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Best View at the Property! $120 IN BONUSES + EARN CHOICE REWARDS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

0.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Top of the Gulf is tops with budget-conscious travelers who still want to stay right on the beach, and Top of the Gulf 825 delivers!

Located near the Super Clubs and several attractions, Top of the Gulf is reasonably-priced but still amenity rich. Travelers can utilize a gulf-front pool and kiddie pool, a poolside snack bar, shuffleboard and volleyball courts, an exercise room, outdoor grills and more!

After a day of playing in paradise, make yourself at home in this comfortable condo that sleeps up to four and features a full-equipped kitchen. Enjoy gulf views from your room or from the gulf-front pool and sun decks!

Experience peace of mind knowing that when you book Top of the Gulf 825 by Royal American Beach Getaways, you get 24-hour customer service plus a housekeeping and maintenance staff on call. After planning your vacation all year, the last thing you want are unwanted surprises to deal with when you’re miles from home and your condo’s owner is hundreds of miles away! Don’t just book a room—upgrade to a getaway with Royal American Beach Getaways.

EXCLUSIVE BONUSES: Enjoy a day of beach service (a pair of beach chairs and an umbrella) AND your first round of drinks on us – up to a $120 value! Claim your vouchers at the Royal American Beach Getaways front desk. Available seasonally (March through October). Restrictions apply.

Royal American Beach Getaways is now a Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels member. As a result, our guests now benefit from the award-wining loyalty program, Choice Privileges! You can earn rewards including FREE nights plus digital gift cards good at more than 80 different restaurants and retailers!

Royal American Beach Getaways guests also receive the following exclusive perks:

20% Off at Gulf World Marine Park

FREE $5 Gift Card to Rock’It Lanes

10% Off at the Rusty Anchor and The Food Court (9600 S Thomas Drive)

10% Off at the Under the Boardwalk Bar N' Grill (9450 S Thomas Drive)

10% Off at The Corner Market (9450 S Thomas Drive)

$10 to $20 Off Golf at the Bay Point Golf & Tennis Club (Dates of Play Determine Savings)

More Details

Owner
Royal American Beach Getaways Reservations Department
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Amenities

Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Extra Bedding (Sofa Sleeper)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 2.4 based on 5 reviews
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Out dated , the air WOULD NOT COOL THE ROOM ! 80 degrees in our room the whole time. Terrible buildi

  • 1 of 5

Friendly staff but the walk to our room took forever with only one set of elevators and we were the furthest from the elevator. The room was clean but very very outdated and the bedsheetS we're terrible. There is no balcony so even though you can see the ocean you can't hear it and worst of all it was 80° in our room at night it even hotter during the day! I called maintenance and it took two phone calls before they arrived only to tell me that it's an old unit and nothing can be done! For the money I paid it was not an enjoyable stay at all! When you came in off the beach you couldn't even Get called off because of the air. It's located near some clubs and bars so I wasn't a big fan of that either!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Run-down. AC didn't work. Shower didn't drain. Curtains falling down. View was good.

  • 1 of 5

DO NOT RENT THIS UNIT unless the following issues are repaired. 1) AC. When we checked in, we were told AC unit was broken but that it had been repaired except they didn't know how long it would stay working. They offered a different room with no view and not updated furnishings. We took our chances and hoped the AC would stay fixed. After 1 day, it was evident that the AC was not working and probably had never been working. Instead of moving to the other room on Day 2 because of no AC (the same room they offered us at check-in), we opted for fans and a partial refund. Good thing the outside temperatures were only in the 70s. 2) Shower drain. The shower did not drain even overnight. 1st maintenance call to fix resulted in it still not draining. 2nd maintenance call on day 3 resulted in it being fixed so that it did drain finally. 3) Curtains. Everytime you open the curtains to see the great view, they fall off the slide rail as the rail at the top is not connected. Also, there are no hangers in the closet/maintenance room and the sofa bed is uncomfortable. Today's date is 4/7/17. The office manager said the AC unit must be replaced and will take 4-6 weeks as it has to be custom ordered.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanna & David, I was sorry to learn that your recent stay with ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS did not meet your expectations—but glad that you brought these issues to our attention. We are always striving to improve our service and product, and guest feedback helps us to do that. We take guest comments seriously and read them in our weekly staff meetings before discussing what we did right and what we could have done better. Again, I apologize for your negative experience but do hope that you will give us the opportunity to make it up to you on your next visit to Panama City Beach.
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dated building but unit updated and best view of the ocean. will go again.

  • 3 of 5

See above.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mattie, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon! Gratefully, The RA Management Team
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Best View at the Property

  • 3 of 5

This was our first time at Top of the Gulf and would definitely consider staying there again. The room was clean and perfect size for a party of two; not sure if 3-4 would be comfortable as the bathroom was rather small. We did have a wonderful gulf front view as advertised but we probably had one of the longest walks to the room but not too much of an issue. I was glad they had 24/7 security and they made sure people there were really guests of the property. Our first morning we noticed back-up water coming up from the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Notified property manager immediately and it wasn't too long before a maintenance worker arrived. He tried but couldn't fix the problem but said he would have to contact another person but it would be fixed before end of the day. We went on to the beach and upon returning late afternoon, whatever the problem was, it was fixed. We were pleased with the quick repair time! The shower doors were not on the tracks good so we had to be careful when showering. We had plenty of bath towels for our stay but kitchen supply was only one dishtowel and dishcloth. Not having WIFI in the room was a minor inconvenience. The first floor manager suggested several good restaurants. Our favorites were Dockside and Pier 77- loved Pier 77 with no wait times, friendly service and fresh delicious food; best fried shrimp I had anywhere and prices were reasonable. I was a little concerned that I wasn't told about the $45 booking fee from Virbo. When I signed the rental agreement it was one price I was quoted then when credit card bill came it was more with this booking fee added. When I called Royal American, they said I was not the first person to express concern about this. Virbo needs to explain this to their customers! Next time I book, I will go through Royal American or directly with condo owners. and I will be sure to share this with family and friends. Top of the Gulf had good prices and was in a convenient location and we enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claudia, Thank you for your recent business and for the positive feedback you provided ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS. We are always striving to improve our service and product, and guest feedback helps us to do that. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will let maintenance know about the shower doors. We take guest comments seriously and read them in our weekly staff meetings before discussing what we did right and what we could have done better. We look forward to seeing you again. Again, thank you for staying with us! Upgrade to a beach getaway with ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS again soon! Gratefully, The RA Management Team
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Relaxing Room with Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

The location of this room was great. It is on the highest floor in the corner with a beautiful view of the ocean and beach from the window. The location is perfect because it is near the grocery store and many restaurants. It's a quick drive to the lovely St. Andrews Park where we saw some alligators and had a chance to watch the coast guard train. It was a wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent business and for the positive feedback you provided ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS. We are always striving to improve our service and product, and guest feedback helps us to do that. Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay. We would like to see you again in the near future. We take guest comments seriously and read them in our weekly staff meetings before discussing what we did right and what we could have done better. Again, thank you for staying with us! Upgrade to a beach getaway with ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS again soon! Gratefully, The RA Management Team
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Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Damage Protection Fee : $45 $75 $20
    Charge basis: STAY

    Efficiency Cleaning Fee: $45 $75 $20
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Registration Fee: $45 $75 $20
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
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