My wife and I like to visit Fairhope at least once a year because of its setting on Mobile Bay and the charm of the town and its art community. There is a hint of Carmel, CA without all the touristy stuff. The Bay Breeze is also very charming, and a bit eclectic.. The rooms and common areas are neat and organized. The property is well maintained. Its lake shore is relatively narrow but long with a very long dock extending out into Mobile Bay. The grounds are very nicely landscaped with ferns, flowers and a small pond. We stayed in the Garden Suite which is in a small cottage. The breakfasts are to die for. You will not find better at any other B&B in the US. The lady of the house is a wonderful cook. She serves fabulous dishes. Breakfast is worth the stay by itself. Yes, the owner is a retired school teacher and is given to posting small signs with instructions. Its something to read while sitting on the "throne". The rooms are fine and as shown on their website, The furniture might be a little dated but its all part of the charm of a bay cottage. There are some pets on the premises including cats and if you have allergies to cats then you might want to be careful where you sit. Go out on the pier and watch the sunsets, the jumping fish and cruising dolphins with a glass of wine or a cold drink from the ref that's out on the pier. Downtown Fairhope is only a couple of miles north and the Marriott Grand Hotel a couple of miles south on the bay with its dining rooms and golf course. I'm rating it a 4 and a half only because i rarely rate anyone a 5. Its very good plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique bay front stucco home was built in the early 1930's and has been lovingly restored, remodeled and enlarged through the years to hold family heirlooms and period antiques which date back five generations. Wicker, stained glass, hooked and oriental rugs abound in every room. Everything from a mantel to a sofa or silk tie quilt has a very special story. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay Breeze Hotel Fairhope
- Bay Breeze Bed And Breakfast