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USA Florida Northwest Florida Panama City Beach Listing #2637

Top of the Gulf 807 - Panama City Beach, FL

55 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 2 Double Bed 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
8817 Thomas Drive Unit # 807, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Oceanfront condo w/ ocean view, shared pool & beach access - snowbirds welcome!

Whether you're looking for a relaxing retreat or hoping for some fun in the sun, this Panama City Beach vacation rental is the perfect choice. With a shared pool, room for four lucky guests, and breathtaking views of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico, this spacious studio is the home away from home that you've been looking for!

As part of the Top of the Gulf condo complex, you'll enjoy the luxury of resort amenities without the expensive price tag! With a shared pool, kiddie pool, and a location only steps from the sandy beach, you'll find plenty of ways to stay cool in the Sunshine State!

Designed with your comfort in mind, this studio is compact without feeling cramped! You'll be pleasantly surprised by how spacious this studio is, with designated and separate areas for the kitchen, dining area, living room, and sleeping space.

Contemporary yet cozy, you'll find everything you need (and more!). The decor throughout this eighth-floor unit embraces the beachfront location, although the view of the Gulf of Mexico from the floor-to-ceiling windows is truly the cherry on top!

Although there are many delicious restaurants within walking distance of the condo complex, you won't have to go far for tasty meals thanks to the fully stocked kitchen! There's even a dishwasher so you won't have to spend too much vacation time doing dishes. Top of the Gulf also offers access to shared charcoal grill downstairs so you can cook some burgers while your friends or family play in the pool.

With two full beds and a pull-out sofabed, there's plenty of room for up to four guests to rest after a long day. Tired, but not quite ready for sleep? Pop some popcorn in the microwave, put your favorite film on the flatscreen TV, and have a movie night from the comfort of your own bed! You'll stay cool at night thanks to the central A/C. You'll also have WiFi during your stay.

From a fitness center to shuffleboard to a game room, there's something for everyone here. Grab a towel and your favorite novel and head downstairs for a relaxing afternoon, splashing in the pool or soaking up the sun on the sundeck. Don't worry about having to trek upstairs if you or the kids get hungry - a seasonal snack bar is stocked with many of your favorite treats!

Perfect for family fun or even a romantic rendezvous, there's plenty to fill up your days in beautiful Panama City Beach! From shopping the local boutiques to Pier Park to deep-sea fishing, you'll find a variety of activities for all interests. Drive less than six miles and you can ride the roller coasters at Miracle Strip Amusement Park or float the lazy river at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. If you don't feel like driving, there are a number of restaurants, entertainment options, and even golf within walking distance of this centrally located condo!

Steps from the beach and with all of the amenities of home, this convenient and cozy Florida vacation rental promises to be a memorable vacation you'll talk about for years to come. Pack some sunscreen, bring a few friends, and enjoy the Sunshine State from this oceanfront oasis!

*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird pricing!
*Please note that there is a $20 resort fee

AMENITIES

Activities

Gym/fitness room

Board games

Game room

Children

Baby gates

Features

Pool : Shared

Central AC

Washer/dryer : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable : Comcast

Miscellaneous

Iron

Paid parking only

Snowbird-friendly

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

Deck

Scenic

Water view

Waterfront

55 reviews

Dean O. Oct 2019
Arrived mid week and stayed throughout the weekend! Loved the location just steps from the beach and pizza! No problems with the room. It was nice and clean real comfortable to stay and sleep. I would of changed the weather if I could but the room definitely made up for Mother Nature. Definitely renting again!
Denise T. Apr 2019
My overall experience was nice. I felt like i was in an apartment and i loved the pool and the ocean view. My girls loved it.
Robert W. Oct 2018
The room was spacious and the location and view were amazing. The place could use an update, but besides that I was very pleased
Misty G. Sep 2018
Did not have any issues. Great access to the beach. The door was alittle hard to open all the way but if you pushed hard it would open all the way. Great view of the ocean. The Shack (snack bar by pool) was nevered opened. But over all it was great.
Elideth R. Sep 2018
Confortable beds, easy access to pool/ beach, great for 4 people. I had an issue with the shower and I was surprised how fast it was resolved! I didn’t give 5/5 because the room wasnt that clean.
James B. Sep 2018
Only thing the smell late at night
Darlene B. Jul 2018
Just the right size for two adults and two children.
Arthur H. Jul 2018
Location on the beach
Jessie F. Jun 2018
The room was very tidy and clean. We had lots of towels which I loved. They had pretty much everything we needed. The beds were a little smaller than I expected and the bathroom was small. It made it a little difficult to bath the kids. I would definitely stay here again though. The view was great and it's close to the elevators and the laundry.
Sherri E. Jun 2018
This was the perfect vacation spot. The condo was exactly as the pictures and was great. My son has just as much fun in the pool as at the beach. The staff was amazing too. We will be back!
Amie H. Jun 2018
Great view. Good place for the money!
Amanda H. May 2018
The condo was perfect for a friend getaway. The resort was clean and so was the condo. We had no complaints about our stay. I would definitely stay here again
Chiara R. Mar 2018
Perfect place to rest n live the Ocean. We ll go there again surely!
Thank s
Chiara
Amanda S. Oct 2017
Loved the location and blur studio style loft!
Marcus J. Sep 2017
Overall a nice place to stay, it was clean no pest, it's in a good location. The only issue was the shower not working. I would stay in this room again #807.
Jennifer M. Sep 2017
The room isn't huge but it has everything you need. Great for a long weekend to just relax and have fun on the beach.
Guillermo S. Aug 2017
The picture used to promote this unit must have been taken when the original owner purchased it or when the building was built. It seems nothing with regards to up keep has been done since then. The amount of dust built up on the walls clearly shows that and the lack of upgrading any items shows the owner is only in it for the money.
I would not recommend this place to anyone nor would I return to it.
Megan F. Aug 2017
Loved this property!! Quite and simple, easy access to the beach and loved the close by restaurants! Definitely reccomed to anyone including families!
Ruperto R. Jul 2017
Just the drawer to change, but everything was great
Michael R. Jul 2017
A clean room , a little dated but everything BUT the blinds / shutters worked . You will have to wash your own towels as they will not change them out at the desk . But we will stay here again . Very convieniant to everything and felt safe 👍
Kimberly S. May 2017
This was our third time renting from Vacasa and staying at the Top of the Gulf, we enjoyed our time there very much and will definitely be back. The room was very clean and comfortable, the only issue we had was the blinds were not in good condition and really need to be replaced, overall this was a minor inconvenience however. We loved the pool and our beautiful view of the gulf from our room.
Kenneth K. May 2017
Had a wall socket with no cover very easy for kids fingers to go in, wires layer by window, greasy fingerprints and smudges all over glass, blinds were a joke, had to put up pillows and blankets at night to keep people from looking in, kitchen sink drain threw waterm out when using dishwaser, and toilet was about to fall off the wall/mount. Wood floors in entire condo have gaps and cracks Needs attention asap!!!
Manager response:
Maintenance has plans to address all of these issues, and we have reminded housekeeping to be mindful of the windows. Thank you!
Sarah B. May 2017
We love the top of the gulf. Very affordable with large families. Right one the beach and great location .. staff is so friendly and if you have any issues Mike Mixon is just a phone call or text away.
Sarah S. Apr 2017
The Top of Gulf Condominiums are conveniently located. There are a few things within walking distance but it was really nice to have a car. The condos require you to pay for a parking pass and have a security guard on site 24/7. You are also required to have or wear wristbands at all times. The parking pass cost us $25 for the week and the wristbands were included. The building as a whole is dated but for the price, we made it work. The pool was great and has a snack/beverage bar located next to it. The unit itself, unit #807 was just like the pictures. Upon our arrival we noticed some blinds to the windows were broken and the shower curtain was moldy~ we called the property manager and he provided us with a new shower curtain within an hour. I think the unit could have been a little cleaner. The floors were dirty and the windows were greasy with hand print. Also, our reservation was for 6 people and the kitchen only had enough silverware for 3 and not a huge selections of dishes/pans. But we made do. It says the unit sleeps 6 but I would say 4 people fit comfortably, especially once you factor in luggage and such. For the price, it was fine. We spent most of our time outdoors.
Manager response:
We apologize for any issues with how the home was stocked as it is only set up for 4 people as advertised on our website. We will investigate for a system glitch as a reservation for more than 4 should not have been possible. Thank you!
JOHN S. Apr 2017
So wonderful to see the world
Ann K. Nov 2016
clean and great convientent location to florida ironman village
Alex R. Oct 2016
Love the window that goes from top to bottom of the floor! Beds are comfy and spacious for a condo. Service is prompt and friendly.
Michelle S. Oct 2016
The location was amazing. Very close to the beach with views of the water from our room. The swimming pool was a pleasant bonus.
Jose V. Sep 2016
Great place to stay! Beautiful view and beach! Everything was amazing!
Bridgett B. Sep 2016
This was our second time staying at this condominium. Yes it's an older building and there's only one elevator available (others have mentioned this), but we never had any interference with our stay due to those things. The last until we stayed in was not very clean or up to par; however, we enjoyed the location and met other happy guests during our previous stay, we wanted to give this place another try. I'm so glad we did! This room had a great view, updated appliances, and a clean feel to it. We wish the bathroom was a little bigger, but that won't determine how much you will enjoy this relaxing room. I know for future stays we'll be looking to book this room first! We will be back! So if you're looking for a clean, as pictured, and affordable place to stay...book this room!
Alicia S. Aug 2016
Nice place to stay just a few maintenance issues that need to be addressed.
Tiffany M. Jul 2016
I took my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and 3-year-old niece--we had a wonderful time. The building is older, but the room was lovely and just perfect. The red deck chairs were my favorite part of the entire vacation. Great job :)
Laura Z. Jul 2016
Very nice. On the beach. Beautiful views
Ryanna B. Jul 2016
The unit was EXACTLY as pictured in the photos given. Its nice to know exactly what you're getting into. :) My best friend and I had a wonderful trip for a girls getaway. The unit was always nice and cool, and it felt clean and cared for when we arrived. The downfalls for us were the elevators, some days they were alright, but other days they smelled so bad we were holding out breaths to keep from vomiting. (thats not the units fault though) As far as the unit is concerned, a few pieces of the blinds were broken when we got there so there was a slight lack of privacy, but no one can really see in the room very well anyways. It wasnt too bothersome but we like to have it pretty dark in the room while we sleep and the broken pieces let in light. The shower curtain's inner lining needed to be replaced BADLY. It was the only thing absolutely not up to par. The other thing is the lock to get in and out of the unit. Its fairly aggravating dealing with a lock box right over the door handle every time you want to go in and out of the unit, especially when you have your hands full with bags or beach stuff. The bathroom is extremely small. But these things were very minor and i would stay in this exact same unit again for sure. It is cheaper than many other places and we werent that picky. we just wanted to feel clean and have a beautiful view. We were concerned not having a balcony, but there were multiple places overlooking the ocean just steps out the door and it was very peaceful. The room says it can accommodate up to 6 people but it is no bigger than a motel room with a small kitchenette. Granted, we were two girls with entirely too much stuff, but we were almost cramped just the two of us. If you have more than 3 people, maybe 4, i would probably consider a little bigger unit. God bless!
Tammy J. Jun 2016
The unit was great. Building was older but that's ok. We had a great time and would stay here again.
Doris L. Jun 2016
Nice place to stay
Heather C. Jun 2016
Great place!
Robert M. May 2016
the weekend was amazing, everything was super convient and close. Shops and fastfood, walmart all a five min drive. Restaurants and stores five minute walk. Pool and beach, dow stairs. Doesn't get any better.
Alicia M. May 2016
There were a few things that needed to be looked at but overall it was a great trip for me and my girl friend.
Tana S. Jul 2015
mom, 3 sisters, niece and grandson took a vacation and stayed in Top of the Gulf. Room to sleep , cook and watch a movie. We hardly noticed that there was only one bath. The price made a vacation possible, and we would come again and again . Thank you for sharing your unit with our family, The Nelsons