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10% OFF | Above the Dunes | Gulf Trace | Private Pool | Gulf Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,417 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 4 Bath Home, Sleeps (9-11)

Book Now to Receive 10% off of your off season Vacation of 3 nights or more

Offer not valid during peak seasons. Discount applies to reservations made on or after December 27, 2017.


'Above the Dunes' is a lovely 3400 square foot home located in the quiet, upscale community of Gulf Trace at Grayton Beach. It comfortably sleeps 9-14 with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms - two kings, one queen, one twin/full bunk, two queen sofa sleepers and a futon for one person. This property boasts a gourmet kitchen with gas stove and under counter ice maker. Off the living area is a 1/2 bath and a screened porch overlooking the large private pool (37' x 25' and 3-6 ft. deep) which can be heated for an additional charge.

The home was designed to comfortably accommodate one or two families with each bedroom having an adjoining bath and lots of room to spread out and enjoy! Third floor bonus tower room has a sofa sleeper, beverage and wet bar, 72" flat screen TV, and three balconies with spectacular gulf views. Guests will appreciate the natural gas grill, plenty of porch and pool seating and only 100 yards to the community beach access.


- Gourmet kitchen with gas stove, griddle, and under counter icemaker

- Living room with large flat screen TV

- Dining room

- King bedroom with private bathroom (shower only)

- Screened porch overlooking the pool

- Pool side half bath


- Twin/full bunk room with private bathroom (shower only)

- Queen bedroom with private bathroom (tub/shower)

- Master king bedroom with private bathroom, two vanities, tub/separate shower, and walk-in closet


- Sofa sleeper

- Wet bar with under counter fridge, 72" flat screen TV and balconies for viewing the gulf.

BEACH ACCESS: Approx. 200 yards (4 Aluminum beach chairs and beach toys provided - Located by poolside bath)

SATURDAY TO SATURDAY rentals only during peak summer season.

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

Parking for 2-4 vehicles - No Use of the garage - No parking on the street

Wifi provided

Propane grill

NO pets please

Inquire about military discounts


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.

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Calendar last updated:
March 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This lovely home easily accommodated our 3 family group of 12. The bedrooms were laid out well and the loft provided a great spot for the kids. The kitchen was well equipped and the under the cabinet ice maker came in handy for both coolers and drinks by the pool. I would definitely recommend this home and plan to stay here again.
Jul 2015
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Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3417 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 set Twin/Full Bunkbed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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10% OFF | Above the Dunes | Gulf Trace | Private Pool | Gulf Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Unforgettable Thanksgiving family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about Above the Dunes. It was so awesome, that we are already planning another stay. The home and grounds are breathtaking. The owner spared no detail. There are 2 master bedrooms. One is on the main floor, and the other on the 2nd. Both are beautifully decorated, but the one on the 2nd floor, oh my, huge and gorgeous. It has a balcony over looking the pool. The pool was very relaxing. We had it heated for our cool November nights. My 3 year old son loved the 3rd floor. It has a wrap around balcony, big screen t.v. , and plenty of room to play. Every morning I took him up there, so we could watch the sunrise. You could see in in every direction. I’ve never gushed over a home before, but this one takes the cake. It was super clean and very spacious. You will not be disappointed! My mother in law is still talking about our memorable vacation, and wants to know if I’ve already booked Above the Dunes for next year. I wanted to add that the management company, Rivard was very attentive and great to deal with. Book now. You will not be disappointed. (And I’m pretty hard to please)

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have 5 children and took 2 adult friends with us to help out with the kiddos. This house was beyond words. We had plenty of space for everyone, and our friends stayed in the bedroom on the main floor where they had a little privacy as my children are early risers. The pool is beautiful, VERY private, and large for the neighborhood. We took pictures of the children in the beautiful yard. The walk to the beach was very manageable, and the beach area was not ridiculously crowded like it is in other beach communities. The distance from the access point to the water was also reasonable, not too far, but also not so close that there was no space. The entire house was beautifully furnished, and there were tons of kitchen tools and beach equipment. The view from the 3rd floor balcony was fantastic.I loved the privacy of the neighborhood, but everything was only a bike/car ride away. My 10 year old daughter and I both cried when we left! I almost hesitate to write a review because I would love to go back and don't want to create competition for myself!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun

  • 5 of 5

My adult children and my husband and myself truly enjoyed this home. It was very clean and spacious. My sister and her family rented around the corner and they loved to come to our house because of the pool and screened in porch and large well equipped kitchen. The loft room and deck was my husbands favorite place. The Gulf Trace Area is peaceful and fun. Thanks for a great family vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, we are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at Above the Dunes. This is one of our favorite homes in Gulf Trace and we are thrilled that we got to share it with you. Thank you for your kind remarks and we hope to see you back again soon!
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Chattanooga, TN

Perfect Multi-Generation Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Above the Dunes after having experienced several other properties in the area. The home was just as represented and could not have been better suited for a vacation which included three generations of our family. We all loved being together in and around the pool so much that it was difficult to get anyone to make the short walk to the beach. The amenities are first class. We have found the perfect home for what we hope will be many vacations to come as grandchildren help us to make wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing this review. Nothing makes us happier than hearing about how much families enjoy their time together while here on vacation. We are so happy to hear that Above the Dunes worked out perfectly for all three generations of your family. We can't wait to have you back again!
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Carlisle, PA


  • 5 of 5

We just checked out of Above the Dunes and again are supremely satisfied with our stay. My family of 7 stay here every summer and every winter and even as our five kids grow older they have always loved this home. The living room is perfect for game night and movie night. The kids love the tower room with the huge TV and the heated pool and grill were perfect for barbecuing. We will continue to return to this home twice a year for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, thank you so much for your kind remarks regarding Above the Dunes. We are thrilled to hear that you ad your family enjoyed your stay and continue to keep coming back! We look forward to having you back soon!
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