Updated for 2018 with new carpet and furniture, Beachview No.3 ("Stay and Play") offers a broad array of amenities to guests seeking an active, family-friendly, home-away-from-home experience. Eliminating the cost and hassle of renting sports gear, the owner has stored in the garage three Lifetime sit-on-top kayaks (one adult and two junior), a standup paddleboard, three skimboards, three high-end Montague bicycles, together with helmets, water bottles, life vests, beach chairs, toys, and umbrellas.
If the fish aren't biting for you, stop by the iconic Joe Patti's in Pensacola and bring back some freshly caught cobia, red snapper, grouper, or jumbo shrimp and fire up your personal Weber grill (both gas and charcoal) with all the accessories. And whether you own a Michelin-starred restaurant or your signature dish is PB&J, you'll appreciate the fully stocked pantry (yes, even saffron threads) and the largest collection of All-Clad (Thomas Keller line included) and Le Creuset cookware this side of Williams
Sonoma. Other top-shelf brands you'll find are John Boos, Waterford, Henckels, and Wusthof.
Outside, deck furniture is custom made to give an elevated, unobstructed, over-the-railing view – and what a view! Inside, stretch out on one of two Ekornes Stressless recliners or the Palliser home theater seating. And If you've ever a bad experience with a sofa bed, fear not, as the no-center-bar Italian mechanism with Serta mattress is surprisingly as comfortable as a real bed.
Not typical of rental properties, expanded high-definition channels with STARZ/ENCORE are available on the 55-inch (LG OLED) and the 46-inch TVs in the living area and master bedroom, respectively. All of the TVs, including the 32-inch ones in the two guest bedrooms, have associated DVD players, with a movie library of over 100 DVDs.
As Beachview No.3 is part of the 46-unit Beachview complex, tenants have use of the swimming pool and tennis court (with separate lines drawn for pickleball enthusiasts). If you're travelling with little ones, note that baby gates are stored in the garage.
The three-bedroom, three-bath "Stay and Play" condo definitely lives up to its moniker. Reserve early, as vacationers who have discovered Navarre Beach's hidden gem return here year after year. Consider the fall period for smaller crowds, better availability, and lower prices.