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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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Recent Fairhope property reviews

  • Awesome Multi-generational fun!

    "I can't say enough great things about Marchand House, we just returned from a week there and just hated to leave! We brought our infant twins and their Grandparents as well as my cousin and a few aunts...the place is BIG! The house is great - comfortable, very nice decor, well appointed and without that sterile rental house feeling. It is like staying in the home of your super fun, well off family friend. There are plenty of places to hang out inside and outside. Everybody loved the giant hot tub and made it even better with the indoor/outdoor speakers, great seating area and outdoor lighting. We also loved taking the kids down the dock every day and having cocktails and watching the sun set. One afternoon dolphins came right up to the edge of the dock! There are also lots of places inside to hang out, nice seating areas, 2 dining areas and a comfy living room. We were in town for a family wedding and it was just the perfect place for the family to spend time together when we were not going to parties etc. There are so many cool places to go on the scenic highway (not to meantion all of the great restaurants and shops in Fairhope), and although we had an excellent dinner at the Wash House (about 3 minutes away) one night, we really did not want to leave the house! It was just more fun to stay there and cook, drink wine and visit. The downside? I could never really figure out the cable TV channels but who wants to watch TV anyway? There is so much more to do. We already love Fairhope and the area but really enjoyed Marchand House and told Tena the owner that we look forward to returning every year! If you have even a small family, this is the perfect house...for the price of just 2 hotel rooms (or one at the Grand!) it is the perfect place to host your family and totally worth it!"
    Guest: Lizzardlynch Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
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  • Big Bang for the Buck!

    "My family walked in, and said OMG!! :) It's a very spacious and impressive log home indeed, with great water views and a massive deck. Family members of all ages loved the private boat dock, pier, and beach. We also liked the country feel with very low traffic, yet the home is less than 15 minutes from all major grocery stores, restaurants, etc. in the lovely town of Fairhope--which is also worth a visit. We didn't have to spend any of our vacation time fighting traffic, lines, or crowds, which we consider a WINNER! Inside the home, we loved the expansive great room, pool table, well-equipped kitchen, and the privacy of the bedrooms. We highly recommend this property, and plan to return ourselves."
    Guest: Gayla from MO Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Love this place

    "This was an awesome house! We got married at Oak Hollow Farm and this was the perfect house for my family. The girls got ready here before the wedding. Will definitely stay here again!"
    Guest: Kim J. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Perfect Vacation!

    "The cottage was perfect for our vacation. It is convenient to shops and restaurants, and it is so cute! The layout and amenities make it a great place to stay!"
    Guest: Laine Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014
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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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