Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)
About Barbara Vinson
I am from Bowling Green, KY, where I am a retired nurse and full time real estate investor. I love to dance, play bridge and spend time with my 3 daughters and their families, who live nearby.. We have a lake within 30 miles of us, but travel to PCB for sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets over the ocean. We enjoy great times in PCB at Portside and we hope that you will take the opportunity to share our little piece of paradise.
Barbara Vinson purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Barbara Vinson chose West Panama City Beach
Our family has been vacationing on the Emerald Coast for years and I purchased this unit when SouthWest Airlines made flights very affordable and easy to get here. I love having the pools and hot tub within walking distance, and the easy access to beautiful white beaches. Pier Park Mall is just minutes away. It has incredible shopping and dining opportunities. The Frank Brown Ball Park is only 2 miles down Back Beach Road, and is used frequently for ball tournaments. There is a wonderful homemade doughnut shop just down the road that is too, too good, but you have to get there early to avoid long lines! I am proud of the way the property is maintained. It has a wonderful, strong and positive recommendation from all the locals as one of the "best maintained resorts in PCB". 16 acres of palm trees and the beautiful pools are showcased by the love and care of the staff and property owners. Definitely a 'family' place to stay!
What makes this Condo unique
We love that the unit is in walking distance to the beach...no need to start the car. Also love to sit on the couch, or be at the dining table and look out at the lagoon and the luscious landscaping through the sliding glass doors. Or better, to have meals on that patio in the shaded beauty of Florida palms. There are wonderful consignment shops, a huge shopping mall, lots of restaurants and specialty shops close by. We are about 5 miles away from the heavily trafficked areas of the college youth and bikers. close enough to get to if you wish, but far enough away to enjoy privacy and peace, with the beauty of the beach. The airport is only 15 minutes away. We have all the comforts of home right here waiting! There are lots of things to do and to discover while you are here...or you can truly relax and just enjoy the sun, sparkling waters of the Gulf and the white sandy beaches.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice complex. Great pool with lots of chairs. Condo was perfect for us. Our 2 year old grandson stayed with us every night and the trundle bed allowed him to safely sleep in the twin bed. The kitchen was well stocked, the living room comfortable with lots of seating. We enjoyed the deck and patio. Short walk to the beach. We met some of the full time residents who were very nice. Hope to stay again next year.
Online (pics from 7-8 yrs ago) the condo looks clean and inviting. Don’t be fooled. Furnished with subpar old furniture and electronics from past century, dresser drawers warped and not opening, doors warped and sticking, old uncomfortable mattress in main bedroom, bathtub drain full of hair we had to clean out/unclog before use, dishes had crusted food on them, lint tangled with hair in coffee machine-probably floor rag used to clean it, pest control came during our stay sprayed kitchen cabinets making us uncomfortable to use any of just bought pantry items. I was not going to make it a big deal out of it as the rent was cheaper than most places in pcb, but when the owner sent me a nasty email because of my little girls forgetting their ice cream cups in freezer and us forgetting to get Couple of perishables from the refrigerator I decided y’all need to know the truth before booking it.
Towels aren’t provided so bring your own or go shopping for towels and figure out how to transport them after, add cost to rent$. You get only one roll of toilet paper per stay so buy your own, as well as trash bags $. No cleaning supplies are provided so again, spend more money and leave it all or fill your suitcases for the trip back home $.We had a car battery issue this am when checking out and a person from cleaning crew met me outside as I finished getting the car loaded 9:45am. I chatted with him as checkout time is 10 am and he asked me if I started the washer with sheets, which I did a load already and it was drying and another washing (did this while hubby was scrambling to buy new car battery this am), so cleaning guy said ok that’s great rest of cleaners are in another unit. We left at (latest) 10:05am and were miles away when the email from owner came. Made me feel really bad and used frankly because she didn’t even try to ask for my side of story but accused us of leaving mess (fridge not empty and I guess some ice cream spilled in ice box which I apologized for). How do you expect to get repeat business if you treat your guests like this? How do you not mention new pantry items that were left for other guests to use, new pan that was purchased and left or the new griddle? I suggested to Barbara she might want to consider new cleaning crew that knows how to clean not only make beds and expect guests to deep clean the condo and wash sheets for the next set of guest. That is extensive given that guests pay for the stay AND for cleaning fee.
Wow. This is a bit of a shock. I don’t feel I would be kind if I tried to respond to all of this guest’s comments. I offer an updated, clean and comfortable place to vacation and am happy that so many people want to share it. My cleaners called me in KY because this guest was late in leaving and the condo was a mess, including trash, food, dirty dishes and furniture that had been moved and not replaced. I do have clear check out instructions, and when I send directions and lock codes 3 days prior to each arrival I include in the email in large print that towels are NOT PROVIDED, identify the check in and check out times and dates and why they are important. I ask that each guest confirm they get this information, hoping there will be no surprises.
I have a lot of very positive reviews from most people who love my condo, and I hope this guest finds a place that she appreciates more than mine.
Great time and location!!! We would recommend it to all!!!!
Loved the place
It was great location and great property
Great place for a home away from home...we loved it, can’t wait to visit again
Such a great location! Extremely convenient and efficient. Right next to the beach!
15 Minutes from Panama City Airport; 2 miles from Pier Park, Walmart and Frank Brown Sports Park on Back Beach Rd; 3 minutes from Thomas' homemade doughnuts; 0.2 miles from Mike's Seafood Bar for 4 star food! (also where lots of locals eat)