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Little Gray Cottage, Huge Private Pool/Spa, Free Beach Service, Free Bikes

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Quaint, Totally Renovated Beach Cottage, 2 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 4-6

Just off of famous county highway 30-A, in the quiet residential community of Seacrest, lies this professionally decorated, 1 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach cottage. You are just steps from the sugar white sand that the beaches of South Walton County are known for. The beach access is literally at the end of the street and is less than a 5 minute stroll. Or just step out your back door to the beautiful, large private heated pool and huge 6 person spa/hot tub with travertine pool deck exclusively for use by you and your guests. No really. The pool and spa/hot tub are just for use by Little Gray Cottage guests only. Dine at one of two outdoor dining tables by the pool or on the deck.

This 1 story beach cottage home, 'Little Gray Cottage', is full of top end upgrades such as stone countertops, stainless kitchen appliances, top quality fixtures, and crown molding. Original artwork by a popular local watercolorist is featured throughout the house. All bedrooms feature luxury hotel quality mattresses new in 2015.

The beach cottage home lies on a quiet dead-end street in the residential Seacrest community. The property backs up to a heavily wooded section of exclusive, private Camp Creek golf course. The home has a huge deck complete with outdoor shower, gas grill with professional searing burner, and a dining area.

Inside, the home has a newly renovated fully stocked kitchen equipped with a gas stove and oven, microwave, french door stainless refrigerator, dishwasher and instant hot water dispenser. Other appliances include a coffee maker and toaster.

The home features painted wood floors, and stacked full size front load washer and gas dryer. The master bedroom includes a Hilton Hotel queen size mattress and bed with ensuite bathroom. The bathroom has a custom glass mosaic tile wall and a carrera marble double sink vanity. The second bathroom also features a carrera marble double sink vanity and a shower/tub combination.

The second bedroom features two twin XL beds to handle everyone from kids to adults comfortably.

The home is conveniently located just 1 1/4 miles from Alys Beach and 2 miles to Rosemary Beach. Take a short pre-breakfast bike ride or stroll to Charlie's donut truck in Alys Beach for some great donuts, pastries and coffee. It is only 6 1/2 miles to Seaside, and 15 minutes to a great shopping and entertainment experience at Pier Park or less than 30 minutes to Silver Sands Outlet mall. Panama City Beach is only 30 minutes and Destin 40 minutes away.

But you'll probably spend most of your time staying close to home. Stroll down to the beach where, in season, you have free beach service with two chairs and an umbrella. Or use your 4 free bikes to cruise the 19 mile Tampoochee Trail to visit the many unique neighborhoods along scenic county road 30-A. Or, even better, spend time in the backyard playing Cornhole or lounging in the pool and spa.

If you are spending time inside, enjoy the high definition TVs with high definition cable service and included NetFlix streaming movies.

And whether you are inside or outside, enjoy the Sonos sound system with Rhapsody streaming music service and play any of 32 million songs.

More Details

Trudy Davidson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Trudy Davidson

I like people and I like to entertain. And I also dream of escaping our cold Pennsylvania winters and living at the beach...someday. So having a great beach home to share with others ticks all my boxes. I get to deal with nice folks looking forward to a great vacation at a beautiful beach. Our wonderful property manager and I get to host our guests and we do everything we can to make sure each guest's stay is the best it can be. It is very gratifying when we receive a 5 star review from a happy guest that has just stayed at our house. And then there is always the dream of living by the beach...someday.

Trudy Davidson purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Trudy Davidson chose South Walton

When you come to the beach, you want to feel like you are at the beach. You don't want to stay in house that looks like it could be in your neighborhood at home. This home has the beach cottage look and vibe. This home is close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment but still secluded and private. We just love to sit out or dine by the huge pool or relax in the spa and listen to music without feeling like we are disturbing anyone or that we are on display. The property backs up to a deep wooded area of Camp Creek Golf course.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this home as soon as we saw it. So close to the beautiful beach with beach access literally at the end of the street less than a 5 minute walk away. It is a short bike ride, on your 4 free provided bikes, to Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach and their free concerts, restaurants and shops. Close to everything but tucked back off the road and backing up to a heavily wooded section of Camp Creek Golf Course so you feel you are in your own private secluded oasis with your private pool and spa.


Seacrest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sink bathroom vanity, custom glass mosaic shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sink vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Hilton hotel mattress new in 2015, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The beds are Twin XL beds, new mattresses in 2015
  • There are 2 bedrooms that sleep a total of 4 people in beds. If you have a 5th or 6th guest, a bed height, queen size inflatable mattress fits into the sofa in the living room. Please see photos for the bed configuration in the living room.
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
55 inch high definition LED LCD TV in the family room and 46 inch LED LCD TV in the master bedroom. Both of these large TVs are internet connected to allow instant viewing of Netflix movies as well as other online content. Netflix subscription movies are included! Choose to play a favorite music artist, album or over 32 million songs via the Sonos music system with Rhapsody subscription. Enjoy the fully fenced, outdoor heated pool and spa right out your back door. Enjoy the 10 foot diameter 6 inch deep pool sun deck to let the water keep you cool while lounging or to let the little ones splash safely in the shallow water. After a dip, relax on the chaise lounges or Adirondack chairs. Dine with the meal you cooked on the professional gas grill with searing burner, at either of the 2 outdoor dining tables. It is a natural gas grill so you will never run out of gas.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Little Gray Cottage, Huge Private Pool/Spa, Free Beach Service, Free Bikes
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is a beautiful home with everything you could want. It has been decorated with taste and has equipped with the finest appliances. The pool and grounds are what kept us outside almost all the time. We will return. Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your time at our Little Gray Cottage! I love to cook and appreciate having nice appliances to cook on. It makes cooking on vacation more pleasant. Mother Nature held up her end of the bargain during your stay. How awesome that you got to spend so much time outside. That backyard really does invite you out for some fun every time you look at it. So glad you enjoyed it. I will keep my eyes open for your name to pop up again. Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review and thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you. Best, Rick and Trudy
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Perfect location, perfect pool, and perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The Little Gray Cottage seemed to have everything we could have wanted. We were so happy to have bikes waiting for us. The pool is amazing! There are houses right next door but honestly you have complete privacy.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that your family had a great holiday experience with us! It really is a great area to explore on the bikes. I'm glad we could have them available for you. Yes, we have landscaped in such a way to afford our guests maximum privacy. The pool area and pavilion are a great place to hang out and relax. Thanks again for staying with us. Please come back to see us again! Take care, Rick and Trudy
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New Holland, PA.

Beautiful & Clean

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon at the Little Gray Cottage. Everything was so clean, comfortable, and well thought out! The personal touches of welcome were also special. We enjoyed the bikes, and lovely bike trails, the white sand beaches(especially the park beaches), and the beautiful pool and spa at the house. We cooked most of our meals and grilled almost every day, so the nice kitchen and gas grill was really appreciated. The owner and caretaker were very kind and helpful. Our only wish, was that the back yard pool area was more private, and the main reason it wasn't totally private was because of the tall buildings/house beside it, and the construction workers working on it. But this would not keep us from coming back, we loved your little house! We hope to come back some day!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations again and we are so pleased that you had such a great honeymoon! We work hard to make sure LGC is clean, comfortable and well thought so thank you for noticing! It really is so much fun to bike the area. The 19 mile bike path is super nice but, as you said, there are plenty of other areas that are beautiful for a bike ride as well. Biking into the state park beach areas in one of my favorite rides. We do have a raised berm with palm trees planted behind the pool for additional privacy. Now that they have had a full growing season, they have really started to fill in nicely. The house and carriage house next door were undergoing renovations when you were there back in February. That's all finished now. A bonus to their renovation project is that they planted additional trees on their property and they too are filling in quite nicely. Thanks so much for celebrating with us and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it! Take care, Rick and Trudy
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Mom & daughter trip to celebrate 75th bday

  • 5 of 5

I've been to 30A a dozen times and this, by far, was my favorite stay. The private pool + beach chair set-up was the perfect combo. We also loved the sound system, large screen TV to watch our college football and free bikes. What the home lacks in curb appeal compared to some of it's newer neighbors, it makes up for in amenities and comfort.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you chose to celebrate the big 75th birthday with us and for your kind words! As a native 30-A vacationer, you know first hand that there are a lot of vacation properties out there to choose from so to be showered with such high praise by a veteran 30-A vacationer, we are honored. We do have a crop of fancy houses on our street but I'm confident that our backyard oasis stands up to just about any other backyard on the street. Thanks for taking the time to post a review for us. We really appreciate it and I sure hope to see your name again for another vacation at our Little Gray Cottage! Best, Rick and Trudy
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Little Grey Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation home. Attention to detail. Beautiful pool area. Close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Please don't forget about us next time you want to vacation in the area! Take care, Rick and Trudy
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St. Louis, Missouri

LGC a perfect beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at LGC. The house was a great place to get refreshed. The outdoor pool area was the focal point of our family's week of relaxation. The short walk to the beach was convenient and the Sea Oats chair rental was a nice bonus. The bikes were a perfect beach diversion and helped to justify our trip to Charlie's donut truck. We would recommend LGC to those looking for a beach vacation with the amenities of home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and had a terrific vacation! Take care, Trudy
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The Red Bar
"This place is the most well known bar/restaurant on 30-A. Beautiful location in the heart o..."
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
George's in Alys Beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seacrest - At the end of the street.
Car: recommended

Our location in Seacrest, avoids the high rise condo forests of Panama City Beach and Destin and the resulting crowded beaches and roads. Instead you have buildings no higher than 4 stories, and 2 lane roads that easily accommodate the traffic. There is easy access to the 19 mile paved Rte 30–A Timpoochee Trail bike trail to allow you to explore all the unique communities along the 30-A corridor from Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, and Grayton Beach to name a few as well as the natural setting of parks and dune lakes.

But less crowded does not mean you give up amenities. Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach are just a bike ride away and offer restaurants, a Farmers Market, venues with live concerts, boutique shopping, and more.

If shopping is your thing, shops ranging from quaint boutique shopping to large outlet malls as well as Pier Park, the premier shopping and entertainment destination on the Emerald Coast. How about some great golf or world class fishing? They are all within a 45 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Seacrest Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Spring and Summer season stays must begin and end on a Saturday.
Optional Fee of $30/day if pool heating is desired. For November and February, pool heat fee is $60/day.
Pool heat not available in December and January.
Optional Fee of $20/day if spa heating is desired. For November through February, spa heat fee is $30/day.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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