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The Salty Pelican- Beautiful Unobstructed Beach & Ocean Front Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,490 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Home, 5 bdrms/4.5 baths Sleeps 16, pool with beautiful views

***Are you looking at our calendar and not finding the dates you would like available? We are proud to announce the purchase of The Salty Pelican Tuex!! If you love everything you see in The Salty Pelican you will also love it's sister house, The Salty Pelican Tuex! It has similar features such as, it sleeps 16 people comfortably with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. It is ocean front/beachfront with beautiful views!! Take a look at all of its features at vrbo# 951187!*** The Salty Pelican (Formerly “Laughing Gull”) is located on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, about 15 miles from the intersection of Fort Morgan Road (Highway 180 West) and Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. You can be there in about 15 to 20 minutes! Your family and friends can enjoy the privacy of our home and still reap in the benefits of being so close to the activity in the heart of Gulf Shores.

When you walk in the door of our home you will see all of the special touches that we have added to make your family and friends feel like they are home. Plus they get the added bonus of the full views of the white sandy beaches, blue-green water of the Gulf of Mexico, sunrises, sunsets, and dolphins. Our home is located directly on the beach; there is no home or building blocking our views. Views can be seen from the third floor master bedroom and master bath, from two of the larger bedrooms, from three of our balconies, the main gathering room and kitchen or from the dipping pool.

The Fort Morgan Peninsula offers visitors a peaceful, relaxing escape. Fort Morgan is surrounded by water, with the Mobile Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other – the most beautiful natural beaches in the area. Once you have visited, you will want to come back again and again!!

Our house has lots of natural light throughout. The first floor has an open floor plan that offers a great place to gather for lots of fun and activities! With beautiful ocean and beach views through the wall of windows also overlooking the pool. The fully furnished kitchen is open with an island that allows for guest to have a place to sit and talk while cooking. There is a large kitchen table with a seated bench along the wall and plenty of chairs. There are lots of great restaurants to choose from in the area, however, if you enjoy preparing your own meals or grilling out on our grill you will not find that our kitchen is lacking in supplies. If you do see something that we are missing please let us know so we can add it to our collection!

In the main living room area, there is a large sectional sofa, chairs and a bench that offers plenty of seating as well. The living room also has a TV with DIRECTV service offering 225 channels for your viewing including all sports channels. We also have a DVD player for movies. You may also sign in to your Internet movie accounts such as Netflix or Amazon. Free Wi-Fi is available. Located in the living room area you will also find a wet bar with a mini-fridge and icemaker. For your convenience there is also a half bath located on this floor. The flooring on the first floor is ceramic tile, so you will not have to worry about carpet stains.

Step out on to our large deck where there is plenty of seating in and around the pool. You will have a great view of the beach and the ocean. You can also walk down our steps leading you to the beach. Take a walk down the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Our un-crowded and unspoiled beach is natural. It is not groomed, and you can happily hunt for driftwood, shells, sea glass and other treasures. Or maybe some evening crabbing! You may see dolphins swimming in the surf, brown pelicans flying in formation or blue herons and seagulls right on the beach in front of the house. Relax, unwind, listen to the surf, soak up the sun, play in the waves, enjoy shore fishing, watch the sunrise and set, and star gaze at night. You will not be bored. You may even get to enjoy a flight demonstration from the Blue Angels from time to time as they practice in front of our house. When you return to the house there is a shower on the steps for your convenience to rinse off.

From the main floor follow the stairs to the second floor where you will find four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and the laundry area. There are two bedrooms when you reach the top of the stairs one of the rooms has a queen bed and the other has two sets of twin bunk beds. Both of these rooms share the first bathroom in the hallway on the left. The two bedrooms toward the front of the house both have two queen size beds in each room. Both of these rooms also have there own private bathrooms. They both have a great view of the beach and ocean. Outside of the doorways of these two bedrooms there is a balcony that you can also sit and enjoy the views of the beach and ocean. All of the bedrooms have TV’s with DIRECTV. The laundry closet holds a full size washer and dryer. There is also a linen closet directly across from the laundry. All of the second and third floors are carpeted with the exception of the bathrooms.

Now follow the stairs to the third floor, which is the Master Suite. The entire floor is the master bedroom and bath. There is a large walk-in closet for your convenience. The bedroom has a king size bed and a TV with DIRECTV. The master bathroom has tile floors with a shower and a Jacuzzi tub that over looks the beach and ocean. The master bedroom also has a window and private balcony view of the beach and ocean.

For lots of additional pictures of our home and the beauty that surrounds it please visit our Facebook page, “Salty Pelican Beach House” Click on the link below to visit our website for more information and pictures.

More Details

Shae Murders
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Shae Murders

We are a busy family from New Orleans who love to escape the city and heading to the beach, especially the GulfShores/Fort Morgan area. We enjoy entertaining and spending time with our family and friends.

Shae Murders purchased this house in 2014

Why Shae Murders chose Alabama

We have always enjoyed traveling to this area. It is a quick trip for us over from New Orleans and it offers a little peace and quiet away from the city. The beach is never crowded and it gives us a sense of privacy. Our favorite times at our home are our morning coffee on the back deck watching the pelicans and dolphins and relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening watching the sunset.

What makes this house unique

There are so many things about our home that we enjoy. One would be the large deck with direct access to the beach which was the first thing that we feel in love with when we first saw our home. Having the pool to cool off in was also an added bonus. But, I think the large gathering room/kitchen on the first floor over looking the beach and ocean through the wall of windows is our absolute favorite area because we all end up hanging out, sharing laughter, good food and good times.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2490 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , The powder room is conveniently located on the first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Shared by bdrm 1 & 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Private bathroom for bedroom #3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Private bath for bdrm #4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath, view of the beach and ocean.
  • There is a shower also located on the stairway leading to and from the beach to shower off after fun on the beach!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Master bdrm, private bath and balcony w/ beach & ocean views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , This bdrm has a private bathroom w/ beach & ocean views.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , This bdrm has a private bathroom w/ beach & ocean views.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom 2.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom 1.
  • Bedrooms 3, 4, & 5 have beautiful views of the beach and ocean. The master bedroom (bdrm 5) has a private balcony as well. All bedrooms have a T.V. with Directv.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The maid service is included in the weekly fees. The house is cleaned after each departure. Daily cleaning service is not available.


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The Salty Pelican- Beautiful Unobstructed Beach & Ocean Front Views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

The house and location were perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our 8 year old grandson said "best vacation ever". That pretty much sums it up. We all had a wonderful time mainly because the house layout gave us all the right balance of personal and group space. Great location on the beach that was not crowded but still not too far from stores, restaurants, and activities. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with your family in our home! We are looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Location was great!

  • 4 of 5

Great area for kids! Enjoyed the dipping pool more than I imagined. Enough space (bedrooms, bathrooms, eating space) for entire family of 11. A little further from activities than I had thought, but that was okay with me.

House is in need of a good cleaning and some maintenance, although I understand a new company has been hired recently (replace shower curtains, fix wood on entry door, replace light bulbs in many areas). Wished for an outdoor picnic table on the lower level as that is the grilling area, and we could have grilled and eaten in the same location. Washer, dryer, stove great. Could use a new microwave. Over-all exceeded our needs, just some cosmetic and maintenance items needed attention.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location for relaxing escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a private family wedding in February. It was absolutely perfect for our occasion . Beautiful beach just steps from the house staircase. Comfortable sleeping arrangements with plenty of bathrooms. The family gathering area was super spacious. Amenities were excellent.TV and internet. The owners were superb to work with and description of facility and amenities were exactly as advertised. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay and what a wonderful occasion, so exciting! We hope that you are able to return sometime in the future! Thank you for your kind words!!
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Picture perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Salty Pelican was amazing!! Shae and Ken are beyond accommodating and the house was more than we ever imagined! You don't have to bring anything but your clothes! They have thought of everything! This was our first ever entire family vacation. We had approximately twenty people all together and never once felt like we were on top of each other! The way the house is laid out, there is plenty of room! The pool was ideal for the kids and the immediate beach access was very convenient! We spent every day and night on the balconies enjoying the sound of the waves and watching the Dolphins play! Cousins got to know each other and the rest of us got closer! It actually brought our whole family closer. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and will definitely be coming back!! Thank you Shae and Ken for opening your gorgeous beachfront property to myself and my family!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your time together in our home! Thank you for your kind thoughts! We are excited to welcome you back for your next beach vacation!
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family and my brother-in-laws family. We ranged from adults to teens, tweens and small children. The small dipping pool was perfect for the smaller kids. The fact that the beach was literally at our back door was amazing!

We loaded up on groceries and rarely left the house. It had all the sand toys you can imagine! We would definitely stay here again! The owners were so easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kinds words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time in our home and hope that you will choose our home again!
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Great House/Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for 4 couples. We loved having the open kitchen/living room space for evening time together. Shae was wonderful to work with and provided great information on the area. Before our week was up we were already in discussion on returning next year. Could not have asked for anything better

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay in our home! You were a pleasure to work with! Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Nearest Airport
42.9 Miles
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional
Nearest Barpub
5.9 Miles
Tacky Jacks 2
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mobile Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
5.9 Miles
Tacky Jacks 2
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores
Car: recommended

The Salty Pelican is located on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, about 15.5 miles from the intersection of Fort Morgan Road (Highway 180 West) and Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. You can be there in about 15 to 20 minutes! Tour historic Fort Morgan (Civil War fort) only 6 miles away, hop on the Fort Morgan Ferry to tour Dauphin Island & historic Fort Gaines only 6 miles away, Marina with restaurant & access to Mobile Bay only 2 miles away, Kiva Dunes Golf Course 3.3 miles away, Near Coastal Birding Trail Locations, Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge with hiking trails to shell beach and Gator Lake, shop at Tanger Outlet Center in Foley, Waterville Water Park, Gulf Shores Zoo, The Wharf, The Hangout, LuLu's, and tour USS Alabama in Mobile, tour National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida, Blue Angels frequently practice along the coast right in front of the house! See dolphins swim and frolic from the deck!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Late Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Quick Deal
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - May 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 6 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change unless the reservation is confirmed with a deposit.

To reserve the house, a deposit is required, with the balance due 30 days prior to check-in. The deposit is applied to your rent.The amount of the deposit is 40% of the rental rate. The required cleaning fee, lodging taxes and damage deposit are not included in the price listed above. They will be added in once you make the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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