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Steve Howard

Member since: 1998
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Matarangi, 6BR Gulf Front, Private Heated Pool, Spectaular Views,Fall and Winter Special

6 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Matarangi

Matarangi – 54 Lupine Rd – Grayton Beach, FL

Fall and Winter Special. Rent a minimum of 3 nights and receive an additional night free or

book a 1 week stay and get 20% off the weekly rate. Valid 9/5/16-3/10/17 excluding Holidays.

Stay with Sunburst and get up to $280 in Beach Gear delivered to your vacation home!

Enjoy the gulf and sand dune views from this beach front home that borders Grayton Beach State Park. Matarangi is just a short walk from many funky and eclectic shops and restaurants. Beautifully, yet comfortably decorated, this stunningly designed modern beach home offers the perfect accommodations for a family vacation with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, sleeping 14 people. The sixth “bedroom” is a large kids TV / game room complete with built-in bunk beds. Enjoy our pristine white-sand beaches, the emerald green Gulf of Mexico or relax in your private heated pool (heating costs are additional). Nearby is Western Lake, a rare coastal dune lake that offers fishing, boating and swimming in calmer waters near the outflow into the gulf. Even though Matarangi is gulf front, the beach must be accessed via a sandy path through the Grayton Beach State Park, about 150 walking steps away.

Matarangi is centered around a large, second story, open family room with kitchen, living and dining areas overlooking Grayton Beach State Park, the beach and the gulf. Huge windows afford incredible sunset views. The family can gather on the large balcony off the family room which is equipped with ample Adirondack chairs and a gas grill. Living area features a large sectional sofa, coffee table, sofa table with 2 chairs, lamps and a wood-burning fireplace. Stocked with books, games and puzzles, huge LED TV over the fireplace, HD Cable, Blu-ray, whole house Sonos sound system and wireless internet connectivity, you will never run out of things to do. The large dining table seats 10. The breakfast bar has 5 barstools as well. The open, well-stocked kitchen features a gas range, two dishwashers, microwave and Subzero frig with icemaker. There is a roof deck as well with more Adirondacks, some loungers and the same beautiful views.

The King master bedroom is elevated and overlooks the dunes, beach and gulf. It has a platform king bed, 2 lamps, chest of drawers, LCD TV, and a private bath with jetted tub, separate shower and double pedestal sinks. Four of the other bedrooms and a powder room come off a central hallway. Queen bedroom #1 has bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, LCD TV, and a private bath with a jetted tub. Queen bedroom #2 has bedside table, 2 lamps, chest of drawers, LCD TV and a private bath with tub/shower. Queen bedroom #3 has bedside table, lamp, side chair, dresser, LCD TV, and shares a bath with a tub/shower. Bunk bedroom shares the same bath and has one bunk (2 twins), dresser and side chair.

On the ground floor is the extra large kids TV / game room. This open room has 2 built-in bunks (4 twins), huge LED TV, Blu-ray, sofa, 2 side chairs, coffee table, bathroom with shower, and ample dressers and built-ins for storage of personal items. There is also a washer and dryer in a closet in this room.

The 12 x 19 private heated pool is protected by the house. (Pool heating costs are additional.) Ample parking for at least 4 cars. Three hot/cold outdoor showers.

Sunburst Beach Vacations offers accommodations that include Gulf front beach homes, condominiums and Gulf view villas with private pools. We specialize within several unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach. We are a small, locally-owned company with intimate knowledge of our area, and we can provide professional, friendly advice to create the perfect beach vacation to fit your needs. We look forward to working with you…please give us a call today!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Regarding pricing, a cleaning and processing fee, a $69 Vacation Rental Damage Plan Fee and tax will be added to ALL rates. Travel Insurance and pool heating (where available) are optional and can be added at Guest's choosing.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Howard (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are a group of librarians, teachers and writers and we loved your collection of books. But we loved the view of the ocean and the sunset most of all. It beckoned us to go outside and walk along the beach. We also like the well equipped kitchen. Teenagers in our group loved the downstairs hangout and parents loved a separate space for them.
Dec 2009
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Reviews

4.2
based on 6 traveler reviews

Matarangi, 6BR Gulf Front, Private Heated Pool, Spectaular Views,Fall and Winter Special
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 10 reviews
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Construction zone

  • 2 of 5

The stay at Matarangi was a great disappointment. A six foot pile of garbage (from previous renters) framed by a 3 story construction site was our first view of Matarangi. (The garbage was picked up on Monday) I realize that you had no control over building next door, but feel you were DEFINITELY obligated to inform us of the situation. Though the construction crew was very courteous, the noise started first thing Monday morning and continued all week unless it rained. The house is well insulated so was not noisy inside....but who goes on a beach vacation to stay inside? The lovely 2 verandas were not pleasant in the daytime as it was simply not relaxing to sit outside. WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WARNED AND GIVEN THE OPTION TO DECLINE TO RENT. A small gift bag and a $50 gift card to make up for the non-relaxation of an $8000 rental was an insult!!!

The property should have been described as a beach VIEW not a BEACHFRONT. The view from the house and the verandas was spectacular but it was an exhausting trip through construction and dunes to get to the beach. Though the distance had been stated in the property description, most properties that advertised beach access had some sort of raised wooden path that were easy to navigate. At Matarangi just walking to the beach, let alone carrying any kind of beach chairs or umbrellas, was a major undertaking. Instead of enjoying back and forth access to the beach (which is what we usually do) we went once a day, and felt like pack animals.

The house itself was lovely and views were incredible, especially the night sky from the upper veranda. The property has a great common area with the best equipped kitchen we've ever had. Plenty of books, towels, games etc. We had one small problem in the kitchen which was addressed the minute we called. The small towns close by were very enjoyable and we rented bikes to roam around. The beach was very private with great sand. Arrival and departure procedures were user-friendly. It was easy to move in and out.

Despite positive attributes, I would never recommend Matarangi to anyone. This is our seventh annual extended family beach vacation, and the only one that I would be unable to recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the construction next door to your vacation rental, Matarangi in Grayton Beach. As you can see from our reviews in the past, this home had only 5 star ratings before the work started and the good news is that it is almost finished and will be back to a 5-star quality vacation rental again very soon. Matarangi features a modern design with stunning Gulf and pristine State Park views. As well, the private pool on the Gulf makes it unique for our area. This home is a short walk, but away from the activity of the Red Bar and other favorite local restaurants. We are sorry for any misunderstanding about the wrap up in the work next door. We have been letting all of our Guests know that it is possible that they could be disturbed and we had very few issues this summer. We have also had a 20% ($2000) discount off what our summer rate will be once work next door is complete. We understand that the work next door being wrapped up soon does not help your experience in July (2106) and we are willing to offer you a credit to a future stay at this home or any other of the 120 that we manage along 30-A. If we would have heard from you during your stay on this matter we would have offered the credit at that time. Thanks for staying with us and please feel free to call to discuss. Steve Howard, Founder and Managing Director Sunburst Beach Vacations
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Spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

The views are some of the best ever. Huge decks for enjoying the scenery. Grayton Beach is truly an old beach town....no high rise buildings, just quiet and beautiful. This house provided so much room for our family. Trek to the beach, however, is not the easiest....about 400 steps, most through deep sand....would be quite difficult for older folks and people with small children. Having a boardwalk would be great. Several maintenance/repair issues & minor upgrades to the house would have made the place perfect. Construction next door was minor thankfully as we were not told of this before our trip. Sunburst did provide a well equipped beach tote and a $50 gift card for the inconvenience which was a nice touch. Had issues with tv and Internet and Sunburst came out to fix at once. Great company to rent from!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matarangi at Santa Rosa FL

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very enjoyable, we had a few minor issues that were addressed very quickly and to our satisfaction. The view was outstanding and the house was close to a lot of amenities.

The layout of the house suited our needs as we wanted a spacious area to celebrate the "Super Bowl".

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas
5

Best Vacation Ever - Best House, Beach and Location

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave and immediately booked our trip for next year. The house was absolutely perfect for our combined families of 9 adults and 3 kiddos. You cannot beat the views from Matarangi, whether you are inside cooking in the kitchen, on the main level deck or sunbathing on the top deck. The views of the dunes AND the ocean made you feel like you were the only house for miles. It was so quiet and breathtakingly beautiful. The kids had so much fun spending the day on the beach, checking out Seaside or just running around on the decks. The adults had an even better time doing all of the above with plenty of wine! We loved staying in Grayton, giving you all of the touristy beaches so close but keeping you away from the madness. It was the only vacation where I could say we truly got away!! I am in full depression mode right now as I go back to work. I have to wait a year to start my day with a cup of coffee overlooking the ocean and end it with a glass of wine and the most perfect sunset. But I have tons of pictures to look back on and can't wait to create new memories in 2014 on our next trip to Matarangi.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington, Louisiana
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay at Matarangi was perfect! This house is truly amazing. The kitchen is the best appointed we have ever had with any of the vacation homes we have rented over the years. The house feels like it belongs in some dreamy beach film...the decks, the views, the gathering areas...WOW! Thank you so much. We hope to be able to visit again next year

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time at Matarangi. Guests love the views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Beach and we and the Owners work hard to keep the home well maintained. We hope you enjoyed the pool as well, it is unique to have a Gulf front pool in our area. Thanks for staying at Matarangi with Sunburst Beach Vacations. Steve Howard Owner-Sunburst Beach Vacations
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Knoxville, TN
5

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do NOT do this house justice! The view from the ENTIRE house is incredible. The home has been featured in national publications and was designed by a well-known architect in the area. You can tell that much time and care were put into the planning of the design of this home. It is very modern, yet still cozy and homey. The big couch is perfect for curling up and hanging out. You can WALK to the world-famous Red Bar, and all of the neighbors are so friendly you will never want to leave. After the view, the best part about the home is the artwork! The owner is an artist and much of the work is hers. I looked her up online because I want to find out how to purchase some of her work. This is a FAMILY home. I honestly felt like I was renting from friends because they had a photo album of pictures from when they were building the home that we looked through. I loved everything about this home. Each bedroom has a private bath, so it's perfect if you have a large family. The kids den downstairs is perfect!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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