It's been more than 10 years since we last stayed at Bay Breeze, but the high standards it had then....it still has! Becky and Bill Jones are still the uber congenial hosts of this homey B&B fronting on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Despite a hurricane several years ago, the grounds are again botanically lush with the 300' pier out into the bay having been rebuilt.
As a test after so many years I wondered if the complimentary-access-to-the-Jone's- freezer-for-ice-cream-policy was still in effect. It was. I had a huge bowl of butter pecan.
To work off those calories, the next morning I walked into town ending up on the far end of the municipal pier (almost two miles one way). Despite being located in a sort of back woods area, there was a sidewalk along the entire route making Fairhope one of the most walker-friendly spots I've visited.
Put those calories right back in my mouth just a bit later with a delicious breakfast that included fantastic sweet potato pancakes. Whodathunkit?
We'll be back!
- 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