Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast

1118 Government St , Mobile, AL 36604 USA (Show map)


Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast is your hotel alternative, "a home away from home," for lodging accommodations in Mobile Alabama(two and half hours from New Orleans), located on Highway 90, Government Street in the Historic Oakleigh Garden District, near Convention and Civic Centers, and Interstates 10 and 65. 1895 Queen Ann Victorian, designed by Rudolf Benz, beautifully landscaped with sub-tropical gardens, swimming pool, Kool decking, sun decks, and gazebos. Free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the house and gardens. Only three blocks from the Historical Oakleigh Mansion, one mile from the USS Alabama Battleship, thirty five minutes from Bellingrath Gardens, six to ten blocks from Mardi Gras, History, Science Museums, and the art Galleries downtown while staying at the Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast. One who likes to walk throughout the historic neighborhoods and downtown, Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast is the right place for you while staying in Mobile.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

First Bed and Breadkfast Experience.

5 on September 01, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Berney Fly for our 22nd anniversary. From the time we booked the room this was a wonderful experience. We arrived early and met with Steven. As others have said, he is very personable and is a treasure trove of local information. We followed his recommendations for places to eat and found he was spot on. My wife has numerous food allergies, and Steven bent over backwards to accommodate our needs. As a result breakfast was wonderful and very tasty. We stayed in the poolside room and there is nothing quite as nice as being literally a dozen steps form that beautiful pool. The shower has just been remodeled and is roomy and comfortable. The bed was comfortable but not my own, but we all know how that is. All in all it was a great experience. But I would like to address one final thing. I read reviews for products or services I am considering using. And what a reviewer says impacts me significantly. When reading reviews here and on other sites I found many positive reviews and a few really negative ones. The negative ones really stuck out because they were so different from the many positive ones that I had to wonder if they had actually stayed at the Berney Fly at all. Having stayed at Berney Fly myself, I have concluded that those who have posted the nastiest negative reviews must have had serious mental or emotional disorders. Some people cannot understand that the entire world doesn't exist to cater to their whims. Others cannot abide anyone whose personality isn't a carbon copy of their own. Whatever their malfunction,the fault doesn't lie with Steven or the Inn, but likely with their complete inability to appreciate the diversity of life. Don't let those few negative reviewers turn you off. You will be missing a truly delightful experience.

One of a kind experience!

5 on March 19, 2015

If you are considering staying at the Berney Fly B&B, I strongly encourage you to do so!! We had a wonderful stay! Steven was such a gracious host and so very welcoming. He has a vast knowledge of Mobile history that he so kindly shared with us. The house is beautiful! It rained a bit while we were there, so we didn't get to enjoy the stunning backyard to it's fullest, but the patio area is gorgeous! The front porch was a very nice place to remain dry and still enjoy the scenery. My favorite part of our stay had to be breakfast. The grits were to die for - cheesy, and buttery, and so delicious! I was very tempted to ask for the recipe! We also enjoyed some local sausage, home-made bread and fresh fruit. Overall, we had a fantastic stay! We will absolutely be back!

First of Many Visits to Come

5 on January 05, 2015

My husband and I just spent the weekend at this B&B for the Go Daddy Bowl. We couldn't be more pleased! The experience was so incredibly personal down to every detail. Stephen gave us loads and loads of helpful information of what to do in the area as well as tons of fascinating facts and information about Mobile. We stayed in the pool side room, and it was great! My husband and I both agree we got some of the best sleep we've ever had in that comfortable bed! The breakfast each morning was extremely delicious, perfect portions, and perfectly catered to our schedule. We love the street we were on being so near to downtown yet also surrounded by gorgeous historic houses. Our only complaint would be that we had trouble with our WiFi in our room, but it worked perfectly fine in the main house. I would absolutely recommend this place, and we already can't wait for our next stay!

First Time B&B Vacation

4.0 on September 01, 2014

My husband and I were given the gift of a weekend getaway/honeymoon by his parents. They booked us two nights at the Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast. We were both a bit apprehensive about staying in someone's home with other guests in such close quarters, but we were pleasantly surprised! The innkeeper, Stephen, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about Mobile. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast. My favorite was the oatmeal banana pancakes! We really enjoyed the home like feel of the house. The pool, jacuzzi, and backyard are beautiful! The locale is great... There are many restaurants and shops close by. We highly recommend trying this cozy bed and breakfast if you are in the Mobile area!


4.4 on August 18, 2014

This was the first time my wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast. the experience we had while staying here, will definitely make us not only choose Berney/Fly when we visit Mobile or near it. But it will make us now always consider staying at a B&B. Stephen was an outstanding host, he was always willing to accommodate and almost dared you to ask a question that he could not solve. Overall and because of our stay at Berney/Fly it truly made our 22nd wedding anniversary memorable.

A wonderful visit ....Like staying with an old friend!

4.4 on June 24, 2014

I found my recent stay at the Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast most pleasurable. The antique furnishing of the house were complemented with an eclectic twist.Steven was hospitable while also giving ample privacy. I found myself right at home when he joined us (my wife & I ) for breakfast.Steven is most knowledgeable about Mobile and made a wonderful restaurant suggestion.I look forward to my next visit to Mobile and a stay at the Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast.

A Pleasant Surprise!

3.6 on July 25, 2013

The Berney/Fly B&B was in walking distance of the downtown district of Mobile. The home is welcoming and comfortable with historical atmosphere. Thank you Steven.

Wonderful Trip

4.6 on April 16, 2013

We recently stayed at Berney/Fly and were very pleased with the accommodations. Everything is very convenient. You can take walks through beautiful neighborhoods. The rooms are lovely, and the back yard pool area is very nice. Breakfasts were delicious. The innkeepers were very friendly. I would definitely recommend the Berney/Fly to anyone staying in the Mobile area.

Spring Break Getaway to Mobile

5 on March 28, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights on our Spring Break Getaway to Mobile. The whole vacation exceeded my expectations. The great sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, the Bellingrath Gardens, the Festival of Flowers and the Battleship Park were worth the trip, but our stay at Berney/Fly was the highlight. Stephen went above and beyond any host we have ever had at a bed & breakfast. Twice he cooked breakfast early to accommodate our schedule. Each morning he cooked something different and everything was delicious. For the first time in my life I finished all the grits on my plate and even had seconds. We walked the neighborhood and admired the huge oaks and houses. Unfortunately, we stayed in March and couldn't take advantage of the vast, nicely landscaped pool area. We did eat leftover ribs out by the pool, which Stephen was kind enough to reheat for us. I can't imagine any better lodging alternative in Mobile for the price. What a value.

Tennis Sectionals 2013 (3) night stay.

5 on March 03, 2013

I stayed (3) nights in the poolside bungalow during the Southern-Combo Sectionals (Tennis). I slept very well and was delighted with the accommodations and breakfast. The Owner/host was very accommodating and always went the extra mile to ensure that my stay was successful. I highly recommend the Berney/Fly. Also, It is an especially excellent alternative to a traditional hotel for the business traveler.

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Location Type

Ten blocks from Convention Center, 35 minutes from Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12 Blocks USS Alabama Battleship, Eleven blocks from Holiday Cruise Terminal, Nine blocks from Civic Center, Historical Oakleigh Garden District, City, Downtown


Mobile, AL (MOB) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Going on Interstate 10 East. Exit on downtown, Mobile, on the Water Street exit (26), on the off ramp merge into the left lane for the Government St. turn. Turn left on Government Street. Go eleven city blocks, 1118 Government St. Golden yellow house on the right. Going on Interstate 10 West. On the causeway going across the Mobile Bay, exit on the Government Street exit. Go through the Bankhead Tunnel through the Mobile River. Go nine city blocks, 1118 Government St. Golden yellow house on the right. Going on Interstate 65. Exit on Government Street. Go towards the east, downtown. Continue to 1118 Government Street, on the left, a golden yellow house.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Azalea Trail Run, Night Life 24/7, Mardi Gras originated, Mobile Marathon, USS ALABAMA Battleship, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

CD player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone , On-Site Parking, Bottled Water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Spa Packages, Mardi Gras Parades, 10k and Marathon Runs, and Senior Bowl (Football), Live Jazz or Blues Music, Ballroom Dancing and Lessons, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the front porch and backyard by swimming pool
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Not Suitable for Children under 18.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay per room
  • Cancellations: An one night deposit is taken upon reservation. If your travel plans change and must cancel you reservation, please call us at least 14 days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation and receive a refund minus a $25.00 process fee. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 14 days notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a a full or partial refund will be made.



Steven Flaskerud

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Koi and Goldfish

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, antiquing, reading, traveling, facebook, twittering

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  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Tables in Sub-Tropical Gardens, Tables around swimming pool, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , weighed and measured, No flour nor sugar

Signature Dish

Benz Three Cheese & Garlic Grits