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Roberta Heady

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

CORNER (END), 5-STAR HOTEL FEEL, LUXURY OCEANFRONT CONDO, WRAP-AROUND BALCON

55 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Florida Panhandle Condo Rental Photos and Description

TOP-OF-THE-LINE, CORNER (END), LUXURY OCEANFRONT CONDO WITH WRAP AROUND BALCONY

PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNERS VIA E-MAIL OR PHONE FOR A COST ESTIMATE FOR A PARTICULAR WEEK, AND BOOKING STEPS, BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO BOOK THIS CONDO.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AGE LIMIT FOR RENTING ANY OF THE THREE PANAMA CITY BEACH CONDOS THAT ARE OWNED BY THESE OWNERS IS 25 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

This Listing is for UNIT #11 of Bonita Beach, a CORNER (END) UNIT, 2nd floor, 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, condo.

These owners also own UNIT #6 in the 20-unit Bonita Beach complex, which is a 1st floor (lower) unit in the same complex (also 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom with spectacular views of the ocean) (VRBO Listing No. 568194). It may be available when UNIT #11 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).

UNIT #11 is a privately-owned, open concept, luxurious (5-star hotel look and feel), END (CORNER) UNIT, oceanfront (RIGHT ON THE BEACH), 3-bedroom, 3-full bathroom, 2nd floor (upper), condominium that has magnificent views of the beach and ocean BOTH straight on AND down the beach to the east. This condo has more beachside windows and sliding glass doors, significantly more ocean and beach views, and a far larger WRAP-AROUND BALCONY, in comparison with inner unit condos at the same complex. It has 1650 square feet of living space in a 2-story (low-rise), 20-unit set of five buildings, with absolutely spectacular, expansive, UNOBSTRUCTED views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and white sands of Laguna Beach year round from 12 high-tech floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors in the kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom and hall areas. It has a large, wrap-around, covered balcony (much larger than balconies of inner unit condos at the complex) that can be accessed via two separate sets of sliding glass doors, one off of the living room and the other off of the master bedroom, which also has spectacular views of the ocean and beach.

UNIT #11 is an END (CORNER) UNIT, which very beneficially has two more floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the beach and ocean than all inner unit condos at the complex, as well as full views of the ocean down the beach to the east that are not obstructed by any other condos in the complex (unlike inner unit condo at the same complex). Also, unlike inner unit condos at the same complex, it very beneficially has sliding glass doors in the master bedroom with views of the ocean, which open onto a large wrap around balcony, and which can be left partially open at night to hear the sounds of the ocean while resting or sleeping in bed.

UNIT #11 is 34-feet wide, which is approximately twice as wide as the average condominium, and with the wrap-around balcony, provides approximately 40 feet of ocean and beach views (both straight on and to the east side).

UNIT #11 has direct, private access to the ocean and beach via only one set of stairs (with no elevators to wait for), sleeps 10 people in beds comfortably, and has two porcelain tile and river rock frameless walk-in showers with matching floors and built-in seats in two of the three bathrooms, as well as a fully renovated kitchen, with all new kitchen cabinets, granite counters and a porcelain tile floor with "drop-ins."

The beach in front of UNIT #11 is very private and relatively un-populated, and has a very peaceful and relaxing feel, which is in great contrast with the often very highly populated, and busy beaches, located in front of many high-rise condominium buildings.

There is only one flight of steps, including a landing, that lead from the wrap-around balcony of UNIT #11 to the sandy beach, and 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 #11 is beautifully decorated with very high quality furnishings, art work and accessories, including state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen appliances (including a 31- 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, a large island with an eating bar, granite counter tops, custom bathroom cabinets and mirrors, several Schonbek crystal light fixtures, Casa Blanca and Quoizel ceiling fans, 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 a very large island that can comfortably seat at least 6 more on wrought iron and leather bar stools, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, tall cathedral ceilings (which are not present in lower units), crown molding, sky lights, porcelain tile (most floors, master bedroom bathroom shower and floor, and other king bedroom bathroom shower and floor), wood flooring, very comfortable, reclining leather furniture (large couch, two matching chairs and ottoman). Each of the three bedrooms has a 32” Sony television, and the living room has a 65” LG HIGH-DEFINITION, SMART, television. The wrap-around balcony has very comfortable seating for at least 12 adults, along with three separate bar- height tables. This state-of-the-art patio furniture permits the ocean to be clearly viewed by many while very comfortably having appetizers and eating meals on the wrap-around balcony. The condominium has 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 new high tech full size clothing washer and dryer, air conditioning and electric heat. Towels and linens are provided, as well as beach chairs and umbrellas. All sheets have at least a 400 thread count. The condominium complex has an in-ground pool, a reserved parking spot (with additional guest parking and additional parking across the street) and refuse pick-up.

The condominium has been fully remodeled and updated by a licensed general contractor. All new ceilings (including hurricane clips, insulation, wood and sheet rock) and six new light fixtures were installed in the kitchen, living room, dining room and hallway, and the sheet rock in many of the walls and other ceilings was replaced. New floors were installed throughout the condo, and 10 brand new top-quality floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors were installed in the living room, dining room and hallway areas, as well as a new set of sliding glass doors in the master bedroom. Five brand new sky lights, and new hardy board siding surrounding each sky light, were also installed in the kitchen area, and a new 80-gallon hot water heater, a new Maytag air conditioning, a new garbage disposal unit, and a new, high-tech Samsung washer and dryer were installed in this unit. BOTH the master bedroom bathroom floor, bath tub and shower, and the second king bedroom bathroom floor, bath tub and shower, were fully replaced with large, beautiful porcelain tile and river rock walk-in showers having frameless glass doors and matching porcelain tile bathroom floors including copper 'drop-in' tiles. All three toilets were replaced with new five-star flush Kohler and American Standard toilets. The bathroom cabinets and mirrors in two of the bathrooms were also replaced with new top quality bathroom cabinets and beveled, framed mirrors. The kitchen cabinets and countertops were also replaced with high-end, custom cabinets with slow close drawers and granite counter tops. The entire condominium was freshly painted in colors to match top-quality bedding from Florida Linens, and a new front door was installed. Crown molding was installed throughout the condominium.

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 owner's cancellation policy, as well as various methods that may be employed for payment, are detailed in the owners' standard rental agreement.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Roberta Heady (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 the SPLASH Resort) in a top condition.

Roberta Heady purchased this condo in 2010

Why Roberta Heady chose Florida Panhandle

This property is a very high-end CORNER (END) UNIT with a WRAP-AROUND BALCONY and UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND BEACH FROM BOTH INSIDE OF THE CONDO (FROM THE LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, MASTER BEDROOM AND HALLWAY), AND OUTSIDE OF THE CONDO (ALL ALONG THE LARGE WRAP-AROUND BALCONY), AND BOTH STRAIGHT ON AND TO THE EAST (ALL DOWN THE BEACH TO THE EAST). It has two more floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the beach and ocean than all inner units, as well as full views of the ocean down the beach to the east that are not obstructed by other units. Also, unlike any of the inner units, it has sliding glass doors in the master bedroom with views of the ocean, which open onto a large wrap-around balcony, and which can be left partially open at night to hear the sounds of the ocean while in bed. The views from this end (corner) condo, along with those from the other end (corner) units, are the BEST at the Bonita Beach complex.

Additionally, unlike lower units, this condo has cathedral ceilings, which makes this condo have a more open and spacious feel.

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.

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.

Being a 2nd floor unit with no elevators, two significant benefits of this property are not having to wait for elevators to get to the unit, or to get to the beach, and having beaches to use that are not crowded (unlike with a high rise building).

Reviews

4.9
based on 55 traveler reviews

CORNER (END), 5-STAR HOTEL FEEL, LUXURY OCEANFRONT CONDO, WRAP-AROUND BALCON
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
5

AMAZING!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful and the views are even better from the wonderful deck. You seriously have to see this place to believe it. My husband and I do not like to eat out at beach because of the long wait. We like to cook and sit on deck and eat. That being said, the kitchen in this place was out of this world. Everything you need to make a wonderful meal is in this kitchen.

No need to bring chairs or beach toys. The owners have more than enough chairs, toys, tent, umbrella and boogie boards. It was so nice not to have to bring all that stuff with us and unload and load back up.

The owners are great. They are readily available for any questions you might have and take care of any needs very quickly.

You cannot go wrong renting this place. Far enough away from the tall condos and beach crowd yet close enough to pier park for great shopping and fun!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always a great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

For years we have been renting this unit and it is always amazing! It is one of the nicest places we have every stayed....the unit is decorated amazingly! You are only steps from the ocean and just minutes from everything in Panama.

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

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in this unit and it was truly amazing. The unit, the beach and our interaction with the owners was beyond anything we could have hoped for. Definitely would suggest this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

David & Ava - We had 4 generations of our family with us, and everyone loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Best place we ever stayed at the beach, & we've been taking week long summer beach vacations for 50 years!

From our 2 and 4 year old grandchildren, to my 83 year old mother, we all had a great vacation at this beautiful beach front condo. If you enjoy cooking, this kitchen is more well stocked with fine cooking pots, pans & utensils than most homes are. Spices too! There's a closet off the beautiful covered porch that is full of comfortable beach chairs , toys, etc. as well. It's an immaculate and beautiful place that's far enough away from the main Panama City Beach crowd to have a peaceful stay, and yet close enough to get to the restaurants, shopping & entertainment in just a few minutes. The owners are very easy to reach, quick to respond, and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what the doctor ordered....AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful condo AGAIN!! This is our 4th time back with friends and family. It is perfect for us to all spread out and have our own space if need be. My 87 year old mother is so happy there!! We LOVED all the new improvements! The view still catches our breath. Your condo has all the comforts of home plus the uncrowded, white, sandy beaches and calming ocean views. WE WILL BE BACK!! :-)

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Exceptional and Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the owners' other unit in the same complex last year and knew we would come back. From the moment we walked in we were blown away with it's beauty. It is absolutely perfect, beautifully appointed and we will be back again next year. The views are spectacular, beaches are great and I just can't say enough wonderful things about this property. We rarely go on excursions while here because we don't want to leave so I can't speak about what to do, but look no further if you want paradise.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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: recommended

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

Laguna Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break (1)
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Spring Break (2)
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Second Half of May
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Peak Summer (1)
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Week of July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Peak Summer (2)
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
First Half of August
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$258
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Housekeeping Fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates may be higher over holidays or peak seasons. Please procure an accurate rate from the owner before attempting to book this condo.

Rates may also be slightly higher if a payment method is used that charges a payment service fee to the owners of the condo. Many payment methods have NO COST, including PayPal "Family and Friends," personal check, e-check, Cashier's check, money order, and the like.

A higher damage deposit will be required when more than 8 guests stay at the condo and/or if a dog is a guest at the condo ($500.00 rather than $400.00).

An initial payment of $1,000.00 is required to book this condo, with the balance due at least 90 days prior to the rental dates (unless other arrangements are made between the parties in writing).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Florida Panhandle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower at base of steps to, and from, the beach.
  • 3 full bathrooms plus an outside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 double
  • 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 two large, very comfortable, leather chairs and a leather couch, which all recline to almost a laying position. Guests can sleep on these chairs or couch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • 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

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