This Newly Remodeled Townhouse Is Directly Across the Street from the Beach
Ron and Yolie Strickland
- english, italian, dutch
About Ron and Yolie Strickland
We are traveling glass artists, with a passion for the unique. We have found our greatest memories in places that had something different to offer. During our years on the road, we realized that clean and unique lodgings were hard to come by.. And so, after 15 years of travel, we decided to settle down and spend more time together, on the beach. We dreamed of creating the special accommodations that had eluded us for all those years. The result is a group of four, uniquely themed vacation rentals.The Blue Heron is our most recent adventure. Our three other properties are located close by and are also available on VRBO. They include Sunset Palms( property #812247), Banana Cabana(property #405927), and Malibu Palms (property #589440). Ron Strickland is a true native of Panama City, Florida. Growing up on the beach gave Ron a personal love for this region. Most of his childhood was spent playing in the tops of magnolia trees and learning about the natural beauty that this area has to offer. This "aerial view" gave Ron a special perspective on his life. He has, since 1981, owned many clothing stores on Panama City Beach. He attended Huntingdon College, with the intention of becoming an archaeologist, BUT, the beach lured him back home.. Yolie (Jolijn) Strickland is the product of an International, United Nations family. She was born in Rome, Italy and grew up in Africa. This special coupling of living in distant lands, and her family's quest to rid the world of hunger, gave Yolie a humble view of people and their beautiful uniqueness. After coming to the United States, as a student at N.Y.U. and living in New York for 10 years, she moved to South Florida, and eventually ended up in Panama City Beach. She has lived here since 1995 and would NEVER want to live anywhere else again.She loves it here.."This is paradise!", she says. Ron and Yolie live a mile away from The Blue Heron. They have been married for 20 years and have one daughter and three doggies.
Ron and Yolie Strickland purchased this Townhome in 2016
Why Ron and Yolie Strickland chose Sunnyside
The Blue Heron is unlike most beach rental properties on Panama City beach. It is very uniquely decorated, has a Gulf view, is VERY clean and, is fairly priced. The atmosphere on the west end of Panama City Beach is peaceful and serene. It is located away from all the noise, congestion, and tourist traps of the east end of the beach. It is close to many restaurants and great seafood dining areas. And, most uniquely, it is located two miles from the beginning of scenic Highway 30-A, in Walton County. This resort area includes Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys Beach, and Seacrest, amongst others. All these townships are connected by 30-A and a 22 mile bike path, so you can tour each town for lunch, the beaches and adventure. We purchased this property for it's view and proximity to the beach. You can watch beautiful sunsets from the balcony, as well as see large flocks of pelicans, flying east for the night. You can fall asleep to the sounds of waves lapping the beach. When we are at The Blue Heron, we are often captivated by it's tranquil feel and don't want to leave. We know that you will feel the same way.
What makes this Townhome unique
From the moment that you arrive at The Blue Heron, to when you tour each room and experience the decorating details, you will know that you are in a special place. We hope that the experience of staying in our vacation rental will mirror the natural experience of our beautiful beach... that alone, is a huge challenge, but we feel that our care, in designing this townhouse will compliment the beautiful memories that you will experience on the beach. The Blue Heron is a wonderful place to escape life for a while, both inside and regionally. Our favorite touch is all the artwork. It defines what it is like to be from here and it describes what the artists felt as they created their artwork along the shores. Panama City Beach is a magical place and The Blue Heron is a magical place , along those emerald waters.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 23
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Loved the stay
Rental was super clean, beautifully decorated, and had everything that we needed.
We had a wonderful time and couldn’t ask for a better place to stay. Great host Ron and Yolie and they have creative a Beautiful Home. It’s was perfect for our beach stay.
A Beautiful Townhouse
Thank you Yolie for a wonderful vacation experience. You provided everything for a perfect vacation in a spotless clean environment. The house was peaceful and clean. You are the perfect host. Thanks Van
Beautiful place, would def recommend 😃
Beautiful little beach cottage feel
The house is immaculate and beautifully decorated. I love the artwork and attention to detail. The owners live close by and are the neighbors everyone would love to have. Very easy access to the beach which was surprisingly not crowded at all for this time of year. Local shopping is plentiful in both directions. Very nice vacation rental. We would definitely recommend this rental.
The Blue Heron is located in a beautiful part of Florida and we have some of the prettiest beaches on the Emerald Coast.. We boast sugar-white sands and crystal clear, emerald waters. We are located two miles from Scenic 30-A and the beaches of South Walton County. Scenic 30-A has unique beach communities, brimming with interesting and diverse architectural styles. At the turn of the century, most of North Florida was owned by the paper mills out of Jacksonville, Florida. Their lands stretched north, to the Alabama state line and west, to Pensacola. In the 1980's, the paper mills sold their paper interests and went into the real estate business. Their model was, to create self-sustaining townships in various architectural themes. The results were beach communities, such as Rosemary Beach (modeled after the Dutch Antilles), Seaside and Alys Beach (a white-washed town, reminiscent of Morocco). A 22 -mile bike path runs along 30-A and offers a great opportunity to explore all these townships, along with their beaches, shops and restaurants. Bike rentals are conveniently located all along 30-A, so you do not have to transport bikes, in order to enjoy all 30-A has to offer.