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Luxury Home in Old Grayton Beach W/Private Heated Pool

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Tucked in amongst palms, magnolias and oaks in world famous “Old Grayton Beach” sits Casa Sombra, a beautiful architect designed retreat for the discriminating beach traveler. This “shady house” is a stunning home located in historic Old Grayton Beach about 300 yards from the white, sugar sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the assortment of shops and restaurants that make up the funky and eclectic Grayton Beach.

This beach house is beautifully decorated with lots of local, colorful artwork to excite the senses and stimulate the imagination. It has its own private pool, that can be heated, and an outdoor fireplace set amongst the indigenous tropical vegetation. Two identical master suites, one on each level, have access to their own outdoor porches overlooking the pool area.

There are four bedrooms with an additional space set aside for a daybed off the upstairs game room (children only). The bedrooms include two kings, a queen, a pair of bunk beds, and a day bed, sleeping 11 people total. Sorry, no pets are allowed and there is no smoking.

The house has an elegant, spacious feel with high ceilings, complimented with ceiling fans and specially designed lighting to accent key spaces and the colorful artwork. Heart pine floors adorn the major living areas and the kitchen is equipped with Wolf and Subzero appliances and the finest cookware for even the most accomplished chef. Casa Sombra also has surround sound stereo speakers located throughout the house, and also outside speakers in the back of the house overlooking the pool.

There is plenty of space to move about with almost 3,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 1,400 square feet of covered porches for outdoor living. From the upstairs porch, there are tranquil views of Western Lake. Ample terrace space is provided for comfortable pool lounging. Two families can easily enjoy the house, yet maintain their own measured degree of privacy.

Bordered by two state parks, one which includes Western Lake, an excellent natural preserve for kayaking, fishing and crabbing, Grayton Beach has long been recognized as one of the finest beaches in the world. The town of Grayton Beach, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest planned beach communities in Florida’s gulf coast and has been recognized by Florida’s Governor and Cabinet as a Florida “treasure”.

Located on Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach, there is plenty to do within a short distance. Shopping, amusement parks, several superb golf courses, tennis, fishing, and other water sports are all close by as are many excellent restaurants. Bring or rent bikes and enjoy the bike trail that links the nearby coastal communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Seagrove and Rosemary Beach.

We book our house Saturday to Saturday during the weekly peak spring break and summer periods. Additional charges include: Pool heating and Outdoor Gas fireplace extra charge- $40/day or $220/week.

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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old to rent Casa Sombra...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Downstairs Master Suite: 1 king


  • Upstairs Master Suite: 1 king


  • Upstairs Queen: 1 queen


  • Bedroom with Bunks: 2 bunk bed


  • Extra side room : 1 twin/ single

    Smaller built in bed for children/adults smaller than 5'4'...moreless

  • King size beds (2) Two master suites with king beds and private bathrooms. One is located on first floor, the other is on the second floor., Queen size Beds (1) Located on the second floor with private bath., Child Beds (1) Loft with built in bed located off the upstairs den area., Bunk Beds (4) Bunk room with 4 twin beds (2 sets of bunk beds) located on the second floor with private bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable provided by Mediacom...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony Stereo receiver with Bluetooth and surround sound speakers throughout house and outside porch....moreless

  • Television:

    TV in both master suites, queen and bunk bedrooms and in up and down living areas, total 6 TV's. LG 50" HD Smart TV downstairs living, 40" Smart TV upstairs den....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful views of Western Lake and access for crabbing, kayaking, etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Plus 3 chairs at the bar area of kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace on back porch area...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Outdoor wood fireplace...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have Breville expresso maker, Krups cone filter coffee maker, and a Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen complete with Subzero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf cooking range and oven, coffee maker, Keurig and Breville Expresso Machine....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wolf microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wolf oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Subzero refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf cooktop with built in grill...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Can be heated for an additional fee....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 9 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$550 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2017
May 20 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 13 - Sep 4, 2017
5 night min stay
$700 $750
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$550 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
5 night min stay
$600 $650
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$450 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2018
4 night min stay
$600 $650
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Late Winter
Jan 7 - Mar 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$450 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Optional pool and gas fireplace heating $225/week or $40/day.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Booking not guaranteed until rental contract and initial deposit is received. Please contact us directly by phone for check or cash pricing.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Owner info

About the owner: Welcome to Casa Sombra (House in the Shade), our home in Old Grayton Beach! We finished building Casa Sombra in May 2009, and are excited to be a part of the Grayton Beach community. Our children (29, 26 and 21) grew up on the beaches of Grayton, so we highly recommend it, especially for families with children. There is so much to do from crabbing on the beaches and in Western Lake, skim boarding, or just being lazy on the beach. We do hope you can find time to visit us soon!

Why the Owner Chose Grayton Beach, FL, USA:
Casa Sombra is located on a dead end street in old Grayton, so there is not a steady stream of traffic going by the house on the way to the Red Bar. We have a fabulous view of Western Lake with public access across the street.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

    Downstairs Master Bedroom

  • Queen bathroom

    Queen bathroom

  • Pool area and fireplace

    Pool area and fireplace

  • Back porch area overlooking pool

    Back porch area overlooking pool

  • Second floor balcony facing Western Lake

    Second floor balcony facing Western Lake

  • You may never want to leave this outside oasis!

    You may never want to leave this outside oasis!

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • Upstairs Master bedroom

    Upstairs Master bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • View of outdoor fireplace from the downstairs master bedroom

    View of outdoor fireplace from the downstairs master bedroom

  • Our pool fountain is a guest favorite feature!

    Our pool fountain is a guest favorite feature!

  • One of two outdoor fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas.

    One of two outdoor fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas.

  • Our favorite reading nook

    Our favorite reading nook

  • View of Western Lake from upstairs balcony

    View of Western Lake from upstairs balcony

VRBO #207714

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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