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Livin' Easy - Not Expensively!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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

Ella Hess
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 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 house 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 house 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' time we will make it a point to stay longer.
May 2015
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Villa Primera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub shower combo with hand-held shower head. Linen closet with towels and extra sheets. Outdoor shower for removal of sand from beach.
  • 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
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
Lovely 1-story (no stairs) historic Beach House within walking distance to Gulf of Mexico, (sidewalk to Gulf on west side of house) 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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average rating of 4.826923 based on 57 reviews
Dukedom, Tennessee

Cozy mermaid-themed cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage was so cozy- we had a few rainy days & it was just fine! Netflix available for those times... There is a street (more of a lane) in between the cottage & the beach but conveniently located sidewalks make it easy to get there. Nice exercise! The beach area was quiet- the big condos were a little ways away. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals, & Publix is just down the road. The king size bed was very comfortable & the bunk beds were great for kids! Shops & eating places were almost within a stones throw. We had a great time, the ladies in my family- (4 ladies & 3 kids) & would recommend this small simple cottage to anyone looking to relax in a down-to-earth atmosphere!! Wish we could stay a month... Oh, I don't want to forget to mention the outdoor shower! That was sooo handy, we showered off the sand every time we came home. Totally private AND has hot water!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, even though it rained most of the time you were here. Please let me know the next time you plan to visit Pensacola Beach. Ella
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Awesome amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid House was easily identifiable, with vacationers stopping to photograph it! We were absolutely thrilled with all of the amenities available at the house. The walk to the beach was sooo easy! Ella was very quick to respond to us about any questions we had, even offering help on a place for our sons to play basketball and a great suggestion for local fresh seafood. The Mermaid House was so cute, but felt quite large on the inside, with more than enough room for the six of us! Thank you, Ella!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is complete with everything you need. My family had the best time

  • 5 of 5

Adorable little beach house! My family will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ginger, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at my Mermaid Beach House. Please come visit us again soon. Regards, Ella
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Great location, prime for a small group

  • 4 of 5

Second time we've stayed in the house. It's just big enough for two small families or one larger one. Has space to host a group with the patio having several tables and overhead cover from the sun and rain. Very close to the boardwalk or beach (just a few minutes walk).

Only downside was that the property owner did make a mistake on our days by double booking the last day and we had to arrive earlier than we wanted. That was the only thing keeping it from a 5* rating.

House was very clean and all utilities work great.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ken & family, Thank you for your review. I also want to thank you for changing your arrival date so that we could accommodate you and the arriving guests. I have changed my calendar settings so that hopefully double bookings won't reoccur. Please let me know if you have a special week for next year that you want to book in advance. Regards, Ella
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Shreveport, Louisiana USA

Better than described. Very neat but cable would not work

  • 4 of 5

Great location

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Pensacola! We had a wonderful time and were within minutes from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better place to stay on the beach. Wonderful, clean cottage within walking distance of the beach and several shops and restaurants! Also, loved the outdoor shower! We are looking forward to staying again next Summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I'm looking forward to your visit again next year! Ella
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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.


Rates & Availability

Villa Primera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 7 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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