Beachfront Retro Cottage. Pet-friendly. Single family home. Gorgeous sunsets.

Living room with beach just outside.
Living room with beach just outside.
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Living room with beach just outside.

About this rental

House (Sleeps 8)
1750 sq. ft.  ·   3 bedrooms   ·  2.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 3 - 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1750 sq. ft.

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Come enjoy the beautiful, sugar-white, sand and emerald green water of the gulf at this classic beach cottage. There are two bedrooms in the main house and a detached guest house with bedroom, en-suite full bath and laundry room with full size washer and dryer. There is a completely private outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand after a long day in the sun. The open family room and kitchen offer spectacular views of amazing sunsets. A designated path leads you down from the patio to the sandy beach, for days full of sun, fun and laughter. The large patio, overlooking the beach, is the perfect place to drink your morning coffee or enjoy a cocktail and cookout with the family.

Whether it’s sipping the morning cup of coffee on the back porch while watching for passing dolphins, having a glass of wine while witnessing a gorgeous sunset or drifting off to sleep listening to the waves crash, we think you’ll agree that this is the perfect place to experience the world’s most beautiful beaches. We welcome you to enjoy our cozy beach cottage and bring back memories of a simpler, quieter PCB.

Built in 1960, our home is not fancy. No stainless steel appliances or marble countertops. It's a beach cabin. It's comfortable, cozy and has the world's greatest backyard! Inside the main house are two bedrooms. The beach/master bedroom has a kingsize bed and a half bath ensuite. The second bedroom is the bunk room. There is a twin over full bunk bed with a twin trundle below. This is great for kids but not that comfortable for two adults. The full bathroom in the main house has the world's tiniest shower. In 24 years our family has rarely used it, as the outdoor shower is great!
The separate house/guest cottage sits between the main house and the road. It has a bedroom with a king size bed and a full bathroom with shower en suite. The laundry room is also in this building.

Sleeps 4 adults and 4 kids comfortably (can sleep 6 adults if using the pull out sofa bed).

We are pet-friendly but do ask that you keep pets off of the beds and furniture. Excessive pet hair left behind will result in additional cleaning fee. Dogs are not legally allowed on the beach behind the house. However considering that the beach is usually not crowded, we have not had issues with taking our dogs out there. Here is a beach dog park that is close by - /attraction/99

With the separate guest house, our place is perfect for two small families or grandparents.

Come enjoy 'Lotts of Sun' like a local and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Sugary white beaches are your backyard. Gorgeous sunsets close out your day.

We are on the beach in Sunnyside Beach, which is located on the west end of Panama City Beach, not far from Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and 30a.

Lotts of Sun, serving up sunshine and fun since 1960.

*** High season ( May 31 - August 2) is weekly rentals only, arriving and departing on Sunday. **

Unique Benefits

Pet-friendly. Single family house on the beach.
Most houses on the beach are becoming 3 and 4 story houses that cost $15,000+ a week to rent. Our little home on the beach is comfortable but not fancy and we have the worlds greatest backyard (the same back yard as the $15,000 homes)!

Why Kids Love It

No busy roads to cross! We are right on the beach. We have plenty of beach toys for the kids to play with.

Area Information

We are on the beach in Kiska Beach, which is located on the west end of Panama City Beach, not far from Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and 30a.
Lotts of Sun is just minutes from Pier Park, the 900,000+ square foot shopping and entertainment hub, featuring a variety of restaurants like Margaritaville, Pompano Joes, Five Guys Burgers, Dick's Last Resort, and Dave and Busters, to name just a few. Pier Park also includes The Grand 16 Movie Theater, featuring Imax movies. This quaint beach bungalow is also just minutes to the locals favorites such as Thomas Donuts', the Carousel Grocery Store, Sharky's and more.

Favorite Places To Eat

Red Bar
Thomas' Donuts
Goofy Golf
George's at Alys Beach
Bad Daddy's Breakfast
Hunt's Oyster Bar

Inside Scoop

Four out of five inquiries are asking about our proximity to the beach. Just to be clear, we have a single family home (not townhouse or condo) right on the beach. Our house sits in the dunes overlooking the beach and the walkway goes right from the door of our house to the sands of the beach. We have recently added drone photos.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 1 Bunk Bed
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / garden
  • Managed by owner
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Amusement Park
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (3 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (6 miles)
  • Casino
    (12 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (7 miles)
  • Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (9 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (8 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (14 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (6 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Parasailing
    (4 miles)
  • Park
    (6 miles)
  • Playground
    (4 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (6 miles)
  • Sailing
    (8 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (11 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (6 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (4 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (6 miles)
  • Water Park
    (8 miles)
  • Zoo
    (11 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

We sleep a maximum of 10 people (4 kids on the bunk beds, 4 adults in the two king size beds). There can be no more than 6 adults if using the sleeper sofa. No one over 95 pounds is allowed on the bunk beds.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Sep 22 - Oct 01 2023
$595 $795 $4,500 3 nights
Oct 02 - Oct 31 2023
$395 $650 $3,600 3 nights
Nov 01 2023 - Feb 29 2024
$375 $450 $2,700 $4,200 3 nights
Mar 01 - May 28 2024
$495 $595 $3,600 3 nights
May 28 - Jul 02 2024
$4,600 7 nights

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Fees:

Pet fee: $175
Cleaning Fee: $175

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

No Saturday check-in or check-outs.

Weekly rentals only during high season (May 31 - August 2) with Sunday changeover.

Weekly rentals include complimentary guest verification, housekeeping and insurance coverage.

Availability

Last updated September 29, 2023

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Map

Nearest Airport: ECP - 12 miles
Nearest Bar: The Old Beach Bar - 2 miles
Nearest Beach: Gulf of Mexco - 100 feet
Nearest Theme Park: Goofy Golf - 12 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Shades - 4 miles

Hosted by Marty Bush

Marty Bush

Member since 2020

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: The Lott / Bush family first stuck their toes in the warm, sugary white sand on the west end of Panama City Beach in the late 50’s and haven’t left since. During this time we’ve owned several homes in the Sunnyside community and when given the opportunity in the late 90’s we purchased our current cozy home, Lotts of Sun from a family friend. Our family grew up here, raised our kids, grandkids and now great grand kids on this stretch of pristine beach. And, while we certainly appreciate the restaurants, entertainment and shopping at nearby 30A and Pier Park, we are happy that things on our stretch of the beach haven’t changed that much. No high-rise condos or noisy, crowded beaches.

Why this property? Our home sits in the sand! No busy roads to cross, no dragging your chair and umbrella for blocks to get to the beach. Enjoy your morning coffee on the back porch watching the waves crash and your evening meal watching the sun set slowly over the gulf. You simply cannot beat this view or location. While we may not have a swimming pool on the property, the Gulf of Mexico is in our backyard, just 50 yards out the back door.

- NO SATURDAY CHANGEOVER for Daily or Weekly rentals during high season.

High season (June & July) we offer only weekly rentals and our change-over day is Sunday. Avoid the mass exodus of Saturday!

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Our personal website

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Are you near the beach?

A:

Yes, we are a single family home right on the beach. Not a condo.

Q:

What day can we check in?

A:

During high season (May 31 - August 2) we offer weekly rentals only with check-in and check-out on Sunday.

Outside of high season guests may check-in and out on any day except Saturday.

Q:

Can we bring our pets?

A:

Your well-behaved pets are welcome as long as you pay the pet fee, they don’t get on the furniture or beds and you clean up after them. Excessive pet hair or poop left in the yard will result in a double cleaning fee.

Q:

How many people do you accommodate?

A:

We have two king beds (4 adults) and a bunk bed with trundle (4 kids). Adults are not allowed on the bunks (95# limit). There is also a sleeper sofa that can accommodate 2 adults.

Photos

  • Living room with beach just outside.
    Living room with beach just outside.
  • Looking out the family room window onto the patio and beach!
    Looking out the family room window onto the patio and beach!
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Beachfront Retro Cottage. Pet-friendly. Single family home. Gorgeous sunsets. #1
  • Kitchen table looks small, but it can sit 6 (8 if you all like each other)
    Kitchen table looks small, but it can sit 6 (8 if you all like each other)
  • King bed room - beach side
    King bed room - beach side
  • Beachfront Retro Cottage. Pet-friendly. Single family home. Gorgeous sunsets. #1
  • full bath
    full bath
  • Bunk room with trundle bed. Can sleep 4 kids or one adult.
    Bunk room with trundle bed. Can sleep 4 kids or one adult.
  • Guest house king bed
    Guest house king bed
  • Guest house bath
    Guest house bath
  • Parking for 4. Guest house/laundry on the right. Public beach access on the left
    Parking for 4. Guest house/laundry on the right. Public beach access on the left
  • Patio - great for porpoise watching
    Patio - great for porpoise watching
  • Beachfront Retro Cottage. Pet-friendly. Single family home. Gorgeous sunsets. #1
  • Beachfront Retro Cottage. Pet-friendly. Single family home. Gorgeous sunsets. #1
  • Great outdoor shower that enters into bathroom
    Great outdoor shower that enters into bathroom

Reviews

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Can’t Wait to Return

If you’re looking for fabulous beach & sunset views this is the place. Right on the gulf, you can fall asleep at night listening to the waves. The house gives you all the feels of a 1960’s cottage, but with all the modern amenities. I highly recommend it.

Stayed: Submitted: April 27, 2023

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Excellent Beach House

This is a great house at the perfect location. Marty was wonderful to work with and very responsive to all our messages. While everything is nice with this rental, our two best things about the place is being just a few steps from the sand and sitting on the patio watching the dolphins and sunsets! Thank you Marty for sharing your slice of paradise with my family!! We highly recommend and will definitely be back!!

Stayed: Submitted: June 01, 2022

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Great Beach Cottage & View!!

This is our 2nd time at the beach house. This home is comfortable & tastefully decorated in a Nautical Theme. The backyard is Spectacular..."Your own beach & views of the Gulf of Mexico." Wonderful!!The location was so relaxing & views "Breathtaking". Just what the doctor ordered!!Marty, the owner, was easy to work with, personable & attentive to our needs.Thank you Marty for sharing your home with us once again. Loved every moment.See you again next year. Sue & Bruce & KC

Stayed: Submitted: February 20, 2020

Owner response

Bruce & KC, thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you both next winter!

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