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You deserve Beachfront & Coastline Views! Best rates in Aug & Sept!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Thomas Drive - Sunbird of Panama City Beach

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Stunning views of the bright blue water against the pure sugary white sand. Our guests rave about the beach front water views, 8 mile long coastline view, and the views of the golf course from this condo. You walk straight out to the beach from this unit. This is why the same guests come back to this unit year after year.

Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach with a good book and the white sand between your toes. If fun is what you're looking for, try renting a wave runner or flying high with the para-sailing.

The condo is clean and professionally decorated in a BEACH theme. It features Two TVs, and a Dolby Digital Pro Logic DVD HOME THEATER SYSTEM with an iPod docking station. It has a full Kitchen that is fully-equipped with microwave, dishwasher, blender, and coffee pot. It has 'easy to keep clean' ceramic tile throughout the entire condo.

This family-oriented condominium complex has three pools (one heated) overlooking the gulf, tennis courts, shuffleboard, off street parking. This complex is next to the famous Pineapple Willy's Restaurant, and conveniently located near attractions and other restaurants.

Sunbird offers a quality value:

600 ft of sugar white sand against the bright blue water

3 Beachside Swimming Pools (1 Heated Seasonally)

Tennis Court

BBQ Grills


Parasail Rentals

Jet Ski Rentals

On-Site Fitness Center


Convenient to Restaurants, and Fun Attractions

*Convenient KEYLESS DOOR ENTRY - no worry about losing keys in the sand!

*NEW JANUARY 2016 BED MATTRESS SET - cushioned comfort you crave, Sealy Posturepedic pillow top delivers a luxurious feel.

*FREE LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE CALLS within Continental USA and Canada

*FREE Wi-Fi INTERNET inside the unit and around the property

*FREE CABLE TV with HBO, Tons of Channels & Dolby Digital DVD HOME THEATER SYSTEM

Keywords: Oceanfront,Waterfront,Condo,Condominium,Very Clean,X-Box 360,High-End Electronics,Sunbird,Pier Park,Special Rates

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

Laura Andersen
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Laura Andersen

Sunbird Beach Condo - Creating Vacation Memories that last a Lifetime!

Bob and Laura Andersen

Laura Andersen purchased this condo in 2003

Why Laura Andersen chose Panama City Beach

FREE CLEANING OFFER - Stay a minimum of 4 night & LIKE our Facebook Page = FREE CLEANING!

If your going to have a beach vacation, the ideal spot is to be right on the water. The beach condo provides outstanding water views regardless if you are relaxing on the couch, sitting at the table eating your meals or enjoying the gulf breezes on the balcony. You have an unobstructed water view for eight miles down to the jetties.

What makes this condo unique

The prime location to many fun attractions, shopping, restaurants and full size grocery story make this a great vacation spot. It is located right on the water, no streets to cross.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would love to consider this condo my home away from home because that's how comfortable I felt during my vacation at this oasis. Sunbird is safe, secure and well equipped for families. I was amazed by how perfectly kept the grounds, pool and gardens were and the friendliness of the staff. Panama City Beach has so many wonderful tourist destinations but I found myself completely happy spending time at the beach, in the kid friendly pavilion/pool, or relaxing at my ocean front condo. This was our families first beach vacation and I'd have to say that all my expectations were greatly exceeded from the beauty of which Sunbird is situated to how friendly and helpful the condo owners were. There is no doubt in my mind that our family will return to Sunbird in the future! Thanks for the great memories! We appreciated your helping us with all your great suggestions in making our vacation a special one.
Sep 2010
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based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

You deserve Beachfront & Coastline Views! Best rates in Aug & Sept!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 33 reviews
Newberry, South Carolina

Meghan & Cory Hall

  • 5 of 5

We came to Panama City for our honeymoon and stayed in the sunbird! We absolutely LOVED IT. So relaxing, beautiful, so many things to do & Great restrauants! The owners were wonderful and very helpful! We plan on coming back for sure and stay at the sunbird again! Best money we've ever spent!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation Fun

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great vacation staying at the Sunbird.......right on the beach. We loved taking early morning walks on the beach. Pineapples Willy's is a two minute walk.....fun atmosphere and good food. Pier Park is also a fun place to visit for restaurants, shopping and entertainment. We can't wait for our next vacation.....we hope to come back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay at the "Sea Forever" beach condo. This is a water front condo with water views with outstanding views of both the gulf and the coastline. This is the benefit of an upgraded corner unit. We look forward to your future stay.
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  • 5 of 5

The view of the beach was simply beautiful from the balcony and from the condo from all points!! You can see the water from everywhere! The condo was decorated beautifully! The location was perfect just a minute away from Walmart and we walked next door for dinner to Pineapple Willey's which the food is wonderful!! The owners were so sweet and super attentive!! I will definitely be renting from them again and only them and will recommend them to ANYONE!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having stay at the beach condo. We look forward to your return.
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Best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

DO NOT HESITATE BOOK THIS CONDO!! Had to write a review to let everyone know how much we enjoyed our trip. I have been battling cancer for 5 years and our family has been to war and needed a break. My 2 sons 11 and 5 have never been on a vacation before and were so excited to see the Ocean. Let me say they were not let down. Laura was awesome every question i had she answered and returned calls and emails very quickly. Thank you so much for everything. My wife loved how You decorated the condo, it was very clean and relaxing. this was the best week we have had in years! I am truly blessed that I found such a great place for my family to go it was PERFECT. there were no issues with anything, i have passed the informtion on to my brother now he wants to vist! We cant wait till next year to return!! that is all my 11 year old has been talking about. Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart you do not know how important this was to me and my family. We are refreshed and ready to continue are journey with the plan to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the most touching review I have ever had. It immediately put tears in my eyes. I'm very grateful to provide you with the opportunity to have a first time vacation with your sons. May you continue on your path of good health. We look forward to having you return next year.
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Charlotte, NC

Good stay but a few issues to be aware of (Owner is *wonderful*!)

  • 4 of 5

This condo is just as described on the site. The location is a double-edged sword. Wonderful because of its proximity to Front Beach Road, Pineapple Willy's and the local Wal-Mart (and Wal-Mart liquors) for stocking the condo. The downside is the location in the building. The bedroom faces Thomas Drive so you get an amazing amount of noise at all hours of the morning (we were awakened by noise from 1-3AM every night of our 7-day stay). There is a monstrosity of a condo building across Thomas Drive from this building and every night there was yelling from the balconies of those condos (which face the bedroom window of this unit). In addition, it is right down the street from 2 of the biggest clubs on Thomas Drive (La Vela and Spinnaker) so the street noise at 1-3AM is insane! I suspect this would be better in the winter but if you are a light sleeper as I am, bring ear plugs!!

The condo does have fabulous views of the Gulf but if you want to see the sunset you'll have to leave your condo and go downstairs to the beach side of the building. Not a huge deal but if sunsets from your balcony are important, know that this location will not work. I have no idea how a previous reviewer "spent hours watching amazing sunsets from the balcony" as the unit's balcony faces east and the sunsets are blocked by the building itself. Perhaps she has x-ray vision :)

The internet (wi-fi) is also snail-paced slow. This was a bit frustrating as I had specifically written the owner stating we MUST have fast speed internet as my husband works remotely and needed the fast speed for work the week we were there. She assured me that there was fast speed wi-fi in the unit. The wi-fi was so slow we ended up using the hotspot on our phones (which of course, uses our data plan), as often I could not even get my email to load on the house wi-fi. In the owner's defense, maybe she doesn't realize that the wi-fi is as slow as it is and I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. Just be aware, if you need fast speed wi-fi for work or another reason, this property will not work for you.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The condo is decorated exceptionally well and the bed was very comfortable. Our son (19) joined us for 3 of the 7 days we were there and stated the sofa bed was very comfortable as well. The kitchen, while tiny, was workable with all the items you'll need to stay for a week (blender, toaster, etc). The beach chairs were a nice addition.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review. Many of the items you mentioned I believe can be attributed to the timing of your stay; a holiday week, school getting out, graduations and just enjoying the start of summer. We appreciate your input.
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Great place for A Girls get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the condo!! The place was everything the description said it was and more. We enjoyed shopping for and preparing our own meals with top quality cookware. I spent hours watching amazing sunsets from the balcony. We also enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the morning, sipping our coffee and watching the sunshine bring out the first walkers and sea birds! Then we'd head for the beach for our own morning walk! The view from the condo yields the "Emerald Coast" colors.

Other nice features are the close proximity to the elevators, swimming pools, and Pineapple Willy's next door with great food and drinks! Also, the location is great for quickly accessing main roads to anywhere you might want to go, including old Panama City's antique stores and eclectic restaurants. In historical St. Andrews there are neat shops and "Uncle Ernie's" restaurant, where the locals go.The seafood is delicious in all the restaurants! All you can eat seafood at Captain Jacks! I adore The Boatyard's chocolate-dipped key lime pie-on-a-stick on Grand Lagoon. Also, it's a treat to walk out on the pier that's west of the Shores of Panama to look at the fish below and even talk to the fishermen. If you do not find any seashells there is a great place west on 30 "Seashell by the Seashore" to buy them.

Highly recommended. I would lease this property again, simply because the owners were so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your Girls' Get-Away! We all need some time to enjoy our friends! We look forward to having you return.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Panama City, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Pineapple Willy's
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Signal Hill
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pineapple Willy's
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

Biking, Scooter Rental, Fishing, Shopping, Miniature Golf, Windsurfing, Boating, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Boat Rental, Amusement Parks, Golf, Nightlife, Bars, Swimming, Restaurants, Cruises, Pirate Ship Tour, Ripley's, Grocery Store


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Thomas Drive, Long Beach

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Fall
1 Oct 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £57
Refundable Damage Deposit £123
Tax Rate 12.5%

There is a 12.5% Florida tax on the rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Thomas Drive in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) NEW 2010, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Added Comfort Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 TV's w/remotes, on-site coin operated Washer& Dryer (shared), 3 Beachside Pools (shared), Charcoal Grill-shared (BBQ)

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