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Papa's Country Cottage in Fairhope

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bath close to downtown Fairhope.

A modest 3 bedroom brick home built with Papa in mind. The house is completely accessible, including wide doorways, no carpet and bathroom railings. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a twin size bed. The third bedroom has been made in to a large laundry room but has a hotel style rollaway bed available for use.

The home has one full bathroom with an accessible shower. The kitchen has all major appliances including a dishwasher. There is a nice big yard but it is not fenced in.

We are 8 miles from downtown Fairhope and closer to lots of wonderful restaurants.

More Details

Mary Jean Havranek
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Mary Jean Havranek

I love to volunteer at the hospital and meet new people. My interests also include gardening, cooking and feeding my friends. I have been happily married to George more years than I can count. We enjoy our rescue dogs and taking care of our home.

Mary Jean Havranek purchased this house in 2000

Why Mary Jean Havranek chose Fairhope

This property was built for Papa in 2000. It is adjacent to our property and perfectly laid out for Papa and now updated for you!

What makes this house unique

Home is completely accessible and close to downtown Fairhope.


Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , accessible shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Hotel style rollaway bed in full room with laundry
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Plenty of parking for R.V.


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Papa's Country Cottage in Fairhope
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Pekin Illinois USA

Papa’s Cottage January 2018

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity for an extended stay at “PAPA’S COTTAGE” again this year. Once again, it was beyond our expectations! Mary Jean and George have to be the nicest people in all of Alabama. They are so gracious and accommodating. As it turned out, we were able to extend our stay for 3 extra days this year. At their suggestion, we were able to enjoy the Mardi Gras celebration in Fairhope. Mary Jean and George wanted to make sure we had the best spot to view the parade, so they picked us up and took us with them. Who does that? Only the finest couple in the south.

Papa’s Cottage was awesome as usual. We always find it as clean and neat as a pin! It is so comfortable and nicely furnished. Everything is in great working order and above and beyond what anyone would expect. Mary Jean always makes sure it is very well supplied, including breakfast for your first morning in the Cottage.

We have already booked for 2019. In January next year, you will find us at “Papa’s Cottage”. Mary Jean and George have become very dear to us. When we are here, we definitely feel like family! We love them and their Cottage. We highly recommend this lovely cottage and wonderful southern hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very awesome place. Very beautiful and very quaint. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you both and missy stay at Papa’s Cottage. We hope to continue seeing you since you won’t be living that far from us. We hope you enjoy your new home. Mary Jean
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Absolutely Amazing 😊😊😊😊

  • 5 of 5

I want to first say this is the cleanest and best well kept place I have ever seen.... I was so taken back by how peaceful and comfortable we felt! Mrs. Mary Jane had made sure to have everything you could possibly need taking a trip out of town from snacks to drinks if needed... ALL the necessities of home even the sweetest fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table with a pretty Happy Mothers Day balloon in them! Above and beyond can't even cover it.... We felt special and cared for as if we were family! Thank you Thank you Thank you..... Staying in Papas Country Cotage for our daughters wedding made our weekend there even more special.... We will definitely be back .... I wouldn't ever stay anywhere else!!!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving Papa's Cottage perfect! We so enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon:)
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Very comfortable. Great place to write my book.

  • 5 of 5

Mary Jean and George are wonderful. The cottage is well appointed and quite comfortable. I was writing a book and it was quiet for working. I enjoyed a good two-mile walk every day and the weather was beautiful. It was an early spring. Flowers bloomed everywhere. We enjoyed driving to the bluff every evening to watch the sunset. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you return to "Papa's Cottage" and your visit with coffee! We very much look forward to your next visit:) Mary Jean and George
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Pekin Illinois USA

Len and Becky and Scooter Bobbitt

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say, leaving our new Alabama "family" after 5 weeks is difficult. Mary Jean and George are quite simply the most wonderful couple we have met in a long time. They went above and beyond what was expected. We even helped celebrate George's birthday by going to dinner with them and the rest of their family. Papa's Cottage has everything that one can imagine when staying in a rental property in the Fairhope/Gulf Shores area. Nestled in the tress on a peaceful country road, it is centrally located to everything. After traveling for 2 days, the last thing we wanted to do was go grocery shopping. Not to worry. Mary Jean had muffins and rolls, coffee and juice waiting for us for breakfast. We had our grandsons with us and she had even bought soda and special snacks for them. We have already booked Papa's Cottage for 2018. Mary Jean and George, thank you both for everything! And Scooter says thank you too! Give Maddie a kiss for us. Love, Len and Becky

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you. We also think of you all as our family:) Looking forward to your next visit! Mary Jean and George
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Nice quiet quant property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The home was decorated for the Christmas holiday which made it seem even more like our home for the holidays. Even gifts for us! Everything was neat, clean, tidy. I just can't say enough good about it. The property owners are so kind. Quiet atmosphere away from hustle of the city. You can see the stars at night. The kids loved playing outside gathering pine cones and just being kids. We most definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay and your children are so precious. We hope you have a great New Year and we would love to have you all back!
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
MOB is 41 miles and PNS is 51 miles.
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lakewood Golf, Quail Creek, Fairhope Municipal
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
IH 10 is approx. 17 minutes travel in traffic.
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Lots of choices! Check tripadvisor in Fairhope.
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Gulf Shores is 22 miles, about 35 minutes travel.
Car: necessary

You have access to all these and seasonal attractions within a 20 radius of 'Papa's Country Cottage.'

Seasonal Attractions include,

Mardi Gras

Blue Angels

Fairhope Alabama Art and Crafts Festival

Fairhope Friday Art Walk - first Friday of every month except December

Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival

Annual Magnolia Springs Seafood Celebration and Magnolia Run

Annual Bald Eagle Bash

Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

HangOut Music Festival @ Gulf Shores Beach

Mobile BayFest

Annual National Shrimp Festival


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Renters must be 25 years or older. Additional person charge of $10 for parties over 3. Maximum occupancy is 4.

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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