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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,135 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (king, queen, 2 twins) -- sleeps 6 ( can sleep 8 with sleeper sofa)

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 comfortably accommodate six guests and is bright, cheerful and fully furnished. (Up to eight guests can be housed if the living room sofa bed is used). 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. A queen sleeper sofa is in the living room. There is ample parking for a boat. The marina is only 4 miles away.

(There is a $50 up-charge for more than six guests.)


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).

More Details

Property Manager
Ernie Church
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have truly enjoyed the trip.. It was home away from home. You have stocked the house with everything you could want or need. I hope to return soon. Would love a discount for repeat visitors.
Jun 2017
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Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeper sofa in living room (queen size). There is a $50 upcharge if there are more than six guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 91 reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Very nice and private

  • 5 of 5

House is great. Surrounded by wildlife but also close to the pool. Owners are very nice and easy to work with. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house! Great location. Could drive to beach 1/2 mile up the road. Drive to shopping and Gulf Shores Restaurants in 10 min. Drive to Orange Beach and shopping was 20 ish min away. Lots of amenities we did not expect were left for us at the house. Everything you needed was there. The ONLY negative thing was mosquitoes at the pool and by the side of the house in the late afternoon or evening. But during the day we spent at the pool was good. The beds were extremely comfortable!!!!!! Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed everything about this place. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed/wanted. It was about a 1/4 mile from the public beach and had a nice swimming pool for the kids. It also came stocked with beach toys for the kids to use. I would highly recommend staying here. It is about 15 miles away from all of the action, but we enjoyed the more laid back area. It doesn't take that long to get to any activity that you're looking for.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, easy check in and out

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in a great location, quiet and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the pool and the overall experience. Public beach was just down the road. Thanks for a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property! Like the location! Pool was great, property was great over all enjoyed our time there. Only suggestions are the beds need to be replaced not comfortable and master bedroom only room without a tv. Would go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was so much fun. Everything was provided in the house. It was just the right size for our group of 7. The grandkids loved the beach, the pool and the roominess of the house. We even saw the alligator which lives in the preserve. We would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sassy Bass Amazin Grill
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Gulf Shores Parkway (Highway 59)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sassy Bass Amazin Grill
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
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


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 1
May 31 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 4 weekend 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2-2017
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

over 6 guests $50 + Tax
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a $50 uncharge per guest for more than six guests. (Max occupancy eight guests)

Snowbird special Dec thru Mar. One month $1300, two months $1200/month, three or four months $1100/month

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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