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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Fairhope Travel Tips

Fairhope vacation rentals on the Shores of Mobile Bay

The city of Fairhope, Alabama sits on the shoreline of Mobile Bay area of Baldwin County. With its subtropical climate, it boasts long hot summers and mild winters. The main roads leading to the city are Interstate 10 and US Highways 90 and 98. Fairhope cottages are about 45 minutes from the airports in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL, and they're about 3 hours from Montgomery.

The region traces its history back to 1699 when two French brothers, Iberville and Bienville Le Moyne, explored the area. Close to Fairhope is the city of Mobile. At over 300 years old, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

Fairhope Waterfront Rentals are Ideal at any Time of Year

With its year-round great weather, visitors to Fairhope vacation rentals will naturally want to explore the variety of outdoor activities and attractions around here. Of course, one of the main attractions is the miles of glorious white beaches ideal for long relaxed days. There are also opportunities to do some inshore and deep sea fishing for mackerel, snapper and red fish. Golf lovers will not be disappointed, with a variety of great golf clubs around the area. Around the Orange Beach area, visitors can explore a variety of beaches along the bayous. Orange Beach has many other attractions, such as Adventure Island, a zoo, golf and The Wharf. The Indian and Sea Museum captures the heritage of the local area. Those looking for activities like hiking, biking, and horseback riding will enjoy Gulf State Resort Park.

The town of Fairhope itself is home to over 200 stores, and the Pier is where visitors and locals head to enjoy the atmosphere, fish and watch the sunset. There are a wide variety of restaurants to enjoy the local specialty seafood. Be sure to check out the huge arts and crafts show during the third weekend in March each year.

Explore Alabama’s Gulf Coast History

Dauphlin Island is close to Fairhope waterfront rentals and an excellent day trip. Here, visitors will enjoy exploring Fort Gaines. Dating from 1821, the Fort was part of the national defense project. There is also a wonderful bird sanctuary here where visitors can follow the 1,000-foot boardwalk and take the raised walkway through Tupelo swamp to Galliard Lake.

Other day trips around the region include the Biophilia Nature Center with over 20 acres to discover the native plants, including some carnivorous species and wildlife. The recently opened Five Rivers takes visitors into the expanse of the Alabama Delta to enjoy some hiking and canoe trips. Close by is Meaher State Park with over 1,300 acres of wetland area. Apart from the hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding, visitors should try geocaching. This increasing popular activity is part of a global game of treasure hunting. To participate, you will need a GPS receiver. History lovers will enjoy exploring the region's many historical sites such as the Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War trail that covers 90 miles, tracing military movements of this area. The trail including over a dozen stops where visitors can study the history of the battle. At the historic site of Fort Mims, visitors can learn about the massacre of 500 early settlers by the Creek Indians.

Fairhope Cottages Come with Many Luxurious Extras

Choose from a wide variety of Fairhope waterfront rentals with an array of luxurious extras, designed to give visitors a home away from home. Waterside properties with boat decks, outdoor dining and BBQ areas, air conditioning, entertainment centers, wifi internet access and much more are on offer. Whether you are looking for a small hideaway for two or a spacious home for a family reunion, or even if you need to bring the dog, you will find the perfect place among the homes here.

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