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Old Grayton Presence in Quaint Cottage

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach - Grayton Presence

House, 4 Queen Size Beds with 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Experience Old Grayton's allure at 'Presence'. This cozy and peaceful home includes four (4) antique pine queen size beds in (2) separate bedrooms and two (2) bathrooms only 150 yds from the beach. The pictures below say it best. The quaint 1920's cottage has tongue and groove wood walls and ceilings all updated to preserve its original charm but are coupled with all the modern conveniences including high speed internet access.

Perfect for family getaways...fenced yard, front and rear screened in porch, and only a short stroll to the Red Bar's famous Picolo's restaurant. Experience the private outdoor rain shower covered with Jasmine which adjoins the rear deck.

The sunsets are absolutely incredible.....Grayton is a 'step back in time.' This historic gem is nestled between two state park areas and still possesses the character and charm of yesteryear, come and create everlasting memories .

Keywords: cottage house

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Old Grayton Presence in Quaint Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

"if you are looking for a beach getaway with personality and charm AND a lovely outdoor shower ! ! look no further . . . you've heard people talk about the way florida "used to be" . . . well, this is it! small, quiet neighborhood . . . beautiful, unpretentious houses and a sleepy lifestyle . . . glorious walks on the beach by day . . . and enchanting stargazing nights. this is the ONLY place i will stay when i return to my beloved beach. suzánne (memphis)"

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tennessee/Mid-South Region

How do you review heaven on earth?

  • 5 of 5

Old Grayton Presence is a short stroll to the beach, shops and dining in the laid back village. Accommodations were on point from arrival until we reluctantly checked out. The five of us (including two teens) were never cramped, lacking any amenity or bored in the two-bedroom, two-bath cottage whose lagniappes include front and back porches with comfy seating and swings. The outdoor shower is amazingly refreshing after a day in the sun (we used it more than the indoor showers). The cottage is on a main street, but you feel secluded in the lush greenery as the heady smell of Jasmine relaxes you into beach life. I commend the attention to detail down to the cozy interior décor and modern appliances plus exterior BBQ grill, beach cart and two bicycles that encouraged exploration of Grayton Beach State Park and the beach towns along the 30A bike path. Sunset on Grayton Beach is magical; we saw 5 stingrays, starfish, and more crabs than we could count. While there are McMansions springing up around the perimeter, I commend the community for maintaining the quaint cottages and old Florida charm. The only complaint I have about Old Grayton Presence is that I had to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from our stay here. This cottage is well-furnished, comfortable, clean, and convenient. We along with our two young children stayed a week here and it was everything we had hoped and more. The outside shower was terrific after returning from the beach. The beach is only a one- or two-minute stroll from the front door. Two very different bar/restaurants are just around the corner, giving you a choice of either a quieter atmosphere or live music and spontaneous dancing. As a woodworker, I appreciated the antique bed frames and tables. The large kitchen table allows for ample room for even a large family. The owner is great to work with and very attentive to the property and any needs you might have. This property is our new "go-to" for Grayton Beach. We will be back, and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Our Grayton Experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from almost a week in Old Grayton Presence. This quaint and charming house was perfect for our family. It was well-located--close to the beach, Red Bar, and all Grayton Beach has to offer. The outdoor shower was awesome. The owners were outstanding to work with--very friendly and helpful. We are already looking forward to another visit to this area and staying at this house. It was truly laid-back and relaxing. What a wonderful experience!! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville, Texas

Girl Trip - Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage for a week and did not want to leave !

Short walk to the beach, shops, Red Bar and Shorty's. We cooked and had dinner in 4 nights and breakfast every morning, the kitchen area is short on counter space, but the table was big enough for all of us to sit and enjoy meals and conversation. I never once took a shower inside and was upset when the other Girls wanted to use "my" outdoor shower. Jimmy was wonderful to work with. Can't wait to come back to this quaint cottage !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Grayton experience!

  • 5 of 5

For years I've wanted to stay in one of the cute bungalows in Grayton Beach, and Grayton Presence was everything I'd ever hoped for! Just a half block from the Red Bar (awesome Bloody Marys!), Shorty's, Zoo Gallery, etc, and an easy block's walk to the sparkling white beach, it's just the perfect home away from home. Very well-appointed, it's obvious the owners have gone out of their way to anticipate their guests' every need while keeping the home's charm. We enjoyed sitting on both the front screened porch and back deck, and reveling in the perfect weather and beautiful fragrance of the jasmine that grows all around the charming house. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a relaxing trip to authentic, unspoiled Florida.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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During your special time of restoration and relaxation, you can literally buy groceries and never have to get into your car again...a variety of restaurants with awesome food and entertainment are just moments away.

Like the Red Bar Picolos Restaurant with authentic jazz music from the Red Bar Jazz Band [Tuesday thru Saturday] and a Blue Grass / Reggae sound from the Dread Clampitt Band [Sunday thru Monday]. Also, across the street from Picolos Red Bar is Shorty's Bar and Grill, with a variety of talented musicians as well.

Our two on-site bikes will carry you to the Washington National Forest to the north or east/west on the scenic 30-A bike path which leads to a plethora of additional local art, food and music.

Be sure to visit Seaside, just minutes away on the bikes and along the way, take some time to breath in the beauty of Grayton Beach State Park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach, South Walton

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
FALL 2016
14 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Saturday to Saturday weekly rental during Spring Break & Summer season
Summer 2016 rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Holiday Weekends
Cleaning fee & tax not included
Personal checks and credit cards accepted

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • (4) Four Queen size Beds, two Beautiful Antique Pine Queen Size Beds in each Bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
two adult bikes, beach chairs

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