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Free Beach Chair Service, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms Studio
Space 489 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Now booking for Spring Break and Summer rentals! Our 8th floor studio condominium is located in a beach-front high-rise at Top of the Gulf, 8817 South Thomas Drive. This unit sleeps 4 on 2 queen beds (new mattresses!). This studio condo has a fully-equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave,dishes and pots and pans. The condo features WIFI, large TV with DVD player, as well as a sitting area with couch and recliner, and a dining are with seating for 4. During Summer months (1 March - 31 October), 2 Beach chairs are available for guest depending on weather conditions.

Our complex has been undergoing a lot of renovations and it shows! Come sit in our big chair, look for the turtles in our pools, and sit up on our roof-top deck at sunset! Top of the Gulf is the condo that just keeps getting better and better.

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 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!

Keywords: Studio, Top of the Gulf, Panama City Beach, LeVela, Spinaker, Gulf of Mexico, Thomas Drive, Signal Hill Golf Course

More Details


Panama City Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 489 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath, linens also provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Free Beach Chair Service, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 26 reviews
Wellington, AL

Perfect for what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

A lot of people have given bad reviews of this property, but our condo was nice and clean. We knew what we booked and were pleased with it. We spent very little time in the room anyway, so all we wanted was a nice clean place to sleep!! And it's the perfect location as the beach was never overcrowded!! We had a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newnan GA

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are renovating over the winter and our unit will be even better next season! We love Top of the Gulf and are glad you had a great stay!
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Perfect condo beautiful view!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at top of the gulf 801. Our room was perfect and had a beautiful view. The owners were so nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pearl, MS

Quiet building, not crowded, great parking!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay. If we ever vacation in this area again we will definitely be staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We love Top of the Gulf for the very same reasons. More beach per resident! We hope you all check us out for next year, We are renovating over the winter and Top of the Gulf and Unit 801 are going to be even better in 2018!
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this condo during July 4th weekend/week. The condo was perfect for the 2 of us. It had everything we needed. Plus it came with 2 beach chairs and umbrella which was a major plus. Cyndi and Allen were quick when getting back to you if you had any questions. The only thing I will complain about were that the elevators, which are 2, stayed broke the whole time we were there. But that wasn't an issue with the condo, just the place in general. Overal, we had a blast!!! We will definitely rent this place again. Another plus is that we always trailer our motorcycle behind the truck so we can just park it and ride the motorcycle. Top of the Gulf allows you to do this, just have to pay for 3 parking passes. But it's better than having to find somewhere to park your trailer. Thanks again Allen and Cyndi for all your help through the rental process and we absolutely enjoyed staying in your condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just now saw your kind review. Thanks so much for staying with us last July. We are renovating over the winter and Unit 801 and Top of the Gulf will be even better next year. Thanks again!
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Lagrange, ga


  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for my husband daughter and I on a kind of last min (where most stuff was booked already d/t it being a holiday week). We def would recommend this room. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to serving you next year! Thank you so much for your great review. We are renovating and Top of the Gulf and Unit 801 will be even better in 2018.
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Allen Granger/Cyndi Maxwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Allen Granger/Cyndi Maxwell

Our family has always enjoyed Panama City Beach and now, as a family, own several properties here at Top of the Gulf. Unit 801 is owned by me, Allen, and my sister, Cyndi. Together, as a team, we answer inquiries, set up rentals, fix problems, and overall, try to ensure that your family will have a great stay at PCB.

Allen Granger/Cyndi Maxwell purchased this studio in 2011

Why Allen Granger/Cyndi Maxwell chose Panama City Beach

Top of the Gulf is a smaller condo, therefore, our stretch of the beach is less crowded. Our complex is very family oriented, beach-front, and centrally located. Our property is continually being upgraded by our dedicated owners and just keeps getting better and better.

What makes this studio unique

Our location is very convenient to attractions, walking distance to Spinnakers and, a little further, Pineapple Willies. Wonderful little ice cream shop and pizza joint (really good!) just to the right of the property. We offer a snack bar during the summer. We also offer complimentary beach chairs during the summer.


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Combined City, County, and State taxes total 13 % of price. (Example: $100.00 would be $113.00 total)
$55 cleaning fee to have the condo cleaned after your departure.
Registration fee for Spring Break 25$/Registration fee for all other times $15
$500 refundable security deposit during Spring Break/$150 all other times.
No Pets/no singles under 21. Proof of age is required for groups of singles.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.