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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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Fish, Swim, Boat from your own pier.
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews
3

Property was clean n a little dated

  • 3 of 5

The stay went well enjoyed the bay

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wetumpka, AL
5

Family Bay Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Sunrise Cottage and we will stay again!! The house itself is just perfect for our family and the location is great for all we like to do when on vacation. We really enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sunrise Cottage: perfect for our three generation family retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family just completed our third annual gathering at Sunrise Cottage. This private get-away is perfect for our interests: crabbing, fishing, cooking together, local culture. My preteen granddaughter and I caught crab in the available traps and fed quite a bit to the family. We are working on fishing skills; a nearby bait shop offered helpful suggestions, including best bait choices. We bought local foods at the early summer Fairhope Farmers Market and fish, oysters, shrimp, and gumbo at Billy's Seafood. We love the Royal Reds.

My children arranged a 90 minute massage for me in Fairhope. It was quite the relaxing gift. Some of the family went to Orange Beach for a concert on the Gulf waters; they loved it. I enjoyed an afternoon at Fairhope Museum of History. Drinks around sunset at the Grand Hotel is a treat. There are so many choices for each generation.

But, mostly, we just enjoyed being together at Sunrise Cottage and its awesome pier watching an occasional dolphin, pelicans and seagulls feeding, and, of course, checking the crab nets. It has been a comfortable and quiet setting for family time on Weeks Bay for three years now.

The owner graciously responded to our needs; we think she is awesome. My daughter found this location, and we are thankful for this cottage and for wonderful memories it's given us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A lovely cottage on Weeks Bay!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great, quiet location in one of my favorite places! It is a little dated, but that adds to the charm (and affordability I'm sure). I was very happy with this place. The pier is nice and the sunrise is epic. Many lights are controlled via pull chain, and one in the kitchen is turned on by the stove. Comfortable beds, dish tv; just a great place to vacation & I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with vibrant sunrises and an abundance of nature. The comfortable home is conveniently located to areas of interest but the best part of the day is simply relaxing on the deck while enjoying nature at play.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better than expected!! Superb!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is better than described. The property is right on Weeks Bay and is picture perfect!! Definitely plan on staying there again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Fairhope Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$900
$3,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$130
$750
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$4,400
 

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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