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Historic Downtown Cottage Provides Charm and Convenience!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 5-7

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Pensacola, this charming 1910 cottage provides an elegant and fun base from which to enjoy all that Pensacola has to offer. Walk to antique shops, museums, restaurants, festivals, theaters and the Pensacola Civic Center. Bike through historic North Hill, Old East Hill, and the Bayfront. Minutes from the Naval Air Station, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. This lovely home has a nice mix of antiques and modern furnishings and comes fully stocked with everything needed for a relaxing week of vacation or an efficient week of business travel. Your home includes departure housekeeping, wireless internet, daily newspaper, in-room coffee and access to local touring and information guides. Off street parking for five vehicles is included and we can arrange airport pickup for up to 6 passengers for a modest additional charge. If you have any special needs, please ask us for assistance.

Property Manager
Deborah Hughes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We LOVED the house and the neighborhood and will definitely look to stay there again. I honestly can't say what we would complain about??? was a small TV but we honestly didn't have time to watch it so that didn't bother us either! Everything was perfect!

Thanks, Julie, for these great comments for our future guests It was a pleasure to have you all stay with us! Just so you know, a second, larger TV screen is in the works for 2013.
Jul 2012
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Old East Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Historic Downtown Cottage Provides Charm and Convenience!
average rating of 4.7 based on 21 reviews

Awesome family rental

  • 5 of 5

My review comes a little late, but nonetheless, here it goes. This house was everything we expected and more. Plenty of room for my family of 5, plus my mom! The bathtub was a real treat (I've always loved claw-foot tubs!) and the water pressure was amazing! The kitchen had everything you need and then some! It was so close to beach accesses as well! To our surprise, there was even some beach equipment/toys for our use. Mrs. Hughes was excellent! Had everything ready when we got there and called that evening to ensure we got there safely and we had everything we needed. The only complaint I can even mention is that the bedroom in the front of the house didn't have doors that closed and stayed closed. Not really that big of an issue though as there are door stops for you to use to keep the doors shut. We will definitely be staying here again in the future! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite Pensacola vacation property

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this house 4 times now over the past few years and we just cannot say enough about how much we love the Blue La Rua and how amazing Mrs. Hughes has treated us. Being a military family, we don't always get to travel to Pensacola much since we are stationed in Virginia or North Carolina most of the time, but when we do we go to this amazing house. Everything you need is here, including a pack and play for your baby. The location is centrally located between Pensacola Beach and NAS Pensacola. We just adore this place and cannot wait to come back again. Thank you so much Mrs. Hughes <3 :)

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very welcome! It is a pleasure to own the Blue La Rua Cottage in Pensacola's Old East Hill historic district and to make it available for visitors, especially ones like your family who have adopted it as their own and look forward to their annual visits here. It has a charm that takes people right into old world Pensacola and lets them enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a thriving Gulf Coast city with a rich 400-year history. Please come again anytime. Your family is always welcome at The Blue La Rua :)
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Lovely home good for entire family!

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we needed and much much more space then what you can see in the pictures. We would definitely come back to the "Blue La Rua" for our next vacation. All of the furinhings were very beautiful as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Great Little Historic House + Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this cute home while in Pensacola for Memorial Day. The place is clean, has plenty of sleeping space, is in a great neighborhood and close to everything. Close enough to the freeway for easy access to Pensacola's attractions. It's very cozy as others have said. The owner was very nice, too. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Loved that it was centrally located...all the shops and restaurants and even the beach was just a skip and a hop away. The house itself was quite comfortable and so cozy.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse, New York

Cute little cottage perfect location between base

  • 3 of 5

Cute little cottage perfect location between base and Pensacola Beach. Positives: Clean, loved the front porch, loved that the coffee was provided so we didn't need to rush right out to grocery store. Negatives: Response time (called the first day we were there and didn't call back for 2 days...luckily it wasn't anything extremely important but she didn't know that). Yard needed work (insect mounds every where and needed to be mowed or weed wacked). Before we came down asked if there was a blow dryer...wish she just said no. The one provided overheated after 5 seconds of use....took 3-4 tries after cool down to get my hair dry and I have short, thin hair. One last thing I didn't care for was the table in the living room. It was uncomfortable after a busy day to come back to the cottage and chill out when two of us could be comfortable sitting on the couch to watch tv and the other had to sit at the table. Feel with the other rooms the cottage has to offer that could be set up better. I stay at a lot of HomeAway properties and this just was not one of my favorites.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and I will take them to heart because we want our little cottage to be the best in downtown Pensacola. In fact, I had already noticed when I returned from out of town that the yard was in need of attention and made sure the yard crew cut it right away. I have put in a new hairdryer. And, I will definitely make sure that I return calls faster, especially on the day of check-in. Thanks again for coming to stay!
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Rates & Availability

Old East Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 5 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Please add to rental cost: 15% tax (state, local, bed, admin) and damage insurance policy ($69) which protects you for up to $3000 in accidental damages. Upon request, guests may substitute a $750 refundable damage deposit in lieu of the $69 policy. Deposit refunded within 48 hours of departure. Departure cleaning is always complimentary!

Make and confirm your reservation using our easy online invoice system, initiated by the owner once you decide to book the cottage. Payment is accepted online via credit card, or PayPal account. Personal checks accepted 60 days in advance of arrival date.

We do not offer a cancellation policy except in the case of emergencies because when we accept your reservation, we turn away others. Please be committed to the rental time period when you make the reservation. Any weather related cancellations are always refunded 100% and with a 10% discount on the rebooking. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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