We have a great downtown location - a block from the bay, 5 or 6 minutes from Palafox Street, and a 20 or so minute drive to beautiful Pensacola Beach.
We lived in our 18' R-Pod for two years, so moving into a 700 sq. ft. home was a huge increase in space for us! However, the lot and driveway are small. We'll want to coordinate your arrival with a time where we'll be able to help guide you in.
No smoking on the property and if you have a dog, pick up after it and keep it leashed. We have a dog and a cat and there are some neighborhood cats to be aware of.
Our spot is small so generators and slideouts are not conducive to the front yard driveway. We'd ask that you be considerate to the neighbors and be polite in your comings and goings - everyone is going to see you and you are going to see everyone! :)
You are welcome to use our trash bin and recycle bin. We have water available and 15 amp electrical service, but no sewer or dump capacity. If the wifi makes it to your rig, you're welcome to use it! We'll give you the password when you arrive.
Chris and I are really fortunate to work from home, so we're around most of the time, happy to answer any questions you might have or to walk down to the Oar House for a drink or two.
This is a small residential street that dead ends into a wooded/industrial area. The road is narrow and space between houses is small so having experience backing your trailer or RV would be a plus!
When pulling into the driveway you must be aware of the water main on the south side of the drive - it's close. We've got it marked with a barrel. At 20 ft. you'll have just enough room to back in. If you have anything larger than a minivan you'll need to park your tow vehicle on the road (or we'll park on the road - negotiable but we need to leave room for through traffic).
There's a small dip in the driveway when entering that you'll need to be aware of. When we back our 18' R-Pod in the foot post to the trailer does scrape.
Besides a spot for a small camper or RV we have one more parking spot available in the driveway and one on the street just adjacent to the house (if you tow with anything larger than a minivan, you'll probably need to park on the street). You will have to unhook to use this spot and be aware of the neighbors' vehicles as they sometimes use the street for parking as well. Pensacola isn't incredibly urban but this is considered "downtown" so there are those type of considerations to keep in mind.
Our schedule is flexible but we also travel a lot. Definitely contact us and see if the spot is free!
The Oar House is the closest local restaurant (10 minute walk) and it is a fun waterfront location that gets busy during peak eating hours. Kingfisher Restaurant has also recently opened within walking distance, though the walk is a little longer. Pensacola Maritime Park, Bruce Beach and Palafox Street are close enough to bike to. The Sanders Beach Boat Ramp is the closest kayak/paddleboard launch. Or boat launch if you have one.
Everything else is easily accessible with a vehicle. Pensacola Beach is packed this time of year on the weekends. Today (a Saturday in April), beach traffic was backed up all the way through Gulf Breeze, across the 3 Mile Bridge and into downtown Pensacola so plan beach adventures accordingly.
Gracious hosts with a lot of travel experience. Wish we could’ve spent more time swapping stories.
The spot may be a little small but there was nothing small about their hospitality!!! We had a wonderful time talking to Sarah and Chris about travel, adventure and family. What a wonderful young couple and we had a great time in Pensacola. Hope we get the chance to return the favor. Many Thanks!!
Chris and Sarah are wonderful hosts. The location is perfect to visit Pensacola, the beach and the Naval Air Museum. With our 20 ft van the driveway was big enough. Class B and C ok. We could have had power 15 amps. Water is as well available. Thanks Chris and Sarah. We had a great time!