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Your Portofino Paradise Is Only A Phone Call Away! Tower 3

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,333 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf Front Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Portofino Resort consists of 28 acres located on a pristine stretch of nature-preserved land bordering both the Gulf of Mexico and the tranquil waters of the Santa Rosa Sound. Enjoy direct access to several miles of federally protected sugar white sand beaches, complete with the renowned emerald green and turquoise waters of the Gulf.

Portofino is the premier destination resort in Pensacola Beach!!!

Indulge yourself at the most desired address on all of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Portofino combines the Italian Mediterranean, complete with a European spa, with America’s most beautiful beaches.

The open floor plan features 40 feet of spectacular Gulf view, allowing breathtaking views from each and every room! Floor to ceiling glass in both gulf front bedrooms and the family room, 9-foot high ceilings with crown molding, and an expansive private balcony with a grill. Elegant Tuscany columns, domed entryway, arched ceilings, granite counter tops, imported Italian floor tile, and the master bathroom Roman whirlpool tub only begin to describe Portofino’s distinct Mediterranean feel.

For the athletic minded, there are five lighted Rubico (clay) tennis courts; pilates/yoga/spin/kickboxing classes on premises; Tiger Point, a 36-hole championship golf course, is a water taxi ride away; onsite rentals for bicycles, kayaks, sail boats, boogie boards, and water bikes. Enjoy bicycle riding or hiking on Gulf Island National Seashore’s paved trails. What more can a family ask for – there’s something for everyone!

Pamper yourself at Spa Portofino, a $5 million 40,000 square foot lifestyle center, featuring customized body treatments, facials, full body massages, pedicures, available poolside or in your own resort residence. Spa Portofino also features a gourmet restaurant as well as a grill, an indoor Olympic pool with a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor zero-infinity pools and decks overlooking the magnificent Santa Rosa Sound, whirlpool spas, saunas, steam rooms, and (seasonal) Kids' Camp.

Part of the Portofino experience is the Lifestyle center that includes state of the art exercise machines and free weights. Every treadmill, elliptical trainer and stair stepper has its own cable equipped TV and DVD player. Portofino features a gourmet restaurant as well as a poolside grill. Attendants are available to bring food and drink to you at your request!

Our 2 BR GULF FRONT unit is located on the 11th floor of Tower 3. Tower 3 is the closest tower to the beach, a short walk gets you right on the beautiful white sand and pristine waters of Pensacola. It is adjacent to the tennis courts, and a couple minute walk to the Spa/lifestyle center and restaurant. Each of the five towers in the Portofino Resort offers their own large pool and hot tub, along with umbrella tables, chairs, and loungers for sunbathing.

Our unit faces southeast and is the closest to the beach of the five towers. The only thing you will see looking out the 40 feet of floor to ceiling windows and our expansive deck is the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Island. Eight miles of spectacular breathtaking views of sugar-white sand beaches and seashore; no buildings, no high-rises, nothing to block your view!


Beautifully furnished 1,335 square foot unit with a king bed in the master bedroom and queen bed in the guest bedroom. Both bedrooms have private baths and there is a half bath in the common area. The sofa in the great room opens into a full sleeper. Both bedrooms feature TV’s with DVD players, ceiling fans and direct entry to the balcony. Floor to ceiling light blocking drapes offers a great sleeping environment.

The great room includes an entertainment center with 51” plasma TV, and DVD Blu-ray player, movies on hand to watch or rent movies online. The dining area features table with seating for six. In addition, 3 bar stools offer additional seating facing into the fully equipped kitchen. The condo is equipped with high-speed wireless internet and a reserved parking space under the building offer you a cool automobile since they are shielded from the hot sun!

Indulge yourself in paradise! Wake up to unobstructed views of the sunrise over the ocean, dolphins cruising the shoreline, and the sound of the surf.

In addition, we have beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrella as well as some beach toys for the kids ready for your visit. This will save you bringing your own, or renting them on the beach! (The charge to rent them is $40.00/day so this will help your budget too!)

We have a second Gulf Front Condo in Tower 5, so if you don't find the availability you're looking for here, please visit our other condo's VRBO listing at: VRBO #580281

Keywords: Gulf front, Tower 3 Condominium, luxury resort, beach front property with ocean views

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Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Owner

My wife, Carol and I live in Houston, TX and we own our medical/professional business. We love to travel and visit beautiful and exotic places. The gorgeous beaches along the Florida panhandle have long been one of our favorite locations to visit. When the opportunity came along to purchase a luxury vacation home on the beach in a world class resort like Portofino, we jumped at the opportunity. We visit our vacation home several times a year and we love sharing the experience with our friends, family and guests.

Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why Owner chose Pensacola Beach

Our family has vacationed in Pensacola Beach area and Portofino many times in the past and we absolutely love the views, the pristine, white sandy beaches and the laid back lifestyle of Pensacola. Spending a week in a beautiful, luxury resort, like Portofino is such a restful and rejuvenating experience. Our plan is to someday retire to the area. In the meantime, we visit as often as we can and we would like to share our lovely condo and the experience of a relaxing Portofino vacation with other families looking for an exceptional and relaxing vacation experience.

What makes this condo unique

The views from our condo are tremendous! It is a magical, relaxing escape from the everyday stress of life and has something for everyone, young and old alike! Watching a beautiful sunrise, dolphins jumping in the waves, or just a stroll along the beautiful white beach observing the wildlife is a unique experience we would love to share with your family

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the best family vacation that we have ever had! The property and geographic location were perfect. We felt so at home in the condo. We ate out a few times, but we love to cook and the kitchen was awesome! You have to go to Joe Patti's Seafood Market and get a bunch of seafood and have a great seafood dinner one night in the condo! Also, the TV's were top quality and allowed us to watch some good movies and sports! The view from the balcony was outstanding! Especially one night when there was a full moon. We could not have been more comfortable w/ this condo. We were so impressed w/ the Portofino property. They really understood customer service! There were so many activities to choose from that we coudl not even do all of them. The pools were very clean and nice. The beaches were so wonderful ! There are several good restaurants close by, but we so enjoyed the property that we did not want to leave very often. We had such a great time that we booked a week for this summer prior to leaving. I would recommend this property w/ confidence to anyone. Our family had a smile on our face the entire week.
Mar 2012
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Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
40,000 square foot lifestyle center and European spa, featuring customized body treatments, facials, full body massages, pedicures, available poolside or in your own resort residence. Spa Portofino also features a gourmet restaurant as well as a grill, an indoor Olympic pool with a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor zero-infinity pools and decks overlooking the magnificent Santa Rosa Sound, whirlpool spas, saunas, steam rooms, and (seasonal) Kids' Camp. Part of the Portofino experience is the Lifestyle center that includes state of the art exercise machines and free weights. Every treadmill, elliptical trainer and stair stepper has its own cable equipped TV and DVD player. Portofino features a gourmet restaurant as well as a poolside grill. Attendants are available to bring food and drink to you at your request!


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Your Portofino Paradise Is Only A Phone Call Away! Tower 3
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 60 reviews

Portifino is an amazing vacation property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip. We booked last minute due to Hurricane Nate damaging the house we were scheduled to stay in. The owners and resort were extremely understanding, great to work with and made this last minute scramble easy.

The view of the gulf and the bay are spectacular and better than any photo! The condo was exactly as the picture showed it: up-to-date in style and decor, everything one needed (whether cooking in the kitchen or going to the beach). We purchased an Extreme Adventure package for use of most of the amenities like jet skis, kayaks and bikes. This package saved us quite a bit of money and made the vacation hassle free!

My daughter joined us for her fall break from college. She loved that the activities were creative: sunrise bike tour, Dolphin jet ski cruise, night paddleboarding etc. I think we did almost all of it.

My two favorite parts of the trip: walking on a beautiful beach with almost no-one around since it is off season and sitting on the balcony to watch beautiful sunrises every morning.

The spa services were fantastic. The restaurant's had great food with a wide variety. Not the standard pub fare.

I have recommended Portifino to several people already and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Sounds like you had a fantastic vacation! Thank you for the wonderful review! Hope to have you back to visit again very soon!
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Metro Atlanta

Portofino Stay

  • 4 of 5

A place that has it all! The view was breathtaking and had all the comforts of home! We would defiantly stay here again, it is on our top 3 places to stay in Pensacola! The owners were great host and a joy to work with! Just bring your swim suit - truly everything else is there! 1 Suggestion, we are coffee drinkers and the coffee pot had been forgotten to be cleaned - suggest a new coffee maker and the Keurig still had water in it - from who knows when? Pensacola Beach is our favorite place and so glad we had the opportunity to stay at the Portofino Paradise resort!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased we are on your top 3 list! The views are amazing, and the condo is comfy and feels like home, so happy you felt the same way! Portofino is beautiful, the beaches are pristine and beautiful! We normally just rinse out the Keurig when we arrive. Sorry you had a "coffee issue" but glad that it sounds like you had a great time in Pensacola!
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Lawrenceville, GA

Great view of the gulf. Very comfortable furniture.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was clean and well furnished. They had floats for the pool and buckets, shovels, chairs and everything needed for the beach. We love this resort and the amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great vacation and enjoyed everything Portofino has to offer! Especially the wonderful view! We love staying there also whenever we have the opportunity. Glad you had the opportunity to use all the beach extras we have there for guests. We try to make your vacation as fun and stress free as possible!
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous condo, very clean and comfortable, We had a wonderful vacation, definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had such a wonderful vacation, looking forward to having you back soon!
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Great condo -- barely knew we even had neighbors

  • 5 of 5

We were at this property when the very edge of a tropical storm brushed Pensacola which shut down people going into the water at the beach but that didn't stop us from enjoying our trip! The condo was well appointed and the electric grill on the balcony was a welcome addition as I cooked lunch for the rest of my family and brought them lunch on the beach one day. Despite the storm keeping us away from the beach several days, there were plenty of other things to do that kept us busy. There were puzzles and board games in the unit and we visited the naval aviation museum one day which my kids loved. The staff at the resort were all very friendly and helpful. We had a great view of the beach but were up high enough that the only sounds from the beach we heard were the crashing of the surf. There are lots of wonderful restaurants in the area but we didn't get to try them all this time. We would recommend this unit to anyone wanting to stay in Pensacola and look forward to our next trip there!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the condo so much. Portofino and Pensacola Beach are great, even when the weather is inclement, there are always so many other fun things to do! We're happy you did have some good weather days, and were able to enjoy the beach, and the wonderful amenities at Portofino. Looking forward to having you back to visit soon!
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from Portofino yesterday. We had a wonderful trip and the condo was BEAUTIFUL!!! The owners are so kind and easy to work with. We will definitely be back again:)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful that you had such a great trip, and enjoyed the condo so much! Thanks for the great review. We hope you will be back to visit Portofino again soon!
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Ferry
On site
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Nearest Beach
Pensacola Beach
Car: recommended

Personal Trainers, Pilates, Spin Classes, Yoga Classes, Water Aerobics, Kids Water Activities (seasonal), Pool-side Entertainment, Blue Angels, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Gulf Breeze Zoo




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Price includes daily amenity fees, check in fee and cleaning fee. VRBO Damage Protection Plan or security deposit required.
50% of condo rental fee is due at the time of booking. The $59 Damage Protection Fee and the VRBO service fee are also due at the time of booking, and the remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations made less than 60 days prior to arrival, the entire amount is due at the time of booking.
Reservation less than 4 nights will incur cleaning fee of $150 plus tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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