Hea-vin's Farm is located east of Loxley in the agricultural community known as Rosinton. The 18 acres of farm land are home to several animals: 4 Horses, 3 cows, 7 peacocks, and several chickens. Nearby activities include: Horseback riding, Tanger Outlet (about 19 miles away ~ 25 mins. with traffic), OWA Amusement Park (20 mins), Gulfshores Beach 27 miles away (about 30 minutes or less depending on traffic), Antique Shopping, Golf, Hiking, etc.
Property consists of 18 acres. The majority of the property is used for farming Bermuda hay. There are several, white, fenced pastures that house a few cows and 4 horses. There are several buildings: Peacock enclosure, Equipment barn, Hay barn, Small horse barn, Large horse barn (under construction), and the Farm house with an attached deck. There is also a BBQ pit. Rural, quiet environment with free range chickens that are a constant source of entertainment. lol. Living area with sofa, loveseat, and one recliner. 32 inch television (No cable but has ABC, NBC, CBS, and several other channels), DVD player, small collection of DVD's, NO Wifi. Television cabinet complete with sound bar and electric fireplace for ambiance or can be used for heating purposes (remote control). Central air and heat throughout house. Small kitchen attached to living area is complete with full size electric oven/stove/vent/microwave. Cabinets, granite countertop, double sink with drain board, full size upright refrigerator/freezer. NO dishwasher. Dishes, glasses, dish clothes, pot holders, utensils, dishwashing soap, etc. are available for your use. Small breakfast table with 4 chairs, 4 stools available, one folding chair, 2 lawn chairs on deck, picnic table on deck/yard. One guest bedroom with queen size bed (sleeps 2) complete with linens, bed spread, fleece blanket, small closet, bathroom with walk in shower with multiple shower heads, lavatory, linen cabinet, and toilet closet (shampoo, towels, toilet paper, etc. available for your use. Please leave whatever you don't use behind for next guests.) Master bedroom with one queen size bed complete with linens, bedspread, blanket (sleeps 2). 2 sets of twin bunk beds (sleeps 4) complete with linens, and bedspread. Bedside sconce lamps are controlled with a remote that will be on your nightstand or in the top drawer of nightstand. All windows have roller shades. Please do not permit children to operate roller shades. It is a small house with lots of charm. The area is quiet until my roosters start crowing. lol
Interaction with guests
We are available to socialize with you if that is your desire. However, it also depends upon our schedule. If there are activities that you wish to participate in that we can assist you with.....we will if you at all possible and if you let us know in advance. Example: I have a friend within 2 miles or so who has a ranch with lots of horses. She can set up a fun ride for your group if she has ADVANCE notice. Rates for ride are approximately $30.00 a person. Also, there may be an opportunity to eat boiled crawfish if they are in season. Again, we need advance notice. If privacy is an issue for you, we have no problems allowing you space. However, please know that this is a working farm. We will be on premises each day to feed animals, maintain property, repair buildings (if needed), train horses, etc. Also there are free range chickens roaming about the property at all times. If a member of your party is terrified of chickens...please take this into consideration. We want to be upfront with this information because we want you to have a lovely time at Hea-vin's Farm. <3
Other things to note
We are a working farm. My husband and I will be on premises at least once per day to feed animals, maintain property, perform daily chores, etc. Also, there are chickens that roam freely throughout the property. They will most likely approach you. They are very friendly. One of them is a small, white, fluffly rooster named Samurai Jack. He does NOT have spurs but he will try to spur you. It does NOT hurt at all. If it's an issue, I can pick him up during your stay. However, he has been wildly popular with other guests. Please do not kick him or hit him. We love him and have had him for years. You will love him too. :)
We expect you to respect our home. Please tidy up daily and if anything breaks, spills, stains, etc., please call us and let us know ASAP.
NO SMOKING allowed indoors. You may smoke on the back deck or front porch but you must pocket butts or place them in provided flower pots with sand. These could be harmful if my animals ingest them.
Please do not eat on the sofa or loveseat or in the bedrooms. Thanks!
Absolutely NO drugs!!! Alcohol is permitted if over 21 and not in excess.
Please respect our neighbors and our peaceful setting by not blaring loud music or making disrupting noise.
NO pets allowed. Previously, chickens have been chased, injured, and killed by visiting pets.
Please always lock the doors when you leave the house. Use of alarm system is optional. We can show you how to set it.
Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, etc., have all been provided for your use. When your stay is over, please leave what you haven't used.
Please do not feed, pet, or approach farm animals until we have spoken to you concerning tips for your safety and the safety of our animals. You will be allowed to interact with them after we educate you.
Samurai Jack is a small, white, fluffy rooster. He does NOT have spurs but he will try to spur you. It doesn't hurt! Please DO NOT kick or hit my rooster. He is quite famous and we would hate to lose him.
Last but not least: Have FUN!! We want you to have a wonderful time . Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help make that possible. Thanks so much!