Located directly on the beach in Tower 1 of Grand Panama Beach Resort, the views of the Gulf with turquoise water and sugar sand beaches are perfect!
When we purchased Grand Panama 602, my wife Vicki, who understands what's important, insisted on certain essentials for our beach vacation home.
First, our beach home could neither be too high nor too low; too high that it scared those afraid of heights or concerned parents with small kids, or too low that the clamor of tourists interrupted the calm of the ocean and beauty of the shores.
So we waited until we found our vacation home on the 6th floor of Grand Panama Beach resor...t.Grand Panama Beach Resort was awarded the winner of TripAdvisors 2012 Certificate of Excellence.
Vicki also knew that our guests require our condo to be like new, well-maintained and clean.
Grand Panama 602 has been luxuriously decorated. It is large enough to comfortably accommodate a family of six, but not too large so that packed-in spring breakers add too much wear and tear or damage our home.
The maximum occupancy is eight. There are beds for four (a king and queen), and a comfortable queen sleeper sofa in the living area. If you have smaller kids that want to sleep on blow up mattresses, be sure and bring the mattresses.
The spacious upscale kitchen features granite countertops and upgraded stainless steel appliances. It is fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare and enjoy your meals.
At meals, there is seating for 10; a bar area with stools and dining table seating 6 inside, and additional seating for 4 on the balcony overlooking the Gulf.
The living room is spacious and comfortable, features a flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as the Gulf-front balcony with breathtaking views.
Wi-Fi is provided throughout our unit. Each bedroom is equipped with flat panel HDTV with Netflix for movies on demand. There is easy access to HDMI inputs for video game consoles, but bring your HDMI cable, consoles, games, and controllers.
Thirdly, Vicki wanted to be able to open her eyes in the morning to a glorious view of the Gulf of Mexico and the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
You too can enjoy these glorious views from your king sized bed. The master bath has double sinks and spacious tiled shower with separate deep soaking tub.
Fourthly, my wife knew the importance of walking directly onto the beach from our condo. 'When people come to the beach, they want to be on the beach! Not carrying stuff across the street.'
Tower 1, in Grand Panama Beach Resort is directly on the beach. The resort has many amenities including two large pools (one heated in Tower 2), a heated whirlpool (Tower 1), workout room, and just a short walk down the beach from the city pier.
Finally, location, location, location! Having grown up near the beach, Vicki knew first-hand how difficult traffic can be.
She was concerned our guests have a way to avoid the headaches of traffic backed up on Front Beach Road, Thomas Drive, and Pier Park yet, still have quick access to them.
She did it! You could not pick a better place to have easy, quick access to all of these popular destinations, avoid the headaches of traffic.
Grand Panama Beach Resort has direct access to Middle and Back Beach Road. This provides quick, traffic-minimized access to nearly anywhere in minutes. You have excellent access to both ends of the beach, east and west.
Going west, Pier Park is only four miles, and it feels even closer. You can get there in minutes on Back Beach Road, quicker than if a mile away on Front Beach Road. Getting to Seaside, beaches of 30A, and Destin is easy.
Going east, you are only minutes from Thomas Drive, Panama City, and Historic St. Andrews Bay.
Vicki and I (Mike) welcome you to share Grand Panama 602 with us. Our hope is that you will return again, and you will share it with your friends or family.
Note concerning negotiating rates:
Since we've received several requests asking to accept significantly discounted rates, addressing the issue openly may save unnecessary time for those looking for steep discounts.
We offer discounted rates based upon a) seasonal rates and b) weekly length of stay.
We've made it a priority to avoid churning days rented or housing too many people at one time in order to pay for our condo. This is a primary reason for renting by owner.
It is best for all our guests to conservatively rent our Grand Panama 'Beach Haven' at good consistent rates.
Note about check-in:
Recently, the HOA of Grand Panama passed a $20 check-in fee for guests beginning Feb 1. Please check-in to receive your parking pass, and key card to access amenities and outside doors.
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