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Newly renovated cottage in Old Grayton

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach - Goodnight Moon in Old Grayton

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wynne and Ben Freeman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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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.


based on 68 holidaymaker reviews

Newly renovated cottage in Old Grayton
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews

Amazing vacation at Old Grayton!!

  • 5 of 5

This home should be in a magazine! It is incredible! The fridge is awesome and all the bed linens were just that.... They were made of pure linen and they were monogrammed with Good Night Moon!!! There were fresh flowers in every single room and it was like a 2nd honeymoon to us! We felt so special!!! We were coming in the middle of a hurricane and the owners promptly responded and sent us weather reports. It is so private and I could go on and on! The outside shower is fabulous to wash away the sand. The front screened porch was perfect. We stayed there for most of our trip! There was a well put together notebook that had any kind of local info we needed.!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit to Goodnight Moon

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at Grayton Beach! and Goodnight Moon made it even better. We enjoyed it so much in 2015 that we made another trip. The house if so comfortable, beautifully decorated and Wynn's personal touches are something you don't get in your typical beach rental. The fact that she is local makes a difference in the attention to detail. We enjoyed the local restaurants, bars and shops. Grayton Beach is a well kept little secret on 30A. I especially like the limited size of Grayton Beach and that the roads are not packed with bumper to bumper traffic. Goodnight Moon makes it even better, makes me wish that I lived there permanently.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our week at Goodnight Moon

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! Everything we needed for a great week at the beach! The house is cozy and joyful! Spacious! The location is great! The owners were so nice and made everything a breeze! Would definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Good night moon was exactly what we needed for an escape from our ridiculously busy lives! Time seemed to stand still under this quaint little roof.

Wonderful location and a short stroll to the beach.

Thank you, Good Night Moon. You gave us refuge from our busy world and memories my family will hold dear forever!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Cute!

  • 5 of 5

The house was adorable and had everything we needed. It is a quick walk to the beach or the general store. We had a wonderful week and enjoyed sitting on the porch a lot! I would love to stay again and would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you Wynne for making the process easy and enjoyable

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was immaculate and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your adorable cottage! It was beautifully decorated. Everything was well thought out. It was so well kept and clean. We were sad to leave. It was our first stay in Grayton and we fell in love with the quaintness and simplicity, which is exactly what my husband needed, being that he works over 60 hours a week in an OR. It was a breath of fresh air. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your precious cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Fall 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Pre Winter 2016
27 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Winter Holiday
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Spring 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

handling fee £33 + Tax
Cleaning fee £103 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 11.0%

A reservation is not final until a signed Renter’s Agreement, abbreviated below,(or email of acceptance of the terms of the Renter’s Agreement) & the advance payment are received. Upon reserving, a complete copy of the Renter's Agreement will be emailed to the client for their perusal & approval.
2. This is a NON-SMOKING house. Violation = eviction & loss of deposit.
3. PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED in the house or on the property Violation = eviction & loss of deposit.
4. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds. Travel insurance recommended if this is a concern.
6. Minimum Age of Renter: 25 yrs old

7. PAYMENT – 1st payment equal to 50% of the rental rate + fees & taxes
Balance + the $200 damage deposit due thirty (30) days before arrival
8. DAMAGE DEPOSIT of $200 - required. Must be received thirty (30) days prior to arrival or within seven (7) days if the booking is within 30 days of arrival. The damage deposit will be refunded in the same manner in which it was paid.
It is fully refundable within seven (7) days of departure, provided that no damage is done to the house or its contents, provided that the cottage is left in a reasonable state of order & cleanliness such that no additional housekeeping hours over & above the usual amount are required, and that paragraphs 2, 3, 5 and 6 above are not violated
9. CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the arrival date will result in a refund of all advance payments, minus a book-keeping fee of $50. Cancellations, or changes that result in a shortened stay, made within 45 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment. In the event of a late cancellation, the Owner will make every effort to re-rent the home, and if the home is re-rented, a refund shall be given in the amount equal to 90% of the original rental.
11. PARKING – 2 vehicles only..

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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:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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