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Voted 2018 Best Luxury Bayfront Home by FLArbo! 5-star rating out of 51 reviews. Exquisite Home on Sound with infinity-edge pool, spa, beach, dock.
3300 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Elizabeth
16 Guests . 6 Bedrooms . 5.5 Bathrooms

Overview

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.

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 new appliances and lovely granite

- Additional refrigerator on ground level if needed

- Flat screen TVs

- Extensive DVD library

- 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!)

- Gas grill

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

- Ceiling fans throughout

- Hammock

- Tandem Kayak, single kayak, and life vests

- Pool toys

- 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.
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Sleeping Configuration
RoomBedsSleepsComments
Ground Floor Queen Room
  • Queen
2This 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
  • King
2Spacious 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
  • King
2Largest 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)
  • Queen
2Decorated 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
  • Bunk bed
  • Bunk bed
5This room sleeps up to five (twin over twin; twin over double bed). Great for the kiddos.
Third Floor Cupola
  • Single
  • Single
  • Single
3Accessed 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).
Suitability
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid 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
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Five-six parking spaces

Reviews (61)

Excellent based on 61 Reviews
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Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Game Room
Terrace
Balcony
Patio
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
Charcoal Grill
High Speed Internet
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher

Activities

Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Surfing
Wind surfing
Kitesurf
Sailing
Water skiing
Parasailing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Rafting
Kayaking
Beach Volleyball
Golf
Miniature Golf
Swimming
Cycling
Fishing
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Owner

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).
Speaks: English
Accepts:
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

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.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
We rent to 25 and older only; no student groups.
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.
Notes
No pets; No smoking (except in front of home); no parties. Only guests listed on rental agreement have access to home and amenities.
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.

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

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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Guidebooks by Elizabeth (3)

Where to Eat in Navarre
While it’s nice to leisurely eat breakfast on the balcony of the Seahorse Retreat or Palm Breeze Beach
Outdoor Guide to Navarre
Whether it is about the weather, wildlife, fishing or other outdoor activities in Mary Esther and Navarre,
Navarre Welcome Guide
In this guide we will introduce you to the Panhandle of Florida, area towns like Navarre and Navarre
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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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