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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beach Front Penthouse Condo, 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths (Sleeps 8), NO PETS, NO SMOKING

We're renting once again and everything is new! After taking a few years to enjoy this beautiful condo for ourselves, we decided to renovate and offer it to you to enjoy. We have taken a beautiful unit and made it even better with new stainless steel appliances, new full sized washer and dryer, new living room and dining room furniture, new furniture on the large balcony and new window coverings throughout the entire condo. There is even new high efficiency A/C unit and new large water heater! You'll love everything we have done to make this the best vacation rental you'll ever stay in.

Beach Colony East Resort Condominiums, one of the newest complexes on the beach, is the home of this spectacular Penthouse Unit with the finest accommodations available. It is located on the 18th floor with sweeping unobstructed easterly views of Navarre Beach on the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound. You will feel as if you're on top of the world.

From the moment you walk in the door of the Penthouse, you will know this will be the best vacation yet! The unit is fully tiled. The decor has been carefully coordinated to produce a relaxing and fun beach environment. Yellow, white and blue...all fresh colors with attention to detail. As you roam through this spacious floor plan you will marvel at the expansive views. If you look closely, you will see dolphins at play during your stay.

The Penthouse boasts two Master Suites, each with King Beds, Gulf Views and private baths. One Suite has a marble, jetted Jacuzzi tub with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. The other Suite has an over sized walk-in shower with views of the Sound as well as the Gulf. The third bedroom offers two Queen beds, Sound Views and private bath. Each bedroom has flat screen LCD TV's with built-in DVD players.

The living area has been remodeled with ample seating for 8 arranged so you can enjoy the large flat screen LCD TV and DVD player while looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. You'll love the comfort of 2 brand new over-stuffed leather couches with recliners in each end and a new pair of cozy swivel rockers.

The fully equipped Kitchen, with a breakfast nook that seats four, has another amazing view. There is also a table with seating for five in the dining room. Cook as much as you'd like using all brand new stainless steel appliances or enjoy the vast array of local eateries, the choice is up to you. We also have a 32-bottle wine chiller for those who appreciate a glass of wine at just the right temperature.

A full size Washer and Dryer and all linens and unit towels are provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The only thing you will need to bring are beach towels and a smile!

Enjoy your meals on the large wrap-around balcony or simply enjoy a cool beverage on the new outdoor furnishings while sunbathing. The balcony affords you privacy with an unobstructed view you will never forget. On a clear day you can almost see Destin.

And when you're ready to relax in the sun you can watch the waves roll in while you swim in the over sized beach-side pool. Or you can walk for miles on the white sand beach looking for shells. And if you want to get the blood flowing consider a game of tennis at our private tennis court or a run in our fully equipped workout facility. You'll never lack for things to do when you stay at Beach Colony.

And you will find that security is a priority at Beach Colony. We have gated grounds that can only be accessed with a security code. Each floor of the building has individual elevator codes and the exercise room has a security code to insure safety and privacy. All this is in place to give our visitors peace of mind.


* Rental Taxes are 11.5%

* Cleaning Fee of $175

* Rental Insurance is $79

* Saturday to Saturday Rentals Only, Weekly Minimum.

* Absolutely NO PETS and NO SMOKING

* Don't wait to book your dream vacation - contact us today!

Payment: Payment is taken through Home Away at the time of your reservation. If using a credit card there is an additional 2.9% to cover the processing fee. If you prefer to pay through an electronic bank transfer there is no additional fee.

Cancellation: There is no refund for cancellations of 90 days or less.

Keywords: Penthouse Condominium

More Details

Donna Thorpe
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Donna Thorpe

Hi, we're Greg and Donna Thorpe and we live in northern Illinois, 80 miles northwest of Chicago. Coming from the land of ice and snow has given us a deep appreciation for the warm climate and beautiful white sand beaches of northern Florida. Though our three sons are grown, they all love coming to Navarre Beach to spend vacation with family and friends.

Donna Thorpe purchased this condo in 2002

Why Donna Thorpe chose Florida Main North West

Navarre Beach is called 'Florida's Best Kept Secret' for a reason. This quiet barrier island located between Destin, FL and Pensacola, FL has everything we were looking for in a vacation destination. It has miles of white sand beaches to walk, a limited number of properties and is close to anything you want to do. We found the perfect combination of quiet relaxation and energetic life style. Navarre Beach was the right place for us to vacation with our family to be able to fulfill everyone's expectations, so it was no surprise that we choose to buy a condo here.

What makes this condo unique

One of the best things about staying in our penthouse are the stunning water views from every room - it was the very thing that sold us the minute we walked through the door. Enjoying a cup of coffee as we watch the sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico has to be our favorite activity each morning. Sitting under an umbrella on a beach chair listening to the waves hit the sand is another great way to spend the day. But when we're ready to go out to eat or want to do some shopping we're only minutes away from dozens of shops and resturants. The boys love all the activites they can go do; parasailing, fishing, jet skiing, golfing are just a few of the things they look forward to when they come for a visit. I guess what we love most is that this condo and the surrounding area appeal to everyone, no matter what their tastes are.


Navarre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 18
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower in 2nd Master Suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Windows looking out at Gulf from tub & walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from both 3rd bedroom and hall
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
32 Bottle Wine Chiller. Private Tennis Court. Grilling area near pool. Gated facility.


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Navarre Beach is Beautiful!

  • 3 of 5

We have been coming to Navarre for 15 years, it feels like a second home. The Penthouse has a nice view and everything you need. We had a few hiccups but the Owner made sure to take care of what she could. The wifi is terrible and I wouldn't recommend for a business trip. I was unable to work from the Penthouse many of our days. The bed linens are very dated and needs updated along with the decor. The hot water heater is very small, two people for showers then have to wait.. We do love Beach Colony condos and have stayed many times.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, I'm sorry the WIFI was not working well during your stay. I wish you would have let me know because we could have contacted the provider and had them check to see if there was a problem for which they could have helped. I will let them know about your issues so future renters won't have to endure slow WIFI. The bed linens are evaluated each season, so I will have a close look to see if new sheets are needed. You are the first person to mention anything and I appreciate you letting us know about this so we can address the bed linens wear. The decor is meant to reflect a true beach feel which, we have been told, is one of the best features in our condo. I realize that not everyone has the same taste in decorating, which is one of the main reasons I put so many pictures in our ad. I want renters to be happy with their surroundings and enjoy the feel we have created. I guess I would recommend looking closely at the pictures in each ad to see if the feel meets your tastes. In regards to the hot water heater we replaced it less than a year ago with a 50 gallon high efficiency heater, which is the largest size we can have in our building that meets local code. We have had parties of 8 staying in our unit all summer and have not heard this complaint. All I can tell you is that this will be the same issue in any unit you rent in either of the Beach Colony buildings. We have done everything within our power to make our guests comfortable and updated our furnishings and appliances to reflect that fact.
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Great condo but terrible beach chairs & service for our July 4th vacation.

  • 3 of 5

This condo was beautiful and supplied with everything we could possibly need for our vacation . We will only give it 3 stars because of the beach service and umbrella chairs. The condo is advertised as having 2 sets of beach chairs and umbrellas. This was a plus for our family as we like to spend our days on the beach and we like shade. In the condo instructions, Donna suggested that we tip the beach service gentlemen the customary $20 per set on the first day. My son went down before 6:30am on Sunday morning, to secure our chairs and tipped the attendant the recommended $40. We were set up on the 2nd row. The next day my son went down again before 6:30am and all of the chairs on the 1st and 2nd rows were now reserved with yellow name tags for the week by owners or renters. These people would now have the same designated spot each day. We were given 3rd row and told we would need to arrive early each morning if we wanted that same spot as those were all secured on a first come first serve basis. Once the umbrellas are placed in the ground the beach attendant will not move them. They drill holes in the sand with a drill and place them in the ground so deep that the umbrellas are touching the tops of your chairs. You cannot shade your entire body because they are placed so low and the attendant will not raise them. We asked 2 days in a row and we're told no it was against company policy to raise them higher. He would also not move them further behind our chairs for our granddaughters to play under them.The sets are also placed so close together on the 1st row, which is the beach view row, you have to duck under people's umbrellas to get down to the beach or walk to the end of all the rows and go around. We were also given older, rusted umbrellas while the owners, and renters were given nice, new ones. We rented kayaks one day for our children and the attendent sat in his chair while our children dragged them to and from the ocean offering no assistance. So, if you feel like rising before 6am on your vacation to rush down and get those 3rd row rusted out beach chairs and umbrellas without any type of beach service then it should not be a problem for you. We tipped based on the recommendation from the owner but I would certainly not recommend doing that as he did not offer any service in return. He is paid by the company to set them out daily and company policy does not let him move or raise an umbrella. Wasted $40 for bad beach chairs and service.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you had problems with the beach service. As I explained, the company changed the way they accommodate guests this year after the season already started. Our building board will be looking at different chair companies at their fall meeting. Sunrise Beach Chairs now only places full price weekly renters or owners of chair sets who are there themselves on the front 2 rows. You can believe we will be pushing for a new company to provide beach chair service. At this point we will not offer beach chairs for next season unless we have a better company to deal with. We don't want anyone to be disappointed by any aspect of their vacation at our condo. As you said, the condo was wonderful but the beach chair company was very disappointing to work with. We will do our best to find a better company to provide this service.
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Relaxing Beach home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 5 adults and 2 young children (stayed the last week in July) and this condo was the perfect place for our low-key, relaxing vacation. The condo is beautiful, immaculate, and spacious. It has all the little "extras" that make it feel just like home. One of my favorite things were the spectacular views...from the huge balcony, but also from the breakfast nook where you can see the beach, the bay, the bridge, and that whole side of the island...great place for meals or just relaxing. The pool is large and the workout center decent. The grounds are pretty and well maintained.

The only thing we weren't crazy about was having to go down early each morning to secure a front row spot on the beach. I think the beach chairs should be reserved in the same spot for the whole week. But thanks, Donna ,for including two sets of chairs in the condo price because it was great that we did not have to bother packing our own!

The beach is gorgeous and not overly crowded like it is in many other locations that we have vacationed. And the water was beautiful! There were also tons of shells along the beach for treasure hunting. And don't forget flashlights for crab "hunting" at night!!

This was our first time on Navarre and we wanted a very quiet, low-key, relaxing vacation and this is just what Navarre offered. No hustle and bustle, no traffic, no super crowded beaches. It was great. That being said, if you want nightlife or an abundance of restaurants to choose from, Navarre may not be the place. We drove to Fort Walton for a couple excursions and it is only an easy 25 minute scenic drive down the highway.

Donna and her family's condo is a beautiful, comfortable place to stay and we highly recommend it. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always our intention to provide a clean, comfortable condo that exceeds expectations and encourages relaxation. It's very satisfying to know our renters enjoy the condo as much as we do.
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The property was beautifully and thoughtfully appointed for guests and the views were spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful property especially the spacious and graciously appointed living areas and kitchen. The enormous balcony was also perfect for hanging out--whether it was coffee in the morning, escaping the heat in the afternoon or watching the sunset or a storm roll through in the evening! Awesome condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Very well appointed!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was so nice and had everything we needed. It was the most well appointed condo we have ever stayed in. Owner was very helpful with any question we had. The beds were so comfortable! The condo was so clean. Thanks for sharing your condo with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benton, AR

Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this condo. It was roomy, clean, and had comfortable furniture. We spent a lot of time on the large balcony where the view was spectacular. Actually there were views of the ocean or bay from every room. The weather was great and the ocean was beautiful during our stay, so we rarely went out. Donna was great to work with. The only issue we had was it was tricky getting the door unlocked. Since we had 4 children with us, it would have been great to have a key pad so they would have had easier access. I highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful vacation! I would love to have a key pad on our door for our renters to use, but at this time our association does not allow us to install them. I will bring it up at next years association meeting and see if they might reconsider.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Navarre Beach
Car: necessary

Over 15 miles of paved walking between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach. There is also a public boat launch .25 miles away. Boats and water craft cannot be stored on condo property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Charge Card Fee $85
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is no refund of payment if cancellation is 90 days or less before arrival. You will be emailed a contract and must sign, date and return the signature page before the reservation is confirmed. As a reminder, this unit allows a maximum of 8 people, no pets and no smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.