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Spend Memorial Day on the Bay!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Fairhope Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Trin Ollinger
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Spend Memorial Day on the Bay!
average rating of 4.516129 based on 31 reviews
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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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 28, 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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Poorly presented and maintained: FLEAS; missing batteries, no printed information.

  • 1 of 5

In the several years for renting through Home Away we have never been as disappointed as we were with this unit.

1 There was no printed helpful information, as we have always found in several previous rentals, to help us with how any appliance functioned or equipment worked let alone directions to any necessary or desirable in the area nearby. Fortunately there was a plunger near the downstairs toilet which flushed very weakly.

2 The three controls for playing DVDs and videotapes in the vast collection were missing their batteries. Result: no videos at all all five days. Reported to owner who lives fairly close in Fairhope, Al, her response: "Oh, that happens sometimes." No offer to provide replacement batteries.

3 The insect bites on my back I realized after doing online research back at home came from FLEAS! Somehow the larger of the back bedroom harbors fleas which bit only me--perhaps because I was the only one who used the white, knit coverlet. This is a SERIOUS Situation!! I can't help but wonder what's in the 7 upstairs beds and the other downstairs.

We would definitely not recommend this rental unit. It is very poorly maintained and serviced.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry to hear you were disappointed. All of our instructions go out in an email, but perhaps we will begin to use printed instructions in the home. As for the batteries in the remotes, these frequently "walk off" after renters have gone. The TV and VCR combo are fully functional without remote controls. There is a Dollar General store down the road has a multitude of batteries, and I was always available by phone and text (we communicated several times) and I never heard from you about the remotes. As for the "fleas", this is false. The house has an insect service contract with Delta Exterminating. After you called me more than a week after your stay (and I made a special trip to the house to look for the item you thought you left in the rental), and you mentioned flea bites, I had Delta Exterminating come to treat for suspected fleas. They came and told me there was NO evidence of fleas whatsoever. South Alabama has a multitude of insects, including mosquitos, sand mites, etc. that could have caused your bites. Your "rash" from the bites was diagnosed by a friend, over the phone, well AFTER your stay. If you had had an issue during your stay, you should have alerted me to a problem. Most of our renters are very happy. They do not come to our house to watch TV, but to enjoy the beach, water, sunsets, etc. I am sorry you did not feel the same way.
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Magical place!

  • 5 of 5

OK....so...this house is perfect for families with children. There are two bedrooms upstairs with four twin beds in each. There are two "masters" downstairs with king sized beds. All beds very comfortable...all linens clean and plentiful. Especially towels! I stayed here with just my sister, so tons of room, we never even went upstairs except to look around! One bath upstairs; one bath downstairs. Now for the real scoop: this place is magical. All you hear is the sound of tiny waves lapping on the sandy beach at your front door. Pelicans flying by in formation. Walk out on the dock and you are in another world. I literally dream about being back at this place! Food for the soul.

Do not come if you are addicted to the internet or your kids have to watch TV in order to survive. (You can easily get internet in town). But if you want to get away from it all and actually spend some time together playing board games etc...this is the place for you. Your kids will love wading out into the shallow (forever!) water and playing on the little beach. Trin is the NICEST...got back to us immediately with any questions we had. The home is very well stocked with any and all kitchen stuff you might need. There is nothing fancy about it; but very comfortable. Lots of incredible restaurants in Fairhope.

We LOVED this place! Will come back the very first chance I get.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fairhope Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$900
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Fairhope Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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