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Bella Casa, 3bd+ loft, 3.5 Baths. Private pool. Just steps to the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3bd + huge loft w/half bath, 3.5 baths total. Free secure wifi and cable

La Bella Casa is a very nice beach house with a private lounge pool and is only one block from the Gulf! This is an ideal home for families with children as the walk to and from the beach is short and safe. The house is located south of Thomas Drive on the east end of the beach in an ideal location. Thomas Drive rarely has traffic congestion and you can drive to most of the attractions on the beach in just a few minutes. The house is just minutes away from nice restaurants (Capt. Andersons & Boat Yard), night clubs (Schooners, Club LaVela, Spinnaker), shopping (2 grocery stores within 1 mile, Walmart, Pier Park within 15 min.), boat charters, recreational rentals such as scooters bikes and jet skiis, St. Andrews State Park, and all the fun activities of the 'world's most beautiful beaches!' After a day at the beach, come back and grill out while overlooking the private pool. If you're looking for a comfortable, convenient and quite place for a family vacation, this is it!

Layout of Rooms: The main living area of Bella Casa is on the first floor. This includes the living room, kitchen, dining area, and laundry room. We also have a queen guest bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The master suite, with a king bed and really nice private bath with a separate shower and whirlpool tub, is on the second floor. There is also a guest room with twin beds and a private bath on the second floor. The third floor loft area serves as a play area, second living room or 4th bedroom with bunk beds (2 twin size) and a day bed with trundle (also twin). There is also a large TV and a large activity table that is ideal for games or just hanging out. The loft also has a wet bar with mini fridge and a half bath. Off the third floor is a huge open sun deck with a view of the Gulf. This house is great for one large family or two smaller families to share. We can accommodate up to 12 as long as two are children. The bunk beds are not suitable for adults.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Overman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Bella Casa, 3bd+ loft, 3.5 Baths. Private pool. Just steps to the beach.
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 12 reviews
Herrin, Illinois

Great proximity to the beach!

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Bella Casa in June and couldn't have born happier with the location. The house is so close to the beach! House was very clean and spacious. Chris, the property manager was so great to work with. Couple of things I would improve/update would be the living room furniture, televisions and downstairs mattress and decor. Everything else was great. My teenagers loved the loft area. Overall, highly recommend for the location and property manager. We would definitely reconsider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and spacious for our family of six.

  • 5 of 5

Chris was very helpful with our booking of this property. The house had everything we needed. Could use updated tvs in every room and updated living room furniture but overall was very clean and nice. The master bedroom had comfortable bed and was very large with large bathroom and closet. Mattresses in twin beds were not comfortable but upper floor had other beds for teens to use. The closeness to the ocean was great within walking distance to schooners and beach was perfect (not too crowded). The house was very good for dogs as well. Overall, we loved it and would highly recommend it for large family. Enjoyed schooners, margaritaville and captain andersons

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We were a little hesitant about staying at first given one of the very negative ratings. However we wanted a place near the ocean and was willing to take a chance. We are so glad we did. The house exceeded our expectations. It was clean and everything looked great. The property manager Chris was super nice and checked in with us to make sure everything was ok. We can't say enough about the wonderful time we had and the great memories our family made here.

J and J

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time here. You have equipped the house so well we had nothing to do but enjoy ourselves. Thank you so much for a peaceful vacation for the whole family.

Tom Myers

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable & convientant

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect, close to beach, easy short walk to beach & great view from deck. The house was quiet & clean, the kitchen adequately furnished. We had 3 families( parents & adult children with small children) and each got a floor for time alone. We would stay again & recommend friends. It was so nice to have own pool for small children & adults. Added plus, the property manager stopped by to check on needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Daytona Beach, Florida


  • 1 of 5

This is one of the dirtiest places we have ever stayed! The beds had not been changed, master bed was full of sand. All the towels were sour smelling and damp. The dishes in the cabinets and the silverware in the drawers had food stuck to them. The floors were dirty and sandy. We had ants in the kitchen all week. The coffee machine did not heat properly and the gas grill could not be used due to rusted and broken grills. My wife and I actually went to the office in Panama City to express our concerns and see what they could do to correct. Nothing happened, not even an apology for any of these issues. Sent an email to the president of this company a week after we got back and have yet to hear from him either. This could be a great place if it was cleaned properly, updated a little and managed by a more responsibly company. At this point I would definitely not recommend this property or more importantly this company if I was looking for a place to rent in the Panama City Beach area!! The only reason it got one star was it's location to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Due to our own visit and review of our property the week prior to this "Review" we discovered the same conditions and changed our property management company on August 1, 2014. We are truly sorry for the condition you found the home and have made every effort to correct the problems.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Patches Pub
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Bay Point & Signal Hill
Nearest Motorway
2.75 Miles
Thomas Drive & U.S. Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
125 Metres
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Panama City Beach
Car: necessary

Location: Private Homes, Lower Grand Lagoon, Panama City Beach Area, Florida North West, Florida, USA (Just off Thomas Dr. East-end Panama City Beach Florida) Gulf Lagoon Beach, Panama city Beach Florida 32408


Rates & Availability

Thomas Drive House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Pet fee of $75.00; taxable.
Cleaning is a taxable service.
The deposit for this house is $500. Refundable if no damage. Please inquire for full price quote.
Minimum age is 25 or older to rent.
Spring Break deposit is $750.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Thomas Drive House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master 2nd flr
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st flr
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd flr
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 3rd flr
  • The master bath has a hairdryer, curling iron and lighted magnifying mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master, 2nd flr
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor w/bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor w/bath
    3rd floor Loft - 4 twin/ single , 3rd Floor Loft bunks and twin w/trundle plus 1/2 bath
    Livingroom - 1 queen , Sleeper sofa in living room
  • The 3rd floor loft has a daybed (twinsize) with trundle (also twinsize) as well as the bunk beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pets are allowed with prior approval. The non-refundable pet fee is $75 (for cleaning/sanitizing). Pets should be crated when left alone and on a leash when outdoors (city ordinance). Any damage caused by pets, such as chew marks or urine on wood floors or beds, will be deducted from deposit.

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