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

Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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

Vicki Bougan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

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!


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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!
average rating of 4.847059 based on 85 reviews

Wonderfully located, safe, clean and super cozy. The perfect getaway for an anniversary weekend!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very attentive and accommodating. They have provided an excellent place for a couple or small family to relax and enjoy themselves. Everything about the property was great and small details like the rope lights on the porch and the free wifi were very nice. It's right on th beach with a beautiful view and the price is perfect as well! My wife and I enjoyed our three day stay there and we hope to be repeat customers!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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PARADISE!!!! Especially for pet lovers :)

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this little slice of heaven!! I always am guarded when I read reviews on VRBO. I wonder did these people write the reviews themselves? Is it really that amazing? I have to say with this property that the good reviews are so true! My husband and I were looking for a rental on the beach where we could take our two dogs. Let me tell you it is very hard to find a property right on the beach that allows this. When we walked into the townhome, it looked exactly like the pictures. It had everything we needed. That being said, when we are on vacation we eat out ( I like the break from cooking LOL!) But it did seem to have all the amenities if we had wanted to including a grill on the patio! Speaking of the patio... whenever we opened the patio curtains and then doors to walk out right onto the beach, we were sold and cant wait to come back hopefully in the future. It was a mere 5-7 steps from your patio onto the beach. There is good sized area where the pups can go right off the patio. We could have sat there forever. The bed was comfy. The upstairs bathroom off the bedroom was gorgeous. Huge tub!! Double sinks in a gorgeous vanity. I do agree that I wish we could have opened the upstairs window for the ocean breeze at night but have stayed alot of places that dont allow that. I think this shows the renter cares about their property and does not want the salt air to affect anything indoors. I also would like to note that even though we are pet people (they are our babies for sure), we do not like to stay at a pet friendly rental that you can tell is pet friendly. They have kept this place clean, hair and smell free of animals. Very Clean!!! The location was perfect. We were a short walk to Pier Park and the dog friendly beach. We were there off season but still had neighbors on each side. Once in the unit we couldnt hear anything on either side. We are a bit of anti social people so we did feel a little odd sometimes when people were on their patios because you are right next to each other (but that is nothing wrong with the unit just us being anti social lol). All in all, this rental is definitely Beachside Joy!!! And we truly cant wait to come back!!!! Oh and I forgot to mention that I had quite a lot of questions and Vicki was always so quick to respond with information. Thank you for letting us share in your piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been vacationing in Panama City since I was a child and have always stayed in hotels on the strip, but my husband and I wanted to stay somewhere different for our honeymoon. Beachside Joy was the perfect choice! The location was quiet and cozy, close to Pier Park and restaurants without being right in the middle of the strip, lots of privacy (even with townhomes on both sides of you), plenty of room for the two of us and just an absolutely beautiful place. Tim and Vicki are quick to respond with any questions or issues and they are so so sweet! We would love to vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE Beachside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the exact place 2 years ago for our 20th anniversary. This year we added a day to our vacation and it was great. The owners are fabulous and the place is somewhere I could see myself living! I LOVE being right on the gulf! Very relaxing. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The townhouse was easy to locate when we arrived in PCB. It was very clean & spacious.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location near the ocean & watching the sunrise and sunsets from the balcony. There was no separation between this unit balcony & next door. A gate between the two balconies would be a plus. Located across street was WinnDixie & CVS and shopping at Pier Park, and restaurants only minutes away. I would highly recommend this unit to younger people. The spiral staircase is a challenge for older people.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Beachside Bliss, the pictures of the unit are spot on! Everything was clean, well apportioned and stocked, all we had to do is bring our clothes and groceries! We have been using Home Away and VRBO for many years and this was one of the best places we have ever stayed in! The rental is absolutely perfect for a couple but there is a pull out couch that can easily handle another person or two....(with two full baths it wouldn't be an issue...) the beach was right outside our door. Tim and Vicki have done an excellent job with this unit. We cannot wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Panama City Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
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

Exit Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.12%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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

13.12% Sales Tax is required by law (6% state, 6% county, and 1.12% 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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