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Panama City Beach...the quiet side! Covered parking at your door!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This adorable beach cottage is located in Emerald Pointe Resort, one of the friendliest gated communities near the beach. Stay in our two bedroom beach-themed cottage surrounded by palm trees as you enjoy all the amenities provided by the resort. Enjoy the large heated pool by the beautiful clubhouse (complete with hot-tub), or the cozier pool near the small fish stocked lake with boardwalk and catch-and-release fishing. Emerald Pointe is family oriented and perfect for bike riding, strolling and skating. There's even a playground by the clubhouse. While the SandCastle welcomes well behaved dogs, owners must follow the resort rules concerning dogs: Pets must be added to the rental agreement and pet fee must be paid. All dogs must be leashed while outside and owners must pick up after their dogs. While inside, dogs are not allowed on the furniture.

Enjoy the convenience of covered parking at your front door. The Sand Castle has a fully supplied kitchen complete with everything you'll need for your vacation including a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. Luxurious linens are provided for your bed and bath. In fact all you'll need to bring with you is your suitcase. The master bedroom comes with a Queen sized bed while the second bedroom is perfect for children with it's built in bunks providing a full size bunk on the bottom and a twin sized bunk at the top. The master bedroom has cable TV and DVD player while the Florida room has a new flat screen TV with cable and a surround sound DVD system with Ipod docking station so you can bring your music with you. Bring your laptop too, because the SandCastle has wi-fi. Enjoy free nationwide long distance calling from the SandCastle.

Relax in the large tiled Florida room and pleasant screened-in back porch. We provide a library of DVD's, board games and books for your visit. We've even got a toybox in the Florida room to keep your little ones occupied. Also provided for your use are some beach essentials, such as sand chairs, sand mats, umbrella, sand toys and a rolling cooler.

Enjoy your morning coffee sitting on the patio and watching the sun come up in this serene resort that reflects Florida's relaxed lifestyle. The cottage is spacious and affordable and just minutes away from one of the world's most beautiful beaches, championship golf, tennis, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, fine dining and good family entertainment. There's even a local trolley to help meet your transportation needs. Be sure to check out St. Andrew's State Park and the new Pier Park as featured in the June 2008 Southern Living magazine. Both of them are just minutes away. Perhaps you'd prefer a day of shopping at the Silver Sands Outlet Mall in Destin, less than an hour away. Come enjoy our comfortable climate and friendly atmosphere.

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Gayle Blake
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Gayle Blake

Brendan and I live in the northern 'burbs of Atlanta with our Jack Russell, Stonewall Jackson. I am a retired high school teacher who keeps busy with my new DUI and driving school and Brendan is a civil engineer.

Gayle Blake purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Gayle Blake chose Florida North West

We have always loved Panama City Beach since spring breaks in college (a long time ago). We have relatives in the area and love the friendly laid back Florida lifestyle. We're hoping to retire on the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

You're five minutes away from the world's most beautiful beaches and yet you have the privacy and tranquility of your own place in a gated community with all the amenities you want while at the beach. Float a couple of hours in one of the pools, throw some horseshoes or scoot some shuffleboard while watching the kids frolic in the pool, the playground or the hot tub. For the price of a hotel room you get so much more. Grab the provided cooler, sandchairs, beach umbrella and beach towels and head to St. Andrew's State Park (5 minutes away) for some fun in the sun. Book a scuba diving trip or deep sea fishing and spend the day on (or under) the clear aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Then come back to the SandCastle, park at your own front door and throw some seafood onto the charcoal grill. From the resort you can avoid the beach traffic on the strip, while having dining, shopping and beaches right around the corner. It's paradise, and you might just decide to stay...and stay...and stay.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Panama City Beach...the quiet side! Covered parking at your door!
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Such a beautiful warm place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the Sandcastle!!! It was beautiful, in a quiet area, and exactly what we needed!! My kids loves all of the games, books, and sand toys that were available!! Next time we visit we will for sure stay at the Sandcastle again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place with nice people

  • 4 of 5

This property has everything you forgot to bring! :) It was very quiet with the exception of beautiful tree frogs at night and revellie in the morning from the military base across the street. My sons thought this was great! The pools are nice and the ocean is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our SandCastle. We love the resort. It's always so well kept and beautiful and it's perfect for children. I hope you'll visit us again. Just remind us of the "Returning VIP discount".
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Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the sandcastle. It was perfect for our family of 5. Not too far from the beaches at all and in a quiet gated community. Can't wait to book our next vacation. We have family in the Panama City area and the sandcastle gave us a place to stay with our own space without burdening any family members by staying with them. The whole process as simple as well. Gayle, you were very nice the couple of times we spoke to you as well. Thanks for the experience. ~Brandi

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chickamauga, GA

Fun times!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time! The cottage was exactly what we needed, very affordable and comfortable. We were a close drive to the beach. We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review. We very much enjoy our SandCastle and love to share it with others. The resort is on the quiet side of the beach so it makes it possible to miss a lot of the beach traffic. You can reach shopping, fabulous restaurants and of course the gorgeous beaches within 5-10 minutes without too much summer traffic. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Mention that you're a returning SandCastle VIP and get a discount. Here's to good times!
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Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the cottage, resort and PCB. The cottage had everything that we needed and more. The resort was so quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed both pools and the pond. Everyone was really nice and helpful. We would definitely stay again at this cottage and at this resort.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We love our time at the SandCastle too. The resort has some excellent options to choose from. The large pool at the clubhouse is really nice and I enjoy the hot tub, too. But I really enjoy the smaller pool that is right around the corner from the SandCastle. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again.
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United States

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location if you will be going into Panama City often and don't want to be in the thick of the beach traffic. Very comfortable little "cottage" and perfect for a couple or maybe a couple with small children. Also, pet friendly and great for morning walks. There are 2 pools, shuffleboard and a club house with an exercise room. This will be our winter "home away from home" again this year.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We love the location of the SandCastle also. It's safe in the gated community, quiet and out of the majority of the beach traffic, but still within 10 minutes of amazing restaurants, grocery stores, Walmart and of course, the gorgeous beaches. We've even got a Trolley stop by the front gate. We think it's beach living at it's finest.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
NW Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
Thomas Drive
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
St. Andrews State Park
Car: necessary

Small gated resort community with Club House, fitness center, ping pong table, large screen TV and outdoor playground for children. On local trolley route. Dog walk and exercise areas. Three miles from the beach.


Rates & Availability

Panama City Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Prime
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates include groups of 4 or less. Additional people can raise the cost. Events/Holidays raise the rates. Check with us for final rate. We also offer discounts. It never hurts to ask. We are pet friendly and we welcome well behaved dogs. We require minimum age of 25 for our rental.

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Panama City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in Master bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in the Florida room. Also a queen size air bed., Bunk Beds (1) Built in bunks in the second bedroom. Bottom bed is a double and upper bunk is a single.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Surround sound DVD with Ipod docking station, Full Kitchen including Microwave, Refrigerator/Ice Maker and cooking utensils, Washer/Dryer, Shuffleboard/Horseshoes, No Smoking

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