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Exquisite Home on Sound w/pool, spa, beach, dock, yard! Great price April wks!
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Exquisite Home on Sound w/pool, spa, beach, dock, yard! Great price April wks!

If you're looking for a special place to make memories with your family or friends, you will find it at The Seahorse Retreat.



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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.

April weeks are now 25% off normal price! Discount applies for booking 7 days. April is a great time to be in Navarre!

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. The signature landscape features a palm court, infinity edge swimming pool (NOT HEATED), large in-ground spa, and beautiful flowering plants that overlooks a private white-sand beach, dock, and the Santa Rosa Sound. The water on the Sound is lovely - clear and warm! Our guests are loving that they can swim in such clear water!

While the in-ground spa and dock are for the exclusive use of guests in this home, the pool is shared with the Palm Breeze Beach House - a similar home we manage that can also be rented together or separately (see listing 182720 on VRBO and 187335 on homeaway). 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.

-- 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 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 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 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 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 hammock

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; Exersaucer

- 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

- Hammock

- Tree swing that seats up to three people

- Tandem Kayak, single kayak, and life vests

- In-ground spa for guests in this home only

- Dock for guests in this home only with seating at end and space to tie up a boat or jetski

- 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. This home and the one next to it, The Palm Breeze Beach House, which sleeps 18, may be available for rental together and are enclosed by a fence for privacy. Both share pool. Please see listing number 187335 on Homeaway for more details.

(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.


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