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Spring Break! $250 Off If Booked by December 31st!!

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One pool is at 85 degrees all winter! Plus 2 outside hot tubs and 1 more inside.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Location:
The Summit
8743 Thomas Dr, Unit 906
Panama City, FL 32408

Weekly rate: Depends on the season. Note that you are getting a fully furnished, well stocked home on the beach, not some small hotel room away from the beach. As well, all condos (and hotels) must charge the 12.5% Tourist Tax. The quote I send you includes the seasonal rental rate, the cleaning fee ($75), required tourist taxes charged to hotels and condos (12.5%), and a fully refundable damage deposit ($300). I break it into two payments: immediately to hold the reservation, and 30 days prior to arrival. Just click on 'Book-It', then select your dates, (Saturday to Saturday ONLY during prime seasons) to see an invoice, payment due dates and amounts, as well as a credit card payment form that lets you book NOW. The Summit Complex fee at registration is an additional $15 ($45 spring break). You have to make the first payment to hold the reservation.

NO REFUNDS for cancelled bookings (unless I can re-rent your time slot.) Please buy cancellation insurance on VRBO if you have any doubts! You will be refunded the damage deposit within a couple of days of when I get my report from my housekeeper. (In 3 years I have only kept $55 in damage deposits, including spring break.)

I only accept payment through VRBO.

ACCOMODATIONS:
Nicely furnished; even has an Amish fireplace! The bunk bed hallway space was converted to an office that includes an HDMI monitor, keyboard and color scanner/printer - just bring your laptop! Upgraded High Speed Internet is free!

The living room and bedroom both include a flat screen TV with Basic Cable as well as a blue-ray DVD player with HULU, Netflix, and Pandora - and a cabinet full of DVDs for those rainy afternoons.

Improvements last fall included:
New window treatment to darken the living room for those that want to sleep in!
New laminate flooring in the bedroom and office!
New kitchen with granite counter-tops!

Accommodations include:
Large shelf closet in the bedroom plus a smaller 2nd closet. Has two toilets, two sinks, one shower/bath tub; all new hardware. The bedroom has a Hilton quality king bed and a cozy leather love seat. The living room includes an exceptionally comfortable queen tempurpaedic sleeper sofa, and a twin size sleeper love seat. Just rotate the love seat on the tile floor to parallel it with the couch before opening it. There's also an auto-inflatable elevated twin air mattress in a box in the office alcove that would be a cozy fit in the hallway.

The well equipped kitchen includes dinner settings for 6, a full array of small appliances, as well as new stainless appliances including microwave w/convection oven, stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker, and filtered drink dispenser in the door. New AC/Heater (with turn off sensor when the patio door is opened) and water heater. There's even a new high tech combo washer/dryer - throw the clothes in the wash before you go to bed and they are dry when you get up!

It's on the 9th floor, with a large balcony that overlooks the quieter garden area and beach on the west side of the complex.

Facility amenities include a well equipped exercise room, large inside and outside Jacuzzis, sauna, and one of the two large outdoor pools is heated to 85 degrees all winter. Walk to restaurants and lots of arcades and rides. Or, in the winter, join fellow residents in the downstairs lounge for group activities any day of the week!

This is my permanent home, when I'm not traveling for work, so it is set up for my comfort. (Unlike the majority of Summit vacation rentals that have the uncomfortable wicker furniture.) I want you to feel like a cherished guest in my home.

I work for FEMA as a Reservist and get deployed to disasters around the country as a map maker. (You will see my maps in my office.) When I don't work I don't get paid so your visit helps me to more smoothly manage those down times. Currently (June, 2015) I am working in Frankfort, KY on the winter and spring storms.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 - picture ID is required with initial registration....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only:

    I live here and tobacco smoke aggravates my health....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The balcony height is too dangerous for children under 5....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Those are the complex rules....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • 1 King size bed; 1 Queen Sofa Bed; 1 Living room chair pulls out to a comfortable Twin convertible bed. Sleeps 5 comfortably. (Also has an elevated power inflatable Twin mattress that can be set up in the hallway.)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Including a large selection of cook books!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Pandora...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable service. Internet connected BlueRay DVD provides access to Hulu and Netflix....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Pandora on the internet TV...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The Summit 8743 Thomas Dr, Unit 906 Panama City, FL 32408 US...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Rotate the love seat and the dining table can be pulled out to seat six!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Heating and AC turn off automatically if the patio door is left open....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    On site...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Small one-time fee is charged at registration....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Only works internally and locally....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    All in one washer/dryer; put the clothes in the washer and they come out dry!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Paid extra for the high speed connection! Runs Hulu and Netflix great!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso maker and conventional coffee maker, as well as French Drip....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Equipped as if it were my home. Oh yeah - it is my home!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    With convection oven!...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Filtered water!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    One is heated to 85 all winter!...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 18 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer, 2015
Aug 15 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$399

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $57 Nightly

Late Fall, 2015 (4mos-$3250!)
Nov 1 - Feb 27, 2016
30 night min stay

$999

Discounts: 30 nights or more: $33 Nightly

Spring Break, 2016
Feb 28 - Apr 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Late Spring, 2016
Apr 16 - May 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$399

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $57 Nightly

Summer, 2016
May 28 - Aug 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $100 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $125
Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Dep. (Refundable) $300
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Spring Break price will increase to $1,299 after January 1st. My reasoning is that I will get more responsible renters if they are the type that can plan ahead to look for a bargain. A win-win.

Returning summer guests - ask for the 20% discount!


Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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The Summit

8743 Thomas Dr, Unit 906

Panama City, FL 32408

US

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I am a map maker and work on disasters around the country. If my condo isn't rented when I'm in between assignments then I'm delighted to spend some time there.

Why the Owner Chose The Summit:
My home is your home. I have made it comfortable for myself and my friends, who use it when it's not rented. I'd like to consider you my new friends and for everyone I leave packaged foods, e.g., coffee/tea, condiments, snacks, etc. in the cupboards and fridge so you don't have to run out the night you arrive. Since my housekeeper only resupplies the basics, I hope you replace anything that is getting low or has run out the next time you get to the store so my guests arriving after you can have the same convenience. Or leave your own favorite non-perishable treats. Please throw out any perishables before you leave. I removed the bunk beds in the hallway in favor of a comfortable over-sized twin sleeper love seat in the living room. I made an office where the bunk beds were and I upgraded to the high speed WIFI Internet so I could enjoy Hulu and Netflix. I added a larger closet in the bedroom with lots of shelving. I have furniture that I enjoy living with, including a fine dining set that, by sliding the single chair out of the way and the bench over, let's me have a table set for six. I have a dinette on the balcony as well as gravity chairs and side tables. While all but one guest has said how much they like having my personal things available to use (fiction, non-fiction and cook books, lots of kitchen gadgets, office equipment and supplies, beach toys, etc) I did have one visitor that complained that it felt too much like a home and not like a vacation get away. I offered them a full refund if they moved out the night they arrived, even found them an alternative condo in the complex, but they decided to stay. Go figure.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The view is amazing! I have never seen anything more beautiful than a lightning storm come in over the waters at night. I enjoy the camaraderie of the locals and meeting interesting people from all over the world. Or just napping in my gravity chair, listening to the waves breaking on the shore, soaking up the warm winter sun that bakes the balcony in the afternoon. Spinakers is my favorite place to eat in town and it's just a short walk down the beach, with tables on the beach's edge.


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Photos

  • One pool is at 85 degrees all winter! Plus 2 outside hot tubs and 1 more inside.

    One pool is at 85 degrees all winter! Plus 2 outside hot tubs and 1 more inside.

  • Patio has gravity chairs and a dinette table.

    Patio has gravity chairs and a dinette table.

  • Living Room, new Queen couch and Twin love seat convertible beds in Spring 2013.

    Living Room, new Queen couch and Twin love seat convertible beds in Spring 2013.

  • Blue-Ray DVD w/HULU, Netflix & Pandora. Cabinet with DVDs of all genres.

    Blue-Ray DVD w/HULU, Netflix & Pandora. Cabinet with DVDs of all genres.

  • Full office set-up. Just bring your computer! (Those two are mine.)

    Full office set-up. Just bring your computer! (Those two are mine.)

  • Master bedroom. King bed. Wool rug with new laminate floor.

    Master bedroom. King bed. Wool rug with new laminate floor.

  • Dine on the beach!

    Dine on the beach!

  • Some days the water colors are unbelievable!

    Some days the water colors are unbelievable!

  • Swing on the bench with that special someone while watching the sun set.

    Swing on the bench with that special someone while watching the sun set.

  • Umbrellas and chairs can be rented - or bring your own.

    Umbrellas and chairs can be rented - or bring your own.

  • Quick snack or the cheapest beers on the beach.

    Quick snack or the cheapest beers on the beach.

  • The hallway now has baskets of beach play toys for your enjoyment.

    The hallway now has baskets of beach play toys for your enjoyment.

  • Your cozy home away from home... It's so bright outside it's hard to see inside!

    Your cozy home away from home... It's so bright outside it's hard to see inside!

  • New kitchen, Fall 2013

    New kitchen, Fall 2013

  • Door locks for privacy. Down pillows. 100% Cotton sheets, towels. Two closets.

    Door locks for privacy. Down pillows. 100% Cotton sheets, towels. Two closets.

  • Bedroom. Love seat, HDTV with DVD player, surround sound speakers with mp3 port.

    Bedroom. Love seat, HDTV with DVD player, surround sound speakers with mp3 port.

  • Spacious balcony! Early in the morning the beach is empty! Perfect time to walk!

    Spacious balcony! Early in the morning the beach is empty! Perfect time to walk!

  • Peaceful garden area below the condo patio.

    Peaceful garden area below the condo patio.

  • Spinakers is just a short walk down the beach. Listen to music from the patio.

    Spinakers is just a short walk down the beach. Listen to music from the patio.

  • The Tiki Bar by the pool serves specialty mixed drinks.

    The Tiki Bar by the pool serves specialty mixed drinks.

  • You are on the upper left side of the complex.

    You are on the upper left side of the complex.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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