About the Owners- Jim and Dana Maloney
In 2017, our middle son and his wife brought our first grandchild into this world, Beatrice Louise Maloney. Because we wanted to be an active part of our granddaughter’s life, we made the decision to move from North Carolina to the Eastern Shore of Alabama to be with family. Our love for adventure, travel, and meeting new friends plus our experience in Charlotte as AirBnb superhosts inspired us to visit Fairhope, Alabama and shop for resort property for family vacation rentals. We instantly fell in love with this beautiful historic home overlooking Mobile Bay and dreamed about renovating it as a bed and breakfast on our 200′ of beachfront. We made the plunge, began extensive renovations to every inch of the place and opened Jubilee Suites bed and breakfast in April 2018.
We love being grandparents- can anyone relate? In 2021, our second granddaughter, Ann Alice, was born and this year we’ve been blessed with a third granddaughter, Francis! As resident hosts, we feel so fortunate to have found this beautiful place to call home and to be able to share it with our guests, friends and family. Many evenings we like to sit on the bayside bluff and soak in the sunset. Sometimes, we’ll look up to be amazed that a bald eagle is flying overhead. We’d love to have you join us for one of our Sunset Celebrations! The views are stunning and the sunsets really are like no other. Our luxury suites are peaceful and private – perfect for a weekend or a week-long getaway.
About Jubilee Suites- Beachfront on Mobile Bay
When you arrive and step out of your vehicle, you’re greeted with a New Orleans style courtyard surrounded by a beautiful vine-covered brick wall. It opens into a common area for guests and leads to private entrances to some of our fully-furnished luxury suites. Whether you’re renting one suite or the entire B&B, while staying at Jubilee Suites, you’ll enjoy full access to our courtyard, bluff and beach on Mobile Bay where you can swim, fish, kayak and paddle board, or just sit and watch the world go by. Be sure to check out our Amenities and Experiences page so you don’t miss any of the fun activities we’ve built in for your enjoyment while you’re here.
Now that it is beautifully restored, we are welcoming families, couples, small groups and business travelers for vacations, romantic getaways, intimate weddings, girls’ trips, corporate retreats and more. Each morning we serve a full breakfast in our new modern kitchen and adjoining Bayview great room and porch looking out over the shimmering waters of Mobile Bay. Depending on your individual needs or the needs of your larger group, we can help you plan other meals at one of our local restaurants or provide catering services here. We also love to offer suggestions for local activities sure to please. For more information contact us with this form or simply call.
History of the Jubilee Suites Building
The building that houses Jubilee Suites was built in 1940 in Mobile, AL as either a barracks or as an apartment building to house war workers… accounts vary. It has been through many renovations and changes in ownership since then. In 1947, it was purchased, disassembled and trucked to its current location and reassembled by the owner, Mr. Shoop. After renovations, it opened in 1948 and was named Sunset Beach Hotel. In the mid-1950s it became Eastern Shore Apartments and Cottages and operated as apartments for almost 30 years. In 1987, it was transformed into Away at the Bay, a bed and breakfast by Dr. and Mrs. Gravlee. Since our purchase in 2017, we have renamed our new home Jubilee Suites, updated the property and each and every suite, and have begun to meet new guests who quickly turn into returning friends. It is a truly versatile bed and breakfast, and we want to share it with you very soon!
About Fairhope, AL – Charming and Friendly
Fairhope is a charming destination town located in Baldwin County on the east side of Mobile Bay about 45 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. In fact, Fairhope enjoys the distinction of being named one of “The South’s Best Small Towns of 2023” by Southern Living magazine. We see many tourists throughout the year because of our pleasant weather and our many resort and recreational activities. Fairhope is sidewalk-friendly and known for its breathtaking flowers everywhere. You’ll find it easy to get around by driving, biking, or walking. As you make your way into town and meet some of the locals, you will soon find that Fairhope is warm and inviting, and we’re always eager to meet new friends.
There is so much to do both at Jubilee Suites and in town! You won’t want to miss the famous Fairhope Public Pier, our unofficial town square, within walking distance of our B & B along the beach shoreline (less than 1 mile in distance). All over town, people make their way to the Pier or the Mobile Bay beach for the spectacular sunsets each evening. Downtown dining and shopping are also close by via the N. Section Street sidewalk (approximately 1 mile away). See our long list of fun things to do in Fairhope and the surrounding area. Contact us if you’d like more information.