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Cotton Bayou Cottages


Our property offers two houses on one lot with a shared dock.  The cottages, affectionately named Dunrobin and Heron's Nest, may be booked individually, or together when you need to accommodate more guests.  This spot has been part of our family for over 45 years, and we hope that you enjoy it just as much as we do!

Located on Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach, Alabama, we offer a peaceful waterfront on a no-wake-zone body of water.  Some of our frequent guests include dolphins, osprey and blue heron.  The pier has room for three boats to be docked, with a boat launch at the head of the bayou and a marina right next door for loading up on fuel and bait.  Just a few minutes by boat from Perdido Pass at Alabama Point, you can be out in the Gulf in no time to enjoy some of the best fishing around.   There are also plenty of restaurants that can be reached by water, or you can just pull your boat up to Robinson Island in the Pass to enjoy hanging out with plenty of other beach goers and boaters.

There are many restaurants close by - even two within a short walking distance from the house.   Zeke's Marina, right next door, hosts Wolf Bay Lodge restaurant, a favorite for great seafood.  You can also book fishing trips and dolphin tours.  And there are plenty of fun recreational activities within a few minutes' drive, including deck boat and kayak rentals, as well as parasailing and paddle boarding.   When you aren't fishing or boating from the pier, you can grab your sunscreen and lounge on the Gulf beach across the road (the Cotton Bayou Public Beach access point is less than a mile west).  Gorgeous white sandy beaches provide miles of waterfront fun.   And you'll also be only six miles from The Wharf, where you'll find the AMC Classic Wharf 15 movie theater, plenty of great places to eat, an assortment of nightlife, and one of the tallest Ferris wheels on the Gulf Coast. Orange Beach has many great local shops within a short drive as well.   You also can't forget to stop by Souvenir City and check out all of the neat gifts to take back home.  


We offer convenient amenities such as high-speed internet, wifi, and cable television.


Our properties are managed by Vacasa Alabama.  Rates range from $108 to $614 per night, depending on the season.  For more information, please click the buttons below for each house.


Dunrobin Cottage

Spacious dog-friendly house with bay views

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This roomy, four-bedroom home offers the best of both worlds - the beach across the street and beautiful views of Cotton Bayou from the porch and deck. Kick back and relax in this classic beach retreat, and enjoy access to a shared pier within a short stroll. This home also features a large kitchen equipped with every utensil you need to whip up a delicious meal, a dog-friendly living space, and a screened-in porch where you can unwind in the balmy breeze.


 We offer convenient amenities such as high-speed internet, wifi, and cable television. 


 Rates from $114 to $614 per night, depending on the season.  For more information, please click "Book Dunrobin Cottage now" above.


Heron's Nest

Cozy dog-friendly house with deck overlooking the bay

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Heron's Nest



This original beach cottage is located across the street from the Gulf beach with beautiful, direct views of Cotton Bayou! This dog-friendly home sits directly on Cotton Bayou with access to a shared pier, so make sure to bring your fishing pole.  The sandy water's edge makes a great place to entertain small children, while older ones can enjoy jumping off of the dock and splashing around the swimming area.  Gather with your group in the inviting living room area and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon whether watching your favorite movies or TV shows or playing one of the many board games available. The spacious kitchen is conveniently and well equipped with modern appliances to make cooking a breeze. Your deck is the perfect place to lounge as you take in the breathtakingly beautiful views of the pier and watch the coming and going of pleasure boats and fishing vessels.


 We offer convenient amenities such as high-speed internet, wifi, and cable television. 


 Rates from $108 to $551 per night, depending on the season.  For more information, please click "Book Heron's nest now" above.

restaurant recommendations


Wolf Bay Lodge

Just a few steps away from our property, Wolf Bay Lodge Restaurant provides indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the marina, with many delicious seafood dishes.  There is also a play area for children.   

Shrimp Basket

The Shrimp Basket is a popular family-friendly chain of moderately priced seafood restaurants.  And there is one within a five minute walk from our property! 

The Gulf

The Gulf is a unique waterfront eatery cleverly designed from shipping containers.  Outdoor seating presents a fantastic view of Perdido Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, with plenty of sand, surf and palms.


Cobalt is a contemporary, casual restaurant overlooking the Pass and Robinson Island, with beautiful sunsets, live music and a relaxed atmosphere.

Tacky Jack's

Tacky Jack's is a funky, ultra-casual joint offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.  With an up-front view of Cotton Bayou and Perdido, enjoy outside dining with live music, then book a parasailing adventure or water sports rental.

Flora-Bama Yacht Club

Flora Bama Yacht Club is great for local seafood and people watching.   Arrive by car, boat or paddleboard and sit by the waters of Ole River, where you can enjoy live entertainment.  Afterwards, cross the street for more music at the Flora Bama Lounge right on the Gulf.

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Cotton Bayou Cottages

P. O. Box 54 Fairhope, AL 36533 us

(251) 610-7131