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It's always a perfect time to visit the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 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 is the perfect spot for your beach vacation! 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 and private bathroom. 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 (starter supplies of 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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.


Gulf Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with attached/shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Full/Twin bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private bath
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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It's always a perfect time to visit the beach!
average rating of 4.943662 based on 71 reviews

Peaceful Destination

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Leap of Faith! We endured some bad weather early in our visit, but the owners kept in contact with us and went above and beyond. The cottage is spacious and included all the necessities like trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. There were beach chairs and toys available to use as well as some great dvds and board games. The public beach was close by and very clean and easy to access. The pool at The Rookery is amazing! The other guests/ residents were friendly, and the whole area was quiet and peaceful. We didn't realize the unit was a duplex, but we didn't hear the other occupants at all. We highly recommend Leap of Faith to families looking for some peace and quiet at the beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the perfect place for our first vacation to the area.

  • 5 of 5

We felt very welcome and the home was perfect. We had 4 adults, 2 teens and a 10 year old. Access to the beach was amazing. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here and it worked perfectly for our group vacation. The place was very clean and well cared for. The décor was nice and the beds were very comfortable. The only cons we had were the lack of some of the hygienic amenities; by that I mean things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and dishwasher pods. We had to go and purchase more of these items just to make it through the 4 full days we were there, not really something that you want to have to spend money on when you are on vacation. However, these things were minor and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The House was cozy and very inviting. Everything we needed was in the house. Parking was a little cramped. Wasn’t far to the beach which made it nice. Very happy. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean, and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 4 adults and 6 kids. Plenty of room for everyone and the house was very clean and nicely decorated. The pool is steps away and the beach is a short drive. We loved our stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay in a Rookery property, and again, we were not disappointed. It was a perfect fit for our group of 5 adults and 2 children. The kitchen was fully equipped...literally, the only thing missing was a potato peeler! The pool is just a few feet from the front door, and there were plenty of beach toys for the kids. Our grandsons saw the infamous alligator in the small pond, and others talked about him sunning himself on the rocks. Not to mention the sand crabs, frogs, rabbits, and other critters. The beach is just a short drive, about a block, and was not crowded. The closet in the 2nd bedroom is locked (probably for cleaning supplies or their personal items), which was disappointing as we could not hang up clothes for the week stay. There was a dresser, so we were able to use it. The master bedcroom does have a large closet, but being two families it was not easy to share it. This was really the only "negative". This is the perfect location for a great beach vacation. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $130

Cancellation Fee of .025%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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