This cute 3 bedroom/ 2 bath duplex home is located in "The Rookery" in the heart of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, it is only ½ mile from the beautiful quiet, white sand beaches of Baldwin County and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And with only a short, 15 minute drive to all the attractions, shopping, events, and restaurants in Gulf Shores this is a perfect vacation getaway or snowbird paradise.
The wildlife refuge is a 6,000 acre nature preserve that offers several easy trails through saw grass, marsh, and slash pine forest where you can encounter 500 different animals and bird species. The Fort Morgan Peninsula is in the bird and butterfly migration route. In early spring and late fall, the whole peninsula is alive with birds and butterflies including Monarchs and Gulf Fritillaries. In addition to the usual gulls and sand pipers, you may find kestrel, anhinga, osprey, great blue heron, and several different species of hawks, including sharp-shinned and Cooper's. Bring your camera so you can take your own little bit of paradise home with you.
The home is in a quaint beach community, where island living is at its best. The community offers several amenities for guests where you can swim I the large, zero entry, heated pool or take advantage of the other pool on the grounds, relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi, play tennis on one of the two, well-maintained courts, grill in the family picnic area, or just hang out at the gazebo.
The Rookery offers boat and trailer parking and the Gulf Shores Yacht Club is only5 miles away where you will find a marina and boat dock. There is also a boat launch at Historic Fort Morgan 6 miles to the West on highway 180 where you can also catch the Mobile Bay Ferry to Dauphin Island. There are two premier golf courses nearby at Kiva Dunes and The Peninsula and there are several outlets for rental of water sports equipment nearby.
The home accommodates 8, with a queen size bed in the master bedroom, a queen size bed in one guest bedroom, and twin beds in the second guest bedroom. The living room has a queen size sofa bed with a comfortable gel mattress.
The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware, utensils, and dishes needed for home cooking, or if you prefer there are restaurants nearby.
Linens and bedding are provided for you and the house has a new, full size clothes washer and dryer. Adequate starter supplies are also provided for your convenience.
For entertainment, basic cable television and wireless internet service is provided. In the living room, there is an entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD player, AM/FM/CD stereo system, and each bedroom has a flat screen TV.