Our 3-story cottage is conveniently located for all the amenities that any great beach vacation could want.
The private community pool is right outside the back door, and there is a balcony on the second floor that directly overlooks the pool, so you can keep an eye on the kids as you drink your morning coffee.
A few steps, directly across the street, is a beach access boardwalk to the pristine white sands of Panama City Beach, where you can swim in the cool emerald waters, windsurf or sailboard. Or if you prefer, relax in your sun-lounger and dolphin watch while soaking up the warms rays of the Florida sun. There is even a shower on the side of the house to wash off the sand and all your beach toys.
Walk 200 steps west on the beach and you’ll find yourself at the Russell-Fields City Pier, the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico, where you can cast your line out and catch a tasty flounder or grouper. There’s also beach volley ball courts available there, if you’re up to the challenge!
Directly across the street from the pier, is the main entrance to Pier Park, a 900,000 sq ft shopping, dining and entertainment center. The amenities here are too many to give a complete list here, but amongst them are, for dining; Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville, Pompano Joes, Back Porch Seafood and Oyster House, Buffalo Wild Wings, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill, Dave and Busters, Dick’s Last Resort, and Five Guys. For Shopping; American Eagle, Aeropostale, Cold Water Creek, Columbia, Forever 21, Holister, Justice, Nike Factory Store, Old Navy and Ron John Surf Shop. For Entertainment, there is the Grand Theatre, a sixteen screen movie complex showing all the latest movies and featuring stadium seating and 3D Imax shows. The park also includes the resurrection of the historic Miracle Strip Amusement Park, which was originally opened in 1963, and is now experiencing a renaissance in the heart of Pier Park.
All of these attractions are within easy walking distance of our cottage. Once you park, in the private two car porch of the cottage, there is no need to ever climb in your car again until it’s time to go home.
We absolutely enjoy our Summertowne beach cottage, so, we know you will, too!