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Beautiful home short walk to beach/pool! 5 star reviews near Seaside, Watercolor

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious home in gated community and short walk to beautiful beach and pool

Professional set up of 2 Beach Chairs and Umbrella included ($200 value)! Discounted bike rental available also.

103 By the Sea is a premier vacation rental in the prestigious gated community of the Preserve of Grayton Beach. A short (5-10 minute) walk to beautiful, white sand beach and a quick bike ride (3.6 flat miles to Bud and Alley's) to the exciting neighborhoods of Seaside and Watercolor, but without the huge crowds and traffic. Our home is large, with an open, spacious floor plan so that you can enjoy a relaxing family vacation at the beach. We have four bedrooms, one downstairs (queen bed), three upstairs (Master has a king, another room has a queen bed, and the large bunk room has two sets of twin bunks). Enjoy family time in the large living room area with new sectional and conversation seating. Also, there's a quiet reading nook upstairs or hang out on one of the large porches (Master Bedroom has its own!). Our gated community has two swimming pools, tennis courts, small work out room and ping pong table. Plus, you can bike ride the miles of trail along 30A. Check out some of our favorite restaurants nearby like Pizza by the Sea, Chanticleer and Blue Mountain Creamery. The famous Red Bar is a short trip away. For rainy day, you'll find a selection of board games, dvds, and Netflix is available. We also provide a beach caddie to help haul your gear to the beach. Set up of beach chairs and umbrella includes 2 chairs and umbrella for stays between March 1-October 31 on select areas of the beach. Also available is a 10% discount for bike rentals.

You and your family won't run out of fun things to do and will make great memories at our home! I can be contacted at any time if you have any questions, especially about rates or service fees. Thanks for looking!

Please note that my home has outside perimeter security cameras. There are no cameras in the interior living spaces. Also, while our home is "kid friendly" it is NOT child proofed.

More Details

Deniese Lopez
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Deniese Lopez

My family loves to travel, and have been all over the world, but we keep returning to our second home on 30A. We can't wait to share the home that we love with other travelers!

Deniese Lopez purchased this house in 2016

Why Deniese Lopez chose Grayton Beach

We fell in love with the open floor plan, tall windows and ceilings and the location near the pool and beach

What makes this house unique

The Preserve is a quiet, safe neighborhood that is close to all the action of Watercolor and Seaside, but without the stifling crowds. Our beach is uncrowded and absolutely beautiful

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic trip! The house was lovely - nicely appointed and open floorplan which provided plenty of space for 2 families staying together. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, which meant the kids could ride bikes and scooters around the block with little worry about traffic. I really loved the location - a nice quiet part of Grayton Beach so there was plenty of space on the beach and did not feel crowded at all. Deneise was a great host. She was in frequent contact to make sure that we had all the information we needed about check in, that things went smoothly, and that everything in the house was in order. I would absolutely stay at 103 By The Sea again!
Oct 2016
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Grayton Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All HOA rules and regulations must be followed. You will be provided with a complete list.
  • A signed rental agreement and copy of government id is required within 48 hours of booking (this is in addition to vrbo's agreement)
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room sleeps 4 with jack and jill bathroom, upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with private balcony and jacuzzi tub, upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs, shares a jack and jill bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs with private exit to back porch, full bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful home short walk to beach/pool! 5 star reviews near Seaside, Watercolor
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 4 children had a wonderful 7 days at 103 By The Sea and truly could have stayed much longer. There was plenty of space for everyone. The house is extremely well thought out for families going back and forth to the beach. We loved the walk back and forth to the beach. And the pool was so convenient for dips when we came back from the beach. We didn't lack for anything. The best part was how easy Deniese was to work with. She is a joy. You will not regret your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! The best part of operating a vacation home rental is getting to know my wonderful guests. It was a pleasure to welcome you in my home and I hope to have you back again.
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Stunning home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our weekend girls' trip. The house is gorgeous, spacious, clean, and updated with modern touches such as TVs in each room and a great sound system. The beach was beautiful with perfect white sand. The amenities in the community were wonderful as well including the pool. Overall, we had a wonderful stay, and we hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! Your group was wonderful and I am so glad you had an enjoyable visit. I hope to have you back again someday!
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  • 5 of 5

103 By the Sea is a beautiful, welcoming home; comfortable and tastefully done, a pleasure to relax in and a great home base location. We loved the short boardwalk thru a shady nature preserve that opened up to the dunes, white sand beach and gorgeous turquoise water. The homeowner provides boogie boards, beach chairs and a beach cart, making it so easy to get kids' stuff to and from. The homeowner is also very accessible ~ we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more, unless it was to be there a bit longer ....

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in 103 By The Sea. The house is beautiful and well appointed. The furniture is very nice, the kitchen is well-stocked with everything that we needed, there are two porches with comfortable furniture, a patio with a gas grill, and there are beach chairs and paddle boards and a cart to carry them to the beach. The house is in my favorite neighborhood in the Grayton Beach area, and it is a short walk to the boardwalk to the beach and to the pool. The owner is very attentive and made sure that everything was ok during our stay. On the afternoon that we arrived, a water main broke in Blue Mountain Beach and much of the Blue Mountain area was without water for several hours. The owner contacted the water company and kept us informed of the progress the crew was making to fix the problem. She even offered to put us up in a hotel if it wasn't fixed. That wasn't necessary because it was fixed before it became a real problem, but we really appreciated her concern for our wellbeing. We love the beaches on 30A and have been coming to this area for 20 years. This is our favorite stretch of beach, and one of our favorite houses in the area, and we will definitely come back for another vacation at 103 By the Sea.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and your patience with the water issue. I hope to welcome you and your family back again!
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at 103 By the Sea! The house was lovely, nicely appointed, neutral decor, with a really open floor plan that provided plenty of space for two families staying together. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, so our kids could ride their bikes and scooters around without worry about traffic. The walk to the beach was short and the included chair and umbrella set up was a great perk. The location was perfect for us, a quiet part of Grayton with plenty of space on the beach. The owner was in frequent contact to make sure everything was going well at the house. I would absolutely stay at 103 By the Sea again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! You and your group were great guests and I hope to welcome you back again
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

I can be contacted directly to discuss price and availability, other payment options available. $500 refundable damage deposit required. We love to share our space with travelers, so please treat our home with respect and as if it were your own. Family rentals only please with primary renter over 25. There is no smoking (including electronic cigarettes or vaping) inside the property and no pets allowed. There will be additional cleaning fee if smoke can be smelled in the home. Smoking is allowed outside, but please dispose of butts responsibly. Per the Homeowner's Association, no towels, clothing etc. can be hung from front porch railings or they will fine $25 per occurrence. No overnight parking of trailers and no golf carts allowed. An electronically signed rental agreement and copy of government id is required within 48 hours of booking. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.