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Private Beachfront Cottage-Steps to the sugar white sand with an amazing view!!!

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Thomas Drive - The Jackson Cottage

3 Bedroom/3 Bath Private Beach House Directly On The Gulf Of Mexico!

How would you like to arrive at your vacation destination, unload your bags at your door, and spend the rest of your time relaxing in the most adorable beach house on Panama City Beach? Look no further! The Jackson Cottage is a family beach home that has been enjoyed and passed down for several generations. This lovely home has been completely renovated, yet has maintained its vintage charm and character. As you enter this home, you will be blown away by the owner's choice of decor! You will fall in love with the 'Coastal Americana' feel, which makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. You will Imagine yourself visiting this home in the 1940's when Panama City Beach was nothing but sugar white sand dunes and stunning turquoise water! This is one of the first beach homes ever built on Panama City Beach. The owner has taken great care to maintain the original pine wood shiplap paneled walls, yet has modernized the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and all living spaces in 2015. The furnishings in this home are refreshing & comfortable and perfect for a large group of family & friends. The living room has large over-sized picture windows for glorious views of the beach and the sunset! You will find that most of your time here will be spent on the large covered veranda or atop the observation deck for even more panoramic views of the beach. There is a wooden boardwalk through the sand dune for easy access to the sand and an outdoor shower for when you return from a fun day in the salty sea! The beach front here is far less crowded than other areas and guests love that they can park at their front door. No elevators or parking garages to hassle with! This home is very well equipped with all kitchen utensils, bed and bath linens, and even has a washer & dryer for your use. The master bedroom has an adjoining master bathroom with jetted tub and sleeps up to 4 in a Queen size bed plus two twin size beds. The second bedroom sleeps 2 in a Queen size bed. The third bedroom sleeps 4 in two identical sets of bunk beds. There is also a futon available. There are two additional bathrooms both with walk in shower, toilet and sink/vanity. The spacious living area has ample seating and is very cozy and comfortable. The over-sized dining table has large benches for seating and is also in the main living area. The living area has a door that leads you to your own private veranda which has a wonderful wooden swing and plenty of furniture for relaxing the day away! This beach home has not been used as a rental in the past and we are very excited to share it with guests who will appreciate its sentimental and historic value. This home is full of wonderful memories and we want each and every guest who visits here to create their own!

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jodie Creel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Jodie Creel

The Jackson Cottage is owned by The Jackson Family and managed by Jodie Creel, owner of By the Surf Vacation Rentals. Jodie Creel has been managing vacation rentals on Panama City Beach for several years and has the knowledge & experience necessary to navigate you through the vacation rental process. Jodie is always available by phone, text, e-mail or face to face to make your experience easy and convenient! Jodie also manages other wonderful vacation properties adjacent to The Jackson Cottage for those families needing additional lodging for reunions, wedding parties, etc. Jodie offers an easy booking and check in process and there are never any hidden fees or misdirection in the booking or check in /check out process. All deposits are returned promptly and all guests are encouraged to review properties on the website! Please call Jodie for all your vacation planning needs!

What makes this house unique

The Jackson Cottage is surrounded by beautiful private beach homes and smaller rental complexes which provides a more relaxing and less crowded beach experience. The beach front is pristine and this area has some of the most beautiful natural sand dunes on the coast. A huge asset to this property is its central location! Guests can take a short drive East and explore one of the top rated state parks in the country (St. Andrews State Park), or take a short drive West to Pier Park and enjoy great attractions, restaurants, nightlife,movie theater, amusement park, fishing pier, and fabulous shopping at places like the 'one -of-a-kind' Ron Jon Surf Shop. The World Famous Pineapple Willy's restaurant and beach bar is located within walking distance and offers nightly entertainment, fantastic food and fabulous fruity beach beverages. There is a beach service nearby where guests can rent wave-runners, kayaks,water toys and padded beach chairs with umbrellas if they wish. Walmart and other grocery shopping choices are also available nearby.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Private Beachfront Cottage-Steps to the sugar white sand with an amazing view!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the Jackson Cottage in PCB! The house was very comfortable for our group of teenage daughters & moms. The beds, linens and furnishings were really comfortable; AC worked great. The house is cuter than the pictures show. Plenty of seating in living & dining areas. Being right on the beach was amazing & having an outdoor shower was a favorite of ours. Location felt safe and since it is near other houses, the beach didn't get overly crowded right in front of the house. Jodie was super nice to work with & responded quickly to an onsite repair. Thanks for a week of great beach memories :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was easy to find, and ample parking. The multiple sleeping options was a huge plus! The beach access was right there, and minimal traffic from the public access boardwalk! Super close to shopping, restaurants and things to do! Everything you need is right there. Great place to stay in PCB, perfect for families or groups! We had a great week there!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

This house met and exceeded our expectations! We spent seven beautiful days in this home with another family and there was room for everyone! The biggest factor for us in choosing this home was the proximity to the beach. It was wonderful being able to walk off the back porch and onto the beach. The rooftop deck provided an amazing sunset view and was a great spot to gather, watch the moon dance off the water and re-live the adventures of the day. The house was well furnished with games, beach toys, cooking utensils and more! The kids enjoyed swinging on the swing and using the outside shower.

Another plus, that we didn't realize until we arrived, was how close the house is to everything. Walmart is a few minutes away, Pineapple Willy's is within in walking distance and it is the perfect location to see some good scenery on a morning run!

Lastly, Jodie was wonderful to work with. She was extremely responsive to our needs and quickly responded to any requests we had. We are looking forward to returning next summer!! Gig'Em!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach perfection

  • 5 of 5

This private house on the beautiful beaches of PCB was just perfect! Close proximity to the beach was the biggest selling factor for our family of 9 and boy did it deliver! We were able to enjoy the sounds of the ocean on our beautiful back porch swing and step off the porch to immediate beach access. The beach was never too crowded which was also great!

The house was adorable and decorated with the perfect beach accessories. I loved walking around and admiring the attention to detail in every room! There was plenty of room for our family of 9 to sleep and spread out and relax. The kitchen was equipped with more than enough of everything we needed to cook and enjoy ourselves. There were plenty of extra linens and towels and the laundry room was a life saver! I could go on and on about the beautiful Jackson Cottage and PCB, but you should probably just check it out for yourself! Our family will definitely be returning in the future! Thank you Jodie for an amazing first beach vacation for our family!! Perfection!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with plenty of room for the 6 of us! Amazing view of the beach and sunsets! The location is great as it is close to Walmart where you can get everything you could need for food and beach fun! They have more than you can see in the pictures. The back deck has a great swing to sit on, a picnic table and other rocking chairs to enjoy just sitting and enjoying the views! We loved our time here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great vacation rental! The owner has decorated the house so cute! There was plenty of room for our family and the house had everything we needed. The beach is literally just a few steps from the back porch and we could watch our kids while they played in the sand. We have stayed in high rise condos in the past and this was so much easier! Mrs. Jodie was great and made everything simple for us! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Pineapple Willy's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Signal Hill Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Pineapple Willey's
Nearest Beach
Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

The Jackson Cottage is located on Beach Boulevard off S. Thomas Drive. Location is very central and within a few miles of St. Andrews State Park to the East and Pier Park to the West. House is within walking distance of Pineapple Willy's restaurant and just a short drive to great restaurants, attractions, putt-putt golf, and Walmart Super Center. Beach Boulevard is a quiet street and The Jackson Cottage is surrounded by upscale private beach homes. This area is a favorite among families who want to enjoy a less crowded beach, yet centrally located near fun attractions and entertainment.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Nov 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
15 Apr 2017 - 21 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Memorial Day
22 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
30 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Iron Man
1 Nov 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Nov 2017 - 23 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £123 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 12.5%

Advertised rates reflect a cash/check discount & check/cashiers check/travelers check are preferred methods of payment for deposit & rental amounts. Major credit cards accepted with prior approval & may increase total amount due. Payments should only be made to property manager Jodie Creel! AVOID FRAUD-NEVER wire or send money via western union! We will not call & solicit payments from you!!

***Winter holiday rates may vary

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Thomas Drive in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double vanity sinks and storage shelving in bathroom
    Bathroom 2-The Girls Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity with storage.The two bathrooms area adjacent in hall
    Bathroom 3-The Boys Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink vanity w/ storage. The two bathrooms are adjacent
    Outdoor shower off the veranda-inside fence - Shower Enclosure , Great place to rinse off after a day on the beach.
  • All bath towels are provided. Bath towels are not to be taken outside of beach house and are NOT for use on the beach! Please bring beach towels if you wish to have towels for the beach and PLEASE DO NOT USE bath towels and cloths for makeup/sunscreen or tanning oil removal!! We request that all guests shower upon returning from the beach to prevent furnishings, interiors, & bedding from being soiled or damaged by sunscreen and tanning oils! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Master Bedroom-sleeps up to 4,has adjoining bath & closet
    Bedroom 3- The Bunk Room! Children love this room! - 4 Single Bed , Two sets of bunk beds! Children feel like they are at camp!
    Hall Way- Futon - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon is located in hallway near the door of Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2-Perfect for Couples or Children - 1 Large Double Bed , Sleeps 2 in a private bedroom with Queen size bed and closet
  • Master bedroom is at back of home and has an adjoining master bathroom. 2nd bedroom is off the main hallway and is across hall from bathroom, 3rd bedroom is off kitchen hall and is also near one of three bathrooms. All bed lines & pillows are provided. Home has 2 central heating/cooling units and ceiling fans in bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a lovely, one of a kind beach home, and We welcome guests who will enjoy & respect it like it is their own! We feel that a private beach house experience is much more relaxing than renting in a large complex where you spend a lot of time looking for parking or waiting in line for elevators & beach chairs. This home does not offer pools or amenities like other large complexes but there is something to be said about parking at your door, enjoying the sunset from your private veranda & having the white sand beach at your feet as soon as you are ready to enjoy it! The views from this home are amazing & the beach is pristine. Long Beach has some of the most beautiful natural sand dunes on Panama City Beach! We hope you enjoy browsing the web site & we certainly welcome you to call with any questions or special requests! This home is centrally located & would be a great place for those attending weddings or events at The Boardwalk, Shores of Panama, or Pineapple Willys

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