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Rod Hester

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Affordable - 3BR/2BA Pool/WIFI/Granite/TVs Every Bedroom

13 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

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Overview

Lower Grand Lagoon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This beach cottage was originally built in the 1950s - so its bones are old, but there is a reason someone built a beach house here in the 1950s - the location. Just a short 2 minute walk to the beach. The house has been remodeled over the years to include tile and laminate floors throughout, an all travertine bathroom, granite kitchen counters, new windows, etc... We like to think of it as Grandma's ole Beach House. We have tried to make it nice and keep it affordable and therefore pass along an affordable opportunity to vacation here to our guests - many of which are multi-year repeat guests. So - if you are a down to earth person who wants an affordable house just steps to the Gulf with a private swimming pool. This house is for you.

This place is a perfect beach getway house. The private pool, nice furnishings, and updates through out make this a real value for the money. This house is right by the beach yet so so close and you save over a big $ by staying essentially one house back from the beach.

If you need multiple houses or this house is booked see our other property vrbo# 347329 it is only 2 blocks away and easily walking distance. It sleeps 14 people.

HOUSE DETAILS:

This 3 bedroom 2 bath house is about 80 steps or a half block from the beach. Located on a quiet street south of Thomas Drive, yet it is close to everything.

Fenced Backyard with Private Pool.

Enjoy cooking out by pool on a gas grill.

This cute beach house has a giant living room for entertaining during your family get together. The backyard with pool and palm trees is the ultimate place for sun and fun in complete privacy. Enjoy the pool after a visit to the beach.

This House sleeps up to ten people. There are two rooms with king beds and a third bedroom with two double beds. Additionally, there is a double-size sleeper sofa in the living room as well as a futon sofa. Both the living room and all bedrooms have cable tv.

The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets and granite counters with travertine back splashes. includes a dishwasher, large washer/dryer, microwave, blender, and of course a refrigerator.

Staying here, not only are you close to the beach, but you are within walking distance to several restaurants and bars. These include the Captain Jack's, The Huricane Grill, Club La Vela, Spinnakers, Hammerhead Freds, The Mellow Mushroom, Fog Horn's, Liza's Kitchen, Marco's, and Mrs. Newby's to name a few. Located south of Thomas Drive, very close to beach and not up under any high-rise developments, the location, the amenities, and the value will keep you coming back!

Divers Delight Specials

Private Charters aboard the brand new 'Wreckraider', an awesome 28' Parker with Twin 250 Yahama Outboards that measures over 32' with extensions. Fresh water shower/washdown and marine head provide added comforts. Dive trips include wreck dives to all of PCB's famous wreck sites (most are in 70ft to 100ft of water). Sites includes inshore dives on the Hovercraft, the Simpson, The Black Bart, to name a few. For expert divers we offer offshore spearfishing trips. E-mail for details.

Late Summer and Fall three night dive packages include house rental and 2 days diving from $1250. We include all tanks, air, refreshments, and snacks. You bring your gear and a towel. Parking is provided adjacent to boat.

We occasionally allow small dogs. Extra cleaning fees apply. E-mail for acceptable breeds.

SPRING BREAK / SENIOR TRIP POLICY

We do allow younger groups. For these groups the rate is $2700. There is a $100 per person deposit. 10 person maximum. No minors without legal guardian. We do rent to groups 18 and up. Panama City Beach Rentals under 25 is not a problem for us.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
Rod Hester (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.1
based on 13 traveler reviews

Affordable - 3BR/2BA Pool/WIFI/Granite/TVs Every Bedroom
average rating of 4.076923 based on 13 reviews
5

Old but homey. . .

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up my heart sank. I saw an old yellow out dated bungalow. When I walked in my heart sank a little more. to the left you see broken blinds and ripped couches. It was super hot so i go to thermostat and it won't go below 70 degrees. Read me out folks. The photos are outdated. so is the living room couches (they have holes and tears in them). . . but this place is so much more... the kitchen was super nice along w/front bathroom. the backyard was so peaceful i'd rent again just because of it. The place can use updates and a fresh coat of paint ...also, hear ye!! for the GRILL, take knobs off to get other two burners to work. oh, and DEAR ROD, please for renters sake put some blinds in the back bedroom. those see through curtains aren't enough when you have teenagers running around! (also, simply b/c you can't sleep in due to the sun beaming in and if you can't go below 70 its HOT in the back. thank you kindly.) It rained twice while we were there, saw no leaks, so idk what that review was all about. We would rent again. it was nice, just the little things needs to get fixed. us being able to bring our dogs made this place even more enjoyable. There was a guy named randy that freaked us out. he came out of no where to clean pool. i really didn't appreciate that cause my dogs went crazy and it scared us. some heads up would be nice. The walked to the beach was nothing. like a street over literally. Don't freak out when you see fridge, the front door is all rusted but inside perfectly clean. Don't get me wrong when you pull up your heart might sink, don't judge it from the outside, trust me. Now, i see why everyone raved about this place. You won't go wrong. WE will be back next year. The owner was super nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week here. Pool was fantastic. Pics on line are a bit older. Several things are different at house. Basically still the same. There really is a ton of room here. We ended up not even using the 3rd bedroom. There are 3 grills here and lots of areas to break off into smaller groups if desired outdoors. Lunch at Capt jacks is great for $10. Less traffic at this end of beach. Other family members stayed up by Sandpiper and Horizon South. Lots of traffic. One lane each way. Location for us was great. Beach is very close. Plenty of parking.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, Georgia
2

Some Definite Issues

  • 2 of 5

House is roomy but needs some immediate attention. We love the Surf Dr area, so the location was perfect! The pool was good also. However, our 2nd day, it rained heavily and the kitchen flooded. Water was pouring under the exterior kitchen door and additionally dripping from the kitchen duct work and the door jam in the double bedroom. It was also coming through the foundation in the double bedroom. We had pots and pans catching water everywhere and used about 10 beach towels! The front parking is nothing but sand and is constantly tracked into the house. I bought two rugs to help control this issue. The house has potential and the owner is great to work with but it needs lots of TLC!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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orlando fl
5

R&R HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here over the Christmas holiday and couldn't be happier with our choice!

This is a VERY roomy house. You don't see it at first when you drive up, but when you enter....we were blown away. The bedrooms are spacious and laid out nicely so you can have some space between you and the kids or other family members- You're not right on top of each other. Nice big kitchen with everything you need to make your meals. Very nice granite counter tops. Very modern. Nice big dining table and plenty of seating, same with living room-plenty of seating with pullouts if needed. Beautiful backyard with pool. The only thing I would have liked to see was a solar cover for the pool, December was just too cold to get in. Everything was very clean both inside & outside the house. Plenty of linens and bedding. Very quiet and safe neighborhood with a very short walk to the beach. The street behind the house is the beach walk. Was able to use their WIFI with no problem at all....big plus for me. The owner is so very nice and accommodating. We truly had the most relaxing and wonderful time at this house. If rest and relaxation is on your list, this is the place for you. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice house close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed in this rental for a week. The house is roomy and the location is perfect. My only issue was with the cleaning staff. The house wasn't completely clean upon arrival. The floor was dirty and when we tried to mop the sponge of the mop was fastened with a rubber band making effective mopping impossible. I contacted Rod and he dropped off a new mop the next day. He was great to work with and very friendly. Once we mopped the house it was much cleaner. When we left we were checking under beds to make sure we didn't leave anything and found socks that didn't belong to us as well as some toys left over from previous guests. The cleaning person(s) leave something to be desired. The house is an older home, but you can tell the owner is making updates. It is a VERY short walk to the beach and located at the quieter end of the city. I would highly recommend once the cleaning issue is addressed. The pool is beautiful, kitchen well stocked and spacious living space. We had a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee
4

Affordable House and Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Me and my buddies rented this house for a week and had a great time. Beach walk over is just around the corner and we liked being close to all the stuff around Thomas Drive. For the price I thought it was a good deal. Wifi was a nice plus and the house was clean and looks like the owners have tried to update it and were easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulfgate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 14 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,360
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Winter
Nov 8 2016 - Feb 24 2017
28 night minimum stay
$65
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

$500 to $1000 down to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lower Grand Lagoon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cable TV in two rooms, Stereo with CD Player, Washer and Dryer, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Outdoor Gas Grill, No Smoking Indoors Please!

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