2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-8
Allows pets Internet Near Ocean (more...)

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. 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. This beach house sleeps eight (8), and features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a spacious kitchen with brand new Whirlpool appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen can seat 4 at the table, and four more people can be seated at the large island. The new stainless steel Whirlpool appliances are beautiful and perfect for your family.

The open living room has a new sofa and loveseat that is very comfortable! The living room is equipped with a Blu-ray DVD player and a new 50" flat screen Samsung SMART HDTV with a complete package of Philo streaming service and LIVE TV for local channels. Other apps are available for guests that have subscriptions. We have 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi Internet service. There is also a full complement of books and board games available.

The private Master bedroom offers a new king sized bed, 43” flat screen Samsung SMART HDTV, Blu-ray DVD player, new end tables and chest of drawers, and a comfortable sitting area. The Master Bath is attached. It is a peaceful place to relax or read a good book. The Master bathroom has been recently updated with fresh paint and a clean décor.

The second bedroom which sleeps six (6), has a full over full bunk bed, as well as a queen size bed, all with luxurious memory foam mattresses. There is a 50” flat screen SMART HDTV in the second bedroom, along with a new bedside table and tall chest of drawers. This bedroom is very nicely decorated with beachy décor. There is plenty of room for the kids and they will love the turtles.

A full bathroom is located off the hallway just a few steps away.

The Playful Pelican has been recently updated, freshly painted, and tastefully decorated throughout. You will love the beachy decor. We recently installed beautiful porcelain tile flooring throughout and all new 3-panel Craftsman style interior doors. 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 and freshly painted. Also, there are all new doors and windows throughout, and new screens which allow for ample fresh, clean air offered up by the gulf breezes. We recently had the entire house resided with Hardie siding and it has been freshly painted.

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 and viewing the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay at the same time is awesome.

In addition, located under the home is an enclosed outdoor shower, outdoor sink, picnic table, Weber charcoal grill, sitting area with overhead decorative patio lights, and brand new concrete parking area. You will find several beach chairs, umbrellas, carts, games, toys, buckets, shovels, boogie boards, and some fishing nets, along with many other toys and other items in the storage shed.

The Playful Pelican has a 5-star professional cleaning company that cleans, sanitizes, and inspects our home. You will arrive to a clean house with fresh linens, bath towels, and a starter supply of toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap and other amenities. We also supply beach towels for you to use for convenience.

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 three 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
• The Factory
• Gulf Shores Museum
• Adventure Island
• 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, Alabama, as well as nearby Perdido Key, Florida
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 the 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. The Playful Pelican is definitely your home-away-from-home.
Please come make the Playful Pelican your vacation home.

NOTE: For your safety, there are outdoor security cameras. The video footage is not shared and is recorded for security, insurance and liability reasons only. It does not infringe upon the guests’ privacy. There are no indoor cameras.

Guests may call us at anytime. We would love to introduce ourselves and give you more information about our home.

There is a green binder in the home stocked full of information about Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas.

We have a digital guidebook that will be sent after booking that contains everything you need to know about our home and the surrounding area.

There is a blue binder in the home that has a lot of information about the house. We ask that guests reference this when they arrive.

About the Owner

We live in northern Illinois and have four adult children; two daughters and two sons, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and three grandsons. Our children live in Illinois, and Colorado. We purchased the Playful Pelican with the dream of someday spending a lot of time 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 of Mexico. 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.

Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Ocean
  • Near Ocean
  • Shared Beach Access
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • – Shower, Toilet
  • – Shower, Toilet
  • Outdoor Shower – Outdoor Shower
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-8
  • – 1 King bed
  • – 1 Queen bed, 2 Double beds
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Smart TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Essentials
  • Private Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
  • Requires Stairs
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Check Out Tasks
  • Return Keys
  • Turn Things Off
  • Throw Away Trash
  • Lock Up
  • Gather Towels
  • Additional Requests