Closest Rookery Unit to the Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The Rookery cottage description
Get away from the sardine canned condominium lifestyle and hurry up and wait atmosphere and come to where you only have to share the golden beaches and sparkling pools with just a few others. Relax in the shade of margarita lifestyle living--no stress, no hurry--a true get away from it all! Also, if you need more than one unit for your group, we work with our next door neighbor in booking whenever possible.
Located approximately 14 miles down Highway 180 from Gulf Shores is the Rookery, a development of quaint cottages. It has two pools; (a large one with a tiki bar across the bridge and a smaller one just behind us). It also has an outdoor jacuzzi.
Our cottage is the first one as you enter which makes it the closest to the beach. Public beach access is across Fort Morgan Road. Turn right leaving the Rookery, go 1/2 block and turn left on Cortez. The beach is straight ahead. Total distance is approx equivalent of three city blocks.
There are two top rated golf courses within a few miles: Kiva Dunes and The Peninsula, and several more within driving range. At the western end of Hwy 180 is historic Fort Morgan and a ferry that takes you on a 45 minute journey to Dauphin Island.
This unit is completely furnished in beach chic style comfort and freshness. It has one king-size bed, one queen-size, one set of twin beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa. All have great mattresses! There is no phone so we suggest bringing your cell.
There are two TV's connected to Directv satellite with local channels available and a DVD player. Internet is provided via a wireless router.
Each bath has a shower and tub. The kitchen comes with a full-size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave.
There is a washer and dryer. Dishes and linens are provided. Everything you need is within a few miles, so if you do not want to leave, you do not have to.
To get an idea on our location compared to the pool and beach, scroll down this page to location. Click satellite and zoom in with the '+' button. Our unit is the first one on the left after you turn in to The Rookery.
Long term rental rates are available.
Keywords: One-Level Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Zero entry pool
- Satellite / Cable
- Shared Hot Tub
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
The landscape, location, and front/back design of this unit gave us much more seclusion than other units at the Rookery offered, and it was something we enjoyed. Ron was very easy to work with and its a place we would definitely consider staying at again.
- Guest Familyof5 (North Alabama)
- Date of stay 06/30/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Quiet and close to the beach
Quiet and close to the beach
Sunny, clean, and spacious place. Easy walk to the beach. A nice quiet change from the busy high rise condos. Ron was very easy to work with.
- Guest Archie Family (Ossian, IN)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.
The cottage was absolutely wonderful ~ Bright, clean, peaceful, and close to beaches with so few people they're almost private. The pools were great for evening swims & sitting on the porch in a gulf breeze was so relaxing. We're trying to plan for other times to go back and enjoy again!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/07/09
- Review Submitted 08/07/09
We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean,equipped and plenty of room for 3 adults and 7 children that went with us. It was also no hassle with renting..(Thanks Ron)It was far enough away from all the traffic and close to the beach. We also enjoyed the zero entry pool. Count on us being a return guest.... our stay was from July 7th-11th
- Guest Tracy 10 (Vandiver, AL)
- Date of stay 07/13/09
- Review Submitted 07/13/09
We found the house to be as advertised by the owner. It was a bargain as opposed to the on the beach houses. It was out of the way of city traffic (14 miles from Gulf Shores but near a great beach about 400 yards away). It was well furnished and the kitchen well equipped as a three bedroom 2 bath house with a nice laundry. The ceiling fans were nice to assist the air conditioning with the cooling. It was convenient to the beach and pool. It was in really good shape and spacious enough for our 5 adults and 4 small children. The owner is very thorough with details and things are as he says they will be. We were there in June 29 - July 6,2009.
- Guest Jim Raney (-)
- Date of stay 07/11/09
- Review Submitted 07/11/09
We had a wonderful stay and will go back again. The house is great and very comfortable. The pool is great. Ron makes the renting process easy. Loved it! Marcy
- Guest Marcy Phillips (Trinity, AL)
- Date of stay 07/03/09
- Review Submitted 07/03/09
Cute cottage with plenty of space for our 4 adults and 2 children. Close to both pools and the beach. We would stay again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/18/09
- Review Submitted 06/18/09
Russ and I had a great 2months here. We felt like we were at home We stayed the whole month of January and February. 2008. The owner was very helpful in everyway. Our dog just loved walking everyday. We would recommend it to anyone to stay here.
- Guest Fran Wiseman (arcade, new york )
- Date of stay 02/28/08
- Review Submitted 02/28/08
We loved the cottage. The kitchen was well furnished/equiped for those who like to stock up and cook. The owner provided several excellent suggestions for great seafood places; my favorites were King Neptunes, Gulf Shore Steamers, and Tacky Jacks. My two dogs loved the placed also and were a bit upset when the suitcases came out to be packed to leave. The owner did not advertise wireless internet, but we were able to get a strong wireless connection on our laptop. While walking the dogs, we discovered a lovely small pond with cat-tails that had a single small 4-5 foot gator; we found him entertaining to watch. If we were to stay in Fort Morgan again, we would stay here again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/21/07
- Review Submitted 10/21/07
We had an awesome time in July 2007 and absolutely loved this cottage. This cottage was even cuter than the pictures on line, and all of us, 4 adults, 2 kids and a baby, were quite happy with it. The owner was fantastic at meeting our needs and beyond. If we have another reunion in the area, we would definitely consider going back.
- Guest Tammy56 (Coral Springs, FL)
- Date of stay 07/23/07
- Review Submitted 07/23/07
NOVEMBER,2013-FEBRUARY 2014---$100/night(2 night minimum) $600/week MARCH 2014-MAY 2014-----------$140/night(3 night minimum) $855/week JUNE 2014-AUGUST 2014-------- $170/night(3 night minimum) $1040/week SEPTEMBER 2014-OCTOBER 2014-- $120/night(3 night minimum) $715/week $125 cleaning/linen fee. Required $250 refundable deposit to reserve dates. Over age 25 please! Sorry, but no Credit Cards. We apologize but the association does not allow pets
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Year Purchased: 2004
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Front porch with all new paint for 2013.
Living area with Sat TV, DVD and Internet. Also fold out bed in sofa.
Two double beds just off the kitchen.
King size bedroom with personal bathroom.
One of the nicer pools in the area. Heated after March 1.
Parking area for unit 3401
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Queen size bedroom with Directv.
Tennis courts adjacent to pool with charcoal grills available.
Hot tub at the pool area.
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