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Charming cottage with screened porch, 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.
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Please park on the right side of the cottage (as you're facing the house). The property manager will tow any extra vehicles beyond the two-car limit.
Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Shared)
Tennis court (Shared)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Century Link
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Shared
Pool : Shared
Tennis court : Shared
Gas grill : Private
Parking & access
Paid parking only
Hermelinda F.Jul 2022
The house was well equipped! Pots and pans, extra pillows and comforters, a grill even water goodies like chairs and floats! Everything was awesome! Only thing is that the sofa bed is super squeaky and there was no instructions to where to dispose of garbage bags, until our final day that we asked someone on a golf cart riding around. I called the information number and was supposed to get a call back because they weren't sure either but never did. FYI there's a hidden dumpster before heading out to the main street.
Christy H.Jun 2022
We had a really nice family vacation here. Room for 6, or 8 with younger kids. It was just my wife, myself, 13 yo daughter and her bestie…and we really enjoyed the property and local pool and joy tub. Very close to the local beach and public parking area. It was really nice being away from The Beach Shores beaches, and they weren’t very crowded and the weather, sand and surf were all really enjoyable!
Hayley G.Apr 2022
We loved it & had a great vacation!
Mindy A.Mar 2022
Great time and perfect size for family of 4-6. Rent a golf cart, New dollar general just down the road. Easy beach access, community pool/ hot tub. Tour Fort Morgan.
Jennifer N.Mar 2022
It was clean. The neighborhood was quiet. Less than a mile from the public beach. Our family had a fantastic time. Perfect for a family.
My only complaint was there were 6 of us and the hot water would run out during showers. Other than that it was excellent.
Jennifer, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear your family enjoyed their stay and were able to take advantage of the convenient location of our home. The hot water tank is working to the full capacity that it can. We recommend giving some rest time between some guest showers to allow the water tank to refill. We look forward to hosting you again!
Cheryl B.Nov 2021
Stayed at The Rookery with another couple for a golf outing. Furniture, including sofas and beds were very nice. Nicely decorated. Lots of extra towels if needed. We’ve stayed at another cottage in the Rookery for the past several years for this same yearly golf trip; this cottage is nicer.
Kelli M.May 2021
Perfect get a way vacation. Clean and spacious, good location
Jennifer R.May 2021
Great location. Great rental. Impeccable. Quiet. About 15 miles from town. Perfect vacation spot!
Ronnie S.May 2021
The photos show it to be right on the beach the closest beach which wasn’t even a decent one was a couple miles the closest nice family friendly beach was twenty miles so I’d call and check exactly what the deal was before u spend 1500 for five days like I did
We hope you enjoyed your stay, Ronnie. We make every effort to present clear, accurate descriptions of our home in order for guests to make informed decisions on their rental choices. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns, as we are happy to help. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Kristi N.Mar 2021
Great cottage! Nice and clean with everything you need. Location was perfect for a pandemic. Only 15 min drive from the crowds. Walk or drive to the beach; we did both. Would stay there again.
Jessica c.Aug 2020
We really enjoyed staying at the Rookery. Evrything was perfect. We will most definitely be coming back again
Tracey W.Jul 2020
We enjoyed staying here very nice place close to beach. Beach parking was limited. So definitely have to get down super early. The cottage was great we had a wonderful stay. The pool was perfect. It is a little far from shopping but overall we enjoyed our stay.
Staci G.Jun 2020
If you don't mind a very short drive to the beach, this is great place to stay. Super easy keyless self-check in. There's access to a nice pool, hottub, and tennis courts. However, the bedding and condition of the mattresses in the house (actually more of a duplex) were subpar. You can definitely feel the springs in your back, but after a long tiring day at the beach it isn't the worst. Plenty of kitchen pots/pans/crockpot, but no spices or salt & pepper so you'll need to buy that. Would definitely come back to Fort Morgan's beaches. Probably wouldn't stay at this specific property again.
Thank you for staying with us, Staci. We are glad you enjoyed this location and we appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement. We will follow-up with our local team to address any areas of needed attention, and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Jeffrey U.May 2020
Relaxing place to stay, great pool and close to beach
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.
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