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LOCATION Top of the Gulf Resort is located in the heart of Panama City Beach, in the NW Florida panhandle. The resort is approximately 25 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from Pier Park and 10 minutes from St. Andrews State Park. Super Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, fast food restaurants and Ripley's are .5 mile away. Club La Vela, Spinnaker, 3 Brother's Pizza, Hershey's Ice Cream, Wendy's, Subway, Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Ms. Newby's bar, convenience stores and gift shops all within a few blocks.
UNIT The unit is on the sixth floor, overlooking the pool, with a great ocean view. One wall is covered in windows, with one window panel extending from floor-to-ceiling. It has one bathroom, a walk-in closet, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, kitchen stocked with kitchenware, dining room, sitting area, queen bed and queen pullout couch (sleeps 4). Central AC/heat, water, electricity, cable TV, DVD and VCR provided.
RESORT Top of the Gulf Resort is located directly on the sugar white sand of the Gulf Lagoon Beach and the emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico.
AMENITIES The complex has an olympic-size pool, kiddy pool, sun decks, grills, shuffleboard, a pool-side snack bar (open most days during the summer), laundry room, game room, exercise room, wifi lounge and secure parking.
My Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort unit is less than two miles away so we leave Edgewater pool tags in the unit for you to access Edgewater's extensive amenities as well.
EDGEWATER AMENITIES Pools: Throughout the resort, guests have access to 11 swimming pools, 6 reflecting ponds, 4 whirlpools and a Polynesian-style Lagoon Pool, which offers an open surface area and elaborate system of waterfalls and islands within the pool. The Lagoon Pool is located right off the beach and is enhanced with 45,000 square feet of deck space along with fiber optic lighting. Pool tags will be provided to give guests access to the pools and resort.
Golf: Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort has two great golf courses--36 holes surrounded by water and challenging sand traps. Visit the Pro Shop for more information on pricing, equipment rentals, lessons and tee times.
Tennis: There are six all-weather plexicushion tennis courts, with lighting for night play. Lessons and tennis activities for children also available. Visit the Pro Shop for more information on pricing, equipment rentals and lessons.
Fitness Club: Fitness classes are held in the beautiful mirrored aerobics studio. Step benches, jump ropes, exercise balance balls, tension cords, mats and hand weights are available. The class schedule varies seasonally and includes aerobics, yoga, pilates, step classes and toning, as well as a water aerobics class taught in the Lagoon Pool. Visit the Fitness Club for more information on pricing, classes and personal trainers.
Spa: During your stay, relieve your stress with a visit to the spa. Pick from massage, body wrap, body exfoliation, and foot therapy options. The spa is located in The Club, where you can go for more information on services and pricing.
Resort Activities: Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort offers a fun-filled monthly calendar of activities for guests of all ages (activities vary by month and most take place during the summer). Monthly activities include tie-dying, beach volleyball, poolside bingo, ice cream socials, hula hoop and limbo contests. Monthly calendars can be found at the front desk or in the Pro Shop.
Dining: -Ocean's Bar & Grill provides private ocean-front dining with live music seasonally, a large tiki bar and delectable dishes. -Starbucks and Pizza Hut Express located on the resort. -The Bimini Sandbar offers tropical drinks and tasty snacks. -Blenders, located right on the Lagoon Pool deck next to Ocean's Bar & Grill, offers premium frozen drinks to quench your thirst while you sunbathe. -At Edgie's Corner Market try out one of the 16 flavors of delicious ice cream. -If you'd prefer to spend your mealtime watching the sunset from the luxury of your unit, contact Room Service.
PANAMA CITY BEACH Beaches: Panama City Beach is best known for its 27 miles of sugar white sand beaches and clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. Panama City Beach was recently named the overall Favorite Beach in Florida by The Weather Channel.
Water Sports: Parasailing, dolphin encounters, banana boat rides, sailboat rides, sailboat rentals, jet skis, boogie boards, beach lounge chairs, kayak rentals, eco-tours, skim boarding, paddle boards, fishing and surf lessons. Contact Adventures at the Sea, Mr. Surf Shop or Sunjammers for more information.
Family Fun: Take the family to nearby water parks, amusement parks, movie theaters, mini golf, go-cart, bowling, state parks, shows and entertainment venues.
Golf: Hombre Golf Club is one of the premier championship golf resorts in the Sunshine State and is the annual host of the PGA Tour qualifying school, earning the Wes Burnham design a reputation for intimidation. Hombre challenges every aspect of your game, ensuring nearly every club in your bag is used. Contact the club for more information. Be sure to ask about special pricing for Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort guests.
Dining: 100s of restaurants located nearby. Firefly, Breakers, Montego Bay Seafood House, Roy's Original Chili, Saltwater Grill, Another Broken Egg, Sweet Basil's Bistro, Shane's Rib Shack, C-Level, Bonefish Grill, Zen Garden Market, Subway and Sonic all close by.
Nightlife: Club La Vela, the largest nightclub in the U.S., and Spinnaker, another well-known nightclub featured on E!, Coyote Ugly, Ms. Newby's, Tootsie's, Rum Runners and Pineapple Willy's are located nearby.
Shopping: Alivin's Island, The Shoppes at Edgewater, Walmart, Salty Dog Surf Shop and Kmart all located nearby.
Stays less than four nights subject to additional fees. Special rates available for extended stays and select dates. The refundable damage deposit check and rental agreement are due to reserve dates. We accept credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Chase QuickPay and personal checks (preferred). Ask about the cancellation policy if there's a chance you may need to cancel.
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