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Last updated: 08/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

One of three houses of the former 'Compound', 'Artless Sprite' has been in the Covell family since 1973. Built in 1960, this 3 BR 2 bath rustic charmer sports 2 queen bedrooms and a very large studio bedroom with outside entrance, sitting area, a king bed, 2 single beds. The living room has a double fold out sofa bed. Artless Sprite possesses the most parking space in short proximity to the ever popular Red Bar, allowing up to 6 parking spots. An outside shower open to the warm Florida sunshine provides hot water after a relaxing day on the beach.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1232 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect for multiple families or multiple couples. No spring breakers (high schoolers and college age students - no exceptions)....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Small steps into house. Bathroom doors are narrow....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please enjoy the seating area in the yard to enjoy smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Hot & cold water, privacy fence open to the heavens...moreless

  • Newly remodeled bathrooms!

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    CD player and ipod docking station...moreless

  • Television:

    Cable TV in living room and king/twin bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Short walk to direct beach access...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Parking:

    Deep driveway holds up to 3 cars and up to 4 parking spaces in front...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in the home...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Adirondack chairs and table in front lawn...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Aug 15 - Nov 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$185
$1,035
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay

$750
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay

$800
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $265
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

Email owner for winter quote. No high school or college spring break rentals. No exceptions. Rates subject to change.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/03/2016
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Florida Beaches Airport ECP
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Red Bar
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 283
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Red Bar and Shorty's
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grayton Beach

This property is in the heart of old Grayton Beach, which is in the middle of the famous Scenic Route C-30a in South Walton County, Florida on the Redneck Riviera. Artless Sprite is just a half block from The Red Bar and steps from the most beautiful beach in the world! Come experience old Grayton the way it used to be!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: Artless Sprite is the first permanent vacation home of the Covell Family who has lived in Northwest Florida since the 1920's and has vacationed in Grayton Beach since the 1930's. Currently owned and operated by 4 sibling owners, Artless Sprite holds a unique place in the heart of this family where formative years were enjoyed with members of the Grayton family who have vacationed together, raised children & grandchildren together, and now live and work together in this laid back, one-of-a-kind old Florida beach town. The name, 'Artless Sprite', comes from a poem written by our father who dreamed it one summer night in Grayton in the 1940's. The name 'Artless Sprite' describes this family cottage perfectly - it is artless in its straightforward, unpretentious rustic atmosphere, yet fairy-like, like a sprite, with its ability to make magical memories.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA:
You cannot beat this location for the perfect combination of close beach access, convenience to The Red Bar, plentiful parking, and affordability. It truly is the lifestyle of yesteryear.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Ample parking - up to 6 vehicles! Ground level entrances - easy access! Large studio bedroom and 2nd living space for larger groups! Outside hot water shower that is open to the sky! A beach house the way it was back when life was simpler!


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Front view

    Front view

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • View of Living Room from Kitchen

    View of Living Room from Kitchen

  • Queen Bedroom #1

    Queen Bedroom #1

  • King Bedroom studio with 2 twin beds (on other end)

    King Bedroom studio with 2 twin beds (on other end)

  • 2nd Bath-Window in each bathroom shower to view mother nature!

    2nd Bath-Window in each bathroom shower to view mother nature!

  • Outside shower

    Outside shower

  • 3rd Bedroom with King bed and 2 twins (at other end) & side entrance at driveway

    3rd Bedroom with King bed and 2 twins (at other end) & side entrance at driveway

  • Picnic table in front yard seats 8 comfortably

    Picnic table in front yard seats 8 comfortably

  • Western Lake near the gulf - great for kids to play!

    Western Lake near the gulf - great for kids to play!

  • Beautiful Sunset on Grayton Beach

    Beautiful Sunset on Grayton Beach

  • Artless Sprite

    Artless Sprite

  • View of beach access from in front of house

    View of beach access from in front of house

  • Dining area & kitchen

    Dining area & kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Queen Bedroom #2

    Queen Bedroom #2

  • 1 of 2 Bathrooms

    1 of 2 Bathrooms

  • 2nd Bath - Poem written by Dad in the 1940's and where the house gets its name

    2nd Bath - Poem written by Dad in the 1940's and where the house gets its name

  • Inside view of Outside Shower

    Inside view of Outside Shower

  • Backyard looking at shed

    Backyard looking at shed

  • Seating  and picnic table in Front Yard

    Seating and picnic table in Front Yard

  • Our Grampy Covell who introduced us to Grayton Beach almost 100 years ago.

    Our Grampy Covell who introduced us to Grayton Beach almost 100 years ago.

  • Western Sky on Grayton Beach

    Western Sky on Grayton Beach

VRBO #450562

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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