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Gulf Front - Gulf View - Tower One

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Location: Portofino, Pensacola Beach, Florida Main North West, Florida North West, Florida, USA Pensacola

Accommodations: Condominium, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

GULF FRONT, GULF VIEW 6TH FLOOR UNIT, OVERLOOKING THE GULF OF MEXICO! Indulge yourself in paradise! Wake up to unobstructed views of the sunrise over the ocean, dolphins cruising the shoreline, and the relaxing sound of the surf.

Portofino Resort is referred to as the Crown Jewel of Santa Rosa Island for a good reason. Situated on 28 acres, Portofino is directly next to the undisturbed Gulf Island National Seashore and overlooks the sugar white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is isolated from the noise and congestion of busy beach towns, yet is just minutes away from the shopping and restaurants of The Boardwalk and the historic city of Pensacola.

Our condominium unit is equipped with everything you'll need to make this your 'home away from home'. We offer a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit, with a king-size bed in the master suite, two separate closets, private Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, and toilet room. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed, and its own private full bath. Each bedroom and the main living area feature a direct view of the gulf, and access to the 28-foot balcony. Enjoy outdoor dining or just relax and enjoy the spectacular view on the balcony which features a glass rail to allow un-obstructed viewing of the gulf and Portofino Beach.

***Kitchen is fully equipped for making a gourmet meal, and includes a large, side-by-side refrigerator, flat surface stove, convection oven, full-size microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and a full array of dishes and cookware. The dining room table seats six, with an eight-foot snack bar with three barstools. Full linens are provided and there is a full-size washer and dryer in the unit. A grocery shopping service is also available.

Each of the five towers in the Portofino Resort are at least 300 ft away from each other, and offer their own large pool and hot tub, along with umbrella tables, chairs, and loungers for sunbathing.

The $5,000,000, 40,000-square-foot Lifestyle Center has two outdoor infinity pools with two large hot tubs, and an Olympic-size 25-meter heated indoor lap pool, as well as a large private indoor hot tub. It has separate men's and women's areas which each feature sauna and steam rooms, as well as private lockers and shower facilities complete with all toiletries.

Upstairs there is a state-of-the-art work-out facility with free weights, Cybex weight machines, and True brand treadmills, elliptical machines, and bicycles. There is also a smoothie/snack bar, featuring Starbucks coffee. Each treadmill and bicycle has its own Flat screen TV with DVD player. There is also a special room with personal trainers available for classes such as Yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, spin classes, and many others. Water aerobics are taught in the indoor pool.

There are five, lighted, Rubico Hydro tennis courts on the property. The spa also offers massage therapy, facials, and various body treatments.

Dining - Something for everyone!!

On property dining is made easy with choices of fine dining to pool side. For an upscale dining experience Terracotta is a must, featuring contemporary European cuisine in a casual but elegant atmosphere. Or bring the whole family for a more casual dining experience at Terrazzo Grille. The restaurant offers outdoor patio seating beneath the broad Florida sky. Kick back and listen to live music (in season) while you select from a menu featuring fresh salads, deli sandwiches, traditional po-boys, gourmet pizza and plenty of kid-friendly entrees. Terrazzo Grille is open seasonally as the weather cooperates.

Outdoor Activities - Get out and play!!

On both the gulf and the bay side at the complex are one- and two-person kayaks, water bikes, sailboats, surf and boogie boards for rent. Or you can rent a regular bike and ride the paved walk/bike path for miles. It does not get any better than this!

Nearby Attractions - So much to do!!

There is a 65-passenger catamaran that can take you to the boardwalk for shopping, or across the bay to beautiful Tiger Point Country Club and Golf course. Or, within a short drive from the complex, you can indulge yourself in every kind of activity possible, including Pensacola Naval Museum, which is home to the Blue Angels and boasts one of the largest, indoor, air and sea museums in the world, Indian Temple Mound, a Civil War-era complex called Fort Pickens (which once held Geronimo), the Gulfarium, Historic Seville Quarter with various live music venues, cinemas, shopping, endless antique stores and restaurants, fishing (shore, dock, and charters), miniature golf, electric funny car rental, jet ski rental, etc.

You must be at least 23 years of age to rent. This is a no pet, no smoking rental unit, located 15 minutes from downtown Pensacola, and 25 minutes from the local airport, with taxi service available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have on the complex, services, or area. We will be glad to help.

**Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival will be refunded any funds that have been paid less a handling fee if applicable. Cancellations made less than 30 days from arrival date will forfeit all money paid.

Non-Refundable Fees include: Applicable taxes, Cleaning ($125.00), Check In ($85.00), Amenities ($20.00 per day) and Pay Pal/Credit Card Processing Fee (4% of total Rental Charge.)

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About The Owner

Our unit is family owned. We are all local to the Pensacola area and love owning a little piece of paradise.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Florida Main North West

Pensacola Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can't beat the sugar white sand and gorgeous gulf water. Why travel hundreds of miles, when we have paradise in our very own backyard.

What makes this condo unique

Relax, rejuvenate, outdoor fun, enjoy the sound of the surf, spend time with family.


Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
42' Plasma TV in Den with HD programming and 32' Flat Screen TV in Master Bedroom Wi-Fi Available throughout condo and resort.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Gulf Front - Gulf View - Tower One
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Awesome Resort and Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed their stsy tremendously. The condo was fantastic and beyond suitable for our needs. The property was really nice, well kept, and the staff was awesome...very friendly, informative, and most helpful.

The property was laid out very nicely, and all the different areas of the property were easy to access.

The location of the property was easy access to the beach.

We really liked that each building had its own swimming pool which kept the pools from being overly crowded, and very relaxing and enjoyable.

We will definately be back for more family vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Resort- Terrible Experience that could have been avoided or fixed - Check their Calendar!

  • 2 of 5

My family was very excited about a week long stay at this beautiful resort that has so many fun activities and conveniences to offer HOWEVER, after we had checked in and unloaded, one of the residents told us that 2500 high school students from a church would be arriving in 50 buses the next day for a retreat. We were shocked we had not been informed of this before we booked.

The resort is not set up to support this AND other guests. Our trip was negatively impacted in the following ways:

-Mon-Thurs from 12-4 -the kids had free time and we were “unable” to use the beach or any beach activities, or the main pool or any activities in the cove other than jet skis. These areas were so crowded there was just no room for any more people, the activities were at capacity.

-Staff service was very limited during this time.

-The pool bar had all alcohol locked up–it was available but not readily. No relaxing by the pool in the afternoon sun with good service and a cocktail.

-There were times the kitchen was closed to other guests – you couldn’t go to the poolside bar and grill to eat and you couldn’t order food to pick up because the chefs were overwhelmed with the meals they had to prepare for the kids.

-Beach and resort access was restricted during loading and unloading buses several times daily.

-Limited elevator access. Of the 3 elevators in each tower, one was supposed to be off limits to the kids but that rarely stopped them from using it. One of the elevators was always broken. If you could get an elevator it stopped on nearly every floor. At times the elevator was completely closed so they could deliver food to the kids. Many times we just took the stairs.

This was not the resort experience we paid for or expected. I emailed the condo owner and conveyed my disappointment. We were told by Portofino management all owners were informed. Also, this was their third year – owners were aware the kids would be there. I requested a partial refund. I have yet to hear back from her. Any time I contacted her it would take 3 days for her to respond, if she responded at all. None of the other guests we spoke to were informed of the situation before arrival either.

I might stay at Portofino again. I would not book from this owner. Whether I book through VRBO again depends if they care about what happened here and make it right. No one in their right mind would pay this kind of money to vacation at a resort that has been turned into a summer camp.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location and ammenities

  • 5 of 5

Great location on isolated part of the beach. The portofino had everything we could want. Starbucks. Restaurants. Pool. Ocean bar rentals. Everyone was SUPER friendly and the prices reasonable. Loved condo 608 t1

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great and spacious, and our contact was extremely responsive throughout the booking process and during the months leading up to our stay. Looking forward to renting the same unit again next Memorial Day!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo! Liked it so much, we are going back next month!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Comfortable condo with amazing views of gulf and sound. Convenient access to pristine beach. Condo was clean, well appointed, and stocked. Assigned parking spot in garage was a plus. Had a great time in Pensacola, and would definitely stay at this condo again! Our favorite restaurants were Red Fish Blue Fish, Crabs, and Shrimp Basket.

There is a free public trolley for transportation to restaurants and shops, but we were surprised to find that just about everything offered by the resort costs extra (bicycles, umbrellas on the beach, kayaks, etc.) and these offerings are not cheap! This was a surprise to our family because other rentals where we have stayed had bicycles and similar items included in the rental price. Still, this aspect of the trip was outweighed by the beautiful views, luxurious accommodations, and convenient access to lovely beach that was occupied primarily by other resort guests.

Bottom line, we would definitely recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

Check In is at 3:00 pm (CDT), Check Out is at 10:00 am (CDT). If you wish to Cancel please do so more than 30 days to Check In. Any handling fees will be deducted from Booking Deposit and refund issued. If Cancellation is 30 days or less to Check In no refund is issued.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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