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Rita and Greg Backstrom

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Next door to Pier Park and right across from the Beach!

21 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Panama City Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Great beach home at a great location!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!

Walk to the uncrowded beach, pool, pier, dining, shopping, movies and Aaron Bessant Park. Blink and you’re at Frank Brown Park. It’s a quick drive to the airport, too.

Extensive recent upgrades including all new living room furniture, LED TVs (60-inch in living room!), high-speed internet, blu-ray DVD with smart apps and WiFi, comforters, and pillows.

We have stayed in a wide variety of homes and condos over the years at Panama City Beach. At Pier Fun you won’t have to wait 20 minutes for an elevator. You won’t get to the pool in the morning to discover that towels have claimed every chair. You won’t get down to the first floor and discover that your family can’t enter the pool or the beach because someone forgot their resort bracelet. You won’t have to choose a spot on the beach where you can’t even see the Gulf because the beach is so crowded. You won’t be kept up at night by noisy neighbors above or below. You won’t have to waste 15 minutes every time you need to get in and out of your parking space. And, most importantly, if you choose, you won’t have to move your car at all because you’re right in the heart of everything!

Not only is the location great, the home itself is great! The upstairs is an open floor plan with a balcony with views of the ocean. Each bedroom has its own full bath.

Learn from our mistakes. Stay at Pier Fun in Summer Towne and have a low-stress vacation!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rita and Greg Backstrom (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Rita and Greg Backstrom

After making annual trips to Panama City Beach for over 20 years, Rita and Greg are thrilled to realize their dream of having their own little piece of paradise. As a child, Rita enjoyed visiting PCB every year with her parents. Once she got married it became a family affair. They love to travel but nothing compares to the world famous white sand beaches of PCB! They look forward to having you enjoy it as much as they do!

Rita and Greg Backstrom purchased this house in 2013

Why Rita and Greg Backstrom chose Panama City Beach

What is more important is that this place is everything that I don’t hate:

I’ve been coming to PCB every year since I was a child. I’ve stayed in a wide variety of places over the years. At Pier Fun you will not have to wait twenty minutes for an elevator, you will not get to the pool in the morning to discover that towels have claimed every chair, you will not get down to the first floor and discover that your family cannot enter the pool or the beach because someone forgot the mandatory resort bracelet, you will not have to choose a spot on the beach where you can’t even see water because the beach is so crowded, you will not be kept up at night by noisy neighbors above or below you, you will not have to spend twelve minutes each time you need to get in and out of the parking garage and most importantly, if you choose, you will not have to move your car at all because you are right in the heart of everything!

Learn from our mistakes. Stay here and have a low stress vacation.

What makes this house unique

Not only is the location great, but the home itself is great!

The upstairs is an open floor plan with a balcony with views of the ocean and each bedroom has its own full bath.

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Next door to Pier Park and right across from the Beach!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
5

Amazing and memorable week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and could not believe how we could count the beach umbrellas on the beach, yet, just a short walk away at the pier - you could hardly walk for the people. The location was amazing. We had three teenagers and being able to allow them to walk or ride bikes to Pier Park made the trip very peaceful for the rest of us. We will definitely be back the next time we come to the Emerald Coast for vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Beach Restores Your Soul...

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, well appointed, and perfectly located. The atmosphere is casual, comfortable, and relaxing. The beach is right across the street and the pool is right out your back door. Views of the ocean are breathing. This is the perfect house...

Location, location, location... My son and his family love the trendy areas including the strip, eateries, and amusement parks, etc one block to the left. Grandmothers turn right to fine dining at the Boars Head and Winn Dixie! Both were cheaper and had no crowds! This homes location is perfect for all age groups...

The stairs, mentioned in several reviews, became one of my favorite things about the house! While enjoying a fantastic vacation, my family and grandma are in the best shape of our lives!

We returned to "the real world" blessed, thankful, relaxed, and fortified until we can run back to this amazing home next year!!! Thank you Greg and Rita for making it possible for my family to enjoy such a wonderful vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Prime location!!! Awesome house!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this house multiple times and it is the absolute best! Other places I have stayed in PCB are crowded, here the beach and the pool by the house around the house are always available. The house has a wonderful view from the third floor and Pier Park is right next door. The house is very pretty and has plenty of space for everyone in your party.

The owners are always wonderful to work with and I look forward to going back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great property- clean, well supplied, and close to everything. Kept up very well, huge TV's!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some surprises

  • 3 of 5

The townhouse was pretty and decorated nice with cheery colors. Its close to the beach and Pier Park. We could walk either place in 5 minutes. They allowed us to bring our 4 legged family member which was a huge plus.

The parking is in the rear of the house and very tight getting in and out but there is a car port which helped when it rained. There is NO view from the 1st and 2nd floor bedrooms. The view from the third floor was limited. The most disturbing thing for us was we brought an 86 year old grandmother. She is in very good physical condition for her age but having a kitchen and living room on the third floor was a bit much. The owners knew the ages of each of us but never mentioned that she would have to climb the stairs multiple times each day. I would give it an average rating.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for the whole month, which was a new experience for us. There was some "interesting" weather, but it makes for good stories. We were safe in our house, and could watch from a cozy place.

The location is perfect...close to anything you could possibly need. Our dog loved his first extended vacation with us. The dog friendly beach just across the street was his favorite place to go.

The minor problems we did have were taken care of promptly. Greg and Rita are extremely easy to work with. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!

Walk to the uncrowded beach, pool, pier, dining, shopping, movies and Aaron Bessant Park. Blink and you are at Frank Brown Park. Quick drive to the airport.

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Rates & Availability

Summertowne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 29 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$135
$925
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$1,400
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

***SPRING BREAKERS--If you are looking for a place to party this is NOT it! We do NOT rent to those under 25.***

--Inquire about our Spring Break discount for families.
--Refundable $200 damage deposit due at booking. Refunds processed within 2 weeks of check-out.
--Non-refundable pet fee $100, up to 2 dogs under 50 lbs only, no other pets accepted.
--Rates subject to change until confirmed.

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Amenities

Panama City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1596 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3rd floor bathroom - toilet , Located on the 3rd floor living area
    Master bedroom #1 - toilet , shower , Double vanity, walk-in closet
    Master bedroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bedroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath and balcony
    Master bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3, twin trundle under bunk bed, private bath
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa has a queen sleeper
  • All bedrooms have attached private baths and LED TVs. Master bedroom #1 has a huge private balcony. Master bedroom #2 has a balcony that overlooks the pool, lake and park.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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