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The Seahorse Retreat, Navarre, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Navarre, Navarre Vacation Rental House


$800 off Oct 16-23 week!

Original Price $4,200.00      Deal Price $3,399.00
We have a last-minute opening for Oct 16-23, Saturday to Saturday. This is a great week to be in Navarre and enjoy the warm days without the tourist crowds!
Validity: 9/6/2021 - 9/20/2021

Elizabeth Spaid
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    08:30 am - 09:30 pm
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Last Updated: 09/15/2021

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Exquisite Home on Santa Rosa Sound with Infiniti Edge Pool, Beach, Dock, Spa, Large Yard!

If you're looking for a special place to make memories with your family or friends, you will find it at The Seahorse Retreat...

We are thrilled to have been selected by Florida Rental By Owners as the best waterfront home for 2019 and the best luxury bay front home in the Navarre Area for 2018!

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 (sleeps 18)- a similar home we manage that can also be rented together or separately. 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, each opens to a balcony
- Seahorse room with queen bed and shared hall bath, opens to second floor balcony
- 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 hammock

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, including 55-inch Smart HD TV in living area
- Wireless Internet
- Pack and play; booster seat; Exersaucer
- Game area with ping pong table, foosball table, board games, puzzles, books, and train table (including trains!) for the little guys (and girls!)
- Gas grill and charcoal grill
- Well-stocked kitchen with extras (waffle maker, slow cooker, spice rack, heavy-duty KitchenAid mixer, food processor)
- Ceiling fans throughout
- Hammock 
- Tandem kayak, single kayak, and life vests
- Many, many pool toys and floaties
- Many, many sand toys, including nets, snorkel gear, pails, shovels, etc.
- 6-8 beach chairs
- 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 18, may be available for rental together and are enclosed by a fence for privacy. Both share pool, spa, beach, and dock. Sorry, we cannot accommodate weddings, receptions, or events. 

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 check out our website: or



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Tax: 7.50%

Cleaning: $295.00

Seahorse Retreat Rental Policies:

We rent Saturday to Saturday only for weekly rentals, March through mid October. $800 refundable damage/security deposit in addition to rent will be returned when our cleaning staff determines all is in order/no damage. One-half of rent due with rental agreements; remaining half and damage deposit due 30 days before check-in.

We do not rent to 25 and under or student groups. No pets, parties, or smoking. Sorry, we cannot accommodate weddings, receptions, or any other event.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Smart T.V.
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Fenced Beachfront Yard
  • Private Parking
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Pier


Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Romantic
Navarre Florida Restaurants
  • TC's Front Porch
  • Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar
  • Alphy's Catfish House
  • Cactus Flower Cafe
  • East Bay Crab House
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Vinnie R's Italian
  • Johnny Huston's Grille
  • East River Smokehouse
  • JJ Chago's
  • Scooter's Fish House
  • The Rib Shack
  • Thailand's Best
  • All American Hero's
  • Hachi Japanese Grill
  • New York Pizza Depot
  • Sal's Pizzeria & Grill
  • Helen Back Again
  • Dirt Road Cookers
  • Creekside Southern Grill
Navarre Florida Activities
  • Navarre Beach
  • Hidden Creek Golf Club
  • Navarre Beach Fishing Pier
  • Emerald Ghost Charters
  • Flat Out Inshore Charters
  • Full Net Fishing Charters
  • Lucky Chuck Charters
  • Champion Charters
  • Navarre Beach Inshore Charters
  • Showintail Inshore Charters
  • Cricket's Hideout
  • Fly The Boat Parasailing
  • Wabi Sabi Day Spa
  • Navarre Beach Kayaks
  • Navarre Family Watersports



Tkacs Linda

Seahorse Retreat in Navarre Beach    Nov 23, 2019

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Our family..10 of us...vacationed here over Thanksgiving break. The house was spotless and the outside back yard was wonderful. We had a pool, above ground spa, and a wonderfully long dock. Inside it had plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, and a washer and dryer, lots of kitchen supplies, etc. in the basement there was lots of beach toys, foosball table and ping pong table. The house was just right. You won’t go wrong renting this place. Good location and great tv, etc.


Stacy McRae

Best Vacation Ever!    Jun 01, 2019

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We were 15 people, and six family units staying in The Seahorse Retreat and there was plenty of room for all of us! The house and outdoor delights were absolutely the best. I can’t say enough about this vacation spot. We really enjoyed being so close to the private pool, hot tub, and beach area. The owners are very accommodating and were always checking up on us to make sure everything was as we expected. Booking through the owner is a much easier experience than a management company - and cheaper too! I would absolutely consider this spot for vacationing at, again! Go Blues! ??

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Elizabeth Spaid's reply:

Wow! Thank you so much, Stacy! We love happy guests!! I hope you can come back again! Elizabeth


Brenda A

Lovely home and great location    Oct 20, 2018

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We stayed Oct 20-27, having been displaced from Port St. Joe due to hurricane. Owner was quick to respond to our inquiry and responsive to all questions. We are a family of 16 (8 adults and 8 children between the ages of 2-15). The home was set up perfectly for our family and was clean and well-stocked. The beach is shallow for young children and owners provide plenty of beach toys, including two kayaks. The pool and spa were a bonus on the days it was cool for the beach. The home is located close to attractions for day trips. A lovely home and great location for perfect vacation. We would definitely return.


Kristina P

Gorgeous place to stay!!!    Jul 20, 2018

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This place is amazing! What can I say? From the moment you walk in, you can see the breathtaking views straight out the back! The bedrooms were all nicely decorated and all had comfortable beds. There was plenty of room to hang out with the family and the kitchen was great to work in. Two refrigerators were helpful too! The pool and hot tub were great and the beach was fantastic. Lots of calm water to kayak, paddle board or to just sit and relax. The garage has plenty of beach chairs and pool floats so that was one less thing to have to pack in the car if you want to drive down the road and catch some waves. The owners are very attentive and helpful. We would definitely stay again!


Samantha Rasmussen

Just a Perfect Getaway!    Feb 11, 2017

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We really loved everything about the Mary Esther experience. The house was amazingly beautiful as well as spacious enough for us to play together or have our own space away from the group. The hot tub was used daily and the ocean daily as well! We had never stayed where the ocean was so accessible, clear and calm for us to enjoy each day! I even let my 3 year old just play away in it. It was just superb! Thank you Elizabeth for providing such an amazing experience for us and we look forward to renting for years to come. ~Sam

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Elizabeth Spaid's reply:

Sam, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay - and that the weather was so nice for February! We love the calmness of the Sound as well - no drop-offs or rip currents to worry about - just an easy place to swim and enjoy the water. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to having you back again!


Susan Brennan

Seahorse Retreat    Oct 29, 2016

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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.

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Elizabeth Spaid's reply:

Susan, thank you for staying with us, and we're thrilled you had a wonderful time at the Seahorse Retreat! Look forward to having you stay again in the future.


Jill Schwerer

Beautiful Beach House!    Jul 16, 2016

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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!

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Elizabeth Spaid's reply:

Jill, We're so pleased your group had a wonderful stay with all of your family! Thank you for the great review! Best, Elizabeth


We get that question a lot! The water is clear and the bottom sandy (the same white sand that is on the Gulf beaches). Think of a clear, sandy lake, but it is still salt water. It is also very shallow (only 3-4 feet at the end of our dock. Waves are gentle, and there are no drop-offs or undertow. It is very safe for kids and adults. We've written a blog with photos for more info:
Yes, you can. The water is fairly shallow around our dock - 3-4 feet. And what fish you might catch will depend on the time of year. We recently saw some very large redfish and a sheepshead. You can also put in a crab trap. We do not supply fishing rods, but you can bring your own, or purchase some at Walmart, 2.5 miles west of the home.

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