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You Can't Get Any Closer To The Beach Than This

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, 2&1/2 bath condo, one balcony is beach view the other is lake view

On the western edge of Panama City Beach, nestled off the road in a gated community is Pinnacle Port. The ultimate family destination at Carillon Beach is packed with every amenity needed. Pinnacle Port Resort is perfectly situated on a peninsula with white sandy beaches and the Gulf of Mexico on one side and beautiful 800 acre Lake Powell on the other side. Pinnacle Port is described as a “quiet corner of the world” because it is free from the hubbub, marred traffic and noise of other locations, yet accessibly close to all the attractions of Panama City Beach.

Entrance to the 23 acre Pinnacle Port property is gained through a continuously manned security gate. You will also appreciate that the Pinnacle Port Property has roving property patrols on duty 24 hours every day.

The beach at Pinnacle Port is everything a good beach should be. Step out the back door of the Tower and you are immediately on the beach, where the sugar white sand invites you to sit enjoy the ocean view, the relaxing sound of the waves lapping against the shore, the captivating sunrises, glorious sunsets and the invigorating walks on the beach with all the pleasure that it brings.

Step out the front door of the tower and see a pier and boat dock located just beyond a lovely gazebo on beautiful Lake Powell. There are paddle boats, kayaks and canoes available for rent at the business office. You may want to bring your fishing gear and wet a hook from the pier or launch your boat at the boat ramp. Boat parking is available until you are ready to launch. In the cool of the evening for a change of pace you may choose to take an easy walk to nearby Carillon Beach and enjoy the live concerts on the green. Everything you could want for a fun filled vacation.

Pinnacle Port is family centered. There are four lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, basketball courts, horseshoes, two swimming pools and a children’s playground. All of these outdoor amenities beckon your use. In addition to these, you will also find a picnic pavilion with barbeque grills. Additional barbeque grills are found in other locations on the property.

The ground floor of the Tower is the location for indoor amenities and activities. The indoor portion of the large pool is in one wing of the Tower. You are also welcome to use the newly refurbished and equipped exercise room, separate saunas for men and women, a sitting area with comfortable couches and chairs and there card and game tables as well.

Should you want to explore opportunities away from Pinnacle Port, take a drive to Pier Park, only a short distance away. This recently developed center is designed to create an exciting shopping and dining experience.

Go a little further to the east and you will find Gulf World water park where you will be amazed and entertained watching the dolphins perform and sometimes even an opportunity to swim with the dolphins. Water sports and activities abound in the area. You name it and you can get it, from fishing excursion, wave runner, snorkeling, or a boat ride over to shell island. Then there are go kart tracks, mini golf and full golf courses, and exceptional restaurants.

On another day head west for a short drive down scenic 30A and you will find exclusive homes, shopping that is incredible and dining that is first class. But wait, Destin is just a hop skip and a jump away where you can find shopping in 3 different outside malls, a Bass Pro shop and wherever you may go you will find dining opportunities catered to please even the most sensitive palate. If you are a bicycle enthusiast you will find incredible paved bike path are waiting, all just minutes away.

Now let’s explore what my condo unit is like. My condo is located on the 7th floor of the tower building with stunning views of both Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico. The upstairs balcony overlooks the swimming pool and the gulf. Spectacular views of the setting sun can often be seen from the upstairs balcony. The Downstairs balcony overlooks the boat docks and Lake Powell.

This unit is a 2 bed room with 2 full baths upstairs and a half bath and laundry just off the kitchen downstairs. The master has one queen bed and a gulf view. There is plenty of closet space and a TV in the master. The other bedroom features two twin beds. The beds and furnishings are high quality designed to offer you maximum rest and comfort.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all dishes and appliances. There are wine glasses, baking dishes, coffee mugs, and glasses. It has a new refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster oven, stove, blender, numerous cabinets for your convenience and other items found in a kitchen.

Here are some important things you need to know. First, my condo only sleeps and accommodates four people. There is no sofa bed and the dining table only seats four, so four is the maximum number that can be reasonably accommodated. Then, you will be pleased to know that my condo is a no smoking unit. No pets are allowed by the condo association and will not be admitted at the front gate. Finally, The new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is only 20 minutes away!

Come on down and enjoy an awesome vacation with something for everyone in the family!

More Details

Cass Robinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Cass Robinson

My wife and I bought our condo in 1984 after vacationing here for several years. Interestingly enough, my wife remembers coming to this very area before there was a Pinnacle Port with her father and they went crabbing in what is now Lake Powell. Our four children grew up coming to Pinnacle Port and loving it. Now their kids are doing so as well. It has been an integral part of our lives for nearly three decades stretching over three generations.

Cass Robinson purchased this condo in 1984

Why Cass Robinson chose Florida

To use the real estate expression, it is “location, location, location. You just can't get any closer to the beach than this. I think a better or more beautiful location cannot be found with the gulf out the door right onto the beach on one side of the building and out the door on the other side to Lake Powell. My wife always felt secure here and we always felt that it was safe place for our kids and now our grandkids to be and play. It is family centered with terrific visual appeal and offers a vast array of amenities.

What makes this condo unique

The property is a half mile away from the noisy busy traffic. The Pinnacle Port beach is longer than any to be found in the area and the property is bordered on the east by very upscale detached houses and a small state park on the west, separated by Phillips Inlet. In a sense we are cloistered and at the same time essential services and conveniences are nearby.


West Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • • Do Not Flush cloth-like wipes, also known as wet wipes or baby wipes down the toilets because these wipes clog sewage drain lines.
  • • When you arrive and have any cleaning issues, please call 850-588-7936 to reach our on call person.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Very Large Walk In Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located downstairs off the kitchen has a toilet and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Very confortable matress, TV in Master bedroom. generous closet space
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.72 based on 50 reviews

Great Mother-Daughter week.

  • 4 of 5

Great condo owner, condo, view and location. Had everything you would need. The beds and linens were awsome. Have stayed at PP for the past 10 years in a total of 3 different condos. This was the first time in this one and will definitely stay again. Mr Robinson was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

The Caudells

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet safe area

  • 4 of 5

The price was good . Condo needs some updates but can't beat the price , lots of room and loved that there were 3 bathrooms . We felt very safe in this area. We were a bit disappointed in the ocean clarity. The lake makes the ocean a brown ice tea color. The last day we were there it was clear and beautiful. Not very close to activities . You have to drive a little way but not to far. Overall it was nice quiet area. Beaches were not overly crowded also were very clean . Bit of advice do not try to go to Walmart on Saturday night . We waited in line for over an hour , I guess everyone needed groceries on their first night there.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice beach with unexpected roommates

  • 3 of 5

The unit that my friends and I stay in was acceptable, but nothing I would call luxurious. In some places the wallpaper and paint were peeling and the ceiling texture was starting to fall off. With that said, all of the provided amenities were there and the kitchen was a decent size to where we could easily cook all of our meals. The property was clean when we arrived and the provided bath towels and such was nice so we didn't have to bring our own.

The first few nights there was great and we didn't have any issues. Towards the end of our stay, we ended up finding some unexpected roommates. There happened to be a few cockroaches hanging around the kitchen. I would probably recommend having a pest inspection and extermination conducted.

Overall, the location of the property was great. It distance from the pier wasn't too far away, but far enough to where the beach wasn't crowded with lots of people. Access to the beach is right outside the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for calling my attention to the pest problem in the kitchen area. I have requested the maintenance coordination to have the exterminating company to return to my condo and address this problem. Of course my unity has not undergone a recent renovation and I have set my rental rates taking this into concideration.
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awesome beach trip

  • 5 of 5

we had a blast. we love pinnacle port and will come back year after year. I love having two balconies to sit on and stay out of the sun.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay At pinaccle port. The view from our room was beautiful and we could hear the waves crashing on the beach. You literally walk out of our building and onto the sand of the beach. The condo was as described, the kitchen was well supplied. Everything was in working order. We would definitely stay here again. Mr Robinson was very easy to work with throughout the entire process. The only thing we felt could use some improvement was the property parking area...we found that if you returned to the condo in the later evening hours it was difficult to find a free space. The guards were nice about it and very apologetic as they found us a place to park. And overall it really didn't affect our happiness with our stay. We would recommend carillon/pinaccle port to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo for the money!

  • 5 of 5

Pinnacle Port is a really nice place to stay in general. Since the condos are in a gated community you don't have to worry much about leaving stuff out or walking around. I brought two kayaks and was not worried at all about leaving them out unlocked. The condo is in good shape. It is nothing fancy but it is as nice as your average hotel room which for under $150 per night on the beach is what I would expect.

Things to note:

1. The balcony that faces the ocean is off of the master bedroom. So if your group really likes to hang out on the balcony and look at the ocean everyone will have to walk through the master bedroom.

2. The balconies are pretty small. You could fit four people on one balcony but it would be tight. There are only two chairs on each balcony anyway. The balcony off of the main living room area faces the lake.

3. This unit uses a keypad lock, so no keys or keycards to worry about, which is really nice.

4. If you like to cook, bring a knife sharpener. There are knives, but they are really dull.

5. There is a Publix really close which is great.

6. The pool closes at 7:30pm which seems a little early to me, but I guess that is to help with noise.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Down Town Carillon
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US HWY is only a half mile away
Nearest Beach
Walk out of the building right onto the beach

Amusement Park, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Gulf World Waterpark, Go Carts. Deep Sea Fishing, Shell Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.