STELLA LUNA - FRESH & COMFORTABLE IN OLD GRAYTON

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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STELLA LUNA - FRESH & COMFORTABLE IN OLD GRAYTON

Grayton Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Built in 2001 and completely renovated and updated in 2011, Stella Luna is a unique property, suitable for a couple or a small family as well as for a larger group or two families traveling together.

This 2-story home can be rented in two different ways: either as a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home (max 5 people) or as a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home (max 8 people). For pricing on the 2 bedroom/2 bath option for 5 people or less, please see our listing for Stella Luna 1 at: www.vrbo.com/380525

Stella Luna is spacious, bright & beautiful, with an open kitchen / living room / dining room arrangement. New kitchen cabinets and granite counter-tops complement the all new stainless steel appliances to make cooking and cleaning up a delight. The kitchen bar seats 4, and the rustic French country dining table easily seats 6 (and can accommodate 8). The living area boasts a 42-inch flat screen TV and DVD player, shelves with plenty of beach books, and a built-in cabinet containing games and cards for those long summer evenings.

The large screened porch is probably the best feature of the house. Located on the second floor and surrounded by oaks and magnolia trees, the porch feels extremely private but also serves as a great vantage point from which to watch the comings and goings on Grayton's main street. The porch is arranged with Adirondack chairs forming a seating area on one end and a fabulous wicker day bed on the other end, perfect for lazy book-reading afternoons. Plug your iPod or other music device into the CD player and turn on the festive party lights for an instant 'I'm at the beach' atmosphere! Located just under the screened porch is a spacious carport and Weber charcoal grill. A separate storeroom at the back of the carport contains 4 beach bikes, as well as 4 beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler and a wagon to carry it all to the beach.

Two upstairs bedrooms contain comfortable queen size beds from Pottery Barn and new flat screen TVs. Each bedroom has its own newly-renovated bath, with a spacious double vanity in the master bath. If an additional person needs to be accommodated, there is a fold-away cot with fresh linens and pillow in the closet.

The downstairs part of the house includes an amazing 'suite' with an additional living area, bedroom (with 2 sets of bunk beds) and an updated full bathroom with a shower. (The downstairs is fully connected with the upstairs.) The downstairs living area comes complete with a slip-covered sofa and love seat, 32-inch TV/DVD, full sized refrigerator and small sink ... a perfect place for the kids to hang out while the parents are upstairs.

After spending the day on the beach, you can rinse off in the fully-enclosed outdoor shower (hot and cold water). Then hop on one of the beach bikes to explore the adjoining beach towns in the late afternoon. In the evening, you have an easy walk to the world-famous Red Bar restaurant as well as several other outstanding dining opportunities.

Stella Luna is the perfect vacation retreat for your family. You will want to come back year after year!

* Check out our other fabulous Grayton Beach rental - The Historic Smith House, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath authentic beach cabin. The Smith House sleeps 2-5 and is one of the most unique properties in the area. VRBO #262496

Keywords: Beach House, Cottage

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english

About The Owner

As a 5th generation Walton County native, I spent every summer of my childhood on the sands of Grayton Beach. My husband & I are lucky to have raised our 2 sons here as well. We love the charm and authenticity of Old Grayton, the fabulous beach and lake, the friendly locals, and the quirky nature of our town. We are honored to own Stella Luna and hope you will love it as we do.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

What makes this cottage unique

Address: 384 DeFuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

There is so much to do in Grayton, from swimming, fishing, surfing, or kayaking in the Gulf to playing in the 'pass' at Western Lake. Try the hottest new watersport - Stand Up Paddling - on the Gulf or on the calm waters of Western Lake. Fabulous restaurants are a short walk away, and there is also a little convenience store, as well as wonderful shops and galleries, just down the street. Miles of white sand beaches surrounded by State Parks on all sides, and miles of bike paths along 30A. Grayton is the epicenter of South Walton!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361156vb
Grayton Beach South Walton
Lawrenceville, GA
5

Hesitant to Write This Review

  • 5 of 5
Because we're afraid we'll never get to rent this place again! We've rented from Rivard and a few others over the last 20+ years - all in Grayton, Old and New. Kelly and Billy outshine our past rental experiences by light years. There isn't anything they haven't thought of to make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. Whether you have kids or are vacationing as a couple or with friends you will quickly understand they have thought of everything! Our favorite place for a romantic, quiet getaway is the "Smith House" just down the street which they also rent. Our expectations were high with our previous experience with that rental, but our numbers increased this year. Fortunately for us, Kelly suggested Stella Luna which is a stone's throw closer to the beach on the same road. They were able to take all of the cottage beach charm Smith House has and raise the bar to more spacious modern living for a larger number of folks. We had 7 this year and still had room for more without feeling like sardines. The other reviews have already testified to the comfort and conveniences Stella Luna offers. It's worth mentioning that they also provide much in the way of the little things you tend to forget for the kitchen- basics like storage bags and containers, foil, spices, cooking oil and other items that you hate to have to buy because you forgot them. They've thought this through! Our Grayton tradition is to always have pizza on the beach on the last night to watch the sunset. However, the screened porch is so inviting and comfortable, we opted for cocktails instead and came back to have dinner out on the porch- it's just that inviting. Do yourself a favor- rent this place or from them! Leave all the extraneous beach paraphernalia at home- there isn't a single thing they don't already provide (unless you have really young kids)- everything from the coolest beach bikes and helmets, boogie and skim boards, floats to sunset chairs. Our only regret was not having Kelly and Billy over dinner one night. They make you feel like family!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
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Grayton Beach South Walton
5

What a WONDERFUL place!!!!

  • 5 of 5
For one of my wifes BIG birthdays I told here I would take her anywhere she wanted to go (within reason, of course!!) After doing a lot of research on the computer she decided that she wanted to go to Grayton Beach and just CHILL for 4 or 5 days. We started doing our research in the Grayton Beach area because it seemed to be a really nice, slow paced place.
Stella Luna provided so much more than we ever expected!! The house is absolutely beautiful!! As my wife put it....it was really STAGED out with everything you could ask for....etremely comfortable beds and furnishings, completely updated kitchen and all the beach gear that you will need. We would have loved to have spent more time on the screened porch but the HEAT WAVE INDEX was 115 while we were there, unfortunately. We have stayed in 5 or 6 VRBO places from the mountains of North Carolina to the Carribean and I will have to say that Stella Luna tops them all!!
If you are heading to the Grayton Beach/30A area I would strongly recommend staying at Stella Luna!!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
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Grayton Beach South Walton
5

Perfect Beach Home

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed a week at Stella Luna and could not have been more pleased. The house was spotless, well-appointed, extremely roomy, and high-end cozy, with tastefully stylish details. Kelly has thought of everything for families needing a home-like experience at Grayton Beach. We opted to rent the full house for our large family (parents and 4 boys), and were grateful to have so much space, 3 bathrooms, separate living areas, patios and especially the screened-in porch.

With a very broad set of renting experiences on VRBO and airbnb, I can honestly say this is the nicest experience we have had. We can't wait to stay at Stella Luna again soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
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Grayton Beach South Walton
Connecticut
5

The best ever!

  • 5 of 5
A delightfully decorated and immaculately maintained home. Of all the homes& condos we have stayed in over the years, this was unquestionable the most thoughtfully equipped. No need to check it out before going to the grocery store. All the little amenities are there, just what you would have in your own home. Paper towels, napkins, coffee, condiments, zip lock bags, detergent....had it all. Kelly and Billy are the most considerate owners we ever encountered. The comfort and convenience list goes on...beach chairs, wagon, umbrellas, 4 bikes, cooler, beach towels, floats, etc. Oh yes, there was one thing we didnt find there and had to buy....a kite. The location is wonderful. A short walk to the beach (or less than 2 minutes on a bike), and convenient to shops. It is an easy couple of miles pedaling to the watercolors and seaside communities. The screened in porch was a favorite spot...facing the main street but surrounded by trees--it feels like you are in a treehouse. Kelly and Billy are obviously people with a passion for hospitality. we saw another example of this as we were going checking all the drawers before leaving and found a nicely equipped first aid kit....just what you would want to have in your own home. Our expectations exceeded in every respect!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
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Grayton Beach South Walton
5

Grayton/Stella Luna is our new home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
Our recent trip to Grayton Beach/Stella Luna was absolute perfection! Kelly and Billy are the kindest and most accommodating VRBO owners we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. The house is stocked to the hilt with anything you could need while on your stay. The kitchen is newly remodeled and perfect for meals-in (Goatfeathers on 30A is great source for fresh Gulf seafood). It is a short walk to many local restaurants too; we love Red Bar, Another Broken Egg, and Grayton Bar and Grill. Stella Luna is close to the beach. We called Beach Boys chair rental and had our chairs/spot waiting for us everyday. The beater bikes provided are great and match the character of Grayton. Kelly's suggestions/recommendations were awesome from restaurants to SUP spots.

My husband and I were traveling with our 3 month old son, Dad, brother, and his fiancé. Stella Luna was a perfect fit for us all! We have definitely found our home-away-from-home on the Gulf!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stella Luna - Fresh & Comfortable in Old Grayton
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Grayton Beach South Walton
London, UK
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely perfect holiday in Grayton staying at Stella Luna 1.

The listing was good but had only one fault - it didn't do justice to this wonderful property! The owner has thought of absolutely everything and provided it. Super-close to the beach, extremely comfortable beds, a/c, great showers, linen, beach towels, beach kit, a fantastically equipped kitchen and laundry, BBQ and bikes for the family. The whole family adored it. Our particular favourite feature was the screened in porch and the day bed there: perfect for breakfast, a midday retreat from the sun and mozzie-free sundowners!

The owner provided some great reccomendations for places to eat and things to do. She has been a delight to deal with from the moment we made our first enquiry.
Can't recommend this highly enough! We have started to plan our return!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charter Boat Fishing right from the beach in Grayton - A truly unforgettable experience and you'll catch your limit every time!,

Stand Up Paddle Board rentals within walking distance - Once you try it, you'll want one of your own!

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Availability & Rates

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Grayton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,900
 
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 8 2014 - Feb 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,550
 
 
Early Spring 2015
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$270
$1,750
 
 
Spring Break 2015
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 17 2015
6 night minimum stay
$375
$2,475
 
 
Late Spring 2015
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,175
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
$445
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years use Late Spring Rates.
Saturday to Saturday rental period during Summer & Spring Break.
*During Spring Break, we rent to Couples and Families only.
Personal checks & Cashier’s checks accepted for payment
1st half of rental due within 7 days of confirmation.
Final half of rental (plus damage deposit) due 30 days before the start of the rental
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Amenities

Amenities

Grayton Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • Additional enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , -attached full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , -attached full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , -downstairs bunk room w/full bath
  • Summary: 2 queen bedrooms upstairs. 1 bedroom downstairs (2 sets of bunk beds)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • parasailing
Notes:
Fabulous hot & cold water enclosed outdoor shower, 4 Beach Bikes, 4 beach chairs, beach towels, small Playmate cooler, umbrella, and a large wagon to carry everything to the beach
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