At some point in time, almost everyone has daydreamed about a cottage at the beach. For a lucky few, those dreams can become a reality at The Rookery in Gulf Shores. True island living can be found at this secluded beach community, with cute, cottage style units and outstanding amenities.
The Rookery is located approximately fifteen miles from the crowds and traffic of downtown Gulf Shores. It is surrounded by the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, a 7,000 acre nature preserve that offers several easy trails through the sawgrass and marsh. The Fort Morgan peninsula is in the bird and butterfly migration route, so Spring and Fall see the preserve come to life with color and song. Just seven miles to the west, historic Fort Morgan, a well-preserved civil war fort, is open to the public for exploration. The Mobile Bay Ferry Service, connecting Fort Morgan with Dauphin Island, is located on the grounds of the fort, and provides a quick means of travel to Mobile.
Island living is laid back and care free, and that's exactly what you get at The Rookery. Association fees, currently $395 per month, include all outside maintenance and upkeep, so you're free to enjoy the beach and the wonderful amenities. A large, zero entry pool, complete with a Tiki Bar, and a smaller, more secluded pool, are great places for a swim. Two tennis courts and lots of nature trails offer outdoor activities for the whole family. And, of course, the white, sugar-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are just a short walk from your front door.
The Rookery offers a secluded feel, but there are great restaurants and places to pick up the necessities just minutes away. Tacky Jacks offers great seafood and burgers, and the view from the back deck can't be beat. The Sassy Bass Marketplace offers pizza, seafood, and burgers, plus they have a gourmet market and deli, with a good selection of fresh seafood, a butcher shop, and a gift section. A liquor store is tucked into the back of the market, with a great selection of wine and spirits.
Even though the location and amenities suggest an expensive price tag, most units at The Rookery currently sell for less than $200,000, including the new construction in Rookery III. So, don't wait! Call us today for more information or to see one of currently listed units. And remember, you can live here, too!