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Stella Luna 1 - Perfect for Couples or Small Families

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Built in 2001 and completely renovated in 2012, Stella Luna 1 is comprised of the upstairs portion of our 2-story beach house known as Stella Luna. Stella Luna 1 is perfect for couples, vacationing friends, and small families, and accommodates up to 5 people. (If you rent Stella Luna 1, you will have the entire property to yourselves. We do not rent to 2 separate groups at the same time.)

Stella Luna 1 is spacious, bright & beautiful, with an open kitchen / living room / dining room arrangement. Charcoal gray kitchen cabinets and granite counter-tops complement stainless steel appliances to make cooking and cleaning up a delight. The kitchen bar seats 4, and the rustic French country dining table easily seats 6 (and can accommodate 8).

The comfortable living area boasts a 50-inch Smart TV (for instant connection to Netflix, Amazon videos, YouTube, music apps, etc.), shelves with plenty of beach books, and a built-in cabinet containing games, cards, and jigsaw puzzles for those long summer evenings.

The two bedrooms contain comfortable queen-size beds from Pottery Barn and flat screen TVs. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, with a double vanity in the master bath. If an additional person needs to be accommodated, there is a fold-away cot with fresh linens in the closet.

The large screened porch is probably the best feature of the house. Surrounded by oaks and magnolia trees, the porch feels extremely private but also serves as a great vantage point from which to watch the comings and goings on Grayton's main street. The porch is arranged with Adirondack chairs forming a seating area on one end and a fabulous wicker day-bed on the other end, perfect for lazy book-reading afternoons. Once you get on that day bed, you won't want to get off! Plug your iPod or other music device into the CD player and turn on the festive party lights for an instant 'I'm at the beach' atmosphere!

Located just under the screened porch is a large carport and a Weber charcoal grill. A separate storeroom at the back of the carport contains 4 beach bikes, as well as 4 beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler, various floats and beach toys, and a wagon to carry it all to the beach.

After spending the day on the beach, you can rinse off in the fully-enclosed outdoor shower (hot and cold water). Then hop on one of the 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.

Stella Luna 1 is the perfect vacation retreat . You will want to come back year after year!

*If you have more than 5 in your group, you can rent the whole house, which includes an additional bedroom, bath, and living area (Total guests = 8). See our listing for the complete house: VRBO #361156

* Check out our other fabulous Grayton Beach rental - The Historic Smith House, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath authentic beach cabin. The Smith House sleeps 2-5 and is one of the most unique properties in the area. VRBO #262496

Keywords: beach house, cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 Stella Luna and hope that you will love the house and our town as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

What makes this cottage unique

Address: 384 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!

Amenities

Grayton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • *Additional enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water - great for showering off after the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , -attached full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , -attached full bathroom
  • *Comfortable fold-away cot in closet for extra person
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Fabulous hot & cold water enclosed outdoor shower, 4 Beach Bikes, 4 beach chairs, beach towels, small Playmate cooler, beach toys, umbrella, and a large wagon to carry everything to the beach

Reviews

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Alabama regulars

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Stella Luna twice now and just keeps getting better and better!!

A lovely (& comfortable) home away-from-home. Absolute perfect location down Defuniak Street.

Kelly (& Billy) are very professional and attentive to detail. Great landlords!:)

We plan to make this Grayton gem an annual tradition for as long as possible.

-Robert Anderson, Pelham, AL

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal location for a very well appointed beach house. The owner is very helpful. Her initial correspondence with me as a renter included a lot of useful information about the entire area which helped us plan our trip. The beach house has everything you could need and really made us feel at home. The kitchen is very well stocked, which we really appreciated. The beds and furniture are all modern and comfortable, the screened in balcony is a great place to wind down after the long beach day or a great place to ride out the summer thunder showers.

Daily we made the trip to the beach pulling our chairs, umbrellas, tables, etc. with the useful wagon all of which is thoughtfully provided by our host. It is a money saver as well as a back saver. The walk is only 2/10ths of a mile and easy to navigate. We never felt crowded at the beach which is important to us. We've been on the beach vacations with rows and rows of chairs and umbrellas. Grayton Beach is not like that at all.

We enjoyed walking to very nearby restaurants for dinner or lunch and regularly used the bikes provided by our host.

I would recommend Stella Luna to anyone looking for a site in this part of Florida.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House in a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The Stella Luna is a beautiful house that is super clean and well decorated. Kelly is an awesome host, providing tons of information about the area. She goes above and beyond any other owner we’ve ever dealt with.

The only critical comment is the lack of air flow from the AC into the Master Bedroom. The whole house would cool perfectly except we found the master warmer than other rooms.

I would give 5 stars if the house had a pool. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about the house and for letting us know about a potential AC issue. We installed a new AC last year, and we haven’t had any problems with it so far. We will have the unit (and the master bedroom airflow) checked immediately, so that any airflow problems can be corrected. We strive to provide our renters with a personal touch and the best possible experience in Grayton, and while we are happy that you enjoyed your stay, we are disappointed to receive our first “non-5-star” review in 8 years of renting Stella Luna. We’d love to earn a 5-star review from you next time… even though we aren't be able to add a pool.
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5

Fabulous home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this home! Perfect location in quiet Grayton, just steps from the sandy white beach, beautifully decorated inside with peaceful and shaded screened front porch, extremely clean, and supplied with a host of basics, beach accessories and bicycles to make your stay easy! A quick bike ride to Seaside for dinner and shopping or Blue Mountain Creamery for donuts in the morning or ice cream for dessert. Great restaurants, bars and little shops near by. Owner is fabulous too! Would rent again in a heartbeat! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stella Luna - The Perfect Grayton Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Stella Luna is located in the perfect spot for enjoying Grayton Beach... A short 5 minute walk to the beach, the Red Bar, and Chiringo can start your day or end your evening... The property is immaculately kept and everything you will need is provided... Kelly also provided detailed recommendations/reviews of local restaurants along with recommendations for local sight seeing... I highly recommend this property and will be using it again on my next trip to Grayton Beach!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Stella Luna for a girls trip. It was perfect for us. The house is beautiful and had everything we needed. Screened in porch was our favorite hangout. Kitchen is very well stocked with anything you need to cook. Just like being at home! Kelly is fabulous, full of all the local info you might need before you arrive. She is a great host. I have rented many houses and have never had an owner reach out like she does. The location is close to the beach and local shops and restaurants. Look forward to renting from her again in the future. Thanks Kelly for making our Big 60 celebration perfect.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 - Once you try it, you'll want one of your own!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax

7-night minimum stay for Spring Break & Summer; 3-night minimum stay for all other times
Saturday to Saturday rental period during Summer & Spring Break.
*During Spring Break, we rent to Couples and Families only.

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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