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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property




This Listing is for UNIT #11 of Bonita Beach, a CORNER (END) UNIT, 2nd floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condo.

These owners also own UNIT #6 in the 20-unit Bonita Beach complex, which is a 1st floor (lower) unit in the same complex (also 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom with spectacular views of the ocean) (VRBO Listing No. 568194). It may be available when UNIT #11 is not available.

These owners also own Unit #701W of the SPLASH Resort, a 7th floor 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, END (CORNER) UNIT having spectacular views of the ocean (VRBO Listing No. 826419).

UNIT #11 is a privately-owned, open concept, luxurious (top-of-the-line, 5-star hotel look and feel), END (CORNER) UNIT, OCEANFRONT (RIGHT NEXT TO THE OCEAN AND BY THE BEACH), 3-bedroom, 3-full bathroom, 2nd floor (upper), condominium that has AN EXTRA-LARGE, COVERED, WRAP-AROUND BALCONY, and SPECTACULAR, UNOBSTRUCTED, EXPANSIVE VIEWS of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the white sands of Laguna Beach, gorgeous sunsets, and colorful skies year round TO THE WEST, AS WELL AS STRAIGHT ON, AND TO THE EAST.


Unit #11 has 1650 square feet of living space in a 2-story (low-rise), 20-unit set of five buildings. It is 34-feet wide, which is approximately twice as wide as the average condominium, and with the wrap-around balcony, provides approximately 40 feet of ocean and beach views.

Unit #11 has 12 high-tech floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors in the kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom and hall areas. It has MORE floor-to-ceiling beachside windows AND sliding glass doors, significantly MORE ocean, beach and sunset views, and a FAR LARGER, WRAP-AROUND BALCONY, in comparison with inner unit condos at the same complex. It very beneficially has TWO MORE floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the beach and ocean than all inner unit condos at the complex, as well as magnificent WESTERN SUNSET VIEWS from BOTH inside of the condo and the wrap-around balcony, and full views of the ocean down the beach to the east that are not obstructed by any other condos in the complex (unlike inner unit condo at the same complex), as well as such views straight on. Also, unlike inner unit condos at the same complex, this condo very beneficially has SLIDING GLASS DOORS IN THE MASTER BEDROOM THAT LEAD TO THE WRAP-AROUND BALCONY AND PROVIDE VIEWS OF THE OCEAN FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM. These sliding glass doors in the master bedroom open onto the large wrap-around-balcony, and can be left partially open at night to hear the sounds of the ocean while resting or sleeping in bed (unlike in the inner units at this complex).

Unit #11 has an EXTRA LARGE, WRAP-AROUND, COVERED BALCONY (much larger than balconies of inner unit condos at the complex) that can be accessed via TWO separate sets of sliding glass doors, one off of the living room and the other off of the master bedroom, which also has spectacular views of the ocean and beach.

Unit #11, and END (CORNER) condo, is LOCATED NEXT DOOR TO SEVERAL BEAUTIFUL MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SINGLE FAMILY BEACHFRONT HOMES. Thus, the next door views from this condo are high end, as well.

UNIT #11 has direct, private access to the ocean and beach via only one set of stairs (with no elevators to wait for), sleeps 10 people in beds comfortably, and has two porcelain tile and river rock frameless walk-in showers with matching floors and built-in seats in two of the three bathrooms, as well as a fully renovated kitchen, with all new kitchen cabinets, granite counters and a porcelain tile floor with "drop-ins."

The beach in front of UNIT #11 is very private and relatively un-populated, and has a very peaceful and relaxing feel, which is in great contrast with the often very highly populated, and busy beaches, located in front of many high-rise condominium buildings.

There is only one flight of steps, including a landing, that lead from the wrap-around balcony of UNIT #11 to the sandy beach, and an outdoor shower is present at the base of the steps, permitting guests to conveniently wash sand off from their bodies and beach equipment prior to entering into the condo.

UNIT #11 is beautifully decorated with very high quality furnishings, art work and accessories, including state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen appliances (including a 31- cubic foot french door refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, a full size oven and stove, a dish washer and a microwave oven), custom kitchen cabinets with slow-close drawers and accent lighting above, below, and in, such kitchen cabinets, a large island with an eating bar, granite counter tops, custom bathroom cabinets and mirrors, several Schonbek crystal light fixtures, Casa Blanca and Quoizel ceiling fans, two Wesley Allen king-sized wrought iron beds in two bedrooms, two sets of wood “full over full” bunk beds in a third bedroom, a dining room table having comfortable seating for 10 or more, and a very large island that can comfortably seat at least 6 more on wrought iron and leather bar stools, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, tall cathedral ceilings (which are not present in lower units), crown molding, sky lights, porcelain tile (most floors, master bedroom bathroom shower and floor, and other king bedroom bathroom shower and floor), wood flooring, very comfortable, reclining leather furniture (large couch, two matching chairs and ottoman). Each of the three bedrooms has a 32” Sony television, and the living room has a 65” LG HIGH-DEFINITION, SMART, television. The wrap-around balcony has very comfortable seating for at least 12 adults, along with three separate bar- height tables. This state-of-the-art patio furniture permits the ocean to be clearly viewed by many while very comfortably having appetizers and eating meals on the wrap-around balcony. The condominium has high definition Comcast cable TV and internet, an electronic programmable safe for a heightened security of cash and other valuables (installed by a security company, as in a hotel), a garbage disposal, a coffee pot, a large, full kitchen with all amenities and high-quality utensils, dishware, cookware and bake ware, a new high tech full size clothing washer and dryer, air conditioning and electric heat. Towels and linens are provided, as well as beach chairs and umbrellas. All sheets have at least a 400 thread count. The condominium complex has an in-ground pool, a reserved parking spot (with additional guest parking and additional parking across the street) and refuse pick-up.

Unit #11 has been fully remodeled and updated by a licensed general contractor. All new ceilings (including hurricane clips, insulation, wood and sheet rock) and six new light fixtures were installed in the kitchen, living room, dining room and hallway, and the sheet rock in many of the walls and other ceilings was replaced. New floors were installed throughout the condo, and 10 brand new top-quality floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors were installed in the living room, dining room and hallway areas, as well as a new set of sliding glass doors in the master bedroom. Five brand new sky lights, and new hardy board siding surrounding each sky light, were also installed in the kitchen area, and a new 80-gallon hot water heater, a new Maytag air conditioning, a new garbage disposal unit, and a new, high-tech Samsung washer and dryer were installed in this unit. BOTH the master bedroom bathroom floor, bath tub and shower, and the second king bedroom bathroom floor, bath tub and shower, were fully replaced with large, beautiful porcelain tile and river rock walk-in showers having frameless glass doors and matching porcelain tile bathroom floors including copper 'drop-in' tiles. All three toilets were replaced with new five-star flush Kohler and American Standard toilets. The bathroom cabinets and mirrors in two of the bathrooms were also replaced with new top quality bathroom cabinets and beveled, framed mirrors. The kitchen cabinets and countertops were also replaced with high-end, custom cabinets with slow close drawers and granite counter tops. The entire condominium was freshly painted in colors to match top-quality bedding from Florida Linens, and a new front door was installed. Crown molding was installed throughout the condominium.

Weekly or monthly (certain months) rentals are available year round to individuals that are at least 25 years old (including families with children).

Snowbirds are welcome.

No smoking is permitted.

To formally book this condo, two adults (25 years of age or older) who would be present at the condo throughout the duration of any rental period would need to execute a standard rental agreement that is employed for all rentals of this condo, and also provide copies of their drivers licenses to the owners, as proper identification.

The owners' Cancellation Policy, as well as many different methods that may be employed for making payments, are detailed in the owners' standard rental agreement.


(VRBO / HOME AWAY does not have a Cancellation Policy option for owners that properly reflects the desires of these owners' regarding cancellation of a rental.)

More Details

Roberta Heady
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Roberta Heady

This condo is privately owned, and managed, by an intellectual property attorney and an electrical engineer who live in Johns Creek, Georgia, both graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), and have four children, three graduated from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), and one a 4th year industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech.

The attorney graduated from Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, WI), and has been employed by Locke Lord LLP for 16 years. Prior to that, she worked for Abbott Laboratories (Waukegan, IL), G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL), and the law firm Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery (Chicago, IL).

The engineer is employed by Gates Corporation (headquartered in Denver, CO).

One of their children is an industrial engineer employed by the Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters (Atlanta, GA). Another child is a quality control supervisor for Tyco International (Lithia Springs, GA). A third child is a logistics specialist for Altria (Richmond, VA).

The owners, and their children, have attended North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, GA), led by senior pastor Andy Stanley, for about 12 years. Roberta and one of their daughters are members of the Gust Services team, and Roberta is a member of the Critical Response team.

The owners manage this property themselves and provide very personal service directly between the owners and their guests. They try to be available for all of their guests at all times, and keep all of their three 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condos in Panama City Beach, Florida (two at Bonita Beach and one at the SPLASH Resort) in a top condition.

Roberta Heady purchased this condo in 2010

Why Roberta Heady chose Florida North West

THE VIEWS FROM THIS END (CORNER) CONDO, along with those from the other end (corner) units, ARE THE BEST VIEWS AT THE BONITA BEACH COMPLEX.

This property is a very high-end CORNER (END) UNIT with a WRAP-AROUND BALCONY and UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND BEACH FROM BOTH INSIDE OF THE CONDO (FROM THE LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, MASTER BEDROOM AND HALLWAY), AND OUTSIDE OF THE CONDO (ALL ALONG THE LARGE WRAP-AROUND BALCONY), AND BOTH STRAIGHT ON AND TO THE EAST (ALL DOWN THE BEACH TO THE EAST). It has two more floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the beach and ocean than all inner units, as well as full views of the ocean down the beach to the east that are not obstructed by other units. Also, unlike any of the inner units, it has sliding glass doors in the master bedroom with views of the ocean, which open onto a large wrap-around balcony, and which can be left partially open at night to hear the sounds of the ocean while in bed.

Additionally, unlike lower units, this condo has cathedral ceilings, which makes this condo have a more open and spacious feel.

Panama City Beach has beautiful white sand and blue oceans, and attractions for all ages, many of which are in Pier Park. It is about a 30-minute drive to Destin, which has many additional restaurants and attractions, and about a 15-minute drive to Panama City, which also has many fun attractions.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is in walking distance to "Thomas Doughnuts and Snack Shop," a very well-known restaurant that has a wide variety of different filled and non-filled fresh doughnuts every morning, as well as many breakfasts and lunches, and an attached ice cream parlor that has many different types of hand-dipped ice cream (cups and cones), sundays, splits, milk shakes, and floats. This is a great attraction for guests.

Spectacular views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and white sands of Laguna beach, lunch and appetizers on the beach, tremendous relaxation, miles of beach for walking or running. It is very private, and has no elevators, unlike high-rise condos.

Being a 2nd floor unit with no elevators, two significant benefits of this property are not having to wait for elevators to get to the unit, or to get to the beach, and having beaches to use that are not crowded (unlike with a high rise building).


Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower at base of steps to, and from, the beach.
  • This condo has three (3) full bathrooms plus an outdoor shower. Two of the three bathrooms in this condo have high-end frameless glass shower doors with porcelain tile and river rock walls and flooring, which match the flooring in the bathrooms. The third bathroom in this condo has a bathtub with sliding glass doors (no shower curtains). The outdoor shower is outside of this condo just off of the steps leading to the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 double
  • Two (2) of the three bedrooms have king-sized beds. There are two (2) sets of full-over-full bunk beds in one of the three bed rooms, with four (4) full mattresses total in that room. The family room has two large, very comfortable, leather chairs and a leather couch, which all recline to almost a laying position. Guests can sleep on these chairs or couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews

Beauty on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condominium on the beach! A very good value for the price. Lots of designer and high-end upgrades. We stayed 2 weeks and it felt like home. Close enough to PCB without the mania. Close to Rosemary Beach as well. You will not regret your decision to stay here!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

I've just enjoyed another great stay in one of Roberta's Bonita Beach condos. Everything about this unit is first class. We had 4 adults and 3 children and there was ample space for everyone. We always enjoy the large porch and the close proximity to the gulf. The furnishings are immaculate and the kitchen is well stocked. I can't imagine a better place to enjoy the beach. Roberta is very easy to work with and makes sure your stay is as nice as possible. Dr K

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week in the Bonita Beach Condo in March. That is saying a lot since the weather was not cooperative! The owners were very easy to work with and had the condo fully stocked with whatever you could possibly need. The wrap around porch provided more than ample space for our family. I believe the porch has seating for 10 if you need it. The sunsets were perfect, the beach was quiet, and the location provides much more privacy then you would experience closer to pier park. The large open kitchen was easy to work in and provided more then enough space to prepare meals. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait To Return!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a memorable month in this beautiful condo and have already made plans to stay again next year. The comfortable furnishings and amenities are topnotch. The incredible beachfront views and sunsets from the huge balcony were unforgettable. The owners were quick to respond to our needs. Thank you Roberta!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, great beach location, recommended highly for anyone considering a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location in PCB, away from the crowds but close enough for access plus right on the ocean. Clean and modern property, all the amenities including large master bathroom, ocean facing porch, large kitchen, large flat screen TV's with cable plus the owners were excellent to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What A Place to Enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in this amazing condo in May 2016. Absolutely loved everything about this condo! The spacious deck/porch provided extra room to enjoy being right on the beach. The breeze from the ocean while enjoying the porch was perfect, allowing you to use the deck even on the warmest of days. The owners were easy to communicate with, and very accommodating. Our only disappointment was no grilling, but with such an awesome kitchen it certainly made up for it. So get ready to sit back and enjoy your much needed vacation in a very relaxing, beautiful condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
ECP Northwest Florida Beaches Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
There are many on Front Beach Road.
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
There are many nearby.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 98 (Back Beach Road)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
There are many on Front Beach Road.
Nearest Beach
Adjacent with the Condo
Car: recommended

The condominium is very conveniently located in a quiet area on the west end of Panama City Beach about 12 miles from the Panama City-Bay County International Airport, and about 2 miles from Pier Park and Pier Park North, two huge outside malls on both sides of Highway 98, including more than 1 million square feet of shopping and entertainment, such as numerous restaurants (Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill, The Back Porch Seafood Restaurant, Red Robin, Wild Wings and many others), specialty stores (candy, ice cream, popcorn, coffee, apparel, shoes, jewelry, home décor and others), amusement rides, a climbing wall, live music, night life, a large indoor mall including numerous department stores, a 24-cinema, 4-D, movie theater, a Target, a super Wal-Mart and a Starbucks, and also near to a huge city fishing pier and numerous grocery stores, pharmacies, walk-in medical centers, other restaurants, water parks, amusement parks, miniature golf courses, regular golf courses, museums, the Gulf World Sea Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Wonder Works, and many other attractions.

It is also within a walking distance to "Thomas Doughnuts and Snack Shop," a very well-known restaurant that has a wide variety of different filled and non-filled fresh doughnuts every morning, as well as many breakfasts and lunches, and an attached ice cream parlor that has many different types of hand-dipped ice cream (cups and cones), Sundays, splits, milk shakes, and floats. This is a great attraction for guests.

It is also located within about a 10-30 minute drive to several other oceanfront towns having excellent restaurants, shopping, entertainment and marinas, including 30A, such as Panama City, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, San Destin, Destin, and the like.

Panama City Beach has beautiful white sand and blue oceans of the Gulf of Mexico, which are some of the most beautiful beaches and oceans in the world, and attractions for all ages, many of which are in Pier Park.


Rates & Availability

Panama City Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Second Half of May
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer (1)
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer (2)
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
First Half of August
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
January and February
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Housekeeping Fee $165 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

Because rates and damage deposits may vary slightly depending upon a set of particular circumstances (the number of guests, whether a pet stays at the condo, the method of payment employed by guests, and the like), and because the VRBO / Home Away web sites are often not able to correctly reflect variations in rates under different circumstances, please contact the owners via e-mail prior to attempting to book this condo.

Please note that both VRBO and Home Away charge an additional 2.9% "service payment fee" on all fees charged using a credit card on its web sites, which the owners of this condo do not pay. Most payment methods have no "payment service fee," such as: (i) VRBO e-check (electronic check); (ii) PayPal e-check; (iii) PayPal "Family and Friends"; (iv) bank e-check; (v) personal check; (vi) Cashier's check; (vii) money order, and the like.

Damage deposits may be higher ($500.00, rather than $400.00) for more than 8 guests or if a pet accompanies guests to this condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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