Beautifully Decorated Coastal Cottage With Easy Beach Access
About Leah McDonnell
We're Kyle & Leah McDonnell, a fun, laid back, adventurous, duo from Birmingham, Alabama. Owning on the beach has been a goal of ours since we were newlyweds and after 18 years, we've finally made that goal a reality! We are extremely proud of our little cottage and hope that you will love it as much as we do. I was in property management for 21 years prior to becoming a Realtor, so I have the drive & knowledge to provide you impeccable accommodations & service. Kyle, who is my very own "Bob Villa" manages an ambulance service throughout Central Alabama. We have two wonderful boys, Sam & Jake. We are a true "House Divided"...Sam & I cheer for The Crimson Tide, while Kyle & Jake bleed Orange & Blue for the Auburn Tigers. When we are not working, you can find us at our cozy cottage or drinking a fruity umbrella cocktail on a Carnival Cruise Ship.
Leah McDonnell purchased this House in 2017
Why Leah McDonnell chose Gulf Shores
This quaint cottage community is located 15 minutes from Gulf Shores, in the small unincorporated city of Fort Morgan, AL. The Rookery III is nestled in the Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve and is only a short 1/2 mile drive to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The community features a resort style swimming pool with kiddie feature and golf cart trails to the beach. The Rookery's family-friendly atmosphere is the perfect place for annual trips, reunions, & snowbirds.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
House was just what we were looking for. Golf cart option is a must if you plan to head to the beach. Our family enjoyed our time and the house had everything we needed and more. The beds were comfortable and the kids loved the bunk beds. The swimming pool was warm and our kids had a great time swimming. We would definitely recommend Pelican Landing. Thank you for making our check in/out seamless and being so responsive prior to reserving the home!
Thank you Megan! We are thrilled you choose us as your vacation destination! Please consider us for future trips!
Family Vacation 2019
We had a great time! Everything listed in the description was as stated. I definitely recommend the golf cart option. It makes trips to the beach worth it, and the trash can, and the pool. Its not necessary for the trash can and the pool, but it helps. Sassy Bass does have great food, and those "Oh my gosh I forgot items", do NOT expect to get groceries there, its expensive. The kitchen is fully stocked. It was only missing garlic powder. No biggie. The kids loved the bunk beds, and since there are two king beds the adults were comfy as well. The screened in porch does have a TV, but we didn't use that - the sounds of the evening and the late thunderstorms was entertaining enough. We all really enjoyed our visit, and would love to come back to this same house! Leah was awesome! She gave lots of information even before we arrived. The guest book is a plethera of info! Very handy! Great location! Thank you Leah for everything!
Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you! Please come back anytime!
It was an absolute perfect place to stay! We will definitely be going back! It had everything anyone could ask for!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We loved having you and your family! We welcome you back anytime!
Perfect for your family!!
Leah is wondeful!! And her place is great!! We slept 6 adults and 2 small boys comfortably...my boys loved the bunk beds!! The house is not exactly on the beach...but just a short golf cart ride away!! Which is great if you have little ones like we did!! It was a quiet little community, felt safe and secure. Leah was always just a txt away to answer not only questions about the house but also about things to do in the area! We will definitely be back!!! Thanks for a great stay!!
I am thrilled to hear you had a fabulous trip! Thank you so much for choosing us! We welcome you back anytime!
We arrived at the beginning of a tropical storm and Leah kept us updated on the weather the day before and day of the storm. I felt like this was going above and beyond and we were greatful for it.
The home is beautiful and looks just the way it did the first time we stayed 2 years ago. We love the decor and how comfortable and clean it is. Everything in the kitchen was easy to find and we even made use of some of the board games. We love the little neighborhood the rookery 3. Both pools are very nice. We rented the golf cart to take to the beach which was very handy. The beach access was easy to find and not crowded. We will be back.
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are blessed to have you as repeat guests! We are thrilled to hear you had another great visit!
We loved our stay!
Everything was wonderful at Pelican Landing! Beautifully decorated, comfortable, convenient and stocked with everything we could think of, plus more. We've stayed at several locations in the Rookery and this one is our favorite so far! We love how well equipped everything was and how the space didn't feel crowded with unnecessary stuff so that we were able to unpack and feel right at home.
Leah was an awesome communicator and great to work with. We hope to stay here again someday!
We LOVE being the favorite! THANK YOU for choosing us as your vacation choice this year...and hopefully many more years to come!
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is a premier family vacation destination with incredible sugar-white Alabama beaches, world-class restaurants, shopping and attractions.