Short 2 minute walk to the Beach or Sound with Two parking spots near elevator
About Madeline Daraio
Hi, we currently live in Lakewood Ranch, FL near Tampa FL. Originally from Long Island, New York, but enjoyed living in Texas and California previously.
Madeline Daraio purchased this Tower in 2014
Why Madeline Daraio chose Pensacola Beach
We fell in love with the luxurious amenities and the great views. We decorated it with top (Elite) furnishings, decorations and amenities to share the very best with you. We love the perfectly black dark sky to view the Stars at night and the beautiful turquoise blue Gulf and Bay views framed by White Sugar Sand beaches.
What makes this Tower unique
The unobstructed water, beach and National Preserve views from every room are unbelievable. Unobstructed view looking East for 8 miles down Pensacola Beach Island with water on both sides included in the view (both Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound. Great view of boats traveling through the Intracoastal Waterway on the Sound. A very serene and quiet location. Nearby the Portofino clubhouse, 8 pools, 2 restaurants, Spa, Fitness, indoor Olympic pool, Gulf and Sound. There is a water adventure park on the property, including rentals of boats, jet ski's, bikes, scooters, mini cars. Nightlife includes Fireworks, Live Bands and many special Entertainment Events.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Exceptional unit at a beautiful property
Our family just finished two weeks at this unit and it was perfect. We have been coming to Portofino for over a decade, staying in various towers and units at different times, and this is definitely one of the best units we've stayed in.
The property is just as listed, bedding and furnishings are of high quality, the fold-out sleeper sofa was great for kids, and the views were incredible. Staring at the views of the sound and the Gulf, with nothing but sand in between for miles and miles is really one of our favorite points. Likewise, Tower 2 is close enough for easy access to the beach walk, and immediately adjacent to the Lifestyle Center, which made access to the pools, shop, coffee, and kids club activities very easy.
Our kids had a blast "swimming" with a mermaid, doing laser tag, smores, tie-dying, and all the fun activities in the sound. Portofino is really an incredible property for everyone to enjoy, and this unit was likewise great. I'd highly recommend it for a great stay!
We loved the property but only wish we had been allowed to bring our small 5 pound dog. We were told no pets were allowed on the resort property at all and we would we asked to leave if we brought one. However, there was a designated pet area right outside our tower parking garage and we saw many dogs - small and large- all over the property during our stay. I only wish we had been allowed to do the same instead of being told they weren’t allowed on the resort at all. Other than that the resort was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay.
Hi, owners of condos are allowed to bring dogs, sorry guests can not. I'm a dog owner and I know its difficult to leave your dog at home, but those are the rules there.
When I walked through the double-door entryway, I was blown away by the quality of the unit--granite kitchen counter-tops, upgraded appliances, comfortable furnishings and fantastic balcony views. The unit definitely matched up with the pics as advertised. We spent 3 nights and enjoyed every moment. We would highly recommend this unit and property. We hope to go back some day.
Great Family Vacation!
This was our first VRBO experience and I would have to say that it surpassed our expectations. Prior to arriving to the Portofino, I received an automated message (via text) stating that our room was ready. Upon arrival at the Portofino, the check in process went smoothly and were directed to our building complex. For our stay we received two (2) reserved parking spaces which were very close to the elevators and luggage carts. Once up in the condo (1102), we clearly were dazzled by the spacious 2 bedroom (2 1/2 bath) spacious layout. The views from the condo were wonderful. In the morning we had clear views of the sunrise over both the Santa Rosa Sound and Gulf of Mexico. The condo comes with two beach chairs and an umbrella for the days that you go spend time on the beach. We left two body boards for future tenant use as we decided to buy boards instead of renting them daily. The pools at both the condo and the community center were always nice and clean with each of them having a hot tub nearby. The fitness center was great and nearby to the condo with a smoothie shop connected. A Starbucks shop was always available in the community center for those that wanted a specialty drink, although there is a coffee maker and a Keurig in the condo. We took in two of the local restaurants for dinner - Peg Leg Pete's and The Casino Beach Bar & Grille. Both of these restaurants met our expectations with the Casino Beach Bar & Grille being connected directly to the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, which is a must visit. We can't wait to return and continue our Pensacola Beach journeys.
Thank you so much for your kind review and for leaving the body boards. We strive to make our Portofino unit 2-1102 both luxurious and comfortable. Please let us know when you have to visit again!
This unit is our favorite of several Portofino units we’ve stayed in. It is lovely, and nicely appointed, with tasteful decor-not a beach Knick knack in sight. It was absolutely spotless, included all the basics we needed for our short stay-toilet paper, kitchen sponge/paper towels/ dish soap etc, as well as travel sized shampoo and conditioner. We so enjoyed being able to see the bay and ocean, and loved the balcony. Will check for this unit before booking any others!!! (Our only suggestion would be adding a throw for our guest that was chilly when we visited in the living room)
We are so glad you enjoyed our condo and Portofino. Next time there will be more blankets for your family. Housekeeping is terrific there, they will bring you any extra things that you need. Thanks so much, Madeline
Property was great and the views were spectacular!
With the exception of one very rude person we encountered on our first day at the restaurant inside the Life Center, the staff was exceptional and friendly. Each person you saw greeted you and were helpful with any questions we had. The Stargazer room we had was very, very nice, and it was a relaxing getaway for our family.
We are so glad you had a fun getaway and enjoyed out condo. I wish that person you encountered at the restaurant was pleasant. We hope that is the reason we received the four stars.
I always appreciate how all the staff are friendly to everybody.
Close by to many wonderful restaurants, boating, fishing, watersports, golf, Fort Pickens historical area, museums, zoo, parks, and other amenities.