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Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,333 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Tower 5 Gulf Front Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Portofino Resort consists of 28 acres located on a pristine stretch of nature-preserved land bordering both the Gulf of Mexico and the tranquil waters of the Santa Rosa Sound. Enjoy direct access to several miles of federally protected sugar white sand beaches, complete with the renowned emerald green and turquoise waters of the Gulf.

Portofino is the premier destination resort in Pensacola Beach!!!

Indulge yourself at the most desired address on all of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Portofino combines the Italian Mediterranean, complete with a European spa, with America’s most beautiful beaches.

The open floor plan features 40 feet of spectacular Gulf view, allowing breathtaking views from each and every room! Floor to ceiling glass in both gulf front bedrooms and the family room, 9 foot ceilings with crown molding, and an expansive private balcony with a grill. Elegant Tuscany columns, domed entryway, arched ceilings, granite counter tops, imported Italian floor tile, and the master bathroom Roman whirlpool tub only begin to describe Portofino’s distinct Mediterranean feel.

For the athletic minded, there are five lighted Rubico (clay) tennis courts; pilates/yoga/spin/kickboxing classes on premises; Tiger Point, a 36-hole championship golf course, is a water taxi ride away; onsite rentals for bicycles, kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, and water bikes. Enjoy bicycle riding or hiking on Gulf Island National Seashore’s paved trails. What more can a family ask for – there’s something for everyone!

Pamper yourself at Spa Portofino, a $5 million 40,000 square foot lifestyle center, featuring customized body treatments, facials, full body massages, pedicures, available poolside or in your own resort residence. Spa Portofino also features a gourmet restaurant as well as a grill, an indoor Olympic pool with a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor zero-infinity pools and decks overlooking the magnificent Santa Rosa Sound, whirlpool spas, saunas, steam rooms, and (seasonal) Kids' Camp.

Part of the Portofino experience is the Lifestyle center that includes state of the art exercise machines and free weights. Every treadmill, elliptical trainer and stair stepper has its own cable equipped TV and DVD player. Portofino features a gourmet restaurant as well as a poolside grill. Attendants are available to bring food and drink to you at your request!

We have a 2 BR GULF FRONT unit on the 16th floor of Tower 5 with sensational sunsets every evening! Tower 5 is close to the beach, a short walk gets you right on the beautiful white sand and pristine waters of Pensacola. It is a just a couple minutes walk to the tennis courts, the Spa/lifestyle center, Infinity Pools and restaurant. Each of the five towers in the Portofino Resort offer their own large pool and hot tub, along with umbrella tables, chairs, and loungers for sunbathing.

Our unit faces southwest, and is the newest of the five towers. The only thing you will see looking out the 40 feet of floor to ceiling windows and our expansive deck is the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Island. Miles of spectacular breathtaking views of sugar-white sand beaches and seashore; no high-rises or other towers, nothing to block your view!

OUR CONDO OFFERS AN UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN FRONT VIEW OF THE GULF, OVERLOOKING THE GULF, SANTA ROSA SOUND AND PENSACOLA BEACH!

Beautifully furnished 1,333 square foot unit with a king bed in the master bedroom and queen bed in the guest bedroom. Both bedrooms have private baths and there is a half bath in the common area. There is a sofa in the great room, which opens into a queen sleeper. Both bedrooms feature flat screen TV’s with DVD players, ceiling fans and direct entry to the balcony. Floor to ceiling light blocking drapes offer a great sleeping environment.

The great room includes an entertainment center with 42” plasma TV, and DVD Blu-ray player, movies on hand to watch or rent movies online. The dining area features a table with seating for six. In addition, 3 bar stools offer additional seating facing into the fully equipped kitchen. The condo is equipped with high speed wireless internet and a reserved parking space under the building offer you a cool automobile since they are shielded from the hot sun!

Indulge yourself in paradise! Wake up to unobstructed views of the ocean, dolphins cruising the shoreline, and relax in the evenings on the private balcony enjoying the fantastic sunsets, and the sound of the surf.

In addition, we have beach chairs, and a beach umbrella as well as some beach toys for the kids ready for your visit. This will save you bringing your own, or renting them on the beach! (The charge to rent them is $40.00/day so this will help your budget too!)

We have a second Gulf Front Condo in Tower 3 as well, so if you don't find the availability you're looking for here, please visit our other condo listing at VRBO #401301

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Owner

My wife, Carol and I live in Houston, TX and we own our medical/professional business. We love to travel and visit beautiful and exotic places. The gorgeous beaches along the Florida panhandle have long been one of our favorite locations to visit. When the opportunity came along to purchase a luxury vacation home on the beach in a world class resort like Portofino, we jumped at the opportunity. We visit our vacation home several times a year and we love sharing the experience with our friends, family and guests.

Owner purchased this condo in 2014

Why Owner chose North West Florida

Our family has vacationed in Pensacola Beach area and Portofino many times in the past and we absolutely love the views, the pristine, white sandy beaches and the laid back lifestyle of Pensacola. Spending a week in a beautiful, luxury resort, like Portofino is such a restful and rejuvenating experience. Our plan is to someday retire to the area. In the meantime, we visit as often as we can and we would like to share our lovely condo and the experience of a relaxing Portofino vacation with other families looking for an exceptional and relaxing vacation experience.

What makes this condo unique

The views from our condo are tremendous! It is a magical, relaxing escape from the everyday stress of life and has something for everyone, young and old alike! Watching dolphins jumping in the waves as the sun comes up, or just a stroll along the beautiful white beach observing the wildlife is a unique experience we would love to share with your family. The sunsets are spectacular and the perfect end to a perfect day at Portofino!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Pensacola Beach in Escambia County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 16
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Half Bath
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
40,000 square foot lifestyle center and European spa, featuring customized body treatments, facials, full body massages, pedicures, available poolside or in your own resort residence. Spa Portofino also features a gourmet restaurant as well as a grill, an indoor Olympic pool with a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor zero-infinity pools and decks overlooking the magnificent Santa Rosa Sound, whirlpool spas, saunas, steam rooms, and (seasonal) Kids' Camp. Part of the Portofino experience is the Lifestyle center that includes state of the art exercise machines and free weights. Every treadmill, elliptical trainer and stair stepper has its own cable equipped TV and DVD player. Portofino features a gourmet restaurant as well as a poolside grill. Attendants are available to bring food and drink to you at your request!

Reviews

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Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Very nice unit and great property and amenities. Would definitely recommend Portifino and this unit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and functional with gorgeous views from balcony.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your nice review is very appreciated! We love the condo and especially the view also! Hope to have you back for another vacation soon!
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Rome, GA
5

5-star condo, 2-star resort

  • 5 of 5

The condo/skyhome was fabulous. This was our first beach trip with our 2 year old - beautiful home, well appointed, and the owners were responsive and very helpful.

The beach was pristine and very few people were there.

The resort property itself was not so great. We cooked in the home most often but attempted a couple of meals out - only to be disappointed. The Coastal restaurant was quite a disappointment (don't get the shrimp and grits).

The central pool at the 'Lifestyle Center' was also disappointing. They seemed understaffed - not once were we able to order food/beverages at the pool.

The pool at tower five was very dirty....dead bugs, excessive sand, and cloudy water. Several guests complained about this.

Last thought - bicycle and golf cart rentals were priced much too high. We've stayed elsewhere with bike rentals affordable by the week. Rentals here were by half-day and daily only and prices were much too high. With a 2 year old (and all the related stuff) we looked at a golf cart rental for the week...but rates were hourly and excessive. We expect to pay resort prices, but they must be reasonable.

I would stay again but would not plan on using any of the resort amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved the condo and the beach so much! I'm sure those are the reasons most people go to Pensacola Beach, for the beautiful ocean and beaches! Prices at the on site restaurants, as well as the other amenities are not something we have any control over, but I have never personally been disappointed by the restaurants or the pools. Yes, they are often busy, but to be expected during the summer months, and the pools are normally as pristine as the beach. There are many other restaurants on Pensacola Beach and easily accessible via car or beach trolley that I send every guest a list of prior to their visit. There are many other food choices if you choose not to use the on site restaurants. Glad you would stay with us again!
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White House, Tennessee
5

They Thought of Everything

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been any more pleased with this property and the resort. This property makes a great first impression and only gets better from there. The owners thought of everything we could possibly need for a great week at the beach so we over packed not expecting such thoughtfulness. We were pretty much relegated to the indoors due to tropical storm Cindy but we did not mind because we were in a clean, comfortable, roomy and inviting space. The views from the balcony are amazing and I enjoyed drinking my coffee and visiting with my family out there. I was even able to get in a couple of porch naps!

All of us are looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your wonderful review is very appreciated, and Portofino is a wonderful resort! So glad you were able to enjoy the condo and spending time with your family. Those are the memories that truly last a lifetime! You are correct, the views from the condo and balcony are amazing, and porch naps are the best!! We would love to have you back again, hopefully with better weather next time. The fact that you were able to enjoy your trip, even with a tropical storm speaks volumes about what a great family you must have!
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row to stay in your wonderful home at Portofino. Once again, the condo was immaculate and beautifully decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay....and plan to stay with you again next year!

Kevin and Lynne Clifton

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice review, and so happy you and your family had another great vacation at our condo! We definitely hope to have you back again next year!
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We could not get the TV to work in the guest bedroom. Always said no signal. Wonderful condo. Would like to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you thought the condo was wonderful, and you would like to return again! A simple phone call to either of us or the maintenance department could have fixed the TV issue, not sure why you never contacted either of us. Those phone numbers are provided to our guests. The cable on the back of the TV had been unplugged, a simple fix after being reported by the following guest.
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Location

Car: recommended

Personal Trainers, Pilates, Spin Classes, Yoga Classes, Water Aerobics, Kids Water Activities (seasonal), Pool-side Entertainment, Blue Angels, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Gulf Breeze Zoo

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Pensacola Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Fall
12 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,173
for 4 nights
From
£282
£1,737
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£912
for 4 nights
From
£217
£1,346
£1,946
 
 
Early Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,292
for 4 nights
From
£312
£1,916
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 22 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 4 nights
From
£326
£2,003
 
 
Memorial Day
23 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,959
for 4 nights
From
£478
 
 
May 29-June 1
29 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,481
for 4 nights
From
£359
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,198
for 7 nights
£2,198
 
 
July 4th and Blue Angels
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Late Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,198
for 7 nights
£2,198
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,276
for 4 nights
From
£307
£2,198
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £46.01

Price includes daily amenity fees, check in fee and cleaning fee. VRBO Damage Protection Plan or security deposit required.
50% of condo rental fee is due at the time of booking. The $59 Damage Protection Fee and the VRBO service fee are also due at the time of booking, and the remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations made less than 60 days prior to arrival, the entire amount is due at the time of booking.
Reservation less than 4 nights will incur cleaning fee of $150 plus tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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