Point Clear Cottages

18129 Scenic Highway 98 , Fairhope, AL 36532 USA (Show map)


When you complete one stay at Robert Berglin’s bed and breakfast cottage or studio apartment, you’re likely to start planning eagerly for your next visit. Whether you are planning to spend the weekend in Fairhope, AL it’s hard to leave this ideal place to de-stress and enjoy life’s blessings with a bay front view.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Anniversary Stay

5 on September 03, 2016

My husband and I have been staying at Point Clear Cottages for five years! Mr. Berglin and his staff are always so cordial and happy to have us visit. Joannie is a real asset to Point Clear Cottages! Since we were celebrating our 18th anniversary, we were welcomed with bottle of wine in our cottage along with two beautiful arrangements of flowers from Mr. Berglin's gardens. The breakfast was absolutely delicious as always. It was a wonderful stay which we knew that it would be! We enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking Mobile Bay - it was so serene! Joannie and the entire staff are always so friendly and makes us "feel right at home"! We are looking forward to our next trip - we always try to go at least twice a year! This year (2016) we stayed at Point Clear Cottages during my husband's birthday in April and now again in August for our anniversary! Mr. Berglin always recommends the great restaurants in the Fairhope/Point Clear area, and we have been to almost all of them. However, at most of the restaurants in order to dine with them, reservations are a must! My husband and I highly recommend Point Clear Cottages for a great get-a-way!

Perfect getaway

5 on June 29, 2016

Point Clear Cottages is a beautiful waterfront property located just minutes from fine dining, shopping, museums, and entertainment. Our host and his staff were very gracious and welcoming. The rooms and property are immaculate. The breakfasts were delicious. The private pier was the highlight of our trip. Very relaxing!

Nice stay in a High Priced Market!

4.8 on June 20, 2016

We wanted to get away for our Anniversary and chose this destination because it was half the price of the nearby popular hotel at the Point Clear area of Fairhope, AL. We were very pleased to know that there was a place that was somewhat more affordable and would be a short drive for us. We were fortunate enough to find a last minute reservation at the Point Clear Cottages.

Peace and Tranquility

5 on June 04, 2016

Point Clear Cottages is a wonderful experience. Mr. Robert, the owner, made sure everything was just right for our stay. Joannie's breakfast was out of this world. Even the gardener, Bernard, stopped to thank us for staying. All the helpers showed us great Southern hospitality. Watching the sunset over Mobile Bay on the private pier was the perfect ending to a perfect day. The Bayshore Cottage was beautiful and clean. The main house was fabulously decorated and welcoming. We felt right at home. We can't wait to come back in August. Thanks for a wonderful anniversary, Brenda and Jimmy Edwards

With hundred of places to stay...sooo ...thankful we chose Point Clear B & B

5 on May 01, 2016

We have just returned after 10 days in Southern Alabama...7 days with Robert Berglin at Point Clear B & B. From the moment we called to inquire about the lodging at Point Clear, in Fairhope , Alabama...owner Robert, assured us we would be glad we did! He did not dissapoint! All, I can tell you is ...first class all the way...from the beautiful clean and bright rooms and gorgeous gardens and grounds...the lovely private pier to sit and enjoy a quiet bit of solitude by the water and watch the sun set over Mobile Bay was outstanding..."Just breathtaking"! Let me just say, it was "a little bit of heaven on earth". Chef Joannie , created mouth watering breakfasts each morning with fresh made fruit salads and piping hot Pecan Waffles, or Crab Omelettes, crispy bacon...yummy fluffy biscuits with home-made preserves..(loved the blueberry)...eggs...and excellent breakfast fruit bread...all served with fresh juices and of course piping hot coffee!! Trust me you don't leave the table hungry...! Added to this is the warm and welcoming feeling when you walk through the door each morning...and the heavenly aromas coming from Joannies' magical creations in the Kitchen.. We wouldn't change a single thing except that we would have loved to stay on just a little bit longer....

Our Best B&B Experience Ever!

5 on March 06, 2016

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.

Best place ever!!!!!!!

5 on January 26, 2016

Excellent location and a wonderful staff. The staff and Mr. Berglin go above and beyond to accommodate you. It is a home away from home!!

Southern Hospitality

4.8 on January 17, 2016

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!

Make i your next stay!

5 on January 01, 2016

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 Thanksgiving Dream

5 on November 29, 2015

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!

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Rooms & Rates



  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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Location Type

Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Oceanfront, Small town, Waterview


Mobile, AL (MOB) 35 miles

Directions to property:

(See web site) pointclearcottages

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Parking, Washer/dryer , Bikes for guest use

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Bikes furnished at no charge, Beautiful covered private pier with hammocks, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: The minimum stay is two nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Nights Stay
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund if cancelled with in 7 days



Robert S. Berglin

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About the innkeepers

I love photography, travel, staying at other Bed & Breakfast, church. I enjoy meeting guest and conversation.

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  • Time Served: 9 AM
  • Serving Location: ON Pier in Spring, Summer & Fall. Good weather permitting., Dining Room

Signature Dish

Crab Omelette
Full breakfast of Eggs, pancakes, omelette's, served daily except Sunday. Deluxe continental breakfast in cottage on Sunday of Fresh fruit, muffins, assorted juices, cereals, coffee and tea...