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No Shoes Required! Step Right Onto The Sand. Gulf Front Studio At Private Home.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2), Huge deck



We are now taking reservations from May until the end of August 2017. The price per night is all inclusive: lodging, parking, cleaning, and taxes. There are no hidden fees. But since we are a single unit operation, we don't take walk-ins, so we ask for a non-refundable deposit of $100 by check, or paypal to confirm your reservation. We also ask for the balance on arrival to include a $100 damage fee which is returned to you on your day of departure. (We've never had to keep it. We've had wonderful guests)!

Please understand that there are cases when we have multiple requests for the same time slot. We must honor the first deposit to hold a reservation. If you do not have Paypal, and intend to send a check, please let us know immediately, and we will set a tentative reservation for a reasonable amount of time to watch for it.

We think you will enjoy Finisterre, but we need to be clear that we do not take children of any age. The studio is set up for a "get-away" for adults, and there are no safety features for children.

Finisterre is a private home with an upstair studio apartment (about 600 sq ft) right on the Gulf of Mexico. Features include a flat screen cable TV, wireless access, and DVD player, a queen bed, lots of storage and closet space, washer and dryer, control of A/C or heat, a kitchen with microwave, stove, large refrigerator (no running for ice!), dishes, towels, utensils, coffee maker, and lots more. There are double sinks in the vanity, and a great shower.

But the best part is the huge deck, and your own stair right to the beach and the gulf waters. You’ll have a huge private deck overlooking the beach, with bar chairs and a cushioned swing long enough to lie down on! You also have private access to the widow’s walk on the third level for another amazing view. There is even a grill on the deck for outdoor cooking if you like.

This property is conveniently located! Panama City Beach’s Pier Park, where you can find a whole village of shops, restaurants, and the Grand 16 theater, is only a 10 minute drive. But groceries (including a 24 hour Super Wal-Mart), souvenirs shops, clothing, restaurants, and bars are within close walking distance. Close by are Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, Wonder Works, golf courses, and Pineapple Willie’s restaurant on a pier.

SPECIAL NOTE: We are located only three blocks from the Boardwalk site of the Ironman event, and right in the middle of the action for Thunder Beach. La Vela, the largest nightclub in the States, is a short walk away by road or beach.

We have covered parking, and your entry is private.

Also you may book directly with owner.

Enjoy your vacation in a unique location (no elevators, no waiting on a desk clerk!) Just step out your door onto the beach!

Please remember to sign Guest Book located in your room as well as feel free to email us any photos you would like to share. We appreciate those who take time to write VRBO reviews for us. Thank you!

Minimum Age 25 to rent. Sorry, no pets, no children. No smoking indoors.

More Details

Lee Howe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2017

About Lee Howe

My husband and I are from the Northwest, and worked overseas for the Dept of Defense for over 30 years. When we found this lovely spot, we couldn't wait to retire (which we did in '96).

Lee Howe purchased this studio in 1985

Why Lee Howe chose Panama City Beach Area

This beach is the best playground and has some of the most beautiful water we have ever seen, in spite of all our travels. The white sands are soft and easy to walk on, and the water is beautiful. You will love Finisterre.

What makes this studio unique

Right on the gulf, with close shopping, groceries, restaurants, entertainment, night clubs, golf, and post office. Great views, and a great big porch swing that you can lie down and nap on!


Panama City Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Great shower, twin sinks at vanity, lots of mirrors.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio apartment with queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Minimum age is 25.


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No Shoes Required! Step Right Onto The Sand. Gulf Front Studio At Private Home.
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Our little slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay with Rick and Lee. We call it our little slice of Heaven. I can't imagine staying anywhere else while visiting PCB. The views are amazing. The studio is amazing. Rick and Lee are AMAZING! And very helpful. The studio is packed with anything and everything you would need for your stay. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love to hear that our favorite customers are not disappointed when they return. Thank you SO much for the lovely review, and you are always welcome. You are great guests. Until next time...cheers, Lee and Rick
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Christiana, TN

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this rental or the owners! It is the perfect place for two. It is in a great location, close to everything, but when you're there, it seems like the world goes away. So very relaxing and equipped with all you need. Lee and Rick are phenomenal hosts and go above and beyond expectations! Thank you guys for sharing your little slice of paradise with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us again! You two are GREAT guests, and we hope you can come back for more. It's very sweet of you to take time to write such a great review for us. Thank you! Take care until next time. Lee and Rick
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Wetumpka, AL


  • 5 of 5

So much more than we expected. Planning our next stay now. Best hosts ever!! The place was incredible.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review us. You two are amazing guests, and we would love to have you back any time! Cheers, Lee and Rick
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This place is FANTASTIC! So peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

You really can just walk out on the beach and the swing by the ocean is perfect for watching sunsets. We wanted rest and boy did we get it. The owners are incredible and everything you possibly need is right there for you so pack light!

We didn't even want to tell anyone about this great place because we don't want it to be booked next time we need it, hahaha!

Do yourself a favor and go here and feel like you have your own house on the beach.

FANTASTIC stay !!! Thank you Lee and Rick Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy to hear that our guests were pleased, and we are grateful for the beautiful review. Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. It's great guests like you who make this "business" such a pleasure. We loved having you, and look forward to seeing you next year. Rick and Lee
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Madisonville, KY


  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better week. It was perfect. The apt was great and the owners provided more than we could have ask for ❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alice! You know we enjoyed having you, and getting a chance to know both of you, too. Please plan to come back next year. Rick and Lee
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Peacful Beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful studio on the beach with an amazing veiw, exceptionally clean and comfotable. All you need to bring is you, everything else is here wairing for you. there is not better value on the beach nor is there a better host.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. You know that it was a pleasure to have you, and you left things so neat and clean that you shot straight onto our favorites list. Hope you can make it back next year. Thank you again. Lee and Rick
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pineapple Willie's
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Sandy Hills
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
30 A
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pineapple Willie's
Nearest Beach
Long Beach
Car: recommended

Walking distance to Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Wonder Works, La Vela's, Spinnaker's, Golf course, Mini-Golf, and various thrill rides (bungee, etc), and much, much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Please note that we have no elevator. Renter must be able to climb stairs to second level.
Queen bed. No children accommodated.
Ironman, Thunder Beach, Snowbirds welcome!
No smoking indoors.
Must be 25 years of age or older.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. To hold reservation, a down payment of $100 is non-refundable, but will be applied to total rental fee. Upon arrival, the balance is due, which includes a refundable damage deposit of $100. We accept PayPal, or check (upon clearing).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.