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 .
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"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)"
After two plane rides, arriving at this quaint beach cottage was a welcome respite from hectic, everyday life. The rooms were airy and open, the beds comfy, the backyard warm and sunny for morning coffee, loved having a coffee grinder as I brought fresh beans from home, outdoor shower was awesome, beach chairs were great - loved the backpack feel - made it so easy to walk to the beach, privacy of the cottage was appreciated, loved the decor and best of all - the location was great! Was minutes away from the beautiful , white sandy beach and turquoise water of Grayton and so close to the Red Bar and other local shops. We loved the fact that as we explored Grayton and surrounding beach communities, we never drove more than 20 minutes! What a relaxing beach getaway... this ocean girl from snowy Minnesota can hardly wait to come back :)
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.
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.
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!
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 !
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.
Saturday to Saturday weekly rental during Spring Break & Summer season / 3 night min otherwise
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Holiday Weekends, Singer Songwriter = Spring 2017 rate
Cleaning fee & tax not included
Personal checks and credit cards accepted