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

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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 under 25 pounds, 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 DVD player. We've even got a drawer full of family themed DVD's for your entertainment. Bring your laptop too, because the SandCastle has wi-fi.

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. You are responsible for the $70.00 cleaning fee which you leave in cash when you check out.

Keywords: Cottage

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Gayle Blake
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Panama City Beach

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.


Panama City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs must be leashed while outdoors and picked up after. Please do not allow dogs on the furniture.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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. (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 ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
Full Kitchen including Microwave, Refrigerator/Ice Maker, dishwasher and cooking utensils, Washer/Dryer, Shuffleboard/Horseshoes, No Smoking and pet friendly with pet fee for one dog 25 pounds and under.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Panama City Beach...the quiet side! Covered parking at your door!
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 38 reviews
Linwood, Ontario, Canada. West of Toronto

Requires a thorough cleaning inside and out, checking all lights and items requiring batteries.

  • 3 of 5

This unit is in a very nice community and has a great overall layout. However we had to wash down the front and back of the unit. This does not equal a good power washing. The smoke detector, the TV remote and the thermostat all required new batteries. The heat went off 2 cold nights. The fridge compressor is noisy, and several light bulbs require replacement. They are too high up to change without a ladder. The dining chairs are folding canvas director chairs that are stained and not in good condition. Beautiful cottage that requires some TLC.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit at our SandCastle, although I was concerned to read about some issues that arose during your one month stay. We pride ourselves on all aspects of our cottage and we regret that you were disappointed in the general cleanliness of our unit. I have forwarded your review to our cleaning crew and that issue will continue to be addressed. Unfortunately batteries and light bulbs do have a life span and do need replacing. We keep a pencil box of new batteries in a kitchen drawer for emergencies, and extra light bulbs in the kitchen cabinet next to the microwave. Thank you for choosing our SandCastle for your home away from home for the month of January.
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Canton, Ohio

Great quiet neighborhood. Did not get to spend much time in the house. Cute cozy and comfy

  • 4 of 5

The chairs around the table all had stains and could use a good cleaning. The floors in bathrooms tub and shower could have been much cleaner. Sand or other debris on sofa and round chair. Just noticed this morning that the ice maker is leaking causing ice build up in freezer. Also the rack in dishwasher for silverware does not hold the silverware since almost all of them are broken. Inspire of all this we still loved the sandcastle.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our SandCastle. We have just completed a fully booked summer season and we're busy preparing for a booked fall/winter season with our favorite "snowbirds". A new dishwasher basket has been ordered and we're excited about the new updates we have planned. Thank you for choosing the SandCastle.
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Great place to enjoy Panama City Beach

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and very nice we loved our stay and are rebooking it for next year already!!!!!!! Thanks for having us

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. We appreciate our guests and realize that reviews definitely play a large part in our rentals. So glad that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you back again in the near future. "We'll leave the light on for you."
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The location was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Location and property was perfect! The cottage was beautifully decorated and very peaceful! We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. The SandCastle is our home away from home and we love every minute spent there also. I so much appreciate the peace and quiet, while still being close to all the wonderful things that Panama City Beach offers. Thanks again, and we'd love to have you return.
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Dallas, TX.

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Love the place and our stay was very pleasant with all the amenities the property provides. Will definitely comeback again

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. You were wonderful guests and we would love to have you visit us again.
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Sandcastle and all it had to offer. Arrangements were great for our family of 5 and little Yorkie and so affordable. It was easy to find, navigate, and get to the beach and other locations easily. It was very quiet and relaxing and loved the pools. My only suggestion would be to update the master mattress! Thank you for another vacation to remember!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 star review. So glad that you enjoyed the resort and it's terrific location. It is very quiet and peaceful to be so close to the beach and all the other things that PCB has to offer. Master bedroom mattress and bed frame were replaced the day after you checked out. We tried to schedule the replacement between guests leaving and new guest arrival. We hope that you'll come back and visit us again at Emerald Pointe Resort.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
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. Due to HOA requirements we limit to one dog weighing 25 pounds or less. We require minimum age of 25 for our rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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