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Fish, Swim, Boat from your own pier.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Start the day perched from a vantage that can yield a spectacular sunrise. If you are lucky, a school of bottle-nose porpoises will pass just off the end of the pier. A place where brown pelicans and seagulls dive for fish and wild ducks glide just out of reach into perfect landings in the small canal that runs alongside the house. Equip yourself with a rod and enjoy some of the best fishing around, or head out with your favorite book as the tide gently laps at the foot of the pilings of the pier. Weeks bay is a treasure of undiscovered natural beauty. The cozy little cabin comes equipped with three bedrooms, two baths and all the amenities needed for good living, including a washer, and dryer. The cabin sleeps up to ten with couches and bunks for the little fishermen. Strategically located, headquarters is just 15 minutes from downtown Fairhope where you can enjoy shopping the quaint little boutiques; or drive forty minutes south to sun on the beautiful white sands of Gulf Shores. Between excursions on the rivers that feed the small bay, you can tie the boat at the end of the pier; or dock alongside the house in the small channel depending on the tides. For dinner, you can cook fresh seafood ( caught or bought) in the full kitchen, or try one of the many restaurants in whatever direction you happen to drive. Then get up the next day and start all over again.

More Details

Owner
Tawnya Groomes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Tawnya Groomes

We only get to use the cottage a few weeks of the year due to our busy schedule. The only noise you will hear are the birds ,boats and breeze. This is a perfect retreat to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the bay and the stunning sunrises.

Tawnya Groomes purchased this cottage in 1974

Why Tawnya Groomes chose Alabama

Fishing and boating are awesome. Sunsets cannot be beat. The area is fantastic and so beautiful. A short drive takes you to the beautiful Grand Hotel at Point Clear one of the oldest hotels in the South where you can enjoy afternoon tea or spend a day at the luxurious spa.

What makes this cottage unique

Private Pier, This cottage offers dolphin, pelican watching. Bring your boat or Jet Ski and make use of the public boat launch just 3 miles away from the property. This is a small bay cottage ideal for Family vacations or a peaceful retreat for friends.

Amenities

Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 Bunk beds
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) two sets of bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Waterfront, directly on Weeks Bay, private pier directly in front of cottage. Fishing and crabbing are welcome off the pier and Dolphin watching. It has electricity and water. Crab traps are provided.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Fish, Swim, Boat from your own pier.
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We loved it;location,location plenty to do not far to go.Nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys loved it. We do too!!! We look forward to having you again. Thanks!
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4

Love the isolation and view. Trapping a few blue crab and fishing was fun. Kayaking was fun.

  • 4 of 5

Family get together location was perfect for our interests: crabbing. fishing, kayaking, cooking, and biking. Perfect location for relaxing in a quiet area with an awesome view of the bay. Billy's Seafood provided fresh seafood for really nice meals. This was my fourth visit at Sunrise Cottage. My family has many fond memories. We love the location.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect week in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to be able to spend time relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and place away from the hustle and bustle!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the sunrise cottage! The home was even better than expected, the neighbors were friendly, and it had that country feel we love but was close enough to everything to enjoy the beach and activities! Will absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not the Hilton.

  • 3 of 5

Lovely surroundings, but furniture resembled Goodwill rejects. Microwave was actually straight wired to plug. Good thing I didn't use it, huh? The area was very enjoyable, but I wouldn't recommend staying in this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to relax on weeks bay with beautiful sunrises.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage many times and always enjoy sitting out on the dock and enjoying the natural beauty of weeks bay.

There is great water pressure in the showers, and the house has seen some good improvements over the years.

We always enjoy staying at this funky little cottage,we take our boat and keep it tied up at the dock the whole week .

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Love having ya'll.
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Map

It is just 15 miles to all the amenities of Fairhope, an artist’s colony with its wide selection of galleries, shops and eateries. Gulf Shores is about 35 minutes to the south.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Insurence $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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