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Randy Reid

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

2016 Fall Special. Must be age 25 or over

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Panama City Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located at Sunbird, this is a clean, well maintained, oceanfront condo. Overlooks soft, sugary beach and beautiful Gulf of Mexico! A few of the features include: sleeper sofa and love-seat, ceiling fan in bedroom, flat screen TV in bedroom, and living room with ports in front which make it easy to plug in X-Box or Video games, updated light fixtures, refrigerator (with ice maker), full stove with oven and dishwasher.

While we manage the property directly (without a rental company to add their margin), we do use a weekly cleaning service.

Sunbird offers three well-maintained swimming pools! Especially nice. Come, enjoy warm-water temperatures and uncrowded, pristine beaches of early spring!

Be aware that Sunbird is a 25 year old property and it does show some age. If you are expecting a brand new pristine condo, please rent at The Wharf, across the street. You won't have a gulf view or a quick elevator ride to the beach, but it is newer.

We accept credit cards thru PayPal. Association specifies no singles under 25 years old and No Pets. This is a non-smoking unit. Please e-mail or telephone for more information.

Please know that you will be required to purchase a$20 parking pass and pool wristbands on site.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Randy Reid (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Randy Reid

We are SEC football fans and follow Dave Ramsey. Kids are out of college and we hope to use the condo much more than we have in the past.

Why Randy Reid chose Panama City Beach

We like Panama City because it is very family-friendly. The ocean is simply beautiful and restaurants are within walking distance. We typically eat breakfast and lunch in the condo, so having Walmart close is a benefit.

What makes this condo unique

Sunbird is a good mixture of people. While it is mainly a family resort, you will also see snowbirds from Canada and young professionals.

Reviews

3.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

2016 Fall Special. Must be age 25 or over
average rating of 3.8421052 based on 19 reviews
Bowdon GA
4

Jennifer

  • 4 of 5

The room was very clean and well kept. There were new towels and bathcloths, pull out couch had a comfy mattress, and plenty of kitchen utensils. It was located right beside pineapple willys and a short walk from Wal-Mart and waffle house.

The view was gorgeous. We will be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good weekend getaway

  • 3 of 5

The room was obviously an older space, but it was clean when we arrived and it served it's purpose for the weekend. We stay on the beach most of the day anyway, so the only thing we needed the room for was to shower and sleep. The whole building could use an exterminator service. There were large water bugs around the pool deck at night and we did find two large ones in the bathroom of our room. The room was clean and it was nice to have three pools, but it could still use some updates. You can tell some of the renovations were not professionally done. Also, a note: It does not mention on here that you have to purchase a parking hang tag and wristbands (that you have to wear the entire time), and they only take cash.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia
3

Older Condo- but needs new cleaning service and upgrades

  • 3 of 5

As the owner of this Condo would tell you, this condo is not new. However, it is my opinion that the cleaning service could be a little better. We just didnt get the felling that the condo was cleaned very well before our arrival.

Also, the condo could use some upgraded towels and linens, I think most people would prefer all while linens, and all while towels. This condo had multiple colored towels. While towels can be bleached clean, where as colored towels cant, and therefore don't look as clean as how white towels would look. A note to the owner, the new stove is nice, but its in the way of the dishwasher. I wasn't installed back far enough to open the dish washer. I had to lift up and push the stove back to open the dishwasher. Not good. Also, the sofa pillows could use some more batting, but really, the condo needs new sofa and love seat, or just a sofa.

So I have no problem with an older condo, but I do insist on cleanliness. Despite some upgrades, the condo could use a few more as stated. But again, my biggest issue was cleanliness. I found a peanut in the sleeper sofa when I lifted it for bed time and doritos and other debris behind the sofa. So after all this, I literally cleaned this entire condo myslef on the first night while my wife and kids slept in the bed just so my family and I could feel like we were in a clean condo. At first we couldn't find the linen for the sleeper sofa so I went out and bought king size sheets for the sofa at the near by Walmart. I later found the none white linen but I was actually glad I bought linen because this stuff just didn't look clean. Paid about $17 for the while linen so we decided to just keep it for future vacations that we may encounter like this one.

In summary. I mopped floors, cleaned the bathroom, shower, etc... I emailed the owner and expressed my concerns and he initially stated that he would refund my cleaning fee. But when I later told him that I actually found the spare linen it appears his opinion changed. Maybe he assumed I had OCD or something. I apologized for saying there was no spare linen, but it appears he ignored that fact that I cleaned the entire condo myself. I even emailed him pictures of all of the debris I found. His cleaning lady called me and stated moving sofas and stuff was too much for just one person. So there you have it. at then end, clean fee was not refunded and requested for late check out was denied. my take

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dothan, AL
5

Excellent Condo and View

  • 5 of 5

It was a great condo with everything we needed for our stay. It was a very clean and my family felt right at home once we arrived. I will definitely be booking again on my next vacation to Panama City.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham
4

Family beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Very affordable beachfront rental which was our most important thing. The sunbird buildings are older but still fit all our needs. These condo owners were great to deal with and went above and beyond for us. Will definitely rent this unit again. Thanks so much. Our kids had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Disappointment

  • 1 of 5

As I read the most current reviews of this unit, I ask myself if these people stayed in the same place we did. I agree more with the information given in the review from 2010. The pictures and description did not match what we found upon arrival.

When we got to the condo, it had not been cleaned from the previous renters. I called the owner who got the cleaning person there right away and offered a partial refund. When we got back to the unit it seemed the only things done were making the bed and clean(?) towels no bath mat. This unit was filthy and in need of a total reno.

The furniture was old and dirty, sheets torn and thin from use as were the towels. The dishes provided were old the pots and pans warped and didn't sit well for cooking on the uneven stove. The broiler pan was rusty as was the stove which couldn't be opened completely. The "remodel" in the kitchen consisted of 3 different countertop materials(look close at the photos). The mattress on the bed needs replacing. I found gum stuck to the wall next to the bed and on the closet door. The owner approved our replacing the pillows which were awful. The vacuum was full of dirt so had to be cleaned before we used it and I am pretty sure our cleaning person hadn't used it. It took me 2 weeks to get rid of the bugs crawling on the bathroom sink. There was a black dust everywhere. If we went barefoot our feet were black by the end of the day. This dust was on all surfaces and am guessing it may be mold since the window frames in the place were black with mold. It scares me to think we were breathing this in.

It is not my intention to spite the owner. He was very good to work with but I want to bring attention to the fact that the recent reviews were very misleading and dishonest in my opinion.

This condo could be a very nice place. I saw other units in this complex that were beautiful but this one need a lot of work and a major cleaning. We will not stay in this unit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were disappointed in this review from our winter guest. A winter guest who eats 3 meals in the condo does have different expectations than the weekly guest who is their to enjoy the beach and the weather. They complained that the unit was dirty, so we immediately sent the maid back in for a 2nd cleaning--at our cost. We did give them a partial refund of the cleaning, but they wanted more money. They are right that we do not have a brand new set of matching dishes as we do find over the years people break dishes and replace with ones that are similar. We know nothing about black dust and it would have been nice if they let us know and we could have corrected while they were there. Our maid cannot find any evidence now of black dust. Yes, the vacuum cleaner probably did not get emptied as the maid bringer her own vacuum. They did complain about pillows and I told them to go buy whatever pillows they wanted and I reimbursed them. There are people that have the wrong expectation when renting a condo. Please know that Sunbird is about 30 years old and we work hard to keep our unit up to date, but if you are looking for a brand new condo, with new furniture, and new appliances and new dishes, then you will be disappointed with our unit. But, if you are looking for a beachfront property with three pools and an incredible view, that is clean and reasonably maintained, you will likely be happy with us. If you are the type of person that is looking to find fault and then demanding money back, please do not rent from us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Pineapple Willies
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Thomas Drive Area Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 8 2016 - Aug 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$145
$890
 
 
Fall 2016
Aug 14 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$170
$650
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$890
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Panama City Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
3 Pools, Non-smokers only, If you, or anyone in your party, is a smoker, please do NOT rent our unit.

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