USA Florida Panama City Beach Gulf Gate Condo - Panama City Beach Listing #2672

Gulf Gate 312 - Panama City Beach, FL

46 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
8200 Surf Drive UNIT #312, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Charming dog-friendly Gulf-front condo w/pool, beach access - snowbirds welcome!

This charming beachfront Panama City Beach vacation rental is sure to make for a perfect family or friend getaway. This pet-friendly condo also boasts access to a sparkling community pool, a full kitchen, and WiFi!

You're just steps from sandy beaches and crashing blue waves at this Gulf Gate Estates condo. The resort is just far enough from downtown Panama City Beach for you to enjoy a quiet vacation, while still being close to delicious eateries, shopping, attractions, and more.

Bursting with vibrant colors, this retreat offers comfortable furnishings and ocean-themed decor, which ensures a relaxing beach getaway from the moment you step through the doors.

Sink into the colorful floral sofa or love seat for movie night in front of the flatscreen TV after a day soaking up the sun. Toss your favorite movie into the DVD player or unplug completely for some true quality time playing games across the ivory coffee table.

Catch up with best friends over drinks and dessert prepared in the full galley kitchen. Although quaint, the kitchen includes everything you'll need for tasty home-cooked meals or quick snacks on the go! Along with all the major appliances, a microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, and toaster are also included.

With seating for six, the black-and-white dining table is perfect for sit-down family meals or a competitive game night. Three upholstered stools are available at the kitchen bar for breakfast in a snap before heading out for water-filled adventures. You could even venture onto the balcony to inhale the ocean breeze or watch the picturesque sunsets as you savor your after-dinner drink.

A delightful wicker-framed king bed occupies the master bedroom. Gorgeous watercolor decor and a sliding-glass door to the balcony bring the Gulf to your doorstep. A full bathroom is attached for convenience and privacy.

Down the hall is a second bedroom with a plush queen bed, fresh white linens, an ivory headboard, and matching bedside tables. Two twin beds covered with intricate sailboat quilts occupy the third bedroom, and a second full bathroom with a tub/shower combo is available through the hallway. The sofabed in the living room means this condo comfortably sleeps up to eight guests.

There's no need to pack much more than your swimsuit and a few day outfits as this home has a washer and dryer onsite. Plus, you can bring two small dogs along (under 25 pounds each), just note the additional pet fee.

The heated community pool faces toward the ocean so you'll feel as if you're swimming alongside the fish. This Gulf Gate condo partnered with Adventures at Sea so you can try out parasailing, fishing, snorkeling, and banana boat rides, or rent pontoon boats, jet skis, and beach chairs, for an additional fee.

Try Angelo's Steak Pit, just two miles away, for a delicious juicy steak or head down to the Pier Park seven miles away for more mouth-watering seafood, rides, and shopping. Even more family fun is to be had at Shipwreck Island Water Park, which is less than four miles away and Ripley's Believe It or Not, Wonderworks, and more are just two miles away.

Come enjoy a slice of paradise with your family or friends when you stay at this lovely 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!

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AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Central AC

Elevator

Pool : Shared

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

Cable

DVD player

TV

Miscellaneous

Snowbird-friendly

Iron

Outdoor

Balcony

Scenic

Water view

Waterfront

46 reviews

Melissa A. Nov 2018
This home is the most perfect location and all amenities were perfectly provided (minus coffee filters, which was frustrating the morning we realized we didn't have any, but we just used paper napkins until we could get to the store which is only a few minutes away.) This unit provides a true "on the beach" feel. Most of the tenants live there, so for a beach home it is wonderfully peaceful and quiet with a much less crowded beach area. We went in November, so the beautiful 60 degree weather lent itself to allowing us to open the sliding glass doors in both the living room and the master bedroom which provided the most beautiful natural AC. (Any temperature above 60 and it would be too warm to do this.) This unit is definitely older, which is maybe why some call it "dirty". Think back to when amenities were a bit less easily available. For instance, the hot water has to be rationed a bit. Only two people can shower at a time and they can only shower for 5-10 minutes as long as nothing else is running. In the summer, you absolutely will have to leave the doors and windows closed as the AC just cannot keep up. For us, it was impeccably clean. However, the appliances are old: the oven had an error code and did not work, but we didn't need it anyway. The refrigerator makes a buzzing noise that you really don't notice after a while. Upon entering, you definitely feel the age of the place. The location, however, overrides that within minutes. The place becomes comfortable and spacious. It is a split floor plan so the master bedroom is completely private while the smaller bedrooms are on the other side of the unit down a hallway with their own fully stocked bathroom. This was nice. Not to say that we are the experts, but we do travel a lot. We've stayed in $100 a night places, and we've stayed in $1,000 a night places. To the owners: There are a few things that would not take much to make this place so much nicer and worthy of its incredible location: the mop that they use to clean the floors with needs to be replaced, the inside center of the washer needs to be cleaned, the cabinets in the kitchen need repairing, the mattresses in the twin bedroom need replacing, install lights in the bedrooms, give the place a fresh coat of paint in the main area, and remove the silk flowers -they just date the place and catch dust, make sure there are coffee filters as this is a necessity for anyone who drinks coffee and not something renters will bring as they do not know the type of coffeepot to provide for (We purchased 100 for $1 and left them there for the next 98 guests). The pool area and the grounds were beautifully kept (even in the aftermath of hurricane Michael, which cannot have been an easy task). So, if you want a perfect location with kids where you can see your teenagers on the beach from anywhere in the back of the house and still have privacy for you and your spouse, and you can tolerate a bit of an aged place, this place is perfect. We truly loved it and would return in hopes that they have made some minor, simple improvements.
Ricardo P. Nov 2018
Everything was awesome!
roseanne m. Oct 2018
nice view.
Tami F. Sep 2018
Loved the location and spacious condo. Could use some updating and more comfortable beds. Overall good place to stay.
Angie H. Sep 2018
The view was great! Couldn’t ask for better!!
Roxanna S. Aug 2018
I loved all the space. We had plenty of room and a nice view from the deck. It was exactly what we were looking for.
Helen H. Jul 2018
this condo had all the things necessary to have a good time. close to beach was pet friendly.
Kevin Alexander T. Jul 2018
Easy check in and check out, everything was very clean, overall I loved the place.
valerie t. Jul 2018
Perfect place and location. You really are in a more peaceful part of Panama but very close to alot of attractions and restaurants.
Linda A. Jun 2018
Condo was spacious enough and the location is great but this unit needs some repairs and updates. Commode in master bath doesn’t flush right. We fought it all week. The ceiling fan in the master bedroom needs to be replaced. It makes a loud noise. The mattress on the king bed is worn out.
Manager response:
We appreciate having these items brought to our attention and will address them during our fall maintenance inspections. The mattress has been brought to the attention of the owners. Thank you!
Kevin S. May 2018
The condo blocks down the road were huge sweet cleen at a lower price I will not return to this place.....just saying
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was dissatisfied; we hope to have another chance to impress.
Willie and Gloria S. Apr 2018
Great location, excellent parking which is very handy for parking close to your stairway, heated pool with lots of lounges for sun tanning , located right on the beach , keyless entry, phone line , internet , air conditioned, your own laundry facilities, balcony over looks the ocean ,lounging equipment on balcony and great office management even though we deal through Robin who is number one , she goes far beyond her call of duty to accommodate us. As for our condo it is well furnished and comfortable but could definitely use some updating like painting, carpets removed, folding closet doors repaired and couch and love seat replaced along with the fridge. We are not complaining as we return to unit 312 every winter for 4 months and have been very content. These recommendations are for your info only. Thank You
Kelli W. Oct 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Gulf Gate. It is in a convenient location and also it is pet friendly. We like to bring our small dog along with us on vacation.
Heather P. Oct 2017
The location was great and Robin from Vacasa was very sweet & friendly. She replied to my questions very quickly and greeted us ladies with a smile. I wasn't quit clear on the parking passes so I went to the front office of Gulf Gate to ask and the lady there was EXTREMELY rude. She yelled at us and pointed her finger at us because we weren't clear on instructions. She had NO people skills and this made up my mind I would never stay at this condo again. The condo needs some updating. The walls are really dirty. Appliances are very outdated. The carpet in the master bedroom was full of sticker birds. I keep getting in my feet. The carpet needs cleaning. Overall the stay was okay.
Manager response:
We are in the process of doing our fall deep cleans. This will include carpet cleaning and updates to the unit. We sincerely apologize for the behavior of the staff in the office and want our guests to know Vacasa is not affiliated with them. We will follow-up with appropriate management regarding their treatment of our guests.
Joan B. Jul 2017
Carpets need cleaning, and more tvs. Beautiful view
Manager response:
Carpets are scheduled to be cleaned at the end of July. Thank you!
Stacey S. Jul 2017
Our daughter and her family stayed with us. The size and location were perfect for our needs.
Laverne Y. Jun 2017
Gulfgate is just what you need for you vacation. You can sit on your balcony and watch the waves, or see the sunrise / sunset. If you want to be on the beach, you are a short walk away. It is in a clean, well lit area, and just a short drive to area restaurants and attractions.
Eddie P. May 2017
The deck, pool area and the view from the balcony were all wonderful. It was located in a great area convenient to everything. It was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Reservations and checking out were very simple. Cost was great. The furniture and decor could use a little updating, but that was no big deal to us. We had a great vacation there and hope to get back soon!
Tyler T. May 2017
Good place to stay. Lots of room and very convenient to everything. Close but not in the heart so you dont have as much traffic to fight.
Gloria S. Mar 2017
We are more than pleased with Robin and her service.
Valerie H. Nov 2016
Location is superb! This area off of Thomas Drive is so quiet yet just a few minutes from all the shopping and restaurants. Loved the view and spent A LOT of time on the balcony. Perfect vantage point for catching both sunrises and sunsets on the ocean. You are so close to the beach. So close! Loved the three bedrooms. Loved that the master opened up to the balcony. Was a wonderful Thanksgiving week for us...Lots of special memories with our kids. Everything went flawlessly from check in to check out. We didn't want to leave!
Jane G. Nov 2016
We knew from other reviews that this is an older unit, but in a quiet area of PCB. Which is what we wanted. We were right in between the busy, bustling areas but close to everything. The condo was clean and everything was in working order, just older. The mattresses were quite used and in need of replacement. But the access to the beach and the view more than compensated for the uncomfortable beds. The master bedroom bedspread has many pulls and picks, but is just for looks anyway, so we weren't bothered by it. We just took it off, folded it and put it to the side. So no issue there. There were marks from the blue chairs on the walls as well as marks from possible suitcases and/or the porters cart. Which was a shame as the area is wide enough for the cart. The carpet in the bedrooms was old but clean. But again, the view from the balcony and the short walk to the beach made up for everything else. The shades in the master bedroom are terrible. Several slates missing and several torn at the top. Had to be very careful with them. They let a lot of light in and the sun came right in the door to the master bed, so no sleeping late! The condo had nice, thick curtains in the living room so you could keep out the heat and the light if you wanted to. Those curtains would have been great to have in the master bedroom. The price of the unit was quite acceptable so we could overlook a lot of the issues mentioned by others. The one thing we could not overlook was how hot it was in the master bedroom. We were there in mid-November, so we could turn off the a/c and open the doors at night to keep cool. But during the day, if we came in to change, take a nap, etc. it was quiet hot. I hate to think of how hot it might get in the summer! That was the main issue we had. There was no use in contacting Vacasa as it is the way the condo was set up-- only one vent for a very large room with very large windows and sliding doors. We do plan to return to PCB next year, but will be looking for a different condo, but only because of the lack of a/c in the bedroom. I would recommend the property because of the beach access and the view. But would warn them about the mattresses and hot master bedroom. Some people like it warm, but not our family.
Ruth A. Oct 2016
I would not stay here again. It was filthy. There was a book for visitors on the end table in the living room that was covered with ants. Floors and rugs were disgusting. All the kitchen utensils are useless and dirty. Keep looking!!!
Manager response:
We are sorry to see that cleanliness appears to have been an issue with this reservation; the Property Manager will follow-up with housekeeping.
Linda S. Oct 2016
Perfect place to stay if you want right on the beach.
Mike B. Oct 2016
We enjoy the stay in the Gulf Gate, VACASA is a great group to deal with. Was dissatisfied with unit 312 this year
Amy R. Oct 2016
This was a great location and very reasonably priced. We were close to everything, but the beach was not crowded. Parking was easy and appreciated the code rather than having to keep up with keys. We recommend this condo!
Kathy M. Sep 2016
We really were happy with this condo it's very convenient to the beach only a couple stairs and you're there . We brought our grandkids and they had a blast every day . We had five adults and two children and two small dogs , and there was plenty of space. The view was spectacular . We already decided we want to stay here again on our next trip . Very convenient to everything , grocery store , entertainment and restaurants .
Vic M. Aug 2016
I'D GIVE IT A 7 OUT OF 10. LOCATION WAS GREAT, NEVER MET ANY STAFF, COUCH NEEDED RE-CUSHIONED AND BEDDING NEEDED REPLACED, AND CARPETS NEED AT LEAST A GOOD CLEANING. OVERALL EVERYTHING APPEARED CLEAN JUST NEEDED SOME FRESH ATTENTION
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback. The carpets have been cleaned, but they are worn and show it. The couches and comforters have been checked and are in good condition.
Janet P. Aug 2016
This was our 2nd visit here...can't wait til next summer to stay here again...our 4 legged babies enjoyed it also...
Brittney S. Aug 2016
Happy with this property. And being able to bring our puppies was great!
Heather S. Aug 2016
My family and I loved this vacation. The condo was perfect for us! It was well maintained inside and a beautiful view from the balcony. There is only one thing that I do realize is not Vacasas fault but my mom and 10 month old baby got stuck in the elevator for about 10 mins. It was a very scary situation for them, but the workers at the condo notified the fire department immediately and got them out! They were very helpful and apologetic that this happened. Needless to say, we took the stairs the rest of the trip. Haha. But overall everything was wonderful, everyone was wonderful and we would definitely like to rent again!
Laura B. Jul 2016
There was plenty of room to accommodate our family of 6 comfortably.
Ann B. Jun 2016
Overall experience was very good, especially with the awesome location and beautiful ocean view. The beach and water were outstanding without any wildlife, such as seaweeds or jellyfish. Be prepared to bring your own beach loungers and umbrella or you will need to pay when you get there to reserve these things. The bedroom furniture, linens, and bedspreads could really use an update. They were pretty worn out and old. Overall, however, the place was very clean and comfortable. Awesome time with our family overall!!!
Opal C. Jun 2016
It was fabulous. We enjoyed it very much. Everything went great.
Marta M. May 2016
Vacasa staff was very helpful throughout the whole process.
Michael B. Sep 2015
This was our first trip to PCB and it was a blast. This was probably the best vacation that we have had. As soon as we arrived and walked into the room, it was evident that it was going to be a good vacation especially when my daughter said "Dad, you did good". The view was incredible and the fact that you could just walk onto the beach was awesome. I have already recommended this location to others and would not hesitate to stay here again.
Kyle V. Aug 2015
Great value. Not too expensive but in a good location and maintained well. We will stay here again.
Jonathan C. Jun 2015
was disappointed with the condition of the furniture in the condo.
There were tears in the cushions and pillows, the dining room furniture was scratch up. I have stayed at Gulf Gate several times and expected a better condo for the money. Was a good trip just believe this unit needs to be updated, doesn't compare to other units I have stayed at.
Manager response:
We just want to let our guests know that new furniture was delivered to this unit on June 19, 2015. We hope you enjoy it!
Kelly G. May 2015
Was a very pleasant condo, very well spaced out just a short walk to the beach. Very convenient to any store and places to eat. We decided to stay in most of the time to eat to save money so it was awesome to have a fully stocked kitchen. We very much loved this condo as it was perfect for our family and friends that came with us. We appreciate the convenience of reserving the room and the easy instructions for checking in/out. We would love to stay here again.
Manager response:
I'm so happy to hear you had a great stay! We do everything we can to make the whole process from booking to the the end of your stay easy and it is wonderful to hear that you felt like it was. Thank you for the feedback about the screen door. A ticket has been made for the local property manager to tend to it for future guests.