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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 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. 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.

Keywords: House,bungalo,downtown,

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Susanna Tempesta
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My guest was reluctant to leave feedback because the site requested too much personal information. She wants you to know she had a wonderful stay. This was her second trip to the De Soto Street House.
Mar 2010
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South Pensacola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom is in the hallway
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Privacy surrounds this refreshing outside shower and bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a beautiful modern bathroom off the master bedroom
  • We love the outside shower. It has the privacy of a fence and bamboo plus hot and cold water and a bench.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Crib is portable
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This sofa bed is in the living room. Not a bedroom
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • 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
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.


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Downtown Pensacola Historic home in North Hill. Sleeps 4-6!
average rating of 4.7413793 based on 60 reviews

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little house in a good location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice house and well cared for

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good layout and fairly close to town

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Quiet cat ranch

  • 5 of 5

Very close to all the great places in Downtown Pensacola, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The downtown area is busy with nightlife
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
There are many local restaurants close by
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown shopping area
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Sanger Theater
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Waterfront dining
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New Baseball Stadium
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Joe Patty seafood
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Crabs Restaurant
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Oyster Barn Restaurant
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First Baptist Church
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Christ Episcopal Church
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The Wright Place
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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