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There’s No Place Like Home

Hello Everyone,
May 14 is Mother’s Daya celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world.

What does home mean to you?  The following are just a few of the heartwarming answers from different moms around Santa Rosa County:

  • Home is a place blessed, where you and your family can be secure, have all you need, and share your sadness and happiness. — Honey
  • Home is a safe haven and a comfort zone. A place to live with our families and pets and enjoy with friends. A place to build memories as well as a way to build future wealth. A place where we can truly just be ourselves. And whether our houses are big, small, fancy or modest, they are our shelters and our sanctuaries. — Linda
  • Only three words: safety, security, stability. — Kathy
  • Home means a future. Home is the base where everything begins. — Kelly

Dorothy was spot-on: There’s no place like it. As we journey through life―dodging the occasional wicked witch―it’s comforting to know that a cozy bed, loving arms, and perhaps even a Munchkin or two await, just across the threshold.

At Conna O’Donovan Real Estate, we look forward to helping you find a place you can call home. Visit our website at where you can search areas from Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze to Navarre and areas in-between.

Conna O’Donovan Real Estate – with over 25 years of experience working and living in the area – stands ready with a talented and energetic group of Realtors to walk with you through the process of Buying or Selling.

Conna and her Mom, Jo

Happy Mothers Day!

Conna O’Donovan and Team

Check out our Website!

Looking for some Pensacola Real Estate? Take advantage of our first-rate, user-friendly website and learn all you need to know about what’s on the market, and what you can do to position yourself best for your upcoming transaction!
What Are Recent Buyers and Sellers Saying About Our Team?

“Conna helped us to purchase and sell our unit at Portofino. To sell our condo in Pensacola Beach with a competitive market was certainly a concern for us. However, Friendly, knowledgeable and always available staff of Conna O’Donovan helped us to understand and adjust the decor asking price to an  appealing realistic selling level. We highly recommend Conna O’Donovan Real Estate If you are serious about selling or buying real estate.”

“Great experience with great outcome.  Conna was always professional; as we were out of town sellers, she kept us informed, gave inputs on all showings in a weekly e-mail.  Attentive with frequent phone contact, we felt comfortable that she was doing her best for us. She sold our house quickly, with minimal negotiation.”

See More Reviews or Write A Review!

It’s All About The Braggin’ Rights!Online Voting Begins May 12 thru May 19

It’s time again!

Remember: to be counted you must vote by paper ballot or online AND vote in at least ten categories for your votes to count.

Ballots will be available on our website starting May 12th, as well as being emailed out to all of our friends, clients and family.  Please vote: BEST REALTOR & BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY, and for our resident architect, vote for BRETT DUCH, BEST ARCHITECT.

For all of your support, your business and friendship….thank you!


Gardening in Santa Rosa County – MAY
(For more info on other plants: Solutions for Your Life)


  • Annuals to plant include celosia, coleus, crossandra, gaillardia, geranium, hollyhock, impatiens, kalanchoe, marigold, nicotiana, ornamental pepper, penta, phlox, portulaca, salvia, torenia, verbena, vinca and zinnia.
  • Fertilize annual and perennial flowerbeds. Choose a product that contains nitrogen and potassium, but little or no phosphorus for this purpose.
  • Rejuvenate houseplants.  Take them outdoors and inspect for spider mites and mealy bugs.  Shift pot bound specimens to a size larger pot.
  • Set out caladium bulbs in prepared beds.  Plant them 18 inches apart and 2 inches deep.
  • Control black spot on roses by applying fungicides on a regular basis.
  • Sow sunflower seeds.  Sunflowers are easy to grow in a sunny spot.  Look for newer, dwarf varieties.
For information on Trees, Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables and Lawns:  CLICK HERE.

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

May 2 – 2017 Bands on The Beach, Crosstown more info
May 2 – Blink 182 with WAVES and The Naked & Famous – more info
May 3-5 – Cinco de Mayo Festival – Pensacola – more info

May 5 – Bands on the Blackwater, Modern Eldoradosmore info
May 6 & 7 – Heday Pro Watercress National Tour – more info
May 6 – Burger Battle by the Bay – more info

May 7 – Blues on the Bay 2017, Modern Eldoradosmore info
May 7 – Art on the Boardwalk – more info

May 9 – Escambia High School Presents: All Things Escambia – more info
May 9 – 2017 Bands on the Beach,
True Blue Band more info
May 12 – BEST OF THE BAY – voting begins.  Check your email and/or log on to our Website (click here) or Facebook (click here) for a ballot…thanks!
May 12 – Bands on the Blackwater, The Blendersmore info
May 12 – Relay for Life of Beach Breeze – more info
May 12 – Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament – more info
May 13 – Everyday Hero 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run/Walk – more info
May 13 – Films on the Field, FINDING DORY – more info
May 13 – Gulf Breeze Shred Day – more info
May 13 – Freedom & Hope Luncheon to Benefit the Refuge for Women – more info
May 14 – MOTHER’s DAY
May 14 – Art on the Boardwalk – more info

May 14 – Blues on the Bay 2017, A Tribute to Elton Johnmore info
May 16 – 2017 Bands on the Beach, Continuum more 
May 19 – Bands on the Blackwater, The Reunion Band – more info
May 19 – 2017 Gallery Nights in Downtown Pensacola more info
May 21 – Art on the Boardwalk – more info

May 23 – 2017 Bands on the Beach, Moderate Chop more 
May 26 – Bands on the Blackwater, Dusty Sanderson Bandmore info
May 28 – Music N’Mimosas Launch Party – more info
May 28 – Art on the Boardwalk – more info
May 29 – Pensacola’s Annual Memorial Day Concert – more info
May 30 – 2017 Bands on the Beach, Deception more info

Click here for a full list of events

Pompano Fishing Fun!

Pole in the sand, sit back and wait.                                   Brett Duch bringing one in!
Did you ever wonder what all those fishermen on the beach area trying to catch this time of the year? Many of them are after the popular Pompano, a great fighting, great tasting, easy to catch fish that passes through the Pensacola Beach area on their southern seasonal migration. They are here for a few months and then, poof- gone again.
It’s easy, just bring a rod and reel. Thanks to the easy to find little crab called a “sand flea,” you can dig your own bait at the water’s edge! . In Pompano 101, you learn to wait. As your skills and knowledge progress you watch the tides, and the sandbars, and the weather, and look for the prime “sand-fleas”. But it’s fun and it’s Florida and Florida is about fishing so, just “grab a line and a pole” and establish your very own Pompano fishing hole. On the beach, off a pier or boat…have fun!

Real Estate News…

Wow Home Buyers With These 5 Front Yard Landscaping Tips

Your front yard is the red carpet inviting buyers into the beauty that is your home.
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What’s Replacing The Home Office

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7 Paint Colors That Won’t Go Out Of Style

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Nail Traditional Curb Appeal With The Right Mailbox

Revive your classic home’s aesthetic with a mailbox that suits its timeless character.
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Ask the HOA Expert: Fixing A Unit’s Roof
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For additional listings, visit our website!

5 Calle Juela
Pensacola Beach

Contemporary beach home offers luxury and comfort. Soaring living room ceilings, custom kitchen, multi decks and balconies including a 3rd story sun deck!  Numerous upgrades: 50 yr metal roof, impact windows, 2 zone soundproofing, and wired inside and outside for 5.1 sound. Just steps from the Gulf – call TODAY to view before it’s gone!4BD/3.5BA, 3,550 SF, MLS #512894
952 Sound Harbor Circle
Gulf Breeze

Unit available for Rent or Lease Option. Upscale waterfront 3-level town home with elevator in Sea View Pines. Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops and Jenn-Air Stainless Steel appliances. Master BR with Jacuzzi tub and balcony access. High ceilings, 2 A/C units, fire sprinklers, security alarm and much more!3BD/3.5BA, 2,366 SF, MLS #507795
1137 Sawgrass Drive
Gulf Breeze

Beautiful Santa Rosa Soundside lot is located on a private cut-de-sac in Sawgrass subdivision next to Tiger Point. Gated community with private views, community dock and swimming pool. Owner’s association handles the lawn maintenance for you!. Lot is clean, high and dry and ready to build. HOA website: LOT 0.1270 AC, MLS #488961


2817 Bay Street
Gulf Breeze
A beautiful and serene lot, 110×360. Sound front lot with stunning views of Pensacola Beach. Perfect building space for a Dream Home! Only minutes from the sugary white sands of Pensacola Beach.
BUILDING LOT 0.94 Acres, MLS #514721
SOLD on 4/17/17 for $295,000
5 Portofino Dr., Unit 805
Pensacola Beach
This is all about Florida living! Fully furnished, 8th floor unit with sweeping direct views of the Sound and Intercostal waterway. Open floor plan, and so much more! Hot tub, 2 pools, steam room, tennis courts, etc!
2BD/2.5BA, 1,333 SF, MLS #508779
SOLD on 4/21/17 for $410,000
945 Gondolier Blvd
Gulf Breeze
Beautiful brick custom home on deep water canal in Villa Venyce subdivision. Salt water pool, 2 car garage, work shop, seawall less than 10 yrs old, and park and tennis courts right across the street.
4BD/2.5BA, 2,791 SF, MLS #511816
SOLD on 4/13/17 for $498,000
807 Via DeLuna Dr
Pensacola Beach
Relax and enjoy beautiful Pensacola Beach. This could be a vacation home, rental or enjoyed year around! Bonus 256 SF Florida room, not counted in overall SF, has wood burning stove for those cool winter nights.
3BD/2BA, 1,400 SF,  MLS #509050
SOLD on 4/7/17 for $274,000
4375 Underwood Ct
Gulf Breeze
Cul-de-sac home East of Soundside Drive. Home has a large private yard and screened porch. Great room with cathedral ceiling and wood burning fireplace. Master bedroom with oversized tile shower. Neighborhood has one entrance in and out. New owners are sure to enjoy!

4BD/2BA, 1,832 SF, MLS #513223
SOLD on 4/21/17 for $210,000

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

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

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