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75 Yards to Grayton Beach - Large Private Pool - Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

** Book your May and July summer stays for 2018! **

Toulouse Mongoose is a charming, designer decorated beach house with Walter Anderson block prints and hand painted tiles throughout. The house features 5 bedrooms, with an adult bedroom on each level. Toulouse Mongoose has a large well-organized kitchen, a separate dining room, a dedicated laundry room, and a video/book cave for the kids. There are TVs in several bedrooms and in the living room.

Ocean and beach views from the front porch and the master bedroom terrace, along with a large, private, heated pool containing a waterfall makes this a great spot!

Beach access is 75 yards out the back door. Downtown Grayton, the Red Bar and Chiringo are just a short walk away. Come see why so many guests are returning visitors to Grayton Beach and Toulouse Mongoose.

Keywords: Grayton Beach House, beach pad, beach bungalow, beach path, quiet side of 30a

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About The Owner

We love the ocean and relaxed atmosphere in the Grayton Beach area and decided to buy our rental property in 2003. This is our only rental so we like to take care of making sure it's in top shape for our guests.

We have found Grayton Beach to be the perfect vacation get away where you can fully relax and enjoy all that available in the local area. Our children love playing on the beach and taking part in all the local activities. They also love swimming in the heated pool.

We hope you'll enjoy all that Grayton Beach has to offer. You'll want to keep coming back too! SD & Nancy

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Grayton Beach

The beaches are incredibly unique with mesmerizing white sand and ocean water that changes from turquoise to emerald green, depending on the time of year.

Grayton Beach is one of only a few neighborhoods actually built within a State or National Park, and is a historical beach in Florida! Grayton Beach was established in 1890 and has been awesome ever since!

What makes this house unique

The house is located just a brief walk from the beach. Local activities include: Biking, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Paddle boarding, Walking, Restaurants, Fishing, Sailing, Amusement Park, Zoo/Wildlife Park, Shopping, Sightseeing, Spa Time, Waterskiing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Submarine Museum, Cave snorkeling and much more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

After a truly wonderful holiday spent staying at your beautiful beach villa my wife and I feel compelled to write to you. As a visitor from Virginia we immediately fell in love with the local area and all it has to offer and were very surprised to find the location totally unspoilt. We found that the villa had everything we could have wished for, with comfortable air-conditioned spacious accommodation offering every modern amenity, a true home from home, plus the pool, which we really enjoyed. We also found that the close proximity of the villa to both the beach and the State Park a real bonus.

Once again thank you for a holiday of a lifetime in a truly idyllic setting.

Yours sincerely

Richard and Janet

Paul and Lois

Roanoke, VA
Nov 2004
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Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If booking online, renter must sign and mail back the rental contract, along with a security deposit check of $400 to secure the reservation.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Top Floor Master bedroom King size bed (1) Main Level: Queen size Bed (1) and set of Twin Beds (2) On Lower Level Queen size Bed (1) and Two sets of Twin Bunks (4) We provide a portable pack n play and bed railings for two twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walking distance is approximately 75 yards to the beach walk access, a 2-3 minute walk to the award winning Grayton Beach white sands, Large Private pool with covered Patio, pool chairs, frequent pool cleaning service, manicured gardens and pool area, Parking for 3-4 Cars, Large front porch with gulf view, Fully-Equipped Kitchen with every amenity you can imagine including a refrigerator, and microwave, 2 VCR's, 1 DVD player, 5 TV's, 2 Stereos with CD players, Washer and Dryer, Daily Beach Chair Service available, Local Restaurants include, Red Bar, Hibiscus Inn, Grayton Beach Grill, Another Broken Egg, Shortys, Hurricane Oyster Bar, Great Southern, Pandora's, Cafe Tango, Cafe 30A, and many more, TOULOUSE MONGOOSE - A WONDERFUL HOUSE FOR FAMILY VACATIONS! No Smoking and No Pets


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75 Yards to Grayton Beach - Large Private Pool - Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.95 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful Beach Get a way

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for beach getaway with plenty of space to accommodate large family gathering. Kids loved sleeping in the bunk room and adults loved having room and comfortable beds. The pool area is great fun for kids & adults with plenty of space and lounge chairs. Having little ones in our group, we were also pleased that the pool enclosure is so safe. Nice decorator touches to enhance the beach feel. Huge kitchen with everything you need for meal prep and serving. Being located so near this beautiful beach was fabulous and it was never crowded even though we were there during the busy season. Highly recommend Touloose for a perfect beach

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family at Toulouse Mongoose! Wonderful to hear the great time all of you had at the beach!
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Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation! Loved the area, so close to the beach. The house was wounderful, had everything we needed. I was most impressed at how clean the house was when we arrived, I Love that! The owner was so sweet and very informative with all the details of the house. I will stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graytimes @ Grayton Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful spot for a large family to share! It's three floors allows privacy for everyone. The boardwalk to the beach is located about 50 yards from the back door. (This helps to reduce sand) There's really no need to rent a golf cart or even bring a wagon for beach gear. We brought a wagon and never used it. If you have alot of beach gear, you can take your car right up to the boardwalk for drop off. Bring your bikes or rent them for easy and safe travel around Grayton Beach! You're able to walk to several restaurants including our favorite the RedBar!! They have excellent food and cocktails with a very talented house band with live music nightly!!

Stinky's is another favorite spot for great food that's about a 10min drive.

There's shopping nearby at Seaside (5min), Destin (15min), and Panama City Beach (25min).

The house has a great floor plan! We put the kids and teenagers on the first floor. (There are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and laundry room)

We couldn't hear them talking and playing late into the night which made it nice for sleeping adults on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The 2nd floor has a nice modern kitchen, an open dining room and living room, 2 bedrooms, and bathroom. The younger kids really enjoyed the "reading nook" under the stairs! It doubles as a great spot to sneak a nap!

The 3rd floor is the master bedroom (and another bathroom) with a private balcony overlooking the private pool. We all spent a lot of time at the pool! It has a water feature (waterfall) that has an added relaxing sound. There's plenty of seating as well.

We all spent plenty of time on the front porch in rocking chairs and on the swing. Great place to play guitar or just read your favorite book.

The house is on a dead end Cove! No traffic at all!!

Very relaxing!!! It's quite all of the time!! The neighboring houses are far enough away that if you make more noise than expected, you're not disturbing anyone else! 😁� I will definitely recommend this beach house to family and friends!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so appreciative of your wonderful review! Thanks for describing the quiet area of Toulouse Mongoose. Glad to help your family have a wonderful time together. Look forward to your visit again!
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Excellent Place to Vacation in Grayton Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am a 4th time visitor/renter to this property. Toulouse Mongoose is perfect for large families or several couples looking for a getaway to a relaxing destination. This home has all of the amenities anyone needs on vacation. Bedrooms are perfectly situated for adults and to separate the kids. The beach is only about a 3-4 minute (or less) walk from the front door. The pool and outdoor area is awesome, the best I've seen in Grayton! It's a perfect place to return to after a day at the beach. Kids can swim and adults can relax!

You are only steps from downtown Grayton: Red Bar, Chiringo, shopping, etc. You are also only minutes from Seaside. My suggestion is to stay in Grayton and go down to Seaside to visit. Grayton has a much better pace to it.

The owner's of the property are also wonderful and always ensure that your stay is better than expected.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Toulouse Mongoose again for your family beach vacation. We are so grateful to have your family and others who continue to come back year after year to enjoy the beauty and pace of Grayton Beach. Happy summer to you and yours!
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Wonderful Week in GRAYTON Beach

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved GRAYTON beach and the house was very comfortable. It was a short distance to the beach and the heated pool was wonderful. The view of the ocean from the front porch and master balcony has been obstructed by new construction and is not nearly as expansive as pictured, but it can still be seen and heard from the porches. The only hiccup we experienced was that we had no wifi and thus very limited television and no computer access while there due to a problem with the cable provider, which was very disappointing. The owners worked to rectify the situation but were unable to do so until our last day. As a result, they gave us a gift card to a local restaurant where we enjoyed a great family meal. We really enjoyed the fact that so many shops, restaurants, and activities were accessible by bike or on foot!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time at Toulouse Mongoose and enjoyed the area of Grayton Beach and the surrounding beaches. Biking is some of the finest ways to get around to all the local shops! Our cable operator is still perfecting getting cable access (plus Wifi) correct for houses three homes back from the ocean. You were so gracious in understanding the complications of this and we appreciate you.
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Relaxing and Fun week in downtown Grayton Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect house for our family's beach vacation. It is in the perfect location right in the heart of downtown Grayton Beach. We parked the car and didn't use it the entire time. A quick 2 minute walk to the beach, restaurants and shopping made it so convenient! We loved dining at Chiringo and Red Bar! We rented bicycles and rode to Seaside for more lunch and shopping options.

The home is beautifully decorated with everything you need. Every room was comfortable and there was plenty of room for everyone. We especially loved the pool!

Cannot wait to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, we really appreciate your comments and are so glad you were able to enjoy a slice of heaven at the beach! We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Red Bar, Shorty's, Grayt Coffee House, Starbucks

Grayton Beach, Walton County and County Road 30A offer 17 miles of Bike and Jogging Trails, Gorgeous White Sand Beaches, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, State Parks and Deep Sea Fishing. Grayton Beach is near many golf courses including the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club and many Sandestin courses. The area also provides Paddle boarding, Surfing, Tennis, and Diving, Water Parks, Great Restaurants, Bike Rentals, Kite Surfing, Submarine Museum and located 2 miles of the famous village of Seaside (location of Jim Carey's movie -'The Truman Story, ' GRAYTON BEACH IS TRULY A VACATION PARADISE!


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