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Livin' Easy - Not Expensively!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Ella Hess
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

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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Amenities

Villa Primera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Livin' Easy - Not Expensively!
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 50 reviews
5

Overall A Fun and Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so charming and cute but still had all the amenities and a huge outdoor space with lots of seating as well. It was really fun staying at a house that was so easily spotted from the road due to the bright color and fun mural on the side. It was overall an incredible experience and I would definitely recommend this house to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kirsten, Thank you for your wonderful Review of my beach house. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come visit us again. Regards, Ella
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Fairhope, Alabama
5

The property was conveniently located close to all the places you'd want to visit while in Pensacola

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and inviting! Plenty of room for all of us and I especially loved the very large outdoor patio! The kids loved the bunk beds and the Netflix. We will most definately be staying again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so happy that you had a great visit. Please come again. Regards, Ella
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Nashville, Tennessee
4

Sweet little place!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time at the mermaid house! It was perfectly accessible to the beach and mini golf - and very comfortable. Super appreciated the outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfy and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cozy and convenient to eating, drinking, shops and of course, the BEACH! If you actually want to spend time together this is the place for you, plus a nice large deck area for getting away if needed :). We would definitely stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again soon. Ella
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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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4

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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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:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
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Additional information about rental rates

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

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