Cozy Krimmel Kottage on beautiful Mobile Bay is 45 minutes from Mobile, Alabama and one hour from Pensacola, Florida. It comfortably sits on a sandy beach area on Mobile Bay which flows into The Gulf of Mexico. The Cottage is close to Oldtown Fairhope, which has excellent dining, shopping, and antique shops. It's about 45 minutes to the resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The quiet and serene cottage is 4 miles from the famous and historic Grand Hotel with fine dining, tennis courts, and a beautiful golf course. A park with picnic tables and boat launching facilities are a mile down the road. The glass enclosed sleeping porch provides a scenic view over looking the sparkling bay and the evening sunset. Fairhope has seasonal annual events, such as Polo at the Point, the festive and formal Black and White Ball held at the Grand Hotel, Mardi Gras parades, and the spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Mobile, Alabama is 45 minutes from Krimmel Kottage and is the birthplace of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gas parades in 2011 are in February. Mobile has 300 years of history with a battleship,antibellum homes and beautiful gardens to tour. Mobile and Baldwin Counties have many state parks. Five Rivers State Park is the second largest river delta in the country. It gets it's name from the 5 rivers that empty into Mobile Bay. There are many outdoors activities to enjoy there.
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|Address: Scenic Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL,|
|Zip Code: 36532|
|Nearest Airport||Mobile Airport||40 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Grand Hotel||4 miles|
|Nearest Ferry||Gulf Shores||45 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Grand Hotel||4 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Grand Hotel||4 miles|
The city of Fairhope has clothing boutiques, gift shops and many fine restaurants. The downtown streets are lined with bright colored seasonal flowers. The sparkling lights in the trees come on at night. Fishing on the long pier at the foot of Fairhope Ave is an excellent place to fish and watch the sun go down over Mobile Bay. There are many farmers in the area that allow you to pick fresh vegetables, strawberries and blue berries. There is and Arts and Craft fair in March and Polo at the Point for the equestrians.
A large wrap around screen porch was added some years later to enjoy the bay breezes as the house was not air conditioned. In 2004 we installed windows on the screened porch and purchased the first central heating and cooling system. The cottage is completely remodeled, and we put a deck on the front to continue to enjoy the cool breezes and the beautiful sunsets.
Krimmel Kottage is near old downtown Fairhope with shopping on main street, the ice cream parlor, antiques, art galleries, and beautiful flowers. There is a wonderful concrete bike trail that will take you into downtown Fairhope.
It is convenient to Gulf Shores on the Gulf coast and one hour from 300-year old Mobile, the original home of Mardi Gras in the US.
The breeze from off shore and the sunsets are very relaxing on the deck over looking Mobile Bay. Listening to the waves rolling ashore gives you a calming and relaxed effect.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$175 - $225||$800 - $1,300||$1,500 - $2,100||2 Nights||-|
|Fall 11-Oct-2018 - 31-Mar-2019||$175||-||$800||$1,500||2 Nights||-|
|Summer / Spring 01-Apr-2019 - 07-Sep-2019||$225||-||$1,300||$2,100||2 Nights||-|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||Required||$200||One time|
Krimmel Kottage was built in 1952 by our Aunt Gertrude Krimmel and has remained in the family over the years. We spent our childhood swimming and skiing in Mobile Bay and building sand castles on the beach. The Kottage now is jointly owned by family members, and up till this year included our 99 year old mother who still enjoyed her visits there.
You will notice that there is a long farmer's family table on the side porch where 14 people were able sit to eat breakfast and the evening meal. Lunch was on the run because everyone was scattered either fishing, swimming, or visiting neighbors. We had the opportunity to see many Jubilees while enjoying our summers there. A Jubilee is a phenomenon that occurs only in Mobile Bay and one place in China. Fish come to the shallow water at the shore and on the surface and can be scooped up in nets.