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Designer Gulf front Penthouse condo. Huge balcony. Free Beach Svc! Great price!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,147 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

From the balcony of this top floor Penthouse condo it actually feels like you can see forever- the sun sparkles off the aqua waters of the Gulf, and the sugary white beaches of the Emerald Coast pull your eye to the horizons.

Just minutes from the new International Airport and Pier Park, you are in Tropic Winds, the newest development in Panama City Beach located on the prestigious and quiet west end. From the condo's comfortable, inviting furnishings to the well-equipped kitchen, it’s a perfect retreat whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, or a fun-filled vacation.

Upon arrival, you’ll park in your reserved, covered parking place just a few feet from the elevators. No schlepping luggage and groceries from afar, or trying to find a place to park each time you return. Unique to this development, and one of its best features, is the spacious, over sized balcony – 280 sq. ft – one of the largest in Panama City Beach! This huge space affords another living area, and with the table & chairs, bistro table and lounge chairs, there is plenty of room for everyone.

Imagine sipping your morning cup of coffee while watching the beach and the sun awake around you... or enjoying a nightcap as the sun sinks slowly into the sea amidst a burst of color. You have a great view of the water, and are often treated to a visit by rays or dolphins, even turtles. What a setting to enjoy the wonders of Mother Nature.

Before you strike out to see what Panama City Beach has to offer, we invite you to first tour your condo. With both the master bedroom and the living room opening onto the large balcony, you’ll find a bright, cheery home with some special features to enhance your perfect vacation.

* Free Wi-Fi

* A 42” flat screen HDTV in the living room with state of the art Blu-ray DVD player. We also provide HD television viewing in the living room.

* Each bedroom is a suite with its own bath, and each room has its own HDTV and DVD player. New carpeting has just been installed.

* A selection of DVDs available for your enjoyment while you are our guests.

* CD player

* Brand new full size HE washer and dryer.

* Fully stocked kitchen for all of your vacation menus. There's even a crock pot for those quick meals after a fun filled day.

* Both the master and guest bedrooms feature king size beds with upgraded comfy pillow top mattresses.

* Brand new Queen size sleep sofa with bedding.

* Two Free Beach chairs/umbrella service.

* Beach towels provided for you use.

* You'll also find additional beach chairs, small coolers to take to the beach and beachie toys.

* Books… Who wants to take their e-reader to the beach? We provide a collection of books for you to enjoy while relaxing on the beach, or curled up on the balcony. If you start a book and don't finish it, no problem. Just take it with you. If you've finished a book and want to leave it, that's great too.

Now it’s time to get out and explore! Of course there are plenty of “beach” things to do, starting with Tropic Winds own private 300 feet of white sandy beach. 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. Even the short shuttle boat ride over is part of the adventure!

In addition to all of the fun and exciting beach activities you would expect to find, you are also conveniently located to Pier Park.. and now Pier Park II.... a new open air complex right on Front Beach Road with extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Familiar retailers and restaurants have made a home in the largest retail center in Northwest Florida. With its beautifully landscaped walking paths, a park for summer concerts and festivals, and The Southern Theater’s Grand Theater which offers 16 movie theaters, there is something for everyone. Just down the road is the Frank Brown Park, a recreational facility with baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, fishing and picnic areas, and an aquatic center.

Ready to hit the Links? There are several nearby golf courses nestled amidst wetlands, marshes, lakes, and preserves, all framed with a stunning assortment of palms, pines, sea grass and azaleas. Every golfer can find an enjoyable challenge!

We know you have many options and believe our condo offers a perfect beach getaway. We look forward to providing you a quiet, relaxing, ocean-side home, convenient to world-class shopping, dining and recreation.

Keywords: vacation rental, seashore, condominium, romantic getaway, beachfront

More Details

Owner
Carol Bryant
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Carol Bryant

We are avid scuba divers and have always loved the ocean and the life it supports. As an active duty military family, we lived in the country of Panama for 2 years and had the opportunity to visit some awesome beaches and dive sites in Central and South America. But, our fondest memories over the years are of those family summer vacations at the sea shore... the fun of building sand castles for the waves to wash away, those morning runs on the beach, relaxing on a beach chair to soak up the rays while reading a favorite book, and endless hours shelling for that special find. After retiring near Atlanta, GA over 10 years ago, we began coming to Panama City Beach for its diving, emerald waters and sugar white sands. We are so thrilled to finally realize a life long dream to own our very own beach home with our penthouse unit at Tropic Winds!

Carol Bryant purchased this condo in 2010

Why Carol Bryant chose Florida Panhandle

We loved the freshness of the new development and its location on the quiet west end of Panama City Beach. It's far enough away from the crowds and traffic to be relaxing, but just a few minutes to restaurants, Pier Park, the new International Airport, and all the fun and excitement the beach has to offer.

What makes this condo unique

The one-of-a-kind large balcony provides another living space where you can enjoy a 'picnic' or just relax and soak in the view. At the end of a fun, but tiring day there is no hassle looking for a place to park. The assigned/deeded parking spot just a few feet from the elevator is always available.

Amenities

Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 23
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1147 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Grab handles provided in the tub/shower combination for added security and safety.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Also has a comfy pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfy pillowtop mattress. Private access to balcony
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa in living room with new mattress in 2016
  • King size beds (2) Upgraded pillowtop mattresses on both beds, Sleep Sofa (1) Master bedroom has walk out access to the oversize balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fitness Facility on Site that faces the Gulf.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Designer Gulf front Penthouse condo. Huge balcony. Free Beach Svc! Great price!
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
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Great!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed fall break in you wonderful condo!! It was decorated very nicely and very accommodating! You have thought of everything from binoculars( which we really enjoyed) to flash lights! Carol is absolutely lovely to deal with if you need anything at all!!!

I would however suggest providing a blow dryer. The noise from the heavy sliding glass doors sound like rumbles of thunder that you can hear from surrounding condos but nothing that kept us from enjoying our time here! The only thing I did not care for were the fake flower arrangements in different rooms that were not so nice. Also, the DVD remotes would not work due to battery acid corrosion.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo with our family!!! We hope to come back some day!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your feedback. Have been indecisive about the hair dryer, as previous ones have disappeared, but will revisit that issue in the upcoming off season, which starts in a few weeks. That is when we do our annual deep clean, and identify what needs maintenance, repair, replacement or improvement. Am sure some of those flower arrangements have seen better days, and will definitely check the DVD remotes you mentioned. Twice a year we replace ALL batteries and monitor such things. They were fine in May (5 months ago), so don’t know what might have happened in the meantime. Maybe something spilled on them to cause corrosion? Whatever the case we will fix it. We also encourage all of our guests to let us know right away if they encounter a problem. We want to make things right, and insure that everyone has an awesome vacation!
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5

Absolutely gorgeous . Great views

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Carol, for sharing your beautiful condo. Could not have asked for better views Seen dolphins from balcony. Beautiful decor.

Wish that a blow dryer was in condo so had to go buy one as I was used to always having one wherever I stayed. Other than that everything was great Will recommend to all our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Peaceful Paradise...

  • 5 of 5

I have always heard Panama City Beach referred to as the “Redneck Riviera” where college students come to party. This has made me reluctant to book a vacation in this area, but having waited until the last minute to book our getaway, I gave it a shot. I am so glad that I did. The beaches are beautiful, the water is Caribbean turquoise; and Pier Park offers a lot of fun options for the whole family.

We stayed in Tropic Winds 2303 and which is very top floor of the building. I had mentally prepared myself for long waits for the elevators, but we never waited more than a minute or two. The view from the balcony alone was worth every penny we paid for this condo. It was just amazing and so incredibly relaxing.

The condo was well arranged and it offered everything you could need for a week’s stay. The extra beach chairs, umbrella and water toys were great for the kids. I know this may sound weird, but I fell in love while on vacation…with the washer and dryer. The units were so nice that I told my husband that’s what I want for Christmas!

If I could make a suggestion, the sofa bed really needs to be replaced. It is missing all but two springs at the foot of the bed and my girls said it was like sleeping on a rainbow because of the upside down U shape. We made it work because they are 11 and 16, but had they been adults, it probably would have been an issue. There were also several spots of blood on the mattress cover of the sofa bed and candy wrappers and candy in the floor under and behind the sofa. In all fairness, I didn’t notify Carol because it was just easier for me to clean it than to call someone. I think those things were just overlooked in the cleaning process, but the they could have been a bit more thorough.

I would also point out that parking is a beast. We drive a minivan and a big crew-cab truck. The minivan took several tries to fit it in the assigned parking space and the truck was parked across the street in one of the few available spots. It was never moved the entire time we were there, but when we left it had several dings in both sides because of the tight parking.

Even with all that said, we loved the place. It is quiet, family oriented and the views are outstanding. I would book from Carol again in a heartbeat. She was quick to respond and very professional.

We really had a wonderful time. Thanks again, Carol, for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am so glad you enjoyed your stay! We love our condo, including that awesome washer and dryer… haha… and love sharing it. We don’t usually come down during the summer, but were anxious to replace the carpeting in the bedrooms (now done!), so we blocked the week after you left. When we sat on the couch …oops!!... we sat IN the couch! OMG! We had no idea there was such a problem! All of our guests have been too nice to tell us.  Besides the missing springs, turns out the mechanism for the bed part of the sofa was bent. No wonder your girls were sleeping like a rainbow. I’m so sorry! The sofa is still in good shape, so we replaced the bed mechanism, upgraded the mattress and replaced the foam in the cushions. Voila! We now have a “new” couch and the new mattress is actually comfortable. Thank you, too, for the tip about the beach service. I did not know how that worked, but will definitely change my arrival instructions to tell our guests “do not pass GO, go directly to the beach service and reserve your chairs!” We hope you’ll come back to visit again soon!
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5

Over the top in beach/oceanfront vacation living.

  • 5 of 5

Great Condo. Very well supplied with everything you need for a stress free time. The furnishings were clean, comfortable, and in like new condition. Having beach chairs as part of the rental along with the extras provided by the owner helped with the overall very pleasant vacation. The owners provided great info on dining and golf. Definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Summer vacation was a blast! The room was perfect. The view was amazing! Overall great experience staying at Tropic Winds!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Condo was very clean and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The views from this condo are excellent! Beautifully decorated and very clean. We was here for the 4th of July and it was perfect, we sat on the balcony and could see the fireworks at the pier. I would recommend staying here to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mike's Oyster Bar
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Holiday or Hombre
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 98, Panama City Beach Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sandbar
Car: necessary

Panama City Beach has something for everyone! Besides the sugary sands of the Emerald Coast, there is plenty of shopping, movie theaters, fine and casual dining, and beach style activities. Pier Park and now Pier Park II offer extensive shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues. For some unique adventures, we recommend the Dolphin tours, parasailing, banana boat rides, jet skiing, miniature golf, Wonder Works, Gulf Marine Park, St. Andrews Park, and Shell Island. If you're a golfer, there are plenty of nearby fun and challenging courses. One is even a qualifying course for the Web.com Tour! For the scuba divers, many years ago an old steel bridge that was being replaced, was broken in several sections and buried out in the Gulf. Over the years these "bridge spans" have become artificial reefs and are now host to wide variety of sea life. For those days you need out of the sun, there are many possibilities... Wonder Works, with its upside down house, Marine World, a new Dave and Busters in Pier Park or the movie theater with its 16 different theaters. There is something for everyone in your whole family.

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Rates & Availability

Panama City Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Break
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
EASTER SPECIAL
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$895
 
 
Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,095
 
 
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,295
 
 
Indian Summer/Labor Day
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$199
$1,195
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,095
 
 
Fall Break
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Fall
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$995
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$795
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$895
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
$795
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $110 + Tax
Reservation fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

**MUST be at least 25 years of age to book, and contracting party must be present in the unit during the entire rental period.

**REFUNDABLE damage deposit -If reserve thru online option, fee is charged to your account and refunded, if no damage. If there is damage, that will be withheld from the refund. If reserved through manager, a hold is placed on account for that amount, but the account is not charged. Assuming no damage, the held funds are released after departure. If there is damage, that amount will be "captured" from the hold.

**When booked through the manager, a service fee is not charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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