SoWal Style: Grayton Beach Gulf Front Blends Old Florida and Modern Comfort
February 8, 2020 by SoWal Staff
Gulf House is nestled in the dunes overlooking the Gulf in Grayton Beach. It's an old Florida style house with wide porches and authentic Grayton Beach flavor. Explore Grayton Beach State Park just to the west, walk to dining and shopping, or hop on a bike and ride to Seaside, Blue Mountain Beach and other unique SoWal towns.
Gulf House sleeps 10 and offers 4 bedrooms (3 are Gulf front), 3.5 baths, Gulf front screened porch and open deck, parking for 4 cars, 100' of private beach frontage, and a short beach walk to The Red Bar (scheduled to reopen Memorial Day weekend) and The Zoo Gallery. Historic Grayton Beach is South Walton's original beach community, founded in the mid-1880's, and has stayed true to its funky, eclectic vibe.
With its designated Blue Wave beach, Grayton Beach has been listed in Dr. Steven Leatherman's (“Dr. Beach”) infamous Top 10 Beaches of America three times since 1991 (#1 in 1994, #6 in 2016, #3 in 2019), thanks to its pristine coastline and Western Lake. Gulf House, and Grayton Beach itself has so much to offer, you may never want to leave!
When you enter Gulf House, you are immediately amazed by the glassed living area with the most glorious view you can imagine. The kitchen is very well equipped for all your culinary needs, with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and new stainless appliances including a professional, four-burner gas range, dishwasher, disposal, separate ice maker and French door fridge. The centrally located island, with ample counter space, double sink and built-in microwave,offers seating for six to eight; the dining table also seats six to eight. The living room has two comfortable couches and arm chairs, coffee table and wall-mounted TV over entertainment console filled with board games for family fun.
The first guest King bedroom is just off the kitchen, with wall-mounted TV over chest of drawers, side chair, nightstands with lamps, closet and private bath with walk-in shower. The hallway off the living room leads to the ½ bath, utility room with full-sized stackable washer/dryer, and full bath with walk-in shower and double vanity shared by the 2 additional guest bedrooms.
The first guest bedroom off the hallway has two Queen beds, nightstands with lamps, wall-mounted TV and closet, while the second guest bedroom off the hallway has a King bed, nightstands with lamps, closet and wall-mounted TV over chest of drawers. The generous Master bedroom is at the end of the hall, with King bed, nightstands with lamps, wall-mounted TV over chest of drawers and a comfy arm chair. The master bath is a dream, with soaking tub, separate shower, water closet, double vanity and closet large enough to fit a pack-n-play. All of the hallway bedrooms face the Gulf and overlook the beach.
A gas grill is located just outside the kitchen, underneath a covered deck that wraps around to the back of the house– convenient for both indoor and outdoor beachfront dining. The spacious and comfortably furnished screened porch overlooking the beach is just outside the living area, has ceiling fans for cooling breezes and leads to the open, sunny deck with loungers, bistro table for two and private boardwalk leading to steps down to the sand. A stilt house design allows for two covered parking spaces, an enclosed beachside hot/cold shower and protected room with hooks and bench for your beach towels, shoes and toys (beach towels are provided for guest use). Open parking for two additional cars is also available.
Gulf House is 2.5 miles from Seaside, where you can enjoy the delectable delights along Airstream Row, sunset cocktails overlooking the beach at Bud and Alleys, a free outdoor concert or movie at the Amphitheater, explore neighborhood architecture, and shop for local sundries in one of the quaint boutiques and art galleries along the Town Center and Ruskin Place.
A short drive in either direction will take you through the many beach communities of South Walton, each unique in their own special way, and each offering amazing restaurants, local artist galleries and boutique shopping. For a special treat, use your Beach Gear credit to rent bicycles and enjoy the ride along the Scenic 30A Bike Trail, which runs parallel the entire length of 30A, or visit one of our three amazingly beautiful State Parks - Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Grayton Beach State Park, and Deer Lake State Park – to experience the natural essence of the beach, filled with wildlife, rare coastal lakes, untouched dunes and the most incredible views you'll ever see.
To book Gulf House, call Grayt 30A Vacations at 844-941-1213, or visit online at www.grayt30avacations.com.
Grayt 30A Vacations Inc. is at your service with over 20 years of experience in vacation rental management in South Walton, Florida. Comprised of seasoned industry experts, their management and staff are local - having lived, played and worked along Scenic Hwy 30A for many years. The Grayt 30A Vacations team offers you a purposely-small collection of perfectly located, well-appointed beach rentals and a hand picked staff dedicated to giving each home individualized custom care. Stay with Grayt 30A Vacations for your next beach vacation!