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Vista Dunes Beach Home - Heated Pool & Poolside Summer Kitchen

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Vista Dunes beach home with its premier location is the ultimate vacation home. You will truly be in a 'Tropical Paradise'. Gulf Trace is a private, secluded beach community (one half mile from Grayton Beach) that is surrounded by 800 acres of a Dune Preserve with Coastal Lakes owned by the State of Florida and directly on the Gulf of Mexico.

This beautiful home has all the amenities you could ever hope for in a vacation home. Private heated swimming pool with a wonderful outdoor poolside summer kitchen so that cooking for family and friends can become a fun family event for everyone.Full poolside cabana bath.

The chef will enjoy cooking on (2) Gas Grills. Nearby is a granite countertop with over-sized sink and cabinets below, (1) full refrigerator with ice makers and dining tables will make meal preparation a joy and all this and spectacular views as you cook, swim and dine.While the kids are playing in the pool you will not feel left out of the fun while cooking in this glorious outdoor setting.

Grayton Beach and South Walton County has become famous for its aqua-blue crystal clear water and white sandy beaches and was recently ranked the Number One Beach by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (Dr. Beach) of the University of Maryland.

Just one half mile walk along the beach to the famous Red Bar restaurant and Shorty's restaurant at Grayton Beach. Grayton Beach is a unique turn of the century community where sun bathers gather to watch the sunsets and where captains launch in the surf to take their guests deep sea fishing. Grayton Beach is the ultimate beach destination. Near Grayton Beach are fantastic Florida golf courses.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017


Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) Mastersuite: (1) King; Bedroom #2: (1) King; Bedroom #3: (2) kings; Bedroom #4: (2) Kings. New Pillowtop Mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) Baby Cribs available for Rent, Murphy Beds (1) One (1) Custom-made Murphy bed in Den area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please contact owner for more details and information : Barbara Valentino


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Vista Dunes Beach Home - Heated Pool & Poolside Summer Kitchen
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Mason, OH


  • 3 of 5

Great view, Great location. But that's where the positives end. This house is way overpriced considering what you get. It's obvious that work is not being done to keep this house up to the standards that are being presented.

We had serious plumbing issues all week. The issues were so severe that we were not able to use one of the bathrooms for couple days during the week. Bathroom doors don't lock. Bedroom doors don't shut. Handles on closets are ripped off or hanging by a thread. The brick decking around the pool is uneven and unsafe. My elderly mother fell and hurt herself on the uneven pool decking.

One would expect a much higher caliber of house for the price that you're paying.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First and foremost we want to apologize for the problems that you encountered during your recent stay at Vista Dunes. It was our understanding from our management company that a plumber was called and the problem was corrected promptly. We happened to be in the area and we stopped and were advised by someone in your party that the problem had been corrected and everything was fine. Regarding doors and handles, we were unaware of these issues as everything was working properly when we were there. If these issues had been reported to our management company they would have sent maintenance to repair them immediately. Regarding the pool decking, we contacted the renter after you to see if they wanted us to send someone over to fix the pavers and they said they saw no problems. However, we will address the issues you reported and take appropriate action to correct these problems. Again, we apologize for the issues you encountered. This is our first three star review ... all the other reviews are five star reviews. As owners, we make every effort to keep our property in the best condition possible. This is the first disappointing review we have received since we built Vista Dunes in 1991. We strive to make every guest enjoy their stay in Vista Dunes and regret the issues that you encountered. Therefore, we would like to extend a 20% discount should you decide to return to Vista Dunes. Carl & Barbara Valentino Owners of Vista Dunes
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Brentwood TN

Great location with THE view

  • 5 of 5

Great location and layout. The summer kitchen by the pool is key for evenings in from the beach. The wrap-around porch and screened-in porch were favorites too. The house has panoramic views of the dunes and the beach. Large capacity and spacious living area allows us to keep two families there comfortably.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am hoping that we can stay in Vista Dunes year after year. We had such a great time in this house for 2 reasons. 1) even if you are not on the beach - you have panoramic views of the oceans and dunes. 2) being on the beach in Grayton's Gulf Trace is like no where else - so private and beautiful. We were so comfortable in the home and you wake up to the gorgeous sunrise right outside of your window. This house is a WINNER!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME !!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The view is just AWESOME !!!!! Our family of 12 had a wonderful week at Vista Dunes. The home is everything and more then you could ask for. The summer kitchen and pool are great. Would highly recommend this home. Hope to stay there again myself.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL

Perfect Combination

  • 5 of 5

We (3 families, 11 total people) were lucky enough to stay in Barbara’s house the week of July 4th. Perfect weather, more than perfect house. Very spacious living room (wonderful flat screen TV) and a kitchen stocked with everything you may need. Comfortable leather couches and several stress-free chairs to relax in. Two inside refrigerators. Four bedrooms – One with king bed, private bath and access to the screened in porch on the east side. Also on the east side is another bedroom with a king bed that shares a hall bath with one of the large west-side bedrooms that has 2 king beds!! The other west-side bedroom also has 2 king beds and a private bath. Excellent for people like us with small kids. Tvs in all the bedrooms. As shown in the pictures (but not doing the view justice), there is a great view outside the living room windows of the dunes, Alligator Lake and the ocean. Simply gorgeous. Highbar “lifeguard” chairs on the upper deck make a perfect place to drink your coffee and watch the sun come up over this piece of paradise.

If this was all there was, that would be enough. However, that’s only the start. Downstairs is where the fun meets the function. A beautiful private pool is mated with a very large, screened-in\covered summer kitchen that includes a gas grill, yet another fridge, big screen TV, sink area with granite countertops and a food prep area, also with granite. Three large patio tables with ample seating invites you to sit and stay a while. Other than breakfast, we didn’t use the house kitchen for any of our meals. In fact, other than sleeping and breakfast, we spent all of our time in the pool\summer kitchen area when we weren’t at the beach. An added bonus is an outdoor shower and a bathroom adjacent to the pool. An easily over-looked benefit is that the entire area under the house (its built on piers) and the driveway is covered with brick pavers. Easy on the feet and a great place for the kids to ride their scooters\bikes. Enough space under the house to park 4 cars. If you like, there are at least 3 chair\umbrella services that will set up on the beach for you. We rode our bikes each night up to the entrance of the subdivision to watch the deer feed in the backyard of one homeowner. Also rode our bikes to the Red Bar and to watch the Grayton 4th of July parade. A bike ride to Seaside made me appreciate the laid back serenity of Vista Dunes. Barbara is excellent to work with and we're looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Perfect house for a magical family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a magical week with our children and grandchildren at Vista Dunes. There just could not be a better location for a beach getaway. A two minute walk through the dunes brings you to the sugar white sands of Grayton Beach and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf. Once you've had your fill of body surfing, boogie boarding, and building sandcastles, the inviting pool back at Vista Dunes provides a relaxing way to enjoy the Florida sun while staying cool. All that activity is sure to make the family hungry. Well, throw some hamburgers on the grill in the spacious summer kitchen and enjoy lunch on the screened-in porch while still enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean. If you feel like cooking a fancy dinner, or some of that red snapper you caught while deep sea fishing, Vista Dunes' kitchen will not leave you wanting. It is stocked with every imaginable cooking implement and enough dishes to serve then families. Our crew was too busy to want to watch much TV, but if that's to your liking, a huge flat screen will allow you to watch your favorite show - that might be welcome on a rainy day.

So if you want to experience a little piece of paradise on vacation, Vista Dunes is the place where you'll find it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grayton Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer rate
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
fall rate
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Bundle Fee $130
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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