|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Come create the vacation of a lifetime in Villa by the Sea, a beautiful, newly renovated sound front home at the very private west end of Navarre Beach. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 3800 s.f. home is in a small gated community with a private community pool. Located next to a deep water canal where you can anchor your boat, there is a sound side beach perfect for swimming. This home is just steps away from the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and with the Gulf Islands National Seashore next door, this is truly a home you will want to return to again and again. This home features 10' foot ceilings, hardwood floors, ceiling fans and beautiful moldings throughout and offers the most spectacular views of the sound or the gulf from any room.
On the main floor is a large great room where you will find a fabulous kitchen featuring all new cabinetry, granite countertops, a Viking side-by-side refrigerator, five burner smooth top stove with two ovens, and a large island with counter seating; a cooks delight! The large dining table has seating for 10. The living area features a wet bar with an ice maker and a 52" high definition TV with a DVD player where the family can gather for movies after a day spent at the beach. The bricked terrace off the main floor offers plenty of seating to take in the view and enjoy the evening sunset while grilling up the catch of the day or a steak. There is also a bedroom on this floor with a king bed and an on-suite bath with a large soaking tub and walk-in shower. This floor also offers a half bath in the spacious landing area. The second floor features the most outstanding master bedroom with 180 degree views, a sitting area with a 42" high definition TV and DVD player, a queen size sleeper sofa and a reclining chaise for when you need some time to unwind! There is also a private terrace. The master bath has a large soaking tub, walk-in shower, and split vanities There are two additional bedrooms on this floor; the first of which is perfect for the kids with a queen bed and a bunk bed with a full on the bottom and twin over. This room has an on-suite bath with a walk-in shower. The second bedroom, with an unbelievable gulf and sound view, has a queen bed, a set of twin bunks and an on-suite bath with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. All of the bedrooms have a TV and DVD player. No pets, weddings or large group parties allowed. Don't wait to reserve your place in paradise!
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your wonderful beach house! It was an amazing opportunity to hang out, sleep, play, and sometimes make a mess in! this place allows family and friends to spend time together in the comfort of a beautiful home! Would love to come back again one day! Thank you.
This property is well-maintained and fully stocked for our family of 12. We could always find anything we wanted in the kitchen And we had more than enough towels in the bathrooms. The layout of the house was perfect for all our grandchildren and for the adults too. The openness of the kitchen and the den met our needs for playing games and just enjoying all the football games on TV. We had enough space for all of us to sit at the table and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants to enjoy the tranquility of the Beach and the comfort of home!
Every night after we went to bed we would start hearing tapping on the window, thumping sounds and the last night voices and a shadow of a man on the 2nd floor porch. All the houses around us were empty. The bottom floor was all locked up. If someone with a key was on that bottom floor all night it was not funny. Scared my daughter to tears. Couldn't get out fast enough the next day.
Our small extended family of 11 people gathered at Villa by the Sea during the first week of August to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. We had a wonderful time there! The house was large and comfortable with plenty of space to accommodate our group size. As you enter the house from the front door, you walk up a wide staircase to the main level into a great open space consisting of a very large kitchen, the living room and a dining table. The master bedroom on the main level was perfect for our mom. She was on oxygen and although the front stairs were a bit hard for her, she was able to move around the main level easily. The families took turns preparing meals and there was lots of room for multiple people to be in the kitchen at one time. There is a nice bar area with an icemaker so we had plenty of ice for the week. The balcony just off the living area looked out to the sound. It was a beautiful view and we enjoyed sitting out on the balcony. Unfortunately, there was not a large enough table to accommodate our group outside so we ate meals in the house. There is a gas grill on the patio below the balcony and we used it several times. If you want to grill while you are there, be sure to check the tank and if it is low, contact Navarre Beach Rentals, the property management company, so they can replace it for you. Navarre Beach Rentals provided the best customer service we have ever experienced. Unfortunately, one of the air conditioners in the home went out while we were there. It was fixed immediately, and when it went out a second time, they took care of us and put us in another home for the night. It was repaired again and the day we left, a new unit was being installed. Yes, it was an inconvenience but we loved the home and didn't want to relocate since the floor plan and space were perfect for us. We loved going to the beach! It is a very short walk from the home, across the main road. The downside is that we had lots of comforts to haul...chairs, umbrellas, coolers, toys. You can also drive to the national seashore and set up at a pavilion. It costs $15 for the week and is the most gorgeous beach. The sand is sugar white and I have never seen such blue green water at a US beach before. We also loved having a pool just across the street from the house. The kids swam there every evening. While you are in Navarre Beach you must also go to Juana's Pagodas and restaurant! We absolutely loved Villa by the Sea!
Overall, the house was great and met all of our needs! The back of the house is a nice setting that backs up to the inland waters and the beach is just a 5 minute walk out of the front door. The description was accurate and the property was clean and well-maintained. No issues with the service levels provided and I would recommend this property to friends and family. We were surprised the house did not provide more of the basics necessities such as a good supply of toilet paper, paper towels and normal type non-perishable kitchen items (i.e. salt/pepper/sugar/flour). The photos of the house lived up to the real thing and we were attracted to the house because of the size of the kitchen and that did not disappoint! Thanks for opening your house up to our families and we would love to come stay here again!
Views of the gulf from the yellow room; views of the sound from all others. The house is next to the Gulf National Seashore, so there is nothing to the west besides white sand and views of the sound. The kitchen needs a few more supplies (cupcake pan, more utensils) but is pretty well stocked. Tons of cabinet space for groceries. Great space on the main floor for living, and the patios provide perfect shade for watching boats go by as well as the sunset. Each bedroom has a large bathroom, so there is no "bad" room. The community pool is right across the street. Although small, we were often the only ones there. We really enjoyed our stay.