|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Emerald Isle is a 17 story luxury high rise on approx. 5 acres with 300 feet of Beachfront directly on the Gulf Of Mexico. This unit is located on the 14th floor. It has a private enclosed balcony and one whole wall of windows directly overlooking the swimming pools and white sandy beachfront of beautiful emerald blue waters! This unit has just been updated with Granite counter tops in a gourmet equipped kitchen, porcelain tile throughout, new furnishings; including ''Tommy Bahama'' furniture and bedding. Living area has a pull out Queen sofa bed plus 40'' LCD/Flatscreen TV, DVD player, CD player, and access to balcony which can accommodate seating for 6-8. Master has a King bed with a 32'' LCD/Flatscreen TV and DVR, view of the Gulf, and sliding doors onto the balcony. Master bath has shower and garden tub. Second bedroom has a Queen bed with a 36'' TV and VCR and a view of the Santa Rosa Sound water. There are also 2 Hotel-quality roll-away twin beds available. Complimentary WiFi.
-Linens and towels are provided!
-Elevator is conveniently outside the front door but not noisy! Parking lot is gated and secure as well as electronic secure entry areas to the building.
-Very centrally located with walking to great restaurants and shopping! Additional activities just minutes away! Watch the Navy's Blue Angels fly over-head (Blue Angels Week) while sitting on the balcony!
-The Gulf Breeze Zoo is reopening in Feb. 2010 and is just a short drive from Pensacola Beach. This zoo has more than 1,200 animals, including 30 acres of free roaming wildlife. There is also an opportunity to hand feed Giraffes!!
This condo was so fun for my husband and our two friends. There is plenty of room and
big comfy furniture. The view from the balcony is amazing, as soon as we arrived we saw a pod of dolphins swimming outside our window. The condo's parking is great and checking in
and out was very simple. We plan on returning, cant think of a better location or place to stay while visiting the beach!
Overall, we were very happy we stayed at Emerald Isle. High rise complex with only two elevators. One was not working when we arrived, but it was soon repaired. The location in Pensacola Beach is just perfect. Plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. However, we had a few complaints with this unit. Sofa in living room has a lot of stains. The floors were dirty. I swept when we got there and that really helped. Coffee pot needs to be replaced as it took a little over an hour to make a pot of coffee. You have to turn it on and off repeatedly to make a pot. Washer and dryer are old and "work" but door to dryer is about to fall off. Very few towels make washing each night a must. Only one towel in kitchen, no dish rag. Beds were comfortable. The beach was nice and the water was just beautiful the week we were there. October is a great time to visit. If you want to splurge one night, go to The Grand Marlin. The food and the service are top notch. The Native Cafe is right across the street and they have great fish tacos.
My family and I very much enjoyed our stay at this unit. It was very comfortable and nicely decorated/updated. Couldn't ask for anything more. The beach and clear, blue water was simply beautiful. The pool and hot tub area was very nice. The office staff at Gulf Blue Vacations is very professional and very pleasant to deal with. Will definitely stay at this unit again in the future.
Was in the process of booking my second stay with this condo when I read the posted reviews. I was very surprised at the one bad review because my first stay was delightful. I had found the furniture and amenities in very good shape. I was particularily pleased that the kitchen had all the necessary items needed to prepare meals in house. I certainly enjoyed the close neighborhood restaurants but do like to cook in on occasion. The unit was clean and well cared for on my visit. Beds were comfortable. Rooms were spacious with nice decorative touches.
Great place to relax, read a book, take a long stroll on the beach and enjoy being with family or friends. Ready to enjoy my return trip!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this condo! The condo was clean, organized, and very comfortable. We had everything we needed including a washer and dryer! The view from the master bedroom and living area was breathtaking! It was nice sitting on the balcony looking at the ocean and drinking our morning coffee! There are many places to eat and things to do within walking distance. My husband and I will definitely return specifically to this condo. It was perfect for us! Thanks to the owner for making our vacation one to remember!
My advice to anyone looking for a rental on the Gulf. Keep looking. We rented this unit through Gulf Blue Realtors. The picture they painted online is extremely deceptive. Here is my review: The first word that comes to mind is "dirty." We had no shower curtain in the guest bath. The refrigerator leaked, which meant the few towels allotted to us were on the floor most of the time soaking up water. We then had to launder them (yes there is an old washer and dryer in the unit) to use them for baths. The furniture is not new (as stated by Gulf Blue). It is old, worn and dirty. When I wanted to make coffee in their coffee pot, I had to wash it first. It was dirty. The day after we arrived I did notify them of the condition. They sent a maintenance person to install the shower curtain, and he brought the housekeeper with him. They were obviously married. They spoke to each other the whole time in their native language after telling me they already mopped the dirty floor. Well, it wasn't too hard to figure out. They did. She used a spray, followed by a swipe with a sponge mop. The floor dried sticky, so obviously it collected all the grime that came into the unit. The bottoms of our feet stayed black the whole time, even when I tried to mop it. My advice is to steer clear of Emerald Isle since I think these people have the cleaning contract. Also steer clear of Gulf Blue (formerly JME). They did nothing to rectify the refrigerator leak, and again, misrepresented the unit. We have used them twice over the last couple of years and had similar experiences. No more.
Pensacola Beach is a wonderfully quiet & quaint beach community. Our condo is on the 14th floor of Emerald Isle, overlooking the Gulf - and is conveniently located to the central shopping/eating area. During 'Blue Angel's' week, you can watch the air show at Pilot height from our balcony. In addition to beach activities, you can rent bicycles and 'fun cars' to explore the island, which is mostly a national park (national seashore). Be sure to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola Naval Airstation - home of the Blue Angels. Across the bridge in Gulf Breeze is a Zoo, where you can pet Giraffes. You can also explore historic downtown Pensacola.
|Non-Ref Damage Waiver||$40 + Tax|
|Reservation||$75 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$130 + Tax|
50% required at the time of booking with the balance due 14 days prior to arrival