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Denise Bearden

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


51 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Thomas Drive Condo Rental Photos and Description

Ground floor convenience. King Bedroom + Queen Sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED!!! Granite Kitchen. King Bedroom on Gulf front. Private WIFI. Keyless entry.Amazing views! Two padded lounge chairs and umbrella included (March 15 - October 15th). Mere steps to the most beautiful beach in the world! Convenient, close parking. Gated and secure. Walking distance to Wonderworks Museum, Ripleys, and Walmart.

Located on Thomas Drive beside World Famous Pineapple Willies, Sunbird is one of the original condos on the beach. It is NOT a HUGE building with crowded beaches; just 2 towers, each with 12 floors. Sunbird is very FAMILY FRIENDLY!! The parking lot and sunning decks are gated and require a code or access. All entrances to the pools are also gated separately.


Sunbird is conveniently located within walking distance of several restaurants, shopping, a public golf course, recreational rentals and attractions. Please see the list of local ATTRACTIONS below as well as their location on the MAP. A 10 minute drive from the new PIER PARK Mall. 45 Minutes from DESTIN outlet malls.

NOTE: ALL units are 1BD/1BA, but the layouts differ. This is a 'B' unit.

THIS UNIT IS GROUND FLOOR. Very close unloading and parking. Living room AND bedroom sliding glass doors open directly out front onto the patio by the beach and pool. No need for elevators! BEACH CHAIRS (2 LOUNGES WITH ONE UMBRELLA) MARCH 15 - OCT 15

Sorry, no pets, no smoking in units, and the primary renter must be 25 years of age and stay the entire period (STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE ASSOCIATION).

Sunbird Features:

-Fitness center

-Free Wi-Fi

-3 swimming pools

-A Charcoal BBQ grill

-Lighted Tennis Courts/Shuffle Board

-Video Arcade

-Drink and Snack vending

Our unit features:

-Free Beach Chairs March 15 - October 15

-Private WIFI (not shared with condo)

-47' TV in Living room, with DVD/VCR & Premium cable channels

-26' TV in Bedroom, with DVD/VCR

-2 chairs on deck

The Beach’s Best Dining:


Captain Anderson's


Pier Park: Margaritaville, Regae J's

Family Fun & Adventure:

Wonderworks Museum (the upside down house)


Shell Island Cruises

Pirate Ship Cruise

Charter Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Shipwreck Island Water Park

Miniature Golf

Dolphin Encounter Trips

Go-Kart Tracks

Monster Arcades

Charter & Group Fishing

“Ripley's Believe it Or Not'

State Park

Rock'it Lanes Bowling

Gulf World, Movie Theatres & Pier Park cinemas

Shopping at Pier Park

Bungee rides

Keywords: Condominium, condo, beach, ocean, ocean view, gulf, gulf front

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Denise Bearden (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Denise Bearden

In the photo, we are covered in paint during remodeling! We reside in Birmingham, but try to make several trips a year to inspect - and ENJOY our condos. We put a lot of personal time and effort into keeping our properties well maintained for your comfort and enjoyment.

Denise Bearden purchased this condo in 2002

Why Denise Bearden chose Panama City Beach

Convenience is the name of the game. This condo is ideal because you are on the ground floor and can walk right out to the beach or pool. And if you forget something, you don't have to go all the way back up the elevator. This is also one of the few properties with parking just outside your door.

What makes this condo unique

Everything you need is within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a terrific time. The food at Firefly was wonderful. Whenever Alice says the food “ is to die for”, I’ve made brownie points. Thanks for the suggestion.
Apr 2011
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based on 51 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8627453 based on 53 reviews

Everything we expected and more!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this unit was great! Location, size, comfort, cleanliness and most of all access to the beach. We loved the large oceanfront deck and we were only a few steps from the pool too. We did have to call the owner with a question when we first arrived and she was immediately available to help us. Everything you need to know about the unit is posted on the refrigerator. We really liked the short walk to Pineapple Willies. We loved a sports bar we found called Hammerhead Fred's. Giant TV's and multiple games on at any given time. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice review. I am so happy to hear that the condo was more than you expected. It is such a pleasure to be able to share this piece of paradise with you, and I will be looking forward to your next visit!
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to get away for Labor Day and this was a great find. The view is spectacular, area isn't crowded, people here are really nice, the condo is cozy but comfortable and well put together, and the owner Denise is great! Would definitely recommend it!

Thanks Denise for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Eric. You were meant to find this place. Even a hurricane did not stop you from getting here! I look forward to your return.
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised to find that the condo was exactly as advertised. It was just steps from the beach and you have access to three CLEAN pools.

We will definitely be staying here again if we go back to Panama City.

Also the owners were in town for the weekend and it was great to meet them. Denise and Rex seem to be super nice people which is a added bonus to know who you are renting from :))

Awesome Stay! :)) The Corders

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Shannon. It was so much fun to hang out with you guys for awhile! We both could have stayed one more glorious day, but I think we did the wise thing to leave Hurricane Hermine behind. I look forward to your next visit!
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Just as nice as we had hoped.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great view! Comfortable bed! Denise went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed, and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thanks so much for the kind words. I hope to have your bunch back soon!
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Too Hot To Handle!

  • 1 of 5

The property was clean and well-decorated. The instructions were very clear and we followed them down the line. But the air conditioning simply didn't work properly. During the day when we would have the thermostat set on 76 (as instructed) it would be 85 degrees or higher in the condo. After spending a day on the beach in July, it would have been nice to come into a cool place.

When we notified the owner we were told, "That's as good as it gets." She then sent the Homeowners Association guy (not the maintenance man) over to check it out. He admitted that we were doing all the right things (keeping the blinds closed, keeping the thermostat on the right setting) and he would call her. She then had the maintenance man call us...not come over to fix it.

Three days of showering, then pouring sweat and having to leave to find air conditioning. Asked for some form of reimbursement to no avail. Just not worth the money.

Good points: great location, clean and well-decorated.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, I am baffled at this review My husband and I were both here for you and addressed your issue promptly, and it is sad that you state so many untruths. The suggested temp was 74, not 76, and you were never told "That's as good as it gets". In your review, you left out the part where I offered to move you, but you said it was unncessary. You left out the part that the "Homeowner's guy" (our president, that I sent over because I wanted it checked immediately so he could help me with an emergency repair if needed), called me from the condo to tell me there was cool air coming from the vents, but limited air flow (AKA freeze-up, a condition that develops when the doors are left open too long, or the temp is turned down very low to try to cool quicker,). You left out the part that we asked you to call if there was still a problem after my husband (who you call "the maintenance man") called you to walk you through the procedure to correct freeze-up. You left out the part where I called the next day to check on you. I'm not sure what else I could have done. Since your departure, I have not had to call a repairman or make any repairs to the a/c. My housekeeper reported that the condo was cool when she cleaned an hour before your arrival and also after your departure. I truly wish you had accepted the offer to move, or let me know there was still a problem. I can assure you, my goal is 100% guest satisfaction.
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Cute and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and well kept. It had exceptional views of the beach and ocean. Great location! If you didn't want to, you wouldn't have to drive anywhere. Everything you need for a great beach vacation is within walking distance. The owner was very easy to communicate with. If we needed anything, she was only a message/call away. I will definitely be booking this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Jessica. I look forward to your return visit!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Pineapple Willy's
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Ripley's Believe it or Not
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Wonder Works Museum
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Circle K
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Waffle House
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KFC, McDonalds, BackYard Burgers
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Car: recommended

Beach/water activity rentals available on the beach in front of the condo (para-sailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides and more).

Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum and Wonderworks are less than a mile away and an easy walk. You can also walk to Wal-Mart and fast food as well as several nice restaurants.

Shipwreck Island Water Park is only 2 miles away.

Gulf World Marine Park is 5 miles away-

Pier Park outlet mall and restaurants are a 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Thomas Drive Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 12 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 21 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

I still accept checks and can hold a separate check for the damage deposit when time allows, and this will save the VRBO booking fee. Otherwise, if you pay online, the $200 damage deposit is paid up front and VRBO charges a booking fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Thomas Drive Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, racquetball and arcade on property. -All beach activity rentals (jet-skis, parasailing, Hobie cat and more) available on the beach in front of property. -Volleyball net on beach.

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