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30A Hosts Songwriters Festival

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30A songwriters fest

Once again 30A is hosting the (8th annual) Songwriters Festival from January 13 to 16th.  Just a few of the artists are: John Prine, Cheap Trick, Dr. John, Shawn Colvin, Matthew Sweet and Todd Snider.  Plus many of our own “local” songwriters!  There are approximately 175 Songwriters participating.  There are many locations to enjoy some of these artists.  The 30A Songwriters Festival production team has transformed amphitheaters, town halls, restaurants, theaters, bars and covered patios into unique music venues ranging in capacity from 75 to 500 seats indoors and 5,000 outdoors.  Festival weekend passes are available for $275 and can be purchased at www.30asongwritersfestival.com, and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office and at Central Square Records in Seaside.

And while you are in the area and thinking about purchasing your dream beach home, call or text or email us today!

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COASTAL LIVING FEATURES INLET BEACH

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Coastal Living editors love this area! They actually featured Seaside on their first magazine cover nearly 20 years ago. They have been featuring this area’s shopping, dining, events, and beaches ever since. Did you know that Florida has the most subscribers to Coastal Living than any other state. So if you chance to pick up the December issue, you will find articles about Florida wildlife, collectibles, recipes and great Florida inspired Christmas decor. Especially the article called “Blue Christmas” which features a lovely beach home in Inlet Beach! (I know it’s a little late, but there’s always next year!)

The magazine is truly a fan of 30A beaches. From one end of 30A to the other, you will find the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Looking to buy or sell 30A real estate, call or email us today!
Pat Fisher
Personal Assistant to Mike Matz, Broker/Owner of Luxury Properties on 30A

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Home for Sale in Grayton Beach

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This home for sale in Grayton Beach is a Gulf front beach house in the heart of historic Downtown Old Grayton Beach. Featured in the beach home is a heated private pool, double glazed impact resistant windows, elevator, private baths for each bedroom office area with views of Western Lake, wide plank hickory floors, and deep porches on every floor with coral stone floors. The kitchen is well equipped with a granite breakfast bar, 2 stainless refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 washers, 2 dryers, a gas cook top, convection oven, microwave, ice maker and wine cooler. This home is perfect for year round sunset views and sweeping, unobstructed across state owned dunes.

MLS 583745

Sq. Footage 3,717

5 Bedrooms

5  1/2 Baths

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270 Garfield Street Grayton Beach, Florida

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Historic Grayton Beach Home for Sale

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“True Vine Cottage” is an historic home in Grayton Beach that is for sale. The home has the Grayton Beach charm with its natural setting . It was built in 1938 by Ed Walline, one of  the South Walton founders. Upgrades have been made to the home with careful attention to maintain its authenticity as an historic home.  The home has new electric wiring, a kitchen remodel with travertine countertops, a galley kitchen, a wine cooler and new appliances. The home’s features include a jasmine trellised front porch, pine floors, double side fireplace and an outdoor shower. A carriage house holds a 2 car garage, guest quarters with new hardwood floors, full kitchen, bath, bedroom, living and dining areas.

MLS 576323

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357 Defuniak Street Grayton Beach, Florida

Sq. Footage 1,824

3 Bedrooms

2  1/2 Baths

$749,000

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Grayton Beach Short Sale

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This short sale home in Grayton Beach offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a custom built home in Grayton Beach for less than $800K! The home is great for a permanent residence of for a vacation rental home. With over 4,000 sqiare fet of living space, it has plenty of room for family and friends. The interior is festooned with antique random width heart pine wood floors, crown molding, upgraded stainles appliances, glass tile backsplash in kitchen. The master bedroom has a large deck with views of Western Lake. The master bath boasts a soaking tub as well as a slate tile shower. The home has access to a community dock and is sold unfurnished, giving you the opportunity to decorate according to your taste.

MLS 551412

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271 Graytontrails Road Santa Sosa Beach, Florida

Sq. Footage 2,652

4 bedrooms

3 Baths

$699,000

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Uptown Grayton

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Uptown Grayton in Grayton Beac

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Grayton Beach

h is filled with shops, galleries and restaurants which please people with varying tastes ans expectations. Uptown Grayton is where people come to enjoy every meal of the day and to poke around in unique shops that remind one of Lake Como in Italy. It’s also a nice place to relax among the flowers, greenery and water fountains, perhaps while sipping a cappuccino with a friend.

Uptown Grayton is fully leased with a blend of tenants that fit the match the owners have in mind for the center. A new tenant is Lululemon athletic wear for women that are lovers of yoga and running. This shop brings lots of visitors, as does Wunderland Candy and Craft Factory’s art classes. Restaurants are also a huge draw to the center.Another Broken Egg is always filled with families enjoying a hearty breakfast any time of day. Folks are willing to wait outside the restaurant for one of their superb breakfasts.

Little Italy Ristorante will re-open in mid-October, after recovering from a fire. The venue is popular with visitors as well as locals, so it does a good business all year. Lily Pads is nearby and is a great place to look for crafted  and artistic items to take home and display. Plan a visit to Uptown Grayton and see for yourself all it has to offer!

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Pandora’s in Grayton Beach

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Pandora’s in Grayton Beach

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is definitely the place to go for live music, dancing and a huge amount of fun! Pandora’s attracts visiting music lovers as well as some well known locals – night after night. Pandora’s books the best bands – local and non local to perform and people come in droves to enjoy the music and let loose!

You feel the energy the moment you arrive at Pandora’s and you can’t wait to start dancing. It’s easy to lose the friends you arrived with and spend the evening with a host of new friends you’ve met and danced with. Everyone is so friendly and having such a great time that you have no choice but to join in on the fun.

There seems to be something going on at Pandora’s just about every night. I have been there when the crowd was filled with revelers from a wedding party and they were having a blast. I’ve met folks from all over at Pandora’s and some people who live full time in Grayton Beach. Everyone mingles very well and enjoy one another’s company.

Even the “bouncer” is friendly and happy. He’ll greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome. The bar staff is superb and will remember your particular drink. If you are looking for a place to go to enjoy good live music, dance until you drop and meet a whole lot of good folks, head to Pandora’s in Grayton Beach. Believe me – you’ll go back again.

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The Red Bar in Grayton Beach

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The Red Bar in Grayton Beach,

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one of the most famous landmarks on 30A, is enjoying a very busy summer,

filled with visitors  who are having a wonderful time.The summer has been one of the busiest in South Walton history and everyone is grateful that business is doing so well for all of the enterprises along 30A.

The Red Bar’ appeal might be its excellent food, its funky decor, or the live music. The real bonus for The Red Bar is the beach bar. All you have to do is walk out back and down the boardwalk and you’re on Grayton Beach with its white sand and the colors of the Gulf in front of you. The Red Bar’s menu changes daily and might include pasta with crawfish and shrimp, crab cakes, fish, penne chicken and key lime pie.

The live music is always great at The Red Bar. On any given night you might be treated to music by Dread Clampitt, a well known local band, or the Red Bar’s Jazz Band.You might even spot a celebrity in the crowd.Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Steve Winwood have all enjoyed the entertainment at the bar and have even joined in with the band!

You’ll see a cross section of people at The Red Bar – people in swimwear, in their dress clothes, a biker or two, kids, older folks and everyone in between. There are a number of people who feel that their vacation on 30A would not be complete if they would not get to The Red Bar at least once during their visit. Please note that the restaurant doesn’t take reservations and do not accept credit cards. Be prepared to be patient if you must wait a bit for a table and be sure to bring cash. Plan on having a great time, great food, and a memorable evening!

 

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Siren’s at the Beach

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Siren’s at the Beach is a fine lingerie boutique located in Grayton Beach, owned by Darcy Pentel. Darcy is a local from South Walton and her father is Captain Larry of Dead Fish Charters. Her mom works at Grayton Beach State Park and also helps Darcy with the business at Siren’s at the Beach. Darcy had dreamed of owning a lingerie shop and attended an international lingerie trade show in Paris. She realized  she could create an old world feel at her store in Grayton Beach and display her lingerie collections  there.

When you enter Siren’s at the Beach you’ll notice a lot of lavender, Darcy’s favorite color. The floors are whitewashed and there are faux tin tiles on the ceiling. Old bed frames create  charming display racks and shelves for the lingerie collections and accessories. Since 30A is a popular destination wedding area, some of the items are geared for a trousseau. The store also has comfortable pajama sets, robes, bras and panties – some custom made.

The bath and body section of the shop offers fragrances and soaps made from goat’s milk and olive oil and triple milled soaps from France. The Lavender Lounge is a perfect setting for a bridal shower, with its antique furniture and decor. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres make the party complete!

Darcy has a real passion for her shop and her merchandise. She enjoys seeing someone purchase lingerie that she chose for the store and brought to Grayton Beach.

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Wunderland Candy & Craft in Grayton Beach

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Wunderland Candy & Craft in Grayton Beach

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is a great place to take your kids on those days when they have had a little too much sun, or on days when it appears that the rain will not be stopping any time soon. The Factory’s founder, Trent Grinkmeyer, realized there wasn’t much for kids to do on the dats when they wouldn’t be going to the beach in the immediate 30A area. His daughter went to a birthday party and the kids went to Panama City for a few games of bowling. He felt it would be nice to have something closer to home and it should be for kids. Hence, they opened Wunderland.

Wunderland is a shop that provides hands-on activities for kids and is a natural fit for the owners since they are both passionate about art. The found Mandie Miller, with a background in education, to become the shop’s manager and she’s a perfect fit! She finds that many of the kids who come into the shop aren’t sure about their creativity, but find that the joy of making something becomes creativity. Their parents display their work at home and often purchase things for their kids to work on when they return home.

They even offer after school crafts programs for kids. This as a super idea since many schols are losing their arts programs and the kids would otherwise lose opportunities for exposure to the fine arts. They have also held a couple of birthday parties at the store and are planning on hosting adult painting classes. And, don’t forget – they have all that candy, too!

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