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Home Private Pool, Pet Friendly, one block to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 - 10)

Open Concept, Cathedral Ceilings, Bright and airy rooms, new furnishings and decorations. television in every room, newly updated countertops, fully equipped kitchen.

Cable television, hbo, many movies stations, wifi,

Master Bedroom king bed with ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi tub, 2nd Bedroom queen bed with desk, 3rd bedroom has double bed, Diningroom has two beds daybed and trundle. Queen sleeper sofa, Fully equipped kitchen with separate laundry area. outside shower hot/cold. 10 X 22-foot, in-ground, (solar heated) Swimming Pool with bug screen enclosure. Outdoor lawn furniture, private patio, lawn chairs, glass patio table, umbrella, outdoor clothes line, charcoal barbecue, parking for four small vehicles.

This home is located in a reasonably quiet family subdivision, great location for thunderbeach, november thriathalon, but close enough to stores and restaurants. Walking distance to Ms Newbys, (thunderbeach, Ironman) Spinnakers, La Vela, Hammerhead Freds. Owner allows multiple dogs (no weight or size restriction) with a negotiable pet fee depending time of year, how many nights, number of guests. Non-Smoking home

This home features florida hospitality, Private screened solar heated inground pool(during season) great for honeymoons, weddings, family reuions, handicapped, ceramic tiled floors, easy to keep clean.

Keywords: detached home, fenced yard, thomas drive, pet friendly, private solar heated screened pool, one block to beach #19 direct beach access, walking distance to activities

More Details

elizabeth whitlam
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About elizabeth whitlam

Living with a committment to excellence shall take you far, Hobbies: renovating my properties, working in the garden, enjoying the birds and wildlife, karoke singing, rollerskating, cooking, vegatarian menus, visiting friends, socializing for any questions

elizabeth whitlam purchased this house in 2007

Why elizabeth whitlam chose Gulf Lagoon Beach

Hi there, this location is close to all the amenities I feel are a great asset to any family vacation. Sidewalks now run down thomas drive, so you can walk to scooter rentals, miniature golf, resturants, ms. newbys, etc. When staying at a condo it will take you just as long to get to the beach as it would if you stayed at my home, private #19 beach access, close to super walmart, walking distance to many resturants, quiet private subdivision but close to it all.

My home is on a full size lot, spacious inside and outside, the home is designed for large families and in a subdivision populated by mixed long term and short term residents.

What makes this house unique

Hi there I got tired of condominiums and all of their rules and regulations, I am a pet owner and felt the need for my pets and my renters pets to be able to run freely. My home caters to medium size families and it is a shame for children to have to be restricted to use of the pool and the backyard. In condos children have to be supervised constantly and to me that is not a relaxing vacation. Same for pets, especially during summer heat, they do not want to be on a leash when they want to go potty.

My home you can park in the driveway and walk into the home, condos you have to park in first come first serve parking space, travel up elevators dealing with drunks and cigarette smoke and bad language. My guests can enjoy all the comforts of their own home while in florida, they have their own private beach access that is usually quiet with the local owners and vacationers.

I also offer my home to couples wanting beach weddings, they can have a private ceremony on the beach and walk back to my home and use my home for their reception.

My home is great for family get togethers, in fall/winter solar heated screened in pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I want to start this review by saying that the owner, Elizabeth, really cares about your experience in her home. I rented Eliza's place with a group of friends this past Spring Break, and I must say that each and every one of us was blown away the moment we walked into the house. The home was immaculate and decorated nicely with a beachy theme. Elizabeth made sure the home was well stocked with spices, charcoal for the grill, towels, etc. We literally had everything we needed. There's even a solar heated pool in the back for God's sake! The pool lady came around one time and told us that every other backyard pool this time of year was at 70 degrees, and Elizabeth's was at nearly 80! We were actually able to swim in the pool, which was great when we wanted to just chill at home and relax. The location was amazing! Literally across the street from the beach and walking distance to Hammerhead Fred's, Club La Vela, and Spinnakers. You would think that during spring break it would be rowdy anywhere in PCB, but Elizabeth's neighborhood was surprisingly quiet even at this time of year. I can't say enough good things about this place, and if I ever go back to PCB I know where I'll be staying! Just know this: if Eliza's Place is available, you should honestly hurry and book it before it's taken. It really is the perfect vacation home. Trust me, you will NOT regret renting from Elizabeth!
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Gulf Lagoon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • pets are allowed, guests must sign a pet rental agreement, rental agreement must be read and signed,
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size (1), Double Bed (1), Daybed with trundle (Twin or Single Beds) (2), Sleep Sofa Queen (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
wireless highspeed internet, outdoor showers, full size lot with lots of parking (4 vehicles) Short walk to beach, private subdivision with no high rise condos, close to thomas drive and joan avenue, miniature gold, resturants super walmart,


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Home Private Pool, Pet Friendly, one block to beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews

Eliza's Place in Panama City Beach, Florida

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent 28 nights at Eliza's Place (Apr. 8 to May 6/2017) with our 2 small dogs. If you're pet owners, you know how difficult it is to find a pet friendly accommodation. There are no carpets throughout the house which is ideal if you allow pets. The house with its 3 bedrooms is spacious, bright, and nicely decorated. The day bed room located next to the living room is very inviting if you want your own space to relax or read. One bedroom has a desk where we were able to set up our laptop and papers for the entire stay, which was very convenient. The air conditioner is set to automatically go off when the house temperature reaches 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature was always comfortable for us but it would be nice if we could have controlled the A/C. Since the temperature was beautiful during our stay, hot but not overly and without humidity we would have liked to keep the patio door opened to enjoy the sounds of nature and the pleasant evening air rather than the house always being closed up tight. The best part of this rental is the private pool which is solar heated. The water temperature was always from the mid to high 80 degrees Fahrenheit which was awesome and doesn't cost anything extra for the owner, thus the renter neither. The back yard is surrounded by a privacy fence. The house is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood yet just one street over from Thomas Dr. (one of the main drags) where bars and amusement parks are located which made for enjoyable walks with the dogs in the evenings. Another asset is that you can easily pick up your beach chairs & umbrella and walk (for us, an 8 minute walk) to the beautiful beach overlooking the gulf of Mexico. The only negative thing we have to mention is that both armchairs in the living room and the one in the master bedroom (which is a super comfy rocker) were in need of a good dry cleaning. In order to use them we covered them with sheets. Since we stay for 4 weeks we appreciate having the use of a vacuum and a mop. We had to buy a new mop as the one provided broke and there was no bucket. We believe in treating a rental home as we do our own so if the proper cleaning tools are provided, it makes it easier for people to do that. We definitely recommend this home and would gladly book it again when wanting a relaxing beach area vacation. Thank you Elizabeth.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your great review and your input, please come again, elizabeth
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Corinth, Ms

Very quaint home. Very good location.

  • 4 of 5

Good rental for 6. Screened in pool area very nice. Fenced in yard worked well with 2 small dogs. Fairly easy walk over to beach, one busy road but has a crosswalk signal. Most people stopped and waived you across. Friendly neighbors on both sides. Pretty much 10 minutes from everything. Would we stay there again? Probably so.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at my home, please come back again, I am constantly updating and have plans for replacing countertops and new sinks etc for the future, will have new pictures of the wonderful updates, stay in touch elizabeth
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Geneva, AL, USA

Jane M. Asdel on Eliza's Place

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and spacious and has everything you could wish for. Especially enjoyed the enclosed pool. I plan on renting this house again and would highly recommend it for an enjoyable stay at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks jane, hope to see you again and again, elizabeth
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Eliza's place in Pcb Florida

  • 5 of 5

It's a great house. Nicely furnished, well taken care of! It slept 10 people, very comfortable. Close to restaurants, shopping, and one block from beach!

We loved it will return! The owner Elizabeth is great and very helpful!

Thank you,

Janet Lee DeNoi

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks janet, wonderful experience to rent to a family to become great friends!
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My personal experience

  • 5 of 5

Being in Elizabeth's property for a week has been a good experience. Beach is within a walking distance as well as, restaurants and souvenir stores. The house itself is well equipped from towels to providing dishware with good size rooms; making it a spacious atmosphere even with 5 adults and 4 children. I definitely recommend this property for a family vacation; 3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, and having a swimming pool in the back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family memories!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing family vacation time, the house is really beautiful , well maintained and really close to the beach, loved at night time that we could spend time with the family at the pool, I will recommend the house to everyone who wants to have a wonderful Sumer vacation with your love ones.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you and please come again
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Seacrest Wolf Preserve Inc
Bonefish Grill - Pensacola
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
northwest florida beaches
Nearest Barpub
ms newbys
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
signal hill
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
dat cajun place, hammerhead freds,
Nearest Beach
panama city beach
Car: not necessary

Ironman Triathalon Jet skiis, parasailing, surfing, seltzer park, hammerhead freds, ms newbys spinnaker, la vela, miniature golf, rides, close to super walmart, boat launching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%


High season summer, owner accepts mulitple pets, any size, during high season rate is based on up to 8 guests, off season (6) guests some discounted rates, rates based on number of guests, length of stay, time of year, daily rates $200 weekend $250 for up to 6 guests, no pet fee unless more than 6 guests, please call the owner for discounted rates


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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