6 bedroom, 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 18
Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid
About Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid
We manage this property for the owners, John and Diane Shim.
Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid purchased this House in 2008
Why Timothy or Elizabeth Spaid chose Mary Esther
The location! The owners built it and designed the landscaping/pool/spa to take advantage of the exceptional views looking out over the Santa Rosa Sound and Gulf.
What makes this House unique
The 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Labor Day Stay
Great Property. We will be back!!!!! We plan to rent both houses next time as it is a little awkward sharing a pool in your backyard with strangers, especially since the house next door had approximately 16-20 people staying there. The pool is not big enough to accomodate everyone. The only thing to be addressed at our house is the grill. Im not sure if it is cleaned between uses because we had to literally scrub it down for an hour so that is would not catch fire from all the built up grease. Overall a 5 star stay!!!
Glad you enjoyed Labor Day weekend! The home next to you, The Seahorse Retreat, accommodates 16, and 14 guests were staying the same weekend. The pool is 18 x 40 feet, which is much larger than some of the pools on Navarre Beach shared by entire condominium communities. Our pool comfortably accommodates the number of occupants for both homes. Guests enjoy the pool, the two on-site jacuzzis, the dock and the expansive body of water called the Santa Rosa Sound.
2019 Vacation Memories
Everything was just as it describes and the pictures are true to the property.
Plenty of room for everyone. Pool is fantastic.
Watching the dolpin's in the morning was just amazing.
Thank you for staying and we hope you can visit again!
Some improvements and updates are needed for this property, considering the rental fee. Posted pictures aren’t exactly correct. Some issues can’t be fixed. The road noise is significant. I didn’t realize the home was literally on the highway. For the price, won’t stay at this property again.
Thank you for staying with us. All photos were taken by a professional photographer and show property correctly. All info about the home, as well as its amenities and location, is clearly depicted in photos and on a Google map (see it above), outlined in listing description, and spelled out in rental agreement. We want guests to have the best experience possible and hope they will do their due diligence in finding a property that fits their needs.
Great family vacation!
The house, pool, and beach area was perfect for us! We were a family of grandparents, children and grandchildren. There was a room for each of the couples and one for the grandsons and one for the granddaughters. The sound was a great place for fishing and looking for fish and crabs. We rented waverunners one day for the morning and we saw lots of dolphins. The drive to Navarre beach only took about 10 minutes and it is beautiful. The kayak was fun too! We would love to come back again! Elizabeth was also great and very helpful. Thanks for everything!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad your family had a great time and made good memories! We would love to have you come back!
This is a great place if traveling with family or friends especially if traveling with little ones. The only negative I have to say is the home is loud due to all the hard surfaces and lack so at times it could get pretty noisy. I would definitely recommend and I would rent again if I am back in the area and it is available.
Amazing House and Location!!!
What an amazingly large home that accommodated everyone!!! We all had plenty of room to space out and the decks on each floor were amazing!!! The sound was awesome to snorkel and watch Dolphins and stingrays our multiple mornings!!! Kids loved playing in the sound and pool was amazing on days the Gulf was red flag and kids couldn’t swim there they still had the sound and pool!!! It was located perfectly to many amazing restaurants and food places!! Wal mart 2 miles away with Grocery pickup — Target a few more miles!! We would highly recommend this house to anyone with big family!!! We will definitely be booking again!!
Thanks so much Amanda! We're thrilled it was a perfect location for your family and that you got to see all the sea life at the property! We would love to host you again!
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.