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A Little 'Peace' of Heaven!

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Gulf Shores Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

When was the last time you saw thousand of stars in the night sky? We are off the beaten path just enough that you can see them here on a clear night. Just imagine watching them dance lazily across the southern sky while the salt air of the Gulf of Mexico breezes through your hair as you relax on the screen porch or melt away the day's activities in the hot tub.

We chose this condo because it's not like rest, it's not like the typical tall condominium that is covered in asphalt and concrete. The Rookery is nestled in the scrubby palmetto woods of the Alabama Gulf Coast, with tall pines dotting the short landscape so that the afternoon and evening breezes can gently whisper through them, bringing perfect endings to perfect days.

It reminded us of the not too distant past of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach when fish camps dotted the landscape where people would stay to enjoy the Gulf's catch. There's not too many places like this left. There's no asphalt to burn your feet on a hot day, just a wooden walkway that runs alongside a little bayou to get to our condo. Who knows, you just might see a big Blue Heron wading for his lunch, or a turtle sunning himself on the bank. There might also be a wild Guinea Hen or geese cruising through the parking lot. They get close enough for the kids to chase them around if they want. Don't worry, they're not much bigger than a chicken.

We want you to relax and enjoy your vacation, with the quiet comfort of The Rookery and the great price we offer, plus the tons of activities just a short drive away, you can have the best vacation you've had in a long time.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lee Moss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Lee Moss

We are a christian family who want to share a little of God's amazing creation, nature and beauty with others. We hope you can relax and enjoy your stay. We have provided all the comforts of home. All we ask is that you take care of it while you stay. God Bless!

Lee Moss purchased this condo in 2006

Why Lee Moss chose Alabama

We love the Rookery location because we are secluded away in our own little world.

What makes this condo unique

Pool is located approx 250 ft away from our condo and it is a short walk or ride to beach(about 1/4 mile).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

A Little 'Peace' of Heaven!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Cottage for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family throughly enjoyed our stay last week. The cottage was clean and was like a home away from home. The cards and board games led to "game nights" where we were challenged by our kids. The extras that were provided really made the difference. The short distance to the pool was very nice. The distance to the beach was good and easily accessible. The neighboring units were quiet and everyone was very friendly. We will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BIG "Peace" of Heaven.....

  • 5 of 5

Totally awesome and relaxing week with my family (Wife and 5 kids...19,18,13,10 and 4...whew)! Last minute trip to the beach before school kicks up....I cannot recommend a better way to spend the last week, or any week for that matter, of summer! On top of the perfect location, the secluded and uncrowded beaches, the short trip "into" town and the peaceful all around feeling you get at The Rookery, Lee and Jackie Moss went out of their way to extend a generous dose of genuine Southern Hospitality to us Texans.....What started off as a vacation debacle on the way to Fort Morgan, was absolutely turned around by these two beautiful folks from Atlanta that made our stay in Fort Morgan, THE BEST WEEK EVER!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this beautiful cottage and these owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We LOVE this condo and its owners! My husband, and two daughters, ages 12 and 10, first went in June 2010. We have returned 4 times and just had a wonderful spring break there last week! The condo is clean, feels like home, and Jackie and Lee take care of all your needs. The pool is wonderful and the beach is secluded and is easily accessed.

Our family does not like to hustle and bustle of the high rise hotels in Gulf Shores and High rises is not what you will see at Ft. Morgan! Beautiful pastel beach houses line the beautiful beach and we saw dolphins EVERY day! Our girls like to have the beach to themselves and I wasn't afraid to let them walk down a little farther than I would have let them in Gulf Shores. The beach is so peaceful and some mornings my husband and I would go over very early just to sit and spend our devotion time.

This condo is prayed over, prayed in, and it comes with love from great owners! We will spend many more family vacations here. We have been here enough that my girls now refer to "their" rooms in the condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, Private, Peaceful... A piece of Heaven. An amazing VALUE!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, wife and 10 year old son enjoyed our stay at Jackie's place. The pool was perfect along with the short walk to it. This place is just NEAT.

As Jackie opened the door to show us the condo/cottage my breath was taken away by the elegance and enormous size. It was definitely overkill for three people.

One issue I have is Jackie's online pictures are nothing compared to the real deal. You must see it! The unit was clean, so clean and tidy it appears the unit was built this spring.

I recommend this to anyone wanting to get away for some peace and quiet. Heck, I recommend it to anyone period!

While there is beach access within a quarter mile it is only 15 to 20 minutes to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. There is also a store within a half mile. If you like riding a bike, bring it! The area is perfect.

We will be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Off the Beaten Path

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home away from home,Well maintained ,quiet and plenty of room.All the comforts of home.Loved the pool.Would recommend this property to all my friends and family.Owners were great they took care of all our need!!! Thanks so much..

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two months and here is what we know:

The condo is an amazing home away from home for the value

It is very well decorated, spacious, meticulously clean, well equipped with everything you need.

The grounds are amazing , the pools, the tennis courts, the picinic area and the natural beauty.

The beach is a close walk and is not over crowded.

The condo is serene, off the beaten path but a short-easy drive into town if you want the gulf shores "hustle and bustle".

Stop at the market in town, buy your groceries and you can actually never have to get in your car because although off the beaten path , everything you need is right here. There are a couple good restaurants close that are good.

We were amazed at the quality of this property for the cost

The owners are amazing people who go above and beyond to take care of their rental and their guest.

This "home" is great for family's and just a group of freinds.

Without a doubt we saw many places during a 2 month stay and were able to compare this to many places as well as hearing about owner experiences with other rentors and by far this takes top marks. Jackie and Lee , thanks for sharing your "paradise" and making everything so great. You have certainly put your heart and soul into making this exceed expecations!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tacky Jacks 2
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
mobile bay, dauphin island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kiva Dunes/ peninsula
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sassy Bass

Shopping, Concerts and Movies at The Wharf & Cobb Pinnacle on Hwy 59, Take in a spa at The Beach Club just a few minutes away. Great golf around the area(3 on Fort Morgan Road), Excellent theme parks Waterville and The Track. Outlet Shopping in Foley, Great Charter Fishing in Orange Beach, Day trip to Dauphin Island Sea Lab via Mobile Bay Ferry. Nature trails and secluded beaches in Bon Scour National Wildlife Refuge(Jeff Friend Trail) approx. 5 miles to Pine Beach Trail goes around Alligator Lake . Tour Historic Fort Morgan built in the 1820's. Excellent Oil Rig fishing in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Travel over to Fairhope or Pennsecola.


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/ Winter
Sep 11 2016 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Total payment is to be received 3 weeks before arrival date. No credit cards, only cash, money order or check.
$200 refundable damage/security deposit holds reservation.

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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • (1)King Bed (1)Queen size Bed (2)Twin or Single Beds (1)Sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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