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This historic waterfront home is the only VRBO house ON THE EXCLUSIVE PT. CLEAR BOARDWALK and was even featured in Southern Living.
-This property is available from Saturday to Saturday for weekly and monthly rentals ONLY.
-Please check our updated VRBO calendar before inquiring. Because of the South Cottage being on the Pt. Clear Boardwalk, this property is frequently booked up to a year in advance.
-We are not available for parties or weddings. Sorry.
The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay has been a retreat for wealthy Southern families since the early 1800s. In the days of no air conditioning and Yellow Fever, Point Clear was known for having 'good air' and 'restorative properties.' (Whatever those were!) Luckily for us, the tradition of relaxing in those bay breezes still exists today! Our mild winter climate also makes Pt. Clear/Fairhope a Snow Bird's paradise!
This historic property -called the South Cottage- is located on the Pt. Clear Boardwalk and Mobile Bay. The property has been in the same family since 1871 and this home was originally built as a nursery next door to the main house on the property in 1900.
The Creole style cottage features original bead board walls throughout and has two bedrooms and two baths. You can stretch out in the California King-sized mahogany sleigh bed in the master bedroom flanked by antique marble topped tables. The second bedroom contains a mahogany four poster queen-sized Charleston Rice bed and two twins. Our sheets have high thread counts because we want you to spend your nights in comfort!
The cottage is decorated with local artists' work, one-of-a-kind pottery, paintings, photographs and artifacts adorn the walls. You'll see the family's personal touches everywhere like photos of the steam powered ferries that used to pull up right out front at Zundel's Wharf and antique Mobile Bay oyster rakes displayed on the wall.
***Please see our online calendar for availability before inquiring*** This property rents weekly and monthly only***
The South Cottage is perfect for families with children, girls-get-away vacations and couples seeking a quiet retreat. Here are just a few of the things you can do:
-You can build as many sand castles as you'd like on our sandy beach. -Read a great book and catch some rays on our sun deck. -Count the hundreds of pelicans that fly by in just an hour. -Admire the quaint white picket fence and shaded yard that was featured in Southern Living magazine July 09! -Relax in a romantic hammock-for-two. -Sit in our rocking Adirondack chairs to watch the glorious sunset over the bay. -You can even enjoy watching the bottle-nosed dolphins swim by as you sip your morning coffee from the sun porch! -Play a game of Corn Hole, but beware. It can be very addictive! -Fanny dunk in the bay. (What we call swimming down here!) -Walk up the boardwalk to the Grand Hotel where you can enjoy their fabulous Sunday brunch complete with jazz band! (Reservations are required.) -Walk down the boardwalk to sample Punta Clara's Candy Kitchen's many confections. (Leave your diet at the door!) -View Middle Bay Light from the binoculars on the sun porch. -Wash off the sand in our outdoor shower. -Enjoy walker/jogger/biker's paradise with walking paths on both sides of the property! -Feel free to bring jet skis and kayaks. We have ample parking for boat trailers and are close to two boat ramps. -Shop in downtown Fairhope which is known for its artsy atmosphere. You'll find antiques, upscale boutique clothing, and award winning artists. You can shop til you drop. Seriously. -During your stay you might be able to witness a Jubilee- where all the seafood in the bay just rises to the surface to be scooped up by lucky residents! Usually Jubilees happen in the late summer months. You can read all about them from a book in the cottage! - Last, but not least...Don't forget that Mobile was where Mardi Gras started in the US. (Not New Orleans!) We 'do' Mardi Gras BIG TIME here! You can catch parades in Mobile, Fairhope and even just down the road on Hwy 1 if you time it right! ;-) It is also very family friendly in our parts, so bring the kids!
As you can see, at the South Cottage you can be as busy as you'd like! There are so many fun things to do. ...Or not! ;-)
**Please see our online VRBO calendar for availability. The South Cottage rents Saturday to Saturday weekly and monthly only. Weddings and other large parties are not permitted.**
King size bed (1) California King size mahogany sleigh bed, Queen size Bed (1) Queen size mahogany four poster Charleston Rice bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in room with Queen bed...moreless
2 bathrooms, one with a full size tub and the other with a stand up shower....moreless
-outdoor shower by side of house
-hammock for two
-magnolia tree bench in yard
-seating on boardwalk
-adirondack chairs in front yard (some that rock)
-corn hole game with regulation bags
-TIVO service with flat screen lcd tv for your stay
-indoor and outdoor stereo speakers with ipod connection available
-located on jogging/biking/walking trails in front and in back of property...moreless
Several books by local authors or about local history on site....moreless
Summer rates Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Cleaning fee$128 + tax
-Only available for weekly or monthly rentals from Saturday to Saturday when possible.
-28 day stay constitutes a monthly rate.
-Not available for groups over 6 people or for events like weddings, reunions or receptions.
Travelers must pay 1/2 of rental rate to make reservation which includes $200 deposit which is refunded in full within 50 days if property is damage free at the end of your time rental. Second and final half of payment is due 90 days out from reservation or sooner if date is within that time frame.
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This historic Point Clear bayfront residence is conveniently located a short 5 min. drive south of artsy, trendy downtown Fairhope and a half mile south of Marriott's Grand Hotel Resort. Enjoy Mobile Bay from your own private beach and leisurely stroll up the boardwalk to the Grand and south to Zundel's Wharf. You're 30 min from Gulf Shores and the Tanger outlet stores. You're also 30 min from downtown Mobile. Discover why being on the boardwalk in Pt. Clear is such a pleasure! Whether you're in town for Polo-at-the-Point, a wedding, Mardi Gras, a honeymoon or Fairhope Arts and Crafts, the South Cottage is the place to stay.
-.5 miles from Marriott's Grand Hotel Resort
-.6 miles from Zundel's Wharf
-.6 miles to Punta Clara Kitchen and the Wash House restaurant
-.6 miles to the Garage Art Studio
-4 miles to downtown Fairhope (Arts and Craft festival, museums, parks, antique stores, boutiques)
-3 miles to Hwy 1 Boat Ramp
Year Purchased: 1871
About the owner: The owners are Rob and Leslie du Mont. They are a retired military couple that decided to come back home and enjoy the Gulf Coast again after 23 years in the Navy! 'We hope that you enjoy the South Cottage as much as our family has for five generations.'
Why the Owner Chose Fairhope: Originally bought in 1871 to escape the heat and the dreaded Yellow Fever, 6 generations of du Monts have spent many memorable summers on this property. The front yard is def. where you'll want to spend most of your time. The front yard was even featured in Southern Living magazine in July 2009.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Unlike other VRBO rentals, this one is actually on the Pt. Clear Boardwalk and not in Mullet Point.
'The South Cottage is just oozing with Southern charm.' -Laura S., repeat visitor from Virginia Beach