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Playful Pelican - 2 BR / 2BA, Pet Friendly, Uncrowded White Sand Beaches

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Other Fort Morgan Properties house description:

It’s time to get away from it all! The Playful Pelican is located in Fort Morgan which is one of the quieter areas of the Alabama Gulf Coast, and one of the few areas where dogs are welcome. This two bedroom, two bath home is a mere two minute stroll to the sugar white beaches with no roads to cross and no traffic to negotiate – the sand and surf await you!

The Playful Pelican is approximately 1,100 square feet and features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a spacious kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen has an open floorplan and adjoins the comfortable living room. There are plenty of windows offering beautiful water views. The open living room is equipped with a DVD player and a new flat screen SMART HDTV, complete with a full package of Direct TV programming. In addition, there is free WI-FI Internet service, and a full complement of books and board games are available.

The private Master bedroom offers a new king sized bed, its own flat screen HDTV, a full bath and a comfortable sitting area. It is a peaceful place to relax and read a good book.

The second bedroom has a twin and full bunk bed, as well as a queen size bed. There's plenty of room for the kids. They will love the turtles! A full bathroom is located off the hallway just steps away.

The Playful Pelican is updated, freshly painted, and tastefully decorated throughout. You will love the beachy decor. We recently installed beautiful porcelain tile flooring. There is also a new Maytag washer and dryer conveniently located in the hallway closet.

Outside, new stairs and deck railings have been recently installed. Also, there are some new windows, and the new screens allow for ample fresh, clean air offered up by the gulf breezes.

The large covered porch has views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay - the perfect place to unwind after a great day at the beach. Sitting on the front porch swing and viewing the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay at the same time is awesome.

In addition, there is an outdoor shower, picnic table, Weber charcoal grill, sitting area, and concrete parking area under the house. You will find several beach chairs, umbrellas, carts, games, toys, buckets, shovels, boogie boards, and some fishing nets, along with many other items in the storage shed.

And you don’t have to leave your house broken and well-behaved dog at home. Bring your dog on vacation with you! The Playful Pelican is pet friendly and even has two sizes of canvas dog crates available for use.

The Playful Pelican uses one of Gulf Shores top rated concierge services so you will arrive to a clean house with fresh linens, bath towels, toilet paper, paper towels, and other amenities.

Fort Morgan, unlike Gulf Shores, is known for less traffic, less noise, and fewer people on the beach – even during the peak summer season. Why spend your vacation packed in like a sardine when the Fort Morgan beaches offer a chance for real peace and quiet? Grocery stores and restaurants are just down the road.

The Playful Pelican is located just twenty minutes from Gulf Shores, and less than five minutes from the Mobile Bay Car Ferry, which offers year round service across the bay to Dauphin Island and Mobile, Alabama. You may want to add a visit to Fort Morgan Historic State Park. It is adjacent to the ferry launch, and is approximately a mile from the Playful Pelican.

In addition, Tacky Jacks restaurant is located just a short distance away with dining, cocktails and Thursday night karaoke. There is also the Sassy Bass Restaurant about five miles away with great 'catch of the week' dining.

The Gulf Shores Yacht Club and Marina is less than a mile away. You can rent boats or charter fishing trips. Speckled trout, white trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, tripletail, bluefish, red snapper, pompano and king mackerel are common in the Gulf Shores area.

Area attractions include:

Gulf State Park

Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail

Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Waterville USA Theme Park

Nearby World-Class Golf Courses

Miniature Golf

Alligator Alley

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Zip Lining

Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Ferry to Dauphin Island

Helicopter Tours

National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL

Battleship USS Alabama in nearby Mobile, AL

The Track, Family Recreation Center

Tanger Outlet Mall (120+ stores and food court) in Foley, AL

Pinnacle Shopping Centre which includes a movie cinema

The Wharf in Orange Beach

San Roc Cay entertainment district in Orange Beach

And, the gorgeous beaches of Ft Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL, as well as nearby Perdido Key, FL

Sunshine, beaches, swimming, water sports, fishing, boating, dolphin cruises, parasailing, zip lining, marinas, bird watching, hiking, biking, shopping, dining out, and tropical breezes await you.

For the early riser, the breath-taking sunrises can be enjoyed on the covered front deck while sipping your morning coffee. If you prefer watching the sun rise over the gulf waters, it’s only a two minute stroll to the beach. You just might see the dolphins playing close to the shore.

If you dream of getting away from the pressures of everyday life, the nature and serenity of Fort Morgan is just what the doctor ordered. Stroll along beach and enjoy the sugar white sand and salty air. If you walk towards the point of the peninsula at dusk, from the surfside or the bayside, you will see the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.

The Playful Pelican is available for rental year round. We love snowbirds! What makes the Playful Pelican great for snowbirds is that it’s big enough to make a comfortable home-away-from-home.

Please come make the Playful Pelican your vacation home.

More Details

Owner
VRBO
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About VRBO

We purchased this home with the dream of someday retiring in Gulf Shores. The sea, the sand, and the sun are the perfect recipe for an Alabama Gulf Coast lifestyle. Lie on the beach, watch a stunning sunrise, or take a dip in the warm Gulf Waters…it’s up to you how you spend your time.

Over the years, we have vacationed at many resort style beach communities, but have not found a beach and community as nice as Gulf Shores.

VRBO purchased this house in 2014

Why VRBO chose Alabama

Located on the west end of Pleasure Island’s peninsula, Fort Morgan offers the same beautiful white sand beaches found within the city limits of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach but without the crowds. The absence of high-rise condos means you can enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from almost anywhere in the area. The beaches in Fort Morgan are pet friendly, and dog owners can bring along “man’s best friend” to enjoy the best nature has to offer as well! (Law requires pets be on a leash) The Marina in Fort Morgan offers charter fishing and dolphin cruises, and the Marina store has beach items and necessities to purchase that you may have forgotten to bring along. Several great restaurants offer fresh seafood, burgers, pizza, as well as Mexican fare. If you feel like heading into the city, Gulf Shores is just a 15-20 minute drive away.

What makes this house unique

For the early riser, the breath-taking sunrises can be enjoyed on the full front deck while sipping your morning coffee. If you prefer watching the sun come up over the Gulf waters, it’s only a 2-3 minute stroll to the beach. You just might catch the dolphins playing close to the shore. If you dream of getting away from the pressures of everyday life, the nature and serenity of Fort Morgan is just what the doctor ordered.

Sitting on the front porch swing and watching the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay at the same time is awesome.

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy for rental term of more than 2 weeks; 90 days notice required for 100% refund, and 60 days notice required for 50% refund.
  • There will be no refund issued for less than 60 days notice for a rental term of more than 2 weeks.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The hall bath has a tub/shower and the master bath has its own shower. There is also hot/cold shower under the house for rinsing off after a day at the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 7 • Bedroom 1: One (1) king bed and a sitting area with a flat screen 40" HDTV, full bathroom has shower. • Bedroom 2: One (1) queen, one (1) double, one (1) twin bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We use one of Gulf Shores' top rated concierge services so you will arrive to a clean house with linens, bath towels, toilet paper, and other amenities. There are nearby grocery stores.

Reviews

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Playful Pelican - 2 BR / 2BA, Pet Friendly, Uncrowded White Sand Beaches
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
5

Best beach house I've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful, relaxing week at the Playful Pelican. The home was great - a good size and well maintained. It is obvious that the owners want their guests to have the best vacation experience possible. A real plus was the new washer and dryer. The home is great for almost any family. It was just the two of us this year, but we are thinking about taking the three grandkids with us next time. There are plenty of activities in the area, including the beautiful non-crowded beach, that don't cost a lot. The home had everything we needed and was nicely updated. Can't wait for the next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family! They had everything we needed and more! Everything was nice, clean and neat! The short walk to the beach was perfect! The beach was clean and uncrowded! We are already discussing our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Beach house, clean and very well maintained. Well thought out, has everything you could possibly need. Enjoyed the area and being so close to the beach. Definitely would plan another vacation in this rental. Brenda and Mike were very easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Playful Pelican

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay. We had everything we needed for our comfort. The house is very near the beach, easy walk. Front porch has full view of the beach. Five stars for us. Going back for third year!! Owners are great.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so lucky that kind guests like Tom and Patty chose the Playful Pelican. Can't wait until your third stay next year.
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4

Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

This is our fourth year at the Playful Pelican and our third year renting from the Courtney's. We love Fort Morgan and the surrounding area. The PP is always clean and ready for us upon arrival. Fort Morgan sunsets are the best and the beaches are very people and pet friendly. Looking forward to 2018!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phyllis and Butch: Glad you enjoyed your stay again at the Playful Pelican. We've blocked off the same time frame for you for 2018 and 2019.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean. It had everything we needed. The location to the beach was close. Owners were helpful and nice. Great place, didn't want to leave. (Family of 4)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Playful Pelican and look forward to coming back again soon. We really enjoyed our conversations and emails, too.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Mobile, AL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tacky Jack's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dauphin Island - Fort Morgan Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Quail Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Highway 180 - Fort Morgan Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sassy Brass Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Fort Morgan Properties house description:

It’s time to get away from it all! The Playful Pelican is located in one of the quieter areas of the Alabama Gulf Coast, and one of the few areas where dogs are welcome. This two bedroom, two bath home is a mere two minute stroll to the sugar white beaches of Fort Morgan with no roads to cross, no traffic to negotiate – the sand and surf await you!

The Playful Pelican features a spacious kitchen with new appliances and granite countertops, a comfortable living room with a flat screen SMART HDTV and lots of satellite channels; the master bedroom has a king sized bed, its own flat screen HDTV, bath and sitting area. Also, there is wireless Internet and the washer and dryer are located in the house, not underneath.

The large covered porch has views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay - the perfect place to unwind after a day at the beach. In addition there is an outdoor shower, picnic table and paved parking under the house.

And you don’t have to leave your house broken and well-behaved dog at home. Bring your dog with you on your vacation!

We use one of Gulf Shores’ top rated concierge services so you will arrive to a clean house with linens, bath towels, toilet paper, and other amenities.

Fort Morgan, unlike Gulf Shores, is known for less traffic, less noise, and fewer people on the beach – even during the peak season. Why spend your vacation packed in like a sardine when the Fort Morgan beaches offer a chance for real peace and quiet? Grocery stores and restaurants are just down the road.

The Playful Pelican is located just twenty minutes from Gulf Shores, and less than five minutes from the Mobile Bay Car Ferry, which offers year round service across the bay to Dauphin Island and Mobile, AL.

In addition, Tacky Jacks restaurant is located just a short distance away with dining, cocktails and Thursday night karaoke. There is also the Sassy Bass Restaurant about two miles away with great 'catch of the week' dining.

There are also two nearby grocery stores.

The Gulf Shores Yacht Club and Marina is less than a mile away - here you can hire fishing boats (Speckled Trout, White Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Bluefish, Pompano and King Mackerel are common).

Area attractions include:

Gulf State Park

Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail

Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Waterville USA Theme Park

Nearby World-Class Golf Courses

Miniature Golf

Alligator Alley

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Zip Lining

Historic Fort Morgan

Ferry to Dauphin Island

Helicopter Tours

National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL

Battleship USS Alabama in nearby Mobile, AL

The Track, Family Recreation Center

Tanger Outlet Mall (120+ stores and food court) in Foley, AL

Pinnacle Shopping Centre which includes a movie cinema

The Wharf in Orange Beach

San Roc Cay entertainment district in Orange Beach

And, the gorgeous beaches of Ft Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL, as well as nearby Perdido Key, FL

Sunshine, beaches, swimming, water sports, fishing, boating, dolphin cruises, parasailing, zip lining, marinas, bird watching, hiking, biking, shopping, dining out, and tropical breezes await you.

The Playful Pelican is available for weekly or monthly rental year round.

We love snowbirds! What makes the Playful Pelican great for snowbirds is that it’s big enough to make it a real home-away-from-home.

The Playful Pelican is solidly built, and has some new windows, and new window screens throughout, so you can enjoy the fresh, clean air and the gulf breezes.

Please come make The Playful Pelican your vacation home.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

If there are days open and available on the calendar, we may be flexible with the 5-6 day minimum stay. Please email, text, or call the owners with any questions you may have. The Damage Protection fee will be refunded to you within 14 days after checking out, as long as there are no damages and no indication of smoking on the property. Thank you for your interest in the Playful Pelican!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.