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Jake's Place Grayton Beach Florida Beach House - Private Pool

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Last updated: 06/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Grayton Beach house description

Jake's Place is a three bedroom, 2 bath artist's cottage deep in the heart of Grayton Beach, Florida. This charming beach cottage sleeps 8 comfortably. Jake's Place has three bedrooms, with two queen beds, 2 twin beds (bunks), and a queen sofa sleeper. This cozy and bright beach cottage, filled with local and folk art, sits under 120 year old live oak trees, offering a fenced in back yard -- ideal for small children and pets -- and a private swimming pool and outdoor shower. Beginning March 1 each year, until May 31, and again in mid-fall until it gets too cool, usually Thanksgiving, the pool can be heated for a small additional charge.

The screened-in porch and back yard off the kitchen is a great place for outdoor cookouts and after the beach dinners (grill out on the park-style charcoal grill out back) or night-time games. Relax by the tropically landscaped, private swimming pool while watching some rays, or after dark, with the pool softly lit, it's just magical by the palms and under the live oaks. The pool is perfect after a full day at the beach -- cool off the sunburn before heading back to the beach for sunset; at Grayton, you don't miss sunset. Really, don't miss it.

There's a great covered porch on the front for people watching; watch everyone headed to the beach and the Red Bar; extra points for counting Harley riders! Wireless internet service, lots of great cable channels, and three TVs; in the living room and two of the bedrooms. Parking -- can accommodate 3 cars, or a car and boat and trailer. Umbrellas and chairs are provided, and assorted beach stuff too. We can also recommend beach chair/umbrella and bike rental companies. Jake's has two adult bikes for your use. We try to keep them in good shape, but pumping the tires before you use them is a really good idea and please understand if the folks who just left weighed too much and flattened the tires (HA); we'll try to get them fixed as soon as we can; feel free to bring your bikes; there are miles and miles of easy trails.

Jake's Place is pet friendly with a small pet clean fee; Jake was my Australian cattle dog (a blue heeler). But, please note that all of Walton County has strict dogs on the beach rules; only residents can get permits to have their dogs on the beaches of South Walton, and then only on leashes and after 4 PM. This is for safety and cleanliness of the beaches, mainly because the beaches are so child friendly. But there are miles and miles of oyster shell covered streets and trails that you will enjoy with your four legged friend, and remember jakes is completely fenced with lots of room for your pooch to roam outside while you're relaxing at the pool or in the screened porch.

The beach distance is about 200 yards from the front door, with public boardwalk access right there'on the east and west sides of The Red Bar. There's places to put in kayaks and canoes, which can be rented close by. There are at least a couple of beach umbrella/chair rental places in Grayton that you walk right by; check them out your first day and don't worry about carrying anything but your towel and cooler to the beach! Ever done YOLO boarding? Jake's is a 2-3 minute walk to the beach, or shopping at the shops of Grayton Beach, or Grayton Beach General Store and several restaurants. If you mapquest, you can locate it at 374 Defuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach. We also have a Seagrove beach house with a pool available if Jake's is not available the week you want; just ask! please call me and I will personally let you know what is available and how to reach me for further info. thanks and if this isn't the place for you, you know someone who will love Jakes, so please pass the word along, and in the meantime, be young, be foolish, and be happy!

Come to Grayton Beach Jake's. Come once, and you'll come back year after year. Lots of friends do.

Keywords: Grayton Beach Florida Beach House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs only (sorry cat owners! and look, we have the best calico cat in the entire world, Mojo, so it's nothing against cats! it's just that lots of people have cat allergies) with extra nonrefundable $75 pet cleaning charge; plus, you have to PROMISE you'll pick up after your pooch, everywhere, but especially in our yard! $25 for second dog. Limit: 2 dogs unless you get special permission. Everyone coming without pooches: note, Jake's IS pet friendly so while we really, REALLY try to clean extremely well, you may occasionally find dog hairs somewhere, so you'll just have to deal with it! You're at the beach; don't be crabby! :) (Get it? crabby)...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must have at least one guest staying in the house age 25 or over, unless special arrangements are made (like, I've talked to both your parents at length, gotten their credit card info, and everyone staying n the house is Dean's list, National Honor Society or Eagle Scout). HA! Really, there must be at least one adult over 25 in the house at all times unless prior arrangements are made IN WRITING; otherwise, you subject to being kicked out immediately and you forfeit your entire rent paid....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            OK, We love kids. But here's a firm rule: no kids under age 18 in the pool area without continuous adult supervision. This is for safety reasons. Kids love the pool, but they must have an adult present at all times. If you rent Jakes, you are agreeing that an adult will be present in the pool area at all time when a child (under age 18) is present in the pool area. No exceptions. You assume the risk and the responsibility....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            IMPORTANT: NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE, OR IN THE SCREENED IN PORCH AREA, ONLY AROUND THE POOL AREA OR ON FRONT PORCH WITH FRONT SOLID DOOR SHUT (SO FUMES DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE); YOU MUST PICK UP AFTER YOURSELF, PLEASE. DON'T LEAVE CIGARETTE BUTTS IN OUR YARD....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            All on one level, Jake's has comfortably hosted guests in wheelchairs in the past....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Catering Available
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            for up to 3 cars; no street parking is permitted; room for a boat and two cars with prior permission...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            room for a boat with prior permission; must be off street and no parking in the yard, please...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Two to three minute walk to Grayton Beach "downtown" Grayton and the Red Bar and Shorty's; Beach Cart; huge pool area to lounge; pool may be heated for a small additional charge; large screened porch off kitchen; park style charcoal grill; outdoor shower, covered front porch for people watching in Grayton; beach toys, umbrella, umbrella sandscrew, and pool floats for your use; and NOTE: [THIS IS GREAT!!!!]: Two adult bikes come with the house, for your use while you're at Jake's; please pump them up when you first get there, hopefully the tires won't be too flat!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The pool can be heated, for a small additional charge, after March 1 and before May 31, and after October 1, and until December 1 (depending on weather). Pool heaters really don't do much in Dec, Jan, and Feb, when it's just too cold in the Panhandle. but the nice privacy fence around the pool shelters the pool area from the wind and on sunny days, you can easily enjoy the pool in shorts and a t shirt, even in Dec, Jan and Feb....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    really, a great front porch, covered, for people watching; very enjoyable...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    terrific screened in porch, very private...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Golf
                  • Parasailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Shopping
                  • Sailing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  NOTE: ALL RATES INCLUDE tax/cleaning/linens;pool heat and pets incur extra chgs
                  NOTE: limited initial supply of paper goods, garbage bags & dishwasher detergent
                  is supplied; after exhausted, guest must provide.$300 nonrefundable booking dep.
                  Jan/Feb'14 monthly avail; 3/1 to 4/12/2014: $2050/week; Sat to Sat only most weeks
                  4/12 to 5/17/2014: $1750/week; note: 5 nts get priority;    6 nts pays $145 clean 
                  5/17 to 8/9/2014: $2050/week; Sat to Sat only; 4th july $2250/wk
                  8/9 to 11/1/2014: $1450 to 1750/week,depends on wk; Sep/Oct wkly only 
                  11/1 to 1/1/2015: $1300-1550/wk; mo./dly avail;holidays more;  6 nts pay $145 cln
                  

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: When I bought Jake's in 2000, I was expecting my first child, a son, who has grown up to love Grayton. I had property in Seagrove Beach, just down the road, for about 10 years before that. But I knew my heart was in Grayton, so when I had the chance to buy a cottage, painted bright green (inside too; see if you can find any green paint), and sorely in need of TLC, I jumped at the chance. A LOT of hard work, elbow grease (big thanks to my Dad and Mom), and 13 years, two hurricanes and an oil spill later, we know that we're less a part of Grayton than Grayton is a part of us. so, when you walk through the pine and live oak covered, oyster-shelled streets of Old Grayton Beach, you get the feeling that things don't change very fast here. which is exactly the way I wanted to raise my son. when you're on the beach here at sunset, well, it's simply timeless. ps. If Jake's Place is booked the week you want, check out my Seagrove house, Seagrove Tucks, on vrbo also, or email me about that one.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Located about halfway between Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida, Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on Scenic Highway 30-A along the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast. Grayton Beach is a spectacularly wide beach, with a beautifully rugged dune system, sugary white sand, and bordered by a freshwater lake. One of the 'Beaches of South Walton' County, Florida, Grayton boasts a rich history, one of the oldest beach villages in Florida with a celebration of its 123rd anniversary coming up on July 4th, 2013. Many of the homes in Grayton date to the turn of the LAST century. Grayton is home to a curious mix of old-timers and newcomers, nice dogs, and the infamous Red Bar (and assorted, infamous locals). And Jake's, the little lavender painted cottage, lies at its heart.


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                  Photos

                  • Jake's Place Front Porch for People Watching

                    Jake's Place Front Porch for People Watching

                  • The Pool

                    The Pool

                  • Screened Porch - Perfect for Dinner or Late Night Games Playing

                    Screened Porch - Perfect for Dinner or Late Night Games Playing

                  • master bedroom with queen in the back of house; quiet; with private bath

                    master bedroom with queen in the back of house; quiet; with private bath

                  • front bedroom with queen; very comfortable w/ tv/dvd, bath directly across hall

                    front bedroom with queen; very comfortable w/ tv/dvd, bath directly across hall

                  • grayton beach

                    grayton beach

                  • pool area is very spacious; pool can be heated in cooler seasons

                    pool area is very spacious; pool can be heated in cooler seasons

                  • Jakes Pool May 2013

                    Jakes Pool May 2013

                  • Jake's Place March 2012

                    Jake's Place March 2012

                  • Inside - a Great Place to Hang Out

                    Inside - a Great Place to Hang Out

                  • Comfortable kitchen w/ everything you need to cook fabulous meals; outdoor grill

                    Comfortable kitchen w/ everything you need to cook fabulous meals; outdoor grill

                  • sunset at grayton

                    sunset at grayton

                  • private bath in back master bedroom

                    private bath in back master bedroom

                  • Fenced in private back yard with grill; completely fenced for pets, kids

                    Fenced in private back yard with grill; completely fenced for pets, kids

                  • 3rd bdrm w/ bunkbeds perfect for kids or brother in law that insisted on coming

                    3rd bdrm w/ bunkbeds perfect for kids or brother in law that insisted on coming

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, May 17, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/23/14
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                  (615) 500-5923 (Tennessee, USA)

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