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Grand Island Area of complex

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

163 Grand Island Blvd. 2 Bedroom 2.5 bath, patio leads to largest pool in comp

Visit our beautiful, home away from home across the street from "the world's most beautiful beaches", in the Gulf Highlands Beach Resort. You won't be disappointed !!!.Our weekly rates include taxes and maid fee. Friends own next door so if looking for 2 condo together we may have the right rentals for you! Our daily rates for Spring and Fall do not include the maid fee or taxation. We do offer a 10 percent discount to military and law enforcement. Each rental receives a custom code to our keyless entry system. Our home is a NON-SMOKING unit. We provide complimentary WIFi within the unit. The resort includes a beach house with swimming pool, deck and lounge chairs, 11 swimming pools (some heated), six tennis courts (two are lighted), miniature-golf, shuffleboard, play ground for small children, 24-hour security and gated community, 2 private reserved parking spaces directly in front of the condo. Both the front and back patios are new and very spacious. Gulf Highlands community is know as one of the most family friendly resorts in Panama City Beach area. Grand Island is located closest to the beach within the resort. Our patio faces the largest pool in the complex and is outfitted with a triple burner gas grill, picnic table, and double swing. Last summer we had both front and back patios expanded and done in pavers. We have recently tiled the down stairs floors and purchased new living room furniture and a 55 inch TV with Blue-ray DVD player with surround sound. We keep many DVDS, games and books for your enjoyment. The kitchen is well equipped and has new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The second floor and stairs have wood and pergo floors. The master bedroom has a Temper Pedic king mattress, a 45 inch TV and a private bathroom. The guest room has a queen size bed, a private bathroom, TV and a VHS/DVD player.. The condo also comes equipped with front loading washer/dryer with quick cycle times. We also supply 6 beach chairs, beach umbrella and carrying cart, cooler, mini golf putters, beach wagon (for toddlers and babies), and tennis rackets for amenities in the patio closet. For young families, we provide a pack and play and high chair.

Our home is within walking distance from restaurants, Johnny Rockets cosmic bowling alley/arcade/billiard hall, Coyote Ugly Bar, and Weird World amusement house. We are 5 miles from the Pier Park shopping center with Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and Brahun Beer Garden. We are in close proximity to Spinnakers, Club LaVela, Pineapple Willies, Saltwater Grill, Shipwreck Water Park, Gulf World, Zoo World, Frank Brown Softball Complex, , Wal-Mart, Grand Maze, Ripley's Believe It or Not Ship, deep sea fishing charters, and 3 Golf Courses.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Terri Milam
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Terri Milam

Lanny and Terri Milam and our daughter and her husband Lori and Chad Hall. Lanny and I bought our first condo in the complex in 1990. We are in our 4th and final one! Lanny is a tired civilian Tech at Dobbins AFB in Marietta Ga. Lori and I are both Dental hygienist in Metro Atlanta. Chad sells commercial building supplies. We have been going to the Panama City Beach area since 1974 we hope you will fall in love with the area as much as we have.

Terri Milam purchased this condo in 1990

Why Terri Milam chose Panama City Beach

Our family started staying in Gulf Highlands Resort in 1987 and fell in love with its location and family atmosphere! We are centrally located on the beach with many things to see and do, but the complex is quiet and safe for children to play. Our unit is in the area closet to the beach, and the largest pool in the complex is just out back of our patio.

What makes this condo unique

The complex has 11 pools, there is a club house on the beach that and has a pool and snack bar. We have 6 tennis courts, 2 are lit and we keep tennis rackets and balls in the closet. There is a free 18 hole Putt-Putt course in the complex, yes we have 6 putters and balls too. There are 3 golf courses within 5 miles. The grand Maze and Ripley's Believe It or Not is about a mile away. Plus three Putt-Putt courses and 2 arcades/rides/go cart in the same area. There is a New FlowBee suring Ride about 1/4 mile. From our beach club house, you can walk to Pineapple Willies for lunch. Pier Park Shopping and the baseball/softball park are both 5 miles away. Plus, you can walk to many great restaurants. Wal-Mart is less than a mile way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dondra! Sorry about the machine, we try to keep cleaner for the washer in its area! If you would of called me I would of told you how to get rid of that problem! Terri
Jun 2016
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Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a new Tempure Pedic King size , Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa-bed and a twin roll-away
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Master Bedroom has a King size Tempure pedic memory foam, Guest room has queen size bed. Sofa has a queen size sleeper. Ceramic tile floor down stairs with area rug in Living room., Fully furnished kitchen, front patio furniture, Glider & cement table set on back deck, lighted Ceiling fans in both bedrooms & living room, Cable television in both bedrooms & living room, VCR & DVD player in the living room,VCR inguest room with assortment of Disney movies, Videos, Books, Board games for adults & children. Beach Chairs and cart for beach.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Grand Island Area of complex
average rating of 4.647059 based on 19 reviews
Dallas, GA

Vacation Which Will Feel Like a VACATION!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Here it is nearing the end of 2016, which tells you how much we needed this vacation if we are running so fast it has taken over two months for us to write this review. The owners deserved an immediate review but we are glad we have the time to do them and the condo justice. Why do we emphasis the owners so. Because of our interaction with them a process surrounding this opportunity. The condo is a physical property which was so accommodating and relaxing. You need for nothing except whatever food, beverages and personal hygiene product you prefer. Everything you need to prepare and serve meals in at hand. Towels and linens with in house laundry available. In house entertainment (cable tv, board games) as well as on property shuffle board, putt-putt and less than 100 feet from a large pool. Choose for front patio to back patio for coffee, meal or relaxing evening air and refreshing beverage. The walk to the beach is simple and the community pool at the beach is so convenient for shower, facilities and that cool, refreshing splash before or after a burger and beverage at the café. Access, access, access to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the whole pan handle from Apalachicola to Pensacola for day or even evening outings. In our eagerness we messed up on our instructions for condo access. The owner was a phone call away for our rescue to access the condo in less than 15 minutes. I can not help but to assume and therefore give credit to the owner's anticipation of our arrival and readying themselves to be available. They did so without pause of grumble. The condo is so well equipped and tastefully decorated that we felt at home. Many of the aspects of this condo are exactly what we have at home or would provide for our life if we lived on the beach somewhere. These owners do not skimp or hide items they consider as convenient to daily life on a beachfront. Would I go back? In a heartbeat! As carefree and relaxing as this experience was it has made us refocus our working lives to make accommodations for our vacation with more frequency. We hope we respected the condo as well or better than we would our own property so that these owners and their future guest can have a similar experience. As we started, WOW! Thanks for caring and sharing!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you had a great and relaxing time!!! Hope you can return!
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The place was very nice.

  • 4 of 5

When we were looking for a place, we wanted beach front. From the pictures posted with the property on line, it shows the pool and the beach directly in front of it. We were a little disappointed that the picture was not of the property. The beach was across the street. The sheets in the master bedroom were quite scratchy from being older I suppose. Besides that the place was very nice and we were glad to see we didn't need to bring anything with us for the beach since it was supplied.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property! Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit! The condo comes with everything needed for a great week at the beach! My only negative would be the front loading washing machine has a moldy smell. (It has a note on top to leave open to ventilate, which we did but it still smelled musty and so did the towels we washed in it.) Other that that, we loved the location to the pool and beach and loved that the beach buggy, chairs and umbrella were all included! Would stay there again if they got a new washing machine.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome condo!!! My family had an amazing time. The condo was impeccable! My boys really enjoyed being able to walk out the back and be right at the pool. Nice walk to the beach. All around incredible time spent with family and friends!! If you are looking for a place that is like home but at the beach, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this condo several times over the last three years. We love having a pool so close by and if we go to the beach it is only a short walk away. The condo is fully stocked so we don't have to worry with linens, kitchen items,towels or beach chairs.I would recommend this condo to anyone going to Panama City. We love it!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, home-but at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed stay at this condo. Very clean and had all you need for home away from home. Kitchen recently remodeled. Unit has back porch area that is quiet and a little more private than others. Flooring has only area rugs which I liked for cleanliness. Unit comfortably decorated and better than many others. Really easy to work with and communicate with owner and she answered any and all questions. Can't address her tending to issues that arose because we did not encounter any. I would recommend this unit and I would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Panama City International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Condo
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Grand Maze/Rippley's/Putt-Putt, gocarts
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Pineapple Willies
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Saint Andrews Park
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Boat Yard
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Johnny Rockets
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Panama City Winery
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79 Turn here to go to EBRO
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Pier Park Mall
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Frank Brown Ball Park
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Captain Andersons
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Treasue Island Water Park
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Salt Water Grill
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New Panama City Beach International Air Port
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Wired World
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Captains Table
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Hunts Seafood
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Shrimp Boat
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Boone Dock's
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Signal Hills Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Hoilday Golf
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Hombre Golf
Car: recommended

Free Onsite Miniature Golf, Cosmic Bowling (walking distance) New Flowbee water surfing ride down the street. Ripleys Believe or not Ship one mile away. Baseball and Softball fields 5 miles away. Pier Park 4 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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