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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


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:
March 17, 2018

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 Panama City Beach

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
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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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!
average rating of 4.822034 based on 118 reviews

Wonderful experienxce!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here three times. The owners are courteous and responsive. The facilities are clean and well maintained. And we've already made reservations for next year. Best of all it's right on the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is great place for a couple to stay and the view is great!!!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy the stay. Great experience and the view is worth the stay only!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice townhouse with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Very nice townhouse with a great view of the gulf. 50 feet to the beach and a nice patio to sit on. The unit is very clean and nicely furnished. It is close to restaurants and shops and across the street from a grocery store. A traffic light makes it easy to enter and exit the property. The unit has a spiral staircase to the bedroom as seen in the pictures. We are in our late 60's and it wasn't that much of a problem. Just a little difficult getting the suitcases up there. Don't let the staircase be a distraction, you won't use it that much, you'll be admiring the view. The kitchen is well stocked, although it could use some mixing/serving bowls. Overall a great place to stay and the owners were great to work with. There was no propane for the grill when we got here and Tim brought a tank over that evening. We highly recommend this unit and would like to return sometime.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the place!

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse is exactly as described. Cute and Cozy! Very nice and clean. Large bedroom up the spiral stairs which were not a problem at all. And a nice large bathroom upstairs. The shower in the downstairs bathroom is nice and roomy. The deck has a gate so our dog could be outside with us and we didn't have to worry about her. It wasn't super warm but warm enough that you could sit on the deck for a short time and then on the couch inside and see and hear the waves outside. I loved being right on the beach. And the sunsets were beautiful. We'll come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in November!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay and really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The property is on a beautiful beach with miles available to walk. While we were here in the off season, with the driveway on a traffic light, it would be very easy to access even during the busy periods. My only precaution is that the unit has a tight spiral staircase. If that is not a problem for you, I would fully recommend the townhouse.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Exit Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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