Gulf Trace is located south of Scenic 30A in a wonder-filled world of its own, known very close to the historic village center of Grayton Beach. This forested South Walton neighborhood is nestled away off the beaten path in a heavenly setting beside a vast expanse of dunes towards the west, the jewel-toned Gulf to the south, and Grayton Beach State Park, which wraps around the eastern side of this lovely community. Forbes Magazine recently reported this park as the fourth most beautiful in America. This stunning setting includes a rare Coastal Dune Lake. Such bodies of water are found hardly anywhere else on the planet. It sits beside a sugary dune with a freshwater estuary connection to the salty Gulf. This creates an exotic magical mixture of salt and freshwater from ongoing tidal action, providing a unique natural habitat that supports abundant wildlife. It features a treasured variety of fish, fowl and natural indigenous growth. Besides enjoying the beautiful beach, residents and their guests enjoy fishing upon this serene forested lake or adventuring out on a paddleboard or kayak.
Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to offer fourteen wonderful vacation homes in Gulf Trace that sleep between four to fourteen fortunate beach-going guests and several of them are Pet-Friendly! Here is a brief look at each:
Southern Heaven is a four-bedroom “southern” piece of “heaven" that can sleep up to fourteen guests. This vacation home has wonderful décor, vibrant cheerful color, and distinct Floridian flair. It also comes with a large 30’ x 13’ private swimming pool adorned with palm trees, providing an inviting tropical setting. A veranda spans its width overlooking the pool that is accessible to a Great Room that encompasses the living, dining, and kitchen portions of this property.
Wahoo is a classic five-bedroom family beach retreat in Gulf Trace that can sleep eleven members of your happy group. This rental home has a private pool in a secluded setting among native grasses and Live Oak trees. The open concept design has plenty of room for everyone while a covered pool patio out back and a large screened porch out front provide additional places for drinking and dining.
For Heaven’s Sake
For Heaven’s Sake has three bedrooms with extra bunks and can sleep up to ten beachgoers and is also Pet-Friendly, so you may bring your well-behaved pooch. This Gulf Trace home has classic interiors with comfortable, charming furnishings. A lovely lagoon shaped 28’ x 12’ pool provides freshwater pleasure. A covered deck overlooks the pool with a picnic table to enjoy favorite drinks and savory snacks. Twelve members may be seated for a fun family feast indoors with six around an elegant dining table and six more beside the open kitchen bar.
Gulf Breeze is aptly named since it is steps away from the bright white beach and glowing Gulf. However, you don’t even have to go that far for a delightful dip since this hospitable vacation rental also includes a vast 38’ x 16’ saltwater swimming pool. Five bedrooms comfortably sleep up to fourteen. This home has two living areas including one with a triple panel of windows providing pool views and a nautically decorated den upstairs off the Guest Bedrooms with a Wet Bar, Wine Cooler and pool balcony.
Lazy Days creates a casual coastal setting for lovely leisure with three bedrooms and the ability to accommodate up to nine carefree guests. It has a somewhat secluded setting bordering the dunes and looks out towards the Gulf but is close to the beautiful beach. A wraparound deck and covered porch take full advantage of these views that feature spectacular sunsets almost every day. It is directly accessible from the cheerful living area and the Master Suite. Comfortable cottage style furnishings make you feel at home.
Papa’s Port is located in a duplex with lovely nautical exteriors done in pale blue with white trim and sleeps four with two bedrooms. It is beside a four-bedroom abode called Lucy by the Sea that sleeps eleven. Both properties are also Pet-Friendly, so be sure to bring your beloved furry family member. They also are just a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous Gulf and have use of a lovely pool on the property with a waterfall tub in the corner. This is a perfect place for families and friends who want to vacation together but may desire separate sleeping quarters.
Papa’s Port has a bright, spacious interior with a dramatic two-story vaulted ceiling, a handsome wraparound leather couch and colorful artwork including fish, flowers as well as waterfowl. A covered grill deck with seating has gorgeous gulf views.
Lucy by the Sea
Lucy by the Sea has comfortable seating ensembles in three different areas. They include a sunny living space with living and dining, a family room with a soaring two-story ceiling for TV entertainment and a covered porch with a picnic table as well as a grill that has beach views. This Gulf Trace home is decorated with vibrant art, whimsical sculptures and comes with bedrooms completed in vivid rainbow colors.
Above the Dunes
Above the Dunes is a 3,400 square foot South Walton home that has four bedrooms and multiple beds to place fourteen guests in the proverbial lap of luxury. A gorgeous pool that measures 37’ x 12’ wraps around the back of this gracious stately vacation rental and includes a grill, lounge chairs, and a table for poolside dining. An enchanting columned veranda with two upper-level balcony decks overlooks the pool. It is less than 100 yards from the beautiful beach, offering the best of both worlds. This comfortably furnished home has a distinct contemporary style with colorful abstract paintings and tropically inspired decorative arts throughout. The gracious Great Room includes lots of entertainment space on one level while another awesome living space crowns the rooftop. This Observation Tower provides panoramic views of the distant Gulf with an open deck and lounge chairs. The sunny comfortably furnished interior includes walls of glass on three sides, a Wet Bar and a 72” wall-mounted TV for that “must-see” game.
Lone Star is a four-bedroom Gulf Trace vacation home that has been recently renovated with well-appointed furnishings and creature comforts for up to twelve guests. This property is Kid-Friendly with a 28’ x 14’ pool and a playground with beach toys, a wagon, a swing as well as some fun kiddie furnishings. Adults may enjoy relaxing with rocking chairs, a porch swing, grill, tables, and the opportunity to have a poolside cookout. The open living area on the top floor includes radiant artwork, unique hand-painted cabinetry, and vivid decorative arts.
Broad Reach provides four bedrooms accommodating ten happy beachgoers in a beautifully appointed home that also features a private pool. Besides the ample space indoors, guests may enjoy 2,200 square feet of outdoor wraparound decks and a furnished porch for breezy dining with favorite drinks. This comfortable home has upscale furnishings adorned with blonde hardwood flooring adorned with oriental and accentuated by high vaulted ceilings.
Beauty at the Beach
Beauty at the Beach is indeed a beauty and has an awesome location overlooking the shimmering white dunes, glorious Gulf and the precious coastal dune lake. Walls of windows provide stunning views from almost every room. It has five bedrooms and was distinctively designed to comfortably accommodate up to fourteen privileged guests on three separate levels. It also features two living areas and separate kitchens. A huge pool with a bubbling tub measures 30’ x 15’ and has a grill, table, and chairs for dining al fresco. The poolside level living area, which includes adjacent guest quarters, and a kitchen is beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings. The third floor Master Bedroom with an en suite bath has its own romantic rooftop balcony to experience viewing the sensational seascape.
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere is the largest home we offer in Gulf Trace with six bedrooms and multiple beds that sleep up to twenty members for your happy beach reunion. This fantastic rental home sits right upon the sugary shore providing breathtaking views of the beautiful bright beach and glittering Gulf while relishing the soothing sounds of the surf. Multiple beach balconies and open decks provide you with front row seats facing the jeweled gulf waters. Walls of windows also take advantage of this supreme locale from within which includes a Great Room with a phenomenal two story ceiling that features an atrium styled second-floor tier. It looks down upon the Great Room and has an upper wall window facing the glorious Gulf.
R and R
R and R is a gracious, spacious vacation home with four bedrooms that easily sleeps up to ten blessed guests. It is also Pet-Friendly. This Gulf Trace home exudes charm throughout with stately styling with a wraparound columned veranda of the first floor, a matching covered porch above and an open sun deck balcony on the third floor. Stairs lead down from the veranda to a pool with a simmering tub below with a patio that’s lushly landscaped with tropical palms and magnolias. One of the two living areas is off the pool with a convenient Wet Bar/Kitchenette. Two of the charming Guest Bedrooms are also at this level. The spacious Great Room on the second floor encompasses the living, dining, and kitchen portions of this home and has balcony access. Another Guest Bedroom is on this floor while the Master Bedroom with an en suite bath is on the top floor with a balcony sundeck that provides glistening views of the Gulf.
Breezeway is an aptly named four-bedroom rental home that sleeps up to twelve guests in an opulent modern setting. It features an outdoor breezy open staircase that leads up to a covered deck on the second floor and an open rooftop sundeck high above. A lovely lagoon-shaped pool provides refreshment down below. The chic contemporarily styled Great Room has a two-story ceiling that spans above most of this room for a truly dramatic effect. This room includes the modern living area, a traditional colonial-inspired dining portion, and a stylish modern kitchen. Guest Suites and the Master Bedroom are located on two levels providing separate sleeping space for different members of your family and friends.
Take a fun look at each one of these marvelous vacation rentals in Gulf Trace to see full write-ups, multiple images, aerial satellite locations, and seasonal rates. Pick your favorite and check out the dates to see what is available and start to make plans now to reserve your own special place for a magical, memorable beach reunion in South Walton with loved ones.