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Modern Home Originally built in 1896 Located in Central Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Enjoy our Modern Renovated shotgun style home originally built in 1896.

The best hidden green space in Mobile (British Park) is only 2 blocks away. Restaurants and Bars are within 5 minutes walking distance (including the best burger in Mobile!)

Enjoy a home ON the Mardi Gras parade route.

Queen Bed and a sleeping couch (total of 3-4).

Note: the loft space with couch has 5' ceiling height.

It's incredibly walkable and a part of the downtown atmosphere.

The Church Street Cemetery is one block away.

Enjoy the library which is one block away.

Mobile isn't the best for public transit, but there is a Free LODA (Lower Dauphin) bus that runs on a circuit downtown with a stop 1 block from the house.


This section is for additional notes and to satisfy my insurance company.

We only ask the golden rule in our home - treat it as your own - and you will have a successful stay.

If you have a question about whether you should do something or not, don’t do it and you’ll probably be making the right decision.

The home was built before 1978 and could possibly have traces of lead based paint in the home (this is a legal disclosure that has to be made).

The owners are licensed real estate professionals in the state of Alabama (also a legal disclosure).

Renter understands that your contents are not covered by the owner’s insurance policy.

Additional information and emergency contacts can be found in the kitchen area - along with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher.

All of the terms (lease dates, rental deposit, and payment amounts) are set forth in the listing for this home when you book. By you booking the home through this website you are electronically agreeing to the terms and have ‘signed’ the lease.

More Details

Brooks Conkle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Brooks Conkle

I love being able to learn something new about people from different parts of the world. I've gotten to travel a bit myself and am now a family man.

Brooks Conkle purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Brooks Conkle chose Central Business District

It was historic. It was in the center of downtown. It was a challenge. It was my first full gut renovation and my first ever personal home.

What makes this cottage unique

CENTER of downtown.


Central Business District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master - 1 queen
    Loft Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , it's in a loft; ceiling is only 5 ft. tall.
  • *loft ceiling height (with sleeper sofa) is 5 ft. tall.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Modern Home Originally built in 1896 Located in Central Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as an escape from Hurricane Irma, and it really exceeded our expectations! The property is a lot prettier and larger than the pictures suggest, and the Cockles were very concerned and helpful. For example, they went out and purchased bedroom side tables and lights while we were there so we could read in bed! I definitely would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Look forward to returning

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Everything we needed. Close to grocery restaurants and major highways. Uber to restaurants for $4. Planning our return ...

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and could walk to many downtown attractions. The fully stock kitchen and baths and everything we needed. Love the modern remodel! Brooks recommendations for restaurants were all excellent!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crestview, FL

great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cozy house. It was very clean and had everything we needed. My husband and I rented the house for 3 nights for our anniversary just for a little getaway and was very pleased. Very quiet and peaceful yet close to everything including walmart, winn dixie, pharmacies, and restaurants. Will definitely return the next time we are in mobile.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place - great location

  • 5 of 5

just a great rental - walked to so many different things and really enjoyed the stay. Owner was very quick to respond to any questions. We ended up only having two adults in the place but could have pulled off one more without it feeling packed. Hope to come back

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Benning, GA

Great small home for a family with small kids to babies.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the weekend with our 8 year old and 4 month old twins. We needed a little more room and amenities than a hotel could really offer, so his was a great affordable alternative. The house was clean, well equipped and comfortable. We arrived at night and I wasn't sure about the neighborhood, but after driving through it the next morning I was satisfied that it was just fine, the homeowner even had a welcome sheet with the names of the neighbors. The second bedroom is upstairs in a loft above the living room (twin mattress on the floor), so after our daughter went to bed up there we had to be somewhat noise conscious, but she was so tired from the day she was out almost immediately. Great and affordable restaurants are nearby along with the USS Alabama (good for hours of sightseeing). Instead of the $49 damage insurance we paid the $1500 deposit and it was refunded onto my credit card within a week (it looks like it was released after only a day but took a few more days to post to the account). Had a great trip. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
OK Bicycle Shop
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Moe's Barbeque
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Check in is after 3pm and check out is by 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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