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The Finishing Touches

Hello Everyone,
Here at Conna O’Donovan Real Estate, indoor and outdoor special features are details we are intimately familiar with. We know that a home is more than just four walls and a roof. These are the details that finish off a house making it your perfect home. The icing on the cake! 

If you are a Buyer, considering purchasing a home in our area, don’t forget to include a list of indoor/outdoor features you want to have included. There are pools, various types of landscaping, outdoor lighting, and outdoor kitchens, screened in patios, and sustainable, eco-friendly outdoor improvements such as drainage systems or solar panels, docks and seawalls. 

Visit our website at where you can search areas from Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze to Navarre and areas in-between. 

Maybe you have a property to sell?  Conna O’Donovan Real Estate – with over 25 years of experience working and living in the area, is ready to assist you, the Seller, in identifying those unique features in and outside your home, providing a specific marketing action plan tailored just for you.  From CMA’s, mailings, various magazine publications, to promoting your property on various Internet Listing Aggregators such as:,, We hold Open Houses on the weekends, provide custom designed property flyers and much, much more! We stay in touch with you during the entire process, keeping you informed of exactly what is going on with your property.

At Conna O’Donovan Real Estate, we look forward to working with Buyers and Sellers, accomplishing your real estate goals
Come see us soon – we are conveniently located in the Harbourtown Village in Gulf Breeze, right next to the Pensacola Beach overpass.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Conna O'Donovan Real Estate

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Gardening in Santa Rosa County – APRIL
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  • Begin watching roses for black spot fungus disease (small black spots on the leaves that quickly worsen).  Control it by spraying every seven to ten days with a fungicide.
  • Annuals to plant include celosia, coleus, dusty miller, gaillardia, geranium, hollyhock, impatiens, marigold, nicotiana, ornamental pepper, penta, phlox, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, sweet William, torenia, verbena, vinca and zinnia.

 Trees and Shrubs

  • Fertilize shrub beds, if necessary.  A landscape/garden type fertilizer that is low in phosphorus (the middle number) can be used on most species of shrubs.  Keep lawn “weed and feed” type products out of shrub and flowerbeds.  Some contain chemicals that are dangerous to woody and herbaceous ornamentals.
  • The “acid loving” shrubs such as azaleas, camellias and gardenias should be fertilized with an “azalea-camellia special.”  The nitrogen source in these fertilizers is safer on these ornamentals.
  • Evergreen and semi-evergreen trees such as live oak and laurel oak shed most of their leaves during March and early April.  Make plans to recycle these leaves on your property by composting or using them as mulch in vegetable, flower and shrub beds. 

Vegetable Garden

  • Vegetables that can be planted outdoors include bush beans, pole beans, cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lima beans, okra, southern peas, peppers, pumpkin, summer squash, tomatoes, and watermelon.
  • Plan and plant an herb garden.  They can be grown under the same conditions and cultural practices that are used for vegetables.
  • Sweet potato plants (slips, draws) can be set out from now through June.

Upcoming Events this Month

Tuesdays – Market in the Breeze @ Gulf Breeze Community Center
Thursdays – Pensacola Beach Farmer's Market @ Casino Beach
Saturdays – Palafox Market & Santa Rosa Farmer's Market

Mar 31 – Apr 8
  Santa Rosa County Fair more info
Apr 4 – 2017 Bands on The Beach,
Not Quite Fab (Flounder's Chowder House featuring Chef Dennis Moore) more info
Apr 5 – Blue Ribbon/Real Estate Meeting – more info
Apr 6 – Opening Day for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos – more info
Apr 8 – Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge – more info
Apr 8 – Easter Egg Hunt at Roger Scott Athletic Complex – more info

Apr 8 – Paws N' Pints Dog Adoption Day and Crawfish Boil – more info
Apr 9 – 2017 Gulf Coast Half Marathon, 10-miler & 5k- Pensacola Beach – more info
Apr 9 – Art on the Boardwalk – more info
Apr 11 – 2017 Bands on the Beach,
Bay Bridge Band (Dog House Deli featuring Nathan Holler) more info
Apr 12 – Blue Ribbon/Real Estate Meeting – more info

Apr 14 – IHMC Robotics Lab Open House – more info
Apr 15 – Robotics Day at the National Naval Aviation Museum – more info
Apr 16 – EASTER
Apr 18 – 2017 Bands on the Beach, 13th Hourglass (Crabs on the Beach featuring Chef Jere Doyle) more 
Apr 19 – Blue Ribbon/Real Estate Meetingmore info
Apr 21- Apr 23 – 8th Annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival – more info

Apr 21 – 2017 Gallery Nights in Downtown Pensacola more info
Apr 21 – Bud Light Charity Golf Challenge more info
Apr 28 – Pensacola Little Theatre Presents "Charlotte's Web" more info
Apr 30 – Art on the Boardwalk more info
Apr 30 – 2017 Pensacola Triathlon more info

Click here for a full list of events

Homeowners living in Gulf Breeze proper enjoy a utopia of walking and running options. First, it’s Florida without the massive development and rabid development seen on the East Coast and in Central Florida. Secondly the climate is more temperate than other areas of the state. With the exception of a few muggy late July and early August weeks, it’s a totally enjoyable experience with cool Springs and Autumns and mild Winters.

So…strap on those Nikes and walk the Fairpoint Dr. and Shoreline Dr. “Loop”. Three miles of great and safe sidewalk under overhanging trees, through upscale neighborhoods with friendly neighbors create the ideal hour of walking. From the overhanging Persimmon trees near West of US-98 on Fairpoint Dr. to the “Hills of the North Shore” a walker can enjoy regular trips and never tire of the sunrises, sunsets, and low puffy white Summer clouds.

There are a couple great running events on the calendar for this month.  Check it out for more details.

Real Estate News…


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7 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster

Homeowners are sometimes hesitant to upgrade when it's time to sell. 
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REVEALED: Do you have THIS in your home? It's why your property WON'T sell
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For additional listings, visit our website!


2869 Avenida De Soto

Lovely home located on 126 feet of protected waterfront, complete with dock for relaxing. Canal is navigable by small boat/canoe/kayak/jet-ski to East Bay. 21×30 screened patio has large hot tub that conveys. Guest suite w/private bath and exterior entry. Detached garage and separate storage building.

4Bd/2Ba, MLS # Pending

Boardwalk Condominiums #B-4
1100 Ft. Pickens Rd.
Pensacola Beach

Total privacy and unique beauty awaits you when you enter this fully furnished,  tastefully upgraded townhome style condo.Boardwalk amenities include a large club house with fully equipped kitchen, pool, dock, 600 feet of sound front beach and is just steps from the boardwalk directly across the street leading to the Gulf of Mexico.

2Bd/2.5Ba, MLS #515315

2817 Bay Street
Pensacola Beach

Gorgeous wooded lot on the Sound with stunning views of Pensacola Beach.
Only a couple of minutes away from the sugary white sands of Pensacola Beach- This .94 acre lot is the perfect place to build your dream home.

BUILDING LOT 0.94 Acres, MLS #514721

22 Via DeLuna Drive, #206
Pensacola Beach

Located directly on the white sand of beautiful Pensacola Beach, this 2 bedroom 2 bath, second floor unit has fantastic Gulf views!

2Bd/2Ba, 1,335 SF, MLS #515006

7665 Key West Drive
Navarre Beach

Located in upscale Caribbean Isle, oversize corner lot backs up to a natural pond, walking distance of tennis court, pool, sound, and gulf. Community pool house, sauna, hot tub. Natural sound front beach accessed from large common area. 

BUILDING LOT .026 AC, MLS #466282

10055 Huntsman Path

Build your dream home in Fox Run Subdivision. This gently sloping lot features a small creek and Greenbelt at the rear of the property. It is conveniently located, has underground utilities, sewer and water available.

BUILDING LOT 0.400 AC, MLS #489466


6562 Hartland St.

Move in ready, custom built home less than 5 years old. SOLAR HEATED GUNITE pool and screen room tucked away in Holley By The Sea sub-division. Fully fenced with great back garden, privacy, storage shed & yard has side access double gates for boat or jet skis.

4Bd/3Ba, 2,882 SF, MLS# 515229
SOLD $398,000 

1310 Maldonado Dr.
Pensacola Beach

Steps from the beach, Gulf views, large lot, could be 5Bd/2Ba or 4Bd and two living areas. Tile floors, remodeled galley kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances and new cabinets. Updated bathrooms, walk in shower in the master. Covered outdoor living space downstairs with outdoor shower. 

1,798 SF, MLS# 512298
SOLD  $490,000 

5168 Pt. Shores Ln.
Gulf Breeze

Waterfront home situated with 100 ft. on East Bay, covered boat dock & lift. Stone tile floors, crown molding, decorative lighting, designer ceiling fans, 4.5 inch plantation shutters, & decorative columns, high impact glass windows,sprinkler system with well, high-rated metal Terracotta-style roof, & 2 car garage. Beautifully landscaped yard with large Hickory and Oak trees, Silver Queen and citrus trees.

4Bd/3Ba, 2,477 SF, MLS# 513228
SOLD $550,000

1600 Bulevar Menor
Pensacola Beach

Beautifully renovated end-unit town home, two car garage, on Pensacola Beach! Enjoy outdoor living on the large 20 x 26 deck, or maybe stroll to the dock on the sound to watch the sea life. Gulf of Mexico is just steps away. Quiet, yet close to the action, the location is superb for all the finest attractions Pensacola Beach has to offer. 

3Bd/2Ba, 1,554 SF, MLS# 513017
SOLD $339,500

13 Ocean View- Direct Gulf Views!
Pensacola Beach

Seashore Village, an intimate neighborhood on the east end of Pensacola Beach. Offers underground utilities, dock, and private Sound side beach in a secluded, quiet area. This is the lot farthest east in Seashore Village: it is a larger lot due its position within cul-de-sac.

BUILDING LOT 0.22 AC, MLS #514453
SOLD for $225,000

Brought to you by Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze's Premier Real Estate Group…

LEFT to RIGHT:  Kim E. Prongue – Realtor / Certified Notary Public, Conna O'Donovan – Owner / Realtor,
Kathy Chagnard – Realtor, Jim Steele – Broker, Tahnee Judice – Realtor, Ed Giery III – Realtor
(Not Shown:  Cindy F. Coursen – Realtor)

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