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Downtown Pensacola Historic Home in North Hill. Sleeps 4-6!

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This cozy home was built in the 1920's, and totally remodeled and renovated in 2007. The kitchen is large and fully equipped, the dining room seats up to 10 and lends itself well to small parties that often flow out through the kitchen to the back patio. The house is close to the hub of activities in Pensacola, and only 20 minutes from the beach.
Festivals, night clubs, churches, restaurants, the harbor, Wahoo's stadium, the Saenger and Pensacola Little theater are within walking distance, and the eclectic downtown is always bustling with activities. There is a market every Saturday on Palafox. There are shops and restaurants all along Palafox. The neighborhood is filled with big homes, bungalows and cute shotgun houses mixed with businesses. The downtown is going through a revival, and many houses here have been fixed up over the years. There is a really nice park right next to the house, where children can play.
The basement fitness room has balls, bands, a punching bag, two pieces of equipment and a large rocking horse for fun. There is an outdoor shower and changing area to enjoy on warm days. In the basement we keep 2 small cots that could accomodate two small children if necessary.
The beds are very comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and a small, private, sitting room/TV room. The second bedroom has the 2 twin beds and also houses the Internet connection and a TV. The livingroom has a pull out couch, if needed, and there are 2 cots in the basement. If you have more than 4 people, the extras will have to sleep on the pull out or the cots. Though the house is not suitable for very small children, those over 6 will enjoy the basement and the huge rocking horse in the basement.
My daughter, Susanna, manages the property, and lives right around the corner, if you have questions. Towels, sheets, pillows and blankets are provided, as well as dish and laundry soap. Please put down the correct amount of people. If there are more than 4, I have to plan cleaning accordingly. All payments are through a credit card, through VRBO. Please, no groups under 25 years old.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    There is a basement area where children up to 95 like to play 'wallball' , ride the giant rocking horse, or just romp. It is a small area but fun...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Crib is portable...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This sofa bed is in the living room. Not a bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a very comfortable bed, The twin or Single Beds have good thick matresses(1) There are small cots suitable for a small child. They are fold up and kept in the basement., Baby Cribs (1) This is a colapsable portable crib kept in its bag in the bedroom closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    This bathroom is in the hallway...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Privacy surrounds this refreshing outside shower and bench...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This is a beautiful modern bathroom off the master bedroom...moreless

  • We love the outside shower. It has the privacy of a fence and bamboo plus hot and cold water and a bench. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Basement fitness room, private sitting room off master bedroom, outside hot and cold shower and dressing area, comfortable well lighted reading areas, most items needed for entertaining such as many dishes, a 30 cup coffee pot, glasses. Punch bowl and party supplies available such as many dishes, wine glasses, etc. There are two leaves for the dining room table. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is a TV in the second bedroom and another in the private sitting room off the master bedroom....moreless

  • Television:


  • Toys:

    There are a few beach toys and a rocking horse in the basement. Balls, punching bag The storage building has some beach chairs and things for the beach...moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • 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


  • Dining:

    The dining room is large and can accomodate many. The kitchen also has a large dining area for 6...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The basement has some equipment and toys. Balls. magnetic darts...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The comfortable living room can be closed off from the bedrooms. There is a sofabed, a gas fireplace and a wonderful antique rocking chair...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:


  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We use All Free And Clear and bleach on the blankets, towels and sheets....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Pensacola has many catering services available. A list is at the house....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    This kitchen has many extras....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are plenty of wine glasses and dishes for a party...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The totally new kitchen is equipt for entertaining with plenty of dishes, glasses, wine glasses, pots, hand mixer, serving dishes, punch bowl, hors d'oeuvre plates and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The kitchen has many spices and staple items for cooking and baking....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    This area is paved and shaded by huge palm trees. Folding lawn chairs are in storage area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    sitting area under the huge palm trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    a grill and charcoal. ...moreless

  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are masks and flippers...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The city pool as about 1/2 mile away...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 52 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
May 1 - Jun 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $2,850
Nightly Rate
Jun 8 - Jun 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $2,850
Nightly Rate
Jun 13 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $2,850
Nov 30 - Feb 10, 2018
3 night min stay
$850 $2,500
Nightly Rate
Feb 11 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$925 $2,500
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$925 $2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$950 $2,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The downtown area is busy with nightlife
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
There are many local restaurants close by
15 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

North Hill is a beautiful historic neighborhood with many restored turn of the century (20th) homes. It is a good place for long walks and running. A neighborhood park is only 1/2 block from the house. Downtown is within walking distance and has many restaurants, museums, entertainments, and our newly restored and remodeled Sanger theater.

Oportunities for deep sea fishing, sailing, and other beach activities abound in the Pensacola area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: My family and I have lived in the North Hill Historic district for 3 generations. Recently my husband and I moved to a subdivision a little farther from downtown. We love to spend special weekends at the De Soto Street house especially if we have attended an event downtown or at the Sanger Theatre. Every few months we like to have a little mini vacation at the house so that we can relax and stroll around the neighborhood, go the the Naval Air Museum which changes often, and then have Sunday brunch downtown or at the Hilton on the beach. My daughter Susanna often meets the guests who rent the house and helps out since she lives close.

Why the Owner Chose South Pensacola, Pensacola, FL, USA:
We love the historic district for walking and enjoying the homes and flowers. But actually, the house has been in the family for a long time. It became run down and my family, my husband, many others, and I totally redid the old place, every inch. It is close to all our daily activities too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is fun to have our family parties at the De Soto Street House because there is always something for everybody to do there, walk the neighborhood, go to the park, skateboard, cook, sit out in the back under the palm trees, play in the basement. My mother loves to come because she holds court in the living room from her favorite rocking chair. Everybody else mosies around mixing and mingeling. It seems an easy place for everyone to just be.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • great perch for watching the kids play outside or just meditate

    great perch for watching the kids play outside or just meditate

  • everything about this house spells cozy and tidy

    everything about this house spells cozy and tidy

  • Master bath

    Master bath

VRBO #183441

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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