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Ariola 1003 - The Starfish House

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 30, 11 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

1003 Ariola Drive Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 United States

1003 Ariola Drive! Bring the entire family or 30 friends. This home offers 11 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, private pool, and easy access to the beautiful sugar white sand of Pensacola Beach. The beach access is just 100 feet to the west of the home and offers delightful views of the sand and surf. There are large covered porches on the south side of the home facing the gulf and on the north side of the home overlooking the pool. There are 4 king bedrooms all of which have private bath. There are 4 double queen bedrooms 3 of which have private baths. The 4th double queen bedroom shares a hall bath with the 3 double twin bedrooms. There are 2 living areas both of which have large flat screen televisions. All 11 bedrooms have flat screen televisions. The back yard features a private pool with lots of deck space. The back yard also has a tiki bar ideal for pool side entertaining. If frozen drinks are your thing the commercial ice machine in the laundry room will keep you in ice for your entire stay. This home was built for vacation rentals with terrific attention to detail. Call early if you are interested in this home as it books up quickly!!!

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House
Unit Code A1003
Beds 4 king beds, 8 queen beds, 6 twin beds
Bathrooms 8.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 30
Floor Area 5400 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware
Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, High Speed Internet
Outdoor Event Friendly, Deck, Patio, Gas Grill, Outdoor Shower, Private Pool, Beach
Geographic Near Beach
Entertainment Cable TV, DVD Player
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Great Beach House

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest from Gulf Breeze, FL recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful family reunion in this house. It was perfect. We filled every bedroom and enjoyed having two living room spaces. It had a huge kitchen with lots of pans and dishes. (It needs a new can opener and a few more food storage containers for left overs.) It was clean and tidy. Although it could have been swept out a little better in the front bedroom. The rental company is organized and prompt on their response. I would definitely rent this house again !!

    • Manager Responded on 7/2/2018

      Thank you so much for posting your review. We will purchase a new can opener and storage food containers for the home. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return!

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  • Excellent!

    Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2018

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    John S from Norman, OK recommends this vacation rental

    Very good!

    • Manager Responded on 3/27/2018

      Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at 1003 Ariola. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Paradise Beach Homes

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  • beach rental

    Stayed 4 days ending in December, 2017

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    a guest from Gulf Breeze, FL recommends this vacation rental

    We rented this house for my family for my mom's memorial service/weekend. We have a large family who mostly live out of town, so the house was perfect in size and very open and clean. Thank you.

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  • Spacious and Modern

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2017

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    a guest from Paramus, NJ recommends this vacation rental

    Everything was good at home as described in the pictures and details. Beach is next to the house and driveway is huge to park any number of cars. I am giving one star less as the pool heat system was broken when we rented and our kids were sad to not use a nice pool.They should have check the system periodically and make sure its working at least during the winter months. Management agreed to fix it next day but no one came for fixing.

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  • Wonderful

    Stayed 8 days ending in October, 2017

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    a guest from Pensacola, Fl recommends this vacation rental

    Location was beautiful and the experience could not have been better

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  • Perfect

    Stayed 8 days ending in September, 2017

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    Sarah J from Benton, MS recommends this vacation rental

    Had a wonderful time! We've dealt with Paradise Beach Homes multiple times and they've always been great. This was our first time in this house. It was clean, neat and had plenty of space for everyone. Kids and adults loved the pool.

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  • Best vacation ever

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Arlington, TX recommends this vacation rental

    From the first contact to check out the friendly service we got was very appreciated the pictures of the cabin did not do it justice it was so BEAUTIFUL we had a family of 32 we all had plenty of space together and plenty of space to away from one another. Thank you

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  • Starfish House

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    Melissa G from Old Hickory, TN recommends this vacation rental

    Awesome

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  • Great Home for a Reunion

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Winthrop Harbor, IL recommends this vacation rental

    This was our second gathering of family at Starfish House. The home is clean, well laid out for being together or having a bit of privacy. Large pool with plenty of deck area for lounging. Just a walk across the street, down the boardwalk to the gulf, or a quick walk to the sound side for a more wave-free setting with small children.

    We look forward to coming back again.

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  • Hoffmann Family Paradise Beach Vacation

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2017

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    Colleen W from Metairie, LA recommends this vacation rental

    Our beach vacation at 103 Ariola was all we were dreaming of. We have been coming for 4 years and we love our Ariola Street rentals. The weather was perfect to enjoy our beach time and the heated pool is so enjoyable when the gulf water is cold. Derek worked very hard and had our house welcoming for us. The walk around the corner to Easter mass is always wonderful. Our family filled a whole pew! We rated our vacation a 5 Star as it was awesome. The only negative comments would be floors were a little sticky in some places even after Dereck mopped them quite a few times. He cam back and did another pass with the mop and they were better. Kids in the house before us did a number on it. They also left a crack in a chair on the porch. When my niece sat in it the chair broke. We noticed the neighborhood is starting to get a bit crazy with all the high school kids renting the houses. There was a very large group in I think 1004 or 6, across left from us. They got loud and un-orderly. Walked the streets at night. We had a few really drunk boys come to our door attempting to come in thinking they were staying in our house. We picked up trash on the beach that was left after a large group of kids trashed the beach with their drinks and beers cans. We love the beach and don't want to lose the ability to have a beautiful place to take our kids to. But overall our Easter Family Vacation was absolutely wonderful. We love Derek and all the really nice and helpful ladies at the Paradise office. We hope to keep coming to see you for years to come. Our only real disappointment at the end of this trip was finding out that our house was already rented for next Easter! It is the perfect house for our family and we love it.
    Thank you all!!!

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  • 2017 Spring Break

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2017

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    Jim M from Highland, MI recommends this vacation rental

    We had 6 families stay a week at this property and couldn't be happier with our experience. Even though we had 12 adults and 13 kids, it never felt like we were stepping on each others toes. It was a spacious and the location couldn’t be better. We would stay at the property again!

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  • Great Vacation House for a Large Group

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2017

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    a guest from Orlando, FL recommends this vacation rental

    This property worked well for our large group providing private spaces. Heated Pool was a great alternative to the beach. Beach access was fantastic. Kitchen equipment was well stocked. Property could have been maintained and cleaned a bit better. More linens would have been nice too.Service before during and after from Management company and owner was excellent.

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  • Wonderful Christmas

    Stayed 11 days ending in January, 2017

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    Becky C from Pensacola, FL recommends this vacation rental

    Very, very pleasant. Also very happy to see that the house was actually well-stocked for 30! Plenty of dishes, towels, etc. Would recommend this place to anyone needing to sleep a lot of people.

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  • Family reunion at Thanksgiving

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2016

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    Ann R from Gulf Breeze, FL recommends this vacation rental

    The house was very nice. We had small children that enjoyed the pool. Even though it was late November the weather was great. Just a short walk to the beach was a plus, also.the only problems we had were the coffee pot was broken and the oven is too small for doing much cooking. We had a great time.

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  • The Starfish House

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2016

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    Larry A from Cantonment, FL recommends this vacation rental

    The was a wonderful vacation house. Everything was well organized and in its place in the kitchen making it very easy to find and put back where it belongs. The house had awesome space for gathering the entire group in one setting and a dinning table that accommodated all 14 of us. The pool was wonderful and it was cleaned everyday. All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and spacious. I would recommend this house to any family or group.

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  • Magical

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2016

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    Dana S from Evansville, IN recommends this vacation rental

    The Starfish house was absolutely perfect. We had our wedding reception here and most of our bridal party stayed with us in the house. We loved everything about our stay, the house was clean and there were tons of bedroom space for all of us to stay and we weren't on top of each other. The beach access was right across the street, which is where we had our ceremony, very convenient! Jodi was so helpful and accommodating with wedding preparations. Our day was just magical. The decking around the pool was perfect amount of space for us to set up tables for the reception and the tiki bar was perfect setup for our bartender. I have no complaints about our stay! We have already started discussing renting this again in the future. Awesome house!

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  • Love the Starfish House

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    Sarah W from New Orleans, LA recommends this vacation rental

    We love the Starfish House. We plan to return every year. We had 19 guests from ages 1 to 72 and it worked well for each of us. There was plenty of room.

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  • VanEtten Starfish review

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2016

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    Tom V from Louisville, KY recommends this vacation rental

    Great time, house was perfect for our needs, clean, excellent condition, close to beach, good linens, plenty of dishes and kitchen items. Near restaurants and other entertainment activities. Pool good size and clean. White sand beach. Be sure to eat at Pegleg Pete's.

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  • Great Place!

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2016

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    Maureen T from Pensacola, FL recommends this vacation rental

    We had various family members in for five days at the beach, and had a terrific time. Plenty of space for all 27 of us.

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  • Cheerleading competition

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2016

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    Debbie B from Ashland City, TN recommends this vacation rental

    Our group included 10 adults, and 16 high school cheerleaders. We were in Pensacola for a cheerleading competition at the Pensacola Bay Center. The house is beautiful and had plenty of room for everyone. It is decorated perfectly for the beach. My only suggestion is that there needs to be a small lamp in two of the cubby rooms (they only had an overhead light). Would highly recommend for any large group or several families!

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  • Townsend Family Wedding

    Stayed 7 days ending in November, 2015

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    Todd T from Gallipolis, OH recommends this vacation rental

    We Loved the property

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  • Best house for large families

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2015

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    Yvonne W recommends this vacation rental

    This was our 2nd year to stay in The Starfish for our annual cousin reunion. We were very pleased with how the owner & Paradise Beach Homes went out of their way to make it a pleasurable vacation. See you again next year!!

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  • Perfect weekend!

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2015

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    Timothy W from Orlando, FL recommends this vacation rental

    This house was absolutely perfect! My wife and I got married this past weekend and had somewhere for all of our friends to stay. We even had our reception underneath the house. They provided so many things you would need in a house, the kitchen was stocked with dishes, and there were more than enough towels for each guest. We will definitely be coming back to stay for anniversaries, vacations, and just to get away! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the starfish house with paradise beach homes.

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  • Summer Family Vacation 2015

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    Joe R from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Overall great experience. Fantastic location right across from public beach access. Obviously plenty of room for our 15 people. Only very minor inconveniences. When we called regarding rather dirty grills, two brand new grills arrived the following day! Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Best house on the beach!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    a guest from Winthrop Harbor, IL recommends this vacation rental

    We visited with our large extended family - Great Grandparent to Great Grand children. 27 of us in total. Great house, very well laid out, beautiful pool and easy access to the Gulf Beach or the Sound side of the island if you wanted very calm waters. Also wrote a review on with more details - we have been coming to the Pensacola Beach area for over 25 years. We have stayed in condos, townhomes as our family grew up and now our children have their own. This house was be best and we hope to be back soon.

    And Paradise Beach Homes office was up for the task on Saturday - well staffed and made for a very smooth/quick check-in we have ever had.

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  • Wonderful large home

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Ed F from Jacksonville, FL recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful house for a large family.

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  • Dirty floors

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Mark S from kerrville, Tx, Tx recommends this vacation rental

    The floors are very dirty, dishes had to be rewashed before using, pool had lots of sand it, but was cleaned the next day, garbage cans stayed full until we complained and the management company picked garbage up. TV set in main room did not work until it was repaired, floors were so sandy we had to wear shoes in the house. We liked the location, the owner and the ice machine. Showers are dirty.

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  • Very happy with the Starfish House!

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2015

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    Stacy H from Brownsburg, IN recommends this vacation rental

    This was a great house and in great condition! We would definitely rent this house again. It is a very short walk to the beach, not on the beach and we were about a mile or so from restaurants and bars but other than that, it was perfect. It had tons of closets and no hangars so bring your own hangars. :)

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  • Amazing Place

    Stayed 4 days ending in February, 2015

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    Liz S from Augusta, WI recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful, well planned house. Amazing space for the number of people it can host. Bedrooms were very generous in size, bathrooms tastefully designed, and loads of storage space for your luggage and extras while you stay. I think my favorite part is the front porch that overlooks the beach. Amazing house! I will be back!

    • Manager Responded on 2/20/2015

      We are glad that enjoyed your stay. Ariola 1003 is a beautiful property with an amazing view.

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  • Home away from home

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2014

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    a guest from Sartell, MN recommends this vacation rental

    Awesome location on the beach. Can take photos of the ocean from the front deck- sunrises & sunsets unreal. The home is very spacious & comfortable for a large group. The back pool & bar were even useful for our large group after leaving the beach late in the afternoon. We would book this house again without any hesitation....absolutely loved it!

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  • Family Get To Gether

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2014

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    Louis S from Ponchatoula, LA recommends this vacation rental

    Nice house, lots of room.

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  • Awesome House for Wedding/Reception

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2014

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    Kim G from Lafayette, LA recommends this vacation rental

    This is an awesome house. Wehad wedding and reception here last weekend. The beach access is right across the street from the house. About 30 of my family members stayed in the house and it felt like we could've fit many more in it. Each room is beautifully decorated and spacious. The only thing I wish would have been better was the backyard-wayyy to dark at night. It has no lights around the pull or tiki bar area. If the owners had lights around pool area, the house would be perfect.

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  • Beach wedding

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2014

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    Stephen M from Navarre, FL recommends this vacation rental

    This is the perfect home for a wedding or reunion. The pool was great and its across the street from beach access. Our guests loved it and we had a perfect wedding.

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  • The Best Home & Experience

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2014

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    Yvonne W recommends this vacation rental

    We rented this home for our annual family reunion of 1st cousins. We have 17 ladies from 51-81 years of age. The stairs were easy for the elderly to climb, we had a table large enough that we could all sit together and share a meal, everyone had a bed to sleep in, plenty of room & bathrooms. The kitchen was very welled stocked and it was nice to have 2 refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers & industrial ice maker. The house has the best of both worlds with a great beach/water views, very short walk to the beach/water and a very nice private pool. It is a very nice home, comfortable, well decorated, & the staff at Paradise Beach Homes was very helpful, kind & pleasant. We loved our beach goodie bag! We loved it so much that we are booking the home again next year for our annual "Beach Hen Party."

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  • August family vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2014

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    Diane P from Kings Mountain, NC recommends this vacation rental

    Very nice new house and our family had a fun week. Lots of bedrooms and everyone had plenty of space. Pool vas very nice and I liked the way someone came to check it every morning. Minor negatives: small chests in bedrooms where a larger dresser would be better. No coat hangers in closets so clothes storage was a problem. One closet did not have a clothing rod. Not enough chairs in the living room. House for large number of people but only three dark leather sofas to sit on. No bookcases or tables or ottomans. Very sparse furnishings for the price. Had a super ice machine and second fridge was great. Need a bar area

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  • Perfect Vacation Spot

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from Louisville, KY recommends this vacation rental

    We loved the house! The rooms are huge and most have private bathrooms which is great when you have a large group. Trash pickup twice a week or additional trash cans would be a great help though.

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