"Don't Wanna Leave" is located DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - GULF FRONT at Pinnacle Port: a 26 acre beach resort tucked away at Carillon Beach at the western edge of Bay County, FL. The unit is one of just s few that offers stunning gulf views from both balconies and both bedrooms. The resort sits gulf front on 26 acres located on a virtual peninsula: The Gulf of Mexico is on the South side, with Phillips Inlet on the West connecting to Lake Powell on the North. It's literally surrounded by water, dunes and a coastal dune lake.
While the resort itself is comprised of condos - they're the only condo buildings around! To the west is Camp Helen and the seaside communities of Inlet Beach and Rosemary and to the east is Carillon, so the views are very sea side picturesque and there are no Panama City Beach or Destin type crowds of people. In fact, other than the the peak holiday and summer weeks, the beach is amazingly tranquil with just a peppering of beach lovers enjoying the sun, sand and surf (sometimes I find myself completely alone on the beach). Of course, the summer weeks are filled with vacationers (mainly families, but a good diverse group of young and old), but there's still plenty of room to pitch an umbrella or tent and claim your little piece of heaven!
The gulf front condo is a 2 bedroom, 2 and half bath unit in a two story townhouse type floor plan, which gives it a more home type feel than your typical beach condo, and plenty of room to spread out and find private spaces when you need to decompress.
Downstairs you'll find a well appointed kitchen, living room and laundry room (full size washer and dryer) and a half bath. We remodeled in 2012 with new furniture, flooring, wall paint, cabinet paint and new pulls, and granite counter-tops. There's also a 42? TV with cable as well as a Roku box for watching Netflix movies on demand or listening to Pandora. There's a sleeper sofa, love-seat and recliner - so plenty of room to chill after supper. The living room also has a beautiful balcony overlooking the western beach (this is where you'll see fabulous sunsets) with panoramic views of the Gulf, Phillip's Inlet, Lake Powell, Camp Helen, Inlet Beach and Rosemary Beach.
Upstairs you'll find the guest bedroom, guest bath, master bedroom and master bath. The guest bedroom also overlooks the western beach and the coastal dunes surrounding Phillip's Inlet and Lake Powell (the view is simply gorgeous). This bedroom has a queen bed as well as a twin bed w/trundle (can convert to two twins or a king). It's perfect for a couple or as a kids bedroom. There is also a TV (with cable) and plenty of closet room for storage. There's a guest bathroom in the hallway with a tiled walk-in shower and plenty of HOT water.
The gulf-front master bedroom has a WALL-OF-WATER view of the ocean and private balcony, complete with table and chairs for enjoying your morning coffee while watching the dolphins play or an afternoon/evening relaxing to the sounds of the surf. There's also a 32? TV and plenty of closet space! The master bathroom has a full sized tub/shower. And don't worry about "staying connected": the condo has high speed Wi-Fi.
The property has tons of activities to keep your family busy. The large pool (huge - 118,000 gallons) is attached to the tower building (where our condo is located) and sits Gulf-front so you can see and hear the waves while swimming or catching some rays on the sprawling gulf front pool deck (there's also a smaller pool across the parking lot from the mid-rise buildings.). And, if you're hungry, there's no need to go hunting for food: The Cabana Cafe (open during the summer season) is located right on the pool deck and serves a wide variety of food to make everyone happy.
Oh - and don't forget about Movie Night on the pool deck (summer season only) - completely free and open to all guests and owners. It's a bit like going to a drive in - on the beach! Each week a family friendly movie is shown (via a projector on a big blow up screen) on the pool deck - the sound is played through the pool side speaker system, giving a very "retro drive in" movie feel. The Cabana, which normally closes at 6, stays open late on movie night - so you can eat AND watch a movie with the kids.
A portion of the big pool at the Tower is enclosed by roof - great to enjoy cool waters if you've overexposed yourself (or the kiddos) to the sun - and also offers shelter on the rare rainy day. During the winter, this section of the pool is completely enclosed and heated to a comfortable 82 degrees.
One of the best amenities is the natural 880 acre Lake Powell. Canoes and kayaks for use on the lake are available for rent at the office. A dock and boat slips are also accessible for Pinnacle Port guests.
There are also grills, a children's playground, tennis courts and even shuffleboard!
* Near 30-A: Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, Seaside, Watercolor and Grayton are literally around the corner (the only thing separating Pinnacle Port from 30-A is Phillips Inlet/Lake Powell/Camp Helen). You'll love that you can enjoy all that 30-A has to offer, without the 30-A price tag (or crowds). How close is it? Rosemary Beach is your view from the west side of the condo (2.7 miles by vehicle).
* Panama City Beach is just 6 minutes to the East (Pier Park is just 8 miles down Highway 98).
* Destin is 30 minutes to the West (Silver Sands Outlet Mall is just 30 miles to the West). On a clear day - most days actually - you can see the Destin skyline on the horizon from the living room.
* It's inside a secluded, gated, security patrolled beach community - shared with Carillon Beach, a private, planned community reminiscent of 30-A developments like Rosemary, Watercolor or Seaside. Its secluded area, while close to all the aforementioned tourist cities, is quiet and there are no city lights to compete with the backdrop of stars over the ocean at night.
* It's on the BEACH! No streets to cross, just walk out the building onto the beach. A nice, sandy HUGE beach.
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