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Shepherd Cottage | 1 Bed 1 Bath | Grayton Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Historic Shepherd Cottage is one of the original surviving early cottages of 'Old Grayton Beach', established in the 1880's. This cottage has been updated with a new kitchen, central heat and air, with emphasis on preserving its original characteristics. It is a small cottage and is ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple.

The cottage is nestled in tall pines and surrounded by palm meadows with a large front porch with swing and rocking chairs. It is a great place to relax, and within easy walking distance to the Gulf Beach, Western Lake, Red Bar Restaurant, Zoo Gallery, General Store, Hibiscus Guest House & Cafe, Grayton Coffee House, etc. You can also rent bikes at the General store and enjoy miles and miles of off road paved bike paths through the Grayton Beach State Park, Watercolor, Seaside, etc.

**New Queen sized bed at of November 2017


- Cozy front porch

- Living room, TV

- Dining room table seating for 4

- Bedroom with Queen bed

- Full bathroom with shower only

- Full kitchen

- Washer and dryer

- Back porch with grill and outdoor shower

BEACH ACCESS: approx. 600 yards down the road, an easy 10 minute walk


Cleaning fee will apply to any rental less than 5 nights

Parking for 3-4 vehicles

WiFi provided

No pets


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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Property Manager
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Shepherd Cottage | 1 Bed 1 Bath | Grayton Beach
average rating of 3.8181818 based on 11 reviews

Interesting place, just not for me

  • 2 of 5

I left two days early, hard to explain but I just wasn't comfortable in this adorable house. It was well decorated and clean but something wasn't right. The construction next door wasn't great but it happens, no big deal. The lack of landscaping was a bit odd and wasn't inviting at all to enjoy the deck or porch. Of course the overflowing construction dumpster didn't help with but that's not anything the owners can control. The front rockers were old and weathered and looked fragile, the overgrowth was just too much and hid the porch. . It gave the place an unkept feeling. The value for the off season and construction next door could have been better. Loved the special seashell framed picture but Wasn't a fan of the old lady photograph in the living area. Access to beach was good, an easy 5-10 minute walk. Next time I will go for something less rustic. This place had everything needed, new linens, kitchen well stocked. Odd review I know but it was an odd experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great charm and character.

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at Sheperd Cottage. Very cozy and perfect for a short getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Construction next door

  • 2 of 5

We arrived to find they were constructing 4 houses within 20 feet of the house. We requested another rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melissa, We apologize for the inconvenience you faced due to the construction near Shepherd Cottage. We do try our best to alert our guests of construction going on near the properties, and the construction next door to Shepherd Cottage was disclosed to you when you booked. We are glad we we were able to move you immediately and find you other suitable accommodations. We hope you enjoyed your stay at Magnolia Shades and will come stay with us again.
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Beautiful weather

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was charming although we would not stay here for any longer than we did. There wasn't anywhere to store food, toiletries, beach towels, clothes, etc. For the few days though it was fine. We never could find the washer and dryer- assumed it was locked with the key lock outside.

The kitchen definitely needs some sharp knives. We couldn't get fruit or vegetables cut.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed! Just steps from the beach, but off the main road enough to give you some privacy. Wonderful property with all the amenties.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, easy walk/bike ride to the beach

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the cabin was super clean and cute. The mattress needs updating but overall, the cabin was perfect. Great location, easy walking to the beach.

The newly opened AJ's bar down the street kept us up the first night with very loud music -- had to call the non-emergency police number twice (music finally stopped around 1:30am). There was heavy construction happening next door (we were warned about this a few weeks before arriving and given a 10% discount for our stay). It was much louder than we imagined it would be (especially at 8am) -- we ended up leaving a day early because of that. Overall, the cabin was nice for two people. I would come back if there isn't any construction and if the mattress was updated.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended




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