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REEL LIVING, on Weeks Bay in Fairhope Al.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath - Sleeps 8 - Canal Front - 1000 ft off Weeks Bay. READ REVIEWS!

Reel Living is 3 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished home. 2 bedrooms are upstairs and the 3rd is downstairs perfect for the kids. This home is on the water and just 1000 feet off of Weeks Bay inside Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. There are plenty of places to relax - with three living rooms plus two decks, a dock, and screened porch. This home has all the high quality amenities you expect plus many extras including an ice-machine, dock, a 2nd driveway for your boat storage or extra cars, high-speed Internet, laptop computer, and DVD movie collection.

Note that while we do have a dock, larger boats need to trailer since the canal can be shallow in places depending on the time of year and weather conditions that fluctuate the water level.

Immaculate yard full of Azaleas, etc.

There is a sofa-bed in the sun room.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Dining seats 7 or eat downstairs in the screened in porch.

3 living room spaces and comfortable rocking recliners.

BBQ Grill, Deep Fryer, Ice Machine.

High speed Internet access with WiFi network. Laptop computer is provided for your use during the stay.

Telephone service with free local and US long distance.

Front deck, back deck, and screened porch downstairs.

Washer and Dryer and plenty of room in the laundry area to store luggage and personal items.

Whole home generator will keep the power on during storms!

Enjoy the sound of rain on the metal roof.

55' High Definition LCD TV, Sound Bar, Blue Ray DVD, and Play Station 3. DVD Library for your enjoyment - nearly 100 DVDs.

New propane BBQ grill, double basket Cajun Fryer. Plenty of cooking gear for your fish fry or crab boils.

Tile throughout the home.

Central Air and Ceiling fans throughout the home. AC in all rooms.

The master shower has a seat and grab bars.

We have 2 kayaks available for guest use to explore Weeks Bay! Watch dolphins just feet away from you!!

Downtown Fairhope is only 15 minutes away and offers a wide variety of options ranging from boutique shopping, fine dining, and art galleries. There are several golf courses in the area. There are many other recreational choices in the area. Travel to the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores are 23 miles away! Many people choose this area for weddings and this home is a perfect place to stay during your event.

The owners boat(s) on the property are not allowed for guest use but feel free to bring your own and launch from the 2 boat ramps within 5 minutes.

There is awesome fishing located minutes away. Purchase your live-bait at Fisherman's Discount and launch 'your boat' from one of several ramps only 2-5 miles away (Pelicans Point and Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center). A short boat ride will provide you access to many inshore reefs in Mobile Bay or make your way to the Gulf of Mexico or Inter-coastal waterway. We recommend you contact Capt. Lyons Bousson @ (251) 583-8681 or Capt. Chris Tew @ (251) 401-2740 - both guides are Coast Guard certified and native to the area and will be sure to put you on fish.

Fisherman's Discount: (Bait and Fishing supplies / crawfish)

8438 U.S. 98, Fairhope, AL 36532 (251) 928-4887

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


ReelLiving has been a family home since it was built. We are a family of 4 and live in Atlanta, GA. Some of my family lives in Fairhope and we've enjoyed the area since the late 1970's.

RICK PARSONS purchased this house in 1986

Why RICK PARSONS chose Alabama

It's located only 23 miles from the Gulf Shores beaches and 15 minutes to the Tanger Outlet Stores in Foley with nearly 150 shops. Downtown Fairhope is only 15 minutes away. This home is exceptionally clean and has all new furnishings.

If you love to fish this home is a perfect base camp. Take advantage of the artificial reefs in Mobile Bay to catch a variety of fish including Trout, RedFish, TripleTail, Black Drum and Tarpon. We have an ice machine that produces 400lbs of ice a day for your coolers or boat.

What makes this house unique

Dock, Ice Machine (400 lbs/day), multiple porches, screened porch, 55' HD TV / Blue Ray DVD / PlayStation 3 / DVD Library. BBQ Grill, 2 basket deep fryer.


Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Seat and grab bars in walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed - top is a twin, bottom is a double
    Living Room / Sun Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Check out time is 11AM CST Check in time is 4 PM CST. It's possible you can check in earlier if another guest isn't leaving the same day but please check with us first.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

REEL LIVING, on Weeks Bay in Fairhope Al.
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Nice quiet stay on the water

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfy. The neighbor, Captain Lyons, quickly came over to introduce himself and offer anything we might need, very nice. Tile floors throughout which were nice, but could certainly use a good mopping. Overall a nice stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nancy, KY USA

Loved the location

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the different areas of the house to gather and chat with friends that dropped by. Location was easy to find and very accessible to different activities. Will definitely use the same house if in the area again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pendleton, IN

Family of 5 from 13 hours away.

  • 5 of 5

From pictures online, we narrowed down to 2 rentals that met our needs, this being the winning selection due to the boat dock with a live well, and the owner making available a couple kayaks for the kids. After the 13 hour drive straight throughf from Indianapolis, we pulled up and were blown away by how awesome this place is in person. The first couple nights we cooked outside on the back deck and relaxed in the screened area, while keeping up with social media with the free WiFi... By the end of our 6 night stay, we were fishing, kayaking, catching crabs, and enjoying local steak n seafood @ this location. We visited family in Gulf Shores, hit the beach, and toured Ft Morgan too. We are already talking about a repeat vacation in October...!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home. Everything a relaxing person could need. I enjoyed every morning on the back dock trying (unsuccessfully) to catch a fish and drinking my coffee. Beds were comfy and kitchen was well equipped. Knives wouldn't cut butter but besides that- no complaints. Only reel draw back was that I assumed the third bedroom was in the house and not under it. Ended up sharing a small room with two twin beds with my son.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reel living review

  • 4 of 5

This ia an older property that is well maintained. It is spacious and very comfortable. It has everything you need and is located about 7 miles south of the Fairhope municipal Pier. An excellent and friendly fishing guide , Capt Lyons, lives right next door. The owner , Rick Parsons, is very accommodating and helpful. The location is good. It is right off Weeks Bay and about 25 minutes to Gulf Shores, al.

Thanks Rick for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this property for some wedding guests for our daughter's wedding. The groom's family got to stay here and they absolutely loved it. They were very enamored by the coastal Alabama feel of the place. It was large enough for the entire family and we were even able to have the rehearsal dinner here. The price was reasonable and the place was very relaxing for the family. Our guest's from South Africa were very taken with this lovely home in South Alabama.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola Regional
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Fort Morgan / Dauphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Marriott Grand Hotel
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Marlin
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Gulf Shores


Rates & Availability

Fairhope House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner'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.
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