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.
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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 Fairhope
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.
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My favorite vacation spot!
This is my absolute favorite vacation spot!
Love the place but the yellow flies were a nuisance. Would love to there again when the flies are gone.
Enjoyed the beautiful 180• view of Weeks Bay from all the windows in the den and kitchen.
Such a peaceful and beautiful property. Grand view of the bay. Mature trees, lots of shade. Cool breeze off the water. Had my morning coffee at the end of the dock each morning. And watched the mullet jump and the seabirds dive into the bay for fish. And so thrilled that we got to see the dolphins one morning. Our last night there a powerful electrical storm passed through. What an awesome light show looking out all those windows out to the bay!
So glade your family had a great vacation.
A lot of bad luck
On day two we were involved in a mva when a kid ran a stop sign and totaled our truck. Spent day in ER. No rental for next 3 days. Daughter was there thankfully to help us. We did get to sit on the nice pier and watch the birds while listening to a crew of Mexicans build a house next door. The setting was beautiful. May try it next year
I am very sorry.
Great Place To Stay
It is a great vacation get away and a great place to just relax.
Fantastic location on Weeks Bay, right on the water, where the pelicans put on a show every afternoon. About 15 minutes from Point Clear, 20 from Fairhope. Comfortable house with well stocked kitchen. The two of us and our two dogs loved rambling around the property and onto the pier, which the owner repaired just days after Hurricane Nate. Very responsive and considerate owners. We will be back!
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.