The SpaceYou will feel at home in our 1,850-square-foot 1920's Midtown bungalow. We have 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors throughout most of the home, a large central hallway, a sunny yellow 1950's-style kitchen with a great view of the back yard, and a formal dining room with seating for six. There are three comfortable bedrooms, two have queen-size beds with their own full baths. The third bedroom is a nice size with two twin beds and large TV. We have a fenced back yard with a deck, and an umbrella and small patio set. Guest AccessYou'll have the entire house all to yourself, so stretch out and make yourself comfortable.
Also for your entertainment we offer high-definition TV with internet streaming of a vast collection of free movies and TV shows via Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and live streaming of CNN, ESPN, ESPN2, SEC sports, and numerous other national and international sports networks. There's also a Blu Ray player and Bluetooth stereo tower for your use.
There is a hot tub on the back deck; however, it is private and not for guest use. Interaction with GuestsWe will have as much or little contact with you as you desire during your stay. The NeighborhoodOur bungalow is in the middle of everything in historic Midtown. If you love long walks, jogging, biking or just sight-seeing, our neighborhood has sidewalks in every direction, some of the Gulf Coast's best historic architecture, and canopies of magnificent live oaks that are hundreds of years old.
We live in the Old Dauphin Way Historic District, which is flush with bungalows and numerous other architectural styles, including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and American Foursquare.
Aside from the beautiful architecture, our home is conveniently located within very short walking distance to Starbucks, Office Depot, and the best grocery store in Mobile's entire historic district.
We also live in close proximity to downtown Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States. During Mardi Gras season in Mobile, you are only minutes away from all the parade action downtown.
We are big foodies, so we are prepared to give you a number of restaurant recommendations. We have everything nearby from fast food to fine dining. Some of our favorites are the historic/renowned Callaghan's Irish Social Club for its famous burgers and Guinness on tap and live music; the Kitchen on George for a reasonably priced upscale diner in setting with a metropolitan vibe; Mudbugs Cajun Seafood at the Loop for craw fish, shrimp, and other fresh local seafood that you can order to go either cooked or ready to prepare yourself in our kitchen; Felix's Fish Camp Grill on the causeway (for our delicious fresh Gulf seafood); NoJa's Restaurant in the heart of downtown Mobile, for Mobile's best in fine dining; Cammie's Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that serves nearly 50 flavors of homemade ice cream; Red or White, the best retail wine shop on the upper Gulf Coast that also serves what we consider some of the best food in Mobile, including gourmet pizza from its new wood-burning pizza oven. Red or White's casual metropolitan atmosphere and spacious wine bar in the historic Smith's Bakery is the perfect spot to strike up a conversation with locals.
Our home is also conveniently located near some of the city's best antique stores. We'll be happy to supply you with a list of our favorites. They are very affordable and have everything from furniture to artwork, linens, glassware, collectibles and other memorabilia to name only some of the items that will satisfy your curiosity and many hours of browsing time.
We live very close to the USA Children's Park, which has a network of sidewalks that wind through acres of tranquil landscape and bronze children's sculptures. The sculpture park serves as the entrance to USA Children's and Women's Hospital, one of three hospitals located near our home.
If you are a visiting physician, resident, or family member looking for a place to stay near one of our neighborhood's three hospitals (which also include Mobile Infirmary and USA Medical Center), our home is less than five minutes away. We are also minutes from the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.
Sports fans...we are minutes away from Ladd-Peebles Stadium! Many people park in our neighborhood and walk to big events there, including the GoDaddy Bowl. Hank Aaron Stadium is also minutes away by car.
There are numerous other nearby tourist attractions that we can recommend, some of which include the historic Oakleigh home in the Garden District; the Mobile Carnival Museum, which has a real Mardi Gras float and phenomenal display of costumes and pageantry; the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & Imax Dome Theater, and the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park on the causeway. Getting AroundMobile does have taxis and a public transit system. Most of our guests utilize Uber.
Many places, such as the grocery store, Starbucks, and other businesses are within a short walking distance from our home.
We are on a busy street with a number of both cars and pedestrians, but that is because you are very close to so many great places to dine, shop, and visit--another reason we love our Midtown home.
Unlike many houses in Midtown, we do have parking for multiple cars. (Please no more than three.)
If you need a ride from or to the Mobile airport, we may be able to accommodate you with a ride. This all depends on our schedule, so we will need to work this out with you in advance of your scheduled stay in our home. Again, this is contingent upon our schedule and reasonable advance notice from you before your visit. Other Things to NoteWhile you are in the Mobile area, you may also want to take a day trip to the beautiful historic Bellingrath Gardens and Home (about 40 minutes away); visit Gulf Shores, Ala., (one hour and 15 minutes away) to see our remarkable sugar-white beaches; catch a show or try your luck at one of the Biloxi, Miss., casinos (one hour away); or spend a little time in the famous New Orleans French Quarter (two hours away).