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Water Crest **Ground Floor Condo.

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Come enjoy the luxury and easy accessibility of the ground floor! Never deal with elevators, crowds, or the front of the building! Walk straight out of your balcony door to the hot tub, pool, and beach...steps away! Hedges and a path provide unparalleled privacy in a ground floor unit, without blocking your terrific view of the water one bit!

Welcome to Watercrest gulf front Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Luxurious floor plans in an elegant 18 story high-rise, each with a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, are at the peak of your vacation. As elegant and beautiful as the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”. Resort amenity highlights include a large heated pool with expansive sun decks, clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, exercise rooms, racquetball court, and more. Inside your room you’ll enjoy tropical furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, washer & dryers... everything to make you feel at home. Near by is St. Andrews State Park, Schooner’s and Captain Anderson’s.

This particular is a ground floor 2br / 2ba unit that sleeps 8 comfortably. Everything in this condo has been redone and updated. Granite countertops, new appliances, the works.

The master bedroom has a king bed with a new mattress for your comfort. Also, a totally remodeled private full bath. This is a huge condo for being a 2br and has a very large ground floor balcony. It is also equipped with a flat screen TV.

The second bedroom is perfect for the kids or whole family with 2 king beds (huge room!) that comfortably sleep 4. This bedroom also has a completely remodeled full bathroom.

The master bedroom, guest bedroom, and the living room all have luxurious flat screen tvs.

The kitchen and dining rooms are well appointed for eating in and cooking for the whole family. Granite countertops in the kitchen, and bathrooms really set this condo apart from the rest. This condo will not disappoint!

Please inquire for rates and details.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

What makes this condo unique

I chose this particular condo because it is has every benefit of a ground floor condo without the drawback of having every one on the pool deck walking by all day. It is private and tucked away from the crowds as you can see in the pictures. Also, it is super spacious for a 2 bedroom condo. Big enough for the whole family! Once you stay here, you will never go anywhere else!


Biltmore Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautifully redone bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king
  • King Beds in both bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Water Crest **Ground Floor Condo.
average rating of 4.1578946 based on 19 reviews

Perfect condo for families with kids/multi families

  • 5 of 5

I booked this condo for Spring Break, planning on going down with a couple of friends and their kids. When we first arrived, the condo had not been cleaned from the previous renters. I looked up the emergency contact number, called and left a message, and Paula called back in a very timely manner. Once I told her the issue, she immediately began calling (late at night, I might add) to find someone to come and get the condo ready. In the meantime she offered us another condo at the same building, but we decided to wait since we had small children and preferred the ground floor. She was more than helpful and responsive with this minor glitch. (Minor to me, I try to be flexible and understanding as I am a small business owner).

Once we got checked in, I was GREATLY impressed. I've never slept in more comfortable beds in a condo EVER. Both bedrooms have sliding glass doors leading to the outside porches, but they have great blackout curtains that definitely keep the light out for those late sleepers!

The bathrooms are large and very nice. The showers had plenty of hot water (almost always an issue in a condo) and had plenty of water pressure (also usually an issue).

We cooked in every night but the last, and found adequate cookware. If you do have a large group/family, I suggest bringing paper plates and plastic ware. Also plan on bringing extra trash bags.

The dishwasher was used daily and worked well.

The washer and dryer were used daily and also worked well. Plan on bringing laundry detergent and dryer sheets.

The unit is at the end of the building, which allows for plenty of privacy when out on the porch, no one walking by to get to their condos.

This condo does use actual keys, instead of key cards or key pads, so you need to have a plan on keeping up with them. We decided it was just as easy to keep them in the lockbox so no one would get caught without a key.

Watercress is far enough down the beach that you don't run into the crowds on the beach, which we prefer since we have smaller children.

There are plenty of beach chairs, although not all are directly around the pool. During the busy season, you'd need to get an early start to make sure you're by the pool.

It's not a far walk at all from the pool to the beach, and its easy to have adults at both places and keep an eye on the kids going back and forth.

I would definitely rent this unit again, and plan to anytime we're headed to the beach and it is available!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very convenient to local restaurants. Comfortable beds, pillows, good water pressure. Easily accessible to sun deck, pool and beach. Only drawback, uncomfortable living room furniture, they need to be replaced! Very helpful to us older guests being on the ground floor. We would return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect!

  • 4 of 5

This place was simply beautiful! The most comfortable beds ever. Beautiful furniture and very convient to everything. Few things are needed such as can opener and fry pans, need to be replaced. I would not use them they were rusted and badly damaged. I would recommend this condo highly. Just beautiful spot, nice patio, and washer dryer was a plus! Paula at emerald destinations was so kind and caring. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who loves the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the condo, especially the easy access on both the front and back sides

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean, nicely decorated, and the kitchen was pretty and stocked with adequate cookware. We loved that all of the beds were king size. This left plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably. The chairs at the dining room table and the stools at the kitchen island were very comfortable.

We had a wonderful time and would absolutely rent this unit again in the future.


• The sliding glass door on the spare bedroom opens directly to the parking area. This made unloading when we arrived and packing when we left a million times easier.

• The sliding glass door in the living room (one of two) led to a large, wrap-around private porch area. The entire area had no entrance unless someone was specifically coming to your condo. Also, this area led right to the pool and the beach. You could see the water from the living room.

• The layout was such that it made hanging out very fun, but when some people retired for the night, they were not kept up by those who were still in the living room.

• The parking passes were not in the room when we arrived. However, we emailed the owner and they had parking passes delivered in the morning.

Cons (these were minor but I want to mention them in case they are a big deal to others):

• There was only one key. This meant that we had to plan when someone was leaving the property to ensure that no one was locked out.

• The hot water in the kitchen and bathroom sinks was very hot (good) but in the shower it was only warm. We could not understand how the shower did not get hot when the sinks were able to produce scalding hot water.

• The shower could have used more pressure and you could see where it used to have a massage head with hose, but it was removed for some reason.

• Bring AA and maybe AAA batteries. One of the remote controls batteries were dead and the other's were low.

• A list of which TV channels are included would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The entire property was clean and well maintained, and the condo was comfortable and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the decoration and layout of the condo. The kitchen area was perfect sized, and the large bathrooms were convenient. The property was closely surveyed by security, which added to peace of mind. Check in and check out were painless, unlike other experiences we've had with condo rentals. We throughly enjoyed our stay with zero complaints.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful but damaged

  • 2 of 5

The condo was beautiful but there were a lot of issues. The glass top stove was cracked all to pieces but still worked, the refrigerator drawers were broken, the dryer was broken but they did fix it after 3 days, the washer broke all to peices, and emerald coast never got back to me. Under beds and dressers were dirty and had food under them, rhe fully stocked kitchen was a joke. The patio was filthy and they worked on our patio the entire time we were there, sawing and putting filler in which made a mess and to have workers on your patio from 9 am to 5pm was awful. Heavy machinery parked out side of our bedroom window, so no sleeping in while on vacation. And last but not least the 3 dead mice on traps underneath the stove!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Intl Airport (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Schooners, Spinnaker, Club La Vela, Newbys
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Shell Island Ferry St Andrews State Park
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hombre Golf Course, Signal Hill Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Schooners, Captain Anderson's, Finn's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Directly on Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

Water Crest condominium complex centrally located on Thomas Drive, directly on the Gulf of Mexico.


Rates & Availability

Biltmore Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak July
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late July
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early August
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid August
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day / Fall Break
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Oct
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Waiver Family $45
Registration Fee $49

To reserve this property A $300 down payment plus the VRBO Service Fee is required. If less than 30 days prior to check in the full payment amount is due.

To complete your reservation, Click the "REQUEST to BOOK" button and follow the VRBO instructions to make a secure online payment. There are three payment options shown. We prefer the VRBO "Echeck" - Secure Electronic Check payment option when possible. There will be no added fees if the Echeck option is used.
The remaining Final Payment balance is due 30 days in advance of check in.
- Automated Payment Reminder Emails will be sent 10 days prior to the due date
- If members of the group are ages 18-25 per person rates and an additional $300 Refundable Security Deposit must be added to your final payment balance. Please confirm acceptability and price PRIOR to reserving.

Special exceptions for last minute bookings with full payment by cash, cashiers check or money order.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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