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Beachfront - Dawson House - Cleanest house on the beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

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,

More Details

Hank Dawson
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Hank Dawson

The Bob Dawsons have always been 'beach people'. In the early days we traveled from Nashville to South Carolina but 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.

Hank Dawson purchased this house in 1976

Why Hank Dawson chose Navarre

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Dawsons for sharing your beautiful home - What a perfect place it is to hear the wonderful sound of the Gulf and sit on the covered deck and escape the rest of the world for awhile. The large living area was so nice to have our extended family gather in the evenings for dinner and puzzling - a new rocord for completing the 1000 piece Hometown puzzle - 23 hours- 4 adults' endeavor! This has been the best place ever in our many visits to Navarre Beach. Thank you!
May 2005
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Navarre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bath with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bath with shower just outside bedroom door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bath with shower, walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Shared bath with tub/shower, walk in closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 double , In living room
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 Queen size and 1 full size
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beachfront - Dawson House - Cleanest house on the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Lebanon, TN

Very nice home for the family & fantastic beach!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of added extras were stocked in the house that other homes don't have.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review. The Dawson House was used as a private residence for many years and when we decided to open it for rental, everything was left as it was. That's why the kitchen has so many gadgets and cooking equipment. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Great vacation! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! We loved the open floor plan and the view!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Please visit the Dawson House again. Hank Dawson
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Great house for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome views of gulf. Large backyard sand area for volleyball. House was very clean and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach Ca.

Very clean property. Very nice area. Lots of amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect rental house right on the beach. It has lots of extras. Owner has thought of everything you might need. It has everything you will need for a great and fun filled trip. Location is perfect. Secluded yet close enough to the fun. We had a great time and plan to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we try to anticipate the wants and needs of our guests. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Dawson house recently and it was great!!! This is, hands down the CLEANEST rental beach house we have ever stayed at. The location was wonderful, only steps from the beach. I HIGHLY recommend staying here. We will definately book this property again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dawson house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dawson house may 10 to 17th for our grand daughters wedding The house was immaculent, well maintained and had a beautiful view of the ocean

The owner was great to work with and very considerate of our schedule. The house had absolutely everything needed and beach supplies. The outdoor shower was a wonderful bonus The set up of great room and bedrooms is perfect for a large family or couples. Thanks for a wonderful week and we certainly will come again We now know y they call it the emerald coast perfect green water and white sand

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Both Pensacola and Ft Walton Beach Airports
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Juana's Pagodas, Beach House Bar & Broussard's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Hidden Creek Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Sailors Grill, Beach House Grill & Broussard's
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Dawson House is not to be used as headquarters for groups staying in multiple locations. Actions contrary to this will result in the loss of damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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