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All the Conveniences of Home - WiFi - Pool - Hot Tub- Beach nearby

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,135 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House w/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 8, 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, 4 satellite TV’s (in living room and all bedrooms (4HD Smart TV in living rm) 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Why Carol VanGilder chose Gulf Shores

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.

What makes this cottage unique

All the conveniences of home with ocean and beautiful sandy Beach nearby...... plus large community pool, hot tub, tennis courts and plenty of local activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores in Baldwin County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Towels, washcloths, 1 bar of soap and 1 roll of tissue provided in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 Bedrooms each have a queen bed. Bedrooms and baths are furnished with good linens and plush towels. Both queen beds are topped with memory foam 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
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
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All the Conveniences of Home - WiFi - Pool - Hot Tub- Beach nearby
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 66 reviews
Fort Wayne, Indiana
4

Enjoyable and relaxing stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint and cozy cottage. Our family of 6 was very comfortable in this place. Decorated very tastefully and it provided all the comforts of home. I would highly recommend that others stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maryville, TN
4

Nice stay away from the beach

  • 4 of 5

The duplex was overall nice and very clean. It was pleasantly decorated and nicely setup as a three bedroom. Kitchen was well stocked, better than we have typically experienced. The main coat, a sleeper, could have been more comfortable. It is a bit of a drive to a more populated area with shops etc, but a rather pretty drive. Once there, a reasonable number of restaurants and shops can be found. In the other direction is a nice national park.

The only significant issue was the internet speed which was very very slow during our stay, pages took some time to load. We contacted management whom was unable to correct this during our stay. This would be the only thing that would prevent me from returning as fast online access is important to us.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay, all of the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed, and then some. The kitchen was well equipped, extra pillows, Netflix and satellite TV. It was like a home away from home. The beach is just a hop away. The pool was excellent. I highly recommend the Rookery!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean and quiet place no complaints at all carrol was very easy to work with and a very nice lady

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to close to the beach everything we needed was in the cottage

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. Owners are super nice. Was a great home for a week. My family of five loved it. Loved having a pool close by if we didn’t want to go to the beach. Thank you Carol!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring/Summer
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£289
for 2 nights
From
£89
£736
 
 
Summer
5 May 2018 - 14 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£361
for 2 nights
From
£125
£914
 
 
Summer
15 May 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£539
for 3 nights
From
£143
£1,111
 
 
Summer II
4 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£486
for 3 nights
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£125
£968
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£518
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£282
for 2 nights
From
£86
£664
 
 
Fall/Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£325
for 3 nights
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£71
£611
 
 
Winter
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
6 night minimum stay
£432
for 6 nights
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£54
£486
£896
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£475
for 3 nights
From
£121
£961
 
 
Spring/Summer
7 Apr 2019 - 5 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£432
for 3 nights
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£107
£825
 
 
Spring Special
6 May 2019 - 3 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£518
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
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£114
£886
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £107.15
Online payment fee £21.43
Cleaning £89.29

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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