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116 Ground floor in a beachside complex (chairs included)

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This deluxe ground floor studio condominium in a beachside complex at 8817 South Thomas Drive,. This studio condo has a fully-equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, microwave,dishes and pots and pans. The condo features , tile floor, large TV with DVD player and two queen size beds. This unit is newly decorated, featuring a couch, new mattresses and headboards, and a dining are with seating for 4. This is a studio which means the living/sleeping area is in one room. This condo has a patio with a landscape view. (This condo does NOT have a view of the gulf but it is in a gulffront complex).

We do not allow more than 4 in this condo. This is in compliance with NFPA 01, 2010 Life Safety Code Occupant Load Factor.

If you show up with more than 4 to stay in my condo, you are subject to loss of deposit and monies paid and be turned away by security.

The condominium is located in the heart of Panama City Beach, and is within walking distance to Clubs LaVela and Spinnaker, shopping, golfing, and other activities. There is an age restriction of 21 years old for singles, and it is strictly enforced. This condominium unit is a NON-SMOKING Unit. (Smoking allowed in outside areas.) Smoking in the unit, or any other deviations from the rules of Top of the Gulf (including failure to occupy the room without advanced notice) will lead to a forfeiture of the $200 deposit. We do not allow pets. By sending the deposit, you are agreeing to these simple conditions.

This family oriented condominium complex has a large pool, baby pool, seasonal snack bar, and a massive sundeck overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Come on down and get away. Don't spend all your money on a big condo that all your going to do is sleep in, save that money and spend it on the restaurants, Zooworld, Gulfworld, and the other sights around.

**Some reviews may mention a view or close to the pool but this ad is from a previous rental on the 2nd floor and sometimes it is necessary to move a guest for whatever reason.**

** There is no view from this condo**

There is a $20 registration fee that is not a part of the quote. It is paid to the HOA per vehicle.

Keywords*: studio, Top of the Gulf, effeciency, Thomas Drive, beachside, gulffront complex, suite

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Gary, Hannah, and I have been coming to Top of the Gulf since 1995. We have owned different units through out the complex. We love the place. Our family loves it too. My mom, brother, and sister have all purchased here also.

CAROLYN JORDAN purchased this studio in 2012

Why CAROLYN JORDAN chose Panama City Beach

We love the convenience of being on Thomas Drive. We are close to shops, restaurants, and most importantly the complex is on the beach.

What makes this studio unique

This complex is a small, family oriented place. There are common area balconies, plenty of loung chairs, and its right on the beach.


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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All guests must register either with security or the HOA office. They charge 15(normal season)/25 (spring break)
  • Guests are not allowed to bring visitors on site. If you are going to have someone come over they will need to register. ($15/25) and get a pass.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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116 Ground floor in a beachside complex (chairs included)
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We (my hubby and I) just returned from a week long trip to PCB and had the pleasure of staying in this condo. We have stayed in many condos over the years and not one of them can even come close to comparing with this condo. It is just as nice as seen in the pictures. It even smells great when you walk in! Carolyn obviously puts a lot of thought into making her condo perfectly accommodating for her renters. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to cook 3 meals a day all week long (if you like to cook that much). There are plenty of towels and washcloths in the bathroom which is not always the case when you stay elsewhere. The air conditioning keeps the room plenty cool and there are extra super cute blankets to wrap up in if you get too chilled! My husband is still talking about how much he loved the shower, lol! It was nice having a code to get into the room instead of having to keep up with bulky keys everytime we left the room. The iron, hair dryer, high velocity fan, crockpot, electric can opener, toaster, ottoman, super comfy chairs on the patio, beach chairs and umbrella, etc. are just a few of the extra touches and amenities this condo has to offer. The beds are very comfortable and the sheets were perfect! I did not get the Security Guard's name but she was one of the nicest people we have ever met. The location of the condo is in a less busy area so you do not have to deal with the crazy traffic like they have around Pier Park. We will definitely be staying in one of your condos next time we visit PCB! Thank you for going the extra mile, it was greatly appreciated!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the accolades. Our belief is when you go on vacation and spend a ton of money, you need to be happy when the door opens. It's not just a rental To me, it's a memory in the making. I can't wait for you guys to come back and stay with me. I appreciate you leaving the condo in such good shape when you left. My cleaners called and ask me if someone stayed because it was so clean. Thank you again!
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LOVED The condo and OUR vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED this condo. Very clean, comfortable, the decorations were perfect and the owner was so pleasant to talk to, she messaged right about about any concerns or needs. The pool was perfect and the walk to the beach was less then 5 minutes from our room. My kids absolutely loved the snack shack located by the pool, that also had karaoke for kids to sing and dance. The condo is also located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. We will definitely come again! This is our New favorite place. Definitely worth the 13 hour drive for our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was in a great location. Loved the pool and the snack shack was a great addition.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this rental!! It was the perfect size for my family of four. Being a ground unit was a plus because you didn’t have to wait on elevators and I parked my wagon outside the sliding door when we would return from the beach. The room was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. My wife loved the Keurig, she felt right at home. I caught a glimpse inside a nextdoor unit and it made this one look like a million bucks. Lots of thought and time was put into the layout, decor, and amenities. I felt right at home. The included beach service put this unit over the top! I can’t wait to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, updated condo with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very up to date and clean. Has a ton of amenities such as a Keurig with complementary K-cups, all the kitchenware you’d ever need, extra blankets, and travel soaps in the bathroom. The unit is on the first floor which means you get a patio area, but NOT beach facing. The beach access was just a short walk through the pool area and you were there. There is a pool, snack bar at the pool, ice machine (not complementery), and plenty of parking (although parking is $20 for the stay). Carolyn was very responsive with questions and my refundable damage deposit was returned within the agreed upon timeframe. I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't beat the location!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was clean and so convenient! The property is beachfront with a great pool and tons of parking. It's super close to tons of attractions, too, like People's, Wonderworks, and Shipwreck Island. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and modern. Extremely clean! Kitchen was stocked with anything you needed to cook full meals. Beds were very comfortable. Owners are very easy to communicate with and quick to respond. We will definitely be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Spinaker and LeVela
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Signal Hill Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pineapple Willies, Spinaker, Dee's Hangout
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Panama City Beach, FL


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Panama City Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Dog Days of Summer
6 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
After Labor Day
4 Sep 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

One Time Cleaning fee £41.57 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £113.37

Add 12.5% taxes (city, county, and state) to rentals
$50 cleaning fee to have condo cleaned when you depart
**Registration fee for Spring break $25/Registration fee for other times $15 This is paid to the HOA and is not a part of my rental fee.
$500 refundable security deposit during spring break.
No pets/no singles under 21 Proof of age is required. MAX 4 in the unit.

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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