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The Rookery 3502

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,135 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 7

This lovely, fully furnished beach cottage is located at the Rookery. Snowbirds are welcome! It is located across the street from the beach, a short 0.4 miles walk or drive. The complex has a small pool just outside of your door and a huge zero-entry pool with an outdoor Jacuzzi for your enjoyment. It also has a well-kept tennis court. It is located 17 miles down Fort Morgan Road from Gulf Shores at mile marker six. The cottage is furnished with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The master bedroom has a queen bed, the second features a king size bed, and the third bedroom has a full size bed. There is also a full size sofa in the living area that can be used for additional sleeping area if necessary. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, and ice maker. Unit also has a washer and dryer for your convenience. Two TVs with DVD/VCR players are in the unit with a great selection of family oriented DVD movies for your entertainment. The Rookery is a quiet resort that borders the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

The Rookery was designed to be a quiet resort located adjacent to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. You can play games outside with the kids, bird watch, or walk the trail to Mobile Bay. Explore one of the Bon Secour marked trails with your family located nearby. Historic Fort Morgan is only six miles away, or take the ferry to Dauphin Island and visit Fort Gains or the Sea Estuary. There are two championship golf courses within a couple of miles, without the traffic or crowds. A short drive into Gulf Shores and you can visit Waterville, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, or The Track, offering amusement park rides and arcade games. Numerous restaurants also await you. Drive up to Foley and visit the Tanger Outlet, a large outlet mall. A marina, boat dock, and local restaurants are nearby. Tennis rackets and beach supplies are provided for your convenience.

Golf: There are 7 premier local courses, two of which are very close to the Rookery

Professionally Managed by Poole & Associates

**To avoid errors in quotes, please either send us an inquiry or call us directly to make sure you are receiving the best rates for your stay.**

Quoted price includes Parking Pass (Maximum: 2)

Must be 25 to Rent

Non Smoking Only

No Pets

More Details

Property Manager
Poole and Associates
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Poole and Associates


Guestbook comments from the manager

So glad you enjoyed our beach home. As for the sand gnats, I am sorry if they are that bad this year. We've never been down there when they were so bad that you couldn't use the pool. We have also had them bite us while we were on the beach. As for the air conditioner, I actually had someone come out the day after I was contacted ( your departure date) and there was a slow leak of freon. It was the first time that the a/c had been used this year so I was unaware of any leak. I do apologize and hope that is was not too much of an inconvenience. Thanks so much for your review.
Apr 2010
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Gulf Shores Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1135 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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The Rookery 3502
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 14 reviews

Most relaxing week of the summer.

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to be an excellent choice. It is a short walk to the beach and the beach was never crowded. The house was plenty big for my lady and our four kids. We will definitely return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean/everything we needed for our family of 4 - so fun to be that close to the pool!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a FaBULOUS time! So awesome! From clean linens to clean countertops ! Located by the pool - we loved it! Porch is cute! Loved the space for the $ ! We went to the.beach and came back but we so enjoyed the salt water pool!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very run down

  • 2 of 5

The listing description for this house was miss leading. It stated that it sleeps 7 and two of the rooms have king beds. It has only 1 king bed 1 queen bed and 1 full bed. There also is no TV in the second room as stated. The worst part was that it is in need of serious deep cleaning!!! The floors are so worn that just mopping them doesn't do the job, you still stick to them. The walls and doors have black hand prints and smudges all over them. There are a lot of cob webs on the ceilings and around the furniture. We had ants in the kitchen and in one of the rooms. They did come spray for them and it helped some. The water pressure in this unit is terrible!!! No one can touch the water if someone is using the shower, It just dribbles which makes it very hard to shower. The pictures of the unit must be from when it was new and have not been updated because the furniture pictured is in much better condition than it really is. Some of It needs to be replaced. The dresser drawers are missing or broke, the kitchen table defiantly has seen better days and the kitchen chairs have holes worn in them. Kitchen and bathroom cupboards have laminate pealing off the fronts of them. Bedding blankets and pillows also have holes in them also. The other family room furniture needs a good cleaning, it has A LOT of grime and dirt on them. I realize they get a lot of use and because of location they get a lot of wear, but this unit is really worn! Other family members stayed at the Rookery in another unit and it was in much better condition! As well they could have multiple people showering at the same time with no water pressure problems! I would not stay at this unit again. We were very disappointed in what we got.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the review and we are working to address the issues you faced. We are sorry the unit seemed to be in need of a deep clean and we are entering the season in which most deep cleans are done. We have notified the maintenance team of everything reported by you and will have them begin work immediately to remedy the problems.
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Happy with our stay

  • 5 of 5

Right before our trip, a very bad review of this house was posted. I have never been to this area before, so I was very concerned. Nothing to worry about. We were very pleased with the house. Though not on the beach, we were but a half mile away, and we parked in a public parking down Pizarro street, or sometimes at night just parked right by the beach entrance. I felt very safe in the area, and the whole beach was very family oriented. Nothing obnoxious or obscene, everyone was very nice. The house fit our family of fives needs just fine. Water pressure wasn't great, but wasn't a deal breaker. We loved the small alligator right behind the house! The pool is right outside our front door, and we were the only ones to use it our entire visit. That was nice! While I wouldn't describe the house as luxurious, we were comfortable there and the furnishings were adequate. Our beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Russellville AR

Worst trip ever!!

  • 1 of 5

Information is false. It does not have 2 kings/2 flat screens and a full. There is one King, 1 queen/flat screen, and one full. The furniture is falling apart. The stovetop burners are all slanted. The water pressure is horrible. Don't flush while someone is showering, they will have no water. It says it sleeps 7, that 7th person will have to sleep in a leather recliner. The pictures show both pools but this unit only has access to the small one. The flies and gnats are so bad you can't enjoy being outside at night. We brought back about 100 bug bites between the 5 of us. The front door sticks and won't open sometimes. My son got locked out on the porch and my husband had to crawl out the window to work on the door handle. We ended up leaving the window unlocked just in case we had to crawl in again. We have been to many beach houses and this by far is the worst one we've ever stayed at. It really needs updating. We definitely will never be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try hard to keep the site updated, but sometimes changes are made without our knowledge. We have since updated the site with accurate information and are working diligently to fix other deficiencies.
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice well kept home. My family and I enjoyed our stay and hated to leave. Very close to the beach and on the quiet side of the island. My kids loved being right next to the pool. We had it all to ourselves everyday. We are already talking about booking same time next year, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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