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Luxury Home in Old Grayton Beach W/Private Heated Pool

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Last updated: 01/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Grayton Beach house description

Tucked in amongst palms, magnolias and oaks in world famous “Old Grayton Beach” sits Casa Sombra, a beautiful architect designed retreat for the discriminating beach traveler. This “shady house” is a stunning home located in historic Old Grayton Beach about 300 yards from the white, sugar sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the assortment of shops and restaurants that make up the funky and eclectic Grayton Beach.

This beach house is beautifully decorated with lots of local, colorful artwork to excite the senses and stimulate the imagination. It has its own private pool, that can be heated, and an outdoor fireplace set amongst the indigenous tropical vegetation. Two identical master suites, one on each level, have access to their own outdoor porches overlooking the pool area.

There are four bedrooms with an additional space set aside for a daybed off the upstairs game room (children only). The bedrooms include two kings, a queen, a pair of bunk beds, and a day bed, sleeping 11 people total. Sorry, no pets are allowed and there is no smoking.

The house has an elegant, spacious feel with high ceilings, complimented with ceiling fans and specially designed lighting to accent key spaces and the colorful artwork. Heart pine floors adorn the major living areas and the kitchen is equipped with Wolf and Subzero appliances and the finest cookware for even the most accomplished chef. Casa Sombra also has surround sound stereo speakers located throughout the house, and also outside speakers in the back of the house overlooking the pool.

There is plenty of space to move about with almost 3,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 1,400 square feet of covered porches for outdoor living. From the upstairs porch, there are tranquil views of Western Lake. Ample terrace space is provided for comfortable pool lounging. Two families can easily enjoy the house, yet maintain their own measured degree of privacy.

Bordered by two state parks, one which includes Western Lake, an excellent natural preserve for kayaking, fishing and crabbing, Grayton Beach has long been recognized as one of the finest beaches in the world. The town of Grayton Beach, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest planned beach communities in Florida’s gulf coast and has been recognized by Florida’s Governor and Cabinet as a Florida “treasure”.

Located on Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach, there is plenty to do within a short distance. Shopping, amusement parks, several superb golf courses, tennis, fishing, and other water sports are all close by as are many excellent restaurants. Bring or rent bikes and enjoy the bike trail that links the nearby coastal communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Seagrove and Rosemary Beach.

We book our house Saturday to Saturday during the weekly peak spring break and summer periods. Additional charges include: Pool heating and Outdoor Gas fireplace extra charge- $40/day or $220/week.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 25 years old to rent Casa Sombra...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              • Downstairs Master Suite: 1 king


              • Upstairs Master Suite: 1 king


              • Upstairs Queen: 1 queen


              • Bedroom with Bunks: 2 bunk bed


              • Extra side room : 1 twin/ single

                Smaller built in bed for children/adults smaller than 5'4'...moreless

              • King size beds (2) Two master suites with king beds and private bathrooms. One is located on first floor, the other is on the second floor., Queen size Beds (1) Located on the second floor with private bath., Child Beds (1) Loft with built in bed located off the upstairs den area., Bunk Beds (4) Bunk room with 4 twin beds (2 sets of bunk beds) located on the second floor with private bath....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Including Ipod/Iphone dock with surround sound speakers throughout house....moreless

              • Television:

                TV in both master suites, queen and bunk bedrooms and in up and down living areas, total 6 TV's....moreless


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Beautiful views of Western Lake and access for crabbing, kayaking, etc....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining:

                    Plus 3 chairs at the bar area of kitchen...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking:

                    Parking for 3 vehicles...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We have Breville expresso maker, Krups cone filter coffee maker, and a Keurig coffee maker...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:


                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full kitchen complete with Subzero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf cooking range and oven, coffee maker and Breville Expresso Machine....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Wolf oven...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Subzero refrigerator/freezer...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Wolf cooktop with built in grill...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Can be heated for an additional fee....moreless



                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 12 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Late Winter
                  Jan 5 - Mar 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Spring Break
                  Mar 7 - Apr 18, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Apr 19 - May 22, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  May 23 - Aug 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Late Summer
                  Aug 9 - Sep 5, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  Sep 6 - Nov 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Early Winter
                  Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Winter Holiday
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
                  4 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%


                  For stays less than 5 nights, housekeeping fee of $300 applies. Optional pool and gas fireplace heating $220/week or $40/day.

                  Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Booking not guaranteed until rental contract and initial deposit is received.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                  Last updated: 01/22/2015
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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Welcome to Casa Sombra (House in the Shade), our home in Old Grayton Beach! We finished building Casa Sombra in May 2009, and are excited to be a part of the Grayton Beach community. Our children (27, 24, and 18) grew up on the beaches of Grayton, so we highly recommend it, especially for families with children. There is so much to do from crabbing on the beaches and in Western Lake, skim boarding, or just being lazy on the beach. We do hope you can find time to visit us soon!

                  Why the Owner Chose Grayton Beach:
                  Casa Sombra is located on a dead end street in old Grayton, so there is not a steady stream of traffic going by the house on the way to the Red Bar. We have a fabulous view of Western Lake with public access across the street.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Casa Sombra

                    Casa Sombra

                  • View of Western Lake from second floor

                    View of Western Lake from second floor

                  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

                    Downstairs Master Bedroom

                  • Upstairs Master Bedroom

                    Upstairs Master Bedroom

                  • Queen Bathroom

                    Queen Bathroom

                  • Upstairs Den Area

                    Upstairs Den Area

                  • Pool area and fireplace

                    Pool area and fireplace

                  • View of pool from second floor balcony

                    View of pool from second floor balcony

                  • Backyard area with Private Pool

                    Backyard area with Private Pool

                  • Living Area

                    Living Area

                  • Kitchen with Subzero Refridgerator, Wolf Stovetop and Oven

                    Kitchen with Subzero Refridgerator, Wolf Stovetop and Oven

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • Bunk Room

                    Bunk Room

                  • Porch next to pool with outdoor fireplace which opens to the Master Bedroom

                    Porch next to pool with outdoor fireplace which opens to the Master Bedroom

                  • Downstairs Porch Overlooking the Pool Area

                    Downstairs Porch Overlooking the Pool Area

                  • View of the pool from back porch

                    View of the pool from back porch

                  • Second floor balcony overlooking pool area

                    Second floor balcony overlooking pool area

                  VRBO #207714

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, January 24, 2015

                  $450 - $714 per night (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/22/2015
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                  334303-6778 (Alabama, USA)

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