Exquisite Home on Sound with Private Heated Pool, Spa, Beach, Dock, Yard!
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If you're looking for a special place to make memories with your family or friends, you will find it at The Seahorse Retreat.
New private heated pool with spa and built-in loungers is being built and will be ready by February!
This beautiful home on the bay is a lovely villa in a tropical setting that is perfect for family reunions or get-togethers with friends. You'll have your own private heated pool (pool heat $50/day and is heated Oct-April) that features stunning views of The Santa Rosa Sound. In addition, we have a large yard for games, a white-sand beach for sunning or building sand castles, a dock for fishing or relaxing, and gorgeous landscaping with palm trees and flowers. The water on the Sound is lovely - clear and warm! Our guests are loving that they can swim in such clear water!
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.
A Home with Style...: As beautiful the home is on the outside, on the inside every room has been designed in an eclectic West Indies decor that will have you wondering if you've landed on the doorstep of Hemingway's home. The naturalist feel is intentional to connect our guests with the local wildlife and eco-tourist offerings in the area including kayaking, fishing, bird watching, beach combing, biking, or boating. And the seahorses? You'll find them inconspicuously in the decor throughout the house.
We are located on the Santa Rosa Sound 4.5 miles east of Navarre Beach - an easy, quick drive to the Gulf Beaches. 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.
-- 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.
-- Gorgeous brand new 15x30 gunite pool and spa overlooking the Sound. Let your stress melt away (hint: it's especially relaxing under a sky full of stars!)
-- Beautiful yard with palm trees, flowering bushes, and green grass. Plenty of room to play, explore, or run around.
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, and access to ground-level patio
Other amenities we offer:
- 5 1/2 gorgeous baths with upscale vanities and tile treatments
- Well-stocked kitchen with with everything you need to cook, including (waffle maker, slow cooker, heavy-duty KitchenAid mixer, food processor
- Additional refrigerator on ground level if needed
- Flat screen TVs, including 55-inch Smart HD TV in living area
- High-speed wireless Internet
- Pack and play; booster seat
- Game area with ping pong table, foosball table, corn hole, board games, puzzles, books, and train table (including trains!) for the little guys (and girls!)
- Gas grill and charcoal grill
- Ceiling fans throughout
- Tree swing that seats up to three people
- Tandem Kayak, single kayak, and life vests
- Dock with seating at end and space to tie up a boat or jet ski
- 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're sure you'll agree after viewing the property photos that the home is an ideal spot for a family retreat.
(For a completely different change of pace, please check out our new property in the North Carolina mountains with stunning views (Listing
2831731). It is on 10 acres, sleeps up to 7 and is just outside Cashiers and Highlands.)
We were thrilled to have been selected by Florida Rental By Owners as the best waterfront home in 2019 and the best luxury bay front home in the Navarre Area in 2018.
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.
If you are interested in booking our home, The Seahorse Retreat, for your vacation, please tell us a little about yourself, your rental party, and the reason for your visit.
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.
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What this place offers
Iron & Board
High Speed Internet
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Pack and play and booster seat. Many books, puzzles, train table, pool toys, sand toys.
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Five-six parking spaces
Over 18 years of age
0-17 years of age
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