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Steve LaForge

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

4BR, Low Floor, Directly on the Beach, Walk to Pier Park, All Included Pricing

14 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Florida Panhandle Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 13-15)

Directly on the beach. Chair rentals pre-paid. This nearly new 2250 SF corner end unit is the best of all units in Tidewater. Sleeps 13-15. We are counting the bunk area as the 4th bedroom. Everyone that has stayed here said they loved it. The wrap around corner balcony provides a full view of the Gulf looking straight out from the balcony while the pool is located directly below on the end of the building. This is the only stack that is direct gulf front with any view of the pool. From the wrap around the corner balcony, you are close enough to throw a baseball in the Gulf or a ping pong ball in the pool (but don't). The photos tell the story. The biggest draw back to most condos is that during the busy season, the elevators can be a little slow. No Problem! You can walk down one level to the garage walkover or down four levels to the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Tidewater Beach Resort:: This is the only unit with direct gulf front and pool visibility. Grandma can sit on the balcony and watch kids in the gulf and the pool without getting out of her chair. The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Year Purchased: 2009 - You don't need a car. Everything you need is within walking distance. Owner Description/Comments: I bought the condo in July 2009. I looked for over a year for the perfect unit for my brothers, sisters and my own kids and grandkids. This is the perfect condo. If you stay here, you will see why I choose it over all the others. Steve LaForge.

Tidewater is the closest condo on the beach to the new Panama City Beach Airport. McDonald's, Arby's and Pizza Hut are less than a block away. Dusty's seafood is two blocks away and is the best Seafood in PCB. With Pier Park one direction and a Winn Dixie grocery store a half mile the other direction, you can walk to either one in 15 minutes. Once you have arrived at Tidewater, you really don't need a car. Just relax and enjoy the beautiful blue water. Expand the map on this site and you can see how close we are to new airport, Pier Park and the Ball Parks.

Onsite parasailing, jet ski, kayak and canoe rental. Tidewater has over 600 feet of Gulf frontage. Huge wrap around balcony on corner unit. It doesn't get any better than this.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve LaForge (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Steve LaForge

We always wanted to own a beach property in Florida. We finally do!!

Steve LaForge purchased this condo in 2009

Why Steve LaForge chose Florida Panhandle

Perfect for the grandkids and other family members

What makes this condo unique

Minimal need for the elevator (low floor). You can walk to Winn Dixie or Pier Park (less than a mile). McDonald's, Arby's, Pizza Hut and others across the street. 10 minutes from the airport.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

4BR, Low Floor, Directly on the Beach, Walk to Pier Park, All Included Pricing
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our vacation. We traveled with another family and had plenty of room for 5 adults and 4 kids. The view was beautiful and being on the 3rd floor made getting to and from the condo easy - we were able to use the stairs and not rely on the elevators. Check in was easy and the owner was available if needed. We would definitely stay in 301 again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay with a large group

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this unit is the best ever! He will go out of his way to do anything to help. He has stocked his condo with everything you need, and it really is very easy to get to the beach even when the elevators are busy. We had 4 adults and 6 teenagers staying with us. Everyone was comfortable. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO for many years and I have never had such an awesome experience as I did with this owner. NO HIDDEN FEES, everything was just as the pics showed and the owner was so overly accommodating. After I booked the condo he emailed me personally with a list of places to go and attractions for our party that we might enjoy. We did have one TV that didn't work correctly and when I called the company they immediately sent someone out to solve the problem. The Condo was everything we hoped for and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It was a wonderful experience and we hope to stay again at this unit!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation at PCB!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is the at best location on the beach and this unit is the best location in the building! We had a group of 11 and this was the perfect place for us to spend a week together! Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family of eleven gathered here to celebrate Christmas. Everything was perfect. Because our five kids are all now adult sized teens, I knew we would have plenty of sleeping space, but assumed the living area would get cramped. I was wrong, we had plenty of room to spread out. It is much larger than it appears in the pictures. I believe it was bigger than some of the houses we have rented. The balcony was also huge. The view is breathtaking, and being only on the third floor allowed us to take the stairs any time we didn't feel like waiting for the elevator. The beds were comfortable, and the sheets and towels were plush. The kitchen had everything we needed, but we ate out more because we had so many places to walk to. Parking was easy, but we really only needed our car when we went to church. The kids loved being able to walk less than a mile to Pier Park, which has everything you could want. Or, we could simply cross the street and grab pizza, Arbys or McDonalds. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed the pools, hot tubs, steam room and sauna. The workout room looked great, but I preferred to get my exercise on the snow white beach. The weather was even nice enough to swim in the ocean two of the days we were there. Steve was very helpful and easy to work with. I hope we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We just recently returned from our stay at this condo. I was a little concerned about going in September, but the weather and temperature were great! The photos of the condo did not do justice to the interior. The floor plan was perfect and the location was the best one in Tidewater. We sat on the balcony every night and enjoyed the sunset view. I don't know if it was the sea air or the comfortable bed, but we slept great and woke up ready to hit the beach. I will recommend this condo to family and friends and hope to make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a complimentary review. I do not bother to ask guests to write a review, thus I don't have very many. Complaints are very few and far between. I like to under-promise and over-deliver. As the guest said, my unit is the best unit in Tidewater. The location is superb.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Dusty's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hombre
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 79 and Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
McDonalds, Arby's, Pizza Hut

Tidewater is located a short walk from Pier Park. Pier Park has everything. There is over a million square feet of shopping. Stores like CHICO's, Hollister, Dillards, Abercrombie, Target, JCPenny, Nike, Victoria's Secret and CROC are just some of the stores you will find. There is a 16 screen movieplex and even a Starbucks. There are great restaurants (Margaritaville, Back Porch, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Lonestar Steakhouse and many more. This 2250 SF unit is the largest unit in Tidewater. The 90 gallon hot water heater never runs out of hot water. Everything is first class. The living room, dining room and kitchen all run together, so a large family can spread out but still be together in the same area. Tidewater is also located near Frank Brown Park (2 miles) where many youth sporting tournaments are held.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Basketball, Mini Golf

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Rates & Availability

Tidewater Beach Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
May 28 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$600
$4,000
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

$200-$500 per night
Watch for others quoted rates that only include the base rate, without costs; nightly rates available, at much higher costs; all incl.
All stays are 7 nights (Saturday check-in after 4:00 PM to Saturday checkout by 10:00 AM)
Dates Available: Year Round.
Stated rental price includes all taxes and cleaning fees. Don't be misled by others quoted base rates that are sometimes 60%

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Amenities

Florida Panhandle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2248 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2nd master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , walk in closet (8' by 8')
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4, Bunk - 5 twin/ single , 2 pair bunks, plus 1 trundle
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa-bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Master bedroom is gulf front with entrance to balcony or living area. Bunk room is a great area for up to 5 kids. I slept in one when all else was taken and it was very comfortable. King bed in master bedroom and in the second master bedroom, then two queen beds in the other bedroom, sleeper sofa in the living room and then the bunk room has 2 pair of bunk beds with a trundle bed under one of the bunks (that is how it sleeps 15). All bedrooms are big rooms, as is the living/dining/kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This 2250 SF unit is the largest unit in Tidewater. The 90 gallon hot water heater never runs out of hot water. Everything is first class. The living room, dining room and kitchen all run together, so a large family can spread out but still be together in the same area. If you are flying in, I keep a Lincoln Navigator(seats 7) at Tidewater in the parking garage. It can be made available if you are over 26 with their own proof of insurance for extra.

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