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'Listen to the Surf' in Beautiful Grayton Beach.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach - 'Listen to the Surf'

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to 'Listen to the Surf' in Grayton Beach, consistently ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the U.S.!

The beach is sugar white and the water is emerald green. Looking for a small, cozy beach cottage where the old easy beach life still abounds? 'Listen to the Surf' is the perfect choice! The house features a large screened porch with an old fashion swing...spend a lazy morning reading or just watching the Gulf with your cup of coffee. In the evening the sunsets are spectacular and later at night, the galaxy puts on quite a show.

The cottage is casualy decorated...the 3 bedrooms feature freshly ironed linens and white quilts over pretty dust ruffles..with lace curtains and slow turning ceiling fans. The master has a private bath, queen bed and flat screen TV. The other two bedrooms share a bath between. The cottage sleeps a maximum of six and is perfect for small families. The lush green landscape gives you the feel of old Key West..a shady retreat in the heat of the summer. An outside shower will be waiting when you return from the beach.

We take pride in providing many little extras of home..not usually found in rentals as books, puzzles, games, hair dryers, live plants, first aid kit, to name a few.

South Walton has beautiful beaches on the the Gulf, as well as many small lakes along 30-A (the beach road) that provide bank fishing & nature watching.The state parks provide hiking trails & there is a paved bike/jogging path for 20 miles along 30-A. Bike rentals are readily available with delivery & pick-up. The old beach life meets the modern world with Starbucks within walking distance as are many great shops and spas. Fabulous restaurants are also within walking distance...the famous 'Red Bar' and Shorty's in downtown Grayton...Pandoras, Criollas, & Another Broken Egg are all in Grayton, as well. Shopping is a dream with Silver Sands Oulet Mall just a short drive away. So we have whatever you desire...a quiet beach trip with days in the sun..or an action packed get away.

Grayton is located between two airports..The new Panama City Airport to the east, [relocated west of the bridge] is a very easy, quick drive. It is serviced by Southwest and Delta. The Ft. Walton airport is to the west and is serviced by Delta ,American Eagle and U.S. Airways.

If flying, do check both for best rates and schedules.

An entry in the cottage guest book reads, 'The breath taking view of the sunset, the beautiful sand dunes and magnificent beach, the delightful cozy cottage with superb thoughtful attention to details made our stay truly a restful treat for the body, mind, & soul! Thank you! '

We now have wireless internet for your use and free long disance calling within the USA !!

Keywords: Beach Cottage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Pat Dean
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2016
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About Pat Dean

"Listen to the Surf' was our family beach get-away when we lived in Atlanta. As empty nesters, we were blessed to be able to fulfill our dream and moved to Grayton in 1994. We now live a few miles from Grayton and love to have our special VRBO guests enjoy the simple beach cottage that we and our children enjoyed for years ! ..

Pat Dean purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Pat Dean chose South Walton

Grayton is a very special place ...no busy streets to cross, giving you a trip back to a better time. Just you, the seagulls, and the beautiful beach! And our cottage is so close to that beach. No high rises here...Nearby are coastal lakes, bikes trails. hiking paths, or a faster pace of shopping, golf, movies, etc. Grayton has it all !!!


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

'Listen to the Surf' in Beautiful Grayton Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great for Families!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 just spent a week in this cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage is comfortable and classy. I cooked most of our meals in the kitchen and really appreciated how thoroughly equipped the kitchen was for my cooking needs. The owners seem to have thought about everything... even down to a sewing kit (for an emergency fix on a kid's swimsuit) and flashlights to go on a night stroll. My kids loved the selection of board games and our entire family enjoyed having lunch on the screened in porch. We look forward to visiting again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing vacation in this adorable house! They had everything we would ever need, we cooked most meals and had a short walk to beautiful beaches!! The owners have thought of everything, from menus, games, books and a kitchen full of everything you would need to cook all your meals. We loved having our coffee in the morning on the screened in porch! The Jack and Jill bedrooms where perfect for our little ones! All the rooms had very nice size closets, too. The owners where so pleasant to work with! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming Georgia

Wonderful house, wonderful beach

  • 5 of 5

we have loved grayton for its beautiful white beaches and turquoise water for many years. we have also stayed in several VRBO houses there, but Listen To The Surf was the perfect fit for us. it surpassed our already high expectations from reading the listing and viewing the pictures. the photos are accurate but the house was even prettier in person. it was both comfortable and immaculate, and dealing with the owners was a pleasure. the furnishings were lovely, the art was beautiful, and one whole wall of the living room is a library of interesting books and models of sailboats.

the house is less than a 5 minute walk from 2 beach access points, and grayton is so small you can walk anywhere in minutes.

the feeling we had staying at Listen To The Surf was like we were borrowing a friend's beautiful beach house. there were many small but thoughtful personal touches: a bottle of chilled wine and a welcome note from Pat, plenty of coat hangers (wooden in the master closet), Crabtree and Evelyn hand lotion and other products, a folder full of brochures about local activities, and menus with recommendations from nearby restaurants. and i almost forgot: a selection of comfy pillows which included down. i highly recommend Listen To The Surf! thank you Pat for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and for being even more lovely guests! We are delighted to share our former family beach get-away, so that others can experience the same love for Grayton Beach and the little cottage as we always have enjoyed. Look forward to your return, Pat.
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Relaxing Beach Cottage in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two small children in early August. The house is exactly as pictured and described, well-decorated and thoughtfully equipped. The beautiful beach is about a block away and there is a cart provided that helped us easily get to-from the beach with all our gear. We walked to the Red Bar for dinner one night and went a couple of times to Grayt Grounds coffee shop. We also drove a short distance to Watercolor/Seaside/Seagrove for meals and shopping. The outdoor shower is extremely helpful when returning to the house with sandy little people. The large screened in porch is the best feature of the house. We ate most of our meals out there and we all enjoyed the porch swing. The owner left thoughtful touches and helpful notes about the area around the cottage, which we relied on throughout our stay. Grayton is relaxed and family friendly - we highly recommend "Listen to the Surf" for your vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Very clean and comfortable house in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

After many years of staying at Seaside, we decided to try something different this year, choosing Grayton beach. "Listen to the Surf" was a very clean and comfortable location for our family that was considerably less expensive than comparable rentals in Seaside. We had a quick walk to the beach via a sand pathway through the dunes. Once there, the beach was not crowded at all. Each day, the next closest person was probably 30 yards or more away from our chairs.

The family loved the house, especially our nights on the screened-porch.

It was a great, economical alternative to Seaside, without the ever-increasing crowds!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at Listen to the Surf. It fit our family of five amply and had games, books, and beach toys for our three young children to play with. The cottage is fresh, comfortable, clean, and homey. Our walk to the beach was indeed a short one, and Grayton is the perfect casual beach town. The cottage seemed private and shady in spite of having close neighbors because of mature trees, a rarity at the beach. The Deans were lovely to deal with. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City & Ft. Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy. 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Bar & Shorty's
Nearest Point of Interest
The Red Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Listen to the Surf Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Aug 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £160

The refundable damage/security deposit varies in amount according to rental fee.

We ask that the refundable deposit be paid to confirm a reservation and the balance of rental fee, cleaning & tax be paid in full four weeks prior to check-in date. We accept checks.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 is the master and has vanity, shower and toilet - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is a Jack N Jill bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) The master bedroom and one other have queen beds. , The other bedroom has twin beds .(2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ceiling fans in each room,parking for 3 cars, NO PETS We also provide beach chairs, sands toys, and a cart to assist you in taking them to the beach.

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