Wow! Words and pictures don't do this palace justice! Four families with kids ranging from 5-15 stayed here for a week during our national dance competition. We were the envy of our large dance group from Oklahoma! Everyone felt cozy and right at home in this amazingly beautiful mansion on the beach with unmatched decor, amenities, and comforts. Breathtaking views are found right out the back door with expansive covered patios, ample deck chairs, and loungers on two levels, not to mention the perfectly situated hammock off the master suite. While many beaches around Panama City are crowded with throngs of people, this beach was so sparsely populated that we thought it was private! We were pleasantly surprised to find surf boards, boogie boards, beach chairs, etc., in storage for our personal pleasure, as well! All previous comments about the private gated community being safe and secure are totally accurate, as well. We had no qualms with our kids walking to the candy shop or biking around the quaint streets. Breathtaking views and landscaping abound. And when Tropical Storm Debby arrived for the last few days of our trip, the kids were completely satisfied with the wide open, cozy spaces and entertainment options throughout the house. Perfectly situated between Panama City and Destin, this location provided the perfect starting point for trips to both major tourist destinations and all the quaint seaside hamlets in between (like Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Santa Rosa Beach and Grayton Beach). The ladies found days worth of amazing shopping venues, while the dads and kids found plenty of deep sea fishing, snorkeling, parasailing, etc., all within a short drive. The extracurricular activities paled in comparison, though, to the lazy, restful times spent lounging around the house and on the beach out our back door. The rental price paid was well worth the pampered relaxation that welcomed us home each day. From total zen to extreme play, let Jim and his crew pamper you in luxury and give your family memories that will last a lifetime! We will definitely be back!