1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 With Kid Friendly Parrot Loft
About Cinde Shepherd
Our "beach story" began over 40 years ago. On one of their many journeys, our grandparents discovered the sugar white beaches of Panama City Beach in 1973. It is with this visit, that our family story unfolds across four generations. Our Grandma, immediately fell in love with the sugary white beach, crystal clear blue waters, and the many pools that would sometimes form on the beach. Living in Missouri, Panama City Beach offered a tropical getaway that they could frequent for extended weekends as well as full-week getaways. In 1977, Grandpa surprised Grandma with a very special "Sandcastle" birthday present. He purchased an adorable little beach cottage two blocks from where we are today. Our grandma appropriately named her new escape "Our Sandcastle". In those days, the little cottages, and now our new "Sunswept Sandcastle" were the only structures on the beach. Our mom's remembers spending days on the beach, seeing only 20 people pass by the whole day. Besides the beach front houses you still see today, the rest of the beach was a multitude of sand dunes. In the early days, the favorite beach front restaurant was called "The Beach Party", and it still exists, but is now called Schooners. It remains a family favorite for everyone, and one of the first places we enjoy on each visit. Grandpa had a special love of boating, and back then he would leave early in the morning and go fishing for the catch of the day. During the afternoon, our mom and aunt would seek out fresh oysters, scallops, and crabs from the bay. Grandma would create quite the feast, including our Grandpa's famous Oyster Stew. Mom (our awesome property manager) remembers walking the beach with her dad (grandpa), and how he named the beachfront building of Sunswept "The Big Gray Monster". At three stories, it was the tallest structure near their beloved Sandcastle.
Cinde Shepherd purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Cinde Shepherd chose Holiday Beach
Grandma had a special love of sharing her Sandcastle with everyone. We can't tell you how many honeymoons took place in her Sandcastle. Her family and friends enjoyed over 28 years vacationing here on Thomas Drive. We have a library of guestbooks, with many wonderful times shared by all. Grandma especially loved the beach. She is much remembered for the special messages and prayers she wrote in the sand for all of us that were washed away into the universe. Her most memorable message in the sand was "Thank You God for Everything". Our family continued making special beach memories into the third generation of our family. Our favorite event was a final night Luau, including grass skirts, leis, music and dancing on the beach as our farewell until the next visit. As with all things, unexpected changes occur. In 2007, we lost our treasured Sandcastle. In July 2011, grandma made her last trip to Panama City Beach with her youngest grandchild (4th Generation). In February 2012, we lost Grandma. Leaving a special gift to her three grandchildren, it was unanimously decided that the best tribute to Grandma would be to purchase a new Sandcastle. In 2018, tragedy struck us in the form of Hurricane Michael. The roof was torn off Our Sandcastle and after undergoing a 6 month renovation we're so excited to introduce Our Sandcastle 2.0! So, here we are. We begin another new chapter of "Our Sandcastle". Our greatest hope is that we can bring as much happiness to our visiting guests here as grandma did in her Sandcastle for so many years. We hope you join us!
What makes this Condo unique
Sunswept is a wonderful community, nestled next to the beach. You have all the amenities of a high rise condo, but the small neighborhood feeling for creating wonderful family memories.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The condo had everything we could want for the week we spent there. The walk to the beach was short and the pool was a great place to spend time at as well.
Exactly as described!
Wonderful property! Very clean and well furnished. Location was excellent. Smaller complex so parking was a breeze and the beach wasn’t super congested. Owner is an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly recommend this property!
Its so clean and nice...if you have 6 people no need for airbeds its plenty of room. Its about 80 steps to the beach. This room is on the third floor. Need your own toilet paper and garbage bags. Beach towels will be needed. This was our first time at the beach and my girls will have the best memories at "Our Sandcastle". You will love it!!!
We were so close to the beach! The condo was perfect for my family. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us, it was very clean and had everything we could possibly need.
Love the location. Just steps from the gorgeous white sands. Very private beach area. We loved our stay!!!
Good price easy booking easy check-in and check-out
Enjoyed balcony being over pool so I could watch older children when I tired out. Perfect size for myself and three grandchildren
Our Sandcastle is located in Sunswept Condominiums on the beach side of Thomas Drive. We have an ocean view from the living room and the deck conveniently overlooks the swimming pool for family enjoyment. As long time second home owners and visitors to PCB, we love our beach and the sugary white sands.
Our beloved beach provides a wonderful family vacation area for creating memories. You are close enough to all of the exciting restaurants, activities, and amenities of PCB but can return back to a family environment within Sunswept.
We hope you share our love of the beach, and join us for your special family memories.