|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Please note: We are unable to accommodate weddings, receptions, or events.
If you are interested in booking our home for your vacation, please tell us a little about yourself, your rental party, and the reason for your visit.
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 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.
-- 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, 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 and porch swing
- 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 187335 on Homeaway 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 local info including suggestions of places to visit/tour, restaurants we recommend, and local tips.
To see additional photos, please send us an email, and we will be happy to show many more pictures of our house, including panoramic views. Or check out our website:
Tim & Elizabeth,
We had an exceptional time this week. Your home was an absolute joy to relax in. This has been our favorite family vacation we have ever taken. During our stay we enjoyed the pool, kayaking, shelling, dippin' dots, sno-balls, spending the day boogie boarding, dolphin watching on a cruise, and more! We would love to make this an annual tradition!
This is a beautiful house and property. This was our family vacation with 10 adults.
Loved the beautiful setting right on the water. So relaxing and super comfortable. We so much enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The kitchen was fully stocked with every tool one could use to prepare meals. The extra refrigerator came in very handy. Everyone had theIr own bathroom....yay! The nearby beaches are beautiful. We spent a day at a Destin beach....the sand and the Gulf were incredibly gorgeous. We would definitely rent again in the future. Thank you Spaid's for a delightful visit.
This house was a beautiful and well equipped house to spend a vacation! It was so nice to wake up and have the view of the water, blue sky, and pool--Beautiful!! The infinity pool, the spa, the pier, the 3 porches, and the view from all of them was so peaceful and relaxing. The owners have thought about almost everything to make your stay wonderful. You are close to beaches, shopping, and restaurants. We had 6 adults and 10 older young adults and we all had a fantastic time and enjoyed our selves so much!
The house and pool and being right on the water was a beautiful experience for whole family. We had rented both houses on each side of pool and had my 85 year parents with 10 brother and sisters and in laws for a total of 28 . It was a relaxing family time to be with parents including my father fighting cancer. He was able to go out and swim every morning in the pool and just loved the view from pool and back porch. The smile on his face made the rest of family just smile that we could be together in such a beautiful place. The house is close location to lots of beaches, museums, shopping, and restaurants. We enjoyed our selves so much....
The amenities were fabulous! This is a beautiful house with lots of Space. Great time with the office staff. There was everything we needed.
We had a great week at the Seahorse Retreat! The house was spacious and comfortable, and had everything we needed, including comfortable deck furniture to sit and enjoy the views. While we did go to the beach a couple of days, we really didn't need to...the pool and the bay offered everything we needed. It was especially nice to have the kayaks to use and the beach chairs and toys available, so we didn't have to bring those things with us. The location was great for us - fishing off the dock behind the house, and situated between 2 major piers - Navarre and Ft Walton. Destin isn't much further, for shopping and numerous restaurants. The bedrooms were comfortable with TVs in all the larger rooms, plenty of bathroom space, and the wireless internet worked great. The extra refrigerator in the garage was nice, and we loved having the full size grill, which we used one night. Elizabeth (owner) was very friendly and responsive starting with my initial inquiry and throughout the rental process. It was a perfect location for a relaxing week!
Wow! We cannot begin to express the phenomenal experience we had at the Sea Horse retreat! It is by far the best place to rent in Florida. The amenities are just the beginning. The wonderful feel we got has us captivated to say the least. We started planning our next stay before we left! Thank you!
In addition to the pool, spa, and beach on site, we are located only 4.5 miles from Navarre Beach and 15 miles from the shopping and family attractions of Destin. You can do all of the following nearby: visit the Butterfly House, take a Dolphin Cruise, see the Gulfarium, shark museum, bike along the National Seashore, picnic, parasail, snorkel, kayak, deep sea fishing, canoe or hike trails along the Black River. See the National Naval Air Museum in Pensacola. Golf and miniature golf. You also have convenient access locally to a Wal-Mart, Target, grocery stores as well as local restaurants to suit anyone's taste.
|Cleaning||$289 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$800|
Sorry, we cannot accommodate weddings, receptions, or events.
We rent to 25 and older only, no student groups.
Copy of driver's license is required with signed rental agreements.