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Charming Historic Florida Cottage

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Last updated: 09/03/2015
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Historic Shepherd Cottage is one of the original surviving early cottages of 'Old Grayton Beach', established in the 1880's. This cottage has been updated with a new kitchen, central heat and air, with emphasis on preserving its original characteristics. It is a small cottage and is ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple.

The cottage is nestled in tall pines and surrounded by palm meadows with a large front porch with swing and rocking chairs. It is a great place to relax, and within easy walking distance to the Gulf Beach, Western Lake, Red Bar Restaurant, Zoo Gallery, General Store Hibiscus Guest House & Cafe, Grayton Coffee House, etc. You can also rent bikes at the General store and enjoy miles and miles of off road paved bike paths through the Grayton Beach State Park, Watercolor, Seaside, etc.

Keywords: romantic, private, charming, historic


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


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


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    mixer, blender...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    With outside shower stall, and dining area Also have a couple of beach chairs and umbrellas in storage closet on back deck....moreless



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$220 per night, or $1232 per week:  Summer (May - August)
$190 per night, or $1064 per week:  Fall (September - December )
$165 per night, or $924 per week:  Winter (January & February)
$190 per night, or $1064 per week:  Spring (March & April)
A $50 cleaning charge will be added for reservations of less than four nights.  

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Last updated: 09/03/2015
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South Walton County Beaches along Highway 30-A offer numerous shopping venues and restaurant options. Resort areas include Water Color, Seaside, Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach..., all located along just East along 30-A with their distinctive architectural themes. In addition, the Sandestin, Baytowne Wharf and "Silver Sands Outlet Mall" are all located on Highway 98 just West of 30-A (20 minute drive). Finally, the "Old Grayton Beach" is nestled within the Grayton Beach State Park and offers the charm of an "old community" with lovely less crowded beaches on both the East and West beach accesses----as well as the central accesses, if you prefer a more populated beach experience with umbrella rentals, etc. In short, there are many options----or you can simply enjoy an afternoon on the swing or rocking chair with a good book...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Josh Menge is a native of Northwest Florida with a strong interest in early Florida architecture and history. He is a long-term resident of Pensacola, but recently moved to Santa Rosa Beach. 'Old Grayton Beach' has always been his favorite get-away.

Why the Owner Chose Grayton Beach:
'Old Grayton Beach' is a special place to even Northwest Florida natives. The 'Shepperd Cottage' was a rare opportunity for me to own a true original piece of Florida History. This cottage was moved to Grayton Beach as a rental house sometime in the 1890's and was probably used as a 'foreman's house' in the timber harvesting industry prior to that. It is rare to find such an original example of an early Florida cottage, and was irresistible to me.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is a simply a quiet, romantic, peaceful retreat for one, or a couple. You can't help but relax, as you enjoy the amenities of the State Park and beaches. If you prefer people, then the upscale shopping of Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach and Sandestin, Baytowne Wharf, and the "Silver Sands Outlet Mall just West of 30-A on Highway 98 all within a 20 minute drive. The area also boast miles of bike paths along 30-A as well as off-road bike trails, so you never have to compete with cars to take a long ride.

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  • Living Room Area

    Living Room Area

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


VRBO #308920

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 03, 2015

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