15 Pet Friendly 30A Vacation Rentals

 When you visit your “beach” home away from home on the shimmering white shores of South Walton you want to include all the members of your family. This should include your precious four-legged friends since they are also beloved members of your tribe. You know that they hate to be without you and are always happy under one condition - that they are by your side! These furry members of your pack deserve a fun break away from the usual routine just like you do but Pet Friendly vacation rentals can be hard to find near the beach. Rivard by Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals is pleased to let you know about 15 Pet Friendly properties available to ALL members of your family in the wonderful world known as 30A.

Seven of these Pet Friendly properties are in Grayton Beach, which is an artsy almost Bohemian-like village on the gulf and one of the most established communities along this part of Northwest Florida. This town is decidedly laid back with a reputation for being somewhat eccentric but also very pet friendly. A popular bumper sticker and local signage welcomes you to town stating “Grayton Beach: Nice Dogs, Strange People.” Besides the crystalline shoreline and close proximity to the award-winning Grayton Beach State Park this old village beside the gulf has unique specialty shops, restaurants, and bars. One of the most popular destinations for great food, drinks, and lively musical entertainment is called The Red Bar due to its vibrant crimson décor. 

Grayton Beach Pet Friendly Properties are as follows:

Grayton Getaway is classic beach home with three bedrooms that’s been recently refurbished and able to sleep up to nine two-legged members of your family with the use of bunks and a queen sized sleeper sofa. It’s only one block away from the beach and has a new private heated pool with a screened porch to enjoy the gulf breezes.

A Grayton Tradition could also be yours since this historic home is only 100 yards away from the gulf. It was built in the late 1800s and has classically styled touches like two levels of columned wraparound porches with rocking chairs for leisurely lounging. This gracious home has four bedrooms and can sleep up to twelve guests.

Breeze Easy is a three bedroom chalet styled home that can accommodate six guests. It features plenty of space to easily enjoy a breeze including a screened porch out back, an open porch out front and a rooftop Observation Deck with gulf views.  

Sealake Cottage is a charming three bedroom abode that sits on the shores of a precious coastal dune lake with breathtaking views. Western Lake is a kind of lake found in very few other places in the world due to a magical mixture of salt and fresh water that supports abundant wildlife. A private dock allows you to swim, paddle board or fish right on the property which borders the beach.

Lollygag Too is a totally renovated three bedroom Mid Century Modern styled cottage with original stainless steel countertops, rich hardwood flooring and tongue and groove walls but with updated creature comforts like a 15’ x 20’ swimming pool.

Grayton Beach Villas 102 is a recently renovated two bedroom condo that’s only an arrow’s shot away from the beautiful beach. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed and direct access to a full bath.

Castle of Dreams is really a dreamy three bedroom cottage nestled among sandy pines where you may feel like royalty since it is comfortably appointed and can sleep up to eight happy guests.

Four additional Pet Friendly vacation rentals are located in Gulf Trace very close to Grayton Beach. This sought after residential community is surrounded by the Grayton Beach State Park on three sides and the gulf toward the south.

Gulf Trace Pet Friendly properties include:

For Heaven’s Sake a three bedroom home that can sleep 10 happy beachgoers since it is only 100 yards from the glistening gulf.  It also has a 28’ x 12’ private pool with a spacious deck for sunning.

Lucy by the Sea is a classic four bedroom duplex that sleeps 11 guests. It features beautiful gulf views and a beach access point diagonally right across from the front door. A community pool is included.  Papa’s Port is part of the same duplex building with two bedrooms and the ability to sleep four guests. This could be a perfect beach reunion rendezvous by renting both sides for a fun family gathering. 

R and R is a lovely four bedroom home with a sparkling private pool and only 50 yards to the beach. You may go from a freshwater dip to a salty plunge in no time.

Blue Mountain Beach is acclaimed for having the highest elevation on the gulf. Bright Idea is a beautiful hospitable vacation home with four bedrooms located there that can sleep eight happy beachgoers since it is only half a block from the bright beach. 

Meritage is a tastefully decorated home with four bedrooms that sleeps 13 and located in a quaint gated community of Sunrise Beach.  The gorgeous gulf is only 100 steps away. It’s also nearby the Santa Rosa Beach town center of Gulf Place with restaurants, bars, galleries, and fun festivals.

Sea Sand and Stars is an enchanting three bedroom cottage with a white picket fence, a front porch and an upstairs balcony that is just a short stroll away from the beach and a community pool. The location in Seagrove Beach places you in the heart of 30A territory.

Ramsgate 8 is a unique one bedroom condo that can sleep up to four guests with use of a queen sized sleeper sofa located in Seacrest Beach at the far eastern end of Scenic 30A near Rosemary Beach. A chalet type cathedral ceiling soars above the living area that leads out to a beach balcony with spectacular panoramic views. 

Just about every restaurant located in the coastal villages along 30A with an outdoor patio or deck allows dogs to join you for a meal. Many of them make your pooch feel welcome by bringing them a cold dish of water and a treat! It should be noted that dogs are not allowed right on the beach, but they can be on walkways or decks beside it. Designated areas allow leashed dogs close to the beach in state parks along 30A. They may roam free with other furry pals close by at the Alaqua Unleashed dog park located in Santa Rosa Beach at 342 J D Miller Road just one block west of the Route 331 and Highway 98 intersection. It’s been acclaimed The Best Dog Park on the Emerald Coast among EC Magazine readers. The grounds are divided into three separate areas for large, small and senior or handicapped dogs. It is open weekdays from sunrise until sunset and noon until 5:00 pm on weekends.

Take a look at these 15 wonderful 30A pet friendly properties here on the Rivard website and choose one that accommodates ALL the members of your family. Your pet will be pleased sharing life with you while sniffing the sniffs in paradise. Don't forget to bring the dog biscuits!