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2BR/2BA Gulf Front $500/Week for Wks of Oct 18 or Oct 25 Last Min Deal

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Taken from LARGE balcony that stretches from master bedroom to living area

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Last updated: 10/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Dunes of Panama condo description

Weeks of October 18-25 and October 25-Nov 1 $500 plus tax and maid ($674 total). It just doesn't get any better than this. These are my last two open weeks 2014 and I just want to get off the books.

One of the coolest 2br (great location, great view, unique perks) at Dunes. We put cool amenities and extra touches in our unit others don't (see the long list list of 'our condo only' stuff below).

About our condo:

In addition to stunning gulf views from our 4th floor beachfront condo (with large balcony off living and master bedroom), and the regular Dunes amenities, we have unique amenities to make your vacation special:

- Condo comes with one of a handful of assigned parking spots right underneath the building, footsteps away from the elevator (20 to be exact) and pool (18) ; handy if you are unpacking groceries and returning late from an evening out. Trust me, you are going to love this.

- Sanyo Shiatsu massage chair for unwinding after a day of beach fun. This top of the line relaxation machine has been a big hit in our guest book, and nobody else has

- Our three flat screen TV’s (42”, and two 32”) come with a library of DVDs (including Disney and cartoons for the kids). Some absentee investor owned units actually have tube TVs, seriously.

- Upgraded balcony furniture so you're not paying for a million dollar view and have to look through the railing like you're in jail! ONLY US

- Wireless connection in room.

- Super upgrade sleeper sofa (new 2012) is actually made to sleep humans with a six inch mattress (not standard 3-4) and trampoline suspension to further keep you off support bars.

- Unlocked owner's closet with beach stuff. Check before you buy at Walmart.

- Three inch thick binder with menus from all the local restaurants for your dining pleasure. Our guests have graciously added menus et al., from their favorite places.

- A cupboard of board and party games, cards, playstation etc., for evening pleasure. Beach toys in owner's closet.

- Full sized water heater (not a condo miniature) so you don’t run out of hot water. Have stayed with 8 people and never run out of hot water!

- Even though we advertise on VRBO, we pay fee and percentage to Dunes Management so our guests can have immediate on property response for any problems, and don't have to get any issues resolved from some absentee investor 1000 miles away. This is a big deal, as owners not with the condo association can leave you stranded!

- Newly painted and carpeted, and all new kitchen supplies (down to the last measuring spoon) replaced along with most furnishings.

Top of the line pillowtop King Mattress added in master bedroom 2012; again this defies general rental unit practice of putting in the cheapest, hardest (thus the most durable) mattress available.

- The usual stuff too; king bed, two fulls, pull out couch, fully equipped kitchen with fridge/icemaker and dishwasher, washer/dryer, new small appliances, flat screen LCD TVs, huge balcony.

We believe that we have one of the best 2 BRs available at Dunes of Panama, certainly in terms of the actual building and location, location within the building, and in the dozens of special touches and unique amenities that we (as former PCB renters ourselves), believe we would most appreciate in a vacation rental ourselves. If you've ever rented a beach vacation condo and said 'I wish they had this' -- that is how we put our condo together. So you'll find the stuff that perhaps might not occur to an absentee landlord that doesn't use the place. If our guests think something is missing, we have a guest book that they can make suggestions so we can constantly improve.

We are on the fourth floor of the coveted “B” building. The B building isn’t the newest building, but it has an unobstructed view of both the beach and two of the three pools and there are only 40 units in the building. It is closest to most of the amenities (pools, tennis courts). It is physically possible, I suppose, to get a unit that is geographically closer to the beach, but you're splitting hairs over 20 steps or so. Not scientific, but polling the 'stay at Dunes every year crowd' tell me they like building B the best. All the buildings are nice with spectacular views, but we think 'B' is the best.

Even though we are renting by owner, we work with a rental agreement through the condo association and pay a stipend for on property maintenance and immediate response for our rental unit; so if you have any problems, they can be addressed on the scene, not from some owner 300 miles away. You will get the same on site service and quality of unit (rental office has strict standards for all the units participating in rental program) as if you booked a unit in the Dunes reservation office, except we charge a little less, have some cool and unique features that other units don't offer, and our unit is one of a handful in the B building (considered by many to be the best location). That said, don’t hesitate to call us if there is anything we can do to make your trip better.

We are constantly updating and improving our unit, trying to provide every conceivable amenity we can pack into the unit; I mean, seriously, who has massage chairs and fooseball coffee tables?

I look at the some of these ads on VRBO for the same type unit as ours, but outdated, without the great view, none of the perks we offer, and they charge hundreds more. I don't get it. We use the condo all the time and it is much more important to us to get guests that won't tear the place up, rather than try and squeeze an extra couple of hundred a week out of guests. Pay more and get less somewhere else if you want.

The secret to our low pricing is that, even after extensive renovations, we paid a half to a third of what most other owners did. So, yes, we really do charge less for a nicer unit and there really isn't a catch

Try us once and we think you’ll agree and come back.

Note: No pets. No smoking. Someone in party MUST be 25 or older to check-in. Rates do not include 11.5% Sales tax and $85 cleaning fee.

Keywords: Beachfront, ocean front, gulf front, dunes of panama, Panama City Beach, beach condo, beach rental, vacation rental, spring break rental,

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1190 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            If unmarried, someone in the group must be 25 to rent....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

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          • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is not your standard sleeper. This is a commercial sleeper sofa made by a company in Alabama for high end condos. 5-6 inch mattress and trampoline suspension - the only sleeper you can actually sleep on and wake up feeling great....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Massage chair, Flat screen TV in Living Room and Both Bedrooms, Three Gulf-front Swimming Pools w/ Large Sunning Decks and Gazebos, Poolside Snack Bars, Two Lighted Tennis Courts, Shuffleboard, Outdoor Barbecue Areas, Beach Volleyball, Beach Service Rentals, Game Room and workout room, board games and other amenities in condo...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Air Hockey
              • DVD Player:

                Have about 50 DVDs, family oriented, and classics....moreless

              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                Dunes has a game room, cheap video arcade games and air hocky....moreless

              • Games:

                Have a board game library; trivial pursuit, cards, etc....moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dunes upgrading to hi def multiple channel cable 2013...moreless

              • Television:

                (3) Two 32 inch in bedrooms, 42 iinch in living room. Flat screens of course....moreless

              • Toys:

                I have a separate storage area outside condo so I keep the owners closet unlocked; guests leave boogie boards, beach chairs etc., we cull a couple times a year for quality, so check before you spend ...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Playstation with games....moreless

              • Video Games:

                Playstation...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    None of this 'beach view' stuff, YOU ARE ON the beach ---- 10 steps from building to pool that opens to beach. 80 steps total building to sand....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    About 15-20% of units have covered assigned parking - we have a huge spot in the middle of our building on the pool side; One guest told me made them feel like VIP....moreless

                  • Elevator
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Dunes comes with free wifi. They are upgrading in 2013...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    We inventory twice a year and replace anything that is missing....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    We inventory twice a year and replace anything that is missing....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New August 2013 adding stainless stove...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    We inventory twice a year and replace anything that is missing....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    New 2013 added new Stainless large refrigerator...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    New 2013 stainless Stove...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    We have a LARGE balcony dead on the beach. This is something you should ask other ads about; some are half balconies....moreless

                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    6 Grills throughout complex, two are super convenient to our unit....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Overlook Tennis Courts on the non water view side of condo....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    (3) We are physically as close to 2 of 3 pools as is humanly possible....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  October 25 deal
                  Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $650
                  Nov 2014
                  Nov 1 - Dec 6, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $400
                  Dec 2014-Jan 2015
                  Dec 7 - Jan 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $475
                  Febuary/Early Mar 2015
                  Feb 1 - Mar 6, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $550
                  March 2015
                  Mar 7 - Apr 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $800
                  April-May 2015
                  Apr 5 - May 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $950
                  Summer 2015
                  May 30 - Aug 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,375
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Always 10-20% below rack rates for Dunes and for a much cooler condo. I price below market and other owners to rent quickly so I can be done booking early.

                  I haven't posted Spring rates yet. In general they run between $660 and $900 depending on week.

                  You don't pay until arrival, but I need a $250 credit card deposit to hold condo, $350 in summer. Deposit is refundable up to 21 days prior to arrival and returned 3 business days after departure. I haven't kept a dime of deposit yet, so if you don't go throwing flat screens out the window we are good.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: Naval Academy Class of 1983, so no West Pointers please! Just kidding. My wife and two children live in Peachtree City Georgia and we love the Dunes of Panama. We thought it was the best when we were renting, we think the 'B' building is the best location, so when a unit opened up (there are only 40 in B building), we jumped on it.

                  Why the Owner Chose Dunes of Panama:
                  We had our choice of condos and chose the Dunes. The Dunes, at 1500 feet of beachfront has one of the best beachfront to occupant ratio in Panama City. With three pools, it has one of the best pool to occupant ratios as well. The Dunes is well maintained, gated, and patrolled by security and safe. The Dunes is on Thomas drive, close to all the attractions, but away from the spring break maniacs. We have stayed many places in PCB, but prefer the Dunes. We aren’t people who have twenty units and do this for a living, we have one, this one, and for us it is a labor of love. If you check out the Dunes is #3 of 76 beachfront resorts, and it is about half the price of the ones listed as 1-3. It is the best deal on the beach for a vacation rental when we were renting, and we believe it is the best place to own now that we are owners. This is our home and we plan to retire there.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  We take pride in our home, and never forget what it is like to be Beach Condo renters for all those years. As such, we try to provide the stuff that we liked and always seemed to be missing. If you are looking for a quiet condo overlooking and just steps from two pools, tennis, beach, and assigned parking spot; and one that is in a safe gated property with a high beachfront to occupant ratio, then this is the place for you.


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                  Photos

                  • Taken from LARGE balcony that stretches from master bedroom to living area

                    Taken from LARGE balcony that stretches from master bedroom to living area

                  • Dunes complex; 1500 feet of beachfront for 331 units, BEST RATIO ON BEACH

                    Dunes complex; 1500 feet of beachfront for 331 units, BEST RATIO ON BEACH

                  • Building B 19 steps to 2 pools, 83 steps to beach. Parking spot center poolside.

                    Building B 19 steps to 2 pools, 83 steps to beach. Parking spot center poolside.

                  • View of one of two pools just steps away. Taken from balcony chair.

                    View of one of two pools just steps away. Taken from balcony chair.

                  • Second bedroom 32 inch LED and DVD of course, small walk in closet

                    Second bedroom 32 inch LED and DVD of course, small walk in closet

                  • 4th floor (unit with tinted windows) parking spot directly below-very convenient

                    4th floor (unit with tinted windows) parking spot directly below-very convenient

                  • Two full size beds in second; 32 inch LED with dvd player too.

                    Two full size beds in second; 32 inch LED with dvd player too.

                  • One of two pools, shuffleboard and two BBQ right in front of unit.

                    One of two pools, shuffleboard and two BBQ right in front of unit.

                  • Kitchen; massive refrigerator not a dinky condo one - week food will fit easy.

                    Kitchen; massive refrigerator not a dinky condo one - week food will fit easy.

                  • Why look at beach thru railing?  Elevated and comfy so you can see million$ view

                    Why look at beach thru railing? Elevated and comfy so you can see million$ view

                  • Building B  helicopter view; overlook pools, beach, tennis clubhouse

                    Building B helicopter view; overlook pools, beach, tennis clubhouse

                  • View from very large balcony and bedroom; 4 chairs, 1 table, 2 loungers.

                    View from very large balcony and bedroom; 4 chairs, 1 table, 2 loungers.

                  • View you wake up to - New Pillowtop mattress Dec 1, 2011

                    View you wake up to - New Pillowtop mattress Dec 1, 2011

                  • Top of the line massage chair my guests rave about!  Only one at Dunes!

                    Top of the line massage chair my guests rave about! Only one at Dunes!

                  • New upgrade King 2013

                    New upgrade King 2013

                  • Master bath with vanity. Walk in closet behind you.

                    Master bath with vanity. Walk in closet behind you.

                  • Our building is second from right, 4th floor sweet spot view

                    Our building is second from right, 4th floor sweet spot view

                  • Upgraded to stainless appliances 2013

                    Upgraded to stainless appliances 2013

                  • Walk in closet;

                    Walk in closet;

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                  $400 - $1,375 per week (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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