2BR/2BA Pristine Views, Tower 1 on Beach, Low Floor, Beach Chairs Available(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Hear the Gulf waves, breath the salt air; feel the sand, see the sun rise & fall
When we purchased Grand Panama 602, my wife Vicki, insisted on certain essentials.
First, our beach home could neither be too high nor too low; too high that it scared those afraid of heights or concerned parents with small kids, or too low that the clamor of tourists interrupted the calm sound of the ocean and beauty of the shores.
So we waited until we found our vacation home at just the right height, the 6th floor of Grand Panama Beach resort.
The Gulf-front balcony has breathtaking views!
Vicki also knew that our guests require our condo to be beautifully decorated, well-maintained and clean.
Grand Panama 602 has been luxuriously decorated. It is large enough to comfortably accommodate a family of six, but not too large that it invites packed-in spring breakers who add too much wear and tear or damage our home.
The condo sleeps six with a maximum occupancy of eight. There are beds for four (a king and queen), and a comfortable queen sleeper sofa in the living area. If you have smaller kids that want to sleep on blow up mattresses, be sure and bring the air mattresses.
The spacious upscale kitchen features granite countertops and upgraded stainless steel appliances. It is stocked with everything you will need to prepare and enjoy your meals.
We've tried to think of everything to accommodate our guests, down to the coffee maker brewing above 200 degrees, coffee grinder and Colombian whole-bean coffee.
At meals, there is inside seating for 8; a bar area with 3 stools and dining table seating 5. There is additional seating for 4 on the balcony overlooking the Gulf.
The living room is spacious and comfortable, featuring a 50' HDTV, DVD player, and Roku player with Netflix for movies on demand.
Wi-Fi is provided throughout our unit. Each bedroom is equipped with Smart HDTV with Netflix streaming. There is easy access to HDMI inputs for video game consoles, so bring your console, games, and controllers.
Thirdly, Vicki wanted to be able to awake in the morning to a glorious view of the Gulf.
You can enjoy these glorious views from your king sized bed in the Gulf-front master suite.
The master bath has double sinks and spacious tiled shower with separate deep soaking tub.
Fourthly, my wife knew the importance of walking directly onto the beach from our condo:
'When people come to the beach, they want to be on the beach! Not carrying stuff across the street.' Vicki insisted.
Tower 1, in Grand Panama Beach Resort is directly on the beach.
The resort has many amenities including two large pools (one heated in Tower 2), a heated whirlpool (Tower 1), workout room, and just a short walk down the beach from the city pier.
Finally, location, location, location! Having grown up near the beach, Vicki knew first-hand how difficult traffic can be.
She was concerned that our guests be able to avoid the tremendous headache of traffic backed up on Front Beach Road, Thomas Drive, and Pier Park yet, still have quick access these same places.
She did it! You could not pick a better place to have easy, quick access to all of these popular attractions, avoid the headaches of traffic, and yet still be located on the beach in a central location.
Grand Panama Beach Resort has direct access to Middle and Back Beach Road. This roads provide quick, traffic-minimized access to nearly anywhere in minutes.
You have excellent access to both ends of the beach, east and west.
Going west, Pier Park is only four miles, and it feels even closer. You can get there in minutes on Back Beach Road, quicker than if a mile away on Front Beach Road. Getting to Seaside, and the beaches of 30A is easy as well.
Going east, you are only minutes from Thomas Drive, Panama City, and Historic St. Andrews Bay.
Few resorts are so central and yet so accessible. You can enjoy restaurants such as The Saltwater Grill, Dusty’s Oyster Bar, Hunts Seafood, Gracie Raes, Wicked Wheel, The Seafood and Oyster House, Starbucks, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.
The Bonefish Grill and Another Broken Egg are a short walk behind Tower 2. Pier Park has excellent anchor stores and hundreds of specialty shops, so you can shop all you want or enjoy a movie at the 16 screen Grand Theater.
WalMart and Target, both with grocery sections, and Publix grocery store are close by for your vacation needs. If you are interested in golf, the Hombre Golf Club, Golf Depot, Legend's Edge, Nature Walk Golf Club, Shark's Tooth, Windswept Dunes, and Signal Hill are just a few of the top rated courses in the area. Shipwreck Island water park is just around the corner and several mini-golf courses are very close.
You don’t have to leave the resort, but if you do, you can get pretty much anywhere easily without being swallowed up in frustration of traffic!
Vicki and I (Mike) welcome you to share Grand Panama 602 with us. Our hope is that you will return again and again, and you will share your positive experience with your friends and family. That is the greatest review!
Note concerning negotiating rates:
Since we've received several requests asking to accept significantly discounted rates, addressing the issue openly may save unnecessary time for those looking for steep discounts.
We offer discounted rates based upon a) seasonal rates and b) weekly length of stay.
We've made it a priority to avoid churning days rented or housing too many people at one time in order to pay for our condo. This is a primary reason for renting by owner.
It is best for all our guests to conservatively rent Grand Panama 602 at good consistent rates.
We want our condo to be your home-away-from-home so that you will want to return and tell others about us.
Note about check-in:
The HOA of Grand Panama passed a $20 check-in fee for guests. Though this seems inconvenient, it is actually for all our benefit.
If you have been to Panama City Beach during Spring Break and Peak Season, then you may know the complications surrounding parking, cleaning and security.
Caretakers of our resort wish to increase monitoring and control of the parking area and common areas during this time so you will further enjoy your stay with us.
Though we are managing Grand Panama 602 through HomeAway/VRBO, each guest should check in with the front desk upon arrival to receive your parking passes, amenities access card, and the owners locker access card.
I half-heartedly apologize for this inconvenience. I wish it had been implemented at no charge to our guests. However, overall, it seems a wise stewardship of the common areas for the benefit of all our guests so that Grand Panama can maintain its reputation for excellence.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
As of January 2017, Grand Panama's HOA made changes further limiting guests with pets. It is more and more difficult to find a pet-friendly resort due to guests not abiding by the rules. On a case by case basis, I can still allow a small pet not more than 25 lbs. There are very specific guidelines to follow to ensure guests are not asked by resort staff to remove their pet. If your pet fits this criteria, please call me to discuss....moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Quietly listen to the waves lap on the beach, smell the salt air, and watch the sun rise and fall on the gulf. It is hard to overstate the beauty from the 6th floor, neither too high nor too low. ...moreless
A great benefit is to be in the middle of things without feeling like you are in the middle of all the crazy beach traffic. You can easily get to Grand Panama and Pier Park by Middle Beach Rd....moreless
- Ocean View:
Our beach home is in Grand Panama Beach Resort Tower 1, directly on the beach. Grand Panama has great pools (one heated), whirlpool, workout room, and Tiki bar. Or take a walk to the city pier....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 9 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 29 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Summer Peak Sat-Sat
May 27 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 13%
Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.
Minimum 3 day stay required.
During Summer Peak Season, 7 Day rentals from Saturday to Saturday only.
Check-in Time is 3pm CST. Check-Out Time is 10am CST.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Mike and Vicki live in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, about 15 miles outside Nashville. For the past 13 years, Mike has pastored Hickory Grove Church, PCA while Vicki has worked in the Wilson County School system as a Speech Language Pathologist. We have four children from ages 23 to 14.
Why the Owner Chose Panama City Beach, FL, USA:
Vicki grew up not far from the beach in Enterprise, Alabama. I grew up on the Gulf of Mexico in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. So the salt air of the gulf, and pristine beaches is in our blood. In 2010, after the real estate depression of 2007, we purchased a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN, and have been successfully renting it through VRBO for three years. With the beach stabilizing over the past couple of years, and HOA's getting their house in order, we decided to turn our attention back to the beach this year. We never dreamed we could purchase such a great beach vacation home, at a good price, in such a great location. We are so grateful to be able to share it with you!
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One of our guest took this from our condo balcony and emailed it to us.
View of living area and kitchen from the balcony door.
City Pier just quarter mile down the beach from Grand Panama.
View of the main pool from balcony of our unit.
Dining for six inside. There is ceramic tile throughout with the exception of high quality carpet in the two bedrooms.
The living area is beautifully decorated, including an extremely comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa. Both of these chairs are great for napping. There is room for a couple of blow up twin mattresses for smaller kids should it be necessary.
The Master bedroom has HDTV, Netflix streaming, direct access to the balcony, and a king sized bed.
The guest bathroom.
How much did I love sitting on the deck and reading? You will have to find out for yourself!
Bathtub in Master Bath. After a long day, my wife and daughter loved soaking in the deep tubs in each of their bathrooms.
Our large balcony has room for two outdoor recliners and a pub table seating four.
View of Tower 1 of Grand Panama from the beach.
Main pool, and whirlpool of Tower 1.
Drink a cup of coffee on the deck of our beach home while listening to the waves crest the pristine beaches, and watching the sun rise and fall on the Gulf of Mexico.
Tile backsplash and granite countertops make for easy cleaning as well as being aesthetically pleasing and durable.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. All the living areas have ceramic tile floors.
There is plenty of seating for ten at the dining table, the bar, and outside on the balcony.
The tastefully decorated master bathroom has a deep bathtub my wife loves, a separate shower with seat for our older guests.
The guest bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, HDTV, and Netflix streaming.
Shower in Master Bath. Though Panama 602 is not 'handicap accessible', the doors are wide, and my father-in-law, who suffers with back trouble, especially appreciated the separate walk-in shower with a built in seat.
Washer and Dryer makes longer stays easy.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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