Top-of-the-Line, 1st Floor, Oceanfront Condo, 5-Star Hotel Feel, in Low-Rise(38 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
5-STAR HOTEL FEEL 3-BDR, 3-BATH, 1ST FLOOR, OCEANFRONT CONDO IN LOW RISE
This Listing is for UNIT #6 of Bonita Beach, a 1st floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condo.
These owners also own UNIT #11 in the 20-unit Bonita Beach complex, which is a 2nd floor unit in the same complex, also 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom with spectacular views of the ocean (VRBO Listing No. 354862). It may be available when UNIT #6 is not available.
These owners also own Unit #701W of the SPLASH Resort, a 7th floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, END (CORNER) UNIT having spectacular views of the ocean (VRBO Listing No. 826419).
A LINK TO A VIRTUAL TOUR OF UNIT #6, INCLUDING 49 PHOTOGRAPHS OF UNIT #6 TAKEN BY A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY, AS WELL AS A "YOU TUBE" VIDEO SHOWING THE SAME, IS PRESENT AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. THESE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS, ALONG WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS, CLEARLY SHOW THE BENEFICIAL FEATURES, AND UNIQUE ADVANTAGES, OF UNIT #6. ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF UNIT #6 (SOME OF WHICH ARE DIFFERENT) ARE SHOWN IN THE "PHOTOS" SECTION OF THIS LISTING.
(THE FRONT OF THE BONITA BEACH COMPLEX IS CURRENTLY UNDER EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS, AND WILL CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY BY MARCH OF 2017.)
UNIT #6 is a privately-owned, open concept, LUXURIOUS (5-star hotel look and feel), very light and airy, OCEANFRONT (RIGHT NEXT TO THE OCEAN AND ON THE BEACH), 3-bedroom, 3-full bathroom, 1st floor (lower), condominium. It has about 1650 square feet of living space in a 2-story (low-rise), 20-unit building, with spectacular, expansive, unobstructed views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, white sands of Laguna Beach, and Western sunsets year round from 10 high-tech floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen, living room, dining room and hall areas. It has a large covered balcony accessed via a set of sliding glass doors, which also has spectacular views of the ocean, beach and Western sunsets. BECAUSE BUILDING #3 (of the 5 condominium buildings located at the Bonita Beach complex), in which Unit #6 is present, EXTENDS FURTHER OUT TOWARDS THE BEACH AND OCEAN THAN THE OTHER 4 CONDOMINIUM BUILDINGS LOCATED AT THIS COMPLEX, UNIT #6 HAS UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE BEACH, OCEAN AND WESTERN SUNSETS BOTH STRAIGHT ON, AND ALSO ALL DOWN THE BEACH AND OCEAN TO BOTH THE EAST AND THE WEST, WITH BEAUTIFUL WESTERN SUNSET VIEWS, all of which most of the other "inner" condos at the complex DO NOT HAVE.
Unit #6 is 34-feet wide (approximately twice as wide as the average condominium) and, VERY ADVANTAGEOUSLY, IS LOCATED JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM THE BONITA BEACH COMPLEX COMMUNITY POOL.
The large, original (non-working) fireplace in Unit #6 was removed by the owners to enlarge the seating area in the family room of this condo, and make it more spacious and comfortable for large groups of guests. The result is that THE FAMILY ROOM OF UNIT #6 HAS A MUCH LARGER AND MORE SPACIOUS FEEL in comparison with the other condos at Bonita Beach that still have their original fireplaces (most of them), and PROVIDES FAR MORE SEATING, AND SITTING ROOM, FOR GUESTS (see photos). In contrast with most of the other Bonita Beach condos, 10 GUESTS CAN SIT VERY COMFORTABLY IN THE FAMILY ROOM OF UNIT #6.
(Each of the 20 Bonita Beach condos originally had a large fireplace in the corner of the family room, all of which are NON-WORKING, and take up a lot of space in the family room areas (dead space).)
UNIT #6 has direct, private access to the ocean and beach via only two stairs (with no elevators to wait for). An outdoor shower is present at the base of the steps, permitting guests to conveniently wash sand off from their bodies and beach equipment prior to entering into the condo.
UNIT #6 SLEEPS 10 PEOPLE COMFORTABLY IN NORMAL BEDS (not on sofa sleepers or air mattresses), and has two porcelain tile and river rock walk-in showers with frame less glass doors and matching floors and built-in seats in two of the three bathrooms, as well as a fully renovated kitchen (all new kitchen cabinets, granite counters and a tile floor with "drop-ins."
The beach in front of UNIT #6 is very private and relatively un-populated, and has a very peaceful and relaxing feel, which is in contrast with the often very highly populated, and busy beaches, located in front of many high-rise condominium buildings.
UNIT #6 is beautifully decorated with TOP-OF-THE LINE MATERIALS, FURNISHINGS, ART WORK AND ACCESSORIES, including all new state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen appliances (including a 30 cubic foot french door refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, a full size oven and stove, a dish washer and a microwave oven), custom kitchen cabinets with slow-close drawers and accent lighting above, below, and in, such kitchen cabinets, custom bathroom cabinets and mirrors, granite counter tops throughout, several Schonbeck crystal light fixtures, three Kholer Devonshire toilettes, a new air conditioner, a new 80-gallon hot water heater, two Wesley Allen king-sized wrought iron beds in two bedrooms, two sets of wood “full over full” bunk beds in a third bedroom, a dining room table having comfortable seating for 10 or more, and an island that can comfortably seat at least 4 more on bar stools with backs, crown molding, porcelain tile (with a marble look) throughout, very comfortable, leather furniture (a large sectional and two additional chairs). The granite counter tops in Unit #6 are a Level 2 grade (higher grade than normal), and the light porcelain tile floors, which include "drop ins," has a look of marble.
Each of the three bedrooms in Unit #6 has a 32” Sony television, and the living room has a 60” Visio flat-screen, SMART television.
The balcony of Unit #6 has very comfortable seating for at least 10 adults, along with two separate bar-height tables.
Unit #6 has free high definition Comcast cable TV and internet, an electronic programmable safe for a heightened security of cash and other valuables (installed by a security company, as in a hotel), a garbage disposal, a coffee pot, a large, full kitchen with all amenities and high-quality utensils, dishware, cookware and bake ware, a full size washer and dryer, air conditioning and electric heat. Towels and linens are provided. The condominium complex has an in-ground pool, a reserved parking spot (with additional guest parking) and refuse pick-up.
Weekly or monthly (certain months) rentals are available year round to individuals that are at least 25 years old (including families with children).
Snowbirds are welcome.
No smoking is permitted.
To formally book this condo, two adults (25 years of age or older) who would be present at the condo throughout the duration of any rental period would need to execute a standard rental agreement that is employed for all rentals of this condo, and also provide copies of their drivers licenses to the owners, as proper identification.
The owners' Cancellation Policy, as well as many different methods that may be employed for making payments, are detailed in the owners' standard rental agreement.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE OWNERS HAVE THEIR OWN DETAILED CANCELLATION POLICY, WHICH IS FAIR TO BOTH THEM AND THEIR GUESTS, ALONG WITH A DETAILED DISCUSSION ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE, SET FORTH IN THEIR STANDARD RENTAL AGREEMENT. THE OWNERS' CANCELLATION POLICY WILL GOVERN ALL OF THEIR RENTALS OF THIS CONDO, NOT ANY CANCELLATION POLICY POSTED ON THE VRBO / HOME AWAY WEB SITES.
(VRBO / HOME AWAY does not have a Cancellation Policy option for owners that properly reflects the desires of these owners' regarding cancellation of a rental.)
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Member since: 2011
- On floor 1
- 1650 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
The owners permit one or two small dogs, but only after discussing the size and breed of the dog(s) with the owners. The owners have a reasonable set of rules for dogs, and require a higher pet/damage deposit, as well as a pet fee (one pet fee per dog), when a dog(s) accompanies guests to this condo. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- This condo has three (3) bedrooms. Two (2) of the three bedrooms have king-sized beds. There are two (2) sets of full-over-full bunk beds in one of the three bed rooms, with four (4) full mattresses total in that room. The family room has a very large sectional upon which guests can also sleep....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- This condo has three (3) full bathrooms plus an outdoor shower. Two of the three bathrooms in this condo have high-end frameless glass shower doors with porcelain tile and river rock walls and flooring, which match the flooring in the bathrooms. The third bathroom in this condo has a bathtub with sliding glass doors (no shower curtains). The outdoor shower is outside of this condo just off of the steps leading to the beach....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Second Half of May
May 13 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Peak Summer (1)
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Week of July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Peak Summer (2)
Jul 9 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
First Half of August
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Nov 18 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay
January and February
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Housekeeping Fee $165 + tax
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 13%
Because rates and damage deposits may vary slightly depending upon a set of particular circumstances (the number of guests, whether a pet stays at the condo, the method of payment employed by guests, and the like), and because the VRBO / Home Away web sites are often not able to correctly reflect variations in rates under different circumstances, please contact the owners via e-mail prior to attempting to book this condo.
Please note that both VRBO and Home Away charge an additional 2.9% "service payment fee" on all fees charged using a credit card on its web sites, which the owners of this condo do not pay. Most payment methods have no "payment service fee," such as: (i) VRBO e-check (electronic check); (ii) PayPal e-check; (iii) PayPal "Family and Friends"; (iv) bank e-check; (v) personal check; (vi) Cashier's check; (vii) money order, and the like.
Damage deposits may be higher ($500.00, rather than $400.00) for more than 8 guests or if a pet accompanies guests to this condo.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
The condominium is very conveniently located in a quiet area on the west end of Panama City Beach about 12 miles from the Panama City-Bay County International Airport, and about 2 miles from Pier Park and Pier Park North, two huge outside malls on both sides of Highway 98, including more than 1 million square feet of shopping and entertainment, such as numerous restaurants (Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill, The Back Porch Seafood Restaurant, Red Robin, Wild Wings and many others), specialty stores (candy, ice cream, popcorn, coffee, apparel, shoes, jewelry, home décor and others), amusement rides, a climbing wall, live music, night life, a large indoor mall including numerous department stores, a 24-cinema, 4-D, movie theater, a Target, a super Wal-Mart and a Starbucks, and also near to a huge city fishing pier and numerous grocery stores, pharmacies, walk-in medical centers, other restaurants, water parks, amusement parks, miniature golf courses, regular golf courses, museums, the Gulf World Sea Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Wonder Works, and many other attractions.
It is also within a walking distance to "Thomas Doughnuts and Snack Shop," a very well-known restaurant that has a wide variety of different filled and non-filled fresh doughnuts every morning, as well as many breakfasts and lunches, and an attached ice cream parlor that has many different types of hand-dipped ice cream (cups and cones), Sundays, splits, milk shakes, and floats. This is a great attraction for guests.
It is also located within about a 10-30 minute drive to several other oceanfront towns having excellent restaurants, shopping, entertainment and marinas, including 30A, such as Panama City, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, San Destin, Destin, and the like.
Panama City Beach has beautiful white sand and blue oceans of the Gulf of Mexico, which are some of the most beautiful beaches and oceans in the world, and attractions for all ages, many of which are in Pier Park.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: This condo is privately owned, and managed, by an intellectual property attorney and an electrical engineer who live in Johns Creek, Georgia, both graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), and have four children, three graduated from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), and one a 4th year industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech. The attorney graduated from Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, WI), and has been employed by Locke Lord LLP for 16 years. Prior to that, she worked for Abbott Laboratories (Waukegan, IL), G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL), and the law firm Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery (Chicago, IL). The engineer is employed by Gates Corporation (headquartered in Denver, CO). One of their children is an industrial engineer employed by the Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters (Atlanta, GA). Another child is a quality control supervisor for Tyco International (Lithia Springs, GA). A third child is a logistics specialist for Altria (Richmond, VA). The owners, and their children, have attended North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, GA), led by senior pastor Andy Stanley, for about 12 years. Roberta and one of their daughters are members of the Gust Services team, and Roberta is a member of the Critical Response team. The owners manage this property themselves and provide very personal service directly between the owners and their guests. They try to be available for all of their guests at all times, and keep all of their three 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condos in Panama City Beach, Florida (two at Bonita Beach and one at Splash) in a top condition.
Why the Owner Chose Panama City Beach, FL, USA:
This condo is very high end, as can be seen in the photographs, and is on the first floor of a low-rise (two-story) building. Guests can walk right onto the beach 2-3 steps from the deck of this condo, and can watch their children play on the beach from the deck. Because it is on the first floor, it is particularly suitable for children, the elderly and dogs. This condo also is very conveniently located in the Bonita Beach complex just steps away from the community pool. Panama City Beach has beautiful white sand and blue oceans, and attractions for all ages, many of which are in Pier Park. It is about a 30-minute drive to Destin, which has many additional restaurants and attractions, and about a 15-minute drive to Panama City, which also has many fun attractions. These are some of the most beautiful beaches and ocean in the country.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This condo is in walking distance to "Thomas Doughnuts and Snack Shop," a very well-known restaurant that has a wide variety of different filled and non-filled fresh doughnuts every morning, as well as many breakfasts and lunches, and an attached ice cream parlor that has many different types of hand-dipped ice cream (cups and cones), sundays, splits, milk shakes, and floats. This is a great attraction for guests. Spectacular views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and white sands of Laguna beach, lunch and appetizers on the beach, tremendous relaxation, miles of beach for walking or running. It is very private, and has no elevators, unlike high-rise condos.
- Primary: (770) 633-0024
Links to more information:
Spectacular ocean and western sunset views from inside AND outside of Unit #6.
Custom up-lighting and lighting in glass cabinets shown.
Kitchen (with custom cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances).
Comfortable seating for 8 at dining room table, with 4 additional bar chairs.
Unit #6 has very spacious and comfortable seating for 10 in the family room.
View of family room looking towards deck, with ocean seen through windows.
Master bedroom with a king Wesley Allen wrought iron bed and two seahorse lamps.
Master bathroom with custom cabinets, granite countertops and crystal chandelier
Sea decor is present throughout Unit #6, as well as a light and airy feel.
Porcelain tile and river rock shower with frameless shower door in 2nd bathroom.
Hall bathroom with Kohler Devonshire toilet, sea art and glass shower doors.
Gorgeous skies seen over ocean after sunset from inside AND outside of Unit #6.
Hall, with gorgeous porcelain tile flooring with "drop ins" and a marble look.
Beautiful views of ocean and sunsets from kitchen, dining room and family room.
Comfortable dining seating for 12 at dining room table and granite eating bar.
Large family room, with ocean seen through numerous floor-to-ceiling windows.
Portion of family room showing porcelain tile with drop-ins throughout Unit #6.
60' flatscreen smart television in family room. with Television Cabinet
Master bathroom, porcelain tile and river rock shower with frameless glass doors
King Wesley Allen wrought iron bed in 2nd bedroom (by front door).
Cabinet in 2nd bathroom, with granite countertop and beveled framed mirror above
3rd bedroom with 2 sets of full-over-full bunk beds providing beds for 8 guests.
Multiple comfortable oceanfront chairs and tables on the deck for 10 guests.
Bonita Beach complex community pool, which is just steps away from Unit #6..
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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