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The Salty Pelican- Beautiful Unobstructed Beach & Ocean Front Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
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.

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Shae Murders
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

The Salty Pelican- Beautiful Unobstructed Beach & Ocean Front Views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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This house is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the Salty Pelican! Words can not properly describe the warmth this house holds! It is beautifully and very tastefully decorated, as well as serene and peaceful. We held a small wedding in this home and every person who walked through the door were in awe of the space and beauty. Thanks Shae for all the help in getting our goals accomplished and making it a day for our daughter and new son to remember. We left a cork in the basket, a note in the book, and beautiful dreams that we will never forget on her back steps. We hope someday to be back and visit the pelican again! God Bless!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great house, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

The location was fantastic and the house was big enough for all of us- 13 in total. The private beach and gorgeous views were amazing plus the bonus of thelittle pool on the deck. Did I mention the private air shows? The blue angels practiced all but one day during our stay- a big hit for all of us Air Force brats that grew up watching the Thunderbirds and blue angels at air shows. I truly can't imagine a better setting that what we had at The Salty Pelican.

If the above isn't enoiugh, the owners were great to deal with. Shae was very responsive to our questions, and there were many! She was also extremely generous on a rate adjustment when I let her know the published rates were lower than what we were paying. I asked her if she would consider meeting in the middle. Note that at the time we booked the rates were not published for that week yet. I figured it didn't hurt to ask as I was hoping to maybe meet in the middle but let her know we would be keeping the booking either way. She was under no obligation to do anything as we agreed to the rate she quoted for the week. Imagine my surprise when her response was to give us the rate that was now published on the vbro site. That saved us several hundred dollars! Pure class all the way!

I can't say enough good things about the property, the location or the owners... I highly recommend The Salty Pelican and we hope to go back for another week next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If I told you how great it was, we might have to book years in advance.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year our family stayed at the Salty Pelican. It is the perfect place for us. There is plenty of room to spread out. Everyone loves the pool and the beach right outside the front door. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. It was all we were hoping it would be. It's great to have a private pool for the small grandkids when they are worn out by the surf and sand. They loved the fact it was deep enough to jump. Appriciate all the sand and pool toys left behind. Also appreciated the fact we had a full size grill in good shape. Only down side was the east side of house second floor bedroom was to hot for day use or sleeping comfortable. Very little air coming from vents in those two bedrooms. Also the windows in front second floor east bedroom had broken latches and was held in the duck tape but not well and hot air blew in all week which I am sure contributed to the heat issue. Some grandkids to small to sleep in the bunk room but it certainly made a great clubhouse. Overall we had a great experience from the first contact with the owners to the end of our week and have already recommended the home. Thanks to the Salty Pelican for helping make wonderful memories for the Hicks family.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry for the a/c problems that you had. We had our a/c company come in and do a maintenance check on the unit and clean it for us. In the back bedrooms they have so many windows it is best to keep the window coverings shut when you are not in the rooms to enjoy the views, This will help keep everything nice and cool during the summer months. The window latches were not reported to us until now. Thank you for letting us know. We have new latches ordered and they will be replaced. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home and we hope to have you back again! Take care
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A Wonderful Week!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary at the Gulf Shores area with our three children's families, a total of 13 of us all together. The Salty Pelican was perfect! Often, our children would remark about how wonderful it was to be right on the beach in such a spacious home. The layout of the home was great, having the kitchen/dining area/living room all in one large open area to enjoy time together. We were a little concerned about the drive from Fort Morgan into town being lengthy, but it really wasn't a problem at all. We felt being that distance away from the businesses was an advantage to us, being more secluded, having a beach area all to ourselves, and not having to fight the crowds. Our young grandchildren enjoyed the beach, but they really enjoyed playing in the pool on the front deck of the house. The owners made us feel very welcome and told us to let them know if we encountered any problems, which fortunately we had none. Everything was great! Even Mother Nature provided us with perfect weather during the week. We all have very fond memories from our time together on the beach in Fort Morgan!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
March/Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April/May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 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
My Standard Rate
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.

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Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2490 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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