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Park and Play - Endless Gulf Views on Quiet West End of Panama City Beach, FL

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lg 4 bd / 3 ba gulf front townhouse on quiet West End PCB near scenic 30

Park, unpack, step off the deck onto the beach...RELAX! No elevators, parking garages, long lines or crosswalks to maneuver.

Perfect beachfront home for family or friend reunions, social gatherings or sporting/special event or group vacation. House is just over 2,000 sf, sleeps 12 people. Property features 4 large bedrooms; no "nook and cranny" sleeping here. Soft, quality linens in all bedrooms and bathrooms...oh did we mention, we have 3 FULL bathrooms! Perfect for large families/groups.

**NEW Flooring and new quality comfort mattresses in 2018.

Open kitchen and living areas with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins and children play from upper and lower open decks or relax in the enclosed beachfront Florida room.

A fully stocked kitchen includes a Keurig and an automatic drip coffee maker, full-size microwave, 4-slice toaster, blender, crock-pot, hand mixer, electric can opener, and glass-top stove with rapid preheat oven.

Living room and all bedrooms have cable connected TVs (5 flat panel, one of which is a Smart TV). Free wi-fi. Full size W/D, ironing board w/iron. Portable baby crib (1).

Keep YOUR things and OURS free of sand, as you leave the beach, with a shower and foot faucet (beach level). Also, enjoy the real beach experience with an outdoor shower - - private and enclosed - - with HOT and COLD running water.

Don't want to haul beach chairs and umbrellas or tents to and from the beach each day? Local services are available for deliver and setup of beach chairs and umbrellas. Also, don't want to spend hours at the grocery store to get the house stocked for your vacation? Beach Butlers is the answer to that. Make a list, and let them do the shopping and delivery right to your location. Information provided in Amenities section.

Families have been gathering here for years, first ours with Mother Claire, then countless yours!! Make it happen by booking your perfect beach vacation at Claire's Beach Cottage. Our top priority is to provide our guests with the best vacation experience and a welcoming, comfortable and clean property. Our guests give us 5 star reviews confirming we are hitting the mark. We're sure you won't find a more tidy and welcoming vacation property in the area.

We want your vacation to be stress free and happy memory filled. Our attention to detail, as owners, is determined and necessary in order to make your stay in our home be like your home. Come on...the beach is waiting.

More Details

Mark and Tracy Vickers
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Mark and Tracy Vickers

Both of us grew up on PBC; one full time, one part time. The beach has been our connection since meeting here in the early 80's. In addition to managing this property, Mark is a licensed real estate agent and I create training material and videos for a locally owned software company. Our favorite pastime is still getting our toes in the sand.

Note: We recently took over management of our property so that we can provide a more personal experience for our guests. With the requirement to create a new listing with VRBO, previous guest reviews are not available. We can provide property guest book reviews upon request.

Mark and Tracy Vickers purchased this townhome in 1981

Why Mark and Tracy Vickers chose Laguna Beach

Mark's family has had a vacation beach home since before he was born. His father built Claire's Beach Cottage in 1981, and his family spent many days enjoying of sun and fun.

We manage the home now for Mark's mother...Claire. Known to many as Moma Claire. Her home was always open to everyone and there was always plenty of cold ice tea, meals and hospitality to be shared.

Claire's Beach Cottage is an extension of her home...there might not be cold ice tea waiting, but there is no lack of hospitality. We hope you will come to experience for yourself with a vacation stay at Claire's Beach Cottage.

PLEASE NOTE...this property has been listed on VRBO since 2012. This is, however, a new listing since we have personally taken over management in 2017. Therefore all prior reviews remain with the prior VRBO listing; VRBO will not transfer listing accounts or property reviews when management listings change ownership.

What makes this townhome unique

Wake up to the sounds soft gull cries as diamonds dance on the Gulf of Mexico....just steps from your beach front deck. Then finish your day watching breathtaking sunsets from either the upper or lower deck...if you don't still have your toes in the sand.

The house feels like home the minute you walk in. There's plenty of space for gathering as well as for getting some quiet time. The enclosed sun porch has plenty of windows for viewing as you have your morning coffee or your evening beverage. It's also a great place for families with children to set up their indoor activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Laguna Beach in Panama City Beach

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No early check-in. Check-in 4pm CST. Quiet hours 9pm-7am
  • Grilling allowed on concrete carport area only. Grill & area must be cleaned upon departure or guest will be charged excessive housekeeping of $50.
  • Min. Age to rent is 25. Individual securing rental must guest on property for duration of rental. We are not permitted to rent to college students.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • One King Bedroom w/private bath on first floor, remaining three bedrooms on 2nd floor. **All new bedding 2018.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is limited wheelchair accessibility. Entry into home is doable, but the ground floor bathroom door is 24", and there are no hand rails in the shower or around the toilet.


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Park and Play - Endless Gulf Views on Quiet West End of Panama City Beach, FL
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Love it!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property for the past three years on our summer vacation in PCB and we love it more every year! We are a family of 5 that really doesn't need as much space as this property offers but we go back every year for many reasons. We love being directly on the beach/ocean. The upstairs deck is perfect any time of the day for enjoying the views of the gulf and relaxing. It is so easy to go back and forth from house to beach whenever you need to during the day and with kids that is super important! The home has a well equipped kitchen which makes cooking in an easy thing to do. At the same time it is so conveniently located near many restaurants and a very short drive to pier park. In addition, this home is clean, clean,clean... gotta love that!! The owners are so kind and available for any assistance you might need. Every time we reach our last day of vacation here we are looking forward already to the next time we come. This property will continue to be our first choice for places to stay in the PCB area! Thanks Tracy and Mark!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Beth. We are SO thrilled you and your sweet family find our home such a happy place to stay for your beach vacation. We love that you make it YOUR home each year, and look forward to many, many more of your returns. Thank you for the praise of our home's cleanliness. We are committed to keeping it clean and spotless for all of our wonderful guests. We look with true pleasure to your return, and will always strive to make your stay as memorable as possible. Cheers, Mark and Tracy
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Excellent beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect beach house for our family of 8. Best location in PCB. Everything was in perfect working order, clean and tastefully decorated. The beach was beautiful and quiet. We loved the outdoor showers. Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, we are so so glad you found Claire's Beach Cottage to suit your family and meet your beach vacation needs. We were so happy to have you and your beautiful family as our guests, and your great care for our home is much appreciated. Hope you were able to do all the activities you inquired about. Look forward to your return!! Cheers, Mark and Tracy
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Alexandria, Virginia

Lovely older home with nice updates and lovingly cared for. Amazing beach access and nice location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 women enjoyed a great week at Claire’s Cottage. Started out with a nice note and yummy gift of cookies from our hosts and, most importantly, a spotless house. This was the perfect space with plenty of seating for lounging and dining. The glassed in porch was a nice spot to bring the outside in while still keeping cool. Outside deck was perfect for beautiful afternoon sunsets. Proximity to the beach was wonderful and the water and sand were the most beautiful of anywhere we’ve ever stayed. We enjoyed that the kitchen was fully stocked with all the implements right at hand for cooking, as well as ample glassware and dinnerware. Set up of the bedrooms and baths was very comfortable with plenty of towels and extra blankets. We also loved the close proximity to grocery stores and dining out. We felt right at home here and would definitely stay again. Thanks to the Vickers for a wonderful beach week!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ellen, for the wonderful review. We are so happy your group enjoyed your stay in our home. We truly strive to make every guest feel welcomed at at home, with only their effort to be having a wonderful time at the beach. Thank you for the great care you took of Claire''s Beach Cottage. It was pleasure to meet you and we hope you all will return soon. Cheers, Mark and Tracy
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Marietta GA

Roomy beach luxury at a good price!

  • 5 of 5

Claire’s Cottage kept 11 of us, three families, in comfort and elegance. The actual property is even better in person than the alluring online photos. The owners take pride in every detail and everything from the floor plan, to the decorating, to the kitchen utensils, to the towels and linens will make you so glad you’re there. The indoor laundry room with quality washer and dryer was a favorite. The large outdoor shower with hot and cold water was the perfect end to glorious hours on the beach. The air-conditioned sunroom, not just a screened porch, provided our five grandchildren with a cool “kids table” dining area which made meal time fun for kids and adults alike. The view of the beach and the gulf from the master balcony and master bedroom will take your breath away. The owners keep everything in perfect working condition and none of the features of the house make you feel “taken for granted”. We felt more like valued guests in the owners’ home than renters. Mark and Tracy Vickers are the guest-centric beachhouse owners of your dreams and you will feel good about your decision to stay at Claire’s Cottage over and over again, both during your stay and after. We hope to stay there many times more over the years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vincent, your exceptionally kind words are more than a blessing to us.  THANK YOU! Your comments validate our efforts, as we do work very hard to make it so our guests' only concern is to have a wonderful vacation with family and friends. We know how we like to be treated,  so we hope we exceed that for those who stay in our home. So happy you enjoyed your stay and time together with your beautiful family! You may have come as guests, but left as friends!! We do hope we see y'all again!! Cheers, Mark and Tracy
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect fit for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a relaxing family beach vacation. Can't wait to book Claire's Beach Cottage for next May! Thank you Tracy and Mark.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, we are so happy you found our home to be the "perfect spot", and that you and your family could enjoy your beach vacation there. We strive to make our home clean, comfortable and carefree for our guests. We do look forward to your return!! Cheers, Mark and Tracy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Shades Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8.7 Miles
Colony Club Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sunnyside Grill
Car: recommended

This home is also conveniently located within walking distance to a Publix, Winn Dixie and Carousel Supermarkets (Carousel has amazing wine store), CVS Pharmacy, Waffle House, Dunkin Donuts, Sunnyside Grill, Kwiker Liquor, Wells Fargo, etc. Just minutes from Pier Park dining which includes Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Backporch Seafood and Oyster Bar, Dicks Last Resort, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Five Guys Burgers, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, Red Brick Oven, Red Robin, Rum Runners, Schlotskys, Shoneys, Smoothie King, Hofbrau Beer Garden, Pompano Joes, Starbucks, etc. Soon to open is Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.

Pier Park Entertainment - Grand Theaters, Pirate Quest Laser Tag, Miracle Strip Amusement Park,

Pier Park Shopping - Many national chains like Dillards, J.C. Penney, Target, Super Walmart, Old Navy, Ron John Surf Shop, Hollister Company, etc, as well as local boutiques such as Florida House and Franchescas.

Pier Park North features additional shopping and dining options to include Dick's Sporting Goods, Pier 1 Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Men's Warehouse, Max Fit Sports Nutrition, Bealls, Zoes's Kitchen, IHop, Craft Bar and Chan's Wine World, Fresh Market, and much more.

The famous 30A community is just a few miles to the west, providing a diverse variety of world class restaurants and unique boutiques and stores...

Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach offer a number of unique dining experiences such as La Crema Tapas and Chocolate, Havana Beach Bar and Grill, Summer Kitchen Restaurant Café, Shades, Restaurant Paradis, Cowgirl Kitchen, La Cocina Mexican, George's at Alys Beach, Caliza Restaurant, and Amivida Coffee and Tea. Just a couple miles further lies the new HUB, offering a variety of shops, dining and a grand stage with lawn seating for concerts, and televised sporting events. Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach and several other quaint towns dot the stretch of scenic 30A offering unlimited activies.

For the fitness buff, the nearby Carillon as well as the Seaside community offer fitness facilities, yoga classes and massage services. There is truly something for everyone just within miles of Claire's Beach Cottage. Yet you will feel like you are miles from anywhere on the quiet West End.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £262.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13

26 year old age minimum required. Copy of drivers license may be requested to verify age.

Early check-in is not available. Check-in time is 4:00 pm CST and is set as such to allow for thorough cleaning and preparing of property for our guests enjoyment. Liability constraints prevent guests from entering property while housekeeping is still present.

Respect and care for property is expected by all guests. There is a strict NO SMOKING / NO PET policy. Guests who violate the terms of rental agreement will be subject to additional fees and eviction without refund.

For your safety, please abide by all beach warning signs and flags. Also, please respect the LEAVE NO TRACE campaign on our beaches. We want your visit to be as nature intended, so we ask you to leave it that way for other visitors and our coastal critters.

Owners reserve the right to charge guests additional cleaning fees for excessive cleaning, laundry and garbage services post check-out. Details provided within rental agreement documentation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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