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30A Beach Cottage-Grayton Beach-4 BR-Sleeps10-Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed/4.5 Baths Beach Cottage (Sleeps 10)

Leisure by the Sea is a lovely beach home situated in the beautiful gated community, Preserve at Grayton Beach. The community has it's own private beach access, two community pools, two clubhouses, and two tennis courts. Leisure by the Sea has all the amenities to allow you an entertaining yet relaxing vacation.

Leisure by the Sea is a designer decorated home that will comfortably sleep 10 people. On the main level there is one bedroom furnished with a sets of custom made bunk beds. On the second level the master bedroom is beautifully furnished with a king sized bed with an adjoining bathroom. There are additional bedrooms on the second floor that have access the the second story porch. One of the bedrooms is furnished with a queen sized bed and the other is furnished with a full sized bed. All bedrooms have their own private bathrooms.

The beach access is just a short walk from the house! You will have a private boardwalk that is shaded by a beautiful canopy of trees that leads you to the white sands of Grayton Beach. You will be amazed by the beach with rolling dunes and blue waters. Kick back, relax and enjoy your day!

Once your day is done at the beach, there is plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment near by. There is plenty to do to keep everyone happy!

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Property Manager
Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager

Local Haven Rentals, LLC was founded on the idea of experiencing your vacation like a local. There's something magical about submersing yourself in the culture of the community as you live amongst the locals, dinning and shopping at the nearby restaurants and boutiques all while supporting small businesses and local economy. You're immediately welcomed into the community upon arrival as if you're a longtime friend. Being a tourist is something of the past. We welcome you to your Local Haven!

Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager purchased this house in 2010

Why Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager chose South Walton

Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast halfway between Destin and Panama City. Grayton Beach is in the center of a 20-mile long stretch of spectacular beaches, with rugged dune systems, and freshwater lakes.

Scenic Highway 30-A winds along the coast and connects the villages of Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Camp Creek, Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.

The landscape is stunning and is the only ecosystem of its kind in the world. Collectively, the area is known as the “Beaches of South Walton”. South Walton refers to the southern portion of Walton County Florida, below the Choctawhatchee (chock-tuh-hatch-ee) Bay.


Blue Mountain Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

30A Beach Cottage-Grayton Beach-4 BR-Sleeps10-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Most attractive and Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property and loved being there once again. It is well built, nicely furnished and quite comfortable. The house is located near the subdivision exit close to the beach access making the walk to the Gulf shorter! We were pleasantly surprised to find the property beautifully decorated for the Christmas holiday even with a tree. Only disappointment was there were no presents under the attractive tree. But we brought our own! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy customers

  • 4 of 5

Clean, spacious, and overall very pleasant. The walk to the beach was slightly further than anticipated but was a lovely walk at that. The kitchen was very well equipped which was a nice surprise. I was worried the bunk bed mattresses would be uncomfortable (adults were sleeping on them) but they were very nice as well. We had a minor hiccup with the washing machine leaking but maintenance resolved the issues in a timely manner. I would stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Close to the beach. Nice quiet neighborhood. House is quite spacious and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We've been traveling to the panhandle for 25 years. Found the 30a 10 years ago. Nothing compares to it. Beautiful, pristine beaches, great restaurants and shopping, and a casual atmosphere. We've stayed in Leisure by the Sea the last 2 times since we were traveling with our puppy. The house is spacious, clean and nicely decorated. We traveled with our young adult children. Having a full bathroom in every bedroom gave us all our own space. The house is in a quiet, gated community. Most days we had the pool to ourselves. We were there late May and mid October. Perfect weather. Beach access is across the street. Near a great health food store with wonderful massage therapists. Also near Blue Mountain Creamery which we visited frequently. Great Southern and the airstream food trucks in Seaside are some of our favorite places to eat along with Marie's in Santa Rosa. The only thing negative about our vacation there is that it came to an end.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dothan, Alabama

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, we quickly realized that our choice of Leisure by the Sea was a good one. It is tucked into the center of an interior street, away from the entrances and devoid of street lights (which I initially thought was a bad thing), allowing us to see the Milky Way at night during our many neighborhood dog walks. We always bring along our own doggie bags, but there are several stations set up throughout the neighborhood that dispense them if you forget.

The interior of the house was very welcoming and spacious, and the pictures in the listing ring very true to real life. The open floor plan really allowed for us to experience everything together, without being separated by walls. The TVs were smallish, but then we didn't come to the beach to watch TV 😎. The master was so comfortable we could've stayed in there the entire time, but then we would've missed out on a lot. We never wanted for another bathroom. There are plenty throughout the house. Outside, the front porch was spacious and semi-private due to the shrubs and trees. The driveway went farther back than what I thought in the pictures, which was good for storage of my kayaks. Also, the outside shower was convenient for washing off after coming back from the beach, as to not track sand all through the house.

Speaking of the beach, that was the best part of our trip.The water that time of year lays down in the mornings and is so peaceful. We enjoyed it during each and every sunrise and sunset during our stay. The walk to the beach is a bit on the long side, but with all of our trips to The Donut Hole, Nick's on the Beach, The Red Bar, and other local eateries, we needed the exercise 😄. A word about the beach access: it's somewhat limited. That being said, there was more than enough room (as it is a private beach) for us while we were there to make it a non-issue. Make sure you read ALL of the signs carefully before picking your spot, or you might get a visit from a local about being on their property.

Overall, we would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone with similar needs looking for a place with charm, privacy, and the best of both the seclusion and connection that Grayton Beach provides. We are making plans to book this property again next year for our fall vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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We love your house, thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and it was helpful to have beach chairs, toys and carts. Loved being able to ride our bikes to Blue Mt. Creamery and other restaurants!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shalimar, FLorida

Leisure By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have resided in the FWB/Destin area for nearly 30 years so we are very familiar with the local area. We wanted a place to get away and spend some family time before the kids went back to college. As I was searching VRBO for a beach home Leisure By The Sea caught my eye. The home was wonderful. The accommodations were first class with luxury linens and the rooms were beautifully decorated, everything was clean and looked fresh, very enjoyable. Plus, with the home located in a gated community you have the security and privacy for your family. The home is well equipped with all the amenities you need, just bring some steaks or get some shrimp to put on the grill. The pool is very convenient, it is right around the corner from the house. The beach access is also located nearby; there is a private boardwalk to the beach which was one of our favorite features. The boardwalk goes through the nature preserve and is covered with a canopy of trees. Then large rolling sugar white sand dunes appear with beautiful crystal blue waters. We felt like VIP's, we essentially had the beach to our selves. We rented bikes one day and rode over to Seaside and enjoyed the farmers market and took in all the scenery. Everything you could want or need is all within a 5 mile radius. Elena was a pleasure to work with, she provides all the information you will need to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Thank you Elena for sharing your home and allowing my family to make memories for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Red Bar
Nearest Golf
7.1 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Red Bar
Nearest Beach
0.28 Miles
Grayton Beach Access
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017A
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017B
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017C
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017A
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017B
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017A
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017B
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Laundry Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

**Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees. Message property manager for an accurate quote.**

PET FRIENDLY! :) We rent to persons 25 yrs or older. Absolutely NO smoking on the property. There is a Credit Card Fee of 2.5% that will be added to total unless payment is process with eCheck. We require purchase of Property Damage Protection of $79.

**Cancellation Policy: 100% fully refundable (minus non-refundable Credit Card fee) if cancelled up to 30 days prior to check-in; 50% of payments received will be forfeited if cancelled less than 30 days and up to 15 days prior to stay. Under 15 days prior to stay, all funds will be forfeited.**

Allows up to two small dogs under 20 pounds each; must be fully potty-trained and crate-trained. Must receive be approval by agent prior to booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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