BEACHSIDE JOY! ADORABLE, COZY, AND BEACHFRONT! PETS WELCOME! **NOT A CONDO!!**

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Vicki Bougan

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEACHSIDE JOY! ADORABLE, COZY, AND BEACHFRONT! PETS WELCOME! **NOT A CONDO!!**

Aquavista Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

We call our adorable and cozy 1BR townhome 'Beachside Joy” -- it is a beautiful gulf front unit that sits directly on the sugar-white sands of Panama City Beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in the world)!

When you stay here you are on the beach -- just walk down the deck stairs! This is not a high rise condo or hotel; there are no elevators to wait for and you don't have to share the beach with a thousand other condo residents. It's so wonderful to be able to walk right out the door and onto the beach or into the water!

Beachside Joy has a spacious living room, very tastefully decorated, with a 42' Sony Bravia HDTV and a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico. The very comfortable couch is also a pull-out queen size sleeper sofa with a new and comfy memory foam mattress! There's a full bathroom on the same level (with a shower).

For convenience, the Beachside Joy has a beautiful, newly remodeled and fully-stocked cozy kitchen (including custom soft-close cabinets, quartz counter top, mosaic glass back splash, and high-end stainless appliances) so you can whip up a romantic dinner to enjoy on the deck while the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. There is a private gas grill for your use on the deck -- perfect for adding a grilled steak or seafood to the meal!

The master suite, right up the spiral staircase, is bright and cheery with picture windows offering beautiful and serene views of the beach and gulf (including the spectacular sunsets)! The bed itself is king size with a high quality mattress (so you can sleep soundly after a day of fun). And you'll absolutely love the beautiful master bath, with a large dual sink granite vanity and a jetted jacuzzi tub. The TV in the master suite is also a Sony Bravia HDTV.

As for location, Beachside Joy is located approximately 3/4 of a mile west of the fabulous Pier Park shopping resort! You can see the pier itself from the gulf front deck.

There are some great dining spots within walking distance of our townhome. Right across the street you’ll find a very good Italian/Pizza restaurant, a Wings/Barbeque place, and of course a couple of great seafood places (check out the “Sand Bar” about a block away).

There is a Winn Dixie grocery store and a CVS pharmacy across the street as well. Just to our east (in Pier Park) you’ll find a world of entertainment, dining, and shopping. The pier itself offers great views and fine fishing! If you’re bringing your dog with you, you’ll appreciate the pet-friendly beach next to Pier Park (an easy walk down Front Beach Road).

We employ a friendly and thorough cleaning service (so you’ll find our home well cleaned and ready for your vacation).

We keep our calendar up-to-date, so you can check the available dates. Please call or send us a message with questions!

Tim & Vicki

Owners

Important note! Beachside Joy is a beautiful and comfortable beachfront vacation home, but it is is a small unit which requires a spiral staircase (there isn't room for a traditional staircase because the high ceilings, though airy and spacious, don't allow for enough length). The staircase is 100% in compliance with all building codes and the vast majority of our guests have no issues with them whatsoever. However, if you are elderly or have mobility issues to deal with, please consider the staircase before you decide to book with us. We want everyone who stays at Beachside Joy to have a wonderful time!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Vicki Bougan

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Hi! We currently live in Castle Pines, Colorado (just south of Denver). We bought these two adjacent townhomes as our future retirement home. As we're still some years away from retirement, we want to share our blessings with other families.

Vicki Bougan purchased this townhome in 2012

We call this unit 'Beachside Joy' because it's gulf front and right on the beach (and not just any beach, but one of the world's most beautiful beaches)! We are happy to let you bring your pets (and you'll not find another beachfront 1BR, pet-friendly rental in the PCB area for anywhere near the value)!

Beachside Joy is a townhome and not a high rise condo or hotel. You park right outside the front door and walk down the deck steps onto the sand. You have no elevators to wait for and don't have to share the beach with a thousand others in a high rise complex. It's quiet, beautiful, and oh-so relaxing!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront! Pets welcome! **NOT A CONDO!!**
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront! Pets welcome! **NOT A CONDO!!**
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Aquavista Gulf Resort Beach
5

A very nice experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We were looking for a nice beach get away and was very pleased with the accommodations beachside joy offered! The town home was what was described, the view was perfect, it was clean and the owners were very responsive and good to deal with. We were very pleased with our experience and feel very fortunate to have secured this vacation rental. If another opportunity presented itself we would not hesitate to stay at beachside joy again!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! You were the first guests to enjoy the brand-new kitchen we installed in Beachside Joy, and we're happy it came out so beautifully and that you both had a great visit. It was a pleasure doing business with you as well! We sincerely hope you can stay in Beachside Joy again!
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront! Pets welcome! **NOT A CONDO!!**
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Aquavista Gulf Resort Beach
Newport News, VA
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Loved being directly on the beach and so close to pubs and restaurants. Spotlessly clean. Agree with earlier post regarding stairs. Bedroom and upstairs bathroom are great, but getting luggage up there is a challenge. Shared deck caused problems when pets from both units were outside, but view was worth it.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay! It is a beautiful setting -- both beachside and on the street. We are sorry you had trouble with the staircase, however. This is a small unit and such staircases are common in PCB where there is no option for a traditional set. But it is 100% to code and we have had literally hundreds of guests stay in the unit with no such problems. We can only suggest that if you are elderly or otherwise have mobility issues that you consider the staircase (prominent in the photos and the townhome's description) before you book. There are lots of alternative options in PCB, though you would lose out on the setting and beauty of our unit. The high-rise condos, for example, offer elevators (but you could spend extra time waiting for them as they do get very busy). Concerning the deck, and as we've mentioned in other reviews, there is a privacy screen that divides the two sides (one of the first things we installed when we bought the two units). You actually have more privacy from each other than the units in the complex, which are side-by-side with nothing more than a railing dividing the guests. Thank you again for the feedback, and we hope you find a place more suitable to your needs in the future! Tim & Vicki
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Aquavista Gulf Resort Beach
birmingham
4

LOVED BEING DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I sneak away to Panama City Beach as often as we can. We try to stay at different places . This townhouse was very nice and clean. The owner was very easy to contact. The area made it easy for shopping. Being right on the beach was very nice, made it easy to just wallk off the deck onto the beach...The bath was beautiful upstairs and the king bed was very, very comfy. The only negative and it is a big negative is the spiral staircase. It was so narrow and difficult to get up that we had to leave all our luggage downstairs. We would only go up if we had to. That being said, I dont know if it would be easier for younger people to go up and down. We had a great time but would not be able to go back to that particular unit with those stairs. I did message the owner about it, I feel like it would be an easy fix to put regular steps in and it would open it up to more room in the unit .
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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Aquavista Gulf Resort Beach
Wisconsin
5

Out of the Cold, Into a Dream

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Located right on the beach, with perfect views from downstairs and the bedroom, this townhouse is truly a wonderful place to stay. Down the deck steps and out the door is the beach, which was mostly deserted this past week. Temps were in the 68-72 range most days and long morning walks were delightful.

The interior was spotless with comfortable furnishings. Downstairs is a living room/kitchen combo, and a bathroom w/shower. There's a full size stove, microwave, dishwasher and a small refrigerator. Sliding doors lead to the deck, which is semi-private, (steps are shared with the neighboring unit). Laundry is in the exterior entry hall.

At the top of the spiral staircase is a large bedroom with a comfy king bed and the master bath, which has double sinks and a large jacuzzi tub.

Across the street is a grocery store and CVS. Multiple dining out options are nearby. We enjoyed a drive up to Seaside and lunch on the deck at Bud & Alley's one day. We'd also suggest a trip on the Sea Screamer in Panama City Beach; we enjoyed seeing the shoreline from the water and watching dolphins play. Relaxing on the deck was, of course, wonderful. On several days a Navy hovercraft was in the area, and our last morning there, two dolphins in the water right in front of us gave us a wonderful sendoff.

Lucky us! Only a cancellation made this townhouse available for us on very short notice. Our Wisconsin winter has been the most brutal we can remember, but we were unable to plan ahead for a getaway due to an illness. Finding this gem was amazing, and Vicki was so helpful and easy to work with. Her local contact, Jamie, met us upon arrival; he too was very helpful, and available if there had been any problems.

We rent vacation homes through HomeAway or another site once or twice a year and have always had great experiences by choosing homes with great reviews. This rental was one of the best,taking all factors into account: owner responsiveness, cleanliness, location, as described, and local contact. We would love to return one day.
Owner's Response: We are so very glad you had the opportunity to spend time in Beachside Joy! We take great care to provide the best possible experience for all our guests, and it is nice to know that the you had pleasant weather as well. The next time you stay with us you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the brand new kitchen we're installing now (look for updated pictures in the next few weeks)! Thank you again and have a wonderful summer! Tim & Vicki
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Aquavista Gulf Resort Beach
5

Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What a blessing it was to find such a great place on such short notice! My sister and I have birthdays just two days apart and I called last minute when I saw this location. I can't believe it was even available! Tim and his wife were so helpful! We were so surprised when we pulled into the driveway of these town homes. We actually pulled out thinking the GPS was wrong. We couldn't believe how nice they are. We were so excited when we reLized this is where we would spend our birthdays. The place is beautiful and had everything we needed. I brought pans and silverware but it was already there. There is a local fish market called Buddy's where we bought snapper, shrimp and lobster. The home is across the street from a Winn dixie and CVS so we had everything we needed within walking distance. I spent my 40th birthday on the beach with fresh seafood and a Bloody Mary (due to the local saloon we enjoyed the night before) ha ha! What a peaceful location. We had nice neighbors close by but we never even knew they were there. This place is everything we wished for! The views are splendid from every where! This is a must stay in PCB!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Melissa, thank you for the nice review! We're glad we could accommodate you and your sister. We don't usually have availability at the last minute, but we had an unexpected cancellation that opened the time up. Please consider staying with us again -- it was a pleasure to host you both, and happy birthday! Tim & Vicki
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Availability & Rates

Aquavista Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 23 2014
$160
$170
Fri,Sat
$995
3 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
May 24 2014 - Aug 15 2014
$185
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,195
3 nights
 
 
Late Summer/Fall 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$125
$140
Fri,Sat
$795
2 nights
 
 
Off Season (2014-2015)
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
$100
$115
Fri,Sat
$595
2 nights
 
 
Spring 2015
Feb 28 2015 - May 22 2015
$160
$170
Fri,Sat
$995
3 nights
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
$185
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,195
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60.00 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $85.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 12.62%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

12.615% Sales Tax is required by law (6% state, 5.5% county, and 1.115% city)

**** MINIMUM AGE TO RENT IS 25 ****

Max Rental length is 2 weeks (no long term rentals). The unit is small with a small kitchen and is not designed for extended stays.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Aquavista Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
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