About the property
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bath located on Mobile Bay, great views, fireplace, & fishing pier
Twenty-Six Letters Cottage-a bay home
Located directly on Mobile Bay in Point Clear, Twenty-Six Cottage is a
quiet getaway. With the sounds of the bay, it is a quaint home where you
can enjoy a short getaway or an extended stay.
Twenty-Six is a traditional ground level bay house built when Point Clear was a summer getaway for those seeking to leave the hectic life of the
city and escape to the quiet Eastern Shore.
With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, this home easily sleeps six. (There is also a daybed on the enclosed front porch for that extra little one.) A well appointed living room complete with a “lodge-like” wood burning fireplace, offers a great
place to catch up on the news or pull out a board game.
When its meal time, enjoy a more casual
lunch in the eat-in kitchen or head to the dining room for a quiet evening meal while catching a glimpse of the bay.
You might find your favorite spot will be the enclosed “front porch” with a quiet area for reading or simply watching the bay. The Florida room is not to be missed!
Sipping on a morning cup of coffee while enjoying the bay breeze is definitely a relaxing experience.
Our cottage offers many areas to gather for a quiet meal or a social afternoon watching the sunset as the pelicans soar south for the night.
Point Clear is a great jumping off point for many local activities. Boutique shopping, antiquing, or enjoying the arts in nearby Fairhope is a popular
destination for locals as well as tourists. Fairhope also offers a public fishing pier complete with a restaurant during the summer season. (There
are as least twenty great restaurants in and around Fairhope.)
If you are interested in history, the Marriott Grand Hotel offers a glimpse into the old
south “grand hotel” complete with a dedicated Civil War cemetery located on the world class golf course. (It is not the only golf course nearby;
several other well appointed courses are within a ten minute drive.) For more history, try a tour of the U.S.S. Alabama, a World War II battleship only a 25 minute drive.
A walking path is only steps out of the door for miles of walking or biking. Slip down Zundel’s Lane in “downtown” Point Clear (known as Lover's Lane to the locals) and catch the boardwalk for a half mile stroll along the bay to the Marriott’s
Grand Hotel. Viewing the bay homes from the bayside is makes an interesting afternoon. For a longer walk on the beach take a short forty minute drive to Gulf Shores and beachcomb for miles on the white sandy beaches.
Once you arrive at Twenty-Six Cottage, you can allow your mind to wonder as you relax, return to the simpler times, and aimlessly fish from our sixty-five foot fishing pier.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Debbie Ellis
Growing up on Mobile Bay is a unique experience. With the fishing, beach combing, crabbing, and many hours spent swimming, our cottage provided a comfortable home in which to enjoy life.
Debbie Ellis purchased this Cottage in 1948
Why Debbie Ellis chose Fairhope
Our family has been in Point Clear for many generations and the bay has always been a part of our lives. We named our cottage 26 Letters because of the 26 'love' letters that were written to begin this adventure...
What makes this Cottage unique
Quiet neighborhood setting
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house was charming and in a beautiful location. The owner was easy to work with.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful location. Everything was clean and neat. The owner was easy to work with and provided what we needed for our stay.
Perfect Bay House
This charming Bay house is perfect in every way. The location and setting is beautiful. The house is inviting and detailed perfectly. The ambience is condusive to relaxing and enjoying family and friends. The host is delightful and available if needed .
We already want to return. Thank you for an awesome week.
Thank you for your review. We enjoy sharing our home with guests such as yourself. Hope to see you again soon!
Good, quiet location on Mobile Bay. We often walked on the Eastern Shore Trail that passes right in front of the cottage. Not much in the way of restaurants or stores in walking distance (depending how you define that), but a nice walk north or south. Downtown Fairhope is within biking distance. Good access by car to Mobile, Pensacola, Orange Beach and everything between. YMMV. Consult your maps.
The cottage is in pretty good shape, with better hot water and water pressure than I have had in some hotels. One bathroom with shower in tub and another bathroom with tub only might be a problem with a larger group of adults and teens, but fine for us.
Cottage owners were very responsive to questions and minor problems, of which there were very few.
We were sad when it was time to leave.
Place was awesome !
Exactly as advertised - quiet, clean, and comfortable.
Thank you so much for the review. We strive to make our cottage a “traditional bay cottage” and want our guests to have an enjoyable experience. Hope to see you in the future!
Very cute home on the bay!
The house was very warm and inviting. Great view of the bay and convenient location to Fairhope area. Really enjoyed our stay!
We are so glad you guys enjoyed your stay. We strive to make our cottage as comfortable as possible, so that guests can have a good experience. Hope to see you again in the future!
Charming home. Quiet and serene atmosphere.
Thanks so much for staying in our cottage. We do feel our cottage offers a nice relaxed “getaway” for those who enjoy a traditional Fairhope bay home. Hope to see you in the future!
Great area for Civil War enthusiasts with several parks, forts, and cemeteries within easy driving distance
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
One half of the rent is due when dates are specified and agreed upon. Full payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. CANCELLATION POLICY If a cancellation occurs 60 days prior to your arrival, you will receive a refund less $100 for administrative costs. No refund will be given for a cancellation 30 days prior to the arrival date.