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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!

79 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Panama City Beach 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)! Beachside Joy is a NON-SMOKING unit.

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!

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


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!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Vicki Bougan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Vicki Bougan

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

Why Vicki Bougan chose Florida Panhandle

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)!

What makes this townhome unique

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!


based on 79 traveler reviews

Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!
average rating of 4.848101 based on 79 reviews


  • 4 of 5

First time visiting PCB in October and it was amazing! The location of the condo was perfect, close to Pier Park and lots of restaurants! You open the back patio door and the ocean is right there with beautiful white sand! Owners left a great info binder on just about everything you'll need or want to do on your stay! I liked how the main door to building had a lock as well as the door to your condo! Contacted Vicki upon arrival about a housekeeping issue and was quick to respond. Condo clean master bathroom large w great counter space and comfy bed! Spiral staircase is kind of a pain w luggage but well disclosed it condo info! We loved our stay and will definitely be back! Very family oriented area:)☀️🌴🐠

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

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My husband and I have stayed here before with the previous owners. This place is perfect for us and our two dogs. You can't beat the location close to the restaurants, grocery store and beach. Sunsets are the best on the porch, every night brings a new look at how beautiful and creative our God is! There is never an overcrowded feel to the beach and we loved having the yard area for the dogs. We have yet to have bad neighbors and seem to enjoy not only their company but their dogs as well. The amenities in this townhome were perfect for our stay. Our only complaints were that we wish would have stayed longer and we couldn't figure out if the laundry was communal or not (who really wants to do laundry on vacation anyways)! The owners were more than welcoming and had everything labeled as to what/how the townhome operated. We can't wait to come back and plan on booking another townhome close by for family to come along. Upon leaving we went and visited Destin Beach. The people and location there was far more industrialized and unwelcoming. We plan to continue our stay in these townhomes as the locals in Panama City as well as the other guests were very friendly and down to earth.

The property did have beach floats, toys below our deck that could've been placed in more renovated wood location. Wish that the yard was fully fenced in the back to let our puppies have free range though. In addition, a gate on the porch separating other neighbor’s pets would have been nice.

I would recommend this location to others, if we had the money we would love to own a townhome in this complex. Parking was clearly defined and the security codes to get through two doors made us feel very safe.

We ate at Bill's Crab House which we would not recommend, just go by your own crab legs and do a boil at the town home yourself. We do recommend Dusty's Oyster Bar, Hooked at Pier Park, Panama Pizzeria, and The Sandbar which is within walking distance. Other activities or attractions we did not participate in as we just enjoyed being close to the beach relaxing. Since the hustle and bustle of being at home working and having to do things we truly enjoyed doing as little as possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great townhouse.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Awesome location. Unit was as pictured. Just right for a couple. Only thing I wished for would be counter height chairs on the deck. I couldn't see over the rail when seated!! Other than that thought, no problems.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place I have ever stayed in Panama City and I have been there many , many times. When I was younger it didn't matter where I stayed, but as I have gotten older, comfort and easy access to the beach means a lot to me. Beachside Joy was just that..... a joy! Very clean, comfortable and easy access to the beach! Loved the deck and gas grill, kitchen had everything we needed, grocery was just across the street, everything was just right there. Loved the private beach, assigned parking spot. I could go on, but I will say that Beachside Joy will be my place to stay from now on. No where else. It was awesome!

Patricia Gilmer

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay, hated to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the beach, comfortably furnished. View of the gulf from the property, especially from the upstairs bedroom, is wonderful. One of the lower density units in the area, it is one of several townhouses as compared to nearby multi-storied condos. Because of this our little section of the beach seemed almost private. We saw dolphins most days, and enjoyed the many nearby restaurants. (Best breakfast by far was at Red Rae's). We had the pleasure of staying there at the same time that the owners were next door; Tim and Vicki are a nice couple, and we were very glad to have met them.

Only a couple of minor negatives. We wanted to open the upstairs windows at night to listen to the surf, but they were fastened shut; and the towels were a bit rough on the sunburn.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, It was great meeting you as well, and we are glad you had a good time! A note on the windows -- there are two reasons they won't open. The primary reason is the salt air is very hard on the mechanisms and they can become unreliable (and may even fall out) over time. But equally important is that leaving the window (or doors) open with the A/C running is incredibly damaging to the units. The A/C has to try and compensate for the hot muggy air and can easily freeze up, and the muggy air condenses on the vents and ducting (which causes water to drip through the ceilings and ruins the drywall). We have spent thousands of dollars to repair the ceilings before adding sensors to shut off the A/C when windows and doors are left open. If leaving windows open is important to a guest then we'd rather they find somewhere else to stay -- it's simply not worth the damage. Thanks again!
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A wonderful, memorable location owned by people who genuinely care about your experience.

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay Overview: End of August 2016

My family and I enjoyed a 5 night stay at Beachside Joy in late August. The location is Pet-Friendly (best pet-friendly location especially for price) but there was no evidence at all, as the location was very clean. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners during this time, who were very inviting and attentive to our needs and their properties. Owners worked hard to make improvements during our stay, that enhanced the overall enjoy-ability of the trip, but did not inconvenience or disturb our vacation. The Townhome is exactly as described, if not better, and located on an optimum position along a relatively quiet section of the Panama City Beach. Faced a Hurricane landfall during the end of our trip, but the owners were very generous and kind with regards to our situation. An overall top experience, for a very fair price, on a premium piece of property. We will be booking with Tim and Vicki for all our Panama City endeavors in the future.


Location Description Better than Described. (Complete with extra amenities like beach chairs, rafts, cooking necessities and umbrellas that we were not expecting)

Clean and Very Well Maintained. (Owner very quick to react to requests or maintenance concerns, room was spotless upon arrival)

Highest Customer Service Marks. (Owners where in town during our visit, and worked very hard to make sure that our stay was above and beyond what was required of them)

Highly Recommended. (The owners care about their property and care about your experience. My family will be staying on their properties from now on during our Panama City visits)

Top Overall Panama City Location. (50 yards from the beach, located close to pier park, grocery stores, and great places to eat. Buddies Seafood, Panama Pizzeria, etc.)

Fairly Priced and Pet Friendly. (Two things that are almost impossible to find regarding beachfront properties)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Panama City Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Season (2016-2017)
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off-Season (2017-2018)
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Exit Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.62%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

** Stays over the 4th of July include an additional charge for the holiday ($300+). **

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

Maximum of two dogs allowed... Pet Fees $100 for first dog, $50 for second dog


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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Panama City Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

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

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