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Cute, Comfy, Family Friendly - 2BR low rise condo - Just Steps From The Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 6

Welcome to "Island Time"! That's what we call our adorable 2 bedroom, one bath unit in the low-rise Sand Castles West complex. Sand Castles West is directly across the street from the beautiful Emerald Coast beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida. Island time is a NON-SMOKING unit.

Back when our youngest son was a Boy Scout we accompanied him to a week-long adventure in the Florida keys called "Sea Base." It's there we were introduced to the concept of "Island Time" -- where you just live for the moment and don't worry about the clock. We've always remembered the feeling and that became the inspiration for this vacation home on the sunny Gulf coast.

We're located on the highly desirable, family friendly west side of Panama City Beach... miles away from the noise and party crowds you'll find on the east side. Sand Castles West is about 1 mile west of the fabulous Pier Park shopping resort.

Island Time is in Building G in the Sand Castles West complex (the closest building to the beach). It's about 200 steps from the corner of the stairwell to the beach access. If you prefer a dip in an immaculately maintained pool, one of our complexes two pools is just at the other end of the building.

Sand Castles West is a "low rise" complex, not a massive concrete complex with remote parking and maddening long waits for slow (and far too-few elevators). Our unit is on the second floor (just one flight of stairs up from the parking lot). You'll have a stress-free vacation with lots of amenities, shopping, and of course the gorgeous beaches literally at your fingertips.

The unit itself can comfortably sleep 6 with 2 bedrooms (each with a queen size bed) and a pull-out queen sleeper sofa in the living room. There are three flat-screen TVs (one in the living room and one in each bedroom). The kitchen is cozy but functional and well-stocked, and the entire condo is tastefully decorated and beach themed to enhance your experience!

WiFi is included so bring all your devices, and the unit has its own washer and dryer so you don't have to waste your valuable vacation time sitting at a laundromat.

We're very "budget friendly" for a 2 bedroom unit so well maintained and close to the beach, so come get away and enjoy some "Island Time"!

Tim & Vicki Bougan


More Details

Vicki Bougan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Panama City Beach in Bay County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Cute, Comfy, Family Friendly - 2BR low rise condo - Just Steps From The Beach!
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

property was very nice.

  • 3 of 5

upstair living and bedroom area AC unit was out for the 1st full week and was finally fixed on wed. of the second week. This made it very uncomfortable for sleeping.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THIS IS NOT OUR UNIT!!! We believe the guest entered this review on the wrong property (we are working with VRBO/HomeAway to resolve the error). There are several things wrong here -- first, the guest did stay with us but for only a week (not two, like the review states). The unit is only 1 floor (and does not have an "upstairs living area" as the review states). And finally, the unit has a single A/C system that was newly installed last year and we have had no repairs scheduled or required. We own three rentals in Panama City Beach and are very committed to making sure that each our guests have an awesome experience. When any issue comes up, whether plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or whatever, we get a repairman over to fix the problem (often on the same day but never later than the next day). We even pay extra for Sunday repairs. We would NEVER let something go for a week. Feel free to contact us (Tim or Vicki) if you have any questions!
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One of the Best Vacations a snowbird can have!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been visiting Florida in the Month of February since 2007. We have been east and west north and southern Florida. This place had everything you need for vacationing and surprisingly for a snowbird. The utilities and furnishings were newer. The place is modernized and the location was great. We were a mile from the pier and there were food services and entertainment in walking distance. I arrived with a 1/4 tank of gas and left a month later with out adding. The beach was right across the street and the weather was great most of the time. They had a Mardi grai at the Pier Park. The Grand Theater had Imax, it was great. We walked to the Winn- dixie store and they sold everything to fill our refrigerator.

I was planning to return here next February to this condo but was beaten out by someone renting January and February. I hope this owner has another unit here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was extremely clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay and we will be coming back. I love the location and the price is very reasonable. The complex is quiet and everyone is very friendly. I've stayed in the complex many times but never this condo. It was perfect for us. Can't wait to make another trip soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us went to Panama City for a girl's trip and Island Time was absolutely perfect! Location is everything when going on vacation and we were right in the middle of everything. We were minutes from Pier Park, steps from the beach, and right next to the grocery store. Best of all, parking was never a problem day or night. The unit was decorated very nicely, very clean, and Vicki was very accommodating and available at all times. I also slept like a baby in the bed that had to be made of clouds! I have to say that this was my best trip to Panama City! Thanks, Vicki! I would definitely return and recommend this unit and owner to all friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay !!! Really nice condo in a great location !!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great getaway for my wife & I... I highly recommend this rental to anyone...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, cozy stay. Clean, comfortable beds, nicely furnished with a fully stocked kitchen. The beach across the street was beautiful. September is a wonderful time to visit! Owners were easy to work with and contact. We couldn't have had a better stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Panama City Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Off-Season (2017-2018)
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit Cleaning £76 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 13.12%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

** Stays over the 4th of July incur an additional charge ($200) for the holiday.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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