Our Portofino Unit is a Gulf Front Condo with sensational views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound.
This unit has 1,333 square foot of living space as well as a large balcony with a convenient outdoor grill. The vista from the patio allows sensational sunsets and beautiful Gulf and Sound views.
This condo has many upgrades including tile flooring throughout, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bath, and a fully equipped kitchen for those who like to cook. The master bedroom has a king bed with a great view of the Gulf and Sound. The second bedroom also features outstanding views (all windows are floor to ceiling). This second bedroom has a queen and twin bed to accommodate 3 persons sleeping. All rooms were professionally decorated with a beach theme.
Portofino has a 40,000 square foot Lifestyle Center which has outdoor infinity pools and hot tubs, an indoor Olympic size pool, a 3,000 square foot fitness center with steam and sauna, and multiple spa services. Each Portofino tower has its own pool and hot tub Our unit overlooks the pool. Enjoy on site dining at Portofino's Terra Cotta Restaurant, wine bar, gourmet deli, and juice bar.
Portofino is a true resort, and a destination your family will want to return to year after year.
After enjoying all the beach has to offer, return to your beach side haven to kick back and relax. Take in the fantastic view and make family memories on your vacation in this unit.Reservation Office Hours 9-7cst
The view from balcony was excellent with one side facing ocean and other side facing lake. Photos are not giving justice. Then condo was spacious, clean and well maintained with all facilities. Portofino resort also has facilities for water activities which we did not know until we checked in and checked out the property. Really loved our Stay. Thanking property manager Kathy for all the help and support. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to return.
The view was the first thing I noticed when I cam into the room and it was amazing. Everything was stocked and cleaned. Everything was also walking distance (beach, gym, restaurant on site). Kathy was so sweet and responded to my emails fast. Would definitely book this condo again.
I wish I looked at these before, b/c I hate how much time has lapsed w/ these negative reviews just lingering for all to see.We adored this unit, & the only reason we booked another unit for 2015 was to be closer to family in tower 4. But!! We booked w/ Kathy again. Working w/ Kathy last year, & this year has been fantastic. She responds to all communications super fast, that it pleasantly & continuously surprises me.
I disagree with the first review by 95%. I need to be fair, because there was some truth. Yes, there was sand on the floor, & yes-- eventually our feet were black. Was the sand there upon arrival? No.
The place was spotless when we arrived.
Was there sand after our 1st trip to the beach? Oh yes, & then some! If we did not clean sand off the floor, then yes our feet would eventually turn black. That's not a housekeeping's issue, I look at it almost like personal hygiene. This is not a hotel. There is not a maid service coming behind you every morning to pick up after you. The whole point of VBO, is to rent a home by owner. This beautiful condo was our dream home for 5 days. And guess what? If you want a clean home, you need to CLEAN it! So let me describe our dream home. There is seating for 9 to eat not including the living room furniture. In the master bedroom is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in other than my own. It was nicer than our bed at The Ritz on our drive back home to NC. There were plenty of towels, linens, extra blankets, and pillows. There was hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, dish & clothing detergents. There was enough supplies to get you started including garbage bags. As a mother I was so grateful for the added bonus of shout stain remover. The garbage shoot is maybe twenty feet from the front door of the condo. Have no fear my friends. It is behind closed doors, and does not have any lingering smells. Plenty of cleaning supplies. The kitchen was well stocked including coffee. Beach chairs, beach toys, a safe in the master closet (we did not feel the need to use it). In reply to the door- ITS A HURRICANE Door= enough said.I know there are many more added bonuses that I'm forgetting due to the amount of time that has lapsed since our trip. Before our vacation was even over I was quizzing Kathy about availability for next year.I'm not being compensated in any way for this review. And honestly, I'm a very picky person, so remember that when reviewing this rental.
We had a great time this weekend at the condo and we love the location and the resort amenities. Pluses: view was fantastic, condo is comfortable and had everything that we needed, the Portofino staff was incredible, this was a great value (cheaper than a hotel and a million times better). Minuses: the loud door noise happened to us, too. The condo above was getting prepared for a "VIP" and the staff was in and out all night the first night. I thought it was a party or someone jackhammering above us. Kept us up on night #1. On night two, I tracked down the problem and talked to a staff member about it. They were very good and stopped coming in and out and oiled the door. Floors are still pretty dirty. We all woe shoes. Bed in the master bedroom wasn't great. Might have been the linens, though. They were awful and scratchy. I'd suggest losing the plastic bed covers and putting a bit more money into the linens. Overall, though, I would recommend this place. I'm hoping the small issues will be cleared up.
Unfortunately, this was the worst condo I have ever rented. Although the price was a little lower than the others, we were extremely disappointed. The view is great and the amenities were nice, however, the upkeep of the place was terrible. Although the owner states she used a new cleaning lady...the mildew,dirt,dust throughout the condo was not due to a single poor cleaning. I was disgusted with what I found...from hair and trash all over the bathrooms to a full dishwasher of dirty dishes that were there on our arrival. You could not go barefoot in the place without your feet turning black from dirt, sand and whatever was on the floor. In addition...although the owner had no control over this...everytime someone opened and closed the patio door above....it rattled the condo below....not a relaxing or enjoyable time as I expected.