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Steps from the Dolphin Dance from the front porch...801 Ariola Dr.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10... less than 200 ft. from the Gulf! MIlitary Discount Available!

Beautiful corner lot with 360 degree views you see from your porch swing situated on a spacious deck that spans the length of the home or you can go up the iron stair case to a private observation deck. Your deck overlooks a convenient boardwalk access to the beautiful white sands and water of the Gulf of Mexico. “Happy Hours” boasts a wealth of amenities:

4 bedrooms

2.5 bathrooms

Sleeps 10

Master bedroom walk in closet

Luxury master bathroom walk in shower


52” TV in living area with DVD player and AT&T U-verse cable service

6 burner gas stove

Convection oven



Washer and dryer

2 car garage with remote garage door openers

2 bench style swings


Unique beach bar and lounge area down stairs

Convenient beach access with board walk

Outdoor shower

Make our home your home just across the street from the beautiful Gulf!

1-part sand, 1-part fun, a splash of sun; shake well and enjoy the memories!

More Details

Joe and Christina Leonard
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Joe and Christina Leonard

We are proud to be locals. We raised our family here on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This is our private home we wish to share with other families. Wonderful place to create memories!

Joe and Christina Leonard purchased this house in 1988

Why Joe and Christina Leonard chose Villa Segunda

Right across the street from the Gulf...50 yards from the water. Unimpeded Gulf access... like having your very own private beach! The free flowing floor plan allows for easy living in a comfortable, relaxed setting. The 1300 square feet of covered deck space and a 3rd level observation deck offer many places to find your own private piece of paradise and get away from the crowd and just chill!

What makes this house unique

Located right across the street from the Gulf with views of Santa Rosa Sound as well. Great home for large families! Relaxed neighborhood ideal for families with small children.

Imagine spending the day on the Gulf, and never having to use a public restroom!


Villa Segunda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • THIS HOME IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR "COLLEGE SPRING BREAKERS". No Exceptions to this rule, you will be evicted. no refund will be provided.
  • Do not proceed to book if you cannot agree to these terms.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Master - 1 king , View of the gulf
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of the gulf
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , View of the gulf
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Steps from the Dolphin Dance from the front porch...801 Ariola Dr.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So much fun, would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patrick you and your friends are welcome at “Happy Hours” anytime! Thanks for taking such good care of our home.
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family reunion/graduation

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay. The view alone was worth a million dollars. I have a big family and there was room for everyone to sit or stand and mingle. We did have a couple of issues when we first arrived, which i won't mention because they weren't deal breakers, We called Joe and the issues were rectified promptly. I plan on rebooking again for next year. Thank you Joe and Tina. See you same time next year.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent nearly a week at Joe and Tina’s house for a girls’ get-a-away. Joe met us on arrival and took us on quick tour to show us around the house and answer any questions. The house is lovely and very well-maintained. The views of the beach and the water are SPECTACULAR! We spent most of our days on the large front porch. We saw dolphins jumping in the water in the morning and watched boats and sea gulls and pelicans for hours! The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and eating in, the beds are super-comfortable and the linens and towels are plush. They even had beach towels that we could use! And a beach umbrella and beach chairs, all of which we easily carried to the beach just across the street. The house is also minutes away from many restaurants. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy Pensacola Beach. We can't wait to return and are already talking about our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house, perfect location.. .. perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joan, we appreciate the kind remarks! We look forward to having the "Five Sisters" back to stay with us again! In fact, on your next will need to go to Pensacola's "Five Sisters Blues Café" for lunch or dinner...and have your photo taken beneath their sign!
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay Villa Segunda! The house is amazing. It was the perfect spot for our 4 families! Everything you need is there! It was so nice not having to bring our own beach chairs and Umbrella from home! The kids enjoyed the bikes! The beach was easily accessed! Thank you so much for letting us stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee Thanks so much for taking such good care of our home, "Happy Hours". You and your friends are welcome back any time.
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Spacious with AMAZING View

  • 5 of 5

When we saw the property online, we thought that the house looked nice and looked to be close to the beach. When we arrived at the house, though, we found the house to be even more impressive than the pictures. The house was gorgeous and was everything that we needed for our stay. Joe met with us and showed us around the home and then turned it over to us for our family to enjoy. We have a 6 and 3 year old, and we especially liked that the house was not furnished with a lot of knickknack items for our children to tinker with and possibly break. The kitchen was stocked with all sorts of cookware if you chose to cook while vacationing. Our children enjoyed the bunkbeds and their very own TV in their room for them to watch as they were winding down from the day at the beach...which is directly across the street. Joe and TIna have all sorts of beach toys, beach chairs, and an umbrella that they allow you to use while you are enjoying their home. We also found that there was a menu for pretty much every restaurant around for you to look at and decide where to eat, which we found nice (especially if you are trying to feed picky children). Our family would highly recommend HAPPY HOURS as your place to stay when visiting Pensacola Beach. Joe and Tina-Thanks so much for sharing your home with our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind remarks Hannah. We enjoy sharing our home with families like yours. So glad you all had a relaxing stay. We hope you will bring your beautiful children back to the beach and stay with us again. You will always be welcome. Joe and Tina
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McGuire's Irish Pub
Great Steaks, Burgers, and Seafood
Joe Patti's Seafood
The Global Grill
Great Food Downtown!
The Tin Cow Downtown Pensacola
Seville Quarter
The Oar House
Jackson's Steakhouse
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
The Bridge Bar and Sunset Lounge
Jerry's Drive In
Locals favorite...been around forever....great burgers and milkshakes...made the "old timey"...
Georgios Pizza
Five Sisters Blues Cafe
Their "Farm Hand Burger" is a monster!!!
Lillo's Tuscan Grille -- CLOSED
On the to Red Fish Blue Fish. Great Italian food...delicious Eggplant Parmesan!
Peg Leg Pete's
Best Seafood on the Beach! Try their baked oyster sampler!! A meal in itself!
Sidelines Sports Bar and Restaurant
Great place for wings, or sandwiches and beer! Try their "Sidelines Supreme" Fish sandwich.....
Paradise Bar and Grill
Best Beach Bar on the Gulf music imported from New view of the i...
Native Cafe
Best Breakfast on the island!
The Grand Marlin
Their Sunday Brunch is the best deal around! Live steel band music on the patio. Located on ...
Aegean Breeze
Great Seafood and Steaks!! Local Greek family owned business in Gulf Breeze. A favorite of l...
Coffee Cup Restaurant
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Marina Oyster Barn
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Casino Beach Bar and Grille
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Captain Joey Patti's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Pensacola Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paradise Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Native Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Pensacola Beach
Car: recommended

Check out for lots of good information. Santa Rosa Island (Pensacola Beach) is rich with history. Ft. Pickens on the western end in the Gulf Islands National Seashore was once home to "Geronimo" and his wives. The Fort is open for touring. This area was also used in filming the first "Jaws" movie! The Naval Air Museum at N.A.S. Pensacola is a must see on a rainy day. Joe Patti's Seafood Market, even if you don't like seafood is a place to see! One of a kind!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

This is a "NON-SMOKING" Home.
There will be a 2.9% domestic credit card processing fee added to all payments made with a credit card. 3.75% for international credit cards. This is a non-smoking facility.

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.