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Livin' Easy - Not Expensively!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Great Value for a great vacation. Cute cottage is located on gulf side of island and is a 60 second walk from the beach on a designated walking path alongside the west side of our house. Eateries and entertainment are a few minutes walk the other direction. The beach is generally not crowded at this location and excellent for shelling and watching spectacular sunsets. Private outdoor shower is great after a day at the beach. Large deck area and BBQ grill are available for your use.

Cook in our fully equipped kitchen or catch the island trolley to Peg Leg Pete's for your favorite seafood specialty. Nearby National Seashore is a wonderful place for undeveloped, natural island vistas. Walk to nearby beach shops for souvenirs and listen to free concerts at the Gulfside Pavilion May-Aug. In nearby Pensacola is a historic district with excellent shopping. Come relax, watch your worries fade in the sunset and live easy for a time.

Keywords: Cottage

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Ella Hess
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Ella Hess

I have lived in Gulf Breeze & Pensacola Beach since 1982. From 1983 to 2010 I was a Real Estate Broker (my Fl license is currently inactive). I moved from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach because I came to visit friends & loved the Island and all it had to offer.

Ella Hess purchased this house in 2013

Why Ella Hess chose Villa Primera

This property is unique because it is a piece of Pensacola Beach history. Built in 1957 it is one of the few houses not destroyed by hurricanes. It is quaint & cozy, 2 blocks from Gulf of Mexico & white sands. It is within walking distance to 'downtown' Pensacola Beach. Affordably priced yet has all your vacation needs.

What makes this house unique

Front porch swing, bar-b-que grill, two TVs with DVR, internet, books to read, games to play & no stairs to climb at this quaint cottage on the Island of Pensacola Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beach house was very clean and comfortable, you have every thing you need already there. The location is great and the outdoor shower was fantastic after a long day at the beach. The only problem was that we were only there for two day's....next time we will make it a point to stay longer.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villa Primera in Pensacola Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub shower combo with hand-held shower head. Linen closet with towels and extra sheets. Outdoor shower for removal of sand from beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed
  • King size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) One bed has double on bottom
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lovely 1-story (no stairs) historic Beach House within walking distance to Gulf of Mexico, (sidewalk to Gulf on west side of house) Sound, shopping, dining and entertainment. Free Beach bus transit service available during summer months, board in front of house. THE perfect Beach vacation rental.


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average rating of 4.827586 based on 63 reviews
Dukedom, Tennessee

Cozy mermaid-themed cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage was so cozy- we had a few rainy days & it was just fine! Netflix available for those times... There is a street (more of a lane) in between the cottage & the beach but conveniently located sidewalks make it easy to get there. Nice exercise! The beach area was quiet- the big condos were a little ways away. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals, & Publix is just down the road. The king size bed was very comfortable & the bunk beds were great for kids! Shops & eating places were almost within a stones throw. We had a great time, the ladies in my family- (4 ladies & 3 kids) & would recommend this small simple cottage to anyone looking to relax in a down-to-earth atmosphere!! Wish we could stay a month... Oh, I don't want to forget to mention the outdoor shower! That was sooo handy, we showered off the sand every time we came home. Totally private AND has hot water!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, even though it rained most of the time you were here. Please let me know the next time you plan to visit Pensacola Beach. Ella
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Enjoyed our stay. Great for a small family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and fully stocked with all the necessary items.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela, Thank you for choosing my Mermaid Beach Cottage for your vacation. Please come visit us again soon. Ella Hess
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Great little place with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

This place is the best kept secret. It is located within walking distance of the pier and boardwalk. It is less than a block from the beach with a walking trail. We found the house to be very up to date and clean. We look forward to staying there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Mermaid House

  • 5 of 5

The mermaid house is exactly what you want in a beach rental. Clean, well maintained, super close to the beach, enough space to feel comfortable if you get stuck indoors due to weather, and not expensive. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Mermaid House. Please come visit us again soon. Ella
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Nanaimo, British Columbia

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

The rental was clean and we'll equipped. It was exactly as advertised and meet our needs. Location was good and lots to see and do close by. We also loved the outdoor shower :)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shauna, Thank you for your review. You left the house in perfect condition! I'm so glad you enjoyed you visit to Pensacola Beach. Please visit us again soon. Ella
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Great place in a good location close to everything. And the beach wasnt crowded.

  • 5 of 5

It is well worth the money. It is in a location so if you need to walk you can. And the house was clean and supplied right. Will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Keith and BreAnna, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit again soon. Regards, Ella
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Pensacola International
Nearest Barpub
All bars on Beach within walking distance
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tiger Point
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 110
Nearest Restaurant
Pensacola Beach within walking distance
Nearest Beach
Pensacola Beach down sidewalk
Car: recommended

This property is located on a barrier island, with a sidewalk on the west side of house that crosses 4 residential lots to the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Walk to local restaurants, bars & shopping. Beach trolley during summer months.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villa Primera, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £187.63
Pet Fee £75.05 + Tax
Cleaning fee £75.05
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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