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Sunbird #408E - Panama City Beach, FL

58 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
9850 S Thomas Dr #408E, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

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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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Romantic beachfront getaway w/ views & pool access! Snowbird & family friendly!

This Sunbird beachfront villa is a perfect one-bedroom Panama City Beach vacation rental for two with access to resort tennis, shuffleboard, a pool, and more.

Ideal for a romantic getaway, you'll love sharing champagne while watching a seaside sunset from the condo's balcony. Enjoy a magazine in the brightly lit living room and a small breakfast at the kitchen nook. When you're ready to turn in, the king-size bed will please you to pieces. There's also a sofabed, so a total of four guests will be comfortable here.

There's plenty to do steps away from the rental. Challenge each other to a friendly game of shuffleboard or tennis then cool off in one of the three pools (one of them is heated during the off-season). For a night out, walk over to Pineapple Willy's for their famous ribs.

Of course, the beach is right outside your door where you can work on your tan and wade in gentle Gulf of Mexico waters. For a truly memorable experience, go on a charter fishing excursion!

Couples, get ready for the perfect escape at this Florida vacation rental!

* Please note, all guests occupying this property who are under the age of 25 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Thank you!

** Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird pricing!

*** Arm bands and parking passes are required. 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 25 years or older to rent this property.

Property tax ID: 10006



Shared Bathroom Only

Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf front

Gulf view


Internet : Condominium association


Cable : Condominium association

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared





Parking & access


Paid parking only



58 reviews

Michael T. Feb 2020
The sound of the waves.
Tara K. Nov 2019
I do not recommend this room or resort. The pools are not heated. People allow their animals to use the restroom in the hallway and LEAVE IT!! Also, the room was filled with cockroaches. It was disgusting. I had to spend more money on washing everything before taking it home in fear of bringing home cockroaches. Very very disappointed in that trip. Had two people with me that had never been and it was quite embarrassing to know that I had took them to a cockroach infested condo. I will never stay at Sunbird or book with Vacasa again. I recommend panhandlegetaways. They have never disappointed me amd I will return to using them from now on.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see you stay was so disappointing for you, Tara. We do wish you had contacted us for assistance during your visit. We have reached out to the HOA to spray the units for cockroaches. The west pool is heated but currently closed for renovations. We apologize if this was upsetting. We do hope to have another chance to impress you in the future.
Cody S. Sep 2018
Had a lovely time here. Everything was clean and worked! Very glad we decided to stay here. Would definitely stay here again.
Ivy H. Sep 2018
We have stayed at Sunbird Condos several times. Sunbird is located in a great location, away from a lot if traffic, great restaurants nearby and eight on the beach. We loved renting from Vacasa. It was so easy to make reservations on the internet. The 1 bedroom condo was very clean. The furniture was comfortable, the balcony furniture was cushioned, had lots of windows to see the beach and ocean, the king bed was comfy, the towels were fresh, and the air conditioner worked well. Vacasa even left us a card and gift which we appreciated! Sunbird has 3 pools and it was nice and quiet. We will stay with Vacasa again soon.
david b. Aug 2018
very outdated and overpriced. no ice maker, no wi-fi toilet does not flush properly. these are the 3 main items, but there are other problems also
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was surprised by no ice maker and no Wi-Fi since the listing does not advertise these features. The home has new living room furniture, new patio furniture, new counter tops, and freshly painted cabinets. We enjoy sharing this home with our guests!
Jami P. Jul 2018
We would definitely stay here again. Our condo was very nice on the inside. The property was ok. I hated the smell every time we walked down to the beach bc it already smelled like soured trash.
The condo didn’t have a washer and dryer so make sure you bring plenty of quarters for the laundry room downstairs if you might need to do some laundry. We thoroughly enjoyed where the condo was located. Pineapple Willy’s is right next door and it’s delicious. There is also parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, paddle boarding, kayaking right there on the beach as well! Very convenient to have a fun filled day without traveling! Walmart is just a couple of roads over as well as several other shops and activities! We loved our week stay here! Will definitely come back!
Sarah P. Jul 2018
Perfect view, perfect price, perfect stay!
Jenny W. Jun 2018
We have stayed at the SunBird before but this was by far the nicest condo we have ever stayed in. Very spacious bedroom. The condo was clean with beautiful ocean views from all rooms. The balcony was great and we enjoyed being able to take the stairs and go straight to the beach, though the elevators were fast and never crowded. The absolute only improvement to be made would be to have WIFI available in the room but other than that, I have no suggestions for improvement. Vacasa was also very easy to work with, responsive and timely. We will be staying again!
Marsha H. Jun 2018
The Condo was very nice and clean. Loved the new counter tops in the kitchen. Furniture was nice and comfortable. The balcony furniture was nice and comfortable. The view was amazing. I really liked the fact that the balcony is position just right to where the sun is not beaming down on you. And someone from vacasa (sorry I forgot the name of the person) Called me to make sure everything was Ok and to see if I needed anything. I really appreciated that. So all in all. Great company to rent from and great place to stay on beautiful PCB. Thanks to the owners for sharing your lovely condo.
Andrew W. May 2018
The view was amazing, loved having the doors open and bein able to hear the ocean. Location was great and everything was nearby. Definitely will be going here again!
Andy A. May 2018
Great location. The condo is beautiful and now that everything has moved in the direction of Pier Park, on a quieter end of the beach. The condo was well stocked with all of the cookware we could ever need and we even had a lovely welcome beach bag from Vacase and their liaison, Robin Mixon. We plan on making this a yearly stay!
Ryan L. May 2018
The place was clean and had an amazing view, easy access to the beach and next to so many great resturants. Salt water grill and Guadalajara mexican grill are on the top of the list and only 1 mile away. Parking was plentiful and the carts they provide really help getting all of your belongings up to the room with minimal trips. I would stay here again, when we return to Panama City Beach.
Donna P. Apr 2018
We spent many hours on the beach! The unit we stayed in was clean and very "solid"/sound proof. Loved the balcony - enjoyed our AM coffee and our evening dinners out on it! The sunsets were awesome! Everything is within walking distant(shopping pubs/dining, etc)-the main roads do get very busy so would recommend going by foot. The staff is very helpful. Thanks for the wonderful vacation memories my husband and I had!
Tammie W. Apr 2018
Loved the view. The only thing that I would say is that it needs a new mattress in the bedroom.
Kevin H. Mar 2018
We loved the balcony, the view, that the balcony was accessible from the living room and the bedroom.
The laundry area needs a change machine. This has nothing to do with the unit, though.
Anything that we needed from Robin was answered super quick. She was ON IT.
The cold water knob on the tub/shower was loose. She had a maintenance guy there within 30 minutes.
The place was very clean.
The sleeper sofa was actually pretty comfortable.
The pictures on the site need to be updated. There is different furniture, the counter tops have been redone . The furniture on the balcony is different.
Of the three pools, none were heated the days we were there, again, nothing to do with the condo.
We saw dolphins from our balcony. What a beautiful sight.
The community is gated and that's nice.
The parking pass is no joke. We forget to put it up one night and received a warning on our windshield.
There is an oval shaped button on the door handle area of the front door. I thought that it was an extra security measure. In fact, it makes the lock NOT LOCK. I'm guessing so if you're going to be coming and going repeatedly you don't have to keep punching in the code...So I thought I was engaging an extra deadbolt or whatever and we actually slept that night with the door being UNlocked. That piece of info ABSOLUTELY needs to be shared. Anyone could have walked right in.
There could be a little more storage space. But, hey, for the price, it was fine.
There were adequate kitchen items for cooking.
There were plenty of bath towels, hand towels and washcloths. Could have used an extra dish towel.
There were extra blankets in the closet.
There were no hangers, however, we bought some and left them there for the next folks.
The ladies that work in the HOA office are very nice and helpful.
Residents were pleasant, as well.
I would recommend 408E to anyone looking for a decent priced condo that's right on the beach with an AMAZING view. written by the Mrs. :)
Michael M. Mar 2018
We had a great time loved the atmosphere our room was very clean and we had plenty of fun things to do in the surrounding area.
Joyce K. Feb 2018
Way overpriced for what you get!
Manager response:
We are disappointed to read this guest's thoughts on the home. The property manager has taken care of some maintenance in the home we hope would help this guest be happier with the unit. Thanks!
Joyce E. Jan 2018
The beach and ocean are very important to us when vacationing so this was ideal for us. To wake up and look out at the gorgeous views was wonderful , anywhere we were in the unit we could see the water. The unit had all we needed to prepare our meals and it was very clean when we got there. Overall we had a wonderful stay here and will be back.
Virginia A. Sep 2017
I was looking for an inexpensive condo on the beach. And we found it!
Catherine W. Aug 2017
Perfect for anyone looking for a simple place on the beach. View and balcony are wonderful.
Krystin G. Jul 2017
We enjoyed our stay in this unit. It was clean, roomy and was in an awesome location, central to everything we like to do in PCB. Our two older girls (6 and 8) slept on the sleeper sofa in the den and my husband and I shared the master with our baby. We brought his pack and play for him to sleep in and there was plenty of room for it. Bonus points for there being a second balcony entrance from the master bedroom! After the kids went to bed, we were able to sit on the balcony with the door open to listen out for the baby.

I only have 1 negative comment:
1) There was mold on the shower curtain upon arrival. We called and it was promptly changed, and not a huge deal to us because we are understanding travelers and things happen. However, it is worth mentioning. I applaud Robin for how quickly this was remedied!

All in all, we thouroghly enjoyed this stay. We will not hesitate to rent from Vacasa again, however we will not be renting this unit again because there was no washer and dryer in the unit (no fault of Vacasa because I knew this going in.) I just really prefer to do laundry before leaving the beach so we don't have to drive tons of sand home in our car. Coin laundry downstairs was $2.50 for a wash and a little over a dollar for a dry cycle and there was no machine to break dollar bills into change. Great stay and if you don't care about having a washer and dryer I would definitely recommend this unit!
Gabrielle V. Jun 2017
Super beautiful review...not super updated but really nice place to stay. CHECK ALL DOORS. Didn't know we had chairs, extra pillows and an iron untill the last day. Overall really great place to stay.
Jill S. Jun 2017
This was our second trip to this location and we returned to the same condo. We would definitely return again as long as our daughters can fit on the sofa bed together. The location and views are great. This is an older complex, so it's not perfect, but affordable, safe, and clean. The three pools are great and the private beach isn't crowded. Overall a great stay.
Christine H. May 2017
nice room,clean
Cynthia B. Apr 2017
I have never really been to Panama City but I will definitely be back and will definitely stay at the Sunbird.
This is a smaller and older condo property but units are very nice and has everything you need. Also you can't beat that you are right on the beach. Could not ask for more.
Maria L. Apr 2017
Really enjoyed my stay. Only thing we didnt like was late check in. We had a long drive and had been waiting since the morning amd wanted to get some rest but couldnt because of check in at 4.
Overall everythig was nice
Sarah F. Apr 2017
Very clean room, great location. Will definitely stay here again. Everyone at Vacasa was very helpful and accommodating.
Paul W. Apr 2017
I am not a frequent traveler but if I was to go on this vacation again I would definitely stay at the Sunbird in 408E if at all possible. It met all of my needs and had a fantastic view.
Brenda & John R. Mar 2017
Needs updated and wifi. The place was clean
Tiffany Taylor D. Nov 2016
Our vacasa representative was AMAZING!!! We loved her and felt she was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, went above and beyond to find us the best place suited for our wants. She was truly a pleasure to speak w and we were delighted with our expierwnce w vacasa solely due to her. She deserves a big ole raise!!!
Jeremy H. Oct 2016
This was a really nice place to stay. Everyone was really nice and helpful. Property was clean and room was perfect. It would be good to see a change machine in the laundry room as it is inconvenient to do laundry without one.
Linda B. Oct 2016
Wonderful place to stay close to everything and beautiful sandy neach
Stephen M. Sep 2016
We love Sunbird....yes, it's older but it's never crowded and the location is great! The beach is never real crowded! We won't be staying in 408E again but I might would if they do all the updates and repairs!
Julius N. Jul 2016
Bed was comfortable. Air conditioning worked well. Stove, sink, and refrigerator were spotless. Couch not so comfy and loveseat more comfy but getting threadbare. Dining table and chairs were good. No cushions on the wooden chairs. Had a great experience overall. View to die for,, a good bed, and very clean... everything you need to be happy!
Nancy C. Jul 2016
Overall this is a very good place to stay
Shelley C. Jul 2016
Great location with 3 nice pools. Close to everything. Perfect view of the ocean from the condo. Vacasa staff was extremely helpful.
Richard C. Jun 2016
Very good experience
Ergierose H. Jun 2016
The place was exactly what we needed, not to small. Easy access to the beach/pool. Short walk to the near by plazas and Walmart. Nice view!
Jennifer D. May 2016
The unit was clean and had a great view! The furnishings, etc. were older, but expected from the pictures.
Roger W. May 2016
Over all very good facility, reasonable price, fantastic location, get rid of arm bands. parking is fairly good.
Rex S. May 2016
We had a good time here and I would recommend it to anyone.
Cheryl S. May 2016
We love the units here as they are perfect for 2. This was the best layout so far as it felt roomier than last time we where at the Sunbird. Great views and sunsets but unit could use a little attention in small details. Bed was comfortable but sofas starting to get a little worn. Weather perfect and great meals out.
Toby R. May 2016
Will definitely stay here again. Location was perfect. Pineapple Willies not worth the visit. Couple of maintenance things (fix those blinds) and it would be five stars all over.
David S. Sep 2015
We had a fun time...The beach area was excellent and there were several good restaurants within walking distance...Given the reasonable rental price for our 3 night stay, we were happy campers! Less than 30 minutes from the airport.
Lauren G. Sep 2015
Great time nice clean property with 3 pools and walk to the beacg
Doris C. Aug 2015
I wish it was time for another vac I love it there this was my favorite room and we have been coming for the past 5 years I will be hoping to get this room again
Jill S. Jul 2015
We were very pleased with condo 408E at the sunbird in Panama City beach. Great location, view, beach, and more! Perfect for our young family of four.
Manager response:
It's wonderful to hear that this condo was a perfect match for your family vacation. Thanks for staying and thanks for choosing Vacasa. We hope you'll come stay again!
Kari M. May 2015
We enjoyed our weekend trip so much at sunbird we recommended it to a couple of friends that actually booked a weekend trip for the end of June. Great location and loved being near pineapple willys!! The view was perfect, room was clean, and the whole condo was decorated nicely! Will definitely be back!
Candy T. May 2015
We really enjoyed our stay in 408e at the Sunbird. It was clean and spacious. Just right and we plan to return. I highly recommend booking this cute condo. Close to everything and right on the beach. Loved it! The Vacasa team is so nice they were great to deal with.
Sherrie A. May 2015
Stayed the weekend of May 16-18th. The weather and beach was just beautiful and the condo was just was we needed for the weekend.