SWEET TEA - 3 Story Home- Huge Porches, 250 yards to the Gulf

SWEET TEA - 3 Story Home- Huge Porches, 250 yards to the Gulf #1
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SWEET TEA - 3 Story Home- Huge Porches, 250 yards to the Gulf #1

About this rental

House (Sleeps 8)
2600 sq. ft.  ·   4 bedrooms   ·  3.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 2600 sq. ft.

In the private neighborhood of Gulf Trace surrounded by Grayton Beach State Park.

SUNDAY to SUNDAY rental -7 night minimum , $6250 + $300 cleaning + $786 tax = $7336 + $1000 Refundable Damage Deposit

Sorry - NO PETS or Golf Carts (Per Neighborhood rules, only owners may have golf carts.

Only 250 yards to the beach !

Private Pool with large sun deck! Beach towels not provided.

ELEVATOR for all 3 stories

Check out our Pictures !

Surrounded by the Grayton Beach State Park, the Gulf Trace neighborhood provides an oasis in the 30A community. Thirty years after first renting in the quiet of this isolated retreat, we returned to build our dream home 250 steps from the beach. Many years of experience owning beach front condos enabled us to create a custom home with the feeling of being in a tree house and looking out to the dune lake, old Grayton and Gulf. With a reverse floor plan, the third floor features a living room, large kitchen with sitting area and 9’ island, and dining room maximizing views and privacy. Deep porches that wrap around to the east and south enhance the living space as they overlook the pool, sunrises and sunsets. Every feature of the home was personally selected for its quality including distressed walnut floors and beams, ship lap ceiling, marble counters and original art. With ample seating on twin couches and large swivel chairs, the living room encourages you to put your bare feet up. A custom metal and glass mosaic focal point of the room is as intriguing as the beach itself. The roomy kitchen provides space for many cooks to prep or relax and watch tv with four comfortable bar stools and a sitting area for two. The dining room with custom made 66” dining table seats six and has windows on three sides and French doors out to the porch where an outdoor dining area protects from the late day sun. The large custom art in the dining room represents the Beach Box Houses of Melbourne, Australia.

The second floor will sleep 8 comfortably in three special bedrooms and a queen bunk alcove. The south, King Master Bedroom, is once again wrapped with deep porches on the south and east. A restful and beautiful room, it has a modern seating which allows for a great place to read or make a call. Custom art in the room brings back memories for the family. A large dresser and walk in closet provide plenty of storage. An ensuite master bath with shellstone floors, separate tub and shower with marble accents provides a private getaway. Layers of bedding adorn on the “slept all night” comfy foam mattresses.

The second king Master on the east also has French doors that open to the restful porch where you can take in a beautiful sunrise and enjoy the porch swing. Custom shell and glass lamps on vintage nightstands flank the distressed pine headboard. A barn door hides the closet. With a custom sliding glass door on the large double shower, the bathroom is romantic with shellstone floors, delicate glass pendants and Lumen marble double sink custom vanity.

The Queen bedroom on the north has the feeling of being on a sailboat with built-in chest and closet. It opens to the dressing area of the third bathroom, then to the wet area with a combination tub/shower. The custom shower curtain of recycled sails is appliqued with your new favorite beach address, 14 GSD. The custom Queen Bunk alcove is inlaid with distressed walnut and under bed storage for continuation of the “sailboat” feeling. The separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer next to the bunks provides a second vanity/dressing area.

All this is accessed on the first floor by an elevator wrapped with stairs. From the entry, the sand room leads to a large half bath and full size refrigerator on the way to the beautiful 12’ X 24’ pool and roomy pool deck area. A pool alarm indicates exterior door to pool area has been opened. Outdoor speakers can play music from your phone. Spacious covered porch allows for a place out of the sun. The pool deck area is surrounded by native scrub oaks with their twisted trunks providing filtered sun and shade as it moves during the day. A dining set, sun deck chairs and chaise lounges will give everyone their favorite spot. A grill on the covered porch will provide many memorable meals. A fully enclosed outdoor shower features warm water to wash away the day’s sand before going in the pool or home.

It has taken us almost two years to design and build “Sweet Tea”. Utmost care is expected from guests.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Portable cribs in the bedrooms or closets or laundry room and baby gates cannot be accommodated. Due to 3 level of open stairs, children under 4 years of age are NOT allowed. Minimum 1 adult/2 children.

Per Gulf Trace Homeowner's Association rules, only owners are allowed to have golf carts in the neighborhoods, therefore, rental golf carts are not allowed.

We reserve the right to deny rental to anyone for any reason.

Unique Benefits

Gulf Trace is a small neighborhood that is surrounded on 3 sides by Grayton Beach State Park and the Gulf of Mexico and 1500 ft of beach on the 4th side !

Our home is located 250 yards walk to the beach walkover . It is 3 stories tall and has Gulf views, breezes, and amazing sunset and sunrise views. It has 3 huge porches that make the house live much larger than it appears.

Our home was custom built in 2016 and has been well maintained. It is not just a rental but our home.

Area Information

Gulf Trace is a neighborhood of about 80 houses which is surrounded by the Grayton Beach State Park and borders Alligator Lake.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Seaside, Watercolor, Blue Mountain all within easy biking distance

Favorite Places To Eat

Grayton Seafood
Local Catch
The Bay
Chanticleeer Eatery
Red Bar

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach view
  • Bed linens provided
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Lake view
  • Managed by owner
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Porch
  • Private pool
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Beach
    (< 1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (< 1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (< 1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (< 1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (< 1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (15 miles)
  • Sailing
    (15 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (1 mile)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jan 01 - Dec 31 2024
$893 $6,250 7 nights

Fees:

Refundable Damage Deposi: $1,000
Cleaning: $300

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

The house has 3 stories of open stairs and there is no room for Pack and Play or portable cribs. NOT SUITABLE FOR INFANTS OR TODDLERS

Front Door has a Ring Door Bell for security.

Deposit of 1/2 required at booking. The remainder and Damage Deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. Damage Deposit returned with 7 days of departure - assuming no damage or extra cleaning required. Stained sheets fee - $100 per set.

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY ONLY DURING SEASON. 7 NIGHTS ONLY.

REFUNDS -
100% IF YOU CANCEL AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE CHECKI-N.
50% REFUND IF YOU CANCEL AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE CHECK-N.
NO REFUND IF YOU CANCEL LESS THAN 14 DAYS BEFORE CHECK-IN.

REFUND GIVEN IF A NAMED HURRICANE IN THE GULF.

TRAVEL INSURANCE SUGGESTED INCLUDING COVERAGE FOR COVID.

Availability

Last updated on April 07, 2024

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Map

Hosted by Terri Nelson

Terri Nelson

Member since 2021

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: We have been beach owners since 2004 and built this home in 2016. We enjoy sharing it with guests that treat it as if it their own.

Why this property? Gulf Trace is a special place along 30A. We stayed in the neighborhood in 1985 and came back 30 years later to build our own home here. The homes are on large lots with native plants and wildlife and we also enjoy the proximity to Alligator Lake and the views across the protected dunes of the State Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Is the house friendly for very small children and infants ?

A:

Sorry - no. It has 3 floors of open stairs and no safe room for baby and toddler sleeping.

Q:

Is the pool heated ?

A:

No but it is really nice about 9 months of the year and has sun and shade during the day

Q:

Do your provide bikes ?

A:

No - but we recommend Big Daddys Bikes as they do an excellent job at a fair price and can make any needed repairs during your stay

Q:

Do you have beach toys ?

A:

Most likely - yes. There is usually a large selection of boogie boards, games, balls, floats, etc that are on the 1st floor porch shared by guests.

Q:

Do you have kitchen and laundry essentials ?

A:

Yes. We provide detergent, paper supplies, some spices, etc. We just ask that your replace anything you use to leave it the way you found it when you arrived

Q:

How far is it to the beach ?

A:

It is 250 steps to the beach walkover that goes over the dunes to the beach. Takes about 5 minutes to walk

Q:

What about parking ?

A:

Per neighborhood rules - all cars must be parked in the driveway. NO street parking. There is room for 4 cars in the driveway

Q:

Do you have a grill ?

A:

Yes we have a Weber gas grill and it should hopefully have plenty of propane. Please clean it after you use it and cover it back up after it cools

Photos

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  • Butler Pantry
    Butler Pantry
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  • King Master Bedroom
    King Master Bedroom
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  • Master Ensuite
    Master Ensuite
  • 2nd King - Sea Fan Bedroom
    2nd King - Sea Fan Bedroom
  • 2nd King Ensuite
    2nd King Ensuite
  • Queen Bedroom
    Queen Bedroom
  • Adjacent Bath for Queen and Bunks
    Adjacent Bath for Queen and Bunks
  • Queen Bunks
    Queen Bunks
  • Full Size Laundry
    Full Size Laundry
  • 3rd Floor Porch
    3rd Floor Porch
  • 3rd Floor dining - seats 6
    3rd Floor dining - seats 6
  • 3rd Floor dining looking at the Gulf
    3rd Floor dining looking at the Gulf
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  • 2nd Floor Porch
    2nd Floor Porch
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  • 2nd Floor Porch Swing
    2nd Floor Porch Swing
  • Entry Foyer with Pool Bath and Elevator
    Entry Foyer with Pool Bath and Elevator
  • Elevator
    Elevator
  • Pool Bath
    Pool Bath
  • Downtown Grayton Beach
    Downtown Grayton Beach
  • Grayton Beach sights
    Grayton Beach sights
  • Entry Hall art
    Entry Hall art
  • Private Pool
    Private Pool
  • Pool Deck
    Pool Deck
  • Outdoor Shower with warm water
    Outdoor Shower with warm water
  • Beach Walkover
    Beach Walkover
  • Beach walkover
    Beach walkover
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  • Neighborhood View
    Neighborhood View
  • Some of the 1500 ft of beach
    Some of the 1500 ft of beach
  • Looking East at Sunset reflection on Old Grayton Beach
    Looking East at Sunset reflection on Old Grayton Beach
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  • Sunset view
    Sunset view
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Terri Nelson

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