12480 Pine Beach Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Listing by: Timothy Wilson, Kaiser Sotheby's Int-GS

2 Beds

1 Bath

1,077 SqFt


In thousands of acres of a quiet coastal wildlife refuge there are only three residential beach front properties in a secret paradise called Pine Beach. Few coastal spots on earth enjoy such breathtaking unspoiled beauty, where humans are rarer than heron and greatly outnumbered by fish and shore birds. The property was intended to be a development in the 1920’s. There were not yet roads to the Fort Morgan Peninsula, so the material for this home was brought by barge on the lagoon and transported by mules to the current location. This site is the largest acreage, the highest point, and is still protected by the dunes. An excerpt from the 1920’s sales brochure reads, “Situated between Little Lagoon and the Gulf of Mexico, Pine Beach lots are high and wooded and well above the waters of all past hurricanes. With quiet and rest, with no noises save the sound of the surf, one may recreate the tired body and harried nerves.” In the present day, a road canopied with oaks and flanked by natural palms opens to a scenic drive between the lagoon and the lake. Across the dunes is a beach for those who crave privacy and who love the magic of authentic untouched beaches. The current home is a quaint cottage; there have been additions made to the 1920’s original structure. The screened porch with vaulted ceiling allows the salt breeze from the welcoming Gulf to cool the home as it passes through the strategically placed windows, and even almost 100 years later the only noise is the sound of the surf. While the home may be vintage for some and require upgrading for many, the charm is unmistakable and rare. The continued survival of the original home with no past water intrusion is a testament to the WWI Veteran who chose this homestead and who had the foresight to know that this spot was unlike any other. His Pine Beach Paradise can now be yours.

Property Details
Price $3,200,000
Bedrooms 2
Full Baths 1
Total Baths 1
Property Style Cottage
Lot Size 0
Acres 3.4
Property Type Residential
Sub type SingleFamilyResidence
MLS Sub type Residential Detached
Features Range-Electric,Refrigerator
Exterior Features Baldwin EMC
Year Built 1925
Fireplaces 1
View Direct Gulf Front
Roof Composition Shingle
Waterfront Gulf of Mexico
Heating One or More Window Units
Foundation Wood Frame
Lot Description 3-5 acres,Waterfront
Parking Description Three or More Vehicles
Geographic Data
Directions From Highway 59 travel West on Hwy 180 (Fort Morgan Road) to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Turn into the parking lot for the Pine Beach Trail. Listing agents will lead you to Paradise.
County Baldwin
Latitude 30.231179
Longitude -87.811246
Market Area Fort Morgan
Address Information
Address 12480 Pine Beach Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Postal Code 36542
City Gulf Shores
State AL
Country United States
Listing Information
Listing Office Kaiser Sotheby's Int-GS
Listing Office Phone 251-968-6869
Listing Office Email
Listing Agent Timothy Wilson
Listing Agent Phone 251-978-0745
Ownership Whole/Full
Virtual Tour URL
School Information
Elementary School Gulf Shores Elementary
High School Gulf Shores
MLS® Information
Days on market 849
MLS® Status Active
MLS® Area Fort Morgan
MLS® # 285994

This information is believed to be accurate, but without any warranty.