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Downtown Grayton Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Grayton Beach - Artless Sprite

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

One of three houses of the former 'Compound', 'Artless Sprite' has been in the Covell family since 1973. Built in 1960, this 3 BR 2 bath rustic charmer sports 2 queen bedrooms and a very large studio bedroom with outside entrance, sitting area, a king bed, 2 single beds. The living room has a double fold out sofa bed. Artless Sprite possesses the most parking space in short proximity to the ever popular Red Bar, allowing up to 6 parking spots. An outside shower open to the warm Florida sunshine provides hot water after a relaxing day on the beach.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jean Silva
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2016

About Jean Silva

Artless Sprite is the first permanent vacation home of the Covell Family who has lived in Northwest Florida since the 1920's and has vacationed in Grayton Beach since the 1930's. Currently owned and operated by 4 sibling owners, Artless Sprite holds a unique place in the heart of this family where formative years were enjoyed with members of the Grayton family who have vacationed together, raised children & grandchildren together, and now live and work together in this laid back, one-of-a-kind old Florida beach town. The name, 'Artless Sprite', comes from a poem written by our father who dreamed it one summer night in Grayton in the 1940's. The name 'Artless Sprite' describes this family cottage perfectly - it is artless in its straightforward, unpretentious rustic atmosphere, yet fairy-like, like a sprite, with its ability to make magical memories.

Jean Silva purchased this house in 1973

Why Jean Silva chose South Walton

You cannot beat this location for the perfect combination of close beach access, convenience to The Red Bar, plentiful parking, and affordability. It truly is the lifestyle of yesteryear.

What makes this house unique

Ample parking - up to 6 vehicles!

Ground level entrances - easy access!

Large studio bedroom and 2nd living space for larger groups!

Outside hot water shower that is open to the sky!

A beach house the way it was back when life was simpler!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Downtown Grayton Beach
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Grayton Life

  • 5 of 5

Perfect taste of Grayton! Lots of parking, plenty of space to sleep. Comfy furniture! Short walk to the beach and Red Bar. Great for a girlfriend trip. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back. Thanks for sharing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leakesville, MS

Sure hate we had to leave!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at "Artless Sprit"... The property was well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing time at the beach... The outdoor shower was a very positive addition to the home.. The only complaint we had was the A/C unit is a little outdated to keep up with the summer heat during the day.. However, it was comfortable at night... The location of the home was fantastic... We loved the atmosphere of the community! We will definitely be back...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at artless Sprite. This is our families 3rd annual beach vacation, but our first here at Artless Sprite. The house was perfect for our 3 small families. 3 couples with 1 kid each. There was plenty of common space, and the large bedroom was great for one couple and the kids. The two other bedrooms are on the small side, but you won't be spending much time in there anyway! The house is a short walk to the beach, and very close to the red bar. The general store is also in walking distance. The kitchen has everything you need and the picnic bench outside is perfect for evening dinners. I think my favorite part of the house is the outside shower! I never took a shower in the house our entire trip. It's perfect when you return from the beach all sandy. We definitely plan on returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greatest Grayton getaway😎

  • 5 of 5

Super clean....fun house....perfect location!! Air conditioning problem was taken care of immediately by owner! What a great place to stay in Grayton!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable and clean. No difficulties were had by anyone in the party. We are looking forward to staying there the next time we are in the "Pan-handle".

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pensacola, FL

Perfect House! Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Artless Sprite for a family and friend reunion. This house is funky old Grayton style. Its rustic beachy vibe is a welcome change from sterile cutesy beach decor. The beach access is a straight shot, the Red Bar was a 90 second walk and we enjoyed the outside shower! Thanks for opening up your home to us! We'll definitely stay here again for an annual gathering!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Airport ECP
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Red Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy. 283
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Red Bar and Shorty's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Grayton Beach

This property is in the heart of old Grayton Beach, which is in the middle of the famous Scenic Route C-30a in South Walton County, Florida on the Redneck Riviera. Artless Sprite is just a half block from The Red Bar and steps from the most beautiful beach in the world! Come experience old Grayton the way it used to be!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grayton Beach, South Walton

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £118 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Tax Rate 11.5%

Email owner for winter quote. No high school or college spring break rentals. No exceptions. Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grayton Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1232 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Hot & cold water, privacy fence open to the heavens
  • Newly remodeled bathrooms!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Queen 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , separate exterior entrance
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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