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Boutique Studio on 2nd floor of Lg.Home-Pr.Bath,King Bed,Heated Pool,Gulf vie

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Studio Apt. in Pr. Home,on 2nd floor, Private Heated .pool, 25 yd to beach

Beachy 1970's Large Home with Private Heated Pool. I am renting the Studio apt on 2nd floor of this large home -- large studio w/King Bed (2 people max) with small table and chairs, smart tv. Studio has a refrigerator, microwave, toaster,and coffee maker. Large patio on second floor with covered seating... only 25 yards to beach.. Take a look at pictures. Close to several eateries within walking distance. (Dat Cajun place, foghorns,Guadalahara Mexican)You can also catch the Trolley on Thomas Drive if you want to travel to Pier Park. Theme park is very close for movies and shopping. This house is decorated very Pottery Barn and European chic. There is more to do than sunbathe or walk on the most beautiful beaches in America. We enjoy riding our bikes around the neighborhood. There are lots of practically deserted streets to ride on and bike lanes all over the county. We also bring our jet skis and venture out on the gulf to watch the dolphins. I love the great shopping at Pier Park .We now have Ripley's Believe It or Not and putt-putt courses, which kids love . There is also Shipwreck Island for water park adventures. There are several dive shops on Thomas Drive if you like scuba diving. I have snorkeled on the jetties at St. Andrews Park. There is some good bike riding in the park as well. PCB is becoming more and more popular for motorcycle riding.I am very close to Ms. Newbys for the motorcycle group. The best thing about my house is the closeness to the Gulf of Mexico and, yet, still have a pool. Most beachfront private homes do not have the pool. My house is very large, artsy and fun. Come to enjoy and put your toes in the sand...

Property Manager
Jan Bates
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jan Bates

Retired airline in 2012. Grew up in Ohio on a farm, went to school at University of Central Florida, Currently live in Florida. Own several houses in Panama city beach,(VRBO#998801 and Homeaway #3730821)I moved here because PCB has the best beaches in the world. White sand beaches right out the front door, laid back atmosphere. Cajan place resturant within walking distance and Foghorns. I have lived everywhere and this is definately the nicest beaches anywhere. I have made my homes very comfortable and try to put things in them that people will enjoy and want to come back to time and again. We strive for cleanliness,beauty, and peaceful

Jan Bates purchased this house in 2014

Why Jan Bates chose Panama City Beach

25 yards to beautiful, white sandy beaches. We know you will love the house location. We have been visiting PCB for 15 years and have always wanted a place on or near Surf Drive. We love the little sixties style motels and beach homes in this peaceful little neighborhood. It is like walking back in time to a more innocent era. We know you will love the house location. Its a large home with the owners apt. downstairs (I will never swim if renters are here so you have your privacy.) 1 large studio with king bed in it w/bath you can rent. two people only please. Also, must be over 25. We want mature adults here . This is a boutique one of a kind house that wants to give the customer a good experience for a decent price. Thanks so much.

What makes this house unique

Very large heated pool that is so close to the beach. Its nice to come in from the beach and hop in the pool. Fenced in property so is perfect for a small dog to visit. This space has a large deck that is as large as the apt. Peek a boo view of gulf here. And beach is only 25 yards. The home has many beautiful features that a lot of other houses do not have.


Gulf Lagoon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower , toilet, sink. There is also a sink in the studio . Towels furnished, sheets furnished.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , private large studio with king bed and private bathroom
  • Large Studio Apartment upstairs with king bed..The studio has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker , small table and chairs, large smart TV in beautiful armoire. Separate bathroom with shower. We are a pet friendly home.($100 for dog). We have put up fence that encloses the property. Great for pet. 25 yards to beach with peek a boo view. . There is a heated private pool in back of house. Nice for a couple to visit for a three day week end in the studio. Very cute.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Its a charming 1970's Retro style house close to the water (about 25 yards) large pool that can be heated. Lots of room to roam around and a very large outdoor space off the house facing the water. I am renting the upstairs studio apt.w/one bathroom.. We do have a heated pool. Two people max over age 25 in studio. The owner lives downstairs and tries to make the house very chic. Retired and living the life. Will not mess with your privacy at the pool. Please do not request more than the alloted number of people.2 max in studio


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Boutique Studio on 2nd floor of Lg.Home-Pr.Bath,King Bed,Heated Pool,Gulf vie
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Absolutely Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Let me first start off by saying we have never had such a great experience with a property owner like we had with Jan. Shes absolutely great! The studio apartment was cute, clean & cozy. The landscaping around the property was beautiful and the pool was great. We brought our Chihuahua to stay as well and she instantly made friends with Jan's dogs.The stay was great, just wish the rain would have held off a few more days. Hopefully we will get to visit PCB again and if we do we will be staying here again! -Sharon L.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. You guys were great too!
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Perfect Couples Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The host greeted us nicely when we arrived, the room was so cute and cozy and we had all the privacy we could ask for. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind review. I appreciate you taking the time to do one. Jan
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Comfy, Cozy & Clean studio conveniently close to surf & sand!

  • 5 of 5

This PCB vacation rental, like all our other HomeAway experiences, was nothing but perfect! It was better and roomier than the photos show, tastefully updated and decorated, and comfortably furnished to more than meet our getaway needs. We only wish we had more time to spend there to enjoy the large porch and the inviting, clean pool, but we do love spending our days on the best beach around. We were pleased that the distance to the beach was very short with a public access walkway right there! The owner was considerate of our privacy, yet very available and eager to make our stay the best. She had everything one would need to enjoy a beach visit and was helpful in suggesting local eateries we would have otherwise overlooked. We hope we get a chance to spend a long weekend there again sometime very soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie. What a kind thing to say. Please come back.
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Pretty home and grounds with a great location for beach access and attractions

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Our room was cozy and I loved the pool and mural on the fence. Great location as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patty. Hope you come back as you are starting to build your house down here. It was lovely meeting you guys.Jan
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A comfy and sweet weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was a pretty little escape for a weekend. It was very dog friendly even down to the turf that Jan had installed in her yard. There was plenty of space for dog crates, luggage, etc. in the room. The room was spacious and cute with a view of the pool and a pretty deck outside with plenty of seating. Our only "cons" would be that there wasn't really a view of the beach and the room got a little toasty at times (nothing that the fan couldn't fix). We also weren't crazy about the location as it's in the heart of Panama City and a good ways away from 30A. But besides that, it was a good stay (especially if you're bringing furry friends) and Jan was kind and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a young couple who just got married in rosemarry beach where they paid a lot of money to stay there. They knew it was not 30A , its not as crowded here. Its all in what you prefer. I would not want to stay in rosemary beach. As far as the air conditioning. You can have it as cold as you want. The ac units are brand new. Dont understand the complaint. Everyday, they told me they loved it. And the price they paid, would not be found at rosemary beach.
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Perfect Property or Our Family

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the 2 bedroom apartment and the studio for a family of six with a baby and a dog. The property was exactly as advertised and was super neat and clean. The photos of the property gave us a perfect idea of what to expect. Jan is a thughtful owner and often asked if we needed anything and made great restaurant suggestions. We like to cook which also made our visit easy with a baby and his bedtime. The studio provided the perfectly quiet retreat to put him to bed early. Jan's property has everything. The retractable awning over the deck provided protection form the hot sun during the day and then closing it gave us a great breeze at night. The pool was absolutely the "icing on the cake" after several hours on the beach. We had perfect weather when we were there. It has been a long time since I have seen the sand and water so clean. Like I said, is was the perfect property for our family!

Melanie B.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"great golf course"
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Dee's Hang Out
"close to house, near the walmart. Good seafood"
The Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill
"great chicken and sweet potatoe fries"
Triple J
"good place for lunch . Serves meatloaf and a good steak"
Dat Cajun Place
"close to house, good music and cajun food."
Runaway Island
"great view of the gulf. sit outside during happy hour for good music. romantic"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Panama City Beach International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Signal Hill, Hombre, Wyndom golf course, baseball
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Salt Water, Foghorns,Front Porch,Dat Cajun Place
Nearest Beach
25 yds to county beach access no. 17
Car: not necessary

Close to 5 golf courses, 25 yards to white sand beach, FogHorns, Club LaVela, Spinnakers, Pier Park, Putt-Putt Golf Course and other Miracle Strip ammenities, Zoo, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Water Park, shopping and dining, St Andrew's Park, Pier Park is the wow right now for shopping and eateries. There is a ron johns, Margariteville, Toostsies, Dilliards, Target. You can rent Beach Chairs out in front of house from Beach Services. There are two new resturants across the street from house. Chubbys, for great hamburgers, Dat Cajun Place


Rates & Availability

Gulf Lagoon Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
late spring
Apr 15 2018 - May 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 20 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

maid fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

Taxes 11.5% Maid fee-$100.00, optional dog Fee-$100{Per Dog) This is a charming beach house close to water with a lovely pool. Not a party house. Prefer couples with no kids. Must be over age 25. Any questions call me. Only two people in studio please. Studio apt. is only 125.00 a night plus maid and tax. Monthly rental is for Nov thru Feb. Thanks Jan

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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