Custom Home completed Spring, 2016 in Gulf Trace - SUNDAY to SUNDAY rental - 7 days minimum
Great Gulf views and only 250 yards to the beach !
Private Pool with large sun deck
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Surrounded by the Grayton Beach State Park, the Gulf Trace neighborhood provides an oasis in the 30A community. Thirty years after first renting in the quiet of this isolated retreat, we returned to build our dream home 250 steps from the beach. Many years of experience owning beach front condos enabled us to create a custom home with the feeling of being in a tree house and looking out to the dune lake, old Grayton and Gulf. With a reverse floor plan, the third floor features a living room, large kitchen with sitting area and 9’ island, and dining room maximizing views and privacy. Deep porches that wrap around to the east and south enhance the living space as they overlook the pool, sunrises and sunsets. Every feature of the home was personally selected for its quality including distressed walnut floors and beams, ship lap ceiling, marble counters and original art. With ample seating on twin couches and large swivel chairs, the living room encourages you to put your bare feet up. A custom metal and glass mosaic focal point of the room is as intriguing as the beach itself. The roomy kitchen provides space for many cooks to prep or relax and watch tv with four comfortable bar stools and a sitting area for two. The dining room with custom made 66” dining table seats six and has windows on three sides and French doors out to the porch where an outdoor dining area protects from the late day sun. The large custom art in the dining room represents the Beach Box Houses of Melbourne, Australia.
The second floor will sleep 10 comfortably in three special bedrooms and a queen bunk alcove. The south, King Master Bedroom is once again wrapped with deep porches on the south and east. A restful and beautiful room, it has a modern seating which allows for a great place to read or make a call. Custom art in the room brings back memories for the family. A large dresser and walk in closet provide plenty of storage. An ensuite master bath with shellstone floors, separate tub and shower with marble accents provides a private getaway. Layers of bedding adorn on the “slept all night” comfy foam mattresses.
The second king Master on the east also has French doors that open to the restful porch where you can take in a beautiful sunrise and enjoy the porch swing. Custom shell and glass lamps on vintage nightstands flank the distressed pine headboard. A barn door hides the closet. With a custom sliding glass door on the large double shower, the bathroom is romantic with shellstone floors, delicate glass pendants and Lumen marble double sink custom vanity.
The Queen bedroom on the north has the feeling of being on a sailboat with built-in chest and closet. It opens to the dressing area of the third bathroom, then to the wet area with a combination tub/shower. The custom shower curtain of recycled sails is appliqued with your new favorite beach address, 14 GSD. The custom Queen Bunk alcove is inlaid with distressed walnut and under bed storage for continuation of the “sailboat” feeling. The separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer next to the bunks provides a second vanity/dressing area.
All this is accessed on the first floor by an elevator wrapped with stairs. From the entry, the sand room leads to a large half bath and full size refrigerator on the way to the beautiful 12’ X 24’ pool and roomy pool deck area. A pool alarm indicates exterior door to pool area has been opened. Outdoor speakers can play music from your phone. Spacious covered porch allows for a place out of the sun. The pool deck area is surrounded by native scrub oaks with their twisted trunks providing filtered sun and shade as it moves during the day. A dining set, sun deck chairs and chaise lounges will give everyone their favorite spot. A grill on the covered porch will provide many memorable meals. A fully enclosed outdoor shower features warm water to wash away the day’s sand before going in the pool or home.
It has taken us almost two years to design and build “Sweet Tea”. Utmost care is expected from guests.
The use of portable cribs in the bedrooms or closets or laundry room and baby gates on the stairs are not feasible in this home. This is a 3 story house with open stairs and is not suitable for infants or toddlers - sorry.
SUNDAY to SUNDAY: 7 NIGHTS ONLY
NO PETS, NO SMOKING, MAXIMUM 10 GUESTS, MAXIMUM 4 VEHICLES, NO CHILDREN IN ELEVATOR WITHOUT AN ADULT, NO FIREWORKS, BEDDING MAY CHANGE AS CLEANING IS REQUIRED, ANY EXCESSIVE CLEANING OR DAMAGE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SECURITY DEPOSIT.
We reserve the right to deny rental to anyone for any reason.
OUR HOME IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INFANTS AND SMALL TODDLERS.