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Mary Meade

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Home away from home!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Panama City Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 5 - king bed, queen sleeper sofa, twin sleeper love seat.


The Summit

8743 Thomas Dr, Unit 906

Panama City, FL 32408

Welcome to my home. You are getting a fully furnished, well stocked home on the beach, not some small hotel room away from the beach. Pricing wise, all condos (and hotels) must charge the 12.5% Tourist Tax. The quote I send you includes the seasonal rental rate, the cleaning fee ($75) paid directly to my cleaners, required tourist taxes charged to hotels and condos (12.5%), and a fully refundable damage deposit ($300). On VRBO I break your charges into two payments, your initial reservation deposit, and the 2nd payment (includes the balance due, your damage deposit, taxes, cleaning fee) will be charged 30 days prior to arrival. Just click on 'Book-It', then select your dates, (Saturday to Saturday ONLY) to see an invoice, payment due dates and amounts, as well as a credit card or paypal payment form that lets you book NOW, and includes a 10% booking fee paid directly to VRBO. I have 24 hours to accept your booking request. The Summit Complex fee at registration is an additional $15 ($45 spring break). You have to make the first payment to hold the reservation.

Note that you can also avoid the new VRBO assessed 10%+ traveler booking fee and pay me directly through Pay Pal. Click "Book It" to see the price details (subtract the fee) and then make your inquiry through VRBO for instructions on how to use Pay Pal. I require full payment up front, and, upon receipt, will simply block out those dates from being reserved. (I pay $350 a year for the VRBO site, and am also assessed a booking fee per reservation, so I am happy to offer an alternative option to my guests. Note that you have no insurance option, nor booking protection, if you do not pay through VRBO.)

NO REFUNDS for cancelled bookings after all payments are made (unless I can re-rent your time slot.) Please buy cancellation insurance on VRBO if you have any doubts! You will be refunded the damage deposit within a couple of days of when I get my report from my housekeeper. (In 3 years I have only kept $55 in damage deposits, including spring break.)

I only accept payment through VRBO by credit card or directly through Paypal.


Nicely furnished; including a balcony dinette for beach dining! The bunk bed hallway space was converted to an office that includes an HDMI monitor, keyboard and color scanner/printer - just bring your laptop! Upgraded High Speed Internet is free!

The living room and bedroom both include a flat screen TV with Basic Cable as well as a blue-ray DVD player with HULU, Netflix, and Pandora - and a cabinet full of DVDs for those rainy afternoons.

Accommodations include:

Large shelf closet in the bedroom plus a smaller 2nd closet. Has two toilets, two sinks, one shower/bath tub; all new hardware. The bedroom has a Hilton quality king bed and a cozy leather love seat. The living room includes an exceptionally comfortable queen tempurpaedic sleeper sofa, and a twin size sleeper love seat. There's also an auto-inflatable elevated twin air mattress in a box in the office alcove that will make the twin mattress more comfortable for an adult.

The well equipped kitchen includes dinner settings for 6, a full array of small appliances, as well as new stainless appliances including microwave w/convection oven, stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker, and filtered drink dispenser in the door. New AC/Heater and water heater. There's even a new high tech combo washer/dryer - throw the clothes in the wash before you go to bed and they are dry when you get up!

It's on the 9th floor, with a large balcony that overlooks the quieter garden area and beach on the west side of the complex.

Facility amenities include a well equipped exercise room, large inside and outside Jacuzzis, sauna, and one of the two large outdoor pools is heated to 85 degrees all winter. Walk to restaurants and lots of arcades and rides. Or, in the winter, join fellow residents in the downstairs lounge for group activities any day of the week!

I want you to feel like a cherished guest in my home.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Mary Meade (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mary Meade

I am a map maker and work on disasters around the country. If my condo isn't rented when I'm in between assignments then I'm delighted to spend some time there.

Mary Meade purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mary Meade chose Panama City Beach

My home is your home. I have made it comfortable for myself and my friends, who use it when it's not rented. I'd like to consider you my new friends and for everyone I leave packaged foods, e.g., coffee/tea, condiments, snacks, etc. in the cupboards and fridge so you don't have to run out the night you arrive. Since my housekeeper only resupplies the basics, I hope you replace anything that is getting low, or has run out the next time you get to the store, so my guests arriving after you can have the same convenience. Or leave your own favorite non-perishable treats. (Pay it forward!) Please throw out any perishables before you leave.

I removed the bunk beds in the hallway in favor of a comfortable twin sleeper love seat in the living room. I made an office where the bunk beds were and I upgraded to the high speed WIFI Internet so I could enjoy Hulu and Netflix. I added a larger closet in the bedroom with lots of shelving. I have furniture that I enjoy living with, including a fine dining set that, by sliding the single chair out of the way and the bench over, let's me have a table set for six. I have a dinette on the balcony as well as gravity chairs and side tables.

While all but one guest has said how much they like having my personal things available to use (fiction, non-fiction and cook books, lots of kitchen gadgets, office equipment and supplies, beach toys, etc) I did have one visitor that complained that it felt too much like a home and not like a vacation get away. I offered them a full refund if they moved out the night they arrived, even found them an alternative condo in the complex, but they decided to stay. Go figure.

Improvements this year:

New gravity chairs and dinette set for the balcony

New living room rug and coffee table.

New washer/dryer

What makes this condo unique

The view is amazing! I have never seen anything more beautiful than a lightning storm come in over the waters at night. I enjoy the camaraderie of the locals and meeting interesting people from all over the world. Or just napping in my gravity chair, listening to the waves breaking on the shore, soaking up the warm winter sun that bakes the balcony in the afternoon. Spinakers is my favorite place to eat in town and it's just a short walk down the beach, with tables on the beach's edge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mary, many thanks for renting your home to us for the week. It is a lovely place with such personal touches. I feel like I'm staying at a friends' home. I have bragged on you and your lovely condo and everyone is so jealous. We have had a wonderful time relaxing! My son did the go-carts, husband and son golfed at Hombre Golf Club, and went on the 2 hour jet ski dolphin tour. Water is a little too cold for me. The weather has been beautiful all week. 75 is and sunny every day! Tomorrow we head back to Indianapolis, but I have taken one of your cards and we hope to return again, sooner rather than later. God Bless.
Mar 2014
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Gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here and we loved every minute of it! We had everything we needed while on vacation staying here at Mary's. She even had rafts and netted scoopers to help us hunt for seashells, which we found a lot of! There's the convenience of having a tiny market right on the property for a few basics and we loved that Bikini Bob's was right there too. (You can go there for some cheap food) you're not a far walk from the beach, but on days you want hang poolside there are 2 beautiful pools. She also has a cooler for you to take down to the pool/beach which we made use of everyday. (Ice can be bought in the market) We would go there again in a heart beat and miss the beautiful location already! Thanks for everything Mary!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm gratified when I find my guests were able to experience the enhanced accommodations I try to provide! Some owners lock up everything, and provide minimal furnishings, but my family raised me to treat others like I would like to be treated. I have been fortunate in the past four years to have only guests that have reciprocated by taking great care of my home. I hope you can make it back next year! Mary
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect! My husband and I stayed here end of April 2016 and it was amazing! IT had everything we needed for the week. I highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great home away from home experience. The pools were awesome and Bikini Bobs located on the property was awesome.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a great property; as a home owner I'm delighted with the way the HOA takes care of everything. I'm so glad to hear you felt at home. Mary
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Pleasant surprise!

  • 4 of 5

March 2016. We were not originally booked with this condo but due to circumstances we decided to stay here for the month of March being skeptical, of course, about the Sping Break activity. As it turned out, due to ordinances passed last fall, the Spring Breakers were barely there and our experience in Panama City Beach for the month of March 2016 was very pleasant. Mary's condo was everything we could possibly want and need for our stay. With a newer kitchen and plenty of cooking utensils, we enjoyed our meal preparations and the king size bed was extremely comfortable. Mary has kept her condo up to date and is a pleasure to rent. Although the building is older, it is being kept clean and well maintained. The Conservation Park and Gayle's Trails provided us with all the biking trails we could want. Other amenities such as the workout room, pool and eating establishments were a welcome feature. Thank you Mary for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Warmly, Mary
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  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything, is very relaxing, beautiful view, fully stocked, and well maintained. The beach water was not that cold even in December, and the waves were really nice. The heated outdoor pool was a huge selling point for me, as my family loves to swim. The hot tubs, sauna and workout rooms were never crowded. Tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard, video game room, and lounge make this place loaded! There is a walmart 1 mile away, and tons of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Look no further, you will not be disappointed with this rental. She has all the extras like beach chairs and toys, umbrellas, and more. Mary was a great host, we would DEFINITELY stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

What an amazing property! Pools, hot tubs, privacy if you want it.... Gorgeous beaches! Loved our stay :)

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent condo.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Mary's condo. Great view from the balcony and the chairs were so comfortable that my wife had to buy some. Condo is fully equipped for all of your needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The Summit

8743 Thomas Dr, Unit 906

Panama City, FL 32408



Rates & Availability

The Summit Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer, 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 25 2017
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 King size bed; 1 Queen Sofa Bed; 1 Living room love seat chair pulls out to a comfortable Twin convertible bed. Sleeps 5 comfortably. (Also has an elevated power inflatable Twin mattress that can be set up in the hallway or placed on the Twin convertible bed.)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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