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Family Fun with all the Conveniences of Home - Free WiFi - Pool - Hot Tub

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

Overview

About the property

House w/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6, 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 (new in Jan 2012), 4 satellite TV’s in living room and all bedrooms (4HD Smart TV in living rm) 2 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

Why Carol VanGilder chose Alabama Gulf Coast

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.

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
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • 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
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
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 feather 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
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
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

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Family Fun with all the Conveniences of Home - Free WiFi - Pool - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.852459 based on 61 reviews
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: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was what was presented. Carol was quick to respond if needed. We loved the quiet scenario compared to staying in the more tourist area. Our toddler adored the pool! Everyone staying there was friendly... whether residents or renters. Beautifully decorated. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flowood, MS
5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls trip! Everything was so nice. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jemison al
4

Very nice. Very quiet. short drive to very quiet beach. Porch facing neighbor's porch only drawback

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice. The porch directly faces the neighbors porch so sitting out could be a little awkward. The pool was a very walkable distance. Beach is a short drive. I think I would check into renting a golf cart if I were to stay for a week to make the short trip to the beach. Beach is very quiet and family oriented. For a family with small children this would have been a good place to ride bikes, go to the pool and the beach. Our family actually has decided to rent a house for next year on the beach right where the beach access was for this cottage. Highly recommend the area and this cottage if seeing water is not worth the price difference for you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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3

Good vacation

  • 3 of 5

Overall, our stay was good. This cottage is attached to another cottage, which wasn't clear to us when we booked. Thankfully, we only heard our neighbors when they opened and closed the closets in two of the bedrooms. The layout of the cottage is nice, and the beds were fairly comfortable. The cottage is a bit of a walk to the beach, particularly if you have younger children. The large pool in the neighborhood is great. We prefer Fort Morgan to Gulf Shores because it is less busy, and the beaches are not crowded at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, quiet but not too secluded. Easy access to the beach and pretty much everything else. My family will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Location

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
 
Fall
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£436
for 3 nights
From
£106
£819
£2,013
 
 
Fall
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
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£76
£648
£1,558
 
 
Winter/Spring 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£288
for 3 nights
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£57
£474
£952
 
 
Summer MAY
1 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£481
for 3 nights
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£121
£891
 
 
Spring/Summer
19 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£550
for 3 nights
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£144
£940
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£481
for 3 nights
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£121
£940
 

Additional pricing information

Online payment fee £22.75
Cleaning £94.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £113.73

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.
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