About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.5 Baths, (Sleep) 16)
Location, location, location!!!
'Beach Haven,' as we call our home, has 3200 sq. feet and was built in 2006. It is the first home as you enter a gated community of 15 homes and HAS THE BEST LOCATION OF ANY RENTAL PROPERTY WE KNOW OF ON PENSACOLA BEACH!!! Walk a few steps to the beach, the pool, the bay, or the bike path - or just sit on the balcony and watch the waves, the sunset, the surfers, and the dolphins! The physical address for the home is 1 Calle Marbella, Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Beach Haven has beautiful, sweeping, unobstructed views of the beach from the large windows in every room of the house. The living area is much larger than in most homes, and all bedrooms are upstairs. Two King Master Suites are located in the “towers” and have attached large bathrooms. The West Tower Suite has a shower and a soaking tub, while the East Suite has a shower only but does have the added bonus of a door leading directly to the outside balcony.
The two Queen Bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower only. Both of these Queen bedrooms have a loft bed built in over the closet. These beds are appropriate for children ages 12 and up. It is your responsibility to determine if your child (or adult for that matter) can safely navigate the ladder up to the loft bed. We simply can’t be responsible for any falls due to the use of the loft beds. The King bedrooms have plenty of floor space to accommodate air mattresses, but the Queen bedrooms do not.
The “Surf Shack” is located down in the garage and has bunk beds with full on bottom / twin on top, a couch and a flat screen TV. This room is not near a bathroom, but seems perfectly suited for tweens/teens to stay up all night playing video games and texting. Additional sleeping areas are located on the main living area. The sofa is a queen sleeper, another chair pulls out into a twin bed, and a stylish bench is a cleverly disguised twin mattress
The beach is just a few feet away, however, you do have to cross a two lane road. Don't let this alarm you, the beach is VERY easy to access. I have stepped it off myself, and it is 100 steps from my door until I hit sand. A bike path runs right in front of the house also, so it is great fun and very easy to ride bikes into town. The pool is about the same distance from the house as the beach. It is shared by all the houses in the subdivision and ranges from 3.5 feet to 6.5 feet at its deepest. Then, you can walk right down to the bay, which is about a block. The subdivision has a pier, and it is always fun to set out the crab trap. I’ve found that younger kids actually prefer playing in the bay area where there are less waves and lots of interesting creatures. Last year my kids found live sand dollars and collected and raced their own hermit crabs. I’ve also heard from my renters that the fishing from the pier is quite fun. You can see a video showing the house in relation to the pool/beach on the Beach Haven Face Book page.
The house has unique hardwood teak floors and ceilings, beautiful granite countertops, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions in every bedroom, a front loading washer and dryer, and a fully stocked kitchen. All linens are provided. I provide enough paper products to get you started. What more could you want??!!
You will want to secure these dates as soon as possible, as we cannot hold your dates without a deposit. Please be aware that requests come in daily and I will book the first guests that meet the reservation criteria. If you decide to book Beach Haven:
1. First send me an e-mail letting me know that you want to book the home for the dates indicated. Please include your full name, address and cell phone number in this E-Mail.
2. If all information is in order, I will then send you a contract and instructions for payment.
3. To book the house, I require ½ of the total rental fee, plus the $500 refundable damage deposit. The remaining ½ must be paid 30 days prior to your arrival.
No pets, parties, or smoking allowed. Any evidence of any of these activities will result in a forfeiture of your entire deposit. If you have a boat or RV – it must be parked off site or fit in the garage. Our neighbors are only too happy to report parties or other neighborhood rule violations and persistent violations of any rules will result in your eviction from the house.
If for some reason you must cancel, please notify me IMMEDIATELY and I will work diligently to rebook the house in order that you may receive a full refund.
We want all of our guests to treat this home as if it were their own, well…maybe even better. We bought the house out of foreclosure last year and it was stripped to the bones – no door knobs, light fixtures, appliances … even the bathroom sinks were missing! We spent long hours restoring and furnishing the house, so we are looking for families and groups that will treat it (almost) as lovingly as we do. We trust that you are exactly the kind of guest(s) that we will welcome to this home again and again. Thank you for your interest in Beach Haven. We hope to see you there soon!!
The best way to contact me is via text.
Keywords: House, Pensacola Beach, Pool, Bay, fishing
Don or Becky Doty
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Don or Becky Doty
I am Don Doty We live in Brookhaven, Mississippi (which we affectionately refer to as 'Mayberry') about 100 miles north of New Orleans. The best way to contact me is through e-mail or text.
Don or Becky Doty purchased this House in 2008
Why Don or Becky Doty chose Pensacola Beach
We rented a house in the neighborhood with some friends just last summer and absolutely loved the location. We have been vacationing in Gulf Shores, AL, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and have never had this great of a location - beach/pool/bay/bike path - it just makes for something to do all the time.
What makes this House unique
This is not your typical rental handled by an agency. Beach Haven and BlueHeaven (next door)are the only rental propertys we own at the beach and we have furnished it for OUR family to enjoy. We only take about 12 rental groups a year, so we have many extras included that you will just not find in other homes. Plus, we have taken great care with the furnishings and decorations. You will love it.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, beautiful throughout.
The owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating. There were 11 of us and we never felt that we needed more space. Everything from games in the game room to a frozen drink machine.
Amazing stay for our family!
We are Pensacola area locals but wanted a place to stay with our families that were in town for a Navy ceremony...Beach Haven was perfect! It for our needs for the number of people we had, we could use the common space to visit and eat together. It was very tastefully decorated and high end kitchen, plus the Margarita machine was a nice surprise! It helped with our celebration of my husband’s military ceremony and accomplishment! The kids loved the downstairs area to hang out. More family rented another home in the same neighborhood so the kids were able to ride bikes together and visit just as easily as us adults. The location is in a perfect area of Pensacola Beach - away from the hotels and Casino Beach. There are no buildings or homes in front of Beach Haven so great view from the entire home with close access to the beach - directly across. The owners were readily accessible and very reaponsive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and made our stay-cation amazing! Thank you!!!
Amazing!!! We ALL loved it! Well-stocked, gorgeous views !! The perfect place!
So grateful to have found this place. It was just perfect in EVERY aspect: the location, relaxing, gorgeous views, lovely, furnishings exceptional, had every amenity (rafts, games, pool accessories, etc.) play area downstairs for all ages, beds were so comfortable, a cook's dream (everything you need to cook), loved the eating areas and the views they had, spacious, convenient for groceries and close to great restaurans and shops - the list just goes on and on. And the owners were incredibly nice, informative and very helpful. From ages 3 to 73 years old, everyone loved this "special" place. Thank you, Becky!
Great location and nicely furnished.
We were impressed with this beautiful home. It is clear that the owners take pride in their investment. We really enjoyed the beach toys and supplies that were available for our use so we did not have to take our own. The area that the house is and is very quiet and away from all the crowds. We had the beach to ourselves and also could go to the bay if we wanted. The kids enjoyed playing on the beach during the day and we enjoyed relaxing in the house that night. Kitchen was well supplied in the house has plenty of space for large groups.
The house was great and perfect for our family. The walk across the street to the beach was always easy and that section of the beach was uncrowded. The owner was easy to work with and replaced the garage bedroom portable a/c that broke down the next day. If we come back to this area we would easily rent this again.
Beach Haven was a very nice place to stay at. Weather did not cooperate but was able to occupy ourselves doing things within the house. Believe an upgrade on the WiFi and TV in living room would make this home by far the best in the area and would rate it 5 stars. Kitchen area is outstanding.