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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owners

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

Owner
Vicki Bougan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 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!

Amenities

Panama City Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Beachside Joy! Adorable, Cozy, and Beachfront (Pets Welcome) -- Not a Condo!!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 108 reviews
Owensboro, Ky
4

We had a great week. Close proximity to everything.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was nice and clean and enjoyed being right on the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enterprise, Alabama
5

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for better place to stay. We were here for a over a week and had an awesome time! Townhouse is beautiful and had everything we needed right down to the beach chairs. Absolutely perfect for a couple's getaway, whether for just a weekend or a couple of weeks! Definitely will stay here from now on!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cartersville, GA
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely thrilled with our stay here! It is the perfect size for my husband, myself and our two small dogs. Having a gate on the deck meant that Sal and Sissy could enjoy being outside as much as we did and every time the door was open they were the first ones beating a path to go out. It was extremely clean, we had plenty of space and all the details have been thought out. It is far enough away from everything that you don’t feel crowded every time you go out the door but close enough to some great places to eat that we walked a couple of nights. The sunsets are spectacular! We met Vicki and Tim one evening while there were in their townhome next door taking care of a couple of things. They are very gracious hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

PERFECT OASIS SPOT; Everything Promised, Everything Delivered

  • 5 of 5

Such an appropriate name for this lovely townhome. I just completed a week stay with my wife and 14 month old Havanese. The description, and reviews by others, are spot on! So many use the word "cozy" to describe this townhome, but we found the roominess to be just perfect for a couple. The upstairs master bedroom, bathroom, and closet space are massive and offer a beautiful window view of the beach and ocean right in front of you. The kitchen area has everything you could possibly need (c'mon, no one really cooks that much while on holiday anyway)! Plenty of small appliances and utensils, a refrigerator that kept food cold, and a well stocked cabinet of leftover spices, oils and other cooking needs. The living room offers ample space with couch and chair to either sit and watch the beach in front of you or watch the provided flat screen tv and plenty of channels to choose from. The deck offers plenty of size, even with the provided table, chairs, umbrella and gas grille. At the bottom of the steps from the deck, you have a refreshing shower and a separate footwash/water hose (with length enough to wash off the upper deck if needed. This lovely home kept us cool with window a/c and 2 ceiling fans downstairs, and a floor a/c and ceiling fan upstairs. Despite heat index of 111 degrees on some days, it always stayed cool and refreshing on the inside.The short private path walk to the beach usually found this location to become a private oasis of your own. During our week stay we found that despite resorts on both sides of us, the beach in front of these townhomes were totally private! The much reviewed "spiral staircase" to upstairs proved not to be so difficult as it first appeared, after a couple of trips up and down it just came natural. The downstairs bath and shower perfectly placed.

We have found our new yearly retreat, and are even looking at renting the adjoining 3 bedroom townhome next door to bring all the kids and grandkids next year while we stay here again. Perhaps the most impressive part of our stay was the excellent response we always got from owners Tim and Vicki Bougan!

As near perfect as Beachside Joy is, there are always those "little things" that could help improve or enhance this wonderful property:

- gas grille "guts" probably need replaced or a new one purchased (but it worked fine)

- watch for those irritating "sand spurs" on the path to the beach

- sliding door lock can be difficult to latch, just hit that sweet spot

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Picture perfect view!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot on the beach to stay! Townhouse was just as described with everything you need. Very clean. We spent some time at the local eateries, great food and friendly people. I will definitely return when I'm in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful beachfront

  • 5 of 5

The townhome was very cute and exceeded all of our expectations! Being located directly on the beach was wonderful and having a deck to sit and listen to the ocean was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Exit Cleaning Fee $125 + 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

**** MINIMUM AGE TO RENT IS 25 ****

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.

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