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Luxury Beach House: 3 King Beds, Bunks, HEATED PRIVATE POOL - 5 BATHS

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This beautiful three story beach house is just a few steps from an almost private section of beach! Enjoy a view of the white sugar sand beach and glorious sunsets from the second and third floors. Perhaps you would prefer to lounge around a private pool, instead. Heat the pool for just a little extra. The house is located in a lazy laid back neighborhood of private homes on the beach. At the same time, you are 5-10 minutes away from all the best restaurants and shopping.

Friends of mine once said that when they go on vacation, they want to stay somewhere that is nicer than their own home. That is exactly what we have tried to accomplish with this totally elegant Beach House. Purchased and decorated for 2012, this place has all the bells and whistles. Every bedroom has a King size bedroom suite. The two built in bunks have deluxe pillow top mattresses. There is a full sleeper sofa on the first floor and a queen sleeper sofa on the second. This is a perfect set up for two or more families.

Be prepared for luxury from the formal dining room with fireplace as you enter, to the 12 foot ceilings and magnificent crown moulding throughout. Granite counters grace the well equipped kitchen as do the stainless appliances. Watch your favorite shows on either of the two 55” LED screens or enjoy your show from the comfort of your bedroom.

On the second level you will find what we like to call the family suite. There you will find a large family room, including a wet bar and half bath. The built in bunks make this like a fourth bedroom. There is a large balcony overlooking the private HEATED POOL. The second floor bedroom has a king bedroom suite with bath, balcony and large HD LED TV.

The third level has two king bedrooms with private baths. The Master Suite is adorned with a fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub and a spacious shower. A private balcony off the Master is a great place to enjoy warm moonlit Florida nights. The second bedroom has a beautiful Tropical King Bedroom suite for your comfort. Here you will find the best view of the Gulf through large windows that span two sides of the room. Both bedrooms are equipped with a large screen TV’s.

Other Amenities: Private Pool : Washer/Dryer : Wireless Internet : Free Long Distance : Cable TV : Central Vac : Parking : Keyless Entry

Prime Location: On the quieter end of PCB on the much desired beach side of Thomas Drive. A hundred steps down Albacore Street and you are on the beach... no crossing busy streets to get to the beach. Only 3 miles from St. Andrews State Park and walking distance from several restaurants and amusement parks.

Sorry, NO pets allowed. Must have someone over age 25 to stay in the house.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Home, Private Beach home, Townhouse, Private Pool, Ocean View, gulf view, beach view, condo, townhouse, panama city beach, 4 bedrooms, near bars and resturants, bungalo, family vacation house, family reunion, villa, free wifi internet, military discount

More Details

Bill Shaffield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Bill Shaffield

Albacore House is our first vacation home. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. We are from Tennessee and hope to enhance your visit with good ole warm Southern Hospitality. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay better. Feel free to call us when you arrive to let us know how everything is.

Bill Shaffield purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill Shaffield chose Gulf Lagoon Beach

We know you will love the house location. We have been visiting PCB for 25 years and have always wanted a place on or near Surf Drive. We love the little sixties style motels and beach homes in this peaceful little neighborhood. It is like walking back in time to a more innocent era. Hopefully, you will have an opportunity to meet some of our great neighbors. Feel free to speak when you see them... they like that.

What makes this house unique

There is more to do than sunbath or walk on the most beautiful beaches in America. We enjoy riding our bikes around the neighborhood. There are lots of practically deserted streets to ride on and bike lanes all over the county. We also bring our jet skis and go out on the gulf to watch the dolphins. Don't forget to keep your eye out for a manatee while you are on the beach. They are quite friendly creatures. Susan loves the great shopping at Pier Park and Panama City. There are several dive shops Thomas drive if you like scuba diving. I have snorkeled on the jetties at St. Andrews Park. There is some good bike riding in the park as well. PCB is becoming more and more popular for motorcycle riding. I like riding down through Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe to Appalachicola. The oysters come in on the boats right there and most of the restaurants serve them up fresh.

There is plenty of entertainment for everyone. Shipwreck Island Water Park, miniature golf, a half dozen golf courses, charter fishing, para sailing, boat and jet ski rentals, and more.


Gulf Lagoon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 1st Floor Guest Bath - toilet
    2nd Flr Den Bath - toilet
    2nd Flr Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Accessable from hall 2nd Flr
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Accessible from hall 3rd Flr
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The house has 3 large bathrooms and 2 half baths. The two guest baths have tub/shower combinations. The master bath has a shower and a separate jetted tub and double sink vanity. The house has two hot water heaters to make sure you have enough hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd Flr Guest Room - 1 king , Pack n Play available. 42' LED TV
    Master Suite - 1 king , Fireplace, 47' TV, balcony, jetted tub, walk in shower.
    3rd Flr Guest Room - 1 king , Gulf view from bedroom windows. 36' TV
    Built in Bunks - 1 bunk bed , Built in bunks off 2nd floor Den.
  • King size beds (3) King Beds in every bedroom., Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Sleeper Sofas, Bunk Beds (2) Built in bunks nice enough that adults don't mind sleeping in them.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Beach House: 3 King Beds, Bunks, HEATED PRIVATE POOL - 5 BATHS
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews

Great location and great house for three families.

  • 5 of 5

It was clean, the layout was perfect and the short walk to the beach was convenient. Definitely would highly recommend this properly!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, y'all. I hope you can come again next year! We will keep the light on for you!
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Beautiful and very clean!

  • 4 of 5

We had a family of 11 with 4 teenagers and a 11yr old. We had a blast. There were 3 families total and we each had space to ourselves. Great beach access and the beach was very beautiful. All kinds of stuff to do within walking distance. The kids loved it. Great places to eat but the kitchen was more than equipped to handle us cooking and eating in. Great time, can not wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macon, Bibb County Georgia

Awesome beautiful comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This was definitely a home away from home..the house is just like the pictures and much more. It was equipped with everything we kids loved it and so did my husband. We would definitely stay here again. We are actually looking forward to booking this home again. Also wanted to add that my son left his cellphone there and the cleaning service went over and beyond to return it to us..Thank you Judy you are the best!! Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Sheffield.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad y'all had a great week! Now, our beach home is your beach home. I guess we will be seeing you about this time next year. I'm sure, with the kids you found it nice that they could go upstairs to the den to watch TV at night while the adults could enjoy the living room and pool area in peace and quiet! Mark your calendar for your next vacation. It was a real pleasure working with you!
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Beautiful place. Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Clean large beautiful house with everything you need. great for families. 2 block walk to beach. Kids loved Nice little private pool. Beautiful white sand and clear water! Would use again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was really nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall I was very happy with my stay. Everything was in working order and clean. As mentioned in some of the other reviews there was road noise, but too be honest it was bike week and it really didn’t bother me at all. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida 2018

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House was great we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
N W Florida Beaches Intl. Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Signal Hill
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hammer Head Fred's
Nearest Point of Interest

Walking distance from Restaurants, miniature golf, go carts and only 3 miles from St. Andrews State Park. About a mile from Signal Hill Golf Course. Ten minutes from Pier Park. Near by restaurants include Hammer Head Fred's, Captain Andersons, 3 Bros. Pizza, Pier 77, Schooners, Scampy's, Captain Jacks, Mello Mushroom, Angelos Steakhouse, Shanes BarBQ, Sisters by the Sea, Saltwater Grill, Billy's Oyster Bar, Egg and I and others.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House & Pool Cleaning $220 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Manager booking fee $69 + Tax

Additional charge for pool heating $140/wk $35/night
Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.
No Spring Breakers. Minimum age 25.
Rental periods run from Saturday to Saturday. Ask if your dates do not fit inside this schedule. We will work with you all we can.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.