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Original Grayton Beach Cottage-'Cole Bin' Close to the Beach

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10) RENTS WEEKLY only during the Summer

Original cottage style home in Grayton Beach. The 'Cole Bin' has been in our family since 1936, and has been our home away from home ever since. It belonged to my grandmother-Sallie Cole-from Opp, AL. It is a very comfortable, homey cottage with the original pine flooring.

The beach access is only 100 yards away, with another 50 yards to the Gulf of Mexico. 'Cole Bin' is a short stroll to the famous Red Bar, and other great restaurants and shops.

The full kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need! Provided are 2 refrigerators, ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop oven, toaster, and coffee maker. Kitchen also includes plenty of dishware, flatware, cups, mugs, pots & pans, and pyrex dishes.

There are two living areas with plenty of seating with TV/DVD's in each for the family who wants to enjoy two different TV shows at the same time. TV's are also located in each bedroom.

The bedrooms are bright and decorated for comfort. The house is very spacious and spread out providing lots of privacy. The master bedroom features a king sized bed with plenty of drawer space to unpack, a hanging closet, and an attached bathroom with tub/shower combination. The front bedroom features a queen bed and a twin bed, with plenty of drawer space, and a bathroom close by with a stand-up shower.. Also attached to this room is a good size closet and a walk through vanity with lots of mirror space and a seated vanity. The side bedroom has two full beds, and a twin bed, lots of drawer space and an attached closet. This bedroom shares the bathroom with the front bedroom by walking through the large vanity area.

The pool table is a wonderful amenity for all guests, as it provides fun for all ages. The deck off the back provides the opportunity to visit and cook-out with the provided charcoal grill E Enjoy the wonderful weather and the gulf breezes. You can definitely hear the waves!

'Cole Bin' is also dog friendly with a fenced yard so even your four-legged friends can come on vacation! Fence wraps around entire lot, providing room for the dogs to roam from the front to the backyard.

We hope your stay at 'Cole Bin' is as comfortable and relaxing as it has been for our family for the past 70+ years.

Weekly only during summer.

Keywords: Home, Cole Bin, Cottage,Grayton Beach, 30A homes, near the Red Bar

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

About The Owner

The Cole Bin was my grandmother's cottage at the 'coast.' My brother and I grew up running around Grayton Beach every summer of our life. Now I am lucky enough to live here and love it! My children also were lucky enough to grow up in Grayton Beach. They spent lots of time exploring the dunes and trails, tubing on Western lake, surfing in the gulf and looking for shooting stars.

The Owner purchased this house in 1936

Why The Owner chose Grayton Beach

The Cole Bin has been in my family since my mother was a little girl. It's in a great spot in Grayton, close to the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

It's an older cottage with lots of charm and Grayton funkiness. Enjoy the pool table and 2 separate living areas so the boys can watch football. 'Cole Bin' is just a short walk to the Red Bar Restaurant, fun and funky place with live music and great crabcakes. Bike paths are nearby and connect you to Watercolor and Seaside just a couple of miles away. Rent kayaks or YOLO boards and enjoy paddling along Western Lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful place for a family reunion. This place is so convenient and has everything needed for a home away from home. We loved our week here.

Loved the place! It felt like a home away from home. It had everything we needed. Thanks for sharing the Cole Bin!

Woo hoo- So much fun with the family. Red bar is one of my favorites! Paddle boarding, the storm, pool playing! Great memories here at the Cole Bin! Amazing time. Thanks again.
Sep 2011
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City Beach, FL

Charter Boat Fishing is available in Grayton Beach. The fishing charters launch directly from the beach. Stand-up paddle board rentals, kayak rentals, and bike rentals also available in Grayton Beach. The rental companies will deliver directly to the Cole Bin.


Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) 1 King Bed in Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen Bed in front bedroom along with a twin., Double Beds (2) 2 Double Beds in side bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 Twin Bed in side bedroom, and 1 Twin Bed in front bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'Cole Bin' has a wonderful enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water in the back of the house perfect for a shower after coming in from the beach.


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Original Grayton Beach Cottage-'Cole Bin' Close to the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the Cole Bin! Very homey feel and plenty of room. Had a little trouble with the wifi but Kitty was wonderful with getting it fixed promptly. We loved having the 2 refrigerators as well. Our first trip to Grayton, and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay at Cole Bin

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Cole Bin. Thank you for being so accommodating with our check in & out times. It was a very comfortable place for us to stay, loved the location and the bedding!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Cole Bin was even better than the photos depicted. We had a family reunion, all nine of us and the lay out of the house was such that we could have privacy as well as family time. The back bed room was wonderful in that it could be closed off from the rest of the house and let us retire earlier without noise from the front roomers playng pool. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, even a colander and cutting boards. We could not have asked for more pleasant accomodations or nicer landlords to deal with. Beach access is a breeze.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The "Cole Bin" is truly o...

  • 5 of 5

The "Cole Bin" is truly one of the Old Grayton cottages. It is just a short stroll to the Red Bar and very close to the beach. The fenced yard was great for "Gus" our dog. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved seeing all the old photos of fun times at Grayton Beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2007
  • Stayed: December 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

I take checks only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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