Sleeps 8, 3bdrm 2 bath, private gated parking, Perfect Location
About Deborah Dunlap
I am an entreprenuer, developer, author, publisher, public speaker, community leader and volunteer who has been preserving and publishing Pensacola history since the 1980s. I moved from Birmingham, Alabama in the early 80’s, when I fell in love with the deep waters of Pensacola Bay. In 1986 I formed my first publishing company and created the Pensacola Apartment Guide magazine. To get the company profitable, I was a one-woman show: sales calls, photography, graphic design and distribution….. in short, everything but the actual printing. The successes of my first publication led me to establish three more apartment guide magazines along the Gulf coast. I also began publishing monthly news magazines for Realtor Associations from New Orleans to Boca Raton. I love giving back to the community through volunteer service which spans over three decades: Board of Directors Pensacola Humane Society 2018-present Impact 100 Member 2015-present Member Echo Life Church 2017-present Fiesta of Five Flags Sponsor & Committees 2000-2018 Named one of Pensacola’s Visionaries by Climate Business Magazine in 2013 Pensacola’s 100 Most Influential People in 2011 by the Independent News Escambia County Clean & Green Commission 2010-2011 Friends of the Saenger Theatre Executive Board (2005-2007) Downtown Improvement Board (3 consecutive terms by mayoral appt) Board of Trustees First United Methodist Church (chairman 2009) NW Florida’s 25 Most Powerful Women by Climate Business Magazine 2004 Pensacola Children’s Chorus Board of Directors (2000-2004) Florida’s People to Watch in 2002 by Florida Trend Magazine Founding member Race for the Roses all female sailing regatta Princess “Loves to Laugh” Mayoki Indians Court of 1989 Board of Directors Pensacola Multi-Family Council 1986-1999
Deborah Dunlap purchased this Apartment in 1993
Why Deborah Dunlap chose Downtown
In throughout the South, I developed a deep love of old buildings in need of renovation. In 1994, this fondness led me to purchase the building at 112-114 Palafox Place. Over the course of the next five years I purchased and restored three more buildings on Palafox Place in the heart of Downtown Pensacola. I am a hands-on property manager to my 21 tenants.
What makes this Apartment unique
In 1999, after selling my first publishing company, I purchased a vast private collection of historic photographs and founded Deborah Dunlap Publishing. My daughter is the archivist of this historic photo collection which includes hundreds of original glass negatives and over 50,000 images, dating from the Civil War era to the 1970s. Many of the older historic images can be seen in Baptist Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, the Escambia County Courthouse Pensacola City Hall, numerous banks, offices, restaurants and businesses throughout the greater Pensacola area. I have published fifteen books, the most popular of which are the 144-page hardcovers, "Pensacola in the 50s & 60s" and "Historic Photographs of Pensacola Beach". My latest book, PALAFOX, is a 224-page hardcover collaboration with 95-year-old John Appleyard on the history of Palafox Street. You’ll see a copy of these books in your apartment and they are available for purchase at the office right next door. I also design multi-layered hand-crafted metal ornaments of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. Each ornament depicts ten different iconic places to commemorate your visit to our fair city and beautiful shores. Each ornament is signed by me and they can be purchased at the office next door to your apartment.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The host with the most!
Deborah was a great host! She was very knowledgeable about the area and is more than willing to help make your vacation a complete success!
Amazing find in downtown Pensacola!
You know the saying that God doesn't give you more than you can handle? I was questioning if that was true, when it was decided on Tuesday, Ally and Jordan would get married on Saturday. Wednesday morning I booked flights and found a home through VRBO. This is where I feel God placed an angel In my path. I found a home in downtown Pensacola, that was beautiful, and perfectly set for our family of 6, and the entertaining we would do Friday and Saturday. I met the owner, Deborah, of the home I was renting. I shared with her how excited we were to have found her home on VRBO, and also my stress and fear about pulling together a wedding in less than 3 days...this is where she became my Angel. Upon check in, Deborah invited me into her home and asked where we were having the ceremony? I replied, we were trying to figure this out, and with the biggest smile on her face she said, "Would you like to have it here in my home, let me show you my balcony." Her home was beautiful and her balcony spectacular, overlooking downtown historic Pensacola, could this be real? The next hurdle was Ally's dress, a hem length to long. Deborah to the rescue again, not only did she hand stitch her gown, but accomplished this while preparing for her own dinner party she was hosting that evening. "Superwoman " comes to mind! Next up was the dinner, we decided on Skopelos, a beautiful restaurant downtown near the waterfront. Deborah told us of fireworks happening the same evening. We added fireworks to the timeline and everything was complete. Ally's dream day was perfect. She relaxed and laughed in the morning in our beautiful apartment and then got ready in our master suite. Our room was spectacular and perfectly set for a bridal dressing room. In the bedroom there was a beautiful floor to ceiling mirror, which allowed Ally to see herself and the photographer to capture amazing images of her preparing. Other family members prepared in the 2 other beautiful bedrooms. This home was an amazing find! The time came, guests were ready and Jordan was on the balcony waiting to catch his first glimpse of Ally. This day, ceremony and reception couldn't of been more perfect, even if we had planned this for months. I cannot Express how grateful and appreciative I am to have found Deborah's amazing home on VRBO. She is an amazing lady, my Angel, Ally's fairy godmother, and now someone I'm honored to call my friend. Deborah, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Walk to museums, restaurants, shopping, outdoor events, free concerts on the bay, the Pensacola Little Theater and the iconic Saenger Theatre, AA baseball, Pensacola Bay ferry, catamaran sailing, & historic tours. Ask about arranging a guided walking tour of historic downtown.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:30 AM you can watch the United States Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team perform an hour long practice show at NAS Pensacola, just a 10 minute drive from downtown.
Once a month Pensacola hosts Gallery Night when the streets are closed to vehicular traffic and Downtown comes alive with outdoor music , food vendors and local arts & crafts. Ask for upcoming dates.
There’s always something going on in downtown Pensacola and this apartment is right in the heart of it all. Park for free in our private gated parking lot and enjoy strolling through our beautiful city .