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FREE BEACH CHAIRS AND DRINKS! Inexpensive Beachfront Condo That Sleeps Four!

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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

0.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Top of the Gulf is tops with budget-conscious travelers who still want to stay right on the beach, and Top of the Gulf 516 delivers!

Located near the Super Clubs and several attractions, Top of the Gulf is reasonably priced but still amenity rich. Travelers can utilize a gulf-front pool and kiddie pool, a poolside snack bar, shuffleboard and volleyball courts, an exercise room, outdoor grills and more!

After a day of playing in paradise, make yourself at home in this comfortable condo that sleeps up to four and features a fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy gulf views from the beachfront pool and sun decks or property views from your room.

Experience peace of mind knowing that when you book Top of the Gulf 516 by Royal American Beach Getaways, you get 24-hour customer service plus a housekeeping and maintenance staff on call. After planning your vacation all year, the last thing you want are unwanted surprises to deal with when you’re miles from home and your condo’s owner is hundreds of miles away! Don’t just book a room—upgrade to a getaway with Royal American Beach Getaways.

EXCLUSIVE BONUSES: Enjoy a day of beach service (a pair of beach chairs and an umbrella) AND your first round of drinks on us – up to a $120 value! Claim your vouchers at the Royal American Beach Getaways front desk. Available seasonally (March through October). Restrictions apply.

Royal American Beach Getaways is now a Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels member. As a result, our guests now benefit from the award-wining loyalty program, Choice Privileges! You can earn rewards including FREE nights plus digital gift cards good at more than 80 different restaurants and retailers!

Royal American Beach Getaways guests also receive the following exclusive perks:

20% Off at Gulf World Marine Park

FREE $5 Gift Card to Rock’It Lanes

10% Off at the Rusty Anchor and The Food Court (9600 S Thomas Drive)

10% Off at the Under the Boardwalk Bar N' Grill (9450 S Thomas Drive)

10% Off at The Corner Market (9450 S Thomas Drive)

$10 to $20 Off Golf at the Bay Point Golf & Tennis Club (Dates of Play Determine Savings)

More Details

Owner
Royal American Beach Getaways Reservations Department
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom # 1 (Queen), Extra Bedding (Sofa Sleeper)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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FREE BEACH CHAIRS AND DRINKS! Inexpensive Beachfront Condo That Sleeps Four!
average rating of 1.5 based on 2 reviews
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Top of the Bay Condominiums - Property is a little bit run down and dated

  • 1 of 5

There are 3 separate groups "running" this property (the H.O.A., an On-site Rental Company and Royal American which is not on-site and which managed the unit that we had rented).

On the first day of our stay, Royal American had a locksmith change the locks on our unit (apparently a planned activity) while we were out, which meant that when we returned from the beach that afternoon (in a thunderstorm) we were locked out of the apartment. Another couple staying on the same floor, came by while we were trying to get in, and told us that they had seen a locksmith working on the door that morning.

After talking to the on-site rental, and the H.O.A., the lady at the H.O.A. called Royal American, who told her that the locks had been changed, and that I could get a key by visiting their office. Since my car keys were locked in the Apartment, this meant walking through rain and flooded car park to their office in order to get a key - it did not help that having taken my original keys, I then found that the new key only worked on one of the two locks, and then had to repeat the trip to obtain both the old and new key. Upon entering the apartment, we found that the locksmith had left another key on the kitchen counter????

In the unit we rented, the bathroom ceiling which was done in "popcorn finish" had several areas of dark discoloration - could have been mold - we were only there for 3 days, so did not mess with it.

Customer service - 0. Privacy and Security - 0. Cleanliness/Health (Mold) - 0.

On the positive side, the location of the condos is perfect, right on the beach.

Added Note "Free Beach Chairs" - is for one day only.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurence, I was sorry to learn that your recent stay with ROYAL AMERICAN BEACH GETAWAYS did not meet your expectations—but glad that you brought these issues to our attention. We are always striving to improve our service and product, and guest feedback helps us to do that. We take guest comments seriously and read them in our weekly staff meetings before discussing what we did right and what we could have done better. Again, I apologize for your negative experience and I would love the opportunity to make it up to you at one of our properties on your next visit to Panama City Beach!
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Not as pictured

  • 2 of 5

All pictures of rental showed two beds but only had one bed and a pull out couch which was absolutely horrible to sleep on. It was broken at bottom and kids kept falling through. Next time I will call to make sure definitely two beds.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Damage Protection Fee : $45
    Charge basis: STAY

    Efficiency Cleaning Fee: $75
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Registration Fee: $20
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
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