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May 12, 2016

Indigo Condo 402W for sale, Perdido Key

View if the Beach from Indigo Condo balcony

One of the newest complexes in Perdido Key, the luxurious Indigo Condominiums, is situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico and the Emerald Coast’s famous white sand beaches.

This prestigious gated community offers a host of amenities from multiple community and social rooms, a private theater room, fitness centers, an elevated gazebo and streaming fountain heads. The jewel of Indigo is the 6,000 square foot meandering heated pool with raised spa, beachfront lounge, and umbrella service. These homes feature floor to ceiling gulf views as well as private tiled terraces.

Living in luxury is easy when your own at Indigo. This prestigious fourth-floor unit has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, comes fully furnished and beautifully decorated.

As soon as you step off the elevator, you enter directly into your private foyer. The large open living and dining area are illuminated by the breathtaking views. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite countertops, custom backsplash, inset sink and stainless steel appliances.

Living room overlooking the Beach

The master suite features a large walk-in closet, entry onto the large terrace, and an enormous master bath with separate shower, large garden tub, and double vanity. Each guest bedroom also has a private balcony and large closet.

Amenities such as golfing, fishing, parasailing and diving are all at your leisure here. With a full-service marina just around the corner, close access to shopping and entertainment, this paradise destination has everything you need in just the right location.

Call Miriam Rowland at Emerald Coast Realty to arrange an appointment to view Indigo 402W, 850-437-5618.

Posted in Perdido Key
May 12, 2016

803 Knowles Ave Home for sale - East Pensacola Heights

803 Knowles Ave house for sale

This charming home at 803 Knowles Avenue, in a great neighborhood close to shopping, dining, entertainment and is in the much sought after A.K. Suter Elementary School District. East Pensacola Heights is the place to be. This up and coming neighborhood has the same revitalization buzz going that we see in downtown and East Hill. It has been modernized and updated with a designer’s eye to detail. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a large great room with dining area fully remodeled kitchen and large corner fireplace. The redesign features state of the art appliances, top of the line fixtures and gorgeous lighting accents. The large sliding glass doors lead to your very own outdoor oasis. Sit back and relax on the comfy lanai while the sun beams off the sparkling waters of the screen enclosed salt water pool. There is room for multiple patio sets as well as a large area for grilling masters. The perfect entertainment site.

Swimming pool at 803 Knowles Ave in Pensacola

The great room has so much character; the centerpiece is a gorgeous modernized brick corner fireplace with a refinished over-sized mantle. The wiring for your entertainment devices has been built into the walls so you can hang your flat screen without the worry of dangling wires.


The kitchen area features a beautiful island with hanging custom lighting, granite counter tops, inset sink, stainless steel appliances and a new modern Samsung glass top digital oven. The dining area is the perfect place for entertaining, and the centerpiece of the room is the superb crystal chandelier. 

See the property listing detail page for 803 Knowles Ave., Pensacola, FL 32503.

For more information call Kim Gibbons, 850-437-5618 Emerald Coast Realty, Pensacola.

May 10, 2016

Summerwind Condo 702 for sale in Navarre Beach

View of Navarre Beach waterfront

Located on the far eastern side of Navarre Beach, Summerwind Resort is the ideal location for families to enjoy a nice getaway. There are three pools, three Gulf front hot tubs, three fitness centers, multiple grilling areas and local restaurants within walking distance.

The unit has floor to ceiling windows to capture the views as well as a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Navarre Beach Pier, and State Park. It sleeps eight to ten people comfortably and features a bonus bunk room. It comes fully furnished including a washer and dryer. The Master Suite offers private balcony entry as well as a master bathroom with dual vanities.

Navarre Beach Summerwind condo 702 for sale

If you are looking for even more fun in the sun, the Navarre Park is a short drive and a great place to take the children to play, with fun sprinklers, a playground, and even a duck pond. Try a visit to the Panhandle Butterfly House featuring indoor and outdoor gardens and a butterfly nursery. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Center is located in Navarre Beach Park and offers activities including snorkeling, boat trips and more all meant to explore aquatic life. With all of these fun activities, sites to see and a fabulous condo location, everything you need is right here.

Call Kim Gibbons at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule an appointment, 850-437-5618.

Posted in Navarre Beach
April 26, 2016

5 Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades

Energy efficient lighting

Did you know that the energy used by homes in the U.S. accounts for almost one-quarter of the country’s overall energy consumption? Or that the average household spends upwards of $2,200 a month on utilities?

Improving your home’s energy efficiency can be accomplished in several ways, ranging from inexpensive upgrades to out-of-bounds costly overhauls.

“From whole-home energy audits to simply swapping out a water-guzzling toilet, there are dozens of ways homeowners can make their homes more energy-efficient,” says Mike Agugliaro, co-owner of New Jersey-based Gold Medal Service. “Even a few small changes can have a big impact on energy consumption, helping the Earth and helping to lower energy bills at the same time.”

He recommends homeowners start with these five upgrades:

1. Ceiling Fans – Installing ceiling fans in your home is a low-cost way to reduce energy consumption. On hot days, ceiling fans can cut cooling costs by up to 40 percent, and on colder days, they help circulate air, saving you up to 10 percent on heating costs.

2. LED Lights – Swap out incandescent light bulbs for ENERGY STAR®-qualified LED lights—you'll consume a whopping 75 percent less energy! LED lights also last up to 50 times longer than incandescent ones, and up to five times longer than fluorescent ones, saving you the expense of replacement.

3. Smart Thermostat – Programmable thermostats can instantly make your heating and cooling system more efficient. The latest models allow you to set temperatures for different times of day, so you aren't paying to heat or cool your home when no one is there.

4. Tankless Water Heater – Tankless water heaters—sometimes called “on-demand”—heat water as needed. ENERGY STAR® tankless water heaters can reduce your annual water costs by up to 30 percent. They last nearly 20 years—double the lifespan of a traditional hot water heater.

5. Whole-Home Energy System – The average home is hit with over 20 energy spikes each day. These can wreak havoc on your energy bills. Prevent them from occurring with a home energy management system with surge protection.

For those who want a hand improving the energy efficiency of their homes, an HVAC, plumbing and electrical professional can assess current energy usage and recommend ways to make the home more efficient.

Reprinted permission RISMedia. ©2016. All rights reserved.

Posted in Real Estate News
April 25, 2016

Ferry Service Coming to Pensacola

Pensacola Ferry Landing at Plaza De Luna

The Gulf Islands National Seashore master plan always included a ferry service. The city of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach will finally see the launch of the National Park Service, Pensacola Bay passenger ferry service in March of 2017. The ferry service will provide beach goers with a fun means of traveling to Pensacola Beach, the Gulf Islands National Seashore and also to Fort Pickens.

This service will also allow visitors to board in Pensacola Beach providing them a fun way access downtown Pensacola and all the restaurants, shops, pubs, the ballpark and other attractions that Pensacola's revitalized downtown offers. The Park Service estimated that over 65,000 passengers will annually use the ferry system. The ride is expected to take approximately 40 minutes for each leg of the journey. The ferry boats will have food and beverage service, restrooms, flat screen TVs and a sound system for onboard presentations provided by the Park Service Rangers.

The ferry service will operate between three landing, including Plaza de Luna at Palafox Pier, Fort Pickens, and Quietwater Beach at Pensacola Beach. The Quietwater Beach site is currently undergoing improvements to make the area more accommodating to passengers and will include a shaded platform for passengers to purchase tickets and wait for the next boat.

Pensacola Ferry Boat Service

The double-decker boats will have a climate-controlled enclosed main deck and a shaded upper deck for observation. The boats will be fully accessible and will have bike racks and passenger storage for people wanting to explore the fort and Santa Rosa Island. The catamaran ferries will be operated by a private company under the direction of the National Park Service and will each service 150 passengers. Current plans are for the service to ferry passengers seasonally from mid-March through the end of October with reduced service during the winter season.

The National Park Service estimates the cost of a ticket to ride round trip will be $10 to $15 and will offer "hop on, hop off" privileges for the day.

Posted in Pensacola
April 24, 2016

Perdido Key Beach Colony East condo D7 for sale

Beach colony view of the Gulf in Perdido Key

You know you have arrived at Perdido Key's premier vacation destination the moment you drive through the gates.  The well-manicured grounds pave the way to the east tower, the newest building in this condominium complex. Beach Colony East Tower invites you in with a sophisticated seating arrangement on the ground level that leads to the elevators, the gym and of course to the beach. 7D is a direct gulf front three bedroom condo with views of the Gulf, the beach to the west and even views of the river from the kitchen and two of the bedrooms. When you enter this condo, you are immediately drawn to the oversize balcony and the terrific views it provides. This balcony is another room that allows you to stretch out, kick back and enjoy the day.

Living area at Beach Colony 7D

With access to both the living room and the master bedroom, you may decide to grab a book and do just that while sending the kids off to the beach and the pool with your spouse. These three bedrooms condos are spacious, so it is easy to see why they rent so well. The split floor plan allows for privacy, whether you have kids or friends that are vacationing with you. You come for a week long getaway to enjoy the sun and fun and the ocean breeze, but you leave knowing you will be back.

Contact Miriam Rowland with Emerald Coast Realty to arrange a personal tour at 850-437-5618.

Posted in Perdido Key
April 24, 2016

Beach Colony East Condo 2B for Sale

View from Beach Colony East condo

Perdido Key's Beach Colony Condominium is everything that beach living is meant to be. The Three Towers are in a well maintained gated community surrounded by lush flowering plants and palm trees. You can feel your worries melt away when you approach the Porte Cochere and see the beach beckoning.  Perhaps you take a minute at the covered lounge just to relax and take it all in. A quick trip upstairs in the East Tower leads you to condo 2B with its Southeasterly views and Gulf front balcony.

 Swimming pool at Beach Colony in Perdido Key

The balcony overlooks the water but also has great views of the pool. Beach Colony truly has one of the prettiest pools you will ever see and to have the Gulf just steps beyond is breathtaking. Unit 2B has three bedrooms, three baths, is well appointed and pretty, however it is the beach views that really grab you. Inside you will find three generous sized bedrooms rooms with a split floor plan divided by the living room, dining area, and kitchen. There are lovely views from every bedroom and plenty of space for everyone to settle in. The master bedroom is an oasis of peace and quiet, and it has access to the Gulf front balcony. Experience the tropical island ambiance from the privacy of your own beach home.

To make an appointment to view this condo contact Kim Gibbons at Emerald Coast Realty, 850-437-5618,

Posted in Perdido Key
April 22, 2016

Portofino Condo 1408, Tower 5 for sale

View from Portofino condo 1408 balcony

Portofino Island Resort is a premier Pensacola Beach destination offering a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Some of the many luxuries include multiple indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a full-service spa, a workout center with state of the art equipment, many planned activities for both the gulf and sound, restaurants, shopping and more.

This spectacular 14th-floor condo in Tower Five that is available for sale is beautifully furnished and has fantastic panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the features include 9-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, granite countertops, his and her closets and gulf front balcony access from every room. This unit sells fully furnished, so it is ready for you to occupy or rent.

View of the Gulf from a Portofino Condominium

Portofino is a highly desired resort complex and has an established rental history. Visitors come from all over the world to vacation here at our world famous award winning beaches. Do not miss out on this fabulous investment opportunity on Pensacola Beach.

Call Miriam Rowland at Emerald Coast Realty to schedule an appointment, 850-437-5618.

Posted in Pensacola Beach
April 22, 2016

821 Sterling Way House for Sale - West Pensacola

Master bedroom at Sterling Way, Pensacola

There is so much to love about this well maintained home it is hard to know where to begin. The great room concept of this home offers a spacious and airy living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast area that flow but are still well defined. The living room offers vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, ceiling fan and tile floors. The dining room is cozy and family friendly yet polished enough to impress any discriminating buyer. The kitchen features granite countertops, a center island and an overhead pot rack with lighting. The split floor plan allows privacy, and the master suite is truly an oasis for the homeowner.

Living room at Crown Point subdivision

This listing has sold. The three additional bedrooms are well proportioned and offer plenty of storage space. The entire home has custom painting and shows a tremendous pride of ownership. This Sterling Way home is on a corner lot on with plenty of room for a pool in the large backyard. Crown Point is a well cared for and quiet West Pensacola neighborhood. A beautiful home in a great area makes for the perfect combo.

For more information call Kim Gibbons, 850-437-5618 Emerald Coast Realty, Pensacola.

Posted in West Pensacola
April 21, 2016

Sunchase Condo L7 for Sale

View of Santa Rosa Sound from Sunchase condosBoasting some of the best views of Santa Rosa Sound, Sunchase Condominium offers waterfront living just across the bridge from Pensacola Beach. This top floor unit has balconies on both the east and west side of the condo offering sound views from sunrise to sunset.  Sunchase L7 has a bright open floor plan, high ceilings, laundry inside, and features two spacious bedrooms with two full bathrooms. Each unit has a two car tandem garage space and a private storage room.

Sunchase unit L7 for sale

The location is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and is conveniently next door to the Santa Rosa Yacht and Boat Club.  You can take a dip in the pool, fish off of the dock or relax in the steam room.  Boaters have access to the waters of the Intracoastal waterway and can utilize the public docking, refueling station and storage facilities next door. Sunchase offers a sandy beach that leads over to the Naval Live Oaks; perfect for an evening stroll.  Dining and shopping are close by in both Gulf Breeze Proper and Pensacola Beach locations. Enjoy the amenities of Pensacola Beach without the additional cost associated with living there.

Posted in Gulf Breeze