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

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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Silver Sands Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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...

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jan Bates
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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#58275 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.

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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Boutique Studio Apt. on 2nd floor of Lg.Home- Pr.Bath,King Bed,Heated Pool,Gulf
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

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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Canton, Ga


  • 5 of 5

From the very minute we arrived our visit was fantastic! Jan met us at the gate and made sure we had all the info we needed, then handed me a glass of wine and said go enjoy the sunset :). So thoughtful :). I brought my 10 yo daughter and myself for a before school getaway. We stayed in the studio which was absolutely perfect for us. So very cute and comfortable with more than everything we needed. Spotlessly clean! We got to play with her puppies which softened the blow of not bringing our own dog, totally will next time, as the location is IDEAL. Quiet, family street on the very east side of Thomas dr, so worries of traffic or noise. Morning coffee on the deck with the sound of the ocean, which takes less than a minute to walk to! Loved having the private pool, so great to come back to. If you have the chance do not miss the opportunity to stay here. It's perfection.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best beach house and best owner in pcb! Don't miss this amazing home! You will love your stay!

  • 5 of 5

We are now truly spoiled! This home and the owner are beautiful inside and out! We stayed in the studio apartment as it was my husband myself and our two dogsWe were instantly notified and given codes for the home to come and go as we please. The home is impeccably clean and decorated with the cutest beach fashions.

We travelled with our two Boston Terriers and were nervous about the socializing of our dogs and the ones she was fostering, Jan was so accommodating to our fur babies. The best thing is the yard was divided with gates so our pups could be outside at the same time as hers.

The pool. Omg the pool. How awesome to walk down the steps and have a private pool with tons of umbrellas and tables. The grill was not taken care of my former tenants and Jan went and bought a new grill right away. There is a wading deck on one side of the pool which our dogs loved!

Having a washer and dryer for us was key. We had been on the road for days before arriving so it was wonderful to clean as we stayed. A must for all future vacations.

The room was perfect for us, we will bring our son next time and stay in the two bedroom apartment next time that has a full kitchen living room two beds and full bath. Our apartment had a very comfy king bed, a table for two, a big big tv to watch as we snuggled at night, a cute breakfast nook with a kuerig toaster microwave and all the plastic plate ware we needed. It also had a great fridge and freezer combo. The bathroom was stand up shower and perfect size! She also had hanging storage and plenty of room for our kennels and luggage galore and we were not cramped at all!

The deck leading to our apartment runs the length of the home and has a state of the art awning with led lighting you can adjust and put out and relax!

We have made a great friend of Jan and can't wait to get back and visit again! She was the best host ever! We even had crepes together and she made us some yummy food for the pool time too!

Pick her brain for great places to go and see! She is more than willing to help. She lead us to our new favorite spot for great food and non tourist pricing... Dusty's oyster bar and grill... Go there. At least twice.

Jan's home away from home is perfectly located just minutes away from down town and the lagoon side of things. No issues getting in and out of town. It took us a minute to walk across the street and have our toes in the sand and dive into the crystal blue waters of pcb! Stay here you will love it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are too funny. ! Loved meeting such cool people and great fur babies! Love Dustys scallops!
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Excellent rental, especially with pets

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this rental, Jan Bates is really kind and helpful. Th rental is on the 2nd floor, 2 bedroom unit plus a separate studio next to it. It was neat and well stocked. Literally 25 yards to the beach sands, situated just behind a row of townhomes. Jan made it very comfortable for us, she even made pancakes for our kids (was pleasantly surprised to see pancakes at the door, plus a bowl of water for our blind dog). The rental is very close to all the shops and activities, yet away from the noise and lights. Would love to return here, highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice family. Three children who were adorable and never heard them, really. And kind. In this market of me first, they were a delight. Charlie (the girl dog) was so smart and made her way around like she could see. She stayed close to mom though. The fenced in yard worked well for her. You are welcome back anytime .
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Roswell, GA


  • 3 of 5

Proximity to beach was great, a very short walk. It was nice to have the pool to come back to. we rented the 3 bedroom. The studio I don't think had seen a duster in months, the sheets provided in that same room didn't seem to be clean upon our arrival and we didn't have access to the washer dryer (which we were informed we would).

None of the outside lights worked so we had to buy our own bulbs (1 still didn't work).

The whole area was overgrown with weeds. We actually ended up having to pull many of them.

The kitchen was not well stocked (as indicated). It's horrible when you're on vacation trying to open a bottle of wine and there is no opener. We won't be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This renter booked 2 months into my total knee replacement and I was in Virginia recovering. I did not know of the weeds and I should not have rented it while I was sick. Normally the place is emaculate and people love it. I am sorry I rented it at the time. I am back now and place is very nice. I added new pots and there was a wine opener up there. Some renter had stolen some items.So sorry Doug. I strive for beautiful.
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Andy’s Flour Power
"Try the biscuits here. Yum. And very close to house for breakfast"
"5 star resturant. Go early for the 15 dollar specials. Romantic too"
Shell Island
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Hombre Golf Club
"great golf course"
Walmart Supercenter
"best prices for groceries"
J Michael’s
"The locals go here. Great food and great salads and seafood. Retired navy seal owns the pl..."
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.


Rates & Availability

Silver Sands Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Studio apt/king bed
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
maid fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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

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Silver Sands Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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