Welcome to our and hopefully your ""home away from home"" The Rookery is a beautifully decorated three bedroom 2 bath home with large lanai and wonderful caged and heated pool. Named for the many tropical birds that visit our back yard The Rookery is an oasis. Sitting by our pool the view is of a lazy bayou and wonderful fauna. It is a leisurely walk or bike ride to the beach. Our home was built in 2001. We are the proud new owners of this bit of heaven. The home will be completely refurnished and available for rental as early as January 15th 2005. At this time due to the previous owner and builder still occuping the home the pictures are not accurate. The home will be filled with already purchased new pieces by December 2004. The purpose of our photos are to give our future guests an idea of the size and texture of the home. The following discribes our vision:
The Rookery is a stilt home as is required of all homes built in 2001. It is 1 700 sq ' with a balcony and 845 sq' of lanai. Upon entering you will be greeted with a saying that truly tells you what your visit will be like ""Donde tiempo viaja suavamente como ondas en la playa"" or Where time travels softly like waves on the beach."" Our tiled great room with full corner kitchen will welcome you to sit down and take off your shoes. This room is a bright yellow intensified by the white cove molding that is continued throughout the house. It will be decorated with off white cottage furniture plus accents of rattan and wicker. The room's theme is tropical birds and plants as suits the home's name The Rookery. Much greenery and floral accents will grace the room along with an oversized striking magnolia painting. Your living area contains a large size TV VCR DVD and CD player.
The kitchen which looks out on the living area is fit for a chef as it includes extras like a butcher block island stove with flat cooking surface trash compactor and extra freezer. All are updated appliances. We have tried to think of all your needs right down to a spice rack to compliment your culianry creations.
Next in the wing to your right you will find your carpeted master bedroom. This room is faux painted a burnished bronze. It will have a dramatic white king sized bed with a wrap around foot board topped with a Waverly floral comforter. I have carried the magnolia theme into this room. The room is complete with a remote controlled TV and bedside phone. The adjoining bath is reached by a short hallway that contains a walk-in closet. The bath is white and black tiled with a very large walk-in shower. It contains a circular spray. Just close your eyes and feel as if you are in a tropical shower. I am certain that drying off with the wonderful sunny yellow towels will put you in the mood for the day to come.
The other side of the great room contains two additional bedrooms. The main spare room is a lime green accented with picket twin beds covered in wonderful green/aqua and yellow striped comforters. These twins can easily be combined into an additional king sized bed. Just ask. Shells and a beach theme will create the room's atmosphere. This room also comes with a remote controlled TV and phone as does the next guest room. This bedroom in the wing contains a murphy bed which drops from the closet. This room is an intense rose set off with white planter shutters and white cove molding; it contains accents of rattan and the decor centers around orchids. Both suites on this side of the home share a separate tiled bath with glassed tub and shower combination.
The wonderful thing about The Rookery is that all rooms except the murphy bedroom open by french doors to a balcony that overlooks the pool. There are five sets of french doors in all. On the balcony you will find a cozy rattan sitting area and an outside dining area complete with chandelier.
The caged pool that overlooks the bayou is probably one of the most unusual features of the home. The builder's wife spent hours doing mosaic tiling. Bright yellows and vivid blue reminiscent of a spanish hacienda enliven the entire area. The live fauna adds to the vision. This area also will contain a grill and glass top table for card playing or a simple pool side dinner. Of course there are also lounges to let you catch some of our wonderful sunshine.
One thing is guaranteed. This place will make you smile and want to come back again and again. Anyone who has seen our weekly rental on our web site will attest to the fact that we do everything we can to make your visit to Sanibel one to remember."