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Above the Dunes-Gulf Trace-Private Backyard with Pool-Gulf Views-Gas Stove

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Gulf Trace House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom 4 Bath Home, Sleeps (9-11)

‘Above the Dunes' is a lovely 3400 square foot home located in the quiet, upscale community of Gulf Trace at Grayton Beach. It comfortably sleeps 9-14 with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms - two kings, one queen, one twin/full bunk, two queen sofa sleepers and a futon for one person. This property boasts a gourmet kitchen with gas stove and under counter ice maker. Off the living area is a 1/2 bath and a screened porch overlooking the large private pool (37' x 25' and 3-6 ft. deep) which can be heated for an additional charge.

The home was designed to comfortably accommodate one or two families with each bedroom having an adjoining bath and lots of room to spread out and enjoy! Third floor bonus tower room has a sofa sleeper, beverage and wet bar, 72" flat screen TV, and three balconies with spectacular gulf views. Guests will appreciate the natural gas grill, plenty of porch and pool seating and only 100 yards to the community beach access.


- Gourmet kitchen with gas stove, griddle, and under counter icemaker

- Living room with large flat screen TV

- Dining room

- King bedroom with private bathroom (shower only)

- Screened porch overlooking the pool

- Pool side half bath


- Twin/full bunk room with private bathroom (shower only)

- Queen bedroom with private bathroom (tub/shower)

- Master king bedroom with private bathroom, two vanities, tub/separate shower, and walk-in closet


- Sofa sleeper

- Wet bar with under counter fridge, 72" flat screen TV and balconies for viewing the gulf.

This property rents Saturday to Saturday during peak summer season.

A cleaning fee will apply to any rental less than 5 nights

Propane grill

Beach Distance: 200 yards (4 Aluminum beach chairs and beach toys provided - Located by poolside bath)

Parking for 2-4 vehicles --No Use of the garage

NO pets please

Clean Comforter Participant - ALL linens, including comforters are laundered upon every departure. This home participates in our Clean Comforter Service. This means that you will enjoy and rest easy with the knowledge that ALL bedding is laundered after each and every guest departure. With this in mind, please be aware that comforters and other bedding may differ from those pictured.

Guest Services

It is our goal to provide our guests with an exceptional experience where friends and families enjoy precious time together creating memories that last a lifetime. The beaches of South Walton along 30A offer Rivard of South Walton guests the perfect vacation getaway to take pleasure in all the area has to offer.

Whether you are interested in renting bikes and paddle boards or simply want someone to deliver your groceries, we are here to make your vacation as stress free as possible. We work closely with carefully selected, locally owned businesses that can cater to your every need:

Beach Chairs | Bonfires | Bike rentals | Kayaks and Paddle Boards | Baby Gear | Boating and Fishing | Portraits and Photos | Golf Carts | Grocery and Liquor Delivery | Chefs and Catering

Our well trained staff is very familiar with the area so even if you don't see what you're looking for on the above list, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are fully capable and excited to offer recommendations and assistance in enhancing your vacation!

Please contact us at or 1.800.423.3215.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Calendar last updated:
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About Property Manager

Welcome to Rivard of South Walton

Rivard of South Walton has been in business since 1986 under the leadership of Richard Veldman. Our friendly and knowledgeable team has been providing unforgettable vacation experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. Since our inception we have been afforded the opportunity to serve multiple generations for their vacation rental needs. Our rental properties span the distance of Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton, from the lone beach cottage to the ultimate gulf front home. We look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Beaches of South Walton.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This lovely home easily accommodated our 3 family group of 12. The bedrooms were laid out well and the loft provided a great spot for the kids. The kitchen was well equipped and the under the cabinet ice maker came in handy for both coolers and drinks by the pool. I would definitely recommend this home and plan to stay here again.
Jul 2015
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based on 3 traveler reviews

Above the Dunes-Gulf Trace-Private Backyard with Pool-Gulf Views-Gas Stove
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Family fun

  • 5 of 5

My adult children and my husband and myself truly enjoyed this home. It was very clean and spacious. My sister and her family rented around the corner and they loved to come to our house because of the pool and screened in porch and large well equipped kitchen. The loft room and deck was my husbands favorite place. The Gulf Trace Area is peaceful and fun. Thanks for a great family vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, we are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at Above the Dunes. This is one of our favorite homes in Gulf Trace and we are thrilled that we got to share it with you. Thank you for your kind remarks and we hope to see you back again soon!
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Chattanooga, TN

Perfect Multi-Generation Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Above the Dunes after having experienced several other properties in the area. The home was just as represented and could not have been better suited for a vacation which included three generations of our family. We all loved being together in and around the pool so much that it was difficult to get anyone to make the short walk to the beach. The amenities are first class. We have found the perfect home for what we hope will be many vacations to come as grandchildren help us to make wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing this review. Nothing makes us happier than hearing about how much families enjoy their time together while here on vacation. We are so happy to hear that Above the Dunes worked out perfectly for all three generations of your family. We can't wait to have you back again!
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Carlisle, PA


  • 5 of 5

We just checked out of Above the Dunes and again are supremely satisfied with our stay. My family of 7 stay here every summer and every winter and even as our five kids grow older they have always loved this home. The living room is perfect for game night and movie night. The kids love the tower room with the huge TV and the heated pool and grill were perfect for barbecuing. We will continue to return to this home twice a year for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, thank you so much for your kind remarks regarding Above the Dunes. We are thrilled to hear that you ad your family enjoyed your stay and continue to keep coming back! We look forward to having you back soon!
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Gulf Trace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3417 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st Floor - 1 queen
    2nd Floor - 1 king
    2nd Floor - 1 king
    2nd Floor - 1 set Twin/Full Bunkbed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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