5***** Star Reviews + Champagne Views + Vip Beach Service
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Palazzo condo description
Hi, I’m Kathy!
“Champagne Views” is the name of my beach condo at the fabulous new Palazzo Resort. Haven’t heard of Palazzo? That’s OK. Like I said, we're new. We’re also the BEST!
I know, everyone on VRBO says that about their resort, but they’re…ummm…mistaken.
First off, the beach. This particular stretch, the 220 feet of beachfront that Palazzo sits atop, isn’t crammed with teens getting their drink on. No way. We’re on the quieter, more desirable west end where you see mostly couples and families.
Then there are the amenities. Every perk at Palazzo is elevated gulf front. Seriously, your car will have a better view than many of the people staying at other resorts (more on that later). Gulf front pool, gulf front jacuzzi, gulf front gym, gulf front sun deck, gulf front lobby, gulf front meeting room, gulf front parking. Anyway, you get the idea.
But the beach is the star…
The beach at Palazzo is, in a word, perfect. Sugary white sand leading to the clearest, most sparkly blue/green water imaginable. So step off the elevator and into the sand. Stretch out on a nice double chaise, directly on the beach, under the shade of a royal blue umbrella.
…and leave your wallet in the condo because I’ve taken care of VIP beach service.
That’s right, full beach service every day of your stay is included in the rate. If any of the other condos you are considering don’t offer this, add $150+ to the rate because you are going to want beachfront chairs and an umbrella.
So after you’ve relaxed on the beach (in swanky free chairs), worked up a sweat in the gym, soaked in the jaccazzi, and taken a dip in the pool—all while gazing at white sand and sparkly ocean—it’ll be time to get the flip flops on and head to Pier Park. It’s only 1 mile away, and it’s spectacular.
Pssst…you’ll need your wallet at Pier Park, for sure.
Now about the condo…
I named it Champagne Views for one reason. That stunning view. Although I will confess that I popped the top on a bottle of champagne...maybe two...when I bought the place so that may have contributed to the name.
Then I got to work. Painting, furnishing, decorating. It has a modern feel with dove gray walls and accent colors inspired by those awesome Gulf of Mexico sunsets. If you can tear your eyes from that gorgeous floor-to-ceiling view, you’ll find everything you need has been provided for your Panama City Beach vacation.
THE GREAT ROOM has two sleeper sofas (1 queen, 1 full). There’s a terrific new Sony Bravia HDTV loaded with channels (including 4 premiums: 2 HBOs & 2 Showtimes). And don’t overlook the high speed Internet connection or the awesome mini-stereo with both a CD and iPod player. Plus, the condo has 4 phones offering free local and US/Canada long distance during your stay.
THE BALCONY is enormous: 17 feet of gulf front beauty. Check out the two upholstered chaise lounges on one side, the loveseat seating group for 4 on the other, and that unstoppable view, front and center.
THE MASTER has a cushy 11” memory foam mattress, Sony Bravia TV, a cozy reading nook, and connected master bath...crisply clean and zen in spirit.
THE BUNK BEDROOM: Yep, not just beds stuck on a wall in the hall, but an actual room...with a door, closets, phone, wall-mounted Sony Bravia HDTV (again, the same cable package as the other rooms), and connected guest bath.
THE KITCHEN, where warm wood meets cool stainless and stone, is a stand-out. It comes completely stocked with everything you need. I stayed there MANY weekends while furnishing the place, so I know this to be a fact.
THE DINING AREA has a generous table with 4 comfy upholstered chairs PLUS another 4 people can belly up to the breakfast bar when its time to entertain.
THE LAUNDRY area’s located in the unit to make keeping everyone in clean clothes a breeze.
…now more about that great view for your car.
Palazzo, by Panama City Beach standards, is a low-density resort with only 129 units and 172 covered parking spaces under the building. That’s right. No need to park your car across the street and schleppe your luggage down a long walk-over. And with 3 hi-speed elevators, you won’t have to wait. That’s a common complaint at other resorts. Waiting 15+ minutes for an elevator to arrive. Never the case at Palazzo.
Here’s a quick recap of Palazzo’s amenities…
• Free VIP beach service
• Gulf front gym
• Gulf front pool and jacuzzi
• Gulf front lobby and lounge area
• Gulf front parking (172 covered spaces)
• Additional parking across the street (rarely needed)
• Three high speed elevators (wait time is rare)
I hope I’ve given you enough reasons to choose Champagne Views for your vacation. If not, call or write…I can come up with 346,843 more (notice that's the same as my VRBO listing number). Coincidence?
Keywords: ocean, gulf, view, condo, luxurious, modern, beautiful, amenities, pool, hot tub, private, quiet, quality, balcony, luxury, new, fantastic, equipped, well appointed, furnished, low density, high speed elevators, gulf front parking, safe, secure
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Video Library
- Shared Hot Tub
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
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Dianne & Jim, Anniston, Al
Dianne & Jim, Anniston, Al
My husband and I just spent the month of September at Champagne Views and the best word to describe it is PERFECT! The condo is beautiful, large and well equipped with any/everything you could possibly need. I love the kitchen with all the granite counter space. While we were there we needed a larger coffee maker and a call to Kathy quickly took care of that problem. She's the best! The view from the large balcony was like a painting. I couldn't stay off the comfortable padded patio furniture. The first place I went in the morning and the last place I went before going to bed. We have been going to Panama City for years and I don't know how we could have missed this place. Kathy is wonderful to rent from and goes the extra mile to make a vacation special in every way. When you have a condo owner like her and a condo that looks like something out of a magazine...what more do you need? O yes, I forgot about the convenience of having the umbrella and padded chases waiting for you on the beach is just an added bonus. My husband's favorite thing....so many golf courses close by. Another favorite of his are the speedy elevators that are always waiting as soon as you press the button. I could have stayed longer but had to come back to reality so we're already looking forward to next year. Thanks Kathy for Everything!
- Guest Dianne (Anniston, al)
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
It's a WONDERFUL life!!
It's a WONDERFUL life!!
From the moment we entered the condo, we were in love! It's a wonderful life! Beautifully decorated, ample space, pictures do not do justice...the place is heaven! Then you see the view..Oh, what a view! Huge balcony overlooking the gulf and gorgeous white sands! Thank you so much for letting us stay at your place, we are already planning our next trip, hoping to make your spot an annual visit. Our boys loved their own space in the bunk room...soft bedding throughout. Beach service is a bonus. Thank you, thank you!!
- Guest Nicole (League City, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Breathtaking view and room
Breathtaking view and room
I was fortunate to find this room for a vacation that I was 10 yrs past due. The room had all the accomidations you could want. it was like staying in your own house. The location is right down from Pier Park and just outside all the hustle and bustle. We had no issues with our room or beach chairs that came with this room. Stepping out onto the balcony from the 8th floor and seeing the ocean was enough to want me to come back next year. Parking was easy and the fastest elevators you will ever find. Even right across the street from Winn Dixie. I will be staying here again
- Guest Matt (Athens,Tn)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Palazzo fans from Seattle...
Palazzo fans from Seattle...
'Champagne Views' exceeds it's description and reviews. We've rented homes, condos, villas and apartments around the World via VRBO for years and while we've always been (mostly) fortunate, this condo and owner accurately earns it's accolades. Owner Katie is responsive, warm and professional; location is perfect, views are indescribable and the breeze of parking and beach access is easily matched by the fresh ocean air.
- Guest Karen and Rick (Mercer Island, WA)
- Date of stay 04/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
The name of this condo "Champagne Views" says it all. Not only were the views gorgeous but so was the unit. We had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. The unit is located very close to great shopping and restaurants. Our favorite place to eat was Hook'd at Pier Park. Kathy is so great to deal with - the process was very easy. We were so impressed with everything and hope to return again next summer.
- Guest Kelly D. (Clarksville)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Kelly: It was so great getting to know you by phone and email as we prepared for your awesome vacation at Champagne Views. You were an amazing guest, and please know you are welcome back anytime. So COME BACK SOON!!! Warmest regards, --Kathy
We rented Champagne Views from Kathy for the week of June 1 - June 8, 2013. We were there with our extended family for a vacation. My wife's family rented three other condos in the same location. I will start by saying that we have been using VCBO for the past 10 years and we have never met a Owner as nice as Kathy. She anwered any and all questions before we left. We arrived early on the 1st. and went to the condo. We met the couple cleaning the condo from the last guest. They were incredible nice and "wow" the condo was spotless. The fresh flowers were a unexpected surprise. They gave us a list of restaurants since it had been over 10 years since we last visited PCB and gave us their phone numbers if we needed anything. We visited three other condos in the building while staying at Palazzo. Not a single unit came close to the decor and warmness that Champagne Views had. Everything you need for a week at the beach is provided. We used the beach chairs, nets, boogie boards, cooler everything. Two days into our stay the AC unit quit working. I called Kathy, within 30 minutes a repairman was on site and repaired the problem. She called back after the repair to make sure the repair was completed and we were comfortable. Kathy really went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our vacation. My family truly enjoyed staying at Champagne Views and it deserves 5 stars!!!!!!
- Guest J&M (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Great Anniversary Week at Champagne Views
Great Anniversary Week at Champagne Views
My wife and I were very pleased with the week we spent at Champagne Views. It was obvious from the moment we stepped in the condo that Kathy has put plenty of time and effort in customizing her condo for our enjoyment. Great views of the ocean, convenient parking under the building, great access to elevators, excellent kitchen and very clean and well decorated. We had great beach access and good shopping options with The Pier located minutes from the condo. Kathy is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to staying in the condo again! If Champagne Views is available, look no further and book your week immediately!
- Guest Anniversary (Nashville, TN)
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/10/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Tim: It's GREAT to learn you and your wife had a wonderful time at Champagne Views for your anniversary. I'm so glad you two took advantage of, and enjoyed, all the amenities Palazzo Resort and the beautiful area surrounding it have to offer. Anniversaries are special benchmarks in a relationship and I'm honored you let me host this year's for you at Champagne Views. Please know that you are welcome as my guests anytime, so COME BACK SOON!!! Warm regards, --Kathy
First, there is no better person to rent from! and no better place to stay. Lots of beach funstuff. FAB deck furniture. You will be so glad you stayed here if you are visiting Panama City Beach. Palazzo is very quiet and secure but has plenty to do - beautiful beach, of course, but also lovely pool and hot tub. The people on staff are so friendly and helpful - especially Aimee. You are across the street from a really nice Winn-Dixie, close to the Sandbar for delicious seafood, and within walking distance of Pier Park. Is there anything you could possibly need - it's there. Just want to say a word about the furnishings. Really good washer/dryer, dishwasher, tv's. But really, the deck furniture alone would sell you. Comfy and lots of it - everyone who stopped by commented on the fact that their place had plastic chairs or only a few chairs and small table. Kathy has two padded chairs, a small table (plenty big for a nice meal), a padded loveseat, and TWO great chaise lounges. I had the chair on the beach in March (which was also really nice), but I spent lots more time out on the deck. You will be so glad you spent your vacation here!
- Guest Kath (Michigan)
- Date of stay 01/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/06/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Kathleen: I've got a giant smile on my face right now, thanks to you and this awesome review! Thanks so much for the glowing testimonial--it truly means the world to me. You were a fantastic guest, and it was terrific getting to know you by phone and email. Please know you are welcome in my home anytime, so COME BACK SOON!!! Have a great spring, --Kathy
had a great time...
had a great time...
Pam & I had a great time. We are already thinking of returning to PBC (maybe Apr. '13). Thanks for sharing you condo. Terry
- Guest Terry (Amarillo TX)
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Dear Terry and Pam: Thanks so much for the wonderful review, and for taking such great care of Champagne Views while you were there. You were awesome guests, and I'm so happy to learn you are coming back next Spring. Till then, take care and here's to a safe and joyous 2013 to you and yours. All the best, --Kathy
As other reviewers stated previously, the pictures just don't do it justice. Champagne Views was all that and more -- spotless, plenty of room, impeccably appointed, gorgeous view, comfortable balcony furniture (loved the chaise!!), and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Everything you could possibly think of is provided, and that's a big plus!! The beach was clean and not crowded at all. I had a wonderful time, and this is where I'll stay on my next visit to PCB, which I hope is soon!!
- Guest Mike and Mickey (Chattanooga, TN)
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/21/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Mickey: Your review put a great big smile on my face--and it stayed there all day long. THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking time out of your hectic schedule to share your experience at Champagne Views with others. I'm so glad you had a fabulous time, and please know you were an awesome guest who is welcome to return anytime--SO COME BACK SOON!!! Warmest regards, --Kathy
All 2013 rates INCLUDE taxes & cleaning & FREE VIP BEACH SERVICE daily (Mar-Oct) Mar-May: $170/nt (5 night minimum) Jun-Jul: $195/nt (7 night minimum) Aug-Sep: $155/nt (5 night minimum) Oct-Feb: $125/nt (5 night minimum); $1500/monthly Add $250 REFUNDABLE damage deposit MasterCard & Visa accepted - Lessee must be 25+ years old
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: My name is Kathy, and I'm a recent retiree who just moved back to their hometown of Knoxville, TN (GO VOLS!). I bought this place when I was still a workaholic (Nov/2010) in order to spend precious down time with family and friends. Now that I'm retired, I plan to make it my home away from home. FYI...not working is AWESOME!!!
Why the Owner Chose Palazzo:
I toured 50+ properties in my beach home search, and nothing even came close to the fantastic views and luxurious amenities offered by Palazzo Resort at Panama City Beach.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The Gulf of Mexico puts on a spectacular show every evening for those of us lucky enough to be on the 17' uber-private balcony at Champagne Views at sunset. The interior decor was inspired by the colors of Panama City Beach sunsets.
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UNWIND: comfy loungers for two with a cool blue view
REPLENISH: warm wood meets cool stone in the fully equipped kitchen
GATHER: there's plenty of seating for family and friends
EXPLORE: Fabulous Pier Park is less than a mile away
NAP: two plush sleeper sofas cozy up the great room
ESCAPE: the master has a cozy reading nook, Sony HDTV, and DVD player
CLEANSE: both the master and guest baths refresh body & spirit. Zen...
SPLASH: the water's fine. Palazzo's elevated gulf-front pool & jacuzzi
ENTERTAIN: the warm decor, inspired by the sunset, sets the mood
RELAX: the great room and amazing view are waiting for you
DAYDREAM: the big 17' balcony has 2 comfy chaises and a seating group for 4
SURF (channel- or web-): Sony HDTV, DVD, CD/iPod player, Hi Speed Internet
DREAM: 11" memory foam mattress and organic bedding
RETREAT: memory foam mattresses, connected bath, HDTV, & phone for kids & guests
GETAWAY: Palazzo is a luxury resort with world-class amenities
FROLIC: join the sandy fun & then relax with a chaise & umbrella FOR FREE!!!
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