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

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Jake's Place Front Porch for People Watching


Last updated: 06/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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, 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 mile 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! 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! (Tuck's Place is still pet friendly) 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


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed:

                For over 14 years, we allowed dogs. 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 December 2014, and for at least 2015, we are going pet free. Sorry! [Jake would also be sad.] BUT we are keeping our other house, Tuck's Place, in Seagrove, pet friendly, so please check it out or email me for a link to it on VRBO....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:


              • 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


              • 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

              Kitchen & 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 Seats:


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people


              • 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

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

              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 ...moreless


                  • Television:

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

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


                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • 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

                  • Heated Pool

                  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


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


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                  from 35 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Oct 21 - Oct 31, 2014
                  4 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Winter 2014
                  Nov 1 - Jan 2, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  Snowbird 2015
                  Jan 3 - Feb 27, 2015
                  28 night min stay

                  Spring Break 2015
                  Feb 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 11 - May 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Clean fee if < weekly $150
                  • Taxes Included


                  Damage Deposit: Information will be provided to guest to purchase insurance;NOTE: After over 14 years, Jakes is going pet-free in 2015 (sorry!) due to the wear/tear; big renovation of house planned for 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.

                  Nonrefundable deposit is applied towards total rent; once the balance due is received, also nonrefundable; recommend guests acquire travel insurance to cover rent pmts;Checks only;Damage Deposit: EITHER buy damage insurance OR send check for $500 (held by Management til after departure; if no damage, check is returned);Rates subject to change until booking confirmed;Holiday weeks slightly more

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                  Last updated: 06/23/2014
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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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                  • 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

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

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

                  • front 'queen' bedroom; has its own tv

                    front 'queen' bedroom; has its own tv

                  • private bath in back master bedroom

                    private bath in back master bedroom

                  • 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

                  • Jake's Place March 2012

                    Jake's Place March 2012

                  • Open, comfortable living spaces

                    Open, comfortable living spaces

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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 May 2013

                    Jakes Pool May 2013

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                  $62 - $307 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-28 nights
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