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Beautiful Classic ~FL~ Home/Across Street from Dedicated Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

No elevators or waiting to get to the beach, no hordes of strangers - just a little bit of paradise. Beautiful peaceful 'Laguna Beach, est. 1936'... directly on Front Beach Road across from the warm Gulf of Mexico and magnificent sunsets! Gorgeous unobstructed view but only a short distance from all the downtown action.

We take great pride in our home. Sit on the patio or deck and read a book. We have rocking chairs inside and out. Watch the sunset from the sun room or the front yard. Swim the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, stroll the pristine white sandy beach, or kick back and relax. Enjoy cooking in the full kitchen or outdoor grill with dining on the outdoor patio and watch while the kids play in the large front yard with plenty of room for badminton. Also enjoy a large screen TV with satellite, including player.

Additional Apartments: Behind the house is are two apartments, a studio downstairs and a one bedroom upstairs. The studio sleeps 2 and the one bedroom sleeps 4.

The one bedroom has a 5' X 8' balcony with a beautiful view of the gulf. Both units are clean, newly remodeled and quiet. The studio is perfect for a couple and a baby or small child. The one bedroom is great for 1-2 couples.

Both have Dish TV, stocked kitchens, full-size ranges (if you really want to cook), and all the amenities of home, plus the gulf.

Book the house and apartments for a very special family reunion - we even held a wedding reception on the front lawn.

More Details

Al Chamberlain
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Al Chamberlain

We moved to the northern Virginia area in 1985 after spending 4 and 12 (respectively) great years in Seattle. We met in 1981 and both had connections to Panama City Beach, Florida. Al lived in Mobile, Alabama in the ‘60s and traveled to PCB for vacation and his son graduated from Florida State in the nineties, which brought us back; Ginger grew up between Birmingham, Alabama and Seattle, Washington and always traveled to PCB to visit family living in the area. It seemed to be a no brainer to choose this area for our vacation home. We came upon this Beautiful Historic Cottage in 2002 after checking every beach property from Fort Morgan to Apalachicola - some 200 miles. We were truly blessed when we found this beautiful spot on God’s great earth.

Al Chamberlain purchased this house in 2002

Why Al Chamberlain chose Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico

We love the beauty of this area. The weather is delightful. The people are friendly and welcoming. Just a beautiful place to come. Plus our puppies love it here!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico in Laguna Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We also have an outside shower area for washing off sand from the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • * King Bed: Master Bedroom in front * Queen Bed Front BR * Double Bed Rear BR * Twin/Single Bed: Day bed with trundle bed in area off living room - sleeps 2 * Queen Sofa Bed in front Florida Room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large front lawn - perfect for parties, Across street from beach, close to Thomas Donuts and Carousel Grocery. Laguna Beach has a quiet relaxed old Florida feel about it, with dedicated beaches. We have a neighborhood grocery store with a fully stocked wine cellar; wine tastings every Saturday and a wonderful gift store attached. There are several family owned restaurants nearby. Enjoy sunset walks along our beautiful dedicated beach. Panama City Beach hosts numerous festivals and outdoor activities. Shop at the new Pier Park 3.5 mi away and visit Ripley’s Believe it Not.


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Classic ~FL~ Home/Across Street from Dedicated Beach
average rating of 4.535714 based on 28 reviews

Will return to this amazing beach home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!! This house was perfect for our family. I worried about checking in because I did not hear back from the owners... it turned out they were out of the country. Maybe a heads-up email next time would save some worry during the drive down. Overall, we are DEFINITELY going to stay here again. The house was lovely, the walk across the street to the beach was easy, and you really can see the water from the sunroom. Loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect PLACE to stay for a family get away. Lovely home across the street from the beach, close to dining, grocery shopping and activities for the kids. All you NEED in walking distance away "How Convenient"! I personally had a problem with not being able to enjoy the beach outings with family due to my condition but, was overall satisfied with being safe from hurricane Irma. THANKS Al, YOU'RE THE BEST! GOD BLESS!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house with great location.

  • 3 of 5

The beach was nice and the house was far enough away from the hotels to not be as crowded. There were some cleaning the house before we left, I figured since we paid a cleaning fee that was a little much especially since we were on vacation. Other than the cleaning linens and not getting refundable deposit back, I really enjoyed the stay and had a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad Debora W. had a great stay. The reason for the stripping of the beds and starting a laundry is we only have 4 hours before the next people come in, those few minutes make a big difference in getting all the beds changed and towels cleaned in the 4 hours. HomeAway/VRBO is responsible for returning the damage deposit, it can take as much as 3 or 4 days. 'm sure Debora got her DD back and I'm surprised she didn't resend her comment.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family of 9 plus the pup. Close to everything with beautiful view of the ocean! Very clean and Al was great to work with!

Sandie and Family

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandie is a great person along with her family. I had a problem in the cottage while they were there and Sandie and the family stepped up and was very understanding while we worked through the problem. It was very very kind of them to put up with the problem allowing us to work through it. Sandie is on your side!
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Very spacious, GREAT location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this Laguna Home!!! The location was perfect for adults (a bit away from the PC madness), yet close enough for the teenagers to get there quickly!! 12 could have slept there comfortably, so the 8 of us had plenty of room. The decor and the home itself was a bit dated, but still clean, and the size and location made up for that! Thomas' Donut Shop was a stones throw away, and the Carousel grocery a stones throw the other way. I would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You can only do so much with beach furnature that see over 170 men, women, and children in a 4 month period. It would be nice if everything were new for everyone.
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Perfect beach home for any family

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this house during our week stay. The house had everything we needed to cook meals, including a charcoal grill. The place was clean and the beds were comfortable. The location couldn't be any better - Thomas's​ Donuts & Ice cream next door, beach access across the street, and Carousels grocery store a couple blocks away. The house is just far enough away from the resorts to avoid the Spring Break crowd, but close enough to easily drive to Pier Park and places to eat. The large front porch was our favorite spot for mornings and evenings that we weren't on the beach.

We look forward to staying here again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Panama City Beach Airport
Car: not necessary

Private Homes, Laguna Beach, Panama City Beach Area, Florida North West, Florida, USA (3.5 Miles to Pier Park - 5 Golf Courses Within 10 Miles).

Other Activities: shopping, parasailing, wildlife viewing, basketball, boating, health/beauty spa, mini golf, racquetball


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico, Panama City Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Spring
5 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £74.26
Pet Fee £74.26
Cleaning £111.39

Mar 4 - Jun 9 (Spring) ..... $1435/week
Jun 10 - Aug 11 (Summer) .. $2100/week
Aug 12 - Oct 13 (Late Summer) .... $1435/week
Oct 14 - Dec 1 (Fall) ... $1365/week
Dec 2 - Mar 3 (Winter)....$2400/month

Lodging rates do not include, sales tax (7%), $100 refundable deposit and $150 cleaning fee
Pet Rates $100/week and $75 each additional pet/week

Minimum age 25 unless special arrangements made prior. This is a family/adult home - not a 'party house'

Also have a studio (sleeps 4) and 1 bedroom (sleeps 4) available on same property in back of cottage - total of 20 for a great family reunion or celebration. Ask for details when you call or e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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