These 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa are roomy and nicely appointed. The view from the screened in balcony is of the Intracoastal waterway/Santa Rosa Sound. We were in 5D (4 villas in each building), which was in essence, on the 3rd floor (parking is underneath the units). Taking all that luggage up the flights of stairs was a little challenging, but there was no alternative. They do give you a locked storage room on at the ground floor for any water sport items you may wish to store during your stay. The units boast fully equipped kitchens with a breakfast bar and small bistro table next to the front window. There is a long dock behind the facilty which juts out into the sound. It is well maintained, with steps that go into the clear, sandy bottomed body of water. The only complaint the 4 of us had was the beds and pillows, which were too hard for our liking. We started getting used to it within 3 nights, but I was greatful to sink into my all foam mattress upon my return. The pool was well-maintained (as was the tennis court), and afforded a great view of the Sound. Additionally, a covered area off the dock with a wooden swing and padded outdoor furniture was a nice, relaxing spot to view the water.
Overall, it was a great stay!
There are lots of restaurants and things to do within walking distance. An outdoor bar/restaurant is right next door, with live music. The next block east has shops, bars and restaurants, while a block west is a 360 degree observation wheel that affords one a spectacular view of both the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Sound and other points far and wide. Additionally, more restaurants, an entertainment filled Boardwalk, shops, and more.
- Also Known As:
- Soundside Holiday Beach Hotel Pensacola