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Beachfront - Dawson House - Cleanest House on the Beach!

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This spacious home is beachfront on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico at the western end of the island, about 1 mile from the National Seashore.

It offers a huge living area with separate TV, sitting and board game areas. The beachside balcony offers a covered sitting area and two sundecks, one with dining table and one with chaise lounge chairs. Downstairs there is an enclosed hot & cold shower and lockable storage area for beach gear.

The master bedroom is gulf front with a king bed and private bath. Bedroom #2 is also gulf front with a king bed and shares bath with bedroom #3 which has 2 twin beds. Bedroom #4 has 2 twin beds with close access to the bath off living area. The living area has a queen and full sleeper sofa.


Keywords: House, waterfront, beachfront, single family,


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    NO GROUPS UNDER AGE 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The back yard between the house and the berm is a great place for the children to play in the sand without parents worrying about them wondering into the water. You can keep an eye on them from the porch or sit under the house on the paver patio....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Shared bath with Bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Bath with shower just outside bedroom door ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Private bath with shower, walk in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Shared bath with tub/shower, walk in closet...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 double

    In living room...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 Queen size and 1 full size...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large flat screen in the living room. Flat screens of various sizes in bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We're right on the beach. No houses in front, no road to cross. Nothing but sand between the house and the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    8 at the main table and 4 more at the game table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    3 spaces under the house...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. No long distance allowed....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of them....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Best equipped kitchen on the beach. This was a private home and we left everything when we converted to rental. If we don't have it, ask. We'll probably get it for you....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 2nd refrigerator located in Laundry Room...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 16 - Aug 7, 2015
7 night min stay

Late Summer 2015
Aug 8 - Sep 4, 2015
1 night min stay
$315 $335
Fri, Sat, Sun
Fall 2015
Sep 5 - Nov 6, 2015
1 night min stay
$295 $315
Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter 2015/2016
Nov 7 - Mar 4, 2016
1 night min stay
$210 $230
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $2,900
Spring 2016
Mar 5 - May 13, 2016
1 night min stay
$310 $325
Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2016
May 14 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Future Reservations: $250.00 non-refundable reservation deposit.

Near Term Reservations: 50% due with reservation. Balance due at check-in.

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Both Pensacola and Ft Walton Beach Airports
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Juana's Pagoda
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hidden Creek Golf Club
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sailors Grill or Rocco's Italian Bistro
Private Homes
Nearest Beach
You're there!

Car: Necessary

Navarre Beach is a quiet beach destination. High Rise condominiums are over 2 miles away so our beach does not have umbrella after unbrella lined up in rows. There may be a few other people nearby but nothing like the crowds in the busier areas.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: The Bob Dawsons have always been 'beach people'. In the early days we traveled from Nashville to South Carolina and then discovered the Gulf coast. First Dauphin Island, AL and then, Navarre Beach. We were in love and Bob and Faffy purchased the property in 1976 and completed construction in 1977. The original house was destroyed by hurricane Opal in 1995 and rebuilt as it stands today in 1997. At first it was our private home but in 2003, we decided to open it to rental. We believe the Dawson House is truly one of the most livable rental houses on Navarre Beach.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Previous guests all rave about the open floor plan, the well stocked kitchen and the cleanliness of the Dawson House. Our cleaner literally treats the house as her own. She often spends her free time there to do that little something extra to make sure the house is perfect for our guests. Confidently we say you won't find a cleaner house on the beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The hot and cold outdoor shower has to be experienced. Something about showering with the gulf breeze blowing around you is like nothing else. And being able to rinse off the salt water and sand before going inside is a nice benefit.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the beach.

    View from the beach.

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Bedroom 1 w/ private bath

    Bedroom 1 w/ private bath

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Laundry room with extra refrigerator

    Laundry room with extra refrigerator

  • Pathway to the water.

    Pathway to the water.

  • Pathway to the water.

    Pathway to the water.

  • We have beach chairs and toys.  Bring your own umbrellas.

    We have beach chairs and toys. Bring your own umbrellas.

  • Street View

    Street View

  • Living Area / Kitchen

    Living Area / Kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • Great spot for morning coffee.

    Great spot for morning coffee.

  • Outdoor dining.

    Outdoor dining.

  • Lounge chairs for great sun.

    Lounge chairs for great sun.

  • Enclosed hot & cold outdoor shower.  You have to experience this.

    Enclosed hot & cold outdoor shower. You have to experience this.

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Navarre Beach #28353

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