Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I Book Direct MY Navarre Beach Vacation Rental here at

When you book your Vacation Rental on Navarre Beach directly here at OZ Island Retreat you save hundreds of dollars in booking fees! You can book our home OZ Island Retreat on VRBO, but you will pay VRBO service fees! Additionally, when you Book Direct you have direct contact with us, the owners, without a big impersonal online company or management company in the middle.

Where is Navarre Beach, Florida?

Located on Florida’s World-Famous Emerald Coast, Navarre Beach is a short drive from the attractions of Pensacola and Destin but miles away from the crowds. Navarre Beach is a lesser-known little beach gem nestled between Destin and Pensacola Beach.

 Why haven’t I heard of Navarre Beach, Florida?

Navarre Beach is often called Florida’s Best Kept Secret and You’ll LOVE the laid-back family friendly vibe! Destin, Panama City & Pensacola Beach get all the press and crowds. Leave behind all the high-rise condos, crowds and commercialism and embrace the tranquility of Navarre Beach. You can see Navarre Beach in real time at Navarre Beach Life - Beach Cam.

 What is there to do in Navarre Beach?

Whether you want to relax all day on the white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast or immerse yourself in adventure, Navarre Beach is your spot. Checkout our list of recommendations for Attractions, Activities, Dinning, and Shopping. You'll find more Navarre Beach recommendations at Get Relaxing.

 What Makes OZ Island Retreat a Special Beach Vacation Getaway?

First, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! It will truly be hard for you to find a Beach House in Navarre Beach Florida with a better location than OZ Island Retreat! It took us 25 years to find this RARE Beach House location with access to both the white sands of the Emerald Coast and also the calm waters of the Santa Rosa Sound where we can fish, kayak, paddle board & relax right out our backdoor! Did we mention, you can get away from the beach crowds!

Second, Modern Beach Cottage Style with Southern Hospitality! When you read our reviews, you’ll see that we are known for our 5 Star Personalized Service and the attention to detail and design that we’ve added to our home.

Which is better Destin or Navarre Beach?

If you like crowds and commercialism head to Destin, Panama City or Pensacola Beach. At these popular beaches you can sit four deep and hope for a glimpse of the beach. If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a more peaceful vibe, head to Navarre Beach. If you want to get away from the condo crowds and the lines for the elevators, we invite you to stay at OZ Island Retreat Vacation Rental.

Drive or Fly? How Can I Get to Navarre Beach?

You can drive or fly to this Hidden Gem located on the Famous Emerald Coast between Destin and Pensacola Beach.

Convenient Airports: Pensacola International Airport or Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS Airport).

Do I Need a Car?

Easily rent a car or Uber from the airport. Walmart Delivery is convenient for groceries and necessities. If you plan to explore neighboring areas such as Destin or Pensacola Beach, we recommend a car. 

We also have GOLF CART RENTAL available at a great rate!  Perfect for exploring the Island and quick trips to and from the many beach options along Navarre Beach. Jaunt around Navarre Beach like a local!