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Golf Cart, Bicycles, Ping Pong, and more

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

*****PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING 'SUMMER PRIME' TIME THE RENTAL GOES FROM SUNDAY TO SUNDAY.********

More Details

Owner
Ashley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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.

Amenities

Navarre Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Communicate with us! This vacation platform does not allow flexibility; when we are flexible and reasonable ourselves. Communication with us is key.
  • Cancellation policy: 60+ days is 80% refund However, you may reschedule anytime up to 12 months from original date with seasonal rate changes applied.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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Golf Cart, Bicycles, Ping Pong, and more
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
5

2 THUMBS UP!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I loved our vacation at Rays of Sunshine!! From the first to the last email with Ashley, the service was great. The golf cart was out of commission, but Ashley emailed me before we got there to tell me she had a rental one for us. We were very appreciative of that. The house is equipped with a lot more than is listed in the description. The ping pong table was a blast. Plenty of beach towels, toys & chairs. The bikes are in great condition. We got the optional package with kayaks & crab traps & are glad we did. The patio underneath the house has plenty of seating, lots of room & always has a nice breeze. Most rooms in the house have a great water view. Two evenings from the front porch we watched dolphins playing in the sound. From the deck facing the gulf we listened to the waves. There is a beach crossover not far from the house, or you can walk across the road & over a dune & the gulf is right there. The kitchen is very well stocked & the bathrooms have plenty of towels. It's like staying in your own home. It's comfortable & homey. My family & I highly recommend Rays of Sunshine!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house you can see the ocean from the back porch and its just a short 200yd walk to the beach. We will be staying here again in the future! .. Only thing that needs to be addressed is the golf cart needs new batteries they only last about 5 mins and then there dead.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so well equipped. Everything you will need is available. Ray and Ashley were so helpful in every step to our vacation. Plenty of room and very clean and organized. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Cancellation policy: 80% refunded if cancelled 60+ days before check-in.

Prior authorization required for gatherings over 12 people and may be subject to additional fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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