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Top of the Gulf 607-$85/Nt thru Winter!-RealJoy Fun Pass SNOWBIRDS $1050/Mo+D/T/F Gulf View

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 4

Top Reasons to Book this Fabulous Condo!

1. PCB Traveler: As a gift to you from Real Joy, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy one free admission each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Gulf World, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! All attractions available year-round.

2. Great views of the Gulf.

3. Amenities: Gulf Front Pool, Fitness Center, Poolside Snack Bar and Laundry Facilities.

4. Location: Stroll down the beach for some excitement at Spinaker's or Pineapple Willy's or go right next door to Hershey's Beach Ice Cream Shop for a cool treat. Signal Hill Championship Golf Course is right across the street, Shipwreck Island Water Park and Pier Park are a few miles away.

5. Pier Park is less than 7 miles down the road with more than 125 retail, dining and entertainment choices for the entire family!

6. This home is managed by RealJOY Vacations, which means you have access to 24/7 service for any emergencies which may arise so you can have a stress-free vacation!

7. Budget-Friendly, so easy on your wallet!

Ways to Book Online:

1. Click the book now button on this site.

2. Send an email request from this ad and receive a full quote including a link that you can follow to book.

**This property doesn't allow groups of adults age 25 or under, no exceptions.**

--Top of the Gulf charges a one time $15 per car parking pass ($25 during spring break) charged by the security station of the office. Wrist bands are free and can be picked up at the office.--

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is from Nov 16 thru Feb 17 on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1050 per month + $500 refundable deposit and taxes/fees. To reserve, please call reservations at 850-974-0974.

This studio with floor to ceiling views, sleeps 4, perfect for a Gulf Coast escape. Wake up to the sun each morning, as it sparkles off the emerald green waters of the Gulf through your master bedroom window. Kick up your feet with a cool drink in the living room to watch the sun set after a fun filled day.

This complex has a wifi lounge on the ground floor. At present, no wifi in the condo.

Top of the Gulf is located on the sugar white sands of Panama City Beach in the peaceful eastern end of exclusive Thomas Drive. The area around Boardwalk offers world-class dining, shopping, nightlife and outdoor activities and is close to the award winning St. Andrews State Park.

Conveniently located on the on the family friendly, eastern end of Thomas Drive, the beach in front of Boardwalk is fabulous! It's wide and deep and reminds one of "old Florida". Less than a mile away is gorgeous St. Andrews State Park.Grand Lagoon touches the park to the north and to the south, the beautiful Gulf. Swimming and fishing are great at the park without the large crowds!

Area Attractions:

Top of the Gulf is located just minutes from gourmet seafood dining, signature golf courses, amazing deep sea fishing,world famous night clubs, fabulous water and amusement parks, miniature golf, gift shops and the world-class entertainment and events Panama City Beach is famous for. Nearby, at the corner of Thomas Dr and North Lagoon Dr is Captain Anderson's Marina & Restaurant. You will find delicious fresh seafood, charter fishing boats, shell and dolphin excursions. Major grocery stores and retailers are also within a 5-10 minute drive.

Take a stroll down the beach to Spinnakers or Pineapple Willy's for a bite or cool refreshing drink.

If you're looking for great shopping and fabulous eateries, nearby Pier Park will fill the bill! With more than 125 retail, dining and entertainment choices, Pier Park is a one-of-a-kind beachfront family-friendly attraction featuring island-inspired architecture and popular stores. Dillard’s, JCPenney, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Target, Forever 21 are a but a few. Dine at numerous eateries like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Rum Runners Tropical Grill, Dick’s Last Resort, and Five Guys Burgers or catch a show at the Grand IMAX Theater. You should also check out the activity packed Miracle Strip amusement park!

~Another lovely property managed by RealJoy Vacations~

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Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


3.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Top of the Gulf 607-$85/Nt thru Winter!-RealJoy Fun Pass SNOWBIRDS $1050/Mo+D/T/F Gulf View
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

We've had a blast here we will stay again.💕#wholevacation

  • 5 of 5

Real joy rock we have really enjoyed ourselves the best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We loved it! Nice and clean with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year staying at Top of the Gulf and this condo was by far the best we have ever stayed in. The view from the room is beautiful. I loved waking up in the mornings and seeing the ocean. The bed was very comfortable as well as the pull out couch. The way the room it set up allowed more room to move around than previous condos we have stayed in here. The water pressure in the showers was great. We love Top of the gulf because there are so many things to do. We love to sit out on the balcony's and watch the ocean or sit by the pool and relax. The Tiki bar by the pool has affordable and delicious drinks with a very friendly bar tender. They have corn-hole boards which can entertain us for hours. The little pizza joint right beside Top of the Gulf has the best pizza! We also love that our condo is just steps from the beach. This vacation was even better because of the Realjoy fun passes we received for booking with them. We took the Capt.Anderson Dolphin cruise for the first time and had a blast! We seen lots of Dolphins and some sea turtles and fell in love with shell island. Its definitely a must for our vacations to Panama city from now on. We also went to Gulf World which was a lot of fun. The shows were great! The passes were a wonderful plus to an already awesome vacation. Realjoy was extremely helpful every time I called them for any questions. I recommend booking with them. Overall, we had no issues at all with this condo. It was clean, comfortable and affordable. I will book it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Dated / Cheap

  • 2 of 5

Disappointed in this place. The pictures are mis leading.

Pros: cheap, close to beach, beach was nice, water was clear (after the first day)

Cons: dated, window shade missing slates reported in previous post still not fixed, shower doors very hard to open/close, building was old, people smoking everywhere, dog urine in the common areas, elevators were slow and smelled bad,

Will not be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You get what you pay for

  • 3 of 5

It was okay for the price we paid. My biggest complaints would the window blinds had more than one slat missing so it was not all that private.The whole place had a very musty mildew smell and I don't think the floors were cleaned very well from the last tenat. The condo just needs a deep cleaning and some of the small things fixed then it would be a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback! We do our deep cleanings in the fall so you probably stayed before that happened. We've passed your info on to our Operations department so that they would be aware. Thank you again-
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l, Panama City, FL
Nearest Beach
Gulf Front on Panama City Beach!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


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  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • 4 night minimum, except 4th of July, we're looking for a weekly booking
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • we offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
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Thomas Drive Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 490 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio w/king sized bed and sleeper sofa
  • Television
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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