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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)!

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 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:
June 22, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • 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 ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

No Shoes Required! Step Right Onto The Sand. Gulf Front Studio At Private Home.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Minster Ohio

Most relaxing vacation spot ever!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about this studio or the people we rented it from. All you need to bring are your clothes and the food and drinks. This was our second visit and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to do this. You know we love having you two, and look forward to seeing you again! Rick and Lee
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Great stay in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! The location is amazing, right on the beach and right by Pineapple Willys! The covered porch and porch swing make sitting outside and just watching/listening to the ocean so peaceful. Rick and Lee were very accommodating and supplied all the necessities - including less thought of items like aloe vera, shampoo/cond, umbrellas (it rained the entire time we were there), etc. They even had cooking oil and cooking spray which made it so convenient not to have to purchase those items to use for just a few days! Bed was comfortable. Shower was amazing! Covered parking was convenient! Will definitely book at Finisterre next time we're in the PCB area!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We loved having you here, and hope that you get sunshine next time. We look forward to seeing you again! Lee and Rick
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Birmingham, AL

Most relaxing stay on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Ty and I just came back from our trip to Lee and Rick's gem of a home and it was truly the best trip we have ever taken! They have everything you could need for your stay, from the shampoo to the laundry detergent to the beach chairs! Don't stress about what to bring; just pack some clothes, your swimsuit, and be prepared to have the most relaxing stay at the beach. Their patio is amazing and there's nothing better than not having to fight for an elevator or deal with noisy neighbors like in the big condos. We barely left the house because it was just so enjoyable!

Lee and Rick, you were so hospitable and we cannot wait to see y'all again!

-the Richmonds

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you so much! We are so glad you liked it, and would love to have you again. I makes us happy to offer a place where busy people can get away and relax. Hope to see you again just as soon as you can make it. Cheers! Lee and Rick
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It was exactly what we needed and wanted!

  • 5 of 5

This was a quiet and respectable place. Couldn't have asked for a better place, we loved the beach access and it's location. And most of all the privacy was there, and we say thank you for having us and look forward to coming back

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, and thank you for the kind words. We enjoyed having you and you are welcome to come back anytime! Lee and Rick
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean apartment with awesome views! Lee and Rick are the best! This is our third year staying here and we will come back every year that we can!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are flattered that you choose us, and we love having you here. Stay well, and come back. You are always welcome! Lee and Rick
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay here, great place. Rick and Lee are great host, and have EVERYTHING you need for a great vacation. Just walk out the front door down the steps and your on the beach. We will return again, this studio unit is in a awesome location walking distance to many stores and restaurants. It is very quite and relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write such a great review. We enjoyed having you, and would be delighted to have you again. You are great guests!
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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

Panama City Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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.

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