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5***** Star Reviews + Champagne Views + ~VIP~ Beach Service

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Hi, I’m Kathy!

“Champagne Views” is the name of my beach condo at the fabulous Palazzo Resort. Haven’t heard of Palazzo? That’s OK. The resort is pretty new. We’re also the BEST!

I know, everyone on VRBO says that about their resort, but they’re…ummm…mistaken.

First off, the beach. This particular stretch, the 220 feet of beachfront that Palazzo sits atop, isn’t crammed with teens getting their drink on. No way. We’re on the quieter, more desirable west end where you see mostly couples and families.

Then there are the amenities. Every perk at Palazzo is elevated gulf front. Seriously, your car will have a better view than many of the people staying at other resorts (more on that later). Gulf front pool, gulf front jacuzzi, gulf front gym, gulf front sun deck, gulf front lobby, gulf front meeting room, gulf front parking. Anyway, you get the idea.

But the beach is the star…

The beach at Palazzo is, in a word, perfect. Sugary white sand leading to the clearest, most sparkly blue/green water imaginable. So step off the elevator and into the sand. Stretch out on a nice double chaise, directly on the beach, under the shade of a royal blue umbrella.

…and leave your wallet in the condo because I’ve taken care of VIP beach service.

That’s right, full beach service every day of your stay is included in the rate. If any of the other condos you are considering don’t offer this, add $150+ to the rate because you are going to want beachfront chairs and an umbrella.

So after you’ve relaxed on the beach (in swanky free chairs), worked up a sweat in the gym, soaked in the jaccazzi, and taken a dip in the pool—all while gazing at white sand and sparkly ocean—it’ll be time to get the flip flops on and head to Pier Park. It’s only 1 mile away, and it’s spectacular.

Pssst…you’ll need your wallet at Pier Park, for sure.

Now about the condo…

I named it Champagne Views for one reason. That stunning view. Although I will confess that I popped the top on a bottle of champagne...maybe two...when I bought the place so that may have contributed to the name.

Then I got to work. Painting, furnishing, decorating. It has a modern feel with dove gray walls and accent colors inspired by those awesome Gulf of Mexico sunsets. If you can tear your eyes from that gorgeous floor-to-ceiling view, you’ll find everything you need has been provided for your Panama City Beach vacation.

THE GREAT ROOM has two sleeper sofas (1 queen, 1 full). There’s a terrific new HDTV loaded with channels. And don’t overlook the high speed Internet connection or the awesome mini-stereo with both a CD and iPod player. Plus, the condo has 4 phones offering free local and US/Canada long distance during your stay.

THE BALCONY is enormous: 17 feet of gulf front beauty. Check out the two upholstered chaise lounges on one side, the loveseat seating group for 4 on the other, and that unstoppable view, front and center.

THE MASTER has a cushy 11” memory foam mattress, HDTV, a cozy reading nook, and connected master bath...crisply clean and zen in spirit.

THE BUNK BEDROOM: Yep, not just beds stuck on a wall in the hall, but an actual room...with a door, closets, phone, wall-mounted HDTV (again, the same cable package as the other rooms), and connected guest bath.

THE KITCHEN, where warm wood meets cool stainless and stone, is a stand-out. It comes completely stocked with everything you need. I stayed there MANY weekends while furnishing the place, so I know this to be a fact.

THE DINING AREA has a generous table with 4 comfy upholstered chairs PLUS another 4 people can belly up to the breakfast bar when its time to entertain.

THE LAUNDRY area’s located in the unit to make keeping everyone in clean clothes a breeze.

…now more about that great view for your car.

Palazzo, by Panama City Beach standards, is a low-density resort with only 129 units and 172 covered parking spaces under the building. That’s right. No need to park your car across the street and schleppe your luggage down a long walk-over. And with 3 hi-speed elevators, you won’t have to wait. That’s a common complaint at other resorts. Waiting 15+ minutes for an elevator to arrive. Never the case at Palazzo.

Here’s a quick recap of Palazzo’s amenities…

• Free VIP beach service

• Gulf front gym

• Gulf front pool and jacuzzi

• Gulf front lobby and lounge area

• Gulf front parking (172 covered spaces)

• Additional parking across the street (rarely needed)

• Three high speed elevators (wait time is rare)

I hope I’ve given you enough reasons to choose Champagne Views for your vacation. If not, call or write…I can come up with 346,843 more (notice that's the same as my VRBO listing number). Coincidence?

Keywords: ocean, gulf, view, condo, luxurious, modern, beautiful, amenities, pool, hot tub, private, quiet, quality, balcony, luxury, new, fantastic, equipped, well appointed, furnished, low density, high speed elevators, gulf front parking, safe, secure

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Kathy

My name is Kathy, and I'm a recent retiree who just moved back to their hometown of Knoxville, TN (GO VOLS!). I bought this place when I was still a workaholic (Nov/2010) in order to spend precious down time with family and friends. Now that I'm retired, I plan to make it my home away from home. FYI...not working is AWESOME!!!

Kathy purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kathy chose North West Florida

I toured 50+ properties in my beach home search, and nothing even came close to the fantastic views and luxurious amenities offered by Palazzo Resort at Panama City Beach.

What makes this condo unique

The Gulf of Mexico puts on a spectacular show every evening for those of us lucky enough to be on the 17' uber-private balcony at Champagne Views at sunset. The interior decor was inspired by the colors of Panama City Beach sunsets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Panama City Beach in Bay County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 11' memory foam mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2) Memory foam mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both sofas are sleepers (one queen, one full), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gulf front gym, gulf front covered parking, low density building, 3 high speed elevators, Gulf front sun deck, Gulf front meeting room, WiFi in lobby, free beach chair and umbrella service


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

5***** Star Reviews + Champagne Views + ~VIP~ Beach Service
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews

Beautiful condo, great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to Panama City for 30 plus years and this condo is the BEST one bedroom unit we have ever stayed. Large, sleeps 4-6, with all the comforts of home. I'm all about convenience, I can walk out of this condo and take 3 steps and be on one of the three super fast elevators and sitting on the FREE beach chairs within 2 minutes. Clean, Secure, Beautiful, Completely Furnished and worthy of its name....Champagne views. Thanks Kathy for a great stay. Robert & Patti and we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patti: Thanks so much for the kind words, and for taking such great care of the place while you were there. My housekeeper said it was nearly spotless when she arrived! She wouldn't discount her cleaning fee, though...mean girl. It sounds like you took advantage of everything my condo, and Palazzo Resort, has to offer. Good for you! Please know you are welcome back to come back anytime!!! Your friend, Kathy
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Girls Trip success

  • 5 of 5

The condo was in excellent shape as advertised. Was perfect for our girls trip. The best part was just steps to the beach and to the free lounge and umbrella. We never had to wait for the elevator, super fast. We did have one issue with the security guard. After 3 days of being there, we were stopped by the guard for not wearing our wristbands (there we not any in the condo for us). He refused to let us on the beach again until we got them. Later we found out he couldn't do that. But at the time we didn't know. We called Kathy and she had it resolved immediately. We will definitely recommend Kathy and this condo. We look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice...will book for future trips.

  • 5 of 5

Walk to the pool or beach...no crossing street to get to the beach. Beautiful view and seating on the balcony. Interior is beautiful....unbelievable kitchen. I love having a washer/dryer inside unit...last thing I want to do is laundry when I return home. Also, nice fitness center. A trash chute on each floor.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Champagne Views is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy is amazing to work with. We arrived early due to the time difference and she was able to work with us to get us in and she even helped us out when we had an unexpected schedule change. Her place was beautiful and exactly as pictured!! Our family had the best time and can't wait to rent from her again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at Kathy's condo. It was very clean and had pretty much everything we needed for the week. The view from her balcony is fantastic and we were able to see several spectacular sunsets from there. It was also great to have beach chairs and an umbrella available when we wanted to go to the beach. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone who is looking to get away to the beach for some R&R.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found the Condo rental process and Condo (Room 805) to be just as advertised. You could tell that the OWNERS had put a lot of time and effort into making sure that the Condo was properly stocked with necessities, and was also USER FRIENDLY. We also enjoyed the free beach setup (in addition to the other beach chairs and water toys that were available on the balcony at the condo). Palazzo is situated in a nice location on the West end of the strip.

I am writing this review because I am always trusting in reviews whenever they are available. Yes, I would/will stay there again and recommend the condo rental to others.

L. Ison (mid July, 2016)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Larkin, You and your wife were wonderful guests, and I want to thank you for taking such great care of my home while you were there. Many thanks for the kind words, and for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your experiences at Champagne Views with others. Please know you are welcome to come back ANYTIME as it would be my pleasure to host your next Panama City Beach vacation. Warm regards, Kathy
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Panama City Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017-2018
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £195.58

As always, my rate includes all fees and taxes PLUS free in-unit WiFi and beach service. I think it’s a lot easier just to put EVERYTHING into a simple, flat rate up front. I do, however, require a separate, fully refundable $250 security/damage deposit that is either returned to you (if by check) or credited (if by credit card) within 7 days of your stay.

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