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"We loved this condo! It was so comfortable and had plenty of room. The view overlooking the pool was beautiful and we could always keep an eye on our teens. Loved having the extra balcony off of the master bedroom too. Jackie was so easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first trip to Destin and we will definitely be going back and will definitely stay here!"
Guest: Michelle ODate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
"Betsy's condo at Portofino is absolutely perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed everything from the beautiful views, to the decor, to the beach, to the wonderful pool and bayside activities. The only problem is we wish it was closer so we could go back more! Betsy is a pleasure to work with.
In addition, I understand some renters have difficulty accessing some facilities at Portofino when they do not rent through them but this is NOT the case with Betsy! We had access to all facilities and she made everything super easy. Can't recommend her and the condo highly enough!"
Guest: AgieDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
Excellent accommodations, great weather - perfect vacation. I love the upgrades to the bathrooms. The screen porch is wonderful - but it could use some comfortable porch furniture. Those rockers are awful. One small thing among 100 positives though."
Guest: A guest from Penfield, NYDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSE ACROSS FROM A FANTASTIC BEACH
"For Pensacola Beach, we could not have done better for a reasonably priced four bedroom home with beach access in a gated community. This house is 3.5 miles east of downtown Pensacola Beach. We were close enough to easily access the downtown and far enough away to avoid any noise. The island is thin at Santa Rosa Villas (gated community) going from the spectacular white sand beach on the Gulf side, to the road, to Santa Rosa Villas--only four houses deep until the sound/Pensacola Bay. There was hardly anyone on the beach every single day, unlike downtown. The house itself was great. Ground level entrance and garage, which we did not bother with, parking instead in the driveway. Second floor has three bedrooms with a laundry room; the master has a great Gulf side balcony. Top floor was living/dining/kitchen/half bath and another master with en suite with balconies and water views on each side. All rooms were large and roomy. One bedroom was a bit crowded caused by two sets of bunkbeds. All bedrooms had TVs; great cable service with Netflix. All furniture and electronics were in great shape. House very tastefully decorated beach style. Everything that you could want for appliances and utensils in the kitchen were there. The house was well stocked with linens and towels. There was a great community spirit to the inherited condiments, dry goods and spices, as well as puzzles games and videos, which we accessed then contributed to at the end. The neighbourhood was extremely quiet (yeah). There is no pool but rather a community pool three houses over, which we used only once (preferring the beach). We were the only ones at the pool and it was great. The outside shower off the garage was welcome coming back from the beach, and kept us from tracking much sand into the house. The owner, Joy, was a pleasure; quick to respond, and thorough. Directions and access codes were without confusion. Contract was straight forward, damage deposit was returned promptly within a week. I would encourage you to compare this house's rate with others in Santa Rosa Villas. It was at the lower end and we have a hard time believing that the other houses were that much better. If they were, it was an increment that we did not need, nor need to pay for. In terms of the Pensacola area, a bonus was the free air show by the Blue Angels twice per week. We took it in once. In sum, a family house in great shape for a perfect beach getaway. Paul and Victoria"
Guest: Paul and VictoriaDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 11, 2015