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.

Welcome to "Lotts of Sun" - Your Beachfront Paradise!

Escape to the serene shores of Sunnyside/Laguna Beach, where the sugar-white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico beckon you to relax and unwind in this classic beach bungalow. Built in 1960, our home is not fancy. No stainless steel appliances or marble countertops. Our retro beach cabin offers a cozy, comfortable retreat with the world's greatest backyard - the pristine beach right at your doorstep.

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.


Main House Features:
Two bedrooms for a peaceful night's sleep.
The beachfront master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and a convenient half bath en-suite.
The second bedroom is perfect for kids, featuring a twin over full bunk bed with a twin trundle.
The main house bathroom may be petite, but don't worry; we have the world's best outdoor shower for your post-beach rinse!

Detached Carriage House:
Nestled between the main house and the road, you'll find a separate guest cottage.
Enjoy a restful night's sleep in the bedroom with a king-size bed.
A full bathroom with a shower en-suite adds to your comfort.
The laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer is also conveniently located here.

Plenty of Room for Everyone:
Our beachfront paradise accommodates four adults and four kids comfortably, with the option for two more adults or kids on the sofa bed. Please note that the bunk bed has a weight limit of 95 pounds. Rental rate is for up to four adults and four kids, or six adults and 2 kids. An Additional Person fee will be billed separately at $35/person per night..
With the separate carriage house, our place is perfect for two small families, grandparents or in-laws.


Amenities and More:
Start your day on the large patio overlooking the beach with a cup of coffee.
Enjoy evenings around the fire pit and savor family barbecues with the grill.
Witness breathtaking sunsets from the open family room and kitchen.
Private outdoor shower to wash away the salt and sand.
A designated path leads from the patio to the sandy beach, ensuring days full of sun, fun, and laughter.

Local Attractions:
️ Minutes away from Pier Park, a shopping and entertainment hub with a variety of restaurants, theaters, and more.
Explore local favorites like Thomas Donuts', the Carousel Grocery Store, Sharky's, and Schooner's "The Last Local Beach Club."
️ A short drive to 30a, with its fantastic restaurants and shops.

Pet-Friendly Getaway:
We welcome your furry friends, but kindly request they stay off beds and furniture.
Additional cleaning fees may apply for excessive pet hair.
️ Dogs are not allowed on the beach behind the house, but there's a nearby beach dog park for socializing.

Your Safe Haven:
Away from crowded tourist areas and high-rise hotels, we offer a single-family home experience.
Nearby grocery stores are usually less crowded; consider shopping early mornings or late evenings.
Stunning beach views from the back patio, perfect for watching sunrises, sunsets, and playful dolphins.

Experience "Lotts of Sun" Like a Local:
Create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Sugary white beaches at your doorstep, and gorgeous sunsets to close out your day.
Located on the far 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.

COVID-19 Information:
Our tranquil location minimizes crowded spaces and elevators.
Grocery stores in our area tend to be less crowded.
Enjoy breathtaking beach views from the patio, away from the hustle and bustle.

Book Your Beachfront Escape Today!

Note: Our single-family home sits directly on the beach with a walkway leading from the door to the sands. Check out our recent drone photos for a glimpse of paradise!

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
Mar 01 - May 26 2024
$475 $625 $3,400 3 nights
May 26 - Jun 30 2024
$4,400 7 nights
Jun 30 - Jul 07 2024
$5,100 7 nights
Jul 07 - Aug 04 2024
$4,400 7 nights
Aug 06 - Sep 21 2024
$475 $695 $3,500 3 nights

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Fees:

Pet fee: $175
Clean Fee ($0 >5 days): $195
Insurance ($0 >5 days): $89

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

No Saturday check-in or check-outs during high season.

Cleaning fee and insurance is waived on stays of five days or more.

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 May 20, 2024

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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. #4
  • 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. #7
  • 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. #14
  • Beachfront Retro Cottage. Pet-friendly. Single family home. Gorgeous sunsets. #15
  • Great outdoor shower that enters into bathroom
    Great outdoor shower that enters into bathroom

Reviews

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**Beautiful water and sunset views**

This place is a Gem! This is beach house is cozy and quaint. It has stunning views, blue ocean water out of the living room windows. Best thing is the path to the beach is right there, no need to drive anywhere or cross the street! It does not get anymore convenient than that!

Stayed: Submitted: May 15, 2024

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Lots of Fun

We had a very relaxing time on our vacation.. The advertisement for the“worlds smallest shower”. ,would be correct, but the beautiful backyard and the view made that the smallest thing to be concerned about. The outside shower was definitely the way to go! The main room had plenty of room and seating for all of us. The kitchen was very nice..The beach house is probably one of the last of its kind.. all one level and no stairs. I would stay there again!

Stayed: Submitted: April 15, 2024

Owner response

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the inside shower is small (tile, built in 1960) but as you stated, the outdoor shower is wonderful. We work hard to make sure the house is clean, functional and fun, but the crowning jewel is sitting on the back patio listening to the waves crash and watching the sun set. We look forward to your return!

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Beautiful Location and Quiet!

Great place with view of the Gulf and beach. The house was so adorable and had all the necessities! Loved the decor. Even thought pets are not allowed on the beach, we took our dog down there numerous times with no issues…it was great! Just watch out for the sheriff in the white truck! The owner was great to communicate with as well! Can’t wait to go back!

Stayed: Submitted: March 25, 2024

Owner response

Debi, we really appreciate your review and so glad that you enjoyed your time at our retro cottage. We love our pets and could not image going to the beach without them. Hope you will come back to visit with us.

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Comfortable cottage with a view

We loved our stay in the rustic retro cottage in the west end of PCB. The view is nothing short of incredible! The large patio has plenty of furniture for eating or relaxing. And there is so much space inside when you need or want to stay in. The kitchen has everything you need, even two coffee pots, a regular drip and a keurig. The half bath in the first bedroom is a nice bonus in an older home. Just a short drive to the 30A towns, but we really loved the laid back vibe of PCB in the off season. We had the beach pretty much to ourselves. The Sunnyside Cafe just a block down the road was a great local place where we felt welcome. The Salty Goat a few miles closer to PCB was a fun place to stop in, and Craft out on Hwy 98 had really good food. This was a great find in a fantastic location. Thank you for sharing your home!

Stayed: Submitted: February 11, 2024

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Unforgettable Memories

This was my families second stay in this charming cottage. You are literally right on the beach with everything you need. Catch amazing sunsets while grilling on the patio and watching your children play at the waters edge. Photograph jumping dolphins from the comfort of the couch. Shelling is one of our top activities and the beach does not disappoint, I was even lucky enough to find a white shark tooth on our first stay. It's only a short drive to everything PCB has to offer. Of all the experiences I have ever had, staying at Lotts of Sun ranks as one of my top.

Stayed: Submitted: February 05, 2024

Owner response

John, we are so fortunate to have your family stay in our retro cottage. One of the benefits of renting out our vacation home is to share the memories that people create. We loved reading about yours and hope you guys come back soon!

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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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