COLORFUL BEACH COTTAGE -GREAT OCEAN VIEW! WALK TO PIER PARK.

Carol Bryant

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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COLORFUL BEACH COTTAGE -GREAT OCEAN VIEW! WALK TO PIER PARK.

El Centro Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

From the vantage point of your third level porch... with your cup of coffee or glass of wine... you have a front row seat to breathtaking sunrises and dazzling sunsets over the emerald waters of the Gulf. What a wonderful 'home base' for your family's vacation. Our brightly painted cottage-like home is located at the end of the row, and with three different porches and many windows, you will always have a changing view of the Gulf and surrounding area.

New this year the exterior has been freshly painted, and the balconies have been rebuilt. Inside, there is new carpeting, new a/c and a new refrigerator! Just last year we redecorated to include a new sleep sofa, and new terracotta tile flooring in the 'trundle' bedroom. It was also freshly painted throughout with happy cheerful colors, and warm, soothing tones in the bedrooms. It's in beautiful shape, and just waiting for you and your family!

The spacious top floor living area with access to the porch is designed with your family's comfort and needs in mind. The kitchen is large and fully stocked, including a crock pot so dinner is ready when you get home! You'll find ample seating in the dining room with a cozy bistro table in the kitchen.

The master bedroom features a queen size bed and a private bath with tub/jetted shower combination, two vanity sinks and a huge walk-in closet. Best of all, the bedroom has a quiet sitting area and its own private porch for those quiet moments when you just need to get away.

Facing the pool is a bedroom that features two twin beds. Designed in a fun, nautical theme it has access to a hall bathroom with shower/tub combination.

The third bedroom is on the main level and has its own private full bath, as well. It features a trundle bed that will make up to a full size bed at night. But, during the day you can fold part of it away to allow more living space.

Much of the artwork on the walls are original pieces by the owner in a style he calls 'shop art.' Be sure to check out these pieces... they are great fun!

Unlike condos with their huge parking garages and elevators, you have only to pull into your own private carport and walk a few steps to your home. Convenience plus! And speaking of convenience, once out the door you don't even need that car to enjoy a wonderful day. If you feel like hanging out, there is a private community pool right in your back yard.

Or, just across the street is a public access to 200' of vacant sugary white sandy beach. Four beach chairs and an umbrella are already provided for your convenience, and when you return there is a handy outdoor shower just to the right of the front door. No gritty sand once you're back inside!

A short walk away is Pier Park, the largest shopping center in Northwest Florida. Across Front Beach Rd from Pier Park, extending 1500 feet into the Gulf is the Dan Russell City Pier, a world class fishing pier with fabulous views and even better fishing. You can walk there, too!

Pier Park, with it's open air layout and endless shopping and restaurant opportunities will keep you entertained for a long time. It is home to familiar retailers, but also offers many small local shops with unique gifts and treasures for all. Restaurants like Margaritaville, Guy Harvey's Island Grill, Reggae J's, and many more are sure to please everyone's tastes. The complex features walking paths, a kiddies amusement park during much of the year, and specialized events, like the Summer Concert Series and Seabreeze Jazz Festival. The Grand Theatre offers 16 different theatres. If you're tired at the end of your fun day and don't want to walk, just hop on a trolley for the short ride home!

When you do want to wander further afar, you are just a very short drive to other destinations like Frank Brown Park with its baseball fields, playgrounds, fishing and picnic areas, and an aquatic center. It is also host to many fun events like the Seafood Festival, Music Fest, Thunder Beach and other annual traditions.

For a change, check out Shell Island, a natural, undeveloped island which lies between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. It is home to one of the world's highest concentrations of bottle-nosed dolphins, and the island's pristine beauty and abundant wildlife make it an enjoyable and exciting way to spend the day.

At the end of your fun day, relax in the comforts of your vacation home. Sneak out onto your own private porch off the master bedroom... or, head back out to that same third level porch to bask in the waning sunlight. As the sea gulls soar over the sand and surf, soak in those final rays of sun and allow yourself to be mesmerized by the many fiery hues of gold, red, pink and orange as the sun sinks into the sea. Just another day in Paradise!

We would love to share our vacation home with you, and our little piece of Paradise. Thank you for considering it as you make your family's vacation plans.

Keywords: cottage, town home, townhouse, beach house, single house, home

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Carol Bryant

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We have always loved vacationing in Florida and have found the N.W. Coast of Florida to have the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand is so white. Listening to the sound of the waves is music to our ears! Thank you for choosing Summer Towne as your vacation home. Please come visit again.

Carol Bryant purchased this house in 2014

Pier Park! We can just walk over! The beach is so convenient - right across the street. Love the white sand, and the colorful homes! Especially, love the view off the top balcony. Being a single family residence is a nice change from condos. We have our own carport; no need to wait on elevators.

We love that we can walk to Pier Park. And when I get done shopping and don't have a car to put all my great finds in, a trolley can take me home! Of course, we love going out for seafood and there are so many restaurants to chose from. We felt this was one of the nicest community pools we had seen, and it's never crowded.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
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(770) 883-5234
El Centro Beach Panama City Beach
Overland Park, KS
5

EVERYTHING AND MORE!

  • 5 of 5
We hadn't taken a family vacation in 2 years, so we were looking forward to our 7 days in Panama City Beach and we really had an excellent time. The house, the property and all of the amenities, both on-site and within the area were really great.

The view is spectacular and you really can't beat how close you are to every thing! One of our favorite things to do every morning was to get up, walk to Starbucks and then go for a walk on the beach.

The house is clean and in great condition. We had 6 people at the house (4 adults and 2 children) and there was more then enough space.

Carol the property manager was great and very responsive.

Try Hooked for fish tacos they are great!

We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327047vb
(770) 883-5234
El Centro Beach Panama City Beach
5

GREAT 4 MONTH STAY..WONDERFUL HOME,WONDERFUL LOCATION,WONDERFUL PEOPLE

  • 5 of 5
House is amazing,couldnt ask for a better view without just being on the beach. Were able to sit on the deck and watch dolphin play.Even seen a few babies jump up. Carol is a great person to deal with,very understanding and helpful and the owners are great also.
I would highly recommend renting this home at any time of the year.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327047vb
(770) 883-5234
El Centro Beach Panama City Beach
il
2

GREAT LOCATION

  • 2 of 5
the living room was very impractical as far as seating. we had three young families with six adults. there was not enough comfortable seating in the main room for all of us to spend time together. the house was dated. old tvs with poor channels. the kitchen had substandard appliances and didnt expect to have to provide my own toilet paper, paper towls salt and pepper, etc. expected some staples to be there. the pool was warm and murky. of course the stairs are very impractical for older ppl but that we expected.
on the plus side the location was excellent for pier park and the ocean.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: It is always our intent to provide a comfortable and cheerful "vacation central" for our guests. This home is only about 10 years old and every year there have been updates and improvements made to it. Just in the last two years a new a/c system was installed, the entire home was painted inside and out, carpeting was replaced throughout, a new living room sofa added, the balconies were totally rebuilt, 2 of the bedrooms were redecorated, and just last year a new refrigerator was installed. Yes, the appliances are white, but they are good ones. The owner is an excellent cook, and would have no less! While the televisions are not the new flat screen sets, they are all in working order and should receive the full array of cable channels. Should a guest have a problem whatsoever... an appliance that does not function properly or a TV that does not seem to receive the proper channels, we want to know about it and will respond asap to such issues. We also want to know about concerns outside of the cottage, like with the pool, so we can contact the HOA to make sure it is resolved. The living room offers a couch, an easy chair, and two side chairs. The dining room is right next to the living room in this open floor plan, and there are 6 chairs there that can easily be moved to the living room for extra seating. Please note this is not a hotel or a large resort. This is a private home that the owners enjoy sharing with guests. While we do provide a courtesy "starter" set of toilet paper and paper towels, we do not stock sufficient quantities for an extended stay. What we do provide is a well maintained home, cheerfully decorated with the owner's personal touches, and conveniently located to Pier Park and an uncrowded beach. The owners take great pride in their home. We offer top quality customer service, and will respond to any concerns a guest might have. We hope you'll consider being one of our guests soon!
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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327047vb
(770) 883-5234
El Centro Beach Panama City Beach
Carrollton, GA
5

LOVELY, CHEERFUL COTTAGE!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful time at the cottage. I really enjoyed the beautiful view on the third level porch which extended from the family space and kitchen. I could see and hear the ocean, watch the waves, etc. The family space was great, airy and bright - very cheerful. The kitchen was nice and well equipped, plenty of space for the family to sit and eat either at the dining table or at the island (although we really enjoyed eating on the porch to take in the view).

The master suite on the second level is convenient to the stairs leading up to the main floor. It was very nice but the mattress was a bit too firm for me but no problem, I simply slept on my inflatable mattress which is very comfortable. It was a very pleasant room and the master bath was great. Plenty of storage and hanging space in the walk-in closet through the master bath! The guest bedrooms were reported as comfortable by family members but I would not switch with them as the master was warm and inviting. The master seemed to be the room of preference as my little ones gravitated to my room to snuggle and sleep with me and it was always the place that my 19 month old grandson would take his naps and finally sleep on a pallet next to me. We had plenty of space and ended up not using one of the twin beds in the guest room as my daughter decided to sleep in the bed in my room, too. Funny!

A really nice feature was having a double carport. This was our choice of entrance although there was a front door. I particularly like having the washer and dryer close to the car port as all the beach towels and shoes could be left just outside on a drying rack that I brought, then I could shake all the sand and wash at the point of entrance. This really helped with not bringing sand into the cottage. I also kept a bucket of water near the steps in the carport for feet to be dipped and dried before coming inside. That worked great! I did buy a light weight water hose to attach to the faucet on the side of the house as washing the sand off at that point was in defeat by the time you got to the steps. Having the water hose near the steps worked much better!

The beach was easily accessible, just a short walk directly across from the cottage and it was not crowded as I had feared. The pool was clean and well maintained. The children spent a lot of time swimming and playing in the pool when not on the beach.

This was a great place and the location was great! I truly enjoyed being there.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327047vb
(770) 883-5234
El Centro Beach Panama City Beach
5

SPRING BREAK 2013

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was wonderful and looked just like it did on the site. We had a family of seven and it was plently of room besides trundle bed room being a little small for two adults but was do able The master bedroom was wonderful and the jetted shower was wonderful. The pull out couch was nice in the living room and gave plently of room to sleep. We had everthing we needed from dishes to towels, beach chairs, umbrella and toys for the kids and the pool right out back. the house was really clean. We loved the location a great view of the ocean from top balcony and close to everything yet far enough away from the partying spring breakers. Pier park was just a five min walk and has everthing you could imagine there .We spent a lot of time there shopping and eating and doing activities with our kids. A pier is just a short walk down the street and gave a wonderful view and good fishing. Grocery store is just a five min drive down the road. There are a lot of steps in the cottage ,but did not hinder us at all. We would recommend this cottage to anyone it was the perfect place to stay and would stay there again. We had a wonderful time and plan on going back very soon.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorful Beach cottage -Great ocean view! Walk to Pier Park.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327047vb
(770) 883-5234
El Centro Beach Panama City Beach
Indianapolis, Indiana
5

GREAT SPRING BREAK

  • 5 of 5
My family of 5 stayed at this cottage for Spring Break. It was a great place to stay. Very clean and very nice people to work with. We would definately recommend it if you are staying in Panama City Beach area.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 98, Panama City Beach Parkway
Nearest Beach
Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Dusty's Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Holiday or Hombre
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Margaritaville (or a dozen others at Pier Park)
Nearest Point of Interest
Pier Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Dan Russell City Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Frank Brown Recreation Park
Car: necessary

We have one of the highest concentrations of bottle-nosed dolphins in the US. Unique boat trips are offered that go out into the Gulf, and the dolphins will come right up. Great photo op! For unique indoor actives, try Gulf Marine World or Wonder Works. The latter you'll find in an upside down building! Both provide activities and interactive displays that are both fun and informative.

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El Centro Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,295
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,095
 
 
Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes WE DO NOT RENT TO SINGLES UNDER 25 WITHOUT PARENT OR GUARDIAN PRESENT ON THE PREMISES FOR THE ENTIRE STAY. NO EXCEPTIONS!

$300 REFUNDABLE damage deposit. If a credit card is used, account is not charged unless there is damage.

Cancellation Policy

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

El Centro Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jetted shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath for trundle bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bath on third floor living area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master has private sitting area with TV, and private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Trundle bed folds down to allow more room. Has private bath
  • Queen size Beds (1) There is a private sitting area with its own TV, and this room also has its own private porch., Double Beds (1) Trundle bed on first floor opens up to double bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in ocean life themed room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleep sofa on main floor. All bedrooms just redecorated so they are fresh and new!
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Outdoor shower will help keep the sand OUTDOORS! You are just across the street from the beach, and with no high rises to block your view, you have it all... your own private home with an awesome view of the Gulf. You are also within walking distance of Pier Park. To be more specific, you are just across an empty lot from Margaritaville. Does it get any better than that?
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