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Charming Cottage Just Steps From The Magnolia River

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 BA With River View And Access

This home in the heart of Historic Magnolia Springs is built of heart pine floors and walls throughout. A large covered porch was just recently added. The master bedroom has a Simmons BeautyRest pillow-top queen mattress as well as a 30 inch television. The second bedroom is on the opposite end of the house and has a queen bed plus a twin trundle and full bath. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and the covered porch and deck has plenty of seating and a propane grill. The pristine Magnolia River is mere steps away with the neighborhood pier which is perfect for fishing, swimming and launching kayaks.

More Details

Member since: 2012
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Leah

We are originally from this general area and live in nearby Daphne, Alabama with our two school age girls, and a menagerie of animals.

Leah purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Leah chose Magnolia Springs

We have been playing on the Magnolia river for years- boating, swimming and canoeing. It was our dream to have a home there. We fell in love with this house many years before we were able to purchase it.

What makes this cottage unique

This inviting cottage in the historic village of Magnolia Springs is

mere steps from the beautiful river. Walks and bike rides under the majestic live oaks are a must, as well as lunch or dinner at Jesse's. Our favorite activities are kayaking, fishing and birdwatching.


Magnolia Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Working window and plenty of storage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Working window and plenty of storage
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , full size bunk beds, with a single trundle beneath
  • Master bedroom: Queen size Bed with Simmons beautyrest pillow-top mattress; Second bedroom: full-size bunk beds, twin trundle; Den: full size futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fantastic community for walking, biking, swimming and kayaking. Short drive to beaches, spas and shopping.


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Charming Cottage Just Steps From The Magnolia River
average rating of 4.82 based on 50 reviews

LOVED this Cottage and our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

So happy to have discovered this quaint cottage! If you're looking to trade a few days from the hustle and bustle of life for peace and tranquility among a picturesque setting, this is the perfect spot! The home has everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay, including a fantastic, screened porch. Both the cottage and the town are conducive to relaxing and recharging...maybe even reminiscing about simpler times. Our girls had a blast swinging on the rope hanging in a tree and playing at the river's edge less than 50 yards away. The owner was very communicative and accommodating. We'll definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very warm and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Awesome place. Nice nights by fire pit.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage charmer

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing, everything we needed. I felt like I was back at my grandparents. Wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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It’s a small piece of heaven. Relaxing and charming area.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is so quaint and lovely. This was our second visit and we loved the new screened porch. Always relaxing and quiet, the neighbors all so friendly. We will return for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights with the intention of kayaking and eating our way to oblivion. We did just that. We ended up having to bring our dog, who is a big fan of monkey grass, so he thoroughly enjoyed our many walks as many in the neighborhood use it in landscaping. I’m a fan of wild ginger which also abounds at the cottage and pretty much everywhere else. We brought our boats which are sit in so we enjoyed trying out the sit on ones provided by Leah. We paddled on the Magnolia and Fish Rivers every day. We cooked fresh seafood several times and walked to Jesse’s for dinner, lunch and dessert. Can’t wait to come back next spring!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to unwind and get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

The house fits in perfectly with the "laid back" atmosphere of Magnolia Springs. The highlight was the new screened porch which was perfect for early morning and evening times to just enjoy the beautiful scenery. The house, while not new, was clean and very comfortable. It's less than a hundred feet to the Magnolia River for fishing or boating as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jesse's restaurant and Cold Hole bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
fort morgan to dauphin island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach
Car: necessary

Our cottage is located in the heart of historic Magnolia Springs, AL. The community's name comes from the ever-flowing springs and the abundance of aged magnolia trees that grace nearly every residential garden. A majestic canopy of giant oak trees lines Oak Street, just one block away. During your stay, you can view waterbirds, go fishing or swimming from the neighborhood pier, just a few steps away. While you are enjoying the pier, you can see the the only remaining river route US mailman in the continental United States (see pic). For lunch or dinner, Jesse’s Award Winning Restaurant is a short 10 minute walk down Oak Street. The beautiful town and river are perfect for travelers who enjoy walking, running, biking and water sports as well as sightseers and birdwatchers. The location is a very convenient drive to shopping, in Foley or Fairhope, to Gulf beaches, and to many restaurants and spas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

****Holiday rates: $150 per night with 3 night minimum****** (all legal holidays, including Easter)
Pet fee $75 per pet; Only dogs 35 pounds and under considered.
Groups over 4 people: cleaning fee $100; this covers additional linens (towels and sheets)
Cancellation: 30+ days full refund for weekly/weekend renters
MONTHLY RATES: Dec - Feb: $1600/month $125/per pet (2 max) see above weight limit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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