GULF FRONT 3 Bed 3 Baths Condo with 3 gulf front pools and 3 jacuzzi 2 balconies
- english, spanish
About John Castillo
This is my only condo so I have furnished for me...only the best of everything so i can have exactly what i want when i vacation.
John Castillo purchased this Condo in 2004
Why John Castillo chose Long Beach
I choose Long Beach Resort because it is the only complex to have all 3 large bedrooms gulf front with 2 gulf front balconies. It has the best water clarity and temperature anywhere. Ive been to hawaii, mediteranean, and the carribean. I have seen equal but never better.
What makes this Condo unique
Everything is designed to be the best...I have granite counters, travertine floors, unmatched furnishings including hand carved beds and sculptures. I have the best towels and sheets available anywhere. 70' HDTV in the living room and large HDTV's in all 3 master bedrooms. All 3 bedrooms are gulf front (no one gets stuck with a view of the parking lot) and each bedroom opens on to one of the 2 gulf front balconies...unmatched anywhere!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Please leave my house the way you found it. Wash dishes, clean up spills and empty trash in the trash chute near the elevator.
Set the temperature to 75 degrees upon departure and make sure the wristbands are returned.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Condo was ok
Owner was very easy to work with. Quick to reply. Condo was ok.
Chair rental included
No fighting over parking
No long waits for elevator
Not enough bath towels
NO Dish(Kitchen) towels
Room smelled musty (not sure if it had not been used for awhile)
2 bedrooms in main unit never cooled down enough. Even when keeping curtains closed. Living room, kitchen and dining areas were always comfortable temp.
Vents for HVAC need to be cleaned some were moldy that did not help smell.
Overall it worked for us. Kitchen could use some dish towels. Curtains are dated but kept rooms dark when sleeping and helped with temp control when sun and temp was at its peak .
Im glad you like the power recliners, plenty of parking and quick elevators. I make sure there is a towel for each person. I do not leave extra towels because i have a brand new front loading washer and dryer and most people only stay a couple of days. I have beach mats and include a beach chair rental for the sand. I will have the hvac cleaned this week and make sure there are fresh kitchen towels. I love those thick castle like drapes. I could have gone with beachy curtains but these were so thick and rich i couldnt pass them up.
2019 Panama City Beach Vacation
Check in was a little confusing partly because I did not thoroughly read the emails and my confusion with the electronic communications concerning the transaction.
Family members who are more into tech helped sort that out.
We had stayed at Long Beach a few years ago and although it is one of the older condominium communities we like it because of location, size of the units and more relaxed atmosphere than some resorts nearby that are always trimming bushes, blowing sidewalks, cutting grass and make you fell like you are in a armed compound. The unit was very nice. My only negatives were some of the ways the tile in a bathroom was installed and a what seemed to me to be a crude valance made out of crown molding. The draperies could use some updating but overall we were pleased. My wife wished there had been a lounge chair on the large balcony along with the 2 rockers and 2 other chairs.
We have stayed at other resorts where no one could put tents in front of the rented chairs and umbrellas. We wish that was the policy there because people would set up in front of us and block the view of the water. We had some of our own chairs and an umbrella and started to go down early and set them up in front of our rented chairs.
The people who had rented before us had left late, took the armbands and parking passes and we were told trashed the place. The lady cleaning had to work for hours to clean up after them. She was still working when we arrived and continued for at least an hour after we arrived. The unit was thoroughly cleaned when she left.
All parking is in a ground level lot so if you need a parking deck you need to go somewhere else. The advantage it is closer to the buildings than some decks that are across the road. We stayed one place and had to go from the deck, into the weather, through a building and then cross the road. Another one required you to go down an escalator, up or down on an elevator or walk down stairs to get to the elevators that went to the units. That was not the case here. The beach is not as crowded as at some condos.
There were eight of us in the extended family and we would all be happy to stay in this unit again!
Thank you for the 5/5 review. You guys are most definitely welcome back any time. I also love the relaxed atmosphere and easy parking but my favorite is that the beaches are not crowded.
Had a great vacation, the condo had 3 large bedrooms all with gulf views. We spent a lot of our condo time on the balcony. The location right on the beach was perfect. We could hear the waves every night when going to bed. Close to restaurants. A 5 minute walk to a really fun restaurant right on the beach. Which was really good considering traffic during spring break. John the owner was excellent to work with. Would go here again when ever back in Panama Beach.
I'm so happy you guys had a great time. I would be honored to host you guys again anytime. Please let me know which restaurant you liked so I can recommend them to others. Thank you for being the perfect guests.
Great location and size!
First I want to say that John, the owner, was great to work with and quick to respond to questions. I had many questions because this was my mom's bucket list trip, she is terminal with stage 4 lung cancer and wanted to see and smell the ocean one last time. She is wheelchair bound and this condo was absolutely perfect! The condo is so spacious and 2 of the 3 bathrooms have a built in seat in the shower. We were there in the beginning of March, so it was not crowded. The other people in the tower were so nice, it appeared many of the other condos are permanent residences. It was quiet and peaceful. The location of the resort is great, being basically across the street from Walmart and you can easily walk to restaurants, including Pineapple Willy's. The couches were very comfortable and so are the beds. Kitchen was very well stocked with dishes and utensils. There was also a full sized washer and dryer. This is a great condo for big families or few just a few people who want space. My mom said it was exactly what she pictured in her mind for her last beach trip. Thank you!
Im so happy you and your mother were able to spend quality time together on the beach. What beautiful memories you guys will have together. You are the perfect daughter. I hope everyone will be as thoughtful as you.
Hurricane Michael didnt ruin our few days
Unfortunately we went down the saturday before Michael hit the gulf coast. We had to evacuate on Tuesday which cut visit stay short. BUT the time we were there the condo was perfect! The owner was great especially considering the situation. My refund was expedited with all the craziness going on because he knew we had to relocate. I was sad to leave such an amazing place. Even before going all contact with owner was prompt response on all inquiries. Will def book again!!!
You guys were awesome! So amazingly pleasant in the face of a huge hurricane. Im glad you got to enjoy the condo and thank God its still there to enjoy again. You guys are more than welcome back any time.
This Condo was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Wonderful view. We had plenty of room for 6 of us plus a 1 1/2 year old. Love the recliner couches!
This complex is smaller than adjacent ones so the the beach is not as crowded as neighboring condo complexes which was nice. The pools are fine, a bit small but adequate. We don't spend much time at the pool so it didn't matter to us. It was very nice to have the beach chairs included in the rental.
Enjoyed our week!
Im so pleased that you guys had a great time for those exact things you mentioned. I cant wait til i get to live there full time ;)