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Stunning Three Story PCB House / Pool / Pet Friendly / Gulf of Mexico view

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,944 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 story, Easy Beach Access, Gulf Views, Pet Friendly

"Anchors Away" is a 1944 square foot, pet friendly, Southern Coastal Decor Villa with easy beach access. It has 3 levels, 3 bedrooms / 3 baths with Gulf of Mexico views from the second and third floors. "Anchors Away" is part of an exclusive beach townhome community featuring 10 three-story "Villas" which are centrally located for guests who want a great Panama City Beach location with easy walking access to shopping, dining and the beach.

"Anchors Away" is a five star / very highly recommended rental by travel agents for its location, beach access, amenities, size, cleanliness and affordability. It accommodates up to 10 guests but is also perfect for 2, 4 or 6 guests who want a beach town house with privacy on each floor for your friends and/or family. "Anchors Away" is perfect for guests who want luxury for their Winter retreats, vacations, romantic getaways, special occasions, shopping weekends, concerts, sporting events or Honeymoons. ***During the off-season, potential guests may receive a discount if only 2/4 guests will be renting Anchors Away or seeking extended vacations.***

It has an open floor plan with 9, 10 and 12 foot ceilings allowing coastal breezes to flow throughout the house. Each floor has privacy for large family or friend events. Each room is decorated with a nautical theme ideally suited for the Panama City Beach atmosphere.

The third floor master bedroom has a king size bed, queen size sleeper sofa, ensuite bathroom and privacy balcony. The second floor guest bedroom has a king size bed with ensuite bathroom. Each second and third floor balcony is covered to enjoy the Florida environment without the sun and heat.

The second floor kitchen is fully stocked for gourmet chefs with granite counter tops, bar and dining area for guests. The second floor balcony has additional dining for guests. The second floor living room has a queen size sleeper sofa for guests. There is a high definition television located in the living area. The second floor balcony is mostly used for dining al fresco or just enjoying the breezes and views.

The first floor has a complete efficiency apartment with a queen size bed, full kitchen, inside dining area (4 guests) full bath and sliding doors to a private patio set up for outside dining. The first floor privacy patio has a charcoal grill for outdoor grilling.

Each bedroom has wifi and high definition televisions with video libraries. The first floor living area is recommended for family members with limited mobility and/or guests with pets who may need some play time at the beach.

The "Villas" swimming pool is steps away from the front door and guests can relax downstairs near the pool while sipping their favorite beverage or read a book while having their morning coffee on the second floor or third floor balconies and watch the activities by the pool. Regardless of your choice, the pool is perfect after a day spent on the beach with the family and your guests.

I have supplied beach wagons which make it easier to transport your gear on the beach. This beach gear includes skim boards, body boards and 10 beach chairs. All these supplies are out your back door for your beach vacation. I have also added in 2018 several beach games (corn hole, ring toss and bocce ball) you can use on the beach for your family fun in the sand when you need a break on shore. ***As of August 18, 2018, any newly booked reservations will have free use of a two person ocean kayak and surf board during their rental dates and available for their beach fun.***

"Anchors Away" has been reviewed by travel agents and guests for cleanliness, location, value and fun. I have only received Five Star reviews from these agencies and my guests. It also has been recognized for my pet friendly atmosphere at “Anchors Away.” Some of my guests like to walk their pets for their morning and evening workouts but I have also supplied beach pet fencing for laid-back pets which allow your pet some privacy for their out door times. This pet fencing can be used off the first floor rear patio and green area where you can have your favorite beverage and watch your best friend relax. In doors, I have provided pet gates to keep your best friends on a certain level of the house. The balconies are great for your pets to people watch but please do not leave them unattended if they are teacup size and adventurous.

Due to a need for luxury and affordable beach venues in Panama City Beach, I offered "Anchors Away" as a beach getaway so my family and friends could have a wonderful place to relax with their families and bring their pets if desired. Since then, I have received over 90 five star reviews on my HOMEAWAY and VRBO sites. This house is gorgeous and the location is only a short distance to Pier Park for shopping and restaurants or Frank Brown Park for baseball, softball or concerts. I really love this property because Anchors Away is centrally located for all your beach activities to include the Shipwreck Water Park, Thomas' Donuts, Sandbar Grill and Dusty's Bar and Grill. I encourage all my potential guests to research our area and my house. Through VRBO and HOMEAWAY you can see the exact location of your vacation getaway with their Google Earth finder located at the bottom of the web page of the house you are interested. My house is near beach access # 65 ( approximately 100 yards) which all my guests use to enter the beach. I have tried to take the guess work away from my potential guests so they can rest assured that they will have a dream house for their beach vacation. This is my home-away-from-home and I try to make sure it will be yours too for this vacation and many returns.

In 2018, Anchors Away now has a free concierge service that allows my guests to have a 24/7 point of contact during your vacation.

We are also near the beach dog park at Pier Park and Frank Brown Park ( about .20 mile) where you can stay all day on the beach or at the park with your pet. Also, our common grounds are not fenced so everyone can have access to our green areas. There is a non-refundable $75.00 pet fee required by my HOA so please pay that prior to your arrival. Remember, our pets always need a vacation with their family so do not leave your best friend behind and bring them to Anchors Away.

You will have a great time at Anchors Away and make family memories that will last a lifetime. Sincerely, Jo.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Jo

I love helping people make their vacation memories and that is why I purchased this additional property for people with pets who want to stay someplace gorgeous.

Jo purchased this house in 2017

Why Jo chose El Centro Beach

I offer one of the best locations in Panama City Beach. I offer a concierge service for 24/7 service while on vacation for a worry free stay. You will have 10 beach chairs, 2 beach wagons, 4 pool side chairs and 1944 square feet of vacation house paradise.


El Centro Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1944 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ID required prior to check-in. Renter will be required to tour property and sign rental documents after inspection & acceptance of property.
  • No more guests allowed on the premises than reported on reservation. E.g., if you state 8 people as guests, there should only be 8 people at house.
  • Unreported guests or pets will result in additional fees to be paid. No credit card charge backs allowed for any violations or damage deposit loss.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , guest bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , ensuite full bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mother-in-law first floor bedroom with full bath and kitchen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom on third floor with private balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guests bedroom with private bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
No car needed with central location of beach house.


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Stunning Three Story PCB House / Pool / Pet Friendly / Gulf of Mexico view
average rating of 4.989362 based on 94 reviews
Chicago Illinois

Ultimate Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and location. Comfy beds and house was very

clean. As advertised. First timer to PCB but we will return to Anchors Away. We had a grand time with all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sissy, thank you for your review. It was my pleasure to have you and your family vacation at Panama City Beach and Anchors Away. Safe travels and God bless. Jo
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Las Vegas, Nevada

I will return.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation and as advertised.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. See you in 2019. God bless. Jo (John3:16)
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Kings Mountain, NC

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We took a family of 10, and had plenty of room. Actually the 3 levels worked perfectly for the 3 households that went. The kitchen is fully stocked, clean and great for cooking in. With the large party we had, we cooked multiple meals during our stay.

I do not have pets, but 2 of my other family members did, and for us all to go together, we had to find a place large enough that accepts pets. I personally, was worried about the true cleanliness of a place that accepts pets. I was so relieved when we arrived to find it is a very clean, and you wouldn't know pets stay there. In addition, it is very beautifully and nicely decorated, yet still very comfortable. It is true to the photos shown.

When I was searching for places to stay in Panama City Beach, it was very difficult to find a place that accepted pets, didn't require 6 nights/7 day stay, and wasn't outrageously priced, even with a 4-way split bill. Anchors Away fit our requirements perfectly.

The property manager, Greg, was very helpful and quick to respond to the questions I had before my arrival. Our concierge, Austin, was excellent, informative, and very nice. Fortunately we did not need him outside of arrival, but had we, I have no doubt he'd have handled it perfectly. Jo has great people assisting her with rental of the property.

The following is some...I don't want to say negative things because it really is an all around great place...but rather things you would like to know.

-You're not right up on the beach, but definitely within walking distance to your beach access, even for a lazy person. Also they provide a lot of carts to pull your beach gear in, and provide the beach gear itself.

-The majority of the popular type places you'll want to go is on the Eastern portion of the strip ,and not within walking distance. That being said, the drive is not bad at all, and parking is not hard to find either. Also there is a lot right around Anchors Away too (restaurants, grocery store, shops). So while the majority of your shopping, eating out, and things to do outside of the beach will require driving, it's not like you're in the boonies or anything.

Anchors Away is a great place to stay. If it meets your family's needs, I tell you, don't hesitate to book it.

-Tara (North Carolina)

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, you and your family were 5 star guests. It was a pleasure to have all of you at Panama City Beach and I am so happy you had a great time. Thank you for your review. You are spot on with all your points and I really appreciate the time and effort you took to address facts for future guests. I know it is not easy finding suitable lodging that fits each and every family member’s needs, but you did a great job researching this area to find Anchors Away. I really hope to have you back as guests and pray that you have safe travels wherever you vacation in the future. God bless you all. Jo
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Wetumka, OK

Summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house!! It has everything you need. Short walk to the beach. Plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure to have you and your family as my guests. You will always be welcomed back to Anchors Away and please consider this to be your home-away-from-home at Panama City Beach. God bless and safe travels. Jo
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  • 4 of 5

Great experience, would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have your family as my guests. I look forward to assisting you in the future with your vacation plans at Panama City Beach. Safe travels and God bless. Jo ( John 3:16).
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Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta is home but PC Beach is always on my mind!

  • 5 of 5

Second trip to Anchors Away. I love this vacation house. See you again for 2019.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love that you have returned twice. Thank you for your review. Thank you for spending your Summer 2018 vacation at Anchors Away and Panama City Beach. Safe travels and God Bless you and your family. Jo (John 3:16)
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Sand Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Shell Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hombre Golf
Nearest Train
98 Miles
Pensacola, Florida
Nearest Restaurant
Sand Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Beach
Panama City Beach, Florida


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $225
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax

1 pet - $75.00 non-refundable pet fee. $25.00 for each additional pet. 3 pet maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.