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Spacious Beach House - right on the beach, pet friendly!!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 2.5 baths ON THE BEACH. Sleeps 12

Please note: This listing is for the lower level. Upper level is not rented out.

Tranquility... the name says it all. Located RIGHT ON the white sugary sands in the heart of Panama City Beach. Go out the back door from the sun room and you are right ON THE BEACH. You will feel the 'tranquility' that the name of this home implies the moment you set foot in the house. Enjoy lounging in the hot tub while gazing at the gulf watching the sun set, or conversing in the sun room which has a 180 degree view of the gulf, or watch TV on one of the four flat screen TVs including the high def 60' TV in the living room or the large screen high def TV in the master bedroom. Programming includes over 200 cable channels including HBO, STARZ, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, and the sports channels. Also free Wi-Fi.

The home is centrally located within Panama City Beach – within walking distance to Pineapple Willie’s, La Vela, and Walmart. Since you are in a residential section of the beach (not next to any condos) it will feel like you have your own private beach!

You will enjoy full use of the entire ground floor of this two-story beach house. Your vacation get-away has five sleeping areas. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large flat screen high definition TV. The second bedroom has a built in queen over queen bunk bed, a day bed and a flat screen TV. The third sleeping area is a pass-thru bedroom with twin bunk beds and a day bed with a trundle. This area has its own flat screen TV and half bath. It is perfect for the kids. The fourth sleeping area is the sun room, right off the master, with a queen size sleeper sofa. The fifth sleeping area is the living room, which has a queen size sleeper sofa. There are two full baths, a half bath, and an outdoor shower.

Hot tub and charcoal grill on back porch. Parking for four cars in front driveway.

Note: this property is two separate homes, 'Heart of the Beach' upstairs and 'Tranquility' downstairs.

More Details

Nelofer Childress
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Nelofer Childress

Panama City Beach is our full time home.

Why Nelofer Childress chose Panama City Beach

This property is two separate homes, 'Heart of the Beach' which we live in full time upstairs and 'Tranquility' which we rent to vacationers downstairs. Tranquility was built as a beach cottage in the 1940s. The outside walls and some interior walls are about 2 feet thick concrete! Guess that's why it's lasted through so many hurricanes! The upstairs was built in 1995 by its then owner whom you may have heard of; Lita Ford. She was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s. She and her family lived here for a few years. Neighbors have told us Ozzy Osbourne and others were frequent visitors back then.


Panama City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Full bath with tub and shower, Full bath with walk-in shower, half bath, and outdoor shower on back porch.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle for a total of two twin size mattresses.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Pass-thru bedroom with flat screen TV and half-bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , W/D included, and attached sun room with view of gulf.
  • Two enclosed bedrooms and one pass-thru bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House keeping will provide initial supply of trash can liners, toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, soap, shampoo & conditioner. Guests are responsible for these supplies once they are used.


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Spacious Beach House - right on the beach, pet friendly!!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Bait and Switch...

  • 2 of 5

While the home was very clean, and the owner very nice...and the interior rooms are in keeping with the description (mostly)...the photos promoting the rental are not valid (1/2/18). In photo 2 you see the whole home - you get the lower level only. Photo 3 of 22 is of the deck you will NOT get. Photo 4 of 22 is of the view that you will NOT have to enjoy. There are people living on the top floor of the house, which was not disclosed. You are renting only the lower level.... So, as long as you are not renting the home based on dreaming of sitting on the large deck, or looking out from the incredible view from it... then you are fine to rent this home, as the photos showing that incredible view are solely from the view of the homeowners on the top floor and should not be a part of this rental's listing. Also, I rented the "house" based on the fact I have three loud kids, and I hate bothering others with our noise. You are in the lower level of this home, and there are people above - that sat on my nerves the entire time period.

As a side note, this home would not be great if you need privacy (multiple groups), as photos 7 and 8 show the "hall bedroom"...because you have to walk through these rooms to get from the front to the back (master to kitchen/living area, or vice-versa), which was fine for us because it was our teenage soon.... However the temporary doors only work when the air/heat is not running, otherwise it pops the magnet. This setting with a non-private room would have been horrible to walk in to with 3 adult couples.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matt, Thank you for your review as it provided valuable feed back for myself and other potential guests. I appreciate that you experienced my home as very clean and me as very nice. I am, however, sorry to hear that you felt that our listing was a bait and switch, as that was never my intention and I wrote about it in several places throughout the listing. I will make every effort to make changes to my listing so that it is more clear regarding what guests are renting. The pictures that you referenced were clearly captioned to indicate that the listing is for the lower level only, but your experience highlighted for me that the captions are not doing their jobs. I will remove photo two and replace it with a picture of the lower level only. Photo three is, in fact, a picture of the lower patio, but as the caption indicated it was taken before the hot tub was installed. However, it is clear I need to update that one, as well. I can see how photo four is misleading and it will be removed. I had originally included it so people can get an idea of what the beach looks like in front of the home. I will take a new shot with a lower perspective. As I told you when you checked in, sound does not carry between the two levels because of the way the house was built with 4-5 feet of space between the ceiling and floor. I am sorry it weighed on your mind, and I wish I could have reassured you more. I write this in my response for any other potential guests who may be concerned about the same thing. We often have groups of 12 people stay in this home including loud teenagers and have not experienced any issues. Finally, I hope that your feedback is helpful for guests who are coming as 3 separate couples and that are looking for more privacy. We surely want people to pick our home because it is the best fit for their needs, and I will continue to offer the best customer service I can. It was nice to meet you and your family. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope my reply clarifies any misunderstandings, and I will make the changes that your feedback highlighted as necessary due to lack of clarity. May you be well, Nelofer Childress
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great location and nice little place

  • 5 of 5

Our WHOLE family visited (5 generations of fun), and we survived! lol This place isn't huge, so you'll be enjoying each other's company, however, there are lots of little places to sneak away. The front has a couple chairs, the back porch has a few, there's a sunroom, and a living room, plus the bedrooms - and, of course, the beach. So, we made it through the week without any issues! ;) There are tons of places to sleep, and we loved the living room - there was enough room for all of us (8 adults and 2 little ones, plus dogs). We couldn't fit all of us at the table at the same time for meals, but it wasn't that big of a deal. It's such a casual setting that it didn't really matter. It was great with the little ones being so close to the actual beach, and grown ups loved the jacuzzi ;). Nelofer was wonderful too. Washer went out during our stay, so she ran us clean stuff whenever we needed it (with a smile). Really nice person. I would definitely recommend this place for a visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleaned and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were met by the owner who is very nice and helpful and makes the check in and out very easy.

I don't have any complaints about this property! We all had a great time and enjoyed our stay in the house! The house is cleaned and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds are comfortable. The jacuzzi is a treat which we all enjoyed after a day on the beach!!

I am already planning on coming back to this property!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room,private,clean would stay there again. S. Brown

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lot of Room

  • 5 of 5

As described. Had a great stay, just wished the weather had cooperated better.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect location

  • 4 of 5

the house was right on the beach and away from the busiest part of the strip which was perfect. Nelofer was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches,PCB, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Pineapple Willy's or La Vela
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Signal Hill Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pineapple Willy's
Nearest Beach
You're on it!
Car: recommended

Tranquility...the name says it all. Located on the white sugary sands in the heart of Panama City Beach. Go out the back door and you are ON THE BEACH! And when you want to get out and explore what all PCB has to offer this is the area to be in.

This home is centrally located right in the heart of PCB, one block east of Pineapple Willy's. It is within walking distance of LaVela, Spinnaker, and of Walmart. It is only a short drive to Signal Hill golf course, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Wonder Works, mini-golf, Shipwreck Island water park and various thrill rides and go cart tracks. St. Andrews state park is about 5 miles east with its nature trails, fishing pier, marina and boat rentals. Pier Park with all its unique shops and restaurants is a little over 5 miles west.

The house is located on Beach Blvd., which is one of the quietest and more exclusive streets on the beach - away from the traffic noise of Front Beach Road or Thomas Drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Prices subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
During peak seasons we only rent Saturday to Saturday.
Check-in is at 4pm and check-out is at 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.