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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,075 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Gulf Front-Like Views with Private Pool!!

Southern Sons is a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home located in Gulf Trace, a small, isolated, quiet community located south of scenic highway 30A. Gulf Trace is approximately one mile west of Grayton Beach and surrounded by the Grayton Beach State Recreation Area .

The beaches of Grayton Beach and Grayton Beach State Park certified 'Blue Wave' by the Clean Beach Council. The area offers shopping, golf, world-class fishing, bike and kayak rentals and bike, hiking and jogging paths, and an assortment of the finest restaurants in the state.

Southerns Sons has 2075 sq. ft. of living space and is located on a corner lot directly across from the sugar white sands, pristine beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico; with a short boardwalk to the beach approximately 50 yards away. The home is built on pilings that provides plenty of covered parking plus a cool afternoon play area underneath, a Ping-Pong table is provided.

The first floor consists of a spacious deck area, two bedrooms (each w/kings), two full baths, a large living area, stereo, DVD, a large dining area, and fully furnished kitchen.

The 2nd floor consists of two large bedrooms (one w/king & a single/single trundle and the 2nd w/queen & twin/full bunk), a full bath, and a loft/kids area complete with an additional single/single trundle, large TV, DVD board games and puzzles. Each bedroom is equipped with TV and DVD player.

After a day at the beach relax by the large (13' X 26') PRIVATE pool, surrounded by a 6' privacy fence, and ample sun deck area that offers shade and a large BBQ grill for an afternoon retreat. For fall and winter guests the pool is heated for your comfort.



* Credit Cards are accepted (3% convenience charge)

* The Pool is heated during the Fall & Winter at no charge.

* Reservations require a deposit to secure the property.

* A Refundable Security/Damage Deposit is required.

* Pool temperature can not be guaranteed when the ambient air temperatures are 50 degrees F.

* FAMILY RENTALS ONLY!!! PARENTS must accompany students or singles less than 25 years old.

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More Details

Tom Milhous
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Tom Milhous

Married professional with 5 children, 2 grandchildren, cats and dogs.

Tom Milhous purchased this house in 2001

Why Tom Milhous chose Grayton Beach

Located in the prime stretch of 30A. There is not another neighborhood like Gulf Trace around.

What makes this house unique

Very quiet area surrounded by the state park, away from traffic and crowds with beautiful beaches and an incredible view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were as relaxed and comfortable as 4-friends could possibly be.
Oct 2008
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Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2075 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (0), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Full Kitchen including blender, coffee makers and coffee grinder, toasters, ice cream freezer, electric griddle, crock pot, waffle iron, mixer, Clothes Iron, Private Heated Pool, air pump, No Smoking and No Pets


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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 42 reviews

Location & duplex was perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We really like the 30A area and this property was just what we needed. Lots of room, comfortable large beds, nice pool & beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that our home and the Grayton Beach area met your expectations. We hope to see you again.
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Hated to leave....

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family home. Amazing location. Tom could not have been easier to work with. He answered my questions so quickly. We’ve rented many houses in the area and this was probably the cleanest pool we’ve ever had. Rent with confidence!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I will certainly pass on your compliments to our pool service. I am sure that they will appreciate your review as much as I do. We are happy that our home met your expectations and look forward to you returning, hopefully very soon.
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Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely phenomenal vacation. The house was great. There was tons of space and plenty of open areas. The beds were comfortable, and we all had our own bathrooms (we went as 3 couples). The deck had a beautiful view of the ocean and the sitting area around the pool was fantastic for hanging out. The beach is absolutely beautiful, literally one of the best beaches I have ever been to. Being able to go back and forth between the pool and the beach was the best. This was our first time at Grayton, but it will not be our last.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Southern Sons East three times now, and we are always very satisfied with the price and the accommodations. You cannot beat the location and the view! This house has a nice layout, with plenty of beds and bathrooms. It is perfect for two families. The front deck is a great place to sit in the morning and the evening. And the pool area is perfect for play and relaxation. And the beach...Grayton Beach is the BEST. And it is just a few steps from the house.

Tom and Becky have always been so friendly and easy to work with, but this trip they went above and beyond. We realized when we got back home that a bag of laundry had accidentally been placed in the garbage can. It had several of our favorite items in it, including a t-shirt that my teenage son had just purchased at Seaside. So I asked Tom if there was any way he could have someone local try to retrieve the bag from the garage. And he did! And he shipped it to us in Atlanta a few weeks later! We have rented homes in many locations, and I seriously doubt that there are many owners that would make that kind of effort.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Gulf Trace neighborhood many times over the years, and we love it! We had 4 families in the house, including 8 kids. We had plenty of space and never felt crowded. The private pool was a definite plus for the kids when we had had enough of the beach for the day. The kids also loved the ice cream truck that stopped in front of the house every evening! The house had everything described on the listing and more. The only problem we had was with the air conditioning one evening. We didn't realize it until around 7 pm, but Tom & Becky responded immediately and it was fixed in just a few hours. Amazing, since it was after hours for the repair man! Tom was very prompt in answering any questions that we had both before and during our stay. We had a great week of making memories! Thanks Tom & Becky!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Week

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome time we had. We are veteran 30-A vacationers and had a blast in Gulf Trace, specifically in this home. Four families were able to co-exist peacefully for the entire time and the views are just like beachfront. The pool is fantastic and one of the largest we've seen in a rental. We would defininitely be ready to recommend Southern Sons West to anyone who asks.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Rates include all applicable taxes and fees. The pool heating during the fall and winter is included in the posted rates. There is a $30/day pool heating charge for all other times. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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