This adorable cottage is a rare find, nestled among mature oaks laden with Spanish moss, in the sleepy bayside town of Fairhope, AL. Only a quiet neighborhood street and a well-worn sidewalk separates the front lawn from Mobile Bay. The beauty and serenity of calm waters, gentle breezes and friendly neighbors provide an exquisite backdrop for a young family, retired couple or summer vacationer to drink in the sunshine and enjoy a slower pace of life. Fairhope’s charming downtown area is within a short walk, offering everything from unique boutiques and local eateries to opportunities for higher education and a fabulous public library.
Built in 1947, the main home as well as the separate garage apartment reflects the charm of an era gone by, yet both have been generously updated with modern conveniences. From the enclosed front porch, to the living room, and even into the kitchen, the ever-changing beauty of the coastal landscape is always visible. Even the garage apartment has a deck from which to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, with the music of the waves and seabirds in the background.
The cottage offers 2 bedrooms and 2 fully renovated bathrooms; 1 with a sunken whirlpool tub! The entire house is serviced by a tankless hot water heater, security system, gas appliances, and central heat and air. In the garage apartment, 1 large bedroom, 1 full bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen provide excellent guest accommodations or rental income potential. Outside, ample parking ensures enough space for an RV or boat. Also, the garage and additional outbuilding provide 2 large storage units or an area suitable for an office, separate from the house.
This residence has been enjoyed and extremely well maintained by its current owner. The following statement from the seller herself sheds light on the personal side of 411 S. Mobile Street, from top features of the property to the surrounding community and what the home truly has to offer:
Seller: “This property is not just a house, it’s a way of life and a priceless piece of Fairhope’s unique history. Because of the foresight of Fairhope’s founding fathers, this property will forever have an unobstructed 180 degree view of Mobile Bay. Every morning, the lucky person who lives at 411 South Mobile Street will have the immense pleasure of sipping their coffee while watching the Fairhope lifestyle unfold. Runners and walkers, bicyclists and babies, dogs and their owners, Egrets and Blue Herons, pelicans, birds and squirrels; not to mention sailboat regattas and Jubilee’s. They are all there for you to enjoy from the privacy of your own porch. As the day goes on, you can launch your kayak, wind surf or canoe from the pier in front of your house.
Come evening you can once again relax on your own porch with friends and family, enjoying a glass of wine while witnessing some of the most incredibly beautiful sunsets you’ll see anywhere in the world.
This is truly a rare opportunity. 411 South Mobile Street is one of only 16 single family homes with this spectacular view and is also one of the very few that will ever be for sale. The reason is these properties are handed down from generation to generation. Whether you choose to purchase 411 South Mobile Street as income producing or for your own personal residence, Mother Nature will never make more water view property so you will possess a true real estate treasure.”
Tour Rare Fairhope Homes Overlooking Mobile Bay with the Jason Will Real Estate Team 251-866-6464.