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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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RELAXING AND CHARMING COTTAGE….DATES STILL AVAILABLE!

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to our cozy Coastal Cottage. Step back in time to a place where you can relax on the screened porch, swim in the fabulous pool, hop across the street to the most beautiful white sandy beaches on the Gulf Coast and the fishing is incredible.

The outdoor jacuzzi, Tiki hut and bar-b-que area offer you a place to enjoy the outdoors. This is a haven for the lovers of nature since you would be located next to The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and down the road from Historic Fort Morgan and The Ferry to Dauphin Island and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Enter through the screened in porch to a large living, dining and kitchen area with room for everyone. There are three nice size bedrooms with a queen, double, sleeper sofa and two sets of bunk beds. There are 2 full baths with a full size washer and dryer.

The perfect place to enjoy all the wonders of the Gulf and the surrounding areas.

Keywords: Unique Cottage, with screened in porch, large open space, endless pool, national wildlife refuge

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Our family of four resides in Helena, AL

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

The Alabama Coast has a special place in my heart. I'm very blessed to share a part of my childhood with my husband & children. The Rookery gives us a place to visit that is away from the high rise condos; away from the crowds. A place where we can get back in touch with nature and step back into time. Our porch is a great place for family dinners, relaxation, playing board games & enjoying each other's company.

We love The Rookery because it's close enough to shopping, dining & entertainment, but far enough away from crowded beaches. We love the proximity to Mobile Bay, which is ideal for watching the sun set & fishing. Walking nature trails, riding bikes, swimming and special family time will offer you a vacation to remember.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Relaxing and charming cottage….dates still available!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Hattiesburg, MS
5

Perfect vacation spot with kids

  • 5 of 5
This house was exactly what we were looking for. We have 4 kids (ages 1 to 6). We loved how close the gated swimming pool was. All the kids could easily walk just a few feet from the house to get to the pool and we could come home whenever we needed to for nap time or snack break. The pool was clean and had a very large shallow end so the younger kids could stand up and play games safely with everyone else. There was also plenty of room in the deep end for any teenagers and adults to relax or play.
At the house our kids were probably most excited about the bunk beds and we chose the house for this reason. It did not disappoint in anyway. There was plenty of room and everything we needed.
It was easy to get into Gulf Shores to eat out at night or play mini golf or go-carts. It was always refreshing to be staying away from the crowds of Gulf Shores and heading back to our retreat in Fort Morgan. We drove to the beach in our car but it was a one minute drive just across the street. There was always easy parking and only took a minute. We played at the pool during the heat of the day (while the baby napped back at the house with one adult) and then as a family went to the beach during the cooler early morning and evening hours. We had a wonderful trip.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Claire,
Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. So glad y'all had a great time and that our cottage was perfect for your family. Glad to hear that the kids enjoyed the bunk room and the pool! We would love to have you back for another beach vacation!
Thanks, Jon and Kay
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Ft. Smith, AR
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
The house was described exactly the way it is, we felt at home right when we walked in. This was our family's first trip to the Fort Morgan area and we were very happy with our choice to stay here. The Rookery has a neighborhood feel but is away from the "busyness" of other parts of the peninsula. The pool and hot tub are just a few steps away and the beach is within walking distance. The sand was great and the beach is not crowded at all. Enjoyed the gas grill a few nights and also tried some good restaurants close by. If you like to fish, you're in the right place. We hired a fishing guide one day and had a blast. We couldn't have scripted our week here any better if we tried. The beach and the pool were definitely our highlights of each day (along with morning coffee on the porch). Jon and Kay were great to work with and very accommodating. Looking forward to a return visit. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brent,
Hi, we are so glad y'all enjoyed your first trip to Ft Morgan & to the Rookery. Your description was perfect of both places..this is why we choice to buy there. Love the neighborhood feel and being away from the crowds! Glad y'all felt at home in our cottage, that's our main goal! Making all our friends & family feel at home. Sounds like y'all had a successful fishing trip. We would love to get the name of the guide you used! A guided fishing trip is something we keep saying we will do, but haven't yet. Once again, we are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed our "slice of Heaven" and we hope to see y'all back in the future! Sincerely, Jon & Kay
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Helena, AL
4

Weekend away

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at the Rookery. The information e-mailed to us with directions, grocery store information was very helpful. The beach was beautiful and not overly crowded. We loved seeing wild life such as alligators, sea turtles, sting rays and dolphins!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks so much for the kind review. We are glad y'all enjoyed your vacation! Sounds like y'all got to see a good bit of wild life :)

Sincerely,
The Paucke's
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Helena, Al
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. House was beautiful, beds were comfortable and pool was fabulous. Would reccomend this place. My kids loved the pool which was right cross the street. Getting to the beach was easy, not a lot of hassel. Kay was wonderful to work with. We hope to go back sometime soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Morgan,
Thanks for the kind comments & review! So glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves. I agree, the pool is awesome! We would love to have y'all back in the future.
Sincerely,
Jon & Kay
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! Loved being away from the traffic and busy strip! Place was very nice! We recommend staying here. Close enough to the beach and very nice pool right behind this unit. Right down the road is a small grocery store and Sassy Bass restaurant. Sassy Bass was really good. We also recommend the Compleat Angler at The Wharf (owned by Bob Baumhower).
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Becky, Thanks for the great comment! So glad y'all had a great time! I agree, Sassy Bass is good. We will have to try the other restaurant, thanks for that recommendation. We appreciate you recommending our cottage as a place to stay. I'm with you, I love being away from the traffic and crowds! Once again, thanks for staying at our cottage & glad you had a nice time! Hope to have you back in the future.
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Fort Morgan Alabama Gulf Coast
Peru, IN
5

Very Nice and Clean

  • 5 of 5
First of all, Kay was wonderful to work with. I communicated with her a couple of times before coming to Alabama because it was our families first time coming here and she was very helpful. We arrived after dark, and had no trouble finding the house or getting into it. I really liked that you did not have to drive to a management office to get the keys and then go find the house like many rental places. After traveling for 13 plus hours, we just want to get into the house and you can with this home. They have a code to open a box to get your key.

The house was just like the pictures show and we found it very clean upon arriving which is really important to me. Our family really enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle of Gulf Shores. We were able to relax at the pool while our kids swam because it was not crowded and we could see them at all times. We spent much of our time across the road at the beach. Same thing at the beach, it was not crowded so we could pick our spot and not worry about the kids. We could see them and they had room to run and play without getting in other peoples way. You can walk to the beach, but when we were going for the day we loaded the vehicle with all our things and drove. It was such a nice relaxing week.

The nice thing about this location is that it is easy to travel into Gulf Shores to the restaurants and attractions yet you are away from it all if you want to be. It took approximately 15 minutes driving on one road to get into the main area of Gulf Shores. There are also some restaurants closer to the Rookery if you would rather stay close. We ate many of our meals at the house due to the fact they provide a grill. We did eat out 3 evenings. The two we enjoyed most were Docs Seafood and Lulu's. Lulu's had live music playing, kids could play in the sand and water spout/bucket area, parents could get a drink all while waiting to get your table.

We felt very safe. I (woman) ran 2 days by myself and wasn't worried to do so. Every morning, we saw many runners and bikers. If you enjoy the outdoors, you are really close to walking trails that are just beautiful and part of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. We hiked with our 3 children two mornings while we were there.

We really enjoyed our stay and plan to come back! Thank you for letting us use your home and for all the extras like the beach chairs that you provide:)
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jenny,
Thanks so much for the wonderful review!! We really appreciate all the details you included. Thanks for taking the time. We love hearing back from our guests and welcome all their comments. You described Ft. Morgan perfectly! We enjoy our "uncrowded beaches" and all the wonderful & beautiful things that Ft. Morgan has to offer. I know it's a long drive, but we sure do hope to have y'all back in the future! We are so glad y'all had a nice, relaxing, fun family vacation! Sincerely, Jon & Kay
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Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tacky Jack's 2
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Behind The Pines

Ferry to Dauphin Island, The Historic Fort at Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, White Sugar Sand Beaches, Fort Morgan Pier

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Fort Morgan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$1,178
 
 
Fall
Aug 4 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$100
$650
$1,400
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$1,179
 
 
Spring 2014
Mar 1 - May 17
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$1,714
 
 
Summer 2014
May 18 - Aug 3
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,214
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $200
Taxes 8.5%
Credit Card Charge 3.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Fort Morgan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Private Master Bath 2nd bath can be accessed from both the Queen guest bedroom and the hall
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of twin bunk beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Q Sleeper Sofa (1), Two sets of Twin bunk beds-Sleeps 4 children
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • live theater
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • parasailing
  • surfing
Notes:
Screened in Porch- Heated Pool
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