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The South Cottage |Bay Front 2BR/2BA, Sleeps 6, on Pt. Clear Boardwalk

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fairhope house description

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.**

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Sorry. We don't rent to the under 25 crowd....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Moms and dads love our fenced in front yard and our hammock. Kids love our sandy beach. Everyone is happy!...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                There is a ramp in the front yard leading up the porch and the house is one level, but bathrooms are not really handicap friendly....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                There is no smoking on the South Cottage property. Sorry....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • 2 bathrooms, one with a full size tub and the other with a stand up shower....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • -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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Several books by local authors or about local history on site....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Corn hole boards, jenga, cards provided....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable with Tivo DVR service supplied, HBO provided....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    Flat screen LCD tv on sun porch...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Water Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront:

                    This historic 2br/2bath home is located on Mobile Bay & on the prestigious Pt Clear Boardwalk. This is the ONLY VRBO rental on the Boardwalk! Discover the real meaning of Southern charm. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Table that seats 6 in main living space....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Cental airconditioning as well as ceiling fans and ac unit...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Stacked washer and dryer provided....moreless

                  • Covered Parking:

                    There is room for one non-suv under car port, but ample parking for 6 in driveway....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Heating:

                    Central heating as well as space heaters....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    California King, Queen and two twin size bed sheets, blankets and pillows are provided....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Ample parking for cars and boat trailers....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Stacked washer and dryer unit...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    wireless secure network with password (supplied at check in)...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee maker and tea pot are provided....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    A selection of minimal kitchen utensils is provided....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishes, glasses and silverware for 6 are provided. Minimal pots, pans, kitchen knives and utensils are provided. ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    newly installed, fits wine glasses and Tervis mugs...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    with microwave, range, oven, dishwasher, icemaker in fridge and garbage disposal...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Icemaker in freezer...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Separate stove top and oven....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Sun deck by the bay, back patio by the driveway...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    80 feet of waterfront along the Pt. Clear Boardwalk and fenced in yard with swing and two person hammock....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    It is guests' responsibility to refill gas tank if it runs out during stay....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter rates
                  Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,100 $3,150
                  Summer rates
                  Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750 $3,850

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee (monthly) $128 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  -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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                  Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                  Location

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Pensacola
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Grand Hotel Birdcage Lounge
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 10
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  the Wash House
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Gulf Shores, AL

                  Car: Necessary

                  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

                   

                  Owner info

                  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


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to the historic South Cottage!

                    Welcome to the historic South Cottage!

                  • Enjoy spending time in one of the Boardwalk's few remaining historic cottages.

                    Enjoy spending time in one of the Boardwalk's few remaining historic cottages.

                  • Be sure to greet people as you walk the Boardwalk. It's a Point Clear tradition!

                    Be sure to greet people as you walk the Boardwalk. It's a Point Clear tradition!

                  • This will be your view every morning!

                    This will be your view every morning!

                  • Other side of the main living area with view of master bedroom and kitchen

                    Other side of the main living area with view of master bedroom and kitchen

                  • The window view of the kitchen.

                    The window view of the kitchen.

                  • The master bedroom and the door to the front sun porch facing the water.

                    The master bedroom and the door to the front sun porch facing the water.

                  • Watch the dolphins play from our glassed in sun porch.

                    Watch the dolphins play from our glassed in sun porch.

                  • The view from the cottage with the Boardwalk in front by the bay.

                    The view from the cottage with the Boardwalk in front by the bay.

                  • The view from the magnolia tree bench.

                    The view from the magnolia tree bench.

                  • We have 150 year old moss covered live oaks to rock underneath in the front yard

                    We have 150 year old moss covered live oaks to rock underneath in the front yard

                  • Be sure to see Middle Bay Light while boating on Mobile Bay

                    Be sure to see Middle Bay Light while boating on Mobile Bay

                  • Kayaking, tubing, jetski-ing. You can do it all from our sandy beach!

                    Kayaking, tubing, jetski-ing. You can do it all from our sandy beach!

                  • The Boardwalk is right outside the gate.

                    The Boardwalk is right outside the gate.

                  • Enjoy the sun deck that was upgraded this spring as you watch the mullet jump.

                    Enjoy the sun deck that was upgraded this spring as you watch the mullet jump.

                  • The main living area with view of guest bath, laundry room & second bedroom.

                    The main living area with view of guest bath, laundry room & second bedroom.

                  • The kitchen

                    The kitchen

                  • The master bedroom w/ CA King bed and antique marble topped tables & master bath

                    The master bedroom w/ CA King bed and antique marble topped tables & master bath

                  • The second bedroom with queen-sized Charleston Rice bed and two twins.

                    The second bedroom with queen-sized Charleston Rice bed and two twins.

                  • We have two seating areas on the porch.

                    We have two seating areas on the porch.

                  • The magnolia tree bench is a great place to watch the sunset.

                    The magnolia tree bench is a great place to watch the sunset.

                  • Enjoy our hammock for two. Perfect for reading and relaxing.

                    Enjoy our hammock for two. Perfect for reading and relaxing.

                  • Beautiful sunsets like this happen almost every night in Point Clear.

                    Beautiful sunsets like this happen almost every night in Point Clear.

                  VRBO #432295

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

                  $1,100 - $1,750 per week (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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