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Gulf Crest-3BR/2BA Bunks-8th Floor - Wrap Balcony, Lower Rates in August!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Thomas Drive Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

READY FOR A VACATION? Come and enjoy a relaxing vacation in our beautiful Gulf-front condominium located in the Gulf Crest condominium complex in Panama City Beach, overlooking the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Seasonal poolside TIKI HUT - for snacks and drinks!!

Our unit is an end unit on the west side of the eighth floor. It has 1801 square feet of spacious living area in an open floor plan with nine (9) foot ceilings. There are three bedrooms, a built in bunk bed area, a queen sleeper sofa, two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area adjacent to the kitchen, a great room, washer and dryer in a separate utility room, and a huge wrap around Gulf front balcony.

Floor to ceiling windows and a 750 square foot wrap around balcony provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins, fishing fleets, ships and extraordinary sunsets. The balcony is accessible not only from the living room but also from all three bed rooms.

Gulf Crest is one of Panama City Beach's finest deluxe resorts. Gulf Crest has 294 feet of beach frontage. The complex features two large swimming pools, two outdoor spas, a separate children's pool, and a first-rate workout facility. Each floor at Gulf Crest has only 7 condos. An assigned, covered parking space and high speed elevators provide easy access to the unit.

We are located at the corner of Thomas Drive and Joan Avenue. Our address is 8715 Surf Drive, within walking distance of Spinnakers, Hammerhead Freds, Mellow Mushroom Pizza, bumper boats, miniature golf, restaurants, and more!

We have a 47 inch LED flat screen TV in the living room with Blu Ray player. Free Wireless Internet.

The unit has a large, fully outfitted kitchen with solid surface countertops and General Electric Profile appliances. It is furnished with everything you need to prepare your favorite meal including smooth surface Cooktop with oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer with ice maker and water dispenser, dishwasher, blender, toaster, glassware, flatware, and plenty of pots, pans and cookware. Enjoy your meal at our dining table that seats six or outside on the balcony enjoying the breath taking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The unit sleeps 10. Sleeping accommodations include a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in the second bedroom, two twin beds in the third bedroom, a bunk area with 2 twin bunk beds, and a queeen sleeper sofa. Each bedroom has a new flat screen TV.

Other features of our Gulf Crest condo include ceramic tile floors throughout the kitchen, foyer and dining areas, cultured marble tubs with glass enclosures, and ceiling fans. Towels and linens are provided too but bring your beach towels.


*We rent only to adults 25 years of age or over, who will occupy the condo during the rental period.

*Absolutely No Smoking and No Pets

*Check-in: 4 pm Check-out: 10 am (central time)

*State, County, and City taxes are not included in rates.

Security/damage deposit of $300 is required to reserve unit. Renter(s) will be responsible for all damage to the unit excluding normal wear and tear. The security deposit, less any charges for damages, will be returned within 10-14 days of your departure date.


• Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

• Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

• No refunds for cancellations within 30 days of arrival

Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day.

We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies as a cause for cancellation. To protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances, please contact your personal insurance agent and inquire about travel insurance.

Full payment for accommodations must be received 30 days prior to arrival.



Keywords: Condominium

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Larry and Cathy Mason
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Larry and Cathy Mason

We chose to retire here in Panama City Beach after living in Atlanta for most of our career lives and always vacationing in Panama City Beach. We have now been retired and living here and have been renting out our condos in Panama City Beach for 10 years. Our beaches in Panama City Beach are the very best--most beautiful-- place to vacation or own beach front property in the WHOLE WORLD!!!!!

Larry and Cathy Mason purchased this condo in 2004

Why Larry and Cathy Mason chose Panama City Beach

There are so many fun attractions and restaurants in Panama City Beach that are within a few minutes of Gulfcrest and even some within walking distance. This makes Gulfcrest an ideal destination for a family looking for a fantastic beach getaway. St. Andrews State Park is only minutes away.

What makes this condo unique

Two beachside pools (one heated seasonally) and two hot tubs overlooking the Gulf, beautiful wide white sandy beach, Tiki hut, fitness center, outside picnic areas with gas grills, covered parking. Our three bedroom condominium has a wraparound balcony accessible from all three bedrooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a wonderful trip and your condo was beautiful. Thanks again and we look forward to renting from you again.
Mar 2016
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Gulf Crest-3BR/2BA Bunks-8th Floor - Wrap Balcony, Lower Rates in August!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 17 reviews

Very nice condo unit. The rental was clean and was as nice as the pictures implied. Great view.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this unit. The owners were very easy to work with. There were no problems with communication. The unit was as described, and very clean. We love staying at Gulf Crest. We loved the view! The condo was well stocked for cooking. The beds were comfortable, and the furnishings were nice. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Excellent Everything!! Great Owners!!

  • 5 of 5

This 8th floor condo was amazing. The wrap around west end balcony offered gorgeous views of the beach, sunset and city area. The condo was very clean and neat upon arrival and had everything we needed. It offered a lot of space. We absolutely love staying at Gulf Crest because of the location. It is close to all our favorite restaurants and grocery stores. The owners were great to work with! I would highly recommend renting this unit from them. I have this unit saved in my favorites for future use.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd year staying in this condo. Very nice and clean!!

  • 5 of 5

2nd year of staying in this condo. Very nice and clean!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect family rental

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed for years at Gulf Crest and love the location. This condo was well equipped and in great condition. Even with my large family there was plenty of plates, glasses and towels.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo is fantastic!! We have been coming to PCB for about 8 years. We almost always stay at Gulfcreat simply because we love it. This condo is one of my favorite yet. It was super clean and the beds were really comfortable. I forgot our pillows... This usually means a trip to the store. Not this time though. The pillows were nice and fresh. They are usually flat and old but these were not. Had a question about beach chairs and the owner responded very quickly. We will definitely be staying in this condo again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo, Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this condo over the Memorial day weekend and was extremely pleased. It is beautiful, very clean and lived up to the pictures. The view was marvelous! This was a 'girls' weekend so of course we brought way more than we needed. It was ok though, because the condo was spacious and had lots of room for the four of us. The towels and linens were really good quality and the beds were comfortable. Everyone we met connected to the property was very friendly, and the owners were great about us getting an early check-in. I would stay here again, no hesitation. Only suggestions I would make is maybe upgrading the patio table and stocking more toilet paper, but these are minor. I had a really lovely time at a lovely rental. It was money well spent.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Rates & Availability

Thomas Drive Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 8 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Spring
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 25 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
In addition to the quoted rate, the Gulfcrest Condominium Association requires a $20 registration fee payable to the Association when you arrive for parking passes and pool identification bands.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Thomas Drive Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in living room
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , Bunkbeds:2 twin bunks built in to nook adjacent to dining
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa, and Bunk Beds (1) in main living area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Poolside Tiki Hut for snacks and drinks, two pools (one heated seasonally), 2 hot tubs, kiddie pool, fitness center.

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