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Stella Luna 1 - 25% discount for May 2-9

Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Stella Luna 1 - 25% discount for May 2-9

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Grayton Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Built in 2001 and completely renovated and updated in 2011, Stella Luna 1 is comprised of the upstairs portion of our 2-story beach house known as Stella Luna. Stella Luna 1 is perfect for couples, vacationing friends, and small families, and accommodates up to 5 people. (If you rent Stella Luna 1, you will have the entire property to yourselves. We do not rent to 2 separate groups at the same time.)

Stella Luna 1 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 comfortable living area boasts a 50-inch Smart TV (for instant connection to Netflix, Amazon videos, YouTube, music apps, etc.), shelves with plenty of beach books, and a built-in cabinet containing games and cards for those long summer evenings.

The two bedrooms contain comfortable queen size beds from Pottery Barn and new flat screen TVs. Each bedroom has its own newly-renovated bath, with a 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 large screened porch is probably the best feature of the house. 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 large 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.

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 1 is the perfect vacation retreat . You will want to come back year after year!

*If you have more than 5 in your group, you can rent the whole house, which includes an additional bedroom, bath, and living area (Total guests = 8). See our listing for the complete house: VRBO #361156

* 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

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Stella Luna 1 - 25% discount for May 2-9
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
Carmel, IN
5

STOP LOOKING!

  • 5 of 5

If Stella Luna is able to accommodate the size of your group, stop looking and just book it already. This place is fantastic. My wife, son (6 years old), and I stayed at Stella Luna for spring break in April. The amount of positive reviews on VRBO and my correspondence with Kelly beforehand made me very comfortable in booking our stay, but Grayton Beach and Stella Luna were even more impressive than we had anticipated.

For what we wanted, Grayton Beach was perfect. It was active but not crowded. Grayton Beach is 2-3 miles west of Watercolor and Seaside so if you want to drive or bike over to an area on 30-A that’s busier, you can do it very easily. Outside of our excursion to Morrison Springs and a stop at Red Bay Grocery on the way back, we never found a need to travel more than several miles from Stella Luna. There are plenty of quality restaurants and shops within just a few miles, and Kelly and Billy provide every bit of information needed to navigate the area so you know where to go and what to do.

Stella Luna, itself, is awesome. It’s just steps from the beautiful beach, Red Bar, Shorty’s, and a couple of shops at the end of DeFuniak Street. We were closer than I expected. DeFuniak Street is so nice and authentic. From the 2nd story screened in porch, you overlook the street and see bikers and walkers heading to and from the beach. There was the perfect buzz on DeFuniak Street throughout the day and evening. If you like just relaxing with some music and your favorite beverage throughout the day when you are on vacation, then you will love the screened in porch at Stella Luna. My family spent a lot of time on it. You can’t help but lie on the daybed, close your eyes, and drift off to sleep with a smile on your face after spending a few hours at the beach. Stella Luna is updated and nicely appointed but keeps the casual beach house feel intact and is SPOTLESS. Kelly and Billy obviously take a lot of pride in their beautiful home. It’s more than just a rental. They ensure every detail is perfect and go above and beyond to accommodate. All you have to do is show up.

In summary, Grayton Beach and Stella Luna are amazing. If you have read all the reviews at this point, they’re legit. So go ahead and book your vacation, you won’t regret it.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great house with the Extras.

  • 5 of 5

Stellas Luna has four great things going for it.

1. It is in great shape and is very comfortable.

2. We have rented several properties oner the years in Grayton/Gulf Trace. Stella Luna was by far the best in terms of offering the extra details such as free bikes and a better supply of kitchen tools.

3. The location was very convenient for walking to the Red Bar, coffee shops, and the convenience store. It was also easy to ride to Seaside. As a side note, Stella Luna sits on the main road into Grayton. The traffic noise was only an issue on Sunday afternoon.

4. The downstairs apartment-like set up was perfect for the teens in our group.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Comfortable and Close

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could say about Stella Luna has been said by others. There is absolutely nothing to criticize. It was really cold during our stay, below freezing for 5 nights in a row--unusual for Florida. Our accommodations were so nice that it really didn't mater so much. We had one really great weather day before we left and we will be back for more! Grayton is totally non-commercial. The shops in Grayton are few in number and have high end goods. The beach is pure beach--not strings of parachute rides, jet skis, etc. Grayton may be the best laid back beach in America, thanks to the decades Kelly's mom spent making sure this part of the area stayed in its natural state. She worked very hard and was the driving force in saving Grayton from commercialization. Stella Luna is your place is you like comfort and being close to everything by foot or bikes.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

I'll be honest-when I read the rave reviews of Stella Luna I wondered how they could all possibly be true; but seeing is believing! The attention to detail is phenomenal. We had everything we needed and then some. We especially appreciated the beautiful art on the walls, the books with local park information, the complimentary bikes, the helpful dining and shopping tips and (last but not least) the party lights on the porch. We would recommend a stay at Stella Luna to anyone who is longing to experience vintage Florida beach town life at its finest!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfection at Stella Luna

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I honeymooned on 30A and stayed at Stella Luna. It was perfect in every way. Kelly, the owner, has you covered on all fronts. From complimentary bikes to scouting reports of local attractions everything is taken care of. Our daily routine was breakfast at one of the many local establishments, then loading up the provided wagon with all of the beach necessities (also provided) and off to the beautiful beach. We spent 6 days in Stella Luna and we didn't want to leave. The accommodations and the area of 30A is exactly what we were just what the doctor ordered.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Derby England
5

Astounding!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this off the internet because it looked so good but in the flesh it was absolutely astounding. I can only repeat what others have written. It was immaculately clean with all sorts of gorgeous little touches. Everything you could want was there including a food cupboard with sauces and condiments. We came for a three night stay on a round trip from England. We had done a lot of driving so Stella Luna was a paradise of rest and relaxation. It was a pity we couldn't stay longer as the beach was fabulous as well. Kelly was great to do business with and she even posted back our keys which we left behind. Highly recommended. . You won't find better!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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 - Once you try it, you'll want one of your own!

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Grayton Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring 2015
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,775
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
6 night minimum stay
$330
$2,175
 
 
Early Fall 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,775
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,575
 
 
Winter 2015-2016
Nov 7 2015 - Feb 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,275
 
 
Early Spring 2016
Feb 27 2016 - Mar 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,545
 
 
Spring Break 2016
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 15 2016
6 night minimum stay
$310
$2,000
 
 
Late Spring 2016
Apr 16 2016 - May 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Thanksgiving and 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

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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • *Additional enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water - great for showering off after the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , -attached full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , -attached full bathroom
  • *Comfortable fold-away cot in closet for extra person
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fabulous hot & cold water enclosed outdoor shower, 4 Beach Bikes, 4 beach chairs, beach towels, small Playmate cooler, beach toys, umbrella, and a large wagon to carry everything to the beach

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