Luxury Home in Old Grayton Beach W/Private Heated Pool

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

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



Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
Late Winter
Jan 5 - Mar 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$450 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Spring Break
Mar 5 - Apr 16, 2016
7 night min stay

Apr 17 - May 20, 2016
5 night min stay
$550 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 21 - Aug 6, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 7 - Sep 6, 2016
5 night min stay
$700 $750
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


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: 11/19/2015
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)

Car: Recommended


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.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

    Downstairs Master Bedroom

  • Queen bathroom

    Queen bathroom

  • Back dining area next to pool

    Back dining area next to pool

  • Pool area and fireplace

    Pool area and fireplace

  • Second floor balcony overlooking pool area

    Second floor balcony overlooking pool area

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • Upstairs Master bedroom

    Upstairs Master bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

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Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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