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Stay at the Beach this Fall & for the Holidays~Beach Across the Street!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Ground Floor, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, sleeps 2-3, 1 Bath, Kitchen updated 2017

Free sunrises and sunsets! Wonderful Beach Getaway for Your Emerald Coast Experience! Relax in this ground floor, one bedroom condo, beach across street (400yards), located at Panama City Beach in the Laguna Beach area. Gorgeous Gulf Views and Sandy Beach. The complex has easy access from Front Beach Road on the quiet, less traveled West End of the strip.

The clubhouse offers an upstairs sauna to relax, or take a few laps in the sparkling clean swimming pool, play a game of tennis, or shuffleboard, or access the free onsite WiFi to tell friends you wish they were here. The condo has it's own free WiFi as well.

Nearby, shopping is plenty with The Pier Park Mall a short drive (2.5 miles) from the condo and near Pier 57. There are over a hundred unique shops, including ice cream and fudge candy shops, movie theater, a German Beer Garden, a Margaritaville restaurant, great fire oven cooked pizza...even the best ever Gluten Free pizza...celiac friendly! and Starbucks to start your day or end your evening walk on the beach.

For a Family Day, visit the over 200 acres of Frank Brown Park (4 miles away) with softball, picnic areas, trails, playgrounds, fishing areas, and aquatic center, all open to the public!

For nightlife, Front Beach Road has clubs for dancing and live music.

Located less than a mile from the condo is a great place eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at Mike's Cafe & Oyster Bar. It is currently rated the top three restaurant in Panama City and so close you can walk from the condo.

Highway 98 is located 1.5 miles from the Southwind condos. And for golfers, there are many options with the nearest golf course located 5 miles from the condo.

Turning right out of the property, there is a unique, neighborhood gift shop and select grocer (Carousel) to pick up any essentials or limited gourmet items to prepare a meal. Don't forget to choose a wine from their nice selection of regional, national, and international wines to celebrate the start of your relaxing vacation.

For the best in casual fine dining or to celebrate that special occassion, give FireFly restaurant a try at the Shoppes in Edgewater Plaza. The President and First Lady enjoyed eating there during their visit.

For those who choose to relax at home and love to cook; the condo has a well-equipped kitchen with new convection oven. There is a new washer and dryer, recently updated tile floors, nicely decorated and furnished rooms, dining table and breakfast bar seating, 32 inch flat screen TV in living area with DVD as well as a small TV in the bedroom. The bath was newly updated in August 2014. The bedroom has a large closet to store personal items out of the way...we even provide 2 beach chairs to sit in the sand, a bucket with toys and shovels to make sand castles and memories on the beach. Watch the sunsets or take a walk along the waters edge in the morning as sting ray and pelicans feed. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Feel like exploring or taking a short day trip out of town? Just a pleasant coastal drive away (approximately 1 hour or 50 miles West of PCB) you can enjoy shopping at the Premium Outlet stores in Destin, Florida. Find great buys on luxury items to send home to family and friends or discover something new for you. Silver Sands Premium Outlets ® 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway Destin, FL 32550 (850) 654-9771. Store hours are 10 AM – 9 PM Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, you can shop from 10 AM until 6 PM. The mall has special hours during the holidays. There are 110 stores such as L'Occitane, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Harry & David's. While you are there you may as well stop for dinner. Make private dinner reservations on the beach for two for the ultimate romantic evening at Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn in Destin. Or enjoy a fine dining experience at Marina Café. For great Italian food try La Famiglia Italian Restaurant. Want to make your own special meal? There are many fine food selections in the Whole Foods Market just five miles west of the premium outlet. You are sure to enjoy your daytrip.

Keywords: Panama City Beach Condo, Southwind Resort, Laguna Beach, Quiet West End, Beach Access

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

About The Owner

I love working in my yard, planting flowers, and enjoying Florida's wonderful weather. I enjoy the downtown marina area and the live theater.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2002

Why The Owner chose West Panama City Beach

There are 320 days of sunshine and miles of beautiful snow white, sugary beach. My family liked to vacation in the area and enjoyed returning to the ocean each year.

What makes this condo unique

I enjoy the early quiet mornings, sipping my favorite coffee from the nearby Starbuck's coffee shop on the front porch of the condo. Then walking across the street after sunrise to look for shells and visit with others taking their morning walk along the beachfront. In the late evenings, I enjoy taking a late evening walk and then sitting in the chair as the sun sets upon the ocean. It is calming to listen to the waves of the peaceful ocean in this quiet, west end condo area. Come create your own memories.

Amenities

West Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • **Updated and painted November 2014 This bathroom has vanity, toilet, shower/tub combination
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • ***New premium mattress (2015) for comfort and restful night sleep. Queen size Bed (1), Bunk Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Stay at the Beach this Fall & for the Holidays~Beach Across the Street!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Sugar Hill, GA/ USA
5

Great Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a few days at the beach following our daughter's wedding. We have stayed here before and loved it. Once again, it did not disappoint. It is super clean and has everything you need. It is located perfectly - extremely short walk to the beach (3 minutes tops). The owner is great to work with and very accommodating and a great communicator.

Would highly recommend!

N. McRee

Sugar Hill, GA

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to help me and others see the condo and beach experience through your eyes! I loved that you returned to stay and you were both able to relax after your daughter’s wedding. Such a nice reward for all the joyous preparations that go into weddings. I appreciate you acknowledging the cleanliness and close proximity of the beach. I know others seeking a great place to stay will find this important too. I look forward to your return again. Until then, be well and have a beautiful holiday season ahead. Dee🐬
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5

Nice place that's close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Short walk to the beach. Well taken care of condo for a good price!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to help others choose the best place stay. With all the condo rentals to choose among, your opinion matters most. I loved having you as a guest. I am so pleased you enjoyed the convenience of simply crossing the street to be on the beach, after all it is the best reason to be in PCB!! I look forward to your return soon. -Dee
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5

Enjoyed the stay very much. Very nice condo. Will stay again. No problems planning the trip. Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo. Great service/planning. The service was great. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love this Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Southwind is a great community in which to vacation. Dee's condo is even nicer than the pictures reveal and she is a hands-on owner. She takes care of every need with a wonderful spirit. The beach is only steps away and we spent lots of time there. The other residents of Southwind are inviting and make you feel like you've come home. We will be back and hope to bring others with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your experience at Southwind. Two things that I really was pleased to hear were that Southwind is a great community and the other residents made you so welcomed it feels like home :-). What a beautiful comment. I am always happy to hear about those kind of experiences, especially when that occurs while away on vacation! I'm happy you mentioned the condo looks even better in person than the pictures online reflect. Typically it is the opposite so this will be useful for others deciding whether to book here. I love to hear you will return and you are confident in renting again based on the quality of the property, your friendly community, the ease of working with me and steps away to the beach access. You are always welcome to stay. Warmest Regards, Dee
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5

Awesome Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is absolutely wonderful. We were close to the beach, stores and restaurants. This home was beautifully decorated and everything we needed was provided. My husband and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary while we were there .... and the owner left us a anniversary card! Wow! We will certainly be returning to this comfy condo to stay ... as soon as we can. We are planning to take our two children with us on the next trip. My husband and I highly recommend this awesome place to stay! ( 5+ stars)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy, clean, awesome beach access

  • 4 of 5

This was an awesome pick. The beach access is great, being on the west side of town it seemed to be a little quieter. All the comforts of home here, we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane for taking time to comment on all the things you loved about your stay and the condo. It helps others looking through many options to find the reasons you loved it so much and plan to return. One of the difficult discriptions to convey is just how close it is to the water so I'm happy you emphasized the ease of access from the renters perspective. It truly is steps out the front door and across the street. You know that you are on a beach vacation . ;-) You are welcome back anytime.
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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