About the Property
“This condo rocks” was one of the first guest comments describing our two-bedroom unit. Now, we’ve added an end-unit three-bedroom with the same high standards for comfort, style and convenience. This very large, 1950 sq ft, unit has an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a handy assigned covered parking space and views from the 960 sq ft of balcony you must see to believe. You will feel at home here.
Please read our reviews to see how our guests have enjoyed their stay. Also scroll to the bottom of this page to view our Guestbook Comments.
Here's a typical guest e mail.
Warren and Jeannette
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed your condo. It was everything you said it would be and more. So many times we have been disappointed with places we have stayed because the pictures we saw were pictures that had been taken 10 years ago. This was the first time that we have used VRBO so we didn't know what to expect. Let me say when we opened the door I wish you could have seen our expressions and hear our screams. It was wonderful, even our grandkids thought it was amazing. So many little things you have done made us feel so special. That wonderful soap in the bathroom, the candy, games, everything for the beach, even spices and I could go on and on. Thank you so very much for sharing. Donna & Earl
Here's another e-mail from a recent guest:
Thanks! We had an awesome time. Your condo is wonderful. We've stayed in many condos/hotels at PCB over the last 35 years and you were by far the best owner to deal with. Your efforts to make sure we were comfortable and that your condo had any amenity we could want for far exceeded any previous experience. Thank you for that. You were a pleasure to do business with. Jenny B.
Awe Inspiring Sunrise to Sunset Views ~ None Better at Panama City Beach!!
The 330-degree panoramic view completely rocks: either from the unit’s 29 feet width of windows in the great room or out on the 145-foot long wrap-around balcony. From your vantage point on the 17th floor you can look east to St. Andrews State Park and Shell Island and westward at the 30-plus miles of the Emerald Coast.
The dazzling view inspired an interior redesign worthy of the view – and the name: This Condo Rocks 3 BR. The redesign features piano finish “African Oak” flooring, fun paisley area rugs, 19th century nautical maps; custom pillows; marble-topped dining table and a 55-inch Sony HDTV with over 65 high definition channels.
Our commitment is to provide you with a level of comfort, convenience and relaxation you will enjoy as much as we do when we spend our winters at Panama City Beach. We do our utmost to exceed your expectations.
This three-bedroom unit is on the eastern end of the most eastern high-rise building at Panama City Beach. This location and the high level of this unit provides what everyone describes as the very best views at Panama City Beach. The building is uniquely angled 15 degrees to the west allowing striking views of over thirty miles of Gulf of Mexico beachfront. The nearly 330 degrees of panoramic views from the balcony on this 17th floor condo are unmatched at Panama City Beach. Whether looking east to St. Andrews State Park and Shell Island or west to Destin there are no obstructions to hinder your view. Between these extremely inviting crystal White Beaches there are unlimited expanses of the Emerald Waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Four sliding glass doors and two large three-paned window sets offer views from inside this spacious condo which are described as awesome, magnificent and breathtaking by all who have enjoyed them.
There are 145 feet of continuously surrounding balcony. Forty-five feet are on the Gulf-facing southern side. Another sixty-five feet of balcony continues on the eastern side facing St. Andrews State Park and the jetties at the entrance of St. Andrews Bay. This exceptional panorama continues on the northern side with views of the waters of the Grand Lagoon, the fleet at Captain Anderson’s Marina and reaches from the Hathaway Bridge to Panama City and westward to the new Beaches International Airport and beyond.
Be sure to bring your camera! Photo opportunities abound here from the sunrises to the east to sunsets in the west and everywhere in between. The picture possibilities never end. Whether on the beach, in the water or in the air there is always something worthy of remembering.
We are located mid way between two fine shopping areas, 23 rd Street in Panama City to the east and Pier Park on the beach to the west. Each is only a short drive away. The Silver Sands Factory Stores Outlet Mall is less than an hour drive to the west.
Luxuriously appointed in crimson, pesto and gold it features a queen sleeper sofa, Lane recliner, a 55-inch Sony flat panel HDTV, and paisley area rugs over piano finish “African Oak” flooring. It has an additional seating area and counter-height marble-top table and chairs at the eastern end of the great room with views of the Gulf all around. A computer-ready office table is available in case you need to bring some work with you, we hope not.
The 145-foot long 960 sq ft wrap-around balcony features 330-degrees of panoramic view. From your vantage point on the 17th floor you can look east to St. Andrews Park and Shell Island and look west at the 30-plus miles of the Emerald Coast. Looking at the water below it’s easy to spot rays, dolphins, and nurse sharks or you can just people watch. Here you are perfectly positioned for each night’s incredible sunset. Dine at the outdoor table for six or relax with your favorite friend on the twin authentic Adirondack chairs.
Open floor plan with dining area adjacent to the great room and kitchen–it features seating for six at the cream-colored marble-topped dining table. The rectangular dining table measures 66 x 39 inches and is furnished with six mellow tan leather Parson chairs . Overhead is a dimmer-controlled chandelier for setting the mood.
A ready to brew coffee pouch awaits your arrival at this fully equipped tiled kitchen that features granite counter tops and GE Profile appliances: glass top stove, refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser and dishwasher. We provide dishwasher pods for guest use.
A large variety of cookware, pots and pans and small appliances allow those motivated to cook to their taste's delight. A large pantry and multiple cabinets provide plenty of storage space. A high power microwave oven completes this full function kitchen. There's a dine-at granite bar with stools dividing the kitchen from the great room.
Master bedroom & bath suite:
Newly carpeted, the Gulf-front master features a king-sized bed and 40-inch Sony HDTV with a VCR recorder/player and a DVD player. The 10-feet of windows has sliding door access to the balcony. Double-rod drapes with both fabric and full-light block materials. The tiled private bath has dual sinks, double-shower heads,a private commode and an extra-large walk-in closet. A hair dryer is provided along with soaps.
Guest bedrooms & bath:
Two additional bedrooms – both newly carpeted, have sliding glass door access to the wrap-around balcony and bay views. The Queen Bedroom has direct access to the tiled Guest Bath while the Twin Bedroom is just across the hall. Both the Queen and Twin bedrooms are equipped with 32-inch Samsung HDTV's and DVD players. A hair dryer is provided along with soaps.
The tiled laundry room is located off the hall with a quieting door. It has an extra-large capacity GE high efficiency stacked washer and dryer. We provide Tide pods for guest use in the washer. An iron and an ironing board are also provided.
Many of our guests comment on the convenience and comfort of a fully furnished home-like setting for their vacation. We are always available by phone or email to offer answer questions or provide assistance.
Why Kids Love It
We have a large closet with lots of beach equipment and toys for your use. There are beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas and many floats, balls, toys & tools that the kids will love.
This is the quiet and less populated part of PC Beach. There are several nearby restaurants and St Andrews State Park is within easy walking distance.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
There are many places for leisurely walks either on the beach or on several low traffic streets. Grand Lagoon and many marinas are a short walk away. There are several restaurants you can walk to and Liza's is at pool-side for mid-day refreshments.
Favorite Places To Eat
Schooners, Scampy's, Captain Anderson's and Andy's Four Power are just a few of the nearby nice places to eat. There are dozens of others a short drive away. There is a binder with about 50 menus of restaurants with flavors for all appetites.
Take advantage of the Early Bird offerings at many of the area's fine restaurants. You'll save money by eating early and you'll also avoid the crowds.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Telescope for your use
2 Adirondack chairs on patio
3 loungers on patio
lots of beach toys
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 06 2018
Apr 07 2018 - Apr 27 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 11 2018
May 12 2018 - May 18 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 01 2018
Jun 02 2018 - Jun 15 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 03 2018
Aug 04 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
ALL TAXES & CLEANING FEES ARE INCLUDED IN OUR RATES.
Our rates are all-inclusive so there are no additional fees for taxes or cleaning.
To compare our rate to a non-inclusive rate add a $130 cleaning fee to the rate then add 12% to that total for local and state taxes.
A non-inclusive rate would have to be below $1,294 to match a $1,595 all-inclusive rate.
We rent our condo on a Saturday to Saturday weekly basis.
A $300 refundable security deposit is required to reserve our condo. This deposit will be returned within 10 days of departure providing there is no damage or unusual cleaning required.
Full rental payment is due a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival. We accept personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks and Pop Money/ZashPay funds transfers. We do not accept credit cards.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
We have a liberal cancellation policy. A full refund of all payments if cancelled a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival.
Last updated on Feb 20, 2018
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are retired and have lived at Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke Virginia since 2000. We lived in the Binghamton NY area for 35 years where Warren worked at GE and Jeannette had several positions including at the SUNY Binghamton Foundation.
We were both raised in Swansea Massachusetts near the ocean on Narragansett Bay and have a love for the water and fresh shellfish and seafood. Upon retiring we sampled several vacation and retirement areas in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. We selected a place on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake in southwest Va. near Roanoke. We love it here but we do miss access to really fresh seafood. So when we began thinking about a place to spend winters we gave having good fresh seafood in the area a high priority. At Panama City Beach there are dozens of places to get Gulf seafood as fresh as it can be. It is a seafood lovers delight.
Why this property? Our daughter Pam purchased a condo at Treasure Island Resort in 2008. She established the brand This Condo Rocks and then began offering her 2 BR to guests. We visited the PCB area at least once a year after that and grew to really like the area. The access to dozens of seafood restaurants is a major plus for us.
There are loads of things to do in the PCB area all year round. Fishing is one of Warren's main interests and the fishing in the Gulf and bays here is exceptional. For Jeannette the easy access to shopping is a big plus. There are hundreds of national name stores and dozens of specialty shops in the area all within an easy drive.
When the chance to purchase #1701, a 3 BR unit near Pam's 2 BR unit #1703, came about in the summer of 2011 we couldn't resist. We spent the winter of 2011/2012 at our unit while we completely refurbished it in the style and fashion of Pam's unit. It has many of the characteristics of her This Condo Rocks brand so we have extended that brand to include This Condo Rocks 3 BR.
We have been very gratified that our guests have enjoyed staying at our condo as much as we do while there in the winter. The best compliment we have received is that our condo 'immediately felt like we were at home'.
What makes this condo unique
The sights and sounds of the Gulf keep us entertained while relaxing on our spacious balcony. Being on the 17 th level offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Emerald Coast. There's a picture opportunity every minute here. A telescope is provided to let you experience all the activities on the beach and all around.
The new Hot Tub provides an excellent place to relax and enjoy the marvelous sunsets.
We very much enjoy the company of other owners and guests. Jeannette organizes games, Canasta, Marbles and Dominoes, in the owner's lounge that Pam had a major role in redecorating. It's now very inviting for group get togethers and is very well utilized.
The saying 'It's not a day at the beach' describes just the opposite of what we enjoy at Panama City Beach; it's many days at the beach!
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2018
Phone number: +1 8502353954
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We are very pleased that our condo has received 33 five star reviews on the popular Vacation Rentals By Owner site in the years we have offered our condo to guests. We get great satisfaction when our guests tell us how much they have enjoyed their stay with us. A sample of some of our recent reviews follows.
We had high hopes when we booked "this condo rocks" and the experience was first class all the way. Warren & Jeannette make vacationing here simple and straight forward.
The resort: We loved the location and it's simple access to Panama City. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help. The pool was spacious and the hot tube was perfect for watching the sunset. Elevators wait times where minimal and cleaned daily. Now the beach service which is extra was top notch. It was well worth the extra money. Parking made easy with a designated spot and the nice covered garage which keeps your car cool.
The Condo: Where do I start? Warren & Jeannette have thought of everything. The beach closet is amazing and is easily an extra 200 dollar value our children eyes where popping out of their heads with amazement. The condo's 330 degree view allows sunrises and moon sets simultaneously it is truly breath taking. The kitchen is fully equipped with ice cream scoop (the most important utensil in my opinion) and all. The furnishings are high quality especially the lazy boy after a long day at the beach was my best friend. It broke my heart to leave. THANK YOU! Warren & Jeannette for sharing you wonderful home with our family it will be a wonderful memory for years to come. Psst my wife is already hinting she wants to return.
Our vacation at Chace Place was wonderful! Thank you so much for the many extras you provide in your condo for your guests. It was so wonderful cooking in your kitchen. We've never been in a condo so well stocked. In past years, I have always had to go to the store for something that I needed but didn't think to pack. Not the case at Chace Place. I really think you will be pleased with your new dishwasher. We all remarked at how quiet it was. We were also appreciative of your beach supplies. This was certainly a surprise to find a closet full of beach toys! The abundant furniture on the porch was great for eating meals and relaxing. All of us were just amazed at how wonderful your Chace Place was. The decor inside was so nice! We love to travel so it was fun to see your sand collection from all around the world. We have been inspired to start our own from now on. We will definitely be staying with you again when we come to PCB!
Great condo extra clean,i would say this condo has the best view from balcony than any condo in panama city,nice furniture,kitchen well stocked,we come down 3 or 4 times a year for the past 40 years. i would say this is the best condo we have ever stayed in.
Warren and Jeannette,
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Panama City mainly because of your wonderful condo. It is spacious enough that we all had our own space when we needed it and yet we could all be together and enjoy ourselves over meals, games and sitting on the balcony watching sunsets. The beach and pool are fabulous as well. Your helpful binders for dining and things to do are a nice touch. We enjoyed several of the restaurants you had suggested. Our favorites were Firefly, Salt Water Grill and Runaway Island. Andy's Flour Power and Blue Roof Waffle Shop were both very good for breakfast. We found that going to dinner at 5 avoided the rush and also put us back here on the balcony for sunset. Treasure Island is truly a gem and your unit has to be one of the best. If we return to Panama City we will definitely stay here again. You've thought of everything to make it feel like home!
Our stay in 1701 was the best experience we have had in the 5 years we have stayed at Treasure Island. The condo was beautifully decorated and extremely clean when we arrived The kitchen was stocked with all the appliances and utensils we needed for the week. Even little extras like dishwasher and laundry pods were provided.
Mr. Chace epitomized customer service and was always quick to respond and communicate from the time we inquired about renting the condo until after we arrived home. We will definitely be back in the future. Thank you for helping make our 2017 vacation the most memorable one yet.
Warren and Jeannette has went out of there way to make this condo everything you could think of and more. Their customer service shows off by how quick they respond to you, coffee pack ready for you, bath and body soaps, loaded kitchen for cooking, and the decor is amazing. Also, by far the cleanest condo that we have stayed in. Treasure Island is one of our favorites and it was a bonus to come across 1701! We have stayed at Treasure Island for so many years now and this condo is our favorite. Thank y'all so much for making our trip wonderful!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Chace Place available from November 2017 to March 2018
No, the owners spend their winters at the condo.
Why is Chace Place so fully furnished and the kitchen so well stocked?
The owners spend 4 to 5 months at the condo every winter so they have facilitated it for full time living.
What do we need to bring with us to have a comfortable and relaxing stay at Chace Place?
Nothing except for your personal items, clothing and food. Everything else is provided.
Why do guests rave about the views from Chace Place?
Being on the East end of the 17 th floor with a 135 foot wrap-around balcony affords 330 degrees of views of the entire Emerald Coast from Shell Island in the East to Destin in the West. Even all of the Grand Lagoon and the Hathaway bridge are visible.