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Carla Kesterson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Pensacola Beach Secret, Luxurious Island Townhome, 3BR/2.5b

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Santa Rosa Villas Estates Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Pensacola Beach Secret

Paradise Found!

Simply stated, “Pensacola Beach Secret” truly is a Beach Secret!

Experience a peaceful getaway with luxury spa baths, gourmet kitchen, bamboo bar, ultra comfortable bedding, three fireplaces, two decks and lots of space and privacy. Escape the hustle and bustle of the high-rises. The townhome has three levels and is located on the sound side of the island. It is just a pebble’s throw away from the water's edge. Cross the street and stroll a few steps to the gulf. This quiet private dwelling is located away from the bars and restaurants on the east end of the island near the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Springtime on the beach is simple beautiful. The weather is warm but not terribly hot. The air is breezy and warm with highs in the upper 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Bands on the Beach play free concerts every Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm at the Gulfside Pavilion. Spring festivals and other events galore fill your fun packed days. For you foodies, springtime offers plenty of delectable seafood including Cobia (a thick white tasty fish especially grilled), crawfish and soft-shell crab in addition to the normal fare. Beat the crowds and the heat and visit during your spring break. Reserve your spring break now!

Summer speaks for itself at Pensacola Beach. You can’t find more beautiful beaches anywhere in our nation. Our sugar white sand makes our beaches absolutely breathtaking. Book your week in advance for the best price and availability.

Don’t miss the Heart of the Seasons. September and October are the best months to enjoy the beach. Enjoy our Fall Festivals such as the Seafood Festival, Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival, and The Blue Angel Show at the Base the first week in November. Fall and Winter are exceptional! Temperatures are moderate and the island is less crowded. You can enjoy a morning espresso or cappuccino, a walk on the sugar white beach, sun on the deck and the ambiance of three fireplaces. Reserve your fall and winter breaks now!

You will find enjoyment, fun and sun in this home all year long. There is nothing like the serenity of the island and the therapy of beach life.

Keywords: Luxury Kitchen and Spa Baths,

Three Fireplaces, Two Large Decks,

2000 sq. ft. of creature comforts,

Couples Getaway,

Executive Villa,


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carla Kesterson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Carla Kesterson chose Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It has the whitest sand and is known for the emerald color of the water. Once you get sand in your shoes, you will always want to return.

What makes this townhome unique

This is my second home, my little bit of paradise. I can't wait to get out of my fast paced city life to recharge at my beach and relax in my large tub. I built this for my relaxation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Pensacola Beach Secret, Luxurious Island Townhome, 3BR/2.5b
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

What a place!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at the beach. The townhome is beautiful and has absolutely everything we needed for the beach. Towels, chairs, a canopy, umbrellas. All we needed were our suits and some lotion. It's all in the details and Carla takes care of every one, from a care package to fresh flowers in the home, nothing is forgotten. Carla was a pleasure to work with, we will definitely come back to stay, in fact we are already planning our next trip!

We highly recommend this property, we know you will love it too!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so thrilled that you had a wonderful fun filled time at the beach. Thank you noticing my details. I do try to have something pertaining to my guests in my gift bags. I think flowers add a special ambiance to enjoy a vacation. I enjoyed working with you and I certainly hope you will visit again in the fall.
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Great home!!

  • 4 of 5

Carla's house was perfect for our vacation. We stayed there with our two kids ages 13 and 17 and they each loved having their own bedroom. The master bathroom was awesome and we had everything we needed in the kitchen. The beach was about a 3 block walk away so we spent plenty of time there. There are no restaurants within walking distance but the trolley comes right by the house! The beach nearby was not too crowded in July and the neighborhood was very peaceful. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was such an amazing place to stay during our visit. We had such a great experience we will now try to stay here when we visit Pensacola Beach instead of a hotel or any other rental. Besides the feeling of being "home", there were so many amenities and the owners have thought of every little detail to make anyone's stay perfect! Beautifully decorated, great location, and our family will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental home was amazing. The home was absolutely stunning. We loved how we could walk right out to the street to get onto the Trolley. The beach was so close to the house. The house was equipped with everything we needed during the trip. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Home was beautiful as well as comfortable and had everything we needed. Owner welcoming and flexible. Would recommend highly to others.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that I could accommodate your special request. Thank you for the recommendation. You and your family are always welcome. Please visit again soon!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I traveled to Pensacola to visit our Airman who is stationed at the Naval Air Base. When I began my search, I knew that I wanted a place with at least three bedrooms and a full kitchen so my son could experience "home" living since he has been on base for months. One place I found was Carla's home. I submitted my request and she responded right away with a phone call...not an impersonal email. She described her home and the surroundings. Based on talking to her, I knew this was the place for us to stay and allow my son to unwind. Prior to our stay, she sent emails with "things to do" while there. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate but we still had a great visit. Carla greeted us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the home. Everything was ready including an Easter basket full of candy! The home was just that...a home. It was roomy and nicely decorated. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook meals for our son and the two comfortable king and one queen beds allowed us all to sleep well. Even though the weather was really bad, we were happy to just stay indoors and watch movies! We are planning another trip in May when our son graduates and we will be staying at Carla's home!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed my home and it fit your family. The Secret Room can serve as another setting area or a fourth bedroom. It is important to have a comfortable fully furnished home while vacationing as you cannot always have great weather. Even if the weather cooperates guests need a spacious fully appointed home to have a relaxing fun vacation. I do try to plan for Holidays and Special Occasions for my guests. Return guests always receive a discount. Just bring your food and clothes and I will help plan your Special Celebration. We can’t wait to have you back!
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Walking and Relaxing on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Villas Estates Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016-2017
Nov 12 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
July 4th/Blue Angel
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Booking fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Payment due at time of booking. Reservations will not be confirmed unless the owner has spoken with you. Booking confirm will be sent after written agreement has been returned and payment has been made. Owner is available for details or questions. Thanks for your interest.More than 6 guests: +$30/day per person.
Holidays/Special Events:add 20%;min 7 nts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Rosa Villas Estates Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Luxury Spa Master Bath
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Luxury Guest Bath
    Lower Level Half Bath - toilet , Pedestsal Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Guest Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1) Sleeps 6 comfortably. Can sleep 8. More will incur an extra fee of $30 per person.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This Beach home includes a Luxury Kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances with extras including a Dacor oven , warming drawner and a pot filler. Two king beds plus a queen.The Luxury Master bath with large walk in shower with multijet shower tower and large tub with two jetting systems, whirlpool hydotherapy jets and air bath jets. The second full bath has a jetted tub as well.The home has natural stone through out. The kitchen counter and one bath are spoapstone and the other bath counter is marble. Floors and baths are finished in travertine with seaglass decor accents in the master bath. The home has three electric fireplaces. Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach buggies, and beach toys are provided for your convenience.

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