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Bahama Mama Beach House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Bahama Mama Beach House 5 Bd 3.5 Bth sleeps 17, Up to 29 w/Upper & Lower Cottag

The Bahama Mama Beach House is an over 4100 sq feet private beach home which includes 1200 sq feet of covered decks facing the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This fully furnished 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom beach house is situated directly on the water. Just step off the spacious wrap-around front deck onto the sugar white crystal sand and you’re in the clear emerald turquoise waters of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is located on a private beach street right off the main Front Beach Road so even though it is right smack in the middle of Pier Park and the county pier and all the action, the beach is quieter here. With two stories of living space and spacious decks and a third story observatory tower on top, the views of our beautiful beach and the clearest waters of the Gulf of Mexico are endless. The home has large patio and balcony areas as well as fenced in grassy areas for entertaining, socializing, child safety, or for just taking a well deserved afternoon nap in a comfy beach chair. Or maybe you just want to relax a bit in the shade with a cool drink while listening to the gentle waves of the Gulf and relishing in the beautiful views as you enjoy the sunrises, sunsets or even the moon nestling over our beach. The house is fully equipped with just about everything you need, including kitchen utensils and pots and pans, plenty of towels, plenty of deck/balcony tables & chairs and several portable play pens/cribs for the babies. There are also two adjacent beach front upper and lower cottage units on the premises that are very private but allow us to accommodate large parties of up to 29. Each cottage can be rented separately or as a part of a package that includes the house and the two front beach cottages. Please see Baby Bahama Upper cottage at VRBO Listing #437382 and Baby Bahama Lower Cottage at VRBO Listing #465096

There is plenty of private off street parking for about 12 or more cars on the property. Water sports, amusement parks, restaurants, shopping and entertainment at the famous Pier Park are all nearby. Of course, we also welcome smaller parties. Discounts may apply for smaller groups. Please see other cottage units available at VRBO Listing #437382 and VRBO Listing #465096

Main House and cottage units may be rented together for a discounted price.


More Details

Donna Martin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Donna Martin

We love our beach home. We are in LOVE with our historic plantation beach home.

Donna Martin purchased this villa in 2012

Why Donna Martin chose Panama City Beach

Because we love to live in Paradise.

Our Bahama Mama Beach House in Bahama Beach, right in the best area of Panama City Beach is close to everything, Our white sand beach is quiet and great to enjoy the beach life in our Emerald ocean water

What makes this villa unique

This is a fabulous home because of the spaciousness of the home, historical looks, size of the covered decks, and with this beach only steps from the back door, how could anyone ask for more?


Bahama Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 17
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 6 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) One king size bed in first floor bedroom facing the ocean. Two double size beds in the second floor west bedroom facing the ocean, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two single beds in the first floor north bedroom with a private bath and two day beds in the second floor middle bedroom facing the beach. with a private door opening to the Beach Deck,, Bunk Beds (6) Three sets of bunk beds located in the second floor east bedroom facing the ocean, east and south Wheelchairs can access first floor, a bedroom, living room, Kitchen and deck on first floor. Bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect location. Close to everything but with expanded beaches which are not crowded because we are in a residential area and parking is limited to only our guests. Check in 4 P.M. Check out 10 A.M.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Bahama Mama Beach House
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Bahama Mama beach house in September, 2016. Our party was nine adults. We could have easily had 16, utilizing the bunk bed room. The house is perfectly situated right on the ocean, and there are two huge covered porches looking right out over the surf. The porches are equipped with rocking chairs and this was where we spent much of our time enjoying the beautiful view. In addition, there is a "crows nest" at the very top of the home, where you could see for miles out over the water and up and down the beach. In spite of being next to a public access, the home was very private and there was a huge back and side patio with picnic tables and more outdoor furniture. There are two outdoor showers: one a the path to the beach that is so convenient for sand removal, and the other at the side of the home that was a true outdoor shower with hot and cold water. We loved that outdoor shower! A double clothesline on the side of the home was helpful, no more towels and bathing suits draped over the railings. The inside of the home is decorated in classic Florida style, the fixtures are somewhat dated but very charming and functional. The home was very clean. There was plenty of room to eat together and to visit. There were TVs in every room but we did not use them, preferring to be together in the huge den and watching the big screen there. There are two refrigerators which came in very handy. There is a commercial ice machine that can be turned on for large groups but would have been "overkill" for the nine of us. There was room to park at least 8 cars. Donna and Al were very kind, arranging for us to check in a little early so we could pick up our children from the airport. Patrick, the property manager, checked on us several times during our stay to make sure that we had everything that we needed. He even brought over a telescope one day so we could enjoy the stars from the crows nest! The only thing that the home may benefit from would be a possible replacement for some of the twin mattresses, they are a little worn, and possibly updating of the linen. But these are very minor things. We enjoyed our stay very much and will hopefully be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vickie, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests at our beach house and we really hope that you'll come back again soon! Al and Donna Martin
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  • 5 of 5

Family had a wonderful time ,,,

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll come back again! Al and Donna Martin
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Enjoiyable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bahama Mama for our family vacation. We enjoyed being right on the beach and in a quiet area. Al and Donna are great to work with. Patrick came by to make sure everything was alright.

The accommodations were very good for my family. Everything you need is provided - plenty of towels, laundry facilities and beach chairs. Best equipped kitchen we have ever stayed.

There are also some very good restaurants in the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda, We are so glad you and your family had a good time and that you enjoyed staying at our beach house which is so important to us. Thanks for the great review and we hope you can come back again some time in the future! Al and Donna Martin
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Perfect for our large family reunion!

  • 4 of 5

Right on the beach, not crowded at all. Outdoor showers super helpful. Gorgeous views from the decks. Can't get more for the price. Alfredo and Patrick were always available for any questions and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exceptional. Our family had a great stay. Patrick was so hopeful and helped with all of our needs. The property was right on the beach and it was beautiful. We would definitely be interested in renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristy, Thanks for the review. We are so glad you and your family had a great time at our beach house and we really hope you'll come back again soon! Al and Donna Martin
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Truly a Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the Bahama Mama! It was perfect for our family vacation. We were there 06/11 thru 06/18 and had a family of 12 (7 adults, 3 kids, 2 babies) and we were all very comfortable here. The location is perfect, and the view of the beach can't be beat. We spent most of out time out on the patio and the upper decks, just enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean and the great breeze that comes through there.

The house really does come with everything you would need for your stay. The website doesn't mention it, but when we arrived, we found plenty of beach chairs, beach toys, and even an umbrella! We were prepared to go buy these things (we flew down) so it was a great surprise. One of the reason we chose this house was because the description stated that 2 Pack n' Plays were available. Having 2 little ones, these were essential. Upon arrival, we were only able to locate one, and it was in very poor shape and not usable. We contacted Al & Donna, and before we knew it, Al arrived with 2 BRAND NEW Pack n' Plays! You can't ask for better hospitality than that! They also had a brand new charcoal grill - happy to be the first family to break it in!

With 12 people, we never found ourselves to feel crowded. Everyone was very comfortable, even on our lazy days when we needed a break from the sun. Between the dining room table, living room, porch (brand new rocking chairs!) and enormous patio we could all spread out. Plenty of beds for everyone. If I had to pick one thing to kind of frown upon, it would be the upstairs middle bedroom with the 2 beds. One bed had a very squeaky metal frame, and the day bed had a very loud mattress. My husband and I shared this room with our 16 month old, and we were terrified to move so we didn't wake him. However, we were on vacation, in this beautiful spot, so it wasn't that big of deal. I still consider this a 5 Star stay. The house very much felt like a home away from home. This was our first time to Panama City Beach, and it will not be our last. I imagine our family will be visiting the Bahama Mama as long as Al & Donna own it! Thank you Martin family for sharing your home with us, and we will see you again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Susan, for the review! We are so pleased that you and your family had a wonderful time at Bahama Mama. It is so important to us that you are comfortable and feel at home and we hope that you can come back again ! Al and Donna Martin
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Rates & Availability

Bahama Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Week end
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
4th of July week end
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor week end
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Off season except Holidays
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates subject to change.
Refundable damage security deposit may vary depending of type of event

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
Nick's, , Sharkys, Runaway Island, Shuckums
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hombre Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
30A- Front Beach Road
Nearest Restaurant
Nick's, Pier Park, Sharkys, Runaway Island,Shuckum
Nearest Beach
Bahama Beach
Car: recommended

All the popular attractions are within 3 miles of this large beachfront home:

Pier Park which is the largest and spectacular new shopping and entertainment complex that includes over 1 million square feet of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Gulf World, Ripley's Target, JC Penney, Dillards, Grand Theaters, Super WalMart, Victoria's Secret, Jos. A. Bank, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Tootsie's Country Music Lounge, Buffalo Wild Wings, Nick's Brooklyn Pizza and much much more...

Dan Russell Municipal Pier is located at Pier Park where you can fish and enjoy the wonderful views.

Shipwreck Island Waterpark is within 2 miles to the east and includes fabulous slides, water rafting, wavepools, etc.

Gulf World Marine Park is within 1 mile to the west and includes various shows with dolphin, sea lion, and tropical bird shows.

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise in located at the marina near Captain Anderson's and The Marina Cantina restaurant and is so much fun for the kids, and adults will enjoy it too.


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