Tidewater Direct Beachfront Condo, Sleeps 10, 3 Bedrooms, Family Friendly
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
We will never stay at Tidewater again
100% Honest Review
The unit was dingey upon arrival.
Half of the lights were burnt out.
A few busted socket covers. A few “sockets” were holes in the walls then covered by furniture.
The glass coffee table had a corner busted off making a hazardous edge for the young children in our group.
There aren't near enough elevators. The wait times averaged between 10-20 minutes (not exaggerating), and other tenants said it gets worse during the "busy season".
Consistent with previous reviews:
There was only one barstool available in the kitchen. (The rest were busted up in a closet somewhere).
The balcony door was difficult to operate to a point where people in our group kept getting stranded out on the balcony until help arrived.
The over-range microwave was broken. The fix? Put a cheaply made microwave on the counter right below it.
The corridor lights unleashed the light of 1000 suns into the bedrooms comparable to a set of car headlights on high beams. This resulted in a 3am trip to Walmart for blackout curtains.
The red tide was there when we arrived. If you've never experienced it before; it's basically everyone hacking and snotting uncontrollably on the beach. It was extremely unpleasant for everyone.
A hurricane developed off of the coast unexpectedly and drove directly into PCB causing a mandatory evacuation of the entire area.
We tried contacting the rental agency for a refund, since we only got to stay for 2 of 7 days of our fully prepaid vacation. At firsts they stated we would not due to us not getting insurance. *They have now stated that we could POSSIBLY obtain a partial refund. We are waiting for them to be able to return to work before we will know for sure.
Long story short:
It was dirty.
Everything is broken.
Stay anywhere else... Just not here.
We appreciate your feedback. We have performed several deep cleans on this unit since your departure and also made some improvements. We hope you will come back to visit us again soon!
Not as advertised - July 2018
We always use VRBO to book our rooms and we have never had any trouble until this trip. We booked the condo to stay with family. The condo overall was below average.
There were lots of repairs that needed to be addressed. There was a bar with 1 bar stool, the others were broken and placed in the master bedroom closet. The 2 other bedrooms need darkening shades or curtains. The outside hall lights are so bright that at night the entire room was lit and you couldn't sleep. We had to hang towels and blankets on the window just to make the room dark enough to sleep. The microwave and oven did not work. When we arrived, we noticed that we didn't have a bunk room as advertised, but we decided that we would make it work since we had a sleeper sofa. WRONG, no sleeper sofa. We found this out at 10pm when we were getting the kids ready for bed. I called the rental company and was informed that the manager would contact me in the morning, WRONG again. We waited all day and heard nothing, so I called back. The manager told me she couldn't do anything about it since I had spoken with someone else the night before. She told me I would have to talk to him, so I called back after 9pm and spoke with him and he told me that he couldn't do anything about it, it would have to be the manager and he wasn't sure why she would tell me to call him. I left another message for her to call me. Yet again no return call. On the 4th and final day of the reservation the manager said she would issue us a partial refund, that the marketing dept had the condo information messed up and the owner had recently switched out the sofa. Even though, when we booked the condo in Jan the exact sofa was in the pictures. We were also told that the refund would be issued in 3 days, however we finally received our money almost 2 weeks later. We will not book through this rental company again.
While we appreciate the feedback, we are very surprised that this guest felt it necessary to post such a negative review. The owner of this unit did purchase a new sofa and it was not a sleeper and for that, this guest was refunded accordingly. Her refund was processed on July 13th while she was still here and NOT two weeks later. The microwave did malfunction during her stay so we did deliver her a loaner the SAME DAY. Tidewater is a DIRECT gulf front resort with great amenities and views and this unit is far from below average. We will be more than happy to mention the black out curtains but we have managed this unit for 6 years and have never had this complaint. This review is just not truthful and we hope that you will read the reviews prior to this one. You will love this condo!
Sliding glass door very hard to open. Everything else was great!
We are happy to hear you had a GREAT family vacation! Thank you for the positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you and your family on your next beach vacation.
See you Soon!
The Panhandle Getaways Team
Clean, Great spot and plenty of room
I loved the condo it was great for our large size group plenty of room to sleep and not feel crammed. Down sides is the tub in the masters never worked, and there is a large size pipe right on the beach
Hello :) Thank you for the wonderful 4 star review! Cheers!
it was just ok
The floor carpet was old and dirty. there was a broken toilet seat in 1 of the bathroom. one sink draining was ridiculously slow. The TVs are small and most of the TV remote did not have good battery. TV channels are very poor. The elevators are so slow and hot. the normal waiting time is around 30 minutes and if the elevator is full then you gonna wait again probably for another half an hour. This the main topic everyone was talking in the elevator. we stayed on the 10th floor and we took the stair down 90% of the time due to tired of waiting for the elevator. there is a registration fee at the check-in booth that never mention anywhere on the contract. i have went to different beach every year and this is the first time that i had to pay for registration fee. the main point is it was NOT mention when booking on line nor in the contract.
Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback related to your stay with us. You will be pleased to know all items have been remedied. We are so happy to know you had a great time at the beach! :)
ENJOY AN ABUNDANCE OF ATTRACTIONS TO SEE AND DO DURING YOUR STAY IN PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA
Coconut Creek Family Fun Park
Gotta Believe Charters
Gulf World Marine Park
Kelley Girl and Lady Kelley Charter Boats
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Rock'It Lanes Family Entertainment Center
Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise
Shipwreck Island Water park
The Museum of Man In The Sea
Wonder Works Panama City Beach
About Panhandle Getaways
Panhandle Getaways offers over 600 vacation rentals along the Panhandle of Florida. Our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach, along 30A, Destin, and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida provide the perfect vacation spot for your next vacation. Panhandle Getaways features a variety of property types which allows us to offer something for everyone. Panhandle Getaways specialty is helping guests find the perfect vacation rental for them and being that we have been in business more than 25 years, one can be rest assured that Panhandle Getaways is a name you can trust.
Why Panhandle Getaways chose Panama City Beach
Tidewater Beach Resort has impressive amenities: two 4,200 square foot outdoor lagoon pools with hot tubs, a heated indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center with Roman Spa, steam room and sauna, theater-style movie/media center, arcade/game room, restaurant, coffee shop and tiki bar. Best of all, Tidewater Beach Resort is just a quick walk or bike ride away from City Pier (great for fishing and marine life watching) and Pier Park, the new entertainment, shopping and dining hub of West Panama City Beach and beyond!
What makes this Condo unique
Tidewater Beach Resorts' central Panama City Beach location makes the property a highly sought after destination along with its fantastic family friendly amenities offering something for everyone. Enjoy breathtaking direct beach & gulf views daily from your private balcony!