The Seahorse Retreat - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Seahorse Retreat on right. A fence will soon divide the homes for privacy. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Seahorse Retreat (left) will have a new pool. A fence will divide the homes. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Rendering of pool and spa being built. Pool is 15x30 and will have option to have it heated Oct-April. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Relax on the dock.... - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
New dock with thru-flow decking. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Entryway - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Welcome! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Front porch - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Master bedroom suite on second floor - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Dining/living area upgraded with new furniture Feb 2020! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Comfy leather sectional seats up to eight. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Dining table has seating for eight with chairs and bench. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Table seats eight; breakfast bars seats five; outdoor table seats four. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Gather the family and enjoy a meal together.  - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Gourmet kitchen. Crock pot, KitchenAid mixer, KitchenAid food processor, blender, 12-cup drip coffee maker. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Kitchen has all you need to cook for a large group - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
First floor master bedroom with king bed - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Half bath near living area - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
First floor master bedroom bathroom has shower/tub. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Second floor master offers private access to balcony. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Second floor master bathroom has separate tub and shower. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Second floor balcony - accessed through king bedroom and queen bedroom - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Seahorse queen bedroom has access to balcony and beautiful views! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
One of three full baths on second floor. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Kids room has twin over twin and twin over double bunk beds. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Full bath at spiral staircase (shower/tub combo) - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Spiral staircase leads up to cupola - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Teens love the third floor space with access to stunning balcony! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Private balcony off cupola boasts best views in the house! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Comfortable furniture off on balcony off living area. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
View from balcony. Lots of space in the yard to play games. Pool and new spa is currently being built behind stairs. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Train table with trains for the kids! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Foosball - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Ping pong table is adjacent to game room. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Full bath (shower only) on ground floor. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Ground floor queen room - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Our dock and beach. Brand new dock built in 2021. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Seahorse Retreat on left. A fence will soon divide the homes for privacy and a private heated pool is being built. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Corn hole set for family fun! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Two kayaks for your use - a single and a double. Several life jackets are also provided. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
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
Space for your boat. - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Sunrise on our dock - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Relax on the tree swing and take in the views and sea breezes! - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Gorgeous lighting - The Seahorse Retreat - Navarre
Exquisite Home on Sound with Private Heated Pool, Spa, Beach, Dock, Yard!
16 Guests · 6 Bedrooms · 5.5 Bathrooms · Vacation Home · 3300 Sqft
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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.

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).

What this place offers

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IconLinens Provided
IconFull Kitchen
IconHot Tub
IconGas Grill
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconSecurity Cameras
IconCable TV
IconSmoke Detector

Shared spaces

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

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Nearby activities

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IconFishing Charters
IconMiniature Golf


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
No events allowed
No smoking allowed
Parking Included
Five-six parking spaces

Meet The Host

We are a family of five, and we have been sharing our homes with guests since 2003. We manage three properties - two in the Florida Panhandle and one in Cashiers, NC.
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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.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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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 pets
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
We rent to 25 and older only; no student groups.
Maximum occupancy: 16
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 - Navarre 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 - Navarre has 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jul 2018

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