From Calypso 1203 East, you’ll have a front-row view of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy your breakfast on the beachfront balcony as dolphins frolic in the surf. Sip cocktails while the sun sets, its crimsons and gold reflected in the water. Let the waves lapping on the sand lull you to sleep at night.
The stellar location, just steps from the sparkling sands of Panama City Beach, is just one reason Calypso 1203 East, which sleeps 6, is so appealing. The condo itself is furnished in elegant, comfortable fashion. Because the living area is connected to the balcony by large sliding glass doors, you can watch seabirds swoop and soar over the gulf even as you relax indoors. There’s room for everyone to kick back on the sofa and watch a movie on the flat-panel TV with cable. Or perhaps you’d rather nestle in the armchair and surf the web via the free WiFi, or sprawl out on the rug with the kids for a game of Uno. It’s just like relaxing at home—only better!
The dining table can seat up to 6 people, and there’s also a breakfast bar that seats 3. The kitchen is a delight, with its sparkling stainless-steel appliances, gleaming granite countertops, and wealth of cookware and tableware. Even if you eat most of your meals out—and there are numerous restaurants nearby—you’ll appreciate having a coffee maker for your morning cup of joe and a blender for mixing a batch of late-night daiquiris.
With its king-size bed, private bathroom, and flat-screen TV, the master bedroom offers 5-star comfort. Bunk beds in a hallway alcove can sleep another 2 people—the kids will absolutely love making this their private retreat. An additional 2 guests can sleep in the living area; the sofa opens into a queen-size bed. There’s a 2nd full bathroom as well to accommodate them. When you arrive at Calypso 1203 East, you’ll find the beds beautifully made up (with Tommy Bahama bedding for a true beachside-paradise vibe), plenty of clean towels for both bathrooms, and extra bedding at the ready—no need to bring your own linens from home. In fact, because the unit has its own washer and dryer, you can pack lighter than usual.
Be sure to bring your swimsuit and sunscreen, though. For one thing, the beach is practically your backyard. What’s more, when you stay at Calypso 1203 East in-season (May-October), you’ll have 2 padded beach chairs and an umbrella set up for right on the sands, courtesy of the condo’s owners. When you’re not lazing with a book and a drink, you can be swimming, paddleboarding, parasailing, canoeing, windsurfing, or kayaking in the gulf.
If you prefer splashing about in a pool to swimming in the gulf, you’re in luck: Calypso Resort & Towers has not one but 2 large beachfront pools. When you’ve had your fill of the water, you can dry off on a poolside chaise as palm trees sway in the breeze. And if you’ve worked up a thirst, you don’t have to go far: During the high season there’s a convenient poolside tiki bar. On the other hand, if you’re up for even more exercise, head to the Calypso’s gym, which features plenty of machines and free weights.
There’s even more to do just beyond the condo complex. Russell-Fields Pier, the longest pier on the gulf and a popular fishing spot, is only a 5-minute walk away; you can even see it from your balcony. Both the Pier Park shopping and entertainment complex and Gulf World Marine Park are less than a 10-minute walk, and WonderWorks and ZooWorld are among the attractions within a 15-minute drive.
Like many other Panama Beach City condos, Calypso 1203 East rents only by the week during the high season, with a required Saturday arrival. But, really, why would you stay less than a week in this seaside paradise? Make your reservation today, and get ready for a vacation like no other.