Ocean Reef Resorts represents and manages hundreds of fine distinctive privately owned vacation rental properties of all kinds. They include giant Mediterranean styled mansions on the beach, luxury gulf side condominiums, cozy beach cottages, and everything in between. Our highly acclaimed property offerings have been chosen by many thousands of vacationing Ocean Reef Resorts guests for almost four decades. They are located in Destin, Miramar Beach, along Scenic 30A in South Walton and down to Panama City Beach.
Grayton Beach off Scenic 30A is a highly sought after vacation destination, and one of our most popular rental homes here is also marketed on VRBO (at a higher cost). This property is known as Shepherd Cottage is one of our most unique vacation homes located in this historic coastal village.
This captivating cabin-like cottage provides an enchanting trip back in time and could even become your own "little house on the prairie." However, in this case, you're not on the prairie but right down the street from the shimmering white shoreline beside the dazzling emerald green waters of the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. This beguiling abode was one of the first early cabins to be built in 'Old Grayton Beach' back in the 1880's. It has been updated with a new kitchen, central heat and air, comfortable furnishings, and a new queen-sized bed -while still preserving its original character. The cottage is nestled among towering pines, clusters of palmetto palms, and natural indigenous plantings.
The cottage receives Top Reviews with comments like: "Loved everything about our stay!"; "My husband and I loved this property"; "Great place to stay"; "Quaint and charming"; "A perfect romantic getaway"; "Great charm and character; "Super clean and cute"; "Very impressed" and "Great location with an easy walk to the beach."
A gracious front porch spans across its width that includes a couple of rocking chairs and a hanging bench swing decorated with hand-carved hearts overlooking the lovely setting. Wide double glass French doors lead indoors to an open living area with original hardwood flooring brightened by lots of windows on three sides and canned lighting above. One side of the room has a rich oriental rug with a cozy seating ensemble that includes a comfortable couch, tables for drinks or snacks, two ladder backed Colonial chairs, a curvy armchair, and a vintage chest with an antique mirror. A large flat-screen TV is provided for entertainment that sits upon an old cargo trunk in the corner.
Another oriental rug sits near a white glass front china cabinet, an antique corner hutch, and a burgundy colored country bench on the other side of the room. It is centered with a round maple table beneath a candled chandelier accented by four dark elegantly carved stylish antique chairs for a charming dining experience.
The ample country kitchen has cream-colored cottage cabinetry with an electric stove with an oven on one side of this open area and a refrigerator along with a microwave on the other side. Deep double farm sinks sit beside a double window for natural light.
There is an enchanting bedroom that resembles a small sunroom with a queen-sized bed that features a decorative metal headboard.
The bathroom has a classic white pedestal sink and a convenient walk-in glass shower. A raised deck in the back has a table with chairs for drinks or dining al fresco and an outdoor shower to rinse the sand off after the beach. This intimate comfy cottage is ideal as a time forgotten getaway place for a loving couple to create romantic, magical memories in the here and now.
Besides the beautiful beach, you can also enjoy a nice stroll down to the historic coastal village center of Grayton for some delightful diversions. You may: Buy a unique piece of decorative art, a special memento or some jewelry at the amazing Zoo Gallery, which represents talented artists from all over the nation; Enjoy great food, wine or cold beer at Chiringo for Spanish styled Tapas; Go have tropical drinks, delicious food and listen to live music at the famed and soon to be reopened Red Bar and Try your luck fishing on the small village dock or go kayaking on Western Lake. This precious coastal dune lake is a rare treasure since such bodies of water are found hardly anywhere else in the world, and they support abundant wildlife with lots of fish.
A wide assortment of exceptional restaurants, friendly beach bars, specialty shops, galleries, boutiques, free outdoor concerts, and seasonal festivals are minutes away in nearby villages like Seaside. You may rent bicycles at a General store just up the road in Grayton Beach and travel on paved bike paths to any picturesque coastal villages Scenic 30A, which provides a lovely adventure.
Get the best rate at Shepherd Cottage in Grayton Beach by booking directly with us here on our user-friendly Ocean Reef Resorts website. VRBO has a Service Fee that is paid by those making reservations on their site, which raises the total price an additional 4% to 12%. You pay this additional service fee on VRBO. Ocean Reef Resorts lists many of these exact same properties, and we want you to know what thousands of our regular repeat guests already know. We do NOT charge this extra fee, so when you book directly through us, you save money!
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