When our 3 boys were little we always looked forward to a family vacation during spring break. Reminiscing about that time together as family, I think about reconnecting with each other and being free of the responsibilities of everyday life. Depending on where we lived, sometimes we visited relatives in Minnesota, Texas or Missouri, sometimes we went to the beach, and sometimes the mountains, and we usually stayed at private houses that catered to families. At Jubilee Suites, Jim and I try to recreate that joyful time for our guests who come for family vacations.
We love the waterfront living that defines Fairhope and our private beach is so much fun for the whole family. It’s great for fishing, wading, kayaking, paddleboarding, picnicking, or just plain relaxing in our comfy chairs with the kids. We also have a beautiful firepit on the beach and offer a Campfire Experience that includes a custom menu for your family- roasted hotdogs and marshmallows anyone?, local musicians, and an attendant all evening to build and keep the fire going. The stars are beautiful from our beach on Mobile Bay.
Waterfront living is always an adventure. We live in a birdwatcher’s paradise and our many feeders keep the entertainment going all day. Bring your binoculars!
We also offer free use of our kayaks and paddleboards for guests so your family can see Fairhope from the water of Mobile Bay. The Bay is quite shallow and it’s fun to travel up and down the shoreline and see other pretty waterfront homes and piers, a huge variety of shore birds, and sometimes dolphins or even manatees in the Bay waters. If you like, we can also provide a guide who will point out some of the history and special hidden treasures along the shore. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on kayaking into the Bay. Whether you go in the early morning at sunrise or the evening at sunset, this may be one of the highlights of your family vacation.
We have built in lots of seating areas around our property also, most with amazing Bay views. Find one you love and enjoy a couple hours of solitude with coffee, wine, or a good book and feel your body unwind. Your west-facing suite also offers a private balcony or patio to enjoy with coffee or my special blend of tea each morning or to view one of our ever-changing, always-amazing sunsets at dusk. Jim and I often join our guests at our bluff firepit for a sunset celebration when the weather cooperates, which is almost every night!
One of the things Jim and I like to do on vacation is to spend extra time on our fitness goals. At Jubilee Suites we offer a variety of ways you can continue or even jump start your own program. Besides walking and biking trails right next to our property, guests at Jubilee Suites can schedule a variety of yoga and fitness classes in town. We also provide sanitized mats in your suite so you can sign in to your online program in your suite or continue your regular workouts at Fairhope Fitness Center. Or for personalized yoga or fitness classes, give us a call to reserve a private session with one of Fairhope’s fine instructors.
No visit to Jubilee Suites is complete without spending time in our amazing little town. It’s fun to wander around and see all the unique galleries, boutiques, gift shops, restaurants, coffee and ice cream shops, book stores, jewelry stores, and SO much more! And no visit to Fairhope would be complete without a sunset visit to the Fairhope Pier. Many call this our unofficial town square, and you’ll love to see where the locals hang out at sunset. Always a unique experience, we recommend taking a picnic or taking the family to one of our many family-friendly restaurants after the sun goes down. We would love to build your family an itinerary that pleases each one of you. Call our Experience Manager after you’ve made your reservation and we’ll recommend activities just for your family. Get a head start by checking out our Things To Do page where we list many of our family’s favorites.
Did we mention we’re pet-friendly? Just let us know when you reserve your suite and we’ll make those arrangements so both you and your pet are comfortable. If you are bringing a pet, we recommend the Dogwood Suite which is at ground level and most convenient for taking your pet for a walk.
We’ve got 3 suites that are perfect for families. Our Azalea, Camellia, and Dogwood Suites each feature 2 big bedrooms and a fold-out sofa to sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children. Each one also has two full bathrooms, a full-size and fully-equipped kitchen and a great room with a family-size dining table and living room. Each bedroom and living room has a smart TV so bring your login info for a home-away-from-home experience. All three suites offer spectacular Bay views and your own private balcony or patio. See all the details and lots of pictures on our Suites page.
Families love it here and we love having them stay with us. We offer a full made-to-order breakfast each morning with your stay and everyone loves Jim’s omelets! See what other guests have to say about bringing their families to Jubilee Suites and then make your reservation for spring break this year. We’d love to meet you!
Our family loved staying at Dana and Jim’s place! It was a perfect space for our family of four right on the Bay and close to town. They have done a fantastic job on the grounds which are immaculate, with lots of beach toys for the kids. We didn’t have an opportunity to use the kayaks but plan to on our next stay. Breakfast was great and our boys enjoyed their cooked to order pancakes and eggs. The unit was tastefully decorated and we really appreciated having a washer/dryer in unit and full kitchen. Can’t wait to return! By Christine M – stayed at Azalea – 2BR/2B in Aug 2021
We were a family group of two adults, a 5-year-old and a 14-year-old plus a puppy dog. We all had a fabulous time at this magical place & we were made to feel so welcome. It was beyond our expectations – the beautiful location with a garden overlooking the bay, the sunsets around the firepit, the delicious breakfasts, meeting other guests as well as the gracious owners, the thoughtful extras provided in our apartment decorated with local art, the private beach with beach chairs, kayaks and fishing… We even had in-house facials which we’d highly recommend. The owners offer local advice such as where to find boat trips, where to eat, and visit. Fairhope is within walking distance with lots of interesting shops and cafes. The kids had a great time – Dana was so kind and patient with our daughter. Thank you for a memorable stay. We appreciated everything you did for us. Not always easy with a family and different needs. By Krystyna R – stayed at Dogwood – 2BR/2B in Jul 2021
If you are looking to visit the Gulf shores, Jubilee Suites in Fairhope is truly the hidden gem of Alabama. The Azalea was perfect and had an absolutely beautiful view of the bay. The pictures online do not do it justice. Everything about this place is beautiful! Kayaking on the bay, walking the private beach, sitting by the fire, stargazing and birdwatching. Jim and Dana went out of their way to make us feel at home. The snacks and candy in our room along with fresh flowers in every room were just a couple of the things that added to our experience. They even gave us gift certificates to use downtown while shopping. Breakfast was so good every morning and the company even better. Jim, Dana, and Christy were always so much fun to talk to and were genuinely interested in our experiences. The location was perfect! We were able to enjoy the peacefulness of Fairhope but still very easily travel to Orange Beach/Gulf Shores as well as the USS Battleship Alabama. The Azalea was our home away from home for our vacation this year. We had a great time making memories. Our girls even had a blast playing with their sweet kitty, Meeko! By April C – stayed at Azalea – 2BR/2B in Jul 2021
Perfect place for to stay and reconnect! Peaceful setting! Beautiful downtown, great shopping, and coffee shops all within a couple miles! By Hilary F – stayed at Dogwood – 2BR/2B in Jul 2021
From the moment we arrived, the service, friendliness, accommodations, and staff were well above and beyond what was expected. Fairhope is an amazing little town and Jubilee Suites a perfect spot to call home while exploring Fairhope, Mobile and the Gulf Shores. Easily one of our most memorable trips for our family of five. We are all ready to go back. Thanks to Dana, Jim, and Christy! By Greg S – stayed at Camellia – 2BR/2B in Mar 2021
Our family really enjoyed our stay at the Jubilee Suites. We spent the week loving our space and beautiful views from the 3rd floor. The private balcony was incredible for sunrises and sunsets. Full kitchen was great for early breakfasts. Everything was clean and the property was nice and quiet. … it was perfect for our stay. Thank you! By Justin – stayed at Azalea – 2BR/2B in Dec 2019