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CHARMING COTTAGE NEAR BEACH ADJACENT TO BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Ernie or Judy

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

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CHARMING COTTAGE NEAR BEACH ADJACENT TO BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Gulf Shores - Beach Cottage Ft Morgan

3 bedrooms (king, queen, 2 twins) -- sleeps 6

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 accommodate up to six guests and is bright, cheerful and fully furnished. 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. There is ample parking for a boat. The marina is only 4 miles away.

RESTRICTIONS:

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ernie or Judy (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family had such a fun and relaxing time staying at your place. The kids lived on the beach and your home was perfect to come home to each evening! We are already looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes!
Oct 2014
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Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 116 reviews
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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p328546
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Great Cottage Near Woods and Beach

  • 5 out of 5
We were attracted to The Rookery because we wanted to be as close to nature as we could be and still have a pool and comforts beyond camping. The cottage is great--wood floors, nice decor without being cutesy (like beach houses usually are). The owners were friendly but not pushy, efficient but not overly hung up on check-in times, etc. Just like they were our good neighbors or something. Owl calls at night, beautiful frogs and skinks at the woods edge, short walk to beach, great pool, quiet community, fun restaurant nearby for breakfast and sunset bar, great history and beach at Fort Morgan. It was great seeing the wreck of The Rachel, rum runner ship from the 20s, at the nearby beach. The only thing I would change is to have dark-sky lighting at night. Too bright around the cottages and no option to turn off lights.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See why everyone loves a Rookery vacation -- book now for 2015!
business
Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p328546
+1 -3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

“EXCELLENT CHOICE” “GREAT VALUE”

  • 5 out of 5
I want to thank you for sharing your home with us. Although the weather was slightly bad the stay was awesome. The home was so well equipped with all of the amenities even down to spices for cooking. The home was very clean and everything was neatly convenient.
The easy access to everything you needed to enjoy your stay. My family really enjoyed the time we spent and I would recommend your property to anyone who wants a peaceful, relaxing experience.
Anyone who stays at your home would gladly return due to the property being well maintained, well cared for and tastefully laid out. So many good things to say about the property but we enjoyed the screened in porch with the rocking chairs.
Again I want to that you for allowing us to spend some time there and we will definitely return and stay longer next time.

Bob and Michèle, Ponchatoula, LA
Devin, Kimberly and Emily, Denham Springs, LA
  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you chose our Rookery cottage for your vacation. Do come back soon.
business
Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p328546
+1 -3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
This is truly a great place to stay in Gulf Shores. Clean, close to the beach, nice amenities and very well taken care of. We'll definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p328546
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Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
5

A wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 5 out of 5
Our family visited the Rookery for a family vacation over labor day. It was a wonderful experience. The beach is within walking distance but we drove every time and parking was no problem at all. We came right after hurricane Isaac and the weather could not have been better! Also, the beach had a civil war-era blockade running shipwreck that washed up on the shore (the guys in our group just loved that awesome piece of history at our fingertips!). The house was wonderfully maintained, with a delightful screened-in porch perfect for relaxing each evening and listening to the frogs sing. The kitchen had everything you could need to whip up meals, which was a plus. There were also spices, sugar and flour in the cabinet! Because the weather was slightly unpredictable, Ernie brought umbrellas just in case (he is a superb person to do business with!). My three year-old son enjoyed the satellite TV and the beach tremendously and wants to go back. Our family made a lot of memories on our holiday to the Rookery, and we fully intend to come back in six months!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lots of inquiries already coming in for 2013 -- book early for your choice vacation dates.
business
Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p328546
+1 -3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Peoria, IL. USA
5

Gulf Shores get away

  • 5 out of 5
It was a long trek from Illinois but the cottage was a perfect place to stay...we had four adults and two 2 year olds. The Rookery was a very quiet comfortable community. Judy and Ernie were very nice and welcoming. I had read the reviews and the pool is as great as they said. My grandchildren love the water! The parking for the beach proved to be a little challenging with the little ones but well worth it. The beach closer to the fort was our favorite -less crowded and a little calmer for the little ones.

The kitchen was well equipped - appliances in good working order. (we've had experience where they were not at other rentals). The furniture very comfortable...my favorite spot was the rocking chair on the porch with my book and listening to the sounds of the nature preserve.

Will definitely stay here next visit
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Plan your 2013 vacation now and reserve this charming cottage at the Rookery.
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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p328546
+1 -3342200851
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Cincinnati, OH
5

Fun in the Sun!

  • 5 out of 5
We absolutely loved our first visit to Fort Morgan and the Gulf of Mexico. Ernie and Judy have a fantastic home for you to visit and are super easy to communicate with about rental details. (It was a treat to get to meet them both as well!)

The home itself was lovely - exactly what we needed and more. Being close to the pool was an added bonus.

The beaches were spectacular with our favorite beach being out nearer to Fort Morgan - turn right out of the Rookery and then turn left on a very poorly maintained road right before the Fort. A short walk to the beach will reward you with tidal pools, seashells galore and solitude.

We are now firm Gulf fans. It will be hard to head East to other beaches when we've experienced the beauty of the Gulf. Clean beaches and clear water just can't be beat.

We hope to be back in the years to come.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Don't wait! Book your next vacation now and enjoy the beauty of the Gulf and its beaches. Then come back to your home away from home and relax in the saltwater pool and hot tub.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
0.3 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
0.3 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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Fall
2 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$365
for 2 nights
From
$120
$925
$2,825
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
for 2 nights
From
$100
$625
$1,625
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$425
for 2 nights
From
$150
$1,125
$3,625
 
 
Memorial Day Weekwnd
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$725
for 3 nights
From
$200
 
 
Summer 1
26 May 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
$445
for 2 nights
From
$160
$1,225
$4,125
 
 
July 4th Weekend
3 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$725
for 3 nights
From
$200
 
 
Summer 2
7 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$445
for 2 nights
From
$160
$1,225
$4,125
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
4 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$725
for 3 nights
From
$200
 
 
Fall
8 Sep 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
$365
for 2 nights
From
$120
$925
$2,825
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
for 2 nights
From
$150
$1,125
$3,125
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Notes Snowbird special Dec thru Mar. One month $1200, two months $1100/month, three or four months $1000/month
$200 security deposit due at booking to secure reservation

Payment in full two weeks prior to check-in

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores in Alabama Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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