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A Little Closer To Heaven

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths & Convertible Sleeper Sofa (Sleeps 2-8)

We are off the beaten path just enough that you can see them here on a clear night. Just imagine watching the stars 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 days activities in the hot tub.

We chose this condo because it's not like the rest, its 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 is no asphalt to burn your feet on a hot day, just a wooden walkway to condo. Who knows, you just might see a big Blue Heron wading for his lunch, or a turtle sunning himself on the bank.

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

More Details

Owner
Jackie Moss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Jackie Moss

Lee and I and our 2 grown children are christians who want to share of little glimpse of God's amazing creation, nature and beauty with others.

We first visited Fort Morgan because a close friend recommended it. We decided to visit and immediately fell in love with it. We started looking for a place to buy close to beach but 15 minutes away from "Everything" in Gulf Shores.

Jackie Moss purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jackie Moss chose Alabama

Secluded natural environment, very private and quiet.

You can even bring your golf cart or boat. we have plenty of parking just for them. Kayak, jet ski and canoe rentals just down the street. Also several restaurants nearby so you never have to go into Gulf Shores. We have a gas grill too.

It is literally a home away from home.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boat and trailer parking available, zero entry pool and hot tub. Charcoal grills outside pool area, tennis court, nature trails, beach access is 0.4 miles across street. Cottage Amenities fully furnished, sleeps 8(king in master, queen in middle bedroom and 2 twin beds in front bedroom. Sleeper sofa in family room sleeps 2. Full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator w/ ice maker, pots and pans, dishes and cooking and eating utensils. There are alarm clocks IF you want to use them.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

A Little Closer To Heaven
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Elk River, MN USA
5

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 kids and 2 adults just returned from the best beach vacation we have taken. To begin with the house was just perfect. There was plenty of room for us, the bedrooms were comfortable, the house was clean and cute, the screen porch was a nice addition and the location was great. The house is a quick walk to the pool and a short trip to the beach. Both locations are good but we preferred the beautiful white sand beach. This area is not overcrowded, which we loved. There are people on the beach but you don't have to squeeze in, there is plenty of room for everyone. We were sad to leave and can't wait for the next opportunity to go back.

Thank you for an amazing beach vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Pensicola
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tacky Jacks 2
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Daulphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sassy Bass
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Morgan

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/ Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
SUMMER
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
FALL/WINTER
Sep 10 2017 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

7 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST!!
MUST BE 25 TO RENT***
$200 Refundable damage deposit is required to hold reservation. Payment is required IN FULL 3 weeks prior to date of arrival. Accept Personal Check, Paypal, Money Order, Cashier's Check OR Cash ONLY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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