Away at the Bay Bed & Breakfast

557 N. Mobile St., Fairhope, Alabama 36533
Innkeeper(s): Dr. Joseph & Glenda Gravlee
  • The Courtyard

    The Courtyard

  • The Azalea and Camellia Villas

    The Azalea and Camellia Villas

  • The Fairhopian Villa

    The Fairhopian Villa

  • Big, orange sunsets appearing regularly over Mobile Bay

    Big, orange sunsets appearing regularly over Mobile Bay

 
  • Introduction

    Away At The Bay Bed and Breakfast - Fairhope, Alabama

    There's only one thing that makes one of the big, orange sunsets appearing regularly over Mobile Bay better — a perfect vantage point...and Away At The Bay offers exactly that. Away At The Bay Bed and Breakfast, offering vacation and short-stay villas, is high on a bluff in a quiet, wooded neighborhood of Fairhope - a neighborhood willingly shared by the songbirds, pelicans, raccoons and squirrels. They seem to enjoy the beautiful azaleas, camellias, magnolias, cypress trees, pines and moss-covered oaks as much as the guests!

    All of our guests have free access to our custom designed New Orleans style courtyard. Meet with friends, enjoy the water fountain, feed the gold fish, or just relax under our wonderful southern sunshine. Make yourself a mint julep with fresh mint from the courtyard and our traditional recipe. Come and enjoy our private beach and beautiful picnic area. Go swimming, work on your tan or watch our famous sunsets.

    The vantage point offered by the towering bluff is especially grand during sailing regattas on the Bay or even the routine ins and outs of the yachts and fishing boats at nearby Fairhope Yacht Club. Getting to the water for a closer look is a matter of descending a wide, winding path that takes you to a large lawn perfect for sports and on to the private beach perfectly suited for family swimming because of the Bay's gently sloping sandy bottom. And, of course, there are always fish and crab to be caught. And, if you're very, very lucky, a world-famous Jubilee to experience! Only in Siam and on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay do crabs and fish, because particular atmospheric and marine conditions, scramble for the beach by the armload and demand to be scooped up!

    Evenings at Away At The Bay are as beautiful as the days with Mobile lights glimmering in the distance and the night noises of deep foghorns and pounding waves encouraging relaxation. A stay at Away At The Bay at reasonable rates, is an opportunity to experience the Eastern Shore at its best.

  • Kid Friendly

     

    Each unit has a child friendly fully equipped kitchen as well as washer and dryer for easy traveling. Children enjoy the private sandy beach and the wide-open space of a large yard.

  • Guest Comments

    "We had the best time staying at Away at the Bay, and I wanted you to know what a lovely spot you have. When my children start back to school, I intend to come back with my shopping buddies and spend a few nights with you. Sam was so pleased that we had fun because, as I told you, he thinks so highly of you and your husband. Thank you."
    Sandy Crosby

    "Thank you so much for being so gracious to Ray and Sandy! They were so delighted with your lovely places, and Sandy enjoyed having an opportunity to visit with you. Please tell Joe how much we appreciate your hospitality." Lynn Crosby