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Newly renovated cottage in Old Grayton

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,060 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrm,1 Full Bath Cottage in Old Grayton, Outdoor shower w/hot water, Sleeps 6

Goodnight Moon in Grayton, located at #2 Magnolia Street, is a newly renovated, vintage style cottage in historic Old Grayton Beach. It is situated off the main road in the beach community of 'Old Grayton', nestled under oak and magnolia trees (a shady retreat from the Florida sun!). The location is peaceful and secluded allowing guests to enjoy early morning coffee or late afternoon cocktails on the screened porch just 3 blocks from the white sandy beaches.

The vaulted ceilings of the spacious great room lend an open feel to the cottage. This space includes the newly renovated kitchen, dining and living areas. The dining table can easily accommodate 6-8. The original artwork hung throughout the great room continues down the hall and into the 3 bedrooms. There is a large master bedroom with a king size bed. The middle bedroom has a queen size bed and a full size washer/dryer closet. The bunk room has twin beds. All linens, including 100% linen pillow cases, bath towels and beach towels are provided. The bathroom's marble vanity has 2 sinks and a combination tub/shower. There is a fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water just outside the side porch entrance.

In a separate storage room behind the cottage you will find the beach wagon loaded with 3 chairs, a cooler, beach toys and an umbrella. An outdoor grill is also kept in the storage area. And don't overlook the picnic table for outdoor dining!

More Details

Owner
Wynne and Ben Freeman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Wynne and Ben Freeman

The owners, who also manage the cottage, live close by on Western Lake and will be available to answer questions or help with arrangements during your stay.

Wynne and Ben Freeman purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Wynne and Ben Freeman chose South Walton

My husband's family has had a cottage in the historic Old Grayton community since 1936. Our girls spent many summers in Grayton alongside their grandparents and cousins. After raising our family in Mobile, Al, we retired to our permanent home on Western Lake overlooking Old Grayton. The quirky village of Grayton has always been a huge part of our family life. We took great care and pride in our renovation of Goodnight Moon cottage. We consider Grayton our home and we hope you will enjoy it, as we have.

What makes this cottage unique

Goodnight Moon is located in historic 'Old Grayton' just 3 blocks or 3 tenths of a mile from the beach in Grayton.

With queen and king bedrooms Goodnight Moon is a perfect retreat for a couples' weekend, a small family or a girls' getaway. The bunk room is well-suited for kids and adults, as well.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grayton Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower , fully enclosed with hot & cold water
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double sinks in marble vanity
  • The newly renovated bathroom has a combo tub/shower and a marble vanity with double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • All bed linens are furnished including linen pillow cases. Beach and bath towels are provided, as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

Newly renovated cottage in Old Grayton
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful house. Very quaint and comfortable. This was our second stay at Grayton and both times at Goodnight Moon. Great location to restaurants, private, easy walk to the beach. We love this place and will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Goodnight Moon. We LOVED everything about it. It is a hidden gem - away from the madness of Seaside/30a - but an easy (especially with the new pedestrian bridges) 5-10 minute bike ride away if you so desire. The HUGE difference this place offers that SO many cannot - its privately owned and not a big rental company. We had no reason to contact the owner but she made herself very available if we needed her. She found out I had a 5 year old girl and she left toys in the bunkroom! The cottage has every detail for your stay right down to the soap - you just show up. Very cozy and stylish - felt like our home away from home. The house sits back a ways from the street with a great picnic table area - there is a bit of street activity but not annoying. The wagon, umbrella, chairs, beach toys made getting to and from the beach so simple. This location was perfect for us - especially with Grayton State Park being the buffer to all the people stemming from Seaside. We hope to book Goodnight Moon again next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

First stay in Grayton!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Grayton Beach as well as our very first vacation with our 1 year old. Needless to say, I scrutinized over every detail to ensure our enjoyment and our baby's comfort and safety. Wynne was so gracious along the way, assuring me of the pristine cleanliness of her and Ben's cottage. Well, they did not disappoint. The cottage felt like home immediately. It was spotless as promised and actually quite childproofed! We will most definitely be returning, and, hopefully this summer!! Huge thanks to Wynne and Ben for being delightful and gracious hosts. And a really big thanks for creating a lovely space for a family to feel at home while on vacation!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Goodnight Moon! The home was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Everything we needed was within reach including toys for the kids and a wagon to tote our gear to the beach. Although the house is not on the beach, it was easy enough for our 5 year old to walk without any complaining. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goodnight Moon

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in this spotless, well-furnished traditional beach house and will lilkely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goodnight Moon

  • 5 of 5

Goodnight Moon looks like ‘old Florida’ on the outside but anything other than that on the inside. Outside there is a covered porch with comfortable chairs where one can contemplate the world or ‘gist sit.’ The porch overlooks the area in front of the house which is very nicely landscaped. Inside is decorated nicely and cleverly – there is even a working replica, Big Chill, of the old Crosley refrigerator of the 50’s. There is a large flat screen TV, a DVR, a Bose radio, a router for your Wi-Fi. The kitchen is fully workable if you want that – the Big Chill, a range, and a dishwasher. There are dishes, pans, flatware, etc. You have the use of a washer and dryer should you need. My wife and I slept only in the bedroom with the king size bed. The mattress was wonderful. The place was very, very clean when we arrived. The owners, Wynne and Ben, are very friendly, helpful, and pleasant. They don’t hang over your shoulder but are there if needed. Goodnight Moon is just a very pleasant place to be. We’d go back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Pandora's, Borago, Red Bar, Coast
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 30A
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Borago, Pandora's, Coast, Red Bar
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Grayton Beach-Cottage located 528 yards from bch
Car: not necessary

Grayton Beach is an historic seaside town surrounded on 3 sides by state parks. It is one of the oldest beach communities on Florida's gulf coast c.1890. It is located between the diverse coastal system of Grayton Beach State Park and Western Lake. The lake serves as a gateway to the gulf and the sugar sand beaches of Grayton.

The beach, restaurants, general store, massage service and shops are all available within walking distance from the cottage. Sport fishing excursions leave right from the beach in Grayton. Stand up paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent including delivery and pick-up. You may enjoy a bike ride along the 20 mile bike/jogging path that links the coastal communities of Blue Mountain, Watercolor, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Goodnight Moon is located approximately 3 blocks or 528 yards to the nearest beach access.

Grayton is located between 2 airports. The new Panama City airport to the east is serviced by Delta and Southwest while the Ft Walton airport to the west is serviced by Delta, American Eagle and US Airways.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,045
for 7 nights
£2,045
 
 
Late Summer 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,755
for 6 nights
From
£266
£1,955
 
 
Early Fall 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£867
for 3 nights
From
£236
£1,690
 
 
Late Fall 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£892
for 3 nights
From
£245
£1,780
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,137
for 4 nights
From
£245
£1,780
 
 
Early Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£352
for 1 night
From
£193
£1,420
 
 
Winter Holiday 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,137
for 4 nights
From
£245
£1,780
 

Additional pricing information

handling fee £46.38 + Tax
Cleaning fee £96.63 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

House Rules and Cancellation Policy
1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 3 P.M. CST AND CHECK-OUT TIME IS 10 A.M. CST.
2. This is a NON-SMOKING house. Violation of this rule will result in eviction and loss of security deposit.
3. PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED in the house or on the property under any conditions. Violation of this rule will result in eviction and loss of security deposit.
4. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given. Hurricane season is June 1 – November 30.
5. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- Max number of guests is limited to six (6) persons.
6. Minimum Age of Renter: 25 years old

7. PAYMENT – An advance payment equal to 50% of the “sub total" (rental rate + cleaning fee + tax) is required within seven (7) days of booking the reservation. 8. DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT- A damage deposit of $200 is required.
9. CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations that are made more than forty-five (45) days prior to the arrival date will result in a refund of all advance payments and deposits, minus a book-keeping fee of $75. Cancellations, or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 45 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment which is equal to 1/2 of the total + any vrbo fees. In the event of a late cancellation, the Owner will make every effort to re-rent the home. If the home is re-rented, a refund shall be given in the amount equal to 90% of the original rental. If a renter is concerned about a potential need to cancel the rental, the renter is advised to purchase travel insurance separately.
10. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE
11. PARKING – Goodnight Moon has parking for 2 vehicles only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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