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Owner Paula and Don Sommer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, My husband speaks some spanish

Sweeping Gulf views w/ beautiful sunsets,19th floor, 2 master suits, 3 bathroom

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Condo, 2 Master bedrooms + convertible queen sofa bed, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6

Situated along eight miles of untouched white sand beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Portofino Island Resort offers the perfect balance of indulgence and natural beauty. Portofino’s protected shoreline offers endless opportunities for recreation and rejuvenation on, in, or around the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the Santa Rosa Sound.

Gaze out on the serene waters of the Santa Rosa Sound or Gulf of Mexico from your own private balcony. Prepare dinner for the entire family in your fully equipped kitchen. And enjoy ultra-modern conveniences with all the comforts of home, including spacious closets , dishwasher, washer/dryer and much more. We also have new bedding with 650 thread count sheets.

Tower1-19th floor offers private garage parking, exclusive outdoor pool and revitalizing whirlpool for your convenience. For an added level of luxury, try the Portofino's Premier Club Chef-to-You and Spa-to-You services. Experienced massage therapists provide their services in the comfort of your own suite.

On the Bay side, the Spa and Lifestyle center includes a expansive full health club with brand new (2012), state of the art exercise equipment, exercise classes, health bar, three pools, one olympic size and indoors, and beach front on Santa Rosa sound. It also includes a wonderful bar and restaurant and poolside services and, of course, spa treatments. There are boats to rent, water toys for the kids, fishing and exploring. A water taxi will take you to a private golf course for a round of golf.

On the ocean side are miles and miles of pristine, clean beach, inhabited or uninhabited, you choose. Unbrellas and lounges are available, even surf board or wind surfing lessons.

Tower1-19th floor has two-bedrooms/three-baths with 1,333 square feet of space, including a 170-square-foot balcony. Its decorated with a 'Tommy Bahama' island feel. Dont forget the 650 thread cound sheets and all new pillows, new sheets 650 tc, new mattress cover

We invite you to come explore the sand, surf and sky as you hike, bike or kayak along the shoreline, dine on Pensacola’s best seafood, steaks and other ingredients at Portofino’s restaurants, and let your senses awaken with pampering spa treatments. From the moment you arrive until you start your journey home. Portofino’s staff will spoil you in one of nature’s last unspoiled playgrounds.

Leave your worries behind, but keep comforts of home close at hand with these great amenities: This is a true destination resort.

• Sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico or the

Santa Rosa Sound from a private balcony

• Separate bath for each bedroom + a powder bath

• Fully-equipped gourmet kitchens

• Washer and dryer

• Large closets

• HDTV with DVD player, video-on-demand, surround sound

• Wireless high-speed Internet access...we will give you the access code.

From luxurious spa treatments to exciting adventures, you are sure to find the perfect activity for everyone in the family at our Pensacola beach sky condo resort.

I look forward to hearing from you


303 946 3033

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner Paula and Don Sommer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, My husband speaks some spanish

About Owner Paula and Don Sommer

We are avid world travelers. We especially love to sail and go deep sea fishing - hence the reason we are not at our condo that much - We also love snow skiing in the winter in our Colorado can usually find us exploring other parts of the world! This picture was taken at Portofino with our granddaughter.

Owner Paula and Don Sommer purchased this condo in 2002

Why Owner Paula and Don Sommer chose Florida Panhandle

We have traveled all over the world and Pensacola Beach is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen - pristine clean white sand beaches, blue sparkling water and wonderful people.

What makes this condo unique

We are on the 19th floor with incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico and a little sliver of the Santa Rosa Sound. We also have 2 master bedrooms with 2 maser beds. We are decorated with a Tommy Bahama island look.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Sweeping Gulf views w/ beautiful sunsets,19th floor, 2 master suits, 3 bathroom
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Colmesneil, Texas

Beautiful place to stay...

  • 4 of 5

My granddaughters and I had a wonderful time in Pensacola. The Portofino Condo was awesome...just like the pictures advertised it. It was very clean and beautifully decorated. The view was amazing. There were lots of activities for my granddaughters (ages 17, 15 & 10) to participate in. The beach was absolutely beautiful and the pools were very nice and clean, also. We all would love to go back again and stay in this beautiful condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay in our condo and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Best regards Paula
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Beautiful with a stunning view of the gulf

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful well maintained condo with an amazing view. We have stayed on two seperate occasions and both trips were awesome. Portofino resort has numerous family friendly activities and great restaurants. The bay side pool is beautiful and all of the staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Experience and Wonderful Memories!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a excellent vacation. Paula made the process from booking through check-in very easy. This allowed us to relax and enjoy the family vacation. The Sommer's Condo and Portofino property was spectacular. We will definitely return!

Ken Jones

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roscoe, Illinois

Great resort, great amenities, great condo and very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

First spring vacation in Pensacola area. Portofino was super nice. Sitting at the eastern end of Pensacola beach just before the break between there and Navarre Beach it's very quiet and secure. Amenities were great. Pools galore. Indoor/Outdoor/I heated/heated. Another Rum Runner please!

Condo was very nice. Great balcony and view of both the Gulf and Pensacola Bay. Just typing this makes me want to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. We hope to see you next year. Best regards Paula
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birmingham al


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and clean !

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennesaw GA

Fun in the sun

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound
Car: not necessary

Deluxe Adventures Package

•Adventure Cove Water Park

•Paddle Boards



•Group Tennis Clinics

•Beach Games

•Beach Obstacle Course

•Boogie Boards

•Kids Crafts

•Snorkel Gear

•Surf Boards

•Volleyball .

Adventure Cove: Splash the day away in the warm waters of the Santa Rosa Bay. At Adventure Cove, our bay side water park, kids – and kids at heart – can play on a variety of water features. You’ll find inflatable slides, a water trampoline and much more. You can even join in on plenty of water sports, including volleyball.


Board a fishing boat and head out to the deep sea to fish or let our own 63-foot catamaran, Portofino I, take you around the bay on a dolphin cruise.

Spa Portofino:

Pampering occurs in abundance at Portofino. Let the staff of Spa Portofino treat you to the relaxation and revitalization you deserve.


At Portofino Island, your Pensacola shopping adventure begins by boarding Portofino I for a leisurely 20-minute ferry.


Rates & Availability

Portofino Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Aug 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
late Summer2016
Aug 12 2016 - Sep 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 13 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and aminity $165 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
$165 cleaning fee will be added
Amenity fee included in your price
11.5% Florida tax will be added
Add $59 Damage deposit through HomeAway/Vrbo, or I would require a $250 refundable security deposit
30 day cancellation policy.
$75.00 check in fee included in your price
Smoke free zone NO smoking please
Pet free zone

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Florida Panhandle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 19
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , large soaking tub and stall shower, toilet has its own room
  • The bathrooms are cherry and granite. The master bath has a large soaking tub and a stall shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
  • Both Master and 2nd bedroom have king beds and private baths. All of the bedding is new with 650 thread count sheets. New pillows, new mattrace pad, new 650 thread count sheets. Both bedrooms have private baths. Complete new bedding is bought yearly. The sofa will convert to a queen bed. Located in the living room. There is a powder bath available for use at night.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Granite counters and top of the line appliances. There is nothing between you and the beach both the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound. Both are only minutes away. You also have a great view of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Sound from our skyhome.

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