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Fall/Winter Sale**Prices Reduced**Portofino 9th Floor Panoramic Beach Front View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,333 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Sky Home Condo - Gulf Front Pensacola Beach, FL

2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath: sleeps six adults---

Portofino Island Resort- 9th floor condo in Tower 1:

Tower 1 Condo 908 (1-908 east) with beach views to enjoy the sunrises

**Condo 1-908 east- king size bed (master), 2 twin beds (guest), and queen size sleeper sofa (living)

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This condo is beach/ocean/gulf front... right on the water

My name is Dave, my wife Teri and I own the condo. Simply reply through the HomeAway/VRBO website . I will facilitate the final booking with my onsite management company who will send you an email confirmation and you’re set to go.

Stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound

28-acre resort complex is a uniquely modern, Mediterranean design

Sky home condo has 1,333 square feet of space with tile floors

28 ft long, 170 square-foot private balcony over looking the beach

Floor to ceiling windows, nine foot ceilings

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops- oven, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker (with coffee), blender, double refrigerator, all utensils and pots and pans

Breakfast bar with 3 barstools

Dining room with 6-8 chairs

Washer and dryer

55 inch HDTV , blu-ray player (living room)

28 and 32 inch flat screen tv's (bedrooms) with DVD players

Jacuzzi tub in master bath

Wi-Fi internet(free)

Covered garage parking


You must be at least 25 years of age to rent

Gulf front location and easy access to the beach

Each tower has private heated pool with hot tub

40,000-square-foot, lifestyle fitness center that includes

- State of the art fitness equipment including Cybex weight machines and True cardio equipment with individual LCD TV

- Personal trainers, Pilates, spin classes, yoga classes and water aerobics are also available

- Spa offers massage therapy, facials, and various body treatments

- Two outdoor Infinity Pools with a view of the spectacular Santa Rosa Sound at lifestyle fitness center

- Indoor Olympic-size lap pool at lifestyle fitness center

- Five, lighted, Rubico Hydro tennis courts

Bar and restaurant with poolside service

Fine dining restaurant as well as an outdoor grill restaurant by the pools, pizza to go, and an indoor and outdoor bar

Front desk concierge

Bicycle, scooter, kayak, and jet ski rentals

Very modern gated resort, condo built in 2004

Located 15 minutes from downtown Pensacola, and 25 minutes (16 miles) from the local airport

The Spa & Lifestyle Center offers two outdoor infinity edge pools with hot tubs, and an indoor Olympic size lap pool. A great place to be on vacation every day while lounging at the pool deck with casual outside dining from the Grill and seasonal live entertainment. Inside the Spa & Lifestyle Center enjoy fine dining at the Terracotta Restaurant, a convenient Market, Gift Shop, Concierge, 3 Spa Treatment Rooms and a full state-of-the-art Fitness Center. On site are 5 Rubico clay tennis courts and all the bikes and boating activity rentals for a really fun day at the Beach.

Leave your worries behind, but keep comforts of home close at hand. This Portofino spacious two-bedroom suite offers its own unique decor and will spoil your family with a number of great amenities. At Portofino Island Resort, it’s easy to make your experience as relaxing or as invigorating as you desire. From luxurious spa treatments to exciting water adventure activities, you are sure to find the perfect activity for everyone in the family at our Pensacola Beach resort. Situated along eight miles of untouched white sand beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Explore the sand and surf as you hike, bike or kayak along the shoreline. Exclusive parking, indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpool spa with food and beverage service. Portofino Island Resort is located about 3 miles east of the main part of Pensacola Beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Freiwald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Dave Freiwald

My name is Dave, my wife Teri and I own the condo. Should you decide to book my condo, simply reply through the HomeAway/VRBO website. I will facilitate the final booking with my onsite management company who will send you an email confirmation and you’re set to go.

Teri and Dave have 3 mostly grown and mostly on their own children with 3 grandchildren. We just sold our home in Little Rock, Ark and plan to spend part of the year at one of our beach condos and travel the world the rest. We really enjoy traveling especially to exotic beaches. We have been to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire (4X), Curacao), Bermuda, Cancun, Costa Rica, Hawaiian Islands (3X), and several cruises. We love the sugar white sands and clear blue water of the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach.

Dave Freiwald purchased this condo in 2012

Why Dave Freiwald chose Pensacola Beach

Our condo at Portofino Island Resort offers you both quiet, romantic getaways, or family adventures.

Come see us...

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dave...I want to thank you once again for being so helpful to me for my spring break trip. We had an amazing time and everyone loved your condo. The staff was so friendly and it was incredibly beautiful and relaxing. I will definitely try and stay there for my next beach trip and recommend it to my friends and family. Have a wonderful week!
Mar 2013
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Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All guests have paid a nonrefundable $75.00 Limited Damage Waiver (LDW) fee that insures the registered guest against any accidental damage.
  • Accidental damage for an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 when reported immediately or prior to checking out. Just call the front desk to report.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Sleeper sofa (queen size) in living room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Save $50/nt Mar 24-31**Portofino 9th Floor Panoramic Beach Front View
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 47 reviews

Great condo to rent!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo!! Great view!!! On the rare occasions I needed information from the owner, he was very prompt to respond before and during our stay. Would recommend. Staff was wonderful and patient with our questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a wonderful stay. The resort staff is always great, and friendly. The gulf front views are amazing. Join us again.
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  • 5 of 5

Portofino resort exceeded our expectations! We rented both of Dave's 9th floor units and the units were wonderful. We especially loved having ocean views from the guest bedrooms (and of course master bedrooms). Unit had all cooking basics needed to cook our own meals. The resort property was beautiful and everything in walking distance. We would definitely return to both Portofino and to these 9th floor units.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Portofino staff keeps the resort in magnificent shape. The housekeeping and maintenance departments and myself try to keep the condos in the "exceeding expectations" category. Thank you for your visit.
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Amazing!!! Beautiful views and great condo:)

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation. The condo was awesome. It was so beautiful. When we walked in you saw the beautiful view of the beach. The condo was extremely clean. The kitchen was great. They had all the things you could think of to cook on. The bedrooms were great too. I loved all the beautiful views you could see from our bedrooms. The balcony was amazing.The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic time. We would love to come back:)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So it was just "amazing, awesome, beautiful, extremely clean, great, friendly and helpful staff and had fantastic time". Please do come back again and enjoy.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The condo was beautiful with fabulous views of both the Gulf and the Sound! I was very impressed with Portofino. It as just like staying at a resort. Several pools, but the main pool at the Lifestyle Center was great with views of the Sound and a good casual restaurant! Pensacola Beach is the prettiest beach I have ever seen and not crowded like most of the beaches on the Panhandle of Florida.

Hope to stay there again! Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Portafino Island Resort is a resort in every sense of the word. Glad you came and enjoyed it.
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Fantastic! Would stay again anytime!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in condo 1-903W and loved it. After living in Pensacola for 4 years, this was our first trip back in over 15 years and staying at Portofino in this condo was the icing on the cake. The condo was exactly as described, clean, spacious and with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Would not hesitate to stay again in this same condo (just hope it doesn't take another 15 years to get back to Pensacola).

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your observations are correct. The resort, and especially my condo, are clean and well maintained. For a few dollars more than a 400 sq ft motel room, you get a 28 ft long beach front balcony and over 1,300 sq ft of space with everything you need. The door is always open for a return visit.
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Amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We have been to many beach condos for almost 40 years and the views from this condo we the best we have ever had. The layout of the condo allows for both bedrooms to have the same great view. The resort is very nice (great fitness center, pool food and drinks excellent and prices reasonable, staff helpful and very friendly)

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are right. The beach views from the 28 foot long balcony are super from the 9th floor condo. You will always get a "good morning" or "how you doing" from the friendly and helpful staff. Thanks for the kind words.
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Peg Leg Pete's
Nice place for dinner and a brew.
Hemingway's Island Grill
Great view and food on the Boardwalk overlooking the bay (sound).
Naval Aviation Museum
The best place to get out of the sun for a few hours.
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier
Go fishing or just for a nice sunset walk.
Fort Pickens Campground
Check out an old fort and the beach and wetlands nearby. Blue Angels practice one day a week...
Casino Beach
Huge public beach if your looking to meet people. Also lifeguards.
Cactus Flower Cafe
The Oar House
Pensacola International Airport
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Joe Patti's Seafood
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pensacola (PNS)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pensacola Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Situated along eight miles of untouched white sand beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Explore the sand and surf as you hike, bike or kayak along the shoreline. Exclusive parking, outdoor pool and whirlpool spa with food and beverage service.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

HOA amenity $100 + Tax
Cleaning $142 + Tax
Resort check in fee $75 + Tax
LDW insurance- no refund $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

In addition to the condo rental rates listed above, add a cleaning fee $142 + Limited Damage Waiver (LDW) insurance $75 (included in "Instant Quote") + resort amenity fees: $10/nt fall-winter; $15/nt spring; $20/nt summer plus tax (included in "Instant Quote") plus 11.5% tax on condo rental and all fees. An additional check-in fee of $75 will be added from Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend plus tax and the summer holidays of the 4th of July, Labor Day or special events (Blue Angels) are $50 per night higher (is not included in "Instant Quote").

Deposit: A deposit that equals 50% of the total cost is required for final booking, and the remaining balance collected 30 days prior to the arrival date. Credit cards accepted.

To book correspond with me thru email via VRBO for quote/info. Final booking with credit card/address info either thru email or phone call to me. Confirmation email will be sent to you by my management company in approx 1-day.

Cancellation policy: Notice of cancellation greater than 60 days before arrival will result in 100% refund. Notice of cancellation between 30 and 60 days before arrival will result in forfeiture of $250 of your deposit. Cancellations or changes to reservations within 30 days of arrival that result in a reduction in the number of nights will result in a forfeiture of $250 of your deposit and an amount equal to one night room and tax. Please note, cancellation or early departure due to inclement weather does not warrant a refund. 

Last minute bookings may qualify for further discounts, ask for it.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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