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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: 05/19/2015
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Property 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 
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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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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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    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
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