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2 Chairs w/Umbrella; WiFi; Unlimited use of the beach; all fees included; Well?

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Studio that comfortably sleeps 4


You can see the ocean from your room. You don’t have to walk out of your room to view it.

Freshly repainted 3/1/2017

Although there is no balcony which is why you pay a little less to stay here you can open the window and take in the ocean breeze and hear the waves.

You are only on the second floor with a view of pool and ocean. You are not on 18th floor for this price.

You walk down one flight of stairs and you are steps away from the pool on your way to the beach.

You get two chairs and an umbrella from the beach service for free for your stay. How awesome is that?

There are stores nearby with everything you may need.

The unit has everything you need. Wi Fi is free.

Management office AND the laundry room are on the same floor on the way to your stairs one flight down to the pool.

You can walk or bike ride or even free shuttle to major stores and to Pier Park. 24 hour Wal-Mart 1 mile away.

It’s the kind of place where memories are made. It’s charming compared to the mega structures. Your parking lot is just outside. Not off of elevator 3 on level 2 orange section c. No long elevator wait times here just good times.

So come and stay at a peaceful get away at Top of the Gulf unit A205. Sea you there.

Please note: While doing your research on the Top of the Gulf whether it’s VRBO etc. please realize that each unit or set of units can be owned by anyone other than me and should not be a reflection on my unit at all. My unit is A205 and if you read reviews about other units in the complex that is only for their unit and not mine. Please read from the people who have experienced A205 at Top of the Gulf 8817 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach FL. Thank you.

This is a privately owned condo. Your experience will vary based on whose condo you stay in. The complex had renovations performed over 2013 year and everything looks fresh and new but again fellow reviewers point this out and it was unfortunate for them at that time but not for you. This unit is fully renovated with all NEW everything. I mean everything except the doors and windows and tub.

If you want to save fees on both our ends then contact me for alternative ways to book.

UPDATE:1/15/2017 Since the mega giant Expedia bought out VRBO my normal booking service was broken and they won't accomodate it so I am now using PayPal where they will get the 2.9% fee I am charged that I absorb and not the mega giant Expedia. (They get plenty considering what I pay for this service) I may be moving to evolve.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Bridges
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Steve Bridges

I am the sole owner of this property.

Steve Bridges purchased this studio in 2013

Why Steve Bridges chose Panama City Beach

Why not? There are a 1000 choices and price ranges to choose from but the value is exceptional in that you get a nice modern and all new household to stay in where you have all of the basics covered just as the high rise down the street but without paying for amenities you will not be using for the amount you are paying. Save that to go out to eat a nice dinner. Why pay a lot and then have to cook spaghetti? Just joking but I think you get my point. Clean, On the Beach, Convenient to all locations.

What makes this studio unique

Only one flight down the stairs to your beach, your pool and your parking. From your room you can view the water and the beach. Don't deal with parking decks and elevator wait times. Just walk and never stop until you reach wherever you want to go.


Panama City Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa is queen size
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cute and charming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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2 Chairs w/Umbrella; WiFi; Unlimited use of the beach; all fees included; Well?
average rating of 4.75 based on 40 reviews

Amazing condo, amazing price!

  • 5 of 5

This trip could not have been better. The room was perfect. We had no issues! It was also very clean. Top of the Gulf also had great security, a nice pool, and close beach access. The owner, Steve, was very nice. We called him several times before our trip and he was very helpful with each phone call. The beach chairs included were so nice! This was an amazing trip, especially because I proposed and she said yes. Thank you, Steve, for making this trip possible and for being so helpful! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!!! Congratulations!!! I am very happy for you and thank you for sharing that with me. I wish you the best. Hopefully you will make an anniversary stay. Take care. Steve
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San Juan

Everything as expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

I went to PCB for an Ironman race and the condo had the perfect location. The unit is very clean and with a great view. The condo has everything you need and more. Steve responded to my questions and the people at the office were courteous and helpful. I consider it this stay a great value. I would comeback on a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for 2

  • 5 of 5

If you're trying to get away for 2 people this room was perfect. It gave plenty of room and has a wonderful view of the ocean. The owner actually communicates back with you and doesn't leave you waiting for responses. Will most definitely rent from this owner or this place again. Oh, he keeps the basic beach and pool toys in the room for kids.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Studio is on nice location.Toilet bowl almost clogged. No phone signal in room.

  • 2 of 5

Difficulties to receive damage deposit. Need to report any damage.If not report owner will take from your damage deposit.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apt.was clean and just the right size for two people.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay! It was a great location and the condo was very clean! Mr Bridges was very responsive and helpful from beginning to end! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pineapple Willy's about 100 yards away.
Car: recommended

Can take shuttle to Pier Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund