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A Charming and Quaint Bay Cottage

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Fenced yard on the waterfront...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Two full size bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Bring your fishing poles and nets--- ***No parking for a trailer and boat ***NO more than SIX guests ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Watch the water, the sea birds and the sunset from the cottage or at the waters edge...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Walk out the yard and straight to the water...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen and also separate full dining area...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New air conditioning and heating unit (July 2015)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Large wood burning...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Hardwood floors throughout cottage Full size sofa and love seat ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Will not accommodate a trailer / boat...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    Upscale kitchen sink and dishwasher recently installed Blender...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    Enclosed patio ("Florida room") with view of the bay Small table for morning coffee or afternoon snacks...moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $2,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


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.


An additional CLEANING FEE is charged as follows: 3 day minimum cleaning fee is $100, a weekly cleaning fee is $125, and a monthly cleaning fee is $150.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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Car: Necessary

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


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1948

About: 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.

Why Fairhope, AL, USA:
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...

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Quiet neighborhood setting

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  • Entrance to the cottage

    Entrance to the cottage

  • fishing pier and cleaning station

    fishing pier and cleaning station

  • Patio looking out to the bay

    Patio looking out to the bay

  • lodge-like wood burning fireplace in living area

    lodge-like wood burning fireplace in living area

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • quaint kitchen (has updated Koehler sink) and quiet dishwasher

    quaint kitchen (has updated Koehler sink) and quiet dishwasher

  • Enclosed patio with view of Mobile Bay

    Enclosed patio with view of Mobile Bay

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • bedroom with our twin beds

    bedroom with our twin beds

  • view looking into the dining room

    view looking into the dining room

  • another view of the kitchen

    another view of the kitchen

VRBO #605118

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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