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Designer Beachfront Home with Pool

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Santa Rosa Villas Estates - Beachhaven

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleep) 16)

Location, location, location!!!

'Beach Haven,' as we call our home, has 3200 sq. feet and was built in 2006. It is the first home as you enter a gated community of 15 homes and HAS THE BEST LOCATION OF ANY RENTAL PROPERTY WE KNOW OF ON PENSACOLA BEACH!!! Walk a few steps to the beach, the pool, the bay, or the bike path - or just sit on the balcony and watch the waves, the sunset, the surfers, and the dolphins! The physical address for the home is 1 Calle Marbella, Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Beach Haven has beautiful, sweeping, unobstructed views of the beach from the large windows in every room of the house. The living area is much larger than in most homes, and all bedrooms are upstairs. Two King Master Suites are located in the “towers” and have attached large bathrooms. The West Tower Suite has a shower and a soaking tub, while the East Suite has a shower only but does have the added bonus of a door leading directly to the outside balcony.

The two Queen Bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower only. Both of these Queen bedrooms have a loft bed built in over the closet. These beds are appropriate for children ages 12 and up. It is your responsibility to determine if your child (or adult for that matter) can safely navigate the ladder up to the loft bed. We simply can’t be responsible for any falls due to the use of the loft beds. The King bedrooms have plenty of floor space to accommodate air mattresses, but the Queen bedrooms do not.

The “Surf Shack” is located down in the garage and has bunk beds with full on bottom / twin on top, a couch and a flat screen TV. This room is not near a bathroom, but seems perfectly suited for tweens/teens to stay up all night playing video games and texting. Additional sleeping areas are located on the main living area. The sofa is a queen sleeper, another chair pulls out into a twin bed, and a stylish bench is a cleverly disguised twin mattress

The beach is just a few feet away, however, you do have to cross a two lane road. Don't let this alarm you, the beach is VERY easy to access. I have stepped it off myself, and it is 100 steps from my door until I hit sand. A bike path runs right in front of the house also, so it is great fun and very easy to ride bikes into town. The pool is about the same distance from the house as the beach. It is shared by all the houses in the subdivision and ranges from 3.5 feet to 6.5 feet at its deepest. Then, you can walk right down to the bay, which is about a block. The subdivision has a pier, and it is always fun to set out the crab trap. I’ve found that younger kids actually prefer playing in the bay area where there are less waves and lots of interesting creatures. Last year my kids found live sand dollars and collected and raced their own hermit crabs. I’ve also heard from my renters that the fishing from the pier is quite fun. You can see a video showing the house in relation to the pool/beach on the Beach Haven Face Book page.


The house has unique hardwood teak floors and ceilings, beautiful granite countertops, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions in every bedroom, a front loading washer and dryer, and a fully stocked kitchen. All linens are provided. I provide enough paper products to get you started. What more could you want??!!


You will want to secure these dates as soon as possible, as we cannot hold your dates without a deposit. Please be aware that requests come in daily and I will book the first guests that meet the reservation criteria. If you decide to book Beach Haven:

1. First send me an e-mail letting me know that you want to book the home for the dates indicated. Please include your full name, address and cell phone number in this E-Mail.

2. If all information is in order, I will then send you a contract and instructions for payment.

3. To book the house, I require ½ of the total rental fee, plus the $500 refundable damage deposit. The remaining ½ must be paid 30 days prior to your arrival.

No pets, parties, or smoking allowed. Any evidence of any of these activities will result in a forfeiture of your entire deposit. If you have a boat or RV – it must be parked off site or fit in the garage. Our neighbors are only too happy to report parties or other neighborhood rule violations and persistent violations of any rules will result in your eviction from the house.

If for some reason you must cancel, please notify me IMMEDIATELY and I will work diligently to rebook the house in order that you may receive a full refund.

We want all of our guests to treat this home as if it were their own, well…maybe even better. We bought the house out of foreclosure last year and it was stripped to the bones – no door knobs, light fixtures, appliances … even the bathroom sinks were missing! We spent long hours restoring and furnishing the house, so we are looking for families and groups that will treat it (almost) as lovingly as we do. We trust that you are exactly the kind of guest(s) that we will welcome to this home again and again. Thank you for your interest in Beach Haven. We hope to see you there soon!!

The best way to contact me is via text.

Keywords: House, Pensacola Beach, Pool, Bay, fishing

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Don or Becky Doty
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016
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About Don or Becky Doty

I am Don Doty We live in Brookhaven, Mississippi (which we affectionately refer to as 'Mayberry') about 100 miles north of New Orleans. The best way to contact me is through e-mail or text.

Don or Becky Doty purchased this house in 2008

Why Don or Becky Doty chose Pensacola Beach

We rented a house in the neighborhood with some friends just last summer and absolutely loved the location. We have been vacationing in Gulf Shores, AL, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and have never had this great of a location - beach/pool/bay/bike path - it just makes for something to do all the time.

What makes this house unique

This is not your typical rental handled by an agency. Beach Haven and BlueHeaven (next door)are the only rental propertys we own at the beach and we have furnished it for OUR family to enjoy. We only take about 12 rental groups a year, so we have many extras included that you will just not find in other homes. Plus, we have taken great care with the furnishings and decorations. You will love it.


based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Designer Beachfront Home with Pool
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful Home in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent Spring Break there this year. It was absolutely perfect! The owners couldn't have been more responsive and accommodating. They were a huge help for the few minor things we needed while visiting. They also stocked the kitchen with a few extras I had simply asked if they had before we arrived. The house was perfect and in the best location.Great yard for those needing the play space. Literally just a few steps from the beach. We had 5 high schoolers with us who thought it was a perfect set up as well. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay in Pensacola.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Great layout that was open with plenty of room for everyone. Beach view from the porches. The grandkids enjoyed the toys, beach and pool. Our grown children were very impressed with our choice and we would all recommend this home for your vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Beach Haven and it was just as wonderful as the first! The main floor is spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room for cooking in the kitchen, playing games in the living room and eating together as a family. Loved sitting on the porch and eating lunch after spending the morning at the beach. Nice yard for grilling and large garage for "night games" such as bag toss and washers. Only negative was the outside shower did not work, but the community has a wonderful pool and an outside shower, so no worries. The water and the white sand never let us down!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house. The location is great and we loved the layout and views. We've rented a few different houses over the years for our family vacations and we all agreed this one is the overall best yet.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home. Great location. Felt like a house guest, not a renter.

  • 4 of 5

We spend 2 weeks a year at the Pensacola Beach Hilton. We have rented condos before but this was our first home rental.

When you walk into Beach Haven, you feel like you are walking in as a guest of someone's home. It is decorated beautifully! The furniture is high end and comfortable. The kitchen is better stocked with dishes, utensils, appliances and cookware than my own! The beds are luxurious. I was concerned about the front of the house and bedrooms facing the main road. But that end of the beach is very quiet and the road did not bother us much at all.

We did not realize the house had a small pool table in the garage which was a bonus! The kids would hang out down there and play. They also enjoyed hunting around the house at night for little frogs.

The location of the neighborhood can not be beat. The beach is directly across the street and offers a beautiful, unobstructed view from the upstairs balcony. The sound is down the street behind the house. We walked the 2 minutes from the house to the neighborhood dock every night to catch the sunset. I recommend talking a walk or paddle board along the sound side up past the Portofinos.

The pool is also directly across the street from the house. It was clean and the kids enjoyed some fresh water at the end of the day. I just wish it had chairs.

We did some great fishing off the neighborhood dock as well. They were biting like crazy. All catch and release for us.

The house also has tons of chairs, a few bikes, and a stash beach toys. Some were pretty beaten up which is to be expected at the end of the season. We brought our own stuff so it didn't matter. It was great having a large garage for the car and all our beach gear. Way easier (and more secure) than lugging it up and down from a hotel room or parking lot.

We had a great week and are looking forward to coming back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation House.

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. The house is just as listed and described on the web. The house was clean and well maintained. The 16 of us had plenty of space and sitting areas. (8 adults, 5 teens, 2 -10yr olds and 1 three year old) There are plenty of beach towels, chairs and toys. The kids loved the pool and we spent time on the beach by the ocean and the sound. I would recommend this house to my friends. They only thing that we would bring with us next time, is clocks. There are no clocks in the bedrooms. Most people on vacation probably would not mind. We just used out phones to set alarms and check the time. Communication with owner was through texting and she quickly answered any questions. We rented paddle boards from "SUP DOGS" , they bring them to you and pick them up. They were super friendly and helpful. We went deep sea fishing on the " TOTAL PACKAGE" and caught a lot of fish, saw a sea turtle and dolphins. I would definitely fish with Sean on the "Total Package" again. Our favorite restaurant was flounders; a lot of food so you can share a meal. Kids went to radical rides and rode banana boats and went parasailing. Great experience, great home, beautiful place to vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Rosa Villas Estates, Pensacola Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
18 Sep 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016-17
27 Nov 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring 2017
5 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
late spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning Fee £246 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Rosa Villas Estates in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) King bed in each tower suite., Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms with queen beds. Each of these bedrooms also has a twin loft bed. Loft beds are suitable for ages 10 and up ONLY., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin 'loft' beds on top of the built in closets in the Queen Rooms. Suitable for ages 10 and up only. , Child Beds (1) Pack N Play available, Baby Cribs (1) Portable Crib available if needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper couch, love seat that folds out to twin size bed, bench that is a cleverly disguised twin bed. All in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Full on bottom and twin bunk on top - located downstairs in the garage. Suitable only for older children or teenagers. There is no bathroom near this bunk room - you have to go upstairs - but the teens don't seem to mind.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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