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Ella Hess

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Livin' Easy - Not Expensively!

41 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Villa Primera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Great Value for a great vacation. Cute cottage is located on gulf side of island and is a 60 second walk from the beach on a designated walking path alongside the west side of our house. Eateries and entertainment are a few minutes walk the other direction. The beach is generally not crowded at this location and excellent for shelling and watching spectacular sunsets. Private outdoor shower is great after a day at the beach. Large deck area and BBQ grill are available for your use.

Cook in our fully equipped kitchen or catch the island trolley to Peg Leg Pete's for your favorite seafood specialty. Nearby National Seashore is a wonderful place for undeveloped, natural island vistas. Walk to nearby beach shops for souvenirs and listen to free concerts at the Gulfside Pavilion May-Aug. In nearby Pensacola is a historic district with excellent shopping. Come relax, watch your worries fade in the sunset and live easy for a time.

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Ella Hess (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Ella Hess

I have lived in Gulf Breeze & Pensacola Beach since 1982. From 1983 to 2010 I was a Real Estate Broker (my Fl license is currently inactive). I moved from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach because I came to visit friends & loved the Island and all it had to offer.

Ella Hess purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Ella Hess chose Pensacola Beach

This property is unique because it is a piece of Pensacola Beach history. Built in 1957 it is one of the few houses not destroyed by hurricanes. It is quaint & cozy, 2 blocks from Gulf of Mexico & white sands. It is within walking distance to 'downtown' Pensacola Beach. Affordably priced yet has all your vacation needs.

What makes this cottage unique

Front porch swing, bar-b-que grill, two TVs with DVR, internet, books to read, games to play & no stairs to climb at this quaint cottage on the Island of Pensacola Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beach house was very clean and comfortable, you have every thing you need already there. The location is great and the outdoor shower was fantastic after a long day at the beach. The only problem was that we were only there for two day's....next time we will make it a point to stay longer.
May 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

Livin' Easy - Not Expensively!
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 46 reviews
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as pictured/described by the owner. Great location in walking distance to the beach! We had 5 women there for a bachelorette party and there was plenty of room for all of us. The owner had all the necessities already stocked (paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent, coffee, creamer) which was a nice bonus! Loved the patio area-we sat out there the majority of the time just grilling and talking in the shade. Only issue we had was the dishwasher not turning on-but someone came over right away to fix it, and it turned out to just be unplugged! 😆 Overall, we were very pleased for the price! Great place for a girls trip or a family vacation with kids!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Morgan, So glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed your vacation at the Mermaid Cottage on Pensacola Beach. Please visit us again soon. Regards, Ella
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Well maintained beach house!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid Cottage. Everything was in good condition and all the appliances and air-conditioning were in good working condition. Plenty of household and beach supplies available. The house, refrigerator, utility area were all clean and there were plenty of clean towels and linens for our stay.

This beachhouse is in a good location with about a 90 second walk to the beach. The three TVs all worked great and the Internet/wifi was plenty fast for our needs which included plenty of net surfing and streaming.

The owner kept us well informed on everything we needed to know for our stay so that everything went off without a hitch.

Good solid place to stay for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you found everything you needed at the Mermaid Cottage and enjoyed your vacation. Please come visit us again soon. Regards, Ella
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5

Exactly what we hoped for. Perfect size and price. Kept up very nice for guest.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for my family. Loved the location. I won't waste any time looking for a house to stay in on Pensacola Beach again, this was the one for us. I will just stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place, Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week there with my wife and four kids. The place was perfect for us! It was clean and well-maintained. The owner was quick to respond and very reliable.

The walk to the beach is very short - without having to cross the highway (which is a big deal for us given that our kids are young). The outdoor shower was wonderful for taking the sand and salt off before going back inside after being at the beach! And there were lots of other things to keep the kids entertained. Two restaurants - Peg Leg Pete's and Flounders - offer play areas as well as excellent food. We also had a blast fishing off the pier. (Fishing licenses, rod rental, and bait are all available at the pier for very reasonable rates.) And don't miss Fort Pickens! The self-guided tour was very interesting.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your glowing review. I'm so happy that you had a great visit. Please come again soon. Ella
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Relaxed house close to beautiful beach

  • 3 of 5

I enjoyed having a home with a full kitchen and a patio to sit out on. The house is a very short walk from a beautiful beach with very few people.The owner was Immediately responsive when I contacted her about a problem

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We completed taking care of the problem yesterday, in time for a late check in for the new guests. Thank you for bringing the problem to my attention. I appreciate your expertise! Ella
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Mermaid House. It had everything we could possibly need and was a short walk to the beach. Ella's was more than accommodating and even let us check in a little early which was a big help since we traveled with a toddler.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Pensacola International
Nearest Barpub
All bars on Beach within walking distance
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tiger Point
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 110
Nearest Restaurant
Pensacola Beach within walking distance
Nearest Beach
Pensacola Beach down sidewalk
Car: recommended

This property is located on a barrier island, with a sidewalk on the west side of house that crosses 4 residential lots to the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Walk to local restaurants, bars & shopping. Beach trolley during summer months.

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Rates & Availability

Villa Primera Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$900
$2,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

To reserve: 1/2 of rental rate paid on credit card through VRBO. Balance due 2 weeks prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Villa Primera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub shower combo with hand-held shower head. Linen closet with towels and extra sheets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
  • King size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) One bed has double on bottom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lovely 1-story historic Beach Cottage within walking distance to Gulf of Mexico, Sound, shopping, dining and entertainment. Free Beach bus transit service available during summer months, board in front of house. THE perfect Beach vacation rental.

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