And just in case you prefer a beach vacation, we have that covered too!
Navarre Beach, Florida
Just an FYI ..... Allegiant Air offers GREAT summer rates into Ft. Walton Beach (VPS) airport. The airport is just 20 minutes from the condo and many flights are $100 (or less) from several regional airports in the Southeast. You can be at the beach in 1 hour and 15 minutes from Concord, NC airport (USA).
Enjoy miles and miles of white sand beaches along the Gulf Islands National Seashore! Our beautifully decorated condo is small, cozy and perfect for couples! You can step off the elevator and be on the beach in 30 footsteps! Sunset Harbor Palms is a condominium complex, a perfect place to escape, tucked away near the end of Navarre Beach with its own private stretch of beach for guests, a private fishing pier and beautiful pool. It is a very quiet and relaxing area, no traffic noise, just peace and tranquility, giving guests the escape they truly desire Explore our unique vacation rentals in historic properties and our beautiful beach condos.
CONDOS have everything :
-- Spectacular waterfront view!
-- Great furnishings and cozy bedding.
-- Kitchen fully equipped with Keurig coffeemaker, crockpot, food chopper, cutlery
-- Easy carry beach chairs and umbrella provided.
-- Queen bed with new Serta comfort mattress.
-- Flat screen TV, Netflix with free movies, documentaries, and TV shows
-- Smart technology - Play music and get weather updates
-- Wifi and charging station for all your devices
-- 1 bath with shower/tub - Luxurious towels, soap, shampoo provided
-- Paper towels, toilet tissue, dish detergent provided
-- Sleeper sofa, closet, large window overlooking water/pier
-- 1 closet with hangers, laundry bags, storage bins
-- Washer/Dryer available by pool. (Bring quarters)
Condo is right on the water giving guests their choice of the quiet sound side beach or the gulf side beach (just across street). 12 public beach accesses available.
-- Elevator and carts to assist with transporting your bags/groceries
-- Safe, well-lit parking lot
-- Quiet end of the island, away from traffic and noise
-- Large pool on site with chaise lounges
-- Shelter/gazebo with picnic tables, benches and charcoal grills
-- Fishing pier on site, private use to guests and owners
-- Beautiful white sand beaches along sound and gulf side
Please note that this is a STUDIO condo. It is compact, best suited for and limited to 2 people.
Situated perfectly on Navarre Beach. The grounds are very well groomed and maintained. Condo is located near the end of Navarre Beach, tucked away on the sound and away from the noise and traffic. Here you can enjoy the peace and calm as you sit by the dock or on the beach to watch a gorgeous evening sunset. The gulf side beach is 500 feet from your door and our condo is within a short walk to beach eateries, kayak, scooter, and paddle board rentals.
There are several nice restaurants nearby. On the island we have Windjammers Pier Bar (Enjoy amazing views from the Navarre Pier and local brews!), Broussards Bayou Grill (Laid-back eatery on the beach with a patio serving Southern staples like crawfish & grits, plus meats to go, live music), Juanas Pagoda Grill (Waterfront bar & grill with lots of entertainment, live music, beach volleyball & pool), Sailors Grill (Low-key spot serving American food & cocktails for breakfast & beyond in a casual, beachfront setting), and the Beach House Bar and Grill (Gulf-front dining, handcrafted cocktails, fresh gulf-to-table seafood).
In Navarre along Rt. 98, you may enjoy other restaurants such as Dewey Destins Seafood, JJ Chagos, East River Smokehouse (barbecue), TCs Front Porch, East Bay Crab House. Vinnie R's Italian, and Dave's Oyster Bar are good places to eat. Stripes is a good restaurant (veteran owned and located in the parking lot where Publix is). Other great restaurants such as Hemingways, Flounders, Grand Marlin, Peg Leg Pete’s, Margaritaville, and other dining options may be found at Pensacola Beach. Just follow Rt. 399 West along the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a spectacular drive along the white sandy beaches and emerald waters.
CASINOS - Good Time Tours (a charter bus company) conducts daily trips to Biloxi, MS area casinos with departures daily from Navarre Beach. Buses pick you up early at Winn Dixie (just across Navarre Beach causeway bridge) each day Sunday through Saturday and return later in evening.
BRING YOUR KAYAK or PADDLE BOARD- You can also bring your kayak and paddleboard to explore in the sound and tie it up at the condo or at Juanas while having a quick bite to eat.
BOATING/PADDLEBOARDING - You can launch from the public launch beside Juana’s grill on the lower end of Navarre Beach. There is a large trailer parking area at the public boat launch.
THE PIER AT SUNSET HARBOR PALMS - If you fish, be sure to bring along your fishing pole and fish right from the dock, provided exclusively for guests at Sunset Harbor. Fish of many varieties are found here including redfish, speckled trout, and mackerel.
SANTA ROSA SOUND - On our magnificent Santa Rosa sound you can paddle board, kayak, boat, jet ski, fish, and wind surf! (rentals available nearby). The sound is especially nice if you want to simply wade or allow small children to play in the water without large waves. Find your favorite spot along the long, pristine stretch of beaches on both sides of the Gulf Shore National Seashore.
PENSACOLA - Take a drive to Pensacola for other great restaurants and historic sites! Explore historic Seville Square with morning brunches and great jazz! This historic section of Pensacola is filled with great night life and beautiful historic structures.
SEA TURTLE CONSERVANCY - We love our sea turtles at Navarre Beach! Kids and adults alike may want to checkout the nearby Sea Turtle Conservancy to learn about these remarkable creatures and meet Sweet Pea, a juvenile green turtle who was found wrapped in fishing gear both inside and out and badly injured. Sweet Pea has since settled into her new home and is rehabilitating from the trauma causing her to lose a front flipper. You may notice the low mounted lights along the beach. Most lighting has been converted to have sea turtle friendly fixtures and low light bulbs. That is because nesting season mostly occurs at night and when hatchlings emerge, they can scurry down the beach to the sea without being disoriented by bright lights.
BRING YOUR BICYCLE - Bring along your bicycle to explore around the beach. Biking is also great if you choose to ride up to Opal Beach along the Gulf Island National Seashore (absolutely breathtaking views). It is a 7-mile bike ride in a safe lane that allows you to breathe in all the sights, sounds, and magnificence of the sea! You can also ride all the way on the bike trail to Pensacola Beach!
NAVARRE BEACH PIER - It's Florida's longest pier! Want that bigger fish? Go to the Navarre Beach Pier where from sunrise to sunset you can fish all day! Great catches may be pompano, flounder, blackfin tuna, cobia, tarpon, king and Spanish mackerel. The pier is 1534 feet long and 30 feet above the water. Rent a fishing pole at the bait and tackle shop or just enjoy the stroll along the pier or the breeze at the pier restaurant.
HISTORIC FORTS - Along the Gulf Islands National Seashore there are unique places to visit and explore! Aside from the miles of white beaches you will find three historic fortifications spanning centuries of sea coastal defensive systems at Fort Barrancas. Hike along the historic routes used by soldiers while stationed at the forts. Historic Fort Pickens, one of the largest brick forts built in the United States, provided the setting for a serious effort by a small group of men to avert or at least postpone the outbreak of the Civil War. The Naval Live Oaks Area includes 7.5 miles of hiking trails and the fully accessible 0.8 mile Brackenridge Nature Trail directly behind park headquarters.
DEEP SEA FISHING EXCURSIONS - For the ultimate fishing experience, schedule an all-day deep sea fishing charter in nearby Destin or Pensacola, complete with a captain who knows all the right fishing spots!
THE GULF BREEZE ZOO - The Gulf Coast Area’s award-winning Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to more than 900 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many hands on animal encounters and kid’s activities. Ride through herds of free ranging animals on the brand new Safari Express train to view hippos, rhinos, gorillas and African antelope up close! Feed giraffe, enjoy the free-flight bird aviary and much, much more.
BLUE ANGELS! - Be sure to visit the nearby Naval Air Station and you may be lucky enough to see the Blue Angels on a practice run! The Blue Angels do their spectacular final air show in Pensacola on Veterans Day, November 11. There are other air shows throughout the year. The US Air Force has 2 bases in the area: Hurlburt Field and Eglin. You may spot an occasional Osprey CV-22 or military helicopter on training flight.
NATIONAL NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM - Take an amazing day trip to The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. See more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s over 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. Fly in one of their full motion simulators or see The Magic of Flight, their own Laser Powered Giant Screen Digital Theater film projected on a seven-story high screen and feel like you’ve had a bona fide ride with the Blue Angels. While there, enjoy a delicious lunch at the authentic Cubi Bar Café, decorated with more than 1,000 squadron and unit plaques reassembled from the historic Officers’ Club at Cubi Point in the Philippines.
Millions of visitors are drawn to the Gulf islands in the panhandle of Florida (northern Gulf of Mexico)
for the long stretch of beaches, the sparkling emerald waters, or a place to simply relax!