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USA Florida Northwest Florida Panama City Beach Listing #2399

Top of the Gulf 523 - Panama City Beach, FL

48 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
8817 S Thomas Dr #523, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.

You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Well-stocked, waterfront beach condo w/ pool - snowbirds welcome! Couples trip!

Escape to paradise and 27 miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches with a stay at this cozy Panama City Beach vacation rental! You'll even have a shared pool, a kitchen, and WiFi at this comfortable studio condo right on the stunning Gulf of Mexico.

This Top of the Gulf condo is centrally located near restaurants, bars, shops, and the Signal Hill Golf Course for a day out on the green. Try your hand at sports fishing, take a hike in St. Andrews State Park, or walk to Dee's Hang Out for some crab cakes and Cajun remoulade. For even more dining and entertaining options, cross the Saint Andrew Bay via the bridge!

Compact and well-designed, this welcoming space includes two queen-size beds, sleeper sofa, kitchen (there's even a dishwasher!), and a full bathroom. It is perfect for up to four guests and also includes a walk-in closet that's big enough for all of your luggage. And of course, beach access is just a few steps away.

By day, play in the ocean or stay close to the condo and relax on the sun deck, play some shuffleboard, or squeeze in a workout in the fitness center. There's also a game room, a BBQ area, and a coin-operated laundry room so you can keep your packing light. After dinner, you can stop in next door at Club La Vela for cocktails or grab an ice cream cone at Hershey's Beach Ice Cream Shop, then head to the sand for a gorgeous sunset over the ocean.

However you spend your time, this Florida vacation rental in sunny and warm Panama City Beach is just the thing for the wintertime blues - or a memorable beach retreat any time of year!

*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird pricing!

* There is an additional charge for parking 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: 10024


Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view






On-site activities

Pool : Shared





Parking & access

Paid parking only



48 reviews

Cozy apartment with a beautiful sea view. Clean place, great for family
Jasmine S. Sep 2019
I loved the location of the studio looking out over the ocean. It was very clean with a feeling of being home.
Natalia M. Jun 2019
Ocean view, swimming pool, lots for kids to do.
Andrea G. Jun 2019
We loved the room,the layout of the hotel,loved the view you could look out of window of room and see beach and pool,comfortable bed,and room had everything you needed in was great will stay there again next vacation.
Brandi Clegg B. Apr 2019
It was confidently located to everything! But super quiet and calm at night!
Ashley C. Apr 2019
The room was great and clean! also loved the environment!
Christy D. Apr 2019
They were very accommodating to disabled people. My dad was able to park his hover round on the lobby while we were out. The room needed a bit of attention but it was clean! It's a great location. Make sure you don't have visitors or be on the premises without your armband. The sitting area behind the pool, facing the beach...immaculate. they play music and have an onsite bartender!
Randall R. Nov 2018
I had a great time the staff was very friendly and helpful. The condo is a older one but was very clean. I will stay there again.
Charles C. Nov 2018
The unit was great and the view was awesome!
Lauren M. Aug 2018
The view was beautiful and really cozy place
Amanda H. Jul 2018
The beach!
Crystal L. Jun 2018
Room was nice. Great view. Would stay there again
Leticia Y. Jun 2018
The view
Victoria A. Apr 2018
Awesome had everything we could need!
Darren L. Apr 2018
The room is good, but a bit dated. There isn't a balcony, but good ocean views from the large windows.
Brent S. Mar 2018
Great location. Condo has a well stocked kitchen for all your needs. Short walk to plenty of restaurants, stores, and nightlife. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay.
Mallory P. Oct 2017
Can't beat the price. Nice location , not in crowded location.
LaQuann H. Jul 2017
Good location and nice condo.
Jeremy T. Jun 2017
Nice place to stay right on the beach.
Theresa H. Jun 2017
Great location
Kristin H. May 2017
very reasonable price for a quick trip to the beach. the only con was the pool closed at 6, must close at 9 or 10.
David F. Apr 2017
I was in unit #523

The room was clean. There wasn't a single problem with cleanliness. Dish soap and dishwasher soap were provided which was nice. There were a few dishes available and we cooked all of our meals in the room. The building is old. It is not a 5 star hotel, but there was no problem with it. Elevators worked. Laundry worked.

Extra garbage bags would have been nice. We ran out very quickly.

The microwave had leds on the clock that were out. Made it hard to set time and read.

I didn't know there wasn't wifi in the room until I got there. Wifi should be enabled for every room.

I had to go buy a frying pan because there was only a tiny one in the room.

Not much space to unpack since there was one small dresser/table. Lived out of the suitcases.

There were charcoal grills out by the pool. Charcoal chimneys and ashcans were also available. We used them. Very convenient.

The pool signage said it was open until 11 but they closed it at dusk every night. I don't know why that was.

Cable tv was provided. We barely used it but it was nice to have.
Manager response:
The Property Manager will provide more dishes/cookware for the unit and will have the microwave replaced very shortly. Thank you!
Daniel S. Sep 2016
The condo was a good place to stay. The location was great. The price was good too. Although this wouldn't be my first choice, I would stay again .
Joachim H. Jul 2016
I was leary about this condo after reading past reviews, but I was pleased with the cleanliness of the room when I arrived at the condo. The complex may be old, but it has wonderful views of the ocean. Me and my husband were able to sit down and enjoy the views from many sitting areas. Thank you for letting us rent out your condo. We had a wonderful time
Alecia P. Jul 2016
Overall it was a good stay. Only thing I had a complaint about was the sleeper sofa
Manager response:
The Property Manager has purchased a new sleeper sofa mattress and will have it in the unit towards the end of July.
Lisa W. Jun 2016
It was a nice place. It could be updated some but it wasn't to bad.
Morgann Y. Jun 2016
It's not a fancy place at all but if your just looking for a place to sleep at night , top of the gulf is the way to go !
Rui K. May 2016
Nice room size for small family, great location next to beach, nice ocean view on this property.
Angie M. Apr 2016
If you are not looking for luxury and just looking for a clean place to stay it's on the beach and this is the place for you price is reasonable in the place is clean
Jason C. Feb 2016
Room had bad odor and carpet was nasty pillows need replaced
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry that you arrived and the carpets and pillows needed to be cleaned. We have shared your comments with our property manager and they will make sure that the carpets and pillows are in good shape for our guests going forward. They will also check for any odors in the home and ensure that will not be a problem going forward either. Thank you again for choosing Vacasa.
Shannon F. Jul 2015
Overall we were extremely happy with the price, location, and amenities. The kids would have loved if the wifi reached the rooms.
Amanda A. Jul 2015
The unit was clean. Nice big window with a great view of the beach. Nice carpet. The kitchen & bathroom needs a little updating. Bathroom was a little small. The tub had no stopper so it was a little hard to give my 3 year old a bath....she doesn't like showers yet. The pool was clean & the beach was not to crowded. The maintenance crew you run into walking around were always friendly. Would stay here again