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THE LEAN-TO a family home newly renovated and now available for rental.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,924 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Private family home on large corner lot with 4BR, 3 baths, 1 block to beach.

This amazing home sits on a large corner lot and is only one block from the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the pristine white sandy beach. After a day in the sun and surf, retreat to your private screened in front porch to relax and catch the afternoon breeze. The tranquil front porch is also a perfect spot for sipping your morning coffee and eating breakfast.

With sleeping capacity of 12 and open living spaces, the “Lean-To” is perfect for large family gatherings and fun getaway weekends at the beach. From the private parking pad, you enter the house through the Florida room, which connects the main part of the house to the second level. The Florida room features a queen sleeper sofa and access to the back porch/courtyard.

In one direction, the Florida room flows into the dining room and family room. The dining room table seats eight and the galley bar seats four. The family room has a 42” LED HD TV and DVR with Comcast Cable high speed internet. The spacious kitchen is located off of the dining room and has all new appliances and quartz countertops with a galley bar overlooking the family room. The family room door opens to the screened porch.

Also on the main level is the master bedroom suite with a king size bed and a modified trundle bed and private bathroom with tub and shower. The second bedroom on the main level is fitted with a queen size bed. Directly across the hall is the bathroom (shower only). The laundry closet, with a new washer and dryer, is

on the main level.

On the other end of the Florida room, you will find the staircase leading to the two

upstairs bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed, a 32” LCD HD TV with DVR, and opens onto a deck with table and chairs. The second upstairs bedroom has two twin size beds. There is a bathroom with tub and shower between the two bedrooms. All bathrooms, upstairs and downstairs, have been renovated.

We are conveniently located to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and 30-A.

More Details

Murry Vaughan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Murry Vaughan

Our beach retreat was purchased as a retreat for my parents, their children and two grandchildren. Two grandchildren are now six and they've added spouses and great grandchildren to the mix, and we hope there are more to come. The grandchildren have wonderful memories of growing up at the 'Lean-To'' and are eager to create memories for their children.

Murry Vaughan purchased this house in 1983

Why Murry Vaughan chose Florida

It is located 1 block from beach in Laguna Beach. You will not find a house with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths that sleeps 12 with a better more efficient floor plan. This is an open floor plan compared to the newer construction with similar square footage that is on 3 or 4 floors.


West Panama City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1924 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , MBR Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Guest with twin beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Escape to the backporch/courtyard to relax with favorite beverage. Grill your favorite meal on the large charcoal grill and gather family around piknik table for your just prepared meal or have an old fashioned watermellon eating outing.


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THE LEAN-TO a family home newly renovated and now available for rental.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Great location for the beach!

  • 4 of 5

This home was a short walk away from the beach, which was very nice for our family with younger kids. The layout of the home was nice too, everyone had their own space. The screened in porch was perfect in the morning and evenings. We enjoyed our stay on this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie, Thank you for the nice comments about our house and location. We hope your family will stay with us again. Regards, Murry
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It was amazing

  • 4 of 5

It was very spacious. It was close to the beach and close to local stores. My family enjoyed every bit of it. We wished we would have booked a longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lydia, Thank you for your nice comments. We do hope you will come back for a longer stay. Thanks, Murry
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Opelika AL

Fun Family Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a family vacation in Florida where we stayed in the Lean-To at Laguna Beach. There were 9 to 10 of us at various times and we always had plenty of room. I loved the layout, which included an L-shaped area with a very nice sun room, dining area and living area. It was so nice to have the two separate areas so some could watch TV and others could sit & talk or play games in the sunroom. There was always plenty of seating available. The kitchen was updated and had everything you needed. Loved the outdoor shower!

It was a short walk to the beach but there were two carts to use to take chairs, umbrellas, etc. to the beach. The home is located close to shopping & restaurants.

It was a very enjoyable & relaxing vacation and we all enjoyed our stay at the Lean-To.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martha, Thanks for your description of our layout and how much you enjoyed it. I am happy you had a great experience. Please come back to stay with us. Murry
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Alger, MI

The Lean To Review

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family vacation. The listing was very accurate. Effie provided a thorough tour when we arrived, and was very accommodating when the air conditioner went out! There was plenty of room for sleeping and relaxing for the 12 of us (6 kids ages 2-11). The courtyard was ideal for barbequeing, the screened in porch for morning coffee, the outdoor showers for rinsing off from the beach and the closeness of the ocean. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and would stay again if I revisit that part of Florida. We enjoyed Gulf World, Margaritaville, Sharkeys, and Salty Sues.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thank you for the nice comments about our place and your experiances along the beach. We appreciate you being so patient and understanding while replacing the A/C. We do hope your family will visit us again. Thanks, Murry V.
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Elizabethtown, Ky

Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 12 had a wonderful stay at this house the week of July 2-9, 2016. There was plenty of room for 3 separate families and for each to have their own privacy. The house had beautiful costal decor throughout the house (the pictures do not do this house justice) and all of the beds were so comfortable. I can't say enough about how equipped the kitchen was, anything you could possibly need, the kitchen had it. There were so many towels available, we never ran out. The family really liked the 2 outdoor showers, that was a blessing coming in from the beach along with the 2 beach carts that were available to us.

I just can't say enough about this house, it was a wonderful surprise and we will definitely rent it again if we come back to Panama City Beach. Thanks, Murray for all of your kindness and checking on us to see of we had everything we needed.

Thank You,

Bonnie Darlington and Family

Elizabethtown, Ky

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, Thank you for sharing your families experience at The Lean-To. I could not have written a better ad. Your description of your experience is what we look forward to hearing and is something we strive to provide. Please come back and stay with us again. Sincerely, Murry
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Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Lean To. The home is lovely, has plenty of room for everyone. Adequate seating for our family of 10. A very short walk to the beach. It is nestled in a small community close to a youth retreat. I thought this might be an issue for crowds on the beach, quite the contrary. The youth groups seem to only go to the beach for an hour or so each day which leaves the beach very quiet. The check in time at 4 o'clock and checkout time at 10 AM are little late/early which use up two of your days and that is a bit of a disappointment but something that we worked with. We rent a beach home each year for our large family and this is the first time we have ever had to supply our own toilet paper, paper towels, dish liquid, and trash bags so just make sure you are aware of that on the front end. The kitchen is fully stocked if you choose to dine in. The communication with the owner and property manager was good. I recommend the Lean To for a vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhona, Thank you for your overall positive feedback of your experience at The Lean-To. Your disappointment with the late check in and the early check out is unfortunate. We adopted this schedule since it is difficult to turn it around in a shorter time period because of cleaning/prep of 4 bedrooms/3 baths, front porch, back porch, courtyard, deck, parking pad, 2 outside showers and charcoal grill. We have never had a complaint on the supplies your mentioned. We do supply enough of those items to get you started for a few days. Part of the problem in the past is with people taking any left over supplies that would otherwise last a month or more. We do hope you will stay with us again and give us a chance to improve on your experience. Best regards, Murry V.
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Nearest Airport
14.9 Miles
Panama City Beach International
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Front Beach Road
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Laguna Beach
Car: recommended

Distances to other attractions:

- 1 mile to famous Thomas's Donut shop

- .8 mile to The Carousel Market (groceries, beer, wine, gifts & liquor).

- Winn Dixie 3 miles west.

- Publix 3 miles west.

- Bayou Bills Crab House 3 miles west.

- Pier Park Shopping 1 million sq ft 4.3 miles east.

- Captain Anderson's 13.5 miles east.

- Shipped Wrecked Island 8 miles east.

- Gulf World 5 miles east.

- Dusty's Oyster Bar 3.7 miles east.

- Buddy's Seafood Market 3.5 miles east.

- Emerald Coast Miracle League, formerly Frank Brown Park 5 miles east.

- Sunny Side Grill 2 miles west.

- Boon Docks Restaurant 8 miles north.

- Mike's Cafe & Oyster Bar 2.2 miles east.

- Boar's Head Restaurant 2.8 miles east.

- Phillips Inlet/Lake Powell 4 miles west.

- Rosemary's Beach 6 miles west.

- Seaside 15 miles west.

- Grayton Beach 18 miles west.

- Salty Sue's 2.3 miles east.

- Shark's Tooth Golf & Country Club 3 miles west.

- Camp Creek Golf Club 10 miles west.

- Holiday Golf & Driving Range 7 miles east.

- Hombre Golf & Country Club 8 miles.east.

- Bay Point Golf Resort 16 miles east.

- Splash Beach Resort 1.7 miles east

- Sandpiper Beach Resort 2.5 miles east

- Sand Bar Grill 3.2 miles east

- Shuckums Oyster Bar 5.2 miles east


Rates & Availability

West Panama City Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late December
Dec 28 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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