House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6-8
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice location among other similar cottages. The zero-entry pool was very popular with our family, especially the toddlers. The beach was nice and clean. We really liked the fishermen's beach near Ft. Morgan; it's not just for fishing and it wasn't crowded at all. Good for flying kites. Traffic in and around Gulf Shores was rather congested so we planned our trips carefully. Kim (manager) was very helpful and communicated clearly about our arrival and checkout procedures. The cottage was very clean when we arrived. Linens and towels were good too. Our group did fine with the size of the place but we were glad that the pull out couch/bed was available. Each of the 3 bedrooms was furnished to make them feel special and not "second class." Would recommend to others!
Craig and Jane (Chicago area)
The home was clean and spacious. There were pots/pans/dishes available for our use. It is a little bit out of town but that was no problem for us. There’s a grocery store close by but it’s very expensive so I suggest stopping in Gulf Shores before you head to the Rookery.
The home is close to the zero entry pool and that was very convenient for us. It was never crowded. During the day we had no problems but around 6p swarms of some kind of biting gnats completely attacked us.
The home has WiFi available but it wasn’t fast enough to stream anything. Wasn’t really a problem for us but I thought I should mention it.
Overall we loved our visit. We had some neighbors who were loud from time to time but that happens. We hope to visit Gulf Shores again and would absolutely rebook this home.
We travel a lot and this has hands down been the best place we’ve stayed! We’ll definitely be back! The house had everything we needed and everyone was very friendly
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Clean, Comfortable, Quiet
We were looking for a quiet escape to relax. When we entered the house was spotless. The wood floor was shining! The walls and trim appeared freshly painted. And it was comfortable! Felt like we arrived at the door and were welcomed to come in and relax for awhile!
And we did; very, very nice!
We had an awesome vac!! The condo was very spacious, clean, and inviting. Close to the beach. Pool and hot tub were amazing! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
Great cottage and community.
The Cottage is fully equipped and very cozy. The pool was never busy and was nice. The beach isn’t far away.
This property is a little distance to a lot of things groceries, Walmart and things to do. Not a downfall just good to know to get what you need before you make it there. The Sassy Bass is nearby if you need items and they have a resturant.
The Rookery was designed to be a natural and quiet resort, and it is located adjacent to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Fort Morgan Marina and Tacky Jack's restaurant are located nearby. There
is a grocery store, beverage store, and restaurant within 1/2 mile.
Three miles to the east, food, and music can be found at the Pines grocery & restaurant. The Beach Club is located in the same vicinity, drop by the Village Market & Grill for lunch, have dessert at 'The Village Creamery' or dine at the Beach Club restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Enjoy our beautiful white sandy beaches. Public beach access is located across the street from the Rookery at the end of Cortez Street on Beach Blvd. Cortez St is 0.10 mile(s) from the Rookery. There is also gravel parking lot and a boardwalk at Morgantown off Pizzaro Ave.
Our unit is in phase II and is located approximately 150 feet from the big pool, tennis court and picnic area. The distance from our front door to the beach is 0.4 mile(s)/10 minute walk, or less than a 2 minute drive. If you are not into the crowded beaches, and high rise condominiums then you'll love the peaceful tranquility of the area. If you like fishing, Alabama's Gulf Coast offers a wonderful variety of in-shore and off-shore saltwater fishing. Catch blue marlin, yellow fin tuna, amberjack, cobia, red snapper, and more! Dixie Bar is a famous fishing spot down at Fort Morgan, and the marina is less than a 10 minute drive. Inshore/Nearshore fishing trips available at Gulf Shores Marina. A golfers paradise. There are several premier golf courses in the area with two located within minutes. Kiva Dunes golf course is 3 miles to the east. Peninsula golf course is a 10 minute drive.
Enjoy family fun at Waterville U.S.A., Track Recreation Center, Pirates Island Adventure golf, ride the Ferris Wheel at the Wharf. Visit the Gulf Shores Zoo, Bon Secour National Wildlife, and historical Fort Morgan. Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and Fort Gaines are a ferry ride across Mobile Bay. Enjoy the Hangout Music Festival held in May. Also, join us for the National Shrimp Festival held every October. Check out the fall bird banning at Fort Morgan every October. Birding enthusiasts will find no better place than Fort Morgan Peninsula for observing native birds as well as those migrating through the area. Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island are part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and it is said to be a birder's paradise. Shore birds like herons, pelicans, gulls, egrets, raptors, swallows, and more are found along the waterfront stops of the trail. Ospreys arrive in late winter, and sea turtles nest here in the summer and hatch in the late summer and early fall. Come join us for the Alabama Coastal Birdfest held each October.,
Other close by activities include:
-Golfing at any of the 7 Premier Local Courses
-Deep Sea or Inshore Fishing
-Wave Runner Rentals
-Relaxing Beach Walks
-Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
-Pirates Island Adventure Golf
-Track Recreation Center
-Bon Secour National Wildlfe Refuge
-Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
-Dauphin Island Estuarium Sea Lab
-Dauphin Island Audubon Sancturies
-Ferry rides to Dauphin Island
-Mobile's Bellingraph Gardens
-Historical Fort Morgan
-Historical Fort Gaines
-Weeks Bay National Estuarine Reserve
-Pensacola Air Station & Naval Aviation Museum
-Fort Conde in Mobile
-Battleship USS Alabama
-Mobile Mardi Gras Museuem
-Gulf Coast Exploreum
-Ride the big Ferris Wheel at the Wharf
-Shop Foley Outlet Stores
If you are looking to relax, and get away from the crowds, join us at our cottage at the Rookery. There are many activities to enjoy within a short drive, or stay put and relax in 'Another World'.