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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 1 - 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Gulf Shores

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please wash or wipe off all sand before entering the premises.
  • Please dispose of all trash in outside containers. Tie off the bags to secure them and close lids of cans.
  • Please return all items that you move to original location so that others will be able to locate.
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 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Really great house on a beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

House was well equipped, spacious and clean. We were looking for a quiet lazy vacation and it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to welcome you again in the future! Thank you!
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Great location! Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We actually live in Orange Beach, but chose the Salty Pelican for our annual holiday get together. We had several family members coming in from all over and we wanted to be in one place for the weekend instead of several different locations. This home was perfect with a huge open living room and kitchen. There as a table that could sit at least 16 people with more seating at the island bar! It was fantastic! There was even a wet bar in the living room area! The views were phenomenal and we loved the balcony. I would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home and that you love it as much as we do! We hope to have you and your family return for more fun and memories on the beach!
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Beautiful Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed at the Salty Pelican over Christmas and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The easy beach access and open living area were perfect for the little cousins to play together and the large dining area meant we could get all 13 of us around one table for Christmas dinner. With my family spread out all over the country, being able to share meals when we come together was particularly important to us.

As is inevitable, a few minor issues popped up while we were there, but the owners were amazingly responsive and helped us get everything sorted out right away.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home! Thank you for chosing our home and we hope that you will return again!
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When the coast is clear...........

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week on the beach and visiting the local area. Shae was a wonderful host and was always quick to respond to any questions or needs we had. Would recommend to anyone visiting the Fort Morgan/Gulf Shores area............


  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at the Salty Pelican. The house had everything our family of 12 required. I wish the kids had 2 weeks off for fall break so we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were promised and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family vacation... stocked with everything we needed. Directly on the beach with sunsets made for postcards. Clean, comfy and just steps to the beach. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful beach house.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Sushi Restaurant
The Village Hideaway
The Village Lawn at The Beach Club
Live Music Venue
Pines Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Behind the Pines Restaurant - Fort Morgan 'Roundback
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Island Grill
Kiva Grill
Bar & Grill
Fort Morgan Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
Peninsula Restaurant & Grill
Bar & Grill
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Tacky Jacks Fort Morgan
Seafood Restaurant
Fort Morgan
Oyster Bay
Bar & Grill
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
American Restaurant
Janino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Safe Harbour Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
The Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Bahama Bob's Beach Side Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Flip Flop Deli Shop - Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores Golf Club
Sand Island Lighthouse
Bill’s By the Beach
Seafood Restaurant
DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen
Seafood Restaurant
Sassy Bass Crazy Donuts
Donut Shop
Gulf Shores Public Beach
The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Yabba's Wacky Snack Shack
Ice Cream Shop
JOHN GYRO mediterranean 2
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Flying Harpoon - Kitchen 11-1 Bar 11-2
Seafood Restaurant
Crico's Pizza & Subs
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores
Seafood Restaurant
Snappy's Snowcones
The Hangout
Seafood Restaurant
Papa Rocco's
Pizza Restaurant
Original Oyster House Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Rita's Frozen Custard
Gulf Shores Dog Park
Ribs & Reds
Barbecue Restaurant
Matt's Homemade Alabama Icecream
Ice Cream Shop
The Royal Oyster
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Pink Pony Pub
Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Shores Tennis Complex
Mikee's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Hog Wild BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Cafe Beignets of Alabama
Chocolate corner
Chocolate Shop
David L. Bodenhamer Center
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 6.0%

If you chose to pay by credit card you will be subject to a 3% fee on top of the total rental amount. If you pay by e-chack there is no fee. You may also chose to mail a check. Rates are subject to change unless the reservation is confirmed with a deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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