Whale's Tail beachfront condo: 3rd floor, amazing view, free daily beach chairs

Two queen beds to sleep 4
Two queen beds to sleep 4
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Two queen beds to sleep 4

About this rental

Studio (Sleeps 4)
500 sq. ft.  ·   Studio   ·  1 bathroom
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Studio
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Living Area: 500 sq. ft.

Whale's Tail studio directly on the beach - FREE beach chairs daily!

"Great condo. Very cute and clean! Just as the pics look. Great location! Communication with owners was fabulous and easy." - Sereta C.

Welcome to the Garlands Getaways Whale's Tail studio at Top of the Gulf Resort in the desirable Thomas Drive-area has been completely remodelled. It sleeps 4 max and features a direct beach and pool view and free daily beach service in season.

Guests will enjoy 2 queen beds, dining table for 4, walk-in tiled shower, flatscreen TV with HD service, high-speed private WiFi, full-sized kitchen stocked with dishes, utensils, and appliances needed for snacks and meals, large, screened bay window that opens to hear, see and smell the surf; a floor-length window really lets you soak up the view (NO PRIVATE BALCONY), a loveseat, and seating at the window-front bar area perfect for a cup or coffee or catching up on email. And we provide starter amounts of soaps and paper products like tp, paper towels, and trash bags. (Please plan to bring/buy additional if your stay is longer than a couple of days.)

Avoid the crowds in this cozier complex (just 200 condos and 8 stories) that offers easy in and out and quick elevators. Top of the Gulf is one of the best-maintained complexes offering all the beachside amenities you want to complement your vacation. The grounds and landscaping are gorgeous and the pool is stunning with a fun, oversized Adirondack chair and large swing alongside. A kids' pool is ideal for little ones, and ample NEW pool chairs are available. There is a fitness room with new equipment on property as well.

Getting to the sand is easy since Top of the Gulf is located directly on the beach.

Pool and surfside sits our Surf Snack Shack with a delicious menu of eats and drinks (open in season). Or you can grill up your own fare on the provided guest grills.

Laundry facilities are located throughout the complex, and there are large communal balconies on each level with seating to enjoy the view and the breeze.

Primary renter must be at least 21 years old, sign a rental agreement within 48 hours of booking, be present for the duration of the stay, and agree to a $200 damage deposit hold (not a charge) placed on the guest's credit card prior to arrial that will be released after his/her uneventful stay. A $30 fee is required by the Resort to be paid upon arrival. Guaranteed parking for one car; a second is possible depending on occupancy of the resort during your travel dates (highly unlikely in the summer) or there is a pay lot 1-2 miles away. The maximum guests allowed in the condo is 4. No pets, ESA, or visitors allowed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting Sept 18 to the end of 2023, there will be construction going on at our building. It will be noisy every Monday - Wednesday only during the daytime hours (8-5). Thursday - Sunday will have work going on but no loud work and nothing that will hinder our guest's stay on the 3rd floor.
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00

Area Information

Perfectly located where S Thomas Drive meets Thomas Dr, among many of Panama City Beach's best restaurants. Guests can easily access any of the fantastic restaurants (including a handful in walking distance including the iconic Pineapple Willies), water parks, grocery stores and more. We are less than 5 miles to Pier Park and approximately 6 miles to Frank Brown Park.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Communal pool
  • Elevator
  • Fitness room
  • Free WiFi
  • Game room
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Parking available
  • Ping pong table
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Swimming
Car Recommended

Nearby Activities:
Beach
Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing
Golf
Gym/Fitness Center
Jet Skiing
Ocean
Parasailing
Shopping Area
Surfing
Theme Park
Water Park
Zoo

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Feb 26 - Feb 29 2024
$89 3 nights
Mar 01 - Mar 01 2024
$375 3 nights
Mar 02 - Apr 06 2024
$215 3 nights
Apr 07 - May 24 2024
$195 3 nights
May 25 - Jun 29 2024
$300 3 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning Fee: $125

Tax Rate: 13.1%

Notes:

20 Discount: 20.00%
Processing fee: 3.50%

Availability

Last updated on February 25, 2024

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Hosted by Sun and Sand PCB Villa

Sun and Sand PCB Villa

Member since 2023

About the owner: Our tightknit family of 6 (+1 furry family member) lives in NE Atlanta and includes kids that range from high school to college plus two fun-loving parents who believe life by the water makes life in general better.

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  • Two queen beds to sleep 4
    Two queen beds to sleep 4
  • Stunning condo view
    Stunning condo view
  • Large balcony
    Large balcony
  • Resort pool
    Resort pool
  • Dining area for 4
    Dining area for 4
  • Spectacular views
    Spectacular views
  • Spacious condo
    Spacious condo
  • Single bed w/dining
    Single bed w/dining
  • Room view w/sliding window - NO private balcony
    Room view w/sliding window - NO private balcony
  • Loveseat and flatscreen
    Loveseat and flatscreen
  • Full kitchen
    Full kitchen
  • Keurig coffee pot
    Keurig coffee pot
  • Granite counters & full size stove
    Granite counters & full size stove
  • Walk-in tiled shower
    Walk-in tiled shower
  • Beautiful bathroom
    Beautiful bathroom
  • Condo location - 3rd floor
    Condo location - 3rd floor
  • View from our room
    View from our room
  • Large communal balconies w/seating
    Large communal balconies w/seating
  • Deck seating for guests
    Deck seating for guests
  • Surf Shack for eats & drinks
    Surf Shack for eats & drinks
  • AC internet cafe
    AC internet cafe
  • cornhole/shuffleboard court
    cornhole/shuffleboard court
  • Guest grills
    Guest grills
  • Beach entrance w/showers
    Beach entrance w/showers
  • Covered seating to soak up the view
    Covered seating to soak up the view
  • Which way to the beach?
    Which way to the beach?
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Pristine resort complex
    Pristine resort complex
  • Toddler pool
    Toddler pool
  • Covered seating by the beach
    Covered seating by the beach
  • Beach entrance from property
    Beach entrance from property
  • Amazing white sand - free beach chairs incl
    Amazing white sand - free beach chairs incl
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • Newly remodeled game room
    Newly remodeled game room
  • New equipment in gym
    New equipment in gym
  • Laundry facilities on every other floor
    Laundry facilities on every other floor
  • Resort entrance
    Resort entrance
  • Building location on the beach
    Building location on the beach
  • Pineapple Willies just down the beach
    Pineapple Willies just down the beach
  • Hammerhead Fred's - short walk away
    Hammerhead Fred's - short walk away
  • Hershey's Ice Cream shop right by Resort
    Hershey's Ice Cream shop right by Resort
  • Pier Park
    Pier Park
  • Margaritaville @
    Margaritaville @
  • Sky Wheel @
    Sky Wheel @
  • Shipwreck Island water park
    Shipwreck Island water park
  • Gulf World
    Gulf World
  • putt-putt
    putt-putt
  • Sea Screamer
    Sea Screamer
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not
    Ripley's Believe it or Not

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Great Place right on the Beach

My husband and I stayed at Whale’s Tail over the New Year Holiday and it was just perfect. Great location and newly decorated with awesome view! Megan was very accommodating to us as we had a few hiccups with our trip and thought we were gonna have to cancel. Her recommendations for restaurants were great and there is even a book with menus and other things to do in the area. It was conveniently located to many good restaurants and Pier Park. We hope to be back again.

Stayed: Submitted: January 02, 2024

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Amazing Condo and Communication!!

Let me first say, I never leave reviews, but Whale's Tail was amazing in every way, so I think it is well deserved! This condo exceeded our expectations! It has been updated with high end finishes and is beautifully decorated. The owners have thought ahead to provide everything needed for a pleasant stay. Communication was top notch. The beach service provided was such a convenient amenity. We will definitely be back!

Stayed: Submitted: March 21, 2023

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Very relaxing beautiful view

The people were awesome. Very clean we stayed two months will be back next year

Stayed: Submitted: March 02, 2023

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Awesome

We had a great time , the place was clean and perfect! The location was great ! Highly recommended!! We will be returning next year !!

Stayed: Submitted: September 15, 2022

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Good location

We absolutely loved the location ! It was literally in the middle of everything and we didn’t have to go far. The room was perfect ! We definitely will be returning in the near future.

Stayed: Submitted: May 21, 2022

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Very peaceful & comfortable.

The condo was clean & perfect for 2 people. It was quiet & the staff were very nice

Stayed: Submitted: March 07, 2022

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THE BEST OF BEST @ PCB

This studio at Top of the Gulf is in the perfect location! Not only is the beach area pretty private but the building is as well. You never have to worry about all the crowds at this place. Our room was newly remodeled. It was absolutely stunning. The view was even more stunning. Each morning, you can lay in bed and see the ocean. What else place can you do this at?! Top of the Gulf is so convenient. Having beach chairs everyday is another great feature to this rental. If you are looking for a budget vacation with all the amazing features of an expensive vacation somewhere more crowed definitely book Beachfront Beauty @ Top of the Gulf room #317! You will not be disappointed.

Stayed: Submitted: August 01, 2021

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2nd Round Stay!

This was my family’s second time booking at 317 Top of the Gulf, and the second experience was just as great as the first! Such a cute, perfect little Getaway! This is our annual spot going forward.

Stayed: Submitted: June 02, 2021

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