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Bill Shaffield

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

100 yards to Beach! Luxury Gulf view home, 3 King Beds, Bunks , Priv Pool, Wifi

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lower Grand Lagoon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bill Shaffield (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 31 traveler reviews

100 yards to Beach! Luxury Gulf view home, 3 King Beds, Bunks , Priv Pool, Wifi
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Our stay at the Albacore House

  • 5 of 5

WONDERFUL.... WONDERFUL.... EXSTREMELY WONDERFUL.... The Albacore House is better than advertised, the listing description is precise and true to it's advertisement, the location is perfect. My family and I come down every year to enjoy the SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL.... we were hesitate at first because we are accustomed to staying near Pier Park on the strip, in a condo. This is our first time renting a private home and I tell you, we were not disappointed- the privacy and being able to walk one block to the beach without a crowd is a plus. The home was clean and well- maintained, the bedrooms and space in the home gave everyone in our party the opportunity to spread out and not be crammed. The kitchen is well stocked with all the kitchen supplies and amenities you think would need during your stay. Mr. Sheffield, the owner provided excellent customer service, he made communication easy. When I had questions, concerns or needed clarification on anything, he was prompted in returning my e-mails and phone calls. When we first arrived, the code to the front door did not work, I gave him a call and we were able to enter the property immediately. This property was such a hit for our trip... I would recommend the Albacore House to friends, relatives or anyone who desires a peaceful stay in Panama City Beach Florida. We were well pleased..... we are making plan to rent the property again in the near future. THANKS!!! Bill

Quincy & Ron

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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1st Florida vacation

  • 4 of 5

All I can say about the house is WOW!! It was everything and more that was pictured and described. Whenever I had questions, Bill was very prompt with answering them. The beds were very nice and comfortable king sized beds. We only had trouble with the traffic noise one night, otherwise the remainder of our stay was peacefulThe pack and play, baby gates, and high chair were right where Bill said they were. . There was plenty of space for our family of 6 and we were happy with the amenities provided. The week we were there it was very cold and it rained most of the day, every day (which of course was of no fault of Bill’s). I could have probably given the house 5 stars if it would have had a heated pool. With the cold, rainy weather, a heated pool would have made a nice escape but the pool was too cold to enjoy. The golf cart was a lot of fun when it wasn’t raining. You can go all over Panama City Beach with it! The beach was very close by, however, we couldn’t enjoy it as much as we would have liked to. I would recommend this house to everyone except someone who may have trouble with stairs.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location at Panama City Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was a delight to stay in during our time in Panama City Beach for the Florida Ironman. Very clean, pleasant decor and comfortable beds! Would definitely recommend as a location for this event or any other vacation in Panama City Beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great 2-family place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week with 2 families here. The location was optimal - very short walk to an uncrowded section of the beach and walking distance to restaurants, etc. We also appreciated the 3-story layout, which allowed some separation/privacy on the top two floors as well as gathering space on the ground level.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McMinnville, TN, US

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful extended weekend here. The house was very nice and very spacious. Really enjoyed being just a short walk from the beach as well as having the private pool. The owners were very helpful with everything. I hope my next experience in Panama City is as great as this one was. I would recommend this place to anyone interested in vacationing in Panama City.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cookeville, TN

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very well kept property with a perfect location near the beach. Great space to hang out and plenty of room for a group or large family. Every detail is thought out by the owners - it's beautifully furnished. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
N W Florida Beaches Intl. Airport
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Panama City Beach
Nearest Point of Interest

Walking distance from Restaurants, miniature golf, go carts and only 3 miles from St. Andrews State Park.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
FALL 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
WINTER 2016-17
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Accident Damage Premium $49
Refundable damage deposit $500
House & Pool Cleaning $220 + Tax
Online Payment Fee $69 + Tax
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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Lower Grand Lagoon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 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 and Full Sleeper Sofas, Bunk Beds (2) Built in bunks nice enough that adults don't mind sleeping in them. Roll-away beds(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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