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Super Specials

Away at the Bay offers unique Super Specials for every taste, interest and need. Learn more about our packages below. Have a personalized package idea in mind? We'd love to hear about it. We specialize in customizing our guests' experience. Just give us a call at (251) 928-9725.

Festivals Package


Time your trip with a local festival!

Here in Fairhope, we like to celebrate everything! Come join us for one of our next events: Arts & Crafts Festival, Mardi Gras, Founder's Day, Bluegrass Music Festival, Fairhope Rotary Music Festival, Civil War Reenactment, Indian Massacre Reenactment, Fourth of July Fireworks, Christmas Boat Parades, Dauphin Island Race, Sailing Regattas, Deep Sea Fishing Tournaments, Junior Miss and Senior Bowl.


A Few Annual Festival Highlights:

Fairhope Rotary's International Steak Championship Cookoff 

This event offers a unique combination of searing Western BBQ-style steaks, Mardi Gras Carnival atmosphere and a chance to “see and be seen” at one of the most fun annual events hosted on the Eastern Shore. Known as “The Coolest Street Party in the Known Universe,” this party is fun and a means to a greater good. More details: http://fairhopesteak.org/steak_championship.html


Point Clear Rotary Club's "Taste of Rotary Event"

More details: http://www.tasteofrotary.com/


Fairhope Sunset Rotary Club's "Oktoberfest"

Food, beer and polka for a good cause! More details: http://www.fairhopesunsetrotary.org/oktoberfest/


BBQ & Brew Competition

This competition is the Eastern Shore's only officially sanctioned Alabama Barbeque Association event. More details: http://www.fairhopesunsetrotary.org/bbqandbrew/

Fairhope Rotaract Wine Festival

More details: http://fairhoperotary.org/event/rotaract-beer-wine-festival/

Elberta German Sausage Festival

Join us at the German Sausage Festival for Elberta's famous German sausage and sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children. You'll also enjoy over 200 arts & crafts booths. More details: http://www.elbertafire.com/festival/


Baldwin County Strawberry Festival

Rides, arts and crafts booths - plus the best strawberry shortcake around! More details: http://www.baldwincountystrawberryfestival.org/


Annual National Shrimp Festival

This festival is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals attracting 250,000 people and featuring over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace, outdoor village and, of course, SHRIMP!! Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment. More details: http://myshrimpfest.com/


Annual Bald Eagle Bash 

This is event is held at Weeks Bay Reserve. More details: http://baldeaglebash.com/

Honeybee Festival & 5K Run 

This charity race is hosted in Robertsdale, AL. More details: http://www.robertsdale.org/event/honeybee-festival-5k-run/


Fairhope Film Festival

Mark your calendars for November and get ready for four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout our beautiful little town on the Bay. More details: http://www.fairhopefilmfestival.org/


Rileigh and Raylee Angel Ride

Thousands of motorcyclists and music lovers return to Oak Hollow Farm each year for the annual Rileigh and Raylee Angel Ride, which organizers have dubbed “The Most Family Friendly Bike Rally in the US”. This annual ride and concert benefits the Rileigh and Raylee Angel Ride Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families with special-needs children. In addition to the popular bike rally and ride on Saturday, this event features 3 days of music and fun at a 300-acre site on the Eastern Shore. More details: http://www.angel-ride.com/


Annual Spring Fever Chase

The Spring Fever Chase is a 10K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk that winds through beautiful downtown Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay. More details: http://springfeverchase.racesonline.com/


First Friday Art Walk

Every month the Art Walk is hosted in downtown Fairhope. Join the community for a celebration of art and the Fairhope lifestyle. More details: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g30521-d143877-r127553011-Fairhope_Avenue-Fairhope_Alabama.html


Our local festivals are very popular and people come from from all over to join the fun. Try to make advance arrangements! Give us a call to find out what festivals are coming up soon and availability of our villas. 



Eco Nature Package


Birds! Bogs! Unusual Plants!

Love nature?  Birdwatching? You're going to adore this area. Away at the Bay will provide to watch Brown Pelicans in their natural environment fishing all along Mobile Bay. It's truly a marvel to watch these beautiful birds dive straight down into the water for their dinner. There is no better place to observe their beauty and behaviors than from the end of our pier or in one of our kayaks! 


Tea by the Bay

Enjoy the view of Away at the Bay's pier with an ice cold glass of Sweet Tea. 

Another must-see pier, is the popular public pier located at the west end of Fairhope Avenue. This Fairhope staple is very enjoyable and free to the public. "Fair-Lopers" ( those who walk on Fairhope Pier daily) can attest to the scenic beauty of this grand pier overlooking the Mobile Bay. At the end of the deck, enjoy a tea break, drinks and/or beer at the locally famous Yardarm Restaurant and Marina, the only restaurant that sits over the water.



17 Turtles Outfitters




Join us for the adventure of a lifetime.

Fly Creek Paddle – Fun easy paddling trip in the protected waters of Fly Creek or the outside waters of Mobile Bay. Great for families, groups or individuals.

Rice Creek Paddle – Trip is about 10 miles long round trip from Rice Creek Landing to Bottle Creek where you can hike to the Indian Mounds. You will travel through creeks,lakes and sloughs with a variety of flora and fauna.

Bay Minette Creek/Bay Minette Bay – Paddle up the clear waters of Bay Minette Creek through hardwood swamp to the head waters. The other option is to paddle down the creek to the marshes of Bay Minette Bay/Basin through a maze of sloughs and wild rice with totally different and diverse fora and fauna.

Chacaloochee Bay/Big Bateau Bay Area – Paddling in the brackish waters of Chacaloochee Bay into Big Bateau Bay and the option of an extended trip into Little Bateau Bay. These waters are habitat for migrating waterfowl,shorebirds,wading birds,a variety of other birds and other wildlife. This trip offers lots of opportunities for birders and photographers.

We also offer custom trips.

There are numerous locations in Mobile and Baldwin Counties where we can take you for an adventurous and scenic paddle meandering through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta birding, fishing, or searching for shark-teeth, a slow paddle along the shores of the Mobile Bay, or group/family fun in Fly Creek. It is best to call for rates because our services are a la carte, however to give you a general idea, guided eco-tour rates range from $75 for a half-day to $800 for a full-day. Range of rates is based on length of trip, number of people, launch location, tour interest and specialties.

All services require 50% deposit upon reservation. We also offer group and non-profit rates. If you’re interested in going for a boat ride, please give us a call.

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Kayak Fishing Charters

Alabama Coastal Outdoors provides guided kayak fishing charters along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts. More details: http://www.alabamacoastaloutdoors.com/


5 Rivers Delta

For even more outdoor fun, we recommend visiting 5 Rivers. This scenic location is the incredible junction where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakely rivers flow into the Mobile Bay.  

Since its opening in 2007, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center has hosted Alabama Coastal BirdFest. The 5 Rivers Center serves as a gateway to the second largest river delta in the U.S., providing a wide variety of educational programs and recreational offerings to the public. During BirdFest, spend some of your free time exploring the 5 Rivers facility, where you can learn about Alabama’s rich natural history in the Apalachee Exhibit Hall, get up close and personal with some of Alabama’s unique critters in the Lil’ Bateau Learning Center, go birding along the water’s edge or through a woodland trail, and shop a huge selection of unique, nature-themed gifts at Cypress Gift Shop.More details: http://www.outdooralabama.com/5-rivers-alabamas-delta-resource-center.


Sightseeing Cruises

The Joshua

Enjoy a 2.5-3 hour cruise along the our beautiful shoreline to really see and appreciate our Coast's wildlife, waters and historic homes. The Joshua is a classic 72' wooden schooner that sails the Mobile Bay under the command of Captain Carol Bramblett. The schooner is Coast Guard licensed to carry as many as 49 passengers. The vessel is available for private charter and for walk-on sails. Joshua operates from the Marriott's Grand Hotel on the Eastern Shore of the Bay and Grand Mariner Marina on Dog River in Mobile. More details: http://www.schoonerjoshua.com/fishing.html


Delta Safaris

The Osprey Cruise departs from the 5 Rivers Delta. Wind your way through open river, small bays, tidal marshes, and mud flats of the Lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta onboard the Osprey, led by a guide from 5 Rivers Delta Safaris. Designated as a National Natural Landmark by Congress, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is home to an abundance of wildlife and vegetation, including over 300 bird species. Look for Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Boat-tailed Grackle, American White Pelican, Brown Pelican, White Ibis, Wilson’s Snipe, Laughing Gull, and Willet. You might also see frogs, nutria, northern raccoon, and American alligators! Bring bug spray. More details: http://5rds.com/


Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

During migratory seasons, more than 370 species of birds have been identified at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge located on Fort Morgan Peninsula. Guides for this trip include naturalists from BSNWR who are intimately familiar with the refuge’s 7,000 acres of coastal barrier habitat, home to migratory birds, nesting sea turtles, and the endangered Alabama Beach Mouse. Trip includes moderate to extensive walks through maritime forests, a coastal marsh, and beaches—essential habitat for an amazing diversity of birds. You might see Scarlet Tanager, Palm Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Brown Pelican, Marsh Wren, Yellow-throated Vireo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Swainson’s Thrush, Osprey, Merlin, Forster’s Tern, and possibly migrating Monarch butterflies. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring bug spray. 

Fort Morgan Peninsula/Trans Gulf Migration Flyway

The American Bird Conservancy calls Fort Morgan one of the top “Globally Important Bird Areas” in the U.S. Open areas and shoreline of Fort Morgan Historical Park, all part of a vital Trans Gulf Migration Flyway. Expect to see Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Palm Warbler, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, Broad-winged Hawk, Merlin, and American Kestrel. Extensive walking in brush and sand. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring bug spray.


The Eastern Shore Trail

Enjoy our 32-mile multi-purpose hiking and biking trail that winds along our beautiful coast beginning at the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and traveling South to Weeks Bay. The trail runs through the communities of Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope and Point Clear. It offers travelers an up-close experience of abundant wildlife sightings while strolling through an area where wildflowers and blooming landscaped beds abound year round. Passing through quaint and quiet communities, over sleepy creeks and leafy valleys, past beautiful State Champion trees, the trail gives you the opportunity to soak up some sun and to enjoy the local scenery.

Hikers and bikers may begin the trail at any point desired. Kiosk maps have been placed in many locations and are user-friendly. A printable copy of the Eastern Shore Trail map with map key and legend may be printed for use on the trail. Available here: http://www.cofairhope.com/home/showdocument?id=1452


Romance Getaway


Just the two of you away from it all.

Walk through the door of your romantic suite to find a bouquet of flowers and Godiva chocolates on your pillow. For even more romantic ambience, cuddle up and watch the romance channel or listen to one of the 30+ commercial free music channels. 


Upon request, we'll be happy to arrange a special dinner with prime seating at a fine, local restaurant for your and your sweetie. Want to add more romantic touches? How about a hairpin wrapped in flowers for that dinner date? We know what to order, just let us know the color of her dress or we'll pick something neutral.


Try to book your reservation when the moon is out! There's nothing more romantic than the light of the moon glimmering on Mobile Bay with a backdrop of twinkling of lights from the distant western shore. To enhance your romantic stargazing rendezvous, download the Night Sky app. Other great options include: SkyView Free, Sky Map, Star Chart and Night Sky 2.




Golf + Away at the Bay = Perfection.

Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath villas are ideal for a traveling foursome. With Away at the Bay's Golfing Package, getting to the area's best courses is fun and easy. We'll focus on making arrangements, so that you can focus on enjoying the beauty of the Eastern Shore. Check out the course options below, give them a call if you'd like, and we'll help get everything arranged. Plus, as an added bonus, we'll  provide the Golf Channel in your room for free, so that you can eat sleep and dream about golf! 


  Timber Creek  Daphne, Al 251.621.9900
  Rock Creek Fairhope, AL 251.928.9294
  Lakewood Point Clear, AL 251.928.9294 
  Quail Creek Fairhope, AL 251.990.0240 
  Glenlakes  Foley, AL  251.943.8000 
  Gulf Links Foley, AL  251.970.1444
  Kiva Dunes  Gulf Shores, AL  251.968.7366 
              Peninsula  Gulf Shores, AL  251.968.8009
  Gulf State Park  Gulf Shores, AL  251.948.4653 
  Orange Beach Academy  Gulf Shores, AL  251.974.5660 
  Lost Key  Perdido Key, FL 850.492.1300 
  Cypress Bend Gulf Shores, AL  334.968.7766 
  Dogwood-Pines  Daphne, AL 334.621.9900 
  Holly Hills Bay Minette, AL 334.937.8230 
  Lake Nine  Daphne, AL 334.626.9324 
  Orange Beach Golf Center Orange Beach, AL 334.974.5660 
           Soldiers Creek Elberta, AL 251.986.8633 
  Steelwood Loxley, AL 334.964.4502 
  The Woodlands Gulf Shores, AL 334.968.4133 
   For more details, visit www.gulfcourse123.com  



Fishing Fool


If you love fishing, try fishing the Gulf Coast!

Away at the Bay will let you know where to buy the bait and fishing license for an incredible Gulf Coast fishing experience. You can also put our crabtrap down in the water and try your hand at crabbing. For all the catches you reel in, we'll be happy to provide a big pot and cooking advice on how to enjoy your catch. 

The Jubilee Phenomenon

Watch the weather closely, and maybe if you're lucky, conditions will align just right for a Jubilee! This phenomenon  only occurs here and in the Gulf of Siam. During the event, bottom dwelling creatures, starved for oxygen, crawl onto the beach, just waiting to be scooped up.  More details: http://www.daphneal.com/visitors/all-about-daphne/the-jubilee-city/


Tours & Fishing Excursions

Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise on the Josuha. In addition to the Joshua, you can also explore the Gulf Coast in one of two comfortable power boats, 22' and 31' in length. Experienced and licensed guides specialize in taking groups of 6 or fewer out fishing for speckled trout, redfish, flounder and more - all within a mere minutes after leaving the dock. Tackle, bait, licenses and instruction are all included. Come prepared to have fun! Pick up is simple and convenient, right at Away at the Bay's pier. More details: https://www.joshuaexpeditions.org/emeraldcoast/


Kayak Fishing Charters

Alabama Coastal Outdoors provides guided kayak fishing charters along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts. More details: http://www.alabamacoastaloutdoors.com/


Deep Sea Fishing 

If you'd like, we can also make reservations for you with one of the many deep sea charters in the area. It's an opportunity experience the thrill of catching some really BIG fish. At the end of your day, rest your exhausted muscles in your comfortable Away at the Bay suite!

Chocolate Lovers


Do you love chocolate?

Yes? Let us personalize your Away at the Bay experience! On your arrival, we'll have a very special Chocolate Lovers Basket ready and waiting for you. You’ll also enjoy exclusive discounts and special treatment at popular eateries in our area. We’ll help make the arrangements and ensure you dine at Eastern Shore’s best.


Fourth of July


It's a big party!

Come check out one of the area's biggest events! Available only on, you guessed it, the fourth of July (three night minimum). Make your family's Independence Day celebration the most memorable yet. You'll find lots of perfect spaces to cookout. Or if you prefer, check out our locally-famous and first-rate barbecue restaurant nearby. We also invite you to join us for watermelon cutting and seed spitting over the edge of the bluff!

From Away at the Bay's very own pier, enjoy the city's best view of Fairhope's highly regarded annual fireworks show, which are shot off the end of the Fairhope Municipal Pier. No need to fuss with crowds, traffic or parking - enjoy the convenience of an ideal view from a private pier.  We think the biggest show of the night is after the fireworks. Watch an almost endless trail of boats with their twinkling running lights pass by as they navigate their way back to the harbor and safe anchorage at nearby Fly Creek and Fairhope Yacht club. 


Book early! We have a limited number of Villa's. Don't miss this event!


Gourmet Package


Vacation well. Dine well.

Get in the mood for exquisite lunch or dinner entrees by watching the Food Channel free on your in-room tv. Then, enjoy exclusive discounts and special treatment at our famous local eateries and gourmet food specialty shops. 


Mardi Gras


Mobile is where Mardi Gras originated. 

Each year, thousands come to be a part of the party. We are located  in the middle of the fun. Right here in Fairhope, the City hosts three incredible nights of Float Parades! To get you started, we include Mardi Gras Beads. We also include a traditional "King Cake" in your room upon arrival. Careful, there's a surprise inside! We highly recommend that you reserve your spot in advance because this event is even twice as much fun as it sounds! Spots fill up very, very quickly by people who have been here before. Have a Wild Time!

House Hunting Package

House Hunting Package

It's like having family in the area!

Considering relocation to the area? Learn what it feels like to live in a residential neighborhood of Fairhope, Alabama. While you are taking in the ambiance of our beautiful county, we'll be happy to spend time with you - at no charge - to discuss your housing needs as well as educational needs based on our long history in the area. We'll be happy to grab a map and help orient you to the residential opportunities in Baldwin County. We'll also help you make connections with the best real estate broker(s) and/or builders for your needs.