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Top-floor beachfront studio with outdoor pool, large decks & views
Enjoy a great Panama City Beach vacation that's still cost-efficient with this studio condo, under new ownership and freshly updated in July 2022.
Located in the Fontainebleau Terrace building, the upper-level condo is within walking distance of plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. Of course, you don't need to go anywhere to have a great time - there's a beautiful beach just steps from your door. You'll also! love the partially-covered outdoor pool.
With a studio-style layout, the living area doubles as a bedroom with a bonus queen sofa bed. Between the shaded balcony views of the beach, cable TV, and wireless Internet access (perfect for planning family activities and work emails alike), there's no shortage of things to do in this cozy condo!
You'll love food whipped up in the compact kitchen, featuring all the basic appliances plus extras like a coffee maker. A breakfast bar seats two to morning coffee.
This condo also provides access to shared laundry facilities, so your clothes will stay nice and clean throughout your stay.
When you're not playing with the kids at the shoreline, there's plenty to do in the Panama City Beach area. Kids will love learning about the majestic creatures of the sea on a trip to Gulf World aquarium less than a mile away, while adults can enjoy the dozens of shopping and dining opportunities that line Front Beach Road just behind their new home away from home.
Within walking distance, you'll have several restaurants, and a quick drive will take you to many more eateries, shops, and activities. If that's not enough, the very center of Panama City Beach is just four miles southeast by car, and with it fun, family-friendly sights like Wonderworks' science exhibits and laser tag, the world-famous Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium, and more!
THINGS TO KNOW
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Parking is located on the front of the building and on either side of the building. These spaces require a Parking Pass. There are about 15 parking spaces along the road to the east of the building beside of Bid-a-wee beach. A parking pass is not required for this area. Although there are not any 'NO PARKING' signs, parking to the east of these spaces may result in having your car towed by the city. This is especially true overnight. Neither Vacasa nor the Fontainebleau owner’s association will accept any liability if your car is towed by the city.
Per the Homeowners' Association, each condo is allowed only one Fontainebleau Terrace Rental Parking Pass. This is a 'Limited Parking-Pass' which allows access to the property but does not guarantee a parking spot in the designated parking areas. Parking is available on a first come first served basis. Your parking pass will be left in the condo for you when you arrive. This parking pass must be returned to the condo prior to departure. There is a fee of $50 for a missing or lost parking pass. This amount will be charged to your credit card on file if the parking pass is not left in the condo.
Visitors of guests must park off-site. Please keep your vehicle locked at all times. Neither this property nor property management assumes any liability for damage or theft of vehicle or theft of personal property for vehicles parked on the premises.
Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
Security camera details: Security camera covering the entryway to the home.
Other tax number: 51140
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Shared
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Pool : Shared
Parking & access
Patrick L.Aug 2022
Pros: Direct access to the beach; nice staff; covered beach area was very nice to simply carry our gear to and sit under when a thunderstorm came up... we simply sat there and watched the rain while still 'on the beach'; aside from the fees from the site we booked on, the rate wasn't bad (we will attempt to book directly with an owner next time)
Cons: Obviously this is just an older, remodeled hotel with individual owners of each room... so just be aware that the rooms are not your standard 'condo size'; permanent fixtures (sinks, tubs, etc) are fairly old; the walls are fairly thin (we could hear people talking in the room next to us at one point); the elevator wasn't working the night we were there, and we were on the top floor (7th), so luckily it was working when we checked in and out << this DEFINITELY needs to be addressed, as several reviews we read stated that it wasn't working at times; we arrived at 10am and and early check-in wasn't available... so we couldn't get into the room, or even get a parking pass to park and sit on the beach until 4pm (a 2pm compromise would have been nice), but we were warned that without the parking pass, we would likely be towed.
Overall... we will likely stay here again... but hopefully the elevator will be more reliable and we will attempt to book directly with an owner
Hi, Patrick! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and apologize the elevators have been so difficult. Unfortunately, we are unable to do anything about this since the elevators are outside of our scope of management. Thank you!
Marcos C.Jul 2022
Property is in a great location. Just a few steps from the beach. Also a large swimming pool & just within in walking distance to several restaurants & activities.
Denise P.Oct 2021
Great location perfect view
Jennifer H.May 2021
Location is perfect
Hi Jennifer, we are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Charity T.May 2021
Let’s start with the room.
It’s outdated. Ripped wallpaper, some of the electrical outlets didn’t work, the curtains were on backwards, Bathtub and shower were dingy. The wicker furniture was coming apart, we didn’t even attempt to utilize the dresser or nightstand. The appliances are nice and clean. The room itself was clean. The beds weren’t too bad, a little bouncy, but I’m ok with that.
7th floor view, easily accessed IF the elevators work, which didn’t work 75% of the duration of our stay. Not easy for my pregnant daughter, grandma and mom. Absolutely not worth the view for that alone, safety is of absolute importance when it comes to my family. If the elevator is out, there is NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE EXCEPT THE STAIRS!
The condo site is clean, the staff friendly, helpful, and apologetic for things out of their control.
This is the 3rd year we have stayed here, and even though I will come back, there is absolutely NO chance I would bring my entire family.
I love the fact that the beach is solely for the renters, as well as the pool. The pool area is clean, the pool itself clean, plenty of chairs for lounging. The laundry room is easily used, accessible, and I have yet to have a problem with anyone stealing anything.
Parking is easy, plenty of room for SUV’s.
Overall the stay was beautiful and nice, just wish the elevator was working as it should.
Hi, Charity! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and leave your review. The outlets have been addressed by maintenance, but the elevators are managed by the HOA. We hope to be able to hosts you again!
SYDNEY E.May 2021
The property was super dingy and smelt very musty. There was dirt everywhere and my child had even got ahold of a huge spider web. The sheets had sand inside of it & we had not even been to the beach yet. The refrigerator was rusted and the walls were filthy. There was even food smashed into the night stand and the fan was completely full of dust. This room looked absolutely nothing like in the pictures. I had even showed the cleaning lady & she said she herself would not be happy walking into that room after seeing the pictures online. She had mentioned that the picture online were outdated since before covid. This was false advertising and was a terrible way to start off the trip. I am not one to complain about anything but this was super upsetting.
I expressed my concerns to a higher up individual & they had given me two options: get a full refund & leave, or $60 off of our room (the cleaning fee). I felt like the $60 was my only option as no other hotel had availability for the next 4 days. I was anything but happy about this experience. It was honestly so depressing going back into the room after a long day; this should be the total opposite!
On the upside, the pool was very clean & the walkway to the beach was very convenient.
Sydney, we are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not the pleasant and relaxing vacation for which we strive to facilitate. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness issues that negatively impacted your visit. Please know this is not in line with our standards and we hope the refund of your cleaning fee shows our desire to rectify issues for our guests. This home has received an extensive deep clean and new pictures are scheduled to be taken. Thank you for letting us know there is room for improvement and we hope we have the opportunity to host you for a more comfortable stay.
Kelseton K.Apr 2021
It has the view! The view is worth the money. The united does need deep cleaned. There were no trash bags. The pictures defintley is not what the unit looked like.
Thank you for your review, Kelseton! We apologize to hear the home was not up to our high standard of cleanliness that we hold ourselves to and that there were no trash bags. We have provided your valuable feedback to our local manager to address. We hope we have the chance to host you again!
Melinda A.Oct 2020
My family loved that we could just walk out to the beach.
Connie D.Sep 2020
Connie, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We attempt to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so guests can make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs! We have a variety of homes in differing price points and we truly hope you'll consider us for your next getaway.
Danna J.Jun 2020
It was quiet and not crowded however the beds were awful felt like springs or knots sticking in my back.
Danna, thank you for your review. We are so sorry if the beds were not to your preference. We will look into if the beds need to be refreshed with the local staff. We hope to host you again soon.
Diane A.Jun 2020
Property management was wonderful and helpful.
Payton W.Sep 2019
Loved the view and the easy beach access. The room was also quite nice with a great little kitchen area and comfy beds.
Mary C.May 2019
Super great room clean and beds were super comfy ! Will stay again !
Christian P.Apr 2019
Had everything that was needed
Amber W.Sep 2018
This is a cool condominium. When they say ON the beach, they mean it. Only steps from the water. My family and I have traveled Panama City Beach for years and this has got to be one of my favorite spots. Area was very private and family friendly. We loved the indoor pool, just in case it rains... and just literally being ON THE BEACH!! nice sitting areas outside that you'll enjoy a the beautiful view. We will definitely be back again soon. Checking in and out was a breeze!! Really!! The most simple process I've ever had. Fountainebleau is close to all your needs. Pier Park is only a few miles down the road, resturants within walking distance, and golf/go cart track right across the road. Calm atmosphere and very quiet. I highly recommend!
cathy A a.Jul 2018
This is an older structure, it has potential to be better. Somewhat outdated. Room was like a 50’s motel lots of cosmetic repairs. Grounds well maintained, great location on the beach. Has potential
Tabitha K.Jul 2018
Loved being right on the beach. Very clean rooms
Summer S.Jul 2018
Overall, the unit was good for the price we paid. The pictures are definitely more appealing than the unit we arrived at. One major thing we enjoyed was how close we were to the ocean and how quiet the property was. The property staff were very nice and helpful. Two huge disadvantages were storage within the room and parking. The property itself needs to upgrade parking to make it more stress free and enjoyable. The room itself didn’t have much storage at all so it was hard to get towels air dried. We had a difficult time finding places to put our belongings. I would definitely suggest to the owners to do some upgrades within the unit. The beds/matresses need replaced as well as some of the furnishings (dressers, microwave). The wall closest to exit also needs fixed as their was a hole in it when we arrived. Mike, the local agent, was very helpful throughout the entire trip and he answered any question I had! Overall, we would probably stay again if the unit had some upgrades! Thank you Vacasa for all your help. We had a good time!
Marlin D.Jul 2018
Stayed in 702. Each unit is different. This was top floor. Quiet. No road noise. 20 feet to the beach! Great views. Clean. Small kitchen but everything worked great. Grilled out in common area one night. Cute high Adirondack chairs.
The only bad thing in the entire trip was the beds. They were hard as a rock. Owner should pony up annually for better mattresses, and add $10/night. Would come out ahead! Other than the bed, we loved the location and stay.
Tamara M.Jul 2018
This condo was a great location. It was very clean. It is an older building but it seemed well maintained.
Burma P.Jun 2018
Well worth the price. Clean and comfortable. There was a loose towel rack and drawer front but nothing major. Would use it again.
The maintenance issues have been addressed. Thank you!
Olivia G.Aug 2017
My family and I enjoyed been in the too floor, it was quiet.
Kristin P.Aug 2017
The kitchen silverware drawer was broken.
There was only 1 lamp in the whole room.
The cold water in the shower was very
difficult to turn on and off. My daughter and her friend had to take a hot shower ONLY, because they thought it was broken.
The curtains were very difficult to open, what's the use of having a beachfront view if you can't see through the window?
There was no rug to catch the sand from coming in the door. Had to sweep 3 times a day just to keep it from getting in the bed. It would be nice to have a couple of small rugs by the beds too, so you could wipe your feet off before getting into bed.
It was nearly impossible to open the refrigerator when someone was sitting at the kitchen table.
There was VERY limited space for hanging your wet towels and bathing suits, and since we don't have a washer or dryer on the unit your wet items could sour very quickly. On the wall somewhere should be some hooks or a rack or something. Maybe removing a section of the wall of mirrors. Or even using some large command hooks on the mirrors?
The lack of shelf space in the bathroom, with the shower. The toilet is so tiny that it doesn't have a tank to sit things on. A new toilet and over the toilet storage rack would be great!
No dish drying rack, which would be really great since there is no dishwasher either.
One of the dresser drawers was broken.
No ice maker.
No instructions on how to use the pool next door. There were wristbands but we weren't sure if those were for the pool or just a gift for us??
The beds were too low to the ground to put your suitcase under, so it just sits in the middle of the floor the whole time.
The grounds itself, which I know that you have no control over, was actually very nice! So much wonderful outdoor seating! We spent a lot of time sitting on the decks watching the beach goers. This place has so much potential, but you can tell it needs some TLC. I would stay at Fountaine Bleu again, but not in this unit.
We appreciate receiving such a thorough review and want our guests to know that we looked at each item presented in it in order to make improvements. The property manager has overseen the drawers being repaired, the tub's cold water handle being repaired, the installation of a towel rack on the bathroom door, new rugs being put in place, new curtains for the kitchen counter shelves, and the addition of a lamp and dish drying rack. Thank you!
Shannon K.Jul 2017
I would rate it a 4 out of 5. Everything was clean. Great view. Easy reservation. Stayed in contact about my stay and any problems. The only thing that needs changed is the bed was uncomfortable. Maybe a memory foam mattress topper is needed.
Shanna F.Jul 2017
The room was just what I was looking for. If your looking for a fancy room look else where. The beds are very firm which i like! The view was great. I will stay here again. Plenty of towels, clean room perfect!
Davia M.May 2017
Went down for a short stay. I used to stay here when i was a child and it hasnt changed much. The location is great I love how close the building is to the actual water and you never have to worry about being over crowded because theres only few rooms compaired to a highrise and no other establishments to the left of the building its one of the only "original " panama City locations left.
Richard H.Oct 2016
ok if your on a tight budget, you can tell it is the oldest complex on the beach
Carly N.Sep 2016
The property was perfect for 2 for a getaway. Very pleased:)
Donald M.Sep 2016
We had a great vacation/with the help of Vasaca making plans, arrival, and check-out easy and convenient.
FountaineBlue Terrace is a great old motel that's close to everything. Love it.
Sam F.Jul 2016
Celine B.Jul 2016
The room was beautiful. Plenty of space. If you need anything at all please look for the handyman Bruce. He was a huge help with anything we needed. The best handyman ever, a big thank you to him. For sure a one of a kind and we will defiantly be back because of Bruce!