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'McDonald House'--Old School Grayton Beach Vacati

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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Grayton Beach—a beautiful part of Old Florida beach history. If you haven’t been here before, Grayton Beach is the kind of place where you vacationed as a kid. It’s a place where you get to know the locals and come to feel like one. Visit Grayton just once and you’ll want to come back over and over again.

The “McDonald House” is a true piece of funky Grayton Beach history. It is named after its former owner, singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, whose family lovingly cared for this Magnolia Street home for years. New to the Grayton Beach rental market, the “McDonald House” underwent a fresh renovation in 2012. It is wonderfully decorated and has a cozy beach feel.

The well-designed floor plan has covered parking on the street level, and living areas on the second and third floors. A screened sleeping porch and an open rooftop deck mean your two most important vacation bases are covered—naps in the shade and sunset views of the Gulf! The house is laid out beautifully, with:

• 4 bedrooms (2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, and 2 Twin beds);
• 2 full baths;
• Sleeping porch with Queen bed swing;
• Outdoor enclosed hot water shower;
• Living room with new 52” flat screen tv;
• New 32” flat screen tv’s in every bedroom;
• Gourmet kitchen with new appliances;
• Covered parking with room for 4 cars, plus plenty of driveway parking;
• In ground pool with private backyard;
• Close to the beach.

If you like Seaside, Watercolor or Rosemary, you will LOVE Grayton Beach! You are close to everything, but far enough away to have plenty of privacy. Magnolia Street isn’t busy, and is a great place for family walks or bike rides.

Do you like to shop? Grayton Beach is perfectly located between Panama City Beach and Destin—you have Pier Park on one side and Silver Sands on the other! You can walk to shopping in Grayton Beach, Seaside and Watercolor. Shopping for essentials is easy, too, with 2 Publix Supermarkets close by and a new Wal-Mart down the street.

Do you play golf? There are 8 championship courses near Grayton Beach, including Camp Creek and Shark’s Tooth!

Do you like to just hang out? Perfect! There’s plenty to do in Grayton Beach, including:

• White sandy beaches!
• YOLO boarding in Western Lake
• Snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing trips
• Hiking and Mountain biking in Grayton Beach State Park
• Hwy 30A 18-mile paved walking, jogging & biking path
• Picnic in Eden Gardens State Park
• Walk to the best restaurants on 30A—The Red Bar, Borago, Hibiscus, Pandora’s, Another Broken Egg, Hurricane Oyster Bar
• Walk to shopping in Grayton Beach, Seaside and Watercolor

Grayton Beach sits halfway between the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City and Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Fort Walton Beach. With multiple American, Delta, United/Continental and Southwest flights daily, Grayton Beach is easy to get to from anywhere.

We are excited to share Grayton Beach and the “McDonald House” with your family—we hope you’ll make Grayton Beach your vacation tradition!

Keywords: Grayton Beach, Gulf View, Grayton Beach State Park, 4 bedroom, 2 Bath, Pool, Grayton


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Each bathroom is in hallway between the two bedrooms

Other Amenities

  • Queen size bed swing on covered porch, Enclosed hot water outdoor shower...moreless


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

    Flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and living room...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Covered parking for 2, additional parking for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.9
from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Aug 22 - Dec 4, 2015
3 night min stay

Winter 2015/2016
Dec 5 - Mar 4, 2016
3 night min stay

Spring Break 2016
Mar 5 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Spring 2016
Apr 9 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay

Summer 2016
May 28 - Aug 19, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest FL Beaches (ECP) or Valpraiso (VPS)
Grayton Beach
Nearest Barpub
The Red Bar, Pandoras, Grayton Bar & Grill
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth
Grayton Beach
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 30A
Grayton Beach
Nearest Restaurant
The Red Bar, Shorty's, GBG, Borago's
Grayton Beach
Nearest Beach
Grayton Beach

Standup Paddleboarding--YOLO!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Welcome to Grayton Beach!

    Welcome to Grayton Beach!

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen - New Granite Countertops for 2014!

    Kitchen - New Granite Countertops for 2014!

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • King Bedroom #2

    King Bedroom #2

  • Upstairs Shower

    Upstairs Shower

  • Sleeping Porch Bed

    Sleeping Porch Bed

  • Pool / Outdoor Shower.

    Pool / Outdoor Shower.

  • Pool


  • View from the rooftop deck

    View from the rooftop deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Downstairs Bathroom - 'Outside Shower' Inside!

    Downstairs Bathroom - 'Outside Shower' Inside!

  • King Bedroom #1

    King Bedroom #1

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • The "McDonald House"

    The "McDonald House"

  • Second Floor Deck

    Second Floor Deck

  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower

  • Pool Deck

    Pool Deck

  • There's no sunset like a Grayton Beach sunset...

    There's no sunset like a Grayton Beach sunset...

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