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Recent Portofino reviews

  • AMAZING!

    "We just returned from Portofino a few days ago and it was by far the best vacation ever!!! We have vacationed in the area for 6 years now and never have returned to the same location the next year..... but we will be going back here next year! They have thought of EVERYTHING! First off the condo- this condo is on the fifth floor of tower 5. The fifth floor all the condos have extra room on the balconies. So spacious and beautiful. They had lounge chairs and a table to eat on outside. Views were amazing all around and can see the bay and gulf from all over the unit. The grill is weird and didn't leave that yummy grill flavor. It was an electric grill :/ but still made smores on the balcony fun! Also on the areas of the extended balcony the 20 levels above you cant drop things on you. They are just sealed windows above. Now for the condo- Perfect! You can park your on the 4th floor parking garage and the elevators are just steps from there. The condo is on the 5th floor and the entry is beautiful and roomy. The whole condo is roomy. There were 8 of us staying here and NEVER felt crowded. The master suite is roomy with a huge master bath and closet. The other rooms were roomy too each with thier own bath. The kitchen is well stocked execpt for coffee filters!! The living room has a super comfy couch and TV with tons of channels. Now for all the extras!!- there is a beach access right across from tower five and was never crowded. The ocean and beach are just BEAUTIFUL! The week we were there the water was so calm almost no waves. There are umbrella rentals you can buy near the first tower or just bring your own stuff like we did and save money. There are floating beds, paddle boards and kayaks for rent on the gulf side. So beautiful! I am still dreaming about it. The bay side has the inflatable water toys. Soooo fun but make sure to go later in day cause they bring more out as the day goes on. We went one morning and that afternoon they had 2 more fun things out there. Sea doo rentals are fun and everybody is so friendly. The dophin cuise was a hit with the kids and the pool with open bar was amazing. The nachos were AMAZING! & lots of yummy drinks. The adventure package is the way to go as everything is unlimited as far as kayaks, sea doos, waterpark, & cruises....pretty much everything is included. I would go back here in a heartbeat and really cant think of anything negative. Just what vacation is all about"
    Guest: portofino lover :) Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • Fantastic vacation at the Portofino

    "We had a fantastic 2 week family vacation at the Portofino. The unit is exactly as pictured, including the wonderful view of the beach. The unit was clean and comfortable. Chuck was great to work with and answered all of the my questions promptly. We had an issue with one of the TV remotes and he came to the unit and resolved the problem within 24 hours. We ate a lot of our meals at the condo (WalMart and Publix over the bridge for groceries) and had all of the cooking equipment and utensils that we needed. He also provided plenty of bath towels for our family of 5. This unit is in Tower 5, which has its own beach access near the pool. It was much less crowded than the main entrance, where they rented beach chairs and umbrellas. Chuck did have an umbrella and some chairs in the unit, but we had brought our own. You do need to cross a street to get to the beach, but we didn't have much difficulty (many cars do not stop when they see you so use caution). The kids enjoyed playing on the inflatables at the sound. We also enjoyed kayaking and paddleboarding at the beach. We kayaked very close to the dolphins that played in the ocean. We also saw a sea turtle with a crab he caught for lunch. My husband and daughter biked nearly every morning. We did purchase the Adventure package and it was well worth the price. We found the pool at the sound very crowded and it was difficult to find an "unreserved" chair. The pool was the same temperature as the air (90) so it wasn't refreshing. They did have live entertainment at that pool each afternoon, though. They had a bar and grill, which were pricey, as well as servers who would bring food and drinks to you at the pool. The resort had a fireworks display on the sound each Tuesday evening (there was live entertainment there as well, which might have been each evening). They also had other activities throughout the week for children such as scavenger hunts and tie dying shirts. The restaurants we enjoyed were the Grand Marlin, Hemingways, Peg Leg Pete's and the Crabs restaurant. Note that the resort will rent waverunners only to those 18 or over. The rental places near the Grand Marlin will rent to anyone 14 or over with a valid ID. I know my 15 year old was bummed he didn't bring an ID. We visited the Naval Air Museum during our trip and saw the Blue Angels practice. That was awesome! I highly recommend this unit and would not hesitate to rent this condo again from Chuck."
    Guest: Teresa Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Amazing!!

    "The pictures did not do this condo justice. This made for such an amazing family vacation to enjoy after 10 long years of vacationing together. Plenty of room, the resort was calm enough, being off season, that we could really enjoy the pools and beach. Spacious kitchen and dining made the cooking for 8 very easy. Carly was so easy to get in touch with everytime I had a question. We cannot wait to return with the other side of our family! We will recommend this condo to everyone we know."
    Guest: The Drexelius Clan Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • Amazing views!!!

    "Loved being on the top floor!! The views are amazing. You can see the ocean and bay. The sunsets are beautiful!!! Also, when the sun sets, you still have a view of lights. I would lay in bed at night just staring at the night time view. The condo itself is really nice. All the amenities of home and very comfortable. If we went back to Portofino, we would 100% want to stay in this unit again. Working with Mandi was very easy. Check in, check out was a breeze (and we had friends stay in other units that check in wasn't as easy). Loved having a keyless entry to room with a code. Makes it soo much easier. We had a great vacation!!! The pools are heated when the weather isn't that great. The beach is gorgeous. The owners have beach chairs and umbrellas and sand toys. Awesome! If you are a runner, the path along Santa Rosa National is amazing. You feel like you are running in the middle of nowhere. We really loved our stay in this unit. There is also tons to do in the area. We went to the aviation museum, zoo and Fort Pickens. All cool places to visit."
    Guest: Roadtrippers Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014
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