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Executive Canal Home and Dock - Gulf Breeze, FL

42 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 (6 adults) 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets 
927 Aquamarine Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Exquisite home w/ private dock on the canal & game room - snowbirds welcome!

This exquisite three-bedroom Gulf Breeze vacation rental is luxury at its finest with a 25-foot dock, loft, and game room! Take a break from your daily routine and pamper yourself!

The home is just steps from a lovely canal that feeds into the Santa Rosa Sound along the Gulf of Mexico. This fabulous hideaway is two miles from the Naval Life Oaks Reservation (part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore) and four miles from fresh seafood, shopping, and nightlife in town! Visiting golfers are within two miles of nearby Tiger Point Golf Course. This home is also a fabulous rental for members of a wedding party for receptions being held at the Tiger Point Country Club.

The two-story home is industrial chic with chrome accents and exposed wood. Downstairs is an open-concept living room and kitchen that leads to the patio. A second lounge area offers inviting accent furniture and a workbench. Pour happy hour cocktails around the gas fireplace or unwind with some entertainment.

A sound dock will keep the mood inspired, and media entertainment includes a flatscreen TV and WiFi. Rack the pool balls for a little friendly competition or congregate around shrimp cocktail and appetizers in the kitchen!

The gourmet kitchen is awe-inspiring, with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The space is ideal for large parties with a kitchen island cooktop and breakfast bar with seating for six. Celebratory meals of surf and turf can be served on the formal dining table with space for four.

The outside patio is divine! The covered yet open space is draped in palm trees and just steps from the canal. You can practically live outside thanks to chaise lounges and a full dining table with seating for six. Grab the lemon wedges for freshly seared seafood on the gas grill or mix the perfect pitcher of pina coladas!

Dip your toes in the cool water off your private dock or set sail for a deep sea adventure! The Santa Rosa Sound is waiting to be explored with its sugary white sand beaches, wildlife, and emerald green waters. Please note, however, that guests do not have access to a boat lift and that all crafts must be tied to the dock and no more than 25 feet in length.

Give your sea legs a break and spend your afternoons hiking the Naval Live Oaks Reservation boasting 1,300 acres of old growth pine and coastline! Nearby Gulf Breeze is a charming island community, offering a little something for everyone with fine restaurants, shopping, and bars.

This Florida's Emerald Coast vacation rental is truly a gem within paradise. Plan your deep sea escape today!

(Please be aware that the garage is unavailable for guest use - the owner lives nearby on his boat and uses the garage for a workspace. Also note that guests may number a maximum of eight total guests, with no more than two additional guests allowed to visit during the day.)

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AMENITIES

Activities

Adult bikes

Dock

Game room

Gym/fitness room

Kayaks

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Central AC

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

Sound dock

TV

Miscellaneous

Snowbird-friendly

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Scenic

Water view

Waterfront

42 reviews

Nina D. Apr 2019
House design is nice. It seems to be customized. However it was disappointed that I booked the house for 8 people or 3 bed rooms and it only has 2 bed rooms.
Jose B. Apr 2019
Confortable, everything you need is there. Good location. We definitely come back.
Stacy M. Nov 2018
Location was Superb! This home sits in a quiet neighborhood. Once inside the home you have the open floor space for everyone to enjoy each others company while cooking, eating, playing pool, or simply watching tv. Stepping into the backyard brings additional peacefulness with even more space to fish, Kayak, grill out, or just kick back on the bench that is located on your dock. Your location is spot on. Drive 3 miles each way for tourist overload hot spots such as Pensacola Beach Strips, or 3 miles the other direction for everyday living shopping such as Walmart, Winn~Dixie, etc. Could not ask for a more complete place to spend / share Thanksgiving week with our Military Daughter & the additional service individuals that are stationed at her base whom needed a place to go for this Holiday.
Alex R. Oct 2018
Great modern home with fantastic kitchen on a great canal with easy access to the bay
Alan M L. Sep 2018
This home is just as promised. It is very clean. The beds are comfortable. There is plenty of room to lounge around (inside and out), and the kitchen is large and modern. The home sits on a canal in a nice quiet neighborhood. We would stay here again for sure.
Mercetia P. Aug 2018
Great communication from the owner
lori e. Jul 2018
advertised as "exquisite home with private dock on the canal and game room." after signing contract learn that owner stays in a boat on the dock (in the back yard), game room had no equipment with which to play pool, outdoor grill was filthy and unusuable as was lanai furniture. we saw evidence of roaches.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was displeased. We have not noticed any evidence of roaches, but we will keep an eye out. The owner does not leave the pool table equipment out due to frequent misuse of the cues by children not being watched by their parents. The grill and furniture have been cleaned. Thank you!
Eric E. Jul 2018
We enjoyed our stay. Kids loved the yard and space. Nice to be able to decompress from all the fun in the area. We loved our furry neighbor. Can’t wait to come back!
Nick Y. Jul 2018
Found it a little odd that the owner of the home was staying on a boat in the backyard and parking in the driveway. Took away the privacy factor and being able to enjoy the whole property.
Manager response:
We appreciate the guest's feedback. Unfortunately, some of our owners do live in or close to the area. The owner will not interrupt or disturb guests unless there is a maintenance issue.
Tia R. Jun 2018
Loved the house, check in easy (we had a late check in) house was amazing, plenty of room , nice big kitchen. Would definitely stay again.
Amanda L. Apr 2018
This home was advertised as 3bd 2ba. It was 2bd and an office. Not 2 story as advertised. There is NO PRIVACY. The owners are always milling around so enjoying the backyard and dock is uncomfortable. The cookware is old, knives can't cut soft butter. The coffee maker was so filthy and corroded with stuff we wouldn't use it. Interesting lighting everywhere! There must be 75 light switches. Good luck getting the right switch. The house has potential but it was NOT as advertised. The one redeeming thing was Tucker the dog. Sweetest little guy in the world.
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see this guest was so disappointed with their visit. We have spoken with the owners regarding guest privacy, and we are currently working on labeling all the light switches. The home is advertised as having a loft, not two stories, which is accurate. The cookware and silverware have been replaced. Thank you!
John W. Mar 2018
The house was great! The cleaning staff had the house clean and neat for our stay. Nice and quiet neighborhood for a relaxing stay.
Meghan M. Jan 2018
Stayed here while meeting up with family for a mini-reunion. There were just two of us; we didn’t make use of all the space. Met up with the owner briefly when we first arrived and then later when my family came by as he was working outside when they came. He seemed to hit it off with them and offered us all lemons from his tree. The dog was very friendly. I still felt like they gave us privacy.
William U. Jul 2017
*Nice home, great location, easy access to the sound.
*Clean, and comfortable, wonderful towels.
*Coffee pot is terrible ;) I asked them to replace it, took 25 minutes to make a pot.
*Just something to note, owner stays out back in his boat with his dog, Tucker. They were not intrusive and he was helpful when needed. (I believe he lives in home when it is not rented.) But he's around, just know that.
*Only one role of TP per bathroom, one roll of paper towels and 3 kitchen garbage bags. I would expect back up in these...(Maybe they'll change that after my review.)
*garbage disposal had a posted sign not to use. Said it didn't work. Perhaps they just didn't want the wrong kind of things put in it so they said not to use it.
*Overall, it was a nice place and it was easy. We were in town for a family function so had a place to gather, to hold a brunch and to dock our boat. We rarely went anywhere by car, took boat everywhere. Didn't have a boat slip as advertised but it did have a dock.
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback. As mentioned in the listing the owner does live on a boat nearby, but he is very respectful of guest privacy. The home does have a boat slip for guest use; we ask that guests please call if they are unsure of any advertised amenities. The coffee pot has been replaced, and at this time we ask that guests please not use the garbage disposal. Thank you!
William B. Jul 2017
We had a great trip. The house was beautiful and in a quiet area.
Karen F. Jun 2017
Our family of 5 loved this home. The loft was very popular with the kids!
Acacio N. May 2017
The owner alway in the back but him is so nice and attention u never feel bother for him.
Diana M. Apr 2017
The home owner was nice and helpful as much as possible, very friendly. We did feel like the privacy we usually have when we rent homes for vacations was lacking, simply because he was around often. The location of the house was great for going all of the places we needed to go.
Nancy A. Aug 2016
House was great. We were able to tie up a 16 ft boat to the dock - nice for anyone who enjoys boating. The owner when we saw him could not have been nicer or more helpful for dining suggestions etc.
William D. Aug 2016
This house is a great bargain for boat owners wanting to keep their boat in the backyard.
Lejon W. Aug 2016
Beautiful place, great location, nice facility, I wish I could've stayed longer
Bernadette M. Jul 2016
We stayed here for a family reunion and loved it! We met John the owner of the property (who lives on his boat in the canal behind the house) and he was very helpful and friendly. He even accepted our invitation to a gumbo dinner party one night. Our whole family crew--(with families staying at several different properties in the area) ended up gathering each night for dinner at this property because it has so much space and such a great kitchen. We didn't use the upstairs loft, but did use the fold out futon couch most nights, which in addition to the 2 nice bedrooms made for plenty of sleeping space. The master bedroom with bath is especially beautiful. Choosing this home made our whole family reunion that much nicer since we ended up all gathering at it each night.
Jeremy T. Jul 2016
My wife and I are local to the area but rented this house for 4 nights up through the weekend of the Blue Angels Airshow so we could enjoy several days on the water for our "stay-cation". The house is beautiful, the owner (John) is friendly and did not impose on our occupancy of his home in any way, and the location was perfect for a week of relaxing fun on the water.

The only thing I noted that was not expected was a minor discrepancy in the current description of this home on the Vacasa web page in that the dock will accommodate a boat up to 50' in length. My boat measures 30' from bow pulpit to the back of the bracket on which my motors are mounted. John asked me to ensure that the back of my boat did not cross his neighbor's "property line". With my motors sticking over this line by about 6" the bow pulpit was very close to encroaching on the area where John's boat was tied. It would be difficult to tie a larger boat up while adhering to the requirements to keep it all on this property's dock.
Nadine G. Jul 2016
I loved the house and location. It really is only 2 bedrooms but we made do using the one room as a bedroom- but the futon was not comfy.
The location was perfect for our use- the in- laws stayed here to get to know each other while our children were getting married!
Patricia & Les E. Jun 2016
The house is beautifully appointed. We thought we had stepped into a Restoration Hardware showroom; later discovered much of the furniture and accessories were designed and made by the owner.

The kitchen was exceptional; great design!!! Landscaping beautiful.

Owner, John, extremely courteous. Especially enjoyed Tucker, John's Labradoodle.
Olivia L. Jun 2016
The property was very clean & well maintained! the owner that lives on the boat behind the house is super nice & has the sweetest pup that became our friend. We called for him to come visit us every morning! Will definitely be staying here again!
Martin S. May 2016
House and location was as advertised. Convenient location to the beach and Pensacola, it was a 10 to 15 minute drive to both. Most of our time was spent with family in Gulf Breeze, but the location would have worked for a beach vacation as well.

The house had many nice upgrades, was clean, and is in good condition. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, so it was very laid back and relaxing.

The loft bed ("4th bedroom") is probably for children or teens only. The ladder is pretty steep and the loft area is tight. But it is a good looking space and practical for an extra sleeping spot.

The owner stays on a boat on the canal. He was very nice. We only saw him if we were on the back deck or fishing in the canal. If we did see him, we never felt like he was watching us or interfering in any way.

Overall, it could not have been a better property for us.
Dillon M. May 2016
Great experience awesome place to stay
Ricky S. Mar 2016
I can't recommend this house enough. Great location and amazingly easy folks to work with.
John B. Feb 2016
Very much enjoyed stay
Jennings F. Jan 2016
Everything was super nice and we enjoyed our stay thoroughly. As some other reviewers have stated the owner does live on his boat right in front of the house but he was very nice the one time we met him, and was of no bother. I will be booking here again.
April A. Aug 2015
This house is on a bay front property, but 2e loved it very very big, cozy, and quiet beautiful neighborhood.. Mr John was amazing, the prettiest beach is 3 minutes away, there r several options near bye for food, shopping, and views... we loved it and didn't want to come back home...Mr John was super sweet and helpful w anything we needed....loved his house and I n a wonderful spot... we also fished right off of his private dock, enjoyed morning coffee and breezes at night 😆😆😆😆
Amanda A. Jul 2015
Great vacation home, stocked with all the amenities needed to make our vacation a wonderful one. Met the owner who was so very nice and friendly! Very spacious and beautiful interior, the back yard boat dock was an added bonus, and the location was so very close to pensacola beach. My family and Absolutely LOVED this home! So glad we found it, we will definitely be staying here again!!
Manager response:
We appreciate you taking the time to share some of the highlights of your experience in this beautiful home and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to your next stay with us.