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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,330 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 plus child under 5

Gorgeous condominium overlooking Gulf of Mexico, just steps away from the beach and Santa Rosa Sound. Fabulously decorated with a Caribbean flair, this condominium is furnished for comfortable living and a gentle reminder that you're at the beach. This condo is rated Elite (Tier 1) by the resort -- the highest rating available, which is based on location, amenities, condition and decor. Not all units are rated equally and not all units are maintained equally.

Our condo is in Tower 1, the most centrally located to both bodies of water, as well as the Lifestyle Center, tennis courts and other amenities, which means our location is also one of the closest to the beach. You don't have to go out to the balcony for our ocean views; you can see and hear the ocean from inside the kitchen, great room, and both of the bedrooms.

The colorful living space has a sofa (which converts to queen sleeper) and great comfy chairs for reading while looking out over the Gulf. The dining area seats 9 (6 at the expanded table and 3 along the bar area). Kitchen has all the amenities of a modern home and there's a gas grill on the balcony, which includes additional dining space al fresco.

The condo offers a generous master bedroom with a king size bed, jetted bath, separate shower, and great closet and dresser space so you can make yourself at home while enjoying your vacation. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, chair, an armoire and closet. There's a single rollaway with a memory foam mattress in the guest closet--perfect for sleeping a child. Portofino limits the wristbands for guests to 6 for a 2 bedroom unit, except for children under the age of 5 who do not need wristbands. There's a hallway closet that houses a washer and dryer. There are 3 TVs in the unit.

This Tower 1 unit includes designated garage parking space, exclusive outdoor pool and hot tub for this tower. Head over to the Lifestyle Center on the Sound to enjoy one of the many other pools (indoor and outdoor) and hot tubs. The Lifestyle Center also has a full-service spa, an expansive health club with state of the art equipment, exercise classes, juice and coffee bar, indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars (including poolside service) and a resort store.

This beach sky condo property's location is truly unbeatable and the amenities are plenty. Finally, we have equipped our gourmet kitchen with all the extra supplies that I would want to have, not just the basic rental requirements.

You may find other condos that are lower priced. Please keep in mind that there is a varying level of maintenance, service and amenities provided for each. We take great care to ensure that our condo is well maintained.

We have many guests who have really enjoyed staying in our condo and who have come back to it repeatedly.

Dining options on property and vacation recreation opportunities abound. Resort luxuries await you! Whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two or some time for family fun, we invite you to explore this luxury, coastal lifestyle on the white sandy beaches for your next vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Renee Bookout
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Renee Bookout

This is a second home for us that we love to use to unwind and get some sand between our toes. We live in the area and can give you lots of tips on what the locals and tourists enjoy.

Renee Bookout purchased this condo in 2003

Why Renee Bookout chose Pensacola Beach

This property has one of the best views at Portofino and it is recently redecorated so everything is in great shape. The condo is rated by Portofino as Tier 1, Elite (the highest ranking) based on the view, amenities, decor and condition of the condo. Not all condos at Portofino are alike--make sure you know what you are getting. Ask if Elite (best ranking), Superior (second tier) or Deluxe (third tier).

What makes this condo unique

If you're going to spend the money to go to the beach, you want to feel like you're at the beach. This place does just that with all of its designer decor and comforts. Incredible views! Read the reviews!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at your condo this past week. Everything was so nice, especially the view!! We had everything we need in the kitchen which was nice since so many times we have rented in condos and cabins that have only 4 plates, 4 glasses etc. we cooked in several nights so we were really happy to have planet of dishes and cookware.
Jun 2013
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Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Portofino Resort limits wristbands to 6 guests (except children under 5) for two bedroom condominiums. Wristbands are required for amenities.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Each bathroom has a wall hair dryer unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , There is a twin rollaway cot with memory foam mattress.
  • Master bedroom has private bath with jetted tub and separate shower. Second bedroom has private bath with tub/shower combination. Both bedrooms have access to balcony. Sofa in living room converts to queen bed and has pillow top blow up mattress for added comfort. King in master, queen in guest room. Condo sleeps 6 comfortably (or 7 if you use the rollaway cot -- perfect for a child).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Resort amenities available for additional costs include water playground, beach chair rentals, kayak and other boat and water toy rentals. Spa and indoor/outdoor restaurants on property. Great fitness facility.


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Paradise Found Steps From The Gulf
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Our unit was perfect for our family. Loved how close it was to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you and you family enjoyed your visit and hope you join the many other families who book every year with us! Thank you for the kind review!
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Beautiful location and beautiful condo.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly people everywhere we went. The condo was quiet, clean, and decorated with relaxation and vacation in mind. It even had some beach boogie boards for my kids.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday visit at Portofino. It was fun to decorate the condo for a guest at Christmastime. We are glad we had all the renovations done in time for your visit and thank you for your compliments over the phone about the new granite countertops, backsplash, flooring and paint. We are so happy you called to say you want to book again; we look forward to having you back soon!
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Love the resort, the unit was good but needed some updates.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the resort, this was my 8th trip to portofino. The unit was listed as elite through portofino but was a little disappointed with the finishes. The owner was easy to work with. Fixing the refrigerator and changing the countertop would push the status up fo us.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed Portofino again. We have contacted our appliance repair man and will have him in asap to check out the refrigerator.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic and beautiful location, views, resort and condo! Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you do come back. Thank you for staying with us!
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Wonderful Family Vacay Spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The condo was clean and well-appointed. It was nice to have a full kitchen and the grill for the times we wanted to stay in. We even got a service that did our grocery shopping and DELIVERED AND PUT AWAY our groceries before we even arrived! The beach is just steps away and is so clean and beautiful. The beach loungers and beach wait staff were so convenient. We loved the amenities at the big (main) pool: sundry shop, restaurant, bar, indoor pool option, wait staff. But we also loved the "private" pool and hot tub dedicated to our tower. While it was an additional cost, it was worth it and so fun to play on the floating obstacle course. I think we were visiting during off-season, but the price per night was very reasonable.

Thank you to the owners! It was probably our favorite family vacation so far!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review made my day! We are so happy you enjoyed the condo and all that Pensacola Beach and Portofino has to offer. We would love to have you come back again and make more memories. Thank you.
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Relaxing and fun filled!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was great. My family of 5 (kids ages 9,7,7) had a great time. We are picky on floor height, beach access, pools, and most importantly view of the beach and sunsets. We had it all. 6th floor condo was very clean, had an extra cot besides sofa sleeper and guest queen. Beds were comfortable. Beach was not crowded at all. Had a front row seat to the beach besides renting the portifino chairs. Kids had tons to do with beach and bay activities. Everyone was very nice and beach service for cocktails and food was a plus. Room had gas grill, board games, vacume for sandy floors, loaded kitchen, roll away cot, and extra beach gear if needed. We could see the gulf and bay plus a small section of the pool below us. The elevators came right away. No waiting. Parking spot also convenient. We were closest to beach and bay with walking distance the same. The other towers were only close to either bay or beach, not both. The resort was very nice. Owner nice to work with. We will come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for booking your stay in our condo. We are so happy you enjoyed the property and our condo. We greatly appreciate your thorough review and hope you will book with us again! Thanks!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Barpub
On property
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Tiger Point Gulf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
On property
Nearest Beach
Pensacola Beach
Car: not necessary

Welcome to Paradise! Portofino Island Resort on Pensacola Beach is located situated on Santa Rosa Island sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound, between Pensacola and Destin. White sandy beaches welcome long walks, birdwatching and shelling along the shoreline. The Gulf beckons the swimmers and surfers. The nearby pier is great for fishing. The Sound is perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing and lots of other water sports. The resort offers lots of amenities, some for a small fee, including water trampoline, water taxi, dolphin cruises, and water toys. Short drive to theme parks, fashion outlets, and National Naval Aviation Museum. Situated next to Gulf Islands National Seashore, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $142

Rates shown above do not include the service/booking fee. According to HomeAway, the service fee is a percentage of the total amount of the reservation, excluding taxes and refundable fees. The service fee is between 5-12% for most bookings but can be above or below, based on the reservation.
Linens and towels are provided, with the exception of beach towels. There is a starter pack of toilet paper, paper towels, dishwashing and dishwasher detergent. Last minute bookings may qualify for further discounts. If it's a week or less until your preferred vacation date and the condo is not booked, ask for the last minute booking discount.

Manager'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.