Portside Resort | Sleeps 6 | Budget & Pet Friendly | Family Favorite | Amenities
About Panhandle Getaways
Panhandle Getaways offers over 500 vacation rentals along the Panhandle of Florida. Our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach, along 30A, Destin, and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida provide the perfect vacation spot for your next vacation. Panhandle Getaways features a variety of property types which allows us to offer something for everyone. Panhandle Getaways specialty is helping guests find the perfect vacation rental for them and being that we have been in business more than 25 years, one can be rest assured that Panhandle Getaways is a name you can trust.
Why Panhandle Getaways chose West Panama City Beach
Portside Resort is located on the popular west end of Panama City Beach, right across the street from the most beautiful beach! Port side offers 3 Amazing pools (one heated) hot tubs, tiki hut with great views. 3 tennis courts and shuffleboard! Portside Resort is a very family friendly resort with lots of beautiful palm trees and wonderful landscaping.
What makes this Condo unique
Portside Resort's central Panama City Beach, Florida location, budget friendly accommodations and incredible amenities such as 3 pools, tennis courts and more make this resort highly desirable for families wishing to getaway for a beach vacation.
Pool / Spa
It was fine
I wish I had read the description (and looked at the pictures) more carefully. I always book an ocean front or ocean view property. This one said across the street from the beach, so I assumed I would be able to see the ocean. Not true. This condo is in the back of a large complex across the street from a row of high rise condos on the beach. So no beach view or beach breeze.
The condo is tastefully decorated in a beachy theme, although it was pretty small for my taste (we only had 2 adults and no kids). The towels and linens were fairly new and good quality. And the bedroom furniture and decor was quite nice. The living room is a little different than pictured. They removed the ottoman to add a sleeper sofa, so it is a little crowded. But that does mean it technically qualifies to sleep six.
The condo was clean, except the wine glasses in the wine rack were coated with grime. The kitchen cabinets are really old (but with updated granite). And the trash can on the patio had not been emptied and had lots of dog poop bags in it that were drawing flies.
Speaking of dogs, I always book a pet friendly unit because we travel with our elderly poodle. However, the paperwork we received from Panhandle Getaways after paying for the non-refundable trip through VRBO stated in several places that pets are "Strictly prohibited." In fairly strong wording, the contract states pets are cause for eviction, breach, fines, and forfeiture. Obviously, PG is using some boilerplate contract that does not apply to this unit. We just ignored it, and it turned out not to be a problem. But it was pretty upsetting to see that language after I went out of my way to book a pet-friendly place.
Check in was not a problem once I downloaded the app. The complex is well kept. Everyone was super-friendly.
In all, we had a good time at the beach, boating, fishing, and playing golf.
South of the border
We really enjoyed Portside resort, very well taken care of, the staff were friendly and we felt safe. We enjoyed being only 5 minutes away from the beach and also the heated pool. Would definitely go back.
ROUGH START TO OUR VACATION
WHEN WE ARRIVED THE CONDO HAD NOT BEEN CLEANED. THERE WERE WET TOWELS IN THE BATHTUB, SAND EVERYWHERE AND PILES OF DIRTY SHEETS ON THE BEDS. WE CONTACTED PANHANDLE AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD CONTACT CLEANERS TO COME OUT. AFTER TWO HOURS I CALLED AGAIN AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY. THE CLEANERS TOLD US THEY HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED THAT THE CONDO WAS READY FOR CLEANING. THERE IS A MAGNET ON THE FRIDGE WHICH GIVES A CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO DO PRIOR TO VACATING THE RENTAL AT THE END OF YOUR STAY. ONE OF THE ITEMS IS A NUMBER TO CALL/TEXT TO ADVISE CLEANERS THE UNIT IS NOW VACANT AND READY FOR CLEANING. THE PREVIOUS RENTER FAILED TO DO THIS. AS THE ONE WHO SUFFERED FROM THIS NEGLECT I FEEL THIS IS A BAD AND UNRELIABLE SYSTEM. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE OUT BY 10:00 AM THEREFORE IF YOU SHOW UP AT 11:00 TO CLEAN I DO NOT SEE THE PROBLEM. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE RENTER TO ADVISE YOUR CLEANERS WHEN ITS OKAY TO COME. THE CONDO WAS CLEANED SOMEWHAT WHILE WE TRIED TO STAY OUT OF THEIR WAY. THEN LATER WE TRIED TO USE THE POOL AND THE CODE WE WERE GIVEN ON THE APP DID NOT WORK. WE GOT THE CORRECT CODE FROM ANOTHER VACATIONER. THE NEXT DAY WE FIND THAT NONE OF THE TVS WORK AND WE WERE GETTING READY TO CONTACT PANHANDLE AGAIN WHEN A REPAIRMAN SHOWS UP UNANNOUNCED TO REINSTALL THE CABLE SYSTEM AND WE HAVE TO DELAY OUR PLANS OF GOING TO THE BEACH FOR AN HOUR SO HE COULD DO THE INSTALL. AFTER THE ROUGH START AND LOUSY WEATHER WITH UNSEASONABLE COOL WEATHER AND LOTS OF RAIN WE DID MANAGE TO ENJOY OUR VACATION AND THIS CONDO WHICH ONCE HALF WAY CLEANED WAS A NICE UNIT. MY SUGGESTION TO FUTURE RENTERS IS TO KEEP PANHANDLE'S NUMBER ON HAND FOR ANY ISSUES YOU MAY ENCOUNTER.
Portside Resort K-1 Review
Portside Resort Unit K-1 was wonderful. It has been thoroughly updated and is very cozy, clean and super cute! It is also right across the pool, which is helpful with young children. It is sort of a long walk from the unit to the beach. However, for the price and the quality of the establishment, it is well worth it. We didn't have any issues with this condo, portside resort, or panhandle getaways. I would definitely recommend this condo for families. This resort is very family friendly. We would stay again.
We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review about your recent experience and stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Portside and found your condo nice and cozy. We look forward to your return visit back to the BEAUTIFUL beaches of Panama City Beach.
It was amazing, very quite, very nicely decorated
We loved it and loved the balcony and the place everything was amazing we will be going there again !!!!
very nice place, quick check in and nice clean room. left off a star because the tv in the master bedroom didn’t work along with most of the lamps in the condo and the ice maker. aside from the few inconveniences the walk to the beach wasn’t bad and overall the condo was great.
ENJOY AN ABUNDANCE OF ATTRACTIONS TO SEE AND DO DURING YOUR STAY IN PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA
Coconut Creek Family Fun Park
Gotta Believe Charters
Gulf World Marine Park
Kelley Girl and Lady Kelley Charter Boats
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Rock'It Lanes Family Entertainment Center
Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise
Shipwreck Island Waterpark
The Museum of Man In The Sea
WonderWorks Panama City Beach