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374 Defuniak Street, Grayton Beach/ Inn at Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach/1164 W. Gulf Beach Dr, St. George Island, FL

(615) 500-5923

Beach rentals - Grayton Beach. Santa Rosa Beach, and St. George Island FL

Jake's Place, Grayton Beach, Fl: 3 bed, 2 bath Artist's Cottage with Private pool

About Jake's and Grayton


The house


Jake's Place has three bedrooms, with two queen beds, 2 twin beds (bunks), and a queen sofa sleeper. This cozy and bright beach cottage, filled with local and folk art, sits under 130 year old live oak trees, offering a fenced in back yard, a private swimming pool and outdoor shower. Beginning March 1 each year, until mid-May, and again in early fall (until mid to late October) the pool is heated for you.

Yes! We are pet friendly!  We just need to know the number, size and breed of your pooches (sorry no kitty cats allowed, and we love cats, but.... allergies, you know).    (depending on combination of adults and children, and whether you have a pooch with you!). 

Wireless internet service, lots of great cable channels, and three TVs; in the living room and two of the bedrooms. Parking -- can accommodate 3 cars, or a car and boat and trailer (but we have to pre-approve the boat thing, so just ask before you bring). 

Umbrellas and chairs are provided, and assorted beach stuff too. We can also recommend beach chair/umbrella and bike rental companies. There are miles and miles of easy (asphalt) bike trails out of Grayton for you to enjoy.

The beach distance is about 200 yards from the front door, with public boardwalk access available just a little further and to the east of where the Red Bar (RIP) used to be. There's places to put in kayaks and canoes, which can be rented close by. There are at least a couple of beach umbrella/chair rental places in Grayton that you walk right by; check them out your first day and don't worry about carrying anything but your towel and cooler to the beach! YOLO boarding is abundant here. Jake's is a 2-3 minute walk to the beach, or shopping at the shops of Grayton Beach, or Grayton Beach General Store and several restaurants. Mapquest 374 Defuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach. 

The kitchen is the best stocked you will find in a beach rental, we promise! Totally renovated and ready for the chef in your family, we take pride in outfitting the kitchen.  Everything you need to make that memorable meal after a long wonderful day on the beach.

The living area has a vaulted ceiling and feels big; comfortable chairs and couches and flat screen tv completes your relaxing evenings.  Flat screens in each of the queen bedrooms also, so everyone can watch what they wish! Secure WIFI is provided.

And did we mention the POOL?  We did, but let us mention some more. It is so great to have it to cool off after a long day in the sun. Also great for late night talks, the pool can be heated in the shoulder seasons.  It is 12X15 feet, so the heater works well, but it's big enough to enjoy a couple or three long strokes, and deep enough to tread water (most people).  Shaded in the mid to late afternoon, it is a treat to cool off the sunburn.


Walk to the beach in two-three minutes

Two to three minute walk to Grayton Beach 'downtown' Grayton and the beach; huge pool area to lounge; pool heated during certain periods; large screened porch off kitchen; park style charcoal grill; outdoor shower, covered front porch for people watching in Grayton; umbrella, umbrella sandscrew, and pool floats for your use. Please note: although we list a max of 8 people for the house, because of the size of the house, it is just not suitable for 8 full size adults. Six adults max, with two children is fine. Or 2 adults with 6 kids (depends on age), is also ok (assuming you can handle 6 kids). We reserve the right to determine suitability of the house for any particular group; hope you understand! please note that while Jakes is pet friendly, dogs are not permitted on the beaches of South Walton without a permit, and only residents can get them, but there are wonderful trails and sandy roads in Grayton and along 30A for you to enjoy walks with your pooch!  


Porches and the Pool

The screened-in porch and back yard off the kitchen is a great place for outdoor cookouts and after the beach dinners (grill out on the park-style charcoal grill out back) or night-time games. And (we have to mention the pool again), relax by the tropically landscaped, private swimming pool while watching some rays, or after dark, with the pool softly lit, it's just magical by the palms and under the live oaks.-- cool off the sunburn before heading back to the beach for sunset; at Grayton, you don't miss sunset. Really, don't miss it.  

There's a great covered front porch for people watching; watch everyone headed to the beach; extra points for counting Harley riders who don't know the Red Bar (sadly) burned down.... (we are so sad). 

Recent Reviews - for more reviews, click below!

What a great place!!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jake's Place was perfect! We had everything we needed and the owner, Gail, was amazing. Very attentive and helpful. The best owner I have ever rented from. Can't wait to come back. Definitely a repeat renter here!

Date of arrival

August 18, 2018

Awesome house!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jake's Place was perfect for my family and I! It had everything we needed for our week and the pool was a bonus and Gail was a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be coming back here! Thanks!

Date of arrival

August 4, 2018

Great little beach house

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wonderful time was enjoyed by all including the pooch! Days at the beach, then back to enjoy and cool off in the pool. Walked to the Red Bar and feasted on dinner for a couple evenings. Rode bikes, did some shopping and enjoyed spending time with our grandson. Hope to return soon!

Reviewer location


Date of arrival

June 2, 2018

Jakes Place Reviews, Amenities and Rental Agreement

Jakes Place reviews from the past few years (doc)


Jake's Place Short Cut Directions and Info Revised Feb 2019 (doc)


Jakes Place rental agreement 2019 (doc)


More about us.


Grayton Beach. Nice Dogs. Strange People.

Well, not exactly.  We have nice dogs and great people in Grayton, but that hasn't stopped this slogan from becoming one of those things that stick with you about Grayton's quirky reputation.  Yes! We are pet friendly!  We just need to know the number, size and breed of your pooches (sorry no kitty cats allowed, and we love cats, but.... allergies, you know).   


The house

Please see the photos section. If you have any questions about your group and how you might fit at Jake's please call me.  We can usually fit about 4-8 people comfortably, depending on the ages, sizes and disposition of folks.  If you tend to get cranky without a lot of space, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you love hanging with your family, inside and out, and enjoy late night conversations and time by the pool, or on the porch, Jake's is probably just about perfect for you.


The bedrooms

We have three.  Two bedrooms with queen beds and one with twin bunk beds. We also have a sleeper sofa in the living room. One of the bedrooms has its own full bath, and there is a full bath in the hall that services the other two bedrooms.

The fine print




Minimum age of primary renter:25

Max occupancy: 8

All guests must sign/mail rental agreement to us within 14 days of booking, otherwise, we reserve the right to cancel the booking.

Once payment is received it's nonrefundable; please consider trip insurance.We are reasonable and will work with you if an emergency arises; e.g move reservation to a later date

NOTE: Please see 2019 rental agreement agreement for full cancellation /refund policy, including our "You will be able to use your deposit guarantee."


Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 (may be less if we agree and we like you and your dog; sending us photos of your dogs can help lower the pet fee, we are suckers for cute pooches)

PAYMENT TERMS/CANCELLATION POLICY: NEW: To Book: You pay $500 nonrefundable deposit on booking. The balance is due no less than 35 days prior to arrival; once paid, the balance is also non-refundable. In order to keep our rates as low as possible, we accept checks by snail mail if you book directly with us.  Please consider trip insurance. Booking directly with the owner enables you to communicate directly with the owner! What a great concept that has somehow fallen by the wayside with online instant bookings......, but we STILL LOVE TALKING to our guests, before and after you book!!!  You can see how we treat our guests by looking at over sixty (60) five star reviews of Jake's Place (most of which we have cut and pasted verbatim into this website).

DAMAGE DEPOSIT: A $300 refundable deposit will be included in your final payment 35 days prior to arrival; if no damage is reported by our local manager, then you receive this $300 Deposit back approximately 7 days after you leave.  

NOTE:  WEEKLY RATES INCLUDE REGULAR CLEANING UPON DEPARTURE; IF YOU ARE BOOKING 6 NIGHTS OR LESS, YOU WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $175 CLEANING CHARGE.  PET CHARGE: Jake's Place is pet friendly if we agree in writing prior to arrival (for insurance purposes, we must approve breed of dog). This is NOT a deposit; this is an extra charge for extra cleaning, HOWEVER YOU agree to pick up after your dog; if you do not, an additional $100 charge may be assessed on departure, taken out of your $300 damage deposit, to pay our "poop patrol"!) . 

Jake's Place  is Weekly only spring through late fall (turnover days are Saturdays; arrival 4 PM or later, departure by 10 AM);  NOTE: HOLIDAY WEEK RATES ARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN OTHER WEEKS  (INCLUDES ALL NORMAL HOLIDAYS YOU WOULD THINK WOULD BE INCLUDED). 



We would love to host your family

Contact gail directly if you would like more information. We book months in advance and an email will get you an answer quickly on availability.



If you don't know this area, we encourage you to research everything you can do along 30A.  We provide lots of beach toys for you, including umbrellas and chairs. You can easily rent bikes, SUP boards, kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas (nice ones) and have them delivered to the house.  There are miles and miles of bike paths, and you are a short 15 min bike ride to the middle of Seaside.  Charter fish off the beach at Grayton. So many fantastic restaurants we can't mention them all, but many are within walking distance of the house.