BEAUTIFUL DECOR IN RELAXED SETTING - FREE WIFI - POOL - HOTTUB

Carol VanGilder

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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House w/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6, 4 satelliteTVs, DVD/VCR, Screened Porch

Forget the elevators and extended hallways. Parking in front of the cottage provides easy, convenient access to your front door. Near Fort Morgan, this small community of single/duplex cottages is nestled at the edge of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Preserve and across the street from the beach (0.4 miles). Just 15 minutes from Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores, The Rookery captures the perfect blend of nature. The Rookery hosts plenty of community activity as well with a large, zero-entry pool, covered gazebo, hot tub, tennis court, and community grilling area with picnic tables. The unit is professionally cleaned and has 2 bedrooms with queen-size beds, 3rd bedroom has twin beds, full sleeper/sofa in living room (new in Jan 2012), 4 satellite TV’s (living rm, and all bedrooms), 2 VCRs & DVDs, wireless Internet & all major appliances incl. washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, & ice maker, & small appliances (coffee maker, blender, toaster, crock pot, iron & board, blow dryer),

ACTIVITIES: Close By Activities include: Lots of golf courses to choose from, Wave Runner Rentals, Water Parks, Gulf Coast Zoo, Putt Putt Golf, Dinner Cruises, Shopping at the Outlet Malls and The Wharf, Various Festivals (seasonal) & Night Life. Tour historic Fort Morgan just a few miles away or take the ferry over to Dauphin Island for a visit to the Dauphin Island Estuary. Several restaurants, a marina and boat dock are nearby. Fish from the pier or launch your boat and enjoy deep sea fishing. Nearby along Fort Morgan Road is the scenic Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.. a haven for nature lovers.

COTTAGE: The full-size kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and garbage disposal. Dishes and linens are provided, (also toaster, blender, crock pot, deep fryer, large lobster pot, & blow dryer) and full size washer and dryer. All on one level, there is easy access to the cottage with convenient parking. The beach is a state park area located across the street, 0.4 miles from The Rookery. Walk to the beach or take your car and park right at the beach for easy access.

THE ROOKERY COMMUNITY: The Rookery was designed to be a natural and quiet resort and is located adjacent to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. This is a wonderful place for kids to play and swim as the large pool has an extended shallow end where little ones can wade and walk right into the shallow end with no steps to climb. This pool has a hot tub, as well as a covered gazebo area and a large poolside bathroom. There is a community grilling area with picnic tables and a tennis court. The public beach is a short walk down Cortez Street.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Carol VanGilder

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270426
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

AWESOME!!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was great! Clean, quiet and a really nice place to stay.
The beach was great...we walked to it a few times but usually drove.
This is away from the crowds which was great.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270426
+1 205 903-4316
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

AWESOME!!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was great! Clean, quiet and a really nice place to stay.
The beach was great...we walked to it a few times but usually drove.
This is away from the crowds which was great.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270426
+1 205 903-4316
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
4

Clean, quiet, and cozy

  • 4 of 5
The cottage is precisely as shown. The addition of luxury mattress toppers for the beds and larger size flat screen TVs throughout would easily earn this cottage 5 stars. The neighbors are close but they really don't interfere with your privacy. The outstanding pool is less than a minute walk away but the beach isn't a convenient walk especially if you have small kids. I recommend driving over. This is the spot to be if you want to get away from the crowed pools and parking lots. But that also means your favorites GS restaurants and activities aren't as close and there are no water or beach views to sit and enjoy. The owners were prompt and professional. They have tons of great info on all surrounding activities. I would stay again.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270426
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Just as lovely as the pictures showed. Every item you could need in the kitchen supplied. Very clean accommodations. Great email correspondence with Carol before arrival. Pool and hot tub sparkling clean. Friendly neighbors. Not impressed with the Wolf Lodge, shrimp were fishy tasting. Bahama Bob's had great burgers. The Big Fish Restaurant and Bar in Orange Beach, near the Wharf, was excellent! They have a happy hour and cloth napkins besides quality food. Stay away from the Pink Pony. Overpriced drinks served in small, flimsy, plastic cups. Couldn't taste any liquor.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p270426
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5
Loved our stay at this beautiful rental. Looks even better than pics. Carol was more than helpful and answered my questions quickly. Very nice pool and hot tub. Close to an uncrowded beach. Hope to stay again but for longer next time, we didnt want to leave.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Beautiful Decor in Relaxed Setting - Free WiFi - Pool - Hottub
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+1 205 903-4316
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Beautiful Property, Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
This rental was absolutely beautiful. It was beautifully decorated. It had every convenience you could possibly ask for; a well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, soft towels, extra blankets and more. The location was great. We were close enough to Gulf Shores to enjoy all of the amenities, but just far enough away to have a relaxing stay. The pool was wonderful, and featured an outdoor shower and restrooms. Carol had sent us recommendations for places to see and things to do. We did quite a few things on the list incuding the Naval Air Flight Museum, miniature golf, and Dauphin Island. We had a great time and plan on coming back. I would highly recommend this property for families, couples, and friends.

Diana Betts
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks, Behind the Pines, Sassy Bass
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Sassy Bass/Behind the Pines/Conv. Store/Pizzia Kit
Car: recommended

The Rookery was designed to be a quiet resort located adjacent to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Get away from the traffic and crowds and still enjoy the conveniences of a large marina, boat dock, large fishing pier, several local restaurants and convenience stores all nearby (from 1/2 mi. to 5 miles) and so much more. Play games outside with the kids, birdwatch, bike the designed trails, or explore one of the Bon Secour marked trails with your family located nearby. Historic Fort Morgan is only 6 miles away, or take the Ferry to Dauphin Island and visit Fort Gains or the Sea Estuary. There are 2 championship golf courses within a couple of miles. A short drive into Gulf Shores and you can visit Waterville, the Gulf Coast Zoo, or the Track, offering amusement park rides and arcade games. Numerous restaurants also await you. Drive up to Foley and visit the Tanger Outlet, a large outlet mall.

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Availability & Rates

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Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 14 2014 - Sep 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,000
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 10 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$115
$750
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$100
$675
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$65
$400
$1,000
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$865
 
 
Spring
Apr 14 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $100
Notes *Credit cards accepted. Total cost is the rental + $100 cleaning fee. There is a separate security/damage deposit of $150 which will be promptly refunded after your stay, provided there are no damages. These rates are actual and all-inclusive-no hidden fees.
*Renter is responsible for PayPal and online payment fees, if applicable.
*$150 security deposit converts to a damage deposit upon check-in
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Luxury, spa towels provided. The dining table has 6 chairs (only 4 shown in photo). TV trays allow for more eating area as well as 2 stools that can be used at the kitchen island.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Bedrooms each have a queen bed. Bedrooms and baths are furnished with good linens and plush towels. Both queen beds are topped with feather pads. 3rd Bedroom has 2 twin size beds. Also a full-size sleeper sofa in living room (purchased Jan 2013). All bedrooms and living room furnished with satellite TV. Top of the line ceiling fans, most with palm blades. Outdoor porch area is screened with table, 4 chairs, 2 stools, 2 ceiling fans and pull down shades. 2 additional fold up chairs are available to accomodate outdoor seating. Beach umbrella and some chairs available. Block patio near entrance with adjacent water spigot - a great place to wash off all the sand. Plenty of sandy area around the patio for children to play, as well.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Tennis Court
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
This is a no smoking unit. However, the porch will accomodate smoking. This is a family area and it remains quiet at night. No glass in the pool area please. Children should be supervised at all times.
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