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Updated, free beach service, unique perks, high end lower cost, pet friendly

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,190 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is the best value at Dunes of Panama. A top flight condo at below market pricing. Fastest booking condo at Dunes on VRBO 2011-2017 because we give more for less, and have booked virtually every week for 6 straight years. In 2017 will consider pets for $150 fee.

In addition to stunning gulf views from our 4th floor beachfront condo (with large balcony off living and master bedroom), and the regular Dunes amenities, we have unique amenities to make your vacation special:

- New 2015 condo comes with free beach service (2 loungers and umbrella) $175 value!.

- Condo comes with one of a handful of assigned parking spots right underneath the building.

- Sanyo Shiatsu massage chair for unwinding after a day of beach fun. This top of the line relaxation machine has been a big hit. Seriously, name another condo with a massage chair.

- New in 2015: pretty much everything...new floors, cabinets, appliances, countertops, paint and most furnishings.

- Upgraded Balcony furniture. We are one of the few units in PCB that doesn't have that cheapo plastic stuff from Walmart...enjoy view in style and comfort. This is a bigger deal than it sounds...check out the pictures of the other units and ask if you'd want to sit in those for a week and look thru balcony railing like you're in jail.

- Our three flat screen TV’s (42”, and two 32”) come with a library of DVDs (including Disney and cartoons for the kids). Some absentee investor owned units actually have tube TVs, seriously.

- Wireless connection in room.

- Super upgrade sleeper sofa is actually made to sleep humans with a six inch mattress (not standard 3-4) and trampoline suspension to further keep you off support bars.

- Unlocked owner's closet with beach stuff. Check before you buy at Walmart.

- Three inch thick binder with menus from all the local restaurants for your dining pleasure. Our guests have graciously added menus et al., from their favorite places.

- A cupboard of board and party games, cards, for evening pleasure. Beach toys in owner's closet.

- Full sized water heater (not a condo miniature) so you don’t run out of hot water. Have stayed with 8 people and never run out of hot water!

- Virtually nothing in condo is older than 2011, most newer. Fully stocked kitchen supplies (down to the last measuring spoon) replaced along with most furnishings.

Top of the line pillowtop King Mattress in master bedroom; again this defies general rental unit practice of putting in the cheapest, hardest (thus the most durable) mattress available.

- The usual stuff too; king bed, two fulls, pull out couch, fully equipped kitchen with fridge/icemaker and dishwasher, washer/dryer, new small appliances, flat screen LCD TVs, huge balcony.

We believe that we have one of the best 2 BRs available at Dunes of Panama, certainly in terms of the actual building and location, location within the building, and in the dozens of special touches and unique amenities that we (as former PCB renters ourselves), believe we would most appreciate in a vacation rental ourselves. If you've ever rented a beach vacation condo and said 'I wish they had this' -- that is how we put our condo together. So you'll find the stuff that perhaps might not occur to an absentee landlord that doesn't use the place. If our guests think something is missing, we have a guest book that they can make suggestions so we can constantly improve.

We are on the fourth floor of the coveted “B” building. The B building has an unobstructed view of both the beach and two of the three pools and there are only 40 units in the building. It is closest to most of the amenities (pools, tennis courts). It is physically possible, I suppose, to get a unit that is geographically closer to the beach, but you're splitting hairs over 20 steps or so. Not scientific, but polling the 'stay at Dunes every year crowd' tell me they like building B the best. All the buildings are nice with spectacular views, but we think 'B' is the best.

We are constantly updating and improving our unit, trying to provide every conceivable amenity we can pack into the unit;

I look at the some of these ads on VRBO for the same type unit as ours, but outdated, without the great view, none of the perks we offer, and they charge hundreds more. I don't get it. We use the condo all the time and it is much more important to us to get guests that won't tear the place up, rather than try and squeeze an extra couple of hundred a week out of guests. Pay more and get less somewhere else if you want.

The secret to our low pricing is that, even after extensive renovations, we paid a half to a third of what most other owners did. So, yes, we really do charge less for a nicer unit and there really isn't a catch. This is more of a hobby than a business, and by charging under market we can be rented for the year by February and not have to worry about it.

Try us once and we think you’ll agree and come back.

Note: No smoking. Someone in party MUST be 25 or older to check-in.

Keywords: Beachfront, ocean front, gulf front, dunes of panama, Panama City Beach, beach condo, beach rental, vacation rental, spring break rental,

More Details

Owner
Kem And Elizabeth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Kem And Elizabeth

Naval Academy Class of 1983, so no West Pointers please! Just kidding. My wife and two children live in Peachtree City Georgia and we love the Dunes of Panama. We thought it was the best when we were renting, we think the 'B' building is the best location, so when a unit opened up (there are only 40 in B building), we jumped on it.

Kem And Elizabeth purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kem And Elizabeth chose Panama City Beach Area

We had our choice of condos and chose the Dunes. The Dunes, at 1500 feet of beachfront has one of the best beachfront to occupant ratio in Panama City. With three pools, it has one of the best pool to occupant ratios as well. The Dunes is well maintained, gated, and patrolled by security and safe.

The Dunes is on Thomas drive, close to all the attractions, but away from the spring break maniacs. We have stayed many places in PCB, but prefer the Dunes. We aren’t people who have twenty units and do this for a living, we have one, this one, and for us it is a labor of love. If you check out the Dunes is #3 of 76 beachfront resorts, and it is about half the price of the ones listed as 1-3. It is the best deal on the beach for a vacation rental when we were renting, and we believe it is the best place to own now that we are owners. This is our home and we plan to retire there.

What makes this condo unique

We take pride in our home, and never forget what it is like to be Beach Condo renters for all those years. As such, we try to provide the stuff that we liked and always seemed to be missing. If you are looking for a quiet condo overlooking and just steps from two pools, tennis, beach, and assigned parking spot; and one that is in a safe gated property with a high beachfront to occupant ratio, then this is the place for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To our guests. Thank you for leaving the kind comments. Thank you for the care you have taken of our home. Those that have rented from us before and choose to again, we will give you the best possible rate as we don't have to hedge for destruction, and appreciate your business. We have added a phone as requested by two of our guests. We were just there for a week ourselves and have replaced all the light bulbs, and batteries in remotes, etc., added some new DVD, balcony furniture, etc., but quite frankly, our guests have been so good that there is nothing to repair. This is why I can afford to rent a tricked out unit for less, and keep improving it. We are basically booked through Feb of 2012 (except for few dates above), but will remember, for next year, those that rented from us this year, and do the best we can to make your time at the beach the best it can be.



Kem and Elizabeth Parton July 2011
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Gulf Lagoon Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1190 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is not your standard sleeper. This is a commercial sleeper sofa made by a company in Alabama for high end condos. 5-6 inch mattress and trampoline suspension - the only sleeper you can actually sleep on and wake up feeling great.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Massage chair, Flat screen TV in Living Room and Both Bedrooms, Three Gulf-front Swimming Pools w/ Large Sunning Decks and Gazebos, Poolside Snack Bars, Two Lighted Tennis Courts, Shuffleboard, Outdoor Barbecue Areas, Beach Volleyball, Beach Service Rentals, Game Room and workout room, board games and other amenities in condo

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Updated, free beach service, unique perks, high end lower cost, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic condo in a great location right on the beach with beautiful white sand and blue water. Can't beat watching the sunset from the large balcony with comfy outdoor furniture! The condo is fully stocked with everything you need....even beach chair service is provided! It is very clean with beautiful views from the living area, kitchen and master bedroom. The pools are nice with plenty of chairs to relax in as the kids swim and play. Many great restaurants nearby. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christopher, Il
5

Sisters getaway

  • 5 of 5

Most wonderful trip ever! Sunny on arrival but rained last 3 days. Still couldn't detract from our joy when we arrived and got our first look at condo. Everything as advertised and more! Hope to go again soon. Thanks so much to Kem for delivering our much needed relaxing vacation. To all who are looking at this condo: Everything you need is there. Pack light and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great 2 bedroom condo

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with great amenities. Beds were comfy and nice. Very relaxing and comfortable. 4th floor location is handy and the view was beautiful. Parking right outside the door. Access to pools and beach are excellent. We enjoyed our stay very much. Condo was clean and neat. The owner was so easy to work with and answered all my concerns. I would recommend this condo for a great stay. Thanks Kem and Barb

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy, and glad you enjoyed your stay. I get tons of positive comments on the guest book in the condo, but I know it takes a bit more effort to post on VRBO. If you come back, you now have a "condo guy," who hopefully can help you out in a future visit.
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Peachtree City, GA
5

Best view on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay! This unit has one of the best views ever - absolutely awesome. Extremely well maintained and very nice complex. The location was fantastic and the condo was very roomy, comfortable and met all expectations. The perfect place for relaxation. I highly recommend to anyone that wants a carefree, comfortable and relaxing stay with a stunning view.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, relaxing and awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a very enjoyable stay. Had all the amenities and very well maintained. Very secure complex, and the staff very friendly. We had plenty of room and the location is the best in town. Thank you Kem for sharing your condo and we look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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cold water, mi
5

spring breakers from michigan

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Great amenities. Busy times with spring break crowd, but location is away from the rowdy crowd and beach and pools were great. Comfortable beds and pullout. Plenty of space to move around in unit. Relaxing stay and would recommend it for someone looking for a relaxing visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Lagoon Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
August
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$114
 
 
Sept
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Oct
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Nov-Dec
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$71
 
 
Early March
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
March
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
ATL Spring Break
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
April
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
summer
May 26 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
August
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$118
 
 
Sept
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$105
 
 
Oct
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$90
 
 
Winter 2018-2019
Oct 27 2018 - Mar 1 2019
7 night minimum stay
$65
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$79
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Maid and Registration $140
Tax Rate 3.5%

Call on Pets. Generally dogs only, 30 pounds max.

Initial payment is $400, there is no deposit because I eat the damage waiver insurance (it shows in your price, but I charge $60 less rate than I would have). Balance due 30 days prior to your arrival. Always 10-20% below rack rates for Dunes and for a much cooler condo. I price below market and other owners to rent quickly so I can be done booking early.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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