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116 Ground floor in a beachside complex (chairs included)

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This deluxe ground floor studio condominium in a beachside complex at 8817 South Thomas Drive,. This studio condo has a fully-equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave,dishes and pots and pans. The condo features , tile floor, large TV with DVD player and two queen size beds. This unit is newly decorated, featuring a couch, new mattresses and headboards, and a dining are with seating for 4. This is a studio which means the living/sleeping area is in one room. This condo has a patio with a landscape view. (This condo does NOT have a view of the gulf but it is in a gulffront complex).

We do not allow more than 4 in this condo. This is in compliance with NFPA 01, 2010 Life Safety Code Occupant Load Factor.

If you show up with more than 4 to stay in my condo, you are subject to loss of deposit and monies paid and be turned away by security.

The condominium is located in the heart of Panama City Beach, and is within walking distance to Clubs LaVela and Spinnaker, shopping, golfing, and other activities. There is an age restriction of 21 years old for singles, and it is strictly enforced. This condominium unit is a NON-SMOKING Unit. (Smoking allowed in outside areas.) Smoking in the unit, or any other deviations from the rules of Top of the Gulf (including failure to occupy the room without advanced notice) will lead to a forfeiture of the $200 deposit. We do not allow pets. By sending the deposit, you are agreeing to these simple conditions.

This family oriented condominium complex has a large pool, baby pool, seasonal snack bar, and a massive sundeck overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Come on down and get away. Don't spend all your money on a big condo that all your going to do is sleep in, save that money and spend it on the restaurants, Zooworld, Gulfworld, and the other sights around.

**Some reviews may mention a view or close to the pool but this ad is from a previous rental on the 2nd floor and sometimes it is necessary to move a guest for whatever reason.**

** There is no view from this condo**

There is a $20 registration fee that is not a part of the quote. It is paid to the HOA per vehicle.

Keywords*: studio, Top of the Gulf, effeciency, Thomas Drive, beachside, gulffront complex, suite

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Gary, Hannah, and I have been coming to Top of the Gulf since 1995. We have owned different units through out the complex. We love the place. Our family loves it too. My mom, brother, and sister have all purchased here also.

CAROLYN JORDAN purchased this condo in 2012

Why CAROLYN JORDAN chose Panama City Beach

We love the convenience of being on Thomas Drive. We are close to shops, restaurants, and most importantly the complex is on the beach.

What makes this condo unique

This complex is a small, family oriented place. There are common area balconies, plenty of loung chairs, and its right on the beach.


Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All guests must register either with security or the HOA office. They charge 15(normal season)/25 (spring break)
  • Guests are not allowed to bring visitors on site. If you are going to have someone come over they will need to register. ($15/25) and get a pass.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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116 Ground floor in a beachside complex (chairs included)
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews
Hickory, KY

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We (my hubby and I) just returned from a week long trip to PCB and had the pleasure of staying in this condo. We have stayed in many condos over the years and not one of them can even come close to comparing with this condo. It is just as nice as seen in the pictures. It even smells great when you walk in! Carolyn obviously puts a lot of thought into making her condo perfectly accommodating for her renters. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to cook 3 meals a day all week long (if you like to cook that much). There are plenty of towels and washcloths in the bathroom which is not always the case when you stay elsewhere. The air conditioning keeps the room plenty cool and there are extra super cute blankets to wrap up in if you get too chilled! My husband is still talking about how much he loved the shower, lol! It was nice having a code to get into the room instead of having to keep up with bulky keys everytime we left the room. The iron, hair dryer, high velocity fan, crockpot, electric can opener, toaster, ottoman, super comfy chairs on the patio, beach chairs and umbrella, etc. are just a few of the extra touches and amenities this condo has to offer. The beds are very comfortable and the sheets were perfect! I did not get the Security Guard's name but she was one of the nicest people we have ever met. The location of the condo is in a less busy area so you do not have to deal with the crazy traffic like they have around Pier Park. We will definitely be staying in one of your condos next time we visit PCB! Thank you for going the extra mile, it was greatly appreciated!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the accolades. Our belief is when you go on vacation and spend a ton of money, you need to be happy when the door opens. It's not just a rental To me, it's a memory in the making. I can't wait for you guys to come back and stay with me. I appreciate you leaving the condo in such good shape when you left. My cleaners called and ask me if someone stayed because it was so clean. Thank you again!
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1000% Pleased w Top of the Gulf!

  • 5 of 5

What a great fall break getaway! Carolyn was so wonderful to rent from, even letting us know we could arrive earlier than agreed upon check-in time. We had about 1 & 1/2 days of bad weather due to Nate, yet that did not affect our trip at all! Any day at the beach is better than a day anywhere else! The condo is so cute & cozy, we gladly stayed in to read and rest! Super comfortable beds, sofa & recliner. Beautiful large shower was fabulous! The included beach chair service was so nice to have once we were out on the beach - Carolyn’s kind offer of 2nd chair service (no addt’l cost) made us feel well-cared for and really went over great w my 16yo daughter. Thank you Carolyn for being a kind person to deal with, quick to answer texts and super quick to respond when we had questions! Would definitely recommend Top of the Gulf to anyone wanting to vacay in PCB! 5 stars for certain ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #wewillbeback #loveTopoftheGulf

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, KY

Super cute condo!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this condo. We booked last minute for Labor Day weekend and the owner was so quick to respond to any of my questions. The condo itself is probably the cutest condo we've ever stayed in. It's a studio but is almost just as spacious as a one bedroom condo. It has absolutely everything you need for cooking dinner in the kitchen. Plenty of towels and wash cloths. They thought of every single detail in this condo. It was super clean and just overall a great stay. We will be returning to this condo!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Room was very clean and well stocked will definitely stay here again

  • 5 of 5

The staff was nice and polite. The whole place was clean And we'll kept

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place is exactly as described. I would defiantly stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Room 116 was perfect! Everything you need to cook a meal is there inn the kitchen. You don't have to worry about spending money going out to eat. The beds were very comfortable and there was enough bedding for everyone. The room was easy to access especially with the keyless entry. The back patio was perfect as well. I would defiantly stay here again. I liked the fact that it was in the ground floor. I didn't have to worry about waiting on elevators, just went out the room and walked to the beach. Thank you for thr5 amazing room. Looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a blast

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying here. We will be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Spinaker and LeVela
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Signal Hill Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pineapple Willies, Spinaker, Dee's Hangout
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Panama City Beach, FL


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
One Time Cleaning fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Add 12.5% taxes (city, county, and state) to rentals
$50 cleaning fee to have condo cleaned when you depart
**Registration fee for Spring break $25/Registration fee for other times $15 This is paid to the HOA and is not a part of my rental fee.
$500 refundable security deposit during spring break.
No pets/no singles under 21 Proof of age is required. MAX 4 in the unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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