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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Miles of Unobstructed, Panoramic Beach Views!

Welcome to Knee Deep in the ~Water~!!

The premier Corner Unit in the West Tower at Calypso. We are not a management company, we own our units and vacation here too. So you can rest assured that we continually update and maintain our units at the highest level for you, our valued guests.

'KNEE DEEP IN THE~WATER~' - is an upscale, West Indies decor vacation paradise. This sunny and light filled corner unit features quality Tommy Bahama furnishings - three spacious bedrooms with (3) three PRIVATE baths, no tiny bunk rooms. The expansive windows face both the Gulf of Mexico and a western exposure to showcase gorgeous sunsets and miles and miles of beachfront views.

Located on (11TH) eleventh floor on the outside corner of the Western Tower. We love this unit because of the fabulous panoramic, unobstructed beach and ocean views for miles in either direction, with magnificent sunsets! - directly on the Gulf, miles of beaches, sunsets, the City Pier, Pier Park, and even the Frank Brown ball fields.

This Platinum rated unit - features high-end, quality appointments throughout - including upscale furniture, granite countertops in the kitchen and all bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, and wet bar. There's a separate laundry room with a full sized washer and dryer.


Free WiFi

Hi Speed Internet

TV's and DVD players in all bedrooms

In the Living Room, we've just added a new 40' HD/Smart TV with direct access to Netflix HD, YouTube and others. There is also a combination DVD/VHS player in the Living Room - be sure to bring your 'old school' VHS family movies or childhood favorites to enjoy again.

The dining area comfortably seats six with three bar stools at the breakfast bar. The large dining table can accommodate a wonderful meal or place for games!

The Master bedroom suite features a king size bed, sliding doorway to the balcony, television, DVD Player, large bathroom with walk-in closet, oversized soaking tub, separate shower, and private water closet.

Bedroom #2 (almost a second master) features a Queen bed, wonderful Western exposure/ocean views, television, DVD player, and connecting private bath with walk-in shower.

Bedroom #3 includes a full-sized bed and single bed, television, DVD Player, and another connecting, full private bath with tub/shower.

There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room.

We have also recently added new balcony furniture which features six heavy-duty, Polywood, balcony height chairs, and tables - this allows you to see over the balcony railing for even more spectacular views. Check out our photos!

We also provide FREE BEACH SERVICE FOR FOUR GUESTS. That's 2 SETS of cushioned lounge chairs, with connecting table, and umbrella - a $560 value! (Avail. 3/15 - 10/31) Reserve your chairs once at the beginning of your vacation, from the nice staff at Aquatic Adventures, located just at the bottom of the steps to the beach. You will have the same chairs at the same place every day. (No need to stand in line every day, like at some resorts - it's your vacation, relax!

We also provide a couple of beach chairs in the unit for your use during your stay. And while this is not full 'Beach Service' it does allow you to sit closer to the water, have more 'elbow room' / privacy and just relax at your own timetable. Sit back and enjoy those fabulous sunsets! We also provide beach towels, and a variety of floats, boogie board, and sand toys. Note: Beach Service lounge cushions and umbrellas are picked up between 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

This Caribbean influenced resort is in the family-friendly west end of Panama City Beach. Enjoy a tropical beverage from the resort's Tiki bar, surrounded by the two Gulf front, lagoon style pools with tropical landscaping.

Calypso Towers is THE CLOSEST PROPERTY to PIER PARK! Park your car - NO NEED TO DRIVE ANYWHERE with Pier Park across the street - the ultimate dining, shopping, entertainment complex including Margaritaville, The Back Porch, Pompano Joes, Dicks Last Resort, Chipotle, Pannera Bread, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Buffalo Wild Wings or Dave and Busters (for all the games!), Five Guys, Red Bricks Pizza, Starbucks, Hoffbrau Beer Gardens, a 16 screen theater complex, Laser Tag, Target, Walmart, Dillards, Ann Taylor Loft, Chicos, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Old Navy, Forever 21, Fusion Day Spa, Massage Envy, cute boutiques and much, much more! Free outdoor concerts - Thursday evenings at Pier Park. There is something for everyone at Pier Park!. We're also close to Frank Brown Park!

We are located next to unspoiled beaches, and beyond that is the Russell Fields City Pier - over 1500 Feet! The longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico - offering breathtaking views and inexpensive fishing tackle rentals. For a great lunch 'to go' on the beach, check out Fatty's Sub Shop across the street - excellent breakfast, or lunch (wraps, pizza, sandwiches)! Give them your beach chair number and they'll even deliver it to your beach chair!

You will be renting directly from the owner. This allows you to avoid long lines to check in at the front desk after a long travel day! Park your car, go directly to your unit and RELAX! We offer a concierge service if you should need any local assistance, or would like to have all your groceries pre-stocked, unpacked and in your pantry and refrigerator when you arrive. Need a high chair or pack and play, just call. We encourage our renters to call us directly with any questions or needs to ensure a wonderful, relaxing, stress-free vacation experience. We want this to be one of your best vacations - EVER!

Please Note:

-This is a NO PETS / NON-SMOKING property, no smoking in the unit or on the balcony.

-Singles under 25 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian who must stay in the unit with them.

Please contact us if we can answer any questions! We look forward to having you as our guests!

The Brannons,

P.S. If our calendar doesn't show availability for your dates, please check out our other property:


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Rachel Brannon
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Rachel Brannon

We live just south of Nashville, in Brentwood, TN. We have vacationed in the Florida Panhandle for over 30 years. Prior to buying this condominium we vacationed in Destin for years! We love the area, but the crowds, traffic and long waits at the Restaurants were ruining our 'fun.' We tried the Seaside/Watercolor area for a few years and also loved those places, but had to stay across the street from the beach and couldn't even SEE the beach unless we drove or biked to the 'beach clubs.' This photo is a few years old on our very first visit having dinner outside at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.

Rachel Brannon purchased this condo in 2014

Why Rachel Brannon chose Panama City Beach

When the new airport opened in Panama City Beach, we decided to look into this area. We fell in love with the beautiful beaches and the EASY vacation lifestyle. Once we stayed at Calypso and took the easy stroll, across the street to Pier Park - with all the restaurants, shopping, theaters, live music venues, we were SOLD! This is the easiest, most stress-free vacation spot - ever!

What makes this condo unique

We especially like being in a corner unit of the WEST Tower of Calypso. We have THE MOST beautiful views of the Gulf out the back and sides of our unit. There are no high rises next to us - just wide open beaches. You have to see it to believe it. We take pride in keeping our unit up to date, renovated and in top condition. We do not rent to Spring Breakers and have a great relationship with our rental families. Come stay with us at 'Knee Deep~in the Water~!' You and your family will have one of the best vacations of your life!


Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • PARENTS! Please tell your children and guests that throwing anything over the balcony is a Felony in FL and will result in an eviction.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath is oversized featured double vanity, garden tub, separate shower, private water closet, and large walk in closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s): - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New sleeper/sofa in the living room.
    Second Master Suite - 1 queen , Almost a 2nd Master! Great views of beach, private bath.
    Front Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full bed and a twin bed, TV, DVD player, adjoining bathroom
    Master Suite - 1 king , Suite w/ sliding doors to balcony, private bath, W/I closet
  • All Bedrooms have private baths, TV and DVD players. Master bedroom has sliding doors to balcony. Second Master has great views of beach and private bathroom. Third Bedroom has adjoining private bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary beach service included. Four lounge chairs with cushions, connecting table and beach umbrellas set up for you daily. Check in with Aquatic Adventures when you first arrive and you will keep the same beach chairs (numbered) all week. No need to stand in line every day as at some resorts. We also have a few beach chairs in the unit if you'd like additional seating.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Panama City Beach Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Immediately upon entering the unit, my family and I knew we could not have made a better choice in our decision to book this condo for our Panama City Beach vacation. The unit was extremely clean, spacious, and decorated tastefully. Throughout our stay, it was very comforting as well as relaxing to return back here after daily excursions to the beach, shopping, and sightseeing activities. The bedrooms, kitchen, and living room area provided a great amount of space for all family members to roam around and stretch out without feeling confined. As a corner unit, the views of the beach and pier were absolutely breathtaking. I loved being able to just sit out on the balcony's high-rise chairs and soak in the peaceful scenery for hours. My family and I were able to easily take walks to Pier Park and other restaurants/shops without entirely relying on our vehicle. We made great memories while staying here which will be treasured for years to come and would not hesitate to book this property again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Janine! We really appreciate you staying with us and we are so thrilled that you had such a great vacation! The balcony views are our favorite as well! We'd love to have you again soon.
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Beautiful view. Room could use some updating.

  • 4 of 5

We spent the week in this condo and had a great time. The view is what sold us on this unit and it delivered on that. The condo was relatively clean aside from some crumbs under the couch and chairs. The beds were very comfortable. The biggest drawback is the living room furniture. The couch was one of the most uncomfortable couches I've ever sat on and the chairs were no better. If these items were updated and the cleaning company were a little more thorough this unit would get 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Knee Deep in the ~Water~. We work hard to keep the unit in tip-top condition and at the end of each summer season, we make updates and improvements. We will be addressing the furniture shortly. I will say, however, sleeper sofas are just not inherently as comfortable as a standard sofa. On the cleaning issues, I wish we had known right away, when you checked in, and we could have had an opportunity to address it immediately. Our guests deserve a spotless vacation "home away from home!" Hope you'll come check out the new furniture next year! Kim Brannon Rachel Brannon
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Not worth money

  • 2 of 5

Unit was not very clean and not taken care of by renters. Beds were not very comfortable. Beach was beautiful and view was nice. The outside furniture was very nice. People at condo are allowed to put personal chairs and umbrellas in front of paid chairs. We stood in line early to get front row chairs then

others put umbrellas in front of our chairs and distorted our view and personal space. Compared to other resorts in destin that we have stayed at I did not feel like this unit was worth the money we paid.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Knee Deep in the ~~Water~~ AND for your review. We try to keep our units in excellent condition for you our guests and we REALLY appreciate your letting us know about the beds. At the end of each busy season, we always update and upgrade items that are getting tired or worn - and we will certainly be taking care of these things. The beach service is managed separately from the condo and, unfortunately, the area in front of those chairs is public beach. We do our best to ensure that we have some extra, portable beach chairs in the unit in case guests would prefer to sit at the edge of the water. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll consider staying again in the future. Rachel Brannon
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Cottondale, Al.

Awesome Views!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Kim was great to work with. She answered all of my questions and sent us some very detailed information about the condo and the area. The condo was decorated really nice. I did find a few things that need attention. Some of the cookware need to be replaced, the pans, baking sheets and skillets(rusty). The TV in the second master was very awkward to watch. It is located on a nightstand beside the bed, which makes it hard for one person to see it. It need to be moved somewhere else in the room to make it more visible. Also the pillows on that bed need to be replaced, were very uncomfortable. The TV in the 3rd bedroom need to be updated to a flat screen. It is a very old TV. For these reasons I would rate it a 4 instead of a 5. All of the good did out weigh the bad. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Knee Deep in the ~~Water~~ AND for your review. We try to keep our units in excellent condition for you our guests and we REALLY appreciate your letting us know about the cookware, pillows and TV's. At the end of each busy season, we always update and upgrade items that are getting tired or worn - and we will certainly be taking care of these things. Hope to have you again soon! Kim Brannon
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  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? This is the BEST condo. My wife and I go to the beach at least 2-3 times per year. We have stayed at a lot of places but nothing compares to Calypso and Kim's unit is simply fantastic. The location is great because its right across the street from Pier Park which has all the shopping, dining and entertainment that you could ask for. But what makes this the best place to stay is the condo itself. First, the owner Kim was great to work with. She answers all questions and makes the process very easy. She was available when I had questions each time. I like renting straight from the owner because they truly care about your stay. I have rented from property management groups and not had the same experience. Kim is great to work with. Finally, the condo itself was everything pictured and more. Very clean and inviting. The corner unit gives you a great view of both the beach and the area and being on the west corner is even better because there is nothing next to you. You can see for miles. The kitchen has all you need to cook with and the beds were comfortable. One of the best touches though was the chairs on the deck. They are high bar stool types which allows you to see over the railing that is always eye level it seems like. So again the view is second to none. I never write reviews good or bad. However, I felt like more people should know about this gem at the beach. One thing I would recommend to Kim is to break out the price on the VRBO page. She includes the cleaning fee in the nightly price which makes her condo look more expensive than it is per night. Most owners add all kinds of fees to the end total but Kim's is what you see. NO HIDDEN FEES. We have already booked again so I guess I don't have to say that I highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dacula, GA

Great condo! Great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in 1109w. It is absolutely wonderful. From the furnishings to the location, it is top notch. Working with Kim is the best. The process is is so easy. I would recommend it to anyone. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
ECP - Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hook'd, Pompanoe Joes,Margaritaville in Pier Park
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Signal Hill/Hombre/Sharks Tooth/Bay Point
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
FL Hwy 98/ I 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pompano Joes, Hook'd, Margaritaville, Back Porch
Nearest Beach
Directly Gulf Front-miles of pristine beaches
Car: not necessary

Calypso is THE most convenient location to everything. Park your car! You can walk to everything in Pier Park (shopping, restaurants, spas, live music venues, sports bars - even grocery shopping in the new Target Fresh Market or Walmart. Fishing gear is available to rent at the adjacent City Pier. Relax at the beach and take your time strolling across the street to a huge variety of dining choices.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.