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'Morning Star',Privately owned Fabulous-😊 5 STAR reviews -Portofino Resort

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


About the property

2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Located In Portofino Village Stunning Sound And Gulf Views

5 stars consistently ! We nicknamed this unit 'Morning Star' because of its eastern facing magnificent sunrises. This is truly a awesome view and a well kept ,clean , up to date unit. Look at the 5 star reviews ! Wow !!!!

Unlike many VRBO listings which are frustrating I update my calendars close to daily. My calendars are always current and up to date. What is booked is booked ,what is open is open. This condo has really good rates considering its at the resort Portofino . You are not booking through a big vacation company you are booking through a local that lives here works direct for the owner. I can give better rates because the owner doesn't have to pay for the big overhead of a big company. Feel free to look at bottom line prices on other 2 bedroom condos and you will see ! As for response timeI will get back to you quickly ! If I am busy I will call ,text or email you within a 6 hour time period usually much sooner look at my response time . Looking for a great condo at.a great rate ? Look no further ! Go to 'quick quote' to check availability and see your all inclusive price that includes cleaning,and tax and amenity-resort fee. The resort fee is $80 for the first day then depending on the season $20 per day of your stay. These are mandatory fees imposed by Portofino to use their pools, lifestyle center, jacuzzis ,etc. I can't figure out how to configure the quick quote beyond 3 days with the correct amenity fee so anything over 3 days add on $20 per day for that .

We have a very lenient three-week cancellation policy most places are 90 days beforehand and you are required to buy renters insurance . Most places don't care what happens in your life, you're not getting your money back -we realize in life that things happen, our 3 week cancelation policy is extremely fair compared to many places as you will see when you compare to 99% of any other similar place at Portofino. This is a fairly new to the rental market as of May 2015 to the prestigious Portofino Village and has had nothing but awesome 5 star reviews rolling in with many renters coming back ! This has a owner that cares ! Brand new furniture in the living room as of January 2016. This two Bedroom Condo has panoramic views with floor to ceiling windows, private balconies and is fully equipped. Each tower has a heated pool and spa with easy access to the beach. Only a short stroll from your condo to your choice of pools or the Gulf of Mexico. It's 1333 sq feet has room for six to sleep comfortably.this has a this has a king size bed ,a queen size bed and then a pull ou sleeper couch. Located on the 20th floor out of 21 floors so if you are afraid of heights this is not for you ! However talk about a amazing view this is it.

This condo in Tower 2 has Gulf Front Views of the Gulf of Mexico. Tower 2 is centrally located to be adjacent to the Lifestyle Center which features the restaurant, pool decks, Spa, Fitness Center and Adventure Cove Beach. Compare with any other bottom line price and you will see this is a great deal !

This unit features bedding of King, Queen and Sleeper Sofa. Sleeps up to six people ,six people is Max occupancy.

Pensacola Beach condo luxury accommodation with multiple pools,spa ,and fitness life style center .All you have to do is look at the up-to-date calendar see if your dates are available and then press 'quick quote ' it will give you a total which includes everything including the tax and cleaning and amenity fees up to 3 days . If it's over 3 days just add on a extra $20 per day for the amity fees that Portofino charges to use their many multiple facilities. No other hidden fees once you get a quick quote that includes everything. No dogs allowed ,no smoking except for outside on the balcony ,you must be 25 years old to rent. This is a very nice well-kept condo that is sure to please .

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Bedard -reservations
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Mary Bedard -reservations

5 stars consistently

Available Rentals and all have great reviews !

All are on VRBO or Homeaway .

For questions about these places :

Mary Bedard

Pensacola Beach -

The first three condos below all located at the complex

'Villas on the Gulf '- the most economical ! "Parrot Paradise "

unit L-5 2 bed 1.5 bath "Our Happy Place"

Unit C-3 2 bed /1.5 bath "Southern Comfort "

Unit A-3 2 bed -1.5 bath "Serenity Sound " unit 222

3 bedroom /3 bath sound view "The Blue Heron" unit 217

3 bedroom / 3 bath sound view

"My Blue Heaven "

Emerald Isle unit 1505 -15th floor

2/2 bath located in the core of the beach Gulf front -

"Morning Star"-

Located at the Portofino Resort -20th Floor Tower 2

2 bed 2.5 bath -

"My Sunshine House ".

3 bed /2 bath soundside view

Two queen beds, two twin beds

"My Sisters House "

Sleeps up to 12 people/ 5bedroom 3/bath beds :1 king /2 Queens /and 2 full

One on Navarre Beach 🌊

"Meme's Place"

2 bed /2 bath -


Why Mary Bedard -reservations chose Pensacola Beach

Why not ! Look at the view . Eastern sunrise is spectacular. Can't beat that !! I have included in to this price all applicable fees. 5 star reviews consistently ,Portofino Island Resort is a lovely choice for families looking to make their home away from home in a roomy, luxury condo. Not only are rooms larger than normal condo units, but you will enjoy all the amenities of home…washer/dryers, gourmet kitchens, lots of closet space and beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico or the Santa Rosa Sound. Each tower has its own pool and whirlpool so no overcrowding issues! The resort is Mediterranean style with gorgeous architecture and tons of added amenities such as the spa, fitness center and on-site tennis courts.

What makes this condo unique

You'll be hard pressed to find an amenity that Portofino rental condos 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's 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's 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.


Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 20
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1333 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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'Morning Star',Privately owned Fabulous-😊 5 STAR reviews -Portofino Resort
average rating of 4.928571 based on 70 reviews
Knoxville, TN

Relaxing end to summer

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Morning Star. The unit is clean and comfortable. It is well-stocked with towels, beach needs, and kitchen items. The view down the island is remarkable! Mary and Jeff work very hard to make sure you have everything you need for a great stay. Thank you for offering such a wonderful home. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love these people !! 5 star all the way
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Little slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There is simply not a better place to vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Condo! Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo exceeded my expectations. The description of this condo does not do it justice. The kitchen is very well equipped and the little extras from the water to the coffee that is in the kitchen is very well appreciated. My sons especially liked the truffles in the nightstands!!

I have stayed at several other condos where I have had to bring in all of my spices from home to just cook a simple meal but this condo had all the basics from salt to spices to cook up a good meal. The kitchen is very well stocked and all the equipment in the kitchen is very well maintained. There are plenty of pots and pans and I found everything I needed for my family at the kitchen.

The rooms were wonderful and very spacious. The beds were comfy and the view is great!! Plenty of towels in the bathroom and to my surprise there were plenty of beach accessories in the condo as well that we used.

Portofino is a great place to vacation and we always enjoy the amenities that go along with it.

But the best part of the condo were Mary and Jeff. Mary was great to work with and she suggested some very good places to eat out in Pensacola Beach. The whole process of renting the condo for the week was very easy and was stress free for me. Jeff helped us out during the week with some maintenance issues we had with a leak that was coming from the upstairs condo. It was greatly appreciated. We will definitely be renting again at Morning Star or Mary's other vacation rentals for our future vacations in Florida! Thank you Mary and Jeff for a great stay at Morning Star!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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There are no words to describe how I feel about this place It's my home away from

  • 5 of 5

Mary Bedard is the best in the business. She always has this place spotless n clean , well stocked This is the best place anyone can rent on their vacation. It has an awesome view We always make new memories here year after year It's my home away from and nothin can compare to this property

We love it and will always return when available.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Braunfels, Tx


  • 5 of 5

Mary is a joy to work with! The Condo was beautiful, well stocked and very comfortable. The views are beautiful from the balcony especially the 2 beach view. Very clean and we felt as if we were home. Will definitely be booking again through Mary! Thank you for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Pensacola Air Port


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Portofino amenity Fee $120 + Tax
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

The amenity fees to use the pool and lifestyle center is $75 plus tax,then the resort charges a $20 per day fee in the summer ,$15 in the fall and $10 in the winter. I do try to keep rates as low as possible but those are just the fees required for all renters checking in .All you have to do is check the always up-to-date calendar and the press 'quick quote ' to get your total quote,the only thing that is adjustable is the amenity fees as they are what they are and I haven't been able to figure out how to add that in correctly for beyond a 3 day stay. But it is as I stated explained above. Rates are subject to change until booked. This place has five stars consistently and for a reason if you have any questions please inquire. Mary

Call to book. $300 to reserve, the remaining balance is due two weeks prior to arrival. 1-850-543-7800 Mary

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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