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Heron Cottage at Grayton Village, Pet Friendly, Walking distance to Shops

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,810 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage less than one mile to Grayton beach and two miles to Seaside. All bedrooms have TV's and DVD players. The living room has a 65" TV, DVD player, and a full sleeper. House has cable TV, WiFi and a washer and dryer. Upstairs balcony with nice little setting area. Down stairs has two decks to grill and relax on. Weber charcoal grill provided. Cottage is located in quiet 14 house neighborhood with a community pool. Four bikes included and bike paths to the beach outside back door. Walking distance to bars, restaurants, and outdoor shops. Electric Golf Cart provided for an additional fee if requested.

Pete Wheeler
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Pete Wheeler

Wife retired from medical field and I am still working for Lowes home improvement. I also retired from the Navy after serving 23 years. Have a Mastiff and two birds.

Pete Wheeler purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Pete Wheeler chose World

Nice quiet small neighborhood with community pool. Bike path to Grayton beach and Seaside. An area my wife has always wanted to live.

What makes this cottage unique

19 miles of biking, running, walking, and the neat little shops and local art. Two miles from Seaside shops and one mile to the Grayton beach and the Famous Red Bar.


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1810 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Electric Golf Cart is available for an additional fee. Must be rented for the entire stay at $40 a day. Contract will be signed when checking in.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master has double sinks and tub. Second bathroom has tub and shower. Half bath down stairs next to kitchen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master has a king bed Queen bed in second bedroom Two twin beds in third bedroom Tvs, DVD players, and cable in each room. Also a queen sleeper downstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Water parks in Destin and Panama City FL


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Heron Cottage at Grayton Village, Pet Friendly, Walking distance to Shops
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Perfect property near everything but crowds!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and felt much larger inside than the sq footage listed. The owners were super nice and had provided everything we could have needed. The home is in a very quiet development of only s few houses on what feels like a secluded area with very little congestion. The beach is a short bike ride away. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian for being our guests really enjoyed meeting you and your family... Girls were so cute with there turtles!!!☺ looking toward to having you again.
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Very nice house, great location, owners are great!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights and loved it. There are many great restaurants and shops within walking or biking distance of the house via the sidewalks that start at the neighborhood. We rented the golf cart from them which made it even more convenient to go to Seaside or one of the many restaurants around. The pool is very well kept and is right next to the house. The beach is about a mile away but there is a nice sidewalk that goes all the way there and with the bikes or the golf cart it did not seem far at all. We met Doris, the owner, when we checked in and she was very nice and helpful. My wife even left her purse there and she shipped it and a towel we left back to us the day we checked out. We would highly recommend this house and will hopefully be coming back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure meeting both of you and of course your fur babies were sweeties best wishes to you in November with your 1st baby girl hope to meet her and see ya’ll again in the future. Doris
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Heron Cottage August 2018

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Stay at Heron Cottage. This was our 4th vacation on 30-A and our first at Grayton beach. The owners are wonderful! They met us at the house when we arrived at 9 pm and gave the tour. They were available if we needed anything for our whole stay. We had quite a bit of rain and there was a great selection of movies for my girls who are 9 and 7. I worked a couple of hours each day and had no issues with the wifi. The home is well stocked with 4 bikes, beach chairs, beach toys, floats, and beach bags in the shed. There were beach towels that we used and linens were provided. We did a lot of laundry and had no issues with the washer and dryer. The beds were comfortable (bring your own pillow though). My girls loved watching TV in their rooms. We paid a little extra for the golf cart and loved it. It takes about 4-5 minutes to drive to Grayton beach in the golf cart. It was also a short cart ride to the state park. We loved the geographic location because of its close proximity to Destin to the west and all the great 30-A communities to the east. My only negative comments are the following: I wished the refrigerator had an ice maker. The knob on the dishwasher was missing. That's it! We will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review as we enjoyed meeting you and your family. Not sure if you were aware there were extra pillows in the top of each bedroom closet. Unfortunately there is no ice maker on the frig door, but the freezer makes plenty of ice. We appreciate you letting us know about the knob missing on the dishwasher and will replace it ASAP. We hope to see you all next year.
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This beach home is better than we even imagined.

  • 5 of 5

It is so beautiful and so close to everywhere we wanted visit. There were 7 of us girls so we mainly used uber or drove around town but next time we would love to ride our bikes around town! The Grayton area has so much to offer i.e. the beach, AJs, Red Bar. And seaside, water color and Rosemary beach were so close that we were able to see it all! Thank you Doris and Pete for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well-decorated, located in an adorable neighborhood with a pool just steps away from the house, and stocked with all the home and beach essentials you could need, including the option of a golf cart, which was helpful and fun! It was so easy to get to the beach and everywhere else we wanted to go. We will definitely be back. We loved Grayton Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie for the review and taking such good of our house during your stay we really enjoyed meeting you and your sweet family hope to see you again. Doris and Pete Wheeler
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Best Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Pete and Doris’ beach home was exactly what our family was looking for. We loved the location, the home was beautiful and fully stocked with everything you need and then some. Grayton Beach is now our favorite spot on the gulf. We loved the Grayton Beach community, shops and restaurants and is so close to Seaside, Destin, or Panama City to hit all our favorite spots if we wanted to. Highly recommend and we can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Panama city
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Santa Rosa country club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grayton beach
Car: not necessary

1 mile away from Beauiful beaches!!

Bike rentals

Horseback Trail Rides

State Parks

Grayton Beach Pedal your 30A

Kayak rentals

GulfWorld Marine Park in Panama City Beach, FL

Big Kahunas water park (seasonal)

Goofy golf in Destin, FL


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.