12 reviews

1 / 25 Magnificent 17th Floor Penthouse Balcony View



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

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Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Full beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (12)

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“Karen's Penthouse has Everything !”

Reviewed 17 May 2016

My week in 17B was absolutely wonderful. The owner, Karen, has thought of everything to make a stay in her beach home easy. The four-poster iron bed in the master bedroom is so very comfortable with nice linens and pillows, not to mention the sensational view of the gulf - all very tastefully decorated. The master bathroom is lovely with a tiled shower, oval tub ( offering another gulf view) and plenty of room for dressing at the large double sink vanity. Both bathrooms have very nice towels ( and plenty of them) and excellent lighting. The second bedroom is also a knock-out in decor with a spacious floor plan. The kitchen is very up-to-date, with plenty of cooking pots & pans, utensils, spices, dishes and a thoughtful supply of dish soap, paper towels, dishwasher powder and just about anything one might need to prepare a meal from beginning to end. Karen's glass top dining table is large enough to seat an entire family ( something difficult to find in many condominiums). The living area opens onto a large patio with a beautiful view of the gulf - from here, I could watch the dolphins swimming, boats sailing, and the activity on the Navarre pier and beach. There is a full laundry room, which also serves as storage for the please-use-our beach chairs - this is a special extra ! How many times, in the past, have I had to rent beach chairs, or even had to buy beach chairs ? When returning to Navarre Beach, would I rent this penthouse again ? You can count on it !

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments and for taking your time to post this review. I would be honored to have you back again to enjoy our penthouse condo and that incredible view again soon!

“My Piece of Heaven Here on Earth...”

Reviewed 11 May 2016

My 1st visit to Beach Colony East was October 27 - November 3, 2012. I have since booked this unit 2 additional times, in January 2014 and again in November 2014, staying a week each time. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit is so uniquely peaceful, words cannot describe it. The view is spectacular! An unobstructed ocean view from the balcony off of living area and Master Bedroom as well as from the Master Bathroom which includes a Jacuzzi tub. The amenities seem to be limitless...just bring your favorite food, lounge clothes and beach attire, the rest is provided. Kitchen utensils galore AND there are board games, videos, books, beach toys and chairs! The owner's have provided all that's needed to either stay in or explore. They are so easy to work with, providing answers and suggestions for their property and the surrounding area. The restaurants, exciting activities and shopping are all in general proximity to the Condo. Navarre Beach Pier is only steps away! There's something for everyone that's looking for either a small family getaway, a girl's getaway or if you're like me, just peace & quiet from the hustle-bustle of big city life...This is where you will find it. I will continue my review because not only have I stayed in this unit, I have also stayed in Unit 15-C in February of 2016. I plan to return to Beach Colony East very soon!!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your detailed comments and for taking your time to post this review. I feel very blessed to have had you rent both of my Florida properties! I feel like I know you even though we have never met. When we were looking at units to buy and walked into this penthouse condo we were so excited about the incredible views from nearly every room. Most units have partially blocked views. I can't wait to have you back to enjoy the views again.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Joe D.
5 out of 5 stars
I have spent my vacation in the Panama City/Destin/Navarre Beach area for the last forty plus years and I have not found a better place to stay than this condo. The view from the 17th floor is breath taking and the inside of the penthouse is just as beautiful. I would and have recommended this place to everyone. I intend to make this my regular vacation stop.

Jackie & Jerrel Bennett
5 out of 5 stars
You have your condo decorated so nice and it felt like our 2nd home. It had everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable. The view from the 17th floor was magnificent. We took a lot of pictures to put in our photo album from the balcony. It was so enjoyable waking up and looking out over the ocean every morning. We saw dolphins from the balcony. WOW how cool is that? Thank you for a great time in your condo and for a great vacation.

Guy & Laurie Falkenberry said...
5 out of 5 stars
Your Condo was a dream come true for our family. We walked in and said WOW all the way thru and were so amazed that it actually looked just like the pictures you displayed on the Internet. We are looking forward to returning again in the future and thank you so much for opening your home up to our family and allowing us to make lifetime memories for our family. Thanks again!

Theresa Viola said...
5 out of 5 stars
Had a Wonderful time!!! We watched the Mardi Gras Parade out front. The kids LOVED that!! The condo itself was just the perfect getaway. Cannot wait to visit again.

Jeannie Knowles said...
5 out of 5 stars
Your condo was amazing! It was really gorgeous. The sunrise each morning from the bedroom and balcony was breathtaking. Sitting in the jacuzzi, sipping on a Makers & 7 and gazing at the beautiful ocean was incredible. We made memories that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely place. Hopefully we can return again soon.

Jacqueline Friedman
5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, relaxing, rejuvenating, peaceful....Just a few words to describe my vacation at your gorgeous home on Navarre Beach. With a view from the balcony being simply magnificent, I brought home memories that will last a life time. Thank you so much for sharing your "slice of heaven" at the Beach Colony Resort.

5 out of 5 stars
The condo is great. It was better than a home away from home. The view from the 17th floor was spectacular. You could see for miles and miles.Our family greatly enjoyed staying here. We will be back again!

Karen said..
5 out of 5 stars
The view is the best on the Gulf! It is the most relaxing place I have ever vacationed. Furnishing are fabulous, beach is beautiful and the quiet calm of Navarre will bring you back time and time again. we will be back soon.

Melissa B said...
5 out of 5 stars
We have gone to Navarre for over 13 years, and this one of our best vacations ever. The condo is beautiful, Karen is a pleasure to work with, and the views from almost every room of the condo were breathtaking to say the least. Navarre definitely has the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches around. We saw dolphins daily, a few sharks and stingrays, even a manatee. We will definitely be back. To use the words my 9 year old daughter left in the guest book, "We love this place, we don't want to leave."

HAC135286 said...
5 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful place! Truly a home at the beach. Your taste and furnishings are wonderful and the view from the deck caused us to care less if we made it down to the beach

HAC90318 said...
5 out of 5 stars
This was our second year in a row staying in this condo. I could not imagine wanting to stay anywhere else. I have been visiting Navarre for more than 30 years(young girl) and Navarre Beach is a very special place to me an now to my family as well. This condo was very spacious, comfortable and beautiful. Karen is a joy to do business with. She truly wants people to feel at home. It is very generous of her and her fanily to allow others to experience this home away from home. We had a perfect view of a romantic wedding on the beach below our balcony at sunset on Friday evening before we left. The view is like no other. It is so peaceful!

A guest from Taylorsville
5 out of 5 stars
We had a wonderful 4th of July week at Navarre Beach!!! The condo was beautiful and the view was absolutely spectacular. We have stayed in numerous places in Ft. Walton and Destin and this was by far the best place we have stayed. The condo was spacious and attractively decorated and the balcony was quite a bonus. Navarre is the best beach we have been to in the panhandle - quiet and not as crowded as Destin and Ft. Walton. We will definitely return because we didn't want to leave! Thanks for sharing it with us.

HAC153501 said...
5 out of 5 stars
We had a wonderful week on the beach...the condo is the best view of all the units at Beach Colony.Thanks to Karen for such a smooth transaction...We can't wake to go back .

HAC158740 said..
5 out of 5 stars
This place is gorgeous! My daughter, her friend, and I spent a wonderful week at your condo, and had a great time. The view was spectacular, the beach was great, and the condo was absolutely beautiful. We hated to leave - I hope to come back some day

Dorothy B. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Karen: Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful "Piece of Heaven" with us. Each year my husband takes me to the beach for my birthday. We have been doing this for 20 years and we always come to the area of the Mircle Strip. Navarre Beach truly is the best kept secret as it the perfect place in the sun. But--what made it the vacation of a lifetime was your beautiful condo! We could not quit looking out at the water from all sections of you 17th floor unit. It was like being on a cruise right in your private house. I could barley get my husband out of there to enjoy the water and beach. We loved the large space, the furnishing, the balcony and most of al the view from the 17th Floor. We loved all of it!!!

HAC173167 said...
5 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful place!! The pictures on the site can't compare to what you see just being there-17th floor with absoultely amazing views, sunrises, emerald waters, dolphins, no crowds, etc...the condo was great-wonderfully decorated, views in almost every room, and Karen is wonderful to work with. Thanks again for sharing your home with us, we will be back!

Mandy75 said..
Love this place
5 out of 5 stars
I recently stayed in this condo and absolutely love it! My husband and I went with another couple and we all agreed this was one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. The condo was clean, view was unbelievable! We want to make a trip to Navarre an annual thing and this condo is a must! Highly recommend!

Ryan Smith2 said...
5 out of 5 stars
We loved it, it was even better than our expectations. Absolutely fabulous, oh, and now that the pool is open it will be heaven even on red flag days. We really feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy it. The beach was beautiful and Navarre had enough to offer that we weren’t wanting for anything but didn’t have the headache of an overdeveloped beach town. The views from the living room and patio were spectacular, and made for a whole new way of enjoying our time there. The furnishings provided the perfect balance of style and comfort and the west end of the island was a great sunset picnic getaway. Believe me we will be recommending your condo to our friends and family.

steve108 said..
5 out of 5 stars
We had a wonderful, relaxing week. I was amazed at how loud the surf was. you could here it while laying in bed with the sliding door shut! We enjoyed the new pool and the beach. We saw fireworks from our balcony. One of the funnest excursion's we took was kayaking down a river up by Milton. I reccomend it for families looking for something to do. We also ate very well. Two of our favorites were seafood at Gilligan's and Flounder's. We would love to come back some time.

Dave&Shannon said..
5 out of 5 stars
We loved our vacation in your condo. The whole family had a great time. We were amazed by the beautiful views and the peace and quiet the condo offered. We will definitely be planning another vacation there in the future. This is one of the best places to visit in all of Florida. The condo was perfect I wouldn’t change a thing.Thanks for opening your home to us and giving us a chance to experience the beauty of the area.

Kathy B. said..
5 out of 5 stars
My cousin and I spent 10 days in Navarre in this condo - we loved it! The pictures do not exaggerate how nice it is. The condo is right on the beach with a direct view of the gulf; the balcony is nice sized and perfect to sit out listening to the waves. We had a couple very small issues when we were there, and the staff was very quick to fix things for us - very friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend this condo!

Teresa & Josh said..
5 out of 5 stars
A winter getaway for two. The condo is just as promised, even better. The master bath is beautiful. Karen, the owner, was delightful and the rental agency we dealt with was great too. The fitness room is not huge, but it has eliptical, a couple treadmills, total gym, bike and free weights. Love the covered parking! All in all, perfect.

Paula K. said..
5 out of 5 stars
If you're looking for a well-kept, upscale place to stay...this is it! It is as nice as the pictures portray. Working with Karen was fantastic...she took great care of us and was very attentive to our needs and our satisfaction was very important to her! Restaurants in the area provide great eating! All within a short driving distance. The views are incredible and you can't get much closer to the beautiful emerald waters! We definitely hope to visit again!

Pat & Jerry said..
5 out of 5 stars
This place is fabulous. We were there the last full week in February. The condo is even prettier in person. We loved the views. I want the master shower to be in my master bath at home! It was the perfect place to rest, relax, & re-charge. The temps were cold so we walked the beach with our coats on. But I spent a lot of time watching the views, sipping beverages, and knitting & quilting while soaking up the sun streaming in through the big picture window. We're hoping to come back next year.

Elizabeth Wolny said..
5 out of 5 stars
This is a magnificent condo, it truly has all and more than you can imagine. The view is the best of best! It is very roomy for oceanfront,well appointed decor, updated everything; easy to park and ride the elevator and a few steps to the door.Everyone associated with the building was very nice and Karen ,the owner,was like a best friend! We loved the way the living area had a huge angled window to allow viewing down the beach as well as the slide door to a huge porch in front. We enjoyed the Air Force and Navy Museums,as well as touring the area. There is alot to see and do. You will not Be disappointed!! We give it an A++!!!!

Dawson's Pride said..
5 out of 5 stars
On the advice of a friend, my family and I vacationed with two other families in Navarre for the first time in 2009, staying on the sound side of the island. We fell in love with the area, as it reminds us of our other favorite Florida island, St. George Island, but with the convenience of being located within minutes of Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach, and Destin. After just one visit, we knew we wanted to return soon. This year, though, I decided to investigate rentals on 30-A and almost booked one, but I felt the tug of Navarre and revamped my search. Since our family of three was traveling alone, I opted to search for a condo, a first for this boating family that also loves to cook. We had always believed staying in a condo would be inconvenient to our boating desires. Boy, were we wrong! The 17-floor views were mesmerizing and caused us to pull back from trying to create too many “must do” activities during our stay. Instead, we turned off the alarms, ate late breakfasts on the spacious balcony, and leisurely headed to the beach each day around 1:00 P.M, with the exception of the day we took the boat to Crab Island in Destin. Late afternoons were spent in and around the pool and evenings dining in Navarre, on the Ft. Walton Boardwalk, fishing on the sound side watching the glorious sunsets, or eating pizza from Helen Back on the balcony. Parking the boat and suburban was just a short walk from the unit in the parking lot adjacent to Juana Pagoda’s/Sailor’s Grill (we could see it from the balcony and the local police agreed to watch over it for us). Suffice it to say that we love Navarre and this unit in particular. The pictures, as others have said, do not do it justice. The views from the shower are glorious and create opportunities to melt sun-kissed muscles while enjoying the 20-mile views of the beach and emerald waters. Not all Beach Colony units have such views from the shower, nor do all offer upscale travertine finishes of East Tower 17-B. Our love for the area grew so much that we toured properties on the island, specifically in Beach Colony, for five hours the Saturday we departed. Unless we purchase a unit of our own soon, our family will gladly rent from the owner, Karen, again for as many years as she offers it for rental. She is a joy to work with and takes pride in the gorgeous condo she has created for other families to share. It is a blessing to all who rent from her that she allows families to share her piece of heaven in Navarre.

Chuck And Mary said...
5 out of 5 stars
We have stayed at a number of "on the beach" condos over the years and this place ranks at the top! Overall, the building has been beautifully maintianed and the pool is pristine. When we entered the condo we found a wonderfully decorated space with a view that would take your breath away. The granite kitchen was fantastic - every utensil you have ever heard of was well organized in the drawers. A seperate ice maker was a huge bonus - such a help when loading coolers for the beach. The beach chairs and umbrella made our stay complete. Would we stay here again? We are planning our calendar around it!!

nancyjane said..
5 out of 5 stars
My husband and me had a wonderful vacation in this penthouse it was absolutely beautiful and we will try to stay here again maybe next year. The kitchen had every thing you need, I usually bring a frying pan from home, this is the first time I never used it. The view is breath taking and we took plenty of pictures off the balcony. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and we slept great..Karen was wonderful to work with and so the rest of the staff. See you next year..There is a park at the end of Gulf Blvd that is beautiful you have to go see this around 6:00 in the evening and take your camara we took great pictures there of the sun setting.

flower said...
5 out of 5 stars
This condo is perfect in every way. Working with the owner was a real pleasure and the condo was everything she said it would be. The condo was very spacious and had every amenity you could possibly need. The view was so spectacular and the seating so comfortable that some days it was a treat to stay on the balcony of the condo and watch the dolphins play. Even though it is on the 17th floor the elevator was always there within minutes and the parking was very accessible. The people who manage and maintain the property were very helpful and friendly. In October the weather is perfect, the beaches and restaurants are not crowded and this condo is a real slice of heaven.

Local Traveler said..
5 out of 5 stars
I stayed here during Christams of 2010 for 11 days. This condo had one of the best views of Navarre Beach to the east. On a clear day you can see all the way to Ft. Walton Beach. The condo was very comfortable, and we used the large table to put together puzzles witht the kids. We brought our own puzzles, but there were plenty already in the cabinet. The bedrooms were nicely decorated, and the beds were very comforatable. Our family really enjoyed our stay. The balconies in these condos are the biggest on the entire beach. This one wraps around for a terrific view.

melissa d. said..
5 out of 5 stars
This was our first visit to Navarre Beach. It was the best vacation! The condo is fabulous! Everything you expect and much more. Karen has made this place very cozy and comfortable. We felt very much at home during our stay. It is very nice that the owners of a rental include so many of their personal items for their guest to use. We didn't have to worry about renting beach chairs and umbrellas each day because they are so generouse to loan these items out to the guest. This place is the most beautiful spot on earth. Love,love,love it and we will be returning next spring break to stay at this condo. Thanks Karen.

mother of four said..
5 out of 5 stars
We had a wonderful family vacation at Navarre Beach. Beach Colony is a beautiful resort and the condo was magnificent. Very nicely decorated and clean. The views will not disappoint as many others have stated. The owner Karen is a pleasure to work with and we hope to come back very soon.

Monica said..
5 out of 5 stars
Awesome rental,owner very informative and hospitable-views are just as stated,you will love to have breakfast on the deck and enjoy natures views from god every morning-my family loved it!

G. said..
5 out of 5 stars
First understand Karen is an awesome owner to work with! Responsive, thorough and friendly. Not only a sweet kitchen w/granite tops but has more dishes and cooking utensils than any condo I've ever stayed in. All you need is the food! Plenty of room nice Plasma TV in Living room, books, puzzles and games and stuff for the beach on hand in unit to use. The decoration is as you see in photos and done nice! Not over the top and not cheesy cheap. Location on the 17th floor gives you great views of the sunrise and pier (The newly finished pier is awesome and the just finished open air pier bar is reasonable priced beer and burgers to kick back or play volleyball at). Beaches are all natural white sand are the best I've ever seen in the US. I could go on and on but it's best you go find out for yourself. So in short Beach Colony is a great place and Karen is a great owner. Stayed with my wife and two girls and hope to return soon.

Brandon said...
5 out of 5 stars
My wife and I just returned from the most amazing week of our lives. I cannot say enough good things about Karen and her amazing condo on Navarre. The condo was immaculate and was even more well stocked than our home! We really enjoyed the beach amenities that were provided. More beach chairs than we could count, beach umbrellas and much, much more! Everything that you would need for a day at the beach is provided. The view was perhaps the best thing about the condo. It was amazing waking up to the sunrise each morning and the awesome view from the penthouse. The view was also great from the awesome shower! We stayed in another condo at beach colony last year and we both agreed that Karen's condo was far superior to the one we stayed in then. I could go on and on about how amazing everything was, but I will let you find out for yourself. Do not hesitate to contact Karen, she is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us Karen! We look forward to working with you again as we plan another trip for next year!

Cindy said..
5 out of 5 stars
Our family of five from South Dakota spent a week at Karen's condo May 21 - 28, 2011 and this was the best vacation we have been on! It is absolutely beautiful and the view is priceless and must be the best on Navarre Beach! We were so blessed when we walked into the condo and saw how beautifully she had decorated and also all the wonderful amenities. This is truly a home away from home! The kitchen is stocked with every pot/pan/dish that you would need to cook any meal and even a spice rack! There was even a handy ice maker that was great for filling our cooler for the beach. My husband and I enjoyed waking up early (while our 3 teenage boys were still sleeping ;) and drinking our coffee on the beautiful deck together with amazing views of the ocean...absolutely breathtaking! We saw dolphins numerous times in the morning and at night we went looking for crabs on the beach. The swimming pool is very big and was never over crowded at all. A couple days we went to Pensacola and Destin to take in some para sailing and jet skiing but they are just a short drive from the condo. Karen was such a pleasure to work with and was very helpful in answering any questions we had. Most definitely the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation we have been on and it's a refreshing change of pace from the busy amusement parks! We were so happy with the condo, it was hard to leave but we hope to get back there to stay soon!

Honeymooners said..
5 out of 5 stars
My husband and I stayed at this amazing condo for our honeymoon. We expected the place to be great and of course were happy with everything. We got so spoiled on how great this room is. We actually went to Destin about a month later we compared everything to Karen's home. This condo was everything and more! Roger and I took for granted all of the little things that Karen had done. When we went to Destin we expected this immaculate condo just as Karen's and it was not comparable at all! Karen makes sure the little things are taken care of. Parking was better, there were batteries in the remotes, the seats were comfortable, you could sleep in the bed all day, I can't even begin to explain in words how amazing the view was, it really does feel like home considering the beautiful tile, if it rains you are stocked with puzzles and games, and she even has NUMEROUS boogie boards, goggles, umbrella, and chairs. Since Roger and I were on our honeymoon we did want to do some more "busy" things, that Navarre didn't actually have. But we were so shocked to find a binder FULL of places very close that we could go. We ended up going to Fort Walton and Destin, and the drive was not bad at all. I'd like to consider Karen's home as a second home. It is by far the best vacation I have ever been on. There were just 2 of us so we didn't occupy the entire condo but even for 2 people it was perfect. I believe Karen has put much thought and effort into making her place yours. We could not have asked for more, Thank you so much Karen, and I can't wait to come back!

Deborah said...
5 out of 5 stars
The view is great and the condo is decorated beautifully! The condo was clean and Karen was very helpful with all my questions. We will be back.

Deborah D. said...
5 out of 5 stars
We just arrived back from a wonderful stay at this beautiful condo. The view from inside is outstanding. You really couldn't ask for a better place on the beach even if you tried. The condo is beautiful inside and it looks and feels as nice as a 5 star hotel. The building, pool, and walkways are all very well planned. I must say that the people who stay in this particular condo building are quite friendly. We definitely plan to come back to this particular condo.

hlp said..
5 out of 5 stars
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful condo. We were a little nervous because it was up so high and we have a 4 & 7 year old, but the balcony was perfectly safe and we loved the views! The ocean was warm and clear, the sand was soft and sugary and the pool was huge and sparkling clean. The condo was bright, clean and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and we really liked that you could be a part of the ocean from just about every room! The area of Navarre and Navarre Beach we really enjoyed as well. The people were friendly. We will definitely go again. Thank you Karen!

MMCC said...
5 out of 5 stars
Words cannot describe the memories we made at this unit. The condo had everything and the views were priceless. Karen was absolutely wonderful to work with and we even consider her a friend. Highly recommend this for any ages.....we had 6 and 2 1/2 year old and it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing your little peace of happiness with us!!!

klclements said..
5 out of 5 stars
Karen, What a wonderful time we had in Florida and in your unit. Despite Tropical Storm Lee, we had an amazing time and being in your unit was a truly wonderful experience. We felt right at home and there was not a thing we were missing. We have rented other units in Navarre Beach and you provide so much more for your guests that others do and we thank you for that. The staff that take care of the towers was so friendly and very helpful, always around for us. If there are others not sure whether to rent your unit or not, I would tell them do not hestiate...just do not book our time :o)

msifp said..
5 out of 5 stars
We've been vacationing in the Destin area for the past 13 years, but this was our first time at Navarre Beach. My husband rented Karen's condo to celebrate my 50th birthday. Awesome husband, right? The condo is very, very lovely - and it sports a stunning view from the living room, master bedroom, & master bathroom. We enjoyed the sunrise every morning. We felt "at home" in the condo - the decor was very much to our taste & so much nicer than most other condos we've rented in the past. The master shower is spectacular! The balcony is absolutely wonderful for relaxing. We didn't even have to go down to the beach in order to enjoy the ocean! The little touches were appreciated - the beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler, binder with info on places to eat & things to do, batteries in all of the remotes. Since we flew to Pensacola, we were unable to bring any of those things with us and it was wonderful to find it all there in the condo. There were also a lot of paperback book puzzles, & games. And one of the things we appreciated the most? A fan for the bedroom! We love white noise for sleeping & often have to do without when we fly. You can tell a lot of thought went into making the condo a perfect vacation home. Just a little local info - we really enjoyed Guglielmo's (Italian), The Beach Monkey, the bar & grill at the Pier, & the cinnamon rolls at the Sailor's Grill. We hated the pizza from Vinnie R's and the eggs & potatoes at the Sailor's Grill. Traveling to the Destin area, our favorite places were - Harborwalk (loved Harry T's) and Baytowne Wharf (loved Another Broken Egg Cafe). There is just so much to do at both places!

Pat said..
5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, Immaculate, Magnificant, Wonderful, Fabulous and Friendly!
Best place to stay on Navarre Beach. The condo is beautiful and immaculate, the view is magnificant, the soft white fragrant towels are wonderful, the clear ocean bottom shows all the sting rays and sea life in the water from the 17th floor, the sun rise is fabulous, you're right next to the pier and the people are so friendly! Can you ask for more!

Mermaid said..
5 out of 5 stars
Perfect 10
If you are looking for a luxury get-away, this is a perfect choice! I'm half way through my stay and I'll absolutely be back. This condo is spacious and beautifully decorated, everything is in great working order and the balcony is huge. I love seeing the sun rise while still in bed and also watching the sweeping pink, orange and blue sunset from the balcony in the evening. 5 STARS!

Charissa said..
5 out of 5 stars
Staying in this condo was the perfect (and much needed) get-away for my family this Spring Break. My oldest son celebrated his 9th birthday at the condo. The rooms were beautifully furnished and the mattress in the master suite was super comfy!! We were lucky to have beautiful weather for most of our stay, but even on foggy mornings, the views were gorgeous from the 17th floor! If you rent this room, be sure to leave your beach chairs and umbrellas at home - this condo has plenty to choose from! The check-in process went very smoothly and they were even able to get us checked in a little early (We are super grateful - after traveling 10 hours with 3 kids, we needed to unwind and stretch out). This was our second trip to Navarre Beach, but our first in this condo. We have fallen in love the laid-back island and can't wait to return next year! Great for families with young children... this is not a party town. :)

Mary said..
5 out of 5 stars
We, inlcuding our three young kids, absolutely LOVED the condo and we had a wonderful time. The view from the condo was breathtaking... literally made my heart skip a beat to look over the railing. The condo was very clean and beautiful. Loved how the kitchen was stocked full of cooking utensils and loved the ice maker. The manager in the office was sweet and accommodating and the office bathrooms were very pretty, clean, convenient and we used them often. The elevators were nice and fast. I loved their added security in requiring a code for each floor. I enjoyed being within walking distance to the fishing pier which was great for watching dolphins, sea turtles and sting rays. Most of all Karen was great to deal with... she answered all my questions promptly and accurately. We would love to come back and I would recommend it to anyone.

Kathy L. said..
5 out of 5 stars
To sum it up....awesome! Once Tropical Storm Debby blew down the coast the week was gorgeous, loved being able to look out from balcony and see the beauty God allowed us to see. I could've slept on the beach if my family would've let me, ha! Want to go back to see the things we didn't get to this trip. Thank you for sharing this spot with us!

Dave said..
5 out of 5 stars
Great Condo!
We had beautiful week at the beach! The condo was beautiful and clean. The view of the ocean was spectacular! The whole process from start to finish made our vacation a memorable one! I recommend this and want to say thank you!

Vicki said...
5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Navarre Beach Condo
The pictures of the condo do not fully show how comfortable and updated that the condo is. The property was immaculate and well maintained. vlcI did enjoy the view .. it was spectacular. We saw sea turtles, rays, and a dolphin from our balcony. Sunrise and sunset were beautiful.. The owner really explained so much in her email to me and was wonderful and easy to talk with... I would definitely return to the same unit for vacation again.

Paula K. said...
5 out of 5 stars
This was our second visit to this Beach Colony property in Navarre Beach. One of our favorite places! Great views, CLEAN and wonderful ammenities! We hope to return again!!

Sanders said..
5 out of 5 stars
We had an excellent, totally relaxing vacation...just what we needed!! Karen's condo is perfect. We take beach vacations yearly and this is by far the most well equipped condo we've rented. Beautiful views! Navarre is our favorite vacation spot, at which we now stay every year. (And we've vacationed to several places along the panhandle.) Not overly crowded, yet close to conveniences. The Gulf Blvd drive to Pensacola is nice. Fun little shops and Parasailing in Pensacola.

Melissa B. said..
5 out of 5 stars
Having previously stayed in this condo several times, we were thrilled to be returning this year. We have stayed all over the panhandle for at least 20 years, and this is by far our favorite place. Navarre has grown so much in the past few years. Initially, it made me quite sad, but there are more activities and conveniences than ever! The condo is perfect, and the view absolutely stunning. Everything you could possibly need for a great vacation is taken care of. Karen is delightful, and always personable, and has over the years remembered so many little things about my family. This is absolutely our favorite place, just like coming home.

Brian said..
5 out of 5 stars
A Week In Paradise
This condominium was a perfect start to our summer, and we hope to come back again. We were celebrating our daughter's graduation from graduate school, and finishing a very stressful year of work. So we needed to relax, unwind, and celebrate. It was a perfect fit. We loved the tropical decor of the condo. We used the umbrella and chairs on the beach. And the patio/balcony is perfect to spend quality time with each other. There are three floors of penthouse condos, some with two bedrooms, and others with three. This condo is in a perfect location in the building. It was perfect in size for my family's needs. The view in the pictures does not do it justice. The relaxing breeze, the beautiful sunrises, eating meals and drinking piña colatas on the patio, sitting under the umbrella on the sugar white sand beach, and swimming in the crystal clear waters was fantastic. There is a binder that the owner thoughtfully put together with restaurant menus, prices, and previous tenants comments. The condo and surrounding condos are nestled between the undeveloped state park and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. So the location is perfect. Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa are much more laid back than Destin or Pensacola, where you can't cross the street without getting run over. So this is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the views and the beach, and go to some great seafood restaurants. Even when it rains, we enjoyed being in the clouds on the balcony, and watching the rain over the ocean. The color of the ocean from our balcony changed subtly every day. We could see the depths of water and where the sand bars were by the change in color from blue, to green, to clear. I have a bad back and I take whirlpool baths for the pain. I was concerned when I saw that a previous renter said there was mold comming out of the whirlpool jets. The whirlpool (that overlooks the ocean) was perfectly clean and functional during our stay. The big flat screen TV in the family room was perfect for watching the NBA finals at night, and the movies we brought from home. All in all, it was a perfect vacation.

TN Travel Cat said...
5 out of 5 stars
Great Condo, Great View, Great People!
Our stay at this wonderful condo was great! Obviously (as can be seen from the photos) this place has the best views, great décor, and lots of amenities. The owner, Karen, and all the staff at the condo are a pleasure to work with and quickly answer any questions you may have. The condo is right on the beach but within a 5-15 min. drive of pretty much anything you could need. Pensacola Beach is 15 min away though a beautiful national seashore, and Destin is within 30 min. for shopping and entertainment. (The BEST Food Ever? Peg Leg Pete’s in Pensacola Beach and Cactus Flower in Navarre! See tripadvisor for reviews) The elevators are fast and require a key code for each floor. Each floor has four units, and this one is on the 17th with two floors above (but who cares). The condo has a good layout – the master is in its own “wing” and you can close a pocket door for bedroom two and make it like an on suite with the bath. The second bath (even tho not pictured) is nice, and everything was spotless. The view of both the gulf and sound from the balcony was my favorite. And it was the perfect spot for the fireworks on the Fourth of July. The condo comes stocked with beach supplies, hair dryer, clock radios, small supply of paper towels and TP, kitchen supplies, extra pillows and blankets, and plenty of towels. There are tons of great books (action, mystery, romance, nonfiction), lots of puzzles, and lots of TV channels. Only complaints? It needs more board games and maybe some DVDs, and definitely a ceiling fan light in the living room – it’s pretty dark at night. But everything else is perfect! I wish we could have spent more time at the beach and on the balcony (it poured rain all but 2 days – crazy!) Don’t hesitate to stay here, this was our first time renting a condo, and if we get a chance we will be back!

OhKay said...
5 out of 5 stars
17th Floor Penthouse is all it's described to be!
This 17th floor penthouse did not disappoint! It's beautifully and tastefully decorated and looks even better than the pictures! Everything was as described by the owner with no unpleasant surprises. We ate breakfast every morning at the penthouse while overlooking a spectacular view that was simply beautiful and entertaining. Every day provided a different scene and no telling what you might see in the ocean....sting rays, dolphins, turtles, massive schools of fish! This had to be the most relaxing vacation ever! Clean, beautiful, white, sandy beach too! We are already talking about going back again!

Jack S. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Great accomodation with wonderful view of the gulf!
Our stay was great and I would recommend this condo to anyone looking for great views of the sunrise over the gulf and a really nice place to stay.

Gary B. said...
5 out of 5 stars
What A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
We were attracted to this 17th floor penthouse condo by the many beautiful photos. We started looking at vacation rentals on the internet in the panhandle of Florida over a year ago. Each time we looked we always ended up back in the Navarre Beach area and this condo always was our favorite pick. Needless to say we were not disappointed in choosing this as our vacation destination. The condo and the views are even better when you are there. The owner was very helpful in providing information regarding her property before we rented and during the reservation period. The Gulf Islands Seashore National Park, the Naval Air Museum, and the Lighthouse near the Museum make great day trips. The town of Navarre is a small quiet town but is located conveniently to Pensacola, Fort Walton, and Destin. Wish we were still there.

Steve W. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Clean, modern comfortable living. All of this 17 stories above Navarre Beach. Condo is exactly as described by all other reviews. Owner was easy to work with. Zero problems!!! Due to the week of Christmas that we stayed, Occupancy of the tower that the unit is located was loooooow, maybe 15%. Great privacy, great parking and never a wait for the elevator. Thanks to Karen, we had a great time.

Faye Morgan said...
5 out of 5 stars
R & R to the Max!
This was my 2nd time visiting. I arrived the evening of Saturday, January 25th and checked out Saturday, February 1st. I was impressed that the owner recognized me when I contacted her for the reservation. Even though we had sleet and it iced up, the weather forecasters alerted us Monday and informed us that businesses and schools would be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. I was so cozy and so thoroughly enjoyed my stay, I was actually sad to have to pack up and leave! The unit feels like home, the amenities provided are all that you can ask for and more. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway. There's so much to do in the area and the neighboring cities, the options are varied and plentiful so whether you come with your honey, or come with your girlfriends, or bring the family, there's an attraction for all! If you check out the binder under the tv stand, there are various brochures to pick and choose from. Just looking at the sunrises and sunsets from the balcony itself was pleasurable for me, however make sure you take a ride into Pensacola on hwy 399, it will take your breath away! I can't wait to return in the very near future!!!!!

Amanda said...
5 out of 5 stars
Most beautiful view and condo you can imagine!
My family and I stayed in the unbelievable condo for my college graduation. The condo it self is beautifully and tastefully decorated and has everything you need. We are actually local, but wanted to do something special for this occasion and we had family in so we chose to rent a place on the beach. Let me just say this place did not disappoint. If you are not local there is a wonderful binder filled with places to eat and things to do. The view was out of this world. As I mentioned we are local, but I have never experienced such an unobstructed and just simply breathtaking view. The owner was extremely helpful and communication was very easy. You can tell she takes great pride in this property, and well she should! We actually chose to spend most of our time on the huge balcony, with a view like that we hated to leave. The condo is everything you could ask for. Highly recommended!!!

Joan M. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Condo and Views to die for!!
Absolutely beautiful views of the Emerald Cost and the Gulf! This condo is everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation at the beach! The owner is easy to deal with and readily available for questions. There is a notebook in the Condo with everything you need to know about the area like restaurants, activities and shopping in the area. A walk out on the pier is a must. We saw dolphins on our beach almost daily. I have already recommended this Condo to our friends and encourage you to visit Navarre and rent this property without hesitation.

Bonnie C. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Relating and beautiful vacation.
My husband and I stayed in this condo for the second time and it was wonderful both times we were there. The condo has everything you need and a beautiful sunrise view. The weather was perfect and every night I would take my pillow and blanket out on the balcony and relax in the lounge chair and look at the beautiful stars while a wonderful breeze was blowing! It doesn't get any better than this.

Shot Gun said..
5 out of 5 stars
This was the most well stocked condo we ever rented. It was awesome from the fantastic view to the easy access to the beach. We will definately go back!

Javachip said...
5 out of 5 stars
That picture doesn't do it justice! The unit was clean and in great condition. All questions were answered promptly and everything we needed was provided. We saw a shark one morning from the balcony and a fantastic lightning storm one evening. I would stay here again and have no problem recommending this condo to friends. Easy drive to Pensacola Beach from the back road and not far from the factory outlets in Destin. Would love to go back and stay in the same unit. The pool was huge! Owners were great to work with as well as the office staff in the next building when checking in and out. Try it! You won't be disappointed. White sand, ocean breeze and easy access to the beach. What more could you want?

Jimmy Y. said...
5 out of 5 stars
My wife and I just returned from our best vacation ever after renting this condo. It is even more beautiful than the photos. We ate all our meals on the balcony with a breathtaking view of a sugary white beach, clear blue water where we saw lots of fish, dolphins, turtles and a stingray. Sunrise is another beautiful sight from this beautiful decorated, clean well-maintained condo. Karen is such a pleasure to work with. She has provided everything you need to prepare meals, a binder of restaurants with menus, beach items such as chairs, umbrellas, toys, cooler and lots of books, board games and puzzles. Bring your camera and enjoy this beautiful condo on Navarre Beach!

Bill L. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Best View on the Beach
Perfect Condo at a perfect price! Spectacular view! If you want to relax and enjoy the convenience of home on the beach then this is the place. Gulf Blue was so easy to deal with!! We will be back.

Carol R. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely Wonderful
Absolutely a wonderful vacation! My husband and I enjoyed the comfort and convenience of this condo so much whenever we return to Navarre, we plan to stay in one of Karen's lovely condos. The decor of the condo is gorgeous, clean, and well maintained. What a pleasure it was to sit on the balcony and enjoy the breathtaking morning sunrise and soak up the sun in the afternoon while watching the dolphin, jelly fish, and birds play. The sugar-sand beach was awesome giving us so many memorable walks along the shore to cherish. Karen is a delight to work with and is more than accommodating. We will most certainly return.

Texas Gal said...
5 out of 5 stars
If you like views..this is the condo for you! Beautiful, beautiful!! This 2-2 condo suited us very well. My husband & I had the master suite, (with great views) which has a fantastic garden tub with a huge separate shower in the bath. My daughter & granddaughter had their own room & bath. This area could be totally closed off with a pocket door. The kitchen was stocked better than any condo I have ever stayed in as far as pots & pans, serving dishes, etc. This is a beautiful and well laid out condo. I would recommend this condo as well as Navarre Beach for those that have never been here. But only if you like white sand & uncrowded beaches & turquoise water! Had a wonderful stay.

kathy h. said...
5 out of 5 stars
fabulous view!
What a VIEW! I would have loved to stay on the balcony 24 hrs.! Hopefully we'll get to rent again someday, it is a very well appointed condo in a perfect location. The owners are as nice as can be, and it's great that they rent out this condo so other people can enjoy it. Truly, every review before this one says it all, and all of it is true. You would be lucky to be able to stay here. The beach? Well, I don't know if I've been to a more beautiful one in this country. and not many people, either, not crowded at all. Loved going to see the Blue Angels practice in Pensacola. If you stay here, it is well worth your time.

Lisa & John said...
5 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous views of God's Ocean
Gorgeous views of God's beautiful ocean, the beach was not crowded at all, morning walks were wonderful, the condo was amazing, great kitchen with everything we needed, beautiful master suite and shower and the complex and surroundings just felt peaceful and very relaxing. We loved it. We rented bikes and rode along the Santa Rosa Sound and beautiful preserve area. Thanks Karen for making this renting process easy and for a great Spring Break. We will be back!

Floridian Wannabe said...
5 out of 5 stars
Relax and Enjoy the View
From the second we opened the door to the condo we realized that we had made the right choice. Everything was as described in the online profile. The view from the balcony is incredible. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Wow the beach!! We kept wondering where were all the people as the beach was not crowded at all. My wife and I were looking for a peaceful, relaxing place and this was it. The only problem we had was leaving after one week. We are planning on coming back next year for two weeks. This was the first time we had rented by owner and the whole process could not have been any easier. Thank you Karen.

tonya s. said...
5 out of 5 stars
Breathtaking View
The view is magnificent. It was very nice to relax on the balcony and watch the dolphins play. The condo building is right on the beach with its own private walkway to the ocean. If you need somewhere to go where you can relax and play in the ocean this is the place to go. The beaches are not crowded and very clean.

Jimmy Y. said...
5 out of 5 stars
I have spent my vacation the past four years at Navarre Beach and stayed in this condo the last two years. The beach is beautiful and so is this condo which has the most amazing views, the best decor and provides the best amenities and cleanliness of anywhere I have ever stayed. I feel so lucky to visit such a beautiful place and hope to return next year for two weeks relaxation. Thank you Karen and Steve for sharing your beautiful condo and for such a easy rental process!

Nat said...
5 out of 5 stars
anniversary trip
My husband and I spent our tenth anniversary in your condo, I have to say this was the best vacation ever! We had everything we could possibly need. The home was perfectly clean and very comfortable. It was so much more than I thought that it could be. The decor is an added plus...beautiful !! I hope to be able to vacation there again someday.