The Smith House - Comfortable Updated Historic Charm(127 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)
Lovingly renovated by a long-time Grayton family, the Smith House has all the modern conveniences but maintains its true southern “old Grayton” charm. Featuring vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the house is decorated in vintage Florida style. Interior walls are fashioned from sinker cypress (with boards cut from giant cypress logs salvaged from the bottom of the Choctawhatchee River), the grain of each board a natural work of art. The kitchen, with its honed granite counters and ultra-quiet dishwasher, has everything you would need to cook a gourmet meal. The bathroom has been overhauled with a double vanity sink, and the double-bunk room has 2 extra-long bunk bed sets to accommodate both children and adults.
There is a 42-inch Smart TV in the living room (for instant connection to Netflix, Amazon videos, YouTube, music apps, etc.), a 32-inch flat-screen TV (with DVD player) in the master bedroom, and a small flat-screen TV/DVD in the bunk room, as well as wireless internet service. There is a portable CD player as well as a small music player that will play your ipod or other music device.
The best part of the house is probably the large screened porch, which includes 2 comfortable sitting areas, a rustic cypress dining table that easily seats 8, and a comfortable day bed for relaxing. Located just off the screened porch is a spacious enclosed outdoor shower, with hot and cold water. The side-yard consists of a large brick-paved patio with a picnic table, chairs, a mayan hammock and Weber charcoal grill.
After spending the day on the beach, you may want to use the 3 complimentary beach bikes to explore the adjoining beach towns in the late afternoon. In the evening, you have an easy walk to the world-famous Red Bar restaurant as well as several other outstanding dining opportunities.
The Smith House is the perfect vacation retreat for your family. You will want to come back year after year!
** The owners of the Smith House have a second rental cottage in Grayton, Stella Luna. Stella Luna is just up the street from the Smith House and will rent as either a 2 bedroom/2bath (sleeping 2-5; VRBO #380525) or as a 3 bedroom/3bath (sleeping up to 8; VRBO #361156)
Keywords: cottage, beach house, cabin
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
42-inch Smart TV in living room (access your accounts for Netflix, Amazon Videos, YouTube, Facebook, music apps, etc); 32-inch flat screen TV/DVD in Master Bdrm; small flat screen TV/DVD in bunk room...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 4 - Jan 24, 2017
1 night min stay
Early Spring 2017
Feb 25 - Mar 10, 2017
1 night min stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 - Apr 14, 2017
1 night min stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
1 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 4, 2017
1 night min stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
7-night minimum for Spring Break & Summer; 3-night minimum all other times
Holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years use Late Spring Rates.
Saturday to Saturday rental period during Summer & Spring Break.
* During Spring Break, we rent to Couples and Families only; No Spring Break groups
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Charter Boat Fishing right from the beach in Grayton - A truly unforgettable experience and you'll catch your limit every time!
Stand Up Paddle Board rentals within walking distance - Once you try it, you'll want one of your own!
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I come from a long line of Walton County natives and spent every summer of my childhood on the sands of Grayton Beach. My husband & I moved here permanently when our sons were born and were lucky to have raised them in this magical beach town. We love the charm and authenticity of Old Grayton, the fabulous beach and lake, the friendly locals, and the quirky nature of our town. We are year-round residents of Grayton Beach and are available to answer any of your questions or help you with anything you need during your stay. We are honored to own the Smith House and hope that you will love the house and our town as much as we do.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Address: 267 DeFuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 There is so much to do in Grayton, from swimming, fishing, and surfing in the Gulf to playing in the 'pass' at Western Lake. You can try kayaking or Stand Up Paddle boarding - on the Gulf or on the calm waters of Western Lake - and you can snorkel on Grayton's new and amazing artificial reef structure off the State Park. Nearby you can find a world-class water skiing facility, dolphin cruises, freshwater springs, and even horseback riding stables. Fabulous restaurants are a short walk away, and there is also a little convenience store, a gym, and wonderful shops and galleries just down the street. Miles of white sand beaches surrounded by State Parks on all sides, and miles of off-road bike paths along 30A. Grayton is the epicenter of 30A!
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Historic Smith House - Built 1925 and renovated in 2009
Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling
Additional pedestal sink in hallway between bedrooms
Screened Porch - Additional Seating & Dining Area
Screened Porch - Comfy Day Bed
3 beach bicycles / Mayan hammock
Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and a wagon to take everything to the beach
Western Lake Pass opens to the Gulf periodically, creating a perfect "pool"
Yolo boarding in the Gulf
Double Bunk Room
Screened Porch - Seating Area
Dining table on screened porch
Brick-paved patio & seating area. Weber grill
Floats, boogie boards, buckets and a beach bag for renters to use
Pristine Grayton Beach
Kayaking on the Gulf in Grayton
Sunset in Grayton
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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