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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:
May 17, 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

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:
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Late Summer is a great time to visit the beach! Book your stay now!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

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.)

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, spacious accomodations

  • 4 of 5

The Rookery was very nice and we loved Leap of Faith. The weather did not co-operate so we didn't swim but tennis was a bonus as was the hot tub. The beach was close, within walking. We were warned about the no-see-um gnats and they were an issue but they are not on the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $250

Cancellation Fee of .025%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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