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Florida Cottage.....A Sumptuous blend of old and new!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Maximum affordability without compromising location, comfort, or cleanliness!

Enjoy all that Pensacola has to offer from this traditional 1930's NW Florida cottage centrally located in the fantastic neighborhood of East Pensacola Heights only 3.5 miles to Downtown/ Palafox Pier, 4 miles to Pensacola International Airport, 7.7 miles to Pensacola Beach and 8.7 miles to NAS Pensacola. This two bedroom/one bath cottage is for the guest that desires and appreciates a true, 1930's Pensacola cottage which showcases the original heart pine flooring, tongue and groove ceilings and wainscoting, yet through a tedious 2009 renovation, has all the expected modern conveniences such as granite countertops, dishwasher, enhanced fixtures and central heating and air conditioning. Extreme care was taken to preserve original architectural characteristics while enhancing the livability and comfort of the home. The floor plan provides maximum space utilization with an open living to dining room and the fantastic period ‘Jack and Jill’ bath is conveniently accessible from either bedroom. The “Florida” room off of the kitchen holds the full size washer and dryer as well as storage for beach toys, and other convenience items. Arguably the best part of the home is the inviting front porch swing; day or night, what better way to watch the world pass by! While this home can sleep up to four, it is primarily intended for a couple or small family get-away. The home is located 2.5 blocks from a city park with full playground, baseball fields etc., 4 blocks to an amazing family owned deli/grocery store (Apple Market), 6 blocks to a stretch of U.S Hwy 90 known as "Scenic Highway" that has a multitude of great family owned restaurants. With certainty, and as guest reviews attest, we believe this is the perfect accommodation for those interested in venturing from traditional lodging options while refusing to compromise high standards of safety, cleanliness and comfort. Our guests receive the best value of any place in town. Balance due only 14 days prior to arrival (most others are due at booking or 30 days out) and because we know life can abruptly change the best made plans, we remain extremely flexible to all cancellation requests. We hope you choose this 100% truly owner operated labor of love to be the basecamp in your Pensacola travels while making memories that last a lifetime. – Tim & Evie

More Details

Tim and Evie Thoner
Member since: 2013
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Tim and Evie Thoner

Our house has been a pleasurable pastime...our labor of love. We fancy the idea of devoting our passion into a home with character and 'good bones' by bringing it back to life. For us, it is fulfilling to take part in beautifying a neighborhood one house at a time. It is just another way for our family to be productive members of society.

Tim and Evie Thoner purchased this house in 2009

Why Tim and Evie Thoner chose East Pensacola Heights

We LOVE the location. East Pensacola Heights is a gem, situated on a peninsula with Escambia bay to the South and East and Bayou Texar to the West. This neighborhood is convenient to the beach, downtown, the mall, airport and has many of it's own restaurants and even an amazing 'old time' grocery store just 4 blocks away. Homes in East Pensacola Heights vary from the early 1900's to new construction happening on vacant lots today! The area has maintained as a clean, safe, working class neighborhood for over 100 years and that truly has something to be said for it.

What makes this house unique

From this location, you can explore Pensacola and the surrounding area easily and efficiently. There is a locals favorite deli/market (Apple Market) with full service espresso/Coffee bar 3-4 blocks away. Public park with water access (suitable for kayak/ paddle board) 2 blocks away, park with baseball field and children's playground 2 blocks away. Marina and Public boat ramp very close. Many Fantastic restaurant's within 1/2 mile. And of coarse the worlds most beautiful beaches 10-15 min away!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tim & Evie,

We had such an amazing week! We really appreciate your allowing us to stay in your adorable home. Your recommendations for children were wonderful! The kids had a BLAST at Cowboy Park, and we loved the fish tacos at The Oar House! Our 4-year-old wants to live here forever! Thank you so much for your hospitality, generosity, and kindness! We look forward to returning!
Jun 2014
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East Pensacola Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please only park in the driveway, or directly in front of this property. For positive neighbor relations do not park in front of other residences.
  • Please ensure all dishes are cleaned prior to departure. Our dish washing staff quit and we are unable to find a replacement.
  • Have as much fun as humanly possible in Pensacola. Make it to the beach, a stroll downtown, a ball game and a NAVY Blue Angels airshow practice!
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bathroom Toilet, Combination Tub/Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4 (1) Queen Size Bed (sleeps 2) (2) Twin Beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We will gladly address and questions/concerns and we are happy to receive phone calls or text messages. However, we do find emails to be much more efficient. Please click 'contact owner' to ask questions and start an email communication trail.


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Florida Cottage.....A Sumptuous blend of old and new!
average rating of 4.908163 based on 102 reviews
Appleton, WI

Liked Our Stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent 1 week at this house in Pensacola,FL. We enjoyed our time here and found it very relaxing, especially getting away from the Wisconsin winter weather. House was clean on the inside and had everything we needed except it would have been nice to have some lawn chairs to sit on in the backyard while grilling out. House was roomy for two adults and was cozy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

3rd year and not the last we hope!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pensacola, FL

Perfect stay for a small group!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Very convenient location for seeing all that Pensacola has to offer. Nice neighborhood, very comfortable and would definitely stay again! Tim and Evie were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming period cottage. Very clean, well equipped, Cosy yet spacious.

  • 5 of 5

I would choose to stay here every time I visit the area. I loved every aspect of my short visit. Thank you Tim and Evie.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Homely place near amenities

  • 5 of 5

I'm currently stationed up in Milton, but wanted to rent a place for my winging that I could stay at with some family. This place is perfect for a short get away, close to downtown and also close to the bridge out to Pensacola beach. Well recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mokena, IL

Perfect vacation home for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home within minutes of arriving at this property! The owners have given meticulous care to this home, and it shows in so many ways. We were given clear instructions and info regarding our arrival (at 2 am!) and one of the nicest things the owners did was to leave the lights on for us!

We celebrated Thanksgiving in the home while visiting our daughter who attends college in Pensacola. The owners provided anything and everything one could possibly need to cook a huge Thanksgiving meal! Pots, pans, dishes, cooking utensils, EVERYTHING!

The home is charming, and felt so spacious due to the open floor plan. We were able to have plenty of room for everyone, and we ate and relaxed and watched movies (the home has dozens of dvds!) and enjoyed sitting out on the front porch swing.

The washer & dryer is a big plus, as was the picnic table in the back yard, and off-street parking. Everything in the home worked perfectly and the beds were comfy. The owner had towels and extra blankets, as well as many other amenities for the beach. It was too cool for us to do any swimming, but this would be a GREAT place to stay if you have kids and want to enjoy the beach.

Tim and Evie were very responsive to my messages and questions. I've stayed at a few VRBO properties, and this was, by far, the best experience I've had. We are already planning to book this property again next year.

Thank you, Tim & Evie, for offering such an inviting property. You guys have gone above and beyond to create a beautiful space for your guests. Please know how much we appreciate the work you've done to make such a lovely vacation home! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Pensacola Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49.5 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Our philosophy is that all hard working families deserve a vacation without breaking the bank! We only require a minimal $100 deposit to secure the reservation. This is where vrbo/homeaway adds their service fee, so your initial charge will be $100+ the site service fee of 8-12% of the total rental cost. Balance is not due until 14 days prior to arrival. Deposit refund is conditional based upon property condition. If damages are incurred or excessive cleaning required deposit funds will be utilized to return the property to the condition in which it was received.

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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