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Water Crest **Ground Floor Condo.

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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!


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.


Biltmore Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Water Crest **Ground Floor Condo.
average rating of 4.2083335 based on 24 reviews

Great trip overall.

  • 4 of 5

We were rescheduled several days before we were to arrive to unit 102 instead of 110 due to some maintenance issues. The view was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed the patio. The biggest issue for us was the living room furniture. It was very nasty and my family said it was very uncomfortable. As for me I would not even sit down on it. The whole week I sat at the table when I was in that area. We would love to stay at the same unit again if the living room furniture were replaced. Just a little suggestion as a renter I would have enjoyed furniture that can be wiped down. You just feel so much cleaner. Would have received 5 stars if it were not for the living room furniture. Thanks for everything else.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice condo. I would definitely stay again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo at Watercrest and would rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watercrest is a well maintained, smaller resort complex than the newer resorts. Quieter beach!

  • 4 of 5

The complex is older, but well maintained and secured. The beach area is gorgeous and tranquil. The Thomas Drive area is close to restaurants, parks, shopping, and Marina's. The pool is big enough for the resort, but small compared to other resorts. The unit was spacious and we'll stocked with kitchen items. The bathrooms and kitchens were updated. The dryer and washer are in the kitchen and very loud. The unit was generally clean, but needs a deep cleaning. Being on the bottom floor was very convenient, but the view from upper units is exchanged for convenience. The staff was very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and roomy

  • 4 of 5

Took a last minute trip to the beach in April and found this great condo. Owner was quick to respond and got us set up with the reservation within 24 hours. Condo is very nice and quite large. A great place for maybe two families to share. Quiet end of the beach and the extra bedroom opens right up to where you park so it makes unloading and loading back up very easy.

A few things I wanted to mention. I saw another review that said the condo had roaches. This condo DOES NOT have roaches. A few of those water bugs that come in only at the doors, yes. But that is expected for a ground floor beach house. I think I saw two.

The beds are all king size and very soft. If you prefer a firm bed, these will take some getting used to. Both bedrooms are large and have large nice bathrooms as well.

My only issue was the washer/dryer area. This is right in the middle of the living room/dining room/kitchen area. And it is the loudest washer dryer combo you have ever heard. The doors that separate this little closet area are broken so you can't close them. When you run the washer it is so loud that you can't hear each other talk. And when you are drying clothes, watch for it to be almost done because the beep for the end of the drying cycle is so loud that it woke my kids up in the back rooms. May just wanna be on the lookout for that.

Check out is at 9 which surprised us since check in isn't till 4. But overall a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $45

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