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Townhome**Step Directly Onto Beach & Into Gulf** "West End" Of Panama City Beach

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Townhome-2br, 2.5ba, Park at Front Door, Back Patio Directly on Sand, & To Gulf

Our back yard is right on the sugary white sand, and in the highly sought after "West End" of Panama City Beach! Park your vehicle right outside the front door of our Townhome. Walk directly to the back door slider and onto the Patio, and then directly onto the sand to squish between your toes and catch some sun-rays and gulf breeze. When ready for a dip, walk directly from the patio to the sand, and then directly into the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico! You'll be in a very safe, quiet, family oriented area, but yet close enough to participate in as many activities as you would like.

If you decide to take a drive, it's only about 6 miles to the Frank Brown Park, where ballgames, concerts, and other activities are held on a regular basis. If you feel like going to Pier Park, it's only about 7 miles to enjoy shopping, restaurants, concerts, fishing off the Pier, and a wide range of other events. If you feel like golfing, it's only a short drive from our townhome to great golf courses: the Holiday Golf Club - 9 miles, the Hombre Golf Club - 12 miles, and the Signal Hill Golf Club - 13 miles. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is only about a 25 mile drive from our townhome.

For Bikers and Bike lovers, we're conveniently located a few miles from Pier Park, the Harley Davidson Dealership, and the Indian Dealership, for the upcoming events during Thunder Beach week. There's normally a great display of some of the beautiful bikes at Pier Park.

Upcoming Thunder Beach dates:

May 3-7, 2017

October 25-29, 2017

May 2-6, 2018

October 24-28, 2018

*** For your convenience, we have a landline with free local calls.

*** We have Wi-Fi for those that want or need access to the internet. Password

provided at check-in.

*** We have electronic key entry so you don't have to keep up with keys. Code provided

at check-in.


All taxes are included in the listed pricing.

Average Monthly Water Temperatures (Fahrenheit):

59 - January

59 - February

63 - March

70 - April

78 - May

80 - June

84 - July

84 - August

82 - September

77 - October

67 - November

65 - December

More Details

Gloria McGowan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Gloria McGowan

My family has lived in Panama City, FL for over 80 years, and we were very fortunate to grow up frequenting the beach when visiting our grandmother. We often go to Panama City Beach just to be in the salt air and walk on the beach. We enjoy watching the dolphins play and the fish jump in the water, shopping the fantastic retail and outlet centers, eating a wide variety of wonderful seafood, and, watching the deep sea fishing boats come in with their catch for the day. These are just a few of our favorite things to do!

Gloria McGowan purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Gloria McGowan chose Panama City Beach

We bought our beach home at Pirate Cove Villas Townhome, as we knew it would be perfect for us! It is on the quiet and highly sought "west" end of the beach. The location is safe, family oriented, and has quick and easy access to as much or as little activity as you would like. It is so nice to park at the front door, and walk directly into the Townhome from the parking lot. We also enjoy having our beachside patio directly on the sand. The sound of the waves is extremely relaxing and the view is breathtaking! Nearby, there are restaurants, grocery stores, a bank, and other shopping. Just down the road are the Sunnyside Grill, Thomas Donuts, and a place to rent kayaks or bicycles. It is also only a 10-15 minute drive to Pier Park, three very nice golf courses, 30 minute drive to Destin, and 15-20 minute drive to the International Airport.

What makes this townhome unique

We love our Beach Home because it is our Home away from Home! It is a sweet distraction, and a wonderful way to unwind and rejuvenate, from the normal day-to-day activities of living!


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bedroom 2 has a Private Full Bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bedroom has a Private Full Bathroom with Tile Shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Downstairs level has a half bathroom, with sink & toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedrm Suite has King Bed, private full bath & balcony
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 2 Double Bed , 2nd Bedroom has 2 Double Beds and a private full bathroom.
    Living Room - downstairs - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room downstairs w/half bath.
  • Master Bedroom suite has a King Bed, private full bathroom, and a private balcony overlooking the Beach and Gulf.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Townhome**Step Directly Onto Beach & Into Gulf** "West End" Of Panama City Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place directly on the beach. The pictures do not do this place justice. The townhouse is clean and comfortable. The location just cannot be beat. It is so quiet and away from the touristy area of Panama City Beach, yet close to the grocery store and several restaurants. Gloria, the owner, was very attentive, but not intrusive. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fowler, OH

Perfect, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our fist stay in Panama City Beach, and I randomly chose Pirate Cove #116. We hit the jackpot! It is a comfortable dwelling with a fantastic view and all the amenities provided. Gloria, the owner was very helpful, easy to deal with, and very sweet. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. Parking at the front door and beach at the back. Heaven. This is an excellent area for snowbirds as it is quiet and the beach was not crowded.

I highly recommend this townhouse for anyone looking to relax and enjoy a beautiful beach and gorgeous sunsets.

Lynda and Gerry Kane, Ohio

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynda, It was such a pleasure having you and your family at our townhome! Guests like you make opening our home to others, enjoyable and worthwhile! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Gloria
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful weeks at Pirates cove villa #116. Just like to say the view is spectacular and the villa was very comfortable and just a few steps to the beach. Weather was perfect for January! Will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delinda, We're so happy you enjoyed your vacation at our place on the beach! Thank you so much for taking such great care of our home! We will be excitedly looking forward to your return! Sincerely, Gloria
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Convenience, Location, Easy Access

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? You drive right up the Front Door of the Townhouse and park your car. No parking decks!!! So easy to unload groceries, suitcases and beach gear. It is on the quite side of the West End of PCB but convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, and Pier Park. No traffic jams due to Spring Break. If you are an older guest you will enjoy the short walk to being Beach Front. If you have younger children, you could easily put them down for a nap but you could still stay outside and be steps away from them and the Gulf. Bring your baby monitor for extra peace of mind. When you wake up in the morning the Master Bedroom has a private balcony so you can have a cup of coffee, reflect on the beauty of the ocean and then go for a good walk. People with disabilities, like those who have a walker are able to actually get to sit next to the water because the walk is so short and yet when they tire they can go back to the townhouse for a rest. Would be great place for Grandparents that do not want to make the long trek down the condo elevator, walk across the pool deck and then have to walk to the beach.

Life is full of choices, choose this townhouse because I would do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vickie, Thank you so much for your beautiful description of our townhome! It's awesome people like you, that make opening our home such an enjoyable experience! We will be looking forward to having you stay with us again! Kind regards, Gloria
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very nice

  • 4 of 5

we were staying mainly b/c we were attending a wedding at Carillon Beach Resort...so we did not spend that much time at the townhome....but it was clean and neat and the beach was right there and absolutely beautiful.

Was surprised there was no bar soap but we went out and got some for the showers. Also we were a little surprised to be asked to wash all the sheets and towels and dry them (is this not included in the fees?) But Gloria the owner was very, very helpful and accomodating (said it was not a problem re. the laundry which I had started until we realized there was no detergent)...but all in all a nice stay and great location if you have other families staying at the resort.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy, We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our townhome. Please read the information I sent you through VRBO a week before your check-in. The soap is listed on the shopping suggestions. There is also a comment about leaving the townhome in the condition found upon arrival, to enable early check-in, or, late check-out whenever possible. If you'll recall, you benefitted from this, as have many of my other guests. The housekeeper found the laundry detergent on the shelf in the laundry room. We take our reviews very seriously, and work very hard to make the best rating. We will continue to open our "home" to strangers, until it is no longer personally enjoyable. Thank you, Gloria
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Positively best place to stay!!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice. Kitchen stocked with necessary tools, most everything in great working order and the owner very enjoyable to work with! Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, We're so happy you enjoyed your vacation & appreciate your review. We look forward to your family staying with us again. Kind regards, Gloria
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Sunnyside, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall-Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
JAN 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
FEB 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Deposit (Refundable) £200
Cleaning Fee £80

* The $250 deposit is refundable.
* The cleaning fee is $100.00, and includes taxes.
* There are NO additional Taxes or Fees paid to the Owner, as all Taxes are included in the total price!!!
* Effective February 2016 & forward, VRBO began charging "Service Fees" ranging from 4-9%, that are paid directly to VRBO at the time of "Online Booking". Normally, the service fee is, on average, approximately 6%. This is a lower percentage than many other vacation rental sites that charge a similar fee. The exact amount of the fee is calculated on a sliding scale based on the total amount, excluding taxes and the refundable damage deposit.

*** We prefer E-Checks or Personal Checks. However, we accept most Credit Cards. To make payment with a Personal Check, please call the Owner and leave a brief message. The Owner will return your call with instructions.

1) $250 Deposit is due immediately to confirm reservation dates, and rates are subject to change until confirmed. Confirmation Deposit is fully refundable, when cancelled 30 days or more before scheduled check-in date.
2) VRBO fees are due immediately and paid directly to VRBO when booked.
3) Second Payment/Full Balance is due 30 days before check-in date. VRBO will automatically send a reminder notice approximately 37-45 days before balance is due.
4) Upon Check-in, the Confirmation Deposit converts to the Damage Deposit, and is fully refundable, approximately two weeks after cleaning and inspection, for normal wear and policy/regulations/agreement adherence.
5) Check-In is 3:00 PM; Check-Out is 10:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hombre, Holiday, Signal Hill
Nearest Beach
Step off the back patio into the sugary white sand
Car: necessary

Bicycle rentals can be ordered and delivered to your door. Kayak and Paddleboard rentals are less than a mile from the townhome.


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