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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Ground floor. King BR + Queen Sleeper, 1 Bath, FREE BEACH CHAIRS, VIEWS!

SO CLOSE TO THE SAND! STUNNING VIEWS! BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED! Granite Kitchen. King Bedroom on Gulf front. Private WIFI. Keyless entry. FREE BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLA (March 1st - October 31st).

Mere steps to the most beautiful beach in the world! Convenient, close parking. Gated and secure. Walking distance to Wonderworks Museum, Ripleys "Believe it or Not", and Walmart.

205.541.5256 for more information.

Located on Thomas Drive beside World Famous Pineapple Willies, Sunbird remains a favorite destination. It is NOT a HUGE building with crowded beaches; just 2 towers, each with 12 floors. Sunbird is very FAMILY FRIENDLY!! The property is gated and requires a code for access. 3 gated pools.



Sunbird is conveniently located within walking distance of several restaurants, shopping, a public golf course, recreational rentals and attractions. Please see the list of local ATTRACTIONS below as well as their location on the MAP. A 10 minute drive from PIER PARK. 45 Minutes from DESTIN outlet malls.

NOTE: . THIS UNIT IS GROUND FLOOR. Very close unloading and parking. Living room AND bedroom sliding glass doors open directly out front onto the large beachfront patio. No need for elevators! FREE BEACH CHAIRS (2 LOUNGES WITH ONE UMBRELLA) MARCH 1 - OCT 31

No pets, no smoking in units, and the primary renter must be 25 years of age and stay the entire period. Max of 4 guests per condo. Wristbands and parking pass required. One parking permit ($25 and 4 wristbands ($3 each) per reservation. Extra parking permit not guaranteed in peak season. Off site parking is available.

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Sunbird Features:

-Fitness center

-Free Wi-Fi

-3 swimming pools

-2 Charcoal grilling areas and picnic tables beside East and West pools.

-Lighted Tennis Courts/Shuffle Board AND Pickle Ball

-Drink and Snack vending

Our unit features:

-Free Beach Chairs March 15 - October 15

-Private WIFI (not shared with condo)

-47' TV in Living room, with DVD/VCR & Premium cable channels

-26' TV in Bedroom, with DVD/VCR

-4 chairs on deck

The Beach’s Best Dining:

Sisters of the Sea


Saltwater Grill

Captain Anderson's

Pier Park: Margaritaville, Regae J's

Family Fun & Adventure:

Wonderworks Museum (the upside down house)


Shell Island Cruises

Pirate Ship Cruise

Charter Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Shipwreck Island Water Park

Miniature Golf

Dolphin Encounter Trips

Go-Kart Tracks

Monster Arcades

Charter & Group Fishing

“Ripley's Believe it Or Not'

State Park

Rock'it Lanes Bowling

Gulf World, Movie Theatres & Pier Park cinemas

Shopping at Pier Park

Bungee rides


Call 205-541-5256 for more information.

Keywords: Condominium, condo, beach, ocean, ocean view, gulf, gulf front

More Details

Denise Bearden
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Denise Bearden

Greetings beach bums! We are Rex and Denise Bearden. We love being near water whether it be the ocean, lake, or a swimming pool. We fell in love with Sunbird back in 1994 and in a giant leap of faith, made the decision that we could own a piece of paradise. Our dream is to be able to spend more time with our grown children and our two beautiful grandchildren. We love meeting the friendly people who vacation at the Sunbird year after year. Being on the ground floor makes it easy to make friends. We have owned and operated, Rex's Auto Service in Birmingham, Alabama for 36 years, and you will find us there most weekdays. You can also reach me at

Denise Bearden purchased this condo in 2002

Why Denise Bearden chose Panama City Beach

To be smack-dab on the beach! We were totally spoiled on our first visit to a ground floor unit at Sunbird. The pool and the beach are right out the door! No waiting on elevators - we simply walked out the door to paradise, and once on the beach, we walked through the sand in our swimsuits to Pineapple Willy's beach side entrance for the most incredible drinks and amazing food. We never had to leave the beach or catch an elevator. We knew we had found the best location on the beach. This condo was not even for sale, but we scoped out where we wanted to be, contacted the owner, and made it ours to share with you. This is also one of the few properties with parking on the beach side.

What makes this condo unique

Definitely Pineapple Willy's next door! My favorite thing is being able to walk up to Pineapple Willy's for a snack or drink from the beach. By far, though, the best benefit of our ground floor unit is that you are always right on the beach. No walking to the elevators and waiting. If your kids need to take a nap, you can still sit at the pool and be seconds away from checking on them. This is also one of the few properties with parking on the beach side.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a terrific time. The food at Firefly was wonderful. Whenever Alice says the food “ is to die for”, I’ve made brownie points. Thanks for the suggestion.
Apr 2011
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Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, racquetball and arcade on property. -All beach activity rentals (jet-skis, parasailing, Hobie cat and more) available on the beach in front of property. -Volleyball net on beach.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.861111 based on 74 reviews

Loved our time at this place! It made our vacation awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location, comfortable, clean and It was a great pleasure working with Denise! We even got to meet her on the beach and she was just as great in person! Highly recommend a stay here - we're planning on booking again in the future.

Also, try the recommended restaurants like Saltwater Grill and Firefly!! Our favorites. The beach service was really nice and Marcy, the rep, was so friendly and helpful! Coffee on the deck in the morning was especially enjoyable, and the sunset was perfect and stunning! If you're looking for a place to unwind, de-stress and feel refreshed, look no further.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruth! Hi! I loved meeting you too! We beach lovers share a special bond! And I agree with you that Marcy is a wonderful beach service rep! I look forward to bumping into you again for more perfectly stunning sunsets and morning coffee on the deck.
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Not enough stars to review our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Found my happy place! It was AWESOME! I loved the location in Panama City, then the condo had the perfect ground level view. The security around the premises made me feel at ease being a mom traveling with my young daughters alone. Easy to load and unload being ground level. The views from the condo were spectacular! The room was very well kept. The parking pass and rubber wristbands were already in the room waiting. The beach service of chairs and umbrella were a well appreciated gesture. Denise was phenomenal! I can’t say enough good stuff about the condo or the owner!!! We loved our stay and plan to continue to come back for years to come! Definitely a memorable vacation! P.S The patio has amazing sunset views and made a great place to pose for sunset photos!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denison Iowa

Loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We were happy with the condo and awed with the beautiful view and convenience to the beach. The facility is starting to show some aging but the condo was lovely, clean and had everything we needed, making it great to be able to make breakfast every morning and enjoy coffee on the deck. We would definitely stay in one of Denise’s condos again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed Our Visit!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting this condo but it will not be our last!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Everything was just as it is shown in the pictures and we look forward to renting again!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe, I look forward to your next visit! Thanks for booking with me!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, perfect size, and beautiful trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, I am so happy to hear that everything was perfect. That's the goal! Please visit again!
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Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and handy to everything. Plenty of cooking utensils.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gail. I look forward to sharing paradise with you again!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Pineapple Willy's
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Ripley's Believe it or Not
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Wonder Works Museum
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Circle K
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Waffle House
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KFC, McDonalds, BackYard Burgers
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Car: recommended

Beach/water activity rentals available on the beach in front of the condo (para-sailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides and more).

Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum and Wonderworks are less than a mile away and an easy walk. You can also walk to Wal-Mart and fast food as well as several nice restaurants.

Shipwreck Island Water Park is only 2 miles away.

Gulf World Marine Park is 5 miles away-

Pier Park outlet mall and restaurants are a 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Parking Permit $25
Tax Rate 16.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. Couples without children contact me for best rates. Reduced off season rates are for 2 guests, no children. Holidays, Spring Break and Special Event pricing and minimum stays may be higher.

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.