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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,135 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms (king, queen, full & single trundle) Sleeper sofa also.

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 comfortably accommodate six guests and is bright, cheerful and fully furnished. (additional guests can be housed if the 3rd bedroom trundle snd the living room sofa bed are used). 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 a full size bed with a pull-out single size trundle underneath. A queen sleeper sofa is in the living room. There is ample parking for a boat. The marina is only 4 miles away.

(There is an up-charge for more than six guests.)

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

Property Manager
Ernie Church
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rookery. Peaceful, beautiful and easy trip to the beach. Your cottage is lovely and we appreciated all of the amenities. Thank you!
Jul 2017
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 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 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeper sofa in living room (queen size). There is a $50 upcharge if there are more than six guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.

Reviews

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Charming cottage near beach adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
average rating of 4.827586 based on 104 reviews
5

Nice area

  • 5 of 5

Location was great. House was very comfortable and clean. The pool was awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Very cute place to stay. Little bit of a drive to everything but that was fine. The queen bed was very uncomfortable. But besides that I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have replaced all the mattresses.
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3

Marginally adequate

  • 3 of 5

Everything was Ok, but not so great. Furniture was quite dated, not so comfortable, and the master king bed guest and queen bed was awful, like sleeping in a hole. Master bath didn't drain, A/C was ok, but if you have many people in the unit, the A/C will not keep up during the day. Arriving with the A/C set on 78 doesn't work. Lots of nature so if you like the sound of bull frogs all night, then this is the place for you. Pool is very nice. No restaurants or night life anywhere nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very clean, nice cottage. The neighborhood was clean and quite.

  • 4 of 5

The very nice cottage is well maintained as is the neighborhood. As someone else has pointed out the mattresses are a bit lumpy. It is not a upscale stay but is very adequate for the small beach town. The kitchen has all th appliances that you need. It would make a good place for a family vacation if your children prefer a pool, instead of the the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have replaced the mattresses.
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Columbia
5

Perfect spot from which to explore Fort Morgan

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at this location. We love its proximity to the beach, to the Fort, and to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The kids love the community pool. The cottage is well appointed, with enough space to spread out (important to my kids now that they're in the teen and pre-teen ages). The owner is very accommodating - I called with a question and he was able to answer my call right away. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking to enjoy the area without the chaos of staying in Gulf Shores proper.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana, USA
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in a quiet, peaceful Fort Morgan community, this cottage at The Rookery is a gem. Beautifully appointed, fully stocked kitchen, a wonderful screened-in porch adjacent to a wildlife refuge. The most relaxing stay at the beach my family has ever experienced.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pensacola
Nearest Barpub
0.2 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
0.2 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall
6 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£336
for 2 nights
From
£88
£688
£2,482
 
 
snowbird
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 30 nights
£1,201
 
 
spring
1 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£368
for 2 nights
From
£104
£785
£2,962
 
 
Memorial Day weekend
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£680
 
 
Summer - 1
29 May 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£628
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,097
£4,403
 
 
July 4th week
3 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£760
for 3 nights
From
£200
 
 
Summer - 2
8 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£628
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,097
£4,403
 
 
Summer - 3
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£140
£1,001
£4,163
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£640
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£336
for 2 nights
From
£88
 

Additional pricing information

more than six guests £56.64 + Tax
cleaning fee £94.4 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.04
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a $75 uncharge for more than six guests. (Max occupancy eight guests)

Snowbird special Dec thru Mar. One month $1300, two months $1200/month, three or four months $1100/month

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