Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast

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


Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast inn lodging accommodations in Mobile Alabama two and half hours from New Orleans, Louisiana, eight hours from Houston Texas, seven hours from Orlando, Florida, six hours from Nashville, Tennessee, six hours from Atlanta Georgia, located on Highway 90, eleven blocks from Interstate 10 and five miles from Intestate 10. Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast is located on the aligned with Live Oak Trees and Historic Mansions on Government Street in the Historic Oakleigh Garden District, near Convention and Civic Centers. 1895 Queen Ann Victorian, designed by Rudolf Benz, beautifully landscaped with sub-tropical gardens, swimming pool, 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, Maritime Museums, and the art Galleries downtown entertainment district, are attractions to explore while staying at the Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast, which is six blocks from Serda Brewing Company, a micro - brewery with tap room One who likes to walk throughout the historic neighborhoods and downtown, eat at fine and causal dining, explore nearby attractions or events, the innkeeper would be able to explain various options; therefore, Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast is the right place to explore or relax for you while staying in Mobile.



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

Pleasant property

5 on March 20, 2018

We stayed in the detached room from the house and it was very cozy and private with a nice view of the grounds. The breakfasts served were very good, and the owner was very knowledgeable about the area and had great recommendations for things to do.

Berney Fly Bed & Breakfast Mobile, Al.

3.8 on July 19, 2017

My wife and I spent 3 nights in Mobile, Al. at Berney Fly Bed & Breakfast. The proprietor, Steven, made us feel welcome in his southern home furnished with antiques right down to the bathtub with claw feet. Breakfast was something we would not miss, as he is an accomplished southern cook. He has extensive knowledge of Mobile and its history. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Wonderful Labor Day Vacation :)

5 on September 19, 2016

My Husband & I had a wonderful time here. We stayed in the Pool house (the most private room) several yards from the main house, close to the pool & hot tub. The room was neat & clean. The breakfast was always hot, fresh, & delicious. It was our first time to do a B&B where all the guests ate together. We were happily surprised at how much we enjoyed this. The other guests were very nice & hearing of different customs & cultures for holidays etc was a pure pleasure. While our host Steven had lived in MANY different areas and knew many of them. Just listening to these different views was a pure joy. Steven was VERY helpful with directions & suggestions of where to go eat supper & activities around Mobile. He gave us booklets when we first arrived that also described each place. Although there were activities all around us, all we had to do if we wanted peace & quiet was go into our room. It was well insulated and during the week there we only heard 1 very loud motorcycle go down the street. The location was also veryyyyyy beautiful to us surrounded by southern colonial mansions. While the pool area has many beautiful tropical plants, trees, and flowers. We truly enjoyed ourselves and had another great B&B experience. So if you are ever in the Mobile area and need a nice place to stay, We highly suggest you stay at the Berney Fly B&B. :)

The Best!

5 on February 24, 2016

My wife and I spent a three day weekend at this charming B&B. Our host, Steven, was gracious and very knowledgeable. Breakfast was wonderful, the room was spacious and very clean. We will be returning again to the best B&B in Mobile. The Andersons Lake Worth, FL

My Favorite B & B

5 on February 12, 2016

Amazing breakfast......perfect hospitality and absolutely beautiful pool. Can't wait to stay again soon!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Spanish Bay Deluxe Room with Ensuite Bathroom

The Bedroom is located on the first floor in the original part of the house, 1858, painted blue pastel with white trim, 12 foot ceiling, and original hardwood floors, this spacious room features a 1910's hard oak Arte Deco queen-sized bed with carved patterns with matching beveled mirror amoire surrounded by six romantic lithographs by Girault de Prangey in 1839 depicting the Arab and Moorish monument, the Alhambra Palace of Granada, Spain. An 1878 Spanish mirror hangs above the fireplace with antique blue tile with decorative white mantel. Brightly lighted by sunshine through the Polygonal Bay windows, which has four large windows facing the Bay Haas Building, which reflects the elegant Berney/Fly Bed and Breakfast, and also the majestic Live Oaks and mansions aligned Government Street, and finally the side view of the Queen Ann Victorian style architect of Ionic-Corinthian type columns of the wrap around porch. The ensuite bathroom has a large original lion's claw foot over ball bath

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

French Arte Deco Standard Room w/Ensuite Bathroom

Located on the first floor in the 1900 addition, painted green pastel with white trim, 12 foot ceiling, and original hardwood floor, the room features a queen-size 1920's Arte Deco bed with parquet headboard with matching her mirrored dressers. The private bathroom with original lion's claw-foot over ball bathtub with shower is brightly lighted by a French style stained glass window. The view from the bedroom window is facing the sub-tropical gardens, gazebos, and landscaped pool area. Ceiling fan, air-condition, cable T.V. with a full package. On-site parking. Accommodations are not suitable for children under 18.

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

Poolside Single Room with Ensuite Bathroom

Decorated with the following furnishings: a four posted queen-sized bed, chaise lounge chair, contemporary paintings; the room is brightly lighted by the sunlight shining through the French-style door and window with a view facing the sub-tropical gardens, gazebos, fiber-optic lighted pool, which has water splashing into from urn fountains. Wall to wall carpet, ceiling fan, air-condition, cable T.V. on-site parking. Accommodations are not suitable for children under 18.

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Historical Oakleigh Garden District, Downtown


Mobile, AL (MOB) 12 miles

Directions to property:

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, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 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, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Spa, Walk to mass transit , On-Site Parking, Bottled Water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3-5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • 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



Steven Flaskerud

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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

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  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Tables around swimming pool gardens, 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
Mentioned three travel guide books, German, Dutch, and Dannish. Also listed in a brochure "100 dishes to Eat in Alabama before you DIE"