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Point Clear Cottages
Ranked #1 of 9 Fairhope B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Southern hospitality at its best is true. Southern food at its best as well. A most delightful spot, gracious, generous and perfectly situated B&B. New Year's Eve in Fairhope is Alabama at its finest. Very highly recommend and looking forward to going back ourselves.

Room Tip: We stayed in the guest cottage which is roomy, spotless, comfortable and extremely well stocked. Abs...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Ed & Margaret, thank you for staying in the Bayshore Cottage over New Year's and thank you for the nice review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your accomodations and the breakfast. My goal is for every guest to have an outstanding experience and come again. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about this place! We stayed in the lovely Bayshore Cottage on our babymoon and loved every minute of it. First off, the cottage was very well finished and appointed. We loved the high quality sheets, comfortable bed, fluffy towels, extra pillows of various textures and soft robes. The TV offered 500+ channels including all the premium movie channels, so we enjoyed movie nights in bed after a long day of sight-seeing. The owner really thought of every creature comfort when he created this place. The cottage was also spacious and private. The views and location are amazing. You're close to town and right on the bay. You even have access to a fantastic pier with rocking chairs perfect for watching the sunset. It really is a little piece of heaven on the Alabama coast.

But what really sets this place apart is the owner and the staff. Robert, the owner, has lived in Fairhope all his life and knows a lot about the area. He's friendly and knowledgeable. Joanie and Tabitha, who served us a delicious breakfast every morning, are fantastic! This group represents the true definition of southern hospitality. We were greeted on arrival with cake and four kinds (!) of ice cream to celebrate my husband's belated birthday. And when we left, they packed us homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and water for the road.

We can't wait to come back with our baby!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Alexa & Ryan,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in the Bayshore Cottage on tripadvisor.com.
I am most appreciative of your staying here and am so happy that you enjoyed yourself. I aim for perfection and want every guest to have a wonderful time and return again. Best wishes for the New Year.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

There's really no other option in the Fairhope area when compared to Point Clear Cottages. The grounds are beautiful - luscious green grass, palm trees, ponds, magnolia trees, a pier stretching out into Mobile Bay, well groomed gardens....you're getting the idea. It's the ideal respite you're always daydreaming about.

Could this place get any better? The answer is an unequivocal YES! Mr. Robert Berglin is what sells this place. His meticulous attention to every detail make Point Clear Cottages the epitome of Southern Hospitality. He caters to your every need. He asked us the evening of our stay what kind of ice cream we liked...."We like Strawberry pretty good...." "Well, how about i get you Strawberry, some chocolate and vanilla. How's that sound?" He goes above and beyond to ensure you have the perfect stay.

When we arrived, we got to sit out on the pier in the rocking chairs with Mr. Robert and discuss the plans for our stay. We went over all the amenities of his property as well as the breakfast menu. He's a really interesting guy and doesn't mind just sitting and chatting with you.

A nap in the hammock is a must, so make sure you get that in.

For dinner, we didn't really want to leave the cottage for too long, so we ordered carry out from the Wash House and brought it back. The Bayshore Cottage has a small table inside which was perfect for my wife and I. I would definitely recommend the Wash House. Go with the Shrimp Stack with Fried Green Tomatoes as well as the Spring Rolls.

Breakfast the next morning was amazing as others have said on here as well. We met Mr. Robert's housekeepers and they were delightful as well. They're very personable and you could tell they really enjoyed working for "Mr. B", as they called him. We asked "Mr. Robert" to sit down and have breakfast with us and I would recommend that as well.

It's really not that hard to write a review about this place. The only hard part is that I know it's going to be tougher to get a reservation next time we come since so many people are discovering this Little Slice of Heaven.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with the Bayshore Cottage, it's closest to the water and the most private...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Shane, I am very grateful for your review and the photo;s that you posted on trip advisor. I am glad that you and your wife enjoyed staying here and hope that you can stay longer next trip.
I look forward to seeing you again one day.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

They are perfect and being perfect! 140 straight 5-stars and I am certainly not going to break that streak as we had a wonderful stay.
We were driving through the area, had heard about Fairhope and found these cottages on trip advisor.
The owner has just a couple of accomodations. We stayed out back near the water in what looks to be a converted carriage house or cottage as the title suggests.
Here are all the positives (and there are many):
It is a very big room.
It is incredibly clean and meticulously maintained.
It is modern with a very charming country feel.
There is a kitchenette with a fridge stocked with ice cream, juices, and cereal and milk.
The furnishings are perfect - tasteful rugs and furniture
The ammenities are great - lovely robes, lots of chocolates, etc. etc. - it feels like you keep coming upon a new gift.
There is a lovely private pier to go sit on and enjoy the bay.
Breakfast in the main house is very well put together - we had pecan waffles and bacon. Good company and good food.
$150 for a reasonable price for this stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Thank you for your prompt review. I really appreciate it and am glad that you enjoyed staying here,

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Robert and staff are great, with a wonderful breakfast every morning. Suggestions of other sites and restaurants in the area. Staff is friendly and ready to help;.We are looking forward to going again this summer.

Room Tip: The larger room did have ability to accommondate additional people, with a complete kitchen. Lots of...
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Debbie & Michael,
Thank you for staying at Point Clear Cottages on your honeymoon. I appreciate the nice review and look forward to your return trip in the summer. Best wishes to you both.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Robert was great about adjusting our dates and met us when we arrived, even when we arrived late. The room was beautiful, well stocked and very private. We will certainly return again to Point Clear Cottages.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thank you for visiting Point Clear Cottage and making the nice review. Please come again in 2013

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This was my first trip to Fairhope and my husband's second trip. We both truly enjoyed our first stay at Point Clear Cottages and highly recommend this place to anyone young, middle aged or old. The Cottage is located on the bay and my husband and I just loved every minute there. The Cottage is so homey and the setting is absolutely beautiful. Mr. Robert made our visit perfect. We had the most delicious breakfast each day prepared by Mr. Joe. Both Mr. Robert and Mr. Joe were so warm and gracious. The surroundings were georgeous and as far as we are concerned, this is the "best deal in town!" We will definitely be returning to Fairhope in the near future and look foward to our next visit at Point Clear Cottages. Again, many thanks to Mr. Robert and Mr. Joe for making this a very relaxing and enjoyable trip!

Room Tip: Point Clear Cottages is by far a "home away from home" with the best hostess in town!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Peggy J
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Robert B, Owner at Point Clear Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Peggy, Thank you for the great review of your stay. Also, thank you for the 2 books that your sent me. I have really enjoyed reading them and will put them in the cottage for future guest to enjoy.

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Additional Information about Point Clear Cottages

Address: 18129 Scenic Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-6832
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Location: United States > Alabama > Fairhope
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fairhope
Price Range: $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two cottages on Mobile Bay. Each has King size bed and suitable for couple. Top quality accommodations. Ironed sheets and quality linens. DirecTV premium channels, wireless high-speed internet. Pier. Fresh cooked breakfast of crab omelets, pecan waffles, blueberry pancakes, Monday thru Saturday. Continental breakfast in room on Sundays. Cook is off on Sunday. No longer have hot tub. ... more   less 
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