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Family Fun with all the Conveniences of Home - Free WiFi - Pool - Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,135 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 in living room and all bedrooms (4HD Smart TV in living rm) 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. 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 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.

More Details

Owner
Carol VanGilder
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Why Carol VanGilder chose Alabama Gulf Coast

The cottage is located near the parking area which makes unloading the car (and reloading) so convenient. It is also about a 2 minute (or less) walk to the pool.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, washcloths, 1 bar of soap and 1 roll of tissue provided in each bathroom.
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. 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. 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Family Fun with all the Conveniences of Home - Free WiFi - Pool - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.888889 based on 54 reviews
Davis, OK
5

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you want a serene vacation without the crowded beaches, this may just be the place for you. My wife and I took our three children (ages 1, 4, and 5) here for our second beach vacation. They loved it! The house was better than described, the location was in a well kept area away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities. Close to two great restaurants, Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks, as well as Fort Morgan and the ferry. We made our way into town when we wanted other dining options, or to experience the busy beaches of Gulf Shores. For our final day, we relaxed on the Fort Morgan beaches once again (third visit in our 5 day stay) because it was so much less crowded and relaxing. Our only regret was not taking the ferry for our drive home (the traffic in Gulf Shores was horrible). There was no problem loading the kids up and driving to the beach (seriously less than 5 minutes away). Pack your ice chest, get your umbrella and chairs (and if you're like us, the sand castle toys, life jackets, body boards, etc. for the kids) and enjoy the beach life how it is meant to be. Beautiful waters, beautiful house, great location with two community pools (one was all to ourselves because apparently nobody knew about it, thanks for the tip Carol).

If you want to be apart of the traffic, the busy city, cramped on the 4th or 5th floor of a condo within walking distance of 15 other hotels surrounded by noise, this is not the place for you.

If you are like us, maybe with small kids that need their own room, need a rest in the truck on the drive to dinner, enjoy the peace and quiet outside your door, then you will definitely want to check into this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was great! It was very clean and had plenty of space. It is decorated super cute and had everything we needed for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were at Ft. Morgan for my grand-daughter's wedding. Our little cottage at the Rookery was so cute and very comfortable. It was conveniently located to everything we wanted to do. I wish we would have had longer to stay.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a vacation! The cottage was in a nice and quiet area and was truly a home away from home. It had everything we needed and then some. I would highly recommend this spot if you're looking for relaxation. The beach was just across the street-even walking distance if so inclined. The peninsula was not at all touristy which was just what we were hoping for. Plenty of shopping opportunities as well as eateries just a short drive away. We visited Fort Morgan as well as ferried over to Dauphin Island. Again, for us this was the perfect spot and perfect cottage. Carol provided pretty much everything to make our stay amazing.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
4

Just what the doctor ordered.....

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful and relaxing vacation I had. Loved the cottage. Decorated very nice and comfortably. The amenities offered in The Rookery were great as well. Close to Sassy Bass and Tacky Jacks but not too far away from Gulf Shores -- didn't mind the drive at all. Definitely within walking distance of the beach. The surrounding community is maintained well. I would definitely consider renting this cottage again for my future visits to Fort Morgan. Thank you Carol - I had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations for families.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Mikee's Seafood
Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
The Track Family Recreation Center
The Track Family Recreation Center
Walmart Supercenter
Waterville USA
Waterville USA Inc
Location Of Cottages ( See Satellite View)
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sassy Bass Amazin Grill
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Gulf of Mexica
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, 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 15 mile drive into Gulf Shores and you can visit Waterville, the Gulf Coast Zoo. the Track and much more offering amusement park rides and arcade games, etc. Numerous restaurants also await you. Drive up to Foley and visit the Tanger Outlet, a large outlet mall.

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 20 2017 - Aug 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
 
Summer II
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$925
$2,500
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$1,900
 
 
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$75
$470
$1,100
 
 
Summer MAY
Mar 1 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,020
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 19 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,085
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,085
 

Additional information about rental rates

Online payment fee $30
Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $150

The security/damage deposit will be promptly refunded after your stay, provided there are no damages.
*$150 security deposit converts to a damage deposit upon check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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