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Bedrooms 6
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Sound Front Beach House(sleeps 22)

CALLING ALL WATER LOVERS – YOU CAN FISH FROM YOUR OWN PRIVATE 2-STORY DECK DIRECTLY ON THE WATER AT “REEL PARADISE”. REEL PARADISE has the best location, best amenities and the best price on Pensacola Beach! Bring your boats, jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks and every other water toy to a beautiful new waterfront beach house. Imagine yourself enjoying spectacular sunsets on the multiple decks; walking to exciting beach activities and cooking out with family and friends while watching the fish (and dolphins) jump. Reel Paradise “reely” has it ALL!

At just over 2,200 square feet, Reel Paradise is 2 to 3 times the size of the typical beach house rental. The prior owners completed two major renovations adding a large wood beamed sun room off the back the house and later added a 1,000 square foot second story and main floor mud room. These additions almost tripled the size of the original structure. Adding to the expansive feel of Reel Paradise are the vaulted ceilings and the 2,000 square feet of deck which make the house seem massive. There is plenty of room at Reel Paradise for several families to enjoy a beach vacation together.

Everything at Reel Paradise is brand new after a complete interior and exterior gut completed February 2013. We hired local muralist and jewelry designer, Rachel Bodie, to assist with our interior redesign. Her concept for the space was 'Sea and Sand' and along with the front door mural and fishing pole logo, Rachel filled Reel Paradise with light filled blues, greys and caramel tones which are soothing and warm, relaxing and inviting.

During the reconstruction we included every imaginable upgrade such as granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, cable TV and beautiful tile throughout. Reel Paradise has 6 bedrooms (the 4 downstairs bedrooms share a door and closet). The 4 downstairs bedrooms have 1 queen size bed. The upstairs master has a king Bed. The last bedroom upstairs has 2 queen size beds and 2 double size futons. The futons are not for adult use but are perfect for children. There are 2 queen size sleeper sofas in the living room. In summary, Reel Paradise sleeps 12 adults in the 6 queen size beds, s adults in a king bed, 4 adults in 2 queen size sleeper sofas and 4 children in 2 double futrons. This is a total of 18 adults and 4 children.

Because of a unique location, Reel Paradise is the perfect home for extended family get aways with something for every member of your party. Those with small children will appreciate the steps off the back deck which lead directly into the calm water of Santa Rosa Sound. Children (and adults) can splash and play in the water without the threat of big waves or a dangerous undertow. The back deck also has an outdoor shower with both hot and cold taps to rinse off beach sand before heading indoors. Located directly across from the house is a charming little beach park, perfect for using up youngster energy without parents having to get wet! Reel Paradise has its OWN private sandy beach on its sound front lot.

Adult members of your group will appreciate that Reel Paradise is less than a quarter mile from the main beach attractions. After a night of dining and dancing Reel Paradise is a short walk home, eliminating the need for taxis or designated drivers. Remember to bring your bicycles and skate boards since there is a paved path that extends for miles in both directions on the beach. There is also a trolley stop directly across the street from the subdivision for other beach destinations.

At the end of the every night all members of your group will appreciate the 2,000 square feet of deck (covered and uncovered; both 1 and 2 story) to watch spectacular sunsets over the water while enjoying your favorite beverage.

Come stay at our home with family and friends and enjoy your “slice of paradise” at Reel Paradise. Call or email Buck today to book your next vacation at (850) 293-6491

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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based on 15 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

We loved it!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL time staying in Reel Paradise in Pensacola. The house was perfect in size and the back porch area was so great!! We stayed out there by the water a lot. We fished some but only caught really small ones. We caught several crabs too! One thing that is a bit misleading is the bedroom layouts. There are actually only two bedrooms downstairs that have wall dividers (the dividers do not go all the way up to the ceiling therefore there are not 4 private bedrooms downstairs- there are only two private divided to make 4). Not a problem for us but if you want privacy- just a warning. If you look close in the pics you can kind of see it. Also, the place was a little dirty and could really use some new beds and bedding- the king size mattress was pretty uncomfortable and the sheets were really worn. There was also a mouse in the house! But we got a kick outta that! However, these are all minor issues and overall we LOVED the place. There were no big issues and we would definitely rent it again! We saw TONS of wildlife in the bay and at the beach and had a ball feeding all the birds and ducks. Jellyfish were TERRIBLE but we still swam some. We caught a baby stingray at the beach and then saw another in the bay. Dolphins were everywhere!! I don't think there was one day that we didn't see some. The beach is about 3-4 blocks away- we walked some days and drove others. Also within walking distance are several shops and small food places. We loved the Native Cafe for breakfast. Parasailing is just a short car ride down the road- that was really fun and they take you out in the bay right behind the house! Oh and Buck was great- we arrived a little before check in time and called him and he said it was fine for us to go on in the house. We REALLY appreciated that and it made it a lot easier on us! So thanks for that Buck! All in all the place was great- we were no where near ready to come back home! We would definitely rent this house again! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

This place is well worth your money! If you want a quiet but spacious vacation, don't look any further! It's close to shops and the beach with a beautiful view of the bay! Thanks Buck, for opening up your bit of paradise to my family!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The house comfortably fit our group of 12 and had beds for many more. The house had everything you needed to fully enjoy your stay. The sound came up to the deck and the beach was only a block away. Perfect spot for us, specially because we could walk into town, where there was shopping, food and bars, lots of live music. Overall a great time.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a family gathering

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Reel Paradise. We were a family group of 13, 10 adults with 2 teens and an 11-year-old. The location was wonderful and having the sound right at the back deck was great. The house was well-equipped with kitchen essentials and was comfy for our family to all be together in the living room. (Seating 22 people to eat or gather would be tough in the space.) When we arrived, we noticed the grill was broken. We reported it to Buck and Mary and they replaced the grill the next day. You can't expect everything in a rental house to be perfect--what matters is how responsive the owners are when problems do occur. Buck and Mary were great!

There is one little quirk in the house layout that is not completely clear from the description. There are 4 downstairs bedrooms each with 1 queen bed, but they are configured from 2 large bedrooms that have been split. So the two bedrooms on either side of the house are connected with a wall that doesn't go all the way up to the ceiling. Occupants of one of the bedrooms have to pass through the other bedroom to leave the room. This worked out okay for a family group, but if you need six completely private bedrooms, this could pose a problem.

We enjoyed how close restaurants, groceries, and miniature golf were. We also enjoyed walking to the beach so nearby. All in all a great rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very enjoyable week!

  • 4 of 5

The property was well laid out for families coming together and staying. We had wonderful weather and great food. It was enjoyable being right on the sound and watching all the water life. In addition, the 5 minute walk to the beach was super easy. Great area to ride bikes and close to shopping and nightlife.

Home was very clean.

We may be back next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome week at an awesome beachhouse!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family gathering! Being right on the sound made it so fun for the children and the parents. We could easily walk to the Gulf as well as local restaurants and shops. We spent a majority of our on the lower deck...beautiful view and perfect for fireworks and Watching Blue Angels practices! The house was clean and well maintained. The owner was wonderful to work with from securing the rental and insuring all was going well at time of move in. For a fun getaway this house is perfect! House is great for large groups; great floor plan.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Villa Primera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Summer 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
BLue Angel Weekend
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

* Rates are subject to change without notice
* Nightly rates are based on a 4 night stay. Rates do not include $200 cleaning fee and taxes of 11.5%
* Minimum 7 night stay (from Saturday to Saturday) between May 25 and September 6
* Bookings require 50% deposit to be confirmed. Full payment due 30 days prior to stay.
* No refunds for any reason. (We recommend travelers insurance)

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Villa Primera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Living Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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