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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Indoor Pool
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

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: VRBO #401301

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Absolutely a great condo and experience for my family. It was definitely TOP SHELF

  • 5 of 5

The owners were outstanding to work with. They kept their condo up today and impeccable. Would definitely rent it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had such a great time! We do hope to have you back again in the future! Glad you loved the condo and Portofino as much as we do! It is an amazing vacation destination!
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5

Portofino Island Resort is the best kept secret in The Gulf Islands National Seashore!

  • 5 of 5

We loved your condo and all the amenities that are offered. The view is breathtaking! Having the fully stocked kitchen was so nice. We appreciated all the chairs and coolers for a day at the beach. The rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed the surround a sound for movie watching in the evenings. Also the outdoor restaurant and bar were especially pretty in the evenings with the fireplaces in the center of the tables. We had a wonderful vacation and will be back.

Dave and Kathy

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. Portofino is such a wonderful place, an oasis for rest, relaxation, and beauty. Everything from the beautiful beaches, to the amazing sunsets, the sugar white sand, and nature at it's finest all lend themselves to a true vacation paradise! So happy you enjoyed everything, and looking forward to having you back!
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Tucson
5

The Best Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this condo. We are never disappointed. Great location, great accommodations. Already looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had another great visit. We look forward to having you back again! We truly appreciate our guests! It is definitely a great get-a-way location with something for everyone!
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5

Owners pay attention to every detail for a great beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented two condos at Portofino, both owned by Rick and Carol, for a family vacation. Beach chairs and umbrellas,beach towels, and toys were in each condo. A real money saver and very helpful if one flies. The furnishings were attractive, comfortable, and the kitchens well stocked to prepare any dish. We have rented thru VRBO many times, but never before have we had owners be so accommodating in sharing plenty of advance information about the resort, restaurants, and local attractions. Their response was always very welcoming and prompt.,

We will rent from them again!

Darla W

Illinois

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time on Pensacola Beach and you had access to the chairs, toys, etc. in the condo! Most of our guests do appreciate having all those things available. We would love to have you and your family back for a future visit! Thanks for your kind review!!
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5

First Beach Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 chose Portofino for our first beach trip. It exceeded all of our expectations. The grounds were beautiful and the condo was wonderful. Carol had all of the necessary items needed to make our stay comfortable and easy. The beds were very comfortable and its decorated beautifully. The kitchen was stocked with anything you could need to cook a meal, which we did quite a bit. The views were breathtaking and we enjoyed so much sitting on the balcony. We made wonderful family memories and most definitely hope to return. Thanks Rick and Carol for a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the condo and the resort so much! The views and sunsets from the balcony are amazing, it's a great place to relax! The best experiences in life are those that give us memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you so much for your great review!
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5

Home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

Before we even got to Portofino, the communication with Carol and Rick was already a plus and then we walked into the unit and we were in heaven!! The condo is amazing, the view is incredible and it was everything we had hoped for!! Carol had emailed us a few days prior to our arrival at Portofino and said that she wanted this to be the best vacation ever.........well....it was!!!! The only bad day we had was the day we had to say goodbye to the best view of the gulf coast and close the door behind us for the last time. So, so sad!! There is no doubt we will return and this unit will be our home away from home again! Thank you Carol and Rick, you made this vacation the best ever and a much needed vacation for a workaholic, who finally got to relax, for my daughter, who is graduating in August from college and for myself, who is the backbone to both. We thank both of you so much for your hospitality and generosity. Until next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, so happy you had such a great vacation!! The view is spectacular, and we love Pensacola Beach and Portofino also. Glad you had such a wonderful time making memories! We look forward to having you back again soon!
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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 Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,224
for 4 nights
From
£294
£1,810
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 23 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,259
for 4 nights
From
£303
£1,864
 
 
Memorial Day
24 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,731
for 4 nights
From
£421
 
 
Early Summer
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,240
for 7 nights
£2,240
 
 
July 4th and Blue Angels
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,701
for 7 nights
£2,701
 
 
Late Summer
10 Jul 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,240
for 7 nights
£2,240
 
 
Early Fall
14 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 4 nights
From
£287
£1,771
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£930
for 4 nights
From
£221
£1,372
£1,983
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 4 nights
From
£313
£2,240
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 11.5%

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

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