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TOP-OF-THE-LINE, 1ST FLOOR, OCEANFRONT CONDO, 5-STAR HOTEL FEEL, IN LOW-RISE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5-STAR HOTEL FEEL 3-BDR, 3-BATH, 1ST FLOOR, OCEANFRONT CONDO IN LOW RISE

PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNERS TO CONFIRM A COST ESTIMATE FOR A PARTICULAR WEEK OR MONTH, AND PARTICULAR DATES, BEFORE BOOKING THIS CONDO.

This Listing is for UNIT #6 of Bonita Beach, a 1st floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condo.

These owners also own UNIT #11 in the 20-unit Bonita Beach complex, which is a 2nd floor unit in the same complex, also 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom with spectacular views of the ocean (VRBO Listing No. 354862). It may be available when UNIT #6 is not available.

These owners also own Unit #701W of the SPLASH Resort, a 7th floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, END (CORNER) UNIT having spectacular views of the ocean (VRBO Listing No. 826419).

A LINK TO A VIRTUAL TOUR OF UNIT #6, INCLUDING 49 PHOTOGRAPHS OF UNIT #6 TAKEN BY A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY, AS WELL AS A "YOU TUBE" VIDEO SHOWING THE SAME, IS PRESENT AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. THESE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS, ALONG WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS, CLEARLY SHOW THE BENEFICIAL FEATURES, AND UNIQUE ADVANTAGES, OF UNIT #6. ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF UNIT #6 (SOME OF WHICH ARE DIFFERENT) ARE SHOWN IN THE "PHOTOS" SECTION OF THIS LISTING.

(THE FRONT OF THE BONITA BEACH COMPLEX IS CURRENTLY UNDER EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS, AND WILL CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY BY MARCH OF 2017.)

UNIT #6 is a privately-owned, open concept, LUXURIOUS (5-star hotel look and feel), very light and airy, OCEANFRONT (RIGHT NEXT TO THE OCEAN AND ON THE BEACH), 3-bedroom, 3-full bathroom, 1st floor (lower), condominium. It has about 1650 square feet of living space in a 2-story (low-rise), 20-unit building, with spectacular, expansive, unobstructed views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, white sands of Laguna Beach, and Western sunsets year round from 10 high-tech floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen, living room, dining room and hall areas. It has a large covered balcony accessed via a set of sliding glass doors, which also has spectacular views of the ocean, beach and Western sunsets. BECAUSE BUILDING #3 (of the 5 condominium buildings located at the Bonita Beach complex), in which Unit #6 is present, EXTENDS FURTHER OUT TOWARDS THE BEACH AND OCEAN THAN THE OTHER 4 CONDOMINIUM BUILDINGS LOCATED AT THIS COMPLEX, UNIT #6 HAS UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE BEACH, OCEAN AND WESTERN SUNSETS BOTH STRAIGHT ON, AND ALSO ALL DOWN THE BEACH AND OCEAN TO BOTH THE EAST AND THE WEST, WITH BEAUTIFUL WESTERN SUNSET VIEWS, all of which most of the other "inner" condos at the complex DO NOT HAVE.

Unit #6 is 34-feet wide (approximately twice as wide as the average condominium) and, VERY ADVANTAGEOUSLY, IS LOCATED JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM THE BONITA BEACH COMPLEX COMMUNITY POOL.

The large, original (non-working) fireplace in Unit #6 was removed by the owners to enlarge the seating area in the family room of this condo, and make it more spacious and comfortable for large groups of guests. The result is that THE FAMILY ROOM OF UNIT #6 HAS A MUCH LARGER AND MORE SPACIOUS FEEL in comparison with the other condos at Bonita Beach that still have their original fireplaces (most of them), and PROVIDES FAR MORE SEATING, AND SITTING ROOM, FOR GUESTS (see photos). In contrast with most of the other Bonita Beach condos, 10 GUESTS CAN SIT VERY COMFORTABLY IN THE FAMILY ROOM OF UNIT #6.

(Each of the 20 Bonita Beach condos originally had a large fireplace in the corner of the family room, all of which are NON-WORKING, and take up a lot of space in the family room areas (dead space).)

UNIT #6 has direct, private access to the ocean and beach via only two stairs (with no elevators to wait for). An outdoor shower is present at the base of the steps, permitting guests to conveniently wash sand off from their bodies and beach equipment prior to entering into the condo.

UNIT #6 SLEEPS 10 PEOPLE COMFORTABLY IN NORMAL BEDS (not on sofa sleepers or air mattresses), and has two porcelain tile and river rock walk-in showers with frame less glass doors and matching floors and built-in seats in two of the three bathrooms, as well as a fully renovated kitchen (all new kitchen cabinets, granite counters and a tile floor with "drop-ins."

The beach in front of UNIT #6 is very private and relatively un-populated, and has a very peaceful and relaxing feel, which is in contrast with the often very highly populated, and busy beaches, located in front of many high-rise condominium buildings.

UNIT #6 is beautifully decorated with TOP-OF-THE LINE MATERIALS, FURNISHINGS, ART WORK AND ACCESSORIES, including all new state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen appliances (including a 30 cubic foot french door refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, a full size oven and stove, a dish washer and a microwave oven), custom kitchen cabinets with slow-close drawers and accent lighting above, below, and in, such kitchen cabinets, custom bathroom cabinets and mirrors, granite counter tops throughout, several Schonbeck crystal light fixtures, three Kholer Devonshire toilettes, a new air conditioner, a new 80-gallon hot water heater, two Wesley Allen king-sized wrought iron beds in two bedrooms, two sets of wood “full over full” bunk beds in a third bedroom, a dining room table having comfortable seating for 10 or more, and an island that can comfortably seat at least 4 more on bar stools with backs, crown molding, porcelain tile (with a marble look) throughout, very comfortable, leather furniture (a large sectional and two additional chairs). The granite counter tops in Unit #6 are a Level 2 grade (higher grade than normal), and the light porcelain tile floors, which include "drop ins," has a look of marble.

Each of the three bedrooms in Unit #6 has a 32” Sony television, and the living room has a 60” Visio flat-screen, SMART television.

The balcony of Unit #6 has very comfortable seating for at least 10 adults, along with two separate bar-height tables.

Unit #6 has free high definition Comcast cable TV and internet, an electronic programmable safe for a heightened security of cash and other valuables (installed by a security company, as in a hotel), a garbage disposal, a coffee pot, a large, full kitchen with all amenities and high-quality utensils, dishware, cookware and bake ware, a full size washer and dryer, air conditioning and electric heat. Towels and linens are provided. The condominium complex has an in-ground pool, a reserved parking spot (with additional guest parking) and refuse pick-up.

Weekly or monthly (certain months) rentals are available year round to individuals that are at least 25 years old (including families with children).

Snowbirds are welcome.

No smoking is permitted.

To formally book this condo, two adults (25 years of age or older) who would be present at the condo throughout the duration of any rental period would need to execute a standard rental agreement that is employed for all rentals of this condo, and also provide copies of their drivers licenses to the owners, as proper identification.

The owners' Cancellation Policy, as well as many different methods that may be employed for making payments, are detailed in the owners' standard rental agreement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE OWNERS HAVE THEIR OWN DETAILED CANCELLATION POLICY, WHICH IS FAIR TO BOTH THEM AND THEIR GUESTS, ALONG WITH A DETAILED DISCUSSION ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE, SET FORTH IN THEIR STANDARD RENTAL AGREEMENT. THE OWNERS' CANCELLATION POLICY WILL GOVERN ALL OF THEIR RENTALS OF THIS CONDO, NOT ANY CANCELLATION POLICY POSTED ON THE VRBO / HOME AWAY WEB SITES.

(VRBO / HOME AWAY does not have a Cancellation Policy option for owners that properly reflects the desires of these owners' regarding cancellation of a rental.)

More Details

Owner
Roberta Heady
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Roberta Heady

This condo is privately owned, and managed, by an intellectual property attorney and an electrical engineer who live in Johns Creek, Georgia, both graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), and have four children, three graduated from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), and one a 4th year industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech.

The attorney graduated from Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, WI), and has been employed by Locke Lord LLP for 16 years. Prior to that, she worked for Abbott Laboratories (Waukegan, IL), G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL), and the law firm Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery (Chicago, IL).

The engineer is employed by Gates Corporation (headquartered in Denver, CO).

One of their children is an industrial engineer employed by the Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters (Atlanta, GA). Another child is a quality control supervisor for Tyco International (Lithia Springs, GA). A third child is a logistics specialist for Altria (Richmond, VA).

The owners, and their children, have attended North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, GA), led by senior pastor Andy Stanley, for about 12 years. Roberta and one of their daughters are members of the Gust Services team, and Roberta is a member of the Critical Response team.

The owners manage this property themselves and provide very personal service directly between the owners and their guests. They try to be available for all of their guests at all times, and keep all of their three 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condos in Panama City Beach, Florida (two at Bonita Beach and one at Splash) in a top condition.

Roberta Heady purchased this condo in 2013

Why Roberta Heady chose Florida

This condo is very high end, as can be seen in the photographs, and is on the first floor of a low-rise (two-story) building. Guests can walk right onto the beach 2-3 steps from the deck of this condo, and can watch their children play on the beach from the deck. Because it is on the first floor, it is particularly suitable for children, the elderly and dogs.

This condo also is very conveniently located in the Bonita Beach complex just steps away from the community pool.

Panama City Beach has beautiful white sand and blue oceans, and attractions for all ages, many of which are in Pier Park. It is about a 30-minute drive to Destin, which has many additional restaurants and attractions, and about a 15-minute drive to Panama City, which also has many fun attractions. These are some of the most beautiful beaches and ocean in the country.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is in walking distance to "Thomas Doughnuts and Snack Shop," a very well-known restaurant that has a wide variety of different filled and non-filled fresh doughnuts every morning, as well as many breakfasts and lunches, and an attached ice cream parlor that has many different types of hand-dipped ice cream (cups and cones), sundays, splits, milk shakes, and floats. This is a great attraction for guests.

Spectacular views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and white sands of Laguna beach, lunch and appetizers on the beach, tremendous relaxation, miles of beach for walking or running. It is very private, and has no elevators, unlike high-rise condos.

Amenities

West Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower at base of steps to, and from, the beach.
  • This condo has three (3) full bathrooms plus an outdoor shower. Two of the three bathrooms in this condo have high-end frameless glass shower doors with porcelain tile and river rock walls and flooring, which match the flooring in the bathrooms. The third bathroom in this condo has a bathtub with sliding glass doors (no shower curtains). The outdoor shower is outside of this condo just off of the steps leading to the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 double
  • This condo has three (3) bedrooms. Two (2) of the three bedrooms have king-sized beds. There are two (2) sets of full-over-full bunk beds in one of the three bed rooms, with four (4) full mattresses total in that room. The family room has a very large sectional upon which guests can also sleep.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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TOP-OF-THE-LINE, 1ST FLOOR, OCEANFRONT CONDO, 5-STAR HOTEL FEEL, IN LOW-RISE
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews
5

Perfect vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, beautifully decorated and so comfortable! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LAYED UP IN LUXERY

  • 5 of 5

This condo was MORE than we could have dreamed!! The king beds slept great and it was super quiet inside. All 3 families had ample space. The kitchen was wonderfully stocked with everything you would ever need. All furnishing were high end quality and we all felt a little bit spoiled. There was plenty of room for the 10 guest. The condo was extra clean and was ready to go when we arrived. The views from the kitchen and living/dinning were breath taking. The back porch was awesome. It made you feel as if you were right on the sand. The seating there was great and very comfortable. The storage room off the porch had everything you would need for the beach. It had at least 6 very nice beach chairs and lots of beach toys and boogie boards. Good big quality beach towels were also provided. The outside shower and hose off at the foot of the steps was a great way to keep the sand out of the residence. The pool was nice and bigger than expected. It was located just outside our front door with a nice private fence. Parking was not a issue and we were all able to park in parking lot. (3 vehicles). The beach in front of condo was almost like a private beach. No big crowds. We set up our (3) 10x10 canopies and still had plenty of room. Overall, everything was wonderful. NO ISSUES with anything. We will rebook and will be back often. The owners was very easy to deal with and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks Roberta!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in unit6. Very nice furnishings and clean. Kitchen was well stocked with all the dishes and pans you need. We will definitely book again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo on the beach!

  • 3 of 5

Had issues with air conditioner and parking. We rented this unit before and did not experience these problems. The owner was prompt in handling issues.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regarding the star rating of this review, as the owners of this condo, we respectfully want to provide the information below to our other potential guests of this condo. First, to date, we have 45 reviews of this condo, and 43 of them are 5-star reviews. Second, we pay annually to have a yearly maintenance program for the air conditioner in this condo with A Superior Air Conditioning Company (Panama City Beach, FL). This company is highly reputable, maintains the air conditioner in this condo twice per year, and will travel to the condo and fix any air conditioning problem the very same day that it is called (day, night, week-end or holiday). Thus, there is never any reason to have any air conditioning problem at this condo that lasts more than an hour or two. Third, we have found that guests often leave a door to a condo open at the same time that the air conditioner is cooling the condo, which can cause stress on any air conditioner, often causing it to freeze. When this happens, the air conditioner will need to be turned "off" and allowed to thaw (allowing the ice on it to melt) before it can function properly again. Fourth, this week, we are installing a Coastal Green Air Energy Saving "Smart System" in this condo, which should prevent the situation in the preceding paragraph. The air conditioner in the condo will automatically shut "off" when a door in the condo is left "open" for more than a specified period of time, thereby reducing stress on the air conditioner, and preventing freezing of the unit. Fifth, the guests that wrote this review never alerted us to any issue until after they checked out, even though we sent them an e-mail message the second day of their week-long stay asking them to notify us if they had any questions or concerns at any time during their stay at the condo. We were not given any opportunity by these guests to correct any issue during their stay. If we had known about the air conditioning and parking concerns, we would have corrected them the very same day. I am a Board member of the Bonita Beach complex (for 7 years), and I can get virtually any rental guest issue at the complex corrected right away. Sixth, if we had known that rental guests staying in a different condo in the same building were parking in the space designated for our condo, we would have notified the rental manager for that condo immediately. However, we were never notified about this by our guests. Respectfully, Roberta and Dale Heady, Owners
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been to PCB seven years. We have stayed at a variety of places including Bonita Beach three of those times. This condo was our favorite. We will definitely be staying there again and again and again. Loved everything about it. It was particularly nice that there were beach chairs and other beach toys for use. I especially Loved the patio furniture--so much so I want to ask Roberta where she got it. We cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! It is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, great views, and the owner is very customer focused! I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
ECP Northwest Florida Beaches Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
There are many on Front Beach Road.
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
There are many nearby.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 98 (Back Beach Road)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
There are many on Front Beach Road.
Nearest Beach
Adjacent with the Condo
Car: not necessary

The condominium is very conveniently located in a quiet area on the west end of Panama City Beach about 12 miles from the Panama City-Bay County International Airport, and about 2 miles from Pier Park and Pier Park North, two huge outside malls on both sides of Highway 98, including more than 1 million square feet of shopping and entertainment, such as numerous restaurants (Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill, The Back Porch Seafood Restaurant, Red Robin, Wild Wings and many others), specialty stores (candy, ice cream, popcorn, coffee, apparel, shoes, jewelry, home décor and others), amusement rides, a climbing wall, live music, night life, a large indoor mall including numerous department stores, a 24-cinema, 4-D, movie theater, a Target, a super Wal-Mart and a Starbucks, and also near to a huge city fishing pier and numerous grocery stores, pharmacies, walk-in medical centers, other restaurants, water parks, amusement parks, miniature golf courses, regular golf courses, museums, the Gulf World Sea Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Wonder Works, and many other attractions.

It is also within a walking distance to "Thomas Doughnuts and Snack Shop," a very well-known restaurant that has a wide variety of different filled and non-filled fresh doughnuts every morning, as well as many breakfasts and lunches, and an attached ice cream parlor that has many different types of hand-dipped ice cream (cups and cones), Sundays, splits, milk shakes, and floats. This is a great attraction for guests.

It is also located within about a 10-30 minute drive to several other oceanfront towns having excellent restaurants, shopping, entertainment and marinas, including 30A, such as Panama City, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, San Destin, Destin, and the like.

Panama City Beach has beautiful white sand and blue oceans of the Gulf of Mexico, which are some of the most beautiful beaches and oceans in the world, and attractions for all ages, many of which are in Pier Park.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Because rates and damage deposits may vary slightly depending upon a set of particular circumstances (the number of guests, whether a pet stays at the condo, the method of payment employed by guests, and the like), and because the VRBO / Home Away web sites are often not able to correctly reflect variations in rates under different circumstances, please contact the owners via e-mail prior to attempting to book this condo.

Please note that both VRBO and Home Away charge an additional 2.9% "service payment fee" on all fees charged using a credit card on its web sites, which the owners of this condo do not pay. Most payment methods have no "payment service fee," such as: (i) VRBO e-check (electronic check); (ii) PayPal e-check; (iii) PayPal "Family and Friends"; (iv) bank e-check; (v) personal check; (vi) Cashier's check; (vii) money order, and the like.

Damage deposits may be higher ($500.00, rather than $400.00) for more than 8 guests or if a pet accompanies guests to this condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.