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Amazing Navarre Getaway with Views, Great Amenities! Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb dates Avl!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 18

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.

This gorgeous home - the Palm Breeze Beach House - on the Santa Rosa Sound boasts amazing views from numerous porches, balconies, bedrooms, and living area. Watch blue herons trek across the beach looking for dinner and the occasional dolphin that frolics in the calm waters. You can enjoy this poolside next to the infinity-edge pool or relax in the above-ground hot tub under the night sky after a day at the beach. Lush tropical landscaping abounds on the property to make you feel like you're truly in an oasis! While the hot tub is private to this home, the pool/beach/dock are shared with the Seahorse Retreat - a similar home we manage that can also be rented together or separately (see listing 177462 on VRBO and 164976 on Homeaway). Each home is on 1/2 acre and enclosed by a fence for privacy.

Inside is a spacious and beautiful retreat which has been designed for your comfort. Most bedrooms have views and access to balconies:

Ground floor has queen bedroom and full bath

First floor master bedroom with full bath and king

Second floor master bedroom with full bath with king

Second floor kids room with two twin over double bunks that sleep six

Second floor queen bedroom with shared full bath

Third floor room via spiral stair case has bunk; hanging twin bed and twin trundle

Full Bath at foot of spiral staircase

The kitchen has plenty of space to create meals for a large family, or grill out! We also have our own private white sand beach and dock - bring your wave runners! Or, enjoy the tandem kayak on site - it's a great way to explore the Sound.

Of course you can head down the road to the family attractions in Destin or let the sugar-white sand sift through your toes just five miles west on uncrowded Navarre Beach, Florida's 'best kept secret.' You may even decide to enjoy your own beach where the water is clear and shallow, and parents can let young children play without concern about rough water or undertow.

This home and the one next to it, which sleeps 16, may be available for rental together.

Please check calendar; we update it daily.

More Details

Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid

We have been in the vacation rental property business since 2003 when we purchased our first town home on Folly Beach, SC. We love to share our homes with guests, and our guests make a lot of memories here because they often bring three generations of family members! You can view more photos of our homes on Coast Awhile Vacations.

Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid purchased this house in 2008

Why Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid chose Florida Panhandle

In 2006 we saw this hurricane-ravaged piece of land on the Santa Rosa Sound and took a gamble. We bought it and with our partner, started building two identical homes, The Seahorse Retreat and the Palm Breeze Beach House.

What makes this house unique

Our location - 5 miles from Navarre Beach and 15 miles from Destin - makes it easy to access both towns, as well as Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola. The water on our beach on the Sound is perfect for swimming because it's shallow and calm, and it's probably one of the best places to try paddle boarding (if guests don't have boards, they can be delivered to the homes). The lovely landscaping, beautiful infinity-edge pool and spas, numerous balconies, and upscale decor make it a great place to relax and enjoy special time with family or friends.


Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Our beach
Car: necessary

In addition to the pool, spa, and beach on site, we are located only 4 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 Walmart, Target, grocery stores as well as local restaurants to suit anyone's taste.


Mary Esther House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Master 1 with full bath and jetted tub. Master 2 with full bath and jetted tub. Queen and kid's room share full bath. Full bath at bottom of spiral stairs for cupola. Ground floor with full bath. Powder room off living area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , One bunkbed, one hanging bed, and one twin that pulls out
  • First floor master suite with king bed. Second floor master suite with king bed. Second floor guest room with queen bed. Second floor kid's room with two twin over double bunks (sleeps 6). Go up spiraling staircase to cupola where there is a hanging twin bed, twin trundle, and bunk beds. Ground floor has bedroom with queen bed. Total square footage: 3,300 inside; 4,300 including balconies.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we had at this property. Everything was as described. The layout was perfect for our extended family. We spent many hours in both the sound and the pool,. Thanks Elizabeth for checking in and making sure everything was perfect. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation 2017.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this home. Plenty of bedrooms for our family, well stocked, spacious, great pool. This was our first time staying on the bay, we loved it. My husband enjoyed the complimentary kayak. great vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had 18 people from 4 different families who stayed at the Palm Breeze beach house during 4th of July week, and we all had a blast! The owners are very responsive and helpful, and they had some great suggestions about the local area. The house was roomy and never felt crowded at all. The kids loved playing in the pool, roaming the edge of the sound looking for crabs and seashells, fishing from the pier, and just playing and having fun. The location is great, right between Navarre and Fort Walton Beach. It is close enough to run to the store or to grab a quick bite without battling the heavy traffic of the Destin area.

A few tips: bring a small fan if you need background noise to sleep. I forgot mine. :) Don't go to the grocery store until you arrive and check out what the prior vacationers left at the house. You might inherit some items! The owners have an assortment of pool and beach toys and chairs, so no need to bring those, but do bring your own beach towels. The refrigerator ice maker is very slow, so you will want to buy plenty of ice for your group. If you are looking for a great place for a relaxing and low-key family vacation, this is wonderful! Our whole group LOVED it!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2017 Florida Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful property between Pensacola and Destin. We really enjoyed spending time in the infinity pool. The property was clean and well maintained. The kitchen area was fully stocked with all the necessities of home. The first floor bedroom could use a celing fan, shelf and chair, but we managed. The box fan from upstairs worked great and helped with noise from the main floor. The bay was beautiful and the drive to Narvarre Beach was very convienent. I would definitely recommend a stay at the Palm Breeze.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roswell, GA

Great owner, excellent location to pool & sound, bad road noise

  • 4 of 5

You couldn't ask for nicer owners - responsive & informative.

The pool & the sound are awesome - being able to walk out & be there can't be beat. We shared with people who had rented the house next door which worked well for our group.

The only negative is the location, directly off the four lane highway- even with sound machines, it disturbed every member of our party.

Still a completely beautiful vacation & thankful to the owners for opening their home to us.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna, Thanks for your nice comments! Glad you chose to stay with us and happy to hear you had a great time with your family. Elizabeth
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Colorado Springs

Amazing waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

This house was large enough to accommodate our party with room to spare. We had 12 adults and 1 child and it worked out well. The property would be better suited for more kids and fewer adults but it was perfect for what we needed. Being right on the water was amazing and we saw dolphins, sharks, and sting rays in the bay. Owner was very helpful and always responded quickly when we had questions. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thanks for your nice comments and thanks for staying with us! We'd love to have you back anytime! There's definitely a lot of sea life to see and experience, especially dolphins! I know you mentioned you were close to the Air Force Base when you saw the nurse sharks, but we have never seen any sharks in the Bay. We have seen a few in the Gulf, however. Elizabeth
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295
Damage Deposit $800

Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years weeks: $2499/wk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.