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Completely Renovated, Family-Friendly, Updated Condo, On The Beach, Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,975 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights


About the property

This very roomy beach front condo has a view and balcony access from every room! Why spend your vacation in a place where you sleep in a windowless room when you can wake up and walk out on your balcony from the living room / dining room and each of the 3 bedrooms to enjoy the gorgeous view and enjoy your morning coffee, or your evening glass of wine while you watch the sun set over the Gulf! From the 20th floor balcony of this professionally decorated vacation condominium it seems you can see all the way to Destin!

This is a new rental condo, completely renovated and professionally decorated, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, condo. The renovation was completed by the new owners in late-July of 2013. The kitchen and the guest bath were completely taken out and renovated from the walls in.

The kitchen features custom-built cabinets with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. You can see the Gulf from the kitchen as you prepare a meal or sit at the breakfast bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utentils and cookware needed to prepare a complete meal. The side by side refrigerator has an ice maker, so no need to purchase additional ice. This family-friendly condo also has a high chair for the little ones in your family.

The living and dining room boast all new furnishings with a queen-size sofa sleeper with an upgraded mattress. The 55-inch HD Smart TV has HBO and other movie channels, many sports channels and has a DVD player. And, because it is a smart TV you can connect to your favorite streaming TV shows on Netflix or Hulu, etc.! You can enjoy your meals either at the seating for six on the deck or the seating for six at the beautiful hardwood dining table in the dining room. All floors throughout have porcelain tile, with a thick area carpet in the TV area so the kids or teens can sit or lay on the floor while watching a movie, or the big game!

The bedrooms are very comfortably furnished with new mattresses and foundations, along with new carpet and numerous pillows! The master bedroom has a very comfy king bed with a recliner for reading, watching TV, or napping! Also, it includes a 32-inch TV and DVD player. You can sit up in bed to watch TV, but better yet you can watch the beautiful sun sets from the king bed as well!

The 2nd bedroom has two queen beds, and two side chairs with a reach-in and a walk-in closet and balcony access. The walk-in closet has the pack-and-play (play pen) for the little one! The 3rd bedroom has two queen beds, a view of the Grand Lagoon as well as the Gulf, and its own private balcony on the Gulf. Both of these bedrooms have 24-in. TV's with DVD players. Both of these bedrooms also have nights lights that can be switched on for the little kids, or switched off for the adults sleeping there.

Amenities include a brand new, LG full-size, large capacity, washer and dryer. The bathrooms include hair dryers, liquid hand soap, and so you don't bump into anything - night lights! The guest bathroom has a tub / shower combination with a grab bar and the extra wide shower curtain rod, like in fine hotels! The master suite has a walk-in shower with a frameless glass sliding shower door. There are two vanities in the master suite, so that privacy is assured!

This 20th floor condo is in Building E, the newest building at the Dunes. It is just steps from the parking lot directly in front of the building and also just steps to the closest of the 3 pools on the property as well as to the beach itself! This property has 24/7 security with gated access and roving security patrols, so no need to worry about your vehicle or personal belongings.

Many fine restaurants and local night spots are close by as well as St. Andrews state park which is a short jog, walk or bicycle ride away! If you want to visit Pier Park, it is just a 10 minute drive. So, relax and enjoy and feel like you have come home to your new beach vacation home!!

Sorry, but although we love animals, pets are not allowed at our vacation home! This is not only our rule, but the rule of our home owners association. It is enforced! Sorry! :(

More Details

Mike and Mary Smajd
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Mike and Mary Smajd

We have lived in the Columbus, Georgia area for the past 34 years. We went to the beach for many years with our three sons as they were growing up. We always liked the east end of the beach on Thomas Drive and being close to St. Andrews park. Now that we have grand children we thought it would be great to have our own place at the beach. So, in April, 2013 we purchased this 3 bedroom property at the Dunes. This property is on the quiet end of the beach near restaurants, the state park, and shopping!

Mike and Mary Smajd purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mike and Mary Smajd chose Gulf Lagoon Beach

This property has everything you can ask for in a beach vacation. In addition to the 3 pools and 1,500 feet of beach, so close to your front door in Building E, you have beach volleyball, the banana boat, jet ski and parasail rentals all right on the beach in front of this building. There is also two, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, and a fitness room on the complex's property.

But most of all it was the amazingly, beautiful Gulf front views that convinced us that this was the best place to enjoy beach vacations with our family!

What makes this condo unique

This beautiful condo has the unique advantage of its location on the west side, of the 20th floor of Building E, the newest of the buildings at the Dunes of Panama complex. The fact that all the rooms of this condo are situated on the Gulf with the million dollar views and balcony access from every room convinced us that this was the place to be!


Gulf Lagoon Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 20
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bathroom has walk-in shower and is completely separate from second master suite vanity. Guest bathroom has tub / shower combination with vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Master bedroom has king bed, recliner and 32' TV with DVD player, balcony access and is Gulf front. The 2nd bedroom has 2 queen beds, 24' TV with DVD player and balcony access and is Gulf front, and has both a reach-in and a walk-in closet. The 3rd bedroom has 2 queen beds and 24' TV with DVD player, separate, private balcony and is Gulf front.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Completely Renovated, Family-Friendly, Updated Condo, On The Beach, Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Hilliard, Ohio

The condo was absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Since we had to wait out Tropical Storm Cindy, being at the pool was our only option. Thankful that there were a lot of seats and that there were sufficient tables with umbrellas.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your family had a good time despite the tropical storm! The pool area which is just steps from the entrance of the building is large and does have plenty of lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas, a grilling area as well. And, it is just close to the beach side grill and bar where you can purchase ice cream, and drinks, breakfast, lunch, etc. Please know that you are welcome back anytime!
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A peaceful respite

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful, very neat, and contained all items needed in a home-away-from-home. The view of sunsets from the 20th floor is breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments! They are most appreciated! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and want you to know you are welcome back again anytime!
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Marietta, Georgia

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks! You are welcome to stay with us again!
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Minden, La

Book this condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with a great location! Beautiful view from the 20th floor. You are steps from the beach. Everything we needed for a great family beach vacation. Owners were very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy to learn that you had an enjoyable vacation at our beachfront home! You are welcome back anytime!
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Panama City Condo

  • 3 of 5

The location and building were nice on this condo. However, it was unclean, even though we paid a cleaning fee. When we mentioned it to the owner his solution was to bring the cleaning crew back out. However, with our kids coming and going we didn't want to be bothered with them in our condo. We even sent pictures to the owner. The vacuum cleaner was so full of other people's hair it would not pick up anything. And the code on the door was changed a full three hours before check-out, so we became locked out and had to call the owner and wait for a new passcode. We ended up being there until 11 and the cleaning crew had still not arrived...maybe that's why it was not clean. We stayed in July and still have not received our deposit back...which I figured would happen.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry for your experience with the cleaning issue. As we said when we wrote you a letter recently, we are sorry, and we appreciate you making us aware of the situation. This is not what we expect from our house cleaner as it was not up to our standards or theirs. That is why we refunded the cleaning fee to you. We give our guests the choice of purchasing property damage protection insurance, or making a refundable damage deposit for their stay. You had chosen to purchase the property damage protection insurance. This experience you had was not typical as we take a great deal of pride in our vacation home and want our guests to have a pleasant, enjoyable and comfortable stay. You are correct we did offer, on two occasions, to have our house cleaner return to clean as needed and as you desired. But, you did not allow our cleaner to return. On the day of your departure you called us after 10 a.m., the agreed to departure time, and the time when our door code expires. We immediately gave you a new code that allowed you to complete your departure from our vacation home. Thank you again for working with us on this regrettable cleaning situation which is not typical. Kind Regards, Mike and Mary
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Best condo I've ever rented

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends always book a summer vacation together so it is hard to find a place to accommodate everyone without couples having to share a twin bed. This condo's layout was perfect, four queen beds and one king made everyone happy. In addition, every room has a balcony, so no fights over rooms! The condo itself was spacious and well equipped, even had board games for the one rainy day we had. The only thing missing was a broom, (we ended up purchasing one and left it in the condo so hopefully it will still be there) We also loved that the pool stayed open pretty late and the condo had BBQ pits near the pool so we could cook out and swim. It should be noted this condo is located at the very end of the strip so I found it a lot quieter then other Condos we rented closer to the middle of the strip. I plan to rent this every year if possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments! We have tried to make our place as comfortable as home for our guests. Glad you enjoyed your time there at the beach! We have always had a broom and dust pan in the closet nearest the front entrance. It must have been misplaced over the long summer. Thank you for placing a broom there for the convenience of others. It is appreciated! Please know that you are welcome back anytime!
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

A $125 cleaning fee & taxes of 11.5% to be added to the rates listed.

Long term guests /'snow birds' are welcome!

All guests must be over the age of 25, unless accompanied by both of their parents or legal guardians. The parents of under the age of 25 guests must stay in our vacation home with the under age 25 guests. Any falsification of age will result in eviction and loss of rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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