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Original Grayton Beach Cottage-'Cole Bin' Close to the Beach

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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

Original cottage style home in Grayton Beach. The 'Cole Bin' has been in our family since 1936, and has been our home away from home ever since. It belonged to my grandmother-Sallie Cole-from Opp, AL. It is a very comfortable, homey cottage with the original pine flooring.
This home can be rented as a 2 bedroom/2 bath home during the fall, winter or spring months. Rentals during the summer months are 3 bedroom/2 bath. The beach access is only 100 yards away, with another 50 yards to the Gulf of Mexico. 'Cole Bin' is a short stroll to the famous Red Bar, and other great restaurants and shops.

The full kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need! Provided are 2 refrigerators, ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop oven, toaster, and coffee maker. Kitchen also includes plenty of dishware, flatware, cups, mugs, pots & pans, and pyrex dishes.

There are two living areas with plenty of seating with TV/DVD's in each for the family who wants to enjoy two different TV shows at the same time. TV's are also located in each bedroom.

The bedrooms are bright and decorated for comfort. The house is very spacious and spread out providing lots of privacy. The master bedroom features a king sized bed with plenty of drawer space to unpack, a hanging closet, and an attached bathroom with tub/shower combination. The front bedroom features a queen bed and a twin bed, with plenty of drawer space, and a bathroom close by with a stand-up shower.. Also attached to this room is a good size closet and a walk through vanity with lots of mirror space and a seated vanity. The side bedroom has two full beds, and a twin bed, lots of drawer space and an attached closet. This bedroom shares the bathroom with the front bedroom by walking through the large vanity area.

The pool table is a wonderful amenity for all guests, as it provides fun for all ages. The deck off the back provides the opportunity to visit and cook-out with the provided charcoal grill E Enjoy the wonderful weather and the gulf breezes. You can definitely hear the waves!

'Cole Bin' is also dog friendly with a fenced yard so even your four-legged friends can come on vacation! Fence wraps around entire lot, providing room for the dogs to roam from the front to the backyard.

Will rent the cottage as a 2 bedroom during fall, winter and spring months only. (3rd bedroom locked.) Summer rents for 3 bedroom only.

We hope your stay at 'Cole Bin' is as comfortable and relaxing as it has been for our family for the past 70+ years.

Keywords: Home, Cole Bin, Cottage,Grayton Beach, 30A homes, near the Red Bar


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old or older. No unsupervised spring breakers (high school or college-no exceptions.)...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Thank you for not smoking. Outside only and pick up your butts. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only and must be approved by owner. Fenced yard. No cats, no exceptions-sorry! There is a nonrefundable pet fee of $125. Dogs are required to have permits to be on the beach and only residents are able to obtain them. Plenty of other places for doggie-down by the lake, around Grayton and the wonderful fenced yard....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) 1 King Bed in Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen Bed in front bedroom along with a twin., Double Beds (2) 2 Double Beds in side bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 Twin Bed in side bedroom, and 1 Twin Bed in front bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 'Cole Bin' has a wonderful enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water in the back of the house perfect for a shower after coming in from the beach....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) 1 TV/DVD in each living area. Also TV's in Master bedroom and other 2 bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat & AC. Two units. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, towels and beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the cooking utensils you need, including measuring spoons and cups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has everything you need, pyrex dishes, pots and pans, cookie sheets for baking. Kitchen also includes toaster oven, and coffee maker. Blender for those beach margaritas....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 2 Refrigerators and Freezers. Also separate Ice Maker. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Back deck has a great picnic table and patio chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Spring and Summer $2200/week. Weekly rentals only / Sat.
Fall and Winter..$1800/week  or $300.nightly with 3 night minimum. 
Email owner for Winter quote. 'Cole Bin' is available for monthly rate Feb.only
Rates do not include Cleaning Fee, Sales Tax, or Pet Fee. Shown Below.
Pet fee is $150 for up to 2 dogs. Dogs only and must be approved by owner.
Cleaning fee is $145. + $25 if dog visits.
Sales tax is 12%.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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Charter Boat Fishing is available in Grayton Beach. The fishing charters launch directly from the beach. Stand-up paddle board rentals, kayak rentals, and bike rentals also available in Grayton Beach. The rental companies will deliver directly to the Cole Bin.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1936

About the owner: The Cole Bin was my grandmother's cottage at the 'coast.' My brother and I grew up running around Grayton Beach every summer of our life. Now I am lucky enough to live here and love it! My children also were lucky enough to grow up in Grayton Beach. They spent lots of time exploring the dunes and trails, tubing on Western lake, surfing in the gulf and looking for shooting stars.

Why the Owner Chose Grayton Beach:
The Cole Bin has been in my family since my mother was a little girl. It's in a great spot in Grayton, close to the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's an older cottage with lots of charm and Grayton funkiness. Enjoy the pool table and 2 separate living areas so the boys can watch football. 'Cole Bin' is just a short walk to the Red Bar Restaurant, fun and funky place with live music and great crabcakes. Bike paths are nearby and connect you to Watercolor and Seaside just a couple of miles away. Rent kayaks or YOLO boards and enjoy paddling along Western Lake.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 'Cole Bin'

    'Cole Bin'

  • Pool Table and Front Living Room

    Pool Table and Front Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Side bedroom

    Side bedroom

  • Standing in front of the cottage on Garfield street-gulfview

    Standing in front of the cottage on Garfield street-gulfview

  • July 4th in Grayton 2011

    July 4th in Grayton 2011

  • Aerial of Cole Bin and Grayton Beach

    Aerial of Cole Bin and Grayton Beach

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Side Bedroom- 2 doubles and a twin

    Side Bedroom- 2 doubles and a twin

  • Public Dock on Western Lake

    Public Dock on Western Lake

  • Grayton Beach showing boardwalk to the beach and Western Lake Pass

    Grayton Beach showing boardwalk to the beach and Western Lake Pass

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