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25% OFF | A Grayton Tradition | The Washaway | Gulf Views

Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

4 Bedrooms: 3 Baths Sleeps: 12 Minimum Nights: 4

Book now to receive 25% off of your off season vacations of 3 nights or more

Offer not valid during peak seasons. Discount applies to reservations made on or after January 11, 2018.


'A Grayton Tradition' "The Washaway" is a historic beach house and a local treasure located in the heart of Grayton Beach. Built in the late 1800's by Capt. Gray and later used as the Coast Guard Headquarters for a cavalry unit during WWII, this home survived a major hurricane in 1926 (but was almost washed away), as well as standing strong during Hurricane Eloise in the late 1970's, and Hurricane Opal in the fall of 1995. It is a Grayton classic and centrally located just ½ block west of the famous Red Bar Restaurant, as well as numerous other dining and shopping amenities nearby.

Relax on wide, wraparound porches while enjoying gulf breezes and breath-taking views of the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake. Located directly on the sugar sand, just one house off the beach, step back in time with the unique turn of the century floor plan that adds to the timeless appeal of Grayton's oldest home. An eight foot breezeway separates the kitchen and bathrooms from the core of the house, where the main living space is located.


- Living room with flat screen TV, DVD, daybed with trundle

- Large dining room with seating for 10-12

- Full kitchen (accessed through breezeway), table seating for 4

- Full bathroom (accessed through breezeway)

- Laundry room (accessed through breezeway)

- Fireplace in non functioning


- King bedroom, TV

- King bedroom

- Bunk room with 2 set of twin bunks, TV

- Queen bedroom

- 2 Bathrooms just across a covered breezeway

- Wraparound porch with plenty of seating

BEACH ACCESS: Beside the house

SATURDAY to SATURDAY weekly only rentals during peak season

Cleaning fee will apply to any rental less than 5 nights

3 night minimum in the off season

Parking for 3-4 vehicles

WiFi provided

Pets are allowed with $150 pet rent


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.

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2004
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Property Manager

Welcome to Rivard of South Walton Rivard of South Walton has been in business since 1986 under the leadership of Richard Veldman. 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 sets of twin Bunks
      • Sofa Sleeper
        DayBed with Trundle


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower


          • Away From It All


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    Parking for 3-4 Cars
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                    Beach Towels are not provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • DVD Player
                          • Satellite / Cable
                          • Television


                              • Balcony
                              • Outdoor Grill
                                Charcoal Grill

                                Onsite Services

                                  • Concierge


                                      • churches
                                      • library
                                      • restaurants
                                      • water parks
                                      • winery tours
                                      • zoo

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • miniature golf
                                          • outlet shopping
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • walking

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • Babysitter
                                              • fitness center
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • tennis

                                                    10 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    A Grayton Tradition is a real treasure!!!

                                                    dianna s.

                                                    Grayton Tradition is a truely amazing, historic home. The pictures on the walls are facinating and take you back in time to understand the past with this lovely home. It is spacious and beautifully decorated. Our family enjoyed our stay...

                                                    Beach days like Old Grayton

                                                    Elizabeth J.

                                                    We have been coming to Grayton for almost 20 years and always felt curious and intrigued by Wash-Away, now Grayton Tradition. We were so happy to see it had been restored and listed as a rental. Love that it is dog-friendly. While a lot has been built up around it since we first saw it, the views are still wonderful. The decks were shaded and allowed for great reading, painting, eating, and playing with the dogs.

                                                    This was a great house even for just the two of us and our two terriers. We loved the fact that the house wasn't renovated, but only restored to retain its original character. I'm not sure I want them to enclose the kitchen and bathrooms!

                                                    The house probably isn't for everyone - lots of openings so there will be some bugs but Rivard was responsive. The charter boats and walkers to the beach start coming before dawn so it can be a little noisey but most were respectful of us being there. We love the location - can walk to the RedBar, get food to go, hear the lovely musicians at Chiding's. Would definitely go back if the prices stays reasonable for what it is.

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Wash Away (A Grayton Tradition). We agree with you that its unique and historical floor plan adds an old time charm and character to the property that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Its central location to both the beach and great restaurants is just the cherry on top. We certainly hope to have you back the next time you are in town!

                                                    Awesome House in Favorite Location

                                                    Kelly N.Nashville, TN

                                                    We loved the history & solidity of the house. The layout of the kitchen and bathrooms separate from the bedrooms and living areas was OK. It may have been a bother in hot summer months, but we were there in October and could spend a lot of time outside. Bathrooms were sufficient, but kitchen very small for a house meant to accommodate so many people. I would not recommend the house for large groups or during summer. If the owners would just put some money into updating the molded plastic outdoor furniture, kitchen plates & glasses, and perhaps the $10 broken blind in the upstairs bathroom, the house would seem more complete. In October, there were a lot of palmetto bugs outside & inside. I'm overly sensitive to this, but I can only imagine what they would be like in summer months. I'm sure management would have sent pest control if requested, but that's not something I felt like dealing with. Not recommended for young children, age 55+, or people with disabilities.

                                                    Comfort on Grayton Beach!

                                                    Amy M.Metairie, LA

                                                    We very much enjoyed our week at A Grayton Tradition. It is a historic beach house (one of very few left) right on the beach at Grayton and has the modern amenities. We spent a lot of our week sitting on the wrap-around porches or on the deck looking at the gulf, lake and beach town. Beds and sofas comfy and plenty of tvs, well stocked kitchen- all we needed for a special week. There were 9 of us- 6 adults and 3 kids and we all had plenty of space. We like the kitchen and bathrooms across the porch, a unique feature of the historic house, because it is more quiet that way. Our two dogs- Candy and Sparky - love the porches and deck and walking around Grayton. We come each year and highly recommend A Grayton Tradition- a 5 star for all of us!

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Hi Amy, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at A Grayton Tradition. It is a very popular house given its blend of old world and modern amenities. We look forward to having you back in 2016!

                                                    A Grayton Tradition

                                                    Justin K.Auburn, AL

                                                    Wow, what a vacation! We had such a great time at A Grayton Tradition. It was a perfect fit for our family. The house literally sits on the beach sand and has the most beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. It's also just as close to two local restaurants in Grayton Beach that were an easy 2 minute walk for our family! This house has a lot of history behind it which makes it more than just a beach house. We definitely plan on making this house our Grayton Beach Tradition!!

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Justin, we are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at A Grayton Tradition. As a historic home on the beach in old Grayton, it is one of very popular among our guests. Come visit again soon!

                                                    Loved Staying at A Grayton Tradition!

                                                    Deidra E.Alpharetta, GA

                                                    We loved staying at A Grayton Tradition (the Washaway) right on the beach sand in Old Grayton Beach. The house was perfect for us! Old world charm and new world comfort. The house sits on the sand and has views of the gulf and lake. Grayton Beach is a wonderful little beach town with a lot of local flavor and laid back pace that we really enjoyed. The beach was beautiful with very few people and was a quick stroll from the house. We had 2 families staying there all week (4 adults and 4 kids) and we had plenty of room to spread out, never feeling crowded. The decor was beautiful and beachy, like you'd expect and the house had everything you needed (pots/pans, coffee pot and plenty of cutlery/plates/glasses and towels galore). The wrap-around porches and swing were our favorite spot for the morning sunrise and afternoon sunset. I can't say enough good things about the house and our vacation experience! We were close to all the beach towns nearby (Seagrove, Destin, etc) and the Publix and WalMart were close by, which was very convenient. We loved it and look forward to our next visit back. Definitely a 5-star!

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Deidra, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at A Grayton Tradition (the Washaway). It is in a perfect location on the beach and offers a historic house with comfort. We look forward to having you back soon!

                                                    Thanks and have a great day!


                                                    Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA


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