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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,333 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

WE BELIEVE THAT PORTOFINO IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD!!! THIS IS A 21ST FLOOR GULF FRONT PENTHOUSE WITH DIRECT GULF VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS AND BALCONY IN THE NEWEST OF FIVE TOWERS AT PORTOFINO. This would be one of the most elite units on the Portofino Island website. Please see the wonderful video tour done for us by a gracious guest, at:

This is truly a very special place to create a memorable vacation. From the moment you arrive, a set of elegant double entry doors welcome you in to the penthouse which is tastefully decorated with high end furniture collections like Hemingway and Thomasville. You’ll experience stunning views of the crystal clear blue/green water and sugar white sand from every window and balcony. The 11' coffered ceilings in this penthouse, as opposed to 9' or 10' flat ceilings in common units, gives you a feeling of grandeur and elegance. The fully outfitted kitchen has high quality appliances and a side by side ice maker refrigerator. You’ll find beautiful Uba Tuba granite counter tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms. The master bath has a jetted tub and his/her sinks. Both bedrooms have king size beds. The second bedroom in this penthouse also has a larger plantation style window than the common units as all windows in a penthouse are a foot or two larger due to the added ceiling height. There is a queen size leather sofa bed and two leather recliners in the living room.

The electronics are supreme compared to the vast majority of units with wonderful 1080P high definition LCD TV's in the family room (55'), master bedroom (45'), and secondary bedroom (32'). A wonderful Bose cinemate surround system in the family room provides a wonderful movie watching experience. There are Blue Ray DVD players in all television locations with smart DVD players in the Master bedroom and Living Room which allow you to log into you Netflix account . We also have 1080P Direct TV service in all three television locations. There is also a remote controlled compact stereo/CD player for listening to music and free high speed wireless internet. We own three parking spaces. One is directly in front of the main tower entrance which you will find to be incredibly convenient.

Portofino has 8 swimming pools that are heated year round, one conveniently located immediately adjacent to each tower. The main pool area consists of two bay front free-form negative edge pools. There is often live music in this area. There is an outdoor bar and grill immediately adjacent to the main pools along with poolside wait staff. There is a fine restaurant adjacent to this area within the Lifestyle building which overlooks this main pool area as well. Fine chef's are available with 48 hours notice to prepare a gourmet meal for you in your condo if you like. The well-equipped workout room has available trainers and offers instructor lead exercise classes. It is located on the second floor of the Lifestyle building and also overlooks the main pool area and bay from a beautiful second story vantage point. For those wishing to vacation in the cooler months, there is an indoor heated Olympic size pool and hot tub also in the Lifestyle building adjacent to the main pool area and the full service spa. There are five clay tennis courts with professional instruction available. For those vacationing with children, Portofino has a children’s water park on the bay area visible from the main pool area and Lifestyle building. Enrolling your children in the available kid's day camps which are full of wonderful activities are a blast for the children and a great option for the adults to have some time alone. Beach service is available as is rental of watercraft, boogie boards, surf boards, etc. Depending on the time of year, there is wait staff on the beach as well. For your convenience or as an interesting excursion, a ferry commutes on a frequent schedule between Portofino and the boardwalk/public beach area for a small fee.

More Details

Rosalinda Medina (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Rosalinda Medina (Owner)

Hello, my name is Gilbert Medina. I am a physician (Anesthesiologist) from San Antonio. My wife Rosalinda and I discovered Portofino in 2003 and we are certain that it is absolutely one of the finest beach destinations in the world. The most wonderful sand in the world coupled with a beautiful world class facility with tremendous amenities. We would love to share our home with your family so that you may enjoy one of God's greatest gifts to mankind, the Emerald Coast of Florida's beaches, where the sand is as white as sugar.

Rosalinda Medina (Owner) purchased this condo in 2009

Why Rosalinda Medina (Owner) chose Pensacola Beach

This PENTHOUSE is much more beautiful and spacious than typical beachfront lodging. It feels like home. Also, we love that it is a semi-private beach, far away from the very busy public beaches. The design of the building maximizes your view from every location and also makes it incredibly easy to get to your unit from wherever you park. If you want to get to the busier private beaches and boardwalk section, there is a ferry from the property every hour.

What makes this condo unique

Direct GULF FRONT view from all rooms of the condo and the balcony from high up at the PENTHOUSE level (21st floor). There are higher ceilings which allow for coffered ceilings and a very large beautiful plantation style window in the second bedroom. Supreme electronics throughout(55', 45', and 32' 1080P LCD TV's with Bose Cinemate surround in the family room, Sony Blue Ray players, built in grill on the patio, 8 heated pools throughout the year with one of them being an indoor Olympic sized pool, very frequent live music by the main pool area which has two very large free-form negative edge pools. Other Portofino amenities include a wonderful spa, gourmet restaurant, workout area on the second floor overlooking the main pool area and the bay behind it, 5 clay tennis courts with professional lessons available, beach service, water equipment rentals, bicycle rentals, children's water park, water taxi to the boardwalk business district, and kids camp so the adults can have a little free time.


Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 21
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking on balcony is permitted.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size. Also 2 recliners
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Relaxing, Gulf Front Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

The view was amazing! The kitchen well equipped . We enjoyed the recliners and the entertainment center. The beds were very comfortable. We had a minor problem with the half Bath but that was corrected right away. A couple of suggestions would be to have a small bedside step in master bedroom as the bed is very high for 5’4” to get into. I had a problem with the front desk trying to charge me a additional $129. I did not read this in the contract and my receipt from Home Away read paid in full. I had already been charged $139 service fee from Home Away so I did question this unexpected charge on property. This charge should have been stated somewhere before our arrival. The young lady when we checked out asked me if we had purchased food and beverage and I said no. I told her I was charged that additional fee upon check in and she removed the charge. This is my real only complaint as it was a hassle to deal with. The location is great,each room well appointed . The master bath needs a new Bath mat and round area rug at front entrance is worn but these are minor and would stay again. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Penthouse with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family has rented the Medina's Penthouse unit, and it was just as great as the first! Portofino is wonderful for families as they offer an activity for everyone. We have been vacationing with our family on Pensacola beach for years and really love it here. The Medina's are wonderful and respond to any questions regarding your stay promptly. The unit is always very clean, and you just can't beat the views! We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Great location away from the madness...

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Property is very nice, amenities are spot on, condo was spacious and very comfortable.

Owner was very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. Will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay! Diamond in the rough

  • 5 of 5

My family comes down to Pensacola beach twice a year for family gatherings. We own a unit in Portofino, but as our family has grown so has our needs for accommodations. We rented out a unit last year and it was OK because like most rentals we managed our expectations for a nice hotel type accommodation. I must say with the Medina's unit we were extremely pleased. It absolutely reminded me of our own unit at Portofino with regard to furniture, usability, comfort, and even down to the amenities with the TV and surround system. The Medinas were extremely fast in communication and I would not hesitate to rent from them again. Excellent all around. Thanks again for sharing your 2nd home with us and I will certainly recommend my friends, family, and colleagues to look in to renting your unit in the future.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanwood, WA

A great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the condo clean and well appointed. It exceeded our expectations for style and functionality. Having a parking spot right at the elevator was a big help for our son with mobility issues. The owners quickly answered any questions we had and were very helpful. The property and amenities were wonderful and the people were kind and professional. We stayed here for a week, the sunrise view from the balcony was amazing. It was great to sit out there with a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy the view of the Gulf. We purchased the adventure package and tried out just about everything. The dolphin cruise was so much fun. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone and would certainly love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
$1500 Damage Ins Policy $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Additional fees may apply for special accommodations. Availability is subject to change without notice. This is a strictly non-smoking unit. Limit 6 guests. Violation of non-smoking or guest limit is cause for a $500 fine. Smoking on the balcony is permitted.

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.