'Gone to the Beach' Gulf Front Studio
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sannavarre studio description
Beautiful Gulf Front Studio Apartment directly on the Gulf of Mexico! Open the sliding glass doors to the huge covered patio and listen to the sound of the surf. Dune crossover is about 50 feet from the back door.
This studio is the ground floor of a 3 story townhouse. The upstrairs 2nd & 3rd floor is rented separately, VRBO # 120932. Studios are designed with everything in one big room, (no separate bedroom). Furnished with Queen size bed, sofa, (not a sleeper sofa), loveseat, & dining table. Kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, portable 2 burner cook top, indoor grill, toaster, & gas grill out on the patio. TV, DVD, wireless internet, & stereo. Bath has a tiled shower. Washer & dryer in unit.
Located in the residential area of Navarre Beach away from the crowds of the high-rises, only 1 mile from the National Seashore and 2 miles from the Navarre Beach Causeway. You can also enjoy the multi-use path that runs the length of the island and into the National Seashore for running, walking, or biking. It's only a two mile walk to the restaurants. Rentals are available for bikes, kayaks, jet ski's, sailboats, surf boards, beach chairs and umbrellas. No pool at this property.
You should bring beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, sun screen, hand soap, dish washing & laundry detergent, and paper products.
Although the unit is pet friendly, dogs are not allowed on the beach along the Gulf of Mexico.
I only take weekly reservations for summer months, Saturday to Saturday, but if it’s not reserved a couple weeks ahead of time I’ll rent it for less than a week.
Average Temperatures: High and Low
Jan 61°-42°, Feb 63°-44°, Mar 68°-50°, Apr 76°-58°, May 83°-65°,
Jun 89°-74°, July 89°-74°, Aug 90°-74°, Sep 87°-70°, Oct 80°-59°,
Nov 69°-48°, Dec 62°-44°
Gulf of Mexico Average Water Temperature
Jan 56°, Feb 58°, Mar 63°, Apr 71°, May 78°, Jun 84°, July 85°,
Aug 85°, Sep 82°, Oct 74°, Nov 65°, Dec 58°
Keywords: GULF FRONT STUDIO APARTMENT
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
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It was nice but needed some work...
It was nice but needed some work...
First off I want to say that overall, we had a pleasant stay at Gone To The Beach. The location was just what we were looking for. The photos give you a pretty good glimpse of what the studio looks like. The rental kitchen was clean and perfectly equipped for a studio, however the electric skillet needs to be replaced b/c it didn't work properly. The temp. fluctuated a lot and took forever to cook something. The bathroom has a nice shower. We couldn't get the light to work in the dining area, but discovered that one bulb was missing and the other was shot in the fixture. We bought new bulbs and then the lighting was fine, though I would have thought the cleaning lady would have noticed it. The tv and living area was great however the studio really needs a new couch. The seat cushions kept sliding out and had to be repositioned over and over. The queen bed had a nice bedspread but a very firm mattress which I found to be uncomfortable. When we got ready for bed on our first night, the sheets did have black dog hair on them. I do feel like (hope) they were clean sheets, but if the cleaning person sat them down on the couch, that could have been where the dog hair came from. Nevertheless, I always bring my own sheets and blankets to condos because I like the feel of what I am used to. The studio also could use a chest to put your clothes away in. I really missed that feature in this unit. The studio does have a iron and ironing board, but unfortunately I found it on our last day in the condo. I wish it had been in plain view in the laundry closet, because I could have put it to good use. The washer and dryer are the stackable kind which is perfect for a unit this size, but the dryer is a fire hazard. The first day we discovered lint built up in the door of the dryer and pulled it out by the hand full. Even after we cleaned it, it still took things forever to dry. I hope the owner gets someone to check that out because it is in pretty bad shape. The patio is a nice area with nice furniture. The beach is about a minutes walk away and not overly crowded. The biggest complaint I have about the unit was the noise. The owners should remind the tenants upstairs that there are people below them and to be considerate. The children apparently were running/jumping/stomping about and it was very noisy. Terri was very nice and great to work with. I enjoyed my time at the studio, but with a few upgrades, it could be close to perfect.
- Guest Leigh B.
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
Just left today
Just left today
We have been staying at this property for 4 or 5 years now. It is the perfect place for my husband, me and our dog. Perfect space for us, about a minute walk to the beach and very comfortable accommodations. We really like Navarre Beach...very quiet area but 30 mi ute drive to Pensacola Beach for more activity. The National Seashore is an awesome place to spend a day at the beach. The owner, Terri, is a very pleasant lady to work with and is available immediately with a phone call or text. Thanks for making this a nice affordable place for us to stay!
- Guest Beach lover (Arkansas)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Gone to the Beach!
I would not stay her again. The location was perfect. The beach was beautiful. But the property was not well maintained. The sheets were full of dog hair. : P Yes, dog hair. Someone really needs to spray for bugs. I mean, aside from me! The 2 panels over the sliding glass door aren't really adequate to keep it covered at night. Also, you will find out when you get there that the patio door doesn't lock from the outside. That means you can either leave the apartment unlocked while you are on the beach or go out the front and walk all the way around the building. The couch in front of the tv was really uncomfortable. Every time my children got on it, the cushions separated from the back. I was constantly pushing them back in. I couldn't get the dvd player to work despite my children's pleading. The coffee maker was dirty. I purchased sheets, roach spray, a mop, and coffee maker the day after we arrived. I notified Terry about the sheets. She claims to have made the bed herself and acted like I was lying. Why would anyone make that up?!? I believe the the reviewer who complained about the bathroom door dragging and the toilet not being secure. Those weren't issues for our stay. But, I get the impression that the owner doesn't spend a single dime on maintenance unless she absolutely has to. She could invest about $12 for another panel to actually cover the window. I really wanted to love this place. It is the perfect size and location for me and my 2 children. Unfortunately, we really didn't feel comfortable there.
- Guest Butrcup (Lafayette, LA)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Owner response: I would like to let my future guests to know that I am always scanning my units for maintenance issues to be done. This year alone, I have bought new patio furniture and cushions, tiled the entire unit and part of the patio area, installed a lattice privacy wall on the patio, added new dishes and just a couple hours before this tenant had checked in on 6/15/13, I replaced the bedspread with brand new bedspread and pillow shams. I was there while the house keepers put clean sheets on the bed & I put the new bedspread on the bed so I know there wasn't any dog hair on or in the bed. After she checkout, I was surprised to find my sheets still on the bed (unmade) since she claimed to have bought new sheets. There's a big closet to put your valuables that locks and a key provided. Not everyone takes the time to write a review, but many of my guests email me afterwards and tell me how much they enjoyed Gone to the Beach. They say the pictures don't do it justice. Those are the ones that keep me going to offer my little piece of paradise to others. I will guarantee that you will have clean bed and clean unit. If you find anything that needs attention you can call me. If you need instructions for the DVD, call or text me. I'm local and will do my best to make your stay at great one. Blessings to you all!
We enjoyed the visit very much. Perfect size for a couple. We did not cook, but kitchen is well stocked if you decide to. Bed and couches are comfortable. The deck area is a great place for a glass of wine in the evening or cup of coffee in the morning. Private, but offers ability to interact with neighbors. Previous post said, upstairs might be noisy, but not really. You can hear people once in a while, but not loud. Beach area is nice, and not a long walk. Having stayed at studio condos in other locations, this one is large compared to others. Unit was very clean. Direct TV is available, but only basis. No premium packages. Competitively priced.
- Guest Travis (Montevallo, Alabama)
- Date of stay 05/16/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
Charm and Relaxing
Charm and Relaxing
Gone to The Beach was wonderful, such charm and coziness and very clean. We had such a relaxing time. We listened to the surf from the patio, grilled at night, and ate al fresco. Gone to the beach is a great town house. It is roomy and the kitchen is well suppled. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of comfy seating. All you have to do is cross the dune and the gulf is at your finger tips. For me the patio was the place to be.
- Guest Randy (Tennessee)
- Date of stay 03/17/13
- Review Submitted 03/29/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing.
Great place to stay
Great place to stay
Enjoyed my stay!! Everything was great. Went with a friend and we had a nice relaxing time. Thanks Terri for a great stay!! The weather was perfect and the sunrise and sunset was beautiful!! Property was really clean and beautiful!
- Guest Becky (Wetumpka, Al)
- Date of stay 03/16/12
- Review Submitted 04/02/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank You so much for your reveiew.
Just Where I Needed To Be
Just Where I Needed To Be
This studio rental is just where I needed to be ... it was quiet and peaceful ... the beach was almost deserted ... the sunrises were awesome ... the weather was outstanding ... it it so convenient to almost anything you would need ... though I was by myself, it is the perfect size for a couple ... did not plan to do any cooking, so I did not miss that there wasn't a stove, but there was a two burner hot plate ... I just used the microwave ... I did a great deal of walking ... if you plan to take moonlight walks, be sure to take a flashlight ... there are no street lights ... just lots of twinkling stars and the moon ... I plan to make "Gone to the beach" an annual stay on my calendar ... I would recommend this rental to everyone ... it was a pleasure dealing with Terri.
- Guest Carol (Alpharetta, GA)
- Date of stay 10/20/11
- Review Submitted 10/28/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. I hope you'll come again soon!
Finishing another wonderful vacation here! Thank you Terri for providing a great place. Last year was our first time at the Studio apt and we promptly knew we wanted to book again as soon as work schedules allowed...as will be our plans for next summer also. I read some other reviews with concerns about hearing living noises from surrounding neighbors...we always travel with a box fan...drowns out any noises...highly recommend this travel tip. Thanks again, Terri for providing what you advertised.
- Guest T and C (Pine Bluff Arkansas)
- Date of stay 08/20/11
- Review Submitted 08/25/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you.
My husband & I reserved Gone to the Beach so that we could attend our friend's daughter's wedding. Upon our arrival, the bride's mom visited & was SO impressed with the unexpected exceptional beauty that the wedding location was promptly changed to the beach behind Gone to the Beach. The studio is PERFECT in every way. We had about 20 people over for the wedding ALL of whom LOVED the place & commented on how much nicer the studio is in comparison to the MUCH more expensive places they were staying. The large covered patio is one of the best assets. We prepared a rehersal dinner & post wedding meal using the grill and well stocked kitchen. Indoors was EXCEPTIONALLY clean and so very pretty. The arrangement makes it spacious. The beach behind the studio was not crowded due to the residential location. We met local people who were so nice! The use of Gone to the Beach MADE the wedding - a totally unexpected blessing for all. It will forever be a very loved place that is part of fond memories. It could NOT have been more perfect. All who attended the wedding want to go back to Navarre & stay in the studio. Words can't express the gratitude to Terri & the high level of satisfaction we had with our stay. Throughout the process of reserving Gone to the Beach, from first contact to check out, Terri was AWESOME to deal with. She ensured that everything was perfect for us. Terri was very professional & extremely easy to work with. During our stay we contacted her several times for general info & she responded IMMEDIATELY. Words can't convey how perfect she made our stay & the wedding. We will be forever grateful to her for making a special occasion become a such a very happy memory. If you are researching places to stay, be aware that the pictures do not do justice to Gone to the Beach. It is SO much nicer than the pix convey. The beach is Navarre's prettiest. Also, you could not find a better person to deal with than Terri. A 5 star rating isn't adequate as both Terri and the place rank so much higher than the star system reflects. My advice, book early to ensure that you have the VERY best place in Navarre as well as the most courteous, professional, and personable agent on the planet. A personal thank you to Terri. You are TOTALLY amazing! We will never forget our stay and YOU are responsible for 100% positive memories!! We look forward to returning to Gone to the Beach at our earliest opportunity. We found the most perfect place in the world. Thank you!
- Guest Wedding Host (Tennessee)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/06/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
We just returned yesterday from our stay in Navarre. What a wonderful experience! We were thrilled to see how close we were to the beach and, because we were blessed with perfect weather, spent every single day there. I don't understand a previous complaint about the view of a sand dune. What did you expect? And, we could still see the water above the dune anyway. We came to Navarre for the non-commercialized, crowdless and peaceful beach...not to sit inside and look at it from where we were staying. "Gone to the Beach" was just as described. Yes, we could hear people upstairs but it wasn't in any way distracting. The unit is perfect for two people and the price is great for the location. As far as "irritants" go... *dirty floor- it's stamped concrete with a white sealant which shows a few scrapes. I did not find the floor dirty. *dirty rugs- I don't feel they were dirty. However, I'm one that has to go in and clean certain things regardless. I threw the rugs in the washer on the first day but that was for my own piece of mind. It was nice that they were washable and I had the facilities to do so. *bathroom- Yes, the door drags a little. Don't recall if the toilet was not secure. It is a small bathroom with a pedestal sink but there is a shelf above the commode. *paper products, toiletries, etc.- I've never rented a condo or townhouse where I did not have to supply my own items. *ignitor on grill- mine never works for more than a few months before I have to start using a lighter. No biggie. This place was perfect for us and we hope to book it again for next year. I guess when I'm at the beach I'm having too good of a time to notice the small things. A note to Terri- Everything suited us just fine. The man that owns to the right of you was soooo nice! We enjoyed getting to know him and his family. A friendly neighbor is definitely an asset! Also, a recycling can was dropped off the day we left. That's so nice! I really hated throwing away the plastics and cans.
- Guest theflyingpig (Maryville, TN)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/03/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, girls getaway.
2014 Rates Spring: Mar 1 - May 2 . $800/week Saturday to Saturday May 3 - May 23 $875/week Saturday to Saturday Summer: May 24- Aug 15 $975/week Saturday to Saturday Aug 16- Sep 12 ..$125/night ..$875/week Fall: Sep 13- Oct 31 ..$100/night ..$680/week Winter: Nov 1 - Feb 28 ..$ 85/night ..$560/week $50 cleaning fee, 10.5% Tax, $75 pet fee, 3.1% credit card fee or 4.1% Outside US
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: My name is Terri Savoie. I live here on Navarre Beach with my Fiance John. I started selling real estate on Navarre Beach in 1986 and moved onto the island in 1991. I enjoy meeting the wide variety of interesting people who visit here and strive to make the accomodations comfortable for them.
Why the Owner Chose Sannavarre:
Ever since the I first time I saw the beaches here, they were so beautiful... it was one of God's greatest creations. I bought my 1st property in 1991, a townhome on Tina Dr. Then I bought Southern Breeze Townhome in 1998, and SanNavarre Townhome in 2000. Selling real estate here, I could see that the sellers had made a good investment.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Navarre Beach, the restaurants, the bike path, or driving through the National Seashore to Pensacola Beach for dinner.
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Miles of White Sand alonf the Gulf of Mexico to walk & look for shells.
20x15 Covered patio w/ gas grill to relax & enjoy the view & sounds of the surf
Interior Kitchenette/great room
KITCHEN WITH CONVENIENCES
New (April 1, 2011) patio furniture
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
GROUND FLOOR GULF FRONT STUDIO APARTMENT
View of the Gulf over the white sand dunes from the covered patio
Queen Bed, concrete floors
Great place to enjoy the Gulf Breeze after fun on the beach
NAVARRE BEACH STUDIO APARTMENT ON GROUND FLOOR
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