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Stunning Estate in Secluded Martyn Woods

5187 Mill House Rd., Gulf Shores, AL

Millhouse Property for saleExquisite French Country Style Home with Old Chicago style brick (salvaged from the Pensacola NAS). The beautiful brick is laid with a staggered walking soldier at the roof and again two feet from the ground and features brick “coins” on the corners and arching windows with keystones. The home itself sits on over 3 acres and includes another 2+ acres for a total of 5+/- acres of peacefulness! The home is bronze certified and features Weather Shield windows, doors and screens, each with their own serial number & warranted for life. Features continue with a real copper eyebrow roof accent on the front.

And inside…the Master Bedroom has its own sitting area with turtle shell ceiling with crown molding. The Master Bath has his & hers separate closets, granite countertops, his and her vanities to include a separate, heated water closet and bidet, men’s urinal, travertine shower with glass doors and a jetted garden tub.

Outside grounds features a 2 story, 1120sf brick/cedar siding, heated & cooled workshop with another 560sf attached covered slab. The backyard is surrounded by a 6′ wooden shadow box privacy fence with 6″x6″ post with night lights. The entire yard has landscape lighting and an irrigation system running off a well. There is a 30kw standby generator powered by LP gas from a 500 gallon in-ground propane tank. For fun on the weekends, there is a 37’x 20′ sandlot volleyball court, a 40’x17′ gunite in-ground, lighted, kidney shaped pool highlighted by 2 waterfalls & 3 shooting water fountains. The pool is surrounded by a 53’x70′ (370sf) stone paver deck to relax & sunbathe on when not splashing in the pool. A serious trophy home to be proud of and live happily ever after!!

For more information, call (251) 948-4444 or contact us today.  To view full listing and more photos, click here. 

Nine Years Strong

Advantage Real Estate marks anniversary with new resort projects and website

Founded in 2012, Advantage Real Estate of Gulf Shores, a locally-owned firm created seven years ago by Baldwin County Realtor and developer Rick Phillips and Realtor Cindy Stewart Phillips, marks nine years in business in 2021 with continued expansion and the development of a new resort project on the Florida Gulf Coast.

With more than 50 years of combined real estate experience among its principals, the family-run company also is launching a new website to better serve those looking to buy or sell a home or relocate to the Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, purchase investment property such as condominium developments and waterfront homes, subdivision lots and new construction. The new website address is:

A new development led by Advantage Real Estate is Krystal Key Beach Resort in Perdido Key, Fla. Located on 200 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico, the 10-story project will feature 30 four- and five-bedroom units all with direct, unobstructed views of the Gulf. The development is now in the pre-construction phase. The residences range from 2,340 square feet for a four bedroom to 3,909 square feet for the remaining Penthouse. Individual unit sales prices range from $1,395,000 to $2,995,000. Learn more about the project here:

Now is the time to add real estate to your Self Directed IRA

As many investors watch stocks, bonds and retirement plans dwindle, the question often becomes “How can we turn this around?”

One answer is real estate. It’s now possible to add real estate to your retirement portfolio through a self-directed Independent Retirement Account (IRA). And the fact that real estate prices haven’t completely rebounded from a decade ago is actually good news for investors.

Many real estate investments are still undervalued, which makes now the right time to buy. Infact, some of the most depressed real estate markets in the country are reporting an astonishing number of cash purchases. Much of this is coming from IRA owners moving investments into real estate.

Why? Because savvy investors understand real estate investments will increase in value over time at a much higher rate than other investments. While some IRA real estate investments have temporarily lost value, real property will never “vanish” like a failed company. History teaches us that real estate markets eventually bounce back.

Want to know more? Call us today to find the perfect investment property along the Alabama Gulf Coast or in Northwest Florida. With more than 50 years of combined experience in the local real estate market, we can even connect you with the best Self-Directed IRA custodian in the area.