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Quiet Fairhope Cottage Nestled Under Live Oaks, 1 Block from Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Overflow Sleeping, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Recently renovated by a local green architect, this historic cottage is clean, bright and comfortable.

Enjoy the convenience of being in the “center of the action” for Arts and Crafts Festivals, Coastal BirdFest, Mardis Gras, or First Friday Art Walks and the serenity afforded by being one block removed from downtown on a quiet street with no through traffic.

A porch swing under a large live oak, screened porch, and grilling area welcome visitors to enjoy outdoor living in the mild coastal climate.

More Details

Rebecca Bryant
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017


Fairhope Municipal Pier
Old 27 Grill
My Place Downtown -- CLOSED
McSharry's Irish Pub
Market By The Bay
Mr Gene's Beans
"Ice cream, coffee, and their famous "Fairhope Floats""
Gumbo Shack
"Award winning gumbo -so good we forgive them for it having a tomato base!"
Wintzell's Oyster House
"Eat oysters on their outdoor deck under oaks on scenic 98"
Faulkner State Community College
"The campus of Faulkner is a virtual arboretum, with labels identifying native plants. They a..."
Papa's Pizza
"Where the locals eat pizza! A generational change has taken place and the artsy son now runs..."
Ben's Jr BBQ
"Solid southern BBQ and sweet tea that will crystallize on your teeth! This is NOT health foo..."
Ravenite Pizzaria
"Great pizza, but turns into more of a bar scene after dark"
Coffee Loft
"A Fairhope institution! Willie Bean, the resident dog, ran for mayor a few years back, and y..."
"New ownership and a new menu, the Pub has expanded from a no frills bar to a food and drink ..."
Sandra's Place
"Another Fairhope institution- wonderful place to lunch and people watch!"
The Fairhope Inn & Restaurant
"Wonderful food in the heart of Fairhope"
Andree's Wine Cheese & Things
"Not just a wine and cheese shop, Andrees has wonderful baked goods and a great lunch menu- d..."
Julwin's Southern Country
"The oldest restaurant in Fairhope, Julwins is true southern comfort food. Slow down and join..."
Page & Palette
"A wonderful bookstore in the heart of Fairhope. Don't miss Latte Da next door for coffee and..."
Agave Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar
"Great drinks - and the food isn't bad"
Quail Creek Golf Course
Winn Dixie
Down By The Bay Cafe
"Not fancy, but wonderful southern comfort food! We love their fried shrimp, fried okra, blac..."
Biscuit King
Sunflower Cafe
"One of the few vegetarian and health food restaurants in our area- right next to Fairhope He..."
China Chef Restaurant
China Wok -- CLOSED
Jj's Doghouse
Rock Creek
Thyme. by the bay
Dragonfly foodbar
Amore Que Latte -- CLOSED
Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi
Yardarm Restaurant & Marina -- CLOSED
Fish River Grill
Amore Que Latte
Civic Center
Walmart Supercenter
Burger King
El Mexicano
Fairhope Municipal Pier
Ruby Tuesday
Buck's Diner
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Weeks Bay Reserve
Historic Blakeley State Park
Big Daddy's Grill At Riverpark
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Mobile Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
McSharries, Sweet Olive, Master Joes, Red & White
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Quail Creek or Grand Hotel
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Sweet Olive/Camelia Grill/Dragonfly/MasterJoe's
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Fairhope Beach
Car: not necessary

Cottage is located 1 block from downtown Fairhope with easily accessible amenities such as Restaurants, Galleries, Grocery, Shopping, Library, Reprographics and Business services, Banks, etc. Business travelers can reach Mobile or Pensacola in under an hour.

Foodies can enjoy being only a block or two away from over 20 local restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops, and pubs in the downtown and bay view area.

For outdoor enthusiasts, walking paths and bike trails that reach from Mobile to Pensacola are easily accessible, and bike rentals are just two blocks away. The public pier is 3/4 of a mile away, with fishing year round and kayak or paddleboard rentals during summer months.

The cottage grounds and adjacent property are both certified backyard wildlife habitats, offering great opportunities for birding year round and watching the monarch migration each fall.


Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Spa shower has glass enclosure and pebble floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Crib is available upon request
    Overflow Sleeping - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen and Double sleeper sofas in living room
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Fairhope Cottage Nestled Under Live Oaks, 1 Block from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Truly a private getaway. Lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to town, yet tucked away in a private, tree lined street that has amazing birds. So beautiful you may not want to go home! A stellar vaca place!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owen Sound

"Sweet little home in Alabama"

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location ; lovely considerate hosts. We enjoyed our stay at Clay Cottage very much and would highly recommend to anyone planning a visit to this charming seaside town.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

Clay Cottage was recently completely remodeled - it is like-new. The modern interior has everything you could want in a comfortable place to stay. It is well located in a very charming town. We have stayed there twice and plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage Grove MN

Really nice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in May 2016 and loved it. It was really clean when we arrived. We have rented often from VRBO and this was the cleanest ever. Comfortable tastefully decorated and best location. We could walk to restaurants and the best book store and pallet. We would love to come back

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsville, NY, USA

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Clay Cottage previously for a number of months. I loved my accommodations. A quiet dead end street. Modern appliances. Spotless and well arranged kitchen, bathroom, great room and bedroom. The large screened in side porch had very comfortable chairs to relax in. And there was a back yard grill with chairs on a concrete pad. The overreaching live oaks added to the southern charm of the area. The Cardinals were very entertaining at the birdfeeders. It is my place of choice to stay whenever I visit Fairhope.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect cottage in Fairhope

  • 5 of 5

We had spent one night in Fairhope 6 years ago and have always wanted to return. We found this cottage on VRBO and it sounded too good to be true. We rented it for the month of March. It was a great location, easy walk to the center of town, and the natural surroundings made it more special. Rebecca, Clay and their wonderfully polite children were so helpful and quickly responded to our questions. The interior of the cottage was spotless and well designed to make use of all the space. It's perfect for 2 people and worked when we had another couple visit for 5 days.

We enjoyed the town pier, the annual Art Festival, the library and all that Fairhope has to offer. Be sure to visit the 5 River Educational center on the Causeway and see their film Alabama Amazon, which was very interesting. Also, don't miss Ivey's Restaurant in Robertsville. It's well worth the 1/2 hour ride. Also, check out the Poet of Tolstoy Park's round house in the parking lot of a real estate office at Parker Road and 98.

My husband and I would return to Clay Cottage in a second. This was our first experience with Home Away and will set the standard for us in the future.

Susan & Andreas

Minneapolis, MN

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.