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Newly renovated cottage in Old Grayton

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,060 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrm,1 Full Bath Cottage in Old Grayton, Outdoor shower w/hot water, Sleeps 6

Goodnight Moon in Grayton, located at #2 Magnolia Street, is a newly renovated, vintage style cottage in historic Old Grayton Beach. It is situated off the main road in the beach community of 'Old Grayton', nestled under oak and magnolia trees (a shady retreat from the Florida sun!). The location is peaceful and secluded allowing guests to enjoy early morning coffee or late afternoon cocktails on the screened porch just 3 blocks from the white sandy beaches.

The vaulted ceilings of the spacious great room lend an open feel to the cottage. This space includes the newly renovated kitchen, dining and living areas. The dining table can easily accommodate 6-8. The original artwork hung throughout the great room continues down the hall and into the 3 bedrooms. There is a large master bedroom with a king size bed. The middle bedroom has a queen size bed and a full size washer/dryer closet. The bunk room has twin beds. All linens, including 100% linen pillow cases, bath towels and beach towels are provided. The bathroom's marble vanity has 2 sinks and a combination tub/shower. There is a fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water just outside the side porch entrance.

In a separate storage room behind the cottage you will find the beach wagon loaded with 3 chairs, a cooler, beach toys and an umbrella. An outdoor grill is also kept in the storage area. And don't overlook the picnic table for outdoor dining!

More Details

Wynne and Ben Freeman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Wynne and Ben Freeman

The owners, who also manage the cottage, live close by on Western Lake and will be available to answer questions or help with arrangements during your stay.

Wynne and Ben Freeman purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Wynne and Ben Freeman chose Beaches of South Walton

My husband's family has had a cottage in the historic Old Grayton community since 1936. Our girls spent many summers in Grayton alongside their grandparents and cousins. After raising our family in Mobile, Al, we retired to our permanent home on Western Lake overlooking Old Grayton. The quirky village of Grayton has always been a huge part of our family life. We took great care and pride in our renovation of Goodnight Moon cottage. We consider Grayton our home and we hope you will enjoy it, as we have.

What makes this cottage unique

Goodnight Moon is located in historic 'Old Grayton' just 3 blocks or 3 tenths of a mile from the beach in Grayton.

With queen and king bedrooms Goodnight Moon is a perfect retreat for a couples' weekend, a small family or a girls' getaway. The bunk room is well-suited for kids and adults, as well.


Grayton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , fully enclosed with hot & cold water
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks in marble vanity
  • The newly renovated bathroom has a combo tub/shower and a marble vanity with double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • All bed linens are furnished. Beach and bath towels are provided, as well.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews

Great, charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Goodnight Moon. The cottage was very well taken care of, cutely decorated, and easily walkable to both the beach and shops and restaurants. There were fresh flowers throughout upon our arrival, and the owners were very responsive to us both before, and during our stay. Loved Grayton Beach as it felt much more "old Florida" than most of the 30A communities!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property! Well taken care of and very clean. The fact that the owners manage it really shows in the quality of the house, the little touches (like fresh flowers in the rooms) and the attentive customer service. We searched for a rental that was not managed by a big property management company and I'm glad I found this one! Very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Grayton Beach at Goodnight Moon! The cottage is beautiful and comfortable and very well taken care of. It is close to some shops and restaurants, and best of all, it is about 3 blocks from a beautiful beach. Thank God for His amazing creations. It was a very relaxing trip, and we plan to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful house. Very quaint and comfortable. This was our second stay at Grayton and both times at Goodnight Moon. Great location to restaurants, private, easy walk to the beach. We love this place and will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Goodnight Moon. We LOVED everything about it. It is a hidden gem - away from the madness of Seaside/30a - but an easy (especially with the new pedestrian bridges) 5-10 minute bike ride away if you so desire. The HUGE difference this place offers that SO many cannot - its privately owned and not a big rental company. We had no reason to contact the owner but she made herself very available if we needed her. She found out I had a 5 year old girl and she left toys in the bunkroom! The cottage has every detail for your stay right down to the soap - you just show up. Very cozy and stylish - felt like our home away from home. The house sits back a ways from the street with a great picnic table area - there is a bit of street activity but not annoying. The wagon, umbrella, chairs, beach toys made getting to and from the beach so simple. This location was perfect for us - especially with Grayton State Park being the buffer to all the people stemming from Seaside. We hope to book Goodnight Moon again next year!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First stay in Grayton!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Grayton Beach as well as our very first vacation with our 1 year old. Needless to say, I scrutinized over every detail to ensure our enjoyment and our baby's comfort and safety. Wynne was so gracious along the way, assuring me of the pristine cleanliness of her and Ben's cottage. Well, they did not disappoint. The cottage felt like home immediately. It was spotless as promised and actually quite childproofed! We will most definitely be returning, and, hopefully this summer!! Huge thanks to Wynne and Ben for being delightful and gracious hosts. And a really big thanks for creating a lovely space for a family to feel at home while on vacation!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
AJ's, Chiringo, Red Bar, Abrazo
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Scenic Highway 30A
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hibiscus, AJ's, Abrazo, Chiringo, Red Bar
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Grayton Beach-Cottage located 528 yards from bch
Car: not necessary

Grayton Beach is an historic seaside town surrounded on 3 sides by state parks. It is one of the oldest beach communities on Florida's gulf coast c.1890. It is located between the diverse coastal system of Grayton Beach State Park and Western Lake. The lake serves as a gateway to the gulf and the sugar sand beaches of Grayton.

The beach, restaurants, general store, massage service and shops are all available within walking distance from the cottage. Sport fishing excursions leave right from the beach in Grayton. Stand up paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent including delivery and pick-up. You may enjoy a bike ride along the 20 mile bike/jogging path that links the coastal communities of Blue Mountain, Watercolor, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Goodnight Moon is located approximately 3 blocks or 528 yards to the nearest beach access.

Grayton is located between 2 airports. The new Panama City airport to the east is serviced by Delta and Southwest while the Ft Walton airport to the west is serviced by Delta, American Eagle and US Airways.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

House Rules and Cancellation Policy
2. This is a NON-SMOKING house. Violation of this rule will result in eviction and loss of security deposit.
3. PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED in the house or on the property under any conditions. Violation of this rule will result in eviction and loss of security deposit.
4. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given. Hurricane season is June 1 – November 30.
5. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- Max number of guests is limited to six (6) persons.
6. Minimum Age of Renter: 25 years old

7. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the “sub total" (rental rate + cleaning fee + tax) is required within seven (7) days of booking the reservation. 8. DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT- A damage deposit of $200 is required.
9. CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations that are made more than forty-five (45) days prior to the arrival date will result in a refund of all advance payments and deposits, minus a book-keeping fee of $75. Cancellations, or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 45 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment which is equal to 1/2 of the total + any vrbo fees. In the event of a late cancellation, the Owner will make every effort to re-rent the home. If the home is re-rented, a refund shall be given in the amount equal to 90% of the original rental. If a renter is concerned about a potential need to cancel the rental, the renter is advised to purchase travel insurance separately.
11. PARKING – Goodnight Moon has parking for 2 vehicles only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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