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Relax At 'Duke's Dunes' - Family Friendly! Snowbirds Welcome!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Fort Morgan Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 BR/ 2 BA - Sleeps 8

Get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded beach condos and relax! Located 14 miles west of Gulf Shores, nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is The Rookery. A small community of pastel colored tin roofed beach cottages located near the beach. The community features two pools, including a fantastic Large Zero Entry Heated Pool, Jacuzzi, Tennis Court, BBQ pits, and picnic tables in the communal area just steps away from your door.

If you love history, a 4 mile drive west leads you to historic Fort Morgan. There you can catch the Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island where you can visit the Sea Lab and Fort Gaines. From Dauphin Island, you're just a short drive to Mobile with it's historic USS Battleship, Aviation Museum and boundless restaurants and theatres. Heading 14 miles east on quiet Fort Morgan Road will take you into the heart of Gulf Shores for shopping, amusement parks, movie theaters, nightlife, restaurants, mini golf, and more.

And don’t forget the beach! White sand beaches and blue green water stretch as far and you can see in either direction. Fort Morgan’s low population density means that even in the middle of the summer season, beaches are not crowded. In spring, winter, and fall, you can spend the whole day on the beach and never see another soul! Watch the dolphins as they playfully swim and jump through the waves, or watch the sunset as it disappears beyond the horizon. The views are exquisite without being blocked by high rise buildings.

Duke's Dunes is a roomy cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Master has a King sized bed, the second has a Queen, and the Third has twin bunk beds, as well as a Queen sleeper sofa. It provides a cozy cottage for 2 with plenty of space for 8! It's a perfect place for a family vacation or a quiet get-a-way. The unit is fully equipped, including TVs in the 1st and second bedrooms, as well as a large, HD flat screen in the great room. The cottage also has a screened-in porch for relaxing.

Whatever your life style, from nature enthusiast to history buff, from shopper to golfer or sailor, you will have endless choices of activities or leisure when you stay at Duke's Dunes. Come to unwind, relax, and enjoy all the wonders of the Gulf and surrounding areas!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Tara Boland
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Relax At 'Duke's Dunes' - Family Friendly! Snowbirds Welcome!
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews

Great pool, house was awesome! Hope to do it again next year!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place and the seclusion of it. Pool is great and a 2 minute drive to the beach or less than 10 minute walk. Worth it to not be in the swarms of tourists. Bring garbage bags, dishwasher tabs, laundry detergent and paper towels. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Friendly & away from the Hustle & Bustle.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. We utilized the pool more than we utilized the beach so the short couple minute drive to the beach was not truly an inconvenience but could be for a family who is wanting a short walk to the beach as it takes about 15 mins to walk there. Upon arrival, the home was pretty clean. The electronic lock did not work the whole time we were there. Our only complaints are that there were only two rolls of toilet paper between both bathrooms (so we recommend bringing extra toilet paper) & the bed linens did not appear to be very clean. They had what we believe are makeup stains & other various stains but the beds were very comfortable. Also, we pulled out the silverware drawer to find a HUGE cockroach which tempted us to rewash all of the silverware. These cockroaches were also all over the screened in porch & my two year old was terrified of them. Everyone in the area was very friendly. We liked being away from the hustle & bustle especially with having two small children but it was nice to go into Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area for dinner & activities. It was about a 20 minute drive. The area is very serene & beautiful. We do plan on coming back & would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean property, quiet, great pool!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! It was our first trip to Gulf Shores, but will not be our last. It does take 20 miles to get into Gulf Shores, but our kids did not mind the drive. It was a little further to the beach than we thought but the drive was quick and we parked on Cortez. Beach was white sand and clean, water was very clear and fun body surfing. Lots of fun!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Clean comfortable house for good price

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. Communication with owner was excellent. Property had a great pool. The only draw back was the distance to the beach. The beach is with in walking distance but not if you are packing children, coolers, chairs, and umbrellas. So we did make the short drive which was an inconvenient to load and unload the car everyday. That being said this property is great place to stay if you don't mind the hike to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay there. Only thing that could make it better would be wifi. Plenty of room for our 6 adults, 2 babies. We've stayed at rookery before, we love it.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 2 of 5

We have stayed at several Rookery rentals and never had an experience like this. When we arrived after long hours of driving, our kids naturally wanted to jump right in the pool. Turns out that you now need a key fob to get in the pool gate which was never mentioned. No problem, we thought, I'll just call the owners! Only I couldn't because, incredibly, this unit has no wifi. Why on earth would you not A) leave something as important as a pool fob in plain sight (it turned out to be in the laundry room for whatever random reason) and B) not at least mention that you can expect no internet access for a week??

The gnats and biting flies were so bad at this unit (it's right at the back of the property) that our kids could hardly go outside. Deck furniture was moldy. There was a bizarre lack of side tables and lamps in the bedrooms so you had to do your bedtime reading by the overhead light. Cookware was extremely limited and what there was was often greasy or rusty.... the pans in particular were appalling, not a single one of them in safe cooking condition.

I get that this is not supposed to be a furnished unit, but usually people will leave you little conveniences: a small bottle of dish soap, an extra "emergency" toilet paper in the bathroom, a stack of paper plates, just little things to help get your vacation going. This unit, unsurprisingly, had absolutely nothing. I was shocked it even had bars of cheap soap.

Not a happy experience at all, especially if you're traveling with small children.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize some aspects of your trip were not enjoyable. We have no control over biting flies, on occasion the flies are on the beach biting, the location of the unit has nothing to do with this. It is very clear the unit does not have wifi, below is copied/pasted from description on VRBO: Minimum stay: 2-3 nights Internet: No Pets considered: No Wheel chair accessible: The above is very clear and is the first thing seen on property overview on VRBO. Below is a copy/paste of the email sent prior to your check in where it says the pool keys are in the Laundry room: 'Be careful not to lock this key inside as the nearest spare is in New Orleans. There are keys located in the laundry room for the pool bathroom. Check in time is 4pm and check out is 11am. Please take out all trash when you leave and load/run the dishwasher. There is a small Grocery store 1/4 mile west of the Rookery called Plaza West for any needs.' Another email stating: Hi, Tara. The place looks great! Can you tell us the WiFi password? Thanks. Again, we apologize for any issues you had while staying at the property and will investigate your concerns. Thank you, The Bolands
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fort Morgan Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
May 13 2017 - Aug 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $149 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

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Fort Morgan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Located Across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. Beach access with parking and a boardwalk. Bay Access is less than 2 miles down the street. Heated swimming pool with tiki bar, Walk-in wading area in pool. Great for elderly and children,Tennis Court, Golf courses nearby, Beautiful nature trails all around, Biking Trails.

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