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The perfect Spring Getaway!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Come enjoy the fabulous sunsets and relaxing atmosphere in this spacious a-frame on the bay! The house is just minutes from the great shopping and dining of the city of Fairhope, but just off the beaten path enough to feel private and secluded! Located on the eastern shore of Mobile bay, the house faces almost due south, meaning refreshing breezes in the summer, but protection from the wind in the winter, making the outdoor weather fabulous year-round!

This house would be perfect for two vacationing families. The downstairs bedrooms both have King sized beds, while the bunks upstairs will sleep lots of kids!The sandy beach is perfect for small kids. A snowbird couple would also love this house, as the upstairs need not even be used! The view from the kitchen as you cook is just breathtaking.

There is a public boat ramp just one mile away, so bring your boat for skiing, tubing and fishing on the bay, or for a beautiful ride up the nearby magnolia river to swim in the cold spring waters.

Don't forget to pack your appetite for seafood. When baited, the three crab traps provided catch as many as a dozen crabs a day!

Keywords: bay house, snowbird, water, pier, Fairhope, Point clear, Grand Hotel

More Details

Owner
Trin Ollinger
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Trin Ollinger

I am a stay at home mother of three girls ages 18, 16 and 12. I live only 20 minutes from this property. I am very active and enjoy training for and competing in triathlons.

Trin Ollinger purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Trin Ollinger chose Alabama

It is a great place to vacation. We love to sail, ski, tube, fish and swim. It is only 20 minutes from our primary home, so it was convenient.

What makes this cabin unique

We love to be on the water as much as possible, and the breezes and weather here cannot be beat!

Amenities

Fairhope Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , These are 'bunk' sized - narrower than twins, best for kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

The perfect Spring Getaway!
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 33 reviews
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Everyone was satisfied with the property overall.

  • 4 of 5

It was a secluded and cozy place. Minor issues that didnt ruin our experience. Everyone agreed upon considering this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough good things about our experience with this rental. First, the booking process was seamless. Trin, the owner, was very helpful, kind and responsive. We booked the house for a family New Year's getaway with about 10 people aged 2 to 72. Fairhope is a magical getaway destination. The house is right up on the bay and the sound of waves lapping against the shore is hypnotic. There is a long pier that juts out into the bay and is a perfect place for morning coffee, late-night libations and everything in between. As for the house, we loved the layout and the fact there wasn't cable or internet (If you can't unplug for a few days this place isn't for you). The place just feels like home. So much so I almost forgot to leave the key on our way out. We brought my dog -- a chocolate lab -- who basically had the time of his life. The place is very pet friendly. We were already talking about booking again in the near future one day into our stay because the views you get from the big windows in the house are just incredible. There is something about the way the sun sets over the Mobile Bay that just has a way to leave you in awe and revive the soul. You should book this place at once.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had a good time! It sounds like you feel the same way about the house as we do- no place in the world recharges me quite like a stay at the bay house. I certainly hope you come again soon, we definitely didn't show you our best weather. 😀 Trin P.S. Our chocolate lab actually pouts when we leave from a stay at the bay!
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Clean, comfortable and wonderful waterfront.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and had a wonderful, relaxing time. The weather was perfect. The listing is very accurate. The house is clean and well maintained. All the appliances are new and worked very well.

Trin is very accommodating and easy to work with.

Sitting on the dock and watching the sunset was great. The kitchen and living room are spacious and well designed. Beds are very comfortable.

I would recommend this house to anyone. This is not a luxury home, but a clean and very enjoyable vacation house. The kayak was fun!

We would love to rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Bay location private beach mediocre property.

  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a pleasant experience nice private beach and dock. Only disappointment being the property was not very well maintained. With a small bit of repair this would be very nice place. We also we're not aware that there was a major construction project happening next door until arrival. There was heavy equipment and construction workers present the majority of our stay should have been mentioned sooner.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Bay Front Home-Exactly as described and very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for 4 days and the home was excellent and a great choice. Trin was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. The home is comfortable, well maintained and exactly as described. We will stay here again if we visit Fairhope again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RELAXING

  • 5 of 5

I rented Trin's property for a family get away and to just relax. Everything about the location and house made that totally possible. The beds are comfortable and plenty of pillows, blankets and towels. The living space is comfy and functional, although because of the AMAZING location being right on the beach and the constant bay breeze we spent most of our time on the porch or out on the pier. The description is accurate and we found the property to be clean and maintained. Trin's house is what one would envision a "beach cottage" to be comfortable but not stuffy.

Every friend that came to visit immediately commented on the great location and relaxing feel of the house. The house is located conveniently enough for food shopping or to go into the town of Fairhope if you can pull yourself away from the view. Trin was accessible and responded to my question for directions (which GPS is totally accurate with) immediately. I felt like I was staying at a family friend's house and not some impersonal "rental." If your looking for a place to feel unplugged, live in a bathing suit and leave the stress behind this is it. We all enjoyed being lulled by the sound of the waves whether at night on the porch or sitting in the hammock chairs on the pier. I would definitely recommend and rent from Trin again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fairhope Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Break
Mar 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$900
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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