Don’t believe what anyone tells you about Mobile, Alabama; it’s probably a piece of information that’s a little askew. There is something of a different rhythm to the streets, something of a different pace to the experience, and something special going on at a cozy little place called MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Innkeepers Jim and Naomi Mauer keep things fresh and keep the pace a bit frantic. Naomi also runs a bridal boutique while Jim’s got a separate career as well. However the welcoming my wife and I got at MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast when we visited there was top notch; MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast is one not to be missed.
While I am not really a believer in the paranormal, per se, I am wholeheartedly in acceptance that there are things going on in the world which far and away defy our understanding or comprehension. Many may call These supernatural underpinnings a different Name; I am more concerned with things happening in the here and now. However there is one item of note from MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast when we first arrived which deserves a bit of notice. My wife and I stayed in the Serenade Suite on the second floor with a wonderful deck which was actually located on the overhang and was angled ever so slightly forward. When we got into the room, my wife left to go back to the car to retrieve some things and I enjoyed the view from the deck for a minute. The deck door and the room door were on opposite sides of the same wall; there were no other windows or anything like that opened when we first entered. I came inside from the deck and looked around for a minute when suddenly the front door of the room closed! By itself! I thought it was a tad peculiar however the door opened then closed then opened then closed again. No cross-breeze coming into the room to affect the door from the outside; no real breeze at all! It was then that a loud knock came from the door; I was startled until I heard my dear wife call to me from the other side.
We asked later about the ghosts in the house; while Naomi laughed it off a bit, she did acquiesce that people had said things about that in the same room we were in.
Besides all that jazz, the Serenade Suite itself was quite nice. With very soft sheets on the bed, sleep was a dream and with miscellaneous candles set up all over the place, the Serenade Suite in particular seemed poised for a wonderful bath in the claw foot tub.
MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast has a unique spot on the map as it’s not really in a downtown area; however it’s only a short jaunt to all manner of things (listed in full on the MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast website) some of these include: Alabama College Sports Hall of Fame, Bienville Books, IMAX/Gulf Coast Exploreum, Market 219, Seven Seas Pub, Serda’s Coffee, Victorian Lace/Timeless Bridal Wear, and the Café 615, just to name a few.
Breakfast at MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast was quite good. Innkeeper Naomi made bananas foster French toast, which won us over in the morning. The French toast came with a small cup of diced sausage, coffee, and juice; all in all, a winning presentation from the kitchen at MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast.
If you’re staying in the Mobile Alabama area and you’re looking to enjoy your stay in a unique and original location, don’t go to the Motel! Stay at MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast; pretty soon MY Victorian Bed and Breakfast will be YOURS too!