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Updated Elite Gulf & Sound View 2 bed/2.5 Tower 2 -11th Floor Unobstructed View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,333 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Short 2 minute walk to the Beach or Sound with Two parking spots near elevator

Welcome to Portofino Island Resort, Pensacola Beach's top vacation spot. This condo is a dream come true. Sweeping views of the ocean and bay make this condo stand above the rest. It's on the 11th floor and has floor to ceiling windows throughout. Not a detail was missed, features a full kitchen, washer and dryer, private balcony, and views unmatched by any complex on the Gulf Coast. Portofino has 8 Swimming Pools, a full service spa, fitness center, 2 gourmet restaurants, and a large excursion programming making exploring the island an absolutely unique experience. There is 24 hour front desk as well as guard house house. The Stargazer is perfect for any vacation party.

Excellent condition with newer bedroom and living room furniture & newer Queen Sleeper Sofa, newer paint with designer decor. 3 Flat Screen TV's, one is 3D and Blue Ray electronics in 3 rooms. TV's include WIFI and internet connections to download movies, sports, games, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. Both bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Amazing Views.

50 % DEPOSIT is required if dates are over 30 days away. 100% due within 30 days. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Portofino is the ultimate luxury destination on the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. Our condo is located in Tower 2 which has the unobstructed views of the sound and the beach.

The elegance and opulence of great living is nestled on a barrier island between the sugar white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the pristine Intracoastal Waterway. Portofino Island Resort and Spa is truly a resort community dedicated to the ecological habitat areas that surround the Pensacola Beach site on Santa Rosa Island. Portofino is built around the natural dunes system in one of Florida's most ecologically pristine conservation areas. The Italian Mediterranean ambiance of the five towers enhance the world class design and architecture of the entire resort and spa.

Five elegant towers each separated by 300 feet of ecologically preserved land will feature their own lobby, pool and hot tub, balcony for entertaining, and water views from every room. Elegant columns, domed entryway, arched ceilings and Roman whirlpool baths only begin to describe Portofino’s distinct Mediterranean feel.

You will be hard pressed to find an amenity that Portofino lacks. There are lighted rubico tennis courts, all manner of water sports for exploring both shorelines, bicycle rentals, and scenic nature trails which wind their way out to breathtaking beaches. A private tram will shuttle guests around property (seasonal), and arrangements can be made for charter boat fishing, a dolphin cruise, or whatever your heart desires.

The 40,000 square foot Lifestyle Center at Portofino will indulge you beyond your wildest dreams. Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness club overlooking the bay, take a fitness class, visit the juice bar, order up a massage, and unwind in the lovely atrium hot tub. When you’re through, head for the indoor lap pool, or the outdoor paradise of tropical pools by the bay.

Afterwards, there is no better place to end your day than at Portofino’s intimate wine bar and candlelit Terra Cotta restaurant. Or take your order to go and dine on your own private terrace with sunset views. There is no need to travel to the Italian Mediterranean. Come to a place where luxury is yours and nature still dominates the landscape, right here on Florida’s Emerald Coast... Portofino.

Property Features & Amenities

• Patrolled gated entry

• 6 miles of walking and biking trails

• 5 lighted tennis courts

• 12,000 sq. ft. Lifestyle Center with Spa and fitness center

• Two heated lagoon pools and two whirlpool spas

• Indoor heated Olympic-size pool

• Each tower has a 70 foot heated pool with spa

• Water taxi service

• 9 foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling tinted windows

• Tempered glass railings on balconies

• Double-door grand entrances

• Whirlpool tub in Master Bath

• Designer European cabinets in kitchen

• GE Profile appliances & Granite Counters tops

• Integrated fire alarm and sprinkler system

. Queen Sleeper Sofa

More Details

Property Manager
Madeline Daraio
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Madeline Daraio

Hi, we currently live in Lakewood Ranch, FL near Tampa FL. Originally from Long Island, New York, but enjoyed living in Texas and California previously.

Madeline Daraio purchased this tower in 2014

Why Madeline Daraio chose Pensacola Beach

We fell in love with the luxurious amenities and the great views. We decorated it with top (Elite) furnishings, decorations and amenities to share the very best with you. We love the perfectly black dark sky to view the Stars at night and the beautiful turquoise blue Gulf and Bay views framed by White Sugar Sand beaches.

What makes this tower unique

The unobstructed water, beach and National Preserve views from every room are unbelievable. Unobstructed view looking East for 8 miles down Pensacola Beach Island with water on both sides included in the view (both Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound. Great view of boats traveling through the Intracoastal Waterway on the Sound. A very serene and quiet location. Nearby the Portofino clubhouse, 8 pools, 2 restaurants, Spa, Fitness, indoor Olympic pool, Gulf and Sound. There is a water adventure park on the property, including rentals of boats, jet ski's, bikes, scooters, mini cars. Nightlife includes Fireworks, Live Bands and many special Entertainment Events.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are so glad you like our unit. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again soon.

Pets are only allowed if you are an owner. Sorry.
Sep 2016
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Pensacola Beach Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 Bathroom near entry
  • Black Granite Counters, Spa tub in Master, large closets in both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With Bathroom
  • 2014 Newer tile flooring in second bedroom, furniture.40' and 32' TV's with Blue Ray Players accessible to internet, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Queen size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pensacola has a Art Museum and Beach Fishing Pier. Enjoy the Naval Air Museum, AA Baseball Team, Blue Wahoos and Historic Downtown Pensacola, Blue Angles fly periodically, many fun community events all seasons


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Updated Elite Gulf & Sound View 2 bed/2.5 Tower 2 -11th Floor Unobstructed View
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
New York

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect view and terrific location.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs Work

  • 2 of 5

Our stay at this property began very poorly. We arrived after 7:30pm to be told that our reservation was in conflict with another one. The manager had rented the condo to two parties for the same period. After waiting over an hour, we were finally told that the Portofino was trying to contact the manager, but having difficulty. We waited another 40 minutes, and were finally told that the condo was ours - they would find somewhere else for the other party. Exhausted after a cross country flight, we finally got in by 9:00pm. The condo itself has problems. It took 3 hours to dry towels in the dryer, and there is mold in the shower in the master bathroom. There was only one small lamp in the living room, giving it barely any light, and the second bedroom had only one lamp - there were two end tables but obviously the other lamp was missing. In addition, we could never get the TV in the living room to work. The two parking spots for the condo are by a door to the building that is next to the garbage room, the door to this room remains open, so the stench to and from your car was overwhelming. Whoever owns this condo needs to pay it a visit. I am sure it was nice at one time, but it is now not really worth the price. We were in town for a family reunion, and so did not spend much time there, but were we on vacation, I would have been furious. I hope this is passed on to the owner, so that the condo can be brought back to good condition. That said, the view from the balcony is lovely.But the curtains need to be rehung - they are off the rod in several rooms.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We are working to quickly rectify the issues. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The property manager was experiencing an unusual personal matter at the time of your check in. We have now implemented alternate methods to quickly reach us in the future if there is a need.
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay, the view is stunning and the condo was perfect! Madeline was great to work with, we only had one issue that was handled promptly. Portofino Island Resort is a fantastic destination; there is something for everyone! I highly recommend and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Downsville, LA USA

Best condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place to stay! The beach is amazing! The staff is friendly and abundant! Can't wait until next year!! The amenities are great, pets are even welcome ( we didn't know this ahead of time but will consider it next time), will definitely come back and bring the family!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Condo! Amazing Resort!

  • 5 of 5

We needed some quiet, relaxing time away from stress and the world and found it at Portofino! The luxurious environment was inviting and breath taking. We loved our morning coffee on the patio and afternoon cocktails in the very same chair. The in between time was filled with beach walks, beach reading, kayaking, paddle boarding, and wandering the grounds of this beautiful resort. With the bay area on one side and the gulf on the other there is hardly a bad view.

The condo was beautifully furnished and clean. All the necessary kitchen and bath amenities were provided for a very comfortable stay. The patio eastern view was just awesome and perfect for afternoon cocktails as no western sun to contend with!!

Area restaurants were close and delicious. We had a couple of favorites (Grand Marlin for dinner and Red Fish Blue Fish for lunch) which we went to more than once but on the whole no bad experiences.

I would highly recommend this condo for families, couples, or girl get aways. it's absolutely perfect!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best condo ever!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo. Excellent view of the sunrise. Spacious, clean.... Feels like home. Portifino is a great resort. Lots to do if you choose to do so, but also great if you just want to sit back and relax. Live entertainment/ band every night at poolside. Loved being able to enjoy the bay/Santa Rosa sound and the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, glad you had a good time.
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McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Joe Patti's Seafood
Historic Pensacola Village
Jackson's Steakhouse
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Barpub
On site
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Close by
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Nearest Beach
Right On the Gulf of Mexico & Santa Rosa Sound
Car: not necessary

Close by to many wonderful restaurants, boating, fishing, watersports, golf, Fort Pickens historical area, museums, zoo, parks, and other amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

$75.00 check in fee upon ARRIVAL. Cancellation insurance available for $99.00 at time of reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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