Property Info

Above the Dunes (4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms)

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‘Above the Dunes’ is a lovely 3400 square foot home located in the quiet, upscale community of Gulf Trace at Grayton Beach.  It comfortably sleeps 9-14 with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms - two kings, one queen, one twin/full bunk, two queen sofa sleepers and a futon for one person. This property boasts a gourmet kitchen with gas stove and under counter ice maker. Off the living area is a 1/2 bath and a screened porch overlooking the large private pool (37' x 25' and 3-6 ft. deep) which can be heated for an additional charge.

The home was designed to comfortably accommodate one or two families with each bedroom having an adjoining bath and lots of room to spread out and enjoy!  Third floor bonus tower room has a sofa sleeper, beverage and wet bar, 72" flat screen TV, and three balconies with spectacular gulf views. Guests will appreciate the natural gas grill, plenty of porch and pool seating and only 100 yards to the community beach access. 
-  Gourmet kitchen with gas stove, griddle, and under counter icemaker
-  Living room with large flat screen TV
-  Dining room
-  King bedroom with TV, private bathroom (shower only)
-  Screened porch overlooking the pool
-  Pool side half bath
-  Twin/full bunk room with TV, private bathroom (shower only)
-  Queen bedroom with TV, private bathroom (tub/shower)
-  Master king bedroom with TV, private bathroom, two vanities, tub/separate shower, and walk-in closet
-  Sofa sleeper
-  Wet bar with under counter fridge, 72” flat screen TV and balconies for viewing the gulf.

BEACH ACCESS: Approx. 200 yards (4 Aluminum beach chairs and beach toys provided - Located by poolside bath)
SATURDAY TO SATURDAY rentals only during peak summer season.
A cleaning fee will apply to any rental less than 5 nights
4 night minimum in the off season
Parking for 2-4 vehicles --No Use of the garage
Wifi provided
Propane grill
NO pets please
Inquire about military discounts

Xplorie Free Fun Included Every Day- To enhance your vacation experience, Rivard of South Walton includes Xplorie, which means free admissions and rentals everyday of your stay at select popular attractions in the area. Please Click Here to see the fun Rivard of South Walton has in store for you!

Clean Comforter Participant- All linens, including comforters are laundered upon every departure. With this in mind, please be aware that comforters and other bedding may differ from those pictured.

Guest Services- Our well trained staff is very familiar with the area and we work closely with carefully selected, locally owned businesses that can cater to your every need. We are excited to offer recommendations and assistance in enhancing your vacation! Whether you need bikes or beach chairs, want to plan a beach bonfire, need to rent a paddle board or kayak, or would like information on any other service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or (800) 423-3215.

Property Amenities

  • 100+ yards to Beach
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • Community Beach Access
  • DVD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Gulf Side
  • Gulf Views
  • Heated Pool
  • Ice Maker
  • Lake Views
  • Non-Smoking
  • Pool area Half Bath
  • Porch
  • Private Pool
  • Screened Porch
  • Washer and Dryer
  • WiFi

Booking Restrictions

  • Saturday to Saturday Rental

Location: South Walton

Square Footage: 3417

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4.5

Occupants, max: 14

Adults, max: 14

 Status colors:   Reserved     Available     Current Day     Potential Reservation   

Rates do not include Taxes or Fees and are Subject to Change

Season Period Starting Ending Daily Weekly Monthly Min Nights
Summer Summer 05/20/2017 08/11/2017 $789.50 $4,737.00 - 7
Fall Fall 2017 08/12/2017 10/27/2017 $563.17 $3,379.00 - 5
Winter Season November 2017 10/28/2017 11/17/2017 $429.83 $2,579.00 - 5
Fall Thanksgiving 2017 11/18/2017 11/24/2017 $563.17 $3,379.00 - 5
Winter Season December 2017 11/25/2017 12/22/2017 $429.83 $2,579.00 - 5
Fall Christmas New Year 2017 12/23/2017 12/31/2017 $563.17 $3,379.00 - 5
Winter Season January - February 2018 01/01/2018 03/02/2018 $429.83 $2,579.00 - 5
Spring Vacation Spring Vacation 2018 03/03/2018 04/06/2018 $673.17 $4,039.00 - 7
Spring Spring 04/07/2018 05/18/2018 $563.17 $3,379.00 - 5
Summer Summer 2018 05/19/2018 08/10/2018 $789.50 $4,737.00 - 7
Winter Season January - February 01/01/2019 03/08/2019 $429.83 $2,579.00 - 5
Our All time favorite!
We have stayed with Rivard at over 25 homes over 15 years, and this house "Above the Dunes" was the best yet. The search is over. Thank you for sharing your home with our family. We will be back.
Fantastic Home for a Family Vacation!!
We had a wonderful time at Above the Dunes. The property was the perfect home for our family vacation with 10 people. The property is fully furnished with everything anyone would need for a vacation. This is the 2nd stay at this property for our family and we will plan to return next year. I would highly recommend this beautiful home!!!
Robin Majors
We love the area! The beaches and water are beautiful!
Beautiful house, great pool!
This lovely home easily accommodated our 3 family group of 12. The bedrooms were laid out well and the loft provided a great spot for the kids. The kitchen was well equipped and the under the cabinet ice maker came in handy for both coolers and drinks by the pool. I would definitely recommend this home and plan to stay here again.
Another great year
This is the second year in a row we have rented this house for vacation. It has tons of space, neat, clean, has a great pool and is very close to the ocean. Bike/walking paths are just around the corner and so is shopping and other sight seeing. The top floor for sunrise coffee or sunset viewing is awesome. Our kids love it and so do our other guests.

PLUS....BONUS, this year they added a ground floor bathroom that you can access from the outside of the house which is great while you're at the pool. Nicely done!

If you're visiting the Seaside area and looking for a great house, make sure you look closely at this one.
Above the Dunes
This is a great property. We have been coming to Gulf Trace for 13 years because of its privacy. This is the nicest house we have rented.
Perfect Multi-Generation Vacation Home
This was our first stay in Above the Dunes after having experienced several other properties in the area. The home was just as represented and could not have been better suited for a vacation which included three generations of our family. We all loved being together in and around the pool so much that it was difficult to get anyone to make the short walk to the beach. The amenities are first class. We have found the perfect vacation home to share with for our children and grandchildren. There will be many wonderful memories made together during each return visit.
Above the Dunes: Above Expectations
George And Darlyne
We had a wonderful Family vacation at the Above the Dunes property, 11 people ranging in age from 65 down to two. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious and each family had a private, modern bathroom. The secluded, private pool area was well landscaped, clean and there was an adequate number of lounges around the large pool and chairs around the patio table. The three levels of outside decks were outstanding, especially late at night while lounging and star-gazing. A short, 200 yd. walk led us to a most beautiful, uncrowded beach of white, clean sand, flanked by the Grayton Beach State Park and a sea turtle area. Amenities, coffee, restaurants and gift shops in town are just a short bike ride away on a safe, paved trail paralleling 30A. This house far exceeded any experience we have had at any crowded, loud motel. It was a peaceful, relaxing home away from home. We will be back, guaranteed! The few items that could be improved upon are: some painting of the house exterior, especially the walkway and steps from the driveway to the side door; install a modern, high speed modem to accommodate six or more electronic devices on WIFI. The WIFI slowed to a snails pace when we were settling down for the night. We highly recommend this property. You and your family will love it!

Manager Comments: We are so happy to hear that Above the Dunes was above your expectation! We will certainly speak to the homeowners about getting an updated WiFi modem. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
- The Rivard Team.
Room Details
2nd Floor Master BedroomKing, Bonus FutonCable TVSeperate Tub & Shower
1st Floor Guest BedroomQueenCable TVFull Bath
2nd Floor JR Master BedroomKingCable TVFull Bath
2nd Floor "kids" BedroomBunk Beds (Twin/Full)Cable TVFull Bath Shower only
3rd Floor Tower RoomQueen Sofa SleeperCable TV
1st Floor Living RoomQueen Sofa SleeperTV, Cable TV

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4 Bedroom
4.5 Baths
14 Guests Max

3417 Sq.Ft

(800) 423-3215

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