Have you ever dreamed of vacationing at an Italian villa? Then make “First Place at the Villas” your choice. This luxurious third story condominium is located along the beautiful 19-mile beachfront road (#30-A) featured in the 2003 issues of Coastal Living and Southern Living magazines.
From the villa’s front-side, see the gulf’s waters. Overlooking the rear balcony, view a beautiful 12,000 square foot pool that includes waterfalls, fountains and lush, tropical landscaping.
Maybe you are searching for an interior design that arouses and excites the senses, yet meets the needs of practicality and comfort. Look no more. Owned by a certified, professional, interior, designer, “First Place at the Villas” was created especially for you.
Throughout the villa is the a color scheme that coordinates exclusive designer fabrics with carefully selected artwork, lamps and accessories. Featured is a formal entrance that leads to a beautiful kitchen, finished with black granite counter tops. Adjoining the kitchen is a large great room that opens onto a wide, pool front porch. Here you can enjoy the incredible view.
This 2000 square foot condominium is handicap friendly, sleeping 11 and accommodating 12 for dining. The unit’s floor covering is predominantly ceramic tile (carpet in four bedrooms only). Featured is a grand master suite with an adjoining bath that includes a Jacuzzi.
One guest suite with a full adjoining bath, plus two additional bedrooms that share a full bath, completes the layout. All bedrooms as well as the great-room are equipped with flat-screened TVs (five). One of the bedrooms and the family room come equipped with VCR/DVDs (two).
If accessibility to activities is one of your vacation requirements, then “First Place at the Villas” passes the test with flying colors. A three-minute stroll takes you to the shops and cafes of Rosemary Beach or the Gulf of Mexico’s crystal clear waters and white sand (if you prefer, a complimentary golf cart ride to the beach is an option).
Access to a seventeen-mile bike/jogging trail, or to the pool entrance gate, is located just outside your front door. Perhaps you would prefer to take a five minute drive from your reserved parking space and dine at one of the five star restaurants, or play golf at the Tom Fazio designed “Camp Creek” course, or shop at one of the many quaint boutiques. All of these choices are yours.
Do not miss the opportunity of a true “escape from reality”. A retreat to “First Place at the Villas” will make your dream of an Italian villa vacation, a “dream come true”.
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, ice maker, near beach, outlet shopping, nearby medical services, cd player, movie theatres, ironing board, cookware, nearby post office, close to town, nearby atm, golf course, nearby grocery, washer & dryer, nearby fedex....Read more
Left on 09/03/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Dave W.Reviewed Sep 3, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Arrived on Saturday and told by management that carpet was dirty and would be cleaned. Then told it would be cleaned on Monday. Never was cleaned. Blinds very dusty, air vents extremely dirty, kitchen floor sticky, walls scraped up, dust stuck on wall above kitchen cabinets, broken shelf in fridge, mold in shower. Management did send someone to clean floor, and air vent. While there she sliced her finger open. Said she would check on carpet cleaners, never heard anything. Stated ethernet hookup in living room. Actually wifi in masterbed rm. Called for password never heard back. Found wifi password hidden on side of fridge, note curled over. Had to find spare key and pool passes in bottom of a basket covered by papers. We have stayed in the same unit two buildings to the left and it was wonderful. Not what I expected based on the price.
Left on 07/29/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Charles W.Reviewed Jul 29, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We had a nice stay and the property was clean and fairly well maintained (needed some interior paint). Some issues but with the reservations and check in. The original unit we rented had the wrong pictures for the actual unit we received. When we discovered the issue we had to take the less desired property. We were told that the unit we were to receive had a gulf does NOT! It is across 30A and at least a 1/4 mile from the beach. You can not see any beach or water from anywhere in this unit. The free shuttle offered to the beach was terrible. Never answered, never showed up or was a hour wait. We never got the shuttle...NEVER. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. The pool is awesome and well maintained! Decent place but over priced for the amount of walking you must do. Recommend but only if you enjoy walking!
Left on 07/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
The building and pool were lovely. The condo was not that clean, décor was not that great, one of the beds had duct tape on the mattress pad. Pans were terrible, wouldn't cost that much to update those. I was told flat screens were in each bedroom and they were not - old TVs. For the price, I thought it would have been much nicer.
We're not sure what the guest's expectation was for this property. It was cleaned and inspected before their arrival. We ask all guests to advise us if there are any housekeeping issues so we can address them. We never received any communication from the guest that there were housekeeping issues. All appliances were in good working order. The pictures and the description of the unit on our website depict the TVs. Nowhere do we tell the guest that there were flat screens in all the rooms, just the living room. If there were any issues with the kitchen utensils they could have called the office and we would have replaced them. However, this property usually gets rave reviews because it has great décor, is open and spacious and nicely appointed.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Colombus, OH, United States
Left on 07/03/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 3, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
We loved the location( the only way it could have been better is if it was oceanfront,the pool was magnificent.The condo itself needed a little more TLC.For the money we expected a little better. Cleaning crew needs to tighten up.We had some minor maintenance issues and when we called them in they responded quickly on most but did not call or come back to finnish that week(things that should have been caught before we checked in,doorknobs loose(3)?? and numerous lightbulbs out).Some amminitties listed we could not find nor did any of the condo asso. employees know including the lady in the office that I reported the maintenance issues to(she said she would find out and call back, she didn't). Overall we had a great time( our first to the area), and would come back for sure.
Left on 06/03/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Tammie W.Reviewed Jun 3, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Our stay was great with the exception of the following: We had to place numerous calls to receive pool passes (took two days to receive and then they were the "wrong" color) and to receive an additional set of keys that we were told would be located inside the unit. Everyone we had spoken to while booking our stay were fantastic to work with. However, Sarah, the person we had to work with to get the additional key and a pool pass was extremely rude and contentious to put it mildly.
Left on 04/09/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 9, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
This pace is the best location in seacrest. We have stayed in many places in seacrest and this is the most outdated ever. The furnishings were very outdated and there is fake flowers everywhere. The towels will take ur skin off and the pots and pans were bought at a garage sale. We didn't even have enough pots to cook spaghetti. If you want a nice place don't stay here so many beautiful houses in seacrest.
Left on 10/07/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Mary S.Reviewed Oct 7, 2010Stayed Oct 2010
Magnificent view of the unbelievable lagoon pool. Beautiful decor, clean,and had everything you could want. Check in and out could not have been any faster or easier. Courtney @ Best Beach was always helpful with any questions. A great place to stay.
Left on 05/04/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Rebecca M.Reviewed May 4, 2010Stayed May 2010
We made the mistake of not researching upcoming events in Panama City Beach prior to our booking (Thunder Beach.) Fortunately, we booked our stay at Seacrest! This condo was ideal. It was away from all the craziness of the strip, yet close enough to go and enjoy the shopping during the day. The condo was everything we wanted inside and out. The pool was wonderful, and it was a very short walk to the beach. There is dining, and shopping spots within walking distance.
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