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"Rookery Cottage" ~ Charming Beach Cottage, 3 Bd/2Ba, Screened porch, Peaceful

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6, Pool Access, Near Gulf, Gulf Shores

Welcome to our charming coastal cottage "Rookery Cottage". This charming beach cottage is offered at at great price for families.

Sit on your screen porch at the back of the cottage and watch the kids enjoy the pool! It's like having a pool in your backyard. We are the closest cottage to the Zero-Entry Pool! Little ones and their parents love the zero-entry pool. Plus, there's a 2nd pool near the entrance to Rookery III, you can walk to that pool as well.

We invite you to experience the quieter side of Gulf Shores, Alabama. As you drive along Ft Morgan Rd, feel your cares slip away. You'll love the beaches which are less crowded. Our guests love the individual cottages with convenient parking for 2 cars just outside the cottage front door.

Rookery Cottage features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and living area which includes kitchen, dining area and living room which are open to each other.

The cottage is located in the tranquil coastal cottage community called Rookery III. Rookery is part of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in historic Fort Morgan, Alabama.

The soft white sugar sand beaches and gorgeous water of the Gulf of Mexico are just 7/10ths of a mile from the cottage. Our guests can either walk or drive to the beach, whichever they decide.

While Ft Morgan is near the activities and action of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Al, Fort Morgan is "the road less travelled" - quieter, more private, with sugar sand beaches that are less crowded than the other beach communities in lower Alabama.

Rookery Cottage is an ideal vacation home for those who are ready to unplug from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. Immerse yourself in life's simple pleasures again. Enjoy a hike on a wildlife trail, or go bird watching, there's also a morning run, walk and/or shelling on the beach, a swim in the revitalizing waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a paddleboard excursion, kayaking, bike riding, swimming laps in the adult pool, watch the kids enjoy the Zero-entry pool just behind the cottage, grill on the back deck, make popcorn and enjoy movie or game night at the cottage. There's no shortage of things to do. Watersports rentals, bike rentals and such are available along Ft Morgan Rd, or please feel free to bring your own.

Choosing 'Rookery Cottage' for your next get-away to Ft Morgan / Gulf Shores, AL is very easy too! We offer the very convenient 'BOOK IT' feature! Just click the yellow 'Book It' button to get a detailed quote, you can even PAY for your stay (subject to verification and acceptance), and your vacation is on it's way.....

The Cottage features brand new furnishings and appliances! Our home sleeps up to 6 guests with 2 King beds and 2 Twin beds.

The Rookery is located along Fort Morgan Rd in the heart of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge! This is paradise for nature lovers! Enjoy bird watching, hiking, biking, shelling, fishing, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and swimming in the community pool (located just behind the cottage).

Want to explore the area by car? It's just a 20-25 minute drive to Gulf Shores, a 30 minute drive to Foley (outlet shopping!), 35 minute drive to Orange Beach, and a 45 minute drive to Perdido Key, FL! You can also take the ferry to Dauphin Island.

The Rookery III has two very inviting community pools. The zero entry pool is just outside your door when you stay at The Rookery Cottage! Watch the kids play in the pool as you sit back and relax in the delightful screened porch. The porch has a brand new electric BBQ grill - it's a great place to grill or BBQ a delicious meal!

Other features and amenities in the Cottage:

~ Wood floors throughout the cottage, even in the bathrooms!

~ 3 bedrooms (2 KG beds and 2 Twin beds);

~ 2 Bathrooms;

~ Marble top dining table with seating for 6;

~ Spacious, well equipped kitchen with everything brand new!

~ New, full size washer and dryer;

~ Plenty of off street parking;

~ Screened porch with patio table and chairs, plus electric BBQ grill;

~ Pool view! Pool is just steps away from the Cottage;

~ Flat screen TV in living room and in 2 of the bdrms;

~ Cable TV;

~ No smoking home;

~ Fabulous Ft Morgan beach and the Gulf of Mexico are a short 7/10ths of a mile from the cottage. Walk or drive.

We do not provide internet. So if you need to be connected during your stay, please be sure to make arrangements to use hot spot on your cell phone or some other method.

Area Attractions close by are:

~ Waterville USA,

~ Miniature golf,

~ Historic Ft. Morgan,

~ Ferry to Dauphin Island,

~ Battleship in nearby Mobile, AL

~ Tanger Outlet Mall (shopping and food court) in Foley, AL,

~ Pinnacle Shopping Centre which includes a movie cinema,

~ Nearby exclusive golf courses,

~ And, the gorgeous beaches of Ft Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL, as well as Perdido Key, FL.

Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life? Be one of the first guests to enjoy a relaxing stay at The Rookery Cottage! Send us an email or give us a call today!

Keywords: Rookery, Gulf Shores area, pool, Fort Morgan vacation home, Fort Morgan beach

More Details

Property Manager
Val and Renee Morel, 850 377 9130, info@SeaAndSkyRentals.com
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Why Val and Renee Morel, 850 377 9130, info@SeaAndSkyRentals.com chose Fort Morgan

We love the peaceful surroundings at The Rookery III. It's quiet and peaceful, a real retreat! And, we like that you can drive to Gulf Shores in approx 20 minutes! We also LOVE the zero entry pool that is just outside the cottage! Keep an eye on the kids from the screened back porch. The back porch overlooks the zero-entry pool which is very convenient!

The beach is nearby too, just 7/10ths of a mile from the cottage - walk or drive! The beaches are less crowded than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! But, it's the same soft, white sugar-sand beach!

What makes this cottage unique

Charming and Spacious, this raised Coastal Cottage has everything you'll need for a beach get-away! Located in heart of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge there are birds, wildlife and interesting foliage all around! The cottage is a short walk, or a shorter drive, to the Gulf of Mexico and soft, white sugar-sand beaches. The complex has 2 terrific pools! The zero-entry pool is within sight of the cottage. Just walk out the cottage's front door and arrive at the pool in a very short walk (2 minutes)! Want more to do? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are just a short drive! Go to the zoo, see a movie at the cinema, shop at the Foley Outlet mall or the beach T-shirt and souvenier shops! Visit the Hangout or The Wharf! There's so much to do!

Amenities

Fort Morgan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • 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 , shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bedroom with private door to hall bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two King size beds, and Two Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
One of the two community pools, a zero entry pool, is just outside the Cottage's back door. The Cottage's screen patio overlooks the pool! A great way to keep an eye on your kids while they enjoy the pool. The 2nd pool is a short walk from the condo, it's near the entrance to Rookery III. Things to Do in Ft Morgan and Gulf Shores, AL: http://www.gulfshores.com/things-to-do/attractions/

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"Rookery Cottage" ~ Charming Beach Cottage, 3 Bd/2Ba, Screened porch, Peaceful
average rating of 4.756757 based on 37 reviews
4

This is a great cottage and beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

The house is a perfect size. Location next to the pool is great. Owner was very kind. Called us personally regarding a tropical storm. The only complaint we have is the beds. It's great to have two rooms with king sized beds, but both were old and uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rison, AR
5

Perfect place for families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took my mother and our grandchildren to the Rookery III for a week. It was perfect for us. The house was just the right size and located close enough to Gulf Shores to be in the action, yet far enough away to not hear it! The pool was located immediately behind our little house and our grandchildren lived in it! I would say the only thing missing from our week was a gate to the pool on our end! Thank you for a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great

  • 3 of 5

Very clean and nice neighbors

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very clean and had a home feeling

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at the Rookery III. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need in it. It is a very short drive to the beach and easy access once you get there. This was our first trip to Fort Morgan area and we enjoyed the fact it is not crowded in that area. The pool at the Rookery III is very nice and right outside our door. We would definitely stay there again and a great price!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and close to the beach

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Gulf Shores and Foley
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 59
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Morgan AL (.5 mi), Gulf Shores (10 miles)
Car: necessary

The Rookery III is an excellent community for bird watching and nature appreciation and people who don't mind a quick drive to get to the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf is just 7/10ths of a mile from the cottage.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Damage Insurance $45
Tax Rate 6.0%

Summer bookings (May 25 - Aug 16) are weekly-only (Sat -Sat)

Do not choose "Protection Options" before you enter your credit card information.

Accidental Damage Insurance is already included in your quote.

DO NOT PAY FOR IT TWICE!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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