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Fall is the BEST time on the bay!

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

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Fall is the BEST time on the bay!
average rating of 4.4857144 based on 35 reviews
3

Nice location ... needs updates

  • 3 of 5

1st let me start with Trin was very nice and easy to work with! The house is very cute, AC works great! I was not at all impressed with the cleanliness of the house, the shower drain had globs of hair in it that I had to pull out before giving my 1 year old a bath...it was very gross. At one point we had to move the couch to retrieve one of his toys, it was very dirty, there was an old shoe..bottles..trash..gum stuck to the floor, etc I picked up and scraped gum from floor and my husband used paper towels to wipe up the floor bc we couldn't find a mop. Furniture is somewhat dated and stained, the headboard in the master is made with some sort of fabric cover, which was not clean looking as you could see other people's hair stuck to it. I'm only writing this to bring attention to the fact that whoever cleans the home is not doing a very good job. If not for that this home would've been rated 5 star very nice cozy getaway. However, There was 7 day construction going on next door as well, they are right in the middle of building a huge house there so if your looking to stay and sleep in...check with owner to see if construction is complete, we were woken daily around 7 by hammers and slamming car doors. The home was also supposed to be smoke free, inside it def is but my husband removed several cigarette buds from the beach area before our children could play (I'm assuming they wound up there from the workers next door). Overall if cleanliness and furniture were updated a bit it would be a super nice stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, I am SO sorry that the house was not clean. We have changed cleaning services since your visit, and I think they are doing a much better job. I wish that you would have contacted me during your stay, as I would have sent someone down! One thing to note: the "hairs" on the headboard were actually strands of fiberfill that are coming through the material on the headboard, NOT hairs from other guests! I have replaced the material with a thicker denim after I went and looked at it (after reading your review) and it has solved the problem. Please let me know if you would like to come again and I will be happy to give you a free night.
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5

Feels like Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family to be together for a few days on the bay. The owner has described the property quite well, and she was helpful with any questions we had. It was such a beautiful place to relax and unwind. We were so grateful she could answer on such late notice and really went above and beyond while understanding our odd circumstances. I hope to get back and stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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5

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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3

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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.