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Golf Cart, Bicycles, Ping Pong, and more

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3br/2ba Water View From Every Room In The Home

“Rays of Sunshine” is a beautiful home that offers a spectacular water view from every room. Residing on a barrier island of sugar white sands is 'Florida's Best Kept Secret' and your perfect destination. You are just a minutes’ walk to the Gulf of Mexico and a 3 minute walk to the Santa Rosa Sound. We are sure you will LOVE staying in our home with its unique bonuses and will be back for years to come.

Upon arrival you are welcomed by an inviting spacious covered front porch that spans the entire length of the home and is furnished with rocking chairs and a wicker set all perfect for morning coffee, reading a book, or just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful water view and summer sunsets.

Comfortable and beautifully decorated, this 3br/2ba family vacation home offers a large living space that includes a dining room, kitchen with a large bar, and an area with a game table perfect for card playing, board games or another dining option. The open family room has two queen size sleeper sofa’s, one non-sleeper sofa and a cozy gas fireplace.

Our home sleeps up to 10 (or 12 with blow up mattress), the master bedroom has a king size bed, glass doors to the large back deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and a beautiful en suite bath with double sinks, huge walk in shower and a separate jetted tub. The second bedroom includes a queen size bed and has glass doors to an uncovered portion of the large back deck, perfect for sunning. The third bedroom offers two twin beds and space for our queen size blow up mattress (if needed). All bedrooms have tv’s and cable.

There are unexpected bonuses that set this vacation home apart from others:

*A golf cart is included for leisure trips around the island roads.

*An enormous ground level covered area that features two dining tables, gas grill, large swing for a nap in the shade, and an outdoor shower for washing off the sand after a fun day at the beach. This area is also functional for entertaining large groups with abundant lighting for evening gatherings.

*The ping pong table in the garage can easily be pulled out onto the covered area for hours of fun outside of the sun.

*We provide several beach chairs, beach towels, and beach toys so you don't have to pack those.

*We offer an optional (additional cost) Outdoorsman Package that includes two kayaks with accessories WELL BELOW the rental cost at the beach along with two crab traps for trapping blue crab. You will enjoy the convenience of this right at our home for your entire stay! For more information and pricing, please inquire.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Ashley

Two sisters work seamlessly to provide our guests with a perfect vacation in our family home.

Ashley purchased this house in 2013

Why Ashley chose Florida Main North West

We poured our love and effort into creating something for all families to enjoy and make wonderful memories, because life is so short.

What makes this house unique

Locally owned and operated. Great communication.


Navarre Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two queen size sleeper sofas. We provide a queen size mattress that will fit between the twin beds, if needed.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Golf Cart, Bicycles, Ping Pong, and more
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews

Rays of Sunshine review

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at the beach house. My wife and I really enjoy the layout of the house with the beautiful views out the windows. Even when we were rained in due to tropical storm Cindy I couldn't think of a better place to be. Front porch and back porch is very relaxing. I usually don't sleep through the whole night but at this house I had no problem sleeping till sunrise! Up again for an early morning bike ride or walk to the bridge. It was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is so beautiful, spacious, comfortable and clean. The extras (the ping pong table, many games, golf cart & bicycle rides, outside grill, well stocked kitchen & pantry, plenty of towels & beach towels, beach toys, chairs & ice chest, almost anything you need) were there & much appreciated. A beautiful unobstructed view of the bay from the front balcony.. A minute walk to a peaceful, quiet, walk along the bay or beach. Good quality time with family. We felt so much at home there. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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well appointed, beautifully decorated home away from home

  • 2 of 5

I would rate this house 4 stars. Navarre is a great family beach. This house has everything you need for a great stay. Met the owner and he was great. Very friendly and sincere in his desire to share his home and make your stay pleasant. Great AC. Adequate parking, but steep dropoff on one side. Only 1 key and no keypad access. Refrigerator is side by side, so had to pull forward to fully access the inside for large items. Inside steps were steep and outside steps needed cleaning. Lights in underneath picnic area were only partially working.

I would rate the representative 0 or 1 star. She was very snippy and difficult to deal with. She imposed lots of common sense "rules" that were "strictly" enforced and delivered in a short and insulting way. Didn't need to be delivered at all, as I has no intention of misusing or harming the house. As an example, I checked immediately before my arrival to see if there were renters immediately after my stay. Finding none, I asked for a later checkout (1 hour), but she would not accommodate and was insulting in her response. I wish she could have been a little nicer, as I might have felt more sympathy when the mice (plural) and insects invaded. These things happen, and they promptly sent an exterminator, who was thorough and friendly. I am sure they are gone, now, but did not receive an apology from the representative and the "signs" should have been discovered during regular cleanup and maintenance. I received several "warning" reminders, each with a threat regarding my security deposit, prior to my arrival. I did receive my full security deposit (which frankly was surprising after her attitude), but there was no reason to not give it back. I had washed and folded all the linens and of course no damage was done, so only a cursory cleaning should have been required from our stay. Hopefully, a full cleanup from the mice was performed. I would stay there again, but if I owned the property, I would find a new representative or counsel the current one to be a little nicer. Maybe have a starting point of the customer is SOMETIMES right and customers might not be coming to the beach just to make your life difficult.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We rely on our guests to inform us of any improvements we can make for our future guests. We are happy to hear that you loved our home, enjoyed your stay, had a wonderful wedding, and will return. Thank you for your compliment of Dad (the owner). We think he is a pretty cool guy too. :) We are in the process of getting a new keypad for the front door. The strands of lights that partially worked were put up for a previous wedding and we decided to let them stay. However, since they are not working properly now, we will remove them. Regarding your comments about the representative (me), I am very grateful that all of our communication is in writing. I as able to go back and review all messages and allow feedback from Dad. Unfortunately, we were unable to see where you thought I was snippy. I sincerely apologize you felt that way. I wish you would have mentioned your feelings in any of our communication or to my Dad when he was there. Our standard welcome letter may read as 'strict'. Our intent is to inform guests (who may have not read through the rental agreement) of our policies. We never want to end a stay with keeping any of a guest's damage deposit, so we do all we can to avoid it. We will review the letter with fresh eyes. We were mortified about the beach mouse. Obviously we take that seriously since we had an exterminator there ASAP. I am sorry you had to deal with that and are grateful for your level of understanding. We informed the next guest of your sighting and are pleased to report no sightings or evidence of a beach mouse or mice since. At no point did you make my life difficult. I was happy to accommodate all of your requests that were in my control, including the early (an unprecedented 4 hour early) check in. I could not accommodate your late check out and explained it was because of the tight cleaning schedule on Mother's Day. I am confused by your negative review when in your own words, "I would stay there again." I look forward to your next reservation request and will be happy to apply our 'returning guest' discount.
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Fantastic family beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding on the public beach and our reception at this house. It was perfect!

My only request would be to have checkout time a little later like 12n-1p. That way we would've had time to clean up and go for one last stroll on the beach. :) It was so hard to leave such a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Rays of Sunshine. The location is great - quick walk across the road to the beach. Loved the decor, comfortable beds, and plenty of room for all eight of us. There were plenty of towels, beach toys, bikes, and beach chairs. The golf cart was fun for the kids. First time for us to the panhandle. So glad we selected Navarre Beach and Rays of Sunshine. Such a family friendly and quiet (except for the Friday night before we left when neighbor had a party that was a bit loud - nothing crazy just a bit loud for kids' bedtime) environment. Highly recommended. Next trip to the panhandle will most surely be a repeat of this trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Would definently recommend this beach house. Nice and quite, loved the golf cart and beach toys that were available. Also had bikes and ping pong and plenty of board games. The beds were very comfortable and the house was supplied with plenty of beach towels. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35.3 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Beach
Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach was recently featured in Southern Living Magazine as a family friendly paradise. We are spoiled to our 'private little world'. Navarre Beach is located between Pensacola Beach and Destin and is the perfect place to stay in one spot and get away from it all, or enjoy outdoor activities such as a Zoo, Gulfarium, golf, deep sea fishing, sea turtle conservation, butterfly house, bike trails, rivers, canoeing, Naval Museum, historical military sites, and the list goes on.


Rates & Availability

Navarre Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jul 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 14 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.


Contact owner for availability of reservations and rates shorter than 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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