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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 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms (king, queen, 2 twins) -- sleeps 6 ( can sleep 8 with sleeper sofa)

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. (Up to eight guests can be housed if the living room sofa bed is 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 two twin beds. 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 a $50 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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 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 4.9166665 based on 99 reviews
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: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage for our gulf shores family vacation. Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Your home at the Rookery was perfect for our gulf shores vacation. We loved the beach, went everyday☀️👙?. The nearby restaurants and businesses were very nice also. The cottage location was great less traffic it was relaxing. Our family took advantage of the trails to the beach. Thank you Ernie and family , we hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cottage, nice quiet neighborhood, would definitely recommend staying here. Nicely stocked kitchen and wonderful decor.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Great place to rent for vacation! Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my fiancee got married on the beach and we rented this property for us, our kids and parents to stay at for the weekend. House was very clean and had everything we needed for the weekend stay. It was just a short drive to public beach access and the pool was right across the street from the house. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The property was equipped with everything we needed. When we arrived at the cottage we felt right at home. Everything we needed for the beach was there, chairs, towels, cooler and umbrella . The pantry was stocked with some non perishable items. There was an abundance of cookware also. The pool was across from our cottage. I enjoyed the sounds, of the animals in the Wildlife Reserve, at night. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5

Very nice and private

  • 5 of 5

House is great. Surrounded by wildlife but also close to the pool. Owners are very nice and easy to work with. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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
 
Summer 2-2017
6 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£499
for 2 nights
From
£178
£1,277
£4,034
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£203
 
 
Fall
6 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£142
£1,115
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£466
for 2 nights
From
£162
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95.62
Damage Deposit £153

There is a $50 uncharge per guest 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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