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Kate's Place - Creole House W/ Bay Access

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 180 nights

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Minimum Stay
180 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Your vacation home in Fairhope will be a real treat. It is located on a large lot with lots of privacy. There is a restaurant and a sandwich shop/bakery within walking distance - a block or less. You are within 400' of Mobile Bay where you can enjoy the water, sand, sunshine and a beverage while you enjoy the incredible sunsets

The house is an open floor plan with four bedtooms and three baths.

The master suite is upstairs with a queen bed, private bath, 32' LCD HiDef TV and walkin closet.

Two additional bedromms upstairs share a full bath on the landing at the top of the stairs.

Downstairs is the fourth BR with a walkin closet and joining bath. This bedroom has a 32' LCD HiDef TV.

There is a full kitchen completely equipped for home cooking.

The great room has a wood burning firplace and a 40' HiDef LCD TV with CD player.

Across the street is a walking/cycling path to Fairhope or to the Grand Hotel and beyond. I know you will love the hospitality and and the casual lifestyle that will make your stay one of your most memorable vacations.

Keywords: The house is a classic local design, two stories, a high gabled roof and a front proch on the East side for an afternoon place to read and watch the grass grow.

More Details

Mike Dudley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

About Mike Dudley

Kathleen (aka Kate) and I are migrants from the St Louis area. We moved here permanently in '09 for the climate and the lifestyle of a smaller community. Fairhope has all of the advantages of a small town and many of the advantages of a metropolitan area. We love the ambiance, working in the garden, boating on the Bay, meeting new people and keeping up with friends.

Mike Dudley purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

The location is THE thing. If you get lazy and don't want to cook, there is a restaurant and a sandwich shop/bakery within EASY walking distance but you still have the privacy of a suburban neighborhood.


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(51 traveler reviews)

Kate's Place - Creole House W/ Bay Access
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Very clean and very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at Kate's Place and my family loves it there. The access to Mobile Bay is awesome and really helps out when the jellyfish is a problem in the gulf. My family and I will keep returning as long as it is available. The owners are very nice and always there if you need them.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kate the Great ... Awesome cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Such a comfortable cottage! We will return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Kate's Place far exceeded my expectations. Frankly the pictures do not do the house justice. It is a large, sun filled beautifully appointed home in a wonderful section of Fairhope. The four bedrooms were very comfortable, and the kitchen and living area were very large. Once special feature is the ability to utilize the dock, beach, and gazebo on the owner's property. We enjoyed morning coffee looking at the water. We brought friends down to enjoy the view and watch the pelicans and dolphins swim by. We also enjoyed lovely chats on the beautiful front porch. The property is extremely well landscaped and wonderfully maintained. The house is walking distance to Fairhope, and in a great neighborhood on the main road. The owners were very helpful throughout the whole process. They respond right away to email inquiries. We were warmly greeted and shown around the property when we arrived, and all our questions were easily answered. I would recommend Kate's Place to anyone looking to vacation in Fairhope. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and property was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Kate's Place. Mike and Kathleen were very welcoming when we arrived. The house is beautifully maintained and we had access to a pier and beach. We were very satisfied with the property.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house would recommend to anyone

  • 5 of 5

The house was decorated well. Four large bedrooms allowed for sleeping for eight. The lot was beautiful with seating on the front porch and the back patio. The beach was great for the little one to play on. It was close to town and downtown Fairhope was beautiful. We had a wedding in Mobile and it was less than 40 minutes drive. The owners were available for any questions. There is a walking trail on the road where you can walk for miles. Just wish that I had brought my bike to ride but we had a great vacation.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kate's Place

  • 5 of 5

Kates Place was a piece of heaven away from home. It surpassed our expectations and we will being staying there again. The bay access was a big plus since the ocean was full of jellyfish while we were there. The owners are very nice people and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Wintzell's Oyster House
Nearest Ferry
51 Miles
Fort Morgan
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Lakewood Golf Club
Nearest Train
102 Miles
Hattiesburg, MS
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Wintzell's Oyster House
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
On the property
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fairhope House Rental Rates

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180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rental Deposits are non-refundable in case of cancellation. The first payment includes the cleaning fee, the refundable damage deposit and the LAST months rent. After the deposit the payment of rents are due monthly on the first of the month until the last month.

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Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The only bath room downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , the shared upstairs bathroom for two bedrooms.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , the private bath for the MBR
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Includes a large closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Includes a large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The downstairs bedroom includes a walk in closet and bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is a walk in closet and a private full bath
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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