessesrestaurant.com
                          Fairhope
                          Nearest Ski
                          Water Skiing from home's pier
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Gulf Shores, Alabama

                          Car: Necessary

                          Points of Interest:

                          Adventure Island,

                          Alabama Dolphin Cruises,

                          Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo,

                          Audubon Bird Sanctuary,

                          Bellingrath Gardens,

                          Bon Secur National Wildlife Refuge,

                          Model Train Exhibit,

                          Estuarium at D.I. Sea Lab,

                          Fort Morgan Museum,

                          The Gulf Breeze Zoo,

                          Gulf Coast Science Center IMAX Theater,

                          Gulf Shores Sportsplex,

                          Gulf State Park,

                          Mobile Bay Ferry,

                          National Museum of Naval Aviation,

                          Pensacola Grey Hound Track,

                          Performing Arts Center,

                          Sailing Cruises and Dolphin Watch Cruises,

                          Tanger Outlet Center,

                          The Track Recreation Center,

                          USS Alabama Battleship,

                          Waterville USA,

                          Weeksbay National Estuarine Research Reserve,

                          Zeke's Charter Fleet,

                          Recreation Centers,

                          David L. Bodenhamer Center,

                          Lillian Recreational Park,

                          Orange Beach Rec. Center

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: We purchased this property in 2007 to be closer to our family in the Fairhope and Gulf Shores Alabama area. This is a custom built home built on a beautiful lot with centuries old oak trees and great waterfront viewing of the bay. It is a very comfortable home that we enjoy fishing, boating and water sports. Weeks Bay adjoins Mobile Bay and is fed by two fresh water rivers, the Magnolia and the Fish rivers which provide for the best fishing for both freshwater to saltwater varieties of fish. The home's pier is a known local hotspot that inshore professional fishing guides bring their customer to fish by boat. The pier is located over the top of the main tidal flow path of the bay. There is also oyster beds near that are natural fish attractors. Weeks Bay is a protected natural estuary that is off limits to shrimping. Biologists project that 90% of all shrimp caught in state waters come from Weeks Bay. The ban of harvesting shrimp greatly increases the quantity of bait. Shrimping impacts both the shrimp population and all the other bait fish caught by their nets.

                          Why the Owner Chose Fairhope:
                          We were reading the Sunday paper one July morning and I ran across this home in the classifieds. We were living on the Gulf at the time and we were very content. Having been in the area for over a decade we were very familiar with most of the real estate from Dauphin Island to Pensacola. We had looked at numerous properties in the Fairhope area on Mobile bay. There had been this small strip of land on the eastern shore of Weeks bay that we had always been attracted to, the only problem was it was very limited (~1,500 feet of shoreline) and never came up for sale. We decided to go take a look and see if by chance it was in this part of Weeks bay. We were both awestruck by natural beauty of the lot and landscape. The home had the longest pier within sight and when we walked out to the gazebo it felt like we had the bay all to ourselves. Pelican point was very near where Weeks and Mobile bay join. The property faced to the west and the sun was going down over the water providing a picturesque view with a refreshing breeze blowing. I knew at that moment this was 'IT. I would never find a property that had all the combinations of this one.


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                          • Custon Bayfront Home- spectacular bay views

                            Custon Bayfront Home- spectacular bay views

                          • Home faces West for picturesque sunsets over the bay

                            Home faces West for picturesque sunsets over the bay

                          • Large Covered Gazebo with panoramic views of Weeks & Mobile Bays- very private

                            Large Covered Gazebo with panoramic views of Weeks & Mobile Bays- very private

                          • Dining area- High vaulted ceiling & glass to take in all of natural beauty

                            Dining area- High vaulted ceiling & glass to take in all of natural beauty

                          • Bright, spacious fully equiped eat-in kitchen with Bay views & pass-through

                            Bright, spacious fully equiped eat-in kitchen with Bay views & pass-through

                          • Large sun room overlooking waterfront with sofa sleeper couch and deck access

                            Large sun room overlooking waterfront with sofa sleeper couch and deck access

                          • Bath#1-Bay view,oversize Jacuzzi, 2 vanities, private shower & water closet

                            Bath#1-Bay view,oversize Jacuzzi, 2 vanities, private shower & water closet

                          • Spacious bedroom #3- walk in closet, adjoining full bathroom

                            Spacious bedroom #3- walk in closet, adjoining full bathroom

                          • Home deck view- boat house & large covered gazebo- centuries old live oak trees

                            Home deck view- boat house & large covered gazebo- centuries old live oak trees

                          • Area's best Fishing pier, great for water sports, protected for boats up to 36'

                            Area's best Fishing pier, great for water sports, protected for boats up to 36'

                          • Ample seating for widescreen TV viewing and watching beautiful sunsets!

                            Ample seating for widescreen TV viewing and watching beautiful sunsets!

                          • Large living room with HD flat screen TV, 2 couches, love seat, tables& recliner

                            Large living room with HD flat screen TV, 2 couches, love seat, tables& recliner

                          • MBR Suite-panoramic Bayviews/Sleep king bed,luxury bath,sun room,desk,wi-closet

                            MBR Suite-panoramic Bayviews/Sleep king bed,luxury bath,sun room,desk,wi-closet

                          • Sun room w/rattan table & chairs- watch the dolphins play and pelicans dive

                            Sun room w/rattan table & chairs- watch the dolphins play and pelicans dive

                          • Master bedroom # 2- top of line king mattress,bathroom w/jacuzzi, w/i closet

                            Master bedroom # 2- top of line king mattress,bathroom w/jacuzzi, w/i closet

                          • Large shaded deck that spans entire water side of home w/500 year oak tree

                            Large shaded deck that spans entire water side of home w/500 year oak tree

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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 10/29/2014
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