About the Property
Grey Whale will no longer be in our inventory of homes starting August 1, 2021. Please visit our website or inquire for other homes in our current inventory.
Favorite Places To Eat
Shipwreck raw bar, Killers food truck are the closest. Port St Joe has many restaurants and all are good, only 8 miles from Grey Whale. There is a donut shop, pizza, crazy fish, provisions, joe mamas pizza, uptown raw bar, brick wall and more! Dagwoods serves smoothies and seasonally shoobies has itailian ice and soft serve ice cream.
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living and dining rooms
large garden tub
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Jul 24 2021 - Jul 31 2021
Pet Fee: $100
Rates include cleaning and taxes. Pet fee is additional $100. Dogs only
Sunday to Sunday rental -- Check in 4 pm CT / Out 10 am CT
We require $500 down, multiple weeks $1000 down with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival
Last updated on March 20, 2021
Teresa's Beach Homes
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Was new build in 2012. Great Rental and well maintained.
Calendar last updated: March 20, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Our family absolutely loved the Grey Whale and it was the perfect place to spend Christmas. The house was spotless, beautifully furnished and big enough to allow everyone a little space of their own. We enjoyed every serene and scenic moment spent so close to the ocean which could be seen and heard from almost every room. Most restaurants in Mexico Beach were closed for the Holidays but it didn't matter because we were able to prepare homemade meals in an extremely well equipped kitchen with an amazing view. The three private decks were fantastic and allowed everyone to truly enjoy the proximity to the ocean. Everyone, including our dog, spent a lot of time on those decks gazing at the water and taking in the ocean breeze. We also took lots of walks on the white sandy beach and really appreciated the fact that it was very quiet and dog friendly. Teresa, thank you for having been so accomodating and such a pleasure to deal with! We had a wonderful and memorable Christmas at the Grey Whale and we hope to stay there again the next time we're in the Florida Panhandle.
1st time in Mexico Beach and loved it. The house was beautiful and being on the beach gave us the freedom for our teenagers. They enjoyed immensely sun bathing, fishing the surf ( they caught several sharks ranging from 16" to 4 ft), walking the beach shelling or just sitting on one of the decks taking it all in. Wonderful vacation. Teresa was wonderful to work with. She took care of all our needs. A transformer blew just outside before we arrived which affected the air conditioning. She was really quick in getting that taken care of. Will definitely be back.
A beautiful home on a great beach! Home was very clean and very nicely decorated! Kitchen was well stocked for cooking in, and the large open floor plan on the main level was very comfortable! The beach is very close and the outdoor shower area was great for keeping sand out of the house! I highly recommend Grey Whale if you are headed to this area.
Beautiful home. Our family of 7 had the best vacation ever. Lots of great memories made here. The amenities inside the end home surprised us all. And the condition of the home is remarkable. I truly felt at home and can't wait for our next trip back.
had a great experience at the Grey Whale this past week. The house is gorgeous, well stocked, and in a great location. I loved everything about the house. Having 3 balconies was wonderful. The house is close enough to the ocean to always be able to hear the waves. The kitchen had everything we could ever need to prepare and store food. It even had puzzles, bubble bath, and beach equipment. The house is very well maintained. I loved being able to bring my dog. The house being located on a dog friendly beach was convenient and fun. The location is great. We went to Panama City for dinner a couple times and to rent jet skis. We also went to Port St. Joe. Neither of these were a bad drive. We used the grill to cook dinner one evening. The large dining table made it so that a group of 9 people could all eat a meal together. It was so nice to stay in a beach house because we didn't have to worry about forgetting things when we went out. It was easy to go back inside and get it. The only suggestion I would make it to get a nice sprayer attachment for the hose outside. This would make it much easier to clean the sand off of the dog outside. Also, this house may be challenging for someone with painful arthritic knees. You must navigate 2 or 3 long sets of stairs each time you go to your bedroom. I would highly recommend the Grey Whale. We will definitely return!
This place was just amazing! Our family had such a wonderful week! Can't wait to do it again! This house was just perfect! Had everything you can think of that you might clean and well furnished. Right on the beach was perfect! We could sit on the deck and watch the kids play. The guys would fish and scallop and the girls would lay on the beach and soak up the sun. Ate great seafood every night! The rental agency was top of the line! Just can't say enough to do this place justice!!!! Great place to stay for any vacation!!!
From phone call to book, our experience was great! I spoke with Teresa, she is a true professional, gave us excellent advise & recommendations. We really enjoyed the amazing beach & the house was extremely nice but a few stairs less would have been better for our older knees.Accomodations with veranda on each level was great!
My entire family loved every minute of this vacation & if we decide to do this again Grey Whale is it & my first call is to Teresa. Everything you could need is there. This house was perfect to enjoy the beach Marietta, Georgia Family
This is the perfect beach house! Wonderful location! Beautiful understated beach decor. The house is stunning! Kitchen had everything you would need! The house was set up perfectly for our family. Living quarters on the first floor, bedrooms and laundry on the second floor and third-floor was a master suite. Especially loved the coffee maker in the master bath! Home was clean and well cared for! Beach was perfect - clean and so many shells! Watch the dolphins while sitting on the porch having coffee! Empty lot next-door. Quiet location. Right on the highway, but home as well insulated and cannot hear traffic. Within walking distance to fun family restaurants. Dollar store and grocery store very close! Hoping I can convince my husband to go back again!
Grey whale exceeds every expectation one man guy have for a vacation home rental. Great location. Beautifully decorated. We are from the area and spend most of our vacations out of the Cape and always recommend people make the effort to stay out there. But Grey Whale is an exception!
Had a great vacation at Grey Whale. Property was as described, clean, and great views. Had been worried about road noise being on Hwy 98, but this was not an issue at all. Gulf water was beautiful and clear, beaches were white sand and clean. Beach was mostly empty in late September 2017. Would definitely rent again and recommend.
Phenomenal vacation house right on the water. Has one of the best furnished kitchens of any rental I've been in over the past 20 years. Incredible views from the balconies and the weather this year was incredibly good. The beds were comfortable. Grandkids loved the close proximity to the beach. The cooks appreciated being able to see the beach when standing at the sink. Our only complaint is it's time to replace the couches in the living room. They were not comfortable and the inability to have throw pillows currently only accentuated it. Also the fans in the living room didn't have lights so we needed to drag a floor lamp over to the small table we used for games due to the lack of lighting in that quadrant of the living room. But those two issues were totally overshadowed by the pluses this house has to offer.
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: December 11, 2020
Another great trip!
This was our 2nd stay at the Grey Whale and it was once again wonderful. We have stayed in several houses in the area over the years and this one by far has the best beach access which is greatly appreciated when taking kids back and forth to the beach! The closet downstairs had plenty of beach chairs which came in very handy & the kitchen is well stocked. We noticed a leak in the kitchen sink one evening but we called Teresa and it was repaired by 8 am the following morning. The only downfall to this house is just the number of stairs. I know most of the larger, beach front homes will have this issue but it would be something to consider if you are traveling with very small children or adults who have a hard time maneuvering a lot of stairs. Overall, we have always had a great experience with the Grey Whale and with Teresa's Beach Homes!
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: October 19, 2020
Amazing experience and the best customer service!!
My family loved our stay at the Grey Whale! We arrived just in time for Hurricane Sally but a little bad weather couldn't ruin our vacation. The house was great and had everything we needed. I really appreciated all the cookware and nice serving platters. The location really couldn't be beat. We had the beach to ourselves most of the time and it was so convenient to be right on the beach.The Piggly Wiggly and Dollar General both had online ordering and curbside pickup which was so convenient and safe! If you're staying during the Covid pandemic, I would recommend bringing extra pillows. All of the decorative and throw pillows were taken out. We didn't think to bring extras so had to bunch up some sweatshirts cause we're side sleepers!Lastly, the customer service at Teresa's Beach Homes really can't be beat. We've stayed at beach homes all over OBX and Myrtle Beach and the service from Teresa and her team is hands down the best! We can't wait to return!!
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: October 01, 2020
Hey Cheryl,I'm so glad you had such a wonderful vacation despite the bad weather. I do hate that you didn't see the document about the linen in the homes, but thankfully all of that stuff will be returning soon so next time you see us it should be back! We hope to have you back soon and thank you for being such a good sport during the storm!
Grey Whale is a wonderful beach home! It's perfectly located on a quiet, beautiful beach. It is exactly as described and the pictures accurately reflect the current condition of the home. It was very clean. The boardwalk to the beach is so helpful when pulling a wagon full of kids' beach supplies. The outdoor shower, sink, and water hose are great to get most of the sand off before entering the home. The house is very spacious and we had plenty of room for our family of 5. There are lots of stairs, so if that's an issue for you this might not be the right place to stay. There were games in the kitchen pantry and some beach chairs and toys in the storage closet outside. We can't wait to visit again!
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 25, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! We were glad to have you and look forward to having you back again soon!
My family has rented this house three years in a row. Even after hurricane Michael the beaches are still amazing. Gray whale is a beautiful house. I love being able to walk out the back door and be right on the beach. Sitting on the deck drinking coffee watching the sunset......there is nothing better. We fell in love with Mexico Beach and we will not go anywhere else for vacation.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: December 05, 2019
Jenny, thank you for your support before and after Hurricane Michael. It really means a lot to us for you to continue to come back and love our beaches and homes after the storm. We look forward to having you back for a 4th year!
You won't be disappointed. The minute we arrived, we were so excited to see the ocean just steps away from the home! Check in was easy and our questions were responded to quickly. It was incredibly clean, very well decorated and has a great floorplan. Right on the beach with beautiful views, it’s in a great location, close to restaurants, shops and things to do. Being dog-friendly is a big bonus. The outdoor shower and sink with hose made is very easy to spray ourselves and our pup off after a day on the beach. We loved our stay and it was a perfect getaway with our dog. Thank you Teresa!!
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: November 14, 2019
Piece of heaven
Grey Whale is in an excellent location. It is so quiet and peaceful on the beach. The house had plenty of room to accommodate my family. The furniture was comfortable. The home was very clean. There is still a lot of work to be done in the area but there are restaurants and shops to visit. We were happy to see some of our favorite places are still open. We look forward to coming back. Terri was excellent to work with and answered all of our worries very patiently. Grey Whale will not disappoint!
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: September 28, 2019
A great space and a great time!
We had a wonderful time and loved the house. I looked for pet friendly, closeness to the beach, good beds and comfortable furniture in that order. All of us slept well & thoroughly enjoyed the house. We came feeling pretty exhausted and ended up spending most of the week in the house or walking the beach. The decks afforded us a great way to stay outside and be out of the sun. Our surprise was how much we appreciated the other things like, a master suite on the 3rd floor, a fully stocked kitchen and solid internet. Although we were together all day, the 3rd floor master made it so easy to accommodate our different sleeping habits. We are all older but adjusted to the all the stairs without much trouble. Teresa & Terri we’re friendly & helpful.
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: September 26, 2019
Beautiful home perfect for large group. Great views!
Aside from the spectacular views and layout of the home, working with Teresa and Terri was a wonderful experience. They keep you informed throughout the process and provide the best customer service I have ever experienced with rentals or hotel service.The house is in excellent shape and the beach was wonderful. Certainly Mexico Beach is not 100% back, but it was great to see a few places open and help support them.Great layout, views, rooms, kitchen and utensils, bathrooms, outside shower and sink, and balconies. If you are on the top floor, prep our calve muscle.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: September 18, 2019
Grey Whale pet friendly beach home
Let me start by saying this home was all that they described it would be and more. You walk out the door to the private board walk and you are within 20 steps or so of the beach. This is perfect for a family that some want to hang out indoors and others that want to be on the beach but still be able to keep an eye on everyone and have that small peace of mind that everything is OK. Even though it's a pet friendly house, there isn't any smells or stains that make you think other animals have been here. The closet to keep your beach gear in is a lot more beneficial than I ever expected. Not having to worry about cleaning items off to store inside or worry about leaving them out is definitely a plus. The house was very well stocked with all utensils and cookware we ever needed and it's not the cheap stuff either. The only negative comment I can add is that the public beach access is just 50 yards or so to the right of the property. Some of the people using this area wanted to spread out a little further than the public area was made for. Lastly, there's a new DG within a mile of the property that's very convenient but if you need anything else you will need to drive approx. 15 minutes east on 98 into the heart of PSJ.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: July 22, 2019
Great house with a beautiful view
My family and I stayed in the gray whale and had an AMAZING week! The views from all three decks were breathtaking! The house was well stocked with all essentials and then some. I loved everything about the well stocked kitchen and enjoyed cooking with a great view. The house is huge and has more then enough space! I can’t say enough good things about our stay at the gray whale! There is a lot of steps in this house to get to the master suite on the top floor, but the view is worth the steps! The damage from hurricane Michael is obvious and heartbreaking but you would never know it if you just looked at this house! All the locals were very appreciative of visitors and revenue coming in, which is exactly what they need right now!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 20, 2019
This was my second stay at the Grey Whale. The first was prior to Hurricane Michael.The Grey Whale is a solidly built, beautiful, luxury home. Very nicely decorated, clean and has all the amenities of home. Every deck (there are three!!!) has beautiful water and sunset views!Even post hurricane, the beaches are just as beautiful as ever!The sunsets? Some of the most beautiful you will see anywhere!Teresa's Beach Homes is super easy to work with and very responsive, too!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 28, 2019
We enjoyed the spacious home and truly ocean front location. Property managers are amazing and responsive. Mexico Beach is working hard to recover from Hurricane Michael and we were glad to do our part for the economy!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 27, 2019
Going to miss the Grey Whale 2019
I have loved the Grey Whale for 6 years! I have enjoyed being there in January and February! It’s a wonderful home on a beautiful beach! The community is welcoming and I will SO miss being there this year! Best wishes to all my friends in MB! I will be back in 2020! My heart goes out to all of you who are working so hard, what a blow! It’s not just very nice, it’s WONDERFUL!
Stayed: January 2018Submitted: January 04, 2019
Lannell,Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I hate that you will not be able to visit us this year, but we hope that with a year of healing we will be able to come back better than ever in 2020!For all other guests, Grey Whale will be available for rental come Spring 2019.
We have been to grey whale for the past 2 years now and will be going back this august. I am so happy it survived the storm. This house towers over everything in the area and is so beautiful/comfortable on the inside. Step out the back door and your on the beach. Highly recommended! 5 stars!
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: January 03, 2019
Brittney, I'm so glad you love Grey Whale as much as we do. We are excited to have you back for another year!
We had an amazing staying at Grey Whale. It is a beautiful house and a wonderful location. The house offers everything you would need if your hosting a large group or just a small family like us. Theresa and Terri also made renting the easiest experience. Unfortunately our last stay got cut short by Michael but we will definitely be staying there again. If you ever find yourself looking for somewhere to rent, the Grey Whale is amazing!
Stayed: October 2018Submitted: January 03, 2019
Hey Chris, I am so glad you enjoy Grey Whale and enjoyed our communication throughout the entire "ordeal." I hope to see you all back this year!
Beautiful, Relaxing Vacation
The Grey Whale was not only beautiful, it was wonderfully located right on the beach plus a less busy area of the panhandle. My husband and I went by ourselves and all I asked for was as close to the ocean as I could get and peace and quiet. We have a blended family of six kids (which I felt a little guilty for bc they would have LOVED that house) and I work at a school so I truly needed rest, peace and as little neighbors as possible:) Thankfully I got all three for one price. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. This home is also beautifully decorated with the master being on the third floor, so you don’t hear anyone on the first floor if you want to sleep in or take a nap. We will definitely look at coming back again.
Stayed: September 2018Submitted: September 25, 2018
Fun and Quiet Time!
The Grey Whale was a great house to enjoy time on the beach and a quite easy going vacation! We enjoyed being so close to the ocean and enjoying our daily walks--there were not too many people there so that made it nice for privacy and family time. The kitchen had everything we needed except a toaster but that was fine...and the house was well stocked with towels and whatever else we needed. Very nice vacation home--a great find.
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: September 03, 2018