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The Retreat on Nichols - Piet Mondrian Suite

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Retreat on Nichols is a new lavish contemporary micro-cottage community within walking/biking/golf-carting distance to downtown Fairhope. We offer two pristine 720SF units (The Mondrian & The O'Keefe - each sleeps 4). Units can be rented separately or together. Perfect for group events or a private getaway. Enjoy common outdoor kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, Petanque court, lawn & board games, additional bathroom, laundry & gated parking. 2018 - 6 passenger golf cart and bicycles for guest use (free).

The space: Guests will enter the Retreat on Nichols through a Mondrian inspired automatic gate into a natural oasis. Designed as an eco-centric, biophilic community for the discriminating traveler, these cottages are Platinum Fortified, energy efficient, and extremely quiet. We have created these two unique, private and quiet cottages to help facilitate conversation and encourage connections amongst travelers (two more on the way for Spring, 2018). We are located within walking, biking, scootering and golf-carting distance of all that Fairhope has to offer (restaurants, art galleries, shopping, parks, beach sunsets). The Retreat on Nichols is also on the cusp of the newly designated “Warehouse/Arts District”.

Onsite amenities include: an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven (topped with a fresh herb garden) and kitchen, BBQ grills, regulation Petanque court (check the internet), sculptural art, fire pit, water features, trellised courtyard, citrus orchard, and numerous fruit trees.

Living room amenities include: internet, wifi, large screen ultra-high def 4K Samsung television, surround sound stereo equipment, sleeper sofa with deluxe gel mattress, reading material, family/adult games, ceiling fan. Kitchen amenities include: paper towels, flatware, dishes, glassware, serving dishes, cooking utensils, pots/pans, gas range/oven, counter depth refrigerator with ice-maker, micro-dishwasher, filtered water, coffee maker, toaster, blender.

Bathroom Amenities include: hair dryer, botanical body wash, shampoo, conditioner, tissue, toilet paper. Bedroom Amenities include: flat screen TV, ceiling fan, blackout blinds/drapes, desk, wardrobes with clothes hangers, 2 luggage racks, Egyptian cotton sheets.

Common Area Amenities include: crockpot, 20 quart boiling pot, 15 quart boiling pot, 10 quart boiling pot, coffee bean grinder, espresso machine, Cuisinart commercial ice cream maker, electric grill, large stainless steel mixing bowls, large serving trays, a tub full of pizza making tools, muffin tins and bread tins, cheesecake, and pie pans. Also beach towels, picnic items, ice coolers, kickball, football, and Petanque ball set are included. A printer for your computer is set up in the common area, along with office supplies.

Guest access: A pin-coded electronic gate code, will be provided upon arrival. Special extras include: guest use of 24-hour gym membership, golf cart, motor scooters, bicycles, paddle board/kayak/boat rentals, direct contacts with local restaurants, coffee roasters, art galleries, breweries, biodynamic farms, ceramic kilns, etc.

Interaction with guests: You can reach us by phone or just holler out the front door. We are so local that we are tempted to be peeking over the fence to be sure that our guests are relaxing and enjoying themselves. Your hosts will be available for golf cart, scooter, pizza oven orientations as well as Petanque court etiquette.

Other things to note: Meal worms, earth worms, and gold fish are all available so guests can feed, Moe, the baby turtle (hatched on the property during the landscaping of the micro-cottages).

More Details

Tarrel James
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Retreat on Nichols - Piet Mondrian Suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fairhope’s cloistered paradise

  • 5 of 5

You will be enchanted the moment you enter through the Mondrian gate. The owners attention to detail is unparalleled from the local art to the stash of goodies in the fridge. Many ways to explore Fairhope by provided bicycles or 6 seater golf cart. A fabulous afternoon in the garden is also an option with shaded porch, fire fit, pizza oven, and pétanque court.

Cottage was spotless, comfortable and well appointed. Owners are friendly and happy to provide restaurant and activity recommendations. A great find in Fairhope!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spot in a perfect location that feels secluded yet so close to everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and host

  • 5 of 5

Awesome property well furnished and with all amenities you would ever need. The host are very gracious and go out of there way to make you feel at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great. Loved all the art!

  • 5 of 5

Great few days in Fairhope. Hope to be back soon

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you loved our Retreat! Our art collections have been well received. Come again soon.
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Wonderful place!! We loved it! Couldn’t ask for a cooler place or nicer hosts. Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

We visisted during the art festival and totally enjoyed how close it was to everything. Great people. Great home away from home. We will go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Guest Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Retreat On Nichols exceeded our expectations in so many ways. We've stayed in numerous VRBO homes, and have never had better hosts. Kay & Tarrel anticipated our every need and questions were answered before being asked. Our name was posted on the gate and parking spot, a bottle of custom labeled wine welcomed us, detailed instructions for everything in the home were at our fingertips, restaurant recommendations were provided, condiments and "starter" food items were in the fridge...etc, etc. They thought of everything a guest might need to feel welcomed and become immediately comfortable.

Yes, the home is nice and well appointed, but it's the overall experience that is first class. A perfect accommodation to explore the wonderful town of Fairhope!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Mobile or Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Fort Morgen to Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Marriott Grand Hotel and golf course
Nearest Train
1 Metres
Lionel Express
Nearest Motorway
1 Metres
Nichols Avenue Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
water skiing on Mobile Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fairhope Beach on Mobile Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.