Jake's Place is a three bedroom, 2 bath artist's cottage deep in the heart of Grayton Beach, Florida. This charming beach cottage, completely renovated in 2015, sleeps up to 8 comfortably (depending on combination of adults and children). Jake's Place has three bedrooms, with two queen beds, 2 twin beds (bunks), and a queen sofa sleeper. This cozy and bright beach cottage, filled with local and folk art, sits under 130 year old live oak trees, offering a fenced in back yard, a private swimming pool and outdoor shower. Beginning March 1 each year, until mid-May, and again in early fall (until mid to late October) the pool is heated for you.
The screened-in porch and back yard off the kitchen is a great place for outdoor cookouts and after the beach dinners (grill out on the park-style charcoal grill out back) or night-time games. Relax by the tropically landscaped, private swimming pool while watching some rays, or after dark, with the pool softly lit, it's just magical by the palms and under the live oaks. The pool is perfect after a full day at the beach -- cool off the sunburn before heading back to the beach for sunset; at Grayton, you don't miss sunset. Really, don't miss it.
There's a great covered porch on the front for people watching; watch everyone headed to the beach and the Red Bar; extra points for counting Harley riders! Wireless internet service, lots of great cable channels, and three TVs; in the living room and two of the bedrooms. Parking -- can accommodate 3 cars, or a car and boat and trailer. Umbrellas and chairs are provided, and assorted beach stuff too. We can also recommend beach chair/umbrella and bike rental companies. There are miles and miles of easy (asphalt) bike trails out of Grayton for you to enjoy.
The beach distance is about 200 yards from the front door, with public boardwalk access right there on the east and west sides of The Red Bar. There's places to put in kayaks and canoes, which can be rented close by. There are at least a couple of beach umbrella/chair rental places in Grayton that you walk right by; check them out your first day and don't worry about carrying anything but your towel and cooler to the beach! YOLO boarding is abundant here. Jake's is a 2-3 minute walk to the beach, or shopping at the shops of Grayton Beach, or Grayton Beach General Store and several restaurants. Mapquest 374 Defuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach. thanks and if this isn't the place for you, you know someone who will love Jakes, so please pass the word along, and in the meantime, be young, be foolish, and be happy!
Come to Grayton Beach Jake's. Come once, and you'll come back year after year. Lots of friends do.
Keywords: Grayton Beach Florida Beach House
1 queen, with private full bath
1 queen, full bath directly across hall
1 bunk bed
1 double, sofa sleeper sleeps two in living room
brand new as of 2015,
Ok, we'll brag... you will not find another beach cottage rental anywhere that has a better stocked kitchen than Jakes. No way. If you love to cook, come on!,
Dishes & Utensils,
Brand new cabinets, counters, dishwasher, sink, floors, etc. as of 2015; new fridge 2017
all bath towels and linens provided,
Free long distance, phone number for house phone will be provided upon check in,
all bath towels and linens are provided.,
We have wireless internet through Mediacom.,
wifi; guest agrees to abide by certain rules, including NO ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING while staying at Jakes.,
Iron & Board,
Parking Off Street
for up to 3 cars; no street parking is permitted; room for a boat and two cars with prior permission,
lovely cathedral ceiling in the living room makes the house feel so open and airy!,
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
room for a boat with prior permission; must be off street and no parking in the yard, please,
Free Long Distance
Other Amenities Internet,
Satellite or Cable,
Washer & Dryer,
three (one in living room and one in each queen bedroom),
Satellite / Cable,
New bluetooth enabled stereo and speakers in living room (as of 12/21/2017),
good collection provided,
several board games provided,
beach toys provided; Radio Flyer wagon (with bike lock; please use it!) provided to carry stuff to beach
Pool / SpaHeated Pool,
The pool is heated after March 1 until mid-May, and after October 1, til mid to late Oct (sometimes later, depending on weather). Pool heaters really don't do much November through February, when it's just too cold in the Panhandle. but the nice privacy fence around the pool shelters the pool area from the wind and on sunny days, you can easily enjoy the pool in shorts and t shirt, even in late Dec, Jan and Feb.
OutsideLawn / Garden
Fenced in back yard -- completely fenced, so you can let your pooch roam free! (we do ask you pick up after your pooch). Beach umbrellas and chairs are provided but PLEASE check carefully before use,
Park style grill; new one installed every other year (including 2017),
Deck / Patio
terrific screened in porch, very private, you don't see any neighbors; with ceiling fan and comfy chairs and dining table.,
Lanai / Gazebo
really, a great front porch, covered, for people watching; very enjoyable
All on one level, Jake's has comfortably hosted guests in wheelchairs in the past.
NotesTwo to three minute walk to Grayton Beach 'downtown' Grayton and the Red Bar and Shorty's; huge pool area to lounge; pool heated during certain periods; large screened porch off kitchen; park style charcoal grill; outdoor shower, covered front porch for people watching in Grayton; umbrella, umbrella sandscrew, and pool floats for your use. Please note: although we list a max of 8 people for the house, because of the size of the house, it is just not suitable for 8 full size adults. Six adults max, with two children is fine. Or 2 adults with 6 kids (depends on age), is also ok (assuming you can handle 6 kids). We reserve the right to determine suitability of the house for any particular group; hope you understand! please note that while Jakes is pet friendly, dogs are not permitted on the beaches of South Walton without a permit, and only residents can get them, but there are wonderful trails and sandy roads in Grayton and along 30A for you to enjoy walks with your pooch!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PAYMENT TERMS/CANCELLATION POLICY: NEW: To Book: You pay $500 nonrefundable deposit on booking PLUS VRBO's service chg (none of that is paid to us); note their charge varies depends on rent. The balance is due no less than 35 days prior to arrival; once paid, the balance is also non-refundable. Please consider trip insurance. SEE NOTE BELOW RE: PAYMENT BY E-CHECK.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: A $300 refundable deposit will be included in your final payment 35 days prior to arrival; if no damage is reported by our local manager, then you receive this $300 Deposit back approximately 7 days after you leave.
NOTE: ALL RATES INCLUDE ALL TAXES. WEEKLY RATES ALSO INCLUDE REGULAR CLEANING UPON DEPARTURE; IF YOU ARE BOOKING 6 NIGHTS OR LESS, YOU WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $175 CLEANING CHARGE.
PET CHARGE: Jakes is pet friendly if we agree in writing prior to arrival (for insurance purposes, we must approve breed of dog). There is an additional pet clean fee (up to $150, depends on breed;this is NOT a deposit; this is an extra charge for extra cleaning, HOWEVER YOU agree to pick up after your dog; if you do not, an additional $100 charge may be assessed on departure, taken out of your $300 damage deposit, to pay our "poop patrol"!) . NOTE: even if you book our home through VRBO you are NOT CONFIRMED until we know whether you are bringing a dog so if you are, please contact us FIRST, BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO BOOK! thank you!
Jakes is Weekly only spring through late fall (turnover days are Saturdays; arrival 4 PM or later, departure by 10 AM); NOTE: Spring Break, Spring and Late Fall rates INCLUDE HEATING of the pool. NOTE: HOLIDAY WEEK RATES ARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN RATES LISTED; PLEASE ASK FOR QUOTE PRIOR TO BOOKING A HOLIDAY WEEK (INCLUDES ALL NORMAL HOLIDAYS YOU WOULD THINK WOULD BE INCLUDED).
NOTE: AS OF 8/28 VRBO CHARGES 3% FEE FOR ECHECK as well as credit card fees; sorry but we are having to increase 2019 rates as a result.