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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!

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Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

We call our adorable and cozy 1BR townhome 'Beachside Joy” -- it is a beautiful gulf front unit that sits directly on the sugar-white sands of Panama City Beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in the world)! Beachside Joy is a NON-SMOKING unit.

When you stay here you are on the beach -- just walk down the deck stairs! This is not a high rise condo or hotel; there are no elevators to wait for and you don't have to share the beach with a thousand other condo residents. It's so wonderful to be able to walk right out the door and onto the beach or into the water!

Beachside Joy has a spacious living room, very tastefully decorated, with a 42' Sony Bravia HDTV and a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico. The very comfortable couch is also a pull-out queen size sleeper sofa with a new and comfy memory foam mattress! There's a full bathroom on the same level (with a shower).

For convenience, the Beachside Joy has a beautiful, newly remodeled and fully-stocked cozy kitchen (including custom soft-close cabinets, quartz counter top, mosaic glass back splash, and high-end stainless appliances) so you can whip up a romantic dinner to enjoy on the deck while the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. There is a private gas grill for your use on the deck -- perfect for adding a grilled steak or seafood to the meal!

The master suite, right up the spiral staircase, is bright and cheery with picture windows offering beautiful and serene views of the beach and gulf (including the spectacular sunsets)! The bed itself is king size with a high quality mattress (so you can sleep soundly after a day of fun). And you'll absolutely love the beautiful master bath, with a large dual sink granite vanity and a jetted jacuzzi tub. The TV in the master suite is also a Sony Bravia HDTV.

As for location, Beachside Joy is located approximately 3/4 of a mile west of the fabulous Pier Park shopping resort! You can see the pier itself from the gulf front deck.

There are some great dining spots within walking distance of our townhome. Right across the street you’ll find a very good Italian/Pizza restaurant, a Wings/Barbeque place, and of course a couple of great seafood places (check out the “Sand Bar” about a block away).

There is a Winn Dixie grocery store and a CVS pharmacy across the street as well. Just to our east (in Pier Park) you’ll find a world of entertainment, dining, and shopping. The pier itself offers great views and fine fishing!

We employ a friendly and thorough cleaning service (so you’ll find our home well cleaned and ready for your vacation).

We keep our calendar up-to-date, so you can check the available dates. Please call or send us a message with questions!

Tim & Vicki


Important note! Beachside Joy is a beautiful and comfortable beachfront vacation home, but it is is a small unit which requires a spiral staircase (there isn't room for a traditional staircase because the high ceilings, though airy and spacious, don't allow for enough length). The staircase is 100% in compliance with all building codes and the vast majority of our guests have no issues with them whatsoever. However, if you are elderly or have mobility issues to deal with, please consider the staircase before you decide to book with us. We want everyone who stays at Beachside Joy to have a wonderful time!

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Vicki Bougan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Vicki Bougan

Hi! We currently live in Castle Pines, Colorado (just south of Denver). We bought these two adjacent townhomes as our future retirement home. As we're still some years away from retirement, we want to share our blessings with other families.

Vicki Bougan purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Vicki Bougan chose Florida North West

We call this unit 'Beachside Joy' because it's gulf front and right on the beach (and not just any beach, but one of the world's most beautiful beaches)!

What makes this townhome unique

Beachside Joy is a townhome and not a high rise condo or hotel. You park right outside the front door and walk down the deck steps onto the sand. You have no elevators to wait for and don't have to share the beach with a thousand others in a high rise complex. It's quiet, beautiful, and oh-so relaxing!


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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!
average rating of 4.8433733 based on 83 reviews

Great vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been vacationing in Panama City since I was a child and have always stayed in hotels on the strip, but my husband and I wanted to stay somewhere different for our honeymoon. Beachside Joy was the perfect choice! The location was quiet and cozy, close to Pier Park and restaurants without being right in the middle of the strip, lots of privacy (even with townhomes on both sides of you), plenty of room for the two of us and just an absolutely beautiful place. Tim and Vicki are quick to respond with any questions or issues and they are so so sweet! We would love to vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE Beachside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the exact place 2 years ago for our 20th anniversary. This year we added a day to our vacation and it was great. The owners are fabulous and the place is somewhere I could see myself living! I LOVE being right on the gulf! Very relaxing. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The townhouse was easy to locate when we arrived in PCB. It was very clean & spacious.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location near the ocean & watching the sunrise and sunsets from the balcony. There was no separation between this unit balcony & next door. A gate between the two balconies would be a plus. Located across street was WinnDixie & CVS and shopping at Pier Park, and restaurants only minutes away. I would highly recommend this unit to younger people. The spiral staircase is a challenge for older people.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Beachside Bliss, the pictures of the unit are spot on! Everything was clean, well apportioned and stocked, all we had to do is bring our clothes and groceries! We have been using Home Away and VRBO for many years and this was one of the best places we have ever stayed in! The rental is absolutely perfect for a couple but there is a pull out couch that can easily handle another person or two....(with two full baths it wouldn't be an issue...) the beach was right outside our door. Tim and Vicki have done an excellent job with this unit. We cannot wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

First time visiting PCB in October and it was amazing! The location of the condo was perfect, close to Pier Park and lots of restaurants! You open the back patio door and the ocean is right there with beautiful white sand! Owners left a great info binder on just about everything you'll need or want to do on your stay! I liked how the main door to building had a lock as well as the door to your condo! Contacted Vicki upon arrival about a housekeeping issue and was quick to respond. Condo clean master bathroom large w great counter space and comfy bed! Spiral staircase is kind of a pain w luggage but well disclosed it condo info! We loved our stay and will definitely be back! Very family oriented area:)☀️🌴🐠

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Beach Review

My husband and I have stayed here before with the previous owners. This place is perfect for us and our two dogs. You can't beat the location close to the restaurants, grocery store and beach. Sunsets are the best on the porch, every night brings a new look at how beautiful and creative our God is! There is never an overcrowded feel to the beach and we loved having the yard area for the dogs. We have yet to have bad neighbors and seem to enjoy not only their company but their dogs as well. The amenities in this townhome were perfect for our stay. Our only complaints were that we wish would have stayed longer and we couldn't figure out if the laundry was communal or not (who really wants to do laundry on vacation anyways)! The owners were more than welcoming and had everything labeled as to what/how the townhome operated. We can't wait to come back and plan on booking another townhome close by for family to come along. Upon leaving we went and visited Destin Beach. The people and location there was far more industrialized and unwelcoming. We plan to continue our stay in these townhomes as the locals in Panama City as well as the other guests were very friendly and down to earth.

The property did have beach floats, toys below our deck that could've been placed in more renovated wood location. Wish that the yard was fully fenced in the back to let our puppies have free range though. In addition, a gate on the porch separating other neighbor’s pets would have been nice.

I would recommend this location to others, if we had the money we would love to own a townhome in this complex. Parking was clearly defined and the security codes to get through two doors made us feel very safe.

We ate at Bill's Crab House which we would not recommend, just go by your own crab legs and do a boil at the town home yourself. We do recommend Dusty's Oyster Bar, Hooked at Pier Park, Panama Pizzeria, and The Sandbar which is within walking distance. Other activities or attractions we did not participate in as we just enjoyed being close to the beach relaxing. Since the hustle and bustle of being at home working and having to do things we truly enjoyed doing as little as possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Panama City Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season (2016-2017)
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off-Season (2017-2018)
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.12%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

** Stays over the 4th of July include an additional charge for the holiday ($300+). **

13.12% Sales Tax is required by law (6% state, 6% county, and 1.12% city)

Maximum of two dogs allowed... Pet Fees $100 for first dog, $50 for second dog


Max Rental length is 2 weeks (no long term rentals). The unit is small with a small kitchen and is not designed for extended stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Panama City Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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