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The Salty Pelican- Beautiful Unobstructed Beach & Ocean Front Views

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2490 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age limit for rental is 26. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our home is very child friendly. We have children's books, DVD's, games, plastic cups, etc. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are not smokers and smoking is not allowed in our home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Master bdrm, private bath and balcony w/ beach & ocean views...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

    This bdrm has a private bathroom w/ beach & ocean views....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    This bdrm has a private bathroom w/ beach & ocean views....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom 2....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom 1....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    The powder room is conveniently located on the first floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Shared by bdrm 1 & 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Private bathroom for bedroom #3...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    Private bath for bdrm #4...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master Bath, view of the beach and ocean....moreless

  • There is a shower also located on the stairway leading to and from the beach to shower off after fun on the beach!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The maid service is included in the weekly fees. The house is cleaned after each departure. Daily cleaning service is not available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Directv - 225 channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are televisions in all of the bedrooms & family room. All have Directv. In the family room there is a Smart T.V. that allows you to access your personal Netflix, Hulu, Amazon accounts....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Unobstructed views of the sugar sands beach and the Gulf of Mexico from poolside on the balcony, the main living area, master bedroom and two other bedrooms. Enjoy sunrises, sunsets, and dolphins....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Just steps to the sandy beach and the Gulf of Mexico! Located directly on the beach not across the street. Our property includes a sandy open lot, there are no homes between our house and the beach!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Unobstructed views of the sugar sands beach and the Gulf of Mexico from poolside on the balcony, the main living area, master bedroom and two other bedrooms. Enjoy sunrises, sunsets, and dolphins....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Unobstructed views of the sugar sands beach and the Gulf of Mexico from poolside on the balcony, the main living area, master bedroom and two other bedrooms. Enjoy sunrises, sunsets, and dolphins....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    banquet seating, chairs and island seating Plenty of room for everyone!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have two coffee makers for your convenience....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is a part of the open floor plan on the first floor. It is fully equipped with all that you would need to enjoy your stay....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Small pool, perfect for cooling off!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter Season
Aug 7 - Dec 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$299
$2,093
New Years Eve
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$399
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$299
$2,793
March/Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,050
April/May 2017
Apr 1 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$399
Early Summer
May 21 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,100
2017 Late Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,948
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 13 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$500
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 11 - Dec 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$299
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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Location

42.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional
5.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tacky Jacks 2
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mobile Bay Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiva Dunes
5.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tacky Jacks 2
Gulf Shores, AL, USA
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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful views, ocean front.

    Beautiful views, ocean front.

  • Stairway leading from house to beach.

    Stairway leading from house to beach.

  • Loads of natural light and beautiful views!

    Loads of natural light and beautiful views!

  • Kitchen and eating are open to the family room.

    Kitchen and eating are open to the family room.

  • Loads of dining space!

    Loads of dining space!

  • Master Bedroom:
1 King Bed, 1 Private Bath

    Master Bedroom: 1 King Bed, 1 Private Bath

  • Soak in a relaxing bath and enjoy the views overlooking the beach and ocean!

    Soak in a relaxing bath and enjoy the views overlooking the beach and ocean!

  • Bathroom shared by first two bedrooms.

    Bathroom shared by first two bedrooms.

  • Bdrm #4 private bath.

    Bdrm #4 private bath.

  • Bedroom 1:
2 sets of bunkbeds

    Bedroom 1: 2 sets of bunkbeds

  • Bdrm#3 Private Bathroom

    Bdrm#3 Private Bathroom

  • Full size washer and dryer located in second floor hallway.

    Full size washer and dryer located in second floor hallway.

  • Cool off in the pool!

    Cool off in the pool!

  • Large family room!

    Large family room!

  • Plenty of room for everyone!

    Plenty of room for everyone!

  • Wet bar has small refrigerator, ice maker and a small sink.

    Wet bar has small refrigerator, ice maker and a small sink.

  • Master bathroom, shower and spa tub.

    Master bathroom, shower and spa tub.

  • Bedroom 4:
2 Queen Beds, 1 Private Bath

    Bedroom 4: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Private Bath

  • Bedroom 3:
2 Queen Beds, 1 Private Bath

    Bedroom 3: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Private Bath

  • Bedroom 2:
1 Queen Bed

    Bedroom 2: 1 Queen Bed

  • Bedroom #2 has a DVD player for the TV and Directv.

    Bedroom #2 has a DVD player for the TV and Directv.

VRBO #640350

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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