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Bedrooms 1
Space 730 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 With Kid Friendly Parrot Loft

Absolutely the best building in the condominium. You can watch your family having a great time in the pool from the sunny open deck.

We are excited to bring our Sandcastle to you for creating memories. This home features living room with sleeper sofa, private bedroom with queen size bed, and our special Parrot loft bedroom (queen bed) for your children's enjoyment.

Our home is fully equipped with all of your immediate needs.

Cinde Shepherd
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Cinde Shepherd

Our 'beach story' began over 40 years ago. On one of their many journeys, our parents 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 Mom 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, Dad surprised Mom with a very special 'Sandcastle' birthday present. He purchased an adorable little beach cottage two blocks from where we are today. My Mom appropriately named her new escape 'Our Sandcastle'.

In those days, only the little cottages, and now our new 'Sunswept Sandcastle' were about the only structures on the beach. I remember spending days on the beach, when we would only see 20 people pass by within a day. Beside 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', it still exists today, but is now called Schooners. It still remains a family favorite for everyone, and one of the first places we enjoy on each visit. Dad had a special love of boating, and back then Dad would leave early in the morning and go fishing for the catch of the day. Then during the afternoon, we would seek out fresh oysters,

scallops, and crabs from the bay. Mom would create quite the feast, including our Grandpa's famous Oyster Stew. I remember walking the beach with Dad, and how he named the beachfront building of Sunswept 'The Big Gray Monster'. At two stories, it was the tallest structure near their beloved Sandcastle.

Cinde Shepherd purchased this condo in 2013

Why Cinde Shepherd chose Gulf Lagoon Beach

Mom had a special love of sharing her Sandcastle with everyone. I 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. Mom especially loved the beach. She is much remembered for the special messages and prayers she wrote in the sand for all of us. 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. My Mom was truly heartbroken, but we continued to find ways to return to our beloved beach. In July 2011, my Mom made her last trip to Panama City Beach with her youngest grandchild. In February 2012, we lost Mom. 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. So, here we are: with our young 4th generation, we begin a new chapter of 'Our Sandcastle'. My greatest hope is that we can bring as much happiness to our visiting guests here as my Mom 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.


Gulf Lagoon Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
  • Beautiful Master with private access to adjoined bath, along with separate entry from the hallway. Walk out patio door to deck overlooking pool.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have a nice patio table and chairs located on the deck overlooking the pool. There are also 4 Beach chairs available for your use at the beach. Please make sure to wash the sand off before storing in the closet.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful Place!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the property --has everything we needed and host Cinde is very accomodating...thanks Cinde!

Dave & Casey G.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed with our first time booking with home away. It really made it so easy.

  • 5 of 5

Our place was just as described, even better than I imagined! We were very satisfied!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cartersville, GA 30120

Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to be in a smaller resort and the grounds are kept up nice. Our condo was nice. Only downfall if you had six people in the condo 1 bathroom would be hard. We were only two in the condo so it was great! Great weather also.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and cozy. We took 5 adults and a baby and we had plenty of room. The beach is a short walk, but it can be seen from the front door. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Stay at an Affordable Price

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I had a great time at the condo! It was well furnished with everything you need for a week's stay at the beach. It's short walk down to the sand and the condo is in a great little community that is nice and quiet. Our balcony overlooked the pool and was a great place to relax when not at the beach. Overall if you want to stay at a nice place that is still extremely close to the beach, but you have a tighter budget, this is a great place to book! Cindie was great to work with even in the face of the oncoming hurricane!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the condo and it's close proximity to the beach. The A/C works great to keep the place cool on those hot days! The beds were comfortable and there were many extras not mentioned in the condos description. The bathroom needs updated and we weren't a huge fan of the shag carpet. Tile would seem much cleaner. Overall, we did enjoy the condo and would definitely lease it again! Cinde was a wonderful communicator and a very gracious host. Thank you for sharing your Sandcastle with our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Beautiful Sugar White Beach 200'
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $75
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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