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Gorgeous Tidewater BEACHFRONT 2 BR/2 BA condo on 2nd Floor - SKIP THE ELEVATORS!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Tidewater 2ND FLOOR Beachfront 2 BDR/2BA, families only, near Pier Park

*BEACHFRONT 2 bd/2 BR on 2nd floor


*DRIVER'S LICENSE PHOTO with full names and ages of all guests required when booking. Phone confirmation required.

*Unique layout: TWO floors & SPIRAL STAIRCASE. Not recommended for the physically disabled or children under 3.

*Sleeps a max of 6 guests.

*Renter must be present on the property during entire stay and provide ID to Security at check-in.

*Separate $25 family registration fee required by Resort for security bands and parking passes. Weekly bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. No second party bookings. Full payment required at time of booking. Refundable Security Deposit within 3 business days.





*2ND FLOOR close to resort center and lobby




*THREE pools: 2 outdoor pools, 1 indoor heated pool.



*Coffeemaker, dishes, silverware, other utensils, and bath towels are provided. (Guests must provide their own beach towels.)

Toilet paper, towels, and hand soap for each bathroom; two dishwasher tablets, and two small packets of laundry detergent are also provided. PERSONAL ITEMS (shampoo, conditioner, etc. ARE NOT PROVIDED.

*Upon arrival, the renter must go to Tidewater Beach Resort Association on the second floor and pay a separate $25 per family registration fee. The Association will then provide the renter with security bands and parking passes.

*This condo is ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE! It is the ONLY condo in the entire Tidewater Beach Resort that has TWO FLOORS that are connected by a spiral staircase. Because of the two levels, it is more spacious (1200 sq ft) than other two bedroom condos in this resort complex. The lower floor features a living room, kitchen with attached eating counter for six, laundry room, full bathroom, and queen sleeper sofa. A large glass window offers a panoramic view outside. The upper floor features two bedrooms with limited closet space, a second full bathroom in the second bedroom, and a furnished balcony accessible from the first (master) bedroom which offers an beautiful, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico.

*The Tidewater Beach Resort was built in 2008 and is one of the newest and cleanest complexes in the area. It offers two huge outdoor pools with spa tubs, a heated indoor pool, an arcade, a poolside Tiki bar, a restaurant, an indoor movie theater, a huge 4300 square foot health club, and an attached parking garage

*The resort is a 10-minute walk from the famous Pier Park shopping and entertainment complex. Shipwreck Island Waterpark, ZooWorld, and Ripley's Believe It or Not! are within 7 miles.

*Full kitchen, DVD players, and a furnished second-floor balcony.

*Beach chairs with umbrellas are NOT included but are available for rent on the beach for $40 a day.

*Check-in 4 PM and check-out 10 AM, access by KABA door lock system

*During the summer high season, bookings are from Saturday through Saturday. During other seasons, reservations of a week or less cannot straddle two different weeks.

*Successful Reservations are based on the first part to COMPLETE PAYMENT and NOT on the date/time of the first contact.

*Exceeding the MAXIMUM of SIX (6) GUESTS or MISREPRESENTING the total number of guests when booking will result in IMMEDIATE EVICTION and LOSS of ALL PAYMENTS. Infants are included in the guest count.


Free Wireless Internet

Iron and ironing board

Alarm Clock

Ceiling Fans

Coffee maker

Hair Dryer

Paper Towels

Basic Soaps

Toilet Paper (and one sealed replacement roll under each sink)

Bath Towels

Dishes for six

Pots and pans

Silverware for six

Washing Machine

Clothes Dryer

Queen Sofa Bed

Air Conditioning


Linens Provided

Fitness Room / Equipment

Onsite Restaurant(s)

Onsite Tiki Bar

Six outdoor charcoal grills available in outdoor common area

NOTE! A separate $25 + tax family charge for security bands and parking passes must be paid at arrival to the resort. Parking available in attached five-story parking garage. 7 ft vertical clearance, standard size parking spaces, some extra large spaces when available.

More Details

Ella and Ernest
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Ella and Ernest

Ernest has been a university professor for 40 years. His wonderful wife Ella, a former nurse, is from Russia. This 20-year marriage was made in heaven! They have three beautiful children and have been to Florida every year since they were married. They intend to retire to this condo in the near future.

Ella and Ernest purchased this condo in 2013

Why Ella and Ernest chose Panama City Beach

This gorgeous, quiet, BEACHFRONT condo is perfectly located! NO PESKY ELEVATORS ARE NEEDED since it is on the SECOND FLOOR! It is the most unique condo because it is the only unit out of 500 that provides a lower level floor for family fun and an upper floor for peaceful sleeping. We fell in love with this condo when we first stayed in it five years ago.

The Tidewater Resort has amazing amenities that our whole family enjoy: the beach view from both floors of our condo, the two huge outdoor pools, one heated indoor pool, onsite restaurant, Tiki bar, Starbucks, sauna, fitness center, and so much more. In the evenings we like to walk to nearby Pier Park, the city's most beautiful and exciting hot spot that has dozens of great restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

What makes this condo unique

This quiet BEACHFRONT condo is located on the SECOND FLOOR close to the center of the resort. NO NEED TO USE THE ELEVATORS! Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from the lower level panoramic living room window as well as the upstairs master bedroom and furnished upper floor balcony! This is a more spacious (1200 sq ft) condo than other two-bedroom units, due to the unique two-floor design. The location is PERFECT and close to all of the city's most famous attractions, especially the fabulous Pier Park shopping and dining area! FREE ACCESS TO THE LARGE ONSITE FITNESS CENTER. FREE HIGH-SPEED WIFI.


Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Glass doors cannot be left open with AC running. Renter must follow clean-up rules posted on refrigerator before checking out.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom on the lower level close to the entry door
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom on upper level accessible from second bedroom
  • First full bathroom (tub with shower, sink, and toilet) is located on lower floor close to the front door and laundry room. Second full bathroom (tub with shower, sink, and toilet) is located on upper floor in the second bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Panoramic view of the Gulf from this upper level bedroom
    living room queen sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , QUEEN sleeper sofa on lower level with great view of Gulf
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom is next to master bedroom on the upper level
  • The master bedroom is on the upper level and is only accessible by the spiral staircase. This bedroom has a queen size bed. It has direct access to the furnished balcony (four chairs and a table) and the second bedroom. It does not have direct access to the second bathroom. The guest (second) bedroom is also on the upper level and is accessible from the first bedroom. It has a queen sized bed and direct access to the second full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The 2008 luxurious Tidewater Beach Resort has 2 huge outdoor pools, 1 heated indoor pool, a poolside Tiki bar, on-site restaurant, library, 4300 square foot Gulf front fitness center, movie theater, and a 5000 square foot conference center. This resort is an ideal place for families, especially since it is within walking distance of Pier Park, the city's most exciting and newest dining, entertainment, and shopping venue!


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Gorgeous Tidewater BEACHFRONT 2 BR/2 BA condo on 2nd Floor - SKIP THE ELEVATORS!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Very clean and neat room with a great view.

  • 5 of 5

When you walk in you have the most beautiful view of the beach. It was very roomy and the balcony was very nice. It's like your right on the water. I loved not having to use the elevator as it is on the 1st & 2nd floor . Earnest really wanted to make sure you enjoyed your stay. Very nice pools and hot tubs. A very nice place to stay on the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the Thank you for the 5-star rating. We do our very best to make sure that all guests have a wonderful time. We appreciate thoughtful guests like you, and we hope you will return again soon! Ernest and Ella
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The condo was nice! We really liked it & enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Tidewater Beach Resort was nice & we liked the amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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1st floor views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well situated in this complex. Its on the first floor so there are no waits for lifts. The apartment is also on two levels, living room on one level, with bunks available and a full kitchen and laundry and toilet. On the first floor, two adjoining double bedrooms and a balcony with stunning views over the beach. It would be a bit of a squeeze with a family of 6 but was fine for just the three of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent 5/5 star rating! We do our very best to make sure all of our guests are completely satisfied. Please come back again soon!
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Very nice Two floor/Two Bedroom condo

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at The Tidewater Resort in this condo!

Ernest and Ella were very helpful in every way. From getting us into the condo to sending us tips on fun things to do in Panama City Beach during our stay.

The condo was very well maintained, clean and tidy, exactly as it is advertised.

The swimming pools on either side of the building were great also!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent 5 out of 5 star rating! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. We try our very best to make sure our customers have a fantastic vacation. We hope you will come back again soon!
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Very pleasant family resort

  • 5 of 5

Tidewater is a very large resort with a lot of activity, perfect for families with kids. The condo was extremely well maintained, clean, and certainly had the best view. Ernest and Ella were attentive, friendly, and very helpful with restaurant suggestions. It was a great week at the beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely pleased that you had a great time in our condo! We appreciate your giving us a 5 out of 5 Stars rating. We certainly hope you will come back again soon. Ernest and Ella
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Happy New Year 2017

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Tidewater! The weather in December in PCB is unpredictable, but we had several good days. We were able to walk on the beach several times (we didn't get our feet wet....on purpose anyway. Brrrr). When we were inside, the view was spectacular from both floors of the condo. We loved not needing to ride the elevator. We sat in the Jacuzzi on the coldest day and that was wonderful! We were able to watch the fireworks on the Pier on New Year's Eve from the balcony, they were great! We found plenty of restaurants open and we liked the shopping at Pier Park--we didn't walk, but we certainly could have. Overall it was a really nice get-away. We got some R&R, we ate too much and had a gorgeous view of God's beautiful ocean---just what we needed to kick off a new year! Thank you, Ernest and Ella, many blessing to you and yours in 2017.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5-star rating and the awesome review! Please come back again soon. Ernest and Ella
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
PCB International
Nearest Barpub
On resort property!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Regular and mini golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 98A
Nearest Restaurant
On resort property!
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico is right outside your door
Car: recommended

This SECOND-floor condo is has the PERFECT location! It is only a 10-minute walk from the fabulous Pier Park, Panama City Beach's newest and most sensational dining and entertainment hot-spot! The 2007 luxurious Tidewater Beach Resort has fantastic amenities including 3 pools, a poolside Tiki bar, on-site restaurant, library, 4300 square foot Gulf front fitness center, movie theater, and a 5000 square foot conference center. This resort is an ideal place for families!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

MINIMUM AGE 25+. Families preferred.
No smoking permitted in unit or on balcony
No pets allowed
No children age three and under
Free High Speed Internet WiFi
Free Garage Parking for Two Vehicles ($25 per additional vehicle)
Free movies (indoor and outdoor)
No Resort Fees
Free Fitness Center

*Beach chairs and umbrellas (not included) are available for rent
Departure Cleaning Fee $120. Tax Rate 13%. .
100% refund if canceled 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.