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Large Family Friendly Mobile Bay Home Near Grand Hotel, Shops

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Crepe Myrtle is a charming traditional 'old Mobile Bay home'. It is located on Mobile Bay and has been our family retreat for over 30 years. Located 4.5 miles past the Grand Hotel and about 12 minutes from Fairhope, it is close to shopping and restaurants. The approx. 3000 sq.ft fully air-conditioned and heated house includes a large glassed-in porch stretching across the front of the house offering waterfront views with spectacular sunsets. Sit on the outdoor front patio under the old Live Oak trees or take a stroll out on the pier to kayak, swim or crab off the deck. We have 100 feet on the bay with a large manicured front and back yard. Chose from multiple spots within the house for sitting or dining or just getting away from it all. Six flat screen TVs are scattered throughout the house. Cable TV, high speed Internet, wi-fi, and telephone available. The fully equipped, newly renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, includes 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, new convection double ovens, new disposal, gas cook top, toaster oven, microwave, and many small appliances. Washer and dryer located in laundry room off the kitchen. The three bedrooms have 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, and 7 twins are located on the sleeping porch. The master bedroom has a separate bathroom with tub and shower and granite counter top vanities. The guest bathroom has also been newly remodeled with granite counter tops and walk-in shower and is shared by the 2 guest bedrooms. We are very proud of our house and keep it immaculate shape. Unfortunately we are UNABLE TO HOST WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, OR OTHER LARGE PARTIES. Occupancy is limited to the 13 registered guests.

Keywords: Traditional one story home, on Mobile Bay, 3 bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, newly remodled kitchen, wharf, beautifully landscaped yard, near Fairhope, Gulf Shores, Foley Outlets, Golf Courses, shops and restaurants, 4.5 miles past the Grand Hotel.

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Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom has granite countertops. Master bath has tub/shower combination, and the guest bath has a walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Air conditioned/ heated Sleeping Porch - 7 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size bed in master bedroom, King size bed in guest room 2, queen size bed in bedroom 3. Sleeping porch has 7 twin beds. Sleeping porch is fully heated and air conditioned.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Crepe Myrtle is a great home for family or couple's gatherings, a girls' shopping get-a-way, meetings at the Grand Hotel, romantic weekends alone. There are lots of great sidewalks for jogging or strolling and exceptional shopping and dining in nearby Fairhope. Oh, and did I mention the beautiful sunsets? Have your cocktails and watch each evening from the patio under the oak tree, the wharf or the glassed in porch. Truly, the Eastern Shore at Point Clear is a special place and Crepe Myrtle offers a unique opportunity to experience it.


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Large Family Friendly Mobile Bay Home Near Grand Hotel, Shops
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful well equipped space.

  • 4 of 5

Our group loved this little slice of heaven. Love the space ... the view ... the proximity to Fairhope and other places. It was a perfect place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Crepe Myrtle. We are glad you had a good time and hope you will come back. It’s a perfect spot to unwind and reconnect with friends while enjoying all the shopping and dining in nearby Fairhope.
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The perfect location for our Mardi Gras weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This charming bay house brought back so many memories for us. Though the pier was recently damaged by a storm, the contractor was on point getting things back in shape. The open layout gave the family plenty of space. The sleeping porch was a big hit. All amenities were available for us to prepare brunch Saturday for 18 people. A beautiful place where we plan to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleasant!!!

  • 5 of 5

Your house made it possible for us to spread our large extended family out into comfortable personal spaces over the Christmas Holidays and be together again to celebrate as a family. Thank you for letting use it again this year. We can only get together like this one time in two years.

Bob Amos

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Holiday Haven

  • 5 of 5

My goal was to provide a relaxing getaway for our adult family for Christmas...a special memory away from home. Crepe Myrtle exceeded our expectations...beautiful scenery overlooking Mobile Bay, a well-appointed charming older home with a lovely glassed-in wrap around porch, and a setting for a memorable Christmas.

I was familiar with the area having spent time for a convention at the Grand and fell in love with the charm of older homes on the Bay. This year, I decided a change of pace was needed by all, so I planned a relaxing holiday without the stress of buying gifts...just food, fellowship, and fun in a beautiful setting. Not only was the location ideal with a breathtaking view of the Bay (the sunsets were mesmerizing), the lovely older home was well-maintained and tastefully decorated with comfortable bedding and plush couches and chairs.

I loved the layout of the house with the spacious glassed-in porch that provided a comfortable space for hours of relaxation overlooking the Bay. I think this was our best family Christmas ever in a locale conducive to relaxation...we all needed to decompress after a stressful year! Will we return? Yes!

Thanks to the Gunters for sharing their lovely vacation home Crepe Myrtle with us and for taking such good care of this vintage treasure built in 1938. They were prompt with all of my queries...gracious hosts; a lovely vacation home!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review! We would love to have you and your family return next Christmas. Have a Happy New Year! Ann
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Crepe Myrtle weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Ann for providing such a wonderful place for family and friends to hang out on my daughters wedding weekend, the house was awesome, the bed porch was incredible and all the windows made the whole house feel very very open and you even provided one of the best December weekends I have ever seen weather wise. We had many visitors and they all loved the home and asked where they could get rental info.

Wonderful, wonderful Weekend.

Thanks again Ann.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We strive to make your vacation a wonderful experience and we’re glad you had a good time! Our family loves Crepe Myrtle too and we enjoy sharing our bay home with guests like you.
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My family had a great time being together while in Fairhope for my son’s wedding. I highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and exactly what we needed for our family!! The view was amazing and relaxing. I highly recommend this property for you to enjoy being with family or friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We’re glad you chose Crepe Myrtle for your stay and hope you will come back soon.
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Ann Gunter
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Ann Gunter

Crepe Myrtle has been our family retreat for 33 years. We have spent our summers here raising 2 children to love the Eastern Shore life style and we are now sharing the experience with our 7 grandchildren. The house is perfect for that family reunion or for our Northern friends wanting to escape the winter's cold. There is nothing to compare to the warmth and charm of nearby Fairhope or a visit to the historic Grand Hotel, just 4.6 miles away, for dinner. Indulge in shopping at the nearby Foley Outlet stores, or just stretch your legs on the wide walking and biking path out your back door. Practice your swing at any of the many nearby Robert Trent Jones golf courses.

Ann Gunter purchased this house in 1978


Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Wash House
Nearest Point of Interest
The Grand Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Mullet Park boat launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairhope Pier

Immaculately manicured large front and back yard, 100 feet on the bay, backdoor access to biking and walking paths all the way to Fairhope. Plenty of off street parking. Just minutes to Gulf beaches, Robert Trent Jones golf courses, and Tanger Center outlet shopping. Stroll the boardwalk in front of the Grand Hotel and visit beautiful downtown Fairhope with its many specialty shops and beautifully landscaped street corners. Sunsets over Mobile Bay are not to be missed while sitting on your own comfortable warf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $400

Holidays-4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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