The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre

Gorgeous brand new pool and spa features: spa spillover, tanning deck with bubbler, bench seat, LED lights. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Your playground: Pool, spa, beach, dock, yard, kayaks, paddleboards - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
A re-envisioned landscape will make you feel like you're in a tropical paradise. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Enjoy a cool drink poolside. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Pool and spa are nicely lit for evening swims. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Bring lots of suntan lotion. It's hard to leave the beach, dock, yard, pool & view! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Spread out on the beach - let the kids build sand castles. Fish off the dock. Room to tie up a boat/jet ski. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
New dock with thru-flow decking. Two Adirondack chairs at the end. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Explore the calm waters of the Sound with provided kayaks & paddle boards. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Even rainy days are fun in our updated game room with a new Multicade Arcade, Golden Tee, wall Scrabble, and bar area.  - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Comfortable seating options about on all balconies and patios. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The covered patio with dining off the living room is a respite from the sun. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Spacious living/dining area with 55-inch Smart TV is terrific for large groups. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Dining table has seating for 8-10 with chairs and bench. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Comfy leather sectional seats up to eight. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
New tea & coffee bar w/ drip maker, Keurig, French Press, grinder; all you need. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Kitchen has all you need to cook for a large group. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
New stove and dishwasher (2023); refrigerator (2022). There is a second fridge in one of garages. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Set up your own chacuterie board from the new Publix grocery store 1.25 mi away. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Bar seating and pass through from the kitchen to living room. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
First floor king room with views of Sound and access to balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Desk in first floor king bedroom in case you need to check in with the office. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
First floor king bedroom bathroom has shower/tub. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Luxurious second floor king room offers private access to balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Relax in your romantic oasis - second floor king bedroom with balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Second floor master bathroom has separate tub and shower. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Seahorse queen bedroom has access to balcony and beautiful views! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Queen room has access to second floor balcony. Full bath located next to room. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Second floor balcony - accessed through king bedroom and queen bedroom - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
One of three full baths on second floor. This one is between queen room and bunk room. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Colorful and comfortable - kids will love to hang out here. Twin over twin and twin over double bunk - sleeps 5. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Full bath at spiral staircase (shower/tub combo) - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
We call this one Tim's bath, since it was originally part of  a large walk-in closet. It serves guests from the third floor. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Spiral staircase leads up to third floor. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Teens love the third floor space with access to stunning balcony! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Third floor bedroom; TV is for gaming or watching movies. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Balcony off third floor bedroom has the best views in the house! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Colorful ground floor queen room has TV across from bed (not shown here). - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Full bath (shower only) on ground floor. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Game Room with lots of options for entertainment. Ping pong table and foosball table are in the garage game area. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Little guys and gals will enjoy the train table with trains and Connect 4. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Bar area - play wall Scrabble or just hang out. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Ping pong aficionados can challenge each other in game area garage. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Foosball - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Game room with lights. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Corn hole set for family fun! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Easy access to paddle boards and kayaks. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Sun sparkling on the water of the Santa Rosa Sound. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
From our second and third floors you can see Santa Rosa Island (undeveloped) and the Gulf of Mexico. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Sunrises are beautiful, especially from our dock, which has 2 Adirondack chairs. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Space for your boat. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat on the Santa Rosa Sound is a grand home that sleeps up to 16 guests in 6 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Enjoy a snack on the balcony in the shade.  - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Gas or charcoal? You decide.  Have a cookout just steps from the pool. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Backyard area of The Seahorse Retreat. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
There are multiple spaces where you can sit or lounge and enjoy the pool, patio, beach, dock. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The saltwater pool feels great on your skin and the live Oak provides PM shade.  - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Plenty of space to lounge and sit around the pool and spa area. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Stunning views of the sunset over the Sound. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre

The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre

Waterfront Villa with New Exclusive Pool & Spa, Beach, Dock and Game Room!
16 Guests · 6 Bedrooms · 5.5 Bathrooms · Vacation Home · Entire place · 3300 Sqft
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We would love to host you at The Seahorse Retreat, a spectacular waterfront villa that promises to transform your family vacation into an unforgettable experience.

We have just opened up our 2024 calendar after adding additional amenities (private heated pool/spa with loungers, bubbler, lights; game room; coffee bar; paddle boards) to this home!

The Seahorse Retreat sleeps up to 16 total guests (including babies/children) and has stunning views of the Santa Rosa Sound. We are 5 miles east of Navarre Beach, and conveniently located between Destin and Pensacola but without the crowds. The space is perfect for family reunions or get-togethers with friends.

What we offer:

- Brand-new private heated 15x30 ft gunite pool with incredible views of the bay (pool heat available Sept-April, $50/day)
- Spill-over spa/hot tub attached to pool
- White-sand beach to build sand-castles or just relax in the clear waters of The Sound
- Private dock with seating. Bring your boat or jet skis. Fish off the dock.
- ½ acre level yard for games such as Corn Hole (included)
- Two stand-up paddle boards and two kayaks (one tandem and one single) with life jackets
- New game room on ground floor with easy access to pool area features Golden Tee, Multicade Arcade, ping pong table, foosball table, Connect 4, train table, bar area
- Gorgeous landscaping with palm trees, flowers and outdoor lighting

The home is on 1/2 acre and enclosed by a fence for privacy.

You'll have multiple porches outfitted with comfortable furniture to relax and marvel at the brilliant sunrises and sunsets. Most every room has incredible views of the water with access to a porch.

Other amenities we offer:

- 6 spacious bedrooms
- 5 1/2 gorgeous baths with upscale vanities and tile treatments
- Well-stocked kitchen with with everything you need to cook, including (slow cooker, heavy-duty KitchenAid mixer, food processor
- Coffee bar with 12-cup drip maker, Keurig, French Press, kettle, coffee grinder, teas - to get your day started!
- Additional refrigerator on ground level if needed
- Four flat screen TVs in each king and queen bedroom and a 55-inch Smart HD TV in living area
- High-speed wireless Internet
- Pack and play; booster seat
- Gas grill and charcoal grill
- Ceiling fans throughout
- Tree swing that seats up to three people
- Many, many pool toys and floaties
- Many, many sand toys (nets, pails, shovels, etc)
- 1000 sq. feet of porches and balconies with prime water views
- Ample parking for 4-5 cars


We are an easy, quick drive to the Gulf Beaches (Navarre Beach). We have the best of both worlds, and here's why:

-- Private white-sand beach that is perfect for kids and adults because the Sound is shallow and clear.
- You'll love the marine life you'll encounter. On any given day, you may be treated to a pod of dolphins swimming by; small fish and big fish that swim under the dock; pelicans that swoop for fish; cranes that walk the beach....
-- The water on the Sound is lovely - clear and warm (in season). You will get waves on windy days, but most of the time it is calm, so...
-- NO SARGASSUM! - we are 15-20 miles from the entrance to the Gulf and our beaches do not get the seaweed that can show up on Gulf beaches.
-- No red flag days! The emerald water of the Gulf that you see in brochures is for real - on calm days, but if you come during a week of rough surf, you'll be stuck sitting on the sand. At our beach: No rip-tides, drop-offs, rough surf, or jellyfish. Kids can build sandcastles, look for little fish, or crab and fish from our dock. Explore the Sound on a one-person or two-person kayak. You can also bring a boat or jet-skis. And...the Sound is a perfect place to try stand-up paddle boarding.
-- Yet ... easy access to Gulf for an afternoon of wave action, deep-sea fishing, biking on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, or other Gulf-based activities. Groceries and restaurants are nearby. So are Destin and Fort Walton Beach.

ROOM DETAILS: Our 3,300-sq.ft. home sleeps 16:
- Two spacious main bedrooms with king beds and private baths
- Seahorse room with queen bed and shared hall bath
- Kids room (sleeps 5 - one twin over twin and one twin over double bunk) and shared hall bath
- Third floor cupola (via spiral staircase) sleeps 3 (two hanging twin beds, one twin mattress) has full bath at bottom of staircase
- Terrace-level room with queen bed, private bath, game room, and access to ground-level patio

But while we know this is a special place, don't take our word for it. See our online guestbook to see what vacationers have to say. To find out if this home is available for the dates you desire, see link for calendar: We update it daily.

When you rent our homes, we provide lots of insider info through our online guestbook, provided as a link prior to check-in. Here you'll find suggestions of places to visit/tour, restaurants we recommend, and local tips.

Please note that we rent to 25 and older only; no student groups; no third party bookings; no events. A signed rental agreement and a copy of the booker's license is required.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking is easy; we use Square on this platform for MC/Visa/Discover. We do not charge a processing fee, but note that if you book and then decide to cancel, the processing fee will be deducted from the amount. Square and most other processors now no longer refund those fees. Alternately, you can email us to pay via check; there will be a slight discount, and if you cancel (within cancel time), you will receive the amount you paid by check.

Sleeping Configuration

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Ground Floor Queen Room
1 queen bed
This bedroom on ground floor has a full bath (step-in shower) across the hall. Since it is the ground floor, it will be the coolest room during the summer. There is a flat-screen TV on the wall across from the bed.
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First Floor Master Suite
1 king bed
Spacious master on main floor with windows on two sides, beautiful views, and access to outside balcony. Full bath with shower/tub and two sinks. Laundry in hallway. There is a flat-screen TV in the hutch across from the bed.
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Second Floor King Suite
1 king bed
Largest bedroom in the home - spacious and elegant with canopy bed. Magnificent views; access to second floor balcony with comfortable seating. En suite bathroom has both a tub and shower. There is a flat-screen TV in the hutch across from the bed.
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Second Floor Seahorse Room (Queen)
1 queen bed
Decorated in greens and blues, you'll see our seahorse theme reflected in the furnishings. Also has sweeping views of Santa Rosa Sound and door to second floor balcony where you can sit comfortably and enjoy quiet time. A full bath (shower/tub combo) is accessed through the hallway. There is a flat-screen TV on the dresser across from the bed.
Kids Room
Kids Room
2 bunk beds
This room sleeps up to five (twin over twin; twin over double bed). Great for the kiddos.
Third Floor Cupola
Third Floor Cupola
3 single beds
Accessed by a spiral staircase, this 12x17 room has two hanging twin beds and an additional twin mattress. There is also a sofa for seating. A sliding door opens to the balcony and the views are the best in the house! (There is a large bathroom - shower/tub combo - located at the foot of the spiral staircase). There is a flat-screen TV only for gaming or movies.

What this place offers

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Nearby activities

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Suitability

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Child friendly
Pack and play and booster seat. Many books, puzzles, train table, pool toys, sand toys.
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Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
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No events allowed
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No smoking allowed
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Parking Included
Four-five parking spaces

Meet The Host

We are a family of five, and we have been sharing our homes with guests since 2003. We currently own and manage two properties - one in the Florida Panhandle (Navarre) and one in Cashiers, NC.
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Scenic views

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Direct waterfront access is the backdrop to sunrise and sunset photos and star gazing experiences.
Bring lots of suntan lotion. It's hard to leave the beach, dock, yard, pool & view!
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Bring lots of suntan lotion. It's hard to leave the beach, dock, yard, pool & view!
The covered patio with dining off the living room is a respite from the sun.
Water view
The covered patio with dining off the living room is a respite from the sun.
Queen room has access to second floor balcony. Full bath located next to room.
Water view
Queen room has access to second floor balcony. Full bath located next to room.
From our second and third floors you can see Santa Rosa Island (undeveloped) and the Gulf of Mexico.
Water view
From our second and third floors you can see Santa Rosa Island (undeveloped) and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Location

We are located west of Destin (17 mi.) and Ft Walton Beach (10 mi.), east of Navarre Beach (5 mi.).
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Getting around

You will need a car to get around. We are about 40 minutes from the Pensacola Airport and 30-35 minutes from the Destin Airport.

Directions

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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 4PM - Flexible
We rent Saturday to Saturday from March through October, so check-in and check-out times are firm in order to give our cleaners time to make sure the home is in great shape. During other times of the year, if we have no one checking out on the same day, we can offer a slightly earlier check-in time.
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Check Out: 10AM
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No pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
We rent to 25 and older only; no student groups.
Maximum occupancy: 16
We can accommodate 16 total guests, including babies and children.
House Rules
We are unable to accommodate weddings or events of any kind. Guests must be 25 and older to rent; no student groups. Rental agreements will be emailed upon booking and must be signed/initialed and guests listed. Only guests listed on rental agreement allowed access to property and amenities. No parties or pets. No smoking in home or around pool. Smoking only allowed in front driveway area.
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Payment Policy
We accept Zelle, personal checks with a discount, as well as MC/Visa/Discover.
Refundable Damage Deposit
$800 refundable damage/security deposit to be returned when our cleaners assess all is in order/no damage.
Cancellation Policy
In the event it is necessary to cancel this Agreement before sixty (60) days prior to the commencement date of the Rental Term, OWNER will provide a full refund to TENANT. If home is booked directly with Owners through payment of a credit card, 4% credit card fees will be deducted from the refund amount. If TENANT cancels this agreement between sixty (60) and thirty (30) days prior to Rental Term, OWNER will refund TENANT fifty (50) percent of total rental amount before cleaning fees and taxes. If TENANT cancels this Agreement under thirty (30) days of rental term, Owner will make every effort to re-rent the same dates, and will refund TENANT the amount of the new booking, minus a $200 administrative fee. If dates do not rebook, no refund will be given
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Notes
No pets; No smoking (except in front of home); no parties. Only guests listed on rental agreement have access to home and amenities.