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A Charming and Quaint Bay Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie Ellis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2017

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


Fairhope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parking for boat and trailer Adjacent properties are private Charge for late checkout Pier is a fishing pier; no jumping or diving from pier.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Two full size bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size bed Full size bed Two twin beds Small day bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
***No parking for a trailer and boat ***NO more than SIX guests


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A Charming and Quaint Bay Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Place was awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised - quiet, clean, and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Very cute home on the bay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very warm and inviting. Great view of the bay and convenient location to Fairhope area. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5 stars!!

  • 5 of 5

Charming home. Quiet and serene atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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we wish theroom by dining room had a twin bed are a full bed.and we neede another shower.

  • 3 of 5

we enjoyed it

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. The cottage has beds for 6 guests to sleep comfortably in 3 separate bedrooms. (We do not allow more than 6 guests.). The cot on the enclosed front porch is great for an afternoon of reading while enjoying a view of the bay. In keeping with the character of our traditional bay house, installing another shower was not possible.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Debbie and David for letting us stay in cottage 26 while we were escaping hurricane Irma in Miami. The cottage was very clean and neat. You provided us with all the comforts of home. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful sunset every evening over Mobile Bay. Would highly recommend this charming cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Over-the-Bay Charming

  • 5 of 5

This cottage takes us back to the charming style of historical Over-the-Bay vacation homes, with traditional bayside decorations and lovely original paintings. We enjoyed the large sun porch for our coffee in the morning and found the living room large and cozy at the same time. The bedrooms were very nice and I can attest to the comfy mattresses of the bigger beds. The house was well-equipped with all the necessities and our hostess Debbie was very responsive. The water view is lovely, wharf is some for fishing, but the property is not an ideal place for swimming, which we did not need. The house turned out to be great option for our family and I recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Great area for Civil War enthusiasts with several parks, forts, and cemeteries within easy driving distance


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

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.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.