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Historic Southern Civil War Charm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Magnolia Springs is the colorful southern riverfront hamlet described in novels laced with streets canopied with great live oaks, trails to the river tunneled by bamboo and vines of wisteria. The Magnolia River is renown for it's cold hole springs that make it a destination for summer frolicking, boating and year around beauty. It is a paddler's dream for exploring beautiful architecture of grand old homes that hug the banks, the last remaining river village of mail delivery by boat. It is the river that successfully fought to protect and preserve waters from the BP oil spill. Everyone becomes a photographer, no place better for coastal bird spotting, capturing beautiful images of the south's roads less traveled. The community is proud to have achieved the honor of being declared a historic treasure of the south. We are privileged to own and offer our cottages for the pleasure of travelers seeking a special time spent near the shores of the gulf of mexico from Pensacola to New Orleans. There are more day trips than days in the week. There are sandy beaches for hundreds of miles yet as close as 12 miles/ 15 minutes traveling along beautiful countryside roads. The peaceful country stretches are bordered by reputed cotton fields, pecan groves as far as the eye can see, horse ranches, small crop farming, land rich and fertile. Fresh seafood can be bought off the boat just a few miles down on bayou Bon Secour. Nearby, cultural and recreational spots of interest are Fairhope, Foley, Mobile, Pensacola; all steeped in history. The bayous, marshes, water's edge are integral to daily life in all of our communities as far as New Orleans less than a 3 hour drive. Yellow cottage is located just 1/2 block to one of the area's most popular spots for dining and libation, Jesse's. It opens at 7 am for patio breakfast, noon for a light fare, afternoon for tavern and happy hour, nighttime for gourmet dining in a formal dining room. They also deliver pizza/beer to the river front pier for boaters. There is a deli on location for daily needs, a fine choice of wines, microbrew beers, flavors of organic coffee by the scoop. Breads, pastries, muffins are baked daily. A variety of meats butchered and ready for the grill, as well as smoked, baked pork, beef, chicken are prepared each day with a selection of side dishes, casseroles, and salads for take home dining. Jesse is definitely the place to meet and greet, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Yellow cottage built in 1925 has been beautifully restored and offers all the amenities of home and more. It is owned and operated by artists who have chosen special real estate in a few states and embrace being hosts to a most unusual trip through time and space. There are always and ever changing pieces of art being curated around and throughout the cottages. It is eclectic in style, more comfortable than home, a place you long to return every chance given. There are tubes, kayak for riverfront fun. The property has a BBQ, a grand ole picnic table with umbrella for outdoor food fest, morning, noon, or night. So much to say, I could write a novel. Oh, Fanny Flagg did, The Redbird Christmas. Not to mention Forrest Gump, written in the next town just down the road a few miles. They don't call it 'Alabama the Beautiful' for no good reason, and i am not just whistling Dixie. Come on down.

bev overton
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018


Magnolia Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
everything but a dishwasher. 2 hdtv, cable, wifi, central air/heat, washer/dryer, queen beds, comfortable furnishings.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Historic Southern Civil War Charm
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
Kasilof, ak

Wonderful Visit

  • 5 of 5

kayaking on the river was wonderful!!! Sitting on the porch with coffee every morning was a delight.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for choosing to stay at yellow cottage and enjoying our small villa on the river. come again soon.
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Madison, WI

Eclectic Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful area, great for walking and exploring. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baseball Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting due to a global World Series being held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This home turned out to be an ideal location as our son's 13 year old tournament was actually played in Foley, Alabama, 4 miles from the home and Perdido, Florida which was about 20 miles right down highway 98. The home was very accommodating and the owner responded to all our needs and questions in a timely manner. We had a family of 6 and brought a blow up bed and had a very nice, comfortable stay. I would recommend this home to anybody going down for baseball. It's not on the beach but very peaceful, quiet community within driving distance of everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome quaint, quiet little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!! Peaceful, secluded, quiet! Centrally located to all attractions. Bev. and Ellen were exceptional hostesses. They made sure we had everything we needed!! Much better than any hotel!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kelso, TN

Perfect, perfect vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights in this cottage and loved it. It was perfectly relaxing and quiet but close to absolutely everything: Mobile, Gulf Shores, factory stores in Foley, Dauphin Island (via the Ferry from Ft. Morgan), and of course Magnolia River for canoeing. We did it all and loved having the little cottage to come home to at night. Have recommended this to all our friends and plan to go back ourselves next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are the traveler we seek. Someone that wants to see it all, yet return to our special little town and special little cottage and be happy swinging on the front porch listening to the birds and watching the sun go down. Thanks for the special words.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Tanger Outlet Mall.

* Main street thrift stores.

* Daily shopping.

* Small town dining.

* Chain dining.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Kayaking.

* Day at the beach.

* Beautiful walks.

* State Preserve trails.

* Tour Grand Hotel at Point Clear.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* You name it, it is here.....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Nightly Rate: $95 - $150

Weekly Rate: $600 - $800

Monthly Rate: $1100 - $1400

artist welcome offering a 2% discount.
snowbirds welcome. 3 month payment in advance offers 5% discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.