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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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


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 4.7619047 based on 21 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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Lovely Stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100

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.

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