Sunsets, Beaches, and Fishing at Buena Vida (the Good Life)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Buena Vida townhome description
Buena Vida Townhomes sits on the Santa Rosa Sound just a few hundred yards from the Navarre Bridge and causeway. The Gulf beaches are a 2 minute walk, with restaurants and entertainment within a 5 minute walk.
Our unit is a 3 story townhouse with unobstructed views of the Santa Rosa Sound and some truly spectacular sunsets. The large elevated deck overlooks the swimming pool and is only 20 yards from the water, and is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The interior was completely renovated in 2006-2007 and includes features like a huge master bath with corner Jacuzzi and spa-like shower. The master bedroom is very large and has a balcony overlooking the sound. The decor is contemporary and meant to be both stylish yet laid-back. There is room to sleep 6 comfortably and the large loft area includes a new sofa bed to allow for up to 2 more for a total of 8. A full kitchen is equipped with all you need to eat in if you like.
Enjoy the rustic and semi-secluded surroundings of Navarre Beach, one of Florida's 'best kept secrets', while maintaining easy access to major highways just over the bridge. Or take a drive down the scenic beach front road to Pensacola Beach and enjoy old haunts of Ernest Hemingway's and Jimmy Buffet.
If you are looking to get out of the hustle-and-bustle that tends to come along with a 'beach vacation', then this is the place for you!
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Deep-water Boat Slip, Fishing Dock
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water View:
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful townhouse with us! The pictures do not do the property justice! The townhouse was very roomy and had everything we needed for our vacation! I personally loved the master bath and the huge deck that overlooked the pool and Sound! I sat on the deck each morning drinking coffee and watching dolphins swim in the Sound! I would recommend this property to anyone! This property is very peaceful and relaxing!
- Guest Cindy (Louisiana)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Perfect for a family getaway!
Perfect for a family getaway!
My husband and I came here with our 21-month old son and dog, and we found the condo very comfortable with everything we needed to cook and relax. We forgot to bring our baby gate, which would have been useful, as there's one tiled staircase that made me a little nervous, but it was easy to keep our kiddo away from the stairs. The master suite (with spa shower, whirlpool tub and private balcony) was amazing! We loved having access to the pool, the dock and the sound - the ocean had good-sized waves while we were there, so it was nice that our toddler could also play in the more peaceful waters of the sound. The beach was only a five-minute walk, entirely on sidewalks. We had great communication with the owner, who was more than fair with us when Hurricane Isaac sent us home early (although the hurricane barely affected Navarre in the end). The balcony is awesome, we used the grill and watched sunsets over the water. We'll have to visit again and stay longer when there's not a looming hurricane. :) Also ... in-laws joined us for two nights and there was plenty of space for all of us to spread out. Two small families could easily be accommodated.
- Guest Jenn (Nashville, TN)
- Date of stay 08/24/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children.
Fabulous Family Vacation!
Fabulous Family Vacation!
We did not want our vacation to end! This condo is absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations from the moment we stepped in the front door. The location is perfect, very welcoming decor and a nice homey feeling. The condo was impeccibly clean and that means a lot to me as I am a huge clean freak when it comes to staying anywhere that is not my own home. Our family of 4 had more than enough room to spread out and you could easily have another family of four and not feel like it was too crowded. The kitchen is well stocked with all the cooking utensils you would need. Having a washer/dryer was wonderful as well. Wi-fi and cable TV are also available. The community pool is literally about 20 feet off of the back deck stairs, and the view of the sound off the back deck is stunning as well, we even saw dolphin pods out there. The walk to the gulf side/beach/pier was very quick, maybe a 5 minute walk if that. There is also a wonderful bike/walking path that runs for miles to the east of the condo. Shopping for groceries is right across the bridge and if you feel like you need a more tourist type shopping trip, you are smack dab in the middle of Pensacola Beach or Destin each about a 25 minute drive. We will definitley be back to Navarre Beach in the future and hopefully will have the opportunity to stay in this fabulous condo once more.
- Guest TJ, Donna, Justin & Bailey (Rochester, New York)
- Date of stay 03/25/12
- Review Submitted 04/05/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
OUR NEW FAVORITE SPOT!
OUR NEW FAVORITE SPOT!
Had such a great time at this condo and its so beautiful and clean. Although it rained most of our stay due to a storm in the Gulf, we had a nice condo to relax in. The owners are very nice and accommodating. The bay is steps from the back door and my boys loved that! They got to fish off the pier. The pool is also very close to the back door. The complex is not crowded either so you really to enjoy your stay. Looking forward to staying here again this summer!! :)
- Guest Troy & Ginger Kuchler (New Orleans, La )
- Date of stay 09/02/11
- Review Submitted 02/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
WOW !! Beautiful home on the water
WOW !! Beautiful home on the water
We stayed for long weekend in May, have stayed at this condo in the past and it is just the perfect location. We live Niceville Fl. which is just 45 min away but like to go to Navarre to get away once in a while. It is on the water, pool is outside the back door, you can sit on deck with a glass of wine and watch the kids at the pool, you can also watch them if they are on peir from deck. Perfect place to stay if you have middle school age kids who want some freedom but you want to keep an eye on them. There are several yummy restraunts to eat at within walking distance too, and the gulf of meixco is a 5 min walk across the street. This home is clean and beautifully decorated (pics dont do it justice) it has been painted with beautiful beach murals on walls since these were taken. Kithchen has condiments and other basic cooking needs (oil) ect...We will be going back again for another getaway and we are already looking forward to it....
- Guest Suzi (Niceville)
- Date of stay 06/04/10
- Review Submitted 06/30/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
This condo was absolutely gorgeous!!!! Beautifully decorated and stocked with small items that you need to cook with that you always forget to take with you on vacation :-) The area was great, friendly neighbors. Our family had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to staying at this condo again! Thank you Chris!
- Guest Heather (GA)
- Date of stay 04/02/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
This home has a perfect location from which to enjoy views of the Sound. We spent a great deal of time on the deck, eating every meal there. The decor is stylish but not fussy and invites you to relax. Wall murals are a special touch. The master bath is to die for. It's huge and designed to spoil you. Upscale appliances, splendid art work, all sorts of thoughtful detail to make you feel at home. It's not like a rental at all but more like staying a friend's very nice home. We would highly recommend this place. Buena Vida is the nicest complex in Navarre Beach in our opinion. The landscaping has grass, blooming plants, banana and palm trees, and rosemary. The unit is located in the quiet of the rear so there is no road noise. The owners are so accommodating and friendly. Cleaning fee included in the price is an unusual bonus along with being a pet friendly rental. You will not find a better deal on Navarre Beach.
- Guest Trisha and Gene (Williamson, Ga. )
- Date of stay 10/21/10
- Review Submitted 11/01/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us for our 4-day stay in early April! We enjoyed as much time on the beach as we could, and when not there, we were out on your big beautiful deck watching the kids looking for hermit crabs down below on the sound.(it's all right there!) Navarre is a beautiful escape from the mayhem of our world here in Atlanta, and we felt totally comfortable with all that you offered in your condo-it was as easy as being at home(but without all the work!)We certainly hope to return again on a future visit...and, of course,we all really look forward to that amazing "spa" shower, up in the master suite!!! Thanks again, and hope to be back soon.
- Guest Cherie Zell (Woodstock, GA)
- Date of stay 05/20/09
- Review Submitted 05/20/09
We just spent the weekend at this condo and it was wonderful. We were looking for a place where we could get away for the weekend as we live close to Destin and it very hectic. We could walk to the beach, traffic is light, and this home was amazing with all of the extras. There is a view of the sound from every room, and the back deck was just feet from the sound or pool, we could watch our children at the pool while on the deck. We are looking forward to going back. The unit was very clean and we loved the master bathroom.
- Guest Russ abd Sue Johnson (Niceville Florida)
- Date of stay 05/10/09
- Review Submitted 05/10/09
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3 night min stay
May 23 - Sep 3
7 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We've had our 'Unit 17' since 1998 and never regret buying it. While we wish we could spend all of our time there, we thought that sharing it with others would be the thing to do. My wife Pam and I live in southwest Oklahoma where we cherish 'the simple life' despite staying busy.
Why the Owner Chose Buena Vida:
Navarre Beach is one of 'Florida's Best Kept Secrets', and Buena Vida is like nothing else in the area. When we want to truly relax, this is the place of us.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Beautiful unobstructed sunsets, deep water boat-slip, adjacent to Santa Rosa Sound (20 yards from our door!), and a big swimming pool are just a few of the amenities at Buena Vida. The sunsets can be taken-in from the large patio, or a 25 step walk to the dock gets you a real memory-making experience. There's very little 'hustle-and-bustle' out on Navarre Beach, and there's almost 'zero' traffic compared to places like Destin. A five minute walk to the Sailor's Grill, Juana's Pagoda's or Cocodries gets you fresh fish dinners, beach volleyball and live entertainment. No need to worry about a parking place!
- Primary: (580) 649-8530 (Oklahoma, USA)
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Guest Room 2
Front View (We call it the back though!)
Guest Room 1
Dusk, from the deck
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