PARADISE FOUND STEPS FROM THE GULF

Renee Bookout

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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PARADISE FOUND STEPS FROM THE GULF

Pensacola Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 7 Sleeps

Gorgeous condominium overlooking Gulf of Mexico, just steps away from the beach and Santa Rosa Sound. Fabulously decorated with a Caribbean flair, this condominium is furnished for comfortable living and a gentle reminder that you're at the beach.

The colorful living space has a sofa (which converts to queen sleeper) and great comfy chairs for reading while looking out over the Gulf. The dining area seats 9 (6 at the expanded table and 3 along the bar area). Kitchen has all the amenities of a modern home and there's a gas grill on the balcony, which includes additional dining space for 6 al fresco.

The condo offers a generous master bedroom with a king size bed, jetted bath, separate shower, and great closet and dresser space so you can make yourself at home while enjoying your vacation. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and an oversized chair that pulls out to a twin bed, an armoire and closet. There's a hallway closet that houses a stackable washer and dryer. There are 3 TVs in the unit.

Tower 1-6th floor unit includes designated garage parking space, exclusive outdoor pool and hot tub for this tower. Head over to the Lifestyle Center on the Sound to enjoy one of the many other pools (indoor and outdoor) and hot tubs. The Lifestyle Center also has a full-service spa, an expansive health club with state of the art equipment, exercise classes, juice and coffee bar, indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars (including poolside service) and a resort store.

This beach sky condo property's location is truly unbeatable and the amenities are plenty. Dining options on property and vacation recreation opportunities abound. Resort luxuries await you! Whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two or some time for family fun, we invite you to explore this luxury, coastal lifestyle on the white sandy beaches for your next vacation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Renee Bookout (Property Manager)
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About Renee Bookout

This is a second home for us that we love to use to unwind and get some sand between our toes. We live in the area and can give you lots of tips on what the locals and tourists enjoy.

Renee Bookout purchased this condo in 2003

Why Renee Bookout chose Pensacola Beach

This property has one of the best views at Portofino and it is recently redecorated so everything is in great shape.

What makes this condo unique

If you're going to spend the money to go to the beach, you want to feel like you're at the beach. This place does just that with all of its designer decor and comforts. Incredible views!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at your condo this past week. Everything was so nice, especially the view!! We had everything we need in the kitchen which was nice since so many times we have rented in condos and cabins that have only 4 plates, 4 glasses etc. we cooked in several nights so we were really happy to have planet of dishes and cookware.
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
business
Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472282vb
8509322392
Pensacola Beach Florida Panhandle
5

Girl's Getaway

Girl's Getaway
  • 5 of 5
This property was amazing and so much more than I expected. We immediately felt right at home. The decorations and views of the beach and bay were phenomenal! I would love to make this a yearly event!!! Would recommend it highly! Awesome price and all around just perfect!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit in our condominium, and thank you for noting that the photos don't do the condo justice when it comes to its beauty and amenities. They say "a picture is worth a thousand words," but I think your review is worth much more! We would be pleased to welcome you and your friends back next year...or sooner! Thanks again for renting from us.
business
Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472282vb
8509322392
Pensacola Beach Florida Panhandle
Florida, Texas, Alabama, New York, Louisiana
5

Pensacola's Hidden Gem

Pensacola's Hidden Gem
  • 5 of 5
We're a group of five 20-somethings who've scattered across the nation since college graduation. Every so often, we gather for a reunion of sorts, with hopes to relive our debaucherous college days - of course, realizing, at times, that age has caught up with us. Nevertheless, our short, but sweet, weekend at Portofino Island Resort was one for the record books.

From the moment we inquired about the resort via VRBO, Renee - the condo owner - graciously and quickly answered any questions we had. The payment process was smooth, and we felt comfortable asking Renee questions along the way.

The beach condos we've previously stayed in have been minimally stocked, tackily decorated and acceptably clean, at best. However, Renee's property exceeded our expectations.

We were greeted with a nearly spotless rental, including a well-stocked kitchen, quality furniture and linens, tasteful decor and an incredible Gulf view.

A few negatives that would in no way sway a decision to stay at the resort again include minimal parking (we were forced to find parking on a random grassy area at times), and the unit's oven seemed to take longer than necessary to preheat.

Overall, our stay was fantastic, and we wouldn't hesitate to visit the same unit and resort again.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so happy to have played a minor role in making continued memories with your friends! Thank you for your kind words and I certainly hope to have you and your friends back soon. And I greatly appreciate you letting me know about the stove--I will have it looked at promptly. We happened to stay there the week before for our 25th wedding anniversary, but thankfully I didn't cook. I appreciate you letting me know about the potential problem so I can have it fixed.
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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472282vb
8509322392
Pensacola Beach Florida Panhandle
Dix Hills, New York , USA
5

August 2 - the 9th 2014 stay

  • 5 of 5
This was our 1st visit to the Pensacola Florida area. We were visiting my son who is stationed at NSA Pensacola base and made a vacation of the time we could not spend with him. The staff was very friendly and the Condo was beautiful. We had great views as well as a parking space assigned to us in the covered garage. The unit was clean and had plenty of space for the 4 of us. We had plenty to do with the available Jet Skis, Kayaks and floating Islands as well as all the pools. The beach's were wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our condo and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come back soon. Thank you to your son for his service to our country. We are former military and know all the sacrifices your family makes to defend our freedoms. Godspeed.
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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472282vb
8509322392
Pensacola Beach Florida Panhandle
Brandon, MS
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time and absolutely loved this vacation! Everything from the comfort of the accommodations and the resort itself, to the view of the sunrise over the gulf and the breath-taking sunsets over the bay....all from our balcony...made this our best family vacation ever! The only negative I can think of is that we needed more time than a week to enjoy it all!
The condo was beautifully decorated and the beds were so very comfortable, as was the pull-out sofa and pull out in the guest room, so everyone slept well! The kitchen was a fun place to cook, and the lifestyle center became part of our daily activities. Great gym and spa and the pools were very nice. We also enjoyed the fireworks show put on by the resort, the close proximity of the beach and the family-friendly atmosphere! SO much fun and SO much to do here, and we got to enjoy it all together!! A+++++
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472282vb
8509322392
Pensacola Beach Florida Panhandle
Southaven Ms
4

My thoughts

  • 4 of 5
The actual condo structure is very nice and well maintained. The day we checked in(Monday), the unit was not ready and we were promised a phone call when it was available. We went back after nearly 2 hours of waiting..... It was ready, yet no one had ever bothered to call and notify us. My only complaint with this unit is that the pull out beds are very uncomfortable , and the bedroom mattresses are mediocre quality. A little disappointing, considering the price I paid. Sleeping well is a huge part of a happy vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review and I am happy you enjoyed Portofino. I apologize for the check-in debacle, and I will be sure to raise the issue with management. As for the pull-out beds, the Queen mattress in the family room is brand new as of early June. I believe other than our family friends (who said it is the most comfortable hide-a-bed mattress they have ever slept on and more comfortable than many beds), your family may have been the first to use it. It is a premium mattress that you has a pump, which you add air to in order to set the top layer of the mattress at your preferred comfort level. I'm wondering if that was done. I'll be sure to include a note in the condo about that so others know to blow it up to their preferred comfort level. As for the twin hide-away in the guest bedroom, it is best suited for children or young adults, as is typically the case with the single hideaways. Again, thanks for your review.
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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472282vb
8509322392
Pensacola Beach Florida Panhandle
Florida
5

Perfect for a beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully furnished, stocked with everything we needed. The property had all of the amenities needed for a wonderful vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-110
Nearest Beach
Pensacola Beach
Nearest Barpub
On property
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Tiger Point Gulf Club
Nearest Restaurant
On property
Car: not necessary

Welcome to Paradise! Portofino Island Resort on Pensacola Beach is located situated on Santa Rosa Island sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound, between Pensacola and Destin. White sandy beaches welcome long walks, birdwatching and shelling along the shoreline. The Gulf beckons the swimmers and surfers. The nearby pier is great for fishing. The Sound is perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing and lots of other water sports. The resort offers lots of amenities, some for a small fee, including water trampoline, water taxi, dolphin cruises, and water toys. Short drive to theme parks, fashion outlets, and National Naval Aviation Museum. Situated next to Gulf Islands National Seashore, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Pensacola Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$2,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$950
$2,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
 
 
Summer
May 20 2015 - Aug 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
$320
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $142 + Tax
Liability Damage Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Last minute bookings may qualify for further discounts. If it's a week or less until your preferred vacation date and the condo is not booked, ask for the last minute booking discount.
Credit cards accepted. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Half the reservation value is required for deposit, remainder due 30 days prior to arrival; 30 day cancellation policy (full refund less $100 cancellation fee), if cancel within 30 days, risk losing 50% deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Resort
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
  • Master bedroom has private bath with jetted tub and separate shower. Second bedroom has private bath with tub/shower combination. Both bedrooms have access to balcony. Sofa in living room converts to queen bed. Condo sleeps 7 comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Resort amenities available for additional costs include water playground, beach chair rentals, kayak and other boat and water toy rentals. Spa and indoor/outdoor restaurants on property. Great fitness facility.
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