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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,075 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Gulf Front-Like Views with Private Pool!!

Southern Sons is a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home located in Gulf Trace, a small, isolated, quiet community located south of scenic highway 30A. Gulf Trace is approximately one mile west of Grayton Beach and surrounded by the Grayton Beach State Recreation Area .

The beaches of Grayton Beach and Grayton Beach State Park certified 'Blue Wave' by the Clean Beach Council. The area offers shopping, golf, world-class fishing, bike and kayak rentals and bike, hiking and jogging paths, and an assortment of the finest restaurants in the state.

Southerns Sons has 2075 sq. ft. of living space and is located on a corner lot directly across from the sugar white sands, pristine beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico; with a short boardwalk to the beach approximately 50 yards away. The home is built on pilings that provides plenty of covered parking plus a cool afternoon play area underneath, a Ping-Pong table is provided.

The first floor consists of a spacious deck area, two bedrooms (each w/kings), two full baths, a large living area, stereo, DVD, a large dining area, and fully furnished kitchen.

The 2nd floor consists of two large bedrooms (one w/king & a single/single trundle and the 2nd w/queen & twin/full bunk), a full bath, and a loft/kids area complete with an additional single/single trundle, large TV, DVD board games and puzzles. Each bedroom is equipped with TV and DVD player.

After a day at the beach relax by the large (13' X 26') PRIVATE pool, surrounded by a 6' privacy fence, and ample sun deck area that offers shade and a large BBQ grill for an afternoon retreat. For fall and winter guests the pool is heated for your comfort.



* Credit Cards are accepted (3% convenience charge)

* The Pool is heated during the Fall & Winter at no charge.

* Reservations require a deposit to secure the property.

* A Refundable Security/Damage Deposit is required.

* Pool temperature can not be guaranteed when the ambient air temperatures are 50 degrees F.

* FAMILY RENTALS ONLY!!! PARENTS must accompany students or singles less than 25 years old.

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More Details

Tom Milhous
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Tom Milhous

Married professional with 5 children, 2 grandchildren, cats and dogs.

Tom Milhous purchased this house in 2001

Why Tom Milhous chose Grayton Beach

Located in the prime stretch of 30A. There is not another neighborhood like Gulf Trace around.

What makes this house unique

Very quiet area surrounded by the state park, away from traffic and crowds with beautiful beaches and an incredible view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were as relaxed and comfortable as 4-friends could possibly be.
Oct 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grayton Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2075 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Loft - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (0), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Full Kitchen including blender, coffee makers and coffee grinder, toasters, ice cream freezer, electric griddle, crock pot, waffle iron, mixer, Clothes Iron, Private Heated Pool, air pump, No Smoking and No Pets


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average rating of 4.5454545 based on 40 reviews

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely phenomenal vacation. The house was great. There was tons of space and plenty of open areas. The beds were comfortable, and we all had our own bathrooms (we went as 3 couples). The deck had a beautiful view of the ocean and the sitting area around the pool was fantastic for hanging out. The beach is absolutely beautiful, literally one of the best beaches I have ever been to. Being able to go back and forth between the pool and the beach was the best. This was our first time at Grayton, but it will not be our last.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Southern Sons East three times now, and we are always very satisfied with the price and the accommodations. You cannot beat the location and the view! This house has a nice layout, with plenty of beds and bathrooms. It is perfect for two families. The front deck is a great place to sit in the morning and the evening. And the pool area is perfect for play and relaxation. And the beach...Grayton Beach is the BEST. And it is just a few steps from the house.

Tom and Becky have always been so friendly and easy to work with, but this trip they went above and beyond. We realized when we got back home that a bag of laundry had accidentally been placed in the garbage can. It had several of our favorite items in it, including a t-shirt that my teenage son had just purchased at Seaside. So I asked Tom if there was any way he could have someone local try to retrieve the bag from the garage. And he did! And he shipped it to us in Atlanta a few weeks later! We have rented homes in many locations, and I seriously doubt that there are many owners that would make that kind of effort.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Gulf Trace neighborhood many times over the years, and we love it! We had 4 families in the house, including 8 kids. We had plenty of space and never felt crowded. The private pool was a definite plus for the kids when we had had enough of the beach for the day. The kids also loved the ice cream truck that stopped in front of the house every evening! The house had everything described on the listing and more. The only problem we had was with the air conditioning one evening. We didn't realize it until around 7 pm, but Tom & Becky responded immediately and it was fixed in just a few hours. Amazing, since it was after hours for the repair man! Tom was very prompt in answering any questions that we had both before and during our stay. We had a great week of making memories! Thanks Tom & Becky!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Week

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome time we had. We are veteran 30-A vacationers and had a blast in Gulf Trace, specifically in this home. Four families were able to co-exist peacefully for the entire time and the views are just like beachfront. The pool is fantastic and one of the largest we've seen in a rental. We would defininitely be ready to recommend Southern Sons West to anyone who asks.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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trussville, alabama

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent family vacation at beautiful Grayton Beach. Thanks to Tom and family for allowing us to share the week at their beach house. The weather was great, the company outstanding, and the memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation! There was a big mix of people family, friends, boyfriends and in-laws!! We all felt comfortable and never felt like we lacked for our own space! The house was everything the description said it would be and more! The owner was responsive to all my many questions before the trip and went way above and beyond when he shipped my favorite pair of jeans back to me because I had left them in a drawer! The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and fun to prepare meals in! My daughter is already planning when we can go back! Thank you so much for a fun filled memorable vacation!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grayton Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,065.3

Rates include all applicable taxes and fees. The pool heating during the fall and winter is included in the posted rates. There is a $30/day pool heating charge for all other times. Rates are subject to change without notice.

$1500 Deposit required to hold the property. 1-additional payment required 3-4 months prior to vacation. Balance due 15-business days prior to vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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