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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property




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).


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 frameless 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 porcelain tile floor with "drop-ins").

The beach in front of UNIT #6 is very private and relatively unpopulated, 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, ORIGINAL 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 top-of-the-line Wesley Allen king-sized wrought iron beds in each of two bedrooms, one top-of-the-line Wesley Allen queen-sized wrought iron bed in a third bedroom, along with one set of wood “full over full” bunk beds, 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.

For fire safety, this condo has a 5-pound 5BC multipurpose fire extinguisher professionally installed under the kitchen sink that is annually maintained by Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc., as well as HARD-WIRED smoke detectors that have battery back-ups.

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.)

More Details

Roberta Heady
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Roberta Heady

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.

Roberta Heady purchased this condo in 2013

Why Roberta Heady chose West Panama City Beach

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.


West Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No animals other than small dogs are permitted at this condo (no large dogs, cats, birds, etc.). A pet fee of $150.00 is charged per small dog.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower at base of steps to, and from, the beach.
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , The 3rd bedroom has 1 queen bed + 1 full-over-full bunk bed.
  • This condo has three (3) bedrooms. Two (2) of the three bedrooms both have top-of-the-line king-sized Wesley Allen wrought iron beds. The 3rd bedroom has: (i) one top-of-the-line queen-sized Wesley Allen wrought iron bed; and (ii) one set of full-over-full bunk beds, with sleeping for six (6) in this room. The family room has a very large sectional upon which guests can also sleep.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Amazingly ocean front condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this beautiful property could not have been better. Everything provided was the best. The chandelier in the bathroom was my favorite touch. Loved it! Roberta was so amazing to deal with and we already booked with her for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed this property for our Thanksgiving week. It was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This property was equipped with everything that was top of the line. The beach was in the back yard and fully visible from the living room. The storage closet had everything from beach chairs to baby pools. The kitchen had all accoutrements needed to prepare and serve a big meal . Each bedroom had a bathroom, and all rooms were beautifully decorated. The property owners were quick and competent in handling rental affairs. Parking for us in November was plentiful. Everything was clean and working beautifully. Access to grocery stores was close by. I would recommend this property. The ocean and sand here are perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay, condo was perfect and was equipped with everything you would need. The beach was easy access and beautiful to say the least. If you have a large family you can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acworth GA

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing. Steps from the beach. The condo has everything you could ever need. The best bed we have ever slept on away from home ! We had a great time & will be back next soon ! The Brady Bunch !

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Condo yet !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I vacation one week every year with a couple we have been best friends

with for forty years. Each one takes a turn choosing a place to go. We happened to choose

Bonita Beach Condo unit 6 the week of approaching Irma. With all that going on this was still

one of the best places we have stayed in yet. Very clean, extremely well stocked. Perfectly located.

You step out the door on the patio and on to the sand. Furnishings are modern and in great

condition. You are on the far end of the night life. Close enough if that is what you like and

far enough away if you prefer the more quiet life. Three miles up Front Beach Rd. and all

the shopping, sights and attractions you would want.

I am sure we will be returning to Bonita Beach Unit 6. We have recommended it to several

friends already.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, beautifully updated and a great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful unit. Nice, private area for a family vacation. Unit is very clean and has been updated.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
ECP Northwest Florida Beaches Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
There are many on Front Beach Road.
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
There are many nearby.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 98 (Back Beach Road)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
There are many on Front Beach Road.
Nearest Beach
Adjacent with the Condo
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $165 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

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 3% "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 using "Family and Friends"; (iii) bank e-check; (iv) personal check; (v) Cashier's check; (vi) money order; (vii) Zelle; (viii) Pop Money, and the like.

The owners' rental agreement details their payment method options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.