Live Like a Local-Luxury property w/Golf cart!


Entire residential home hosted by Kay & Tarrel

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
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The Retreat on Nichols is a NEW contemporary micro-cottage within walking/biking/golf-carting distance to downtown Fairhope. We offer two pristine 720SF units (Suite A & Suite B each sleeps 4). Units can be rented separately or together. Perfect for a private getaway. Enjoy our "sip & dip" pool, outdoor kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, extra bathroom, laundry, gated parking, bicycles, & golf cart.

The space
The safety of our guests and our community is of our utmost concern. We aim to provide beyond exceptional detail to the cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces both in the Suites and on the grounds of the property. We will proactively do our part in guarding against contamination and the prevention of the spreading of germs and viruses. We will remain diligent with our cleaning procedures (that will meet and/or exceed World Health Organization standards) by ensuring each Suite and the Common Room is stocked, with all necessary, supplies to maintain a clean, sanitary space for our guests. Should you have any concerns, please notify us immediately. Thank you!

Guests will enter the Retreat on Nichols through a Mondrian inspired automatic gate into a natural oasis. Designed as an eco-centric, biophilic community for the discriminating AirBnB traveler, these cottages are Platinum Fortified, energy efficient, and extremely quiet. We have created these two unique, private and quiet cottages to help facilitate conversation and encourage connections amongst travelers. We are located within walking, biking, scootering and golf-carting distance of all that Fairhope has to offer (restaurants, art galleries, shopping, parks, beach sunsets). The Retreat on Nichols is also on the cusp of the newly designated “Warehouse/Arts District”.

Onsite amenities include: washer and dryer, an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven (topped with a fresh herb garden) and kitchen, BBQ grills, regulation Petanque court (check the internet), sculptural art, fire pit, water features, trellised courtyard, citrus orchard, and numerous fruit trees.

Living room amenities include: internet, wifi, large screen ultra-high def 4K Samsung television, surround sound stereo equipment, sleeper sofa with deluxe gel mattress, reading material, family/adult games, ceiling fan. Kitchen amenities include: paper towels, flatware, dishes, glassware, serving dishes, cooking utensils, pots/pans, gas range/oven, counter depth refrigerator with ice-maker, micro-dishwasher, filtered water, coffee maker, toaster, blender.

Bathroom Amenities include: hair dryer, botanical body wash, shampoo, conditioner, tissue, toilet paper. Bedroom Amenities include: flat screen TV, ceiling fan, blackout blinds/drapes, desk, wardrobes with clothes hangers, 2 luggage racks, Egyptian cotton sheets.

Common Area Amenities include: crockpot, 20 quart boiling pot, 15 quart boiling pot, 10 quart boiling pot, Cuisinart commercial ice cream maker, electric grill, large mixing bowls, large serving trays, a tub full of pizza making tools, muffin tins and bread tins, and pie pans. Also beach towels and chairs, picnic items, ice coolers, kickball, football, and Petanque ball set are included.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed
Living room
1 sofa bed, 1 cot

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony


Guest entrance and parking

Lit path to the guest entrance

Full bathroom

Step-free shower
Shower or bath chair

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Where you’ll be

Fairhope, Alabama, United States

The micro-cottage community is located in Fairhope, Alabama. Geographically, Fairhope is located on the eastern edge of Baldwin County (the largest county in the state) on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay with a population of almost 20,000. Fairhope is the fastest growing city in Alabama and in 2016, was named the best small town in the South by Southern Living magazine. There are more published authors (per capita) in the town, than any other in the United States. Forrest Gump claims Fairhope as his hometown. Activities abound year-round, including the annual Mardi Gras fabulous series of parades and elegant balls (in January/February), Arts & Crafts Festival (in March), Sailboat Regatta (in April), Eastern Shore Triathalon (in May), Red Snapper Season (off the Pier in June), Humidity Festival (in July and August), Sunset Wine Festival (every night in September), Five Rivers Bird Festival (in October), Film Festival (in November), Tree Lighting Festival (in December) and these are just naming a few --- all highly acclaimed with an international following!!! Every First Friday is the official Art Walk in downtown Fairhope when the whole town gets decked out in artistic attire to stroll the streets enjoying downtown merchant offerings of special sales, free libations of adult beverages, classic Southern hors d'oeuvres, open parties, and with musical groups on every corner. This eclectic downtown is bursting with art galleries and street artists, boutiques, bookstores, and restaurants featured on the Food Network. Enjoy the warm and friendly charm of a walkable Southern town as you dine, shop, strut and stroll!

Hosted by Kay & Tarrel

  1. Joined in March 2017
  • 185 Reviews
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Would love to say my life motto is "keep it simple," but that is not how it has turned out! I enjoy entertaining, cooking new recipes, avoiding political discussions, consuming vegetables, feeding our turtles, exercise, getting older, farmers markets, great nutrition, attending community art walks, creative ideas, innovative architecture, getting up each morning, positive mind-sets, live theater, nurturing young minds, visiting children/grandchildren and meeting interesting, like-minded people.
Would love to say my life motto is "keep it simple," but that is not how it has turned out! I enjoy entertaining, cooking new recipes, avoiding political discussions, consuming veg…


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During your stay

You can reach us by phone or just holler out the front door. We are so local that we are tempted to be peeking over the fence to be sure that our guests are relaxing and enjoying themselves. Your hosts will be available for pizza oven orientations as well as Petanque court etiquette, if pre-arranged.
You can reach us by phone or just holler out the front door. We are so local that we are tempted to be peeking over the fence to be sure that our guests are relaxing and enjoying t…

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $220

Cancellation policy