My husband and I decided on a whim to celebrate our 20th anniversary in one of my “bucket list” states. Since Maine was too cold in February, we decided on Alabama. On our internet search, there were several Bed and Breakfast establishments in Alabama, but one stuck out to us online – Point Clear Cottages. It was about 9:30 pm Virginia time when we called, fully expecting to leave a voicemail; however, the owner, Robert Berglin answered the phone and within 5 minutes we had a reservation. No credit card, no check, just our word! Located less than an hour’s drive from the Pensacola International Airport, we arrived earlier than check in time and was told to come anyway. We were warmly welcomed by Robert who dropped everything to take us on a tour of the beautiful property which sits right on Mobile Bay – breathtaking even in February. Then he took us to the cottage where we would be staying. An absolutely gorgeous “home away from home” with everything you could possibly need right down to the coffee grounds and magazines! It was immaculate and perfectly decorated. The next day we were met by Joannie and Tabatha with the warmest most genuine southern hospitality I’ve ever experienced. Hugs instead of handshakes and the best shrimp omelets and fried potatoes ever served at a beautifully set table looking out towards the bay! Every breakfast of our stay was delicious and by the time we left we felt as though Robert, Joannie and Tabatha were family members. The town of Fairhope is full of wonderful sights and experiences. During our stay we also visited Biloxi, MS and Mobile, AL, both less than an hour’s drive from the cottages. We had a wonderful time and plan to make a return visit to Point Clear Cottages as a family vacation with our son, daughters and their husbands and of course our granddaughter! The weather at Fairhope is perfect year round and the hospitality is beyond one’s imagination.
Spent 2 days at this B & B. Probably one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. The history and renovation of the building is quite interesting. The staff appear to be very proud of the Inn based on our interactions with them. Everyone was very gracious and accommodating. I would certainly consider staying here again.
Southern hospitality at its best. We really enjoyed our stay, the house was awesome. Mr. B & Miss Joannie treated us like family. The bed was extremely comfortable, the view on the back porch was beautiful & the breakfast was our best meal of the day. The whole setup was first class, would definitely stat here again. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
It was our first visit to Point Clear Cottages but it certainly will not be our last. Mr. Robert is very much into details. We were received with a bottle of wine in our cottage and all sorts of goodies in the refrigerator. The cleanliness of this beautifully decorated cottage, above the garage, offered everything you can need for a comfortable stay. Joannie served us a succulent breakfast and we were received with a warm welcome. No wonder Trip Advisor rated it #2 in the nation!
A truly marvelous Thanksgiving at the Bayside Cottage at Point Clear. Mr. "B" and staff overlook absolutely nothing, even the smallest details. Breakfasts are hot and sumptuous, linen is perfect, grounds are immaculate, and the sunsets are spectacular! Wi-Fi is fast, TV is clear, and parking is ample. This will top any place you might otherwise stay along Mobile Bay or anywhere else for that matter. Simply said ---- a great find!
The Point Clear Cottages are a must for anyone looking for a cozy and comfortable stay, overlooking the Mobile Bay. The setting is perfect, Robert and his staff are incredible We threatened to try to take Joannie, the outstanding cook and the landscaping crew home with us. Each morning breakfast was a special treat and the afternoons we spent watching sunset out on the private pier were totally relaxing.
I stayed here for a conference in the Meredith room#3. Every employee I came in contact with had a smile on there face. You could tell they loved there job. Amy, a housekeeper there, went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable. From fresh bath aminities to ironing my scrubs to work in the next day! Never have I ever had such great service. If I'm ever in mobile, Al, Fort Conde Inn will be my home away from home!
It was better than expected. The welcome mat was extended before we arrived ... The rooms are just the right size (with fireplace) and the bathroom was beautiful. The breakfast next day was plentiful and delicious. I'll go back in a NY second.
a short distance from Mobile, AL, on the east side of Mobile Bay. Quaint little community. Excellent service and friendly people. The food and service were exquisite, and a long covered pier to see the stars....
I was looking for a place to stay for a special anniversary night and ran across this place, when I called to make reservations I had a bit of trouble but finally got threw. I told them why I was staying and when we arrived they had it set up perfectly! From wine on ice to swans on the bed! My wife was amazed at the little things the housekeepers were willing to do for us! But don't get confused, they are twins!!! Thanks for a wonderful night fort conde inn!!!!
Our stay at Point Clear Cottages was great. The room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. The location was close to activities in Fairhope and Mobile yet secluded and peaceful. We brought our motorcycle in on a small trailer and they were very accommodating with regard to parking. Breakfast was homemade and delicious. The pier was equipped for grilling (if you wanted) and comfortable rocking chairs for watching the sunset. A great getaway!
We couldn't be happier with our stay at Point Clear Cottages. We stayed in the Pelican's Rest and we're delighted the second we walked in and found an immaculately decorated room warm with personal touches. The stay kept getting better, as we met the innkeeper, walked around the picturesque premises, watched the sunset on the private pier, and then enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Highly recommend!
This review page would not allow me to rate this wonderful B & B as "outstanding," but it truly was--in every way! Point Clear Cottages was a romantic getaway for my husband and me this month. We stayed in Bayshore Cottage, a charming, beautifully-furnished private cottage on the shore of Mobile Bay! The entire experience was so memorable from the views of the bay to the ice cream in the freezer to the coziness of our cottage to the incredible breakfast we were served in the morning. Mr. Berglin, Joannie, and Tabatha made us feel more like family than guests, and Joannie prepared and served us delicious food, prepared with such care and a respect for details! We would highly recommend Point Clear Cottages to anyone who enjoys making happy memories!
We just happened upon this bed and breakfast while searching for a special place to spend a birthday. Have stayed in Mobile hundreds of times and never knew it existed. We were extremely surprised and satisfied with the whole experience! Would and have recommended this Inn to all our friends!
We loved staying in the Queen suite across the road from the Inn. We arrived later than check in time but got sorted quickly and efficiently. The innkeeper was friendly and accommodating. The room was beautiful and perfect if you like character. Everything was clean and we were provided with towel gowns for our stay. Just be aware that a train goes through Mobile a couple of times each night and is quite loud…I know that this is beyond the hotel's control though, just something to be aware of. We can't really comment on the the breakfast facilities. We went down 30minutes before breakfast ended and couldn't find anywhere to sit together. Seating was around 2 larger tables and the only seats available were separate. We passed on breakfast as we wanted to be able to sit together. We did wait 5 minutes or so to see if there was anyone to ask if we could be seated together, but there was no sign of any staff. Overall though, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Inn to family & friends visiting Mobile…we would just advise that they go for breakfast as early as possible :-)
We stayed in the Margaret for two nights around Christmas. Robbie's breakfast was exquisite! And let's not forget the staff. Kayla was attentive and very helpful. The room was VERY clean and the cleaning girl took very good care of us!. We will be back.
Fairhope & Point Clear Cottages!! Pelican's Rest! "We're home"!! --- at least to our wonderful "home away from home"--- and what a welcome we receive from the gracious and most efficient staff---warm hugs, big smiles and special season's greetings. As always, our accommodations are super deluxe! It's Christmas, and this time our very own Christmas tree is up and ready for us, spreading its warm glow over all our surroundings. Soft strains of music fill the air and every light has been turned on to welcome us back again. Fresh flowers have even been arranged in the dining room and bathroom, and refreshments fill the refrigerator!! Any wonder that this is our 12th time to return as guests to this lovely southern living atmosphere?!! Fairhope itself is a fairy tale village and right now it is all decked out in its Christmas finery. The tree-lined streets twinkle out the Christmas message with myriads of little white lights on all the trees---It's MAGICAL. Robert Berglin has pulled this magic right on to his property and home by his lavish decorating skills. This has been another of those special times we term "Just Perfect." Thanks, Robert Berglin and staff for being our "extended family." Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all---and special thanks to our daughter who has put this gift in our Christmas stockings making much of this possible. We heartily recommend this special place now and at any time of the year!!
It is very nice and really clean. We loved the decorating though out the home and guest cottages. The view of the bay is lovely. Watching the sunset from the pier was very enjoyable. I could sit on the pier and just watch everything. Enjoyed the cute town of Fairhope nearby. There is so much to do there and so nice to come back to the house and sit by the fire. We are returning next year, and I can't wait. Breakfasts are great. Home cooked by Joinie.
We have stayed at Point Clear Cottages before and we will stay again. No detail has been overlooked in making this B&B the perfect place to stay on Mobile Bay. Robert, Joanie and the rest of the staff are wonderful. Sunsets are amazing! We are already looking forward to next year!!