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Late Summer is a great time to visit the beach! Book your stay now!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms * 2 Bathrooms * Sleeps 10 * Unit 1701

Leap of Faith is the perfect place for a beach getaway! Come enjoy Alabama's beaches the way they used to be. The Rookery unit 1701 is located 14 miles down Fort Morgan Road, away from all the high-rise condos in Gulf Shores. You can enjoy uncrowded beaches, nature trails, wildlife, and plenty of room to relax.

Leap of Faith has been recently remodeled. This cute beach cottage has hardwood floors throughout, comfortable seating, 3 flat screen TVs with over 140 HD channels, games for the kids, DVDs to enjoy, free wireless internet, and much more! The master bedroom has a king sized bed. The guest bedroom has a queen sized bed and bedroom #3 has 2 sets of full/twin bunks. There is plenty of space for families of all sizes! Bed linens, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and kitchen towels are provided. A few extras are added in to make our guests feel at home (garbage bags, dish soap, laundry packs, toilet paper, and paper towels). The unit has a full sized washer and dryer to make laundry easy.

There are 2 swimming pools and a spa to enjoy. The largest pool is a zero entry pool that is perfect for splashing, sunbathing, and swimming. The pool is just steps away from your front porch. Golf carts are allowed, so bring one and enjoy easy access to the beach or just explore the area. BBQ grills and picnic tables are scattered throughout The Rookery, so bring your charcoal and grill out. There is a large tennis court and lots of space to park your boat or golf cart.

Leap of Faith is a non-smoking unit. Pets are not allowed.

More Details

Clint & Donna Nicholson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Clint & Donna Nicholson

We fell in love with Gulf Shores back in 2001 when we visited for the first time as a couple. Over the years we found ourselves coming back to the beach more often and introducing our children to the beach as they were born. After years of beach trips, lots of driving around looking at beach houses and dreaming of owning our own we finally decided to take a leap of faith and purchase one! Our goal is to honor God in all we do, including sharing our beach house with others.

Clint & Donna Nicholson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Clint & Donna Nicholson chose Alabama Gulf Coast

We have a growing family and we enjoy spending time with friends. We love how much room The Rookery cottages offer. There is room for everyone to enjoy! The zero entry pool is especially great for our little ones.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest bedroom with attached/shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , Full/Twin bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with private bath
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Late Summer is a great time to visit the beach! Book your stay now!
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

A Perfect Vacation and Location

  • 5 of 5

We were not sure what to expect when booking this for our family of 4, 2 of which are under 4. It was much bigger inside than the pictures suggest and the location is right next to the walk in pool. Our 3 year old went swimming each day we were there. Very clean house, well decorated, and very spacious. If we were in that area again we will definitely see if this is available. Thanks Clint and Donna.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for our family.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was very bright, cheery and extremely comfortable. The proximity to the pool and tennis courts was perfect. We were disappointed that none of the bedding in the bunk room had been washed, but that was the only problem that we had. We would definitely come back.It was a blessing to be able to get away for awhile and yet, feel perfectly at home. (A suggestion for others planning to stay- there was only one dish towel and one hand towel for each bathroom for the whole week, plan to bring extras with you, so you don't have to drive all the way back to town to purchase some.)

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed staying here! It was perfect for our family of 7. Close to the beach and bonus of swimming pool and hot tub as well. The home is clean and inviting. The kitchen had all we needed and we enjoyed every moment of our stay. Wonderful family to work with! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfortable, roomy home is well equipped for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at this cottage that comfortably slept 10. Kitchen was well stocked including a griddle, although we always travel with ours. Beds were comfortable as well as the living room furniture.. Pool & hot tub close and well maintained and beach is walkable, but street parking available if you have a lot of beach gear. Would stay here again, quiet setting away from the traffic in town.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Rookery! Our location was just off the beach, perfect for visiting every day. We also had the pool right next to our place. We found a book swap (little library) right outside the pool entrance that was fun for my kids! Our neighbors were very friendly and gave us great tips on where to visit.

We did find that there was a small 4 foot alligator in the pond behind our house, my children did go visit him every day but we stayed way back and DID NOT feed him. It was very cool to see him in his environment.

The weather was perfect the entire time we were in Alabama, our house stayed nice and cool and was very well organized and spacious. We found everything we needed when we arrived, even a nice gift from our hosts(so thoughtful)!

We definitely would recommend this house for visiting! It slept 10 very comfortably and was very affordable!

Thanks so much for making our vacation smooth and fun!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rogers, Arkansas

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It is very comfy and it's equipped with everything. Kitchen has blender, mixer, slow cooker and anything you will need. We brought beach umbrellas and chairs, but didn't need to since the house is also equipped with that as well as beach toys for the little ones.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
25 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26

Cancellation Fee of .025%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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