|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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?
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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
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.
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.
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)
We have used VRBO for many years, and this condo has an owner who provides more by far for her guests than any other one we've booked from. Kathy is great to work with! We have had a great week and will hate to leave on Saturday! Her unit is beautiful and fully furnished with everything you could imagine! We loved the convenience to Pier Park and many other restaurants/shopping venues. We'll definitely be coming back! Thanks, Kathy!
We couldn't have asked for a better spot and a better condo. Centrally located, convenient to everything and so easy to get about (central to most everything). The airport is hop, skip and a jump if you are flying in from elsewhere. . The condo was immaculate with all the right touches and everything you need for a great week at the beach. The kitchen had everything we needed to have breakfast and lunch in as needed. The building is clean, the pool and hot tub were such a pleasure. The beach chairs that come with the property only add to this gem of a place.
Very family oriented and everyone was fun, friendly and caring . So much fun at night with flashlights on the beach attempting to locate crabs. We had more fun than the kids that were on the beach. If you never stayed in Panama City Beach - do yourself a favor and try it. Kathy, is always available and makes everything easy. Can't wait to return.
This was our first time staying in Kathy's condo. She has thought of everything! (I LOVE the kitchen). The condo was beautiful and so was the view!! Kathy is so organized and very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this condo for your stay. You will love it! It feels like home and we hated to leave. Thank you again Kathy!
My husband and I stayed in Kathy's condo for ten days.....wasn't ready to leave. We have stayed in many different places in PCB but I believe this condo was the best. Really upscale.
My family stayed a week and it was wonderful. Kathy provided everything we needed and more. I have never stayed at a condo that was so well stocked. This was our 5th time at Palazzo and the 1st with Kathy and again it was great. We love Palazzo because of its size. Thanks again Kathy for being so easy to work with.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£203|
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.