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USA Florida Northwest Florida Panama City Beach Listing #2395

Top of the Gulf 319 - Panama City Beach, FL

36 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
8817 S Thomas Drive #319, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

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Self-service

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Oceanfront studio w/ shared pool, close to beach & golf - snowbirds welcome!

If you're looking for a Panama City Beach vacation rental, you've come to the right place! This comfortable and amenity-filled studio-style condo at the Top of the Gulf resort is right next to the beach, offers a swimming pool, and has all the comforts of home for you to enjoy during your stay.

Nestled right up against the beach, this home is in a condo complex that enjoys a great location close to everything. With beach access just a few steps away, and several restaurants, shops, and even a golf course within a half-mile or so from your front door, you won't have to go far to find fun here!

This studio has enough space for as many as four people, though with so many activities nearby you may not want to spend too much time inside!

Have a seat in the living area and gaze out the windows, or step into the full kitchen to whip up a quick meal. This efficient kitchen has all the major appliances you might find in your own home—even a dishwasher for easy clean-up—so cooking will be a snap!

When it's time to rest up for tomorrow's adventures, you will find two queen-size beds and a fold-out sofabed that can accommodate as many as four guests. You will also have your own walk-in closet and a full bathroom. Within the condo complex you will even find a coin-operated laundry facility, game room, fitness center, BBQ area, and a sparkling pool (with a kiddie pool for the little ones), so you may not need to venture too far from your condo!

Within a walkable distance (or very short drive) you will be able to find a huge variety of restaurants, plenty of shopping, and many other activities to keep everyone busy. If you drive about four miles southeast along the coastline you will reach the gorgeous Saint Andrews State Park which offers plenty of sandy beach, boat rentals, nature trails and more. You could also explore more of the Panama City Beach area, or drive over the bay into the much larger Panama City for more urban activities. Whichever way you go, adventure won't be far behind!

Book a stay in this beachfront condo in beautiful Florida and treat yourself to a much-needed coastal getaway!

*Please contact Vacasa for our special snowbird pricing!

**All vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, etc. need a parking permit at a cost to the guest of $20/pass. Parking permits can be obtained from the security gate guards or from the on-site business office. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property tax ID: 10020

AMENITIES

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Outdoor

Patio

Deck

Parking & access

Paid parking only

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

36 reviews

Julia R. Mar 2020
This place was great! Very clean and great view of the beach. Only wish they would’ve supplied more trash bags and other toiletries since we were staying an entire week.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Julia! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you enjoyed our starter-kit of supplies and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
andreas s. Nov 2019
Ok, the view over the beach is beautiful, however, the place is run down and needs renovation urgently. For example one of the beds is super saggy that it feels you lay in a hammock; a missing baseboard exposes left nails in the floor that are no fun to step in barefoot; there is no chance to close the curtain and if tried, pieces of it fall off; the drawers have missing knobs, which makes it almost impossible to use them ...
At this point the apartment is not really recommendable.
Manager response:
Hi, Andreas. We apologize for the disappointments you experienced during your stay. The property will be replacing the broken and missing items right away. Thank you!
Christopher S. Sep 2019
Great view! Room was perfect! Location was amazing!
Tiffany T. Jul 2019
Not satisfied with the cleanliness of the unit at all. (319) is so old. All the amenities is falling apart and the restroom is filthy. The toilet seat is so old and filthy that I can’t even dare to sit on it. The sofa pullout bed is so stained and the sheet did not change. The broken pieces of the sofa bed is still not fix from the last reviewer. The only thing that work in the unit is the AC. I highly not recommend this location at all. I found out from other renters in level 2 and 8 have AC problems and refrigerator problems. This whole building have a lot of unit for rent but then who’s know which one is good? Be Aware of Hidden Fees - All tbhe parking need to pay $20 fees and the laundry and dishes need to be clean even you pay for cleaning fees.
Manager response:
Hi Tiffany, thank you for your detailed feedback. We regret that our home did not meet your expectations. We will follow up with our housekeeping staff to ensure that our home is being cleaned to our own high standards. Regarding the cleaning fee, we do encourage our guests to wash dishes and do laundry, but it is not a requirement, and there is no penalty for not doing these things. If you ever find that any of our amenities are not working, please don't hesitate to call our 24/7 Guest Services line so we can address the issue. We hope to host you again for a more enjoyable stay.
Janice T. May 2019
Its a nice place to stay for the family..beach front..easy access to the facilities..they keep it clean..
Melanie H. May 2019
The view from the room was great!
CARL P. Apr 2019
This was clean but small. I would stay again! Very reasonably priced as well!!
Paul L. Mar 2019
Very nice studio and I enjoyed the beach everyday and walking on the beach. Very comfortable beds too.
Apollo G. Feb 2019
The location is awesome. The people are awesome. There was plenty of parking. At sunset on a nice day there are plenty of nice people who will share the sunset view with you.
Bill B. Oct 2018
Everything was nice
Brittany V. Aug 2018
We were very disappointed in the room we were given! The bathroom was a joke. Painting chips were all over the bed. The whole place smelt like mildew also 20$ to park is ridiculous bc the security isn’t there all night! I will never book through this place again.
Donnette K. Mar 2018
Very clean, awesome location, easy access, well stocked and no issues at all.
Jason A. Dec 2017
Had a good time and the place was very clean... Everybody there was friendly and helpful
Chuck W. Aug 2017
Overall good location, excellent view.
Elizabeth H. Jul 2017
Overall great experience. I will definitely be back. Cute cozy room, great price, very clean, and the staff/maintenance crew were on top of it!
Craig D. Jul 2017
i wouldn't say GREAT, but sufficient. Our room needed closet space and the wait to use of elevators was painful. Other than that, the rooms were nice and the property was in a great location and everyone was friendly.
Marco O. Jun 2017
Enjoyed our stay.
Hubert P. Apr 2017
you can not stay anywhere on the beach for this price for these accommodations.
Aviv R. Mar 2017
A few friends and I booked this room for our spring break and were generally quite pleased. The place was clean, with a great view of the ocean and within walking distance of the beach. We would definitely stay again and recommend the place to anyone looking for an inexpensive, relaxing stay in PCB.
Jennifer G. Sep 2016
Love the location and amenities...
Beth F. Aug 2016
Great place right in the beach. It has all you need-but is really a hotel room with a small kitchen. So if you are looking for privacy from your travel companions-this is not for you! Comfortable beds, great view, wish there was a private balcony-and easy to find.
Margo P. Aug 2016
Our family of five stayed at this resort in July, 2016. We fit fairly comfortably and were quite pleased with the whole experience. I would recommend Top of the Gulf and this management company to anybody.
Diane S. Jun 2016
LOVE PANAMA CITY and ST ANDREWS STATE PARK
Sarah B. Jun 2016
The hallway is nothing fancy but once you get into the rooms they are really nice. We stayed in 807 the first night and love the hardwood floors, toilet did move a little when u sit. But then the second night we was able to stay in our room 319 which we loved.. Perfect view.. Close to stairs and short walk to elevator. We ate at the snack shake by the pool and the bbq sandwich and cheese fries was real good. Shortest walk to the beach we have ever had. And they have a rinse station.. Sand is amazing and water was calm .. We have decided to come back in 2 months and we will be booking room 319
Paul J. Jun 2016
All in all my wife and myself were very pleased with the location of our room. the view was spectacular and the floor to ceiling window more than compensated for the absence of a private balcony.
Misty G. Jun 2016
This is the 2 nd time we stayed in Top of the Gulf. We throughly enjoyed our stay both times. Both units we stayed in were great. Very friendly staff. Right on the beach, easy access with the kids!
Charity A. Sep 2015
We really enjoyed our stay here. We were travelling with a group of 6 including children. The place was clean, people were friendly and it was very quiet. We will definitely stay again.
WENDI F. May 2015
The stay was great...the only problem we had was at the gate. Was told we had to go to the rental company but all was worked out with call from Owner. Also, the room was great. Bathroom very small but work our okay kids were small. The pool was clean. The poolside grill was slow taking and serving food. All in all good place to stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review to us! We were so pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to enjoy the pool and other amenities. Please accept our apology for the confusion at the gate, we are not sure why they would have turned you away at first either. We did just recently acquire this property so there may have just been a bit of confusion while we were making the transition. Despite the gate issue, we sincerely hope you had a great time and we would love to have you as guests again!