About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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 without traffic.
Festivals, night clubs, churches, restaurants, the harbor, Wahoo's stadium, the Saenger and Pensacola Little theater are downtown, 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 shops begin less than one mile from the house. We walk down all the time, with our neighbors, but we have noticed that our customers are not accustomed to walking . If you would rather take an Uber to get to the shops, it is about a $5 ride. Parking downtown is also easy, unless there are many events going on at one time. I dont believe you can get a house closer to the downtown area. 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, and there are even some new houses being built. The lot across the street has just been bought and a house is starting to be built there. It is so nice to see people taking an interest in the historic district again! 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 with a pull out bed for 1. 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. Brand new air conditioner!! There is plenty of street parking in front of the house. The city came and fixed the sidewalks, at the driveway, so there is a slight rise that very low cars may hit. Please park on the street if you are unsure. There is enough parking for about 6 cars. Please don't park on the grass.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Susanna Tempesta
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.
Susanna Tempesta purchased this House in 1994
Why Susanna Tempesta chose South Pensacola
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice relaxing weekend!
Very nice and clean house. Quick Uber ride to anywhere in town
We rented this house for 5 nights while in Pensacola for my son's wedding. We loved having the kitchen, living room and front porch for relaxation time in between events. We would absolutely stay here again! Close to downtown, restaurants and about 15-20 minute drive to the beach.
We spent a long weekend here while visiting our son before his deployment to Japan. The home is very comfortable. The neighbors are very friendly. The neighborhood is exceptionally walkable. And the location could not be more accessible to downtown. My mother was with us so we did not walk, but easily could have. And even though we were there over a weekend parking was never a problem downtown.
We loved the courtyard in the back and enjoyed it every morning. We definitely will try to book this property on our next trip to Pensacola and may even bring more family with us.
Perfect little house in a good location!
My family stayed at this house for an entire week. It was wonderful. We really enjoyed the the outdoor shower- perfect for getting sand off after a day at the beach. The bathrooms were nice and well stocked, as was the kitchen.
We would love to stay here again on our next trip down to Pensacola.
Really nice house and well cared for
We went to Pensacola for our son's wedding. We chose this house because it was close to the venue which made it very handy. The outdoor shower was very convenient to wash sand off from our days at the beach, the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were very nice, and the owner was very accommodating to work with. If there was any one issue, I cannot think of what it would be.
Good layout and fairly close to town
Within a 15-30 minute walk to the main part of town so not as close as you're made to think The driveway is very steep and will rip your undercarriage if you don't take it at an angle. The master bedroom has a plastic cover that made it very uncomfortable to sleep on even though it was two layers under me. The bed was either a full or a very small queen. Overall a very cute place, mostly clean if you don't look at trim and blinds There was a huge cockroach on the wall in the kitchen and te bedroom window. Leaked when it rained. But we enjoyed seeing
I put the actual distance on there now. We walk it with our neighbors every week, but if you are not used to walking in a city, I guess it can seem far. I am pretty sure it is the closest house available in the downtown area, for now.The city "fixed" the sidewalks, so if you have a low car, we suggest parking in the street. There is room for about 6 cars there. We have a polyester cover on the mattress to protect you and the bed. Maybe i can find a thicker pad, than what is on there. It is a Queen as advertised. I am so sorry about the blinds. I have not had but 3 hours between each person, so I can only get them room by room as I can. I have an extra day next week, that I can finish them all. We do live in Florida, so although we have a bug service, there will be one or two dead or dying bugs arouns. Doesn't help that they are as big as a VW. I'm glad you enjoyed the house, and had a nice visit. It is a lovely house.
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.