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GULF SHORES......GREAT 3/2 COTTAGE STEPS AWAY FROM MANY AMENITIES AND THE BEACH!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Speaks: english
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GULF SHORES......GREAT 3/2 COTTAGE STEPS AWAY FROM MANY AMENITIES AND THE BEACH!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Full Laundry, Full Kitchen

Tranquility Awaits You at The Rookery, a small community of cottages nestled in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Our cottage has been recently updated to include painting and furnishings. We are steps away from two pools/jacuzzi/tennis court and 3 blocks from the beach on the Gulf Of Mexico. We are six miles from the Historic Fort Morgan and 15 miles from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Gulf Shores. Plenty of parking.

Experience what Gulf Shores was like 30 years ago!

We have 80+ pictures and many testimonials on our facebook page under the name 'Conched out',

Front porch: The front porch overlooks a serene pond. Sit on porch in the large rocking chairs and enjoy the scenery!

The beach: The beaches are three blocks away - a short walk and a shorter drive! There are miles of beaches with no high rises, there are only private homes along the long stretch of beach. Privacy!!! You will almost think you have your own private beach.

The pools/jacuzzi/Tennis court: There are two pools in the complex. The large pool is a zero entry pool with a Tiki hut.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Gulf Shores......Great 3/2 Cottage Steps Away from Many Amenities and the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Gulf Shores......Great 3/2 Cottage Steps Away from Many Amenities and the Beach!
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5

Conched out at the Rookery

  • 5 of 5
This condo is exactly as described, clean and very well maintained. The owners are also very easy to communicate/work with. We really enjoyed our stay at the Rookery! It is a secluded community, in a quiet area of the Gulf Shores, that allows you to relax and enjoy your vacation, without a lot of other people around. We had coffee every morning with "Fred," the small (2-3 feet long), resident pond alligator, while sitting on the porch. There is a fence that prevented him, from visiting up close and personal. The full kitchen there enabled us to cook meals whenever we wanted. There was plenty of room for all six of us to be together in the condo. The pool is a 2 minute walk away. The beach is a 5 minute car ride or a 10 minute walk away. We enjoyed both of them every day! We also enjoyed great seafood at a reasonable price at Tacky Jack's restaurant and Bubba's Seafood House in Orange Beach. We highly recommend making advanced reservations for a dolphin cruise out of Orange Beach, as well as walking out on the state pier there, to see the boats and the fish they catch! Our kids also enjoyed riding the Ferris Wheel and the light show at night at the Wharf shopping center there. We look forward to another vacation at the Rookery soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Shores......Great 3/2 Cottage Steps Away from Many Amenities and the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374374
+1 -2515332033
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at The Rookery. The property was just as described and Paul, the property owner, was incredibly easy to work with. Our family was very comfortable in the house and the walk to the pool or beach was perfect. We appreciated the appeal of the Wildlife Refuge and the distance from the busier spring break scene in Gulf Shores. We enjoyed meals at Lulu's, King Neptunes, and Lambert's. We fished in the Bon Secour wildlife refuge and on the dock between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Other fun events included a dolphin cruise, a ferris wheel ride at the Wharf, shelling, hiking on the nature trails, and sunsets at Fort Morgan. The privacy of the home and of the Rookery in general were a great appeal to our family (grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, and kids ages 9, 11, and 13). We were able to spy many birds, critters, lizards, but never an alligator. The only downside to our trip was the high sand gnat population. This is obviously not anything that the property owner could do anything about, but it is helpful to know that at the time that we were there (not sure if this is typical), the gnats were pretty profuse and biting. Even so, we would stay here again and just pack more bug repellant. Overall an amazing trip and a perfect accommodation for our family.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Shores......Great 3/2 Cottage Steps Away from Many Amenities and the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374374
+1 -2515332033
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

It was everything promised!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first experience with going south for the winter & with property rental. It was altogether a good experience. The owner did an exceptional job of being available & answering all our questions. Everything we needed was provided. The setting was perfect; our cottage was all we could have asked for & we wouldn't have traded it for any other that we saw after we arrived! We'd love to go back!!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulf Shores......Great 3/2 Cottage Steps Away from Many Amenities and the Beach!
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+1 -2515332033
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5
The place was great! My wife and I along with our 15 year old son stayed here in October. I would call this a furnished apartment in a nice quiet community close to the beach and plenty of places to get food and groceries.
The Rookery is 1 minute from the beach, a nice restaurant, and a small grocery, and about 20 minutes from all the touristy stuff in gulf shores, so you can do all that too if you like. The pool was heated perfectly! Beds were nice.
We did see some small gators by the porch. I didn’t feel they presented a danger to us in any way, but were great for pictures!
We will definitely look to stay here next time we come to gulf shores.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!!
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Gulf Shores......Great 3/2 Cottage Steps Away from Many Amenities and the Beach!
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Absolutely great!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this place with my 4 kids for a week, and we LOVED it! Couldn't have asked for a better place. It was clean, and all things worked as they were supposed to, and the size was perfect too! Very comfortable beds and couches too! I love the location as well. Beaches are close and PRIVATE! There were no crowds at all. Beaches are simply beautiful. This was our first trip to Gulf Shores, but it sure won't be our last! We only utilized one of the pools - the bigger one, and it was very nice and clean. I enjoyed sitting on the lanai each morning with my coffee too. :)
Paul (landlord) is SO easy to work with and get along with. A very nice guy. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place. Much to the children's to chagrin (but my delight!) we didn't see any alligators. ;)
The place had some books, movies and games there as well.
I was very impressed at how well it was kept and how clean it was. The price is perfect too! I was happy to find it. A nice little treasure!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tequila Bay
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Fort Morgan/Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mexican Eatery
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Gulf Shores
Car: necessary

Gulf Shores Alabama

The Rookery

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Fort morgan

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Other Activities: Borders Bon Secure Wildlife

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
WINTER 2014
Nov 3 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$80
$600
$1,000
 
 
SNOW BIRD 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$75
$600
$950
 
 
SPRING 2015
Feb 28 2015 - May 23 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
SUMMER 2015
May 24 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
LATE SUMMER 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
FALL/WINTER2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes 400-925
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Great bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything you need to relax, all the amenities of home. Super clean! The Rookery Community offers a large pool that is zero entry for the little ones, and a smaller pool that is a few hundred yards away, a hot tub and a tennis court. A Wildlife Refuge borders the cottages, a wildlife watcher's paradise. Easy beach access across the street, no crowds, no high rise. We are 6 miles from the historic Fort Morgan: Take the Ferry to Dauphin Island and visit Fort Gaines & the Dauphin Sea Lab . Explore all of the three marked Bon Secour trails that are close by. There are two championship golf courses that are located within a few miles and of course dont forget about the Tanger Outlet Center in closebyFoley.

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