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USA Alabama Alabama Gulf Coast Gulf Shores Listing #19220

The Rookery - Gulf Shores, AL

9 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
5601 Hwy 180 #3504, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Charming cottage w/screen porch, shared pool/hot tub, walk to beach

Find peace, quiet, and the incredible beauty of the Fort Morgan Peninsula at this Gulf Shores cottage! You'll enjoy a private screened-in porch, easy walking access to a white sand beach, and community amenities that include shared pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, and grilling areas just a few steps away!

What's nearby:
This charming cottage is part of The Rookery, a resort community that sits on the edge of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. You'll be a quick stroll across Fort Morgan Road from the beach and the Gulf of Mexico, less than a mile from live music and fresh seafood at Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill, and two miles west of the Kiva Dunes Golf Course. Those looking to get out on the water can hire local charters at Reel Attraction or Lazy Line, both of which are within a four-mile drive.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with a dishwasher

This property is managed by Vacasa Alabama LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Century Link

TV

Cable : Century Link

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

9 reviews

Angela G. May 2020
Pros: The house was decorated nicely, had good space, and we really enjoyed the pool.

Cons: Cleanliness. Particularly in this time with COVID I would hope that a home would take extra care to be clean but we had to mop up the floors ourselves when we noticed our feet were getting dirty inside. Same thing with the kitchen counters. We were also extremely disappointed that the WiFi in the home did not work. I work remotely teaching ESL classes to students in China and would not have rented this home if it had not advertised WiFi. We contacted Vacasa who sent maintenance our first day. He was unable to fix the issue and said someone would call us back after contacting the property manager. No call ever came and the WiFi was out our entire stay. The area is in a dead zone for T-Mobile service so we couldn’t use a hotspot and instead had to drive into town in the middle of the night to perform my videoconferencing from my car. It really put a damper on our trip to have to scramble and make alternate plans for my job. The beach was not a practical distance for walking and when we drove over the parking lot was closed and we have to park along the roadside to try to access the beach. Overall I wouldn’t rent here again - I didn’t feel it met our expectations.
Manager response:
Hi, Angela! Thank you for staying with us and telling us about your stay. The internet company has been advised of the issues at this home. We are sorry to read the home was not properly cleaned for your arrival and understand what a concern that must have been for you. We are following-up with our team regarding the matter. We hope to see you again!
Jennifer H. Mar 2020
This cottage was spacious for our needs . There was plenty of cooking supplies to fit our needs. So making a piña colada , or cooking a meal was a piece of cake! The place is very clean and updated. The beach was a short trip across the street and the other amenities were an easy walk. Our only complaint is the gnats ( so make sure you bring some no gnats / or no see-um spray) that is no reflection of the area - just Mother Nature !
Sandra J M. Feb 2020
It was a nice quiet area in the gulf shores ,,really nice cottage, clean and comfortable .would difinitely book there again.
Thomas L. Nov 2019
It was close to Fort Morgan
Heather T. Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at the Rookery. We visited during the off-season. The beach was so close and so peaceful. We were traveling with 2 small children, so it was much more convenient than a hotel. The pool was wonderful for an evening swim with my daughter. It was also great to have a washer and dryer after our day at the beach. The house and grounds were very clean as well. Highly recommend!
Mary H. Aug 2019
Beautiful cottage. Floor plan perfect for both privacy and activity. While not "on the beach" it IS close with a paved parking area and beach access...
Jeremy H. Aug 2019
It was secluded and quiet.
lewis r. Jul 2019
Location is great. Secluded. Peaceful. Second time to stay there
Christy W. Dec 2018
Home was clean and very cozy. Very quite!!!would stay here again