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Downtown Pensacola Historic home in North Hill. Sleeps 4-6!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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South Pensacola House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This cozy home was built in the 1920's, and totally remodeled and renovated in 2007. The kitchen is large and fully equipped, the dining room seats up to 10 and lends itself well to small parties that often flow out through the kitchen to the back patio. The house is close to the hub of activities in Pensacola. Festivals, night clubs, churches, restaurants, the harbor, Wahoo's stadium, the Saenger and Pensacola Little theater are within walking distance, and the eclectic neighborhood is always bustling with activity. There is a market every Saturday on Palafox. There are shops and restaurants all along Palafox. The neighborhood is filled with big homes, bungalows and cute shotgun houses mixed with businesses. The downtown is going through a revival, and many houses here have been fixed up over the years.

The basement fitness room has balls, bands, a punching bag, two pieces of equipment and a large rocking horse for fun. There is an outdoor shower and changing area to enjoy on warm days. In the basement we keep 2 small cots that could accomodate two small children if necessary.

The beds are very comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and a small, private, sitting room/TV room. The second bedroom has the 2 twin beds and also houses the Internet connection and a TV. The livingroom has a pull out couch, if needed, and there are 2 cots in the basement. If you have more than 4 people, the extras will have to sleep on the pull out or the cots. Though the house is not suitable for very small children, those over 6 will enjoy this room and the that huge rocking horse in the basement.

My daughter, Susanna, manages the property, and lives right around the corner, if you have questions. Towels, sheets, pillows and blankets are provided, as well as dish and laundry soap. Please put down the correct amount of people. If there are more than 4, I have to plan cleaning accordingly.

Keywords: House,bungalo,downtown,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Susanna Tempesta
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Susanna Tempesta

My family and I have lived in the North Hill Historic district for 3 generations. Recently my husband and I moved to a subdivision a little farther from downtown. We love to spend special weekends at the De Soto Street house especially if we have attended an event downtown or at the Sanger Theatre. Every few months we like to have a little mini vacation at the house so that we can relax and stroll around the neighborhood, go the the Naval Air Museum which changes often, and then have Sunday brunch downtown or at the Hilton on the beach.

Susanna Tempesta purchased this house in 1994

Why Susanna Tempesta chose Pensacola

We love the historic district for walking and enjoying the homes and flowers. But actually, the house has been in the family for a long time. It became run down and my family, my husband, many others, and I totally redid the old place, every inch.

What makes this house unique

It is fun to have our family parties at the De Soto Street House because there is always something for everybody to do there, walk the neighborhood, go to the park, skateboard, cook, sit out in the back under the palm trees, play in the basement. My mother loves to come because she holds court in the living room from her favorite rocking chair. Everybody else mosies around mixing and mingeling. It seems an easy place for everyone to just be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My guest was reluctant to leave feedback because the site requested too much personal information. She wants you to know she had a wonderful stay. This was her second trip to the De Soto Street House.
Mar 2010
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Downtown Pensacola Historic home in North Hill. Sleeps 4-6!
average rating of 4.7755103 based on 51 reviews

Great home and location for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the home. My wife and I and our 3 college age girls stayed at this lovely home. We were here to drop off our girls for college at Pensacola Christian. The home was very clean and had everything we needed. Suzanne met us at the door to show us around the house and told us of all that she had at the home for us to use, like beach stuff, cooking supplies, and other needs. The home was large enough for the five of us and I loved the back room to chill out and watch some football and other shows. The girls loved the stray kittens and wanted to keep them, but they had to go to college. The area is nice to explore, very historical, 1920's built homes. There are quite a few historical museums in downtown area, less than 5 minutes away that we did not have time to see, also they had vendors up and down the street selling all kinds of things and food as well, on Saturdays until 2pm. We highly recommend this to anyone who what's to stay near the college or historic north district. Rained the day we were going to go to beach, but I heard it's not too far away, about 20 minutes.

Thanks for letting us stay, wish we could of had more time, will be back next year...Tim & Kathy

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean and nice.

  • 3 of 5

The landlord was very nice and helpful. The property was clean and nice. The only complaint is that the air conditioner didn't work very well. After being on the beach most of the day, in the heat of the summer, we were hoping to come back to a very cool house. The air conditioner didn't cool the house very well.

Other than that, the house was nice. It was located in an area convenient to a lot of things. I was hoping for more shopping and less restaurants in Historic Downtown but it was still a very pretty area to walk around.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kari, Thank you for your feedback. Downtown has really grown in the last few years. I agree we need more shops, but I hope you found the Olive Oil shop! I could hardly believe it when our benefactors put in The Bodacious Olive! It is a very limited speciality shop, but I seem to have to visit it at least once a month for my olive oil and vinegar. I seldom used olive oil before that shop opened. The most exciting thing downtown this year is the new YMCA It is state of the art.. Also, from our benefactors! Our guests will be able to buy a day pass to use the facility. We had a very hot summer this year. When the temperature goes to 100 degrees the air conditioner does struggle to get below 75. Fortunately, here on the coast we seldom get to 100 degrees. The ceiling fans do carry us through, though. We planted a fast growing shade tree on the sunny side of the house last winter. And happily our hundred degree weather is over for this year. We hope to see you all back soon. Judy and Susanna
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We really enjoyed our stay, everything was perfect we couldn't ask for more.will come back next time

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a convenient location. Everything was so organized, my family really enjoyed their stay. The owner is so friendly and helpful. The house was clean and very well organized, spacious and all we needed was readily available. Thanks Sussana

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great and the owners were super nice! We loved the quiet neighborhood and the park within walking distance for the kids. There were 6 of us and the house suited us perfectly. The kids loved the outdoor shower, lol. They wanted to take all of there showers outside. Also the outdoor shower was nice to to be able to wash all the sand off before entering the home. We went out most nights to eat, but decided to cook at the house one night. A grill is provided there along with everything that you would need. We grill steaks and baked potatoes and enjoyed a nice dinner at the large dining room table. The outdoor area in the back was also nice in the mornings to sit out and relax. This home is an older home, but don't let that scare you it has been remodeled nicely and we will definitely be back again :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Was in town for a beach wedding, my husband and i were both in the wedding so we needed someplace to relax away from everyone. the first night the bride stayed with us, she was able to get a good nights sleep and she even took a late night walk just to relax. The second night after getting ready in the wedding party beachhouse,(that the air quit working half way through getting ready for the wedding), we came back to a wonderrfully cooled home. After the newlyweds helped pack up the beachhouse and send everyone who was to stay there to other places, the newlyweds came to stay with us. They was so thankful for a cool place to sleep. we all enjoyed the kitchen the next morning and the patio out back. my husband and i spent the day relaxing and enjoying the quiet peaceful neighborhood.

the house was everthing we was looking for and it had so much charm. I loved that everytime we pulled into the drive I knew i was going to be able to relax and get the rest that i neeed for the next day. We explored the area our last day and we are looking forward to bring our child here when we come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect for Families

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of 5. The location was just right. It was close to all the restaurants and about 20 minutes from the beach. She made great recommendations on where to go and they were perfect. The kitchen had all the supplies needed to cook breakfast everyday and dinner a couple of times. The outdoor shower was great to wash away all the sand. The washer and dryer was even better. She provides so many things that makes traveling with your family easier. The description is very accurate of all the things the house has. There was an earlier review of the house not being suitable for people with allergies but we didn't have any issues. I have allergies and my toddler has asthma and we had no issues. We also had no issues with any neighbors. The next door neighbor waved each time we saw each other and the front neighbor was also nice. The only small con would be the air conditioner wasn't as cold as we are used to but it is extremely hot in July so we took that into consideration. An extra fan is provided so that helped. If we come back, we would rent this property again. We enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown shopping area
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Sanger Theater
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Waterfront dining
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New Baseball Stadium
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Joe Patty seafood
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Crabs Restaurant
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Oyster Barn Restaurant
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First Baptist Church
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Christ Episcopal Church
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The Wright Place
Car: recommended

North Hill is a beautiful historic neighborhood with many restored turn of the century (20th) homes. It is a good place for long walks and running. A neighborhood park is only 1/2 block from the house. Downtown is within walking distance and has many restaurants, museums, entertainments, and our newly restored and remodeled Sanger theater.

Oportunities for deep sea fishing, sailing, and other beach activities abound in the Pensacola area.


Rates & Availability

South Pensacola House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Pensacola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a beautiful bathroom off the master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom is in the hallway
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Privacy surrounds this refreshing outside shower and bench
  • We love the outside shower. It has the privacy of a fence and bamboo plus hot and cold water and a bench.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofabed is in the living room. Crib is portable
  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a very comfortable bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Good thick matresses, Child Beds (2) These are small cots suitable for a small child. They are fold up and kept in the basement., Baby Cribs (1) This is a colapsable portable crib kept in its bag in the bedroom closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Basement fitness room, private sitting room off master bedroom, outside hot and cold shower and dressing area, comfortable well lighted reading areas, most items needed for entertaining such as many dishes, a 30 cup coffee pot, glasses. Punch bowl and party supplies available such as many dishes, wine glasses, etc. There are two leaves for the dining room table. We do not allow pets, and we use All free and clear detergent. The house will be very clean, but if you have severe allergies to anything, an old historic home will probably not work for you. Please tell us if you have severe allergies before booking.

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