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Mary Sinclair

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Ultimate Privacy! Gulf Front, Panoramic Views! Pets OK! Beach Service included

49 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Walton Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Looking for a private beach retreat, away from the traffic, crowds & noise? Then you will love Inlet Beach Hideaway! This charming, clean & comfortable townhouse is the perfect beach getaway!

(If your dates are not available here, please try our other gulf front properties, #568579 or #779449.)

Directly on the Gulf, with breathtaking, panoramic views! At least a half mile of beautiful, undeveloped beach is yours to enjoy! There is only one home between us and Camp Helen State Park (and they rarely visit!) Check out the pictures...

The boardwalk is a two - three minute walk to the water's edge...

BEACH CHAIR SERVICE PROVIDED! Two chairs & umbrella... (usually from the first week in March until mid Nov., depending on the weather.) We also have additional chairs & umbrellas at the townhouse.

Coastal Living Magazine recently rated adjoining Rosemary Beach as the '#4 Best Beach for Swimming in the U.S'...Our beach is the same as Rosemary's, with less people!

It's a short driving distance to fantastic dining, night life, world-class golf courses, kid's activities and tons of great shopping! Destin, Panama City Beach, Seaside, Santa Rosa, Grayton, etc., are just minutes away. Several great restaurants, including an upscale sports bar are within two miles, and countless others are within 5 to 10 minutes. (3 are within 1.5 miles away.)

You'll love the comfortable, overstuffed furniture...We provide WiFi, 3 TV's w/ Dish TV, 3 DVD's, 2 VCR's, 115 + movies, 3 stereos w/ CD players, (two with mp3), lots of books, magazines, games, puzzles, etc...A rainy day (although rare) can be fun & relaxing!

You'll find everything you need in the well equipped kitchen, and a charcoal grill is provided.

Relax on the main level covered porch, soak up the sun or star gaze from the totally private deck off the master suite. You can also see Phillip's Inlet and the old historic pier...Incredible VIEWS! (Country artist Luke Bryan filmed his video, "An Old Beach Roller Coaster" on the beach by the pier...You can see it on YouTube. :)

Everyone loves the covered porch...The loveseat and swivel rocker are so comfortable! The glass top table with four chairs is perfect for your morning coffee, playing games or cards, happy hours, and dinner while overlooking the ocean.

The upper deck has two comfortable chaise lounge chairs, a bar height table and two stools, and an Adirondack style rocker. A bench with cushions is nice for our four legged guests.

Pier Park is only 10 minutes away! Located across the street from the gulf, the awesome 1.1 million sq. ft. development has something for everyone! Some of your choices are Dillards, Target, J.C. Penny, Old Navy, Chico's, Marshall's, Cache', Columbia, Coldwater Creek,Kay Jewelers, Dollar Tree, etc...and a great selection of local shops! The colorful, coastal-style architecture reminds you that you are at the beach!

A great selection of dining choices includes Buffett's Margaritaville, Gugliano's Italian, Pompano Joe's Steak House, Olive Garden, Longhorn, Tootsie's (live music), Rum Runners (live dueling pianos),The Back Porch, Haufbrau's, Five Guy's Burgers, Panera Bread, Schlotzsky's, Starbuck's, Shoney's, and many more!

And you will love the awesome, state of the art Grand 16 Movie Theater!

The beach across the street from Margaritaville is pet friendly. HookD is by the pier & allows dogs on the deck.

Pier Park North is now open, with lots more great places! (Google Pier Park and Pier Park North for more info.)

We are about a mile from the 18 mile-long bike and jogging trails along 30-A. You'll find countless shops, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, etc... and beautiful coastal dune lakes to enjoy along the way!

The Panama City Airport is less than 20 minutes away, and is now International.

Frank Brown Park is about 8 miles away. They have an Olympic pool, Aquatic center, tennis courts, ball & soccer fields, basketball courts, fresh & salt water fishing, miles of bike & walking trails, fenced pet play area, activities for seniors & much more! (It is over 200 acres!)

The four-legged member of your family is also welcome to join you! The fishing is great, sunsets and sunrises are to die for!

We provide lots of nice extra touches...Our goal is to provide you with everything you want/need for a perfect vacation!

So, come and enjoy the good life, and relax at Inlet Beach Hideaway! If you're like most....you may never want to leave!

Keywords: Gulf-Front Townhouse

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Sinclair (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Mary Sinclair

After visiting my Inlet Beach place for years, I decided to call this area home. I moved to Panama City Beach in May of 2012. I love the convenience of the area all of the awesome, fun things to do year round! Not to mention the fantastic beaches that provide a beautiful, relaxing setting...

I also love being more 'hands on' with the rentals of my property. I used to start stressing out if I had been away for more than a couple of months. Now I am 5 miles away, and I sure don't miss that drive from Atlanta!

I have the peace of mind in knowing that everything is just as it should be, so that my guests will have a fantastic vacation to remember!

Mary Sinclair purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Mary Sinclair chose South Walton

After vacationing in Destin for many years, I discovered Inlet Beach through a friend. I fell in love with the quaintness and serenity of the area. You have all the conveniences of a bigger city, but the beaches are never crowded! It really is the best of both worlds!

What makes this townhome unique

The privacy of my place is unbelievable! I made a journal entry once that read "I am sitting on my porch at Inlet Beach, and the only sounds I hear are the crashing waves and the breeze in the palm fronds." It is truly good for the soul! The views are pristine, sugar white beaches and emerald green & blue water...You usually have to leave the U.S. to find water this beautiful! This is the most relaxing, peaceful place I have ever been; I am truly blessed to have found it!

It is very rewarding to know that lots of nice people have had wonderful vacation at my little corner of Inlet Beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mary,

We thank you for another fabulous vacation at Inlet Beach Hideaway! The weather was perfect and we enjoyed cooking fresh seafood & dining out on the porch.

Our doggie loves the beach and it is nice to be able to bring him along! This is our favorite spot in Florida!

We will be back next May!
Jan 2008
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4.8
based on 49 traveler reviews

Ultimate Privacy! Gulf Front, Panoramic Views! Pets OK! Beach Service included
average rating of 4.7755103 based on 54 reviews
Plano Texas USA
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My Daughter and I spent a week at Inlet Beach celebrating my 50 birthday, and the comment kept being made..."this MUST be Heaven". It is just Awe inspiring! Mary's Condo is very clean, has everything that you could want and feels just as welcoming and inviting as your own home. Sitting on the deck outside the master suite at night and looking up at the stars was a welcomed site for us "City Girls" We enjoyed hearing nothing but the ocean and birds. The white sugar sand beach was a great way to start the day, just you, and God's gift of nature. If you want adventure, Panama Beach and Destin are not far away. We loved our adventure to these citys but always enjoyed coming "home" to the tranquality of Inlet Beach. The perfect way to end a day at Inlet Beach is sitting on the beach and watching the sun set...BREATHTAKING.

Inlet Beach will be a return vacation spot for this Texas girl!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
5

Why did we leave?

  • 5 of 5

We have been longing for Inlet Beach Hideaway ever since we left! We had another wonderful time this second year in a row. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn't cooperate during our first week so then we were really "forced" to read, relax, watch movies, put together puzzles, etc. That in itself was a treat! Mary has a wonderful supply of books, games, movies, and puzzles for her clients. There is also a huge supply of beach toys, coolers, chairs, etc. Thankfully the weather improved for our second week. We enjoy walking the beach and the streets of Inlet Beach. Our border collie absolutely loves early morning and evening beach romps and this quiet "dead end" beach location is ideal. We also appreciate how convenient the condo is to restaurants and shopping within 5-10 minutes away. We enjoy getting out into the busier areas and then coming "home" to the peace and quiet of the condo. Mary is so pleasant to deal with and she genuinely cares about her visitors. (Thanks for that welcoming chocolate cream pie in the refrigerator, Mary!) We immediately noticed the new bedding in the master bedroom, and Mary buys good quality towels, too. We came home to snow, which explains why we are REALLY longing for Inlet Beach at this point. But we can find comfort in counting days -- we've already rebooked for next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Be cautious

  • 1 of 5

The manager double booked us and very conveniently rented to the other party a week before the trip. Very disappointing and unprofessional!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kativa, I am very sorry that you feel as though I deliberately meant to do you harm. I explained to you what happened. It was a misunderstanding... I thought the other couple had cancelled their trip, but they only meant that they were not bringing their dog. As it turned out they had arranged to have a nurse come to stay with her live-in mother, and were planning to keep the reservation. You had only booked the dates a few days prior, in fact your check just arrived yesterday...As soon as the couple called me and I realized what had happened, I called you. I then dropped everything and called several other people I know who have rentals in my area. Within 30 minutes, I found you a very nice, pet friendly gulf front townhouse, very close to my place. The owner said you never called or emailed him about it. This is my worst nightmare, and I feel terrible that it happened. Thankfully, it is the first, and I hope only, time it will ever happen. I was in the process of moving when this happened, and operating for four days with no Internet other than my phone, due to my Internet company dropping the ball with transferring my service...so unfortunately, things were a little hectic at the time. Since you only booked it a week or so out, and I did find you another great place to stay, it is disappointing that you found it necessary to post a very negative review here on VRBO. I believe my actions showed that I had good intentions, and in no way meant to take anything from you. It seems that "Be Cautious" as your title of your review is a little harsh...? Regards, Mary
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Private, Beach Flat with Perfect Proximity to Sand and Sea!

  • 5 of 5

My dog and I arrived at Inlet Beach Hideaway on a Saturday in March, and immediately threw open the big sliding glass door to invite in the salty Panama City Beach air.

Surveying our surroundings, we found in the light, airy pad everything needed for a home-away-from-home: comfy recliners and soft throw blankets, a fully-furnished kitchen, interesting floor rugs, two large bedrooms, three nice bathrooms, a newish washer/dryer and decked-out decks on two levels in which to enjoy the waves as they lap. The bi-level lodging came complete with entertainment systems in most rooms, stereos, DVD players, televisions, VHS players, Dish connection, and what seemed like thousands of the best movies ever made (I think we counted 150 titles). Books also abounded.

And while tropical island cottage décor isn’t his style, the dog acknowledged that the fun nautical sayings, rattan hard goods and colorful fish art added plenty to the Florida coast vacation ambiance. He expressed great pleasure when rinsing in the outdoor shower.

Sleep tight each night with the upper deck sliding doors open wide to sounds of the sea. The room is literally fit for a king, with its ginormous bed, plush pillows, and sheets so soft you felt like a feather floating on angel wings.

It was a week of quiet solitude, broken up only by boisterous trips into town for fresh seafood/veggies/libations, scooter rides and visits to recommended local hangouts. Big shout out to The Red Bar and Sharkey’s: two very different eateries, both charming in their own fashion.

Our friendly hostess Mary made our decision to book this place very easy. A great communicator, she responded quickly to our initial request and questions. She provided more than enough information about the hideaway and the area. She understood the importance of this final beach trip for the dog. Yes, there are rules for pets, but follow them and everything is golden, like the sun in your eyes as you lounge under an umbrella in beach chairs provided each morning by a service.

Two thumbs and four paws up for our AMAZING Inlet Beach Hideaway experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Towne Lake, Ga
5

Kimberly W.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, just wow- -We enjoyed such a wonderful vacation here! The condo had everything we needed and more! The views are spectacular! There are so many great things to do in the area & the owner gave us so much great information! We love that it's pet friendly! Great for families or couples! The best part of our trip is how amazing the owner is: Very knowledgeable, great to work with & an all around fantastic person! Thank you for such a Fun Vacay & we look forward to returning as much as possible! Kim & Tim (Atlanta, GA)

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you as my guests, and I too, hope you will be staying at my place often! Nice people like you make the rental process well worth the efforts! Thank you and all the best!~ Mary
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Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin with this review honestly! I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about this location and the owner. Mary was amazing and such a delightful person! She made us (boyfriend and 2 furrbabies) feel right at home from the very beginning. We traveled from Michigan and have never been to the Gulf before so it was an amazing experience. The views were great and the location of the home was great also. Close enough to all the shopping/eating areas but far enough away that this felt like a hidden gem.

I cannot wait to go back and sit on that beach again. I know for sure that when i do it will be at Mary's place! We were so beyond happy we could bring our dogs with us, as we wanted this to be a family vacation, and Mary was very welcoming to the pups! You can't find alot of places like that anymore.

Thank you so much Mary for opening your home to us! You made our trip there so special and it will forever be one of my favorite memories! <3

~Emily, Ryan, Samson and Shelby

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, Thank you so much for nice comments! It was a pleasure doing business with you, as well! I am so glad you, Ryan and your doggies enjoyed your stay at my little corner of Inlet Beach! I always feel very gratified when I hear that nice people like you made special memories at my place.... Thank you again for being such great guests! I hope to hear from you soon to plan your next "family" beach escape! :0) All the best!~ Mary
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Panama City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shades at the Loop, Spicy Noodle
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Camp Creek Golf club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Terrace
Car: recommended

20 minutes to Panama City Beach International Airport!

10 minutes to Pier Park.

Lots of fantastic restaurants within less than 5 minutes

(many within 2 miles)

Several awesome golf courses within 5 - 10 minutes

18 miles long bike/jogging trail within 1.5 miles of the townhouse

Publix, Winn Dixie & CVS are 2 miles away

Day Spa is 2 miles away

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Rates & Availability

Inlet Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,375
 
 
Winter
Nov 12 2016 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
$925
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,575
 
 
Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Summer
May 13 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Major Holidays May Add 10%
Pet fee is based on size and breed of dog...normally $10/night...However, in some cases I do not add a pet fee.
You may make a full payment with your initial payment if you prefer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

South Walton Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King beds (1), Queen Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Pack & Play for the little ones
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A peaceful, comfortable vacation spot....You have the feeling of being away from it all, but it is just a short drive to all the conveniences that make a vacation great!

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