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Exquisite Navarre Home on Sound, Great Amenities! 9/27-10/4 Avl

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The Seahorse Retreat on the Santa Rosa Sound.

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Navarre house description


The Seahorse Retreat is a lovely villa in a tropical setting that is perfect for family reunions or get-togethers with friends. The signature landscape features a palm court, infinity edge swimming pool, large in-ground spa, and beautiful flowering plants that overlooks a private beach, dock, and the Santa Rosa Sound. While the spa is for use of guests in this home, the other amenities (pool/dock/beach) are shared with the Palm Breeze Beach House - a similar home we manage that can also be rented together or separately (see listing 182720 on VRBO and 187335 on homeaway). Each home is on 1/2 acre and enclosed by a fence for privacy.
You'll have multiple porches outfitted with comfortable furniture to relax and marvel at the brilliant sunrises and sunsets. Most every room has incredible views of the water with access to a porch.

A Home with Style...: As beautiful the home is on the outside, on the inside every room has been designed in an eclectic West Indies decor that will have you wondering if you've landed on the doorstep of Hemingway's home. The naturalist feel is intentional to connect our guests with the local wildlife and eco-tourist offerings in the area including kayaking, fishing, bird watching, beach combing, biking, or boating. And the seahorses? You'll find them inconspicuously in the decor throughout the house.

We are located on the Santa Rosa Sound 4.5 miles east of Navarre Beach - an easy, quick drive to the Gulf Beaches. We have the best of both worlds, and here's why:

-- Private white-sand beach that is perfect for kids and adults because the Sound is shallow and clear.
-- No red flag days! The emerald water of the Gulf that you see in brochures is for real - on calm days, but if you come during a week of rough surf, you'll be stuck sitting on the sand. At our beach: No rip-tides, drop-offs, rough surf, or jellyfish. Kids can build sandcastles, look for little fish, or crab and fish from our dock. Explore the Sound on a two-person kayak. You can also bring a boat or jet-skis. And...the Sound is a perfect place to try stand-up paddle boarding.
-- Yet ... easy access to Gulf for an afternoon of wave action, deep-sea fishing, biking on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, or other Gulf-based activities. Groceries and restaurants are nearby. So are Destin and Fort Walton Beach.
-- Gorgeous 18x40 infinity-edge pool overlooking Sound (pool is not heated). There is no other pool like this on Navarre Beach! Let your stress melt away in our spa (hint: it's especially relaxing under a sky full of stars!)
-- Beautiful yard with palm trees, flowering bushes, and green grass. Plenty of room to play, explore, or run around.

Our 3,300-sq.ft. home sleeps 16:
- Two spacious masters with king beds and private baths
- Seahorse room with queen bed and shared hall bath
- Kids room (sleeps 5 - one twin over twin and one twin over double bunk) and shared hall bath
- Third floor cupola (via spiral staircase) sleeps 5 (two hanging twin beds, one twin mattress) has full bath at bottom of staircase
- Terrace-level room with queen bed, private bath, access to ground-level patio and hammocks

Other amenities we offer:
- 5 1/2 gorgeous baths with upscale vanities and tile treatments
- Gourmet kitchen with new appliances and lovely granite
- Additional refrigerator on ground level if needed
- Flat screen TVs
- Extensive DVD library
- Wireless Internet
- Pack and play; booster seat; Exersaucer
- Game area with foosball table, board games, puzzles, books, and train table (including trains!) for the little guys (and girls!)
- Gas grill
- Well-stocked kitchen with extras (waffle maker, slow cooker, spice rack, heavy-duty KitchenAid mixer, food processor)
- Ceiling fans throughout
- Hammock and porch swing
- Tandem Kayak,single kayak, and life vests
- Pool toys
- 1000 sq. feet of porches and balconies with prime water views
- Ample parking for 4-5 cars

We're sure you'll agree after viewing the property photos that the home is an ideal spot for a family retreat, a reunion, or even a small wedding (up to 50 guests total; see other requirements below). This home and the one next to it, which sleeps 16, may be available for rental together and are enclosed by a fence for privacy. Both share pool, spa, beach, and dock. Please see listing number 187335 on Homeaway for more details.

But while we know this is a special place, don't take our word for it. See our online guestbook to see what vacationers have to say. To find out if this home is available for the dates you desire, see link for calendar: We update it daily.

When you rent our homes, we provide lots of local info including suggestions of places to visit/tour, restaurants we recommend, and local tips.

To see additional photos, please send us an email, and we will be happy to show many more pictures of our house, including panoramic views.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 and older only, no student groups....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            We provide a pack and play, booster seat, and many pool/beach toys....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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          • Coveted cupola: 3 twin/ single

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          • First floor master suite with private jacuzzi bath. Second floor master suite with private jetted bath. Kid's room with twin over twin and twin over double bunks and shared full bath. Guest bedroom with queen sleigh bed and shared full bath. Go up spiraling staircase to cupola where there are two hanging twin beds and an additional twin mattress. Full bath at bottom of stairs. Queen bedroom on ground floor level with private bath and access to patio. Most rooms have incredible water views and access to balconies. Total square footage: 3,300 inside and 4,300 including balconies....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            main level...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            between guest room and kids' room...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            extra bath to accommodate larger # of guests...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

            ground level bath...moreless

          • Special attention has been provided toward making every bathroom a beautiful designer bath for your comfort and relaxation. Different bathrooms feature attractive sea life decorative tile inserts, mosaic tiles and unusual vessel sinks. In addition, kitchen is well stocked with utensils and appliances, including extras such as a panini grill, slow cooker, waffle maker, and spice rack. There are also two refrigerators....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This home and the one next to it, which also sleeps 16, may be available for rental together and are enclosed by a fence for privacy. Both share pool, beach, and dock. Please see property number 187335 for more details....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Four flat-screen TVs in king and queen bedrooms and also in family room (5 total)....moreless

              • Books:

                Many books for children....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Foosball table and train table....moreless

              • Toys:

                Pool/beach toys in garage...moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have a collection of 30-40 DVDs....moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, puzzles, cards...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Foosball
              • Games For Kids
              • Books For Kids
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Bay/Sound
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Cinemas
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Waterfront
              • Beachfront:

                We have our own white-sand beach. The water is clear, calm and shallow - about 3-4 feet deep at the end of the dock. The tandem kayak is a great way to explore the Sound....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Dining table seats 8; 5 barstools at counter; additional table on outside balcony seats four....moreless

                  • Seating for 12 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Parking:

                        There is parking for 4-5 cars in front of home....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Guests need to bring their own beach towels....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Local service....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Large sectional in living rooms seats up to 9. Additional chair and bar stools....moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Parking for boat trailer....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Garage
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Internet
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Activities Guide

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        12-cup coffee maker ...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Spice rack...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Kitchen has GE stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous granite countertops and backsplash....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Dishes and utensils for 16-18....moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Grill
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        This home is equipped with two refrigerators/freezers. One is in kitchen, one is in garage....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large deck area near pool and covered patio (with hammock) off of ground floor....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Home is on 1/2 acre and is beautifully landscaped. You can play lawn games out back....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Large balcony off family room and king bedroom with comfortable furniture; balcony off second-floor master and queen bedroom; baclony off third-floor 'tower room'....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        One tandem kayak, one single kayak, and life jackets....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        18x40 infinity-edge pool is shared with other home we rent. It is not heated....moreless

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Hot tub seats up to 12 and has colorful lights....moreless

                      • Jetted Tub
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Outdoor Pool
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 28 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late Summer
                      Aug 9 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,999

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Early Fall
                      Aug 30 - Oct 10, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,899

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Fall
                      Oct 11 - Nov 7, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $359
                      $2,199
                      Winter
                      Nov 8 - Nov 21, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $299
                      $1,599
                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,499

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Winter
                      Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $299
                      $1,599
                      Christmas/New Years weeks
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,499

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Winter
                      Jan 3 - Feb 27, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $299
                      $1,599
                      Spring
                      Mar 14 - May 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,499

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Summer
                      May 23 - Aug 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,499

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Late Summer
                      Aug 8 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,299

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
                      • Cleaning $275 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      Fourth of July week: June 28-July 5: $5599/wk, weekly only


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                      Location

                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Our beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      In addition to the pool, spa, and beach on site, we are located only 4.5 miles from Navarre Beach and 15 miles from the shopping and family attractions of Destin. You can do all of the following nearby: visit the Butterfly House, take a Dolphin Cruise, see the Gulfarium, shark museum, bike along the National Seashore, picnic, parasail, snorkel, kayak, deep sea fishing, canoe or hike trails along the Black River. See the National Naval Air Museum in Pensacola. Golf and miniature golf. You also have convenient access locally to a Wal-Mart, Target, grocery stores as well as local restaurants to suit anyone's taste.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • The Seahorse Retreat on the Santa Rosa Sound.

                        The Seahorse Retreat on the Santa Rosa Sound.

                      • Comfortable living area

                        Comfortable living area

                      • First floor master with king bed and view of Sound.

                        First floor master with king bed and view of Sound.

                      • One of three full baths on the second floor, all have beautiful tile/granite.

                        One of three full baths on the second floor, all have beautiful tile/granite.

                      • Relax in your romantic oasis - second floor master suite with balcony.

                        Relax in your romantic oasis - second floor master suite with balcony.

                      • Spiral stair leads to room with hanging twin beds, extra twin mattress, balcony.

                        Spiral stair leads to room with hanging twin beds, extra twin mattress, balcony.

                      • Ground floor bedroom with queen bed. Full bath and game room on this floor.

                        Ground floor bedroom with queen bed. Full bath and game room on this floor.

                      • The Seahorse Retreat is on the left. The Palm Breeze Beach House (182720) right.

                        The Seahorse Retreat is on the left. The Palm Breeze Beach House (182720) right.

                      • View from second floor balcony.

                        View from second floor balcony.

                      • A relaxing dip in the spa is a perfect ending to a beautiful day!

                        A relaxing dip in the spa is a perfect ending to a beautiful day!

                      • Our beach and dock. Bring your boat/jet ski. Water is shallow and great for kids

                        Our beach and dock. Bring your boat/jet ski. Water is shallow and great for kids

                      • Entry way

                        Entry way

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Kitchen has lovely granite/tile details and is equipped with everything you need

                        Kitchen has lovely granite/tile details and is equipped with everything you need

                      • First floor master bath.

                        First floor master bath.

                      • Second floor has large master bedroom with king bed and private bath.

                        Second floor has large master bedroom with king bed and private bath.

                      • The Seahorse Room - queen bed and access to balcony.

                        The Seahorse Room - queen bed and access to balcony.

                      • Kids room has twin over twin and twin over double bunk - sleeps 5.

                        Kids room has twin over twin and twin over double bunk - sleeps 5.

                      • Dine alfresco on one of the baconies.

                        Dine alfresco on one of the baconies.

                      • Lush landscaping throughout the grounds. Each home sits on 1/2 acre.

                        Lush landscaping throughout the grounds. Each home sits on 1/2 acre.

                      • Ready for a lazy day soaking up the sun? All that's needed is you!

                        Ready for a lazy day soaking up the sun? All that's needed is you!

                      • Ahh... a hammock, a good book, and a sea breeze.

                        Ahh... a hammock, a good book, and a sea breeze.

                      • Pool at dusk.

                        Pool at dusk.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

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