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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 - 7 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 furninshings with a queen-size sofa sleeper with an upgraded mattress. The 55-inch HDTV has HBO and other movie channels, many sports channels and has a DVD player. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

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 Panama City Beach Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 12
  • 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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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 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: Jun 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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Clean, Comfortable, Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with 3 bedrooms with gulf-front balconies. Well-appointed with everything you might need for a comfortable stay. We've rented several condos in Panama City Beach and this is by far the best we've encountered. We will be renting this unit again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Two of my college mates and I rented the condo for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival. The view of the GULF was gorgeous from EVERY need to get out of bed to view the ocean! The decor' is impeccable, the kitchen is well-equipped/stocked, cleanliness/maintenance of condo is first rate, and Mike was very responsive from beginning to end. Thank you Mike and Mary for making our stay so memorable. Personally, after a long drive from D.C., the condo was such a nice, pleasant surprise when I opened the looks just as it is advertised (maybe even better!).

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments! We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time at our home away from home. We work hard to keep our beach place well maintained and comfortable for our guests. You are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with more than enough room for us. We had 6 adults, 4 boys ages 7-9, 2 toddlers and an infant and never felt overcrowded! Beds were extremely comfortable, nice size living and dining rooms as well as a nice updated kitchen. One of our favorite things about the condo, other than close proximity to beach (approx 50 yards) was the fact that every bedroom as well as living/dining area had access to the large balcony!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our place at the beach! We agree that the beds are very comfortable as many of our guests have told us that very same thing. The design of our vacation condominium, with every single room and bedroom having direct access to the balconies is very inviting and allows you to enjoy the spectacular view of the Gulf! You are welcome back anytime! Thanks!
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Awesome Getaway - Would come back again

  • 5 of 5

We booked the condo on the beach for our family get away and we had senior citizens and kids all in the group. The condo is very nice and well maintained. Mike is very responsive to any questions and took care of small issues at lighting speed. They also have very good knowledge about the area and gave us good tips about various activities for all ages in Pamama city.

I would come back to this home again next Summer. Thanks for Sharing such a wonderful home with us.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear the you had a good time! You are welcome back anytime!
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Vendelsö, Stockholm, Sweden

Panama beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo is great!

Fantastic view from every room.

It's clean and feels like a real home!

It's spacious and it was big enough for the eight of us.

The owners are easy to work with and answers quickly to all my questions.

I would really recommend this apartment if you are going to Panama city beach!

Thanks for letting us stay in your apartment.

/Madeleine and friends from Sweden

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Lagoon Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer, 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer and Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season, 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week, 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season, 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

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.
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