This luxurious waterfront villa is located on tranquil Weeks Bay Estuary situated between Fairhope and Foley with our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches to the south. There are beds to sleep 15 with a fold out sofa for two. Be sure to take time to sit back and enjoy the prestine wildlife including bald eagles, osprey and dolphins. This area is known for its glorious sunsets and delicious seafood. If you are looking for a home away from home with all the amenities plus much more, this is the place for you. The home provides renters with the option of active watersport days or relaxing days on the breezy, bay front screen porch; it's your choice!
- Villa4400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 nights
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 18, 2018
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Amazing family vacation!
My family of 14 spent 8 days here. The owners were great! The house is extremely spacious and very well equipped. There was nothing that we needed that wasn't already there. The large, screened porch was so nice and cool and we used it morning and night. There are ceiling fans everywhere which helped since it was July. All the comforts of home are there. And then the best part is the pier. This is where we spent our time during the day. Lots of fishing, crabbing (got 80 crabs), floating in the bay and relaxing. Oh and underneath the house is a whole other "play" area with corn hole and ping pong and lots of chairs and swings (and fans!). We normally vacation in the Florida Keys or Boca Grande and have rented many large homes. This was by far the best one ever! Thank you Patti!
So happy you and your family enjoyed "While Away" on Weeks Bay! Hope you all will visit again soon.
Great place to reconnect with children and grandchildren
Spacious and readily accommodates family groups with a range of children's ages. With thirteen of us, we could readily gather for family connections and yet have ample space to explore activities with different age groups. The house is well supplied and excellently maintained. Numerous activities are available right on site: fishing, crabbing, ping pong, readiing, games, kayaking, grilling, quiet time, etc. etc, plus countless activities in the surrounding community. Views from the house and pier are wonderful. Pelicans and dolphins come by to provide their own brand of entertainment.
The house allows for the ready gathering of families and children in numerous locations in and around the rental. Yet amazingly seems quiet even with six active kids on site. The space under the house is a great gathering place for activities especially if you encounter rain.
The owners are responsive to any issue you encounter to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommend.
Quiet get away within short distance to shopping and beach! Beautiful home!
Wonderful family vacation! House was clean, comfortable, and nice! Loved the dock with lots of crabs and fishing!
Beautiful and clean.
This house is absolutely beautiful with more than enough space even for a family of 15. I would recommend this place to anyone with a large family. The fishing and crabbing was awesome of the warf. If you want a little piece of heaven and the laid back atmosphere of Southern Alabama, this is the place to be.
Thanks so much for your kind words regarding “While Away” on Weeks Bay. I’m delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Hope to accommodate you in the future.
Great property and hospitality.
A Hidden Gem
Pictures did not do a fraction of the justice that Patti's home deserves. This home is Magnificent!!! There is an abundance of space both inside and out. Patti provided a surplus of supplies such as tissue and soap. There was an abundance of games and outdoor activities to occupy our group which ranged from age 16-72. Her home was super clean and the layout was very appropriate for a large family.
Patti was an excellent communicator prior to our arrival and during our stay. She even kept us abreast of the pending storm that could have disrupted the last day and night of our stay. There were no gripes or complaints from anybody in our group. All of the beds were super comfy and we often bickered over who would get the upstairs porch swing. Somebody took a nap out there every single day lol. We also enjoyed the neighbors and they joined us for dinner one evening. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING PATTI!!! We will be returning!
This property is located on Weeks Bay in southern Baldwin County. The property grants you access to 300 ft. of water with endless possibilities which include fishing and various water sport activities Renters are welcome to bring a boat (kayak, jet ski, paddleboard, canoe, etc.). There is a boat launch, Nolte Creek, located 2.5 miles east of the home.
When facing Weeks Bay from the property, one can navigate south to access Mobile Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the Intracoastal Canal. A boat ride to the famous Lulu's Restaurant, owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister, is approximately a 30 - 40 minute ride.
For less adventurous boaters, one can travel north from the dock and reach Fish River for lunch at Big Daddy's, owned by a local, or take a dive in the spring fed "Cold Hole" in Magnolia River. There are endless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. To the west, the lovely bay villa is near historical Fairhope with its adorable boutique shops and wonderful restaurants. A short drive east, one will find Foley's outlet mall. When heading south, the glistening, sugar white beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is definitely a sight to experience and take the time to enjoy the Gulf Coast delicious seafood. After a busy day of visiting the surrounding areas or after a long day of sun and fun on the water, be sure and kick back on the villa's screened porch and enjoy the magnificent sunsets.!