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Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Fairhope - Beautiful Area

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + sofa bed, 1 Bathroom. (2-3 adults or 2-4 with children)

Surprise Landing Cottage is in the quiet, secluded area south of Fairhope known as Battles Wharf.

We are located 1 mile north of Marriott's Grand Hotel and Lakewood's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course on Mobile Bay. Several other golf courses are nearby. We are a short drive to historic Mobile, the Battleship Alabama and the white sandy beaches of the Alabama Gulf coast.

The cottage is fully furnished and you would have use of our private pier on beautiful Mobile Bay. Come and enjoy our spectacular sunsets.

There is a walking/biking trail practically at the back door and Fairhope's charming little shops are a short drive or bike away. The area is known for its many seafood restaurants on the Causeway and other local favorites nearby. Tanger's Outlet Center in Foley is a short 30 minute drive for great bargains and The Eastern Shore Center in Spanish Fort offers a huge variety of shopping and dining. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail shopping are a ten minute drive.

Fairhope's Arts and Crafts Festival takes place every spring and there are always local artists working in Fairhope. Mobile's Mardi Gras and Fairhope's own Mardi Gras celebrations attract many visitors who like our low-keyed style of celebrating. Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a unique opportunity to learn about Coastal Alabama.

Whether you are looking for golfing, art, walking, biking, tennis, boating, fishing, crabbing, shopping, discovering coastal South Alabama or just plain relaxing, all are available for you to enjoy year round at Surprise Landing Cottage.

NO WEDDINGS, PARTIES, OR SOCIAL GATHERINGS. Please note that our property is not zoned, equipped, or insured for weddings or events like a reception or after rehearsal party or other gatherings.

Keywords: Cottage pier wharf boat dock

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Amenities

Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Equipped with shower, but no tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen-size bed in bedroom for two adults. Convertible sofa in living area suitable for one additional adult or possibly two additional smaller children. A crib can be provided for a small baby.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Use of private pier.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Surprise Landing Guest Cottage - Battles Wharf- Fairhope - Beautiful Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

A Most Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to the Fairhope area but my first stay at Surprise Landing and it made my stay so much more enjoyable. Deborah and Frank, the hosts, were both very pleasant, accommodating and very prompt in communicating. The wine and cheese sticks were a welcoming surprise upon arrival and much appreciated. Surprise Landing cottage was a very cozy, comfortable home away with everything I needed during my stay. The bed was very comfortable and I slept better than I do at home, perhaps it was the tranquil surroundings. I enjoyed being able to walk out the door to the walking trail each morning for a bit of exercise and to explore the local environment and stopping by Sister's Deli for breakfast was a delight I enjoyed a time or two. Also access to the host's private pier on the bay and it's accommodations was definitely a plus. Last but not least the wonderful veranda styled enclosed porch was a delight that I particularly enjoyed. A special thanks to Deborah and Frank for a most enjoyable stay. I look forward to my next stay at Surprise Landing.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We have noted, and your review confirms our observation, that our area is increasingly blessed with good places to go for meals from very informal sandwich shops to haute cuisine at the multi-star level. Thank you for mentioning the enclosed porch. This is a fairly recent modification, which has seemed to be a nice enhancement. It is particularly nice for a quiet time morning or evening, and can be opened to provide an airy way to enjoy the solitude or pleasant weather.
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5

Sweetest Little Cottage EVER and the Hosts were out of this world

  • 5 of 5

Such a peaceful little get a way! We stayed in this charming cottage for 3 nights and loved our time. The hosts/owners we just so gracious and allowed us access to the entire property..beautiful long pier out to the bay with rocking chairs and a hammock. The property itself was just magnificient with lush landscaping, far enough off the highway for a peaceful night's sleep. We left feeling like we had met some wonderful new friends and plan to return in the very near future. I almost hesitate to write a great review for fear the place will book solid and we won't be able to find a date to return! This cottage was perfect in every way! Thank you Frank and Deborah!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed your visit, and had a good time reminiscing about the good old days at Point Clear, in Fairhope and at Battles. The days of only getting here from Mobile on the side-wheeler Bay Boats are long gone, but it is a comfort to think that much of the charm of those yesteryears is still in the DNA of the area.
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5

Exceptionally Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to a VRBO and it has always been SURPRISE LANDING! We stayed a week this time and enjoyed everyday! I really loved loved loved the wharf and just looking out at water!! I love that area!!

Deborah and Frank are outstanding hosts! We enjoyed the Satsuma Mandarin fruit from trees in the yard, and of course wine and Deborah's homemade cheesesticks left out for us!

I would highly recommend SURPRISE LANDING to you!

Kathleen GA

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the generous review. It was great to have you back and catch up. We especially enjoy visitors who appreciate and use our waterfront opportunities. This is particularly true for folks who have had some recent rough patches lately and can enjoy the quiet and solitude of our wharf while experiencing the magical restorative powers of Mobile Bay.
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5

The best kind of surprise

  • 5 of 5

I found Surprise Landing on vrbo for a getaway for my husband and myself. We are in our sixties and had never been to Fairhope, Alabama. The town itself was wonderful, but our greatest pleasure was staying at Surprise Landing. Deborah was away, but Frank was a charming and helpful host, the kind of fella you want for your next door neighbor.

The cottage was immaculate and cleverly laid out; the surroundings were gorgeous (thanks, Frank, for ordering up that weather). A bottle of wine and Deborah's great cheese straws will greet you, and you get to sit out on the Moore's wonderful pier.

We couldn't have designed a better experience, and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. You seemed to get the most out of your much too short visit. There is so much to see and do in our beautiful area, that we hope you can return soon and, perhaps, stay a little longer. And, yes, I was glad to schedule that great weather, particularly, those beautiful sunsets, just for you.
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5

Lovely Guest Cottage in Fairhope

  • 5 of 5

This past month my husband and I have been celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and we stopped in Fairhope Alabama for a few days on our way back to Georgia from New Orleans. This was our first visit to Fairhope and we loved the town, the people, the restaurants, the shopping, everything--especially our stay at Surprise Landing Guest Cottage. Frank and Deborah were the perfect hosts and the cottage was a special place to kick back and relax. We particularly loved drinks or coffee on the pier and the wonderful bird show in the bay. We highly recommend a stay in this charmingly comfortable cottage that had absolutely everything we could need. We will be back! Joe & Marianne

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. We hope to see you again.
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5

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the week visiting the charming town of Fairhope and surrounding areas. The cottage was just

perfect it had everything one needed; including a pier to relax and watch great sunsets. Frank and Deborah seemed truly intent on making our stay a happy and memorable one and they hit the mark.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We thought you probably packed as much as possible into your stay. We are always glad when folks take advantage of the many opportunities to explore our unique area, while still making time to relax on the wharf to experience the natural beauty of Mobile Bay. It was good that there were some particularly spectacular sunsets while you were here.
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Rates & Availability

Fairhope Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$695
$2,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

RENTAL RATES:

Our minimum stay is two nights at $150 per night or $300. Add a third night for half or $75, making the rental rate for a three-night stay, $375.

Reduced average daily rates when our guests stay longer. For example, five days is $535, one week $695, two weeks, $1,280, four weeks $2,295, and a 30-day month $2,395

NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD AUTO-GENERATED RATE QUOTES FROM THE "GET AN INSTANT QUOTE" OPTION ON THIS WEBSITE. OUR PRICING STRUCTURE IS QUITE VARIABLE DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF STAY, AND THE WEBSITE'S "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" QUOTE SYSTEM CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THIS. THE RESULT IS THAT THE "INSTANT QUOTES" ARE USUALLY HIGHER THAN, BUT OCCASIONALLY BELOW, OUR ACTUAL RATES.

FEES, TAXES, DEPOSIT AND FORM OF PAYMENT:

CLEANING FEE: Minimum fee is $50 following up to a week’s stay. For extended stays, cleaning is weekly. Cleaning for up to two weeks is $75, for up to three weeks is $100 and for a month is $125.
LODGING TAX: Plus six percent Lodging Tax.
DEPOSIT: A fully refundable $200 deposit is required when booking.
PAYMENT: We accept either cash or check.

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