Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)
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.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2009
What makes this Cottage unique
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 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!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No exceptions. Strictly enforced
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Hurricanes / Storms: No refunds will be given. Hurricane season is June 1 – Nov. 30. We recommend you purchase travel insurance if this is a concern.
During Spring Break, we rent to families and couples only. No spring break groups.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
If you want to stay in a modern, all-white, beachfront house at the beach...don't stay here. If you would prefer a quaint, comfortable, historic beach house with loads of character and privacy that is a short walk to the beach...stay here. The home was clean and well appointed with everything we needed. The Buzzett's recommendations were very helpful. We rented kayaks and went to Morrison Springs....beautiful spot. All of the restaurants that we tried from their recommendations were excellent. The home is on the main road into Grayton Beach but the speed limit is 20mph and the propertly is so well planted...we were not bothered by traffic on the street.
Fun place at Grayton
Best stocked place ever. Thanks Kelly
Smith House Paradise
We loved our stay at The Smith House. The home was so cozy and charming. Perfect romantic beach getaway for the hubby and me. Our hostess was awesome and gave us lots of ideas for things to to and most importantly where to eat! Thank you Kelly and Billy for making us feel so welcome!
Smith House, Grayton Beach
Smith House is an Old Florida delight, with just-right upgrades. Kelly and Billy Buzzett strike a perfect balance between immediate, conscientious response and staying out of the way so you can pretend the house is your own. My granddaughter never wanted to leave and i was transported back to my own childhood. Not to be missed.
Charming vintage cottage but really only suitable for two travelers. Main queen bed not very comfortable and 2nd bedroom cramped with two bunk beds. Kitchen was not very well equipped. Many pots had no lids. Owner did not advise of road construction that was present on back street very close to house. The noise and smell of diesel was present the entire week. When we arrived on Saturday, we discovered there was no TV or internet because the workers cut through the cable. A call was placed to the owner and the owner called back two days later (evidently out of town) and could not get the cable company out there until Thursday. Owner arrived on Thursday only to tell us it would not be fixed while we were there. No TV or internet the entire 8 days. This was handled very poorly. I would highly recommend Grayton Beach, but not this property.
We have rented the Smith House through VRBO for the past 10 years, renting to more than 450 families, and we have received 147 five-star reviews. We are dismayed to read this review, and we believe it was written out of spite. The bottom line is that we had to retain these renters’ damage deposit, something we have never had to do in 10 years of renting. The renters, after signing a contract that no pets were allowed on the premises, proceeded to bring their dog to the Smith House, a pet-free environment. The whole house had to be deep cleaned, and all bedding, including 6 bed quilts and 2 full sofa slipcovers, had to be laundered. The renters also left the house in a horrible condition: dirty dishes and laundry piled high, no trash taken out, bedding ruined with kool-aid, extremely sandy and dirty overall. The renters took items from the house and lost the house key. While it was unfortunate that the internet/cable was cut by the utility company, we did everything in our power to have it restored. We feel badly that there was nothing we could do during their stay. However, had these renters shown any respect for our simple rules or been respectful of our home and belongings, we would have offered a refund of some sort. Sadly, these renters did neither. Fortunately, this is our first bad renter experience. We can only hope that potential future renters will weigh the other 147 5-star reviews in our favor.
Home Away from Home!
Our family truly enjoyed our trip to Grayton Beach and the wonderful Historic Smith House where we stayed. Kelly and her husband were so gracious to let us come a few hours earlier than scheduled. The home is well stocked and we had everything we needed to make our vacation one of the BEST we've ever had. We appreciate the little touches to make you feel as if you are home...we will certainly be back! Thank you again for making our trip so special!
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!