HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Huge Balcony! Beachfront Condo with Room to Spread Out!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Before condos turned into shoeboxes there was Watercrest 1206. Not only is this unit spacious, the property’s wrap-around balconies are almost twice the size of the average Panama City Beach condo balconies!

There’s also room to play! From a seasonally-heated beachfront pool to tennis and shuffleboard courts, Watercrest offers numerous ways to have fun and stay fit.

After sunbathing on the beachfront deck, escape to the comfort of your expansive, gulf-front room. This well-appointed two bedroom / two bathroom condo sleeps eight thanks to a King size bed in the master bedroom, two Double beds in the second bedroom and a Queen sleeper sofa in the open living room. A fully-equipped kitchen teamed with a washer and dryer mean you can enjoy the all of the comforts of home while also saving money for the nearby shopping, dining and attractions!

Experience peace of mind knowing that when you book Watercrest 1206 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.

BONUS: Enjoy your first round of drinks on us—up to a $75 value! One drink voucher issued per person for travel between March and October. Drink voucher is good for one FREE 16 ounce signature drink in a souvenir cup at Spinnaker Beach Club for adults 21 and older or one FREE soda or iced tea for guests under 21. Additional restrictions may 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:
17 August, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Biltmore Beach in Lower Grand Lagoon

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (2 Queen), Extra Bedding (Sofa Sleeper)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
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
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

2/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
100% Complete
0% Complete
Huge Balcony! Beachfront Condo with Room to Spread Out!
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
2

Frustrating and disheartening

  • 2 of 5

I didn't want to write this review but I have gotten several requests from VRBO to do so. We chose Watercrest because of the aesthetics of the property as a whole as well as the location. That was the good part. First, be warned...the rate advertised is not the final cost - we stayed two nights and with the additional fees & taxes, the rate more than doubled. On opening the front door we discovered the weatherstripping was hanging loose from the floor to about door knob height. Being thirsty, we stopped at the kitchen to see if we needed to turn on the ice maker only to find there wasn't one, only 3 ice trays..in a unit we were paying close to $350 per night for! The kitchen faucet was broken, the dishwasher was not secured in place. The bathroom sinks were slow draining (on the 12th floor?). The deck sliding door didn't slide; we had to push hard to get it open enough to squeeze through, the sliding door screen was completely off the track and leaning against the window. The 3 TVs were not programmed to the cable modem & there were no instructions as to how to program them.......thank goodness for google! We got the living room TV programmed but had no success with the other 2. The Wi-Fi instructions provided by the website & property mgrs (Royal American) were totally useless - the network listed in the instructions does not even exist at this location. We called for assistance but after waiting for close to an hour, we were able to find the right network on our own. You may be asking yourself why we didn't call for maintenance to come on all the items? We only had 2 days and chose not to waste our beach time sitting in the unit not knowing when or if maintenance would show up. When turning in the keys, we wanted to discuss this list with Royal American but they didn't want to discuss it in front of other guests. They took our list, copied it, and said it would be given to maintenance. The end - no thank you, no apologies. We requested an adjustment of our bill due to all of the issues but were only given a blank stare. Had that happened, you would not be seeing this review but it seems that the property owner or property mgr chooses not to perform routine maintenance checks, interested only in keeping the unit rented to unsuspecting guests. We have waited 2 weeks to write this, hoping to hear from someone wanting to discuss this, but it hasn't happened. Renter beware.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, 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!
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Location

Car: recommended

Photos

Prices & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Damage Protection Fee: $65 $20 $105
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Registration Fee: $65 $20 $105
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Two Bedroom Cleaning Fee : $65 $20 $105
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
Available
Unavailable