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Jake's Place Grayton Beach Florida Beach House - Private Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Jake's Place is a three bedroom, 2 bath artist's cottage deep in the heart of Grayton Beach, Florida. This charming beach cottage, renovated in April, 2015, sleeps up to 8 comfortably (depending on combination of adults and children). Jake's Place has three bedrooms, with two queen beds, 2 twin beds (bunks), and a queen sofa sleeper. This cozy and bright beach cottage, filled with local and folk art, sits under 130 year old live oak trees, offering a fenced in back yard, a private swimming pool and outdoor shower. Beginning March 1 each year, until mid-May, and again in early fall (until mid to late October) the pool is heated for you.

The screened-in porch and back yard off the kitchen is a great place for outdoor cookouts and after the beach dinners (grill out on the park-style charcoal grill out back) or night-time games. Relax by the tropically landscaped, private swimming pool while watching some rays, or after dark, with the pool softly lit, it's just magical by the palms and under the live oaks. The pool is perfect after a full day at the beach -- cool off the sunburn before heading back to the beach for sunset; at Grayton, you don't miss sunset. Really, don't miss it.

There's a great covered porch on the front for people watching; watch everyone headed to the beach and the Red Bar; extra points for counting Harley riders! Wireless internet service, lots of great cable channels, and three TVs; in the living room and two of the bedrooms. Parking -- can accommodate 3 cars, or a car and boat and trailer. Umbrellas and chairs are provided, and assorted beach stuff too. We can also recommend beach chair/umbrella and bike rental companies. There are miles and miles of easy (asphalt) bike trails out of Grayton for you to enjoy.

The beach distance is about 200 yards from the front door, with public boardwalk access right there on the east and west sides of The Red Bar. There's places to put in kayaks and canoes, which can be rented close by. There are at least a couple of beach umbrella/chair rental places in Grayton that you walk right by; check them out your first day and don't worry about carrying anything but your towel and cooler to the beach! YOLO boarding is abundant here. Jake's is a 2-3 minute walk to the beach, or shopping at the shops of Grayton Beach, or Grayton Beach General Store and several restaurants. Mapquest 374 Defuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach. thanks and if this isn't the place for you, you know someone who will love Jakes, so please pass the word along, and in the meantime, be young, be foolish, and be happy!

Come to Grayton Beach Jake's. Come once, and you'll come back year after year. Lots of friends do.

Keywords: Grayton Beach Florida Beach House

More Details

Owner
gail
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About gail

When I bought Jake's in 2000, I was expecting my first child, a son, who has grown up to love Grayton. I had property in Seagrove Beach, just down the road, for about 10 years before that. But I knew my heart was in Grayton, so when I had the chance to buy a cottage, painted bright green (inside too; see if you can find any green paint), and sorely in need of TLC, I jumped at the chance. A LOT of hard work, elbow grease (big thanks to my Dad and Mom), and 16 years, two hurricanes and an oil spill later, we know that we're less a part of Grayton than Grayton is a part of us. so, when you walk through the pine and live oak covered, oyster-shelled streets of Old Grayton Beach, you get the feeling that things don't change very fast here. which is exactly the way I wanted to raise my son. when you're on the beach here at sunset, well, it's simply timeless.

gail purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

Located about halfway between Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida, Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on Scenic Highway 30-A along the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast. Grayton Beach is a spectacularly wide beach, with a beautifully rugged dune system, sugary white sand, and bordered by a freshwater lake. One of the 'Beaches of South Walton' County, Florida, Grayton boasts a rich history, one of the oldest beach villages in Florida with a celebration of its 127th anniversary on July 4th, 2017. Many of the homes in Grayton date to the turn of the LAST century. Grayton is home to a curious mix of old-timers and newcomers, nice dogs, and the infamous Red Bar (and assorted, infamous locals). And Jake's, the little lavender painted cottage, lies at its heart.

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Amenities

Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests must sign/mail rental agmt to Owner within 14 days of booking, otherwise, Owner reserves right to cancel booking;send to address on agmt.
  • Once pmt rec'd, it's nonrefundable; pls consider trip insurance.We are reasonable/will work with you if emergency arises;e.g move reserv. to later dt
  • NOTE: Pls see '2018 rental agreement agmt for full cancellation /refund policy/Our "You will be able to use your deposit guarantee."
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with private full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bath directly across hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , sofa sleeper sleeps two in living room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), convertible sofa sleeper (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two to three minute walk to Grayton Beach 'downtown' Grayton and the Red Bar and Shorty's; huge pool area to lounge; pool heated during certain periods; large screened porch off kitchen; park style charcoal grill; outdoor shower, covered front porch for people watching in Grayton; umbrella, umbrella sandscrew, and pool floats for your use. Please note: although we list a max of 8 people for the house, because of the size of the house, it is just not suitable for 8 full size adults. Six adults max, with two children is fine. Or 2 adults with 6 kids, is also ok (assuming you can handle 6 kids). We reserve the right to determine suitability of the house for any particular group; hope you understand! please note that while Jakes is pet friendly, dogs are not permitted on the beaches of South Walton without a permit, and only residents can get them, but there are wonderful trails and sandy roads in Grayton and along 30A for you to enjoy walks with your pooch!

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Jake's Place Grayton Beach Florida Beach House - Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
Baton Rouge
5

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to the Grayton Beach/Seaside area for 6 years and this was our first time at Jake's Place. We went the first week of June 2016. We were 4 adults, a 2 year old, a 7 year old and our small dog. It was perfect for us. We brought our bikes and rode to the nearby beach each day. The kitchen was well equipped, there was plenty of room, everything was great. We were very comfortable at Jake's Place and plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Germantown, TN
5

Quaint but roomy!

  • 5 of 5

Jake's Place is located a short walk to the Gulf in the quaint beach town of Grayson Beach. We were a party of five and found the accomadarions quite adequate with one bed and a queen sofa going unused. We have stayed in numerious places up and down the Emeral coast over the last forty-two years and have not found a kitchen as well appointed as Jake's Place. The gourmet cook will be hard pressed to find themselves in need of utensils in preparing any meal. With its screened in back porch with a dinning table, small shady back yard, and heated swimming pool there is always somewhere to escape and relax away from the rest of your party. Our son is in a wheelchair and we found it very easy entering and open and roomy enough to get him anywhere in and around the property. That being said his wheelchair was to wide to get through the bathroom door, but he was ambletory enough to make the short walk for the doorway to the toilet and shower. If that had been a problem there is and enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water. It's diffenitly a handicapped assessable place. We vacation in FL two or three times a year and we WILL stay at Jake's place again. Gail was very helpful and accommodating during our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you William for staying over Thanksgiving at Jakes this year. I am so glad everything worked out for your son and your family. I will welcome you back! gail
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Mize

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Jakes Place. Grayton Beach is so laid back and the brief walk from the house to the beach made for a fantastic beach vacation. The kids loved swimming in the pool in the evening after a day at the beach, and we loved playing family board games in the back screened in back porch. We had a brief hurricane scare while there, but got to return to Jakes Place and finish off a fantastic week in Grayton Beach. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dinwiddie, Virginia
5

Another great stay at Jake's!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful week we had in Grayton. The weather and water was perfect. I truly feel like Jake's has become my families home away from home. You will not find a home that has all that this one has for the price! Thanks again for a stress free vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarksville,TN
5

Everything You Need and More

  • 5 of 5

Jake's has a wonderful location near everything in the 30A area. You can walk a short distance to the beautiful beach or to the Red Bar and other restaurants. The pool is a wonderful plus. It is stocked with everything you need if you want to hang out and cook. It is comfortable and very clean--the cutest cottage in Grayton. People are helpful and friendly, and Gail is a wonderful person. She is very conscientious, wanting your stay to be just right. I'll definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location and Quaint House

  • 5 of 5

Great property that comfortably sleeps 6 and probably 8. Close to the beach and the Red Bar. Very informative owner that keeps property clean and in tip top shape. Fenced in yard and pool area is a huge bonus if you have pets or need a quick dip. The experience gave us wonderful Holiday memories to remember forever.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee if < weekly $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $150

PAYMENT TERMS/CANCELLATION POLICY: You pay 25% of the rent on booking; non-refundable when paid; balance is due no less than 35 days prior to arrival; once paid, is also non-refundable. Please consider trip insurance. SEE NOTE BELOW RE: PAYMENT BY E-CHECK.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $300 refundable deposit will be included in your final payment 35 days prior to arrival; if no damage reported by our local manager, then you receive this $300 Deposit back after you leave.
NOTE: ALL RATES INCLUDE ALL TAXES. WEEKLY RATES ALSO INCLUDE REGULAR CLEANING UPON DEPARTURE; IF YOU ARE BOOKING 6 NIGHTS OR LESS, YOU WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $175 CLEANING CHARGE.
PET CHARGE: Jakes is pet friendly if we agree in writing prior to arrival (for insurance purposes, we must approve breed of dog). There is an additional $150 pet clean fee (this is NOT a deposit; this is an extra charge for extra cleaning, HOWEVER YOU agree to pick up after your dog; if you do not, an additional $100 charge may be assessed on departure, taken out of your $300 damage deposit, to pay our "poop patrol"!)
Jakes is Weekly only spring through late fall (turnover days are Saturdays; arrival 4 PM or later, departure by 10 AM); Spring Break, Spring and Late Fall rates include heating of the pool. NOTE: HOLIDAY WEEK RATES ARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN RATES LISTED; ASK FOR QUOTE.
PAY BY E-CHECK; THERE IS NO ADDED FEE IF YOU PAY BY E-CHECK, BUT IF YOU PAY BY CREDIT CARD (for last minute bookings only), THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL 3% FEE (3% OF TOTAL RENT, INCLUDING ANY PET OR CLEANING CHARGE), SO PLEASE HELP SAVE YOU MONEY BY PAYING BY E-CHECK! :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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