The Emerald Coast’s premier resort destination is the Portofino Resort on Pensacola Beach! Indulge yourself at the most desired address on all of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Portofino combines Italian Mediterranean architecture complete with a European spa, together with America’s most beautiful beaches.
My 2 BR unit located on the 12th floor in Tower 3 faces the Beautiful Sound. The open floor plan features 40 feet of panoramic Sound views, allowing breathtaking views from each and every room! Floor to ceiling glass in both of the sound-front bedrooms and the family room, 9 foot ceilings with crown molding, and an expansive (28 feet) private balcony with gas grill. Elegant Tuscany columns, domed entryway, arched ceilings, granite counter tops, imported Italian floor tile throughout, and the master bathroom Roman whirlpool tub only begin to describe Portofino’s distinctive Mediterranean feel.
Beautifully furnished 1,335 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 an L-shaped sofa in the great room, which opens into a queen sleeper. Both bedrooms feature 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 flat screen TV, DVD player and surround sound system for theater quality sound. The dining area features an ornate glass-top table with seating for six. In addition, 2 bar stools offer additional seating facing into the fully equipped kitchen. The condo is equipped with high speed wireless internet and two reserved parking spaces under the building offer you a cool automobile since they are shielded from the hot sun!
Pamper yourself at Aveda Concept Spa, a $5M 40,000 square foot lifestyle center, featuring customized body treatments, facials, full body massages and pedicures, available poolside or in your own resort residence. 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 stairstepper has its own cable equipped TV and DVD player.
Portofino features a gourmet restaurant as well as a poolside grill, an indoor Olympic pool with a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, two outdoor zero-infinity pools and decks overlooking the magnificent Santa Rosa Sound, whirlpool spas, saunas, steam rooms, and a Kids' Camp during summer months. Attendants are available to bring food and drink to you at your request!
The soundside beach features a boat landing and dock. A water taxi is available for a fee to take you to the boardwalk, where there are quaint shops and restaurants. Water sports such as parasailing and kayaking are available. For the athletic minded, there are five lighted 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, sail boats, boogie boards, and water bikes. Enjoy bicycle riding or hiking on Gulf Island National Seashore’s paved trails.
The private Gulf side beach offers not only beautiful white sand and emerald waters, but also attentive and courteous personnel available to provide chairs and umbrellas at a reasonable rate.
Portofino Resort consists of 28 acres located next to 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.
Rates are 15%-20% below published rates on the Portofino Website! The Portofino website address is listed as a link below. Please follow the link for a more in-depth review of the resort.
Keywords: Gulf Coast Beach Resort Condo
AWESOME! Stayed a lot of places and this was one of the nicest. The owner was very nice to deal with, thank you Tom!
The rental process and the check in process could not have been easier. Tommy was extremely nice and helpful. The condo was clean and had everything. It's close to the beach and has a great view. The resort was beautiful, close to the beach, and very accommodating. Could not ask for a better vacation or place to stay!!
My wife and I had a wonderful extended stay at the Evan's lovely condo. We has the opportunity to rent their unit in 2013 as well and found everything to be very comfortable and in great condition, however, they decided to make it even more so. The current photo's don't not show the new his and her's recliners that are without a doubt the most comfortable my wife and I have ever experienced. Their is also a new living area couch that is also a pleasure to sit on and read or listen to music or watch TV and enjoy the surround sound speakers.
The unit comes with two covered parking spots with the best location in the building as their are no steps to navigate to their unit and they are very close to the elevators on the first level of parking as you enter the Tower. Water and beautiful sand dune views from the condo never cease to captivate the eye.
You cannot help but have a great time at the Portofino Resort. The lifestyle center has a terrific gym and indoor swimming pool and the beach and boating activities are right at your door step.
We hope to return next year and can unequivocally recommend the Evan's unit if you are considering a vacation at Portofino. Tommy Evans was a pleasure to deal with.
We continue to return to the Evan's condo at our beloved Portofino! It has everything we need without any hassle or surprise fees. We are an active family so we enjoy being able to start our day with a bike ride (sometimes eat breakfast at Native Café) or tennis then going to the beach shell hunting and kayaking then eating lunch in the condo then moving to the club pool and sound for the afternoon. This stay, we picked up YOLO boarding! We paddled to the point to find an army of fiddler crabs! There is usually a band and an arts and craft for the kids in the afternoon at the club. We also enjoy the happy hour and our favorite waitress, Jill V. We like to eat at Crab's, Shaggy's, Stinky's, Flounder's, and the Cactus Flower. If we are having too much fun and expecting a beautiful sunset, we enjoy ordering poolside. There is also a full kitchen to prepare meals. We stop at Publix in Gulf Breeze on our way.
Condo was all we hoped it would be. Had plenty chairs and tables on large balcony to sit and soak in the beautiful view. Kitchen was very well equiped. We like staying in Tower 3, because it is closest walk to beach. Owner very easy to work with, answered all questions promptly. Rental process very easy. Access to condo on arrival a breeze. Beach and front desk personel very nice. I would highly recommend the Grand Marlin restaurant. Had great weather and a great time.