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Dune Watch | Grayton Beach | Unobstructed Views of the Gulf and Dune Preserves

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,178 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6-8

'Dune Watch' is a classic Grayton Beach home that comfortably sleeps 8 people. With recent updates and an open floor plan, it features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with 2 queens, 2 twins, and a queen sofa sleeper. Guests return year after year to this local favorite, with its amazing, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and the dunes of Grayton Beach State Park. Located approximately 50 yards to the beach, guests won't want to miss the spectacular sunsets from the opened and screened-in porches at this great vacation spot.


- Living room with queen sofa sleeper, TV/DVD, deck access

- Kitchen

- Dining area

- Queen bedroom with private bathroom, shower only

- Queen bedroom with shared hall bathroom, tub/shower combination

- Double twin bedroom – shares bathroom with queen bedroom

- Laundry in hall closet

- Nice deck, partially screened, with amazing views

BEACH ACCESS: approx. 50 yards

SATURDAY to SATURDAY weekly only during peak season

A cleaning fee will apply to any rental less than 5 nights.

3 night minimum in the off season

Parking for 3 cars

WiFi High Speed Internet

Sorry, no pets


Xplorie Free Fun Included Every Day- To enhance your vacation experience, Rivard of South Walton includes Xplorie, which means free admissions and rentals everyday of your stay at select popular attractions in the area. You will receive a free bike rental, free round of golf, and unlimited DVD rentals for each night of your stay!

Clean Comforter Participant- All linens, including comforters are laundered upon every departure. With this in mind, please be aware that comforters and other bedding may differ from those pictured.

Guest Services- Our well trained staff is very familiar with the area and we work closely with carefully selected, locally owned businesses that can cater to your every need. We are excited to offer recommendations and assistance in enhancing your vacation! Whether you need bikes or beach chairs, want to plan a beach bonfire, need to rent a paddle board or kayak, or would like information on any other service, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Property Manager

Welcome to Rivard of South Walton

Rivard of South Walton has been in business since 1986. Our friendly and knowledgeable team has been providing unforgettable vacation experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. Since our inception we have been afforded the opportunity to serve multiple generations for their vacation rental needs. Our rental properties span the distance of Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton, from the lone beach cottage to the ultimate gulf front home. We look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Beaches of South Walton.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved the location and it was the perfect size for a single family. Very clean and tidy and comfortable.
Aug 2015
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Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1178 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Dune Watch | Grayton Beach | Unobstructed Views of the Gulf and Dune Preserves
average rating of 4.25 based on 9 reviews

Outdated, Dirty with amazing views

  • 2 of 5

Old, outdated, and dirty with amazing views and very close to beach

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dune Watch is a Gem at Grayton Beach

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is the perfect place for relaxation. It is comfortable and well maintained. The location lends itself to beautiful views of dunes, beach and mesmerizing sunsets. It is off the main streets making it quiet yet easily accessible and within walking or biking distance to restaurants, shopping, etc. Dune Watch is a treasure in paradise that I would definitely recommend to others although I want to keep the secret all to myself -)). Red Bar and Chiringo were my favorite restaurants this trip. Zoo Gallery always provides a fun, unique shopping venture.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suzanne, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of Dune Watch! We agree that the location and views are some of Grayton's finest. We hope you'll visit again soon.
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Beautiful View of Sea and Dunes

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location with unobstructed view of the dunes and sea. Beach house is nicely decorated, well stocked, fairly newly renovated. We love the spot and have stayed many times.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean and sunset views on quiet street overlooking protected dunes. Walking distance to Red Bar. Best shower water pressure of any place we have ever stayed. New beds are extremely comfortable - we slept great! Attractive decor and updated kitchen with very quiet dishwasher. Kitchen was well stocked - only missing a vegetable peeler. Loved the ice cream puzzle! Only one suggestion: blackout shades for those that like to sleep in on vacay. Otherwise, this house exceeded our expectations. Our family of five would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We will be sure to pass your recommendations to the owners for their consideration. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Grayton and hope to see you again in the future!
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Sleepless nights

  • 2 of 5

We have been staying in Dune Watch for 15 years because of the great location. A few yers ago the main living areas were updated and painted lighter colors, a wonderful improvement. However. there is an ongoing problem that has not been addressed properly in all the years we have been vacationing there. The mattresses are terrible especially in the master bedroom. We have reported this to Rivard but the problem has not been resolved. 5 years ago the mattress was replaced but the new one was just as bad if not worse. We are NOT suffering from the "Princess and the Pea syndrome" , we easy going folks who just want a decent bed to sleep in. So after over decade of sleepless night and no hope of the situation changing we are moving to a different rental next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Dune Watch!

  • 5 of 5

Attractive, comfortable property just steps from the beach! Great customer service from Rivard (rental company), too - my daughter left a beloved stuffed animal behind and they sent it to us right away. The sunsets are spectacular, and it couldn't be more convenient for beach activities. We have recommended it to friends, and hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you view the Rivard of South Walton service, as well as the property Dune Watch in such high regard. We agree that sunsets over the dunes and over the beach cannot be beat, and Dune Watch is the perfect property to enjoy these sights! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Car: recommended


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