Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Portofino Tower 3 GULF FRONT UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEW! 2 Bdrm Elite Status Condo

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,334 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)



NEW Lazy Boy leather extra large dual recliner couch..

NEW Front room area rug.

NEW TV entertainment center and end table to match.

NEW tile floors in bedrooms.

NEW TVs in all rooms.

Totally repainted.





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.

Portofino Resort is referred to as the Crown Jewel of Santa Rosa Island for good reason. It is the largest development on the island, and the last one heading east, with eight miles of undeveloped Gulf Island National Seashore after it. This 28-acre complex is a uniquely modern, Mediterranean design, state-of-the-art vacation heaven, with something for every one of all ages. Approximately 64% of the entire complex is dedicated to ecological habitat areas, with only 36% being used for buildings, roads, pools etc.

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

Each of the five towers in the Portofino Resort are at least 300ft away from each other, and offer their own large pool and hot tub, along with umbrella tables, chairs, and loungers for sunbathing, as well as Mens & Womens bathrooms next to the pool.

The $5,000,000, 40,000-square-foot Lifestyle Center has two outdoor infinity pools with two large hot tubs, and an Olympic-size indoor lap pool, as well as a large private indoor hot tub. It has separate men's and women's areas which each feature sauna and steam rooms, as well as private lockers and shower facilities complete with all toiletries. Upstairs there is a state-of-the-art work-out facility with free weights, Cybex weight machines, and True brand treadmills, elliptical machines, and bicycles. There is also a natural juice and snack bar, featuring Starbucks coffee. Each treadmill and bicycle has its own Flat screen TV with DVD player. There is also a special room with personal trainers available for classes such as Yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, spin classes, and many others. Water aerobics are taught in the indoor pool.

There are five, lighted, Rubico Hydro tennis courts on the property. The spa also offers message therapy, facials, and various body treatments.

When you get hungry there is the Terracotta (a fine dining restaurant) downstairs, as well as an outdoor grill restaurant by the pools, and an indoor and outdoor bar. Live music is often featured by the pools. The pool area is situated on the bay side, so you can walk out on the dock, or along the shore for eight miles of undeveloped, uninhabited beach, trees, rivers and lakes.

On both the gulf and the bay side at the complex are one- and two-person kayaks, water bikes, sailboats, surf and boogie boards for rent. Or you can rent a regular bike and ride the paved walk/bike path for miles. It does not get any better than this!

There is a 65-passenger catamaran that can take you to the boardwalk for shopping, or across the bay to the 36-hole Tiger Point golf course. Or, within a short drive from the complex, you can indulge yourself in every kind of activity possible, including Pensacola Naval Museum, which is home to the Blue Angels and boasts one of the largest, indoor, air and sea museums in the world, Indian Temple Mound, a Civil War-era complex called Fort Pickens (which once held Geronimo), the Gulfarium, a zoo, Five Flags Motor Speedway with miniature Indy Cars for rental, the Seville Quarter with various live music venues, cinemas, horseback riding, shopping, endless antique stores and restaurants, fishing (shore, dock, and charters), miniature golf, motor cycle rental, electric funny car rental, jet ski rental, etc.

The condominium unit is equipped with everything you need to make this home for your stay. This is a two-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath unit, with a king-size bed in the master suite, two separate closets, private Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, and toilet room. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed, and its own private full bath. Each bedroom and the salon has a direct view of the ocean, and a door to the 28-foot balcony, which has seating for four, two tables, a stainless steel electric grill, and a glass rail to allow un-obstructed viewing of the ocean and beach.

The main salon features a full leather couch with pull-out sleeper bed, a leather recliner, a swivel lounger, and a half bath. There is a six-disc DVD player, with a 32-inch flat screen TV in the salon, and each bedroom has its own TV with DVD player.

The unit has Wi-Fi as well as Ethernet internet access.

Movie rentals are available on site.

The maple cabinet, granite countertop kitchen is fully equipped for making a gourmet meal, and includes a large, side-by-side refrigerator, flat surface stove, convection oven, full-size microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and a full array of dishes and cookware. The teak dining room table seats eight, with an eight-foot snack bar with two stools. Full linens are provided and there is a washer and dryer in the unit. A grocery shopping service is also available.

You must be at least 25 years of age to rent. This is a no pet, no smoking rental unit, located 15 minutes from downtown Pensacola, and 25 minutes from the local airport, with taxi service available. Any questions you may have on the complex, services, or area can be answered by the front desk concierge.

Keywords: Condominium Gulf Front

Sky Home

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Heather

A family of adventurers! Lovers of the ocean and clean white beaches! Health nuts who love the healthy benefits of living by the ocean and the contrast of traveling through the mountains of Colorado. It does not get better than this! Sipping coffee on the 29 ft deck in the morning while watching the dolphins. Falling to sleep with the sound of the ocean in our ears. Life is good at Portofino!

We purchased our unit in 2004 after vacationing on Pensacola Beach for many years. We wanted to build memories in a place that our whole family would want to come back to year after year. We now enjoy it with our Grandchildren as well! They call Portofino 'the real Florida'. To us, this is what it is all about.

Heather purchased this condo in 2004

Why Heather chose Florida Main North West

The unobstructed ocean view. The pristine beauty of the area, conveniences nearby yet next to 8 miles of National Seashore. Easy to get to by car & proximity to Pensacola Regional airport. The local cuisine and entertainment! The seclusion we enjoy overlooking the National Seashore, just sea and sand in our views! There are not many places where one can walk along a pristine beach such as this without seeing any people or buildings for miles, then, go the other way down the island and eat, drink and party with friends. This location has it all.

What makes this condo unique

Too many to mention! Come see for yourself!


Pensacola Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1334 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks and jetted tub, toilet is in separate enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with in suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with in suite bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper with memory foam top
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property is on a barrier island called Santa Rosa Island. Portofino Island is the largest & most prestigious property on the entire Island, and the last development before an 10 mile stretch of National Seashore. The Condo unit overlooks these ten miles of deserted Island with seashore along both sides! There are no houses, condos, or businesses in your line of site for 10 full miles, just ocean, sand dunes and bay side beauty! There is no other place like it along the entire Emerald Coast. This is a full service Resort and each unit has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. There are restaurants, bars and store on site. No need to ever leave the complex! Simple bring your own clothes and food and appetite for fun!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Portofino Tower 3 GULF FRONT UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEW! 2 Bdrm Elite Status Condo
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I posted this when I got back in August, but apparently it didn't go thru, so doing this again!

This condo is wonderful, everything is as the pics show and Gail the owner is always helpful and responds promptly.This was second time staying here and will be going back for a third.The tower is closest to beach and wonderful views from the balcony.I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Best Condo Ever!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed 9 nights in this beautiful condo, the beds are so comfy, I stay here when I come to portofino, the owners Are so nice, always just a phone call away, always check to see how your trip went, when I got there this time, they had did a lot of upgrades, OMG the new lazy boy leather dual recliner is the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in, you can sleep in it it's that comfortable and that spacious, I lived it, they tiled the floors, they repainted, the balcony that overlooks the beach they have new patio furniture it's also comfortable, just when I think they can't do anything else to this condo to make it any better, they surprise me, beach views from all the rooms, the condo has everything you need, and the resort does as well, its friendly, but most of all safe, if anyone's planning a trip you can not go wrong with this condo, I guarantee you will not won't to ever leave this condo, can't wait till I return, thanks Gail & Dennis for letting me stay in your condo!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Beautiful Unit

  • 5 of 5

We visited Portofino in March of 2016 and stayed in a different unit and loved the resort so much we booked a summer trip not long after returning. This time we tried unit 1208 in Tower III and absolutely loved it. I am a sucker for sunrise views and this unit didn't disappoint!! Beautiful views of the peninsula, Santa Rosa Sound and the Florida Gulf. We will definitely return to this unit for our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Mobile, AL


  • 5 of 5

Spent the week at this wonderful condo. The pictures and description are just as described. Love the decor and furniture, especially the leather electric reclining sofa. Feel asleelp in it!!! The view of the sunrise was spectacular. I have some of the most amazing pictures of the sun coming up. I have stayed at the Portofino for the past 6 years in different units. This one was the best and I have plans on booking this unit next year as well. Also it is one of the cleanest units I have stayed it. Gail, thank of for letting us into your home. Really appreciate the easy process of checking in and out. Communication was top knotch. Will be in touch about next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed the condo. We stayed there for a week. Extremely clean. Loved all the furniture. Easy check-in. Wonderful view. Friendly staff. Will be going back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Ontario, Canada

The Snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

my Wife and I have been coming to Portofino Resort every year for the past decade and stayed in all 5 buildings with different Owners so we have seen a few Units and Views. We stayed in Gails Unit in Building 3 a couple of years ago but procrastinated too long last year and it was taken. The Unit has a Special View no other building offers with comfortable seating on the balcony, fantastic for my morning coffee. The decor was always to our requirements, however since our last visit Gail has done wonders with the the inside and is a fantastic home away from home. Thank you Gail please call me before letting next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! Its nice to get such positive feedback on all the work and upgrades we recently completed, and we are so glad you are enjoying your stay there. We live nearby, and use and check on the unit often, so we decorate not only for the island feel, but what we feel is comfortable. The views are good from everywhere in the complex, but we are also partial to the unobstructed view our unit provides of the beach, ocean and island. There is nothing more relaxing! Thank you for leaving such a great review!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Terra Cota Grill on property
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Tiger Point
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Portofino & many more along the beach!

Pensacola is the oldest settlement in the USA, with a very rich history as showcased by any of the fine museums in the area. Additionally, Fort Pickens (one of my favorite places to spend the day), a Civil War Fort located at the western end of our Island, which once housed Geronimo and his warriors is open for touring and exploring. Other local favorites on the Island are several Bars which have live music, including Paradise Bar & Grill, Captain Funs, etc. The Boardwalk houses many of these as well as shopping and restaurants. There is a FREE trolley service that runs from Portofino to the boardwalk area all day long, as well as Portofino's own 64 ft Catamaran available as a water taxi.

We are also the home of the Blue Angels! The base is open for tours, including Fort Barancas (another Civil War era fort) and a world class air/sea museum with Imax theater. The Pensacola downtown area has many fine restaurants, upscale stores, museums and parks to enjoy. A local favorite is Joe Patti's, which is the Gulf Coast's premier supplier of seafood and open to the public for business. Here you will find the largest and finest seafood selection available anywhere. They will steam your shrimp, lobster, crab legs etc. right there for you! There are also Malls, movies, Antique stores & specialty shops at your disposal. Golfing, scuba diving, surfing, para-sailing, jet skis, go carts, bicycle, motor scooter and golf cart rental, deep sea fishing, all here! No shortage of things to do for all ages and interests!


Rates & Availability

Pensacola Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2017 - May 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 17- JULY 31 th 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
JULY 31 - AUG 19th 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
AUG 20- OCT 31 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 1-Jan 23 - 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
January 24 - March 2, 2018
Jan 24 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates


Two beach chairs and an umbrella are included. (Excludes Winter Season, Please request if required)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

You might like these similar properties