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S.O.P. 5th Floor VIP Parking, WIFI, Beach Chairs

11 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Thomas Drive Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This gorgeous 507 Shores of Panama Deluxe Condo is located on the 5th floor and has 2 bedrooms with a bunk. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the big fountain in the lagoon style pool.

The Master bedroom has a queen size bed 22' T.V. The 2nd bedroom has 2 full size bed and a 32' TV. The Bunk area has its own full bath. There is a large washer and dryer upgrade. This unit is 3 years old and was for privite use until a year ago. It is decorated with vibrant beach colors and is in incredible condition. Living room has a leather couch and a love seat with 2 rocker seats. A 32' TV w a DVD for your entertainment. The balcony overlooks the lagoon style pool and the fountains while getting the morning sun.

Keywords: Beside Pineapple Willy's 2 blocks from Wal-Mart

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We have been married for 40 years and love the beach. We look forward to bringing our three grandchildren to the Shores Of Panama often. We are now retired. We love people and really enjoyed meeting others.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Panama City Beach

The Shores of Panama is a very family oriented resort. I feel safe and secure while there because of the security system in place. Wal-Mart is just a couple blocks away. Along with several good places to eat.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy both the beach and the pool located at the Shores of Panama. Our unit is on the 5th floor and close to the steps so you dont have to wait on the elevator.

Reviews

4.6
based on 11 traveler reviews

S.O.P. 5th Floor VIP Parking, WIFI, Beach Chairs
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
2

Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We recently stayed here. It was a last minute trip and the vrbo pix looked appealing, the amenities sounded good, the reviews were great, and the price was in-line with other local offerings. But we were disappointed.

Some positives: there is a reserved parking space on the same level, which is helpful; the view of the pool complex/Gulf is lovely; the décor is cute/beach-y; the kitchen is well equipped, and the owner DOES try to troubleshoot problems.

But we had issues. The 1st was when we walked into the ‘non-smoking’ unit to the strong, musty smell of smoke; the 2nd was when, 10 minutes after arriving, we discovered that our kids’ feet were almost black from the dirty floors. The owner had someone come to re-mop the floors, which was great, although I'd already found a mop and done so by then. But the lingering smoke smell was a problem throughout our stay; it was a constant process of airing the unit out. (We were told that the prior week's guests were responsible.) Once we got home, I had to wash every single item we took with us, even those we hadn't worn or had already washed in the condo. I had to put our suitcases outside for 2 days to ‘air out’! There were also several smaller housekeeping issues which I addressed at the time, and since, with the owner.

And there was more: Although the listing says the unit has ‘internet’, what we discovered then and in doing research about the SOP since, the wi-fi in the building is notoriously unreliable. This unit/SOP is NOT where you want to stay if you need reliable internet access! I was told by the owner that internet was available in the lobby, but that’s very different from having it in the unit as the listing implied.

Another issue was that the cable (severed) and remote (not working) meant we couldn't use the living room TV. Because our stay was only for 4 nights, we let that one go, but the owner did get someone working on it.

Because of the numerous issues we had, especially the ongoing air-quality issue, I requested a reduction in the total rate. And although the owner credited us $200 (on a $1600 bill) it didn’t seem like enough to make up for everything we dealt with. In discussing the situation with him since, he has pointed out that the smoke and internet were issues "out of (his) control". That may be true, but they were also out of OUR control, and we were PAYING for a "non-smoking" unit with "internet". Disappointing stay; disappointing response from the owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the hardest part about sharing our condo with others. Unfortunately I can't control what guest do in my condo. Cleaning told me about the musty smell. We took several steps to help with the smell. I told the guest to open both doors while they were in the unit to air out the condo. I had my cleaning crew go and re-clean the condo and address any other concerns the guest may have. A car was parked in our spot so I called security and the car was moved within 5 minutes. Wifi is an issue for the complex. I told them to call the wifi technical support and they might be able to resolve the issue. These are things I cannot physically do unless I am in the condo. I sent my maintenance crew out the same day to look at the TV. The guest answered the door but would not let them in. After several minutes my guy finally talked them into letting him in. A trip to the store with a new cord the TV was fixed. There is nothing worse than a musty room, I do agree. So we drove 300 miles to address the issue. I walked in expecting to have a bad smell in the unit, however there was no bad smell present. My maintenance guy said it was not a issue when he was working on the TV 2 days into their stay. The remote to the TV had been taken into one of the bedrooms so it was in the unit the whole time. I promptly credited the guest $200 for the inconvenience, although I addressed all issues promptly. The rental rate that was given was 25% less than the regular rate. I feel that I did everything possible to improve their stay and please the guest, short of refunding them all their money, which was not going to happen considering they stayed for the durations of the nights booked. This tells me the issues were not too bad, otherwise they would have left early. I always try to make my guest as happy as possible, as you can tell from all of my other post from the past 7 years that have been positive. I think the bottom line the guest wanted to rent the unit for 5 nights and I have a 7 night minimum during the peak season. They were going to stay another night if they could get off work. Then they arrived a day late. That is why they only stayed 4 nights and wanted me to refund a larger part of the lodging fee back to her because there schedule did not allow them to stay for a week. I'm not sure what else I could have done to make them happy. I got security involved, I sent my cleaning crew and maintenance crew by and gave them money back. I am still upset about the issue
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Lawrenceburg, TN
4

Professional Service

  • 4 of 5

I received professional service from the manager of this unit. He did exactly what he said he would do in a timely manner. When I experienced any problem, he promptly took care of it. The unit was perfect for our party of 8.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family vacation. Definitely plenty of room for everyone to sleep! And the beds are so comfy. It is also convenient to stores and, of course, Pineapple Willy's! Can't wait to come back and stay again. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Winter Stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo was our home away from home for four months this past winter and we enjoyed every day of our stay there. The condo is very nicely decorated and immaculately clean as well as being very spacious. Easy access to the elevator, parking ramp and mail room. Beautiful view with just steps away from the most beautiful sunset in the world. I can't say enough in regard to the owners, very accommodating friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royston, GA
5

Great Family Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this condo. It had plenty of room for the entire family and was beautiful. This was one of the "coolest" rooms I have ever stayed in. The room looks just like the pictures. It is colorful and clean. The condo has a great view of the pool and the ocean. It comes with a awesome parking spot as well!!! The owner is nice and very helpful. I am a widow with a toddler who takes the grandparents along to help. This condo is perfect for young children all the way through older adults. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meridian, MS
5

BRN

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during spring break 2011. The condo was beautiful and everything was there that we needed. The checkin process thru the owners was easy. It is on a beautiful property. After we checked out we went down to the beach before we left. My daughter did not realize that she had left all her jewery in the condo. My friends son was going to the car and the cleaning people stopped him because they recognized him helping us carry stuff to the car. they gave the jewery to him to give to us. Most people wouldn't have bothered much less take time to go looking for someone to return it to them. I really appreciated their honesty.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amenities

Thomas Drive Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • swimming

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