|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This house has two separate living areas, upstairs and downstairs. This house is on the island, located on a cul-de-sac with 150 foot bulkhead and dock on the water. If you don't like fighting crowds and traffic for parking, shopping, swimming, etc., Navarre Beach is the place. The house is newly rebuilt after Hurricane Ivan and now again Hurricane Dennis. Access to the gulf by boat to go deep sea fishing. Safe little beach on the sound available within sight for small kids. Main beach within walking distance, or drive to some wonderfully secluded beaches within a few minutes. Note!!! - This House Has Two Separate Living Areas - 2500 Square Feet Upstairs and 2500 Square Feet Downstairs.
The Upstairs level is a 2500 square foot - three bedroom, three bath with a large deck, large kitchen with new cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, a sun room, a wetbar area with stunning views of the sound and gorgeous sunsets. Two decks. No Pets Upstairs Please. This level sleeps six to ten people with ease. Small children are safe here and cannot get to the water unaccompanied. Bring your cell phones. TV and DVD available in living area. Two master bedrooms also with own TV. Own washer and dryer upstairs.
The lower level is a 2200 square foot two bedroom, two bath with views out to the sound from all rooms. Walk out of the kitchen and you are 20 feet from the water. Fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. Own washer and dryer. All brand spanking new stainless steel appliances, granite counters. This level is suitable for handicapped/wheelchair persons, as well as pet friendly.
Hi my name is Luke van Dyke and I love it here in Navarre. My dad and I go fishing right out the back door and I caught a nice fish.
Victor van Dyke purchased this house in 2004
NAVARRE BEACH IS THE LEAST KNOWN AND LEAST CROWDED BEACH IN THE AREA. UNLIKE DESTIN AND PENSACOLA BEACHES, THE CROWDS HERE ARE FAR FEWER AND A MUCH MORE RELAXED ATMOSPHERE EXISTS HERE. A FEW MILES DOWN THE STREET AND YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE BEACH YOU WANT FOR YOURSELVES.
I had been in touch w/ this property owner to rent this house for the week of Thanksgiving (e-mail trial verifying same), sent my deposit and a week later the owner sent me an e-mail informing me the house was no longer available because he rented it to someone that provided a deposit via a credit card. The owner did not ask me for a cc vs. a check, but simply informed me either would be fine, wherein I informed him I would send a check. After I sent the check, I let him know it was in the mail, asked him to let me know if did not receive it and that I would follow up the following week. Before he rented the property out from under me, he did not even provide me the courtesy of contacting me to request a cc payment so he would not rent it to the other party, wherein he could have then simply tore up my check upon receipt. This property owner and I had an agreement and breeched it! If I were you, I would not do business w/ this property owner or he may do the same to you. I’m sure you won’t approve this guest comment as that would be too ethical for someone who lacks morals …
My family loved Navarre Beach. The house was better than the description and pictures described. We had plenty of room for our large family. The house was fairly clean and was well stocked with necessities. The property manager came over to check on us after a big rain. There were minor leaks but we handled them by placing trash cans under them. There was nothing that hampered our stay. We enjoyed the nearby beach and walking on the pier. Fishing in the sound was amazing. I highly recommend renting a pontoon boat for cruising the sound. We had a wonderful time!
This is the second time I have stayed at this beach house. What a great house for large families. Plenty of space and great size rooms. Lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, two full kitchens and apartment-style bedroom downstairs. The home was very clean upon arrival. There were a few maintenance items that needed attention, but none that hindered our stay. We also understand there is little time for maintenance to take place with continuous rental. The real estate agent stopped to introduce himself and see if we needed anything. Very nice guy and seemed concerned about our comfort. I did a lot of research on homes and prices throughout Navarre Beach. We needed a larger home for two whole families to stay. Great place for the price. The owner is very easy to work with and we look forward to staying there again. Love love love Navarre Beach!!
This house was amazing! We were a group of responsible college students looking for a quiet and relaxing week on the beach away from the crazy "spring break" towns and cities. Navaree was perfect for us! We had plenty of space for our group of 18 and the driveway fit 4 cars nicely. The white sand beach is just up the street, it wasn't crowded, and we found some cool shells! Down the street there was a restaurant with multiple sand volleyball courts that provided hours of fun. The layout of the house is a bit odd, but it allows for plenty of kitchen and gathering space which is a plus for large groups. While we were there it rained only one day and during that time we discovered a leak, but the property manager on sight, Gene, came right over to help us out. Both he and Victor were so nice throughout the entire process it really made our stay even better. In our opinion, the pictures don't do it justice and this house was a great deal! We had an amazing week, thanks so much Victor!
PROS: Wheelchair accessible (main level); adequate number of sleeping rooms and bathrooms for large groups; fully-equipped kitchen on each level; peaceful location with great view; near shopping, oceans and restaurants; great spot for fishing; mopad, fishing pole, kayak rentals nearby; cooling system works well; keypad combination lock on front doors convenient for large groups; adequate kitchen utensils CONS: The property had clearly not been cleaned prior to arrival - bathtubs had dead bugs in them, tables had crumbs, etc.; ceilings leaked in spots and had to use trashcan to catch large amounts of falling rainwater; some rooms had musty smell; upstairs master bedroom has no way to turn on shower; upstairs bar area sink and fridge do not work; no DVD player in upstairs master bedroom as stated; garage being used as owner's storage - should be not advertised as available space; had to buy ant spray to combat the large number of ants on patio; upstairs balcony railing rusted and broken in several spots; light bulbs needed to be replaced in several rooms; old soap and shampoo samples from "Imperial Palace" in Vegas in all bathrooms; majority of doors don't lock inside home; lamp in upstairs living room had sparks coming from it when turned on; home has a very bizarre and inconvenient layout; only about 10 channels of cable TV in bedrooms - the only TV with a wider selection of channels was located in main downstairs living room; owner left no instructions for trash pick-up, what to do with bed sheets upon departure, etc.; didn't see a boat lift as mentioned in description; noticeable attempts to update home overshadowed by obvious inexperience of those performing the work; broken molding, inadequately secured wallpaper border, dated and stained upstairs carpet, uncomfortable and sagging beds bearing worn and dated comforters; inadequate extra bedsheets, towels and washcloths - had to constantly rewash and purchase extra from nearby WalMart; no hangers in many closets; many areas of home used as owner's storage (extra TV laying in floor in upstairs master bedroom); some of outside chairs broken, causing a member of our group to fall to ground; could go on but running out of space....
Overall, the home has lots of potential and is in a nice location, but is dated and in need of major repairs to be suitable for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Spend the extra money and rent something that is well maintained and in better overall condition!!
Let me start by stating that the value of this rental is hard to beat, that being said, let me state the positives. Good location, short walk to beach, nice place to bring a boat and explore the sound and a lot of square footage to house all your family.
Negatives: The house has a very odd layout... two completely different houses stacked on top of each other with three complete kitchens. We laughed daily at the strange setup. Sheets for sofa beds were not available so bring your own if using them. The cleaning service that charges 200.00 did a less than standard job and the floors were dirty(walking barefoot on the tile left your feet disgusting).
Victor was very accommodating in all matters including pets. Once again, after looking far and wide, its hard to beat the rental price of this unit.
We rented this property for Memorial Day week 2011. On Sunday we got married on Pensacola Beach and held a sunset reception at this wonderful home. Everything was perfect and turn out as I had hoped it would. After the wedding was our family vacation time. The dock in the back was perfect for the pontoon and jet skis we rented for Memorial Day. The kids had such a wonderful time. The home is very spacious and beautifully decorated. Gene, property manager, was wonderful as well. He came to check on us to be sure we had everything we needed. We couldn't have asked for better hospitality. The communication between Victor and I was superb. For those considering this property as their next vacation destination...don't think twice. We had a great experience and we're sure you will too!! Thank you Victor!! You and your home has really exceeded our expectations!!
Sleepy Navarre is the least known beach community on the Emerald Coast. It is surrounded by Pensacola Beach to the West (17miles) and Fort Walton Beach and Destin to the East (11 and 20 miles). If you don't like the holiday crowds and traffic, then Navarre is for you. A new Walmart Superstore is 4 miles away and several other malls and stores are but a short drive away. Boat launch facility on the island and dock directly behind the house.
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Walking
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May 24 - Aug 30
Changeover Day: Saturday
|Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
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Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.