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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This beautiful three story beach house is just a few steps from an almost private section of beach! Enjoy a view of the white sugar sand beach and glorious sunsets from the second and third floors. Perhaps you would prefer to lounge around a private pool, instead. The house is located in a lazy laid back neighborhood of private homes on the beach. At the same time, you are 5-10 minutes away from all the best restaurants and shopping.

Friends of mine once said that when they go on vacation, they want to stay somewhere that is nicer than their own home. That is exactly what we have tried to accomplish with this totally elegant Beach House. Purchased and decorated for 2012, this place has all the bells and whistles. Every bedroom has a King size bedroom suite. The two built in bunks have deluxe pillow top mattresses. There is a full sleeper sofa on the first floor and a queen sleeper sofa on the second. This is a perfect set up for two or more families.

Be prepared for luxury from the formal dining room with fireplace as you enter, to the 12 foot ceilings and magnificent crown moulding throughout. Granite counters grace the well equipped kitchen as do the stainless appliances. Watch your favorite shows on either of the two 55” LED screens or enjoy your show from the comfort of your bedroom.

On the second level you will find what we like to call the family suite. There you will find a large family room, including a wet bar and half bath. The built in bunks make this like a fourth bedroom. There is a large balcony overlooking the private pool. The second floor bedroom has a king bedroom suite with bath, balcony and large HD LED TV.

The third level has two king bedrooms with private baths. The Master Suite is adorned with a fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub and a spacious shower. A private balcony off the Master is a great place to enjoy warm moonlit Florida nights. The second bedroom has a beautiful Tropical King Bedroom suite for your comfort. Here you will find the best view of the Gulf through large windows that span two sides of the room. Both bedrooms are equipped with a large screen TV’s.

Other Amenities: Private Pool : Washer/Dryer : Wireless Internet : Free Long Distance : Cable TV : Central Vac : Parking : Keyless Entry

Prime Location: On the quieter end of PCB on the much desired beach side of Thomas Drive. A hundred steps down Albacore Street and you are on the beach... no crossing busy streets to get to the beach. Only 3 miles from St. Andrews State Park and walking distance from several restaurants and amusement parks.

Sorry, NO pets allowed. Must have someone over age 25 to stay in the house.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Home, Private Beach home, Townhouse, Private Pool, Ocean View, beach view, condo, townhouse,panama city beach, 4 bedrooms, near bars and resturants, bungalo, gulf view, family vacation house, family reunion, villa, free wifi internet.

More Details

Bill Shaffield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Bill Shaffield

Albacore House is our first vacation home. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. We are from Tennessee and hope to enhance your visit with good ole warm Southern Hospitality. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay better. Feel free to call us when you arrive to let us know how everything is.

Bill Shaffield purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill Shaffield chose Lower Grand Lagoon

We know you will love the house location. We have been visiting PCB for 25 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. Hopefully, you will have an opportunity to meet some of our great neighbors. Feel free to speak when you see them... they like that.

What makes this house unique

There is more to do than sunbath 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 go out on the gulf to watch the dolphins. Don't forget to keep your eye out for a manatee while you are on the beach. They are quite friendly creatures. Susan loves the great shopping at Pier Park and Panama City. There are several dive shops 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 like riding down through Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe to Appalachicola. The oysters come in on the boats right there and most of the restaurants serve them up fresh.

There is plenty of entertainment for everyone. Shipwreck Island Water Park, miniature golf, a half dozen golf courses, charter fishing, para sailing, boat and jet ski rentals, and more.


Bel Air House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 1st Floor Guest Bath - toilet
    2nd Flr Den Bath - toilet
    2nd Flr Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Accessable from hall 2nd Flr
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Accessible from hall 3rd Flr
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The house has 3 large bathrooms and 2 half baths. The two guest baths have tub/shower combinations. The master bath has a shower and a separate jetted tub and double sink vanity. The house has two hot water heaters to make sure you have enough hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd Flr Guest Room - 1 king , Pack n Play available. 42' LED TV
    Master Suite - 1 king , Fireplace, 47' TV, balcony, jetted tub, walk in shower.
    3rd Flr Guest Room - 1 king , Gulf view from bedroom windows. 36' TV
    Built in Bunks - 1 bunk bed , Built in bunks off 2nd floor Den.
  • King size beds (3) King Beds in every bedroom., Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Sleeper Sofas, Bunk Beds (2) Built in bunks nice enough that adults don't mind sleeping in them.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

SPECIAL 20% OFF MAY 21-27! July 4th Week Open! 3 King Beds, Bunks, Priv Pool
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Very nice vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was there and the house is just gorgeous! It was like home away from home. All our family was very comfortable and we will definitely start staying here annually going forward!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home exactly as described for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautiful home and had the best vacation week. The home was exactly as described. We had plenty of room and really enjoyed the outdoor seating area around the pool as well as the 2 indoor seating areas. The beach is a very short walk and it's as if you have a private beach area....beautiful sand and water. We watched sunsets at night and enjoyed morning walks. Walmart was less than a 5 minute drive, walked to a couple bars and very short driving distance to restaurants. We also just enjoyed eating in and using the grill that was provided. We did use the pool one day, the grandchildren loved it! A gas station is right across the street if you needed something quickly. We highly recommend this home and are sure we will visit again. The owner was great answering all my questions before we arrived. He was easy to get in touch with and I'm sure we will be in touch with him again. This was our first VRBO experience and we were impressed.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful. The location was perfect. The owners were great! Highly reccomend

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family, just a short walk to a non-packed section of the ocean. Bill was great at answering all questions before the trip. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a total of 8 people, 6 adults and 2 kids age 5 and under. While some of us were delayed in getting to the Albacore House on our scheduled arrival date (due to some unforeseen circumstances), once we made it there it was like a home away from home. This house is very spacious and pretty much just what you see in the pictures. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals. The convenience of the pool and the short walk to the beach were awesome! We noticed a couple of minor things that could be improved in the house and there was one bathroom that was not working during our stay, BUT...none of this hindered our vacation one bit. Rentals go thru many families and many people coming and going, so with that in mind and knowing how it works it was all good. The owner was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely recommend this house to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mixed Emotions

  • 3 of 5

There were a lot of really wonderful things about this property that made our party of 8 (4 adults and 4 boys ages 9-15) really enjoy this vacation. Here are a few...1. Great layout - The first floor was a great common area, the second floor was all boy space and the third floor was the adult floor. It was really nice that there were essentially two master suites each with their own bathroom. 2. Pool - The kids had a wonderful time swimming while we were cooking or on the day that it was a double red flag. Bill and his family have provided a plethora of pool and beach toys for everyone's entertainment. 3. Location - Extremely easy access to the beach as well as walking distance to a ton of attractions(Emerald Falls) and restaurants(Jack's, Hammerhead Fred's). 4. Kitchen - As everyone else has said, the kitchen has everything you need to cook a full meal. No need to bring any utensils or gadgets. Now for the second half of this review. I do not like to focus on the negative, so I will make this short. There were cockroaches (Bill called them palmetto bugs, but Google it...they are cockroaches). They were found in the kitchen/dining room and both upstairs bathrooms as well as one of the bedrooms upstairs. They were large (about 2" in length) and put the ladies in the house on edge. I called Bill to let him know and he stated that they exterminate regularly and that there is really nothing that can be done about them. We encountered and killed an average of 1/day. Not an infestation, but something to be aware of. Also, not all of the amenities are as pictured. The upstairs mini-fridge did not work; Bill was already aware and had no plans to fix it. We had planned on using this for storage of the kids' drinks so that we did not waste fridge space, so we used coolers instead. The ice dispenser in the refrigerator door does not work and there are no plans to fix it either, so we just put a cup in the bin to scoop ice out. Finally, there is quite a bit of road noise that I did not anticipate, but in order to fix that, all of the doors and windows on the front of the house would have to be replaced. Again, not a major deal, but if you are a light sleeper, do not sleep in the master bedroom on the front of the house during peak season. All in all a great trip and a good location. The beach was AMAZING and it truly was like our own private beach. I don't think that we will stay here again, but maybe another house in the same area.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the nice comments on the house. I am very sorry you had to deal with the palmetto/roach bugs. Whatever they are, there are times that you are going to see those in Florida and they live outside. We have seen them on occasion at most places we have rented in Fla. The next door neighbor, who is OCD about cleanliness told me that he had even had them in his house the same week. He thought the rain and the yard man had run them in with his mowing. Also, the previous renters had kids who left the doors open a lot. I am so sorry you had to deal with them. I'm sure even seeing one a day can get a little creepy. Thanks for being our guests!
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Rates & Availability

Bel Air House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mid Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Break 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 19 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4th WK 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Break 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Oct 13 2018 - Mar 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House & Pool Cleaning $220 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.
No Spring Breakers. Minimum age 25.
Rental periods run from Saturday to Saturday. Ask if your dates do not fit inside this schedule. We will work with you all we can.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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