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Historic Smith House - Built 1925 and renovated in 2009

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Last updated: 11/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay in one of the most historic homes in Grayton Beach -- The Smith House. Originally built as a 1-room cottage in 1925 by Tuff Smith, he used cypress boards that washed up on the shores of Grayton after the ship that was transporting the lumber caught fire and sank.

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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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double vanity...moreless

  • Additional pedestal sink in hallway. Enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fabulous hot & cold water enclosed outdoor shower, 3 Beach Bikes, 3 beach chairs, beach towels, Playmate cooler, umbrella, and a large wagon to carry everything to the beach...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good beach reads; Box of Children's books under bunk bed...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in Master Bedroom & Bunkroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, board games & puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable for all TVs...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable CD player; iPod/mp3 player with aux cable...moreless

  • Television:

    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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    for 3 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you would need for a gourmet meal. Coffee grinder, crock pot, blender, hand mixer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and silverware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    ultraquiet...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Provided: Coffee, instant creamer, sugar & sugar substitute, salt & pepper, many common spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    3 adult beach bikes; Combination cable locks provided...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened porch & spacious brick-paved deck with picnic table, chairs & a hammock...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill; grill tools and charcoal provided...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Provided: 3 Beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, small cooler, boogie boards, floats, beach toys, wagon for transport to beach...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2016
1 night min stay
$185
$1,175
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$265
$1,600
Winter 2017
Jan 4 - Jan 24, 2017
1 night min stay
$185
$1,175
Early Spring 2017
Feb 25 - Mar 10, 2017
1 night min stay
$230
$1,490
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 - Apr 14, 2017
1 night min stay

$1,875
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
1 night min stay
$265
$1,710
Summer 2017
May 27 - Aug 4, 2017
1 night min stay

$2,115
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
1 night min stay

$1,930

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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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Location

  • The Red Bar

    "A landmark in Grayton Beach and a world-famous restaurant and bar. Live jazz band each nigh..."

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  • Borago

    "Upscale (but also casual) fine dining with an Italian flare. A local's favorite. http://www...."

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  • Pickle Factory

    "The best thin-crust pizza on 30-A. Affordable and delicious."

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  • Yellowfin Ocean Sports

    "Rent bikes, kayaks, or fishing equipment here! http://www.yellowfinoceansports.com 850-231-..."

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  • Grayton General Store

    "A very convenient convenience store."

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  • Charter Boat Fishing with Capt. Scott Provow

    "http://www.graytonbeachcharters.com 850-855-2534 Enjoy a half day fishing trip on the Gulf ..."

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  • Cafe Hibiscus

    "Get a wholesome and delicious breakfast here...served with a hug! Vintage Florida Style! Bea..."

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  • Pandora's Grayton Beach

    "Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib. Live Music. http://pandorasgraytonbeach.com 850-231-4102"

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  • Grayton Beach Fitness

    "Daily passes and various fitness classes available. http://www.graytonbeachfitness.com 850-2..."

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  • For the Health of It

    "Excellent source for natural and organic foods, vitamins, and supplements. Wonderful massag..."

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  • Seaside

    "The first of the new urbanist towns, Seaside has great restaurants, shopping, music, concert..."

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  • Blue Mountain Liquors & Market

    "Local liquor store has everything you need to make your beach stay complete! Big selection o..."

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  • Publix Super Market at Watercolor Crossings

    "Where all the other cool people shop! 2 locations near Grayton. 850-534-4565"

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  • Big Daddy's Bike Shop

    "Best bike rental and repair in Sowal. They deliver! http://www.bigdaddysrentals.com 850-62..."

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  • The Blue Giraffe

    "A wonderful shop full of fine and funky hand-crafted works. Find something for yourself or ..."

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  • Shorty's Surfside & Topside

    "Casual beach restaurant and bar. Live music. Great sushi. Friendly people. www.shortyssurfsi..."

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  • Publix Super Market at South Walton

    "Where all the cool people shop! 2 locations near Grayton! 850-267-0582"

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  • La Loba's Bakery

    "The most incredible bakery ever, using REAL and local ingredients. The breakfast items - cin..."

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  • Yolo Board Adventures & Rental

    "South Walton has its own unique brand of Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Yolo Boards, designed by 2 ..."

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  • State Park Hiking Access

    "Marked hiking trails will take you through the various ecosystems of Grayton Beach State Par..."

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  • Chanticleer Eatery

    "Tucked behind the shops just north of the Grayton intersection, you'll find the best salads ..."

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  • Another Broken Egg Cafe

    "Excellent choice for breakfast or lunch! 850-231-7835"

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  • Grayton Bar & Grill -- CLOSED

    "From creative appetizers to burgers and grouper sandwiches, to full course seafood offerings..."

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  • Sergio's Little Italy -- CLOSED

    "Authentic Italian food in a cozy setting. Located in the back of the Uptown Grayton Shopping..."

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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!

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

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Photos

  • Historic Smith House - Built 1925 and renovated in 2009

    Historic Smith House - Built 1925 and renovated in 2009

  • Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

    Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Additional pedestal sink in hallway between bedrooms

    Additional pedestal sink in hallway between bedrooms

  • Bunkroom

    Bunkroom

  • Screened Porch - Additional Seating & Dining Area

    Screened Porch - Additional Seating & Dining Area

  • Screened Porch - Comfy Day Bed

    Screened Porch - Comfy Day Bed

  • 3 beach bicycles / Mayan hammock

    3 beach bicycles / Mayan hammock

  • Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and a wagon to take everything to the beach

    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"

    Western Lake Pass opens to the Gulf periodically, creating a perfect "pool"

  • Yolo boarding in the Gulf

    Yolo boarding in the Gulf

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Double vanity

    Double vanity

  • Double Bunk Room

    Double Bunk Room

  • Screened Porch - Seating Area

    Screened Porch - Seating Area

  • Dining table on screened porch

    Dining table on screened porch

  • Brick-paved patio & seating area. Weber grill

    Brick-paved patio & seating area. Weber grill

  • Floats, boogie boards, buckets and a beach bag for renters to use

    Floats, boogie boards, buckets and a beach bag for renters to use

  • Pristine Grayton Beach

    Pristine Grayton Beach

  • Kayaking on the Gulf in Grayton

    Kayaking on the Gulf in Grayton

  • Sunset in Grayton

    Sunset in Grayton

VRBO #262496

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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