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

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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, newly renovated in November, 2014, 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 125 year old live oak trees, offering a fenced in back yard, a private swimming pool and outdoor shower. Beginning March 1 each year, until May 31, and again in early fall (until Oct. 31) the pool is heated for you.

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. There are miles and miles of easy (asphalt) bike trails out of Grayton for you to enjoy.

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! YOLO boarding is abundant here. 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. Mapquest 374 Defuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach. 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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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

  • Pets Considered:

    For over 14 years, we allowed dogs of all kinds and sizes. We love dogs (and cats for that matter); Jake was my Australian cattle dog (blue heeler). But unfortunately, folks haven't been very considerate with their dogs, and the wear and tear has been considerable. We are renovating in November/December 2014, and for at least 2015, we thought we would go pet free. [Jake would be sad.] BUT, after much reflection, we are keeping Jakes pet friendly. Only one dog is permitted, and that one top dog must weigh 30 pounds or less, and MUST be well groomed (read, no shedding and no long nails on floors) and well house trained. Please, no puppies or very old dogs that don't remember what to do (or not do) anymore. Please respect our home and the incredibly hard work we put into keeping it clean and neat for everyone!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    with private full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    full bath directly across hall...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    sofa sleeper sleeps two in living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), convertible sofa sleeper (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two to three minute walk to Grayton Beach 'downtown' Grayton and the Red Bar and Shorty's; huge pool area to lounge; pool heated during certain periods; large screened porch off kitchen; park style charcoal grill; outdoor shower, covered front porch for people watching in Grayton; umbrella, umbrella sandscrew, and pool floats for your use. Please note: although we list a max of 8 people for the house, because of the size of the house, it is just not suitable for 8 full size adults. Six adults max, with two children is fine. Or 2 adults with 6 kids, is also ok (assuming you can handle 6 kids). We reserve the right to determine suitability of the house for any particular group; hope you understand!...moreless

Entertainment

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

    three (one in living room and one in each queen bedroom)...moreless

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    four can sit inside, and four can sit outide in the screened in porch area, which also has a dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided:

    all bath towels and linens are provided....moreless

  • 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

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    all bath towels and linens provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi; guest agrees to abide by certain rules, including no illegal downloading while staying at Jakes....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    brand new as of december 2014...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new cabinets, counters, dishwasher, sink, floors, etc. as of December 2014...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    terrific screened in porch, very private...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is heated after March 1 until mid-May, and after October 1, and until November 1 (sometimes later, depending on weather). Pool heaters really don't do much November through February, 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 late Dec, Jan and Feb....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 11 - May 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2015
May 16 - Aug 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Fall 2015
Aug 8 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Fall 2015
Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Clean fee if < weekly $150
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Damage Deposit: Information will be provided to guest. NOTE: $150 pet clean fee (not a deposit; extra charge). HUGE renovation of house Dec.2014; Weekly only spring through late fall (turnover days are Saturdays; arrival 4 PM or later, departure by 10 AM); NEW:SPRING BREAK, SPRING AND LATE FALL RATES INCLUDE HEATING OF POOL.

$300 Nonrefundable rent deposit:is applied towards total rent; once the balance due is received, also nonrefundable; recommend guests acquire travel ins. to cover rent pmts;Checks only. Refundable Damage Deposit: send check for $300 with nonrefundable rent dep(held by Mgmt til post departure; if no damage, check is returned);Rates subj. to change until booking confirmed;Holiday weeks slightly more


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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 14 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.

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

  • living room - brand new floors throughout the house december 2014

    living room - brand new floors throughout the house december 2014

  • 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

  • sunset at grayton

    sunset at grayton

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

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

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • master bedroom has its own bath (that's the door to the bath in the far corner)

    master bedroom has its own bath (that's the door to the bath in the far corner)

  • hall bath that serves the queen room, and bunk room

    hall bath that serves the queen room, and bunk room

  • grayton beach. december 6, 2014

    grayton beach. december 6, 2014

  • pool on 12.30.14

    pool on 12.30.14

  • the house.  december 6 2014

    the house. december 6 2014

  • great room and easy dining; more dining room for the kids in screened porch area

    great room and easy dining; more dining room for the kids in screened porch area

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

    Screened Porch - Perfect for Dinner or Late Night Games Playing

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

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

  • grayton beach

    grayton beach

  • Jakes Pool; heated for you during Spring Break, Spring and Late Fall periods

    Jakes Pool; heated for you during Spring Break, Spring and Late Fall periods

  • second 'queen' bedroom

    second 'queen' bedroom

  • master bedroom bath

    master bedroom bath

  • Grayton December 6 2014

    Grayton December 6 2014

  • brand new kitchen finished 12.30.14

    brand new kitchen finished 12.30.14

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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