Have you ever wanted to live in a lighthouse? This beautiful home on Dewees Island at 371 Pelican Flight is designed to look like one, for perfect barefoot living right on the ocean.

371 Pelican Flight: Like living in a lighthouse

371 Pelican Flight, looking toward the ocean

In this view, the main house is oceanfront, on the left, and the stairs come up into the breezeway that connects the main house to the guest cottage.  The incredible main house is perfect for full time living, with gourmet kitchen, and porches on three levels of oceanfront splendor.

Check out this walk to the beach:

Main Building

You enter through the breezeway, where you can’t help but notice the interesting doorbell:

The main building is to your right.  Just inside the door, there are convenient hooks for hats, coats, or beach towels.


There is a full dining room with large table to accommodate big groups and still leave the puzzle at one end.

371 Pelican Flight Dewees Island dining room

371 Pelican dining room

The dining chandelier even has an incredible switch: prefer candlelight?

Switch out the plug in version for the candle version, conveniently stored in the laundry room.

A grilling porch off the dining room makes entertaining easy.

The kitchen is just filled with light.

The kitchen table has plenty of seating with a fantastic bay window with glimpses of the ocean, maritime forest, and private beach boardwalk through the dunes.

The kitchen is well designed for great flow between the breakfast nook and main living areas. There’s tons of counter space, including the granite on the wine bar, which can be easily accessed from the family room/den.

371 Pelican Flight kitchen

After the above photo was taken, a new refrigerator was installed.  It has a convenient feature: open the door one way to access the things stored in the door.

Open it another way to access the things in the interior.

There’s a hidden switch on the door handle!  This saves energy when you only need a quick beverage from the front pockets.

The den opens to the screened porch with great hammock, and wicker chairs and tables for easy relaxation within the sounds of the waves and ocean breezes.


A cozy wood stove anchors the den area,

And a half bath on this level means that guests do not need to find a bedroom if a powder room is necessary.

As you walk up the stairs, take a second to admire the details of the built in bookcases on each landing.

You enter the Master bedroom through this lovely attached office/den, with such great views it will be hard to get your work done!


Check out this HUGE master bedroom:

With pocket doors for privacy:

and gorgeous floors, with plenty of room to spread out.

There’s a huge closet

The master bedroom has great closet space, and a well appointed master bathroom, with lots of sea glass accents:

Glass blocks allow for plenty of light.

Just off the master bedroom is a private porch, screened so you can enjoy the breezes into the bedroom all night long.

But wait, there’s more.  From the den, take the final flight of stairs to the rooftop deck.

The finial on the stairs continues the lighthouse theme.


Upstairs there’s a landing with a bar, and benches with a little alcove for sitting.


On the left, there is a bench with a cushion that can be put outside:

Take it outside to a rooftop deck for views of the four miles of pristine ocean at your doorstep, and sixty miles of undeveloped (and protected) coast to your north.

Incredible views from the top deck: perfect for stargazing and sunrises.

Watch the storms roll out over the ocean.

Guest Building

The attached guest house has two private levels with four huge bedrooms.  They are attached to the main living area by a screened breezeway.

You enter each level to a wide center hall that could be used for a game room, den or tv area.

Imagine setting out a breakfast platter for your guests here.

Each level has two identical bedrooms with en suite baths, and a large central hall which could be used for a breakfast station or game room.

Large owners closets could be locked if you chose to use this as a rental property.

Both levels of the cottage are designed to let the ocean breezes blow through the hidden screened doors, reducing the need to use the air conditioning.

Take the elevator or the stairs to the ground level of the home.

The ground level of this house is designed for maximum ease of beach living, with an outdoor shower, seating areas, a joggling board, screened storage, and an elevator for getting your luggage to the two main floors.

You can take your bike, or walk right out onto the beach to watch the sunrise:


With the cedar shake design on the main building, the home looks just like a lighthouse.

The view of the house from the ocean:

This aerial shows where it is on the island (look for the red roof.)

This video of the Dewees Island Turtle team looks at a turtle nest right in front of this house.

And this video, filmed in January one year, also features the house and walkway to the ocean.

And this video shows the brand new boardwalk in the summer of 2016.

A day on Dewees – Highlights from Yonder Blue Films from Yonder Blue Films on Vimeo.