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Classic beach style with a twist of lime! 4bd/3ba, private pool, steps to beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,837 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large living room with views from every angle

The Wine Down Beach House. 1415 Ariola Drive, 32561.

Location, location, location - with a pool! It can't be beat!

Massive remodel in the winter of 2013/2014 but we keep improving! New stairs on back deck in June of 2014, New palm trees are added about every time we visit, new front stairs added in Oct of 2015 along with new railings all around the house, the outdoor shower was also redesigned, we purchased new linens every year and updated the kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker (with a Pot) and new HE washer/dryer in 2015!

Available for long-term rentals during the Fall and Winter. With North winds on the backside of the home, the large front porch with ocean views stay pleasant! Weekly rentals only in the Spring and Summer.

The bedrooms are separated by the living space with two on each side of the house. The East side has two masters with private bathrooms and KING size beds. One of these is larger and also contains a Pottery Barn chair that is a twin sleeper. The other has ocean views and private access to the front porch.

The two West side rooms share a large Jack-n-Jill bathroom (pocket doors, double sinks, tub/shower combo). One room has a KING bed and vanity area with views of the ocean and doors to the front porch. The other has TWO sets of twin over full bunks.

Three of the four bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TVs.

The vaulted ceilings and open plan of the living room-kitchen-dining room offer plenty of seating and eating options. A wall of windows provides ocean views from every point in this room - watching TV on the couch, pouring a glass of wine at the bar, or even washing dishes!

The remodeled kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter-tops, stand alone ice maker, and very quite dishwasher. As you can guess there are plenty of wine glasses (even shatter proof ones for the pool area!)

The front of the home has a large shaded deck with unobstructed views of the Gulf. The back has a shaded deck over looking the pool - with distant views of the bay. The backyard is fenced and the outdoor shower has both hot and cold water!

The home now has a new high efficiency washer and dryer, lots of parking for multiple cars, your boat or corn hole, and extremely easy and CLOSE access to the beach!

There is a gas grill for your catch of the day and beach chairs for when your toes require the sand!

Ariola Drive is the beach front road in Pensacola. Our home is across the street from the beach - but the road is a quiet neighborhood street barely wide enough for two cars (be careful not to get stuck in the sand!) There is no structure across the street so you have an amazing view of the water and easy access to the beach. Google the address if the mapping service on VRBO is not working for you.

We use Paradise Beach Homes to manage our property. They will finalize your reservation and ANY PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE TO THEM. But please e-mail/call us first with any questions.

More Details

Property Manager
Sharon Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Sharon Smith

Growing up military my husband I both lived many places. His family called Pensacola, FL home. After our two boys were born it only seemed fitting to have a vacation home in such a great family-friendly area that already felt like home away from home.

Sharon Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Sharon Smith chose Pensacola Beach

After looking for 4 years - we knew this was the property for us. High ceilings, plenty of living room space to gather, bedrooms separated by the living room, and amazing views of the water. This house needed some 'love' and it took a lot! But the results are awesome - we hope you agree!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! We've stayed at most of the high rises on the beach and we are closer to the water at this house than any of those. We enjoy having extra parking for when local family come to visit. We LOVE not waiting for elevators and having an outdoor area to store beach supplies and to shower! It's so easy to walk to the beach that we usually walk over with our coffee in the morning (although the view from the porch is just as good)!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villa Segunda in Pensacola Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1837 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Jack n' Jill - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks, tile shower, pocket doors, & ample storage
    Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pivate toilet room, tile shower, granite vanity
    East side/Front of house - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra Large tile shower, pocket door, granite vanity
    Outdoor - by pool area - Outdoor Shower , Hot and cold water - redesigned in 2015 - photos to come.
  • As with the rest of the home - all bathrooms are completely remodeled!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • West side/Front of house - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view, vanity area, jack-n-jill bath, TV
    West side/Back of House - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 twin over full bunks, jack-n-jill bath, TV
    2nd Master - East Side/Front of house - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean view and private bath
    Master - East side/Back of house - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , TV, private bath, twin sleeper chair or pack n'play
  • 3 of 4 bedrooms have flat screen TVs and ALL are connected to a bathroom. Pack n' Play and sleeper chair in largest master.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This house is perfect for 6 adults and 4-5 children. If adults don't mind sleeping on bunk beds - then 11 adults! The entire house is painted and updated as of Feb 2014! The location is hard to beat - on the first road by the Ocean (Ariola Drive) with no house in front of us or behind us. Good privacy and AMAZING view!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Classic beach style with a twist of lime! 4bd/3ba, private pool, steps to beach!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great location and amenities but pool had chemical issues

  • 4 of 5

Overall we loved the location and the home itself. The proximity to the beach and the kitchen amenities were excellent. On the downside, we were very excited about the backyard pool but unfortunately the pool gave 3 of the 5 kids (not related to one another and non with sensitive skin issues) whom stayed there rashes. This happened within hours after swimming in the pool on 8/1/2015. We called Paradise Beach Homes phone number on Sat and Sun and they told us that the "pool had been shocked on Sat" and that was probably causing it. The situation continued and flared up all week as the kids continued to swim. A caretaker came several times that week to "check the pool" but she was only observed checking the filter/gutter cover and stayed less then 3 mins each visit. I hope this situation gets cleared up before other families are affected. A couple of areas of possible improvement are: downstairs/outdoor toilet/bathroom so don't have to walk upstairs and all through house and bedrooms when wet to use restroom, and adding a closet and dresser to the king room which doesn't have one (on the front, right side when you enter) because it only had a small armoire and 2 drawers for a week's worth of clothes. Also the cable only worked on the TV in the kid/bunk bed room which was odd since the largest TV was in the main room. I also provided this review verbatim to Paradise Beach Homes Management.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, I'm so sorry you had those problems. If you come stay with us again PLEASE don't hesitate to call me! My number is on here and on business cards in the home. I would have made sure someone checked the pool water and fixed the cable while you were still there. Although it's after the fact, I did speak to my pool guy and our management company. The pool was shocked - it's code to keep it at certain level of chlorine and with the extensive rains they did have to shock it. We pay extra to have the pool cleaned twice a week and they checked the chlorine while there and found it in the normal range. The caretaker you saw comes everyday - she makes sure the water level is proper and checks the filter - she doesn't check the chlorine. The guys that clean the pool come extremely early so as not to disturb guests - it's not surprising you didn't see them. There was a purple flag the week you were staying so maybe it was combination of things. Either way its no fun while on vacation! My boys get rashes sometimes in the ocean and other times don't - I'd love to figure it out but haven't yet. I called the guests after you and they have had no problems - but I will keep checking it and have asked our pool people to run extra tests. The cable should have been working on all the TVs. Sometimes buttons get pushed and things get messed up. If you have any trouble getting help from Paradise, again, please call me direct and I will make sure your issues are addressed. As far as a downstairs bathroom - you're right - that would be great! However, it's not permitted by building codes that close to the beach. The king bedroom with a private bathroom that doesn't have a true closet is a quirk we just live with. I purchased the biggest armoire I could find for hanging clothes. We just leave our folded clothes in our suitcases on the luggage racks. When we remodeled we used the space available to turn the original jack-n-jill bath into two private baths on that side of the house. That meant using the extremely small closet that was in the bathroom as the shower you now see! As I always say, it's a remodeled - little bit quirky home - with a twist of lime! Cheers! Sharon
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Northeast Ohio

A great week for "winers"

  • 5 of 5

Three couples from extended family stayed at the Wine Down House during the last week of April. It was a great week for “winers”. First of all, the house is exactly as pictured in the VRBO listing – no surprises. The large porch in the front of the house, overlooking the Gulf was a favorite gathering place for us. Great for morning coffee, afternoon cocktails, and evening wine.

Beach access was outstanding. While we were across the street from the Gulf, the lot across from the house is empty so the view and access are unobstructed. We walked on or sat on the beach every day. Saw a spectacular storm out over the water and a school of porpoise one day. There was a lot of traffic from people coming and going to the beach. But since we had the double driveway, we never had to worry about parking at the house. We could have probably fit 7 or 8 cars there, if we had tried.

We also spent a lot of time in the kitchen, trying out new recipes for some great dinners. Lots of serving pieces, pots, pans, utensils, etc. The separate wine bar was perfect for setting up our wine and cocktail station. Having the extra ice maker ensured that we never ran out of cubes. We did not do any fishing while we were in the area -- we simply went to Joe Patti’s and picked up their incredible fish/seafood for our grill. One of the great services offered by the rental agent is replacement for the gas tank on the grill. When it gets low, just drive it back to the rental office and they will swap for a full one. So nice to not have to go looking (and paying) for a refill.

The bedrooms are placed in the house in a way that allows for some quiet and privacy. The bathrooms are incredible. The owners spared no expense here – marble walls, glass walk-in shower stalls. Exquisite!

The house is thoughtfully designed, nicely decorated, well-equipped, and a great vacation destination. The owner and the rental agent were both very easy to work with. Thanks for providing your home for us to rent!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it! I'm glad you liked the "bar". That was blank wall and brilliant husband had the idea of making a large bar with an ice-maker. I think it's great and I'm so glad you do too! Come back and stay again - and again - and again! Sharon
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Amazing family vacation home1

  • 5 of 5

What a great home to have a family vacation. My family had a wonderful time. There was a red flag and riptide warning for most of our trip so the pool got a lot of extra use. The home is well stocked with amenities, very spacious, and very clean. We had no issues except for all the traffic on the street out front. We even had someone texting as they came around the corner and drove over the no parking sign in front of the house. The children also made good use of the sand lot across the road next to the beach access, playing baseball and looking for shells. I recommend this home for any family with children. Thank you for having such a wonderful vacation home to rent.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, our poor "no parking" sign. Ha! The good and the bad about being beside a public access point is that the people watching some days is really fun - surfers, weddings, marathon runners etc. The bad part is some days - although very few - it can be crowded. Luckily when staying at this home you have plenty of area to park without getting stuck in the sand! So glad you enjoyed your stay Amanda! Hope you make it back! Sharon
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Best Beach Trip we've ever had due to this house!

  • 5 of 5

Our combined family of five adults and five children absolutely enjoyed every minute of our trip in this house. Even though it was too cold for us to even consider going into the beautiful pool outside in the back yard, it was still such a great set up to enjoy the view. The house itself is well appointed. Top notch appliances and cookware, linens, fixtures, showers, etc. The layout was wonderful and spacious. The walk to the beach only being a few steps from our front door was priceless. The only drawback I could state was that the dryer wouldn't dry (took 3 cycles to dry a few items) and there were some places in the tiling where the grout was breaking up on the flooring. Other than that, the perks outweighed any of those items. Such as the plush blankets which were plentiful. We were still coming off the winter months so those were great to have on the beds. I couldn't say enough great things about this house. It seemed many places to the right and the left of us were under construction or renovation. There was some noise due to that, but overall the place was very private. I also have to say working with the rental company was a pure delight. They were helpful and hands on. People came to check the water levels of the pool, pull out the trash cans for us the night before pickup of trash, etc. Check in and check out was easy as can be. We will definitely be back to this house not only this year again, but hopefully book it for longer periods of time each year to come. It is by far the best choice we have made when renting vacation homes. Pure delight! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We'll look forward to seeing you again! This home is so comfortable - and with such a great location. Being a place people would want to come back to year after year was the goal in the beginning and continues to be as we move forward - even for us! I'm so glad you enjoyed it - now come back when it's warm!! =) Sharon
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Memphis, TN

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here just last week and were sorry we had to leave. As other reviewers have said, this house is well laid out and appointed. Even with 10 people, including a 5 year old, no one felt crowded. The bedrooms are quite and feel very private, with the door closed you couldn't even tell anyone was around. The pool was well enjoyed, the front porch extensively used and the sea view and breeze much appreciated. Being able to hit the water within 2 min. of leaving the house was unbeatable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home for my daughters graduation from college with our family. This house is outstanding!!! The owners have thought of everything, we had all the comforts of home plus. It has been decorated beautifully, the bathrooms are amazing, the layout is great with privacy for everyone. The kitchen is beautiful and very well stocked with all the cooking equipment you could ever need. All the dishes and serving pieces you would ever need. The pool is perfect for a family having all the deck chairs is just icing on the cake. The front porch is HUGE and is fully furnished with deck chairs and the breeze up there is amazing!!! You have an unobstructed view of the beach and in just a few steps we were right on the beach, I would love to have a swing on that porch, I might not ever leave lol!! Mrs. Sharon was fantastic to work with, my family can't wait to stay here again!!! The only negative thing I would say is the front bedroom needs a TV in it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.5 Miles
Pensacola International Airport (PNS)
Car: recommended

Pensacola Beach is wonderful location to relax with family and friends. The beaches are soft white sand, there are activities for kids of all ages, historic sites, great restaurants, and home of The Blue Angels. The Naval Aviation Museum is a great place to visit when you need a day out of the sun. For more information please contact us and we can help with whatever you are looking for.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Summer 2017
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017-2018
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Waiver Fee £38.65 + Tax
Linens & Cleaning Fee £173.93 + Tax
Reservation Fee £38.65
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rentals from mid-May to Mid-Aug must be Saturday to Saturday.
Fees include: cleaning & linens for $225, Damage Waiver of $50, and reservation fee of $50. 11.5% Taxes will also be included. 50% payment is required at reservation if with-in six months, remaining 50% 30 days prior to check-in. Paradise Beach Homes does have alternative payment plans based on time until reservation. This local company will be there to help with any concerns you may have.

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