The Seahorse Retreat - The Seahorse Retreat
The Seahorse Retreat on the right; The Palm Breeze Beach House on the left. Each is on 1/2 acre. - The Seahorse Retreat
Entryway - The Seahorse Retreat
Welcome! - The Seahorse Retreat
Front porch - The Seahorse Retreat
Master bedroom suite on second floor - The Seahorse Retreat
Dining/living area upgraded with new furniture Feb 2020! - The Seahorse Retreat
Comfy leather sectional seats up to eight. - The Seahorse Retreat
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Dining table has seating for eight with chairs and bench. - The Seahorse Retreat
Table seats eight; breakfast bars seats five; outdoor table seats four. - The Seahorse Retreat
Gather the family and enjoy a meal together.  - The Seahorse Retreat
Gourmet kitchen. Crock pot, KitchenAid mixer, KitchenAid food processor, blender, 12-cup drip coffee maker. - The Seahorse Retreat
Kitchen has all you need to cook for a large group - The Seahorse Retreat
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First floor master bedroom with king bed - The Seahorse Retreat
Half bath near living area - The Seahorse Retreat
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First floor master bedroom bathroom has shower/tub. - The Seahorse Retreat
Second floor master offers private access to balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat
Second floor master bathroom has separate tub and shower. - The Seahorse Retreat
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Second floor balcony - accessed through king bedroom and queen bedroom - The Seahorse Retreat
Seahorse queen bedroom with access to balcony - The Seahorse Retreat
Seahorse queen bedroom - views, views, views! - The Seahorse Retreat
One of three full baths on second floor. - The Seahorse Retreat
Kids room has twin over twin and twin over double bunk beds. - The Seahorse Retreat
Full bath at spiral staircase (shower/tub combo) - The Seahorse Retreat
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Spiral staircase leads up to cupola - The Seahorse Retreat
Teens love the third floor space with access to stunning balcony! - The Seahorse Retreat
Private balcony off cupola boasts best views in the house! - The Seahorse Retreat
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Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat
Comfortable furniture off on balcony off living area. - The Seahorse Retreat
Train table with trains for the kids! - The Seahorse Retreat
Foosball - The Seahorse Retreat
Ping pong table is adjacent to game room. - The Seahorse Retreat
Full bath (shower only) on ground floor. - The Seahorse Retreat
Ground floor queen room - The Seahorse Retreat
Relax with a good book on the hammock near pool - The Seahorse Retreat
Our dock and beach. Brand new dock built in 2021. - The Seahorse Retreat
The Seahorse Retreat on left; the Palm Breeze Beach House on right. - The Seahorse Retreat
View from second floor balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat
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Corn hole set for family fun! - The Seahorse Retreat
Two kayaks for your use - a single and a double. Several life jackets are also provided. - The Seahorse Retreat
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Spa at night. Depending on your mood, you can turn on what color you want. - The Seahorse Retreat
Beautiful blues... - The Seahorse Retreat
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Plenty of room on the yard to play games - The Seahorse Retreat
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Sunrises are always beautiful here. - The Seahorse Retreat
Dock has bench at end where you can sit and watch the wildlife - The Seahorse Retreat
The Seahorse Retreat
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A beautiful sunrise or sunset is a standard feature of our property! - The Seahorse Retreat
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Sunset - The Seahorse Retreat
From our second and third floors you can see Santa Rosa Island (undeveloped) and the Gulf of Mexico. - The Seahorse Retreat
Seahorse Retreat on left; Palm Breeze Beach House on right. - The Seahorse Retreat
Relax on the dock.... - The Seahorse Retreat
Space for your boat. - The Seahorse Retreat
New dock with thru-flow decking. - The Seahorse Retreat
Exquisite Home on Sound with infinity-edge pool, spa, beach, dock, yard!
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The Seahorse Retreat is a lovely villa in a tropical setting that is perfect for family reunions or get-togethers with friends. The signature landscape features a palm court, infinity edge swimming pool, large in-ground spa, and beautiful flowering plants that overlooks a private beach, dock, and the Santa Rosa Sound.

While the spa is for use of guests in this home, the other amenities (pool/dock/beach) are shared with the Palm Breeze Beach House - a similar home we manage that can also be rented together or separately (see listing # 2812). Each 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.

We were thrilled to be selected as the best Bayside home in 2018 and best waterfront rental in 2019 by Florida Rentals By Owner Website.

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.

-- 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 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 18x40 infinity-edge pool overlooking Sound (pool is not heated). There is no other pool like this on Navarre Beach! Let your stress melt away in our spa (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 masters 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 5 (two hanging twin beds, one twin mattress) has full bath at bottom of staircase

- Terrace-level room with queen bed, private bath, access to ground-level patio and hammocks

Other amenities we offer:

- 5 1/2 gorgeous baths with upscale vanities and tile treatments

- Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and lovely granite

- Additional refrigerator on ground level if needed

- Flat screen TVs

- Wireless Internet

- Pack and play; booster seat; Exersaucer

- Game area with foosball table, ping pong table, board games, puzzles, books, and train table (including trains!) for the little guys (and girls!)

- Corn hole set

- Gas grill and charcoal grills

- Well-stocked kitchen with extras (waffle maker, slow cooker, heavy-duty KitchenAid mixer, food processor)

- Ceiling fans throughout

- Hammock

- Tandem Fishing Kayak, single kayak, and life vests

- Pool floaties, sand toys (nets, pails, scoopers, sifters, etc) and beach chairs. Bring or buy your own fishing rods

- 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. This home and the one next to it, which sleeps 16, may be available for rental together and are enclosed by a fence for privacy. Both share pool, spa, beach, and dock. Please see listing number 2812 on Houfy for more details.

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 and easily accessible on an Ipad in the home. Here you'll find suggestions of places to visit/tour, restaurants we recommend, and local tips.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
3 single beds
Accessed by a spiral staircase, this 12x17 room has two hanging twin beds, 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).


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Hot Tub
Cable TV
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

Shared spaces

Shared Pool
Shared Hottub
Pool is shared with The Palm Breeze Beach House next door that we also rent

Reviews (86)

Excellent based on 86 Reviews




Child friendly
Pack and play and booster seat. Many books, puzzles, train table, pool toys, sand toys.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
Five-six parking spaces
Not Wheelchair Accessible

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.


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We are a family of five, and we have been sharing our homes with guests since 2003. We manage four properties - three in the Florida Panhandle and one in Folly Beach (our favorite).
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Policies and Rules

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
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
We rent to 25 and older only; no student groups.
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 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 the Agreement between ninety (90) and thirty days (30) prior to the commencement date of the Rental Term, OWNER will refund TENANT’s pre-paid rental fee, minus fifty percent (50%). If TENANT cancels the agreement ninety (90) or more days prior to Rental Term, OWNER will refund TENANT’s entire prepaid fee. Any credit card fees incurred as a result of rent payment would be subtracted from amount to be refunded.
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No pets; No smoking (except in front of home); no parties. Only guests listed on rental agreement have access to home and amenities.
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The Seahorse Retreat is a Vacation Home located in Navarre, FL, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 16 guests
The Seahorse Retreat has 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2018

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