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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

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 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 HDTV and lots of satellite channels; the master bedroom has a king sized bed, its own flat screen 40" HDTV, bath and sitting area. Also, there is wireless Internet and the new 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 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.

More Details

Owner
Michael Courtney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Michael Courtney

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.

Michael Courtney purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael Courtney 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

The Playful Pelican - 2 BR / 2BA, Pet Friendly, Uncrowded White Sand Beaches
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Charming place by the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The playful Pelican is an adorable and charming beach house. It had plenty of amenities. The decor was a fun beach/fish motif throughout. I was impressed by how much time and dedication was spent making this the perfect beach house. I also rent a house on HomeAway and may take some ideas for our place (except for the Cubs/Blackhawks pictures).

The location is great. It's in Fort Morgan away from the hustle and bustle of Orange Beach. The beach was only a half block from the house, which was a nice, short work. The white sand beach was much nicer than I expected and dog friendly.

Mike and Brenda were great hosts too. They were prompt and responsive to our needs.

We will be back! Andy & Yvonne

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Beach House

  • 5 of 5

For the past few years, we've been going to my brother's place on Hilton Head. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew arrived the day before our trip. Thankfully, Mike & Brenda allowed us to stay at their place at the last minute... spoke with them on a Sunday and arrived on Monday.

The Playful Pelican is great. Only a few houses down from the beach, clean, well appointed. We spent days on the beach, toured Ft. Morgan, ate at the local restaurants... no complaints whatsoever.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and 3 days and had a lot of fun. The house was very well-maintained and clean and in a great location to the beach just down the street, about a 1-2 minute walk. The beach was very uncrowded and had very fine white sand. The water was also very warm, much warmer than Atlantic or Pacific coast beaches.

Also for any history buffs, Fort Morgan is less than two miles away from the house. It's definitely worth the visit to stroll around the interior, the tunnels and catacombs are very cool. Many canons are still in place as well, a neat gem worth visiting.

Mike and Brenda were easy to work with and responded immediately to any question we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Neat & clean as pictured

  • 5 of 5

The house is quite comfortable with appropriate amenities. My wife & I had a nice, quiet and enjoyable five night stay in Ft Morgan after we experienced and learned about the nasty Black flies. We arrived about dark Sunday and settled in. Monday AM we went back into gulf shores for groceries and after lunch we headed down to the beach where we were attacked by the Black Flies ( they bite and draw blood). After researching Black Fly repellent we decided to go back to town for some Deep Woods Off. A liberal spraying with the "Off" each time we went to the beach kept the flies at bay the rest of our stay.

The house is quite comfortable, especially for just the two of us - ceiling fans in every room and central AC of course. Both the TVs are flat screens and connected to DirecTV like we have at home so in the evenings we watched what we wanted without having to channel surf like so many places.

The neighbors next door to the south live there full time and were very friendly. I left him our aluminum cans when we left since his grandson recycles them.

The wagon can be a chore to drag through the deep sand if loaded with cooler and chairs, etc. In the shed I found a two wheeled cart I could load with two chairs, our beach bag and cooler and it is much easier to negotiate through the sand. This cart when flipped over becomes a flat table with cup holders and a net for loose stuff. Very handy.

If we go to the Ft Morgan area again we will look up the Playful Pelican and hopefully it will be available.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

PERFECT BEACH HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredibly time staying at the Playful Pelican! The house was beautiful and had everything we could have needed and then some including the beach supplies! They had everything our kids could have needed for a perfect trip to the beach! We loved that it was just a minuteswalk down to the beach and that the beach was clean and quiet which was nice for us since it was a family vacation. Overall this rental was everything we were looking for and we are already planning on coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property was beautiful and looked exactly like all the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here and would come again. Everything that was stated in the information of the property was exactly as stated. Somewhere along the way the owners beach towels were taken so that is the only thing we were glad we brought anyway. There was a minor problem with the cleaning company who forgot to leave some extra toilet paper and the owners had it taken care of immediately, they were so apologetic. We loved the balcony and it was truly a 2 minute walk to the beach which was not overly crowded and beautiful. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our first experience with VRBO and The Playful Pelican! It was clean and decorated to cute! The nearest restaurant was half a mile away and exactly what a restaurant at a beach location should be, friendly and yummy! We have told all our friends and family about it! LOVE the Playful Pelican!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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 HDTV and lots of satellite channels; the master bedroom has a king sized bed, its own flat screen 40" 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

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 2 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$115
$800
$1,400
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$2,000
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,085
$3,000
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
$4,500
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,155
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$145
$945
$3,000
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
$896
$2,500
 
 
Winter 2017-2018
Dec 3 2017 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$115
$805
$1,800
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$2,000
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 29 2018 - May 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,085
$3,000
 
 
Summer 2018
May 27 2018 - Aug 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
$205
$1,295
$4,500
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,155
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
$145
$945
$3,000
 
 
Late Fall 2018
Oct 28 2018 - Dec 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$896
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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 ...
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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