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USA Florida Panama City Beach Lower Grand Lagoon Listing #4873

Gulf Gate 409 - Panama City Beach, FL

56 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
8200 Surf Drive #409, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Gulf-front, condo with a shared pool & views, right on the beach!

Kick back and revel in the sweeping ocean views from the balcony of this two-bedroom Panama City Beach vacation rental. With the sand just a few feet from your front door and amenities including a shared pool, you'll be able to bask in the southern sun while you slip into the beach lifestyle.

Right on the shores of Panama City Beach, and about 10 miles from the heart of the city, you'll be able to take part in the indulgent culture and world-renowned nightlife, all while enjoying the waves crash at your feet.

Light and bright, the sliding glass doors allow the sun to illuminate the main living area, welcoming you in. Flip on your favorite cable show or watch a DVD on the flatscreen HDTV while you get settled into the condo. Grab a cocktail and step out on the private balcony to take in the unobstructed ocean views that span as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy a few small bites at the breakfast bar during cocktail hour, just before you head into the kitchen. The granite counters in the galley-style kitchen, along with all the comforts of home, will make cooking a breeze. With WiFi access you'll be able to find a recipe everyone will enjoy.

The large glass dining room table is the perfect place for a night of card games, or simply to enjoy a bottle of wine while you plan your next outing. Before it gets too late, take a refreshing dip in the shared pool, and float the rest of the day away. There are also charcoal grills near the pool, so go ahead and have a casual lunch!

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo can easily sleep up to six guests. In the master bedroom, you'll find a soft king-size bed waiting to lull you to sleep after a long day on the beach. In the second room, you'll find two twin-size beds, perfect for younger vacationers. With the pull-out sofabed in the main living area, you'll have even more sleeping options.

In the morning, enjoy your piping hot cup of coffee as you stroll along the sandy beaches. After you reserve your spots on a sunset cruise, rent a stand-up paddleboard to paddle past the waves, and enjoy the deep blue ocean. See everything from a different perspective when you push your limits with a parasailing adventure.

At night, make the the 10-mile journey to the heart of Panama City Beach to experience the unique nightlife and a bevy delicious multi-cultural dishes.

With the beach in your backyard and sun-drenched days at your fingertips, this Florida vacation rental puts relaxation at every turn.

* Please note that guests must be at least 25 years old unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Thank you.

(Snowbirds welcome! If you're looking for a long-term stay during fall and winter, give us a call for our special rates.)

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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

56 reviews

Jakea S. Apr 2019
Most definitely will stay again loved the area I was in
Elaine I. Apr 2019
Elaine I left a 4 star rating after their recent trip to Panama City Beach, FL.
Debbie B. Mar 2019
Love the location and beach view.
Jayne L. Feb 2019
Jayne L left a 5 star rating after their recent trip to Panama City Beach, FL.
Jayne L. Dec 2018
Extremely comfortable, very thick mattresses on the twin beds and the king size master. Beautiful view of the Gulf from the private balcony and the living room.
Charles M. Oct 2018
Excellent condo, clean and very comfortable. Great views of the beach.
Julie B. Sep 2018
Great place for our vaca. No complaints! Clean, great view and very cute.
Lisa B. Sep 2018
Condo is right on the beach
ROBERTO L. Sep 2018
Nos agrado la casa y la ubicación de la misma excelente todo ....muy recomendado
Diane D A. Aug 2018
The condo was very clean and spacious. The complex was smaller than a high rise so the beach or pool weren’t crowded. Robin called us the day we arrived to see if we needed anything. There wasn’t a hair dryer so she brought us one that day. We would definitely stay here again.
James H. Aug 2018
The accommodations worked for us on a quick trip. We picked for location. Clean and welcoming.
Darisha B. Jul 2018
We generally book in March for vacation in July to ensure we get everything we want. We love staying in a private house on a secluded beach, which requires that 4mt advance booking. Since we booked at the last minute, I wasn't sure what to expect.

I was delighted. The first thing noticed as we walked thru the door was the clean smell & appearance! The decor was pleasant (& my favorite color was a bonus) & homey. The beds were comfortable. There were clear directions regarding the television remotes. There were enough garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper, dish detergent, laundry detergent, & even soap and shampoo to get you started. Of course this is a condo - NOT a hotel so if you're not used to it, be SURE to bring all of these things or be prepared to purchase once you get here. I only mention because I saw complaints in other reviews... enough to get you started is a curteousy.

Extra towels were provided and greatly appreciated! I was sure I had plenty (especially with washer/dryer on hand) but the family exceeded my expectations! LOL There were beach toys & a knee board in the front closet. The balcony & masterbedroom view was absolutely beautiful! I took a nap & fell asleep watching the ocean!

Robin was great! We enjoyed our stay!

As we were leaving, pest control came by to politely inquire if they could treat the home at our convenience that day. I only mention because of another review stating pest control was rude. They must be doing a good job, we saw no evidence of any pests of any kind.

Out of Robin's control but could have a slight effect on your visit: the only elevator of this building is somewhat small and EXTREMELY slow! No ventilation & very humid due to people going up in wet suits.

I believe the cleaning crew is building related. There were a few grout lines in the master shower with a bit of mildew. I'm almost certain that had I complained to Robin about it, she would've had someone taking care of it the very same day.

I would certainly recommend Robin & her 409 GulfGate condo!
Leigh C C. Jul 2018
The location was great, the condo was great, and the two ladies I dealt with Robin and Britney were great!! We will definitely be back!!
Tamra B. Jul 2018
Tamra B left a 5 star rating after their recent trip to Panama City Beach, FL.
Judy B. Jun 2018
Nice comfortable family condo.




Santo S. Jun 2018
This condo was on the perfect stretch of PCB, away from the crowds and high rises, but close enough to drive anywhere needed. The sugar sand and clear water made it the perfect place. The pool is mostly covered by the building, which proved helpful during bad weather. The condo was large, the beds were comfortable, and it was clean. It was a bit outdated, but we didn't mind, we spent most of our time on the beach anyway! Everything you need is provided - even some toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent! The leasers even reached out to see if we needed anything.
Sabrina B. May 2018
This is my 2nd time booking through Vacasa. Everytime we take a trip we try to see what Vacasa has first. We enjoyed our oceanfront condo and felt really appreciated with the gift bag and card that was left. We will be booking again. Thanks Vacasa
LaTonya H. Apr 2018
Went to take my teenager for spring break.. This was the perfect area for he and I but no so much for the teen. However, it's only a short distance to see the action. He was able to interact with the crowd whole we were able to relax!
Rachel H. Mar 2018
We had a great stay at this location! The room was great, highly recommend. There is no hot tub though.
Stephen P. Mar 2018
The view
Tina S. Oct 2017
I liked the location of Gulf Gate, as well as the close proximity and convenience to the beach. The gentleman handling the beach chairs, Anthony, was wonderful! If you're going to stay on the beach, this is a great place. If you like spending time at the pool, this is not the place. The pool is very small and mostly covered.

As for Gulf Gate, the elevator is ridiculous and desperately needs upgraded. It's so hot that if you were to get stuck, you wouldn't last very long. Absolutely no ventilation! It's also so slow that you're fearful that you're going to get stuck with each ride. If we weren't on the 4th floor with my 70 yo mother, we would have taken the stairs.

As for Unit 409, it needs upgrades. It was clean, and we felt comfortable cooking and eating in the kitchen, but we didn't take off our shoes. The carpet and linoleum need to be replaced, and the beds are horrible. The cheapest mattresses and bedding available. This irritated me quite a bit that this condo is rented out with such poor quality sleeping accommodations. Part of going on vacation is for rest! My sister said she couldn't wait for morning so she could get out of that bed!

The other thing we weren't prepared for is that the view is obstructed. The way the building is made makes some of the units pushed back farther than others meaning the walls of the adjoining condos extend beyond some condos patios. We could see the ocean straight ahead but couldn't see to the left or right. This was very disappointing since we like to watch sunset from the patio, and we didn't see this included in any of the reviews.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay, but we aren't sure about returning. If we do, it won't be to unit 409. If we return to Gulf Gate, it will be because of the easy access to the beach, and Anthony, the chair guy!

Cynthia B. Oct 2017
Really like the size of the complex and the simplicity of getting to and from the beach and pool. Nice, clean and comfortable accommodations. Everything we needed was provided. We appreciated the thought put in to supplying even laundry detergent and a kitchen sponge. Nicely decorated.
Julie N. Oct 2017
We were visiting Panama City to spend time with a sick relative so we were not on a vacation, but we enjoyed the simplicity of Gulf Gate. It's not a high rise--only 5 floors. It's an older property, but very well maintained. There are elevators, but we opted for the stairs which are not enclosed in a creepy stairwell. The pool area is small, but very clean and well maintained and just steps from the beach. We loved the chaise lounges on the deck overlooking the beach. Great views from the living/dining room, balcony and master bedroom in the unit. Nicely decorated in calm colors.
Ann C. Sep 2017
THIS REVIEW SHOULD NOT REFLECT ON ROBIN MIXON SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD AND WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN WE NEEDED HER. WE WERE HERE FOR OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY FOR 2 WEEKS. ONLINE THIS ROOM LOOKED RIGHT SIZE AND COLORS GREAT. ROBIN TOOK A FEW DAYS OFF & I HAD TO CALL NICK ABOUT LOW BATTERY CHIRP IN SMOKE DETECTORS HE NEVER RETURNED CALL, ROBIN WAS THERE THE NEXT DAY TO REPLACE BATTERIES. NOW THE REST OF THIS REVIEW IS STRICTLY FOR THE OWNER. YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME TIME & MONEY AND GIVE THIS PLACE A FACELIFT. TOILETS NEED TO BE REPLACED WITH CHAIR HEIGHT, THEY ARE IN BAD SHAPE THE ONE IN GUEST ROOM DOESN'T FILLUP PROPERLY. TOILET BRUSHES HAVE RED ALGEE AND NOT GOOD TO CLEAN WITH. MILDEW ON GROUT & FLOORS, RUSTY WATER CAME OUT OF MASTER TUB EVERY TIME. AIR IN GUEST BEDROOM NOT WORKING PROPERLY, ROBIN BROUGHT US A TOWER FAN. NOW KITCHEN, STOVE NEEDS EYES FIXED AND A GOOD CLEANING, NEED NEW TOASTER, HAD TO BUY PAPER COFFEE FILTERS THE ONE THERE HAD HOLES THEREFORE GROUNDS IN COFFEE, NEED NEW PANS, NEED DISH CLOTH & DRYING TOWEL I USED WASH CLOTH & HAND TOWEL. NOW FURNITURE WAS VERY PRETTY BUT VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, YOU SINK DOWN IN EVERY PIECE. WE HAD TO BRING IN THE GOOD BALCONY CHAIRS TO SET IN. I AM GLAD WE DIDN'T HAVE TO USE BED IN COUCH. SLIDING DOORS WERE LOOSE I HAD TO PUT BOOKS INSIDE & OUT TO TIGHTEN UP SO IT WOULD NOT RATTLE OR WHISTLE. MASTER BED WAS LIKE A MIDGET BED ABOUT 15 INCHES OFF FLOOR. YOU BEING THE OWNER NEED TO GIVE THIS PLACE SOME MONEY & TIME & LOVE TO MAKE IT BETTER. ALSO YOU NEED TO SPEAK WITH GULF GATE TO FIX THE ELEVATOR AND THE INSPECTION EXPIRED 8-1-2017. THE BEST THING ABOUT THE TRIP WAS ANTHONY AND OUR BEACH CHAIR SERVICE.
Judy C. Jul 2017
A nice small place in a sea of towering craziness. Only 5 floors to wait for elevator or use the stairs. Nice people handling chairs on beach. Did not have any dealings with anyone in charge except by text/email. Loved not having to keep up with key. Good places to eat close by and not too crowded.
Catherine C. Jun 2017
Beautiful view. Great place to stay.
Rebecca A. Jun 2017
Great location!
Sandra C. Apr 2017
The property was neat and clean. Just walk outside to the beach and a great oceanfront view from Balcony.
Melissa C. Apr 2017
The condo is very nicely decorated and clean. Pictures of the condo, view and beach are very accurate. Just a few steps and you’re at the water’s edge! We went in late May/early April instead of summer and finally saw the beautiful Gulf waters so many have told me about but have alluded me until now. Beautiful! There are also open showers between the pool deck and the beach to get the salt and sand off, which was really nice.

I was however a bit disappointed that other than nice furnishings there was nothing to the place to make you feel at home and welcomed. It was really bare. I've stayed at other places that encourage people to leave menus, discount tickets, pamphlets of attractions and even an account of their stay in a book they had there. This way people unfamiliar with the area have something to help them along. And the last condo I rented went so far as to have tons of beach gear in case you needed it, along with games and books. I’ve passed this on to the owners in hopes they may try this out. It really makes a difference and I think they’ll see positive results from it as renters will be much happier with their stay.

The real issue for us was the location, not to the beach, but to anything else. I had always heard how much fun there was to be had in Panama City and I was severely disappointed. We found not much to do around us except go-carts and mini-golf, which we're not of fan of. Any shopping at quaint little stores or choices of restaurants in a single area, just being able to walk within a large area and find something to do could only be found at Pier Park, and it was 7 miles and tons of traffic away.

So, while not a fan of the area myself, others may be. Or if you’re just looking for a really nice place right on the beach this is definitely the place to stay.
Brook P. Mar 2017
We had a great time staying in gulf gate! The area was surprisingly quiet and the balcony was perfect.
Heather T. Mar 2017
Great view of white sandy beach! Very clean, and great location!
Karen R. Mar 2017
We enjoyed the property. We also enjoyed the fact that it was a smaller complex. We love that it had a heated pool!
Tina W. Jan 2017
We loved it!!
Kelli W. Oct 2016
My husband and I enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back. Just far enough from the large crowds but close enough to everything we needed.
Dudley D. Oct 2016
We loved the location on the beach. T he condo was in bad need of some up dating,the carpets was dirty and the coach an love set had rips in the cushions. The kitchen floor needs a new linoleum. suite 409 needs a new make over.
Manager response:
We appreciate this feedback and will take it under consideration.
Melissa T. Sep 2016
Will definitely plan to use this condo again & again
Hilton C. Sep 2016
Great place to stay.
Cathy B. Sep 2016
Found this condo at the last minute - - price was very affordable for a two bedroom, two bath - - staff was great to work with - - great location - - awesome view - - most things were good - - furniture needs an upgrade - - could use new paint and flooring . . not perfect in cleanliness, but not awful either - - would return in the future due to awesome location, but would hope for a bit of improvement in furnishings
Heather O. Aug 2016
We will definitely be requesting this property again. We've stayed in quite a few and this is by far our favorite!!!
Teresa R. Aug 2016
It's to bad we are left with these feelings, the unit is spacious and has gorgeous views of the ocean! The living room furniture has terrible smells. So bad we could not sit on it! the unit needs a complete makeover! The location is away from the craziness of PCB, Which we also liked.
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see that this guest experienced unpleasant odors during their stay; the Property Manager was advised of this and visited the unit upon this guest's checkout and was unable to find any odors in the home's furniture. Again, we apologize that this guest had an unpleasant experience, but we do believe our guests will be comfortable using the furniture provided in the home.
Charles D. Aug 2016
Very enjoyable. We will be back next year.
Melissa P. Aug 2016
This has been our favorite stay in PCB so far. It was very quite and relaxed. Getting to the beach was very convenient. Overall nice place to stay. We will definitely be stay again.
Connie C. Jul 2016
This location was great. It's on a quieter end of the beach!! So some people out there, but not crowded. The condo is ok. It really could use some updating like everyone is saying. The master bath wasn't cleaned very well. Long strands of hair in the tub and on the floor. But the place was fairly clean. GREAT if you have a pet that you don't want to leave home. That sold us!
Manager response:
We are happy to hear that you and your furry friend enjoyed your time at this home, and appreciate your feedback regarding the cleanliness of the Master Bathroom so that we can ensure that every part of this home is immaculate and clean!
Edward C H. Jun 2016
Absolutely loved location. I had almost given up in Panama City as a vacation option because of traffic and congestion. But this location is great. Close enough for our young adults to go to attractions and peaceful enough for us older folks to relax and enjoy. Loved it and will be back!!
William T. Jun 2016
Great place excellent location!
Shannon H. Jun 2016
Loved the condo and would definitely rent it again. We had an issue with our air conditioner leaking, due to it being stopped up. Once I notified maintenance, they came right away and took care of it.

Some of my favorite features were that this condo unit was only 5 stories, making it an easy decision to take the stairs. My other favorite was that the swimming pool was shaded and gave us a chance to get out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. We loved how close the condo was to the water/sand. It didn't feel like you had to walk a mile, if we forgot something in the condo.

The condo was very reasonably priced, in a great location, well stocked with all necessities, loved that the swimming pool was shaded and communication between maintenance staff was great! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your condo for the week. We WILL be back!


Cija R. May 2016
But.....beds suck and stove may electrucute you. The elevator broke down and i can tell you there are 8 sets of seven steps to go up carrying groceries. Pther than that it was beautiful and we loved it
Manager response:
We apologize that there appears to have been an issue with the stove; the Property Manager will have it inspected right away!
Kyle D. May 2016
Enjoyed it very much. Much needed getaway. Loved the location and condo.
Lynne M. May 2016
We enjoyed our stay, steps away from the white sand and beautiful water. The condo was a little older but very clean. I would definitely recommend it.
Pat S. May 2016
carpets dirty, deck doors are corroded and couch dirty and sagging. Needs replacing.
Manager response:
We are sorry that you felt that way about the home. We have had very positive feedback from our guests staying here and we will have our local property manager review the carpets, doors, and couch and make any improvements that need to be taken care of to ensure our guests the best vacation possible. Thank you again for staying with Vacasa.
Wendi P. Apr 2016
This was the best place nicest place me and my family has ever stayed at we really loved this place
Lilly P. Apr 2016
The condo was very nice, dated furnishings but a nice clean condo that is centrally located.
Arthur G. Mar 2016
The sound of the waves at night were most restful. Excellent wifi compared to other places we have stayed. Will definitely rebook.
Kimberly W. Mar 2016
We had a great family getaway. The kids enjoyed the beach & the pool! Would do again.