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The Playful Pelican is just a mere two minute walk to the beach.

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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+1 8157616168

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Minimum age limit to rent is 25 years of age. Children of all ages are always welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Quiet, house broken and well-behaved dogs are welcome. No cats please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • 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. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books are available....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD and VHS player...moreless

  • Games:

    Many board games are located in the laundry closet....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Miscellaneous CD's....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with 'Choice' programming package. Channel line up provided....moreless

  • Television:

    New, 42" HDTV flat screen television. DVD and VHS players. There is also a 40" HDTV flat screen in the Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are a few toys in the closet in Bedroom #2. Also, a Graco Pack 'N Play is available for the younger children....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A variety of DVD's and VHS tapes....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View the Gulf of Mexico while sitting on the deck....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is vacation treasure. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico from deck....moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay from the deck....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 4. Stools at the kitchen island can seat 4 additional people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newer. Whole house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new Maytag (09/2015) dryer inside the house, unlike most beach houses where the washer and dryer are underneath the house. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Newer. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    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....moreless

  • Living Room:

    42" HDTV flat screen television with HDTV Direct TV satelite. DVD and VHS players. Pull out queen sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Parking:

    Paved parking for 2 vehicles, under the house and additional parking in front....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline - free long distance calling within the continental US....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency Maytag washer is brand new (09/2015) and are inside the house in the hall closet. Environmentally safe (no-suds) laundry detergent may be provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot is available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, utensils and cookware are included. There is a blender, griddle, George Foreman grill and many other accessories. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large, open, updated kitchen with spacious island. New appliances and granite countertops. Island has extra seating for four. All dishes and utensils are available to make it feel like home....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Newer ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Newer ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    200 square foot deck with views of the Gulf of Mexico & Mobile Bay. Outside shower with hot/cold water for rinsing off after a day at the beach. Picnic table is also available. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The shed contains many beach chairs, umbrellas, paddles, boogie boards, sand toys, and a beach cart and wagon to carry all your beach essentials to the white sand beaches....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill is available! There is also a Weber Smokey Joe kept in the shed. There is a picnic table located on the paved area under the house. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, toys, paddles, innner tubes, and other gear are available for your use. There is a cart and wagon are in the shed to carry all your gear to the beach....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 2 - Feb 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$115
$800 $1,400
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - Apr 29, 2017
5 night min stay
$125
$875 $2,000
Late Spring 2017
Apr 30 - May 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$160
$1,085 $3,000
Summer 2017
May 27 - Aug 11, 2017
5 night min stay
$200
$1,295 $4,500
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$170
$1,155 $3,500
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$145
$945 $3,000
Late Fall
Oct 29 - Dec 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$135
$896 $2,500
Winter 2017-2018
Dec 3 - Feb 28, 2018
5 night min stay
$115
$805 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $110
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

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

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • The Playful Pelican is just a mere two minute walk to the beach.

    The Playful Pelican is just a mere two minute walk to the beach.

  • From the porch, you can view Mobile Bay or the Gulf of Mexico/

    From the porch, you can view Mobile Bay or the Gulf of Mexico/

  • Table for 4. Updated kitchen that's well equipped. A great gathering place!

    Table for 4. Updated kitchen that's well equipped. A great gathering place!

  • Newly updated living room and ready for you to relax and feel at home.

    Newly updated living room and ready for you to relax and feel at home.

  • Walk out to the deck and enjoy the gulf breeze and view the bay or the gulf.

    Walk out to the deck and enjoy the gulf breeze and view the bay or the gulf.

  • Quiet sitting area in the Master which is great for watching TV or reading.

    Quiet sitting area in the Master which is great for watching TV or reading.

  • 40" flat screen HDTV with Direct TV in Master Bedroom.

    40" flat screen HDTV with Direct TV in Master Bedroom.

  • Nice and cozy bedroom that sleeps 5.

    Nice and cozy bedroom that sleeps 5.

  • The historic Confederate Fort Morgan is 5 minutes away and open to the public.

    The historic Confederate Fort Morgan is 5 minutes away and open to the public.

  • Fort Morgan Marina is just 3 minutes away. Rent boats, fishing trips, and more.

    Fort Morgan Marina is just 3 minutes away. Rent boats, fishing trips, and more.

  • Tacky Jack's Restaurant and Bar is only 4 minutes away.

    Tacky Jack's Restaurant and Bar is only 4 minutes away.

  • 3 species of sea turtles nest on the Gulf: Green, Kemp's Ridley, Loggerhead.

    3 species of sea turtles nest on the Gulf: Green, Kemp's Ridley, Loggerhead.

  • The porch faces the south and east for great views of the sunrise.

    The porch faces the south and east for great views of the sunrise.

  • Newly painted kitchen with granite countertops and seating for 4 at the island.

    Newly painted kitchen with granite countertops and seating for 4 at the island.

  • Spacious living room has enough seating for family and friends

    Spacious living room has enough seating for family and friends

  • Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, or watch TV in the updated living room.

    Beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, or watch TV in the updated living room.

  • Bedroom 1: Newly painted and new bedding.  Special décor for our snowbirds!

    Bedroom 1: Newly painted and new bedding. Special décor for our snowbirds!

  • New, reclaimed wood headboard and new rug and curtains tops off the atmosphere.

    New, reclaimed wood headboard and new rug and curtains tops off the atmosphere.

  • Newly updated and painted with queen, full, and twin beds. Sleeps 5.

    Newly updated and painted with queen, full, and twin beds. Sleeps 5.

  • Newly painted, new countertop, mirror and fixtures for this fishy bathroom.

    Newly painted, new countertop, mirror and fixtures for this fishy bathroom.

  • Quiet times await at The Playful Pelican!

    Quiet times await at The Playful Pelican!

  • The Blue Angels practice over the Gulf. Watch the air show from the front porch.

    The Blue Angels practice over the Gulf. Watch the air show from the front porch.

  • Many great sunrises from the front porch. Beautiful!

    Many great sunrises from the front porch. Beautiful!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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