CHARMING COTTAGE NEAR BEACH ADJACENT TO BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Ernie or Judy

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

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CHARMING COTTAGE NEAR BEACH ADJACENT TO BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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3 bedrooms (king, queen, 2 twins) -- sleeps 6

Forget the high rises with elevators and extended hallways. Enhance your vacation and capture the perfect blend of nature and relaxation at the Rookery -- a small community of single/duplex cottages nestled in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge – 15 miles west of Gulf Shores at the 6 mile marker on Fort Morgan Road.

Park right by your cottage for easy, convenient access to your front door. Enjoy the on-site amenities: two saltwater pools ( the large pool has a zero entry for the little ones); a hot tub for the adults; a tennis court and a family grilling area. Or head to the white, sandy beach (0.4 miles) across the street and watch the dolphins swim. You can then relax and enjoy the sounds of nature on your screened-in front porch. If you're a web surfer the cottage has broadband internet access for your convenience.

This is a no smoking cottage.

Pets not permitted.

The 'smoke-free' cottage can accommodate up to six guests and is bright, cheerful and fully furnished. Satellite HDTV with DVD, full size washer and dryer. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed. And the third bedroom has two twin beds. There is ample parking for a boat. The marina is only 4 miles away.

RESTRICTIONS:

No smoking & absolutely NO PETS

We do not rent to groups under 25 years of age.

Three championship golf courses are located nearby: Kiva Dunes (2 miles), Peninsula (10 miles) and the Gulf Shores Golf Club (14 miles).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thank you so much for providing a wonderful cottage to relax in with our family. We loved the comfy furniture and the pool!! We also got to see baby sea turtles racing to the ocean, God is so amazing in His blessings as to how He takes care of all of us!! Also enjoyed the beautiful art work.



We hope you both have a blessed 2014. Jer 29:11
Aug 2014
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Ernie or Judy

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

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328546
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

“EXCELLENT CHOICE” “GREAT VALUE”

  • 5 of 5
I want to thank you for sharing your home with us. Although the weather was slightly bad the stay was awesome. The home was so well equipped with all of the amenities even down to spices for cooking. The home was very clean and everything was neatly convenient.
The easy access to everything you needed to enjoy your stay. My family really enjoyed the time we spent and I would recommend your property to anyone who wants a peaceful, relaxing experience.
Anyone who stays at your home would gladly return due to the property being well maintained, well cared for and tastefully laid out. So many good things to say about the property but we enjoyed the screened in porch with the rocking chairs.
Again I want to that you for allowing us to spend some time there and we will definitely return and stay longer next time.

Bob and Michèle, Ponchatoula, LA
Devin, Kimberly and Emily, Denham Springs, LA
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you chose our Rookery cottage for your vacation. Do come back soon.
business
Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328546
+1 3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
This is truly a great place to stay in Gulf Shores. Clean, close to the beach, nice amenities and very well taken care of. We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328546
+1 3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
5

A wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our family visited the Rookery for a family vacation over labor day. It was a wonderful experience. The beach is within walking distance but we drove every time and parking was no problem at all. We came right after hurricane Isaac and the weather could not have been better! Also, the beach had a civil war-era blockade running shipwreck that washed up on the shore (the guys in our group just loved that awesome piece of history at our fingertips!). The house was wonderfully maintained, with a delightful screened-in porch perfect for relaxing each evening and listening to the frogs sing. The kitchen had everything you could need to whip up meals, which was a plus. There were also spices, sugar and flour in the cabinet! Because the weather was slightly unpredictable, Ernie brought umbrellas just in case (he is a superb person to do business with!). My three year-old son enjoyed the satellite TV and the beach tremendously and wants to go back. Our family made a lot of memories on our holiday to the Rookery, and we fully intend to come back in six months!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lots of inquiries already coming in for 2013 -- book early for your choice vacation dates.
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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328546
+1 3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Peoria, IL. USA
5

Gulf Shores get away

  • 5 of 5
It was a long trek from Illinois but the cottage was a perfect place to stay...we had four adults and two 2 year olds. The Rookery was a very quiet comfortable community. Judy and Ernie were very nice and welcoming. I had read the reviews and the pool is as great as they said. My grandchildren love the water! The parking for the beach proved to be a little challenging with the little ones but well worth it. The beach closer to the fort was our favorite -less crowded and a little calmer for the little ones.

The kitchen was well equipped - appliances in good working order. (we've had experience where they were not at other rentals). The furniture very comfortable...my favorite spot was the rocking chair on the porch with my book and listening to the sounds of the nature preserve.

Will definitely stay here next visit
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Plan your 2013 vacation now and reserve this charming cottage at the Rookery.
business
Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328546
+1 3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Cincinnati, OH
5

Fun in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our first visit to Fort Morgan and the Gulf of Mexico. Ernie and Judy have a fantastic home for you to visit and are super easy to communicate with about rental details. (It was a treat to get to meet them both as well!)

The home itself was lovely - exactly what we needed and more. Being close to the pool was an added bonus.

The beaches were spectacular with our favorite beach being out nearer to Fort Morgan - turn right out of the Rookery and then turn left on a very poorly maintained road right before the Fort. A short walk to the beach will reward you with tidal pools, seashells galore and solitude.

We are now firm Gulf fans. It will be hard to head East to other beaches when we've experienced the beauty of the Gulf. Clean beaches and clear water just can't be beat.

We hope to be back in the years to come.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Don't wait! Book your next vacation now and enjoy the beauty of the Gulf and its beaches. Then come back to your home away from home and relax in the saltwater pool and hot tub.
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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328546
+1 3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Katy, TX
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We thought the cottage was too good to be true, but it had such great reviews we tried it. We arrived, the cottage was warm and inviting, and we had a wonderful stay. My kids loved the pool that is walking distance from the cottage and we loved that we were so close to the beach. I definitely recommend this cottage.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Book your next vacation with us and see why everybody loves the cottage and the Rookery!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Gulf Shores Parkway (Highway 59)
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sassy Bass Amazin Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sassy Bass Amazin Grill
Car: necessary

The Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge borders the cottage. Explore any of three marked Bon Secour trails (all within a ten minute drive). Visit historic Fort Morgan, six miles away at the end of the island. Take the ferry to Dauphin Island and visit Fort Gaines or the Sea Lab Estuary. Three championship golf courses are located nearby: Kiva Dunes (2 miles), Peninsula (10 miles) and Gulf Shores Golf Club (14 miles). Bargain hunt at the Tanger Outlet in Foley, Alabama.

A short fifteen minute drive into Gulf Shores and you can visit Waterville, the Gulf Coast Zoo, or the “Track” (offering amusement park rides and arcade games). Numerous local restaurants also await you.

Other Activities: web surfing

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Availability & Rates

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 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$2,700
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$100
$500
$1,500
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Memorial Day Weekwnd
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer 1
May 26 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$4,000
 
 
July 4th Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer 2
Jul 7 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$4,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes $200 security deposit due at booking to secure reservation

Payment in full two weeks prior to 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.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Resort Amenities Convenient parking (including boat/trailer parking), zero entry pool, hot tub/spa, tennis court, charcoal grills, nature trails, beach access (0.4 miles) Large outdoor pool has a heater/cooler which maintains a comfortable swimming temperature spring, summer and fall. . Hot tub heated year round. Cottage Amenities Fully furnished, sleeps 8 (king, queen, two twins and queen sleeper/sofa), three tv's (one HDTV), DVD player, ironing board & iron, blender, electric mixer, coffee pot, dishes/utensils (service for eight), hair dryer, towels/linens, full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator w/icemaker, pots and pans (including lobster pot), alarm clock/radio.
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