A beach house with lots of charm, a stylish cottage and a custom home with golf course views, all for around the same price. This is what you get for around $650,000 in Orange Beach, Vestavia Hills and Mobile.

WHAT: A lovely beach house within walking distance to the Gulf in Orange Beach, Ala.
PRICE: $650,000
SIZE: 3,397 square feet
SETTING: This charming, two-story home, built in 2014, is located in The Battery in the Village of Tannin community, which offers private access to the beach and state park. It is close to local restaurants, stores, entertainment and more.
INSIDE: This five bedroom, four bathroom home offers lots of character and updated finishes, including an open floor plan, custom cabinets, designer lighting, custom drapes, stainless appliances, quartz/granite counters and tile throughout, a sun room, and much more.
OUTSIDE: In addition to access to the beach, residents will be able to enjoy a large community pool or relax in the sun on the house’s front porch.
CONTACT: Sandy Davenport, Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty, (855) 670-5899

WHAT: An adorable cottage home with tons of style in Vestavia Hills, Ala.
PRICE: $645,000
SIZE: 3,087 square feet
SETTING: This two-story home, built in 1985, is located on a 7,405 square foot lot with mature trees in the Biltmore Estates community. It is a short walk to East Elementary and located close to restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, shopping, entertainment and more.
INSIDE: This four bedroom, three bathroom house offers an array of features, including an open floor plan, high-end kitchen appliances, wide plank oak floors, vaulted ceilings, oversized family room, gas fireplace, large master suite on the main level, separate his & her walk in closets, a nice landing area for additional playroom or office and more.
OUTSIDE: For residents that enjoy spending time outdoors, the house offers a newly covered back porch as well as a relaxing lounge area and designated grill space. There’s also a spacious backyard and storage building.
CONTACT: Megan Twitty Kincaid, ARC Realty, (855) 822-3469

WHAT: A custom home with lots of modern details in Mobile, Ala.
PRICE: $654,950
SIZE: 4,862 square feet
SETTING: This stylish, multi-level home, built in 2009, is located in the Heron Lakes community, which offers lots of neighborhood amenities and views of the golf course. It is close to shopping, coffee shops, entertainment, shopping and more.
INSIDE: This six bedroom, five bathroom house has a wide range of upscale features, including Brazilian walnut flooring, 12-foot ceilings, designer granite and tile, custom cabinetry, Viking appliances, fireplace, wet bar, a formal dining room, a media room with kitchenette and much more.
OUTSIDE: In addition, the home includes plenty of outdoor space, such as a large covered patio with outdoor kitchen and fireplace that overlooks the golf course. There is also an outside camera surveillance system, two-car garage plus an additional garage, storm shutters and a security system.
CONTACT: Melanie Susman, Roberts Brothers Realty, (251) 344-9220

Each pelican chick eats 15 to 20 fish per day, according to Susan Clement, staff biologist at the Environmental Studies Center in Mobile, which is seeking donations to help feed the month-old birds washed out of their nests last week by Tropical Storm Cindy. (Environmental Studies Center photo)
(Dr. Jim Jacobi.)

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